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Wednesday, June 11, 2003
TRACK & FIELD
Track & Field Results
Meet Directors are reminded to submit the completed Event
Equipment/Technical Specifications Information form included in the Meet
Directors Package to BC Athletics along with a complete set of results.
This is a requirement for all BC Athletics sanctioned Track & Field
Meets. Among other things the information submitted clarifies hurdle
heights and implement weights. Please ensure that posted results include:
Your assistance will help to facilitate a quick transfer
of results to rankings.
- athlete’s club affiliation
- year of birth
- wind readings for 100m, 200m, sprint hurdles, LJ
- Indication of any mixed events (male and females)
Sprint/Hurdle Round Table
Saturday, June 14th 12:00pm - Langley Pacific Meet
BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Dates:
BC Masters Track & Field Championships
June 14 - 15 2003 - Langley, BC
BC Senior & Junior Track & Field Championships
June 21 - 22 2003 - Abbotsford, BC
BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Western
Canada Games Trials and Alternate BC Summer Games Midget Age Group Meet
July 12 - 13 2003 - Langley, BC
Information available shortly at www.geocities.com/lmustangs2001/22PacificMeet.html
BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships
July 19 2003 - Kelowna, BC
Information available shortly at www.ktfc.org/
BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
July 25 - 27 2003 - Kamloops, BC
Information available shortly at http://members.shaw.ca/kamloopstfc/
Western Canada Games Men's 4x400m Relay Team Development
Interested coaches of athletes 23 and under contact Eugene Konart email@example.com
or (604) 737-3176
2003 Pacific Coast High Performance and All Comers
1. All Comers Meets (Tuesday nights) schedule will be available on the
Hershey Harriers Athletic Club website shortly.
2. Pacific Coast High Performance and All Comers Meets: Swangard Stadium,
Burnaby BC Tuesday July 22, & Wednesday July 23, 2003. Entry form
available shortly on the HHAC website at www.hersheyharriers.com/
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 BC High School Track & Field Championships
PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
Victoria International Track Classic - Wednesday June 11th at Centennial
Stadium - 7:00pm
World Youth Championships - Nomination for Acceptance
Forms - NEW FORM
Please mail the forms in (no faxes) to:
#206 - 1367 W. Broadway
Vancouver BC V6H 4A9
Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
As mentioned last week here is the corrected package:
BC Team Athlete Declaration Forms
Submit to Eugene Konart email@example.com
or fax to (604) 737-3171.
Sport Leadership 2003 & ICCE Global Coach
CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS
Level I Coaching Clinic - Abbotsford - June
Contact Eugene Konart at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in taking part.
CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING
Bid Request - BC Cross Country Championships 2004 -
Cross Country Division Meeting
Saturday, June 21 - 4:30pm at the BC Junior and Senior Track & Field
Championships in Abbotsford.
2003 Cross Country Championships:
- Host, venue, ideas to improve - marketing, raising
profile, awards-feedback on process, ideas to improve.
- Future Championships - bidding process, letters of
- Cross Country Series in B.C. - Can we increase
- World Cross Country - athlete preparation, more meets
in early spring.
- Other items.
Chairman - Cross Country Division of B.C. Athletics
SECTION 8A - CROSS-COUNTRY DIVISION
8A.1 The Cross Country Division shall be responsible for examining the
current status of Cross Country in British Columbia, designing, planning,
and recommending programs and policies to the Board of Directors and
implementing approved programs and policies to ensure the existence,
growth, and development of Cross Country in British Columbia.
8A.2 The Division's responsibility for Cross Country in the province is
primarily to ensure a co-ordinated Cross Country program for all age
8A.3 The Division may establish such committees as it deems required to
carry out its objectives, limited only in so far as its committees do not
interfere with duties and responsibilities of the Association's general
RSVP: Jerry Tighe - Technical Manager of Road & Cross Country, B.C.
New email contact: email@example.com
NEW AND IMPROVED Athletics Canada Website:
Athletics Canada has just launched a completely new website
BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Technical Organization
Meet/Race Directors of BC Athletics sanctioned events should refer to the
link below for valuable information
Registering as a Not for Profit Society
Prepared by BC Athletics - amended June 2003
BC Athletics has put together the following information on the benefits to
registering as a Not For Profit Society through the Registrar of
Companies, Ministry of Finance, Government of British Columbia. The intent
of this document is to bring to your attention the benefits and the
processes (as outlined on the websites listed below) to registering your
club or organization.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to a BC Athletics Member Club
that has gone through the process of registering, please contact the BC
Athletics Office at: www.bcathletics.org
or call 604-737-3173.
- The registering of a group or club with the Registrar
of Companies, Province of British Columbia as a not for profit society
(non-profit society) is a process of registering a group or club as a
legal entity for the provision of limited liability for contract or
the provision of goods and services. This may apply to the group, club
or organization in the following way:
- purchase of property (lands, buildings).
- entering into contracts.
- borrowing money.
- legitimate registering of your group,
organization or club name and by doing so protect that name or
similar names from being used so as not to confuse the public.
- to receive funding from public agencies.
- to be eligible for grants or donations from
private groups, clubs or charities.
- to be eligible for grants from federal,
provincial and municipal governments.
- to be eligible for Gaming Revenue (Casino, Bingo
and others as fall into the definition of Gaming) as provided
through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor - Gaming
Policy & Enforcement Branch.
- to open bank accounts (may be required by
- to access existing tax receipt capabilities
through National Agencies (ie. use of the Athletics Canada or
National Sport Trust Fund tax receipt # through the outlined
- to limit the individual and personal liability of
the directors of a club or organization - ie: buying equipment,
contracting for services or carrying out a service. NOTE: The
directors of unregistered groups or organizations would be
personally liable should the group or organization be sued.
- reduces the risk of personal liability with
regard to being sued for negligence (Tort Law). Therefore the
inclusion of Directors and Officers Liability Insurance for
errors, omissions, wrongful acts as part of the BC Athletics
liability insurance policy.
- assurance of a Board of Directors, constitution,
bylaws, operating policies, rules and regulations relative to:
- providing an operating structure for the
group or organization
- providing a degree of legitimacy for the
municipal/provincial authorities to base acceptance of the
group or organization as a legitimate entity for the purpose
of facility use, community support and grants.
- limiting the liability of the city,
municipality, provincial government relative to the activities
of the group or organization through the liability insurance
- operating as group or organization whose
records and activities are open to public review.
- providing assurances to the provincial or
national sport governing bodies of the legitimacy of the group
Information as provided by and from:
- Registrar of Companies, Government of British
Columbia - See the government website for Corporate Registration at: www.fin.gov.bc.ca/registries/corppg/default.htm
- The Society Act of British Columbia - See the
specific government website for Society Act Information and
Registration Forms at: www.fin.gov.bc.ca/registries/corppg/crinfopkg.htm
- Peter Spencer, Legal Counsel for BC Athletics
Reference should also be made to the publications from the Centre for
Sport & Law, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St Catherines,
Ontario, L2S 3A1 or contact them through their website at: www.sportlaw.ca/
- Negligence & Liability
- Your Risk Managing Program
- Good Policies Good Governance
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
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