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Friday, October 21, 2005
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Highlights from this issue:
- 2005 Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon Ticket Deadline
- Halloween Howl – October 25, 2005 CANCELLED
- Sport Nutrition Seminar
- World Master Athletics Championships Event Photos
- Athletics Canada Athletes Shine at Columbus Marathon
- Hosting of Canadian Championship Events Request for Letters of
- Rising Stars in Athletics - Rebecca Johnstone
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Halloween Howl - October 25, 2005 CANCELLED
This event has been cancelled due to the teachers' strike.
2005 Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon
Sunday October 30, 2005
Deadline for ordering tickets is Monday, October
24 at 12:00 Noon
Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive (close to Victoria
Drive/Commercial Drive intersection), Vancouver BC
- 11:15 pm Social Hour
- 12:00 noon Luncheon followed by Awards Presentations and a
- Guest Speakers will be Sabrina Nettey and Ryan Hayden
See Junior Development page for more details and online ticket
2005 Junior Development Annual General Meeting
Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 10:00AM
Brighouse Pavilion, Richmond BC
(Granville Avenue - between #3 Rd. & Minoru Blvd.)
2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms
Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005
Sport Nutrition Seminar November 19th
PacificSport Vancouver will be hosting a Sport Nutrition Seminar on
Saturday, November 19th from 10:30 am to 12 pm. This informative session
will be open to all PacificSport Bronze athletes, their parents, and
coaches from the Greater Vancouver Area who are interested in learning
more about sport nutrition. It will be an educational seminar designed to
assist elite athletes by providing nutrition information for peak
performance and recovery.
The guest speaker for the seminar is Dallas Parsons (RD, BSFN) who is
an expert Sport Dietitian and motivates athletes to eat an optimal sport
diet that fuels athletic performance.
The Sport Nutrition Seminar will focus on an athlete's nutritional
intake before, during, and after training or competition. This will be an
interactive session where questions are encouraged by the audience.
All athletes from any discipline (individual and team) are encouraged
to attend. Athletes who live at home are also welcome to bring their
parents, as they are often responsible for household nutrition and want to
help their children meet their goals. Coaches are invited to gather
specific nutrition information to pass along to their athletes to help
Our goal is to accommodate every interested participant; however, space
is limited. The cost to PacificSport members or those affiliated with
PacificSport is free (including parents). Any athlete, parent or coach
interested in this event should please register online at www.pacificsport.com,
under the Events page (CSC Vancouver) in order to reserve your spot.
Please note that drop in registration will not guarantee a placement.
Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
Location: Langara College, 100 West 49th Ave., Vancouver, BC - Room A122a
If you have any further questions regarding the Sport Nutrition Seminar
or registration issues, please contact Matt McMahon at (604) 730-7273. firstname.lastname@example.org
WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS (WMA)
The following message has been added in the WMA Newsboard:
Result lists/videos/photos from San Sebastian
The San Sebastian LOC has today informed us that the Result Books and
videos are produced and will be distributed very soon.
Many photos were taken in San Sebastian and among those who took photos
was Doug Smith, Team Canada Photographer, and he offers about 3,000 photos
on the SONY site: www.imagestation.com/member/?name=douglasjsmith.
If you have any problems please email Douglas at: email@example.com
Rising Stars in Athletics - Rebecca Johnstone
week's profile is on 2005 Canadian FISU Team Member and 2005 NAIA 800m
Champion and 2005 BC Senior Team member—Rebecca Johnstone.
Hometown: Bowen Island
Club: Simon Fraser University
Coach: Brit Townsend
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
800m - 2:04.92 BC Senior#4th / Can Senior#10th
2005 NAIA Outdoor 800m Champion
2005 FISI Games 800m - 18th
2005 Canadian National Championships 800m Finalist - 8th
2005 BC Senior Championships 800m Silver medallist
Track & Field Team Selection:
2005 Simon Fraser University team member
2005 BC Senior team member
2005 Canadian FISU Games team member
2004 Simon Fraser University team member
Athletics Canada Athletes Shine at Columbus Marathon
October 21st, 2005
(Ottawa) Five athletes from Athletics Canada enjoyed strong
performances at the 26th Annual Columbus Marathon, held in Columbus Ohio
on October 16th. In the Open Men's Wheelchair division, Jeff Adams
(Toronto, ON) took first place with a time of 1:30:17, Alan Bergman
(Cobble Hill, BC) finished third in 1:32:04 and Mark Ledo (Maple, ON)
finished in seventh spot with a time of 1:42:06.
Dean Bergeron (Québec, QC) finished with the fastest time of 1:59:16
in the Open Quad division, while Clayton Gerein (Pilot Butte, SK) was
fourth fastest with a time of 2:16:15.
Adams has enjoyed a strong season, culminating with the first place
finish in Columbus; earlier this year he finished second in the London
Marathon, held in London England. He recorded another second place finish
at the Paralympic World Cup in the 1900m Pursuit. He also finished second
fastest at Rolling Rampage in Toronto, Ontario in the 10,000m.
