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Wednesday, December 17, 2003
From the BC Athletics
Track & Field
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FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
Brian, Jerry and Sam at the BC Athletics office would like to take this
opportunity to wish you all the Happiest of Holidays and the Very Best in
2004. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year.
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.
Committee Reports now available:
LAST CALL FOR BC ATHLETICS RECORDS SUBMISSIONS
All 2003 performances that set a BC Athletics record must be submitted to
the BC Athletics office no later than December 31, 2003. Contact the BC
Athletics office for the appropriate form - firstname.lastname@example.org
BC ATHLETICS OFFICE HOURS
The BC Athletics office will be closed on December 24th and will re-open
BC ATHLETICS STAFF CHANGES
Please be informed that on an interim basis the responsibilities of the BC
Athletics Technical Manager, Track & Field and Director Power/Speed
Events has been assumed by Brian McCalder, President/CEO. All matters
concerning Track & Field, Coaching Education/Certification and P/S
Development should be directed to Brian at: email@example.com
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
IN MEMORIAM - GUY PICKARD
Track and Field Official Guy Pickard of Victoria passed away on December
9, 2003. Born January 2, 1921 in Duncan, BC Guy's life was one of devotion
to service of others and hard work. A veteran of World War II, he remained
in Europe following the war to assist with post-war duties. He was a
master carpenter who often leant a hand to friends and neighbours who
needed help. He was a dedicated nationally recognized Track & Field
Official with BC Athletics. His volunteering also included Operation
Trackshoes, an annual Track Meet for children with special needs and
regular visits to "The Priory" in Langford to bring cheer to the
residents. He was devoted to his family and greatly enjoyed his
grandchildren and gardening. He will always be remembered for his
cheerfulness and as his family has said, "He was a great guy!"
A celebration of Guy's life will be held at McCall Brothers Floral
Chapel, Johnson and Vancouver Streets, Victoria on Saturday, December 20
at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made
on Guy's behalf to "Operation Trackshoes", c/o Camosum College,
3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5J2. Condolences may be offered to
the family at: www.mccallbros.com
Volunteer Vancouver’s Volunteer Recognition Awards
Volunteer Vancouver is inviting nominations for its Volunteer Recognition
Awards to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and showcase the voluntary
efforts of countless individuals and groups. We all know that thousands of
events would not happen if it weren’t for the enthusiasm and dedication
of volunteers. Awards are presented in six categories and recipients will
be announced during the gala ceremony on April 19, 2004. To find out more
about these volunteer recognition awards, visit www.volunteervancouver.ca/volunteering/awards.asp
or call 604-875-9144 for more information.
British Columbia Community Achievement Awards
The newly formed British Columbia Achievement Foundation is pleased to
announce its inaugural British Columbia Community Achievement Awards.
These awards celebrate “the spirit, imagination, dedication and
outstanding contributions of British Columbians to their communities”.
Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony in the Spring of 2004
(details to be announced at a later time). Nomination deadline is January
30, 2004. Information about these achievement awards is available at www.bcachievement.com
or by calling 1-866-882-6088.
2003 TOM LONGBOAT AWARDS
the Aboriginal Sport Circle - Canada's National Voice for Aboriginal Sport
2003 Tom Longboat Awards:
Most Outstanding Female/Male Athlete in Canada
2003 Aborginal Coach Awards
Most Outstanding Female/Male Coach in Canada
Only four weeks left to nominate!
For further information and nomination forms please contact:
Aboriginal Sport Circle
RR#3 Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
Cornwall Island K6H 5R7
T: 1.866.938.1176 ext. 21
TRACK & FIELD
FAST – Foundation for Athletes and Sport Training (Athlete Funding
and Support Program)
FAST (Foundation for Athletes and Sport Training) is very pleased to
announce that it will be awarding ten developing athletes from across
Canada with FAST Track bursaries of $5000 each. 250 developing athletes
will be awarded the FAST Toolkit, equipping them with information and
discounts for goods and services to support their dreams. Each of the 260
athletes will be members of the FAST Track Program, receiving support
throughout their career as a developing athlete (as long as minimum
performance standards continue to be met). The FAST Track awards will be
announced in March, 2004.
The complete program and athlete application is available at: www.fastcanada.org.
BC Athletics must review all applications from Athletics athletes and
submit by January 23, 2004, up to 4 nominees who meet the criteria. (See
the program criteria and the Provincial/Territorial Sport Organization
responsibilities). The submission to BC Athletics must be received by
January 9, 2003 in order for it to be considered.
