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Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Track and Field
IN MEMORIAMDAVE COUPLAND 19272003
Dave Coupland, husband, father, grandfather, track &
field official, athlete, volunteer and sport enthusiast passed away on
Sunday, October 12. Born in New Jersey, USA and moving to Scotland with
his parents as a young boy, he often spoke of Glasgow when referencing
Track & Field and Soccer. Next to Sybil (his wife of 50 yrs), their
children and grandchildren, sport was his passion and love.
Dave, Sybil and family immigrated to Canada in 1966
where Dave, as a runner, immediately became involved with Track &
Field. A long time member of the Vancouver Olympic Club and closely
associated with many other clubs and events in the Lower Mainland, Dave
could always be counted on to enter or help out at the race. Following his
retirement as an athlete Dave became a highly skilled official whose
expertise in timing road races, marathons, cross country running events
and track & field meets became known throughout the country. His keen
interest and knowledge in timing lead to the development and building of
digital timing boxes, overhead finish line clocks and recognition of Dave
as a leader in race timing in Canada.
Dave officiated for over 35 years and was honoured for
his leadership and commitment to Athletics/Track & Field with the
• BC Athletics Official of the Year
• BC Athletics Longstanding Officiating Service Award
• BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee (1986)
• Sport BC – BC Athletics President’s Award (2003)
He lent his love, passion and expertise to the sport of
Athletics, truly representing the spirit of volunteerism.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 17th
at 2:00 pm at Fraser Heights Funeral Home, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations
to the BC Wheelchair Sports Association would be appreciated.
SELECTION CRITERIA FOR 2003 BC TEAMS
For the national cross country champs in Toronto, November 29th.
B.C. CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Saturday, October 25, Como Lake Middle School (Blue Mountain 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
ATHLETICS CANADA NAMES 2003 NORTH AMERICAN 5km
CHALLENGE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the national
team competing in this year’s North American 5km Challenge Team
Championship. This event will take place Sunday, October 26th 2003 in
Chula Vista, California (USA). The race uses a cross country scoring
format where the first two (of three) runners of each gender for each team
Team members are listed below, along with their age,
hometown and personal coach:
Joël Bourgeois, 32, Grande-Digue, N.B., Sylvain Lavallée
Matt Johnston, 25, Surrey, BC, Scott Svelander
Bruno Mazzotta, 23, Kamloops, B.C., Derek Evely
Emilie Mondor, 22, Mascouche, QC, Mike Lonergan and
Leah Pells, 38, Langley, B.C., Mike Lonergan
Rebecca Stallwood, 25, Burlington, ON, Sean Cleary
The team leader and head coach is Frank Reynolds of
North Vancouver, B.C.
The three national teams invited to this event are Canada, Mexico and the
United States. As in years previous, the Canadians will be racing against
strong opposition. Canada has never won this Team Challenge, but finished
second in 1995 and 1996. Mexico won the event for the first time last
year, while Canada placed third.
The race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will take
place along the Chula Vista Harbour waterfront. More information about the
event is available at the following website: http://eliteracing.com/exec/elite/Arturo_Barrios.cfm?publicationID=4
Congratulations and best of luck to our Canadian team!
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.
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 - Click
here for map (PDF)
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.
For those of you coming from outside the Lower Mainland
- these places are reasonable and close to the banquet location:
2293 King George Highway
1160 King George Highway
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE!
"An economic forecaster is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower; they
don't win many accuracy contests, but they keep the crowd's
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 email@example.com
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
OFFICE HELP - CLERICAL
BC Athletics is looking for a volunteer to help in the office 2 or 3 days
a week. Help is needed with database entries, filing, copying, faxes,
mail-outs and other help where needed when special projects are underway.
If you're interested please contact Sam Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Track & Field
Back issues of the BCAB are available at