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Wednesday, November 26, 2003
From the BC Athletics
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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
Hotel: (604) 278-5555
Guest Room rate: $75.00 for Courtyard Mini-Suite - single/double (plus
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:
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:
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 email@example.com
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
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.
Coaching application for 2004 National Teams
Team Investors Group Amateur Athlete Bursary Applications Now Available
From Athletes CAN
Olympic Games Selection Criteria
Olympic Games Head Coach Letter
List of Approved Events for Purpose of Qualification for the Olympic
Application Form and Policy for Approval of Events for the Purpose of
Qualification for the Olympic Games
Deadline - December 1st, 2003
TRACK & FIELD
2004 National Team Coaching Opportunities
2004 Paralympic Games Selection Criteria
2004 Manager Application Form
2004 Medical Application Form
2002 – 2004 Paralympic Carding Criteria
2003-2004 Paralympic Carding List
2003-2004 Carded Athlete Agreement
Paralympic Newsletter – November 2003
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
- 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
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
UBC - Ziak wins individual NAIA title; T-Bird women place fifth at
first ever nationals
SFU - Women win national title
2003 NCAA DIV I CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact
Eugene Konart at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
ABORIGINAL SPORTS AND RECREATION ASSOCIATION OF BC
Job Title: Special Project Assistant – Coaching
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).
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:
- Work with management team to design a cohesive and comprehensive
coaching development strategy.
- Oversee all aspects of data collection and analysis in accordance
with coaching development strategy.
- 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.
- Provide support to management team in the areas of planning,
coordination, program execution and communications.
- Collaborate with management team to ensure the effective
coordination of program schedules and related events for coaches.
- Assist with funds development for educational and coaching programs.
- Oversee project budget and financial reporting in close
collaboration with immediate supervisor.
- 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.
- Assist in identifying and compiling a list of key sport and
recreation stakeholders / key contacts in both Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal communities in BC.
- Produce periodic written reports and a final report on coaching
development with recommendations for strategic directions in program
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Leadership experience in coaching and sport and recreation settings.
- Ability to articulate a vision about preparing coaches for the
future—from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives—to
partners, funders and the community.
- Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
- Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective coaching
development and training.
Skills and Experience
- Experience in fostering a team approach to coaching development and
creating collaboration among partner organizations in coaching
- Excellent project coordination and planning skills.
- Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Experience in budgeting and financial reporting.
- At least three years experience in an administrative capacity in an
organization that provides direct services to coaches.
- Experience and competencies in working in an Aboriginal environment.
- Experience and/or understanding of the development of sport and
recreation programs in non-for-profit setting.
$ 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
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)
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS - TRACK & FIELD - DRAFT AVAILABLE
A DRAFT of the 2004 Track & Field Calendar of Events is now available
Please review the DRAFT and send any corrections or omissions to Eugene
Konart at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com.
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
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