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ISSUE #25-2004
Friday, July 2, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • BC Athletics names the 2004 BC Senior Track and Field Team for Competition at the Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships and Olympic Trials.
  • Athletics Canada names World Junior Team
  • Kamloops Track and Field Club hires new coach
  • Athletics Canada identifies potential Olympic qualifiers
  • Victoria's Diane Cummins shows impressive form at Harry Jerome International Track Classic
  • Four Vancouver athletes to run the Sunshine Coast Trail nonstop

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


TRACK & FIELD

BC ATHLETICS NAMES THE 2004 BC SENIOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM FOR COMPETITION AT THE CANADIAN SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OLYMPIC TRIALS.

Shane Niemi 400m
Andy Miller PV
Jas Gill HJ
Stephanie McCann PV
Graham Morfitt Jav
Jennifer Padrinao Hammer
Dylan Armstrong SP
Zach Whitmarsh 800m
Graeme Wells 1500m
Matt Johnston 5000m
Steve Osaduik 3000mS/C
Lucy Smith 5000m
Carol Stevenson Discus
Mark Bomba 5000m
Jeffrey Wallis SP
Iain McLellan 400m
Graeme Pitches 400mh
Dan Mezheritsky Decathlon
Jerry Ziak 1500m
Dave Milne 1500m
Catrina Chisholm Hammer
Tara Self 100m
Krysha Bayley 100m & 200m
Stephanie Mills 5000m
Mandy Uppu 400m
Aaron Heidt 1500m
Heather Hennigar 800m
Aimee Teteris 800m

Coaches:
Ron Bunting Head Coach & Throws Coach
Bev DiIorio Team Manager
Derek Hansen Sprints & Hurdles Coach
Sue Northey Distance
Barb Vida Jumps & Combined Events


BC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

BC JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 2, 3, 4 2004
Kelowna, BC - Kelowna Track & Field Club
Entry Package: www.ktfc.org/jack%20brow%20package%202004.htm 
IMPORTANT UPDATE:
The track portion of the Jack Brow Memorial / Junior Championship has been updated, plus some Javelin events in the field portion (see below). Please visit www.ktfc.org for the updated schedule. Juvenile athletes wishing to compete as Juniors may do so online with Direct Athletics. Should you have difficulty doing this please contact Sheryl Bonnett at - sherylbonnett@shaw.ca 
Some Javelin events have been altered and are available on the Kelowna Track & Field Club web site:

  • 13 year old boys (1991) javelin moved to Friday night at 6pm
  • 14 year old girls javelin bumped up to 5pm on Friday night
  • Junior Women will still throw on Sunday, but at 1pm instead of 4:30pm.

BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

July 23, 24, 25 2004
Kamloops, BC - Kamloops Track & Field Club
Entry Package: www.bcathletics.org/jdtfchamps04.pdf


2004 BC TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION LINKS:

BC MASTERS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 19, 20 2004
RESULTS: www3.telus.net/langleymustangs/Langley%20PACIFIC%20RESULTS%202004.htm

BC JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 26, 2004
Nanaimo BC - Nanaimo & District Track & Field Club
RESULTS: www.pentrack.org/TrackAndField/BCJDPentathlon/BCJDPent.htm

BC JUVENILE AND SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 26, 27 2004
Abbotsford BC - Valley Royals Track & Field Club
RESULTS: www.valleyroyals.org/results/2004_BC_Juv_Sr_International.htm


PACIFICANADA SERIES

June 23
The Review Kajaks Track International Classic-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Clement Track, Richmond BC Canada
RESULTS: www.kajaks.org/results/kint04res.htm

June 26
Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford, BC
RESULTS: www.valleyroyals.org/results/2004_BC_Juv_Sr_International.htm

July 1
Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic presented by Golder Associates-PacifiCanada Track and Field Series
Swangard Stadium, Burnaby, B.C.
RESULTS: www.bcathletics.org/results/2004/jerome.htm

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


KAMLOOPS TRACK AND FIELD CLUB HIRES NEW COACH

The Kamloops Track and Field Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Anatoly Bondarchuk to its coaching staff. Renown as an athlete (1972 Olympic Champion and European Champion in the hammer throw as well as a former World Record Holder), Mr. Bondarchuk's coaching credentials are virtually unprecedented in the sport of Athletics.

