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ISSUE #27-2003
Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Cross Country
Road Running
Track and Field
General News
Volunteers Needed
Employment Opps
Event Listings
BC Rankings

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: 


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

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


Registration now open 

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. 


BCA 10K Road Running Championships
Richmond Flatland event October 19.

Athletics Canada / Run Canada


All athletes attending university/college away from home should make sure that BC Athletics has contact information for you when you are away during the school year. This information is vital in keeping you up to date with information sent out throughout the year. In addition, programs such as the BC Athlete Assistance Program and the Bronze Card Program can not be finalized without this information.
BC Athletics needs your mailing address, phone number, email address and the name and contact information for your university coach. Please forward the requested information to Sam Collier -

Deadline: Friday October 31, 2003
Application Form: 
For further information please contact Eugene Konart at

The BC Seniors Games at Chilliwack went off very well, with lots of outstanding performances and many new records set in the various age groups. Full results can be checked by going to this year's Games website: and then following the leads to the results page.

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 at

Saturday October 25 2003
Peace Portal Alliance Church
South Surrey B.C.
Contact: Brad Wallbank 

Note: Any questions regarding the recipient list should be forwarded to Brad Wallbank at

1994 Boys		
Eric Tranfield		Tofino BC		CVC	
1994 Girls		
Madeline Denley		West Vancouver BC	NORW
Ayla Akehurst		Black Creek BC		CR
Emma Hadath		Maple Ridge BC		GEA
1993 Boys		
Amanvir Kang		Surrey BC		SOF
Benjamin Ayesu-Attah	Port Coquitlam BC	CC
1993 Girls		
Jade Palm		Powell River BC		U
1992 Boys		
Cody Parker		Comox BC		CVC
Spencer Prince		Langley BC		LM
Emerson Murray		Surrey BC		KAJ
Karnpaul Kang		Surrey BC		SOF
Jared Heldman		Langley BC		LM
Douglas Fraser		Ladysmith BC		NAN
1992 Girls		
Rachel Rahier		Powell River BC		PR
Rachelle Young		Duncan BC		CVAC
Marissa Di Lorenzo	Burnaby BC		BBY
Florence Clifford	Surrey BC		SOF
Hayley Boyd		Delta BC		KAJ
1991 Boys		
Vincent Schnabl		Chase BC		KAM
Erik Nielsen		Coquitlam BC		CC
Johan Feil		Brentwood Bay BC	PEN
Imrosebir Baga		Surrey BC		U
Tom Willcox		Coquitlam BC		CC
1991 Girls		
Kandace Prior		Campbell River BC	CR
Emily Tranfield		Tofino BC		CVC
Michelle Stuart		Langley BC		LM
Christabel Nettey	Surrey BC		SOF
Annika Kirk		Courtenay BC		CVC
Stefani Hanson		Courtenay BC		CVC
Madeleine Ferguson	Kamloops BC		KAM
Aimee Hamill		Comox BC		CVC
Julia Gallagher		Courtenay BC		CVC
Katelyn Green		Courtenay BC		CVC
Jallisa Clifford	White Rock BC		SOF
Quinn Erickson		Comox BC		CVC
1990 Boys		
Angus Taylor		Richmond BC		KAJ
Gareth Wells		Langley BC		LM
Ryan Chester		Courtenay BC		CVC
James Clark		Maple Ridge BC		GEA
Steven Braun		Kelowna BC		KEL
Evan Dunfee		Richmond BC		KAJ
1990 Girls		
Katherine Murphy	Victoria BC		VTF
Amy Wilde		Courtenay BC		CVC
Dalyce Supeene		Courtenay BC		CVC
Sabrina Nettey		Surrey BC		SOF
Emmalynne MacCorquodale	Nanaimo BC		NAN
Kaleena Johnston	Powell River BC		U
Kaitlyn Huziak		Aldergrove BC		LM
Sarah Gallagher		Courtenay BC		CVC
Nicolle Fraser		Port Coquitlam BC	CC
Helen Crofts		West Vancouver BC	WVAN
Shauna Bertram		Victoria BC		PEN
1989 Boys		
Shawn Swartz		Port Coquitlam BC	CC
Brendan Smith		Kamloops BC		KAM
Peter Root		Victoria BC		PEN
Thomas Riekki		Victoria BC		PEN
Dayton Prior		Campbell River BC	CR
Blair O'Neill		West Vancouver BC	NORW
Kyle Nielsen		Coquitlam BC		CC
Calvin Lowe		Delta BC		KAJ
Andrew Boss		Port Coquitlam BC	CC
David Barrett		Surrey BC		LM
1989 Girls		
Gabrielle Payne		Richmond BC		KAJ
Karly Neveu		Surrey BC		SOF
Megan Montgomery	North Vancouver BC	NORW
Kelly Forbes		Courtenay BC		CVC
Angie Dalin		Chase BC		KAM
Candace Archachan	Merritt BC		KAM
1988 Boys		
Williston Wong		Vancouver BC		KAJ
Lukasz Siemiatkowski	Kamloops BC		KAM
Taylor Termes		Qualicum BC		OTF
Leo Murray		Surrey BC		KAJ
Justin Marpole-Bird	Vancouver BC		TBIRD
Aaron Malone		Campbell River BC	CVC
Kevin Lim		North Vancouver BC	NORW
Reid Gustavson		West Vancouver BC	WVAN
Thomas Feil		Brentwood Bay BC	PEN
Adam Steele		Victoria BC		VTF
1988 Girls		
Whitney Wellington	Surrey BC		SOF
Charlene Wallbank	Maple Ridge BC		VR
Michelle van Ruyven	South Surrey BC		KAJ
Lara ter Laak		Surrey BC		SOF
Zaria Stoffman		Vancouver BC		VOC
Emily Sheppard		North Vancouver BC	NORW
Jenna Nestman		Sechelt BC		SCA
Paulina Kisielewska	Coquitlam BC		CFAL
Devyn Erickson		Duncan BC		CVAC
Amanda Hall		Langley BC		LM
Kathryn Gallagher	Courtenay BC		CVC
Victoria Ershov		Coquitlam BC		CC
Ekaterina Daviel	Richmond BC		KAJ
Lisa Egami		Coquitlam BC		VR
Anastasia Pearse	Victoria BC		VTF


