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ISSUE #27-2005
Friday, July 15, 2005

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

In this issue:

  • Final notice to all Canada Games athletes - registration must be completed by July 20th
  • Special Offer to BC Athletics Clubs - "Never Let Go" by Ron Wallingford
  • BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships, BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet Canada Games Trials *SPECIAL UPDATES AND ITEMS OF NOTE*
  • 2005 BC Juvenile Team Selection Standards for the National Canadian Juvenile Championships - Correction
  • July 19, Canada Games Last Chance Qualifier & 2005 All Comer Track & Field Meets
  • Around the Track - What's new on the track scene in BC
  • Jennifer Joyce updates her national hammer record at the Trevor Craven
  • Track & Field Meet Directors Take Note!
  • Rising Stars in Athletics - Chris Winter
  • Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Association of BC - Talent ID Camps
  • Athletics Canada names team for Pan Am Junior Championships July 29-31 in Windsor, Ontario
  • 2005-2006 RBC Olympians Program
  • BC Road Running Championships
  • 2005 BC Cross Country Championships
  • Important Documents from Athletics Canada


FINAL NOTICE to all Canada Games Athletes

Read the following carefully if you plan on competing in the Canada Summer Games Trials in order to be considered for selection to the Team BC Squad. If you are unclear as to whether you have fully completed your online registration call Peter Ogilvie immediately at (604) 737-3176 - BEFORE JULY 20th.

  • This is your FINAL NOTICE to declare your intention and complete your online Team BC registration. Go online and finish your TEAM BC online registration ASAP, if it is still incomplete. Any Team BC online registration that is not completed by Wednesday July 20th, will render the athlete ineligible for selection. The Host Society will not allow you to be selected. Period. There will be absolutely no exceptions so do not wait till the last minute, act now!
  • A digital picture (headshot) is required in order to complete your registration. If you didn't have a picture taken at the Canada Games Camps held in October or April send one electronically to: Your photo will show on your profile if there is one.
  • Technical information for signing up on the Host Society website can be found at the following link. Click here for the link to login BC TEAM website:{83B29C&z={03E919
  • Canada Summer Games - "Dummies for Team BC registration" now available (1.25 MB)

If you have problems or questions contact Peter Ogilvie directly at: 604-737-3176.

Special Offer to BC Athletics Clubs - "Never Let Go" by Ron Wallingford

Borealis Press has directed part of its publicity project for Ron Wallingford's novel Never Let Go into providing each interested track and field club in British Columbia with a complimentary copy. This novel was recently reviewed in the May-June issue of Athletics Magazine (Can). Clubs wishing a gratuitous copy should contact Ron Wallingford with specific mailing instructions.
Fax: (705) 675-8787
Mailing Address: 1292 Lakewood Dr., Sudbury, ON P3E 6H9

Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Chris Winter

This week's profile is on 2003 World Youth Bronze Medallist, 2004 & 2005 BC Junior team member, 2004 World Junior Team member and member of Canada's 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships team - Chris Winter.

Chris Winter
Born: 1986
Hometown: North Vancouver
Club: NorWesters / University of Oregon
Coach: Frank Reynolds
Events: 1500m, 3000m S/C

2005 Best Performance & Ranking:

1500m - 3:52.66 JR #1 BC, JR #3 Canada
3000m S/C 8:54.99 JR #1 BC, JR #2 Canada


2004 Junior National Championship - 3000m S/C 1st
2005 Junior National Championship - 3000m S/C 2nd
2004 WJ Track 3000 S/C 8:54.94 - 6th heats
2005 WJ Cross - 97th Overall, 15th in Team Standings

Track & Field Team Selection:

2005 Canadian Junior Pan American Team (3000m S/C)
2005 Canadian World Junior Cross Country Team
2005 BC Junior Team
2004 Canadian World Junior Track and Field Championship Team
2004 BC Junior Team
2003 Canadian World Youth Track and Field Championship Team
2003 BC Junior Team

Around the Track - What's new on the track scene in BC

NEW! Check here for BC Athletics media/press releases, news articles/stories on athletes and coaches, information on upcoming major sporting events and interesting articles from within our provincial track and field program and local clubs. Articles will be archived.