Mr. Bondarchuk is a Doctor of Pedagogical Science (University of Kiev) and his research into technique and high - performance training methods formed the basis for many of the common techniques and practices used by the world's top athletes today. Mr. Bondarchuk coached the USSR National Team Hammer Throw from 1976 to 1992 from which he developed numerous World and Olympic Champions in the Hammer, Discus and Shot Put. He has authored 11 books and 195 articles in his areas of expertise. A common focus is training to maintain performance and technique. Since 1992 he has coaching experience in Portugal and Kuwait (since 1994). Mr. Bondarchuk will start his duties with the KTFC in November of 2004. Currently he is preparing his athletes in Kuwait for the Athens Olympic Games. Below is a brief summary of his athlete's accomplishments.

For the City of Kamloops this is an unprecedented opportunity for the coaches and athletes of the sport of athletics to learn and excel under one of the greatest coaches in the sport's history. With the City's new 37.5 million dollar upgrade to its current athletics facilities, which include a fully competitive throws competition and training venue, this great news ensures that the athletes of Kamloops and its surrounding region are going to be in one of the most enriching and productive athletic environments in the entire world. It is the goal of the Kamloops Track and Field Club to ensure that all athletes in the sport of Athletics locally, provincially, and nationally thrive under Mr. Bondarchuk's guidance. To this end we are fully committed.

Major Championship Victories (men's hammer throwers only, all performances achieved by athletes under Mr. Bondarchuk's direction):

1976 - Olympic Games, Montreal - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1978 - European Championships, Prague - Gold medalist.
1979 - World Cup, Montreal - Gold medalist.
1980 - Olympic Games, Moscow - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1982 - European Championship, Athens - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists
1983 - World Championship, Helsinki - Gold and Silver medalists.
1984 - World Cup, Belgrade - Gold medalist.
1985 - European and World Cup, Canberra - Gold medalist.
1986 - European Championship, Frankfurt - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists (athletes broke the World Record 4 times).
1987 - World Championships, Rome - Gold and Silver medalists.
1988 - Olympic Games, Seoul - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.
1989 - European Championship, Yugoslavia - Gold and Silver medalists.
1991 - World Championships, Tokyo - Gold and Silver medalists.
1992 - Olympic Games, Barcelona - Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists.

Mr. Bondarchuk's athletes, while members of the USSR National Team, broke 12 World Records. His athletes won all hammer throw medals in 4 consecutive non-boycotted Olympic Games.

In addition to the above, the following are examples of results which his students have done under his authority:

HAMMER THROW:

  • Yuri Sedych - Olympic Champion (1976, 1980), Silver Medal Olympic Games (Seoul), World Champion (1991), European Champion (1978, 1982, 1986). 6 Time World Record Holder (still current record holder - 86.74m set in 1986), best result: 86.74m.
  • Sergey Litvinov - Olympic Champion (1988), Silver Medal Olympic Games (Moscow), World Champion (1983, 1987). 3 Time World Record Holder, best result: 86,14m.
  • Andrey Abduvalyev - Olympic Champion (1992), World Champion (1993, 1994) best result - 83.60m.
  • Yuri Tamm - Bronze medal Olympic Games (Moscow, Seoul), World Cup Champion (1985) and European Cup Champion (1985). Former World Record Holder, best result - 84.40m.
  • A. Krykun - Bronze Medal Olympic Games (Atlanta), best result-80,46m.
  • A. Debely - World Junior Champion (1989, Athens). Best result - 79.98m.

