(Left) Alex Michael, Indian Brook.

Speaker Honourable Kevin Murphy
Assembly 63 / Session 1
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

From a very young age, Alex Michael of Indian Brook developed a special liking for weightlifting. When he was eight years old, his father taught him how to bench press. Between the ages of 16 and 18, however, Alex was in a dark place, and he left his love of weightlifting.

At 18, he started training to compete in powerlifting, in helping him turn his life around. Alex wants to be a positive role model for the youth in his community, he says. Before every lifting competition, he thinks about his younger peers and it motivates him to try even harder.

Alex says it’s taken him a long time to get where he is, which is a Canadian powerlifting champion and the IPA world powerlifting champion.

I would like to congratulate Alex Michael on changing his life for the better and wish him continued success in achieving his hope of becomin ...

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