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ISSUE #26-2003
Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Cross Country
Road Running
General News
Courses
Volunteers Needed
Employment Opps
Event Listings
BC Rankings

ATHLETICS COMMUNITY
At the suggestion of the Board of Directors we are asking event directors to have non members of BC Athletics ADD $3.00 to their event registration fee. This should also make life easier for the event directors when they submit the non member day of event fee. Here is a sample from the Haney to Harrison Road Relay: www.bcathletics.org/H2H/teamregform.htm 


CROSS COUNTRY

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. Championship details are at www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchamps.htm

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


ROAD RUNNING

CAP EAGLES SEYMOUR FOREST 5K & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED
The Capilano Eagles Running club has had to cancel their race on September 13th. For more information please go to their website www.capilanoeagles.com/NewFiles/frameset.html 
Note: the printed 2003 Calendar of Events had this event showing as September 21st. Our apologies for this error.

2003 HANEY-HARRISON ROAD RELAY
Registration now open www.bcathletics.org/H2H/ 

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/ 

2006 WORLD MASTERS TO VANCOUVER
www.wma2006.org.

BCA 10K Road Running Championships
Richmond Flatland event October 19. www.kajaks.org/flatland/

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca


GENERAL NEWS

BC ATHLETE ASSISTANCE 2003/2004
Deadline: Friday October 31, 2003
Application Form: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm#schol 
For further information please contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org

2003 HYTEK BACKUPS NEEDED
All 2003 Track & Field meets that used the HyTek results program are asked to send a backup of their meet to Shirley Young as quickly as possible. The backups are used in the Meet Manager program to compile the JD Best Performances and Top 10 Listings for the 2003 season. To date very few backups have been submitted.
Please send them to Shirley Young at sftfc@direct.ca

2003 LEGION CAMP SPOTLIGHT ON CBC
CBC Television's main network has a national program called POV (Point of View) which attended this year's track and field championships. The producers have completed a 10-15 minute segment on the event for broadcast on the program. It will air as follows:
Friday 19 September 2003 at 4:30 p.m. local time in all regions
Saturday 20 September 2003 at 12 noon Eastern time (check local listings)

THE WAVE
The July/August 2003 issue of "The Wave" is now available online at:
www.sport.gov.bc.ca/wave/index.htm 

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Information submission deadline - September 15, 2003
Get your 2004 event information in to BC Athletics
Clubs wishing to host a 2004 BC Athletics Championship must also submit bids by September 15, 2003.
The form is available on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm 
For further information please contact:

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

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

WESTERN CANADA GAMES UNIFORMS
If you are interested in ordering Team BC clothing from the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games, please contact Eugene Konart at the BC Athletics office for a Request Form. PRIORITY ORDERS will be given to Games participants, athletes who were selected to a WCSG team but not able to attend due to injury or other reason, Team BC participant family members and WCSG PSOs UNTIL SEPTEMBER 12, 2003. Clothing orders will be distributed during the week of September 15 to 19, 2003. After that time, the general public will be able to purchase items. eugenekonart@bcathletics.org


COURSES

NCCP LEVEL II THROWS
Throws - Level 2
Coaching Certification - NCCP Technical Course
Victoria, September 27-28, 2003
Hosted/Supported by: Victoria Track & Field Club and BC Athletics

Location:
National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria, off McKenzie Avenue.

Dates/Times:
Saturday, September 27:
9:00am Package pickup and late registration
9:15am to 5:00 pm - Module presentations
12:30 to 1:30 pm lunch break (please provide your own lunch)

Sunday, September 28:
9:15 am to 5:00 pm - Module presentations
2:30 to 1:30 pm lunch break (please provide your own lunch)

Instructor:
Ron Parker, certified Level 2 Course Conductor

Description:
The next step in the Track & Field/Cross Country/Road Running Coaching Certification program. Event specialization for the school/club coach; parent and volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to begin your specialization in Coaching or to add to your existing all around knowledge of Athletics. IDEAL FOR ALL COACHES!

Fees and Registration:
2003 BC Athletics Members - $75.00 (GST included)
Non BC Athletics Members - $85.00 (GST included)
Fees include all the workshop materials. All fees are payable to BC Athletics.
www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached 