BC Juvenile Track & Field Championships
BC Summer Games Midget Alternate Meet
Canada Games Trials

July 23 - 24 2005 - Abbotsford BC 


  • In numbering the events for next week's BC Championships there were several events with duplicate numbers. We have corrected the entry form as it appears on the Valley Royals web page. But clubs may have copied the original form so they need to be warned that there are corrections.
  • The Juvenile Boys 400mH event has now been added: #113 - 1:35pm - Sunday, 7/24/05
  • New numbering for the following events:
    114 - 800 Midget girls
    115 - 800 Midget boys
    116 - 800 Juvenile girls
    117 - 800 Juvenile boys
    118 - 800 Canada Games Women
    119 - 800 Canada Games Men
    120 - Discus Midget Boys
  • Entry Deadline - July 16, 2005
  • Consult the Valley Royals web page next Thursday evening or Friday morning. There will be an updated schedule noting cancelled heats, if any, etc at that time.

2005 BC Juvenile Team Selection Standards for the National Canadian Juvenile Championships - Correction

Juvenile Boys - Corrected from Octathlon to Decathlon - July 15/05

Track & Field Meet Directors Take Note!

  • Make sure that throws implements are weighed and measured correctly.
    Communicate a request to have implements weighed to the BC Athletics Officials responsible for the throws well before your competition date.
  • Please make special note of the following, as a large number of events are still not listing throws events properly in their results. The implement weight (metric only) must be clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings. Example: "Sr. Men's Hammer (7.260kg)". If the weight of the implement is not stated in the title of the event the performances will not be used for rankings or records.
  • Make sure hurdle heights are clearly noted in the title of the event and in results listings ie: "Juvenile Women 100mH (30")"

2005 BC Athletics - BC Teams: 
Athlete Declarations:

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:


Athletics Canada names team for Pan Am Junior Championships July 29-31 in Windsor, Ontario

July 13, 2005 OTTAWA - Geneviève Thibault of Val-Belair, Quebec, who won three national junior titles this past weekend, leads a 75-member Canadian team to the Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships July 29-31 at Windsor, Ontario.

Thibault, 19, took gold in the 100m, 200m, and 100m hurdles in Montreal at junior nationals this past weekend. Also leading the women's side will be Marie-Eve Boiselle of Verchères, who set a new championship record in the hammer throw, and Carline Muir of Weston, ON who is currently the top ranked 400m runner in Canada.

On the men's side, Justyn Warner of Etobicoke, ON looks to continue his strong string of running in Windsor after claiming both the 100 and 200 metre sprints. Canada will also boast a solid 1-2 punch in the men's throws with Kyle Helf of Alliston, ON and Mike Barnes of Hamilton, ON. Both men qualified for the Shot Put and Discus.

Head coach Dennis Fairall heads into the meet feeling quite confident about his athletes' abilities. "I believe that Canada will field a very strong junior team at the Pan Am Junior Championships in Windsor. With the Championships attracting 44 of the 45 eligible countries, the meet will be one of the most competitive in the history of the Championships. That being said, Canada hopes to surpass the medal count of 12 which Team Canada captured in Barbados at the 2003 Pan Am Juniors. Home country advantage should help the Canadians rise to the occasion and capture a record number of medals", says the Windsor native.

Canada won 12 medals at the 2003 Pan Am juniors including one gold.

The Canadian team for the Pan American Junior Championships July 29-31 in Windsor:


Name, Year of Birth, Sex, Event, Best Performance, Hometown / Province

ANDREWS, Kaitlyn, 1988, W, Shot Put, 13.34, Georgetown, ON
ARNASON, Stefan, 1987, M, Decathlon, 5807, Winnipeg, ON
BARNES, Michael, 1986, M, Shot Put, 18.35, Caledonia, ON
BARNES, Michael, 1986, M, Discus, 49.29, Caledonia, ON
BECKFORD-STEWARD, Alecia, 1987, W, Heptathlon, 4576, Brampton, ON
BERNARD, Alex, 1986, M, Javelin, 59, Rockland, ON
BARNETT, Brian, 1987, M, 400, 48.15, Edmonton, AB
BEST, Kelsey, 1986, W, Javelin, 40.52, Berwick, NS
BOISELLE, Marie-Eve, 1986, W, Hammer, 57.34, Verchères, QC
BOURGON, Sherri, 1987, W, Long Jump, 5.55, Kamsack, SK
BOYLE, Sarah, 1987, W, High Jump, 1.74, Simcoe County, ON
CAMPBELL-FELL, Corri-Ann, 1987, W, 400H, 60.04, Vancouver, BC
COTTEN, Jen, 1987, W, 400H, 61.00, Barrie, ON
CUMMINGS, Brian, 1986, M, 400, 48.04, Ottawa, ON
DAYLEY, Kelsey, 1986, W, 1500, 04:30.8, Fredericton, NB
DIXON, Aaron, 1987, M, Decathlon, 6340, Mackenzie, BC
DROUIN, Jillian, 1987, W, Heptathlon, 4625, Corunna, ON
DUNCAN, Justin, 1988, M, 800, 01:52.1, Brampton, ON
EDWARDS, Nicole, 1986, W, 1500, 04:19.3, Winnipeg, MB
EPPELE, Joe, 1987, M, Hammer, 54.98, Brackendale, BC
FISICO, Jeremy, 1986, M, 10000, Windsor, ON
FRIESEN, Kevin, 1987, M, 10000, Nanaimo, BC
GALLAGHER, Jake, 1986, M, 5000, 14:44.2, Bedford, NS
GAGNE, Alexandre, 1988, M, 10k Race Walk, 47:38:00, St-Jeanne D'Arc, QC
GARRATT, Philip, 1988, M, Pole Vault, 4.4, Toronto, ON
GENEST, Alex, 1986, M, 3000mSC, 08:37.8, Lac aux Sables, QC
GREENAWAY, Chris, 1987, M, Long Jump, 7.09, Brossard, QC
HARRIOT, Dwayne, 1986, M, Triple Jump, 14.78, Kitchener, ON
HELF, Kyle, 1986, M, Shot Put (19.03) and Discus (55.26), Alliston, ON
HOLDER, Nikkita, 1987, W, 100H, 14.07, Pickering, ON
HOLM, David, 1986, M, 800, 01:51.9, Calgary, AB
HUNTER, Raeleen, 1987, W, 800, 02:10.0, Beaumont, AB
JESTADT, Ian, 1986, M, Triple Jump, 14.43, Regina, SK
KOHLMEIER, Alyson, 1986, W, 3000, 09:23.0, Sarnia, ON
KOKAYKO, Rochelle, 1987, W, Hammer, 56.28, Kelowna, BC
KOLSTAD, Kristen, 1986, W, 1500, 04:33.0, Surrey, BC

