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ISSUE #40-2003
Wednesday, December 17, 2003

From the BC Athletics Office
Track & Field
Officials
Employment Opportunities
Courses
Links of Interest
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


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.
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm 

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 - sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

BC ATHLETICS OFFICE HOURS
The BC Athletics office will be closed on December 24th and will re-open January 5th.

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: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org 
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 AWARDS

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 & Recreation.
2003 Tom Longboat Awards:
Most Outstanding Female/Male Athlete in Canada
and
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:
Gina Doxtator
Program Manager
Aboriginal Sport Circle
RR#3 Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
Cornwall Island K6H 5R7
T: 1.866.938.1176 ext. 21
F: 613.938.9181
E: abcircle.gdox@sympatico.ca 
www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca


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: info@fastcanada.org 

2004 CALENDAR OF EVENTS DRAFT VERSION 2
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tf.htm 
Please send any corrections directly to sam.collier@bcathletics.org

39TH ANNUAL NIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GAMES - FEB 6-8 2004
Saskatoon Fieldhouse
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. to stpierre@duke.usask.ca 


OFFICIALS

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 sport environment.

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 consideration.

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.

Registration Fee
General Delegates: $125.00
Includes:
• 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.

Location
Delta Ottawa Hotel & Suites
261 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S9
(613) 238-6000
Fax (613) 238-2290
www.deltahotels.com 
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, allen.rae@sympatico.ca 
Diana Thibodeau, It's Official - 2004 Conference Coordinator, (613) 270-9670 (evenings only), thibodeau.di@sympatico.ca 

It's Official 2004 Schedule of Events

Friday, February 27

19:00 - 22:00 Registration & Reception

Saturday, February 28
www.sportsofficials.ca 

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 officiating.

10:45 - 12:00 Winning the Battle - Recruitment & Retention of Officials
TBA
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 Collective
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 Canada?
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 international level.

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


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Athletics Alberta – Provincial Technical Officer.
www.athleticsalberta.com/generalinfo/aa_employment_opportunity/
athletics_alberta_employment_opp.htm
 

www.athleticsalberta.com/generalinfo/aa_employment_opportunity/
AA_pto_ad_dec_2003.pdf
 


COURSES

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at brian.mcalder@bcathletics.org or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.


LINKS OF INTEREST

Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
www.islandnet.com/~vira/

PacifcSport
www.pacificsport.com/

Interior Running Association
www.interiorrunning.ca/

Road Running in the USA
www.runningintheusa.com

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca


REMINDERS

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 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: bcathletics@bcathletics.org 

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 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 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: info@truesport.ca - info@sportpur.ca 
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

ADVISORY NOTE
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-Cannabinoids-E.pdf 

SASKATOON DOWNTOWN LIONS SLED DOG OPEN - JAN 22, 23, 24 2004
http://ww2.link.ca/saskathletics/ 
(See "Forms")

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 bradwallbank@shaw.ca with a copy to the BC Athletics office at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm

CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
www.bcathletics.org/main/papers_articles.htm


EVENT LISTINGS

MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
www.bcathletics.org/main/index.htm 

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

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

Road Running
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_rr.htm 

Marathons
www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_mar.htm 

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

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

Race Walking – see Track & Field above


BC RANKINGS

Road Running:
www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings 

Track & Field
www.bcathletics.org/main/track_field.htm#rankings 


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.