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ISSUE #16-2006
Friday, April 28, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Update on GST requirements
  • 2006 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic
  • 2005 BCA Track & Field Records
  • Harry Jerome Scholarship Award: Deadline 4:30pm on Friday May 19th
  • Valley Royals High School Invitational a part of World Athletics Day
  • Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Track & Field Meet - Selection Criteria


Harry Jerome Scholarship Award

Deadline 4:30pm on Friday May 19th
Full details and forms are available at:


GST (Federal Goods and Services Tax) - BC Athletics Membership Fees; Taxable Supplies; and Entry/Registration Fees on BC Athletics Owned and Operated Events

As part of the AGM Financial Report to the Membership on GST (Federal Goods and Services Tax) BC Athletics because of exceeding the GST exemption level, must now meet Federal Government legislation and comply with charging GST on all eligible taxable membership, supplies and entry/registration fees. This was reviewed by two accounting firms: BDO Dunwoody and Dragomir Liu. Both concurred that BC Athletics must now be compliant. The BC Athletics Executive and Board received the report(s) and voted in favour of compliance as outlined at the AGM. To this end and adjusted (by date) to respond to the new Federal Government Budget to be delivered in April '06 and the probability of a reduction in the GST, BC Athletics will as of the date of the Federal Budget be applying GST to all eligible items. Please consult the BC Athletics website at:

This will include but may not be limited to:

BC Athletics Individual, Club and School membership fees:

  • Individual membership - 16 yrs of age & over - Fee + GST
  • Individual membership - 15 yrs of age & under - GST exempt
    GST is not charged when the activity or service is targeted to those where the majority of the participants are 14 yrs of age and under. Therefore GST is not charged on the individual membership fees for those in the Junior Development, Track Rascals and BC Summer Games (ages 14/15).
  • BC Athletics Club (all types) - Fee + GST
  • BC Athletics School Club - Middle & High School Club Membership - Fee + GST
  • BC Athletics School Club - Elementary School - GST exempt
  • BC Athletics School District Club Membership - Fee + GST
  • $3.00 Day of Event Membership Fee includes GST and will be remitted on the portion of the Day of Event Membership Fee remitted to BC Athletics.

Entry and registration fees for events and workshops that are owned and operated by BC Athletics - Fee + GST
e.g.: Haney/Harrison Rd Relay and Ultra Event; Coaches Workshops.

The sale of all items - Fee + GST
e.g. books; crests; clothing; etc.

GST on some items has been in place since the GST was first legislated and is not a new tax. If you have any questions please contact BC Athletics. Thank you.


2006 Club Membership Applications now due

Clubs who have not submitted their 2006 BC Athletics Club Membership Applications should do so as quickly as possible. All club membership benefits including liability insurance coverage lapsed as of April 1, 2006.

Full Club Affiliate Club

Application form: On-line | Printable (PDF, 50 KB)

Athletics Post Secondary (School) Affiliate Club 

Application form: Printable (PDF, 45 KB)

Athletics Society/Organization Affiliate Club

Application form: Printable (PDF, 40 KB)

2006 BC Team Staff

BC Athletics continues to seek coaches and managers for the up-coming outdoor season. Please refer to the Coaches Team Application form on our website.

2006 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Applications

All Events are requested to get their BC Athletics Sanction Forms in to the BC Athletics office as early as possible. The BC Athletics office should receive them no later than 3 months prior to the event taking place. If you have questions or need information please contact as follows:
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe -


The 2006 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic featuring The Pacific World Cup - China vs Canada

This international event will start at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby.

The Achilles International Track & Field Society would like to offer BC Athletics Member Clubs the opportunity to purchase both reserved and general admission tickets at a discount. These tickets may be used by club members to attend the event or sold at face value to raise money for the organization.

Reserved stadium tickets will be $10 (regular $15) and general admission bleacher seats $5 (regular $10). These tickets must be purchased directly from the Achilles International Track & Field Society no later than June 1, 2006.

