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ISSUE #33-2003
Wednesday, October 29, 2003

2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet
Cross Country
Road Running
Courses
Technical and Organizational Papers
Volunteers Needed
Employment Opps
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET

2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Dates: January 23, 24, 25 2003
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL AWARDS
Nomination forms for Athlete Awards are available at:
www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003athletenom.htm 
Please note the November 30th deadline.


SPORT BC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Sport BC has just announced the call for nominations for the Annual Athlete of the Year Awards - for athletes, coaches, officials and others as noted below. The nomination process is the responsibility of BC Athletics for the sport of Athletics, except for the High School, University and College categories where both BC Athletics, the schools and university/college associations are the primary nominator supported by BC Athletics.

BC Athletics therefore would like your nominations for these awards. These awards are a tribute and honour to the best in British Columbia and a recognition of outstanding contributions made by builders and leaders in sport.

Please take a few minutes to review all of the awards and the criteria for them at the Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards section of the Sport BC website at: www.sport.bc.ca/04events/aofyr2003.html 

The nomination forms for the annual Athlete of the Year Awards are posted there in PDF format. The nomination forms are also available in MS Word for anyone who would like to receive the forms by email. Please email your request to Stana stana@sport.bc.ca or call 604-737-3184.

Nominations for outstanding performance in the 2003 calendar year will be accepted for the following categories:
Harry Jerome Comeback Award - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/HarryJerome.pdf 
Senior Male Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/SENIORmale.pdf 
Senior Female Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/SENIORfemale.pdf 
Master Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/Master.pdf 
Junior Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/Junior.pdf 
Male High School Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/HSmale.pdf 
Female High School Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/HSfemale.pdf 
Male College Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/COLLEGEmale.pdf 
Female College Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/COLLEGEfemale.pdf 
Male University Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/UNIVERSITYmale.pdf 
Female University Athlete - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/UNIVERSITYfemale.pdf 
Male Athlete with a Disability - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/DISABILITYmale.pdf 
Female Athlete with a Disability - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/DISABILITYfemale.pdf 
Coach - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/Coach.pdf 
Official - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/Official.pdf 
Team - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/Team.pdf 
Darryl Thompson - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/DarylThompson.pdf 
Best of BC - www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/BestofBC.pdf 
The President's Award - Each Provincial Sport Association is able to recognize one long time volunteer contributor to their sport. See the information and nomination form at: www.sport.bc.ca/downloads/AoY_forms/PresidentAward.pdf 

Please read the award criteria carefully before submitting your nomination form.

The deadline for BC Athletics to receive your nominations is Friday, November 21st, 2003. Return the nominations to BC Athletics c/o Brian McCalder -
Email: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org Fax: 604-737-3171 or BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver BC V6H 4A9.

The deadline for BC Athletics to make any nominations is Friday, November 28th, 2003.

Sport BC will celebrate the 38th Annual Sport BC Athlete of the Year Awards on Tuesday, March 9th, 2004 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver. If you have any questions, please call Stana Campbell directly at 604-737-3184 or by email stana@sport.bc.ca


CROSS COUNTRY

The B.C. Athletics Cross Country Division would like to announce that the host for the 2004 & 2005 B.C. Athletics Cross Country Championships is the Semiahmoo Sun Runners.
Five selectors devised a point system not unlike ones used for engineering projects and came up with a scoring system for sub sections of the bid document – then added the scores for the sections together.
The selectors have commented on the quality of the bids when in the past your Association has had to beg someone to take on the responsibility.
Thanks to all the candidates for the diligent effort put forward in completing bid documents.


ROAD RUNNING

TEAM USA WINS NORTH AMERICAN 5KM TITLE
Consistency was the key for the Americans in winning the North American 5 km team title Sunday at the Arturo Barrios 5 km & 10 km event in Chula Vista, California.

The Americans scored 13 points in the combined men's and women's team competition to beat the Canadians by two points and the defending champion Mexicans by four. The top two of each gender scored for each squad.

Emilie Mondor, a student at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, shattered the women's course record by winning the race in 15:23. Recent USA 10 km road champion Elva Dryer (15:43) and California's Sylvia Mosqueda (15:54) finished 2-3, respectively, to lead the U.S. women's scoring.

Mexico's Alejandro Suarez was the first man across the line, covering the flat, fast 3.1-mile course in a time of 14:01. Teammate Pablo Olmedo was right behind him at 14:03 and the first American, Ahman Dirks of Portland, Ore., took third in 14:05. Colorado's Peter Julian was fifth in 14:09.

A prize purse of $25,000 was awarded to the teams, with the Americans receiving $12,000, the Canadians $6,000 and the Mexicans $3,000. The New Balance Elite Racing show, airing on FOX SPORTS NET, will feature the race on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. For more race information, visit www.eliteracing.com.

