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Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Track and Field
Athletics Canada News
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
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
CALLING ALL MASTERS!
Calling all Masters. Canada VS USA Masters Cross Country Challenge,
Sunday, November 9, 2003. Lower Woodland Park, Seattle. Women 35+, men
PACIFIC ROAD RUNNERS SIXTH ANNUAL RUNNING SEMINAR
Pacific Road Runners will be presenting its sixth annual running seminar
on Monday, November 17 at the Roundhouse Community Centre. The seminar
this year is titled “Align your thinking and get to the core” and will
discuss injury assessment, prevention and core strengthening for runners.
Dr. Wolf Schamberger and Wendy Epp will be our guest speakers. Complete
details available at www.pacificroadrunners.ca.
NORTH AMERICAN TEAM CHALLENGE
Congratulations to coach Frank Reynolds from North Vancouver and to the
six athletes selected to represent Canada at the 2003 North American Team
Challenge - 5 km in Chula Vista, California (USA) on Sunday October 26th.
The team composition is as follow:
Team Leader and Coach:
Women: Émilie Mondor, Leah Pells and Rebecca Stallwood
Men: Joël Bourgeois, Matt Johnston and Bruno Mazzotta
Three National Teams have been invited to this event:
Canada, Mexico and United States. Our Canadians will be racing against
strong opposition again this year. Canada has never won this Team
Challenge in the past but came second twice (1995 & 1996) to the
United States. Last year, Canada came third and Mexico won the event for
the first time.
Check out the website at http://eliteracing.com/exec/elite/NATC.cfm?publicationID=4.
Congratulations again to those selected and best of luck
to our Canadian Team!
THE TIMES COLONIST SEEKS YOUR SUPPORT
The Times Colonist 10K has been in communication with the "Friends of
Beacon Hill Park" and the City of Victoria to keep the event in
Beacon Hill Park. Due to the extreme restrictions in the park, the event
is in serious jeopardy for 2004. The Organizing Committee is petitioning
council on October 9th to fight the restrictions. The following memo has
been sent to a number of Victoria organizations seeking their support. If
you are able to forward this to anyone who may help, it would be much
appreciated. The following text is a suggestion for letters of support.
Please contact Sherry Donovan at email@example.com
for further information
Re: Times Colonist 10K in Beacon Hill Park
Dear Member of Council:
(If you would like to write directly to a specific council member, please
insert his/her name)
__________________________(your name or company name)
fully supports the petition to keep Times Colonist 10K in Beacon Hill
The Times Colonist 10K is in its 15th year of operation
and is a staple event in the Victoria community. It promotes health,
fitness and active living for the whole family and over 10,000
participants look forward to this event each spring.
Having the finish area and Fun Festival in Beacon Hill
Park is an obvious choice for an event like this. Many small children take
part in the festivities and the park offers a safe, secure and protected
area. Furthermore, having the festivities on the all weather playing
fields is less intrusive to Victoria traffic and keeps the event
population contained and less disruptive to those not partaking in the
As for signage in the park; tents, banners and displays
are erected for the duration of the event and then are taken down by 11:30
am. Sponsors annually put upwards of $450,000 towards supporting this
community event and to deny any promotion will ultimately kill the event;
no company will be interested in sponsoring an event where they don’t
get recognition. And without the sponsors the event cannot operate.
Without the race the Heart and Stroke Foundation will
lose over $54,000 per year in pledges that participants raise. Young
athletes in amateur athletic development programs, who benefit from monies
raised, will also suffer. As will the 10,000 runners and walkers who look
forward to this annual event that has become a healthy tradition in
With their continued success and good standing in the
community, I believe that the Times Colonist 10K deserves to stay in
Beacon Hill Park and the signage restrictions should be lifted. This event
is about community. It is for the community. And as a member of that
community I encourage you to support the organizers in their petition.
2003 HANEY-HARRISON ROAD RELAY
Registration at www.bcathletics.org/H2H/
2006 WORLD MASTERS TO VANCOUVER
BCA 10K Road Running Championships
Richmond Flatland event October 19. www.kajaks.org/flatland/
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
TRACK AND FIELD
ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
All Coaches wishing to be selected to staffing positions on BC Team should
get their requests in before November 1, 2003.
