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ISSUE #34-2003
Wednesday, November 5, 2003

2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet
Cross Country
Road Running
Courses
Employment Opportunities
Links of Interest
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings

URGENT!!

ATHLETICS CANADA 2003-2004 ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CARDING) INFORMATION

This information, including carding lists, applications, criteria, etc. can be found at the following link: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=137

Note: Corrections to the Performance Points Calculations
If there are any errors contained on the list related to omitted performances or incorrect performance and/or placing information, (including the incorrect identification of NCAA athletes) please contact Kevin Bean at kbean@athletics.ca or via telephone ((613) 260-5580 x3307) by November 14, 2003 to notify Athletics Canada of these corrections. These will be incorporated in the final nomination list.

Any athlete who has recently moved (for school, or other) is also asked to contact Kevin Bean to ensure that a proper mailing address is on file with Athletics Canada.
Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kevin Bean at Athletics Canada.

Kevin Bean
National Team Coordinator


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 available:
Athlete Awards - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003athletenom.htm 
Executive Awards - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003exec_year.htm 
Coaching Awards - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/2003coach.htm 
Please note the November 30th deadline.


MAJOR SPORTS FACILITIES REFERENDUM APPROVED BY KAMLOOPS VOTERS

The City of Kamloops $37.6 million referendum to expand sports facilities to improve tournament-hosting capabilities was approved by voters on November 1, 2003. The project, prompted by City Council’s vision and plan to expand on the Tournament Capital of Canada program initiated in 2001, also promises to enhance this community’s “quality of life”.

Hillside Stadium conceptual designs include an indoor track, 3 gymnasium floors with seating, gymnastics facility, sports medicine service and retail space indoors. Outside this building will be 3 soccer fields, including one artificial field with lights and grandstands. Planned for McArthur Island is a second ice rink/dressing rooms at the Sports Centre (capable of hosting large tradeshows), a renovated lobby, and a second floor open viewing area with food service. The existing soccer and baseball fields will be improved to national level standards.

As part of the study, 15 sport groups were surveyed, ranging from speed skating to soccer and basketball to ball hockey. They indicated the potential of hosting an additional 46 new tournaments each year, on top of the 95 to 100 the city already hosts annually.

These new tournaments would bring with them 21,000 new out-of-town visitors who together would spend $6.1 million on meals, hotels, accommodation and other purchases, and generate another $1.8 million in indirect economic activity. This all in addition to the $8 million the City's Tournament Capital program already pumps into the local economy each year.

For more, information visit www.kamloops.ca/tcn.

KAMLOOPS TRACK & FIELD CLUB - A DREAM COME TRUE

"The Kamloops Track and Field Club and the Athletics community in Kamloops is tremendously pleased with the outcome of the referendum", said Judy Armstrong, Kamloops T&F Club Director. "This will give our programs, athletes and the community a real boost".

"This is a coach's dream", said Derek Evely, Head Coach, Kamloops T&F Club and Interior Regional Athletics Centre. "This will give us an ideal environment to train and compete all year, with the 200 metre indoor track, field events and indoor training areas right next to the outdoor facility. I can see athletes coming to train for periods of time and perhaps some even choosing to relocate. Kamloops will become a very attractive location for competitions, training and the necessary investment to help in developing and preparing more Canadian athletes for Olympic and World competition", he continued. "We've got a lot of work to do in partnership with the City of Kamloops and the Kamloops Parks and Recreation Department before we turn the key to open the doors. The community is terrific and very supportive of sport, evident by the results of the referendum", Derek concluded.


VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT POLICY TEMPLATE
As part of its risk management program, Sport BC recently amalgamated a number of documents and forms into a volunteer management policy template for recruiting, screening and hiring volunteers. This template is available to sport organizations to adapt to their needs.

The document can be downloaded from the Sport BC website at www.sport.bc.ca/03programs/Screening.htm. Look for the hyperlink to the document on the right hand side of the page.


CROSS COUNTRY

2003 BC High School Cross Country Championships results:
www.bcsscctfa.bc.ca/ 


ROAD RUNNING

BC ATHLETES SHINE AT THE NORTH AMERICAN 5KM CHAMPIONSHIPS
There were three BC Athletes on the team of six and each of them performed exceptionally well. The biggest surprise was Bruno Mazzotta who placed 4th in the men’s race. He had been doing his secret training in Flagstaff, Ariz. And it seemed to have paid off as his level of performance caught us all by surprise. Watch out all of you going to the Canadian Cross Country Championships as he is back in Flagstaff getting ready. Leah Pells also was 4th after holding on to second for much of the race. The stronger Americans edged past her in the final stages but her time of 16:03 was fantastic. Matt Johnston, our 3rd BC runner hung on to the front pack for most of the first 3k but the strong Mexicans picked it up for the rest of the way leaving Matt hanging on for dear life for 9th.

This is a unique race that is scored like a cross-country race with the team with the lowest score winning. Only the top 2 male and female performances are scored. Canada wound up second only 2 points behind the winning Americans and had a placing or two gone the other way we could have won the race. We were all down there during the terrible fires in San Diego. Although the smoke in the air didn’t hamper the race it became unbearable later that day and we were very happy to get back to the clean air of British Columbia.

Frank Reynolds
Canadian Team Head Coach

For more information see the article posted on the Athletics Canada website:
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2151 


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
November 8-9, 2003
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert
www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev1_nov8.htm

NCCP Technical Level 3 Sprint/Relay Workshop, Richmond
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.
www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev3_nov21.htm

NCCP Technical Level 3 Middle Distance Workshop, Victoria
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
www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev3_novjan.htm


TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS

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


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

CENTRE DIRECTOR – CANADIAN ATHLETICS COACHING CENTRE
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2212 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - SPORTMEDBC
SportMedBC is seeking a pro-active, independent problem solver to provide full time front line and administrative support for a small, dynamic and fast paced office.

The successful candidate will be a detail oriented, organized and resourceful individual with strong interpersonal and communication skills. As Administrative Assistant, you will be responsible for overseeing the operational functions of the office including: reception, coordinating and maintaining multiple databases, scheduling meetings, conferences and workshops, ordering and purchasing materials and equipment, handling and maintaining invoices, filing and archiving records, and overseeing membership and subscription programs. The job requires considerable computer experience (PC based Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Maximizer and electronic mail). Previous experience in overseeing a local area computer network is definitely an asset.

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.

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, November 14, 2003
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SportMedBC
#3 – 6501 Sprott Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8
FAX: (604) 473-4860
E-MAIL: info@sportmedbc.com 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - TENNIS BC
Applications should be remitted in confidence before November 15, 2003, to:
Scott Dunlop/Tennis BC
c/o Davis & Company
2800 – 666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Z7


LINKS OF INTEREST

Road Running in the USA
www.runningintheusa.com 

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca 


REMINDERS

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 

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

ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
Keep your contact information up to date during the school year
Please forward your contact information to Sam Collier - sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm

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 

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.

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

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
www.bcathletics.org/main/papers_articles.htm 

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.