Printed from Subscribe to the BCA Bulletin:

Close window BACK NEXT Print This Page

BC Athletics Bulletin

Your weekly source of up-to-date Athletics news in BC. If you came to this page via email link, click here to get to main BCA site.

ISSUE #22-2005
Friday, June 10, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • 2005 Calendar of Events Now Available
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Melissa Appelt
  • Reed on Track to Take Serious Run at Crown
  • PacifiCanada Series
  • 2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations
  • NorWesters Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler
  • Island coaches and other interested individuals for Wheelchair Athletics
  • PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre
  • Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position


Important reminder for Track & Field Meet Directors!

This is an important heads-up reminder for all track and field meet directors that are sanctioning their respected competitions.

  • With many athletes trying to qualify for various provincial and national teams, please make sure that your throws events are weighed and measured correctly. It is important that you communicate this request to the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws before the competition commences.
  • Make sure the implement weight (in metric only) for each throws event contested is clearly noted in the title of the event and your results listings ie: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". This is critical for rankings, records and team selection.
  • Make sure that hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the event and your results listings: "Juvenile Women 100mH (33")"

2005 Calendar of Events Now Available

Any Lower Mainland clubs who were not able to pick up the 2005 Calendar of Events at the BC High School's are asked to pick them up at the BC Athletics office which is open from 9:00 - 5:00 Monday through Friday.

Clubs outside the Lower Mainland who are unable to pick them up from the BCA office will receive their shipments by mail.

Rising Stars in Athletics - Melissa Appelt

This week's profile is on 2005 High School Champion and 2004 BC Juvenile & Junior team member - Melissa Appelt.

Melissa Appelt

Melissa Appelt

Born: 1987
Hometown: Surrey
Club: Unattached
Coach: Jack Armour
Event: 400mH

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

400mH (60.44) - BC: 2nd
1,500m S/C (5:00.59) - BC: / 1st


2005 BC High School Champion
2005 BC High School Championships - Most Inspirational Performance (female recipient)
2004 BC Juvenile Champion
2004 Canadian Junior Championships - Finalist
2004 Canadian National Legion Championships - Silver Medallist

Track & Field Team Selection:

2004 - BC Juvenile Team
2004 - BC Junior Team

Reed on Track to Take Serious Run at Crown

Globe and Mail - Thursday, June 9, By Grant Kerr

Three Waves

"THREE WAVES" from PacificSport - Partners in Powering Sport Performance


2005 World Masters Games - Track and Field Preparation Camp

PacifiCanada Series

Richmond Review Kajaks International Meet

Sunday, June 12th at Clement Track (Minoru Park) Richmond, BC
2:00 pm - BC Junior & Senior Men's and Women's Race Walk Championships
4:00 pm - Richmond Review Kajaks International Meet

Lafarge International events filling up fast

We don't want to miss athletes from British Columbia that would like to compete in the Lafarge International scheduled for the Swan Track at Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford on Thursday, June 16. But any BC athletes that would like to compete in this meet should file their entry quickly as some of the events are fast becoming full.

In addition to the senior events, both a boys and girls high school 1500-meter runs are included on the schedule. The high school event winners will receive wristwatches instead of money.

Full information and an entry form can be found at:

2005 BC Athletics - BC Team: Athlete Declarations

  • The BC 15 Year Old T&F Team declarations are due by: June 17, 2005
  • The BC Juvenile Team & Canada Summer Games declarations are due by: July 11, 2005

By putting names forward, it is understood and agreed to by the Coach, Athlete, Parent and/or Club that all BC Team and other fees relating to BC Team Selection will be paid to BC Athletics upon notification of athlete selection. For more information, please visit this link:

Team Selection: Athletes must meet the General Criteria for BC Team Selection and Funding Support. For more information on team selection, please visit this link:

BC Racewalk Championships Update

The BC Junior & Senior Racewalk Championships (men's and women's 5km) will be held at the Review Kajaks International Track Classic on June 12, 2005. For more information, please visit:

Cross Country

Canadian Cross Country Championships

December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Call for committee members and volunteers. If you would like to assist with the planning and organizing of the Canadian Cross Country Championships or to volunteer notify 604 - 737 - 3174.

NorWesters set to host 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler

When: Friday August 26 - Wednesday August 31, 2005 
Location: Whistler, BC

Each athlete attending this camp will leave with a basic understanding of how to train for maximum performance in races leading up to zone and provincial championships. In addition, daily activities will be structured so that 'fun' is the operative philosophy dictating what we do. This camp will be the ultimate training experience - challenging and rewarding.

Set in the beautiful valley of Whistler, B.C., we take advantage of miles of exhilarating mountain trails, get up into the alpine for the ultimate 'high' and make use of state of the art fitness facilities and sport training experts at the resort.