For further information or tickets contact George Short at (604) 733-9698 or

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada awards 2007 and 2008 Canadian Championships

Employment Opportunity - Chief High Performance Officer

Job Description

Male Athlete Representative - Athletics Canada Board of Directors

Congratulations to Kevin Sullivan on his appointment by acclamation to the position of Male Athlete Representative on Athletics Canada's Board of Directors. Kevin's term will be from May 2006 to April 2008.

Athletics Canada announces Paralympic World Cup team

April 27th 2006, OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the athletes that will take part in the 2nd Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, England.

Athletics Canada announces 2006 Penn Relays team

Track and Field

Recent updates/additions and late breaking information on events:

Valley Royals High School Invitational a part of World Athletics Day

The 2006 Valley Royals High School Invitational has been selected by Athletics Canada as one of two Canadian World Athletics Day events. World Athletics Day is a program created by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) to promote the development of the sport of Athletics globally. 157 athletic federations around the world take place in this event which began in 1996.

Athletes aged 14-17 participating in the Valley Royals High School Invitational are also participants in World Athletics Day, and there will be t-shirts, certificates, pins and posters available to these participants. This will all be happening in the context of the Valley Royals High School Invitational, which has historically been a strong, well-organized and fun competition.

Eagle Classic Meet - May 13-14, 2006

The Eagle Classic has just been approved by the JD committee as an eligible meet for performances for the Junior Development Top 10.

Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Track & Field Meet - Selection Criteria

2006 BC Dual Meet Team - Selection Criteria Team BC vs Team Alberta
Dates and Location:

  • Sunday June 4, 2006 - Abbotsford BC
  • Tuesday June 6, 2006 - Richmond BC
  • Thursday June 8, 2006 - Burnaby BC

BC Athletics and Athletics Alberta have agreed to a series of Dual Track & Field Meets to be held as part of the 2006 PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series. These dual meets will focus on the Espoir Age Group (athletes aged 18 to 25) - the next wave of Canadian National Team Athletes.

There will be 3 Separate Scored Dual Meets and an overall Dual Meet Series Score. The Dual Meet Competitions will be:

Lafarge Abbotsford Track Classic

Featuring - Canadian & Chinese National Track & Field Team Members and
Meet #1of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Meet Series
June 4, 2006
Abbotsford, BC
Meet Website:

Review Kajaks International Track Classic

Featuring - Canadian & Chinese National Track & Field Team Members and
Meet #2 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Meet Series
June 6, 2006
Richmond, BC
Meet Website:

The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic / Pacific World Cup

Featuring - Canada vs China in Pacific World Cup II
Meet #3 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Series
June 8, 2006
Burnaby, BC
Meet Website:

Qualifying for Team BC

  • Athletes must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years of age as of Dec 31/06 and meet the BC Athletics General Criteria for Team Selection and Funding - see the following website for details:
  • Number of athletes per event - 2
  • BC Team Size - minimum of 30 athletes + team staff
  • Events - will be based on the events offered in the PacifiCanada Series Meets and agreed to by BC Athletics and Athletics Alberta. See above for the Individual Meet websites where you will find a draft of the events for each of the PacifiCanada meets in the BC/Alberta Dual Meets. Note: Events are subject to change.
  • Performances during the current 2006 outdoor season will be used to select athletes who have confirmed their interest in being considered for this team.

To Be Considered for Team BC

  • Confirm your interest by May 10, 2006 by email to Ron Bunting, T&F Technical Mgr at the BC Athletics office: by May 10, 2006.

This is a significant competition as both BC Athletics and Athletics Canada begin the process of identifying athletes for:

Team BC Opportunities

  • 2006 Cdn Junior T&F Championships
  • 2006 Cdn Senior T&F Championships
  • 2007 Western Canada Games - Sherwood Park, Alberta
  • 2009 Canada Summer Games - Prince Edward Island

2006 Athletics Canada Team Opportunities

  • NACAC Track & Field Championships - July 7-9 - Santa Domingo, DOM
  • World Junior T&F Championships - Aug 15-20 - Beijing, China

Information and Updates:

  • Look for more information on our website and the sites of the various meets.


