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ISSUE #42-2005
Friday, October 28, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Athletics Canada Welcomes new Employees
  • Athletics Canada 2005 Technical Congress
  • Athletics Canada 2005/2006 carding nomination list now available
  • Call for the 2005 Athletics Canada Awards nominees
  • 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships - Technical Information package
  • Sport Nutrition Seminar November 19th
  • Comox Valley Long Distance Running Camp - 2006


2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms

Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada Welcomes new Employees

October 28th, 2005

Athletics Canada announced today an operational re-alignment. Six new employees have joined the organization in the past four months, while one person was promoted from within. Athletics Canada now counts 17 full-time staff, 12 of which are situated in the National Office in Ottawa, while five full-time staff work off-site.

Ottawa staff

Chief Executive Officer, Joanne Mortimore
Executive Assistant, Michèle Edmiston-Hurter
Corporate Services Director, Christina Towers
National Teams Program Director, Scott MacDonald
Paralympics Director, Scott Ogilvie
Member Services Manager, Ivonne Shoucair
Marketing and Communications Manager, Mathieu Gentès
Finance Officer, Diane Gagné
Finance Assistant, Paul-David Bernard
High Performance Coordinator, Gilbert Legault
National Team Coordinator, Melissa Dowling
National Team Assistant, Alicia Broeders

Off-site staff

Director of Speed and Power Programs and interim Head Coach, Les Gramantik
Director Endurance Programs, Martin Goulet
Director Development Programs, Bruce Pirnie
Paralympics Head Coach, Jean Laroche
Coach Education, CBET Manager, Donna Kaye

Joanne Mortimore, Chief Executive Officer, on the recent additions "The new operational structure will allow us to better serve our membership and help us reach our goal of providing leadership and development ensuring world level performance on and off the track".

Athletics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running and road running.

Follow this link to view Athletics Canada's operational structure and to read more on the new hires: 

Athletics Canada 2005 Technical Congress

Athletics Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Athletic Coaching Centre presents the 2005 Technical Congress "Making the difference as a Canadian Coach: Coaching Development & System Building".

This year, the event will take place in Edmonton, Alberta November 25-27, 2005. Coaches and athletic leaders are welcome to an exciting venue where information and expertise can be shared. Please follow the links for Agenda and Registration form:


Registration Form:

Also, please be reminded that the deadline for the Campus Towers Suite Hotel guaranteed rate is November 4, 2005.

2005/2006 carding nomination list now available on our web site: (able Bodied) 

Call for the 2005 Athletics Canada Awards nominees - Deadline October 31, 2005 

Road Running

Haney - Harrison Road Relay (H2H) Nov 5 

BC 10k Road Running Championships

November 20, 2005 - FILA Fall Classic 10km, Vancouver BC (UBC)

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 

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

Drop-in available
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 St.)
Details will be available soon at:

Final 2005 Timex Series Rankings

Cross Country

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:

Regional X-C Series in BC

Download a printable one-page flyer listing all the regional Cross Country Series meets in BC:

2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships - Technical Information package

Canadian Cross Country Championships Flyer

Download a printable 2-page flyer with information and schedules for the Canadian Cross Country Championships: 

Courses & Seminars

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 maximize performance.

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, 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.

RunJumpThrow Workshop Listings for Fall 2005

See the following link for a list of upcoming RJT Instructor Training Workshops:

Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for Certification

See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification:

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:

Comox Valley Long Distance Running Camp

August 13 - 16, 2006 

Employment & volunteer Opportunities

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 (604) 588-3483.


BC Athletics Officials 2005 Annual General Meeting

Sunday, November 20, 2005
Madison's Restaurant, 2nd floor - 33305 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, B. C.
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 or by phone at 250-477-1407.

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:
Shirley Young
#24 730 122 Street
Surrey BC V3W 1B4

Awards will be available for pick up at the BC Officials AGM.


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: Ann Lansdell - 

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 


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 Program.

For More Info:

Or Download the PDF:

Community Sport Programs for Aboriginal Girls and Young Women Announced

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

BC Games

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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