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Wednesday, January 7, 2004
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FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
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:
2004 Annual General Meeting Agenda:
Nominations received to date:
JANE SWAN PROGRESS REPORT
Jane is beginning her third month of hospital stay where she is
battling a rare disease know as Scleroderma and the numerous complications
this has caused. At this time, Jane has been moved from the MSA Hospital
in Abbotsford to the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Although
she gave her family and close associates a bit of a scare on New Year's
Day, thankfully her condition has improved somewhat since then. Jane is
receiving outstanding medical support at the Columbian and she has a
number of specialists, led by Dr. Gordon, who has done a tremendous job as
Jane's medical team's lead doctor. She continues to receive kidney
dialysis treatments three times per week, but since she is at the
Columbian, those long waits for an ambulance to transport her back and
forth to MSA have been eliminated. In addition, she is being led through
daily physiotherapy treatments to help her regain some of the strength was
lost from ten weeks in bed.
Jane would like to thank the many people who have extended to her their
positive thoughts, enquiries and good wishes. The support given to her
from those in the track and field community has been tremendous and Jane
has been completely overwhelmed by them. Please do not send her flowers,
however, as they are restricted in her ward. Unfortunately, at present she
is not well enough to receive many visitors.
Once again, thanks to everyone.
Gerry, Jennifer & Jason
RUNNING INJURY FREE
Friday, January 30, 2004 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Presenters include Dr. Jack Taunton, Director of the Allan McGavin Sports
Medicine Centre at UBC and Clyde Smith, Physiotherapist, Director of the
Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at the Plaza of Nations.
Topics will include the latest information on overuse running injuries,
the most up-to-date treatment protocols, research on injury frequency to
recreational runners, choosing the correct footwear and a detailed
analysis of one of the most common running injuries.
Proceeds to the Allan McGavin Educational Development Fund
Tickets available at the New Balance Store, Vancouver (990 Robson St.) or
on the evening of the event.
For more information, please call (604) 685-2281 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER ROAD RUNNING PERFORMANCE CLINIC
John Hill will begin his Short Program Wednesday, January 7th through to
April 21, 2004 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.
TRACK & FIELD
SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Location and Dates: Budapest, Hungary, March 5 to 7, 2004
- Must be a registered member (athlete) of Athletics Canada.
- Must be a Canadian citizen and eligible to receive a Canadian
passport by the Final Selection Date.
- Must comply with Athletics Canada rules concerning Canadian
- Must otherwise be eligible to participate in the 2003 World Indoor
In general, this National Team will be 100% funded, however this is
subject to change as per available resources.
60m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 60mH, HJ, PV, LJ, TJ, SP, HEP (M),
Maximum Per Event:
The maximum number per individual event is two (2) athletes.
There will be no qualifying trials for these championships.
Athletes may qualify by achieving either an outdoor or indoor selection
standard, starting with the 2003 outdoor main competitive season and
ending on February 29, 2004
Team Qualification Objectives
- To select the most competitive team available that is prepared to
compete at its peak level in early March 2004.
- To select athletes who have included as part of their 2004 outdoor
annual training and competition plan, the World Indoor Championships
(as part of their preparation for the Athens Olympic Games)
- To select athletes who have demonstrated ability in the outdoor 2003
season and the 2004 indoor season to perform at a level that is
equivalent to or greater than placing among the top 8 competitors at
Up to a maximum of 2 athletes who achieve the indoor entry standard during
the 2004 indoor season will be selected in priority order based on rank
order of performances during the 2004 indoor qualifying period.
If team spots are available, athletes who achieve the outdoor entry
standard during the 2003 outdoor season will be selected in priority order
based on rank order of performances during the 2003 outdoor qualifying
- “A” Standard (both indoor and outdoor)
An “A” standard will be confirmed early in the new-year. It will
be based on similar standards established by Athletics Canada for the
2003 World Indoor Championships. It will be equivalent to placing
among the top 8 at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
- “B” Standard (both indoor and outdoor)
A “B” standard will be confirmed early in the new-year. It will be
based on the following principles: Where appropriate the “B”
standard will be fixed at a qualifying performance that is stronger
than the currently published IAAF standards, but not as strong as the
Athletics Canada “A” standard (above). International scoring
tables will be used to compare standards across different events.
- IAAF Standards: www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/standards_in.htmx
Eight (8) athletes will be invited by the IAAF to compete; the top 4
athletes in the 2004 Indoor Lists and the top 4 athletes in the 2003
Outdoor Lists. Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitation shall be
extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists.
Final Selection Document
A final selection document will be produced early in the new-year and will
be based on the above principles, however Athletics Canada reserves the
right to make modifications as necessary.
COPPS INDOOR TRACK MEET - HAMILTON ONTARIO
The Copps Coliseum Indoor Track Meet wll be held again this year in a
different format. The high school meet will be held on Friday February 20,
starting at 9:00 a.m. and finishing in the early evening (7 - 8 p.m.).
There will be no open non-school meet this year.
The schedule will probably conform pretty much to the old schedule with a
break between the afternoon and evening finals. More details can be found
at the web site: www.coppsindoor.org
IAAF HANDBOOK NOW ON-LINE
The IAAF is pleased to announce that the English version of the latest
edition of the IAAF Competition Rules, which includes Anti-Doping Rules
and Rules related to Disputes, has just been added to the download section
of the IAAF web site.
