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ISSUE #12-2004
Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

In this issue:

  • CANADA WINS TEAM BRONZE AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - ATHLETICS MANITOBA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
  • ATHLETES WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CLINIC
  • UPCOMING OFFICIALS WORKSHOP AND COACHING CERTIFICATION CLINIC DETAILS

From the BC Athletics Office
Athletics Canada
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
Employment Opportunities
Courses & Clinics
Coaching
PacificSport
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

BC ATHLETICS DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP FEE SHARING PROPOSAL - VALUE IN-KIND COMPONENT

As part of the process of the review and restructuring of the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee sharing schedule with BC Athletics sanctioned events, the following is a draft outline of suggested value in-kind benefits to be linked to the fee sharing schedule. Other ideas and suggestions are very welcome.

The value in-kind or soft benefits component of a new schedule of BC Athletics Day of Event membership fee sharing would apply to both the Sanctioned Event and BC Athletics/Divisions.

The in-kind benefits to BC Athletics (the Divisions of) from sanctioned events are to be linked to the Day of Event Membership fee retained by the sanctioned event and that returned to BC Athletics. The guiding principle being that the more retained by the sanctioned event the greater the value in-kind benefits to the association/division within the event. Some ideas being considered and in no particular order include:

  • association/division information - in participants event/race package;
  • information on clubs - where to get location and contact information - in participants event/race package;
  • Athletics (the sport) promotional material that is specific to various parts of the sport e.g. road running - in participants event/race package;
  • information on kids programs - in participants event/race package;
  • association division logo on event entry forms/information packages;
  • signage at sanctioned events;
  • booth space at event expo and/or the event;
  • recognition at some level as a sponsor or supporter of the sanctioned event;
  • designation of Day of Event revenue retained by the club to go to prize money in the event;
  • association/division representative participation in event awards presentations - as appropriate.

In many of the above it will be necessary to prepare materials which would be a responsibility of the association.

For the sanctioned events the benefits, financial and in-kind being considered (in addition to what is already provided) include and in no particular order:

  • an incentive to help grow participation in the event through the establishment of a new sharing formula for the day of event membership revenue;
  • enabling prize money or enhanced prize money through the retaining of more day of event membership revenue, based on a new sharing formula;
  • sport promotional information - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • for member clubs, information on where to get location and contact information - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • for children and families - information on kids programs - provided by the association and put in participants event/race packages;
  • provision for the display and distribution of event information brochures at the BC Athletics booth at event expos;
  • a review of the electronic version of the Calendar of Events which includes the consideration of the idea for a two tiered calendar:
    the first calendar being only those events that are sanctioned by BC Athletics and other Prov/Terr or Nat'l Athletics Associations;
    the second calendar - linked from the first calendar, would be the full calendar of all events, with the highlighting and bolding as is currently presented;
  • a calendar of events listing fee for non sanctioned events;
  • a partnership with the divisions of the association to provide assistance for regional level seminars and/or guest speakers in conjunction with a sanctioned event in that region.

These will be presented to the Board for their review, discussion and consideration. The idea is that the value in-kind be graduated to reflect event growth and as a result an increase in the day of event membership fees retained by the club and the reduced amount returned to the association.

Comment and feedback to the Board of Directors is very welcome.


GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INJECTS $30M INTO CANADA'S SPORT SYSTEM

OTTAWA, March 24, 2004 - Minister of State (Sport) Stan Keyes today confirmed that the federal budget includes a significant injection of $30 million into the Canadian sport system, increasing the overall budget to $100 million annually. The new investment will ensure more Canadians have the opportunity to participate and excel in sport.

"This new investment represents a significant down-payment by the Government of Canada and will serve to leverage future investments in the sport system, specifically in the area of support for high performance athletes," stated Minister of State Keyes.

"We are serious about ensuring that all of our athletes have an opportunity to achieve excellence - from across the country and from playground to podium, they will continue to benefit from the important sport programs and services funded by the Government of Canada," stated Minister of State Keyes.

Finance Minister Ralph Goodale also commented on the new money for the Canadian sport system by adding: "The Federal Government understands that it is time to start building toward 2010 when Vancouver and Whistler will host the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."

The Government of Canada has already committed $310 million for a successful 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver, primarily focused on infrastructure and capacity building.

