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ISSUE #16-2004
Friday, April 30, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • Adidas Vancouver International Marathon sanctioning update
  • Vancouver Island Strength Sport Association joins BC Athletics
  • 2004 Canadian Junior T&F Championship information
  • Lafarge Valley Royals Meet this weekend adds events
  • Canadian Athletes at the Penn Relays

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


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

2004 ADIDAS VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL MARATHON

Please be advised that the 2004 adidas Vancouver International Marathon and associated events are not sanctioned by BC Athletics/Athletics Canada. This event was shown as being sanctioned on the BC Athletics website Calendar of Events and in the printed Calendar of Events. Our apologies for this short notice, however BC Athletics was only informed of this on April 27/04.

As a result of the event not being sanctioned, the results (times) of all finishers in the marathon and associated events may not be recognized for the purposes of:

  • Records/best performances (open and age group)
  • Selection standards for BC and Canadian Teams
  • Funding support programs
  • Entry performances for other events, Canadian Championships, WMA Championships and IAAF World Championships

Questions regarding this matter can be directed to BC Athletics, Attn: Brian McCalder at: brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org.

VANCOUVER ISLAND STRENGTH SPORT ASSOCIATION

BC Athletics welcomes the Vancouver Island Strength Sport Association to out list of member clubs. Please make note of the following contact information and make sure VISSA is on your list when meet information/registration packages go out.

Vancouver Island Strength Sport Association
100 Eagle Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9S 2S6

Contact: Tim Findlay
Ph: (250) 751-1692
Fax: (250) 751-1692
Email: thorshaven@shaw.ca


ATHLETICS CANADA

2004 National Head of Delegation, Coach and Manager Assignments Updated

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=936

2004 Saskatoon - Canadian Junior Championships Information Package

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1440

2004 Sherbrooke Paralympic Trials Information Package

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2167

CANADA WINS FIVE MEDALS AT PENN RELAYS TRACK AND FIELD COMPETITION

April 24, 2004 PHILADELPHIA - Canada won five medals while the Americans swept gold in all the relay events on Saturday at the 110th annual Penn Relays track and field competition.
Canada’s best performances came in the men’s 4X200 metres and women’s high jump.
In the men’s 4X200, Tyler Christopher of Edmonton, Shane Niemi of Kamloops, B.C., Anson Henry of Pickering, Ont., and Pierre Browne of Mississauga, Ont., finished second in one minute and 22.15 seconds.
An American foursome easily won the gold in 1:19.72 and another American quartet took bronze in 1:22.73.
In the women’s high jump, Maresa Cadienhead of Toronto won the silver clearing 1.84 metres while Nicole Forrester of Cookstown, Ont., added a bronze at 1.80 metres.

Canada’s other two medal performances were bronze.
In the men’s 4X100, the U.S., led by Jon Drummond took the gold in 38.42 with Jamaica second in 39.02 and the Canadians third in 39.44. The Canadians were in order Nicolas Macrozonaris of Laval, Que., Henry, Charles Allen of Brampton, Ont., and Browne.
"We ran very well today but what I’m most pleased with is the commitment these guys want to put into making sure we have a top-notch relay at the Games," said Glenroy Gilbert of Ottawa, the national relay team coach and a member of the 1996 Olympic champion 4X100 relay team. "Getting everyone together at big meets like this is very positive and now we have a good idea of the work we need to do."

In the women’s 4X200 the Americans anchored by Marion Jones were the winners in 1:29.40; a second U.S. squad second in 1:30.01. Canada with Foy Williams of Toronto, Lindsay Lochhead of Mississauga, Erica Witter and Lami Oyewumi, both of Toronto, was third in 1:33.40.
"Considering they didn’t have much time to practice, it was an impressive performance for us," said Gilbert. "It’s going to be a challenge for us to qualify a women’s relay for the Games but today’s performances showed it won’t be impossible."
Sixth place finishes were posted by the women’s 4X100 with Witter, Adrienne Power of Halifax, Daniella Vega of Toronto and Asha James of Mississauga in 44.69 as well as the women’s 4X400 with Williams, Samantha George of Brampton, Charlotte Plummer of Toronto and Danielle Kot of Calgary in 3:31.25.

The men’s 4X400 with Christopher, Niemi, Nick Stewart of Newmarket, Ont., and Adam Kunkel of Paisley, Ont., were eighth in 3:05.34.

The meet, which also featured high school and college competition, set a three-day attendance record of 112,701 at Franklin Stadium.


ROAD RUNNING

RECENT UPDATES TO THE TIMEX BC ROAD RUNNING SERIES

Race report from Times Colonist 10k
Rankings after Vancouver Sun Run
www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/

SUMMER 2004 ROAD RUNNING PERFORMANCE CLINIC

Starts May 5th (20 weeks) or Drop In
For all runners who want to improve their fitness level and performance. Includes formal interval training session every Wednesday night.
For further information: www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm


CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2003 LOWER MAINLAND CROSS COUNTRY SERIES - JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

The awards for the Junior Development division of the 2003 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series are available from Chris Dalhuisen. He will have them for distribution at the Fraser Valley High School Invitational T&F Meet, Bear Creek Park in Surrey, 88th Ave. & King George Highway on Saturday, April 24. Chris can also be reached by email at: cadalh@shaw.ca.


TRACK & FIELD

LAFARGE VALLEY ROYALS INVITATIONAL ADDS EVENTS

The following events have been added:

  • open hammer men
  • 200m open women
  • 400m hurdle open men
  • 1500m s/c high school women

www.valleyroyals.org/

ELWOOD WYLIE MEET ADDS STEEPLE CHASE EVENTS

The Elwood Wylie Meet has just added the following events:
Sunday, May 9, 2004
14:00 3,000m Steeple Chase – Junior Men (36”) & Women (30”) and olde
14:30 1500m Steeple Chase – 92’s to Juvenile – Boys (36”) then Girls (30”)
Note: In view of time constraints, Junior & older women may race 1500m with the Juvenile & younger girls.
Steeple Chase events are also offered on May 8th at the Kajaks High School Meet and the Kamloops Centennial Meet.

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 

ADIDAS OREGON TRACK CLASSIC

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


PACIFICSPORT

THREE WAVES

Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
http://cms.nortia.org/Resources/conDisplayContent.asp?ItemID=2706&langid=1


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 

***DATE CHANGE!*** COACHING CERTIFICATION LEVEL 1

Hosted by the Kelowna Track & Field Club
Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification Course
Saturday/Sunday – MAY 1 & 2, 2004 – 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

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


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


REMINDERS

NEW CANADIAN DOPING CONTROL RULES: APRIL 15, 2004

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-NewProgramFinalRelease-E.pdf 

2005 & 2006 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN B.C.:

BC Athletics has just received notification from Athletics Canada that the 2005 & 2006 Canadian Cross Country Championships have been awarded to the host organizing committee in Vancouver. Further information to follow.

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com 

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.

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.


2004 World Half Marathon - Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2189

SCHOOL PAGE ON THE WEBSITE

BC Athletics has created 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

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  Updated rankings are being posted this weekend.

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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