2003 HYTEK BACKUPS NEEDED
All 2003 Track & Field meets that used the HyTek results program are
asked to send a backup of their meet (not just the results themselves) to
Shirley Young as quickly as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Just a reminder that you need to get your 2004 event dates in to BC
Athletics as quickly as possible in order for your event to be listed in
the 2004 Calendar of Events.
The form is available on the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm
For further information please contact:
Eugene Konart - Track & Field, Race Walk - email@example.com
Jerry Tighe - Road Running, Cross Country Running, Ultra Running, Road
Relays etc. - firstname.lastname@example.org
2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS & BANQUET
Saturday October 25, 2003
Peace Portal Alliance Church
15128 28th Ave. (King George Highway and 152nd) Surrey BC
5:15 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm Dinner followed by Awards Presentations
Carmen Ballard - Kelowna Track & Field Club
Joel Primus - Valley Royals
Tickets must be ordered by October 15th
No refunds on booked tickets
16 & Older - $21.50
15 & Younger - $19.50
Tickets may be paid for at the door.
To order tickets please contact Jacquie Barrington at (604) 944-1601.
DOOR PRIZES NEEDED!!
Each club with JD members is asked to send a prize (or two) to the
banquet. All athletes will be given a ticket and have the opportunity to
be a winner! This is not a fund raiser, just a fun event to make the
evening more memorable for our young athletes.
When selecting items for this event, please remember that the winners will
all be athletes, ages 9-15, and choose your donation accordingly.
Donations can be sent to the banquet, to members of the JD Committee, or
to the BCA office.
Direct any questions to Brad Wallbank at (604) 466-1100
An updated list of the 2003 Junior Development Award
Recipients can be found at www.bcathletics.org/jdaw2003.htm.
2003 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL
Sunday October 26 2003
Brighouse Pavilion – Richmond, B.C. 10:00 am
Report from Chairman
JD Fixtures lists for 2004
Resolutions to take to BCA AGM in January
Summer Games 2004
Please forward any additional or specific agenda items to Brad Wallbank email@example.com
or (604) 466-1100.
Clubs desiring to bid for the 2004 BC Athletics Championship meets (the JD
Championships, JD Pentathlon and the Cross Country Championships) should
send a representative to the JD AGM or contact me at my email address. We
will be voting on the locations at the AGM.
COMMUNITY SPORT HEROES
As part of the upcoming Power of Sport Tour in Port Alberni, Sport BC is
proud to recognize outstanding sport volunteers as "Community Sport
Heroes." Any sport volunteer that has made a significant contribution
to community sport is eligible to receive the award and will be recognized
at a reception on Saturday, October 18th at 5:30pm at the Barclay Hotel.
Contact Sam Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a nomination form.
2003 OFFICIALS' COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
November 30, 2003
Club House - Abbotsford Rotary Stadium 10:00 am
11:00 Information - Q&A
12:45 Guest Speaker - TBA
13:30 Resolutions (new business)
14:30 Elections: the term of office for the following people ends November
Carol Cull, John Cull, Valerie Jerome, Anne Lansdell, Sanda Turner,
Alwilda van Ryswyk.
Nominations may be made from the floor.
Please forward any additional or specific agenda items
to Anne Lansdell, email@example.com
or ph/fax: (250) 477 1407.
Note: If you have achieved more than 12 credits
during this past year, send in a COPY of your Meet Record Card to Shirley
Young at #24 - 7330 122 St., Surrey BC V3W 1B4 or fax: (604) 594-0848
making sure that your name is on the card, and you will receive of the the
incentive items to be given out at our AGM. Only those sending in a COPY
of their cards will receive incentive items. Last date for submission is
October 31, 2003.
2003 OFFICIALS AWARDS NOMINATION FORMS
THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
2005 CANADA GAMES WOMEN IN COACHING APPRENTICESHIP
The Sport and Physical Activity Branch is pleased to
announce the Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program.
