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 BC Athletics Bulletin 
Your weekly source of up-to-date Athletics news in BC

ISSUE #4-2003
Wednesday, April 2, 2003

* = Reminders from last week

FUNDING

Direct Access Program - CHANGES - Effective April 1, 2003
The Government of British Columbia has introduced changes to the Direct Access Program for the distribution of revenues earned from casino and lottery gaming to community organizations across BC. See: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming/

ROAD RUNNING

* Road Running Committee Participation
In keeping with the B.C. Athletics Strategic Plan a call for applications to participate on the Road Running Committee is now being circulated via this e-mail. Please contact jerrytighe@bcathletics.org Ph: 604-737-3174

Applications are needed for the following areas,  and groups:

1.)    Zone 1, Kootenays, Zone 2, Okanagan. One person.
2.)    Zone 3, 4, 5 . Fraser Valley, Fraser Valley-Delta, Vancouver-Squamish. One person.
3.)    Zone 6, Vancouver Island. One person.
4.)    Zone 7, North West, Zone 8, Cariboo-North East. One person.
5.)    Junior Development Group. One person appointed by the committee.
6.)    Juvenile, Junior, Senior Committee. One person appointed by the committee.
7.)    Masters Committee. One person appointed by the committee.
8.)    Retail industry, one representative.
9.)    Official. One person appointed by the committee.
10.)   Athletes. 1 - Female & 1 - Male.
11.)  At Large – 2 people.

Purpose: To review, recommend and evaluate programs designed to guide the development of road running as an Athletics discipline in British Columbia within the framework of the BC Athletics Strategic Plan 2001 - 2005.

* BC Road Running Championships:

VFAC North Shore 5k - April 5, 2003
http://www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/northshore_details.htm 

Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon - June 23, 2003 http://www.runnerschoice.com/svhm/svhmNEWS.htm

Kajaks Flatlands 10k - October 19, 2003
http://www.kajaks.org/events.htm

 * Times Colonist 10k Road Race April 27, 2003:
Register on line for this beautiful, great and fun 10k Road Race in the British Columbia Capital City of Victoria.http://www.timescolonist10k.com

* Vancouver Sun Run April 13, 2003:
The Sun Run is fast approaching 50,000 for the 2003 Edition.  Let's try and make this happen.  Register today. 1110 corporate Teams have registered, 140 school teams and 45 Sun Run training clinics are full.
http://www.canada.com/vancouver/specials/sunrun/

* BC Athletics Vancouver Sun Run Booth:

  • Thursday April 10th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday April 11th 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday April 12th 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1.) If you enjoy talking to runners, volunteers are needed in 3 hour blocks to assist at the BC Athletics booth. Questions posed by out of town participants will need to be answered as well as queries from locals needing to know more about the benefits of joining BC Athletics.

2.) Drivers will be needed to pick up elite athletes from the Vancouver International Airport and bring them to the Hyatt Hotel.

3.) At the finish line we need volunteers to accompany and guide the elite athletes to the media/press area.

To Volunteer at the BC Athletics Booth please contact jerrytighe@bcathletics.org  ph: 604-737-3174

(4.) A driver at the start of the race to take the elite athletes warm up gear to the finish area.

* adidias Vancouver International Marathon, Half Marathon and Canada Kids MaraFun:
This long time Vancouver event has registration up 61% year to date.  6,000 runners will be allowed in the Half Marathon, 5,000 in the full marathon and 1,000 in the Kids Marathon ( 1 mile) for a total of 12,000 participants.  The finishers shirts done by the Inuit Gallery will be a huge hit and definitely one the runner will be proud to wear.  The next early registration deadline is March 28th.
http://www.adidasvanmarathon.ca/

2003 World Cross Country Championships, March 29 & 30 RESULTS & ARTICLES

Emily Mondor article: http://www.athleticscanada.com/athcan/news/WXCResultsDay2.htm

Kevin Sullivan article: http://www.athleticscanada.com/athcan/news/WXCResultsDay1.htm

Results:  http://www.iaaf.org/WXC03/index.html

BC Athletes on the Cdn Team were: Junior Women - Carmen Ballard (KELTF - Kelowna, BC) 77th place,  Mandy Macalister (U - Burnaby, BC) 88th place;  Senior Women (short course)  - Margaret Butler (KAJ - West Vancouver, BC) 81st place, and Emile Mondor 13th place, Quebec - training with Mike Lonergan; Senior Women (long Course) - Janine Moffett - (HH - North Vancouver, BC) 56th place, Alison Rendell (KAJ - Vancouver, BC., 51st place,  Senior Men (short course) - Mark Bomba (KAJ - New Westminster, BC)  66th place, Senior Men (long course) - Graham Cocksedge (PATH - Victoria, BC). DNS.

