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ISSUE #48-2004
Friday, December 10, 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
  • Athletics Canada Technical Congress sets course for Beijing
  • Threewaves Newsletter
  • Podium - Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter
  • SIRC Articles: Sponsorship Series
  • Team Investors Group amateur athlete bursary applications now available from Athletes Can

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

SPORT BC PRESIDENTS' AWARD

BC Athletics would like your nominations for the 11th Annual Sport BC Presidents' Award. We are looking for a volunteer who represents the spirit of volunteerism and whose dedication, energy, and commitment is so critical to sport development. DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2004 Please forward your nomination with a brief outline of their contributions to the BC Athletics office at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.


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:

Resolutions received after December 8th can only be brought forth on the floor at the Annual General Meeting as recommendations to the Board of Directors.

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

Voting Procedures & Vote Distribution BC Athletics 2005 Annual General Meeting

Clubs are asked to review the 2004 membership numbers listed in the document and contact BC Athletics if there are any corrections to be made.
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/votesdist.pdf

Athletics Canada

ATHLETICS CANADA TECHNICAL CONGRESS SETS COURSE FOR BEIJING

December 10, 2004, Ottawa - Collaboration and new beginnings were the name of the game at Athletics Canada's recent Technical Congress and Semi-Annual Meeting in Toronto as coaches, administrators and volunteers from across the country came together for three days to begin charting the course for Beijing 2008.

The workshop format of the congress allowed all delegates to share information, look to the future and exchange new ideas and knowledge within the track and field community.

Presentations were made by experts from inside and outside of the sport and included topics such as club development, high performance models for the next quadrennial, annual planning and final phase preparation, as well as the future of cross country running in Canada.

The launch of the exciting new partnership between Athletics Canada and the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre in Edmonton was a definite highlight as both organizations underlined their commitment to developing and delivering the best coach education in the world exclusively for track and field coaches

The Run Jump Throw program also emerged as a hot topic thanks to the growth and momentum this new grassroots program has been experiencing from coast to coast. An important Paralympic planning meeting was also held around the congress which was successful in laying the groundwork for a solid program for AC's national team for athletes with a disability over the next four years.

Next year's congress will take place around the same time next year and will feature the same information sharing, workshop format. Hopefully, even more key coaches and administrators will attend so that AC can continue to work together in shaping the future of Canadian athletics.


TEAM INVESTORS GROUP AMATEUR ATHLETE BURSARY APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ATHLETES CAN

www.athletescan.com/e/archives/2004/1123_bursary_applications.htm

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)

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.

Newsletters and links of interest

THREEWAVES NEWSLETTER

www.pacificsport.com/Content/PACIFICSPORTGRP/NEWSMAKERS/
NewsletterPopupContainer.asp?ItemID=7943&langid=1#Athlete

PODIUM - CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER

www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/email16.shtml

SIRC ARTICLES: SPONSORSHIP SERIES

Understanding Sport Sponsorship

How does sponsorship work and how do I go about getting it for my organization?
www.sirc.ca/newsletters/december/feat2.cfm

Walking Tall

With A Little Help From My Friends - The Sponsors:
www.sirc.ca/newsletters/december/feat4.cfm

Developing Successful Sport Sponsorship Proposals

How does sponsorship work and how do I go about getting it for my organization? Specific examples of sponsorship for your organization - helping build a plan that works.
www.sirc.ca/newsletters/december/feat3.cfm

More Articles of Interest on Sponsorship

www.sirc.ca/newsletters/december/sub_feat2.cfm

Employment Opportunities

VANOC JOB/CONTRACT LISTINGS

www.winter2010.com/

REMINDERS

ATHLETICS CANADA ANNOUNCES MAJOR AWARD WINNERS FOR 2004

(December 2 , 2004, Ottawa)- Canada's most decorated Paralympic track and field athlete, Chantal Petitclerc, and world champion Perdita Felicien were among those receiving awards and recognition from Athletics Canada today at a special reception in Toronto honouring the country's top athletics stars.

