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ISSUE #1-2006
Friday, January 6, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting - Jan 20, 21, 22 - see weekly information updates
  • Call for Bids - BC Cross Country Championships 2006/2007 & the 2006 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships
  • RunJumpThrow Workshops and Camps for 2006
  • 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund
  • $3,000 Ottawa Race Weekend National Athletic Scholarship for 2006.
  • Downtown Lions Sled Dog Track & Field Meet (Jan 20-21)


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:

Note: an on-line sign up form will be available next week. All those interested in attending are asked to sign up prior to attending the meetings.


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: 
Note: Information updated 1/4/2006

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 - posted Jan 5/06
  • 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:
  • 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 are to be ordered through the on-line form at: 

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.

Cross Country

Call for Bids - BC Cross Country Championships 2006/2007

Interested BC Athletics affiliated clubs should forward a letter of intent to the BC Athletics office by Friday, January 13, 2006 - close of business. Please address the letter to:

BC Cross Country Championship Bids
Jerry Tighe
Technical Manager Road Running & Cross Country Running
#206 - 1367 W. Broadway
Vancouver BC V6H 4A9
Fax: (604) 737-3171

Track and Field

Call for Bids - 2006 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

Deadline - January 20, 2006
Due to withdrawal of Athletics Manitoba as hosts for this Championship, Athletics Canada is calling for bids to host. Please see the following link for all details.

Downtown Lions Sled Dog Track & Field Meet (Jan 20-21st)

Information available the Huskie Track & Field Website, under "What's New"...

Road Running

Winter 2006 Road Running Performance Clinic

For complete information and registration: 

$3,000 Ottawa Race Weekend National Athletic Scholarship for 2006.

Applications should be in by January 16th, 2006.


This national scholarship is intended to encourage rising stars in the Canadian running field. In 2005 the National Scholarship ($3,000) was granted to Rebecca Stallwood, a rising Canadian athlete.

To be eligible, athletes must complete an application in which they will be required to submit their running resume as well as their monetary needs for the upcoming academic year. They must be a Canadian citizen and a full-time student at a post-secondary institution. A jury will decide based on athletic ability, financial need, volunteerism and scholastic grades.

The winner is expected to take part in the Ottawa Race Weekend festivities May 27th and 28th where the award will be given.

Interested runners must complete the application by January 16th, 2006.

Please visit for more information or download the application directly from

Run Jump Throw!

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms are posted as they become available.

January 2006

  • January 21 Richmond at BCA AGM 3 hr presentation (time TBA)
  • January 27,28,29 Richmond

February 2006

March 2006

  • Dates TBA: Vancouver - More Sports Program - Leaders and Instructor Training - Contact: Thelma Wright Ph: 604-737-3175 Email:

RJT Camps for kids:

January 2006 

  • Nelson 8 week camps for 5-11 year olds - details and registration (PDF)
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

February 2006

  • February 17 Pro-D Camp, Kelowna, contact Amber Gilbert 250-862-3868
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

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:


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 - 

REMINDERS and Quick Links

Employment Opportunities

BC Athletics Officials 2005 Annual General Meeting - held in Abbotsford, Sunday, November 20. 

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

2005 Athletics Canada Technical Congress - on-line at:

Athletics Canada announces Award winners

2006 National Team Programs and Selection Criteria

National Officials' Committee - Call for Nominations for the National Officials' Committee

Back issues of the BCAB are available at