Questions on the program should be directed to Ann Peel at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS DRAFT VERSION 2
Please send any corrections directly to email@example.com.
39TH ANNUAL NIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GAMES - FEB 6-8 2004
The invitational events will include:
Men: 50, 60, 200, 400, 60H
Women: 50, 60, 1000, 60H, PV, HJ
They are hoping to add one more event.
The event provides airfare, hotel, local ground transportation, perdium,
and a banquet ticket for each invited athlete.
There is also prize money of $500, 300, 200.
To be considered, athletes or their representatives should send a note
with their past performances, national teams they have been on, major
championships they have medalled at, records they hold or have held, etc.
IT'S OFFICIAL 2004 CANADIAN SPORTS OFFICIALS CONFERENCE
Sports Officials of Canada (SOC) is pleased to announce that the
second-ever national sports officials conference, It's Official 2004 will
be held February 27-29 at the Delta Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario.
Barry Mano of Referee Magazine will present Leadership Officiating Now!
focusing on the many hats sports officials are expected to wear in today's
Victor Lachance, leader of the Sport Matters Collective, will speak on
the importance of advocacy to the officiating community.
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports will look at an Officials Code
of Conduct and Barry Mano will present the American model for our
A great weekend experience for officials of all sports! Hear about the
key problems facing officials and possible solutions. Help shape the
future role of the SOC in representing sports officials in Canada.
General Delegates: $125.00
• Saturday Lunch & Awards Dinner
• SOC Golf Shirt & Pin
Extra Dinner Tickets $60.00
The deadline for registrations is January 31, 2004. After January 31, a
late registration fee of $15 will apply.
Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites
261 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S9
Fax (613) 238-2290
The room rate is $110 a night, single or double occupancy. Be sure to
reference the conference group file name "GOSOFF" or "It's
Official - 2004" when making your reservation to expedite the
reservation process. Rooms must be reserved by February 3 to be guaranteed
the conference rate, after February 3rd the conference rate will be
offered based on availability.
For more information, contact: Al Rae, Sports Officials of Canada
President (613) 731-6981, Fax (613) 731-3640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Diana Thibodeau, It's Official - 2004 Conference Coordinator, (613)
270-9670 (evenings only), email@example.com
It's Official 2004 Schedule of Events
Friday, February 27
19:00 - 22:00 Registration & Reception
Saturday, February 28
07:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:00 - 09:30 Conference Opening
Al Rae, President, Sports Officials of Canada
09:30 -10:30 Leadership Officiating Now!
Barry Mano, Publisher & Executive Editor of Referee Magazine
Barry will bring to you a lively presentation, merging the best thinking
about sports officiating and the proven practices of leadership at work.
You will come away with the principles and practices of great leadership
10:45 - 12:00 Winning the Battle - Recruitment & Retention of
This session will touch on the reasons for the problem, including the
effect on female officials and will highlight some successful solutions.
Sport Officials of Canada / Officiels Sportifs Canada 12:00 - 13:30
Lunch, sponsored by Sports Officials of Canada
13:30 - 15:00 Advocacy - When the Game Really Begins
Victor Lachance - President of CCES & Leader of the Sport Matters
Victor will outline the importance of advocacy to the officiating
community and how it can be achieved.
15:15 - 16:45 Code of Conduct for Officials - Do We Need One In
Presented by the Canadian Center for Ethics in Sport
The NASO/Officiating Development Alliance model will be reviewed by
Barry Mano. Seminar groups will examine their applicability to the
Canadian sport scene.
18:30 - 19:15 Cocktail Reception
19:15 FOX 40/Sports Officials of Canada Sport Official Awards Banquet
FOX 40 International Inc. sponsors this yearly National Officiating
Award, recognizing a male and a female technical official who have made
a significant contribution to officiating at the national and
Sunday February 29
09:00 - 10:45 Sports Officials of Canada?
Where We Have Come From? Where We Are Today? What's Next?
Presentation by Al Rae, SOC
Delegates will be invited to interact with questions and suggestions to
a panel with Al Rae and Paul Deshaies of SOC, Barry Mano, and a guest
from Sport Canada.
10:45 - 11:00 Closing Remarks
Athletics Alberta – Provincial Technical Officer.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
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
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 email@example.com
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
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
Back issues of the BCAB are available at