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ISSUE #40-2004
Friday, October 15, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • BC Athlete Assistance 2004/2005
  • 2005 Canada Games BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards
  • Call to bid on BC Championships
  • Olympians & Paralympians Welcome Home From Athens event - October 17th
  • Interested in helping out with BC School Sports
  • 2004 BC Athletics Junior Development Annual Awards Banquet - Deadline is Friday - October 15th !!
  • 2004 Junior Development Committee Annual General Meeting
  • Athletics Canada Names 2004 North American 5km Challenge Team Championship
  • David Cha (1954 - 2004)
  • Coaching Certification 2004/2005
  • Congratulations to Shane and Christine Niemi
    New addition to the Gilbert family!

From the BCA office
Athletics Canada
Road Running
Cross Country & Trail Running
Courses, Clinics, Camps & Seminars
Newsletters
Officials
Reminders!
Event Listings
BC Rankings


FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BC ATHLETE ASSISTANCE 2004/2005

Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2004
Program Overview and Application Form: www.bcathletics.org/bcaap0405.pdf
For further information please contact Peter Ogilvie at peterogilvie@bcathletics.org


CALL TO BID ON BC CHAMPIONSHIPS

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:
www.bcathletics.org/main/calsubmit.htm

DEADLINE: October 22, 2004. The following are open to bid:

Track & Field Championships:

  • JD Track & Field Championships
  • JD Pentathlon Championships
  • Juvenile Track & Field Championships
  • Junior Track & Field Championships
  • Senior Track & Field Championships
  • Masters Track & Field Championships
  • Heptathlon and Decathlon Championships for Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Master

Track & Field Selection Meet:

  • 2005 Canada Summer Games Selection Meet

Cross Country:

  • 2006/2007 BC Athletics Cross Country Championships

Road Running:

  • BC Athletics 5km Road Race Championships
  • BC Athletics 10km Road Race Championships
  • BC Athletics 20km Road Race Championships
  • BC Athletics Half Marathon Championships
  • BC Athletics Marathon Championships
  • BC Athletics Road Relay Championships

2005 CANADA GAMES BC TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA AND STANDARDS

www.bcathletics.org/csg05selcrit.pdf


OLYMPIANS & PARALYMPIANS WELCOME HOME FROM ATHENS EVENT - OCTOBER 17TH

Over the past several weeks, the very best of Canada's summer sport athletes have competed at the pinnacle of sport - the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

PacificSport, Sport BC, and 2010 LegaciesNow would like to invite you to a "Welcome Home" event to recognize the participation and success of British Columbia's athletes and coaches at the Athens 2004 Summer Games. This event will be hosted at Science World, Sunday October 17th (12:45pm-3pm).

We look forward to having you at Science World in Vancouver for this community event. A special one-day general admission price to Science World of $5.00 is being offered for this event only. We recommend that you arrive early and consider using public transportation.

Should you not be available to join us at Science World, do consider checking-out the wealth of educational information they have to offer via their website at: www.scienceworld.ca.


INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT WITH BC SCHOOL SPORTS

You can make a difference! This is a much needed call to all alumni, current athletes, parents and coaches that would be willing to donate a couple of hours per week (March till June 2005) to help develop a coaching assistance program for our school sports system.

Please email Peter Ogilvie - peterogilvie@bcathletics.org at BC Athletics if you are wanting to take part in this program for 2005. Please include:

  • Please indicate the city/region you live in.
  • Please indicate if you'd like to help in an elementary, middle or secondary school.
  • Please indicate the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints & hurdles, throws, jumps) you wish to help in.
  • Please indicate the level of certification you currently have or please indicate if you want to help but haven't any formal certification.
  • Please indicate if you have experience in the Run, Jump, Throw program.
  • Please indicate your contact details (i.e. - current phone number, email, address & fax)
  • Please indicate what days and hours best suit your schedule.

2004 BC ATHLETICS JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY - OCTOBER 15TH !!

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 dcopping@telus.net
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 2004 Junior Development Awards recipients can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards/04jd.htm

CALL FOR CLUBS TO PROVIDE DOOR PRIZES

The Junior Development Committee 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 dcopping@telus.net. Your support is greatly appreciated.


2004 JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Sunday, October 24, 2004
10:00am
Brighouse Pavilion, Richmond BC - Sount side of Granville Avenue - between #3 Rd. and Minoru Blvd.

Elections:

  • Zone 5 Representative - 2 year term
  • Zone 6 Representative - 2 year term
  • Zones 7/8 Representative - 2 year term
  • Director at Large - 2 year term
  • Director at Large - 1 year term
  • Director at Large - 1 year term
  • Director at Large - 1 year term

CONGRATULATIONS TO SHANE AND CHRISTINE NIEMI

Congratulations to Shane and Christine Niemi on their marriage Saturday September 25, 2004 in Salmon Arm. May your lives be filled with happiness and joy!

