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ISSUE #10-2005
Friday, March 18, 2005

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

In this issue:

  • 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp - Register Now!
  • David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., appointed president and chairman of Sports Officials Canada
  • Ready, Set, Go, Run Jump Throw April 9, 2005 - Bear Creek Park, Surrey
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell
  • Race Directors' Survey
  • BC Athletics Committee Meetings for 2005
  • Canadian Team to the World Mountain Running Championships
  • Kaitlyn Riley Connelly has arrived!
  • Performance Director Head Office, Wellington location
  • Podium - Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter
  • USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine


2005 Junior Development NEWS Conference Meets - Hosts Needed

Bids are solicited for the holding of a NEWS Meet to introduce athletes to the five events of the Pentathlon. Athletes may compete in as many events as they choose and they will be rated on the Pentathlon Scale. This meet is meant as a learning meet for new athletes, parents, coaches and officials and as a warm up to the season.
As help is received from all the clubs competing this is an opportunity for a smaller club to hold a meet. Financial assistance will be received.

David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., appointed president and chairman of Sports Officials Canada

OTTAWA - David Weicker of Qualicum Beach, B.C., was recently appointed president and chair of Sports Officials Canada at the organization's inaugural general meeting which determined its first board of directors.

Weicker is an international track and field official who recently retired from a successful administrative career with the province of British Columbia. A former international athlete, he is the chairman of the national officials committee for Athletics Canada and was recently appointed to the technical official panel for the organization that encompasses track and field in North and Central America and the Carribean.

Diving official Nancy Brawley of Kitchener, Ont., and basketball official Paul Deshaie of Sherbrooke, Que., were appointed vice presidents while paddling official Judy Tutty of Mississauga, Ont., continues to serve as secretary/treasurer.

Also elected to the board were wrestling official John Dawson of Sarnia, Ont., and track and field and volleyball official Jane Edstrom of Winnipeg.

Allen Rae of Ottawa, SOC president since its incorporation in 2003, remains on the board as past president.

''I am extremely pleased with the strength and diversity of the new board,'' said Rae. ''And I look forward to continuing to being a member of the SOC Board.''

Sports Officials Canada Officiels Sportifs is a federally incorporated national organization dedicated to increasing public awareness, understanding and recognition of the importance of promoting excellence in sports officiating. The programs of the SOC are generously supported by Sport Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Fox 40 International Inc. and the Adup Corporation.

For more information contact:
David Weicker, President, SOC, tel: 250-752-7234.
Allen Rae, Past President, SOC, tel: 613-731-6981.

Kaitlyn Riley Connelly has arrived!

Congratulations to Tina and Brendan Connelly & big sister Shelby on the arrival of Kaitlyn Riley Connelly on March 13, 2005.

2004 CABC Coach of the Year Awards - Nomination Deadline April 15, 2005

The purpose of the Coach of the Year Awards is to recognize a history and dedication to coaching in British Columbia. Each recipient will be selected for their outstanding achievement in the category in which they have been nominated, and for their unique contribution to the advancement and well-being of athletes and their sport. The award does not reflect the accomplishments and contributions of the coach in any one year. The award is designed to recognize contributions the coach has made to his/her sport and its athletes over a number of years.

Each recipient of a CABC Coach of the Year Award will receive a bursary of $250 from the Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Fund, a free five year CABC membership and a coveted CABC baseball cap!

For more information and to submit your nominations online at:

Rising Stars in Athletics - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell

This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion, 2004 Canadian Juvenile Champion and the 2004 Nike Rundown "Fastest kid in Canada" Champion - Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell.

Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell

Born: January 27, 1987
Hometown: Vancouver
Club: Vancouver Thunderbirds
Coach: Laurier Primeau
Event: 400m & 400mH

2004 Best Performance & Ranking:

200m (25.19) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 11th
400m (56.07) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 3rd
400mH (60.77*) - BC: Juv/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 1st
IAAF World Youth Ranking: 21st


2004 BC High School 400m Hurdles Champion and Record Holder
2004 Canadian National Legion 400m Hurdles Champion
2004 Canadian Junior Championships - 7th
2004 Nike Rundown "Fastest kid in Canada" Champion
* Established new BC High School, BC Juvenile & Canadian Youth Record in the 400m Hurdles

Track & Field Team Selection:

2004 BC Juvenile Team
2004 BC Junior Team

BC Athletics Committee Meetings for 2005

Dates for 2005 committee meetings will be posted in the BC Athletics Bulletin as they become available along with contact information for the committee chairs.

