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ISSUE #30-2003
Wednesday, October 8, 2003

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


CROSS COUNTRY

B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Pinetree Park) Coquitlam
Contact: Andrew Lenton 604-463-4796
www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchamps.htm 
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.
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 40+.
www.pntf.org/2003_0916_PNTFMastersNews_MeetResults.pdf 


ROAD RUNNING

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:
Frank Reynolds

Athletes:
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 sdonovan@pacificsport.ca 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 Park.

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 event.

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 Victoria.

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.

Sincerely,

Your Name
Your Company


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

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


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 - sam.collier@bcathletics.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 eugenekonart@bcathletics.org

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.
www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm 

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 sftfc@direct.ca

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 - eugenekonart@bcathletics.org 
Jerry Tighe - Road Running, Cross Country Running, Ultra Running, Road Relays etc. -  jerrytighe@bcathletics.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

Guest Speakers:
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 or bradwallbank@shaw.ca

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 MEETING
Sunday October 26 2003
Brighouse Pavilion – Richmond, B.C. 10:00 am

Tentative Agenda:
Report from Chairman
JD Fixtures lists for 2004
Resolutions to take to BCA AGM in January
Summer Games 2004
Old Business
New Business
Elections
Please forward any additional or specific agenda items to Brad Wallbank bradwallbank@shaw.ca or (604) 466-1100.

Special Note:
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 sam.collier@bcathletics.org for a nomination form.


2003 OFFICIALS' COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
November 30, 2003
Club House - Abbotsford Rotary Stadium 10:00 am

Tentative Agenda:
10:00 Reports
11:00 Information - Q&A
1200 Lunch
12:45 Guest Speaker - TBA
13:30 Resolutions (new business)
14:30 Elections: the term of office for the following people ends November 30, 2003:
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, alansdell@shaw.ca 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
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm 

THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER
www.olympic.ca/EN/organization/publications/publications.shtml#podium 


2005 CANADA GAMES WOMEN IN COACHING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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 Regina, Saskatchewan.

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.

Program Guidelines

  1. Two (2) female coaches from each province and territory will be selected to participate.
  2. 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 Games.
  3. 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.
  4. The apprentice coaches must not have previously attended the Canada Games as a coach.
  5. The apprentice coaches will show demonstrated potential through development and commitment to her sport.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

STEP 1: The Apprentice Coach Candidate submits the following to BC Athletics:

  • 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 currently coaches.

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 project.
  • 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 coach.
  • What role the apprentice coach will play as an active member of the coaching staff leading up to and including at the Canada Games.
  • 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 
Email: bcathletics@bcathletics.org. 
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 Athletics).

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.


COURSES

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.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
November 8-9
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert

ADDITIONAL CLINICS/WORKSHOPS

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
email: throwfar81@hotmail.com 

HAMMER CLINIC - WASHINGTON STATE
For both paid and unpaid Coaches only
October 25 and 26.
Send registration information by October 22nd to:
Hammer Clinic
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
(9:00-15:30)
SUB Ballroom
Cost $40
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
E-mail: reshyatt@prodigy.net.mx - ask for NACACTFCA rates


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

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 to info@bcgames.org


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 forms: www.bcsportshalloffame.com/docs/aboutus/nominations.html.


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 included)
To register, contact Nicola Withers, Gymnastics BC at 604-737-3113 or by email to info@gymnastics.bc.ca before Wednesday, October 15th.


THREE WAVES NEWSLETTER
www.pacificsport.com/pages/three_waves_oct8_03.php


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 


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 

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
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


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