NEW ADDITION TO THE GILBERT FAMILY!

Amber and Brian Gilbert are proud to announce the arrival of their beautiful and healthy baby girl, Jenna Lilli Gilbert, on Wednesday September 29th in Kelowna. The family is busy trying to coordinate sleep times with the kids and are enjoying the experience of their second child with family and close friends. Congratulations!


2004 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL AWARDS NOMINATIONS

NOMINATIONS DEADLINE - NOVEMBER 30, 2004

www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm#nominations

On-Line and printable forms are on the website for the following:

2004 BC Athletics Athlete of the Year Awards

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+

Cross Country Awards

Male and Female - Juvenile Junior Senior and Master age divisions

Road Running Awards

Male and Female - Junior, Senior and Master age divisions

Track & Field Awards

Male and Female - Juvenile, Junior, Senior and Master age divisions

Athletes with Disabilities (Nominees may of any age)

  • Male and Female - Physical/Sensory Challenged
  • Male and Female - Mentally Challenged

Outstanding Male and Female over all ages & all categories above

2004 BC Athletics Excellence in Coaching Awards

Coaches may be nominated in only one category:

  • Junior Development Coach: Coaching athletes from 9 to 15 years of age
  • Senior Coach: Coaching athletes 16 & over, none of whom were selected to a Canadian Senior Team in 2004
  • High Performance Coach: Coaching athletes selected to Canadian teams in 2004

2004 BC Athletics Executive of the Year Award

www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/execnom.htm 
Outstanding Individual/Group who made a significant contribution in 2004 at the Provincial and/or National Level

The following awards are coordinated by the committee noted:

BC Athletics Officials Committee: 

  • Official of the Year
  • Mary Temple Memorial Award
  • Ralph Coates Memorial Award
  • Dave Copland Award

BC Athletics Heritage Committee: 

  • BC Athletics Hall of Fame Award

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ATHLETICS CANADA

ATHLETICS CANADA NAMES 2004 NORTH AMERICAN 5KM CHALLENGE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

(Ottawa - October 13, 2004) - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce the national team competing in this year's North American 5km Challenge Team Championship. This event will take place Sunday, October 24th 2004 in Chula Vista, California (USA). The race uses a cross country scoring format where the first two (of three) runners of each gender for each team score points.

Team members are listed below, along with their age, hometown and personal coach:

Reid Coolsaet, 25, Guelph, ON, Dave Scott-Thomas
Ryan McKenzie, 26, Windsor, ON, Dennis Fairall
Andrew Smith, 25, Waterdown, ON, Eddie Raposo and Paul Poce

Emilie Mondor, 23, Mascouche, QC, Mike Lonergan and Sylvain Lavallée
Tara Quinn, 25, Waterdown, ON, Paul Poce
Malindi Elmore, 24, Calgary, AB, Mike Van Tighem

The team leader and head coach is Marek Jedrzejek of Richmond, BC

The three national teams invited to this event are Canada, Mexico and the United States. As in previous years, the Canadians will be racing against strong opposition. Canada has never won this Team Challenge, but finished second last year and in 1995 and 1996. Team USA won the event last year. Emilie Mondor or Mascouche, QC dominated the women's competition and set a new a course record of 15:23.

The race is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. and will take place along the Chula Vista Harbour waterfront. More information about the event is available at the following website: www.eliteracing.com/exec/elite/Arturo_Barrios.cfm?publicationID=4

Congratulations and best of luck to our Canadian team!

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ROAD RUNNING

DAVID CHA (1954 - 2004)

Pacific Road Runners is mourning the loss of long time member Dave Cha, who passed away on the Thanksgiving weekend. Dave joined Pacific Road Runners in 1986, and had been a strong supporter of the club ever since.

Dave ran track in high school as a member of the Vancouver Optimist Striders. In the early 80s Dave's rediscovered his running abilities and competitive spirit through the Vancouver YMCA marathon clinic, and in the ensuing years was a regular finisher in many local road races, from 5K to the marathon. He particularly enjoyed relay events and road trips, and was the prime organizer of many such teams, most notably several return visits to the Hood-to-Coast Relay in Oregon. He was also an avid photographer, and his albums record memories of many of those events.

Dave was ever present as a volunteer at all Pacific Road Runner events, riding lead cycle, flipping pancakes, handing out shirts or wherever help was needed. He welcomed many new members to the club, and encouraged them along with his constant chatter. He was also a trivia buff with an enthusiasm for amateur and professional sport.

