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ISSUE #20-2004
Thursday, May 27, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • BC Junior Track & Field Championships information package
  • 2004 International Meeting - Combined Events selection criteria
  • Bowen Island Run for the Ferry - DATE CHANGE

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


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS - MEMBERSHIP SURVEY PROJECT

BC Athletics will be developing and running a survey to gain valuable feedback from its members. BC Athletics staff, board and committees would like to extend an invitation to all members in the interest and age groups of the association to submit questions that they feel need to be asked of its members.

Interest and Age Groups include but are not limited to those involved in Road Running; Cross Country Running; Track & Field; Ultra Running; Marathons; Trail Running; Run Jump Throw/Track Rascals Programs; School/University Cross Country and Track & Field; Coaching; Officiating; Club Management as Directors/Executive; Event Organization; Supporting-Social/Fitness Activities; Course/Program Delivery and Coordination; BC Athletics Committees/Division Committees; Volunteering for Club and Association events. Any and all ages.

About the BCA Survey

The survey will be a web based survey. There will be a number of questions that are organized under headings, for example, Road Running where there could be 1-4 questions underneath. The purpose of this survey is to gather valuable feedback from the membership. The information used from the survey will be used for the sole purpose of BCA and its members to understand how BC Athletics, its Division and Committees can better understand, position, and continue to deliver value to the members.

Timing

If you would like to submit questions please ensure that you do so by May 30/04.

We look forward to both your input into the questions as well as participation in the survey that will take place over the coming months.

Submitting Questions: An online form is available at www.bcathletics.org/main/survquest.htm where you can submit your questions or you can send them by Fax: ATTN. David Polisi - 604-737-3171 or by Mail to: David Polisi, c/o BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9

Thank you very much for contributing to this project.
David Polisi
BC Athletics Brd of Director,
Marketing and Communications

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TRACK & FIELD

BC JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Entry Package is now available for the BC Junior Track & Field Championships / Jack Brow Memorial Meet
www.ktfc.org

PACIFICANADA SERIES

June 5
adidas Oregon Track Classic-Golden Spike Tour
Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon
Meet Director: Paul Banta
13217 S.W. 63rd Place, Portland, OR 97219
Phone:503-620-4052 Fax: 503-620-4053
Email: info@oregontrackclassic.com
Website: www.oregontrackclassic.com

June 11
Victoria International Track Classic-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Centennial Stadium, Victoria, British Columbia
Meet Director: James Davison
352 Arnold St., Victoria, BC V8S 3L7
Phone:250-592-6399 Fax: 250-592-6396
Email: trackfestathletes@hotmail.com 
Website: www.trackclassic.com 

June 23
The Review Kajaks Track International Classic-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Clement Track, Richmond, B.C.
Meet Director: Richard Collier
Phone:604-271-0851 Fax: 604-271-0851
Email: rcollier@lynx.bc.ca 
Website: www.kajaks.org/events/kajaksinternational.htm 

June 26
Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford, BC
Meet Director: Gerry Swan
#24, 73330 - 122nd St., Surrey, BC V3W 1B4
Phone:604-859-9801 Fax: 604-850-7880
Email: gswan@uniserve.com 
Website: http://international.valleyroyals.org 

July 1
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic presented by Golder Associates-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, B.C.
Invitations Director: Marek Jedrzejek
6801 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC
Phone:604-822-6259 Fax: 604-822-6011
Email: marek@unixg.ubc.ca 
Website: www.harryjerome.com

MIRACLE MILE CELEBRATED AT THE 2004 HARRY JEROME INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

Thursday, July 1st, 2004
The Achilles International Track Society will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Miracle Mile as part of the 2004 edition of the Harry Jerome International Track Classic. For complete details see: www.harryjerome.com.

HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC - SPECIAL TICKET FUND RAISER FOR CLUBS

To celebrate the Anniversary of the Miracle Mile at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic and to show off our sport with a FULL Swangard Stadium, the Achilles International Track Society is offering a special fund raising program for BC Athletics member clubs. The price of tickets is $10.00 with children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. The Club would retain 50% or $5 from every ticket sold. To order your block of tickets contact: bcathletics@bcathletics.org.

July 3
Victoria TrackFest Twilight Meet-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Centennial Stadium, Victoria, British Columbia
Meet Director: James Davison
352 Arnold St., Victoria, BC V8S 3L7
Phone:250-592-6399 Fax: 250-592-6396
Email: trackfestathletes@hotmail.com 
Website: www.trackclassic.com

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ATHLETICS CANADA

2004 International Meeting - Combined Events Selection Criteria

www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=2497

SPECIAL NOTE

From Monday May 31 to Wednesday June 2, Athletic Canada's email addresses will be inaccessible due to the replacement of the AC server. Any urgent communication should be addressed by telephone (613) 260-5580 or fax (613) 260-0341.

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ROAD RUNNING

BOWEN ISLAND, RUN FOR THE FERRY ** DATE CHANGE **

Timex # 13
New Date - AUGUST 28, 2004
www.runfortheferry.ca

2004 BC ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS NOW AVAILABLE

www.bcathletics.org/main/road_running.htm#rankings

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

MARATHON TRAINING CLINIC - THE COMOX VALLEY COUNTRY ROADS MARATHON CLINIC

Darren Skuja of Absolutely Running and BC Road Running (a division of BC Athletics) have partnered in a Marathon Training Program based out of Courtenay / Comox. Darren, a long time distance runner and certified coach, is the leader and designer of the program that has as one of its goals preparation for the Comox Valley Country Roads Marathon, September 5, 2004. For more information and to register for the clinic please go to: www.absolutelyrunning.com/clinics.html.

