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ISSUE #13-2004
Thursday, April 8, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • 2004 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity
  • Technical Manager Track & Field & Director Power/Speed Event Group Position Opening
  • Vernon Amateur Athletics Association joins BC Athletics
  • Volunteers needed for the BC Athletics Sun Run Booth

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


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

Our apologies for missing the BCAB last week. The office is currently busy dealing with inventory and other year end related responsibilities.

BC ATHLETICS PRIVACY STATEMENT AND PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION

In compliance with the new Provincial Government regulations with respect to the collection, use, protection and retention of personal information, the BC Athletics Board of Directors has approved (in principle) the a privacy and personal information statement. This statement is available on the BC Athletics website under: www.bcathletics.org/main/privacy.htm 

The Board of Directors has asked for the following:

  • feedback on the privacy statement;
  • the nominating of individuals to sit as a three (3) person Privacy Committee of the Board together with the staff privacy officer Sam Collier. The responsibilities of the committee would include assisting in finalizing the privacy policy and the ongoing review to insure Continued compliance with Government Legislation.

Feedback on the Privacy Statement and Nominations for this committee should be sent to BC Athletics C/O Sam Collier at: sam.collier@bcathletics.org 
Thank you.
Brian McCalder
Pres/CEO


NEW BC ATHLETICS DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP FEE

BC Athletics Day of Event Membership Fee Sharing - New Schedule - effective April 1, 2004

The BC Athletics Board of Directors reviewed the Executive committee proposal and alternative proposals from both Maurice Wilson and Frank Stebner. The Board wishes to thank these members and others who may have contributed for their ideas and support on this matter.

The new Day of Event fee sharing schedule is as follows:

  1. The calculations are based on the number of Day of Event Members entered in your event. (Those who are not registered annual members [current] of BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial, State or National Athletics Association.)
  2. To support this BC Athletics provides to all sanctioned event organizers, a list of eligible members and an update to that list prior to the event. For those from another province, territory, state or national athletics association, they should verify membership with their valid association membership card. If they are not members of their provincial, territorial, state or national athletics association then they can become BC Athletics Day of Event members.
  3. The new Day of Event Membership Fee sharing schedule is:
  Number of Day of Event 
Members Entered
Fees Retained by Event Fees Remitted to 
BC Athletics
Step 1 The first 500 $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 2 The next 500 $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 3 The next 1000 $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.50 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 4 The next 2000 $1.75 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.25 per Day of Event Mbr.
Step 5 All remaining $2.00 per Day of Event Mbr. $1.00 per Day of Event Mbr.
  1. Associated with the new fee schedule is also a scale of Value-In-Kind Benefits linked to each Step of the new schedule.

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

The in-kind benefits to Club/Event Organizing Committee and 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 principles are:

  1. that the more retained by the sanctioned event the more the event can provide to grow their participation and/or quality of their event; and
  2. that the more that is retained by the event, the greater the value in-kind benefits to the association/division within the event.

The following will developed and linked to the steps in the new Fee Sharing Schedule.

For the sanctioned events the benefits, financial and in-kind benefits (in addition to the standard benefits 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 value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format to provide more to the event as the Day of Event Membership participation increases and as a result more of the Day of Event membership revenue is retained by the Club/Event Organizing Committee.

For BC Athletics/Divisions of the value-in-kind benefits to be linked to the steps in the new Fee Sharing Schedule include and in no particular order:

  • 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.

These value-in-kind benefits will be linked in a progressive format to provide more exposure to BC Athletics/Divisions in the event as the Day of Event Membership participation increases and as a result less Day of Event membership revenue per person is returned to BC Athletics.

The materials referenced in the above value-in-kind benefits would be a responsibility of the association.


2005 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BC Athletics is looking for volunteers to take on a division of the annual BC Athletics Calendar of Events. You will be asked to manage and update this year's 2004 and compile event data for the 2005 calendar. An Excel file of the 2004 calendar document will be provided. Divisions available are:
1.) Track & Field
2.) Cross Country
3.) Road Running & Road Relays
4.) Marathon
5.) Ultra & trail
6.) Triathlon
For further information please contact Jerry Tighe at jerrytighe@bcathletics.org or (604) 737-3170.

VERNON AMATEUR ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION

BC Athletics welcomes the Vernon Amateur Athletics Association to out list of member clubs. Please make note of the following contact information and make sure VAAA is on your list when meet information/registration packages go out.