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting -
2005 dates:
April 3, 2005
June 26, 2005
July 24, 2005

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - 
2005 dates- TBA

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 
2005 dates - TBA

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 
2005 dates - TBA

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 
2005 dates - TBA

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 
2005 dates - TBA

Track and Field

Ready, Set, Go Sponsored by the NEWS Conference Committee

When: April 9, 2005 begins at 10:00am
Hosted by: South Fraser Track and Field Club
Location: Bear Creek Park, 88th Avenue & King George Highway, Surrey, B.C.
Entry Fee: $5.00 per athlete for the day, no limit on number of events entered.
Registration: There will be day of meet registration only.
Events: 100M, 400M, 800M, 1500M, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot put, Discus
Awards: Ribbons 1st - 8th in each age class.
Spike Length: Maximum spike length on track and horizontal jumps is 5mm.
Age Class: Junior Development, ages 9 - 15 (born 1996-1990)
                 Fun events for Track Rascals - ages 6, 7 and 8 year olds (born 97-99)

Track events will be run oldest to youngest and girls before boys. Age groups will be combined together if the entries are small, but they will be awarded separately.
Schedule is subject to change, check for more info.

Road Running

Race Directors' Survey

Dear Road Race Organizers/Directors:

Athletics Canada through the Run Canada Committee and with the support of the Provincial Branches of Athletics Canada and their Road Running Committees/Divisions/Associations, has initiated a process through a survey to Road Race Organizers/Directors, to gather and review information relating to:

  • the road race you organize and details relating to your race;
  • the road race sanctioning process in each province/territory;
  • the requirements for sanctioning road races;
  • your understanding of the benefits to sanctioning road races;
  • what benefits you would like to see from a sanction;
  • the value to the road races of sanctioning;
  • how value for sanctioning can be enhanced;
  • your ideas, suggestions or models to determine the future of road race sanctioning in Canada.

The goal of this initiative is "To create a uniform process across the country, administered provincially and nationally, so that races are treated equally and runners know what to expect from a sanctioned race."

The responses to the survey will be put into a report which could serve as the basis for discussions at and possible recommendations from a Race Directors meeting to be held in Ottawa, May 26/05 and the Athletics Canada Annual General Meeting of May 27, 28, 29, 2005.

This survey is located on the BC Athletics website at: and will also be sent directly to as many BC road race organizers/directors as possible.

Please take the opportunity to provide your input.

Thank you very much.

BC Athletics Board of Directors
BC Athletics Road Running Committee

Cross Country and Trail Running

Canadian Team to the World Mountain Running Championships


Coaches Breakfast

The PacificSport Regional Sport Centre, Greater Vancouver, is planning to have another 'Coaches Breakfast' on March 21, 2005 from 7:30 am to 9:00am. The topic will be on 'Coach Burnout' as identified from our last breakfast and we are pleased to have internationally recognized coach Tim Frick to discuss the topic.

Coaches of NCCP levels 1-3 are invited to listen and learn from the knowledge and experiences offered by a NCI graduate. The generosity of having a higher-level coach allows for our young and upcoming coaches to share together what they have learned in their years, coaching within the school and community. This is an excellent opportunity for coaches to learn, reflect and apply concepts for themselves so they can avoid coach burnout.

When: March 21st, 7:30am - 9:00am

Who: Tim Frick, 3 time Paralympic Gold Medal Coach
A multi-sport enthusiast, but team sports always held a big spot in his heart.
Took the Canadian women's wheelchair basketball team to its third consecutive Paralympic gold medal in Sydney in 2000, defeating Australia 46-27. The team is now undefeated in 43 straight championship tournament games.
Coach Frick has the theory, the technical expertise, and the practical training to make him one of the best in the world.
Hear what has done to prevent "Coach Burnout" and choose a well-balanced life.

Location: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Online Registration is also available at under CSC Vancouver site. Make sure you RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited.

If you would like to register or have any questions in regards to the 'Coaches Breakfast' please contact 604-730-7223.

Coaching Certification 2005

Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC website: For additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at or go to the website at

Any coaches interested in upgrading their current coaching level(s) or new coaches wanting to become certified during 2005 should email Peter Ogilvie at 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)

Clinics and Camps

2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp - Register Now!

The purpose of this training camp is to bring athletes and their coaches together in an environment to further develop their skills in preparation for the upcoming 2005 Canada Summer Games.

This camp will have a strong focus on the hands-on applications of skills development and will offer an opportunity for our future athletes - juveniles, juniors and seniors to gather important training tips and to meet and reacquaint themselves with each other and coaches in their event group areas.

