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Only confirmed events with open registrations are posted here. To see the full list of events for the current season, see OWA Calendar.  

March 18th, 2023

2023 Ontario Classic

Location - LIFT Fitness and Performance, 919 York Road, Guelph, ON, N1E 6Y9


Entry Fee - 80 $ + processing fee. Registration will be limited to 60 competitors.

Registration Closes: March 8th, 2023

Note: Event is subject to doping control

The Ontario Classic is the 2nd Elite Olympic weightlifting competition that will serve as a qualifier for the Canadian Senior Championships in May 2023. There will be medals for all men’s and women’s weight classes as well as for the overall best male and female lifter. Refer to the qualifying standards page for totals required to enter.

Note: NCCP Competition Intro Practical Evaluations taking place. Coaches taking the practical, refer to Courses and Evaluations for information on event.

LIFT Fitness & Performance is a 7000sft performance training centre with full change rooms and a covered outdoor sitting area. The building is shared with Futures Gymnastics and Dragon Warrior programs, a gymnastics and ninja warrior facility. Bring the kids as there is an outdoor patio area along with a large yard for games with direct access to the competition area. There is plenty of parking and you will enter through the main entrance on the right and proceed through the doors to the right where the competition area is located. It is approximately 1km from several eateries, including Tim Hortons. WiFi will be available to all participants and the event will be livestreamed.

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April 22nd-23rd, 2023

2023 Ontario Masters Championships

Location - Parkside Collegiate, 241 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, ON, N5R 3C2


Entry Fee - 75 + processing fee

Registration Closes: April 8th, 2023

Note: Event is subject to doping control

Ontario Masters Provincial Championships is the 2nd competition of the year for Master's Athletes of all levels across the province. The competition will run over 2 days, being organized according to age categories and weight class. Age categories will be 30. No Qualifying Standards for this competition. Categories include 35+, no out of province athletes.

Parkside Collegiate Institute is located in the small town of St. Thomas, Ontario. It is 1.5 hours away from Hamilton, and 2.5 hours away from Toronto. There accommodations located in the town of St. Thomas, which is a short drive to the venue.

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April 29th, 2023

2023 Spring Open

Location - Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough, ON, M1N 2G2


Entry Fee - 80 + processing fee

Registration Closes: April 21st, 2023

Note: Event is subject to doping control

Athletes registering for the event will have to purchase a membership for the 2023 season.


The Spring Open is an open competition hosted by Variety Village Weightlifting Club.It is meant for all athletes to compete against each other after the holidays.


Variety Village is located within Scarborough, and is home to Variety Village Weightlifting Club. As it is within the Variety Village Centre, the open spaces and areas allow for large competitions to take place. Athletes can find multiple locker rooms, and a cafe within the centre for easy access to food. 

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April 29th-30th, 2023

2023 Seniors Training Camp

Location - LPS Athletics, 125 Martin Ross Ave #12, North York, ON M3J 2L9


The Ontario Senior Training Camp is meant for national level athletes to have the opportunity to train under High Level International Coaches in preparation for Canadian Senior Championships. Athletes will be invited based on ranking. More information to follow.

Preliminary Schedule

April 29th Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm, 4-6pm.

April 30th Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm, 4-6pm.


LPS Athletics is an Elite Athlete Performance Centre run by well known Weightlifting Coach, Clance Laylor. It is located in Vaughn, just north of Toronto, with several hotels nearby for athletes to stay over.

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