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Wednesday, December 10, 2003
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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
Please refer to the website AGM page for ALL information. Check regularly
as information, reports etc. will be added daily.
DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP POLICY
As approved by the BC Athletics Board of Directors the policy with respect
to providing Day of Event Membership for sanctioned competitions has been
amended - this should be shown as an additional $3.00 for those entrants
who are not current members of BC Athletics or another Athletics
Association. It is appreciated that this may not be possible for events
that have their planning well underway. During this phase in year, please
present wherever possible, the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership as an
additional $3.00. (Note: The previous policy allowed for either an
additional $3.00 for non members or a $3.00 deduction for BC Athletics
members or members from another Athletics Association.) The event entry
form must also provide space for the entrant to put in their current BC
Athletics or equivalent Athletics Association membership number.
The intended result of this change in how the Day of Event Membership
Fee is presented on the entry form is to: a) insure that the full amount
of the entry fee is retained by the event organizing committee; b) more
clearly reflect one of the benefits of BC Athletics Membership; and c)
visibly demonstrates a financial return to the event organizer, through
the sharing of the Day of Event Membership 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 BC
The amount returned to BC Athletics goes to support these and other
- Youth, developing athlete and adult participant development - camps,
clinics and resources
- Event Insurance (Liability) for all Day of Event Members
- Event promotion and a direct link from the BC Athletics Calendar of
Events web pages
- Technical assistance and support to event organizers
- BC Team programs for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters age groups
in Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking and Track & Field in
National Championships, Canada and Western Canada Games
- Officials training and event officiating support
- Coaches education and training
- Prizing in selected events
- BC Championship programs in Road Running, Race Walking, Marathon,
Cross Country Running, Track & Field, Road Relays and Ultra
- Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross
- Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all
This policy is undergoing further review by the BC Athletics Planning
Committee under the heading of BC Athletics Membership Fees and Services.
In 2004 the Planning Committee will undertake an extensive dialogue with
event organizers with regard to BC Athletics Day of Event Membership -
fees, presentation, revenue sharing and other related issues. Any proposed
changes will be presented at the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
to be held on January 23 and 24, 2004 and/or the 2005 BC Athletics Annual
Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: email@example.com
NEW COMMUNITY RECOGNITION PROGRAM LAUNCHED
The True Sport Community Recognition Program is a new national initiative
that will bring to light best practices and success stories related to
values based sport programs at the community level.
This important program is a key component of “True Sport”, a
movement that is committed to the belief that Canadian sport can, should
and will make a powerful contribution to the development of people and
communities. True Sport is a movement of people who love sport, who are
true to sport, and who champion the belief that sport can truly make us
Successful communities will be publicly recognized during the annual
Canadian Sport Awards. This national, televised Awards program is a
celebration of sporting excellence and will be broadcast on CBC Television
on March 24, 2004.
Please visit the True Sport website at www.truesportpur.ca/files/pdfs/CSA-TrueSportAwardBrochure.pdf
for a copy of the True Sport Community brochure, which highlights the key
elements of the Program and provides detailed information on the
nomination process. Deadline for entries is January 15, 2004.
For Information Please Contact:
Bryan R. Merrett, B. Com., M.B.A.
True Sport Online Community
202-2197 promenade Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3
Email/Adresse courriel: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site/Site Internet: www.truesportpur.ca
Phone/ Tél.: (613) 521-3340, ext. 3230
Fax/Téléc.: (613) 521-31340
Tina Connelly of Port Coquitlam finished 2nd in the Women's Open Category
at the California International Marathon in Sacramento on December 7, 2003
in a time of 2:34:51. First place went to Tatiana Titova of Russia in a
time of 2:33:31. Full details on the marathon can be found at: http://www.runcim.org/
The Athletics Canada 2004 Olympic Games Selection Qualifying Standards
is: "A" Standard - 2:28.14 and the "B" Standard is
For more information on the Athletics Canada Olympic Team qualifying
process go to: http://www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2165
TRACK & FIELD
2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS DRAFT VERSION 2
Please send any corrections directly to email@example.com.
