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Wednesday, November 12, 2003
2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting &
Track & Field
Links of Interest
LAST CALL - 2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
The absolute deadline for event listings to be included in the 2004
Calendar of Events is Wednesday, November 19th - 4:00pm.
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.
TRACK & FIELD
2004 OLYMPICS SELECTION CRITERIA
2004 PARALYMPIC GAMES SELECTION CRITERIA
THE SEE YOU IN ATHENS FUND
Currently 70% of Canada's amateur athletes live below the poverty
line.* The number is staggering and real. In the four years leading up to
the games, most athletes cannot afford proper training, coaching,
nutrition or basic living expenses. The See You In Athens Fund will
support those athletes whose dreams and goals of winning gold can be
realized through our efforts.
The See You In Athens Fund lives and breathes to further strengthen our
Canadian pride in our heroes – namely our athletes. Without those men
and women who strive for excellence in amateur sport, there would be no
'flag waving' at international competitions.
The See You In Canadian Athletes Fund is a non-for-profit organization
devoted solely to raising money and awareness for Canada's amateur
athletes. The fund has been set-up to help Canada's amateur athletes ready
for international summer and winter games. Monies donated to the Fund are
put directly into the hands of Canadian athletes to support their
training, coaching, nutrition and living expenses in preparation for
international competition. The mission is to underwrite expenses of as
many Canadian amateur athletes as possible, as support is needed years
before the medals can be obtained.
Already in 2003, the See You In Athens Fund has dispersed funding to
108 athletes from across Canada, with many more still to come. As our next
athlete application deadline approaches on November 28th, we're on a BIG
ASK campaign, driving hard toward our goal of $5 million by December 4th.
We want to connect 31 million Canadians with our hundreds of elite
athletes from coast to coast. It's a crucial time. Early in the new year,
many will need to travel overseas in order to train in climates suited to
their sport while continuing to qualify for Athens next summer.
One of the most exciting things is that our athletes are already
starting to PAY IT FORWARD. On October 19th, 2003 World Champion (100m
Hurdles) and See You In Athens recipient Perdita Felicien was the guest of
honour at the Friends of Ferrari Gala Luncheon in Woodbridge, Ontario.
When asked what charity she wanted to donate $5000 toward, Perdita chose
See You In Athens. Perdita received $5000 from the See You In Athens Fund
and now she's paying it forward with support enough to take care of
another athlete on our waiting list. What a great way for everyone to play
a part in our country's success!
Athlete Information and Application forms can be found at
MAKE AN INVESTMENT IN CANADIAN PRIDE
ALL DONATIONS WELCOME - TAX RECEIPTS ISSUED
If you’ve ever watched with pride as the Canadian team has entered a
stadium ready for competition, or an emotional athlete mounts the podium
as the Canadian anthem plays behind, you know our goal.
Make an investment in Canadian pride and help nurture our future
Whether you are an individual or a corporation, we invite you to
support Canadian athletes by donating to the See You In Athens Fund.
To find out more about donating please go to:
DON STEEN RECEIVED PETRO-CANADA AWARD
Congratulations to Don Steen of Burnaby, B.C. who recently received a
Petro-Canada Coaching award in recognition of his coaching expertise with
discus thrower Courtney Knight. Knight won the silver medal in the discus
event at the the 2nd International Blind Sports Association World
Championships which took place in Quebec City in August. The Petro-Canada
Awards are presented annually to coaches whose athletes won medals over
the past year at world championships, Olympic Games, Special Olympics, or
The winners received their awards at the Sport Leadership awards dinner
on November 1 in Vancouver.
BC HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS
NCAA WEST REGIONAL INFORMATION
The NCAA Cross Country West Regional returns to Blue Lake Park in Gresham,
Ore. for the first time since 1999. The best collegiate runners from the
West Coast will be on hand to compete at the Gresham course on Sat., Nov.
15. The men’s 10k race is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m., the women’s
6k race is slated for 12:15 p.m. The top two teams automatically qualify
for the NCAA Championships on Mon., Nov. 24 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The West
Regional is one of nine NCAA Regionals taking place across the country.
The Blue Lake Park course is a flat course run mostly on grass. The layout
is also considered a great spectators’ course.
2003 HANEY–HARRISON ROAD RELAY
As we look forward to November 6th, 2004, B.C. Athletics would like to
acknowledge all the volunteers who showed up on time at their volunteer
site at this year’s event. Without your dedicated assistance it would be
impossible to conduct and operate the event. Thank you very much.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on any of the courses listed below contact
Eugene Konart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
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
LINKS OF INTEREST
From PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
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
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.
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 - email@example.com
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
2003 OFFICIALS' COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
November 30, 2003
Club House - Abbotsford Rotary Stadium 10:00 am
2003 OFFICIALS AWARDS NOMINATION FORMS
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