Pacific Road Runners will be celebrating Dave's life in conjunction with its own 20th anniversary celebrations on October 23. Donations can be made in Dave's memory to the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, directed to the Purdy Pavilion.


HANEY TO HARRISON RELAY ONLINE ENTRY IS OPEN!

www.bcathletics.org/H2H/

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CROSS COUNTRY & TRAIL RUNNING

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE:

Entry forms and a race schedule are now available on the website: www.bcxcchampionships.com

BC CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS ACCOMMODATION

Aston Pacific, King George Highway - Surrey
Championship rate $89.00 per double
Pool, hot tub and restaurants.

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COURSES, CLINICS, CAMPS & SEMINARS

COACHING CERTIFICATION 2004/2005

Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or new coaches wanting to become certified during late 2004 and 2005, should email Peter Ogilvie at peterogilvie@bcathletics.org. Please include the following information:

  • the city/ region you live in.
  • the event group area (i.e. - distance, sprints & hurdles, throws, jumps) you wish to take the coaching level course in.
  • the level of course you wish to take
  • the current coaching level you have (or please indicate if you are new to coaching)
  • your contact details (i.e. - current phone number, email, address & fax)

2004 NCCP THEORY COURSES - MAPLE RIDGE RECREATION CENTRE

NCCP Theory Courses Winter/Spring 2004

NCCP Coaching Theory Level I and II:

Intro to Competition A: Fee
Level I: Theory 13.5 hours 2 Sessions
Sunday , Oct 24 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm /Saturday , Nov 6 at 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
(57065) Oct 24, Nov 6 $125.00 (GST incl.)
Location: Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (West Coast Kinesiology Clinic) 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

Intro to Competition B:
Level II: Theory 13.5 hours 2 Sessions
Sunday, Dec 5 at 9:00 am - 4:30pm/Saturday, Dec 11 at 9:00 am - 4:30pm
(57066) Dec. 5, 11 $145.00 (GST incl.)
Location: Maple Ridge Leisure Centre (West Coast Kinesiology Clinic) 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge

For more information please phone 604-467-4675 or visit our web-site at www.westcoastkinesiology.com or go to CABC web-site www.coaches.bc.ca/
To register please phone 604-467-7322.


RUNNING TECHNIQUES & EFFICIENCIES AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CORE STRENGTH

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.

Feeling Lucky?

Upon completion of the question and answer segment of the seminar, draw prizes will be presented courtesy of Forerunners.


2004/2005 WINTER ROAD RUNNING PERFORMANCE CLINIC "INTERVAL TRAINING"

SEPTEMBER 29, 2004 TO APRIL 27, 2005

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
www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm.


FALL MARATHON TRAINING CLINIC STARTS NOVEMBER 6

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


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 FALL 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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NEWSLETTERS

THREE WAVES

Newsletter from PacificSport - the BC Sport Centre Network.
www.pacificsport.com/Content/PACIFICSPORTGRP/NEWSMAKERS/
NewsletterPopupContainer.asp?ItemID=7426&langid=1#Athlete

BC COACHES ON-LINE

www.coaches.bc.ca/

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OFFICIALS

B.C. ATHLETICS OFFICIALS' COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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

  • April Arsene: November 2004
  • Ina Wallace: November 2004
  • Keith Newell: November 2004
  • Kathy Terlicher: November 2004
  • Shirley Young: November 2004
  • Al McLeod: November 2004

OFFICIALS AGM LOOKING FOR DOOR PRIZES

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 sftfc@direct.ca or give their donations to a BC Athletics Official.

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REMINDERS

DOWNTOWN YMCA

www.vanymca.org
FREE! Join us for a complimentary 5k & 10k Downtown YMCA Fun Run and Walk October 17th at 8:30 am, and learn about our 26th annual Half marathon and Marathon clinic. Signing in for the Fun Run and Walk qualifies you for door prizes.

TRAINING GROUP FOR 15 AND OLDER ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

A new track and field training group for Vancouver Island athletes 15 years old and older has been developed by Graham Morfitt and Tony Dickson. The groups purpose is for older athletes from around the Island to come together and train as a cohort once a week. Coaches from around the Island will be assisting with the coaching. All event areas except Pole Vault will be supported. Head coaches will be Tony Dickson (jumps, sprints/hurdles), Graham Morfitt (Javelin and core speed and power training), John May (sprints and hurdles), John Root (Circle Throws).

This group is only a training group. It is not a club. Athletes must be registered with B.C. Athletics and their home town club. The training group is being created to form a supportive, motivating environment for training and coaching rather than a new club.

The registration fee is $240 for membership with this group. All athletes will receive a year long training program that they can take home and discuss and work on with their home coaches, video analysis sessions and an opportunity to travel as a group to three early season meets (2 indoor in Seattle and 1 outdoor in Oregon). Registration fees will largely go towards paying guest coaches travel stipends as well as the training group coaches travel fares to the meets.

