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ISSUE #44-2005
Monday, November 14, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2005/2006 BC Athlete Assistance Program
  • 2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nominations - Deadline November 30th!
  • 2006 Municipal Elections - November 19
  • Prince George Track & Field Stadium Renamed
  • South Surrey Athletic Park - Track & Field Facility Opened
  • Athletics Canada - National Team Staffing Application Forms
  • Call for Nominations - National Officials' Committee
  • 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships
  • Sport Nutrition Seminar November 19th - hosted by PacificSport
  • BC Athletics Officials 2005 Annual General Meeting


2005/2006 BC Athlete Assistance Program

The 2005/2006 BC Athlete Assistance Program Outline & Application form is now available on the BC Athletics website.
DEADLINE: November 30, 2005

2006 Municipal Elections - November 19

BC Athletics is very committed to assisting and promoting the building, upgrading and designation of facilities for Athletics - Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running throughout British Columbia. To this end the Association is keen to know and acknowledge those candidates who have shown support for this important part of our sport. In the November 19 municipal elections the following are candidates that BC Athletics knows to support Athletics facility development:


  • Suzanne Anton
  • Valerie Jenkinson


  • Barbara Spitz

Disclaimer: The listing of these candidates does not imply BC Athletics support for any one political party, party candidate or independent candidate in the 2006 BC Municipal Elections.

Prince George Track & Field Stadium Renamed

On October 15, 2005 the City of Prince George and Prince George Leisure Services finally got the spelling right on the Track & Field Stadium renaming it Masich Place Stadium, honouring the Prince George Track & Field Club founder and president Tom Masich. The ceremony was celebrated by several hundred who witnessed the new signage being carried down the track by PGTF athletes to the theme music from "Chariots of Fire". It was truly a day to honour not only Tom but the Masich Family who have given so much to the Athletics - Track & Field, Road and Cross Country Running. The honour did not come without a further commitment from Tom to be responsible for stadium: manager, grounds keeper, surveillance, equipment manager, carpenter, cleaner, security, painter and historian. (photos by Dick Voneugen)

See the following link for an article in the Prince George Citizen Newspaper:

Congratulations to the Masich Family for this well deserved honour!!!

South Surrey Athletic Park - Track & Field Facility Opened

Mayor Doug McCallum presided over the official opening the new Track & Field facility at South Surrey Athletic Park on October 23/05. The 8 lane competition and training facility is ready for use with the final throwing areas to completed in time for the 2006 outdoor season. The work of the Peninsula Running Society, City of Surrey, Surrey Parks Recreation & Cultural Services, Semiamhoo Sun Runners and community sport enthusiasts is to be commended for their time and commitment to seeing this to completion. All athletes look forward to competing on the new facility. For more information go to:
Congratulations from BC Athletics.

2005 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nomination

Deadline for nomination: November 30, 2005

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada Bulletin - National Team Staffing Application Forms

Athletics Canada has now posted the National Team Staffing Application Forms for 2006 events (and some 2007 major events) on our website; the application forms for all three categories (coach, manager, and medical) can be found at 

Please note that the deadline of submission for all positions is November 28th, 2005. Any questions regarding the applications or duties of National Team staff can be directed to or to Melissa Dowling, National Team Coordinator at (613) 260-5580 extension 3307.

Call for Nominations for the National Officials' Committee

As past chair of NOC, David Weicker has been appointed to chair the nominations sub-committee to fill NOC appointments for the term April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2008. Call for Nominations are open and there's a request for assistance in identifying candidates and encourage them to let their names stand for nomination.

As of March 31, 2006, the following positions will be open for new appointments or re-appointments:

  • Vice chair Communications (current chair: Philippa Fairbairn)
  • Vice-chair Recruitment and Awards (current chair: Glenn Kurmey)

At this time, Glenn Kurmey has declared his intentions to stand for re-appointment. The Vice-chair of communications has not yet declared intentions of standing again. Please note that the Education and Clinics position has been merged with the Vice-chair, Mentoring and will not be filled.

Re-assignment of portfolios may take place, depending on the particular skills and interests of the candidates appointed. Candidates must be available to attend two (2) meetings per year, in April and October, if appointed. Both meetings run from Friday noon to Sunday noon, normally the third weekend in the stated month.

Linked documents:

  • Nomination Form; must be completed for all nominees (including incumbents)
  • Description of each of the NOC portfolios
  • Nomination Criteria

Completed nomination forms should be returned to David Weicker, and must be postmarked or e-mailed dated no later than January 31, 2006.
Electronic nomination forms should be sent by the nominator.

David Weicker
Nominations Committee Chair
Past Chair, National Officials' Committee
Athletics Canada
1049 Mallard Place
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1E8
(250) 752-7234

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:

Road Running

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 available at:

Cross Country

2005 BC Cross Country Championship Results

2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar 

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 - hosted by PacificSport

This is a reminder to all PacificSport Bronze athletes, their parents and coaches that PacificSport Vancouver will be hosting a Sport Nutrition Seminar this Saturday, November 19th from 10:30 am to 12 pm. This informative session will be open to all those 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 (or see the Word attachment for the hyperlink). Please note that drop in registration will not guarantee a placement. Those in attendance who have pre-registered will receive complimentary products from Gatorade and PowerBar.

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2005
Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm
(please arrive early to sign in and receive your complimentary products)

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

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 - 


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.

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.

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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