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ISSUE #47-2005
Friday, December 16, 2005

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Call for Resolutions to the 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
  • 2006 BC Annual General Meeting Workshops
  • 2006 BC Athletics Board of Directors Elections
  • 2006 Annual General Meeting Committee Reports
  • New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
  • Lower Mainland Cross Country Series - Final Results
  • Officials upgrades and reappointments for 2005


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 taxes)
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:


Thelma Wright - RunJumpThrow Provincial Coordinator
Rachel Dunnet - RunJumpThrow Program Assistant

  • Information session - 1 hour 

    An introduction to RJT and its impact at the Club, School and Community levels. Explanation of the different levels of involvement and the training/certification process.

  • Practical Presentation & Workshop - 2 hours

    Introduction and course description for the Level I - Instructor course
    Three modules covered:

    • General Athletic Development
    • Biomechanics of the Run, Jump, Program using Dartfish technology
    • Technical Progressions for Run, Jump & Throw

    Fun and Games with RJT and an outline of the requirements to put on a course.

    All participants taking this session will cover some modules of the RJT course and can complete their training and certification under the New NCCP in a subsequent weekend course.

National On-Line Registration program - 2 hours

Barb McColl - Metasport Systems Services Inc.

Sam Collier - BC Athletics - Manager/Registration & Membership Services

  • A general introduction to the on-line membership registration database program
  • A PowerPoint demonstration of the system
  • A question and answer period geared towards input from participants regarding their requirements at the club level.
  • All BC Club Registrars and/or Club Executive are encouraged to take part

An Introduction to the BC Athletics Electronic Calendar of Events - 1 hour

David Polisi - BC Athletics Director Marketing & Communications

  • A hands on tutorial for inputting event information into the BCA Electronic Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 22, 2006

  • 9:00 am - Interest Group Workshops - Information to follow

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:

Call for Resolutions to the 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Forward any and all resolutions that you, your committee, or your club wish to have brought forth at the Annual General Meeting to the BC Athletics office by JANUARY 6, 2006. If resolutions are not received by JANUARY 6, 2006, they can only be brought forth on the floor at the Annual General Meeting as recommendations to the Board of Directors.

2006 BC Athletics Board of Directors Elections

A detailed description of the positions to be elected at the 2006 AGM is available at: 

2006 BC Athletics Board of Directors Nomination Form:

2006 Annual General Meeting Committee Reports

The following Committee Reports will be posted on the BC Athletics website as they are received.

  • Alumni Association
  • Athletics Canada - posted Dec 15/05
  • Awards
  • Chair Board of Directors
  • Communications
  • Cross Country Committee
  • Discipline
  • Editorial
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Fixtures
  • Heritage
  • Insurance
  • Junior Development Committee:
    • Achievement Awards/Crest Program
    • BC Summer Games
  • Juvenile/Junior/Senior Track & Field Committee:
  • Marketing
  • Masters
  • Membership
  • Branch Officials
  • PacificSport - Greater Vancouver Centre
  • PacificSport - National Endurance Centre - Victoria
  • President and CEO
  • Records & Statistics
  • Regional Centres:
    • Fraser Valley Regional Centre
    • Interior Regional Centre
    • Okanagan Regional Centre
  • Road Running Committee
  • Strategic Plan 2001 - 2005
  • Tech. Mgr. Road Running & Cross Country Running
  • Tech. Mgr.Track & Field & Dir. Power/Speed Events
  • Team Staff (Coaches & Managers)
  • Zone Directors Reports:
    • Zones 1 & 2
    • Zones 3, 4 & 5
    • Zone 6
    • Zones 7 & 8

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 office shortly.

National Cross Country Championships A Great Success

Saturday, December 03, 2005

For a full list of results click on: 

Pictures: ; ;

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.

Athletics Canada

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

(Ottawa, Ontario - December 9, 2005) - The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport launched a new online global Drug Information Database (DID) today. As Canada's world-recognized sport ethics and anti-doping agency, the CCES partnered with UK Sport, its counterpart in the United Kingdom, to provide athletes and their support personnel with easily accessible and accurate information about which drugs, medications, and other substances are prohibited in sport by the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. 

2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress - on-line at:

2006 National Team Programs and Selection Criteria

2005 Francophone Games Team Canada (all sports and cultural competitions) - Results

Road Running

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: 

Cross Country

2005 Lower Mainland XC Series - final results

2005 Fall Cross Country and Trail Running Calendar 

Courses & Seminars

RunJumpThrow Camps for Kids - December and January

December 2005

  • North Van Dec 19 & 21, 1:30-3:30pm at the Memorial Recreation Centre Gym at 23rd & Lonsdale - registration form (PDF)
  • North Van Dec 20 & 22, 11am -1pm at the John Braithwaite Centre, 145 West 1st Street - details (PDF) and registration form (PDF)
  • Kelowna Dec 20-22 and Dec 27-29, Amber Gilbert coordinating

January 2006 

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms coming soon.

January 2006

  • 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

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:


Officials News & Updates

Congratulations to the following officials who have successfully completed the requirements for upgrading in their Officiating Grade:

Upgrades and Reappointments for 2005

Level 1
Tim Dudley - January
Sandra Herd - July
Tami O’Meara - July
Mark Graf - July
Susan Creighton - July
Ken Jackson - August
Gene Sanderson - September
Andrew McKay - September
Len van Ryswyk - September
Dawn Beck - September
Margo Linder - September
Lila Griffith - September
Mel Zabolotniuk - September
Margaret Pinnock - September

Level 2
Roberta Tetlock - September
Raelene Zabolotniuk - September

Level 3
Karen Davidson - January - Vertical Jumps
Gary Johnston - February - Photo Finish
Bert Engelmann - February - Technical Manager
Linda Hopkins - July - Photo Finish
Al McLeod - November - Throws Referee

Level 4
Shirley Young - September - Secretariat
Kevin Kydd - September - Photo Finish

Level 5
Ken Christensen - March - Vertical Jumps
David Weicker - September - Chief Judge Photo Finish



International Technical Official (ITO) - While not an upgrading, Congratulations to Alice Kubek who has just been reappointed as one of Canada's two IAAF International Technical Officials (the other one is Jane Edstrom of Winnipeg). This requires passing both a very challenging written and oral exam. This is a great accomplishment. This is Alice's second term as an ITO, following the lead of former ITO’s, Ken Porter, Sr of Victoria and Leroy Washburn of New Brunswick. Alice has been an official since the late 1960’s committing a great deal of effort, energy and time to the sport of Athletics. In 2004 Alice was also named to the Athletics Canada Officials Wall of Honour. Well done Alice!!!!


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: John Cull -

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 - 


2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

The 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are now available on the Athletes CAN website: 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 available online:

2006 IPC World Championships

The 2006 IPC World Championships Selection Criteria have been posted on our website:

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

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 sampling:

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 vaulters!

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

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


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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