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Saturday, October 23, 2004
Peace Arch Alliance Church - 15128 28th Ave., Surrey (King George Highway and 152nd St.)
Social Hour 5:15pm with Dinner at 6:00pm
Tickets must be reserved by contacting Dawn Copping at (604) 929-3554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket prices: $22.50 - for children 15 and under
$25.00 - 16 and older
For the dinner, tickets are limited to one athlete plus two guests. Coaches may attend but must reserve tickets. It's first come first served and when we reach the 320 mark people will only be admitted to the post dinner awards. The deadline for tickets will be Friday, October 15th and only those who present confirmation of their booking will be admitted for dinner. If you arrive at the door without a confirmation slip you will be asked to eat in White Rock and return for the awards. So please, get your reservations in early.
The Junior Development Commitee is asking that each club provide 3 door prizes (less of only one person is being awarded) for the Junior Development Awards Banquet. Please contact Dawn Copping at (604) 929-3554 or at email@example.com. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Clubs interested in hosting BC Athletics Championships (Track &
Field, Road Running, Race Walk and Cross Country) in 2005 should get their
bids in as quickly as possible. 2005 Calendar and Championship Hosting Bid
forms are available at:
The original deadline of September 15th has been extended to October 10, 2004. The following are open to bid:
The PATHways project at the University of British Columbia, under the direction of Dr. Edith Chen, is in search of youth with asthma (ages 9-18) and their parents. This is an opportunity for children and teens that have been diagnosed with asthma to participate in research, get feedback about their health, and earn $50 for each visit up to a total of $425 over 2 years. We also compensate for the cost of transportation.
Through placing information about our study in the BC Athletics Bulletin, we are hoping to recruit families of asthmatic youth who are managing their asthma while engaging in physical activities. Families who are interested should contact us by calling 604-822-5463 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-Line and printable forms are on the website for the following:
Nominees in the following 3 categories must meet the age requirement in 2004 for the category nominated:
Juvenile: Ages 16 and 17; Junior: Ages 18 and 19; Senior: Ages 20 to 39; Masters: Ages 40+
Male and Female - Juvenile Junior Senior and Master age divisions
Male and Female - Junior, Senior and Master age divisions
Male and Female - Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Master age divisions
Coaches may be nominated in only one category:
Outstanding Individual/Group who made a significant contribution in 2004 at the Provincial and/or National Level
Please contact Peter Ogilvie with your contact information. Please
include: your name, your school, phone number, email address, mailing
address, university/college coach.
The Aboriginal Sport Circle, Canada's National Voice for Aboriginal Sport and Recreation has recognized Outstanding Male and Female Coaches and Athletes for over four years through the Tom Longboat Awards and National Aboriginal Coaching Awards.
You are invited to nominate outstanding Aboriginal Athletes and Coaches who are making a difference. The awards will be presented in February 2005 in Ottawa. National winners of the awards receive a $500 cash bursary, trophy, medallion & apparel in recognition of their contributions. The deadline for Nominations is January 14, 2005.
Go to www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca
to view/download the nomination forms. Or for a hard copy or more
Manager, Coaching & Leadership
Aboriginal Sport Circle
Hello from Ontario,
I am an elementary school teacher that has started a program I call "The Walk". I have measured out a 500m walking/running path around our school yard. Students and staff are encouraged to do "The Walk" daily. Student helpers record and tabulate distances, which are transferred to a Canadian map painted on our gym wall. We set goals (1st one was to walk the distance to Toronto and back), which we completed in 1 day. It is being done for fun, fitness, goal setting and socialization. We are (slowly, very slowly) building a website to keep track of our distances and those of other schools that join with us in this activity. Do you think that any of the schools in your organization might be interested in being added to our list of participating schools? I look forward to your comments, questions, and suggestions.
Yours in Education and Fitness,
Canadian Martyrs School
The purpose of this development camp is to bring athletes and their coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills.
Along with the strong focus of our educational program for athletes and coaches, BC Athletics will present a series of roundtable discussions for coaches and club administrators. With the inclusion of the BC Athletics' Team Staff for the 2005 Canada Summer Games, we will present key issues that everyone in the track and field community can discuss.
