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ISSUE #37-2003
Wednesday, November 26, 2003

From the BC Athletics Office
Track & Field
Cross Country
Courses
Employment Opportunities
Links of Interest
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 23, 24, 25, 2004
&
2004 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 24, 2004

The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
www.executivehotels.net/index800.htm 
Hotel: (604) 278-5555
Reservations: 1-800-663-2878
Guest Room rate: $75.00 for Courtyard Mini-Suite - single/double (plus taxes)
Please make reservations directly with the hotel and refer to the BC Athletics group rate.

It is the intent of BC Athletics to use the website for the dissemination of as much information, forms, updates etc. as possible. Forms and information required for the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be available on the website in on-line and PDF format. Anyone requiring information/forms to be mailed to them should contact the BC Athletics office. The following link will take you to the 2004 Annual General Meeting page:
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm 

2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting:

  • Friday, January 23, 2004
    6:00 pm – Registration
    7:00 pm – Annual General Meeting
     
  • Saturday, January 24, 2004
    8:00 am – Registration
    9:00 am – Annual General Meeting
     
  • Sunday, January 25, 2004
    9:00 am – Interest Group Workshops (TBA)

Note: All delegates/participants be 2004 members of BC Athletics.

BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Information and forms available on-line and in PDF format:

2004 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet:

Silent Auction!
Each club is asked to donate an item to our Auction. Items can be dropped off at registration. Clubs will be acknowledged for their contributions. Please contact Carolyn Winter at acwinter@shaw.ca and let us know what you will be donating so space can be organized.

Saturday, January 24, 2004
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Hospitality Hour (no host)
7:00 pm – Dinner to be followed by awards presentations

Awards Banquet Tickets:
$40.00 – Individuals
$305.00 – Table (8 persons)
Deadline for ordering tickets is January 19, 2004

Awards Banquet Information and forms available on-line and in PDF format:

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.


ATHLETICS CANADA

Coaching application for 2004 National Teams
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936 

Team Investors Group Amateur Athlete Bursary Applications Now Available From Athletes CAN
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=849 www.athletescan.com/e/archives/2003/1119_ig_application.htm

Olympic Games Selection Criteria
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165

Olympic Games Head Coach Letter
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165

List of Approved Events for Purpose of Qualification for the Olympic Games
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165

Application Form and Policy for Approval of Events for the Purpose of Qualification for the Olympic Games
Deadline - December 1st, 2003
http://www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165


TRACK & FIELD

2004 National Team Coaching Opportunities
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936 

2004 Paralympic Games Selection Criteria
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2166 

2004 Manager Application Form
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936 

2004 Medical Application Form
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936 

2002 – 2004 Paralympic Carding Criteria
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140 

2003-2004 Paralympic Carding List
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=141 

2003-2004 Carded Athlete Agreement
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2173 

Paralympic Newsletter – November 2003
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2246


CROSS COUNTRY

CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS SET FOR TORONTO
(Ottawa, November 24, 2003) – Canada’s top cross-country runners will be competing for national championship titles later this week at the Canadian Cross Country Running Championships taking place in Toronto’s Sunnybrook Park on Saturday, November 29.

Headlining the list of Canada’s elite and Olympic runners coming to Toronto are:

  • Emilie Mondor, of Mascouche, QC, who finished 13th at last year’s World Cross Country Championships and was 12th in the 5,000m at last summer’s world outdoor championships in Paris
  • Matt Kerr, of Elora, ON, national steeplechase champion
  • National team veteran Joël Bourgeois, of Grand Digue, NB, ranked second in the 3000m steeplechase behind Matt Kerr
  • 2003 CIS male and female cross country champions, Eric Gillis of St. Francis Xavier University, and Beth Wightman of Queens University.

National championships titles will be contested in the following events:

Masters, Men and Women 8K
Junior Women 5K
Junior Men 8K
Senior Women 6K
Senior Men 10K

Results from the Canadian Cross Championships will be used to select a national team of approximately 34 athletes which will represent Canada at the World Cross Country Championships taking place in Brussels, Belgium on March 20-21, 2004.

Before the elite races begin, runners of all skill levels will participate in open cross-country races in a 13-and-under 1 Km category and an all-ages 5 Km category. Approximately 800 competitors are expected to attend the event.

The 2003 and the 2004 Canadian Cross-Country Running Championships are being hosted by the Toronto Olympic Club on behalf of Athletics Canada. Over the past 50 years, the Toronto Olympic Club has produced a large number of prominent Canadian champions ranging from national champions to world record breakers and Olympians.

More information on the competition and the club and be found at: www.torontoolympicclub.com
Canadian team selection criteria for the World Cross Country Championship can be found at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2069


2003 NAIA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Complete Results:
www.naia.org/xc/mxcountry/championship/2003/release.html 

UBC - Ziak wins individual NAIA title; T-Bird women place fifth at first ever nationals
www.athletics.ubc.ca/crosscountry/pressroom/
11-22-03-Ziak%20wins%20individual%20NAIA%20title.htm
 

SFU - Women win national title
http://cgi.sfu.ca/~athlwww/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=384 

2003 NCAA DIV I CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/womens/results/2814 
www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/mens/results/2812 


COURSES

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ABORIGINAL SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF BC
Contract Position
Job Title: Special Project Assistant – Coaching

