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ISSUE #17-2003
Friday, July 4, 2003


2003 Western Canada Games – Important Information
BC Athletics has identified a Long List of potential team members for the 2003 Western Canada Games, August 6 to 10, Selkirk, Manitoba. This long list was compiled from the current BC Athletics Track & Field Rankings, BC Junior Team Members and other athletes identified by coaches. Athletes can be added to this list. If you have a name to add to the list please contact BC Athletics at: or phone: 604-737-3177. We need to have a complete name and email address.
This is a multi-sport games and the team competition between the Western Canadian Provinces and Territories.
Athletics is for those athletes 23 & under as of December 31, 2003. Those athletes 16-23 are eligible for consideration for the BC Team. The team trial meet is July 12-13, 2003 in Langley. The weight implements and hurdle heights are the Senior Age Group Technical Standards. See the BC Athletics website for the meet information and the selection criteria for this team. 

Athletes who are on the Long List need to immediately complete the following information and forms on the on-line registration system:
1. Basic - games registration form.
2. Media - information for the media guide.
3. Medical - a 4 pager of required medical information. This is always done for each Games. 
4. Photo - digital photograph - head and shoulders of the athlete.

Email Address: Please check, on the Team BC Registration, that we have your correct email address. You can change it on the registration list. If you do change it please send us you new email address. Thank you.

To access the on-line registration and complete the forms, see the following Instructions:

Please Register as soon as possible.
1. Go to 
2. Pull down the arrow, to "athlete login"
3. Enter your first name, last name
4. Enter the password "athletics123"
You should then get into the Team BC registration Data Base. There will be a series of + and Blue folders on the left hand column, and instructions in the middle of the page. (may be helpful to read the instructions)
4. Password Change (if you want)
Hit the "+" sign next to "My Info" then run the mouse over "Data Pref" and you can change your password (you may want to change your password for security reasons)
5. Register
Hit the "+" sign next to "My Registration"
Four sub folders appear, representing the four parts of registration process.
Run your mouse over those words, i.e. "Participant Form"
Click on there, and go through the process of filling out the forms.
(on the “Media” form, if the question is not relevant, please enter “NA”)
When completed properly... the icon changes to a green color, meaning completed, while red means incomplete.
Please try to have all parts turn green.

If you have an electronic photo, of a head and shoulder shot, please send it to Andrew Pitre, or you can attempt to upload it yourself. However it may require some size formatting.
Or if you are registered with a PacificSport Centre in your region, you can email them, and ask for a copy of your electronic photo.
Also, photos will be taken at the July 12/13 meet in Langley. But we hope to have photos before that.

If you have any problems navigating the system, first try reading the instruction page, visible in the main section immediately after a proper login. If problems continue, please feel free to contact Andrew Pitre at 250-744-5529 or
Thank you for your time and efforts.

