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ISSUE #3-2004
Wednesday, January 21, 2004

From the BC Athletics Office
2003 Awards
Road Running
Track & Field
PacificSport National Endurance Centre - Vancouver
Funding Opportunities
Coaching
Courses
Links of Interest
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BC ATHLETICS OFFICE

THE 2004 BC ATHLETICS SILENT AUCTION NEEDS ITEMS!
Clubs are asked to donate at least one item for the Silent Auction to be held at the 2004 Annual Awards Banquet this Saturday night. Items can be dropped off at the BC Athletics office up until 12:00 noon on Friday (January 23rd) or can be brought directly to the awards banquet. Please contact Carolyn Winter and let her know the items to be donated at: Ph: (604) 986-7970 or acwinter@shaw.ca.

THE 2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING STARTS FRIDAY!

Delegates need to ensure that they are registered on line: www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/delegatereg.htm 
or have forms completed to be registered at the AGM
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/delegate_reg.pdf 

Delegates must be current 2004 members of BC Athletics. Memberships can be done on line at:
www.bcathletics.org/main/indivmemapp_online.htm 
or have a form completed to bring to the AGM:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/indmemapp.pdf 

Please refer to the website for all AGM information.
Reports will be added as received up until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, January 22nd at: www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm#reports 
Reports received in the BC Athletics office after that date will be available at the AGM.

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.

2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
January 23, 24, 25, 2004

ATTENTION DELEGATES!
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:
UPDATED! 1/21/04 www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/2004resolutions.pdf

2003 Items of Note:
NEW! www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/2003actionsofnote.pdf 

2004 Elections:
Nominations received to date:


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

ROAD RUNNING DIVISION MEETING THIS WEEKEND

As part of the B.C. Athletics AGM the Road Running Division is holding a meeting that is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Sunday, January 25, 2004-01-21
10:00am to 12:00 noon
Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Hwy.
Room - Fraser South
Richmond BC


TRACK & FIELD

BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCE 2004 INDUCTEES

Among those to be inducted in to the BC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004 are the following Athletics members:

ATHLETE: Angela Chalmers (Track & Field)
Angela Chalmers was one of Canada's finest female distance runners and one of the country's few aboriginal Olympians. Born in Manitoba, Angela moved to Victoria as a young girl. She was a track star at Northern Arizona University where she was an eight-time All-American. In 1984 she won the bronze in the 3,000 metres at the World University Games and competed for Canada in several cross-country events. In 1987 she won a silver medal at the Pan American Games and a year later took part in her first Olympics in Seoul, Korea. Her international breakthrough came two years later when she won gold in the 1,500 and 3,000m events at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland. In 1992, Angela won an Olympic bronze in the 3,000 metres at the Barcelona Games. Two years later in her adopted hometown, she defended her 3,000-metre crown at the Victoria Commonwealth Games where was also the opening ceremony flag bearer. Angela has been a respected spokeswoman for aboriginal empowerment throughout her involvement with sport. In 1995 she received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in Sports.

ATHLETE: Graeme Fell (Track & Field)
In the low-profile sport of steeplechase running, Graeme Fell was the Canadian star during most of the 1980's and early 90's. Battling through injuries and exercise-induced asthma he dominated the sport at home while providing the country with a strong international presence. He was ranked in the top-ten for seven years and in 1983, 1985 and 1989 was in the world's top-five. The Vancouver elementary school teacher was a member of the Richmond Kajaks running club where he was coached by Doug Clement (Clement was inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2000). In 1982 he won the silver medal in the 3,000 metre steeplechase at the Commonwealth Games and at the world championships the following year placed sixth. In 1985 he set a Canadian record in the 3,000m distance that still stands today. At the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Graeme won the gold medal and finished fifth at the world championships the following year. He represented Canada at two Olympic Games in Seoul (1988) and Barcelona (1992). In 1994 he won his third Commonwealth Games medal by taking bronze in Victoria. Graeme was the co-founder and co-director of the Vancouver Sun Run for 17 years. In 1986 and 1987 he won the 10 km race. Currently he coaches high school middle and long distance runners.