Further information on program specifics, coaches, accommodation and social activities can be found at the NorWesters Track & Field Club website:

Individual Camper Rate $325.00; North Van Bar Code #141702 
Register with North Van Rec Centre Online:
(requires Playcard and PIN)

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

Attention all Island coaches and other interested individuals.

In an attempt to improve the opportunities for Wheelchair athletes in Athletics here on the island, Peter Lawless and Al Johnston are looking for individuals who would be interested in acting in a supervisory role during workouts for these athletes (particularly in the North). Programs will be devised by Peter and your job would be to oversee their completion. Should anyone become interested in furthering their knowledge in the this area, technical courses will be provided.

Athlete identification (both young and old) will be another facet of this role. There are a number of potential athletes in our communities who have little knowledge of the opportunities we offer. We need to let them know we exist and that their are a number of opportunities in a number of event areas in which they can get involved.

If you are interested in this and would like more information feel free to contact Al Johnston or Peter Lawless

PacificSport - Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre

Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Coach Position

The Valley Royals Track and Field Club, in partnership with BC Athletics and the PacificSport Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre, headquartered in Abbotsford, BC is seeking a person to assume the position of sprints, hurdles and jumps coach. This is a part time position that will offer remuneration of $1,500.00 per month for a total of $18,000 per year.

The main training venue will be the Swan Track & Field Complex located at Rotary Stadium in Abbotsford, BC. The track is an excellent facility that is fully equipped. There are two pole vault pits that are covered by rollaway sheds. During the late fall and winter months, weight training sessions are booked into a local school.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Have obtained their complete NCCP level 3 certification in sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • Be a person that has a proven record of developing skills in the full range of sprint, hurdle and jumping events for athletes primarily 16-years of age and older.
  • Be a coach that is particularly competent in developing high-level skills in the pole vault and high jump events.
  • Be a person that recognizes talent and has the ability to recruit that talent for the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a coach that is capable of developing the skills of athletes to a level that would enable them to achieve the standards needed to be selected to both BC and Canadian teams.
  • Be a coach that is able to motivate in a positive manner the athletes under his/her charge.
  • Be an effective communicator both written and verbally.

The successful candidate will be required:

  • To coach 20-hours per week.
  • To develop a schedule of practices that will allow the coach to give attention to all events and athletes included in his/her discipline.
  • To develop and put into use training and competition programs that are suitable for the athletes.
  • To assist at competitions and other events hosted by the Valley Royals or Fraser Valley Regional Centre.
  • To attend as many competitions that are feasible at which his/her athletes will take part.
  • Be able to organize and instruct technical coaching certification clinics for levels 1 and 2 for sprints, hurdles and jumps.
  • To work cooperatively with other coaches in the club and centre.
  • To plan and instruct at camps.
  • Be a self-starter who can initiate programs that will further the development of the sport of Athletics.
  • Be a member in good standing with BC Athletics or another Provincial/Territorial Branch of Athletics Canada
    To communicate effectively with club and centre members, Fraser Valley Schools and Clubs, BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as required.

This position would be most suitable for a person that is able to earn other income during the hours that he/she is not involved in the coaching obligations as stated above. There is also the opportunity to share income from new projects that the coach initiates and plays a leadership role in organizing.

Interested candidates should mail or email resumes to:

  • Mike Inman, President
    Valley Royals Track Club
    31051 Downes Road
    Mt. Lehman, BC V4X 1Y6

Distance Coach Required - West Vancouver Track & Field Club

The West Vancouver Track & Field Club requires a distance coach for our High School and older athletes training for cross-country and middle distance track events. Level 2 NCCP certification or equivalent education experience is required. Time commitment is 1 hour sessions 3 days per week. If you are interested in this position with our growing club of enthusiastic athletes, coaches and parent volunteers please contact Patricia Watts, WVTFC President at 604-925-8867.

Coach Needed - South Fraser Track & Field Club

To work with Junior Development athletes (ages 9 - 14).
Part time, March to August each year - great for a student or former athlete. Focus will be primarily sprints, runs or throws.
Call Glen: 604-524-5976. South Fraser Track Club, Surrey


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 - CANCELLED
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


2005 Espoo European Paralympics Championships - Selection Criteria

Francophone Games - Selection Criteria

Medical and vaccination information for the Francophone Games (Niamey, NIG)

Canadian Track and Field Championships 10,000m - Technical Package

BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards

Information available on the BC Athletics website at:

  • 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

IAAF Helsinki World Championships in Athletics - Selection Criteria 

Canadian Track and Field Championships (Winnipeg, AB) - "Technical Package" and "Registration Package and Entry Forms"

Medical and vaccination information for the World Youth Championships (Marrakech, MOR) 

2005 World Youth Championships Selection Criteria - REVISED 

2005 World Youth Championships - Hopefuls List 

Canadian Junior National Championships - Technical Package and Entry Forms

Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria

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

BC Championship Meets 2005

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

  • 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

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)

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

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


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



2005 rankings to date are now posted:

Road Running:

Track & Field


Back issues of the BCAB are available at