Adams reflects on the 2005 season "I am happy with my season; it
has been a little frustrating often finishing in the bridesmaid position
(second place) in some instances by hundreds of a second, so it was nice
to get a win in Columbus. At the same time it's nice to see how
competitive the men's Open Division has become." Adams says he used
his sub-par 2004 season as motivation for 2005 "I didn't have the
greatest season in 2004, including at the Olympics or the Paralympics. I
used that as a motivational tool for 2005."
For more information:
Marketing & Communications Manager
(613) 260-5580 ext. 3303
Call for the 2005 Athletics Canada Awards nominees - Deadline October
Athletics Canada is seeking nominations for the 2005 awards. Following
are titles and categories of awards in which we are seeking nominations.
Further details regarding the specifics of the award are available at the
following link: www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=745
Please note: All able-bodied athletes or athletes with a disability,
both male and female are eligible for nomination.
- Jack W. Davies Trophy
Outstanding Overall Athlete
- F.N.A. Rowell Trophy
Top Athlete in Field Events
- Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy
Top Canadian University Athlete
- Myrtle Cook Trophy
Outstanding Youth Athlete of the Year*
- Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy
Top Athlete in Jumping Events
- Fred Begley Memorial Trophy
Top Marathon and Race Walk Athlete
- Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy
Top Athlete in Track Events
- Eric E. Coy Memorial Trophy
- Junior Athlete of the Year Trophy
Top Athlete in Throwing Events
- Outstanding Junior Athlete of the Year
* Please note: The new designation of the Myrtle Cook Trophy (for male
and female athletes) was approved at the 2005 AGM.
The deadline for nominations to be received at the National Office is
31 October 2005. Nominations are welcomed by everyone in the athletics
community but need to be endorsed by members of a Branch or Committee.
Please forward all nominations to the attention of:
Ivonne Shoucair, Membership Services Manager
300-2197 Riverside Drive / Ottawa, Ontario K1H 7X3
Phone: (613) 260-5580 x 3311
Fax: (613) 260-0341
When submitting please include a citation setting out the qualifications
of the nominee including the athlete's event, performances and location of
performances that justify the nomination.
The nomination form is available at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1869
(both in word and pdf format).
The final decision on the awarding of the trophy shall be made by the
Rules Committee of Athletics Canada.
Thank you for your assistance in recognizing Canada's top athletes.
HOSTING OF CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for track and
field, cross country and road running in Canada. Our purpose is to provide
leadership, development and competition that ensures 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 are currently seeking a suitable host organization for the following
Athletics Canada Championship event:
2006 Canadian Half Marathon Championships
Winter, Spring or Autumn
Note: The 2006 Canadian Marathon Championships are May 28, 2006 and the
Canadian 10 km Road Running Championships are normally scheduled at the
end of September or in October. It is recommended that the Canadian Half
Marathon Championships do not take place any closer than 3 weeks prior to
the Canadian Marathon Championships and 2 weeks prior to the Canadian 10km
LETTER OF INTENT AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of
Intent to host the Championship event listed above. The hosting dates are
determined primarily by the dates established for international events. If
international fixtures have not been confirmed, flexibility may be
required in adjusting the dates for the Canadian Championships.
All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:
- Championship event(s) to be hosted;
- Name and location of facility/event;
- Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet
- 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);
- Suggested date(s).
SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND ADDRESS
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, October 28, 2005.
Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must
be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:
Manager of Events
2197 prom. Riverside Drive, Suite 300
Ottawa (Ontario) K1H 7X3
Haney - Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5
On line registration available
BC 10k Road Running Championships
November 20, 2005 - FILA Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC) www.fallclassicrun.ca
2006 Timex Series
Race #2 - "First Half" Half Marathon - February 19, 2006
Registration opens Monday, October 31. The race has an entry limit of
2,000 participants, and has sold out early the past 5 years. Last year it
took just 6 weeks.
Details and online registration, visit www.pacificroadrunners.ca
Ottawa Race Weekend National Athletic Scholarship - $3,000
This national scholarship is intended to encourage rising stars in the
Canadian running field. In 2005 the National Scholarship ($3,000) was
granted to Rebecca Stallwood, a rising Canadian athlete.
To be eligible, athletes must complete an application in which they
will be required to submit their running resume as well as their monetary
needs for the upcoming academic year. They must be a Canadian citizen and
a full-time student at a post-secondary institution. A jury will decide
based on athletic ability, financial need, volunteerism and scholastic
grades. Applications are due January 16th, 2006.
For more information contact: Manny Rodriguez, Elite Athlete
Winter 2005/2005 Road Running Performance Clinic
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.
- Short Program:
17 weeks January 4 2006 though to May 3, 2006
For complete information and registration:
Improve Your Running By Running Less
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday, November 21, 2005
Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Pacific Blvd @ Davie
Details will be available soon at:
Final 2005 Timex Series Rankings
2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar
2005 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series
The Lower Mainland Cross Country Series is looking for volunteers
wishing to assist with the coordination of the series. If you have
participated in this series in the past or would just like to help please
contact Jake Madderom, 604-433-3371 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional X-C Series in BC
Download a printable one-page flyer listing all the regional Cross
Country Series meets in BC:
2005 BC Cross Country Championships
October 22, Crescent Park, Surrey BC (White Rock)
Note: Anyone wishing to enter the event must now enter on Saturday at the
championships. Faxed/Phoned entries are no longer accepted.