2003 Western Canada Games Long List of Athletes

Women  Men
Celia Ambery  Dana Agar-Newman
Mellisa Appelt  Sean Airth
Olivia Arkell  Joel Alberts
Acacia Ashton  Ray Ardill
Carmen Ballard  Mike Averill
Lindsay Barrett  Craig Babiuk
Casey Berardo  Tyler Beaton
Kate Borden  Jeremy Boileau
Cristyn Borowski  Cody Callon
Traci Boss  Michael Clapson
Justine Boulin  Matt Clifford
Heather Burley  Robert Connors
Leah Burley  Brent Corbitt
Anita Campbell  Graham Danziger
Corri Campbell-Fell  Ryan Day
Kristin Carpenter  Gavin Day
Taryn Casey  Darren Dickout
Janessa Chin Aleong  Aaron Dixon
Breanna Chipney  Rob Drapala
Catrina Chisholm  Chris Durkin
Kerri Clifford  Justin Dziedzic
Lisa Cornish  Jeremy Edwards
Alia Dalin  Al Ezaki
Tanya Deutsch  Jesse Faltus
Carly Dockendorf  Brandt Fralick
Grace Dunnigan  Quinton Gamble
Shannon Elmer  Dylan Gant
Malindi Elmore  Jas Gill
Andrea Engelmann  Rob Gooch
Nancy Fedoruk  Jeremy Gossa
Yolanda Fenske  Brandon Green
Erin Forgie  Joel Halcro
Dena Gabbossova  Nathan Hardless
Jenine Gaudry  Ryan Hayden
Christine Geisreiter  Kol Henrikson
Hillary Grams  Marcel Hewamudalige
Kamila Gwiazda  Derek Howell
Carly Hadfield  Neil Hurtubise
Kala Hadfield  Daniel Johnston
Alysha Hague  Kristof Kipp
Caroline Hay  Owen Kirby
Crystal Hendricks  Justin Kripps
Katie Hewitt  Sean LaForest
Cloe Hewitt  Mark Lister
Leanne Hildenbrandt  Matt Lopez
Alexandra Hunnings  Tyrel Mara
Megan Huzzey  Geoff Martinson
Courtney Inman  Tim Mason
Karen Jacob  Micheal Mason
Adelle Johns  Jared Mawhorter
Taryn Johnson  Bruno Mazzotta
Rebecca Johnstone  Cole McDonald
Ella Johnstone  Cam McEwan
Esther Kamphuis  Michael Mensah
Theresa Kennedy  Dan Mezheritsky
Bevin Kennelly  Ward Milligan
Rochelle Kokayko  Spencer Morrison
Kristen Kolstad  Richard Mosely
Alexandra Kraskovska  Curtis Moss
Kim Lloyd  Kevin Mouldey
Roslyn Lundeen  Steve Murenbeeld
Mandy Macalister  Rob Negrin
Meredith MacGregor  Mark Nelson
Jesse MacKay  Bill Neumann
Melia Mah  Ken Parasynchuk
Heather Mancell  Ben Park
Hayley McGinn  Scott Paterson
Heather Meadmore  Sam Pawluk
Yvonne Mensah  Josh Pickard
Celine Mercier  Graeme Pitches
Stephanie Mrdeza  Garrett Posehn
Novelle Murray  Joel Primus
Abigail Ndukwe  Mark Ramos
Jenna Nyarady  Derrick Randall
Melinda Ouwerkerk  Pearce Richards
Jennifer Padrinao  Brock Richardson
Mikaela Patterson  JD Rose
Erin Payne  David Roulston
Chelsea Payne  Garrett Rutten
Dana Pearson  Levi Sampson
Jessica Peers  Glenn Saqui
Danaka Porter  Scott Saunders
Sarah Proctor  Jordan Shimell
Lindsay Put  Warren Sing
Elizabeth Ramage  Cody Smith
Kim Rawkins  Pat Smith
Alana Redfern  Blake Strukoff
Sabrina Reeve  Fred Sutherland
Camille Richard  Kris Swanson
Kristen Ridgeway  Cameron Swift
Jennifer Rogers  Mike Sychrava
Jodi Schaufele  Jeff Symonds
Susannah Shaw  Ira Thompson
Carol Stevenson  Morgan Titus
Kimmy Taylor  Matt Twohig
Ashley Teer  Arjen Van Eckelen
Kelsey Tetlock  Jarid Vaughn
Jessica Thomson  Nick Walker
Vicki Tolton  Mark Wallbank
Shannon Turner  Jeffrey Wallis
Izabela Wasiela  Mitch Waters
Jen Watling  Ryan Weber
Breanne Watson  Ed Welch
Lauren Welch  Mark Wilkie
Alyssa White  Chris Williams
Liza Whitehead  Darren Wilson
Natasha Wodak  Chris Winter
Sally Wong  Charles Wlodarczak
Krista Woodward  Josh Young
Lindsay York  Dana Agar-Newman
Heather Zavaduk  Sean Airth
Aleena Zibin  Joel Alberts

2003 Midget Age Group Alternate Summer Games Track & Field Championship
July 12 & 13 - Langley, BC
Hosted by the Langley Mustangs Track & Field Club
The 2003 edition of the Midget (14/15 yr old) Alternate Summer Games Track & Field Championship is set to go July 12 & 13 at McLeod Municipal Park, Langley.
This is an excellent competition opportunity for Midget Age Athletes who:

  • Would make your zone BC Summer Games Team; or
  • Are preparing for the BC Athletics Junior Development Track & Field Championships.