In total Mr. Bondarchuk has coached 17 athletes over 80m in the hammer throw

SHOT PUT:

  • A. Baryshnikov - Silver Medal Olympic Games 1980, best result - 22.00m Former World Record Holder.
  • B. Stepansky - Champion of Ukraine (1989), best result - 20.89m.
  • A. Samolik - Champion of Ukraine (1990), best result - 20.52m.
  • D. Kovzun - Champion of Ukraine (1987), best result - 19.35m.
  • E. Koslova - Champion of Europe 1987 (junior), best result - 19.99m.
  • S. Butova - best result -18.56m.

DISCUS THROW:

Men:

  • D. Kovzun - Champion of USSR, best result - 68.62m.
  • A. Mandyk - Champion of Ukraine, best result - 62.84m.

Women:

  • C. Savinkova -Silver Medal European Championship (1982), Silver Medal in World Cup (1985), Former World Record Holder, best result - 73.26m.
  • S. Suchova - Champion of Ukraine, best result - 66.50m.

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.

Further information is now available on the BC Athletics website: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/cgdevmeet.pdf


TREVOR CRAVEN MEMORIAL UPDATE

Because of a Whitecaps Game on Monday July 12, NorWesters has been required to hold all the hammer events on Saturday and all the discus on Sunday. This will allow the groundsmen to fill all the divots from the hammers on the Sunday in order to have the field ready on time. The new schedule will be up on the NorWesters website shortly at: http://norwesterstandf.com/

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.
Entry Deadline: July 10, 2004
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.

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ATHLETICS CANADA

ATHLETICS CANADA IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3722

ATHLETICS CANADA NAMES WORLD JUNIOR TEAM

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3733

VICTORIA'S DIANE CUMMINS SHOWS IMPRESSIVE FORM AT HARRY JEROME INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3737

NACAC U-23 NEWSLETTER

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3596

2004 CANADIAN PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN CHALLENGE - ENTRY AND TECHNICAL PACKAGE

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2004%20Paralympic%20Champs%20-
%20Entry%20Forms%20and%20Regulations%20Final.pdf
 

2004 CANADIAN PARALYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AND OPEN CHALLENGE - INFORMATION PACKAGE

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2004%20Paralympics%20
Championship%20Info%20Pkg%20FINAL.pdf
 

2004 GLASGOW JUNIOR MATCH SELECTION CRITERIA

www.athleticscanada.com/cmslib/general/GlasgowJuniorMatchselectionCriteriafinal-revised.pdf

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ROAD RUNNING

BC ATHLETICS HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SCOTIABANK VANCOUVER

RESULTS: www.canadarunningseries.com/svhm/svhmRESULT.htm

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

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

FOUR VANCOUVER ATHLETES TO RUN THE SUNSHINE COAST TRAIL NONSTOP

Powell River, British Columbia. Starting on Saturday 2 July at 2:00 am, a team of 4 athletes from Vancouver will run the Sunshine Coast Trail. They will be the first to attempt a nonstop, 175-kilometre (over 100-mile) run on the rugged trail that stretches from Sarah Point on Desolation Sound in the north to the Saltery Bay ferry terminus in the south.

Why run the Sunshine Coast Trail? "Because we can!" says team member Dom Repta. The team is made up of Repta, his brother Wade, Dave Cressman and Ean Jackson who between them, have competed in over 200 ultramarathon, triathlon and extreme adventure racing competitions around the world.

The team hopes to bring recognition to the Sunshine Coast Trail, an initiative spearheaded by Eagle Walz, the Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society (PRPAWS) and others in Powell River who see outdoor recreation and tourism as being the future for a community that has traditionally been dependent on the forest industry. Their Millennium Park Fund aims to acquire an oceanfront old growth green space, which has two urban salmon streams and a network of trails used by runners, cyclists and walkers.

"We have some unfinished business to take care of", adds Dave Cressman. "Last summer we tried to tackle the trail in 2 days. The trail won. After running about 90 kilometers, we came across a new, unmarked logging road and ended up getting lost. Thanks to the help of our friends in Powell River, we lived to come back and try again with new maps!"

