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Wednesday, January 14, 2004
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FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE
AGM WEEKEND UPDATE
Please refer to the website AGM page for ALL information. Check regularly
as information, reports etc. will be added daily. www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm
2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
January 24, 2004
CHARMAINE CROOKS – GUEST SPEAKER
BC Athletics is pleased to announce that Charmaine Crooks will be the
Guest Speaker at the 2003 Awards Banquet.
Five Time Olympian and Olympic Silver Medalist Charmaine Crooks
represented Canada for close to 20 years in Athletics. As the first
Canadian woman to run under two minutes over 800 meters, she has won gold
medals at the Pan American, Commonwealth, World Cup and World Student
Games. In 1996, she had the honour of being named Flag Bearer at the
Opening Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.
She is an elected member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
and currently serves on the IOC Athletes, Press, Culture/Education
Commissions, and the Athens 2004 Olympics Working Group. As a founding
member of the independent IOC Ethics Commission, she contributed to
developing the Code of Ethics for the IOC, and was a member of the IOC
2000 Reform Commission. As a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee's
Executive Board, she played an integral role in Toronto's 2008 Olympic
Bid, and is currently on the Board of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid.
Charmaine is President/Founder of NGU Consultants, a sports marketing,
promotion and production company that develops and creates entertainment
programming, and which provides strategic counsel for companies and
athletes on a global basis. As an avid supporter of sports in Canada, she
is the Executive Vice Chairman of the 2003 World Weightlifting
Since 2001, she has been a member of the Advisory Board of AIM/Trimark
Mutual Funds, and is a member of their Governance Committee. In 2002, the
Federal government appointed her to the Board of Trustees of the Canadian
Museum of Nature.
Charmaine has also been a freelance Television personality since 1993,
and has worked with CBC, TSN, CTV, Fox Sportsnet and European TV. She has
worked as an analyst, host or commentator on a number of sports and
variety programs such as the Canada Winter and Summer Games and the World
Athletics Championships. She was the host of CBC's '"Cycle", the
first Canadian TV show on recreational cycling, and she also hosted the
nation wide show, "In the Company of Women". She continues to
host the annual internationally televised "World Athletics" Gala
from Monaco. As a producer, she created the "Comic Relief" style
TV special, "No Laughing Matter" which raises awareness for
Breast Cancer and aired on the Comedy Network.
Charmaine continues to give of her time to national and international
charities and events, which focus on women and children.
• Five Time Olympian
• First Canadian woman to break the two minute barrier over 800m
• Serves on the IOC Athletes, Press, Culture/Education Commissions
• Founding member of the IOC Ethics Commission
• Board member of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid
• Creator and producer of "No Laughing Matter", a breast
cancer fundraising event
Deadline to order tickets is Friday, January 16th 2004. All tickets
must be reserved before that date – there will be no tickets available
at the door.
Award Nominees and Recipients who received complimentary tickets are
asked to RSVP to Sam Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (604) 737-3177. We need to know if you WILL or WON’T be able to
attend the banquet.
2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
January 23, 24, 25, 2004
- All delegates should make sure they are registered before attending
the AGM. Registrations can be done on line at: www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/delegatereg.htm
- All delegates attending the 2004 Annual General Meeting must be 2004
members of BC Athletics. Memberships can be done on line at: www.bcathletics.org/main/indivmemapp_online.htm
- The only reports available at the AGM will be those not received in
time to go up on the website. All of the reports on the website should
be printed out prior to attending the AGM as copies will not be
Here is an updated list of reports now available on the BC Athletics
2004 Annual General Meeting Agenda:
Nominations received to date:
IN MEMORIAM – BILL ENGLISH (1908 – 2004)
Born November 27, 1908
Bill English died last night at the age of 95 from pneumonia. A
memorial service will be held on Saturday January 17th at 2:00pm at the
First Memorial Funeral Home at 1720 Bowen Road, Nanaimo followed by a
reception at the Legion Hall, 1630, East Wellington Road, Nanaimo. His
wife, Betty, is in intensive care in Nanaimo Hospital. She will attend the
If you knew nothing else of Bill you knew his smile. He’s been a main
stay in track & field in B.C. for longer than most of us can remember.
His dedication to the sport, his love and respect for athletes his sense
of humour and that smile will be greatly missed.
Bill served as Paymaster on a RCN destroyer on North Atlantic convoy
duty throughout the 2nd World War. Bill married Betty, 12 years his
junior, around 1946 and worked mainly in sales.
He played soccer and rugby as a youth and young man and followed both
sports fervently throughout his life. Bill first made contact with Track
& Field at the 1954 Empire Games in Vancouver where he officiated as a
timer. He transferred to Nanaimo shortly after in 1960 and joined what was
then the Nanaimo & District Track & Field Club. Bill served in a
number of capacities as an official, coach and committee member. He was a
major player in getting both the Vancouver Island Track & Field and
Cross-Country series going. Bill acted as announcer for the series and
other track & field meets for almost 40 years. He remained active in
life and in Track & Field up until a few months before his death.
