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Friday, December 9, 2005
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Highlights from this issue:
- 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting & Awards Banquet
- National Cross Country Championships A Great Success
- Sport BC Collects for the Vancouver Food Bank
- 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund 2005 Winter
Training Camp in Santa Barbara, CA
- The 2006 World Indoor Championships selection criteria now
- 2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross Country Champs
- 35th Annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race - Fastest time since
- Who's Who in Pole Vaulting - Gerard Dumas
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 20, 21, 22, 2006
BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 21, 2006
*** NEW VENUE ***
Hilton Vancouver Airport
5911 Minoru Blvd., Richmond B.C.
(corner of Minoru Blvd. & Westminster Highway)
Hotel: (604) 273-6336 or Central Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Guest Room rate: $89.00 - single or double - $20.00 extra person (plus
Please make reservations directly with the hotel and refer to the BC
Athletics group rate. In order to be guaranteed the BC Athletics room rate
reservations must be made by January 9, 2006.
It is the intent of BC Athletics to use the website for the
dissemination of as much information, forms, updates etc. as possible. All
of the forms required for the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and
Awards Banquet will be available on the website in on-line and pdf format.
Anyone requiring information/forms to be mailed to them should contact the
BC Athletics office.
2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting:
Friday, January 20, 2006
- 6:00 pm - Registration
- 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting
Saturday, January 21, 2006
- 8:00 am - Registration
- 9:00 am - Annual General Meeting
Workshops to follow the Annual General Meeting:
- National On-Line Registration program Introduction for Club
- An Introduction to the BC Athletics Electronic Calendar of Events
Sunday, January 22, 2006
- 9:00 am - Interest Group Workshops
- Note: All delegates to the Annual General Meeting must be 2006
members of BC Athletics.
BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Information web page with forms,
reports and information will be available shortly.
2006 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet:
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Hilton Vancouver Airport
- 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Hospitality Hour (no host)
- 7:00 pm - Dinner to be followed by awards presentations
Awards Banquet Tickets will be available through the BC Athletics
National Cross Country Championships A Great Success
Saturday, December 03, 2005
VANCOUVER -- More than 1,000 athletes from 100 clubs across the country
came out to compete in six championship races at Jericho Beach Park in
In addition to crowning national champions, the Canadian Cross Country
Championships served as the selection event for the Canadian team that
will compete at the 2006 IAAF world Cross Country Championships. The top 6
finishers in both the men and women's masters, junior and senior races,
making a total of 36 runners, are eligible to compete Fukuoka 2006 at the
IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Japan.
"The event was a great success. Today we saw some of Canada's
finest runners from the various provinces and territories compete on the
challenging Jericho Beach course for the 2005 Cross Country
Championships," said Championship Chair Jake Madderom.
The Jericho cross country trails have successfully hosted previous BC
Cross Country Championships and firmly established itself as one of BC's
best competition venues. Overlooking the Burrard Inlet and the North Shore
Mountains, the picturesque 2km loop is on grass and hard packed woodchip
trails. The trails are primarily flat with the odd rolling hill.
For a full list of results click on:
Canadian Cross-Country Championships
At Jericho Beach Park
Senior Women 6K
1) Carmen Douma-Hussar (Ardmore PA) 20:13
2) Tara Quinn-Smith (Toronto, ON) 20:25
3) Malindi Elmore (Kelowna, BC) 20:34
Senior Men 10K
1) Simon Bairu (Regina, SK) 30:04
2) Paul Morrison (Montreal, QC) 30:06
3) Kurt Benninger (Chepstow, ON) 30:29
Simon Bairu of Regina wins Canadian cross country running title for
fourth straight year
Sport BC Collects for the Vancouver Food Bank
Sport BC is collecting donation on behalf of the Vancouver Food Bank.
Please drop off non-perishable food items in Room 109 at the Sport BC
Building at 1367 W. Broadway. Cash donations will also be accepted and
given to the Vancouver Food Bank. You can also donate to your local food
banks throughout BC. All donations will be greatly appreciated and will
help to make someone's Christmas a special one.
2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund
The 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are
now available on the Athletes CAN website: www.athletescan.com.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2006.
2005 Winter Training Camp in Santa Barbara, CA (Dec 28-Jan 05)
The 2006 World Indoor Championships selection criteria is now
2006 IPC World Championships
The 2006 IPC World Championships Selection Criteria have been posted on
our website: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=5015.
2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross Country
The list of athletes who through their performances at the 2005
Canadian Cross Country Championships are eligible to be included in the
Selection Pool for the 2006 NACAC Cross Country and the 2006 World Cross
Country Championships is now posted on the Athletics Canada website under
the following link - www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=849.
Eligible athletes who wish to be considered for selection to these
teams must submit a completed declaration form to the AC head office by
December 16, 2005; the form is available for download at: http://athletics.ca/article.asp?id=3459.
A deposit is no longer due at the time of submitting the declaration
If there are any questions, contact Melissa Dowling, National Team
Coordinator at email@example.com
or (613) 260-5580 x.3307
Athletics Canada Technical Congress a Success; Road to Beijing Paved
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
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.
- Nomination Form; must be completed for all nominees (including
- 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.
Nominations Committee Chair
Past Chair, National Officials' Committee
1049 Mallard Place
Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1E8
35th Annual ING James Cunningham Seawall Race - Fastest time since
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:
2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar
Track and Field
Book: Who's Who in Pole Vaulting - Gerard Dumas
Vaulters and coaches will be amazed at the interest level and sheer
volume of statistical data contained in its nearly 700 pages. Here's a
All-time vault results (and score sheets) for Olympic Games, World
Indoor and Outdoor Championships, European Championships, Pan-Am Games,
British Empire and Commonwealth Games, World University, Goodwill, and
Francophone Games, and National Championships for Canada, France, Russia
and the United States.
World Outdoor and Indoor and Olympic record progressions and national
progressions for Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
Italy, Poland, Russia and the United States.
First ten vaulters over significant metric and imperial heights; annual
deep lists for each decade since 1905. Best ten marks of 120 vaulters.
Career records of 56 top male and female vaulters. Two examples: Marks
are shown for 332 meet results of Bubka (often including the marks of the
other place-winners), beginning with a 2.70m (8'10") at age eleven
and ending with 5.55m (18'2 1/2") at Monaco, followed by two
no-heights, at age thirty-six. 255 meet results are shown for Canadian
record-holder Doug Wood.
Brief biographies and annual seasonal bests are given for another 1314
The book is privately published and prices, including shipping, range
from Can$30 in Canada to US$60 in the U.S. and overseas. Gérard can be
contacted for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses & Seminars
RunJumpThrow Camps for Kids - December and January
- North Van Dec 19 & 21, 1:30-3:30pm at the Memorial
Recreation Centre Gym at 23rd & Lonsdale - registration
- North Van Dec 20 & 22, 11am -1pm at the John
Braithwaite Centre, 145 West 1st Street - details
(PDF) and registration
- Kelowna Dec 20-22 and Dec 27-29, Amber Gilbert coordinating
RJT Workshops in 2006:
Registration forms coming soon.
- January 21/22 BCA AGM 3 hr presentation (time TBA)
- January 27,28,29 Lower Mainland location TBA
February / March 2006
- February 16/17 Teacher PRO D Victoria
- February 18/19 Instructor Workshop Victoria
- February 20 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo
- February Teacher Pro D Smithers
RunJumpThrow Workshop Listings for Winter 2005/6
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
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 COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - email@example.com
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: John Cull - email@example.com
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Clements - email@example.com
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
"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.
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:
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
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