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July 31, 2019

It has happened again - I am officially en route to the 2019 IWF Senior World Weightlifting Championships (September, Pattaya, Thailand).

Reflecting back, the 2018 IWF Worlds was a journey - literally and figuratively. 

Literally, my journey home took 52h (current...

May 31, 2018

May Athlete of the Month is coach and athlete Georgia Cameron!

Georgia is an incredibly talented lifter, up-and-coming coach, card-counting & macro-counting whiz and an all-around great person.  She is also wise beyond her years… at our last competition I was feeling su...

April 10, 2018

April’s Athlete of the Month is coach and athlete Josh Leangen!

Josh is contagiously enthusiastic in both his life and weightlifting.  Even on “bad” days he is happy to be lifting and learning what he can, whether it’s in training or competition.

He coaches our youth wei...

March 7, 2018

March Athlete of the Month is Coach/Athlete Kirst!

The first few Athlete of the Month posts will be dedicated to getting to know the Siemens Weightlifting coaches… here we go!

I first met Kirst when I started lifting with the club, and was immediately drawn to her positi...

February 16, 2018

The Red Plate (previous to this), was created for me to vent, expand, and share my feelings and ideas.  The Next Plate blog was created to be more professional, but I am throwing that idea out the window now.  Welcome to my next rant.

Let's talk about FEAR

I am no s...

February 13, 2018

Our Youth Weightlifting program will be making some major changes starting March 1st!

(Until then - things are running as usual! Tuesday & Thursday at 4:30pm, drop in / punch card)

Changes in schedule & registration:

  • Tuesday & Thursday 4:00 - 5:00pm (Starting March 1)


February 9, 2018

10W10Q with Sophie Austin

Welcome to the first Next Plate post of 10W10Q!  This month, we are featuring Sophie Austin:  Athlete and Coach with Siemens Weightlifting!

One of our club goals for 2018 was to highlight individual athletes, get to know each other better,...

February 7, 2018


This is a post I made to the Club Group about an epidemic mindset:  the 'Should' mindset.  From observation, this mindset can go from harmless to toxic in seconds.  An unreasonable and unrealistic Should Mindset can lead to disappointment, shame, frustration...

April 11, 2017

Last weekend was the 2017 BC Junior Provincial Championships, held in Port Coquitlam.  What a fun, slightly chaotic, and successful weekend for the Siemens Weightlifting Club!

Let's start with the chaos...

First, coming from the Island can be a little messy, especially i...

April 4, 2017


A Japanese term meaning to use the words of doubters as a fuel for success.

Part 1:  The Struggle Bus

2016 was a wild year for me in weightlifting.

To start, I won the -69kg class at the  Canadian Championships.   I did not see that coming.  At f...

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