  • Vernon Amateur Athletics Assocation (VAAA)
    5624 Allenby Crescent
    Vernon BC V1T 8P8
  • President: Tim Dudley
  • Ph: (250) 558-1061
    Fax: (250) 260-6150
    Email: vernonathletics@yahoo.ca

ATHLETICS CANADA

2004 NATIONAL TEAM COACHING SELECTIONS

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936 

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

VANCOUVER SUN RUN

April 18, 2004
www.sunrun.com

VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST 10KM

April 25, 2004
www.timescolonist10k.com/


2004 BC ATHLETICS VANCOUVER SUN RUN BOOTH - HYATT HOTEL

If you enjoy talking to runners, volunteers are needed in various shifts of time to assist at the BC Athletics booth. Questions posed by out of town participants will need to be answered as well as queries from people needing to know more about the benefits of joining BC Athletics.

Hours of booth operation:
Thursday April 15th 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday April 16th 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday April 17th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday April 18th @ B.C. Place Stadium 9:45 A.M. - 1 PM.

Shifts still available are:
Thursday, Apr 15th and Friday, April 16th:
9:45 AM - 1 PM
1 Pm - 5 PM
5 PM - 7 PM

Saturday, Apr 17th:
9:45 PM - 1 PM
1 PM - 5 PM

Sunday, Apr. 18th:
9:45 AM - 1 PM

Volunteers will also be needed for the following:

  • Drivers to pick up elite athletes Friday & Saturday from the Vancouver International Airport and bring them to the Hyatt Hotel.
  • Finish line volunteers will be needed to accompany and guide the elite athletes to the media/press tent.

To volunteer for any of the three categories outlined above please contact jerrytighe@bcathletics.org Tel: 604-737-3174 (until April 13th) OR Greg White greg305@pacbell.net OR bcathletics@bcathletics.org 


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com


TRACK & FIELD

VANCOUVER ELEMENTARY TRACK AND FIELD MEET CANCELLED

The Vancouver Olympic Club has had to cancel the 2004 Vancouver Elementary Track & Field Meet that was scheduled for April 24, 2004.

2004 PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES

November 6 - 14 2004
www.mastersgames.com.au/sports/events/athletics.htm 

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 

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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ADIDAS OREGON TRACK CLASSIC

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


COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS

ROAD RUNNING COURSE MEASUREMENT SEMINAR - VICTORIA

Date: May 8, 9 2004
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: University of Victoria - McKinnon Bldg. - Room 150
For further information please contact Evan Fagan (250) 598-2813 or willowsbeach@shaw.ca 

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

THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL COACHING SCHOOL - VICTORIA

http://web.uvic.ca/coach/ICS.htm 

"INSIDE COACHING" - NEWSLETTER

www.coach.ca/e/inside_coaching/04april/index.htm 

CABC NEWSLETTER - NEW NCCP PROGRAM

www.coaches.bc.ca/ 

CANADIAN JOURNAL FOR WOMEN IN COACHING

www.coach.ca/WOMEN/e/journal/index.htm 

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.


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2004 BC ATHLETICS STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

(Supported by: The Summer Career Placements Program - Government of Canada and BC Athletics)
BC Athletics has applied for funding to support the employment of a Summer Student. The funding, at this time, has yet to be confirmed. However, on the chance that the BC Athletics application will be supported, we have initiated this job posting. See the BC Athletics website for job posting: www.bcathletics.org/main/summerstudent.htm 

TECHNICAL MANAGER TRACK & FIELD/DIRECTOR POWER/SPEED EVENT GROUP

BC Athletics in partnership with the Pacific Sport, National Sport Centre - Greater Vancouver invites applications for the full time position of Technical Manager Track & Field and Director Power/Speed Event Group. This is one position that will have responsibility for the Technical Management and Development of Track & Field in British Columbia along with providing enhanced leadership in the Power/Speed Event Group (Throws, Jumps, Sprints, Hurdles, and Combined Events). This individual must be a visionary, energized by the opportunity and have the ability to engage others in the collective achievement of the goals and objectives of the Track and Field program in British Columbia. See the BC Athletics website for job posting: www.bcathletics.org/main/tfposition.htm 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT/RECEPTIONIST - ATHLETICS CANADA

As Financial Assistant/Receptionist, you have excellent communication skills in English and French, excellent computer skills and the ability to work as a member of a team of dedicated professionals in the pursuit of common goals. You have experience, or the desire to learn, working in a not-for-profit organization, managing the receptionist function and acting as assistant to the Finance Officer.
Applications should be sent in confidence by April 13, 2004 to:

Joan Desautels
Finance Officer
300-2197 Riverside Road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1H 7X3
613-260-5580 Ext. 3302
or by email: jdesautels@athletics.ca 

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Salary will commensurate with experience. Bilingualism is considered essential. Athletics Canada promotes Employment Equity. This position is financially supported by Sport Canada.


PACIFICSPORT

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

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


REMINDERS

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

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:

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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