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Wednesday, November 5, 2003
2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting &
Links of Interest
ATHLETICS CANADA 2003-2004 ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CARDING)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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
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.
2003 BC High School Cross Country Championships results:
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.
Canadian Team Head Coach
For more information see the article posted on the Athletics Canada
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 l, Kelowna
November 8-9, 2003
Course conductor - Amber Gilbert
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.
NCCP Technical Level 3 Middle Distance Workshop, Victoria
November 17, 2003 - January 12, 2004.
Location: National Coaching Institute at UVic, McKinnon building,
Course Conductor - Wynn Gmitroski, PacificSport Regional Athletics Centre
Coach/HP Consultant, certified Level 3 Distance Course Conductor
TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
THE FUNDAMENTALS NEEDED FOR A STRONG AND PRODUCTIVE TRACK & FIELD
CENTRE DIRECTOR – CANADIAN ATHLETICS COACHING CENTRE
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.
#3 – 6501 Sprott Street,
Burnaby, BC, V5B 3B8
FAX: (604) 473-4860
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - TENNIS BC
Applications should be remitted in confidence before November 15, 2003,
Scott Dunlop/Tennis BC
c/o Davis & Company
2800 – 666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2Z7
LINKS OF INTEREST
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
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
ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY ATHLETES
Keep your contact information up to date during the school year
Please forward your contact information to Sam Collier - firstname.lastname@example.org
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
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
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
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
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 email@example.com
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
The deadline for BC Athletics to receive your nominations is Friday,
November 21st, 2003. Return the nominations to BC Athletics c/o Brian
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
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)
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
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
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.
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