Over the next eight to ten weeks, Minister of State Keyes will work with key stakeholders and athletes to develop a concrete action plan for future targeted investments in high performance sport. This plan will expand on work that has been done in support of the Canadian Sport Policy and will be shared at the next meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for sport at the end of April 2004. In order to articulate a plan that represents the views of Canada's sport community, Minister of State Keyes will undertake a series of roundtable meetings throughout the country over the next month.

The Government of Canada is a proud partner in the Canadian Sport Policy, a groundbreaking agreement among Canada's fourteen governments that sets a vision for sport participation and excellence in Canada. Funding for the Canadian sport system comes
from partners in the private sector and all levels of government. To learn more about the various sport-related programs offered by the Government of Canada, visit the Canadian Heritage Web site at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca/sportcanada


ATHLETICS CANADA

CANADA WINS TEAM BRONZE AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2969 

2004 OLYMPIC DEMO EVENTS SELECTION CRITERIA

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2931 

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CRITERIA - ENGLISH

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2187 


ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR - VICTORIA

May 8 & 9 2004
For information please contact Evan Fagan at (250) 598-2813 or by email at willowsbeach@shaw.ca


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com


TRACK & FIELD

PACIFICANADA TRACK & FIELD SERIES

2004 CANADIAN AND BC 10000m CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 5, 2004
Burnaby BC

2004 VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

www.trackclassic.com/ 
The 16th annual Victoria International Track Classic will be held on Friday, June 11 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The Track Classic is an IAAF Area Permit Meet and has been identified by Athletic Canada and the Canadian Olympic Association as a category 1 "Approved Olympic Games Qualifier Meet".
$38,400 in prize money will be available in 16 events. Full details about the meet can be found at www.trackclassic.com

Qualified athletes and agents are asked to contact James Davison at trackfestathletes@hotmail.com for registration information.
Spectator tickets go on sale May 1.

2004 HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC

July 1, 2004
www.harryjerome.com/ 

2004 TRACKFEST TWILIGHT MEET

July 3, 2004
Victoria, BC

2004 ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

June 26, 2004
www.valleyroyals.org

2004 REVIEW KAJAKS INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

Wednesday, June 23, 2004
www.kajaks.org/events/kajaksinternational.htm 

ADIDAS OREGON TRACK CLASSIC

June 5, 2004
IAAF Grand Prix II
www.oregontrackclassic.com


BRIAN MAXWELL - ATHLETE, POWERBAR CREATOR DIES AT 51

www.berkeley.edu/news/media/releases/2004/03/22_maxwell.shtml 

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/03/20/
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ATHLETICS MANITOBA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Athletics Manitoba, the provincial sport governing body for Track and Field, Road Running and Cross Country Running is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

Under supervision of Athletics Manitoba Executive and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director facilitates and administers the day-to-day operations of the association. The Executive Director will be responsible for the development and management of programs/projects in order to achieve the mission and goals of the association. He/She will serve as primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies, manage administrative support staff, and assist in all program/project development.

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education and/or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
  • Minimum of three years related professional experience.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Proven skills in planning and management, interpersonal relationship and volunteer management.
  • Good working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office and Communication applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in program development and evaluation to build consensus for goals and objectives and to actively participate as a team player in an organization.
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Ability to interact effectively with the media and public required.
  • Proven skills in financial management.
  • Is available to work flexible hours (includes evenings and weekends).

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications:

Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume to

Selection Committee
Athletics Manitoba
214-200 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4M2
Fax: 925-5792
Email: athleticsmb@shaw.ca 

Deadline: Monday, March 29, 2004, 4:30 pm

We thank all candidates for their interest in Athletics Manitoba, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will have to provide a Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Check.


COURSES & CLINICS

TRACK & FIELD OFFICIALS:

Hosted by the Kelowna Track & Field Club
Level 1 Officiating Certification Course - Friday, April 16/04 – Kelowna – 6:30 – 9 pm
Registration fee (level 1): Free
Level 2 Officials Certification Course - Saturday, April 17/04 – Kelowna – 10 am – 3 pm
Registration fee (level 2): $25 per person / $20 for 2004 BC Athletics Members - includes 2004/2005 IAAF Rule Book
Registration deadline: Monday, April 12
Registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#officials 
Contact and Registration: Kim Sander – Email: kdsander@telus.net  Ph. 250-768-4997
Location: Ditto’s Office Services, Cooper Plaza