LATOUCHE, Marc, 1986, M, 100, 10.56, Stoufville, ON
LAVALLEE, Rachel, 1986, W, 10k Race Walk, 53:40.1, Peterborough, ON
LEBLANC, Michael, 1987, M, Relay, 10.54, Moncton, NB
LEWIS, Bailey, 1986, W, 400, 54.53, Inkerman, ON
MASON, Michael, 1986, M, High Jump, 2.21, Nanoose Bay, BC
MCBEAN, Mandy, 1987, W, 3000, 09:31.3, Scarborough, ON
MCCORQUINDALE, Michael, 1986, M, High Jump, 2.01, Calgary, AB
MÉNARD, Pierre-Luc, 1986, M, 10k Race Walk, 44:49:00, Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC
MERRILL, Victoria, 1987, W, Triple Jump, 11.56, Orangeville, ON
MILNE, Blair, 1986, M, Pole Vault, 4.4, Toronto, ON
MUIR, Carline, 1986, W, 200 (24.37) and 400 (52.74), Weston, ON
NEWTON, Adam, 1986, M, Relay, 10.77, North Bay,ON
NOVAKOWSKI, Braden, 1986, M, 1500, 03:49.9, Kingston, ON
OMAYE, Ugiabe, 1987, W, 200, 24.79, Scarborough, ON
PARE, Leanne, 1986, W, High Jump, 1.77, Welland, ON
PATTERSON, Heather, 1986, W, Shot Put, 13.07, Guelph, ON
PATTERSON, Mikaela, 1986, W, Discus, 44.56, Abbotsford, BC
PIQUETTE, Samantha, 1986, W, Javelin, 42.91, Casselman, ON
RATZLAFF, Trent, 1986, M, 400H, 52.92, Calgary, AB
RICHARD, Camille, 1987, W, Triple Jump, 11.84, West Vancouver, BC
RODRIGUEZ, Chelsea, 1986, W, 10k Race Walk, 55:34.2, Fenwick, ON
RYDER, Jamie, 1987, M, 110H, 14.38, London, ON
SMELLIE, Gavin, 1986, M, 200, 21.86, Toronto, ON
SMITH, Seyi, 1987, M, Long Jump, 7.37, Ottawa, ON
SPARKES, Liliane, 1986, W, 5000, 17:36.6, Oshawa, ON
STEADS, Mark, 1986, M, 10000, Paris, ON
STEACY, Sean, 1986, M, Hammer, 64.46, Lethbridge, AB
THERIAU, Chris, 1987, M, 110H, 14.96, Kentville, NS
THIBAULT, Geneviève, 1986, W, 100H (13.71) and 100 (11.55), Val-Belair, QC
TRUSTY, Rhonda K, 1988, W, 100, 12.34, Brampton, ON
VAN BUSKIRK, Kate, 1987, W, 800, 02:09.6, Brampton, ON
VANOS, Jennifer, 1986, W, 3000m SC, Forest, ON
VAUSE, Leah, 1987, W, Pole Vault, 3.9, Saskatoon, SK
WARNER, Justyn, 1987, M, 100 (10.38) and 200 (21.30), Etobicoke, ON
WHITE, Aaron, 1986, M, 400H, 53.01, Trenton, ON
WHITEGIBSON, Billie, 1988, W, Relay, 12.37, Coquitlam, BC
WILLEMSE, Lydia, 1986, W, 3000m SC, Sarnia, ON
WINTER, Chris, 1986, M, 3000m SC, 08:54.9, North Vancouver, BC
WOLKINS, Adam, 1986, M, Javelin, 62.24, Shelburne, NS
WOODS, Mike, 1986, M, 1500, 03:42.5, Ottawa, ON
YOULTON, Carly, 1986, W, Long Jump, 5.66m, Chatham, ON
ZAVADUK, Heather, 1986, W, Pole Vault, 3.7, Smithers, BC


Dennis Fairall, Head Coach, Windsor, ON
Molly Killingbeck, Assistant Coach, Toronto, ON
Carla Nichols, Assistant Coach, Regina, SK
Jill Mallon, Assistant Coach, Toronto, ON
Laurier Primeau, Assistant Coach, Vancouver, BC
David Christianni, Assistant Coach, Toronto, ON
Hugh Conlin, Assistant Coach, Winchester, ON
Yvan Pelletier, Assistant Coach, Fredericton, NB
Jesus Ulloa-Lopez, Assistant Coach, Verdun, QC
Ming Pu Wu, Assistant Coach, Montreal Lake, SK


Steve Morley, Halifax, NS
Gwen Young, Yellowknife, NWT
Richard Borek, Omemee, ON
Tony Dickson, Comox, BC
Marc-Elie Toussaint, Montreal, QC


Kevin Bean, Ottawa, ON
Janine Platana, Saskatoon, SK


Stuart Love, Chiro, Victoria, BC
Carolyn Daubeny, Massage, Vancouver, BC

Al Bodnarchuk, Massage, Saskatoon, SK
Richard Gregory, Physio, Montreal, QC

For more information:

Ivonne Shoucair
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3311


Miles Rowat
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3312

2005-2006 RBC Olympians Program

Today RBC Financial Group launched the 2005-2006 RBC Olympians Program. The program will employee current and former Olympic and Paralympic athletes on flexible work arrangements to allow for their training and competition needs. The athletes will act as community ambassadors, sharing their past experiences and current Olympic dreams with schools, community groups and RBC clients and employees. In addition to their community outreach role, the athletes will work in various departments within RBC gaining valuable work experience to help prepare for their lives after competition.

RBC is offering contract positions of 12 months in main urban centres such as Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax beginning in late August 2005.

Athletes must be carded national team athletes in an Olympic or Paralympic sport or have previously competed in an Olympic or Paralympic Games.

Please see for more details. On the website, there is a link to the job posting on the RBC Careers website. Candidates are encouraged to submit their resume online. The deadline for submission is July 27, 2005.