Bill had a prodigious memory for faces and names. Right to the end he
would recognize former athletes as adults when he had only known them as
children. He made monthly day trips over to Vancouver to visit his sister
and often came in to the BC Athletics office for a chat before he returned
on the ferry. We looked forward to his visits and stories.
He considered his major discovery to be Angela Chalmers whom he found
running in an
elementary school cross country race when she was 10.
We will miss him.
IN MEMORIAM – AL LONERGAN (1922 – 2004)
Al Lonergan passed away peacefully on January 5 after a long bout with
Alzheimers. Al made friends wherever he travelled and as was his way he
left with a joke echoing in the ears of his caregivers. Al was, for many
years, an active volunteer with the Vancouver Olympic (Track & Field)
Club. Al's interest and participation in sports including track &
field, hockey and lacrosse complemented his working life in the mining
industry. Al's profession allowed his family to enjoy homes in all four
corners of the province, to see the beauty of BC and be a part of the
mining community that he loved. As a geologist, Al travelled the world,
providing him with many more opportunities to try out his jokes and
attempts at new languages - and inevitably make even more friends. Al's
two true loves were his family and his work. Al's retirement years were
spent volunteering at a variety of locations in Vancouver and then in
Gibsons. He was fond of providing time to the local museum and the local
senior care homes where he would show videos to the residents. Al is
survived by Shirley his wife of 53 years, daughter Shauna, sons Ted, Mike
and Rob and their spouses and families.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of
BC, #300 - 828 West Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5A 1E2 or Email: email@example.com.
2003 BC ATHLETICS AWARDS NOMINEES AND RECIPIENTS
Nominees in the Track & Field categories and recipients in the Road
Running, Cross Country, Physical/Sensory Challenged, Coaches, Officials
and Administrative categories are now listed on the BC Athletics website.
Also listed are the BC members of the 2003 Canadian World Track &
Field Championships Team. Awards will be formally presented at the 2004 BC
Athletics Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 24th at the Executive
Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond B.C.
RUNNING INJURY FREE
Friday, January 30, 2004 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Proceeds to the Allan McGavin Educational Development Fund
Tickets available at the New Balance Store, Vancouver (990 Robson St.) or
on the evening of the event.
For more information, please call (604) 685-2281 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALTITUDE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
Feb. 11, 12, 13/04
See the website for more details: www.hastc.nau.edu/index2.htm
2004 Seattle Open Cross Country Classic
January 25, 2004 – Lincoln Park, Seattle WA
TRACK & FIELD
SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
ATTENTION SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES:
Team Investor Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2004
Deadline January 30, 2004
WOMEN IN COACHING NATIONAL RETREAT
The 2004 Women in Coaching National Coach Retreat will be held on
March 19-21, 2004. The Retreat is designed to address the dramatic
under-representation of women coaches at the high performance level by
providing opportunities for professional development and networking.
For more information on the nomination process, costs, location, and
facilitators etc., please visit the link on the Women in Coaching Web site
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.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
THREE WAVES Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
Interior Running Association
Road Running in the USA
Athletics Canada / Run Canada
IAAF HANDBOOK NOW ON-LINE
The IAAF is pleased to announce that the English version of the latest
edition of the IAAF Competition Rules, which includes Anti-Doping Rules
and Rules related to Disputes, has just been added to the download section
of the IAAF web site.
Pay particular attention to:
#141 - Rules for Age Groups
#191.7 - Hammer Handles
183.11 - Pole Vault - pole tape
BC ATHLETICS STAFF CHANGES
Please be informed that on an interim basis the responsibilities of the BC
Athletics Technical Manager, Track & Field and Director Power/Speed
Events have been assumed by Brian McCalder, President/CEO. All matters
concerning Track & Field, Coaching Education/Certification and P/S
Development should be directed to Brian at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further updates will be provided as the position is reviewed and a process
undertaken to fill this role with BC Athletics. Thank you.
VOLUNTEER VANCOUVER'S RECOGNITION AWARDS
Volunteer Vancouver is inviting nominations for its Volunteer Recognition
Awards to celebrate the spirit of volunteerism and showcase the voluntary
efforts of countless individuals and groups. We all know that thousands of
events would not happen if it weren’t for the enthusiasm and dedication
of volunteers. Awards are presented in six categories and recipients will
be announced during the gala ceremony on April 19, 2004. To find out more
about these volunteer recognition awards, visit www.volunteervancouver.ca/volunteering/awards.asp
or call 604-875-9144 for more information.
British Columbia Community Achievement Awards
The newly formed British Columbia Achievement Foundation is pleased to
announce its inaugural British Columbia Community Achievement Awards.
