The following is required -Your OPA Membership card. If you do not have a current card, you will be required to purchase one before you can proceed with weigh-in/registration. You will also require your entry form. Additionally, if you are competing as a Junior, Masters or Grand Masters, proof of age is required, which can take the form of a Birth Certificate, Drivers Licence, or other Government issued document.
If you purchased your membership “on line” bring a hard copy of your PayPal receipt or be able to produce an electronic copy on your Cell phone or Blackberry.
No. A separate entry form is required for each class entered.
Yes. Regardless of what category you are entering, these suits must be worn at weigh-in/registration. This allows the officials to determine if the suit is proper and provides the athlete with time to have the proper suit on competition day. This rule is strictly enforced and illegal suits will NOT be permitted.
No. Both of these substances are banned from all OPA Events for health reasons. Any athlete using either of these substances will be disqualified from the show. The Promoter has no authority to allow this.
No. The Rules strictly state that suits of a non-distracting solid colour only are permitted to be worn. Any athlete who fails to abide by this Rule faces disqualification from the show.
No. The OPA does not recognize placements earned at a “Non-OPA” Event. The athlete must commence competition at the Regional Level to qualify for the Provincials. The same applies for qualifying to the Nationals in the CBBF. You must qualify through an OPA Provincial Event.
Yes you can.
Yes. However, because the OPA is an Amateur Organization, you must first sign a Document relinquishing your Pro Status before being allowed to compete. This Document is then filed with the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation (CBBF). Signing this Document therefore allows you to compete as an amateur within the OPA. Please be advised, that if you once again choose to compete as a Pro in an Organization not recognized by the OPA/CBBF, you will be disqualified from the OPA for life.
Go to "About" on our website – listed here are the By Laws, Rules and Regulations of the OPA which will provide these answers. If you are still uncertain, please contact any member of the Executive or the Regional Director for your Region, who will be pleased to answer any of your questions. These names and contact emails can be found by clicking on “OPA Team.”