2006 PacifiCanada Series

Lafarge Abbotsford Track Classic

June 4, 2006

Review Kajaks International Track Classic

June 6, 2006

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

June 8, 2006

Victoria International Track Classic

June 11, 2006

Road Running

Question: What has 8 legs, 16 feet and runs all day?
Answer: The Thrifty Foods Vancouver Island Road Relay

Experienced Haney 2 Harrison Relay teams know the fun that comes with participating in the premier BC team running event every fall. Did you know there is a springtime event that allows runners to capture that same magic?

Alert your captain that it is time to get your team together again, because the Thrifty Foods Island Relay is happening on May 27th! For the first time, the event is not being run on the May long weekend. Now teams from the Lower Mainland can travel back and forth with ease.

The Thrifty Foods Vancouver Island relay is a unique adventure uniting athletes, communities and volunteers in a celebration of running, teamwork and life. Each relay team has eight runners, but individuals are encouraged to sign up and will be matched with an existing team. (There are lots of teams looking for additional runners.)

Join hundreds of other participants who come to this annual event to run along some of the most beautiful ocean views on the west coast. The route starts in Courtenay, follows the eastern island shore through to Nanaimo and features a rolling course with gentle, warm breezes, post event meal and party at the finish line (all included in the team price). These are just some of the amenities that make the Thrifty Foods Island Relay the premiere team running event on the Island.

To make your weekend complete, numerous tour groups and businesses are offering discounts to relay participants for accommodations and activities such as kayaking, cycling, sailing, fishing, diving and other excursions. Stay tuned to the website for updates.

Check out the details at and register on line now!

This relay is not only scenic and challenging but also has a purpose. The funds raised will go towards helping PacificSport provide athletic programs, such as XploreSportZ summer camps for inner city children and families. The BC Transplant Society will be on site to raise awareness about the need for organ donors.

See you at the finish line!

Drew Cooper
General Manager
PacificSport - Vancouver Island

Tel: 250.753.3245 Ext. 1-2072
Fax: 250.740.6170

Courses and Clinics

The BC Athletics Summer 2006 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic May 10 at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner and Certified Level 2 Coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 20. The cost is $130 plus BC Athletics membership (minimum $10 per calendar year) or a drop-in of $10.

You can register on-line at For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email

Kamloops Track and Field Club Coaching Workshop

Dr. Bonderchuk will be hosting a clinic for coaches on April 30, 2006 from 9:00 am to 2 pm at the throwing site end of McGill Rd in Kamloops. Cost is $50.00 per person, lunch included.
Dr. Bonderchuk is a Dr. of pedagogical science and his research into technique and high performance training methods formed the basis for many of the common techniques and practices used by the worlds top athletes today. He has authored 11 books and 195 articles in his area of expertise.

Officials Workshop:

May 4/06 - Maple Ridge / Golden Ears - Level 1 workshop
6:30pm, Maple Ridge Secondary School
21911 -122 Avenue, Maple Ridge
Presenters: John Cull & Jackie Barrington
Contact: Greg Clark (604) 463-3544

Run Jump Throw!

Check out the new logo:

Now you can order your own RunJumpThrow Equipment Bag!

Order form is available on the RJT page of the BC Athletics website:

Newsletter #2, March 2006

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms are posted as they become available.

Schools can request to have RJT demonstrations and workshops for kids during the week.

May/June 2006

  • May 1 Teacher Workshop Prince George, Greg Peters
  • May 2 - June 16 (6 week instructor course) Malaspina College, Nanaimo

RJT Camps for kids:

July 2006


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:


Recent postings:


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 Chair: Denise Clements - 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 

Job / Volunteer opportunities

Langley Mustangs looking for Coaches

Langley Mustangs is seeking to add some more coaches to their current coaching staff. The Mustangs are looking for individuals with experience in the long jump, high
jump, hurdles and sprints.


Experience as a competitive track and field athlete in high school,
university, or beyond. Coaching experience an asset, but not required. Will
orientate to general practice routine. Technical knowledge most helpful.


4:30-6:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays
(last practice will be on July 20, 2006) The club is willing to work with the successful applicants schedule if these days/times are problematic.