JUMPS CLINIC DECEMBER 13TH
Just a reminder about the upcoming Jumps clinic on Sat. Dec. 13. Tony
Dickson (Comox Valley Coach) along with a jumps coach to be announced,
will be coaching triple, long and high jump. The plan is to provide
information on training for these events in the off season (now!) and
provide useful drills and conditioning exercises as well as some technical
critique. The morning will start at 10:30 am and concludes at 3:00 pm.
Lunch and snacks will be provided. The fee is $10.
Please email registration confirmations to Christine Morfitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC
Job Title: Associate Director -Programs
The Aboriginal Sports and /Recreation Association of BC (ASRA) is the
recognized multi-sport umbrella organization responsible for supporting
the provision of sport, physical activity and recreation opportunities for
Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia. ASRA’s membership includes
athletes, coaches and sport leaders in more than 200 communities
throughout BC. This not-for-profit society is a leader in the development
of the Aboriginal sports movement in BC, in Canada and the North American
Indigenous Games (NAIG).
The Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association is seeking an
experienced, competent and caring person to develop and manage the athlete
and coaching development programs for the organization in support of
Aboriginal peoples in BC. As part of the management team, the Associate
Director - Programs is responsible for providing programs and services for
entry level participants through to high performance Aboriginal athletes.
A major area of responsibility will be the development, implementation and
evaluation of the Aboriginal Youth FIRST (Futures in Recreation and Sport
Training) Sport Excellence Program and Aboriginal Team BC program for both
the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and North American Indigenous
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Director – Programs is responsible for facilitating,
coordinating and /or delivering a variety of programs and services to
enhance the holistic development of Aboriginal participants associated
Develop and implement athlete programs and services.
Manage the Aboriginal Team BC program.
Develop and implement the Aboriginal FIRST Sport Excellence Program in
partnership with the Sport and Physical Activity Branch.
Assist with the recruitment of human resources (staff and volunteers) for
Develop and implement coaching programs and services.
Develop programs to increase physical activity and leadership in the
Liaise with partners within BC sport system, provincial and multi-sport
organizations, to help deliver programs and services to Aboriginal
communities and individuals.
Work with service providers to support the athletes including sport
science and medicine programs.
Establish and/or deliver educational workshops/seminars to address
athletes and coaches needs.
Work with the Provincial Sport Organizations to increase the number of
Aboriginal Officials in the communities.
Qualifications, Skills and Experiences
1.Experience as a high performance athlete and/or coach or leader working
with Aboriginal athletes.
2.Degree or Diploma in Sport or Recreation Management, Physical Education,
Social Services, or related field.
3.3 years related management experience preferred.
4.Knowledge and understanding of the local, provincial, national and
international sport system is an asset.
5.Demonstrated experience ensuring effective implementation &
evaluation of programs; introducing and managing change; new concepts;
best practices and skills development.
6.Experience facilitating groups, teams and/or committees and the ability
to conduct presentations to a wider audience.
7.Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with the ability to
write concise and informative reports.
8.Well developed analytical skills to effectively manage activities such
as budgeting; planning and implementing new initiatives and reporting
9.Developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills demonstrating the
ability to lead a team of staff, contractors and volunteers.
10.Ability to articulate a vision about sport and recreation for the
future—from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives—to
partners, funders and the community.
11.Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others.
12.Experience in fostering a team approach to sport development and
creating collaboration among partner organizations, staff and contractors.
13.Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
14.Experience and competencies in working in an Aboriginal environment.
Salary Range: $44,026.00 - $62,859.00, plus a comprehensive benefit
Location: Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
Start Date: January 2004
How to apply: The closing date for this competition is 1:00 pm,
December 15, 2003. Only those selected for an interview will be
contacted. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference
may be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. 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.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Eugene Konart at email@example.com
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
"THREE WAVES" Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport
LINKS OF INTEREST
Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
IAAF RULE BOOK 2004 - 2005
The print version of the IAAF Rule Book will not be available until next
year. Please find a PDF version available at: www.bcathletics.org/iaafrulebook.pdf
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
SASKATOON DOWNTOWN LIONS SLED DOG OPEN - JAN 22, 23, 24 2004
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at email@example.com.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
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
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