PIONEER: Shirley Olafsson (Track & Field)
At a time when athletes with special needs received little support, Shirley Olafsson persevered to become one of the world's top high jumpers. Shirley was born in 1927 with clubfoot - a condition that kept her in and out of hospitals through most of her childhood. She was crazy about sports and by the age of 15 she was able to shed her crutches and braces to begin high jumping. Shirley had to adapt the scissor jumping technique that was most common then to accommodate her immovable left ankle. Through hours of practice she developed a unique style of both taking off and landing on her right foot. Her hard work paid off when she began winning high school and BC championships. In 1948 she came second at the Canadian championships, made the Olympic qualifying standard and was named to the Olympic team. At the London Olympics Shirley was elected captain of the women's track and field team and finished tenth in the high jump. The next year she won both the Pacific Northwest and Canadian Championships. In 1950 she placed fifth at the British Empire Games in Auckland and was again named a team captain. For a period stretching 10 years Shirley was ranked among the top-six jumpers in Canada. After retiring from track and field, Shirley coached and donated her time to several charitable organizations.


PACIFICSPORT NATIONAL ENDURANCE CENTRE - VANCOUVER

TESTING AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF TRAINING FOR PACIFICSPORT NATIONAL ENDURANCE CENTRE RUNNERS

Lower Mainland endurance runners are being put to the test at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre.

The University of B.C. facility is renowned as a primary care, orthopedic and physiotherapy stop for active people suffering a myriad of injuries or physical problems. But runners training as members of the Pacificsport National Endurance Centre-Vancouver are also utilizing the sports medicine facility's research laboratory as they prepare for an important year that includes the March world cross-country championships in Belgium and Athens Olympic trials in July.

"Our lab coordinates the physiological monitoring for Pacificsport Vancouver," explained Dr. Don McKenzie, director of research for the clinic. "We also have a long history of testing national team athletes in several sports besides track and field."

The Pacificsport National Endurance Centre-Vancouver is made up of 15 training groups of runners based in communities from the University of B.C. to Chilliwack. Members compete and train at different levels - centre runners designated as Gold Level performers are nationally carded athletes such as Olympians Jeff Schiebler, Tina Connelly and Leah Pells. The Silver Level recognizes runners who have been ranked in the top three in Canada the past two years while the Bronze Level designates provincial development runners.

Last fall Schiebler and Connelly utilized the Allan McGavin testing facility and recently Bronze Level runner Sam Pawluk underwent testing as part of his preparation as a member of Canada's junior men's team to the world cross-country championships.

"The running takes 15 minutes but the warm-up and cool down periods turn this into an hour in the lab," said Dr. McKenzie of the testing procedure. "These are basic tests that will provide the coach with an objective assessment of maximal aerobic capacity. As it is a progressive test with treadmill speed increasing every minute, we can also identify specific physiological thresholds that will provide useful information for the coach/athlete in terms of exercise prescription."

For more information contact:

Marek Jedrzejek
Head Coach - Pacificsport National Endurance Centre-Vancouver
(604) 822-6259
marekj@interchange.ubc.ca


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

NCM ELITE ATHLETE BURSARY
The deadline for NCM Elite Athlete Bursary has been extended to Friday, Feb 13th, 2004. This award is open to any Canadian citizen who will be a full-time post-secondary student in the 2004-2005 academic year.

The award is $3000 CDN. It includes free travel & accommodation to Ottawa for the National Capital Race Weekend (May 28-30th) and free entry into the race of their choice (if the athlete wishes to compete).

For applications and/or complete information, visit the website at: www.ncm.ca/scholarships-en.html?page=scholarships&lang_id=1&page_id=69 


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/

Interior Running Association
www.interiorrunning.ca/

Road Running in the USA
www.runningintheusa.com

Athletics Canada / Run Canada
www.coursemeasurement.ca

Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter:
www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/email5.shtml


REMINDERS

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 

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 

2004 SEATTLE OPEN CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC
January 25, 2004 - Lincoln Park, Seattle WA
www.clubballard.com/

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

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.

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  2004 Draft version

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  2004 Draft version

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.