ROAD RUNNING IN THE USA
A site for results, clubs and groups: www.runningintheusa.com


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 l - Kelowna BC
November 8-9
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert

NCCP Technical Level 3 Sprint/Relay Workshop
November 21-23, 2003 (November 21, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, November 22 and 23, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm).
Location: Brighouse and Clement Track, Minoru Park, Richmond, BC.
Course Conductor - Alex Gardiner, Canadian National Team Head Coach, certified NCCP Level 3 Sprint/Relay Course Conductor.

NCCP Technical Level 3 Middle Distance Workshop
November 17, 2003 - January 12, 2004.
Location: National Coaching Institute at UVic, McKinnon building, Victoria, BC.
Course Conductor - Wynn Gmitroski, PacificSport Regional Athletics Centre Coach/HP Consultant, certified Level 3 Distance Course Conductor

Detailed workshops applications will be placed on BC Athletics website early next week.


TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

THE FUNDAMENTALS NEEDED FOR A STRONG AND PRODUCTIVE TRACK & FIELD CLUB: www.bcathletics.org/main/papers/102903_tfclub.htm


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The World Weightlifting Championships needs volunteers. Anyone interested should contact Brock Turner at (604) 737-3006 or brockt@sport.bc.ca.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2010 LegaciesNow Society
Administrative / Research Assistant

LegaciesNow is seeking an ADMINISTRATIVE / RESEARCH ASSISTANT to provide key support to the LegaciesNow program Game Plan BC. The Game Plan BC program is responsible for supporting the High Performance sporting efforts of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Sports aiming for excellence in 2010.

The successful candidate will be an energetic, committed individual who is detail oriented, resourceful, and possesses strong interpersonal, communications, research and computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, database management tools) skills. As Administrative / Research Assistant, you will be responsible for basic record keeping, developing and maintaining a file management system, assisting with the preparation of reports, studies and PowerPoint presentations, creating charts and graphs, and supporting and coordinating logistics for the program meetings. You will provide day-to-day administrative support to the program area, and will also be responsible for the input, management and reporting of results and demographic data associated with the program.

Location: The position is based in Vancouver.

Annual Salary Range: $30,000 - $35,000

Please submit a resume including three references. References will only be contacted if the applicant is considered for the interview process.
Closing date Friday, November 7th, 2003
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2010 LegaciesNow Society
Attention: Martin Bielz, Director Game Plan BC
Suite 401 - 750 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC, V6B 5C6
Email: legaciesnow@winter2010.com 
FAX: (604) 660-3437


REMINDERS

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

BC HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 
November 1, 2003 www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/webs/cc/cc_2003.html

PACIFIC ROAD RUNNERS SIXTH ANNUAL RUNNING SEMINAR
www.pacificroadrunners.ca

ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
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 

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 

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

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.

ATHLETICS CANADA / RUN CANADA
www.coursemeasurement.ca

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
BC Athletics is pleased to announce another dimension to the BC Athletics Email Bulletin. With the October 22 edition, we included a “Technical and Organization Articles” section to the bulletin – linked from the Bulletin to the new BC Athletics website section “Papers and Articles”. This section will only be included when we have an approved paper for publication.

BC Athletics is calling for papers on topics under the headings of:

  • Technical – relating to coaching, training, nutrition, sport psychology as applies to Athletics (Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons, Ultra Running, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Trail Running, and Mountain Running) or related cross training activities.
  • Organization – relating to the organization and management of Athletics events - (Track & Field, Road Running, Marathons, Ultra Running, Race Walking, Cross Country Running, Trail Running, and Mountain Running).
  • Officiating – relating to the officiating of Athletics events, unusual circumstances, innovations, challenges to officiating and the role of officials in Athletics.
  • Fair Play – as relates to coaches, athletes, officials, club executive, parents and others associated with Athletics.
  • Others – that are relevant to Athletics e.g. Club Development, Fund Raising and Communication.

The papers/articles must (be):

  • In plain text files or text within the body of an email message, with no line breaks except between paragraphs. JPEG images are best for the pictures, in RGB colour format, no larger than about 500 pixels wide or tall.
  • Proof-read and edited for spelling, punctuation and grammatical accuracy.
  • Free from any copy right restrictions. Note: If these are not your original papers / articles then you must provide a reference which gives authority to publish it electronically.
  • Include the author(s) of the paper/article and if possible two to three sentences on them.

We are looking for articles that present new ideas, push the envelope, are known to work, are practical and have application in the field for the event organizer, coach, athlete, official and club executive.

All articles will be reviewed for content and quality with the view to providing information to assist those involved in Athletics and offer a means to present information on what works plus new and exciting innovations. Please submit articles to sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

BC Athletics reserves the right to refuse the publishing of any papers/articles that do not meet the technical and writing requirements for publication and the quality content requested.

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
12:00 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

UBC AMS MINISCHOOL
These non-credit courses are offered to students and are also available to the general public.
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

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 sam.collier@bcathletics.org.


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 available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.