Draws, Information, T-shirts, Awards, Canada’s International Athletes
See the following link for meet information and the entry package. 
Watch the BC Athletics Website at: for more information.

Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships Website: 

Nanaimo All Comers Meet - Chance to qualify for Canadian Seniors!
Tuesday, July 8th
Registration 6:30pm - Rotary Bowl
Fees: $5.00 for BC Athletics members - $8.00 for Non BC Athletics members
Events: 3000SC, 1500m and 800m (to be held in this order)
Contact: Al Johnston at 

BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships, Western Canada Games Trials and Alternate BC Summer Games Midget Age Group Meet
July 12 - 13 2003 – Langley, BC 

BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships
July 19 2003 – Kelowna, BC 

BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
July 25 – 27 2003 – Kamloops, BC 
Note: There was an error in the original BCJD Championships schedule, the corrected one can be found at:
Please check carefully as some field events have been switched from one day to another. The times of some track events were changed due to accommodate the 1500m which was moved earlier to avoid the heat. Be sure to check the website the week of the meet for a final schedule (there will be little if any changes)... It will be up no later than the Wednesday night before the meet (July 23rd).

2003 Pacific Coast High Performance and All Comers Meets June 22nd & 23rd at Swangard Stadium
Information and entry form now available at: 

BC Team Athlete Declaration Forms
Forms will be accepted for those athletes wishing to be considered for the following BC Teams:

  • BC Juvenile Track & Field Team (Legion Camp)
  • Western Canada Games Team
  • BC Junior, Senior and Masters Cross Country Teams
  • BC Road Running Team (Open)

The form can be found at: 
Submit to Eugene Konart or fax to (604) 737-3171


2006 World Masters Association (Non-Stadia) Championships
Jerry Tighe – B.C. Athletics Technical Manager, Road & Cross Country Running and Matthew Coyne – Manager, Sales & Market Development, Sport Tourism – Tourism Vancouver will be in Carolina, Puerto Rico July 7- 11th to present Vancouver’s bid for the May 8-14, 2006 World Masters Road, Cross Country and Race Walking Championships.
Currently Masters events begin at age 35 for women and 40 for men.
The WMA evaluation committee from Sweden, Wales and Toronto were in Vancouver the weekend of the Vancouver International Marathon May 2-5 and were impressed with the Stanley Park, Jericho Park and U.B.C. locations for the 7 days of competition.
They were extremely impressed with the standard of accommodation that will be available for the Championships. 3,000-4,000 athletes will be attending. The athletes, officials and their partners will total 7,000-8,000 guests with a spending potential of $6 million into the Vancouver and British Columbia economies. Many side trips to Whistler, Victoria and interior communities in British Columbia are expected from the visitors.
Following on the heels of the successful 2010 Winter Olympic bid and the 2009 Police / Fire games bid local organizers are hoping the 2006 World Masters Association Championships will come to Vancouver.

2006 World Masters Vancouver Canada Non-Stadia Championships
(Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking) (under construction)

Proposed Schedule:

  • Sunday, April 22 – Vancouver Sun Run 10km (50,000)
  • Sunday, April 29 – Victoria Times Colonist 10km (10,000) 
  • Sunday, May 7 – Vancouver International Marathon (15,000) 
  • Monday, May 8 – 10:00am – Cross Country Relay, Brockton Oval
    Vancouver Opening Ceremonies 
  • Tuesday, May 9 – 10:00am – 10km Walk – Coal Harbour – Downtown Vancouver
  • Wednesday, May 10 – 10:00am – 10km Road Race, Stanley Park
    Salmon Barbeque – HMCS Discovery
  • Thursday, May 11 – 10:00am – Cross Country Individual & Team Race (non-championship)
    Jericho Beach Park
  • Friday, May 12 – 10:00am – Ekiden Road Relay, University of British Columbia
  • Saturday, May 13 – 10:00am – 20km & 30km Walks – Coal Harbour – Downtown Vancouver
  • Sunday, May 14 – 10:00am – Half-Marathon, University of British Columbia
    Closing Ceremonies

BCA Road Running Championship
Richmond Flatlands event October 19. 

