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ISSUE #43-2005
Monday, November 7, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletics Names Track & Field Technical Manager/Director Power & Speed Events
  • RunJumpThrow Assistant Hired
  • Canadian Blind Sports Association - Job Posting
  • 2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms
  • Athletics Canada 2005 Technical Congress
  • Athletics Canada Names the 2005 Games of La Francophonie Team
  • Athletics Canada identifies 31 for Commonwealth Games Team


BC Athletics Names Track & Field Technical Manager/Director Power & Speed Events

BC Athletics is very pleased to announce that Ron Bunting has been named to the positioned of Track & Field Technical Manager and Director Power/Speed Events. Ron brings 36 years of experience in the public school system as both a teacher and administrator and a lifelong passion for Track & Field - coaching for more than 30 years.

Some of his achievements and involvement in Track & Field include:

  • Founder of the Sunshine Coast Athletics Club
  • Founding committee member and first club president of the Kelowna Track & Field Club
  • NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach - Throws
  • Master Course Conductor NCCP Technical with Athletics Canada
  • Throws representative on the BC Athletics Juvenile, Junior & Senior Track & Field Committee
  • Chair, BC Athletics Juvenile, Junior, Senior T&F Committee
  • Throws Coach Fraser Valley Regional Athletics Centre - Abbotsford
  • Past Throws Coach - Kajaks T&F Club
  • Provincial Team Coach - Cd/W Cd Games; Senior, Junior & Legion National Championships

"We are very pleased to have Ron on board", said Tom Hastie, Chair BC Athletics Brd of Directors. "His experience and knowledge will be very beneficial as we move forward in setting our direction and actions as part of our 2012 strategic planning process."

"All of the staff and I am sure the membership are excited about the leadership that Ron will bring to the Track & Field Division", stated Brian McCalder, President/CEO. "Ron has been a consistent contributor and leader in our sport whose holistic approach to coaching and education make him an ideal fit to take on this position", McCalder concluded.

Ron will officially start with BC Athletics at the end of December / first of January following the conclusion of the school term.

Please join us in welcoming Ron to the BC Athletics staff.

2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination Forms

Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005

RunJumpThrow Program Assistant Hired

Welcome to our new RJT program assistant, Rachel Dunnet. Rachel is a former member of the Canadian national rowing team and won a bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and previously worked in technical support and office administration. When not attending Vancouver Film School classes, Rachel will be working in the BCA office tracking participants, preparing for upcoming workshops, as well as answering emails and calls regarding the RJT program.

Athletics Canada

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:

Athletics Canada Names the 2005 Games of La Francophonie Team

(Ottawa) Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today its 38-member team that will compete in the 2005 Games of La Francophonie in Niamey, Niger December 7th - 17th. Team Canada is comprised of 20 men and 17 women.


Nathan Vadeboncoeur, 21, Champaign, USA
John Carle, 22, Montreal, QC
Trevor O'Brien, 27, Victoria, BC
Jared MacLeod, 25, Winnipeg
Ken Myers, 26, Calgary, AB
Jason Warick, 32, Saskatoon, SK
Bruce Raymer, 36, Toronto, ON
Kwaku Boateng, 31, Montreal, QC
Jeff Caton, 30, Toronto, ON
Derek Watkins, 23, Ottawa, ON
Robert Hanson, 23, Saskatoon, SK
Andy Miller, 31, Langley, BC
John Zubyck, 26, Toronto, ON
Eric Forshaw, 37, St. Joachim, ON
James Steacy, 21, Lethbridge, AB
Craig Slaunwhite, 24, Toronto, ON
Joe Woodske, 31, Canal Flats, BC
James Holder, 29, Calgary, AB
Patrick Russell, 23, Toronto, ON
Clifford Caines, 26, St. John's, NF


