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

ISSUE #6-2003
Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Telus was down all yesterday so we couldn't send the BCAB out until today!

TRACK & FIELD

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS
The following meets will provide events for BC Athletes aged 15 to 17 (as of December 31, 2003) with technical standards for the World Youth Championships:

May 2, 2003
Valley Royals High School Meet – Abbotsford, BC
www.valleyroyals.org 

May 10, 2003
Kajaks High School Meet and IAAF World Athletics Day Meet – Richmond, BC
www.kajaks.org

May 10–11, 2003
Centennial Meet – Kamloops, BC
http://members.shaw.ca/kamloopstfc 

May 24–25, 2003
Dogwood Meet – Victoria, BC
www.canadatrackandfield.org

For further information please visit the Athletics Canada website at http://www.athleticscanada.com/athcan/events/
2003IAAFWorldYouthChampionshipsinAthleticsSelectionCriteria.htm
 
The Official website for the 2003 world Youth Championships can be found at http://www.sherbrooke2003.ca/ 

IAAF RULE BOOK - ABRIDGED EDITION
The IAAF Rules of Athletics Competition 2002–2003 book is now available at BC Athletics.
This "Little Red Book" is an abridged version of the IAAF Handbook 2002-2003 and contains only the rules of competition without the first 90 pages of IAAF information. The book is constructed to lie flat as well—making it much more useful in the field. Canadian/BC variations will also be included.
Price – $6.00 including taxes (price subject to change without notice)
For further information please contact the BC Athletics office at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

ATHLETICS CANADA BULLETINS
Bulletin 19: April 8, 2003
Selection principles for the 2003 Swiss championships Wheelchair events only
www.athletics.ca/athcan/paralympic_programs/
2003SwissChampsSelectionPrinciples.doc
 

Bulletin 21: Apr 08, 2003
Selection principles for the 2003 IAAF Trials wheelchair events only
www.athletics.ca/athcan/paralympic_programs/
2003IAAFParalympicTrials%20SelectionPrinciples.doc
 

TRACK & FIELD RANKINGS AND RECORDS
BC Athletics is looking for someone to create annual provincial rankings and to track pending records. Assistance and support where required will be available from BC Athletics staff. If you love statistics and would like to volunteer please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org (604) 737-3177

CANADIAN JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE
www.2003canadianjuniortrack.com 

OLYMPIC ACADEMY
Each year the International Olympic Academy (IOA) in Greece organizes various sessions to further education on the Olympic Movement. This year, the COC plans to send up to two delegates to the 43rd International Session for Young Participants (General Session), which will take place July 30-August 13, 2003. This session is open only to participants between the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the Session (IOA rule). The main topic is Olympism and the special topic is Education through Sport. Candidates must have a basic understanding of Olympism and be involved in some “Olympic” capacity. General information on the session is available at www.ioa-sessions.org
For further information and an application form please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

CLUB EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITY - APLEDOORN, NETHERLANDS
April/May 2004:
Athletics Club AV'34 in Apledoorn Netherlands is looking to set up an exchange with a BC Athletics affiliated club. Up to 50 athletes aged 13 - 17 and several chaperones are invited for 14 days during the last week of April and the first week of May 2004.
There will be regular training/exercise session with the club, bus tours to different points of interest and participation in the Remembrance Day ceremonies May 4th and Liberation celebrations May 5th.
Clubs from Nova Scotia and Manitoba already have completed this exchange program and now the Netherlands is looking for Western province representatives.
The BCA club members would be responsible for Airfare and pocket money. Billeting will be with host families.
Note: if there are no responses from B.C. by June 1, 2003 this opportunity will be passed on to another province.
Any interested clubs should contact:
Ben J. Zonnenberg
288 Aristotelesstraat
7323 MT Apeldoorn
Netherlands
Ph/Fax: 00 31 55-366 2938
e-mail: b.zonnenberg@chello.nl 

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION COMPETITION AND DEVELOPMENT CAMP
The BC Athletics Juvenile, Junior and Senior T&F Committee has selected the following team staff to the BC Juvenile Team travelling to Kitchener, August 7 - 14 2003 for the Royal Canadian Legion Competition and Development Camp:
Head Coach and Jumps - Greg Peters
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays Coach - Victor Njume
Throws Coach - Linda La Lone
Distance Coach - Tony Dickson
Team Manager - Irene Hanson-Monnie

ROAD RUNNING

VANCOUVER SUN RUN
49,700 registrants in the 19th Vancouver Sun Run.
www.canada.com/vancouver/story.asp?
id=39261435-C9ED-42DA-A43B-47779D440C63
 

VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST 10KM
April 27, 2003
www.timescolonist10k.com/ 

BC ATHLETICS BOOTH AT THE VANCOUVER MARATHON
Thursday, May 1st 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, May 2nd 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday, May 3rd 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
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.
To Volunteer at the BC Athletics Booth please contact Jerry Tighe: jerrytighe@bcathletics.org, 604-737-3174.

ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS AND RECORD KEEPER FOR B.C.
BC Road Running would like to establish rankings and records for B.C. If you enjoy statistics and running then this is the hobby for you. Events ranked and depth of performances to be determined. Please reply to jerrytighe@bcathletics.org, (604) 737-3174

OPPORTUNITIES

Summer student employment at the BC Athletics Office:
www.bcathletics.org/jobpost_sumstud.htm

EVENT LISTINGS

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

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

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

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