QPOW Virtual Speaker Series


You are invited to attend QPOW’s very first Virtual Speaker Series this January the 30th and 31st, 2021! QPOW (Queen’s Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting) is a club based in Kingston, ON at Queen’s University. Our mission is to light the fire that drives self-improvement mentally and physically surrounding barbell sport. We believe that through this empowerment, we will form important building blocks that shape our character while providing a foundation for a passionate community at Queen’s!

As such we are running this amazing event to provide accessibility to world-class, multiple time recording holding athletes and to expand the barbell sport community through motivational and informative talks. Below are the athletes and their respective topics:

Jan 30th (1pm) - Aaron Edgely & Jordan Donato
Topic: The Mental Game and Training Mindset

Jan 30th (3pm) - Jessica Buettner, Christine Castro, Simone Lai
Topic: The Journey from Beginner Lifter to Worlds & Mental Health

Jan 31 (12pm) - Jen Thompson
Topic: Longevity in the Sport and how to Maintain Success

Jan 31 (2pm) - Rhaea Stinn, Joanna Rieber
Topic: Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Lifting

To receive access to the event, you can donate ANY AMOUNT to this GoFundMe page. PLEASE  NOTE THAT YOU WILL RECEIVE THE EVENT ZOOM LINKS IN A "THANK YOU NOTE" SENT TO YOUR EMAIL ON JANUARY  26TH.  You are not required to attend all talks - it is completely up to your discretion to pick and choose which you would like to attend!

What’s more, we have an incredible list of sponsors donating prizes to this event that YOU stand the chance to win with your donation! We have amazing brands such as  Inner Strength, Obsidian Ammonia, Afterburn Barbell, Gladiator Nutrition and The Push-Pull Co. providing a full stack of amazing prizes such as supplements, gift cards, smelling salts, merch and more!

QPOW has had a longstanding history of wanting to give back and support the growth of fitness accessibility around the world. We are donating 10% of proceeds from this event to Steve’s Club National Program. Their vision is to improve the lives of at-risk, underserved or disadvantaged youth through interaction with positive members of the community in a fitness setting. Steve’s Club allows these youth to join in the fitness community at a reduced, low or no cost structure.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through our Instagram @q.p.o.w (link). We are more than happy to help assist you. You can also find the GoFundMe link there at any time! Additionally, we have also attached an FAQ page at the bottom of this description to help you answer any other questions you may have.

We really hope to see you there! Stay Safe and Happy Lifting!

FAQ: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1udNN1tnPEtfCWcwRR7bqEgwNTszteEGN/view?usp=sharing


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