Tasha Monroe, 23, Markham, ON
Esther Akinsulie, 21, Ottawa, ON
Lauren Seibel, 23, Kelowna, BC
Paula McLaughlin, 24, Toronto, ON
Melina Thibodeau, 36, Victoria BC
Andrea Vinet, 23, Saskatoon, SK
Whitney Evans, 25, Calgary, AB
Kelsie Hendry, 23, Saskatoon, SK
Adrianne Vangool, 20, Saskatoon, SK
Sue Kupper, 21, Edmonton, AB
Caroline Larose, 27, Cantley, QC
Julie Bourgon, 24, Boucherville, QC
Kate Forbes, 23, Lethbridge, AB
Megan Reid, 22, Saskatoon, SK
Crystal Smith, 24, Ashland, USA
Dominique Bilodeau, 26, Lac-Mégantic, QC
Veronique Fortin, 26, Sherbrooke, QC

Team Staff

Daniel St. Hilaire, Montréal, QC, Head Coach
Francois Pap, Montréal, QC, Team Manager
Nathalie Muller, Ottawa, ON, Team Manager
Larry Steinke, Lethbridge, AB, Combined Events Coach
Lorri Larowe, Flanders, ON, Throws Coach
Dan Hennigar, Halifax, NS, Endurance Coach
Hugh Conlin, Ottawa, ON, Sprints/ Hurdles Coach
Brian Risk, North Bay, ON, Pole Vault Coach
Christopher Morgan, Toronto, ON, Chiropractor
Cecilia Torres, Calgary, AB, Massage
Blaise Dubois, Stoneham, QC, Physiotherapy

Head Coach Daniel St. Hilaire feels that the Games of La Francophonie are about more than just winning. "The 2005 Games of La Francophonie in Niamey, Niger are a very good occasion for each Canadian team member to grow humanly, culturally and athletically".

The 5th Games of La Francophonie are an international cultural and sporting event that brings together nations and regions of the World that have French as a common language. These games further distinguish themselves from other similar events through the unique showcase of the Francophone culture, as well as through the excellence of the athletes. The selection of athletes and artists who participate in the Games is based on excellence in sport and culture, regardless of the language they speak.

Athletics Canada is working in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage to ensure members of Team Canada get the most out of their experience at the Games of La Francophonie. Athletics Canada is the national governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running and road running.

Athletics Canada identifies 31 for Commonwealth Games Team

November 7th, 2005

(Ottawa) Athletics Canada recommended today 31 athletes that may take part in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Australia. The list features 15 Canadian Champions from the 2005 Canadian Championships, 11 Olympians from the 2004 Olympic Games, and four 2004 Paralympians. Each athlete listed must clearly demonstrate his / her performance readiness between January 1st and February 12th 2006 in order to guarantee selection to the team. Performances may be achieved in related events indoor, outdoor, or cross country sanctioned or recognized competitions. Athletes must also submit a detailed training and competition preparation plan on or before December 3rd, 2005. Please refer to Athletics Canada's selection criteria for more details

Name, hometown - event

*Berrett, Tim, Edmonton, AB - 50kmRW
*Boswell, Mark, Brampton, ON - HJ
Brannen, Nathan, Cambridge, ON - 1500m
Christopher, Tyler, Edmonton, AB - 400m
Coolsaet, Reid, Hamilton, ON - 5000m
*Cummins, Diane, Vancouver, BC - 800m
Dortch, Tawa, Edmonton, AB - 400mH
*Douma-Hussar, Carmen, Cambridge, ON - 1500m
*Ellis, Dana, Kitchener, ON - PV
*Felicien, Perdita, Pickering, ON - 100mH
Hendry, Kelsie, Saskatoon, SK - PV
Joyce, Jennifer, Richmond, BC - HT
Kerr, Matthew, Elora, ON - 3000mSC
Kortchaguina, Lioudmila, Toronto, ON - Marathon
Macleod, Jared, Winnipeg, MB - 110mH
**Martin, Jacques, St-Dennis Brompton, QC - JT T55
**Matassa, Jessica, Windsor, ON - 800m T54
Olopuna, Toyin, Orillia, ON - 100m
***Petitclerc, Chantal, Montréal, QC - 800m T54
Quinn-Smith, Tara, Waterdown, ON - 10000m
*Reed, Gary, Kamloops, BC - 800m
**Roy, Diane, Hatley, QC - 800m T54
Russell, Scott, Windsor, ON - JT
Steacy, James, Lethbridge, AB - HT
Stellingwerff, Hilary, Guelph, ON - 1500m
*Sullivan, Kevin, Brantford, ON - 1500m
Teteris, Aimee, Toronto, ON - 800m
*Tunks, Jason, London, ON - DT
Vermuelen, Kate, Victoria, BC - 1500m
*Whyte, Angela, Edmonton, AB - 100mH
Zelinka, Jessica London, ON - Heptathlon

