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ISSUE #49-2004
Friday, December 17, 2004

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

In this issue:

  • BC sweeps team titles at the Canadian Cross Country Championships
  • Jane Swan among 2005 inductees in the BC Sports Hall of Fame
  • BC Athletics office closure over the holidays
  • Hammer handle rule deferred
  • True Gold Athletics Program
  • 2005 BC Athletics Silent Auction looking for donations
  • Shane Niemi looks back
  • Canadian Olympic Committee calls for applications for International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece
  • Arthur Lydiard runs his last race

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

BC ATHLETICS OFFICE CLOSURE OVER THE HOLIDAYS

The BC Athletics office will be closed from Thursday, December 23, 2004 (Noon) and will re-open Tuesday, January 4, 2005.
Brian, Jerry, Peter and Sam would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours the very best over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year.


TRUE GOLD ATHLETICS PROGRAM

BC Athletics is very pleased to announce the formal partnering with some of Vancouver Islands leading Track & Field Coaches in their development of True Gold Athletics - A BC Athletics Regional Development Program. True Gold Athletics is an unaffiliated Vancouver Island Training Group that provides growth and development opportunities for competitive athletes in the Juvenile, Junior and Senior age categories and their personal coaches.

The services provided by True Gold Athletics are aimed at directly helping athletes achieve their competitive goals on the way to realizing their potential in the sport of Track & Field. The following services are provided to athletes registered with the program:

  • Weekly guided training group sessions.
  • Annual training and competition plans.
  • Guidance in delivering weekly training plans.
  • Regular physical testing and monitoring.
  • Video analysis.
  • Competition and travel management outside the Vancouver Island Track & Field Series.
  • Coordination of at least three out-of-province competitions.

The program's coaches are:

Head Coach: Tony Dickson
Circle Throws: John Root
Javelin: Graham Morfitt
Sprints: John May
Hurdles: John May
Jumps: Tony Dickson
Multi Events: Tony Dickson
Distance: Kate Brooker

For more information on the program go to: http://groups.msn.com/TrueGoldAthletics/truegoldathletics.msnw


BC SWEEPS TEAM TITLES AT THE CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
2004 CANADIAN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2004 Canadian Cross Country Championships were held Saturday, December 4 at Sunnybrook Park in Toronto, Ontario.
Congratulations to athletes and staff of British Columbia's provincial team - who swept all 5 provincial team titles. Full results are located at http://rrresults.com/results.htm

BC Team results:

JUNIOR WOMEN -- 1st

Shannon Elmer (85/UBC) -- 5th
Anita Campbell (87/VR) -- 13th
Meredith MacGregor (85/VR) -- 25th
Lisa Egami (88/VR) -- 27th
Adrienne Attorp (86/PATH) -- 39th
Kristen Kolstad (86/SFU) -- 41st

JUNIOR MEN -- 1st

Dylan Gant (86/SFU) -- 17th
Geoff Martinson (86/UVIC) -- 20th
Jeff Symonds (85/UBC) -- 27th
Ryan Keigher (86/VR) -- 38th
Graeme Hill (86/UVIC) -- 46th
Daniel Mallie (87/SOF) -- 54th

SENIOR WOMEN -- 1st

Malindi Elmore (80/U) -- 2nd
Leah Pells (64/CITY) -- 3rd
Courtney Inman (80/VR) -- 10th
Stephanie Mills (77/PATH) -- 14th
Meghan Day (71/PIH) -- 16th
Tiffany Evans (74/KAJ) -- 22nd

SENIOR MEN -- 1st

Ryan Hayden (82/KAJ) -- 5th
David Milne (79/PATH) -- 15th
Matt Johnston (78/VR) -- 17th
Steven Osaduik (79/U) -- 29th
Oliver Utting (73/U) -- 38th
Graham Wells (83/KAJ) -- 59th

MASTERS -- 1st ('Bluenose Trophy')

Maureen de St. Croix (KAJ) -- 1st (overall)
Nancy Tinari (PAA) -- 3rd
Rob Lonergan (HH) -- 4th
Rory Switzer (KRC) -- 8th
Paul Reimer (DAC) -- 17th
Cindy O'Krane (HH) -- 35th

TEAM STAFF

Head Coach -- Sue Northey
Assistant Coach -- Al Johnston
Manager -- Thelma Wright

The IAAF World Cross Country Championships (www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=4667) will be held March 19-20, 2005, at St Etienne-St. Galmier, France; more information to follow at a later date.


HAMMER HANDLE RULE DEFERRED

IAAF Council Meetings - December 04/05 2004 - Helsinki, Finland
Council agreed to defer the implementation of the rule, due to be introduced January 1, 2005 until at least January 1, 2006, to allow manufacturers to comply with the new requirements.

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.

JANE SWAN AMONG 2005 INDUCTEES IN THE BC SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Jane Swan will be inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in the Builder category on April 28, 2005.
A physical education teacher by profession, she devoted her life to creating opportunities for, and lauding the success of, young athletes involved in track and field. Her legacy remains in the athletes and programs she helped to develop and support.

