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ISSUE #39-2003
Wednesday, December 10, 2003

From the BC Athletics Office
Road Running
Track & Field
Employment Opportunities
Links of Interest
Event Listings
BC Rankings


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. 

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 Athletics).

The amount returned to BC Athletics goes to support these and other programs/services:

  • 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 Running
  • Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running
  • Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all members

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 General Meeting.

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: 

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 better.

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 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:  - 
Web Site/Site Internet: 
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: 

The Athletics Canada 2004 Olympic Games Selection Qualifying Standards is: "A" Standard - 2:28.14 and the "B" Standard is 2:31:00.

For more information on the Athletics Canada Olympic Team qualifying process go to: 


Please send any corrections directly to

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


Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC
Job Title: Associate Director -Programs

Organization Description
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).

Position Summary:
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 Games.

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 with ASRA.
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 program delivery.
Develop and implement coaching programs and services.
Develop programs to increase physical activity and leadership in the Aboriginal communities.
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 & documentation.
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 package.

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
Tel: 250.544.1667
Fax: 250.544.1619
For more information about Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC, please visit our Website at


For additional information on courses offered, contact Eugene Konart at or go to the website at


"THREE WAVES" Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network. 


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: 

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 

(See "Forms")

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 with a copy to the BC Athletics office at



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


Details, direct links and contacts 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field 

Road Running 


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running 

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


Road Running: 

Track & Field 

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