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Redmond
RBC Financial Group

Important Documents from Athletics Canada

Selection Criteria for the 2005 International Combined Events Meeting\

2005 JDLF (Francophone Games) selection criteria as been revised

2006 Commonwealth Games selection criteria now available

Track and Field

Jennifer Joyce updates her national hammer record at the Trevor Craven 

July 19, Canada Games Last Chance Qualifier & 2005 All Comer Track & Field Meets & High Performance Events

BURNABY CENTRAL Secondary School Track
(Canada Way & Norland)

Tuesday: July 19

Start: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM). Schedule subject to change.
1500 Walk,
(Hurdles - Juv W 100, Can Games W 100, Juv M 110, Can Games M 110), Women's hurdles might be combined as might the men's.

Tentative entries: Men's 110 hurdles, Aaron Dixon - 42", Ward Milligan - 42", Joel Newbert - 36", Women's 100 hurdles, Cloe Hewitt - 33", Jessica Olfert - 33", Corri Fell - 33", Morgan Twitchell - 30", Kaitlyn Smith - 30", Jenna Nestman - 30"

400, (800m, 1:52 runners coming from Victoria), 100, 1500, 3000, 
Long Jump, Javelin, Shot Put

July 26

3000 Walk, 400, 800, 200, (1500 High Performance section), 3,000, Discus, Shot Put

Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Association of BC - Talent ID Camps

ASRA is the recognized multi-sport umbrella organization for the Aboriginal peoples of British Columbia. Since inception in 1989, it has become a catalyst to support and guide the provision of opportunities for Aboriginal peoples in sport, physical activity and recreation. ASRA services athletes, coaches and sport leaders in more than 200 communities throughout BC. This not-for-profit society has played a leadership role in the development of the Aboriginal sports movement in BC, in Canada and the establishment of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

ASRA aims to involve a significant higher proportion of Aboriginal people in quality sport activities at all levels and in all forms of participation. ASRA ensures effective leadership by maintaining and supporting programs in three areas: Leadership, Coaching, Athlete, and Team Development. Major programs are the Aboriginal Youth in Action, Aboriginal Coaches in Action, Aboriginal Athletes in Action (Team BC Talent ID Camps), and Aboriginal Team BC for the NAIG and the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).

With the introduction of the Aboriginal Youth F.I.R.S.T (Futures in Recreation and Sport Training) Sport Excellence Program, ASRA aims to increase Aboriginal youth participation in sport; increase participation of elite Aboriginal athletes; create opportunities for Aboriginal athletes to compete in Major Games such as the North American Indigenous Games, BC Summer and Winter Games, Western Canada Games and to increase athlete services and programs. Once again, two components of the Sport Excellence Program are the ID and Provincial Camp(s). With the implementation of the Sport Excellence Program Work Plan and ongoing assessment of each program components, ASRA aims to continuously focus on strengthening the program's objectives.

For information regarding the 2005 Talent ID Camp please go to the ASRA website at

If anyone has extra bib numbers that ASRA can use for the Talent ID Camps please contact Joe Akerman at - Ph: (250) 544.8172 Fax: (250) 544-8173

Road Running

BC Road Running Championships

November 20, Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC)

Cross Country

2005 BC Cross Country Championships

October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock) 

Letter of intent to Bid - BC Cross Country Championships 2006 - 2007

Letters of intent to bid for the 2006 - 2007 BCA Cross Country Division should be received at the BC Athletics office by Sunday July 24, 2005.

Each bid will receive a cross country championship bid package to be completed by August 21st. Upon completion the bid package will be forwarded to the Cross Country Division Chair - Mr. Frank Reynolds. A selection sub-committee of the Cross Country Division will award the Championships in September.

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.

2005 Cross Country Trip to California

September 23 - 26, 2005
Meet: Dana Hills Cross Country Invitational
Costs: $600 approximately (includes airfare & all taxes, ground transportation, meet entry, meet t-shirt, Accommodation). Athletes responsible for food costs
Group Size: 26
Ages: Athletes in grades 9 -12 (Fall 2005)
Group Leader: Andrew Lenton

Interested athletes, coaches, & parents should contact Andrew Lenton ASAP to reserve a space. A $100 deposit will be required to save you a spot on the tour. First come, first served. Bookings have been completed.

