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Message from Martine Dugrenier

Nous avons eu la chance de retourner sur les tapis pour l’entraînement de lutte au mois de septembre et c’était très plaisant. Le mois d’octobre est le début de la deuxième vague. Si nous voulons retourner le plus rapidement possible aux entraînements de lutte, il faut respecter les consignes sanitaires de la Santé publique. Soyez patient ! Continuer à vous entraîner à la maison, à l’extérieur et dans les endroits qu’ils seront permis. Continuer à vous entraîner pour 2021 !

Wrestling In the “Red Zone”

As of Thursday October 8, 2020,
All organized sports activities located in the red zone are suspended from October 8 to 28, 2020.
The FLOQ asks its members to respect the rules of Public Health.

• Individual practices only
• Wearing a mask at all times in indoor public places (for all levels of alert) • Travel between regions is not recommended

We encourage all members to stay active and continue to exercise at home or outdoors or in areas that will be permitted for individual practice.
Activities in the green, yellow and orange zones can continue their training according to the FLOQ’s returning plan currently in phase # 3, bubble of 4 partners.

Important links:
Press release 
Map of zones
Return to wrestling phase #3


The 2020-2021 season started September 3rd 2020, submit your new registration forms!!! Visit the website for the new registration forms and consent forms: http://floq.ca/forms/
Communicate with us if you have any questions:
Noel Tremblay – coordonnateur: coord@floq.ca
Martine Dugrenier – directrice générale: dir@floq.ca

Messages from WCL

WCL Sanctioned Events Postponed Until 2021

After consultation with the board of directors, Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) will not sanction any wrestling competitions in Canada until 2021.
The decision follows consultation with the Member PTSOs and was made to protect the safety and wellbeing of athletes, coaches, officials, and the broader wrestling community.
WCL sanctioned training activities, participation in international events, or events at the local or provincial level are not affected by this decision. The Senior and Junior World Championships are still currently in United World Wrestling’s event calendar, slated to be held in December in Belgrade, Serbia. No decisions have been made yet regarding Canada’s participation at those events.

WCL withdraws from Junior World Championships

Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the Junior World Championships.
The decision was made with the safety of athletes, coaches, and team staff as the top priority. Given the uncertainty of the Canadian travel advisories, the ability for athletes to adequately train in preparation for the event, and the risk of furthering the spread of COVID-19, Canada will not send a team to the event.
The Junior World Championships are scheduled for December 4 to 10 in Belgrade, Serbia.
WCL will be making a decision regarding its attendance at the Senior World Championships, also taking place in Belgrade from December 12 to 20, in the coming weeks. WCL has communicated our questions and concerns to United World Wrestling in relation to the Senior World Championships and is awaiting further information.

Les Jeux d’été du Canada Niagara 2021 reportés d’un an

Le 6 août dernier marquait le lancement du décompte des 365 jours précédant le coup d’envoi des Jeux d’été du Canada Niagara 2021 où l’Équipe du Québec allait compter sur une importante délégation. Mercredi, c’est un nouveau compte à rebours qui commence puisque le Conseil des Jeux du Canada et la Société hôtesse des Jeux du Canada de 2021 ont pris la difficile décision de reporter l’événement.
Vu l’incertitude causée par la pandémie actuelle, la décision de reporter les Jeux a été prise pour, avant tout, protéger la santé et la sécurité de tous les athlètes, entraîneurs, officiels, membres du personnel, bénévoles et spectateurs attendus à cet événement. Bien que le comité organisateur prévoie tenir les Jeux en 2022, les nouvelles dates ne sont toujours pas établies.

FLOQ’s Legendary Fight Club

Legendary FLOQ Club, week of September 14 – Dominique Choquette.

Dominique started wrestling at the age of 14 at the P.-G.-Ostiguy high school. At the age of 16, he was an athlete-coach. Dominique finished 5th at the Canada Games in Alma, Quebec in 1983, and 5th at the Canadian Espoir Championships. At the University of Sherbrooke, Dominique did judo. In the fall of 1987, Dominique began his teaching career in physical education at P.-G.-Ostiguy high school and started the wrestling club Les Patriotes de St Césaire.
In a little over 30 years, the club has produced around sixty medalists at the national level (Canadian championship and Canada Games) and among these athletes several have participated in international competitions. Dominique continues to be a model coach in the development of high-performance athletes and a leader in the Quebec Olympic wrestling community. He continues to coach athletes at all levels, sits on the board of directors as the coach’s representative, helps organize events and plays a key role with the Quebec Canada Games teams.

On behalf of the FLOQ, thank you Dominique for your involvement in the Olympic wrestling in Quebec! Welcome to the legendary club!!!


Coaching Development

Please contact Noel Tremblay at coord@floq.ca if you are interested in becoming a coach completing your competition Introduction Part A+B course.

Commonwealth Women Coach Internship Program (WCIP).

Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) has been successful in securing Sport Canada funding for a Commonwealth Women Coach Internship Program (WCIP). The proposed WCIP is modelled on the successful Commonwealth Games Federation’s Gold Coast WCIP. On the back of this we have an opportunity to provide mentorship and support to a female coach under the guidance of one of Canada’s top female coaches, Martine Dugrenier. We are now looking to select the next intern coach to be mentored for this program. Any interested parties must apply by October 14, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. Athletes who are in transition to coaching may apply. Funding towards travel support will be provided up to a maximum of $2,500.

Download the application form here

UWW Free Webinars

Please follow the link below to see all of United World Wrestling free webinars. UWW is providing weekly webinars that are completely free. Most of their webinars are for coaching and officiating development.

Link: https://unitedworldwrestling.org/webinars


United World Wrestling – We Will Wrestle Again
UWW has teamed up with global supplier Nike for the “We Will Wrestle Again” campaign. The effort is focused on providing financial relief to wrestling organizations impacted by the global pandemic.
Watch the inspirational Video Here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDKiizFgvvA/
“We Will Wrestle Again” aims to maximize the reach of UWW and Nike to raise money via t-shirt sales and direct the relief to National Federations, host-cities, and other grassroots activities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Purchase your #WeWillWrestleAgain t-shirt by visiting UWW’s online store at http://www.uwwstore.com/.


Wrestling Canada Lutte

You can now find a variety of resources on the WCL website which will provide strategies to help cope with the COVID-19 pandemic: https://wrestling.ca/resources/covid-19- resources/.
Additional athlete resources are available at https://wrestling.ca/programs/athlete resources/ . Please use the following password to access the resources. Password: WCLathletes


Sport’Aide vous propose son offre de service élargie afin de vous aider à faire face au contexte du Coronavirus COVID-19.

– Sylvain Guimond, Jean-Luc Brassard, Cindy Ouellet et Karen Paquin) invitant les jeunes sportifs, leurs parents et entraîneurs à contacter Sport’Aide s’ils vivent de l’anxiété ou s’ils sont besoin de parler de leur situation ;
– Liens utiles: www.sportaide.ca

Ligne téléphonique et SMS: 1-833 211 AIDE (2433)

Signs or symptoms – Assistance

If you are worried about COVID-19 or if you have flu-like symptoms or gastroenteritis symptoms or similar to COVID-19, you can call 418-644-4545, 514-644-4545, 450-644- 4545, 819-644-4545 and 1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Québec. For the hearing impaired (TTY), call 1-800-361 9596 (toll free).
Link: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/