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ISSUE #2-2004
Wednesday, January 14, 2004

From the BC Athletics Office
In Memoriam
2003 Awards
Road Running
Cross Country
Track & Field
Coaching
Courses
Links of Interest
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


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 Championships.

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.

Highlights:
• 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 sam.collier@bcathletics.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

ATTENTION DELEGATES!

  • 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 available.

Here is an updated list of reports now available on the BC Athletics website:

2004 Annual General Meeting Agenda:
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/2004agenda.pdf

2004 Resolutions:
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/2004resolutions.pdf

2004 Elections:
Nominations received to date:


IN MEMORIAM

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 service.

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: info@alzheimerbc.org.


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.
www.bcathletics.org/main/awards2003.htm


ROAD RUNNING

RUNNING INJURY FREE
Friday, January 30, 2004 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings St., Vancouver
Admission: $10.00
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: nbrobson@telus.net 

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 


CROSS COUNTRY

2004 Seattle Open Cross Country Classic
January 25, 2004 – Lincoln Park, Seattle WA
www.clubballard.com/


TRACK & FIELD

SELECTION PRINCIPLES 2004 IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2185 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
ATTENTION SENIOR NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES:

Team Investor Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2004
Deadline January 30, 2004
www.athletescan.com/e/bursary/index.htm 


COACHING

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 at: www.coach.ca/WOMEN/e/grants/retreat.htm 


COURSES

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.


LINKS OF INTEREST

Vancouver Island Runners Association (VIRA)
www.islandnet.com/~vira/

PacifcSport
www.pacificsport.com/

THREE WAVES Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
http://cms.nortia.org/Resources/conDisplayContent.asp?ItemID=1536&langid=1 

Interior Running Association
www.interiorrunning.ca/

Road Running in the USA
www.runningintheusa.com

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca


REMINDERS

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
www.iaaf.org/downloads/IAAFhandbook/index.html

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.

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 & Recreation.
2003 Tom Longboat Awards:
Most Outstanding Female/Male Athlete in Canada
and
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:
Gina Doxtator
Program Manager
Aboriginal Sport Circle
RR#3 Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
Cornwall Island K6H 5R7
T: 1.866.938.1176 ext. 21
F: 613.938.9181
E: abcircle.gdox@sympatico.ca
www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca

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 information:
www.bcathletics.org/main/bulletin/2003-40.htm#officials 

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

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 General Meeting.

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

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

SASKATOON DOWNTOWN LIONS SLED DOG OPEN - JAN 22, 23, 24 2004
http://ww2.link.ca/saskathletics/ 
(See "Forms")

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 bradwallbank@shaw.ca with a copy to the BC Athletics office at brian.mccalder@bcathletics.org

BC TEAM STAFF APPLICATIONS FOR 2004
www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm

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:

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


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.