CLINICS AND SEMINARS

Meet Lynn Williams – 3000m Bronze Medallist 1984 Los Angeles Olympics
Saturday, April 5, 2003 – 10:00am to 2:00pm
Vanier School’s Rubber Track in Courtenay
Adult/$5 and JD’s/$3 – Pay at the track.
Contact Dale Trenholm (250) 923-0143

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Auction
April 25th, 2003
Vancouver Westin Bayshore Hotel hosted by Catriona Le may Doan and Steve Podborski.
This is a major fundraiser for the COC Excellence Fund, which directly benefits our Olympic athletes. 
Please support this event by donating to the silent auction.  
Please help support this worthwhile event! For more information contact (604) 696-1136 or cjforrest@shaw.ca

COACHING

Level II Sprints/Hurdles Clinic

  • Course Conductor: Les Gramantik - Alberta
  • May 17/18 2003
  • Location: TBA.
  • For further information please contact Eugene Konart at eugenekonart@bcathletics.org

Level I Technical Course

  • April 4 – 6 2003
  • Ballenas Secondary School – Parksville BC
  • Course Conductor – Al Johnson
  • Cost: BCA Members - $55 Non BCA Members - $65
  • Contact: Cathy MacKenzie (250) 752-1872

NCCP Theory courses:
http://www.coaches.bc.ca/courses/courses.htm

Calling all fully certified Level III Sprints and Jumps Coaches!
BC Athletics is looking for coaches with Level III certification to become Level II Course Conductors for Sprints/Hurdles and Jumps. Interested Coaches should contact Eugene Konart at (604) 727-3176 or eugenekonart@bcathletics.org 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Student employment opportunity with BC Athletics
http://www.bcathletics.org/main/about_bca.htm#employment

National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2003-2005 National Team Coaching Apprenticeship Program.  This program is designed to provide opportunities for Canadian women coaches to work with their national team programs leading up to and during the 2003 Pan Am Games and/or the 2004 Olympic or Paralympic Games.
For more information visit the Women in Coaching Web site:
www.coach.ca/women/e/apprenticeship

* International Work Experience Opportunities for Young Canadian Sports People
http://www.canadiansport.ca/jobs/commonwealthgames.html

* The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship
Applications for this years process are due May 31, 2003
Details and information at: www.caaws.ca. 

* Coordinator, Track & Field Programming Posting Number: 3015
Department: School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University, Toronto
Affiliation: CPM Band: 3 Salary: Based on an annual salary of $44,000 to $47,000
Duration Type: Limited term Full Time Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Position Starting: Thursday, May 1, 2003 and Ending: Saturday, April 30, 2005
Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 9, 2003
Contact Department of Human Resources for the full details of the position:
Suite A, East Office Building
York University 4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario  M3J 1P3
FAX number: 416-736-5703

EVENT LISTINGS

For a complete listing of upcoming events (BC events are highlighted in yellow) including contact information please go to the following links:

Track & Field
http://www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm

Road Running
http://www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm

Marathons
http://www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm

Road Relays & Ultra
http://www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr2.htm

Cross Country and Trail Running
http://www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_xc.htm

Race Walking – see Track & Field above

* PacifiCanada Track & Field Series
The PacifiCanada Track and Field Series features a combination of six open and invitational meets, 67 track and field events and over $20,000 in prize money.  The series, which runs from June 4 to June 11, allows athletes to accumulate points through the series with cash prizes awarded to the overall winners. The events are as follows:

Review Kajaks International Track Classic; Wednesday, June 4, 2003; Clement Track Richmond, B.C.; www.kajaks.org

New Westminster City International; Thursday, June 5, 2003; Mercer Stadium New Westminster, B.C. http://nwtrackmeet.cjb.net

10000m Canadian and BC Championships: Saturday, June 7, 2003; Swangard Stadium Burnaby B.C.; www.harryjerome.com

Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic; Sunday, June 8, 2003; Swangard Stadium Burnaby B.C.; www.harryjerome.com

Victoria TrackFest Twilight Meet; Monday, June 9, 2003; Centennial Stadium Victoria, B.C.; www.britishcolumbia.com/trackfest/

Victoria International Track Classic; Wednesday, June 11, 2003; Centennial Stadium Victoria, B.C.; www.britishcolumbia.com/trackfest/

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic and Victoria International Track Classic are invitational track meets while the other meets in the PacifiCanada Track Series are "open" meets and will be used to qualify for the invitational meets.
PacifiCanada Track and Field Series, visit www.pacificanada.ca.
Media Contact: Joanna Fox, Communications Manager, PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria, (250) 595-1955, cell (250) 882-5426, jfox@pacificsport.com

* Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships - Victoria, BC July 18-20th.
Accommodations in Victoria book up quickly, so we urge you to book now!
The Host Hotel for the event is the Traveller's Inn. Information about the hotel can be viewed at www.travellersinn.com. The toll free reservation line is 1-888-254-6476 or email: downtown@travellersinn.com.
The group rate for the Nationals is $89.95, but this rate is ONLY in effect until May 1st, so book now to receive this rate! The hotel provides a shuttle for transportation to and from Centennial Stadium.
Rooms are available at the University of Victoria. If you would like to make a reservation to stay at the dorms on campus, please phone (250) 721-8395 and ask for the group rate for the Canadian National Track & Field Championships. A single room is $44.00 incl. taxes (bed & breakfast) and $55.00 for a double room (bed & breakfast).

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