Furthermore, the camp will offer an opportunity for our future athletes - seniors, juniors and juveniles to gather important training tips and to meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event group areas.
What: Canada Summer Games Development Camp
When: 8:30am registration - 9:00am start on Saturday, October 16, 2004
Where: Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and their coaches.
Cost: There will be a fee of $25 for athletes who are current
members of BC Athletics. The cost for non-member athletes will be $35.
(The registration fee includes a camp T-shirt and refreshments/snacks).
Registration Form: Available on the BC Athletics Website: PDF or Online. Please complete and return with fees by October 6th. Please make fees payable to B.C. Athletics
Information on the Canada Summer Games Camp and the Canada Summer Games program is available on the BC Athletics website. For information or if you have any other questions, please contact:
BC Athletics Technical Manager, Track & Field
Direct line: (604) 737-3176
Ed Whitlock (M70), CAN, successful long distance runner over many years, has set a new world record in the marathon, at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, September 26. His time was 2:54:48.3 which is about 5 minutes faster than his world record from last year.
Pacific Road Runners, in conjunction with BC Athletics, presents a free 2-hour seminar, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, November 22, 2004 at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific Blvd @ Davie St.)
Seating is limited: please arrive early. No advance registration.
Running is practiced, but is not usually taught as a skill. Like any other movement, the act of running is a skill that can be refined, trained and improved.
Stephen Symon (MSc Exercise Physiology), marathoner (2:37:20 PB) and Ironman triathlete will focus on some of the physical, physiological and biomechanical factors that form the basis for good running technique and efficiency of movement. The goal of the information he will be presenting is to help you achieve faster and freer running and avoid injuries.
Wendy Epp, a respected sports physiotherapist and competitive recreational athlete will explain how core strength is one of the more important factors for good running technique and how a strong core will reduce your risk of injury. Wendy will focus on the need for core strength and provide you with some practical exercises and running drills to improve your core strength and support the goal of faster and freer running and avoiding injuries.
Upon completion of the question and answer segment of the seminar, draw prizes will be presented courtesy of Forerunners.
Presented in conjunction with:
John Hill, winner of the Vancouver International Marathon in 1978 leads
the clinic. PR: 2:18 for the marathon and 29.22 for 10km (on track).
Experienced and fully certified Level 2 coach of elite and recreational
athletes with a minor in Kinesiology.
For further information, a clinic brochure and an on-line registration form please go to
This marathon training clinic is for recreational runners wanting to train and compete in the upcoming 2005 Vancouver International Marathon, May 1, 2005. This clinic offers a shift in traditional marathon training, as our approach will focus on the development of an athlete's consistent or average race pace rather than the accumulation of total volume of mileage per week.
The program is led by Carey Nelson, former Canadian National Team Member, coach with Metro Athletic Club and a leading marathon authority in British Columbia. Carey has run competitively for Canada over 20 times, including in the '88 and '96 Olympics, in the 5,000 meter and marathon runs, respectively. He also won the '91 Houston Marathon in 2:12:28. Author of "The Five Easy Steps to Heart Rate Monitor Running".
For more details, download our information flyer: www.metroathleticclub.com/PDF/Marathon Training Clinic.PDF
To download a copy of the registration form: www.metroathleticclub.com/PDF/Marathon Training Clinic - Rego Form.pdf
Technical Information Package
www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2004 XCountry Champs -
Info Package(Sep 13).pdf
Entry forms and a race schedule are now available on the website: www.bcxcchampionships.com
Aston Pacific, King George Highway - Surrey
Championship rate $89.00 per double
Pool, hot tub and restaurants.
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/
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Madison's Restaurant, 2nd floor 33305 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B.C.
9:30 a.m. Coffee 10:00 a.m. Meeting Start
Elections: the term of office for the following people ends November 30, 2004
The Branch Officials Committee is looking for donations to be given out as door prizes at the Officials AGM to be held November 21, 2004. Clubs or members of BC Athletics are asked to contact Shirley Young at email@example.com or give their donations to a BC Athletics Official.