What: 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp
When: Saturday, April 2nd & Sunday, April 3rd 2005
Registration: 10:30 am registration on Saturday, April 2nd, 2005
Where: Burnaby Central Secondary, Burnaby, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and their coaches.

Register now to guarantee your t-shirt order!

CSG Spring Break Camp details

On-line registration 

NorWesters Spring Break Track and Field Training March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005

Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for High School Athletes

Spring Break Track & Field Jump Start Training for Elementary School Athletes

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

NorWesters Track & Field Club looking for JD Coaches

NorWesters Track and Field Club is looking for assistant coaches to work with their Grade 3 to 6 Junior Development athletes. Great for someone who wants to train in coaching track and field as the club will pay for training. Applicants who have experience competing in hurdles, throws or jumps will have an advantage. Those who have completed Level 1 NCCP in track and field, or higher, will be paid. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to enter the teaching profession or just earn a little from April to July. Phone Dawn Copping at 604-929-3554.

Performance Director Head Office, Wellington location

Athletics New Zealand is the IAAF approved national sporting organization that facilitates the opportunities and participation of New Zealanders in the global Sport of Athletics.
This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity which asks for experience and skill sets in a range of areas including:

  • Development and implementation of a talent identification strategy.
  • Development of a High Performance strategic plan and programme.
  • Stakeholder management across broad ranging audiences including Coaches, Athletes, Clubs, Centres and other organizations.
  • A working relationship with key partner organizations such as SPARC, the New Zealand Olympics Committee, corporate sponsors and members of the Charities Gaming Association or similar.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Staff management and development.

The position does incorporate the need for national travel, possibly some international travel, and will also require some weekend work.

Athletics NZ fosters a performance culture that encourages athletes and coaches to train like winners! This is a great opportunity to join an organization really going places!


Applications close 5pm Friday, 1 April 2005.

For a copy of the position description, or to apply, visit our website Alternatively, please email your resume to quoting reference number V10206.

For further information contact Michele Walls-Bennett or Michael Algar on +64 4 931 9444.


Podium - Canadian Olympic Committee Newsletter

March 2005:

USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine


Athletics Canada Call for Nominations

Athletics Canada Board of Directors - Female Athlete Representative

The one (1) female athlete representative candidate will serve for a two year term (May 2005 - May 2007). The voting and nomination process is restricted to senior and junior athletes who have been on a National Team within the last four years.

Nominations are to be received by March 31, 2005 by email, mail or fax to the attention of Michele Edmiston-Hurter ( at Athletics Canada.

For further information and the nomination form please go to the Athletics Canada website at:

Athletics Canada Chair of the Board and Director-At-Large

Chair or the Board:
1 position - 2 year term

2 positions - 2 year term
1 position - 1 year term

For full details and nomination forms please go to the Athletics Canada website at:

Playground to PODIUM: Sport Talent Search - Winter Sport recruitment camps to identify talent for 2010

The Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search will be making six stops across the province in March 2005.

The stops in Burnaby, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Nelson and Prince George will provide the opportunity to test young athletes between the ages of 16 - 23 for potential talent in a number of winter sports.

Dependent on the results of the testing during the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search identified athletes may be invited to a sport specific camp to be organized by the provincial sport organization.

The provincial sport organizations may also decide to extend an invitation to the most successful young athletes to participate in a High Performance Camp with the provincial or national development program.

Youth participating in the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search will be tested using a number of physical fitness parameters and tests. Young athletes from all sport disciplines are encouraged to participate (i.e.: gymnastics, dance, diving, cycling, etc.). Although no specific winter sport experience is necessary, this opportunity is being offered to those young athletes who are physically fit and have medical clearance from their family physician to exert themselves to a maximum effort.

Age, Height, Weight
Vertical Jump
Push ups
Box Jump
30m sprint
Beep Test (20m shuttle test)

For more complete details on the Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search you can access a printable version at:

or you are invited to contact:
Nicole Miller, PacificSport
Team Leader - Playground to Podium: Sport Talent Search
Tel: (604) 730-7271

COC Calls for Applications for the 2005 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship

Athlete Declaration Form and Event/Best Performance 2005

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.

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 - at BC Athletics if you want to take part in this program for 2005.

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


Major and upcoming events sanctioned by BC Athletics

Details, direct links and contacts 

For complete listings of upcoming events (BC sanctioned events highlighted in yellow) with contact information:

Track & Field (2005)

Road Running (2005)


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running (2005)

Race Walking

see Track & Field above



Road Running:

Track & Field


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