Team leader Andrew Lenton is a cross country coach at Terry Fox Secondary School and a coach with Golden Ears Athletics. He has previously lived in the Beverly Hills area for several years and is very familiar with the Los Angeles area.

For a sample itinerary and further information please contact Andrew Lenton:
Telephone: (604) 463-4796

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

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 ½ 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

Courses & Seminars

Coaching Seminar Series: July 18th to 21st, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
Monday, July 18th, 2005
3:00pm to 6:00pm: E-121 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.


By Dan Pfaff, Assistant Coach, University of Florida.

In this three-hour seminar Coach Pfaff will discuss his multi-lateral approach to developing training protocols for power speed athletes. Special consideration will be paid to the integration of various forms of strength work including starting strength, special strength, absolute strength, movements involving three degrees of freedom and the use of power indices.

6:30pm to 9:30pm: E-120 Van Vliet Centre, University of Alberta.


By Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Assistant Coach, Kamloops Track & Field Club

This three-hour session will cover the development of "Sporting Form." This term refers to the top psychological and physical condition of the thrower in preparation for top performance. It will include Mr. Bondarchuk's system of classifying different exercises in the development of throwers as well as his unique periodization concepts.

Tuesday, July 19th to Thursday July 21st, 2005.
9am to 12pm each day. Saville Centre Lounge: South Campus, University of Alberta.


Dr. Michael Leahy & Coach Dan Pfaff

Guest appearance by Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk

This nine-hour seminar series will provide coaches with the latest insights into the analysis of human movement and human gait. Led by Dr. Michael Leahy and Coach Dan Pfaff, class participants will be instructed on correct observation techniques, abhorrent pattern recognition and strategies for corrective interventions. On Wednesday night (7pm to 9pm) there will be an opportunity for interested coaches to attend a clinical rounds session where therapists evaluate pre and post treatment performance illustrated through comparative digital video analysis utilizing Dartfish Biomechanical Software.

The Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre has made this unique opportunity available to coaches by providing access to nine hours of a thirty-hour program directed at medical practitioners. Coaches will join leading medical personnel in the seminar component of a broader applied biomechanics course that teaches trained medical professionals how to assess movement in elite athletes.

Come and witness what medical professionals are learning and understand how you can improve your athletes' performances through an enhanced understanding of athletic movement and integration with applied medical practitioners. No serious coach should miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading practitioners.

Seminars #1 & #2 can be purchased individually for $75, or jointly for $125. The fee for the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series is $495 CDN. Registrants of the Intensive Biomechanics Lecture Series will receive complimentary access to seminars #1 and #2.

To register for one or all of these courses, please call Administrative Assistant Scott Luck at the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: (780) 492 6868. Email:

Payments can be made by Certified Cheque, Visa and Mastercard


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 - 
June 25, 2005


NorWesters 3rd Annual X-Country Camp at Whistler (Aug 26-31)

*Registration for Norwesters X-Country Camp is now FULL*
*Athletes may sign up on Wait List in the case of spots becoming available*
Information on program specifics, coaches, accommodation and social activities can be found at the NorWesters Track & Field Club website:

Wheelchair Athletics Opportunity - Vancouver Island

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 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

BC Teams Staff Announced

BC Juvenile Team:

Head Coach & Throws - Richard Collier
Distance - Rob Connors
Sprints & Hurdles - Peter Raddatz
Jumps - Elena Voloshin
Managers - Irene Hanson-Monnie

BC Canada Summer Games Team:

Head Coach & Jumps - Ron Parker
Throws - Ron Bunting
Distance - Sue Northey
Sprints & Hurdles - Tony Dickson
Combined Events - Amber Gilbert
Manager - Bev Dilorio
Manager - Ryan Sullivan

BC Senior Team for the 2005 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