COACHING CERTIFICATION LEVEL 1

Hosted by the Kelowna Track & Field Club
Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification Course
Saturday/Sunday – April 24, 25/04 – 9:30 am to 4 pm both days
Registration fee: $65 / BC Athletics 2004 Members $55
Registration deadline: Monday, April 19
Registration form:: www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached 
Location: Apple Bowl Stadium, Kelowna
Contact and Registration: Amber Gilbert – Email: amberktfc@telus.net  Ph. 250-862-3868

ATHLETES WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CLINIC
SPONSORED BY SPORTABILITY - CP SPORT of BC

Hosted by the Nanaimo & District Track & Field Club
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Rotary Bowl Stadium, Nanaimo BC
10:30am to 2pm
Coordinator: Cathy Leavitt (729-7981; e-mail leavitts@shaw.ca

This Free Clinic Will Include:
Demonstration of all Track & Field Paralympic Events
Strength and flexibility training for physically disabled athletes
Coaching and teaching sports skills to athletes with disabilities
Adaptations to integrate these athletes in a track & field program

It will be of interest to:

  • Children and adults with physical disabilities interested in the paralympic track & field program
  • Parents
  • Coaches
  • Able bodied athletes who are in a track & field program or thinking of joining one

THE NEW NCCP PROGRAM

If you are looking for more information or Posters with regards to the new NCCP Program, please go to the CABC website:
www.coaches.bc.ca/ 

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.

NCCP THEORY COURSES WINTER/SPRING 2004

For 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.


COACHING

CABC COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Please go to the CABC website at www.coaches.bc.ca and submit your nominations online. The Coaching Association of BC urges you to recognize outstanding coaches from the 2003 season in the following categories:

Recreational/Grassroots

Coaches who coach grassroots programs and recreational athletes at any age.

Regional/Provincial Development

Coaches who are responsible for athletes who are developing competitive skills and preparing athletes for high competition within regional center or provincial programs

Secondary School

Coaches of middle and secondary school teams and athletes

International

Coaches who primarily coach athletes at the international level

The awards will be presented at the CABC 2004 AGM to be held in conjunction with the BC School Sport Coaches Conference at Simon Fraser University in May 2004. Nominations will not be accepted after April 15, 2004.


PACIFICSPORT

"THREE WAVES" Newsletter - the BC Sport Centre Network.

http://cms.nortia.org/Resources/conDisplayContent.asp?ItemID=2344&langid=1 


REMINDERS

CBC SPORTS SATURDAY PANEL TO DISCUSS HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT IN CANADA

On Sat., March 27, CBC Sports Saturday will gather a panel of Canadian Olympians and sport administrators to discuss the direction of high-performance sport in Canada. The roundtable coincides with the Canadian Sports Awards.
Voice your opinions on these issues. Take a moment to answer three poll questions. The poll results will be used as part of the discussion.
www.cbc.ca/sports/saturday/athlete_forum/


2005 CANADA GAMES – TEAM BC MISSION STAFF – APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED

On behalf of the Sport and Physical Activity Branch and the BC Sport and Recreation Community, I would like to extend a call for Team BC Mission Staff applicants for the 2005 Canada Summer Games to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan from August 6 to 21, 2005.

The Mission Staff volunteers for the 2005 Canada Summer Games will be selected from experts in the sport and recreation system. Working together as a Team, the Mission Staff will support British Columbia's 350 Athletes, 60 coaches and managers in 16 sports leading up to, and at the Games. The Mission Staff will be in a service role to support athletes towards optimizing performance at the Games. Each Mission Staff will have a Team role in addition to an assigned Sport.

Please find a copy of the application at the following website: www.teambc.org/summer2005/files/documents/ 
2005_Canada_Summer_Games_Mission_Staff_Application.pdf with all critical information, requirements and commitments. We look forward to reviewing your application.
Thank you.

