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ISSUE #45-2004
Friday, November 19, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • 2005 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet
  • 2005 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
  • 2004 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nominations - Deadline - November 30, 2004
  • Frontrunners! A gripping and touching play about First Nation Runners
  • Joe Sax remembered
  • Ethics - CBET-NCCP course
  • Running Techniques & Efficiencies and the Importance of Core Strength

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

2005 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET

2005 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 21, 22, 23, 2005
& BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 22, 2005

The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

2005 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND AWARDS BANQUET
2005 BC ATHLETICS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Dates: January 22, 23, 24 2005
Location: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel
7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC

It is the intent of BC Athletics to use the website for the dissemination of as much information, forms, updates etc. as possible. All of the forms required for the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be available on the website in on-line and .pdf format. The website will be continually updated with forms and information as they become available. Anyone requiring information/forms to be mailed to them should contact the BC Athletics office.

RESOLUTIONS:

2005 Resolutions due December 8, 2004 - 4:00pm
The December 8th due date is a correction to the date stated in last week's BC Athletics Bulletin.

2005 Resolutions Form - on line
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/resolution.htm

2005 Resolutions - print
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/resolutionform.pdf

2005 BC ATHLETICS BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Board of Directors Election Information and Duties and Responsibilities:
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/officers.htm

2005 BC Athletics Board of Directors Nomination Form - on line
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/officers.htm#formstart

2005 BC Athletics Board of Directors Nomination Form - print
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/boardnom.pdf


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

FRONTRUNNERS! A GRIPPING AND TOUCHING PLAY ABOUT FIRST NATION RUNNERS

Laura Robinson, the journalist in residence at Green College at UBC, is working with UBC students on a play she wrote on ten First Nations runners. It is based on a true story in Manitoba when the runners were chosen to run from St. Paul, Minnesota to Winnipeg with the 1967 Pan Am Games torch. They ran the 800 km successfully, but the torch was taken away from them before they could enter the stadium and given to a non-Native runner.

In 1999, Winnipeg hosted the Games again. Organizers found out what happened, tracked down the original runners, apologized, and thirty-two years later, the runners finished the journey and brought the torch in. FrontRunners is the play about their story. We will be doing the reading of the play at the Longhouse at UBC, and three of the original runners-- Fred Harper from Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Patrick Bruyere from Sagkeeng First Nation, and Charlie Nelson from Rosseau River First Nation will be in attendance. Alex Nelson, from BC Aboriginal Sport and Recreation, is playing the Grandfather on Tuesday night.

Performances at UBC!
Monday November 22 and Tuesday, November 23, 2004
2:00-4:00 pm 7:00-9:00 pm
At the Longhouse, 1985 West Mall
Free admission
Fireside Chat at Green College, Graham House, Sunday November 21, 2004
7:30-9:30 pm
Free admission


JOE SAX REMEMBERED

It is with deep regret that we inform everyone of the passing of Joe Sax. Joe died of a heart attack on Saturday while he was a spectator at the CIS Cross Country Championships. Joe was the distance coach for the Mississauga Track Club, former member of Toronto Olympic Club and the former Canadian record holder for 3000m s/c.
Further information is available at www.otfa.ca/

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)

KAJAKS JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT COACHING CLINICS

Any JD Coaches wishing to take part in the clinics are welcome to do so. Please contact Penny Johns at (604) 271-3817and let her know you will be attending. Classroom sessions will include event specific training videos and discussion. Track sessions will include technical demonstrations.

November 20, 2004

Shot Put/Discus - Richard Collier
9:00am - 11:00am - Brighouse Pavilion
11:30am - 1:00pm - Clement Track, Minoru Park

November 27, 2004

Hammer/Javelin - Richard Collier
9:00am - 11:00am - Brighouse Pavilion
11:30am - 1:00pm - Clement Track, Minoru Park

November 20, 2004

Sprints/Hurdles - Mike Murray
11:00am - 1:00pm - Brighouse Pavilion

November 27, 2004

Time for track session will be announced during the November 20th classroom session.

November 20, 2004

High Jump/Long Jump/Triple Jump - Byron Jack & Sarah McDiarmid
1:00pm - 5:00pm - Brighouse Pavilion

November 27, 2004

Time for track session will be announced during the November 20th classroom session.


BEST IN THE WEST - ORLANDO TOUR MARCH 2005

For information please go to the Vancouver Thunderbirds website at
www.thunderbirdstrack.org.