Timex BC Road Running Series 
Series Coordinator / webmaster

Athletics Canada / Run Canada 


Athletics Canada Employment Opportunity - Financial Officer 

Commonwealth Games Canada - Canadian Sport Leadership Corps (CSLC) Coordinator 

Ontario Water Polo Association (OWPA) Program Coordinator 

Ontario Water Polo Association (OWPA) Program Administrator 

Jeux du Commonwealth Canada - Coordonnateur du Service canadien de leadership sportif (SCLS) 

Biathlon Canada Directeur Administratif 

Executive Director - Saskatchewan Athletics
Saskatchewan Athletics is seeking a person to fill the position of Executive Director.
Saskatchewan Athletics promotes the sport of track and field, cross country running, road racing and race walk by facilitating the development and maintenance of effective programs which assist athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in a fair and positive environment.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Association’s overall operations. Reporting to the Board, this position’s responsibilities include developing and monitoring the human and financial resources of the Association, delivery of high quality member services and programs, facilitating Board planning, policy development, and communication and representing and promoting the Association. This position will commence on November 24, 2003.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the sport of track and field.
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience working with volunteers.
  • Leadership and organization skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in financial and personnel management.
  • Working knowledge of ACCPAC accounting program an asset.
  • Superior skills in effective written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian sport delivery system.
  • University background in management, education or sports administration preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 per annum. A comprehensive benefit package is also available.
Interested Applicants should submit a letter of application, a detailed resume and salary expectations by July 22, 2003 to:

  • Personnel Committee
    Sask Athletics
    2020 College Drive
    Saskatoon, Sask.
    S7N 2W4

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Track & Field Coaches - Alberta
The Capital City Track Club (Edmonton) is seeking nominations/applications for track and field coaches in all disciplines (sprints, middle distance, jumps, throws) at a 3M NCCP level 2 or equivalent to complement our current staff. The review of nominations/applications will begin immediately and will continue until candidates are selected. Send résumé, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of references to: Mr. Paul Shelby, Capital City Track Club, Box 52148 Garneau PO, 8210 - 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T5, or E-mail:


Volunteer Opportunity – Track & Field Equipment Manager
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to manager the Track & Field Equipment owned by BC Athletics and stored at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby.
Under the supervision of BC Athletics staff and in cooperation with the BC Athletics Officials Committee and the City of Burnaby Swangard Stadium Staff:
Be responsible for:

  • Overseeing and managing the distribution, lending and return of the Track & Field Equipment, as approved by BC Athletics;
  • Reporting of damaged equipment for the purpose of recovering the costs for repair and replacement from the user group;
  • Maintaining a record of equipment users;
  • Maintaining an inventory of the equipment;
  • Identifying the needed repairs to and replacement of equipment;
  • Undertaking repairs;
  • Arranging for approved repairs and equipment replacement; and
  • Making recommendations as relates to the storage, maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment.

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • An interest in and enthusiasm for Track & Field;
  • Experience in equipment management or similar activities;
  • Ability to do minor repairs;
  • Experience in working with people both volunteer and professional;
  • Creative and energetic; and
  • Physically capable, with assistance, of moving equipment e.g. hurdles, high jump and pole vault standards, high jump and pole vault landing mats.

Please submit your application by July 11/03 to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian McCalder by:
Email: Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


Details, direct links and contacts 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field 

Road Running 


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running 

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


Road Running: 

Track & Field 

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