Ajay Patel
Chef de Mission
Team BC - 2005 Canada Summer Games
#328 - 1367 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9
Phone: (604) 730-7215 Fax: (604) 738-7175
www.badmintonbc.com


New documents regarding the 2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria and Events for Qualifications: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2165

2004 Atlantic Coaches Seminar – Charlottetown, PEI: www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=849

World Half Marathon – Selection Principles: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2189

2004 National Team Relay Pool Athletes’ List: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2898

2004 National Team Relay Opportunities: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/
national team relay opportunities Selection Principles-final.pdf

SCHOOL PAGE ON THE WEBSITE

BC Athletics is creating a "School Page" on the website. The intention is to get as much school (both Elementary and High School) related information as possible up on the site in one area for teachers and school coaches to access. Any clubs putting on events with school participation should get links to their meet information in as quickly as possible. The same goes for any clinics or camps that may be geared towards school athletes. If you have something you feel would be suitable please forward it to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org

COACHING SCHOLARSHIPS AT PACIFICSPORT CANADIAN SPORT CENTRE VICTORIA

February 26, 2004 - The National Coaching Institute of BC (NCI-BC) is offering five scholarships of up to $8,000 for suitably qualified NCCP Level 3 coaches as apprentice coaches at the PacificSport Canadian Sport Centre Victoria in the core sports of:
- Athletics, Cycling, Rowing, Rugby, Swimming, Triathlon.
The scholarship enables the applicant to study in the Diploma Program for Sport Coaching at the NCI-BC from August 21st, 2004 to April 2005 while coaching national level athletes under the mentorship of a national level coach.
Applicants must apply by May 1st, 2004.
For more information, please visit http://web.uvic.ca/coach or CALL (250) 721-7589.

IAAF TECHNICAL COMPETITION RULES 2004 - 2005 (with Canadian and BC variations)

The "Little Red Book" for 2004/2005 is now available at the BC Athletics office.
Price - $6.00
Postage and handling: 1-2 books $3.00, 3-5 books $5.00, 6+ books $7.00
Order on-line or print out an order form to mail in:
www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm#education (publications order form)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY

Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES)
www.cces.ca/forms/index.cfm?DSP=template&act=view3&template_id=174&lang=e
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-NoGuarantees-E.pdf

CANADIAN MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS, INTERNATIONAL MEET AND 5K MASTERS-ONLY AGE GRADED ROAD RACE

July 17-18 2004
Foothills Athletic Park, Calgary, Alberta.
For more information: www.2004canadianmasters.com, Tel: 1 866 286-1318, email: contact@2004canadianmasters.com 
Mail address: Canadian Masters Championships, PO Box 48153, 40 Midlake Blvd., SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3C9


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

Day of Event Membership Fees:

At the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting, Jan 23, 24, 25, 2004 a resolution on membership fees was passed that maintained the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee at $3.00 for nonmembers of BC Athletics or another Athletics Provincial, State or National Association or Federation to enter a BC Athletics/Athletics Canada/IAAF Sanctioned competition in British Columbia. The sharing of the Day of Event Membership revenue remains as it is currently until such a time as the Board of Directors rules on the motion passed by the BC Athletics Executive Committee. (See below for this motion)

BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing:

The following motion was passed at the January 13 Executive Committee meeting. The process now is that this goes to the full Board of Directors at their meeting of March 27, 2004 for debate and voting by the Board.

Motion: That the sharing of BC Athletics Day of Event Membership revenue be:

Number of Participants in Event Fee Retained by Event Organizer Fee Returned to BC Athletics
1 to 5000 $1.00 $2.00
5001 to 10,000 $1.50 $1.50
10,001 to 15,000 $1.75 $1.25
15,001 and over $2.00 $1.00
 

In addition to the above fee schedule, BC Athletics will also outline a series value in kind benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics and/or its Divisions (Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walk and Track & Field) to be included at each level of event participation as outlined above.

Rationale for the Motion:

  • The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase their participation;
  • That the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fees supports both the Event Organizing Committee and BC Athletics;
  • That the value in kind benefits to both the Event and BC Athletics is meant to provide:
    • enhanced profile;
    • reflect a partnership in helping to build both event participation and membership in BC Athletics; and
    • tangible benefits to both the Event Organizer and BC Athletics through event sanctioning.

The Board of Directors welcomes your comments and recommendations with regard to this motion. Please forward your comments by March 25/04 to: bcathletics@bcathletics.org and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: hastie71@hotmail.com.

If you require clarification on any of the above please contact the BC Athletics office at your earliest opportunity. Thank you.

Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: bcathletics@bcathletics.org


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: 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.

ADVISORY NOTE

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

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 - all 2004 calendars now posted:

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  2004 Draft version

Race Walking

see Track & Field above

Triathlon/Duathlon - NEW

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm


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.

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