Ottawa, September 21, 2004 - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the national team that will be competing at the 13th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships taking place in New Delhi, India, October 3, 2004.
Stephen Drew Ottawa, ON
Maria Zambrano Calgary, AB
Steve Osadiuk Nanaimo, BC
Coach and Team Leader:
Martin Goulet Montreal, QC
Dr. Shelby Karpman Edmonton, AB
For more information, please see: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=2189
Congratulations and best of luck to our Canadian athletes.
The special events crew for the Games has just negotiated some rates with the new Holiday Inn in Regina for it to be the host hotel for BC parents. The rates they have quoted are not even near the mark that they are quoting on the Holiday Inn web page for that time period.... If there is any possibility of your child attending the games and you going to watch please book online ASAP at www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/home for the regular Holiday Inn in Regina (not the express)... The regular one is brand new and includes a breakfast and the on-line rates are way better than our Games quote.... Book now! and cancel if you need to.
IAAF Publication "The Measurement of Road Race Courses", Second Edition 2004 is now available at www.iaaf.org/downloads/manuals/index.html
The BC Games Society announced today that bids to host the 2008 and 2010 BC Summer and BC Winter Games are now being accepted. Bid packages for BC's largest multi-disciplinary organized competitions were sent to community mayors and regional districts across BC. The deadline for submission of completed bids from potential host communities is February 28, 2005.
"The BC Games are a positive investment in communities," said Kelly Mann, President and CEO of the BC Games Society. "Government, businesses and volunteers come together in the spirit of sport and contribute to an event which generates an economic impact of approximately $1.2 million from the BC Winter Games and $2.2 million from the BC Summer Games."
The City of Port Alberni is the only community in BC to have hosted four BC Games events, including the recent 2004 BC Winter Games. Mayor Ken McRae understands the benefits. "The BC Games created a network volunteers, inspired our young athletes, and contributed to first class facilities. Through the BC Games our community acquired the infrastructure and talent necessary to accomplish great things."
From the local playground to the Olympic and Paralympic podiums, the BC Games are part of the rich fabric of sport and physical activity in BC. "BC's best developing athletes and coaches attend the Games on their path to athletic excellence," said the Honourable John Les, Minster of Small Business and Economic Development and the Minister responsible for amateur sport. "Our goal in this province is to continue to provide the strongest amateur sports system in the country as we prepare for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games."
Since 1978, the BC Games Society has staged the BC Summer and BC Winter Games. Over the 26-year history, the Games have been hosted in 37 communities around BC and have involved 100,000 athletes representing every region of the province.
For detailed information on the BC Games bid process and the associated documents please visit www.bcgames.org.
Deadline - November 15, 2004
For full details:
Directors in November. Please forward any questions/comments to Sam
Collier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maurice Wilson has been collecting BC Cross Country results from past decades from a variety of sources. After some sleuthing has been completed they will be put on the BC Athletics web site. If you can assist with what is missing please forward them to email@example.com
1973 and earlier
Mark your calendars and register online now for Running USA 2005: The National Conference for the Running Industry, powered by Running USA, The Active Network, Inc. and National Sports Network. The annual signature event for the road racing and distance running industry comes to San Diego, February 3-6, 2005, featuring leaders and innovators in event management, sponsorship, retail and marketing. Attendees can register now at: www.runningusa.org/conference.shtml
This year's conference will cover debate and discussion on issues impacting the sport, with topics such as analyzing running's economic impact, measuring sponsorship investment, leveraging the power of charity organizations, examining television production from the network's perspective and expanding support and growth for running. A series of specialty vertical workshops and roundtables will also be offered for race directors at all levels, running store retailers and youth training program providers.
Conference information, online registration and hotel reservations are available at www.runningusa.org/conference.shtml. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Competitor Endurance Awards at Sea World, San Diego, with discount tickets available to conference attendees.