Team BC has an opportunity to include two female apprentice coaches to
participate in the 2005 Canada Summer Games being held August 6 – 20 in
The Canada Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship
Program is a cost sharing project made possible through the partnership
with the Canada Games Council, Sport Canada, Coaching Association of
Canada, Provincial/Territorial Governments, Coaching Coordinators, the
2005 Canada Summer Games Host Society, selected Provincial/Territorial
Sport Organizations and Apprentice Coaches.
- Two (2) female coaches from each province and
territory will be selected to participate.
- The apprentice coaches must be certified no higher
than NCCP Level 2 (no partial Level 3 certification), and must commit
to completing Level 3 certification within one year of the Canada
- For a minimum of one year, but preferably two years,
the apprentice coach are to be involved with the Canada Games coaching
staff and team (e.g. athlete selection and training activities)
leading up to, and including, the Canada Games.
- The apprentice coaches must not have previously
attended the Canada Games as a coach.
- The apprentice coaches will show demonstrated
potential through development and commitment to her sport.
- The provincial sport organization ensures an
appropriate mentor coach (either a member of the Games coaching staff
or a non-staff mentor) is assigned to the apprentice coach.
- The apprentice coaches should be available to attend
two (2) professional development opportunities within this appointment
– one at the local or provincial level, and one at the national
level such as the Women in Coaching Professional Development Seminar
(to be confirmed at a later date).
Please note this project is not appropriate for a female
coach with extensive national coaching experience.
Each apprentice coach will become part of the team's
Canada Games coaching staff (in addition to the number of positions
indicated in the 2005 Canada Summer Games technical package). Travel to
the Games as well as accommodation and meals in the athletes' village will
be provided. Team BC will provide a parade uniform and include the
apprentice coaches in all Team BC functions, and will be accredited as a
member of the delegation.
STEP 1: The Apprentice Coach Candidate submits the following to BC
- A resume, which details her involvement in the sport
including her NCCP coaching certification level and number, coach
education and experience as a coach.
- An outline of her coaching career objectives.
- An indication of her ability to make a commitment to
future Canada Games teams.
- A letter of reference from a board member or head
coach of the team/club that she currently works with.
- A letter of reference from a parent of an athlete she
STEP 2: BC Athletics reviews the applications and
identifies ONE candidate it will endorse. BC Athletics prepares a letter
of recommendation for the candidate that includes the following details:
- How BC Athletics would benefit from participating in
- The name of the mentor coach assigned and why they
were selected, along with a copy of their coaching resume, their NCCP
certification level and previous experience as a mentor or master
- What role the apprentice coach will play as an active
member of the coaching staff leading up to and including at the Canada
- A brief outline of the pre-Games training and
competitive programs that the apprentice coach will be involved with.
- Identify the BC Athletics financial commitment to the
project and provide the estimated costs, including expenses related to
the attainment of NCCP Level 3 certification and other professional
development opportunities, to complement the needs of the apprentice
coach program. NOTE: Costs related to the participation in the
identified professional development opportunities, e.g.
transportation, accommodation, meals, registration fees, will be
subsidized by the Sport & Physical Activity Branch.
- How BC Athletics will continue involving the
apprentice coach in provincial activities on a regular basis following
the completion of the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program.
- What initiatives BC Athletics will undertake to
promote the recruitment and development of female coaches.
STEP 3: BC Athletics submits to the Sport and Physical
Activity Branch of the BC Government, the letter of recommendation for the
apprentice coach as listed above, her resume, and reference letters.
Deadline for submissions: To BC Athletics –
Wednesday, October 22, 2003.
Send your application to: BC Athletics, Women in Coaching Program, 1367
West Broadway, Ste. 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: 604-737-3171
Questions: Contact Brian McCalder - 604-737-3173
To Sport and Physical Activity Branch – Friday,
October 31, 2003 (one recommended applicant to be submitted by BC
STEP 4: A Selection Committee of the Sport and Physical
Activity Branch will review the submissions and identify the successful
candidates. Once the candidates have been confirmed, a Canada Games –
Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program – Game Plan Agreement will be
established with the successful PSO, apprentice coach and the Sport &
Physical Activity Branch.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact
Eugene Konart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
NCCP LEVEL I - Powell River BC
October 18-19, 2003
Course Conductor - Ron Parker.
