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ISSUE #23-2003
Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Track & Field
Road Running
Accommodation Needed
Volunteers Needed
Cross Country
Event Listings
BC Rankings

TRACK & FIELD

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
It's that time of year again. All events should get their 2004 information in to the BC Athletics office by September 15th for inclusion in the 2004 Calendar of Events. Clubs wishing to host a 2004 BC Athletics championship must also submit their bids by September 15, 2003.
The form is available on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm 
For further information please contact:

JD AWARD NOMINATIONS
There are only 12 days left to get your nominations to the BC Athletics office.
Deadline - August 31, 2003
Please review the awards criteria on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/jdawardscrit.htm
Nomination forms MUST be completed before athletes will be considered for awards.
Nominations will not be accepted past that date. All nominations should be forwarded to BC Athletics:
Fax: (604) 737-3171
Mail: 206-1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, V6H 4A9
or
Submit online: www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003jdawardsnom.htm 

2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS BANQUET
Saturday October 25 2003
Peace Portal Alliance Church
South Surrey B.C.
Contact: Brad Wallbank bradwallbank@shaw.ca 

THE RUN INN PRESENTS THE WEST COAST INVITATIONAL DECATHLON
August 25, 26 2003
Host: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford
Men and Women
Start 11:00am
Entry Fee $20.00
Prizes will be awarded
www.thunderbirdstrack.org/ 

NCCP LEVEL II THROWS
Victoria BC
September 27-28, 2003
Course Conductor - Ron Parker.
Information: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev2_sep27.htm 

BC SENIOR GAMES
The BC Senior Games this year are in Chilliwack and run from September 3-6. For more information phone 604-703-0030. The Games website can be found at www.chilliwacksg2003.com.

NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK AND FIELD COACHES ASSOCIATION
2003 NACACTFCA Congress, Merida, Mexico, October 9-12, 2003
Hyatt Regency Mérida info: Ave Colón, Esq Calle 60
97000 Mérida
Yucatán, México
Tel: +52 999 942 1234
Fax: +52 999 925 7002
E-mail: reshyatt@prodigy.net.mx - ask for NACACTFCA rates


ROAD RUNNING

2006 WORLD MASTERS TO VANCOUVER
www.wma2006.org.

BCA Road Running Championships
Richmond Flatlands event October 19. www.kajaks.org 

Timex BC Road Running Series
Just two events to go in the 2003 Series. www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/ 
Series Coordinator / webmaster timexseries@telus.net

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

TIMEX BC SERIES FINALS AWARDS PRESENTATION:
The TIMEX SERIES awards will take place August 31 at the Steveston Community Centre following the Kajaks Labour Day Weekend 8km race. Race starts at 8:30 A.M. Series awards presented 10:30 AM in the Tyee Room (upstairs in Steveston Comm. Centre). www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/.

CANADIAN 10KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIP:
September 28, Fredericton NB. B.C. will be sending a team to the Nationals. Both individual performances and rankings will be considered for team selection. Requires an out of Province BC team fee of $250. www.canadiansport.net/cnrrc/ 


ACCOMMODATION NEEDED

Carol Ireson, BC Athletics Board of Director and BC Team Coach
Langely area - Will rent in the short term, perhaps purchase a modular/mobile home and is interested in house-sitting too.
Ph: 250-804-4871 or by email at: weickerb@telus.net 


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Track & Field Equipment Manager
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to manage 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 August 22/03 to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian McCalder by:
Email: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


CROSS COUNTRY

WHISTLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP
August 25 - 28 2003
Whistler BC
http://norwesterstandf.com/xc-camp.html 

B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796
BC Athletics is pleased to announce that together with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, prize money will be provided to Men's and Women's Open and Masters Age groups in the upcoming Provincial Cross Country Championships. In a partnership with the Vancouver International Marathon Society, BC Athletics is reinvesting a portion of the Day of Event Membership Fees from the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon into prizing for Long Distance Running and in this case the Cross Country Championships. "The investment is a good step forward and complements the prizing provided by BC Athletics for the Half Marathon Race in the 2003 Adidas Vancouver International Marathon", stated Brian McCalder, BC Athletics President/CEO. "It is a bold step for BC Athletics to be putting up prize money however the expected benefits and incentives from reinvestment are very much worth it," McCalder concluded. Look for more details shortly on the BC Athletics website.

Open Women & Men:
First Place - $500
Second Place - $300
Third Place - $250
Fourth Place - $200
Fifth Place - $175
Sixth Place - $125

Masters Women & Men (40+)
First Place - $100
Second Place - $50
Third Place - $25


EVENT LISTINGS

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

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 

Road Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm 

Marathons
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

Road Relays & Ultra
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm 

Cross Country and Trail Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm 

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:
www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 

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www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm