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ISSUE #12-2005
Friday, April 1, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • 2005 Canada Summer Games Spring Training Camp - Register Now!
  • Vancouver Track & Field Facility - Critical Meeting April 11th
  • BC Athletics Members Receive Provincial Recognition
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Sabrina Nettey
  • Coach's Corner - Tony Dickson
  • 2004 CABC Coach of the Year Awards - Nomination Deadline April 15, 2005
  • National Team Staff Announced
  • Race Directors' Survey
  • NCCP Level 3 Theory - Prince George, BC - April 9 & 10 and April 30 & May 1
  • Executive Director Position - Athletics Alberta
  • The Kelowna Track and Field Club looking for Coaches
  • NorWesters Track & Field Club looking for JD Coaches
  • BC Athletics Committees - Meeting Schedule update


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.

Selection for teams: This camp will be critical for team selection towards the CSG Provincial Development Squad that will be competing in the PacifiCanada Series and other competitions. This will be especially important for the (women's and men's 4x100m and 4x400m) relays that will be competing against club and/or provincial teams from across Canada

BC Funding Support: Please see information posted at

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 School, Burnaby, BC
Who: The camp is open to all athletes between the ages of 16 to 23 and their coaches.

Coaches, Please Note: Saturday night will feature our "Coaching Stress Seminar"

CSG Spring Break Camp details

On-line registration

BC Funding Support

BC Athletics, as part of the BC Canada Games Development and Preparation Program, will provide a financial subsidy for the travel and accommodation of athletes and their personal coach's identified on the BC Athletics Canada Games Long List.

This is a shared funding program. The funding subsidy is based on:

  • Carpooling / traveling as a club or group. (Note: Single travelers will be eligible for only 70% of the amount for travel unless otherwise approved by BC Athletics)
  • Taking part in all the sessions of the Canada Summer Games Track & Field Camp
  • Applying for reimbursement following the Canada Summer Games Track & Field Camp
  • The claim must contain the names of those who traveled with you and all original receipts for travel, ferry and accommodation
  • The claim must also include the number of kilometers to get to Burnaby and back to your home
  • All claims must be submitted by April 30, 2005

Funding Support Levels

The total amount of support to be provided by BC Athletics for travel and accommodation is $13,000.00

  • From Victoria & Duncan - up to $100 per person
  • From Nanaimo north - up to $100 per person
  • From Powell River - up to $100 per person
  • From Okanagan and Kamloops Interior region - up to $200 per person
  • From the Kootenays/Cariboo and Prince George regions - up to $300 per person
  • From the Bulkley Valley and North of Prince George regions - up to $400 per person

Vancouver Track & Field Facility - Critical Meeting April 11th

The city of Vancouver is undoubtedly a great place to live, and we are privileged to reside here. Quality of life does not come about purely by chance and it is incumbent upon us to strive to continue to make our city even better. One of the clear failings of the city is in its sporting facilities, and most astonishing amongst those is the complete absence of a modern all weather, all season running track. Around North America and in other Western nations most cities with populations over 100,000 and often much smaller offer modern rubberized running tracks available to the public. It is astonishing that Vancouver with its population well over half a million stands alone amongst the major BC municipalities in not having a modern track and field facility.

Many Vancouver residents are impacted by the lack of a track. The largest user group comprises school and youth athletes who must travel outside of their home city to train and compete. Vancouver's well established running community also often makes use of the superior facilities in neighbouring municipalities (Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver). Similarly for paralympic athletes and those with visual or mobility impairment a safe, flat well maintained track is essential for them to train and exercise. They too must travel outside their municipality to find a suitable facility.

The success of this initiative depends on a united voice to make it clear to the Parks Board that Vancouver needs a track. Please set aside the date below and attend this critical meeting. Thank you for your attention and support. Lets make this happen!

Monday, April 11 at 7pm, 2099 Beach Avenue (@ the entry to Stanley Park).

For further information can be found on the BC Athletics website at:

BC Athletics Members Receive Provincial Recognition

BC Athletics members Kiran Aujlay, Bill McNulty and Dick Voneugen are among the recipients of the 2005 British Columbia Community Achievement Awards. BC Athletics congratulates them for their work in the community and their dedication to the sport of Athletics. For more information: 

Kiran Aujlay
Delta, BC

Kiran Aujlay is an example of determination and spirit. As a successful athlete, Kiran has turned her adversity into a passion, helping bring exposure to the sport of wheelchair racing. The Vancouver Optimist Club has noted that 'it is her enthusiastic and positive approach to volunteerism that is her strength and that helps helps many youth with physical and mental challenges enjoy their life to the fullest'. Through her work leading educational seminars and as a peer mentor at G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Centre, Kiran provides encouragement and hope to youth with special disabilities.