ARTHUR LYDIARD RUNS HIS LAST RACE

www.nbr.co.nz/home/column_article.asp?id=10968&cid=29&cname=Sport


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

Committee Reports to the 2005 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

2004 Membership Report (Note: This report will be updated if corrections are received)
Membership Report (Individual Memberships)
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/reports05/agmreport_membership.pdf

Yearly Comparison (All Types)
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/reports05/agmreport_membership2.pdf 

School Memberships
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/reports05/agmreport_membership3.pdf 

Club Memberships
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/reports05/agmreport_membership4.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

2005 BC ATHLETICS SILENT AUCTION LOOKING FOR DONATIONS

BC Athletics is looking for items to include in the Silent Auction to be held at the 2005 Awards Banquet. Clubs, Sponsors and Friends of BC Athletics are encouraged to donate items to this worthy cause. Proceeds go towards supporting youth, coaches and officials development programs in Athletics. Items can be sent in to the BC Athletics prior to the banquet or, can be brought to the AGM and banquet. Please contact BC Athletics office at sam.collier@bcathletics.org and let us know what items you can donate

Athletics Canada

SHANE NIEMI LOOKS BACK

(December 14, 2004 OTTAWA ) - Shane Niemi, one of Canada's most prolific track and field athletes, decided to retire from track and field in October of 2004 at the age of 26. Since 1998, Niemi dominated the 400 metre event in Canada, winning six straight Canadian championships in that event from 1998 to 2003.

He enjoyed his best season in 2001, running his way to three gold medals and a Canadian record. At the Canadian track and field championships, he repeated as 400 metre champion for the fourth year in a row, and also won gold in the 200 metres. Then, at the Francophone Games in Ottawa, he set a national record running the 400 metres in a time of 44.86 seconds. This time stands as his career best and still remains as the Canadian record, as well as the all-time Francophone Games record. Niemi says that day in June in Ottawa was definitely one of the highlights of his career.

"The top moment in my career would definitely have to be when I ran 44.86 to win the Francophone Games in a games record and national record. One other moment that stands out was in Manchester at the Commonwealth Games where I ran 45.09 seconds to win the silver medal."

In recent years, Niemi did the majority of his training at the Kamloops Track and Field Club. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with two of the best track coaches this country has known, Derek Evely and Kevin Tyler. When reflecting on his career, Niemi is quick to credit these two men, and others, who helped and supported him along the way.

"Most people have a main influence in their lives and for me there are a number that helped me out more then I could ever imagine," Niemi said. "I would have never been able to do what I have done without my coaches Derek Evely, Kevin Tyler, personal therapist Gerry Ramogida and of course my family. These people have been the back bone of my career and for that I thank them."

Although this wasn't the main factor in Shane's decision to retire, it definitely played a role. "Everyone in track knows that you don't do it for the money, you do it because you love it. Over the past year or so I have felt like track has become a chore and haven't been having a lot of fun with it. The final drawing card was not making the Olympic team. This was the third Olympics that I've missed out on and I don't see any point to carry on trying for them."

Niemi went on to say the biggest challenges facing amateur athletes in Canada today are finding quality coaches and adequate training facilities. "I think that today's Canadian amateur athletes face a number of challenges," said Niemi. "First, there are only a handful of quality coaches in this country. I have been lucky enough to have worked with two of the best. Secondly, lack of funding. The carding is moving in the right direction but it will take some time to get it where it needs to be. Finally, the athletes need someone to stand up for them."

When asked about Minister Steven Owen's announcement to boost funding for Canadian amateur sport by 30 million dollars this year, Niemi commented that the majority of it should go towards facilities and hiring quality coaches to work fulltime with Canada's future athletes.

Niemi is still living in Kamloops and is so far enjoying the changes brought on by his decision to walk away from the track. However, when asked, he did not rule out the possibility of a future return in some aspect of the sport. "Right now I am going to enjoy all the things that I have put on hold the past couple of years," he said. "I want to spend a lot of time with my family. For the first time in a long time I have a normal life, and for the time being I like it. I imagine that if the right situation came along I might take it but they are far and few between. Everyone knows that it is difficult in Canada to make a living in the coaching world. I don't regret this move. I have been fortunate enough to have met the most amazing girl and am happy, not missing the track one bit."

So for now, track and field fans in Canada will have to be content with the moments and memories Niemi provided in the past. There are many of these to choose from in Shane Niemi's impressive career - the king of the 400 metres in Canada for the better part of six years.


CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC ACADEMY IN OLYMPIA, GREECE

Toronto, December 9, 2004 - The Canadian Olympic Committee is now accepting applications for participants to attend the International Olympic Academy's (IOA) 45th International Session for Young Participants General Session) in Olympia , Greece. The session will take place July 27- August 11, 2005.

The aim of the IOA is to create an international cultural centre in Olympia, to preserve and spread the Olympic Spirit, and to study and implement the educational and social principles of Olympism.

The Session for Young Participants is open only to participants between the ages of 20 and 35 at the time of the Session (IOA policy). The main topic is Olympism and the special topic is the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Athens 2004. Candidates must have an understanding of Olympism and demonstrate their active involvement in the Olympic movement. General information on the IOA is available at www.ioa-sessions.org.

To learn more on how to apply, please find complete information regarding the application process at www.olympic.ca/EN/education/academies.shtml#3. Applications must be received at the COC Toronto office by 5:00 p.m. EST, Friday, February 11, 2005. Selections will be made shortly thereafter and the successful candidate(s) will be notified by March 4, 2005.

All expenses will be paid during the course of the IOA, however delegates will be required to provide their own transportation to Toronto or Montreal (the Canadian departure points for Olympic Airways flights to Greece). Delegates will also be responsible for expenses incurred in Athens prior to the official start and after the official end of the Session.

For more information, contact:
Paulette Minard
Program Manager, Education
Canadian Olympic Committee
416-324-4139, pminard@olympic.ca


2004/2004 ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CARDING) NOMINATION LIST - FINAL

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=141

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

Employment Opportunities

VANOC JOB/CONTRACT LISTINGS

www.winter2010.com/

REMINDERS

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. 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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