NCCP LEVEL l - Kelowna BC
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert
HAMMER THROW CLINIC - TORONTO
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
HAMMER CLINIC - WASHINGTON STATE
For both paid and unpaid Coaches only
October 25 and 26.
Send registration information by October 22nd to:
5040 Oyster Bay Road
Olympia Washington 98502
by October 22, 2003.
Fee: $25.00 (USF) goes up to $45 after October 22nd. Make payment to USATF
Youth Hammer Development Fund.
Call Dwight Midles at 360-866-9144 if you have any questions.
More information, including a tentative time schedule, is available at www.hshammer.com.
UBC AMS MINISCHOOL
These non-credit courses are offered to students and are also available to
the general public.
This Fall 2003, Minischool is very excited to offer a
course to expand the knowledge base and skills of coaches, athletes and
teams. This type of course is geared towards high performance athletes,
coaches and teams who want to learn more about training techniques and
develop their knowledge base and skills. This course is being put on by
SPS Training Group which is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Non-UBC
students can register for a $10 charge on top of the registration fee.
Speed, Strength & Conditioning - For Coaches,
Athletes & Teams (1 week)
Saturday - November 8, 2003
Byron Jack - SPS Training Group
ATHLETICS CANADA NEWS
NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA AND CARIBBEAN TRACK
AND FIELD COACHES ASSOCIATION
2003 NACACTFCA Congress, Merida, Mexico, October 9-12, 2003
- 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
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
Fax: 604-737-3173 Ph: 604-737-3173
BC GAMES SOCIETY - EVENT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
The BC Games Society is a not-for-profit, volunteer based society
whose role is to provide an opportunity for the development of athletes,
coaches and officials in preparation for higher levels of competition in a
multi-sport event which promotes interest and participation in sport and
sporting activities, individual achievement and community development.
Accountable to the President and CEO, you will work
closely with colleagues and key volunteer and partner groups. You will
have experience in event management with a strong background in marketing
and communications, as well as proposal and report research and writing.
Key areas of responsibility will include sponsor recruitment and
servicing, volunteer management, and corporate communications.
Salary commensurate with experience and a competitive
benefits package are available to the successful candidate. If you are a
highly motivated individual with outstanding inter-personal,
communications, and time management skills and have an appropriate
combination of education / experience in marketing and communications and
volunteer management and are able to travel year round within BC (30% of
the time), please submit your resume and three references prior to 4:00
pm, Friday, October 17, 2003 to:
BC Games Society
#200 – 990 Fort St.
Victoria BC V8V 3K2
Contact the BC Games Society at 250-387-1375 or by email
BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Call for Nominations for 2004 Inductions
The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is accepting
nominations of individuals and teams for induction into the the BC Sports
Hall of Fame in 2004. Nominations will be accepted until the deadline of
November 1, 2003. See the following website for details and nomination
SPORT BC HARASSMENT ADVISOR TRAINING WORKSHOP
Sport BC is pleased to present the Harassment Advisor Training Workshop on
Friday, October 17, 2003 from 5:30 - 9:30 pm in Room 106 at 1367 West
Broadway, Vancouver, BC. The cost for this workshop is $50 (dinner
To register, contact Nicola Withers, Gymnastics BC at 604-737-3113 or by
email to email@example.com
before Wednesday, October 15th.
THREE WAVES NEWSLETTER
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
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
Highlights for the past month:
- Jeff Schiebler ran the fastest half marathon of the
year, 1:04:10, in Philadelphia, PA. Age graded his performance was
only marginally inferior to his Sun Run 10K.
- Not surprisingly Maureen de St Croix moved to the top
of the F50-59 5K rankings with her first race at that distance since
moving up an age group. A world class 18:08 clocking in White Rock.
- In Portland Oregon, Harald Wulf of Burns Lake ran an
excellent 3:07:57 marathon to top the M60-69 rankings.
- David Huxley almost made it to the top of the M50-59
10K rankings with a 35:48 clocking in Abbotsford.
- There were several other outstanding performances
which unfortunately cannot be included in the official rankings this
month due to short or questionable courses.
Track & Field
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