ETHICS - CBET-NCCP COURSE

New CBET - ETHICS Course
(1 - 3hr. Training Session) $55.00
Dates: Wednesdays
November 17, 04
November 24, 04
November 31, 04
December 7, 04
December 14, 04
December 20, 04

Location: SPORT BC - 1367 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

For Class Registration, Special Group Bookings or more information contact:
Roger Williams (BA/MA)
The Session Group
T.: (604) 780-6089
Email: sessiongroup@yahoo.ca

The Session Group, 1089 W. 7th. Avenue, Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6h 1B2
Tel.: (604) 780-6089 Email: sessiongroup@yahoo.ca


THE NEW NCCP PROGRAM

NCCP COACHING CERTIFICATION

Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC website: www.coaches.bc.ca/. 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.


2004 NCCP THEORY COURSES - MAPLE RIDGE RECREATION CENTRE

NCCP Theory Courses Winter/Spring 2004

NCCP Coaching Theory Level I and II:

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.


KAMLOOPS TRACK & FIELD CLUB COACHING CLINICS

The six informal clinics are intended for KAM club coaches but are open to anyone who wishes to attend, free of charge. Anyone outside of the club who is planning on attending should contact Derek Evely at eveltrak@shaw.ca to confirm.

Please note that the Level II Throws clinic to be held in February 2005 requires pre-registration and forms will be available on the BC Athletics website in the new year.

Dec. 11 2004, 9:00am - 11:00am Planning & Strength Theory
Dec. 18 2004, 9:00am - 11:00am Speed Theory
Jan. 8 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Jumps Theory
Mar. 5 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Jumps Technical
Mar. 19, 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Throws Technical
Apr. 9, 2005, 9:00am - 11:00am Sprints & Relays Technical

Feb. 5/6 2005, 9:00am - 4:00pm Level 2 Throws Clinic - all coaches must pre-register


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.

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.

Newsletters and links of interest

GEORGIA STRAIGHT LAUNCHES SPORTS & RECREATION SECTION

Events looking for new ways to promote their events and list results should contact Richard Seymour at (604) 730-7070 or r_seymour@straight.com

PODIUM - CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER

www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/email15.shtml

REMINDERS

2004 BC ATHLETICS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Results: www.bcathletics.org/results/2004/bcxc04.htm
Photos: www.bcathletics.org/photos/xc04/index.htm

2005 KAMLOOPS CENTENNIAL MEET

The 2005 Kamloops Centennial date is being moved from its traditional 2nd weekend in May (Mother's Day weekend) to the 28th / 29th of May in order to facilitate the facility completion deadlines. The 2005 Kamloops Centennial will be the first competition held at the newly constructed Hillside Stadium. Please provide feedback with respect to this change of date for this event for 2005 to Derek Evely at eveltrak@shaw.ca. This change is for 2005 only.

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 until 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.

TEAM BC - 2004 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sunnybrook Park - Toronto, Ontario

Congratulations to those athletes and staff selected to the BC Cross Country Team:

JUNIOR WOMEN

Kristen Kolstad 86 SFU
Anita Campbell 87 VR
Shannon Elmer 85 UBC
Meredith MacGregor 85 VR
Lisa Egami 88 VR
Adrienne Attorp 86 PATH

JUNIOR MEN

Jeff Symonds 85 UBC
Dylan Gant 86 SFU
Geoff Martinson 86 UVIC
Ryan Keigher 86 VR
Graham Hill 86 UVIC
Daniel Mallie 87 SOF

SENIOR WOMEN

Courtney Inman 80 VR
Leah Pells 64 CITY
Stephanie Mills 77 PATH
Margaret Butler 78 KAJ
Meghan Day 71 PIH
Malindi Elmore 80 U

SENIOR MEN

Ryan Hayden 82 KAJ
Steven Osaduik 79 U
Matt Johnston 78 VR
David Milne 79 PATH
Oliver Utting 73 U
Graham Wells 83 KAJ
Graham Hood 72 PATH (proof of fitness by 11/21/2004)

MASTERS

Maureen de St. Croix KAJ
Rob Lonergan HH
Nancy Tinari PAA
Cindy O'Krane HH
Paul Reimer DAC
Cindy Rhodes KRC
Rory Switzer KRC
Art Boileau HH

Head Coach: Sue Northey
Asst Coach: Al Johnston
Manager: Thelma Wright


2005 CANADA GAMES BC TEAM SELECTION CRITERIA AND STANDARDS

www.bcathletics.org/csg05selcrit.pdf

2005 IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4667

WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

See the following link for:
1. 2005 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods
2. 2005 Monitoring Program (substances being monitored by WADA in order to detect patterns of misuse in sport.
3. 2005 Summary of Modifications vis-a-vis 2004 Prohibited List
www.wada-ama.org/en/t3.asp?p=41627

2004 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Technical Information Package
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


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.


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 at the link below. This fee structure came 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. Detailed information, forms and membership fees for 2005 are available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/membership.htm#terms


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.

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

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.