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ISSUE #17-2005
Friday, May 6, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards
  • BC Championship Meets 2005
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Kevin Lim
  • Coach's Corner - Ron Bunting
  • 2005 Canadian 10K Championships - Letters of Intent Requested
  • Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry Forms 
  • Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria
  • Pan Am Junior Championships Selection Criteria - Revised May 3
  • World Masters Track & Field Championships entry deadline May 6
  • 2005 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity application deadline extended
  • NCCP Level 1 Technical - Track & Field Coaching Workshop Abbotsford (May 28 & 29, 2005)
  • BC High School Track & Field - news and updates


BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards

With the upcoming track and field season just around the corner, please find the latest information on the 2005 selection criteria and standards for all provincial teams. Please carefully read this information as it relates to all matters of BC Team Selection.
Please go to the BC Athletics website to find the following information:

  • BC Senior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC Junior T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC Juvenile T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • BC 15 Year Old T&F Team - 2005 selection criteria & standards
  • Athlete Declaration Form & Event/Best Performance 2005
  • 2005 Canada Summer Games - BC Team selection criteria & standards
  • General criteria for funding support and BC Team selection

BC Championship Meets 2005

See Calendar of Events for complete information on competitions, contact information with links.

  • BC High School Combined Events Championships, May 27-28, Burnaby
  • BC High School Track & Field Championships, June 3-4, Burnaby
  • BC Masters Track & Field Championships, June 11-12, Duncan
  • BC 10,000m Championships, June 17, Abbotsford (Sr. Women, Sr. Men, Jr. Men)
  • BC Senior & Junior Championships, June 25-26, Abbotsford
  • BCJD Pentathlon Championships, June 25, Richmond
  • BCJD Championships, July 15-17, Richmond
  • Canada Summer Games Trials, BC Juvenile Championships & BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet, July 23-24, Abbotsford
  • BC Interior Championships, August 6-7, Penticton
  • BC Senior Games, August 24-27, Duncan

2005 Harry Jerome Scholarship Award


This award is administered by BC Athletics and financed by the Vancouver Foundation. The regular competition for this award will close at 4:30pm on the 3rd Friday of May each year.

Eligible applicants must be residents of British Columbia and matriculating students progressing to full-time post secondary study. Scholarship(s) will be awarded to individual(s) who: have demonstrated exceptional ability and show considerable promise in Track & Field, Road or Cross Country Running (Athletics); demonstrate financial need; have attained an acceptable academic record and; have demonstrated qualities of character and leadership.
Award amount is based on available funding from the Vancouver Foundation.

For further information and an application form please visit our website at:

Rising Stars in Athletics - Kevin Lim

This week's profile is on 2004 BC High School Champion, BC Junior Champion & Canadian Junior Finalist - Kevin Lim.

Kevin Lim

Kevin Lim

Born: 1988
Hometown: North Vancouver
Club: NorWesters
Coach: Rob Leone
Event: 200m & 400m

2004 Best Performance & Ranking:

200m (22.33) - BC: Junior/ 2nd CAN: Junior/ 7th
400m (48.66) - BC: Junior/ 1st CAN: Junior/ 7th


2004 BC High School 400m Champion
2004 BC Junior 400m Champion
Canadian Junior Championships 400m - 8th

Track & Field Team Selection:

2003 BC Juvenile Team

Coach's Corner - Ron Bunting

This month's profile is on the Chair of the BC Juvenile, Junior & Senior Track & Field Committee, 2005 Canada Summer Games / BC Team Throws coach and the Fraser Valley Regional Centre Throws Coach with the Valley Royal Track & Field Club - Ron Bunting

Ron Bunting

Hometown: Surrey
Club: Valley Royals Track & Field Club
Athletes: Adam Pankratz, Sean Laforest, Liz Gleadle, Kevin Mouldey, Jenna Nyarady, Sangit Phulka, Jenny Quilty, Tim Vedder, Gareth Wells, Imrose Baga, Michele Stuart, Quinn Campbell, Navi Baga, Danica Herbert, Nick Schmid, Thomas Gastor & Caitlyn Braun

As principal at Alex Hope Elementary School in Langley, Ron has coached in BC for the past 20-years and in the past has founded and coached the Sunshine Coast Athletics Club, was the first president of the Kelowna Track club and was a senior throws coach with the Richmond Kajaks. Ron is a highly qualified NCCP throws coach who has developed numerous BC throwers to national prominence. In addition to his coaching duties with the Royals, Ron also assumes the duties of throwing coach for the Fraser Valley Regional Centre.

Victoria High Performance Meet on May 14th

The meet will be part of the Dogwood Meet and will take place the evening of Saturday May 14th. The high performance section will include 800m, 1500m, and 5000m races for both males and females.