The runners will meet support crew at intervals ranging from 10-20 kilometers along the trail. The July long weekend was chosen for the attempt for maximum daylight. Team member Wade Repta clarifies, "We plan to run through the night using headlamps to negotiate the trail in the dark. If we start to hallucinate or otherwise come unglued in the wilderness, our backup crew will be there to keep us going." Gary Robbins and Mark Fearman from Whistler plan to accompany the team during the dangerous night sections of the trail that follow a precipitous ridge line.

Eagle Walz is cautiously optimistic about their chances. "Had you asked me at this time last year, I'd have said it was impossible to run the Sunshine Coast Trail in two days without stopping for at least a few hours during the night. This trail requires a respectful approach. It runs through a temperate jungle, and is after all higher in total elevation gain than Mount Kilimanjaro. I wish them good health and luck, but the odds are the trail will win again!"

According to Walz, only a handful of hikers have been able to complete the entire Sunshine Coast Trail within a week. But as the trail becomes more well-known, it has become the target for elite runners looking for something that offers a bit more challenge than a road race. "We're looking at this Like Sir Edmond Hillary looked at Everest. It's going to be tough...but it has to be done," says Ean Jackson. "We're ready. We have great support. Like Hillary's first Everest ascent, part of the thrill for us is to be first to 'bag' the trail. We hope others will benefit from our experience and also go for it."

The attempt to run the Sunshine Coast Trail in August 2003 has sparked an interest in the trail from the endurance running community. This past May, another team from the lower mainland of BC ran the complete trail in 38 hours and 20 minutes over 4 days, cutting the existing record by almost half.

Background information:
www.clubfatass.com/CABC_SCT180/backgr.html - Overview and runner bios www.clubfatass.com/CABC_SCT180/agenda.html - Agenda, route and food
www.sunshinecoast-trail.com/ - Overview of trail


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.
The 5-day Whistler Cross-country program is designed for high school boys and girls who want to get a head start on the upcoming cross-country season. Set in the beautiful valley of Whistler, B.C., the camp will take advantage of miles of exhilarating mountain trails, get up into the alpine for the ultimate 'high' and make use of state of the art fitness facilities and sport training experts at the resort. This camp will be the ultimate training experience - challenging and fun.
Individual Camper Rate $300.00; North Van Bar Code #121034
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online: http://econnect.northvanrec.com/ereg/Activities/Activities.asp (requires Playcard and PIN)
Complete details of the camp on the NorWester website: http://norwesterstandf.com/xc-camp.html

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

www.bcxcchampionships.com

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COURSES, CLINICS, SEMINARS

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 APPRENTICE FORM

www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=936#APPLIC

COACHING APPLICATION FOR GLASGOW JUNIORS

www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=936#APPLIC

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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OFFICIALS

BC Athletics Officials Newsletter - June 2004
www.bcathletics.org/main/bulletin/officials_jun04.htm

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REMINDERS

PETER OGILVIE - TECHNICAL MANAGER TRACK & FIELD / DIRECTOR POWER & SPEED

As the new BC Athletics Technical Manager Track and Field and Director of the Power Speed Event Groups, I would like to introduce myself to you and take this time to point out some of my visions and goals in this position, effective immediately. I do believe in sharing this with each member within BC Athletics as we are all members in an extended track and field family and we need to make it happen - together.

As a former two-time Canadian Olympian (Barcelona 1992 & Atlanta 1996), I have had the honour of competing in this great sport for over 20 years in British Columbia. I have journeyed through the various developmental track and field programs here in British Columbia as a J.D., Juvenile, Junior and Senior athlete and I have taken part in many provincial, national and international competitions.

Having an extensive knowledge and understanding in the foundation of our sport, my immediate goals are to strengthen our sport from within and promote our sport to those who have not heard our message.

As I do like to have a much-more hands on approach with customer-service, your patience is needed as I try to manage this program the best way I can.

