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IDFA Newsletter September 2012

Upcoming IDFA Competitions

• October 6 – IDFA EASTERN CANADA CLASSIC – Montreal, QC – IDFA Pro-Qualifier
• October 20 – IDFA WESTERN CANADA CLASSIC – Calgary, AB – IDFA Pro-Qualifier
• October 27 – IDFA OTTAWA-GATINEAU CLASSIC – Gatineau, QC (Ottawa-Gatineau region) – IDFA Pro-Qualifier
• November 3 – IDFA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS & PRO UNIVERSE (Amateur & Pro) – Mississauga, ON – IDFA Pro-Qualifier & Pro Show

>> Visit for all the show dates and locations for 2012 and 2013.

Proud to be an IDFA Athlete

Congratulations to all of you for living a healthy lifestyle and choosing to compete drug-free. You are great examples and role models for your family and community. You should be Proud to be an IDFA Athlete!

Welcome AVA to the World!

Brittney and I are happy to announce the birth of our beautiful baby girl – Ava Skye Campbell. She was born at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at a weight of 7 lbs. 11 oz.
(Ava is 4 days old in this photo.)

Gold Sponsor – ALLMAX Nutrition

ALLMAX Nutrition has been a huge supporter of the IDFA since 2007 and we are proud to have them on board for the 4th consecutive year as the GOLD SPONSOR. Visit their website at

IDFA Facebook Page Reaches 23,000+ fans

Stop by the IDFA Facebook Page and “like” us. You will receive the latest IDFA updates and motivational posts. Plus you can interact with fellow natural bodybuilding, figure and fitness model enthusiasts.

IDFA Workshop (Toronto) – Sunday, Oct. 14

Don’t miss the IDFA Workshop in Toronto! This workshop is for people of all fitness backgrounds (beginners to experienced competitors) and will include the following information: Posing & Stage Presence, Tips/Requirements for IDFA, IDFA Judging Requirements, IDFA Rules & Regulations, Tanning & Contest Preparation, Information on Contest Suits, and much more.
For more info and to register go to

Chuck Thomson – Over 75 shows!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Chuck Thomson. I am from Edmonton, AB and am 59 years old.

When did you start competing?
My first contest was the Mr. Alberta contest in 1977.

Why did you choose to compete?
I always dreamed of being a bodybuilder and thought that someday I might compete. I met BJ Annis of BJ’s Gym in Calgary and he talked me into competing in my very first show, and the rest is history. I was hooked.

Why did you choose to compete in the IDFA? And in Natural Bodybuilding?
I was at the first IDFA show in Calgary in 2008 and was very impressed by you (Shaun Campbell) and your organization and I have been at every show since then. I am a lifetime natural bodybuilder and that is a rarity in my sport, and competing in Natural Bodybuilding contests enables me to compete with people who have similar values regarding health and fitness.

How many shows have you competed in?
I have done 78 so far and the IDFA show on October 20 should be number 81.

Wow!!!! 78 competitions so far….
Yes. I love it.

One great thing about you is that you always make time to help out the other athletes backstage, especially the first-timers.
I give back to the athletes because I understand how hard it is to overcome all of the obstacles that we must conquer just to make it to a show, and the first show is the most special one of them all.

What is your favourite bodypart to train?
I really do not have a favorite workout or bodypart. I enjoy the unique challenges that each bodypart presents. I do like all of the supersetting that I have to do prior to a competition though.

What have you learned about yourself as a result of competing?
I have learned that there is still enough of the ham in me that really enjoys being on stage. I have also learned that win or lose I enjoy competing most of all with other incredible athletes.

Thanks for your time. You are a true inspiration!
You are very welcome.

Seeking VOLUNTEERS Across Canada

Show your support, meet likeminded people, and enjoy the show! We are seeking volunteers to help out at the competitions this fall in Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta. If you are interested in volunteering contact the IDFA at and put volunteer in the subject. Without your support the shows would not run so smoothly. We thank you!!

Tickets, Tickets, Get Your Tickets!

Get your Tickets for a show near you! Get inspired! Show your support!

LOCATION: Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, 7141 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, QC, Canada
TIMES & PRICES: 5:00 pm – judging and awards – $50.00
TÉLÉPHONE / PHONE: 514-790-1245 or 1-800-361-4595
EN PERSONNE / IN PERSON: Oscar Peterson Concert Hall Box Office (514-848-4848)


LOCATION: Orpheus Theatre, SAIT Campus, 1301 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, Canada
12:00pm – IDFA Western Canada Classic NOVICE Championships (Judging and Awards) & Transformation Challenge – $40.00
5:00pm – IDFA Western Canada Classic OPEN & MASTERS Championships (Judging and Awards) – $40.00
PHONE: 416.363.IDFA (4332)
IN PERSON (Day of show): Orpheus Theatre, SAIT Campus,1301 – 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB, Canada


2012 IDFA OTTAWA-GATINEAU CLASSIC – Saturday, October 27
LOCATION: Canadian Museum of Civilization (main theatre), 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC (Ottawa-Gatineau region)
TIMES & PRICES: 5:00 pm – judging and awards – $50.00
PHONE: 819-776-7000
IN PERSON: Box Office at Canadian Museum of Civilization, 100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC


LOCATION: Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 4G7, Canada
12:00pm– NOVICE & MASTERS Championships (Judging & Awards) and Transformation Challenge – $50.00
6:00pm– OPEN Championships (Judging & Awards) and PRO Universe (Judging & Awards) – $50.00
TELEPHONE: 905-615-4720 ext 2588
IN PERSON: Meadowvale Theatre Box Office


IDFA Transformation Challenge across Canada

The IDFA Transformation Challenge has inspired many to step on stage and change their lives. Below are the 2012 IDFA Transformation Challenge Winners from the Spring/Summer shows. Will you be a part of the Transformation Challenge this Fall? Do you have a story to share and inspire others?

Diane Lester (ON) – 2012 IDFA Novice Classic
Kaylee Norton (BC) – 2012 IDFA BC Classic
Regan Windsor (MB) – 2012 IDFA Prairie Classic
Ashley Reina (AB) – 2012 IDFA Calgary Classic
Danny Lizotte (QC) – 2012 IDFA National Capital Classic
Jennifer Remazki (ON) – 2012 IDFA International Championships

To learn more about the IDFA Transformation Challenge go to

“The IDFA is not only an Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Model organization but also a Health and Lifestyle Movement that encourages everyone to make conscious life choices and take pride in Getting Fit and Living Clean.”
Shaun Campbell
IDFA Founder

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