Information available at www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchamps.htm
Canadian Cross Country Championships
December 3, 2005
Jericho Park - Vancouver
Information and entry forms: www.bcathletics.org/main/xcnationals05.htm
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 email@example.com.
2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships - Technical Information
BC & Canadian Cross Country Championships Flyer
Download a printable 2-page flyer with information and schedules for
both the 2005 BC Cross Country Championships and Canadian Cross Country
Courses & Seminars
RunJumpThrow Workshop Listings for Fall 2005
See the following link for a list of upcoming RJT Instructor Training
Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for
See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and
Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf
Camps & Clinics
Best in the West 2006 - Orange County
The 2006 Best in the West Spring Break Tour is now selling seats.
Information and registration applications can be downloaded at:
Employment & volunteer Opportunities
Employment Opportunity - Part Time
Softball B.C. - permanent part time employee that enjoys working with
volunteers and has practical experience administering sports programs.
Duties will include:
- General office clerical/reception duties & data entry.
- Assist with membership services.
- Organizing events, clinics, and day camps.
- Prepare and coordinate all materials for Provincial Championships.
- Manage inventory of all Provincial Championship materials and Learn
To Play program.
- The position may be required to do some heavy lifting.
- Travelling throughout the province will be required on some
Desirable Skills, Knowledge, Interest
- Good written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of and experience with MS Office as well as other computer
- Good organizational and time management skills.
- Certification at the NCCP level is a definite asset or willingness
- An interest in physical activity and youth.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- A sports oriented person with the ability to demonstrate all skills
of the game is considered an asset.
This is a permanent part time position, 3 days per week, located at the
Softball B.C. office located at Softball City in Surrey. Employment is
expected to commence early 2006.
Application and Deadline:
Please submit an expression of interest along with your resume, including
salary expectations, and references to:
Linda Slavin, Manager,
P.O. Box 45570 Sunnside Mall, Surrey, B.C. V4A 9N3.
Applications may be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: close of business November 4, 2005
South Fraser Track Club - Coaches Needed
South Fraser Track and Field club in Surrey needs a Distance coach
immediately to assist in their Junior Develop development program. Javelin
and Shot Put coaches are also needed for the spring. Please call Eustace
BC Athletics Officials 2005 Annual General Meeting
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Madison's Restaurant, 2nd floor - 33305 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B.
9:30 a.m. Coffee
10:00 a.m. Meeting Start
If you have any agenda items, notice(s) of motion, etc. please reply by
October 15th to Anne Lansdell, 1040 Adeline Place, Victoria, B. C. V8Y 3E7
or to email@example.com or by phone
Officials Incentive Awards
Each year BC Officials have the opportunity to qualify for the
incentive awards program. These awards include BC Athletics golf shirts,
fleece vest, poncho, sports bag, and new for this year, a sweatshirt.
Officials qualify for incentive awards through credits earned at BCA
sanctioned events through out the season.
To determine your eligibility, send a COPY of your credit card, before
October 15, to:
#24 730 122 Street
Surrey BC V3W 1B4
Awards will be available for pick up at the BC Officials AGM.
BC ATHLETICS COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - email@example.com
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - email@example.com
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - email@example.com
Denise Clements - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - email@example.com
Compliance with Athlete Whereabouts Program
(Ottawa, Ontario - August 30, 2005) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in
Sport (CCES) wishes to advise the sport community that, as of October 1,
2005, it will implement the compliance component of the revised Athlete
Whereabouts Program Guidelines which accompany the Canadian Anti-Doping
For More Info:
Or Download the PDF:
Community Sport Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women
The 2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress
“Making the difference as a Canadian Coach: Coaching Development
& System Building”
November 25th to 27th, 2005
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
- Dr. Anatoly Bondarchuk, Past Head Coach, Soviet Union Track &
Field Team, and personal coach to 23 Olympic medallists.
- Peter Eriksson: Head Coach US Paralympics Track & Field Team
& personal coach to Chantal Petitclerc, world record holder &
winner of 16 Paralympic medals.
- Gary Winckler: Head Coach, University of Illinois Women’s Track
& Field Team & personal coach to 2003 World Outdoor & 2004
World Indoor Champion Perdita Felicien.
To register for the Technical Congress please contact Scott Luck at the
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre: 780 492 6868
Cost: $150 includes Friday night reception, Saturday Lunch & Saturday
Contact: Thelma Wright BC Athletics RunJumpThrow Coordinator
Phone 604 737 3175 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching Certification 2005
Information regarding the new NCCP program can be found on the CABC
website: www.coaches.bc.ca/. For
additional information on courses offered, contact Brian McCalder at email@example.com
or go to the website at www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm#coached.
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 Relays & Ultra
Cross Country and Trail Running
see Track & Field above
2005 rankings to date:
Track & Field
TEAM SELECTION AND RELATED INFORMATION
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.