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Mike is a father of four and currently lives in Trenton Ontario with his wife Christa. Mike works at Sigma Stretch Film managing departments handling production scheduling, purchasing and global imports. Sigma Stretch Film is globally one of the largest privately owned plastic film manufactures with over 600 million pounds of capacity.
Mike started weightlifting at the age of 8 under his brother Larry Robinson at the Kirkland Lake Weightlifting Club. Mike was formerly OWA VP of Operations and is currently on the National Coaching Committee of Canada as Canada Games representative. He is a shareholder of CrossFit Trent, head coach of Adamantium Weightlifting, and is a NCCP national level coach in training.
Mike plans on working towards creating and expanding on current policies to help foster positive training environments, removing obstacles for team Ontario, and continue the current plans to increase revenue and communication. He also looks forward to expanding his current relationships with CWFHC and Canadian Masters Federation.
Eva brings a varied background to her role as VP of Administration. Since her teen years when she was elected to the board of her local 4-H club, to now serving as the Executive Chair of her local BIA, she has continued to be involved in leadership roles and community engagement throughout her life. On the business side she's managed multiple stores and started her own business by opening Restorative Mobility and Massage in 2021.
Introduced to the sport of weightlifting back in 2011 in Alberta, Eva has competed since 2013 with the highlight being World Masters Championships in Montreal in 2019. Having fallen love with the sport she became a coach while working at Hamilton Barbell and started a collegiate barbell club while returning to post-secondary education at Mohawk College. After joining the board in 2021, she added Technical official to her resume, moving up to National Category 3 in 2022.
Eva has undertaken several projects while on the board, including updating the logo and brand of OWA, securing grants and funding for software and improving our communication to members on projects and changes.
As VP Finance some of my responsibilities include bookkeeping, issuing payments, working with Accountants for Audits and Financial Statements. I have been involved with weightlifting since 2004. I have competed at Ontario Championships, Canadian Masters and Pan Am Masters competitions. I continue to be an active Masters Weightlifter. In my day job I work as a Network Engineer in the telecom industry. My Christian Faith is a very important part of who I am. Other interests include business, economics, health-fitness and playing guitar.
Dave is the owner and head coach of The Power Academy, and lives in Waterloo with his wife and children. He started weightlifting in 2008, while playing rugby for the University of McMaster, and has competed in many national championships. Dave has coached athletes at the national championships and masters international meets, and hopes to use his position with the OWA to grow the sport of weightlifting.
Linda Rosario-Earnshaw has been a member of the OWA since 2013. Linda first got involved with weightlifting as a mother and spectator to her teenage daughter and OWA Jr/Sr lifter, Catrina Earnshaw. Upon the advice of Daniel Robitaille, her weightlifting coach, Linda became a Technical Official for the OWA. She has clocked quite some mileage and time with travel for regional and national competitions from the Nation’s capital and back.
Linda’s experience with weightlifting is vast and varied. She has been a member of the OWA and the CMFHCWM for many years. Linda has competed as a Masters athlete in many competitions and has earned herself a medal or two and set a couple of records within her category. She managed the OWA Jr. teams and the OWA Sr. teams from 2016-2020…and has managed the Ontario Canadian Masters Team at the Pan Ams Masters in Gaspe, Canada 2018. During the 2020-2021 Pandemic Lockdown Linda has put in quite a bit of time with judging online Zoom competitions at the Ontario Youth, Jr. and Sr. Championships the Canadian Jr. Championships, the Canadian Sr. Championship and at the IWF Worlds Masters Championships. Her current goal is to apply for her IWF TO International Level 2 once back at in-person live competitions.
Although Linda is not actively training at the moment, she wants to keep involved with Olympic weightlifting. Her goal as VP Technical is to recruit new officials; to continue Technical Officials’ Training for level advancement and to promote quality and maintain consistent officiating across Ontario.