For more information on the Dogwood meet please contact and for more information and entry into the high performance section they can contact

BC High School Track & Field - news and updates

The BC Secondary School Cross Country Track & Field Association published their annual toplist rankings for High School teams recently and has announced the addition of a grade 8-9 championships to the schedule for 2005.

If you're looking to find out the top ranked schools and some of the key athletes to watch, the BCSSCCTFA has released their annual top 10 ranking for this years upcoming BC High School Track &Field Championships. (Many thanks for Laurier Primeau in compiling this list).

For more information on the rankings, please visit the BCSSCCTFA website: or visit the main page at: 
This year we have confirmation that the BC High School Championships will now feature a grade 8-9 BC High School Championships. These events will co-exist with the existing BC High School Championships on June 3 & 4, 2005 at Swangard Stadium.

For more information on the grade 8-9 BC High School Champions, please visit the BCSSCCTFA website:


2005 Canadian 10K Championships - Letters of Intent Requested

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for track and field, cross country and road running in Canada. Our purpose is to support high performance athletics excellence at the world level and to provide leadership in developmental athletics is to provide leadership, development and competition that ensure world-level performance in athletics. Our key event properties are the best opportunity to showcase our sport and raise awareness and interest in our programs and services, and therefore must be planned and presented in a professional manner. The organizers selected to host the events must be willing to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada to meet and exceed expectations in this regard.

We currently seek suitable host organizations for the 2005 Canadian 10K Road Running Championships.

Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of Intent to host the championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:

  • Championship event to be hosted;
  • Name and location of facility/event;
  • Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet Director;
    Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and presenting all aspects of the event;
    Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
  • Provincial branch endorsement;
  • Host facility endorsement (if applicable).

Submission of Letters of Intent: Friday, May 20, 2005
Detailed bid submission outline sent to bidding parties: Friday, May 27, 2003
Completed bid packages submitted to Athletics Canada by: Friday June 17, 2005
2005 event bid package reviewed and championships awarded by: Friday, July 8, 2005
Preferred event dates: October 8-9, 2005

The Letter of Intent to advise Athletics Canada of interest in hosting any of these championships must be received by Athletics Canada no later than Friday, May 20, 2005.

Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:

Ivonne Shoucair
Marketing and Events Coordinator
Athletics Canada
2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 300
Ottawa (Ontario) K1H 7X3

Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry Forms

Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria

Pan Am Junior Championships Selection Criteria - Revised May 3, 2005

Road Running

Summer 2005 Road Running Performance Clinic with John Hill

May 11, 2005 to September 21, 2005

This clinic is for all runners who wish to improve their running fitness level and performance. Should already be comfortable running 25-30 miles per week (regardless of pace). Includes a formal interval training session every Wednesday night, plus coaching and personal consultation from John Hill (certified Level 2 coach). Presented by the Road Running Division of BC Athletics.

For further information and a registration form:

Track & Field

World Masters Track & Field Championships entry deadline May 6

The San Sebastian Spain World Masters Athletics Track and Field Championships are only a few months away (August 22 to September 3). If you are a Canadian Masters athlete (man or woman 35+) and intend to compete in Spain this summer, the deadline for the entries to reach Brian Keaveney is May 6th without late entry fees. 
Contact Brian at

Employment Opportunities

2005 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity

Application Deadline: Extended to Monday, May 9/05 - 4 pm

(Supported by: The Summer Career Placements Program - Government of Canada and BC Athletics)

BC Athletics has applied for funding to support the employment of a Summer Student. The funding, at this time, has yet to be confirmed. However, on the chance that the BC Athletics application will be supported, we have initiated this job posting.

Job Position: Program Administrative Assistant

Length of Employment: 11 to 16 weeks (anticipated - based on the funding support through SCPP)
Starting Date: Earliest possible starting date: Monday, May 16/05
Ending Date (anticipated): Friday, September 2/05

Program requirements for all applicants:

1. Be a full time Post Secondary Student
2. Be intending to return to Post Secondary School full time in September 2005
3. Not be attending post secondary school full time while employed under this program
4. BC Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred und the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
5. Be legally entitled to work in British Columbia cannot have another full-time job
6. Not be a family member or related to members of the Board or Staff of BC Athletics

Job Responsibilities:

1. Weekly email bulletin - assisting in the assembly / managing of information and circulation
2. Computer entry of results & production of weekly and season end ranking lists by event/age group
3. BC Team Program - assisting with information to athletes and staff; event entries; accommodation & travel
4. Marketing assistance - BC Championships, Events and Programs
5. Website assistance (updating information, creating new pages, posting information)
6. Calendar of Events & BC Athletics Handbook 2006 - communicating with event hosts on the new process for event listing
7. Event data base management - redesign and report assembly
8. Membership Database development - gathering of information to assist in the development of the National Database Development project
9. Other duties as assigned from time to time

Hours per Day/Week: 7 hrs per day / 35 hrs per week Salary: $11.00 per hour
Job Location: BC Athletics Office, 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver

Preferred and Beneficial Skills:

1. Self starting/initiating, organized individual with problem solving capabilities
2. Experience in sport as a participant, organizer or event volunteer
3. Computer knowledge and experience with: Word Processing; Excel Spreadsheets; Access; Website design and posting; Hy-Tech Meet Management software
4. Experience working with volunteers
5. Good writing and speaking skills
6. Previous work experience

This position will also involve: a) travel throughout the Lower Mainland - driver's license and access to a vehicle may be needed; b) the position may also require lifting and set up of various materials.