Here are just some of the key issues that I'll be working on with your much needed support and understanding:

  1. Exposing more young people to the greatest sport in the world - track & field - by taking steps within our school systems to keep our athletes in track and field and recruit more into our sport.
  2. Promote and develop a positive atmosphere incorporating a recognizable 'Team BC' for all age groups - Juvenile, Junior and Senior.
  3. Develop a renewed media presence to help promote our sport to the province and the world.
  4. Expanding official education and its program to recruit the next generation of volunteers and make it rewarding.
  5. Coaching development is critical. Clubs revolve around coaches. Therefore we must do everything possible to help coaches coach. We must identify the coaches and look at ways to reward them with opportunities and remuneration.
  6. Work together with existing clubs, committees and boards to develop a large pool of athletes that will allow our sport to grow in all areas.

I look forward in working alongside you in helping make this sport better for the future.

Sincerely,

Peter Ogilvie
BC Athletics
Technical Manager Track & Field / Director for Power Speed
Email: peterogilvie@bcathletics.org
Ph: 604-737-3176
Fax: 604-737-3171


2004 LEGION CLINICIANS

The following coaches have been selected and approved by the National Team Committee to be part of the Sudbury, Legion National Youth Championships and Clinics:
Coaching Programs Coordinator / Throws Events Leader - Bruce Pirnie
Athletics Canada National Team Coordinator - Kevin Bean
Athletics Canada Media Coordinator - Tanya Frye
Athletics Canada Head Coach / Clinic Presenter - Alex Gardiner
Clinic Presenter and Opening Ceremonies Speaker - Georgette Reed
Clinic Presenter and Closing Dinner Speaker - Sami Jo Small
Clinic Presenter - Dean Kreillaars
Clinic Presenter - Kari Schneider
15 & under Head Clinician / Sprints - Blair Dugray
15 & under Clinician / Throws - Denise Hebert
15 & under Clinician / Distance - Sheldon Reynolds
15 & under Clinician / Jumps - Melanie Gregg
17 & under Head Clinician / Hurdles - Gary Crossley
17 & under Clinician / Distance - Dave Christiani
17 & under Clinician / Throws - MingPu WU
17 & under Clinician / Jumps - Kevin Cumming
Run, Jump, Throw Coordinator - Donna Kaye
Pole Vault - Brian Risk
Clinician General Areas - Rashed Din

LEGENDS OF THE PLAIN INTERNATIONAL THROWING MEET
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3599

2005 MACCABI GAMES
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3608

2004 NATIONAL TEAM - GLASGOW JUNIOR TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3472 

2004 OLYMPIC GAMES TEAM NEWSLETTER
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3053 

2004 PARALYMPIC GAMES TEAM NEWSLETTER
www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3442 

Canada Dry Canadian Championships Schedule Revised

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2169

2004 Olympic Games Selection Criteria Updated

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3466

IPC Rules Now Posted

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=166#IPC%20Rules

Athletics Canada Identifies Under 23 Hopefuls

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3626

Sport Canada Funding Programs

www.pch.gc.ca/progs/sc/prog/index_e.cfm#isshp

Athletics Canada Bylaws and Rules

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=166

BC TEAM PROGRAM SELECTION CRITERIA AND STANDARDS

The BC Athletics Team selection criteria and standards and declaration form are posted on the BC Athletics website at www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm.

Special note: BC/Yukon Legion Track & Field Team

The team to the Legion National Track & Field Championships, August 5 to 12/04 in Sudbury, Ontario will be made up of 25 Juvenile age athletes (ages 16/17 as of Dec 31/04) and 15 - 15 yr. old athletes (15 as of Dec 31/04). This is new for 2004. The maximum team size is 40 athletes. Unfortunately only athletes named to the team will be eligible to attend the Legion National Track & Field Championships. The details for team selection will be posted on the BC Athletics website at: www.bcathletics.org/main/sportspecific.htm.

CANADIAN TRACK & FIELD WEB SITE - EXCELLENT

www.canadatrack.com/main.htm

VICTORIA MIDDLE DISTANCE SERIES

www.trackclassic.com/home_invited_twilight.htm


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


2004 International Meeting - Combined Events Selection Criteria

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

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

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.

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 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.


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

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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