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 
For further information please contact:


October 18-19, 2003
Powell River, BC.
Course Conductor - Ron Parker.
For further information contact Eugene Konart at

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

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

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)

Ron Parker, certified Level 2 Course Conductor

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. 

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
Call Joe Burke Phone: 416-225-8418

Hal Connolly, 1956 Olympic Gold Medalist, just returned from Szombathely, Hungary where he attend the international hammer symposium. He will be presening many of the things he took from that clinic, a long with valuable information he has gathered from 50 years in the sport, at a clinic in Washington on October 25 and 26. If you are interested in attending please send a registration form to 5040 Oyster Bay Road Olympia Washington 98502 by October 22, 2003. The fee is only 25 dollars and should be made out to USATF Youth hammer development fund. Call Dwight Midles at 360-866-9144 if you have any questions.

THIS CLINIC IS ONLY FOR COACHES BOTH PAID AND UNPAID. Jr. High, High School, and college athletes will not be permitted to attend the clinic. This is a change from the initial plans for this clinic, so please make a note of it. Hal wants this clinic to focus on coaches, not athletes. Parents of young hammer throwers are welcome to attend.

After 10-22-03 the fee for the clinic will jump to 45 dollars, so register early if you plan on coming. Please take the opportunity to communicate this clinic to anyone who you feel might be interested in attending. The money generated from this clinic will be used for a good cause, to increase the exposure and support for an event at the youth level that has, for the most part, gotten limited support in the USA.

More information, including a tentative time schedule, is available at

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 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 
Julie Long
Director, Promotion and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
(613) 235-5000 ext. 9-2378

Steven Keith
Corporate Communications
(905) 804-5913

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: - ask for NACACTFCA rates


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: Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173


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.

#3 – 6501 Sprott Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8
FAX: (604) 473-4860


Details, direct links and contacts 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned 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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