The group starts practices on Sunday October 24, 2004. Most practices will be held at the Courtenay track starting at 10:30 am and running through to 1:00 pm. Practices will continue each Sunday thereafter at the same time. We will be practicing in Duncan one Sunday a month (dates to be announced).

Food will not be included in practices. Please make sure athletes bring their own snacks and lunch if required. Also, practice will be on rain or shine. Please be prepared for the weather! Rain gear, extra socks ...etc.

Please respond by October 15th to Christine Morfitt (coordinator for group) at gmorfitt@shaw.ca or phone at 338-4191)


2004 CALL FOR AWARD NOMINEES

Deadline: October 31, 2004
Nominations are welcomed by everyone in the athletics community but need to be endorsed by members of a branch or committee.

Athletics Canada is seeking nominations for the 2004 awards. Following are titles and categories of awards in which we are seeking nominations. Further details regarding the specifics of the award are available at the following link: www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=745.

Please note nominees should include both able bodied and athletes with a disability.

Jack W. Davies Trophy - Outstanding Overall Athlete
F.N.A. Rowell Trophy - Top Athlete in Field Events
Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy - Top Canadian University Athlete
Myrtle Cook Trophy - Top Female Youth Athlete
Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy - Top Athlete in Jumping Events
Fred Begley Memorial Trophy - Top Marathon and Race Walk Athlete
Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy - Top Athlete in Track Events
Eric E. Coy Memorial Trophy - Top Athlete in Throwing Events
Junior Athlete of the Year Trophy - Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year

Please forward all nominations to the attention of:

Ivonne Shoucair, Marketing and Events Coordinator
ishoucair@athletics.ca

Phone: (613) 260-5580 x 3311
Fax: (613) 260-0341
Address: 300-2197 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3

When submitting nominations please include a citation setting out the qualifications of the nominee including the athlete's event, performances and location of performances justifying the nomination.

The final decision on the awarding of the trophy shall be made by the Rules Committee of Athletics Canada. 

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing Canada's top athletes.


2004 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Technical Information Package
http://www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2004 XCountry Champs - Info Package(Sep 13).pdf

CALL FOR MASTERS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/
MEMORANDUM%20Masters%20Committee%20Nominations.pdf


UBC CHILDHOOD ASTHMA STUDY

The PATHways project is a study of childhood asthma at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. We are in search of youth with asthma (ages 9-18) to participate with a parent. 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.

Through placing information about our study in the BC Athletics Bulletin, we are hoping to recruit families of asthmatic youth who may be coping with their asthma while engaging in physical activities. If you are interested, please contact the PATHways project at 604-822-5463 or by emailing healthpsych@psych.ubc.ca.


ABORIGINAL SPORT CIRCLE INVITES NOMINATIONS FOR ATHLETE AND COACHING AWARDS

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 information, contact:
Gina Doxtator
Manager, Coaching & Leadership
Aboriginal Sport Circle
gdoxtator@aboriginalsportcircle.ca
1-866-938-1176


WALK "THE WALK"

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,
Mark Johnston
Canadian Martyrs School
Penetanguishene, Ontario

2004 BC ROAD RUNNING RANKINGS

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


BC COMMUNITIES INVITED TO BID TO HOST BC GAMES

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.


BRITISH COLUMBIA COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Deadline - November 15, 2004
For full details: www.bcachievement.com

BC ATHLETICS PRIVACY POLICY - DRAFT

The BC Athletics Privacy Policy will be finalized by the Board of Directors in November. Please forward any questions/comments to Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.
www.bcathletics.org/main/privacy_all.htm


2005 BC ATHLETICS MEMBERSHIP FEES

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:

Participation and Supporting Membership Types - not valid for event entry

Supporting member (fitness/social members of clubs) $ 10.00
Track Rascals (formerly Participation) - 6 to 8 year olds $ 10.00

Athlete Membership types - valid for event entry

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

Day of Event Membership

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

BC Summer Games and Alternate Meet Membership

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

Non-Athlete Membership Types - not valid for event entry unless indicated

Coach - any age $ 55.00
Associate - Club Administrators, Club Directors, Friends of BC Athletics $ 25.00
Officials - Athletics Technical Officials $ 15.00

Schools Membership Types - valid for event entry from September 15 to June 30

School Day of Event $ 3.00
School Club $125.00
School District Club - for Zones 2, 6, 7 and 8 $200.00

BC Athletics Member Clubs (based on annual membership numbers as of September 31st of the previous year)

New Club $ 75.00

Existing Clubs:
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.


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.


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.

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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:

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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