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CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com

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COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS

Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Course

Hosted by PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre, City of Abbotsford and The Valley Royals T&F Club
Saturday and Sunday, May 29 & 30, 2004 9:30 am to 5 pm both days
Registration Fees: $65 / BC Athletics 2004 Members $55
Registration deadline: Monday, May 24, 2004
Registration form at: www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached 
Location: Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford
Contact and Registration: Barb Vida - Email: barb_stillrunning@shaw.ca  Ph: 604-852-4562

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.

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COACHING

COACHING CONSULTANT

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is seeking a Coaching Consultant to assist in the development of multi-sport and sport-specific coaching programs leading to the transition of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) to a competency-based education and training approach.
To find out more, go to www.coach.ca/e/archives/2004/0519_consultant2.htm.

THE 2004 INTERNATIONAL COACHING SCHOOL - VICTORIA

http://web.uvic.ca/coach/ICS.htm

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REMINDERS

2ND ANNUAL WHISTLER CROSS COUNTRY TRAINING CAMP

NorWesters and West Vancouver Track and Field Clubs announce the second annual Whistler Cross Country Training Camp.
When: Friday August 27 Wednesday September 1, 2004.
Location: Whistler BC.
Camp cost: $300* including coaching, accommodation, lunches and snacks, all fees, lift tickets and final awards banquet at the Spaghetti Factory.
To ensure a spot at the camp email to Frank Reynolds immediately and the first 25 are in. Freynold@shaw.ca

SFU HIGH PERFORMANCE SPEED-STRENGTH TRAINING CAMP

For the very first time, Simon Fraser University Athletics is offering comprehensive Speed-
Strength Training Camps for serious athletes who are determined to improve their physical abilities for all sports. SFU Speed-Strength Camps are set up to provide World Class training for male and female athletes 14 years and over on a consistent basis over a four- or eight-week period for a very affordable price. We keep our groups sizes small so that each camp athlete receives the highest level of attention. SFU Speed-Strength coaches have worked with high-level athletes from all sports on a consistent basis, providing significant performance gains.
Information: svass@sfu.ca 
Registration: (604) 291-4307
Speed-Strength Camp: (604) 291-4059

** CORRECTION **

2004 BC JUVENILE AND SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND BC TEAM SELECTION FOR THE BC JUVENILE/LEGION AND SENIOR T&F TEAMS

June 26, 27 - Abbotsford
The Junior Heptathlon and Decathlon will not be held in Abbotsford at the Juvenile/Senior Track & Field Championships. They will be held in Kelowna as part of the Junior Track & Field Championships. The full meet package can be found at www.valleyroyals.org/PDF/BC_Juv_Sr_Int_2004.pdf

HERSHEY HARRIER MEETS

The Hershey Harrier All Comers meets will be starting June 15th. The meets are held Tuesday evenings at the Burnaby Central High School track.

NEW SUMMER STUDENT AT BC ATHLETICS

BC Athletics is pleased to welcome Kristin Carpenter to our team in the office this summer. Kristin joins us from the University of British Columbia where she is enrolled in the Leisure and Sport Management program, minoring in Commerce. In addition to school, she runs and acts as the Team Manager for the UBC Cross Country and Track & Field teams, sits on the UBC Thunderbird Athletes Council, and volunteers with the UBC Learning Exchange. This summer she will be keeping up the summer Track and Field rankings and helping with other office duties.

If you need to contact Kristin you can reach her at trackandfieldrankings@bcathletics.org or by phone at (604)737-3175.


CANADA SUMMER GAMES 2005 - IDENTIFICATION CAMP AND COMPETITION PLUS OPEN AND JUVENILE COMPETITION

The weekend of July 16-18/04 has been selected as the Canada Games Development Identification Camp & Competition and Juvenile Age Group preparation meet.

The BC Athletics Canada Games identification camp and competition with Alberta is scheduled for July 16-18/04 at the University of Victoria. The main purpose of this training camp is the continued identification of athletes who will be preparing for the Canada Summer Games in 2005. The athletes and their personal coaches will have the opportunity to meet the team coaches and managers and attend important information sessions as a group. The weekend will consist of:

  • Competition - Canada Games, Open and Juvenile age groups. Athletes from BC and Alberta.
  • Health Screening as part of the Cd Games Team BC Program - The health professionals from Sport Med BC will be in attendance all weekend to interview and complete a health questionnaire on each athlete.
  • Technical and Information Sessions on Drug Information (compulsory for all athletes); nutrition; strength training; mental training; hydration; skill analysis.
  • Barbecue and social -athletes, coaches and officials

It is important that athletes who are training for the 2005 Canada Summer Games (23 & under as of Dec 31/05) and their personal coaches attend this weekend camp.

The Juvenile Age Group will also be focusing on the upcoming Legion National Track & Field Championships and Camp set for August 5-12/04 in Sudbury, Ontario. This is an important opportunity for the Juvenile age athletes. Both the athletes and their personal coaches are encouraged to attend this weekend competition.

More information will be posted in the coming weeks.


2004 PAN PACIFIC MASTERS GAMES

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

2004 Saskatoon - Canadian Junior Championships Information Package

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

2004 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - * AMENDMENT TO SELECTION CRITERIA *

Please see the revised selection criteria and declaration form on the AC website:
English: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2187
Those athletes looking to book travel into Montreal may call Bruce Travel at 1-800-668-1768.
Should you have any questions about this change please contact Kevin Bean at kbean@athletics.ca.

2004 Sherbrooke Paralympic Trials Information Package
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2167 

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.


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.

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

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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

www.bcathletics.org/eventcal_tri.htm

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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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