Athlete:		 Event(s):	Club:		Hometown:
Krista Woodward	 	 JT		Central Track	New Westm.
Matt Clifford		 PV		Valley Royals	Abbotsford
Rebecca Johnstone	 800m		Unattached	Bowen Island
Neal Hurtubise		 400m		Unattached	Coquitlam
Richard Mosley		 5000m		Valley Royals	Coquitlam
Graham Morfitt		 JT		Comox V. CougarsCourtney
Gary Reed		 800m		Pacific Ath.	Kamloops
Dylan Armstrong		 SP		Kamloops	Kamloops
Mike Ankerman		 HT		Kelowna		Kelowna
Lauren Seibel		 400m		VOC		Kelowna
Andy Miller		 PV		Valley Royals	Langley
Jas Gill		 HJ		Valley Royals	Mission
Sean La Forest		 HT		Valley Royals	Mission
Jeff  Wallis		 SP		VISSA		Nanaimo
Shannon Elmer		 1500m		UBC		New Westm.
Meredith MacGregor	 3000m S/C	Valley Royals	Surrey
Graeme Wells		 1500m		Kajaks		Surrey
Novelle Murray		 DT		Kajaks		Surrey
Ryan Hayden		 1500m		Kajaks		Richmond
Lauren Welch		 400mH		Thunderbirds	Vancouver
Courtney Inman		 1500m		Valley Royals	Vancouver
Andrew Cooke		 400mH		VOC		Vancouver
Aaron Heidt		 1500m		Kajaks		Vancouver
Jerry Ziak		 5000m		Unattached	Vancouver
Melina Thibodeau	 800m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Ray Ardill		 400m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Trevor O'Brien		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Aimee Teteris		 800m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Katie Vermeulen		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Nancy Fedoruk		 1500m		Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Nick Walker		 3000m S/C	Pacific Ath.	Victoria
Graeme Pitches		 400mH		Unattached	W. Vancouver

Mercedes-Benz Athlete Assistance Program (MAAP)

For details on this program and to access the application form, please visit:


RunJumpThrow is the core development program adopted by BC Athletics and Athletics Canada as the foundation of the sport of track and field /athletics.

The skills of running, jumping and throwing form the basis of all land based sport and as such, RunJumpThrow is a foundation program all youth can benefit from.

RJT is:

  • Integrated for development at all levels
  • Broad based and progressive
  • FUNdamental to all land based sports
  • Inclusive for all abilities and maturational stages
  • Adaptive to special needs and athletes with disabilities
  • Gender equitable

RJT stresses:

  • Skills of RUNNING, JUMPING and THROWING in age appropriate sequential progressions
  • Individual improvement and positive reinforcement
  • FUN and active learning environment
  • Improvement in physical and emotional well being
  • Safety and certified instruction


  • Instructor courses offered
  • promotional presentations to school districts, administrators
  • school piloting programs
  • summer sports camps

Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175

2005 All Comer Track & Field Meets & High Performance Events

Burnaby Central Secondary School Track (Canada Way & Norland)
Dates: Tuesday: June 21, June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9.
Start: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM). Schedule subject to change.

  • July 19 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 3000, Javelin, Shot Put
  • July 26 3000 Walk, 400, 800, 200, 1500, 5,000, Discus, Shot Put
  • Aug 2 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 100, 1500, 10,000
  • Aug 9 1500 Walk, 400, 800, 200, Mile, 3000

Hosted by Hershey Harriers A.C.
Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics

Entries: 6:15 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior to their event.

Cost: $3.00 BC Athletics Member (All Types) or equivalent from another Province/State/Country Athletics/Track & Field Association for 2005. $6.00 Non-Members. Enter as many events as you like for one fee.

Event Order: Rolling time schedule. Fast sections go first. One section or event follows the previous. Other events may be added. Some events if requested, will be gender separated.

These meets are open to anyone wishing to participate. All ages/abilities. Mixed performances are not eligible for Records, International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in mixed events.

Information: Jerry Tighe, 604-731-9475,

2005 Espoo European Paralympics Championships - Selection Criteria

Francophone Games - Selection Criteria

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

BC Team Selection Criteria and Standards & General Criteria for Funding Support

Information available on the BC Athletics website at:

AWD carding criteria for 2005-2006: 

2005 Pan American Junior Coaching Conference
July 27 - 28 2005 
Information contacts:
(519) 253-3000 ext 4058

IAAF Helsinki World Championships in Athletics - Selection Criteria 

Universiade (FISU Games) - Selection Criteria

BC Championship Meets 2005

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

  • 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

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:

Road Running:

Track & Field


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