*2004 Olympian
**2004 Paralympian
***2004 Olympian & Paralympian

"The Commonwealth Games are the most prestigious competition in our 2006 calendar year and represent a critical point in development for Canada's team in preparation for Beijing. I am looking forward to leading our best athletes as they compete in Melbourne and experiencing a truly world class competition." Les Gramantik, Head Coach Director Speed and Power Programs, Athletics Canada.

Additional spots (8) on the team will be chosen from the following declared and eligible athletes. Final selection will be made based on the process as described in the Selection Criteria (section 3.4), and includes an evaluation of athlete performances during the qualifying period, Commonwealth and World Rankings, and performance readiness as demonstrated during the qualifying period.

*Allen, Charles, Brampton, ON
*Babcock, Courtney, Chatham, ON
Broomfield, Erica, Scarborough, ON
*Browne, Pierre, Toronto, ON
*Elmore, Malindi, Kelowna, BC
Forrester, Nicole, Aurora, ON
Gill, David, Mashteuiatsh, QC
*Henry, Anson, Pickering, ON
Kunkel, Adam, Paisley, ON
*Macrozonaris, Nicolas, Laval, QC
McCann, Stephanie, Surrey, BC
*Mondor, Emilie, Mascouche, QC
Muir, Carline, Weston, ON
Palmer, Hank, Pierrefonds, QC
Slowik, Dariusz, Kamloops, BC
Stevenson, Nicole, Hamilton, ON
*Tadili, Achraf, Montreal, QC
Vadeboncoeur, Nathan, Winnipeg, MB
Woodske, Derek, Canal Flats, BC

Road Running

2005 Haney to Harrison Relay and Ultra Results

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 opened Monday, October 31. The race has sold out in 4 days. Details at

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:

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

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 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

Canadian Blind Sports Association - Job Posting

Application Deadline: November 18, 2005
Position: High Performance Director (based in Vancouver BC)


The Canadian Blind Sports Association governs the sport of Goalball in Canada. Goalball is a team sport, played by athletes who are blind. Canada has enjoyed much success in goalball at the Paralympic level. Canadian Women are the current Paralympic Champions and Canadian Men are the current PanAmerican Champions.

Responsibilities - overseeing both women's and men's high performance programs including but not limited to:

  • Management and evaluation of the national team program,
  • Development, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of sport science and sport medicine programs,
  • Supervision and evaluation of all national team program staff and volunteers,
  • Administration of Athlete Assistance Program and anti-doping program,
  • Administration and logistical support to high performance events, including management of officials

Preferred Qualifications: 

University degree in Kinesiology or a field related to sport science, experience in sport administration. Experience as an athlete or coach, team sport experience, ability to work effectively in both of Canada's official languages, experience with goalball and an understanding of issues affecting athletes who are blind will be considered an asset.

Type of Position: Full time Employee

Contact Information:

Jane D. Blaine - Phone: 1 604 419-0480
Acting Executive Director - Fax: 1 604 419-0481
Canadian Blind Sports Association
325 - 5055 Joyce Street, Vancouver BC V5R 6B2

This position is made possible with financial support from the Government of Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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
Clubs have been excellent sponsors of door prizes used at the previous Officials Annual General Meetings held each November. We are asking that the trend continue and if clubs have anything that they could donate to the BCA Officials Committee for this purpose that they contact Shirley Young at or


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:

Coaching Certification

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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