BC Athletics is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Application Process: Please submit a covering letter of application along with a resume and 3 references to:

Program Manager: Youth Development, for the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation: University of Alberta

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre was established in October 2003 with support received from the Edmonton 2001 Athletics Legacy Foundation. The Coaching Centre is located in Edmonton, Alberta and its mission is "to create a Canadian Centre dedicated to the participation and excellence in Athletics through mentorship, education, competition and research for coaches and participants involved at all levels of the sport." The role of the Centre is to deliver coaching education programs in partnership with Athletics Canada.

The Program Manager, Youth Development, will be part of the senior leadership team of the Centre, and will have supervisory responsibilities over program coordinators while guiding the activities of provincial Run, Jump, Throw coordinators. The Program Manager will report directly to the Director of the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre.

For more information, please visit:

Courses & Seminars

NCCP Level 1 Technical - Track & Field Coaching Workshop
Abbotsford (May 28 & 29, 2005)

Offered by: PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre, City of Abbotsford, Valley Royals Track & Field Club and BC Athletics
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday
Location: Rotary Stadium (Swan Track), Abbotsford, BC ( - type in Legacy Bldg)

2005 BC Athletics Members - $55.00 (GST included)
Non BC Athletics Members - $65.00 (GST included)

Course Conductor: Barb Vida, Certified Course Conductor, PacificSport Regional Athletics Centre and Valley Royals T&F Coach.

An introduction to the basics of coaching track and field. This course is an ideal starting point for the school educator/coach, club parent, and community volunteer. This two-day workshop presentation will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field coaching and start you on your way to becoming a certified Track & Field coach.

Register by submitting the online registration form before May 24th, 2005 by email, fax or mail to:
Barb Vida, #511 - 2700 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 6X9,
Email: Phone: 604-852-4562

Camps & Clinics

Simon Fraser University High Performance Speed - Strength Training Camps

The Speed-Strength camps are for male and female athletes 13 years and over, who want to make the jump to the next level, including making a high school, club, provincial, national, college or professional teams.

All camp athletes will be provided the following:

  • Proper warm-up and cool-down protocols
  • Elite level sprint training and Olympic weightlifting technique
  • Jump technique and explosive power training
  • Appropriate stretching and joint mobility training
  • Injury management and rehabilitation techniques
  • Digital video analysis of training performances and much more!

For more information, please visit:


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie -
Board of Directors:
May 14, 2005
August 20, 2005
November 26, 2005

Board of Directors - Executive Committee:

April 27, 2005
June 22, 2005
October 26, 2005
December 7, 2005
January 1, 2006

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 - 
April 6, 2005
June 1, 2005
September 7, 2005
November 9, 2005

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


Community Sport Heroes Awards

The Community Sport Heroes Awards program is a celebration of volunteers… because volunteers are the lifeblood of the development and delivery of sport across British Columbia. Sport BC is expanding this program by offering these awards outside the Power of Sport Tour. The awards are designed to recognize and thank the unsung sport heroes within designated communities in British Columbia. To that end, nominations are being accepted for volunteers in specific districts. For a full list of districts and details about nominations, visit the Sport BC website at

BC Athletics welcomes the following new clubs:

Delta Ground Pounders (DGP)
Phone: (604) 597-3050

Roads & Runners Racing (RRR)
Phone: (604) 723-8729

BC Secondary Schools Cross Country and Track and Field Association (BCSS)
Phone: (604) 277-2176

For a full listing of BC Athletics affiliated clubs please go to our website:

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)

Francophone Games - URGENT MEDICAL INFORMATION - Immediate attention required 

BC Games
BC Summer and BC Winter Games

Nanaimo 2005 BC Disability Games - July 13-17
Cowichan Valley 2005 BC Seniors Games - Aug 24-27
100 Mile House 2006 Northern BC Winter Games - Feb 2-5
Greater Trail 2006 BC Winter Games - Feb 23-26
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games - July 27-30
2008 BC Winter Games - Kimberley-Cranbrook - Feb 21-24, 2008
2008 BC Summer Games - Kelowna - July 24-27, 2008
2010 BC Winter Games - Terrace - Mar 4-7, 2010
2010 BC Summer Games - Langley - July 22-25, 2010

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.

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

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.


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

Road Running


Road Relays & Ultra 

Cross Country and Trail Running

Race Walking

see Track & Field above



Road Running:

Track & Field


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