We are very excited to once again be hosting Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man and Woman presented by Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre in conjunction with the 2019 Tide Fest community festival at the East Hants Sportsplex on July 13 – 14. This year’s competition comes with new events, more events, amateur divisions, activities for young fans and the return of 11-time Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man and Worlds Strongest Man Competitor Grant Connors!

Any athletes interested in signing up to complete in Atlantic’s this year please fill out the registration form. If you enter one of the amateur divisions please send your $50 registration fee to mark@renfrewstrength.com.

We are looking for sponsors for this event. If you are interested please have a look at the Tide Fest and Strongman Sponsorship Package.

What is Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man?

Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man/Woman is an annual event sanctioned by “Atlantic Canadian Strength Athletes and Canadian Strongman Circuit.” Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man/Woman will be determined through a series of events designed to test every part of the athlete’s body and will. It is the biggest and most prestigious title a strength athlete can hold for strength sports in Atlantic Canada. The top man and the top woman from this event will be invited to compete at the Canada’s Strongest Man national competition (shown on TSN). From there top athlete’s can qualify for events like the Arnold Classic and World’s Strongest Man.

About the Events

Here are the 7 events we will be using to determine this years Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man/Woman.

NOTE: Events are subject to change.

Saturday July 13, 2019

Sandbag Toss – Athletes will attempt to throw several heavy sandbags over a very high bar as fast as possible.

Car Deadlift Hold – Competitors will lift a car or truck an hold it for as long as possible.

Frame Carry – Competitors will carry a frame over a fixed distance as fast as possible.

Max Stone Over Bar – Athletes will lift a series of increasingly heavier stones up and over a fixed height bar. They will continue to lift until an unsuccessful attempt.

Sunday July 14, 2019

Keg Carry and Load – Competitors will carry a series of increasingly heavier kegs a fixed distance and load them on a high platform as fast as possible.

Yoke – Athletes carry a heavy yoke on their back for a fixed distance as fast as possible.

Press Medley – Athletes will attempt to pick up a number of different implements from the ground and press them over their head. The implements will get increasingly more difficult.

Silver Dollar Deadlift – Athletes will attempt to reach their one rep max deadlift using a bar with bins attached to the end filled with weights. What makes this difficult is that the bins are not fixed (they may wobble) and the weight can be a bit uneven.


Without the support of the following sponsors this event would not be possible.

Title Sponsor

A big THANK YOU again to our returning title sponsor Payzant Home Hardward Building Centre in Enfield. Without the generous support of community minded businesses like you we wouldn’t be able to bring events like this to our community.

It is an honor for Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre to be the title sponsor for Tidefest’s Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man competition, and we are excited to be able to bring this event to our community for the first time.  We are very proud to be a part of East Hants, and believe strongly in community support.  Through events such as Tidefest, and more specifically Atlantic Canada’s Strongest Man competition, we at Payzant’s feel it is a great opportunity to connect and give back to the great people of East Hants.  Best of luck to all of the competitors in this event, and I look forward to seeing you out there cheering them on…it should be one heck of a show 🙂 – Darren Payzant


Thanks to Payzant Home Hardware Building Centre – 264 Highway #2, Enfield, Nova Scotia


Event Sponsors

Thanks to Miller’s Towing – Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, 902.758.5266


Thanks to ProTX Services – 167 NS-214, Elmsdale, Nova Scotia


Thanks to Ground Max Ltd – 1323 HWY #2, Lantz, Nova Scotia


Thanks to Curly Portable’s – Enfield NS



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