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Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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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
From the BC Athletics Office
Cross Country & Trail Running
Track & Field
Courses & Clinics
FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
BC ATHLETICS DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP FEE SHARING PROPOSAL - VALUE
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
- association/division information - in participants event/race
- 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
- information on kids programs - in participants event/race package;
- association division logo on event entry forms/information
- signage at sanctioned events;
- booth space at event expo and/or the event;
- recognition at some level as a sponsor or supporter of the
- 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
- an incentive to help grow participation in the event through the
establishment of a new sharing formula for the day of event
- enabling prize money or enhanced prize money through the retaining
of more day of event membership revenue, based on a new sharing
- 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
- for children and families - information on kids programs -
provided by the association and put in participants event/race
- 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
- 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
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.
CANADA WINS TEAM BRONZE AT WORLD CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2004 OLYMPIC DEMO EVENTS SELECTION CRITERIA
WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION CRITERIA - ENGLISH
ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR - VICTORIA
May 8 & 9 2004
For information please contact Evan Fagan at (250) 598-2813 or by email
CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING
2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:
TRACK & FIELD
PACIFICANADA TRACK & FIELD SERIES
2004 CANADIAN AND BC 10000m CHAMPIONSHIPS
June 5, 2004
2004 VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC
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 email@example.com
for registration information.
Spectator tickets go on sale May 1.
2004 HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC
July 1, 2004
2004 TRACKFEST TWILIGHT MEET
July 3, 2004
2004 ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC
June 26, 2004
2004 REVIEW KAJAKS INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
ADIDAS OREGON TRACK CLASSIC
June 5, 2004
IAAF Grand Prix II
BRIAN MAXWELL - ATHLETE, POWERBAR CREATOR DIES AT 51
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.
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
- 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
- Proven skills in financial management.
- Is available to work flexible hours (includes evenings and
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Interested individuals are invited to submit a resume to
214-200 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4M2
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Dittos 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
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
- 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:
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
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.
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
Coaches who coach grassroots programs and recreational athletes at
Coaches who are responsible for athletes who are developing
competitive skills and preparing athletes for high competition within
regional center or provincial programs
Coaches of middle and secondary school teams and athletes
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,
"THREE WAVES" Newsletter - the BC Sport Centre Network.
CBC SPORTS SATURDAY PANEL TO DISCUSS HIGH-PERFORMANCE SPORT IN
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.
2005 CANADA GAMES TEAM BC MISSION STAFF APPLICATIONS BEING
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
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
New documents regarding the 2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria and
Events for Qualifications:
2004 Atlantic Coaches Seminar Charlottetown, PEI:
World Half Marathon Selection Principles:
2004 National Team Relay Pool Athletes List:
2004 National Team Relay Opportunities:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
(publications order form)
NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS ADVISORY
Nutritional Supplements - Advisory from the Canadian Centre for
Ethics in Sport (CCES)
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: email@example.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
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
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
|Number of Participants in Event
||Fee Retained by Event Organizer
||Fee Returned to BC Athletics
|1 to 5000
|5001 to 10,000
|10,001 to 15,000
|15,001 and over
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
Rationale for the Motion:
- The sliding scale enhances the return to those events that increase
- 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
and to the Chair of the Board of Directors, Tom Hastie at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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.
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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 - all 2004 calendars now
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
2004 Draft version
see Track & Field above
Triathlon/Duathlon - NEW
Track & Field
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