Bill McNulty
Richmond, BC

Bill McNulty contributes not to one community but to many: the City of Richmond, BC High School Sports, BC Athletics, Athletics Canada, Rotary Club and the University of British Columbia. A Councilor for the City of Richmond since 1993, he is a visible and approachable community leader whose door is always open. He is passionate about sport and his vision includes the value sport brings to the community. As a coach, official and administrator, his contributions have been, and continue to be immeasurable. Bill has served as a member of the UBC Senate for fifteen years and president of the UBC Alumni Association.

Dick Voneugen
Prince George, BC

Dick Voneugen is has been the mainstay of athletics in the Prince George for over four decades, not only as an athlete but also as a leader in many major community athletic events. Chairperson of the Terry Fox Run for the past 18 years, the Labour Day Classic Road race, the Kid's Fun Triathalon and the Coordinator of the BC Senior Games, have all benefited from Dick's leadership. Dick was instrumental in the creation of the Prince George Outdoor Ice Oval and the world class Otway Ski Trials and Greenway Trails at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dick is an inspiration to all members of his community, old and young with his boundless enthusiasm and community spirit.

Rising Stars in Athletics - Sabrina Nettey

This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion and 2004 BC Summer Games Champion - Sabrina Nettey.

Sabrina Nettey

Sabrina Nettey

Born: 1990
Hometown: Surrey
Club: South Fraser
Coach: Peter Raddatz
Event: Long Jump, Triple Jump & 100m

2004 Best Performance & Ranking:

100m (12.07) BC: JD/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 3rd
Long Jump (5.88m*) - BC: JD/ 1st CAN: Youth/ 1st
Triple Jump (12.33m*) - BC: JD/ CAN: Youth/ 1st


2004 BC High School 100m, 4x100m, Long Jump Champion & Triple Jump Champion
2004 BC Summer Games Long Jump & Triple Jump Champion
2004 Myrtle Cook Trophy (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)
* Established new BC High School and BCJD Records in the Triple Jump and BC Summer Games Records in the long Jump and Triple Jump.

Track & Field Team Selection:

BC Summer Games Zone 3 Team

Coach's Corner

This month's profile is on the Comox Valley Cougars, 2005 Canada Summer Games / BC Team Sprints and Relays coach and Head Coach of True Gold Athletics - Tony Dickson.

Tony Dickson

Tony Dickson

Hometown: Comox, BC
Club: Comox Valley Cougars
Athletes: Michael Mason, Mandy Upuu, Katie Gallagher, Aaron Malone, Kelly Forbes and John Kaardal

A family man at heart, Tony is a valued member of BC Juv, Jr, Sr Track and Field Committee and is multi events and jumps coach for the Comox Valley Cougars. Tony is also the head coach of True Gold Athletics - a new BC Athletics Regional Sports Program which is structured to be an outreach program supporting Zone 6 athletics. Currently, he is teaching secondary school in Comox and is attending the NCI in Victoria to complete his level four coaching certification.

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

SPECIAL NOTE: If you submitted a CABC Coach of the Year Award Nomination prior to March 14/05 there is a possibility that it was not received. CABC had some technical difficulties with the form that have since been fixed. So please re-submit anything you may have input before March 14, 05.

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:


National Team Staff Announced

List of selected personnel:

Road Running

Race Directors' Survey

NOTE: The survey is now available to complete on-line though the BC Athletics website at:

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 on-line at We also sent it 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


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)

NCCP Level 3 Theory
Prince George, BC - April 9 & 10 and April 30 & May 1

PacificSport Northern BC is offering an NCCP Level 3 Theory course in Prince George this April. Please pass this information along to any coaches who might be interested. There is still room to register! Registration can be done online at: (See "Events" and "Northern BC").

Tuppy Hoehn
Regional Coordinator
PacificSport Regional Sport Centre - Northern BC
Phone: (250) 614-7843
Fax: (250) 561-7718

Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Executive Director - Athletics Alberta

Athletics Alberta (the non-profit governing body for Track and Field, Cross Country and Road Running) is searching for a dynamic and motivated Executive Director to lead the sport of Athletics in Alberta.

This position offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Only the best should submit their resume along with references and salary expectations by noon Friday April 23. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

The records arising from this competition will be managed in accordance with provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPP).

Please submit your resume to:
Further information is available on Athletics Alberta website at:
Mail: Athletics Alberta
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton AB T5M 3K6

The Kelowna Track and Field Club looking for Coaches

If you have experience coaching Discus, Javelin or Pole Vault or if you have no experience but a desire to become a volunteer coach in one of these areas, the Kelowna Track and Field Club would like to hear from you. Training will be provided through NCCP Courses, with the assistance of BC Athletics and the Club.
Please contact: Eric Ledding
Phone: (250) 860-3443

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.


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 - 
April 3, 2005
September 11, 2005

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 
2005 dates - TBA


2005 World Youth Championships - Selection Criteria

For information on selection criteria, eligibility, funding, qualifying period & selection dates, please click on this link: general information

2005 Pan Am Junior Championships - Selection Criteria

For information on selection criteria, eligibility, funding, qualifying period & selection dates, please click on this link: general information

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.

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.

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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