These awards celebrate “the spirit, imagination, dedication and
outstanding contributions of British Columbians to their communities”.
Awards will be presented at a formal ceremony in the Spring of 2004
(details to be announced at a later time). Nomination deadline is January
30, 2004. Information about these achievement awards is available at www.bcachievement.com
or by calling 1-866-882-6088.
2003 TOM LONGBOAT AWARDS
the Aboriginal Sport Circle - Canada's National Voice for Aboriginal Sport
2003 Tom Longboat Awards:
Most Outstanding Female/Male Athlete in Canada
2003 Aboriginal Coach Awards
Most Outstanding Female/Male Coach in Canada
Only four weeks left to nominate!
For further information and nomination forms please contact:
Aboriginal Sport Circle
RR#3 Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
Cornwall Island K6H 5R7
T: 1.866.938.1176 ext. 21
IT'S OFFICIAL 2004 CANADIAN SPORTS OFFICIALS CONFERENCE
Sports Officials of Canada (SOC) is pleased to announce that the
second-ever national sports officials conference, It's Official 2004 will
be held February 27-29 at the Delta Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. For
DAY OF EVENT MEMBERSHIP POLICY
As approved by the BC Athletics Board of Directors the policy with respect
to providing Day of Event Membership for sanctioned competitions has been
amended - this should be shown as an additional $3.00 for those entrants
who are not current members of BC Athletics or another Athletics
Association. It is appreciated that this may not be possible for events
that have their planning well underway. During this phase in year, please
present wherever possible, the BC Athletics Day of Event Membership as an
additional $3.00. (Note: The previous policy allowed for either an
additional $3.00 for non members or a $3.00 deduction for BC Athletics
members or members from another Athletics Association.) The event entry
form must also provide space for the entrant to put in their current BC
Athletics or equivalent Athletics Association membership number.
The intended result of this change in how the Day of Event Membership
Fee is presented on the entry form is to: a) insure that the full amount
of the entry fee is retained by the event organizing committee; b) more
clearly reflect one of the benefits of BC Athletics Membership; and c)
visibly demonstrates a financial return to the event organizer, through
the sharing of the Day of Event Membership fee.
The sharing of the Day of Event Membership Fee is: for events up to and
including 2,000 participants the host organizing committee retains $1.00
and $2.00 is returned to BC Athletics. For events of greater than 2,000
participants the Day of Event Membership Fee is split 50/50 ($1.50
retained by the host organizing committee and $1.50 returned to BC
The amount returned to BC Athletics goes to support these and other
- Youth, developing athlete and adult participant development - camps,
clinics and resources
- Event Insurance (Liability) for all Day of Event Members
- Event promotion and a direct link from the BC Athletics Calendar of
Events web pages
- Technical assistance and support to event organizers
- BC Team programs for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Masters age groups
in Road Running, Cross Country, Race Walking and Track & Field in
National Championships, Canada and Western Canada Games
- Officials training and event officiating support
- Coaches education and training
- Prizing in selected events
- BC Championship programs in Road Running, Race Walking, Marathon,
Cross Country Running, Track & Field, Road Relays and Ultra
- Regional Series support for Track & Field, Road and Cross
- Website maintenance, enhancement and electronic communication to all
This policy is undergoing further review by the BC Athletics Planning
Committee under the heading of BC Athletics Membership Fees and Services.
In 2004 the Planning Committee will undertake an extensive dialogue with
event organizers with regard to BC Athletics Day of Event Membership -
fees, presentation, revenue sharing and other related issues. Any proposed
changes will be presented at the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
to be held on January 23 and 24, 2004 and/or the 2005 BC Athletics Annual
Questions should be directed to BC Athletics at: email@example.com
Marijuana Prohibited in the Canadian Domestic Doping Control Program
SASKATOON DOWNTOWN LIONS SLED DOG OPEN - JAN 22, 23, 24 2004
JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - CALL FOR REPRESENTATIVES AT LARGE
Anyone interested in serving as a representative at large on the BC
Athletics Junior Development Committee is asked to submit your expression
of interest which includes a brief resume of experiences inside Athletics
and involvement with club programs and organization and any committee
involvement outside of Athletics. At the present time the following
positions are open:
One 1 year term - Representative at Large
Three 2 year terms - Representative at Large
Expressions of interest with requested information are to be forwarded to
Brad Wallbank - Chair, BC Athletics Junior Development Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
with a copy to the BC Athletics office at email@example.com.
BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
CALL FOR TECHNICAL AND ORGANIZATION PAPERS
MAJOR AND UPCOMING EVENTS SANCTIONED BY BC ATHLETICS
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in
yellow) with contact information:
Track & Field
Road Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
Race Walking – see Track & Field above
Track & Field
Back issues of the BCAB are available at