Organization Description
The Aboriginal Sports/Recreation Association of BC (ASRA) is the recognized multi-sport umbrella organization for the Aboriginal peoples of British Columbia. Since inception in 1989, it has become a catalyst to support and guide the provision of opportunities for Aboriginal peoples in sport, physical activity and recreation. We service athletes, coaches and sport leaders in more than 200 communities throughout BC. This not-for-profit society has played a leadership role in the development of the Aboriginal sports movement in BC, in Canada and the establishment of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Position Summary
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC seeks an experienced, competent and caring person to develop and coordinate a comprehensive coaching development strategy for Aboriginal peoples of BC. Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Leadership and Revenue Development, the Special Project Assistant – Coaching is responsible for the development and implementation of a coaching development strategy in support of the Aboriginal Sport Excellence Model.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Work with management team to design a cohesive and comprehensive coaching development strategy.
  2. Oversee all aspects of data collection and analysis in accordance with coaching development strategy.
  3. Develop and improve the delivery mechanism of coaching programs at all levels to ensure the effective coordination and integration of the programs and resources of the Aboriginal Sport Excellence Model.
  4. Provide support to management team in the areas of planning, coordination, program execution and communications.
  5. Collaborate with management team to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for coaches.
  6. Assist with funds development for educational and coaching programs.
  7. Oversee project budget and financial reporting in close collaboration with immediate supervisor. 
  8. Liaise and foster relationships among schools, universities, businesses and other community coaching and education programs to enhance the development of the Aboriginal Sport Excellence Model.
  9. Assist in identifying and compiling a list of key sport and recreation stakeholders / key contacts in both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities in BC.
  10. Produce periodic written reports and a final report on coaching development with recommendations for strategic directions in program delivery.
  11. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  1. Leadership experience in coaching and sport and recreation settings.
  2. Ability to articulate a vision about preparing coaches for the future—from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives—to partners, funders and the community.
  3. Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
  4. Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective coaching development and training.

Skills and Experience

  1. Experience in fostering a team approach to coaching development and creating collaboration among partner organizations in coaching development.
  2. Excellent project coordination and planning skills.
  3. Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Experience in budgeting and financial reporting.
  6. At least three years experience in an administrative capacity in an organization that provides direct services to coaches.
  7. Experience and competencies in working in an Aboriginal environment.
  8. Experience and/or understanding of the development of sport and recreation programs in non-for-profit setting.

Compensation
$ 9300.00 honorarium

Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

Contract Term: December 8, 2003 to March 31, 2004

How to apply
The closing date for this competition is 1:00 pm, December 1, 2003. Please forward a cover letter and a resume to:

Human Resource Committee
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC
c/o: Gordon Ali, Associate Director - Administration and Operations
1 Boat Ramp Road
Brentwood Bay BC V8M 1N9
Tel: 250.544.1667
Fax: 250.544.1619
E-mail: gordon.ali@asra.ca

For more information about Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC, please visit our Website at www.asra.ca
Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry.


LINKS OF INTEREST

Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
www.islandnet.com/~vira/  

PacifcSport
www.pacificsport.com/ 

Interior Running Association
www.interiorrunning.ca/ 

Road Running in the USA
www.runningintheusa.com 

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca 


REMINDERS

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS - TRACK & FIELD - DRAFT AVAILABLE
A DRAFT of the 2004 Track & Field Calendar of Events is now available at: www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 
Please review the DRAFT and send any corrections or omissions to Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org 
All corrections/omissions must be in to the BC Athletics office by DECEMBER 1, 2003. Your immediate response in greatly appreciated.

DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP POLICY CHANGE
As approved by the Board of Directors the policy with respect to providing Day of Event Membership for sanctioned competitions - this must be shown as an additional $3.00 over and above the entry fee.
The sharing of the Day of Event Membership Fee is - for events up to and including 2,000 participants the host organizing committee retains $1.00 and $2.00 is returned to BC Athletics. For events of greater than 2,000 participants the Day of Event Membership Fee is split 50/50 ($1.50 retained by the host organizing committee and $1.50 returned to BCA). This policy is undergoing further review by the BC Athletics Planning Committee under the heading of BC Athletics Membership Fees and Services with any proposed changes presented at the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting to be held January 23 and 24, 2004.

TASK FORCE VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED
The Task Force, moved by Board of Directors - Executive Committee will review the Codes of Conduct for Team BC Athletes.
Coaching, Manager and Athlete representatives are invited to sit on the Committee to do this review. It is anticipated that it will be a "one time" only meeting with recommendations, if any, going to the 2004 Annual General Meeting.
Those interested in taking part are asked to contact Brian McCalder at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org by NOVEMBER 30, 2003.

JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - CALL FOR REPRESENTATIVES AT LARGE
Anyone interested in serving as a representative at large on the BC Athletics Junior Development Committee is asked to submit your expression of interest which includes a brief resume of experiences inside Athletics and involvement with club programs and organization and any committee involvement outside of Athletics. At the present time the following positions are open:
One 1 year term - Representative at Large
Three 2 year terms - Representative at Large
Expressions of interest with requested information are to be forwarded to Brad Wallbank - Chair, BC Athletics Junior Development Committee at bradwallbank@shaw.ca with a copy to the BC Athletics office at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org.

ALTITUDE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM FOR COACHES - COLORADO SPRINGS
The United States Olympic Committee, in conjunction with the Northern Arizona University's High Altitude Sports Training Complex will be hosting an Altitude Training Symposium for Coaches on February 11-14, 2004 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information regarding this summit, click on www.hastc.nau.edu/symposium.htm

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

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

2003 OFFICIALS AWARDS NOMINATION FORMS
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm

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.