HAMMER THROW CLINIC
York University Track and Field is sponsoring a Hammer Throwing Clinic on October 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clinic is directed at coaches and athletes and will focus on hammer technique and training methods. Hands-on technical sessions will guide participants on how to throw and teach hammer throwing. Theoretical sessions will give participants valuable knowledge on complex training, periodization and specific strength training.
Where: Metro Toronto Track and Field Center, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario
When: Oct 18th 9:30-4
Course Fee: $40 Canadian (includes lunch and entry to the facility)
Instructors: Boris Zaitchouk and Joe Burke
Boris Zaitchouk was the first man to throw 80 metres and a National Hammer Coach in Russia. He had direct responsibility for throws at the Central Trade Union Sports Club in Moscow. He coached 15 athletes over 75 metres and 3 over 80 metres. Boris received his coaching training at the famous Moscow Central Sports and Physical Culture University.
Joe Burke is a throws coach with the York University since September 2002. Prior to that he coached with the Ottawa Lions Track and Field club for over 25 year. He has been coaching hammer throwers for over 15 years and has coached Junior and Senior Canadian National hammer champions.
For more information:
Call Joe Burke Phone: 416-225-8418
email: throwfar81@hotmail.com 


PETRO CANADA SPONSORS SPORT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE IN VANCOUVER
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce that Petro-Canada has signed a two-year contract as title sponsor of the annual Sport Leadership conference.
"Petro-Canada is proud to be the title sponsor of the Sport Leadership conference. With a long tradition and support of the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee, athletes and coaches, we believe continued learning for sport leaders is critical to their success," said Rob Andras, Senior Director, Petro-Canada, Corporate Communications.

"Sport Leadership has become a 'must-attend' event for sport leaders across Canada who welcome the opportunity to learn from one another. We are pleased that Petro-Canada has come on board as title sponsor so that we can continue to offer sport leaders an opportunity to network and learn from some of the world's experts in coaching, sport science, sport administration, and coach education," said CAC President, John Bales.

One of the world's premier conferences for sport leaders, Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2003 will bring together coaches, athletes, sport administrators, and coach educators from around the world to share ideas and experiences and gain insights from renowned experts. Last year's conference in Montreal was an unparalleled success with nearly 600 delegates from across the country participating in workshops, pre-conference activities, and special events. This year's conference in Vancouver from October 30 to November 2 promises to offer even more networking and professional development opportunities.

This year, CAC has partnered with the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE) to offer delegates an opportunity to attend both Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2003 and the ICCE Global Coach Conference. More than 50 Canadian and international experts will be on hand to share their expertise on topics such as developing successful high performance sport systems, coaching and technology, sport organization leadership, current research in coach education, and managing risk in youth sport.

Hear the inspirational story of Vancouver/Whistler's successful Olympic Bid for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games from John Furlong, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Corporation. Australia's Henny Oldenhove, Manager of Sport and Recreation Development, Sport and Recreation ACT (Australian Capital, Territory) and England's Linda Plowright, Chief Executive of the British Sports Trust will discuss programs and strategies used to encourage young people to be physically active, to build community capacity through leadership training, and to reach disadvantaged groups. And Mike Spracklen, head coach of Canada's national men's rowing team and Even Pellerud, head coach of Canada's women's soccer team, will talk about instilling in their athletes the ability to embrace responsibility as a key success factor in both performance and leadership.

Among the activities planned for the weekend is the Sport Leadership Awards Dinner on Saturday, November 1, where fellow coaches and sport administrators will be recognized for their contribution to sport and athlete development.

Take advantage of the many professional development and networking opportunities available to you. Go to www.coach.ca/e/conferences/sportleadership.htm for more information and to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2003 and the ICCE Global Coach Conference.

For more information, please contact:
Conference Coordinator
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2003
(613) 235-5000
coach@coach.ca 
or
Julie Long
Director, Promotion and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
(613) 235-5000 ext. 9-2378 
jlong@coach.ca

or
Steven Keith
Corporate Communications
Petro-Canada 
(905) 804-5913


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 to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian McCalder by:
Email: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

SPORTHEALTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
SportMedBC is seeking a PROGRAM COORDINATOR to oversee SportMedBC’s high performance programs and services.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, committed individual who has a background in high performance sport and an appropriate academic preparation (ideally, a graduate degree in sports sciences). You will be a detail oriented, resourceful individual with strong interpersonal and communications skills. As Program Coordinator, you will work closely with our sport partners in coordinating sport medicine and sport science support programs and educational opportunities for high performance athletes and coaches based in BC. You will initiate and build liaisons with the network of sport medicine and science professionals situated throughout the province.

SportMedBC is a not-for-profit society, and focal point for sport medicine and science within the provincial sport system. We are committed to identifying, developing and promoting Best Practices in Sport Health, Sport Safety and Sport Training.

This is a contract position that offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience. The position is based in Vancouver. Please submit a resume including three references and salary expectations to the address below. References will only be contacted if the applicant is considered for the interview process.

Closing date Friday, September 26, 2003
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SportMedBC
#3 – 6501 Sprott Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8
FAX: (604) 473-4860
E-MAIL: info@sportmedbc.com 


EVENT LISTINGS

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

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 


Back issues of the BCAB are now available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.