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
ATTENTION SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES:
Team Investor Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2004
Deadline January 30, 2004
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: email@example.com
WOMEN IN COACHING NATIONAL RETREAT
The 2004 Women in Coaching National Coach Retreat will be held on March
19-21, 2004. The Retreat is designed to address the dramatic
under-representation of women coaches at the high performance level by
providing opportunities for professional development and networking.
Potential agenda topics include developing adaptable athletes, dealing
with the dynamics of major competitions and clear communication with
colleagues and athletes.
Coaches must be nominated by their national sport federation by January
How to Nominate Yourself and Register for the Conference:
Use the 2004 National Coach Retreat Nomination Form and forward it to
Kevin Bean at Athletics Canada at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited and not all nominees may be accepted. Successful
candidates will be notified in early February.
For more information on the nomination process, costs, location, and
facilitators etc., please visit the link on the Women in Coaching Web site
MANAGER, SPORT SERVICES ONTARIO SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Ontario Special Olympics is a volunteer driven, grass roots organization
that operates in 120 communities with 1,300 sport clubs. Weekly sport
training takes place throughout the province in 17 sport disciplines for
some 13,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities. At this time we offer
throughout our 12 regional structures approximately 160 regional
competitions on an annual basis. 6,000 volunteers operate and coordinate
the localized sport programs and the regional competitions.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to oversee and
manage the sport development for Ontario Special Olympics. The Manager,
Sport Services will work closely with other provincial sport governing
organizations to develop and increase integrated sport programs and to
work with regional volunteer teams to increase and develop localized
The incumbent will have a university education in sport administration
or related field. S/He must be an exceptionally organized person with
excellent written and oral communications skills. S/He must be efficient
with computers and writing grant proposals and s/he must have a
demonstrated ability for written/verbal presentations. The incumbent will
have a working knowledge of sport governing organizations and experience
working and liaising with government personnel. Preference will also be
given to candidates who have experience with volunteer committees and
working with special needs populations.
- Implement strategy to assist communities to develop sport programs.
Current focuses for 2004 -2006 are in the area of curling, basketball
and speed skate - total of five sport clubs per each region.
- Assist communities in ensuring that new or prospective athletes are
introduced to existing community sport clubs
- Identify an analysis of sport preferences for target groups such as
ethnic communities, older adults and youth, monitor trends in popular
- Develop strategies to incorporate sport trends and recommendations
into the program development operational plans.
- Identify and review on a bi-annual basis sport specific development
plans for community development.
- Liaise with Provincial Sport Governing bodies for each sport with an
emphasis towards inclusive and integrated sport opportunities for
athletes in the generic sport system
- Revise sports manuals and provide continued support to existing
- Increase current regional competitions by four communities each year
enabling athlete's access and greater opportunity for competition.
- Ensure that regional competitions adhere to the unique elements that
make it a successful component of community/regional competition.
- Develop standardized competition planning framework tool kits for
successful competition, ceremonies and for sponsor recognition.
- Identify and create a volunteer management model that will
effectively support an increase in and improved regional games
- Develop work plans for each Region that ensures minimum requirements
for Regional Competitions
- Integrate all new competition initiatives into the regional work
- Create regional competitions links to other regions via website and
other communication tools.
- Where appropriate work with provincial sport technical volunteers to
improve on regional competitions technical capacities and athlete
- Administer and approve all sport club grants and start up
applications, regional competition budgets and allocations.
- Develop and maintain operating procedures pertinent to areas of
- Liaise with government officials where appropriate
- Ensure completion of organizations strategic plan in the appropriate
- Prepares annual sport budgets
- Monitors and attends to sport and competitions complaints,
compliments and opinions.
- Work in collaboration with the Manager, Major Games and Coach
Development and the Coach Development Assistant on all sport and
- Work in collaboration with other program managers of Ontario Special
- Coordinate and work in collaboration with volunteer regional and
- Work in collaboration with Manager Partners members with a sport and
- Work with regional sport and competition committees (12) and field
staff as required.
Qualified candidates are invited to email or mail a cover letter,
portfolio and resume by Tuesday, January 13th 2004 12:00 p.m. to:
Director, Organizational Development
18 Wynford Drive, Suite 300
North York, ON M3C 3S2
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No
phone calls please.
Athletics Alberta – Provincial Technical Officer.
NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION
For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at email@example.com
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
NCCP THEORY COURSES WINTER/SPRING 2004
Level I: Theory 13.5 hours 2 Sessions
Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Mar 14, 20 (registration code: 47856)
$100.00 (gst incl.)
Level II: Theory 19 hours 3 Sessions
Friday 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Feb 6, 7, 8 (registration code: 47858)
$145.00 (gst incl.)
Location: Maple Ridge Leisure Centre
(West Coast Kinesiology Clinic)
11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
For more information please phone 604-467-4675 or visit www.westcoastkinesiology.com
or go to CABC web-site www.coaches.bc.ca/.
To register please phone 604-467-7322.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
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 have 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
VOLUNTEER VANCOUVER'S 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 Aboriginal 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
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. For
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.
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
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