Conference date, location and costs include:
Date: February 3-6, 2005
Location: Paradise Point Resort Mission Bay - San Diego, California
Cost: $295 (Running USA members); $395 (Non-members)
NOTE: To be eligible for BCA Championship awards, the participant must have current Competitive membership for the Open awards, or current Masters membership for Masters awards. (Recreational and Supporting memberships are ineligible for BCA Championships awards in road, cross country & track & field.)
Open Men: 1. David Polisi, 2. Spencer Morrison, 3. Peter Cardle.
Open Women: no members
Masters Men: 1. Larry Nightingale, 2. Ed Booth, 3. Randy Nelson.
Masters Women: 1. Elizabeth Sheperd, 2. Mary Simmonds, 3. Joyce Deacon
Men 40-44: 1. Larry Nightingale, 2. Ed Booth, 3. Mike Moon
Men 45-49: 1. Randy Nelson, 2. Guy Smith, 3. Don Chang
Men 50-54: 1. John Moe, 2. George Sojka, 3. Gerry Dragomir
Men 55-59: 1. Jake Madderom, 2. Igor Zahynacz, 3. Bernie Steininger
Men 60-64: 1. David Brown
Men 65-69: 1. Gunther Bauer, 2. Rob Daniel
Men 70+: -
Women 40-44: -
Women 45-49: 1. Elizabeth Shepherd
Women 50-54: -
Women 55-59: 1. Mary Simmonds, 2. Joyce Deacon, 3. Lynette Baldock
Women 60-64: -
Women 65-69: -
Women 70+: 1. Lenore Montgomery
The 2005 BC Athletics membership fees, as voted on and passed at the 2004 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting, are outlined below. This fee structure will come into effect as of October 1, 2004 with any memberships applied for with an application date of October 1st or later applied to the 2005 membership year:
Supporting member (fitness/social members of clubs) $ 10.00
Track Rascals (formerly Participation) - 6 to 8 year olds $ 10.00
Junior Development - 9 to 15 year olds $ 55.00
Juvenile - 16 and 17 year olds $ 70.00
Junior - 18 and 19 year olds $ 80.00
Senior - 20 to 39 year olds $ 90.00
Master - 40 year olds and over $ 40.00
Adult Recreation Runner - 20 year olds and over $ 35.00
All ages, non-members of either BC Athletics or another Athletics Canada provincial sport organization or another IAAF national athletics federation participating in sanctioned athletics events $ 3.00
Valid for BC Summer Games or Alternate Meet entry and for training post
BC Summer Games Zone Team selection
Midget - 14 and 15 year olds $ 20.00
Coach - any age $ 55.00
Associate - Club Administrators, Club Directors, Friends of BC Athletics $ 25.00
Officials - Athletics Technical Officials $ 15.00
School Day of Event $ 3.00
School Club $125.00
School District Club - for Zones 2, 6, 7 and 8 $200.00
New Club $ 75.00
5 to 19 members $ 75.00
20 to 49 members $125.00
50 to 99 members $200.00
100+ members $250.00
2005 membership information and forms will be available on the BCA website as of October 1, 2004.
BC Athletics officials should be aware that the new Expense Claim Form
is on the B. C. Athletics Web Page (updated August 11, 2004). To access
the form, go to www.bcathletics.org/main/forms.htm.
Click on the link to the Miscellaneous section, then click on Expense
Claim Form. The form has two columns, one that has information for
Officials and one for general use. Legitimate expenses will be reimbursed
but only if submitted on this form and are accompanied by the appropriate
receipts. The old form will no longer be accepted and will be returned to
the sender delaying payment. Please notify officials who do not have
access to the web site of this change.
Anne Lansdell, Chair
BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee
A new schedule for the 2004-2005 Vancouver Island Cross Country Series, September-March is now up at www.bcathletics.org/main/cross_country.htm#series
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
1.) Track & Field
2.) Cross Country
3.) Road Running & Road Relays
5.) Ultra & trail
For further information please contact Jerry Tighe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 737-3170.
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:
|Number of Day of Event
|Fees Retained by Event||Fees Remitted to
|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.|
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:
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:
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:
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.
Details, direct links and contacts
For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:
see Track & Field above
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.