Held in conjunction with Athletics Canada's Semi-Annual Meeting and Technical Congress, the reception announced the following award recipients for outstanding performances in 2004:

Five-time 2004 Paralympic gold medalist Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal QC and world champion Perdita Felicien of Pickering ON were named co-winners of the Jack W. Davies Trophy for Canada's top amateur track and field athlete who demonstrates outstanding ability and skill, as well as character and sportsmanship. Petitclerc had an amazing performance at the 2004 Paralympic Games, breaking three world records and one Paralympic record in Athens. Felicien consistently performed on top of the world during 2004, winning gold in hurdles events at the IAAF Golden League and the IAAF Grand Prix Series as well as being crowned world champion in the 60m hurdles at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships. The two were also named recipients of the Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy, which is awarded each year to Canada's most outstanding male or female athlete in overall track events

Olympic Games finalist Dana Ellis of Kitchener ON is the recipient of the F.N.A. Rowell Trophy which is presented to Canada's most outstanding athlete in field events, (jumping, vaulting or throwing). Ellis set a new Canadian record in the women's pole vault event in 2004 and was 6th in the event at the 2004 Olympic Games.

University of Calgary student Jessica Zelinka from London ON received the Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy as Canada's most outstanding Canadian university track and field athlete. Zelinka was the top ranked Canadian in the pentathlon event, winning gold at the 2004 Canada Dry Canadian Track and Field Championships and 2004 Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Championships.

Fourteen-year-old Sabrina Nettey of Surrey BC is the recipient of the Myrtle Cook Trophy which is given each year to Canada's most outstanding female track and field athlete who is 16 years of age or under and who has not represented Canada at an international competition. Nettey is the 2004 BC high school champion in the 100m and long jump, the BC Summer Games triple jump champion and is a multiple age group record holder in the long jump and triple jump in her province.

Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay BC receives the Cal D. Bricker Memory Trophy for the country's most outstanding athlete in jumping events (long jump, triple jump and high jump). The 18-year-old surprised the world when he won the gold medal in high jump at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy this past summer. He is the current Canadian junior high jump champion and finished the 2004 season ranked second in high jump in Canada after 2003 world championship silver medalist Mark Boswell.

Kelly Smith of Kamloops BC and Tim Berrett of Edmonton AB were named co-winners of the Fred Begley Memorial Trophy which recognizes Canada's top athletes in marathon and off-track race walking events. Smith won the silver medal for Canada in the wheelchair marathon event at the 2004 Paralympic Games. He also set a Canadian best and world best time in the 10 Km at a road race in Atlanta with a time of 18:43.22. Berrett set a new Canadian record in the 50 Km race walk in March 2004 and represented Canada at his fourth Olympic Games.

Canadian record holder Jason Tunks of London ON is the winner of the Eric E. Coy Memorial Trophy as the outstanding Canadian athlete in throwing events (shot put, discus, javelin and hammer throw). The Canadian champion in discus for almost ten years, Tunks was 16th at the 2004 Olympic Games and receives this award for the sixth time in eight years.

An inaugural Junior Athlete of the Year award was also announced at the reception to recognize Canada's most outstanding junior athlete (aged 18 or 19), taking into consideration performances in all major national and international competitions. The 2004 recipient is junior high jump phenomenon Mike Mason.

The 2004 Jim Buchanan Memorial Award recipients were also announced yesterday. The Buchanan awards are named after the late Jim Buchanan, a Canadian long jump record holder who died in a car crash in 1977. Clayton Latham of Brampton ON received the award as the top non-carded senior long jumper for 2004; as well as Massimo Bertocchi of Tottaim ON as the top non-carded junior long jump athlete. Maurice Ennis of Toronto ON also earned the honour as the national champion in long jump at the 2004 Canada Dry Canadian Track and Field Championships this summer.

As the national sport governing body for track and field, cross country running and road running, Athletics Canada's mission is to provide leadership, development and competition that ensures world-level performance in athletics. Athletics Canada is a not- for-profit, charitable organization operating under a board of directors elected by provincial / territorial members.


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


ETHICS - CBET-NCCP COURSE

New CBET - ETHICS Course
(1 - 3hr. Training Session) $55.00
Dates: Wednesdays
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


BEST IN THE WEST - ORLANDO TOUR MARCH 2005

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

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.

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


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 


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