  • Location: McLeod Athletic Park, Langley, BC, CAN (see website for map)
  • Work dates: starting 2006-04-25 through 2006-07-20
  • Available until/Closing date: June 6, 2006
  • Contact person: Sam Walker, Head Coach
  • Email:
  • Phone: (home): 604-888-8839
  • Website:

2006 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity

(Supported by: The Summer Career Placements Program - Government of Canada and BC Athletics)

BC Athletics has applied for funding to support the employment of a Summer Student. The funding, at this time, has yet to be confirmed. However, on the chance that the BC Athletics application will be supported, we have initiated this job posting.

Job Position: Program Administrative Assistant
Length of Employment: 16 to 18 weeks (anticipated - based on the funding support through SCPP)
Starting Date: May 2006 - exact date to be determined
Ending Date (anticipated): Friday, September 1/06

Program requirements for all applicants:

  • Be a full time Post Secondary Student
  • Be intending to return to Post Secondary School full time in September 2006
  • Not be attending post secondary school full time while employed under this program
  • BC Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons on whom refugee protection has been conferred und the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in British Columbia cannot have another full-time job
  • Not be a family member or related to members of the Board or Staff of BC Athletics

Job Responsibilities:

  • Results, Rankings, Statistics - computer entry of results, performance ranking list development and website posting.
  • Marketing and Promotion - assist with event promotion, media releases, weekly electronic bulletin, liaise with sponsors & event organizers and assist with BC Athletics promotional displays.
  • BC Team Program - assisting with information to athletes and staff; event entries; accommodation & travel
  • BC Athletics promotional materials - assist in the development of of Marketing & Promotional Brochures and Posters for Provincial, Regional & Community programs in Athletics
  • Association Policies - assist in the review and updating of the BC Athletics Policies & Procedures and associated Appendices to the BC Athletics Policy Manual.
  • Calendar of Events & BC Athletics Handbook 2007 - communicating and assisting event organizers in the online event information posting to the BC Athletics website.
  • Event data base management - redesign and report assembly
  • Other duties as assigned from time to time

Hours per Day/Week: 7 hrs per day / 35 hrs per week
Salary: $15.00 per hour
Job Location: BC Athletics Office, 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver

Preferred and Beneficial Skills:

  • Self starting/initiating, organized individual with problem solving capabilities
  • Experience in sport as a participant, organizer or event volunteer
  • Computer knowledge and experience with: Word Processing; Excel Spreadsheets; Access; Website design and posting; Hy-Tech Meet Management software
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Good writing and speaking skills
  • Previous work experience

This position will also involve: a) travel throughout the Lower Mainland - driver's license and access to a vehicle may be needed; b) the position may also require lifting and set up of various materials.

BC Athletics is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Application Process: Please submit a covering letter of application along with a resume and 3 references to:
BC Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste. 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 / Fax: (604) 737-3171

Application Deadline: Monday, May 3/06 - 4 pm

BC Blind Sports is looking for Summer Programmers for the summer of 2006.

These positions are fulltime and will run from Mid-May until through August. Full job descriptions and further information can be obtained from Mike Lonergan at BC Blind Sports.
"Experience in sport and recreation for persons who are disabled is an immensely valuable asset to a student seeking a career in physical education, sport science, community recreation, sport administration, kinesiology, in the rehabilitation field, or in other fields related to these."
Call 604-325-8638 for more information.

Position: Coaches Association of BC Communications and Member Services Coordinator

Application Deadline: April 30, 2006
This individual will develop and oversee implementation of a communications strategy for the Association, and will develop and implement an effective membership services program. The incumbent should possess a strong communications background, have experience servicing a large association's membership, and be familiar with the provincial sport system.
Applications can be emailed to

Track & Field Coaches needed for the 2006 JCC Maccabi Games - August 13-18

Team Vancouver - JCC Maccabi Games still needs Track & Field Coaches.
Coaches need to be 21 years or older and need to be able to commit full time at the games August 13-18. Applications are at - go to the bottom of the page to print it out.
Please drop off completed application at the JCC or fax to 604-257-5119 attention Lu Winters.
Please call Lu Winters or Aza Reshef at 604-257-5111 for more details.
Youth Department Coordinator
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
604-257-5111 ext 207

The Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Association (ASRA) has started recruiting employees for its 2006 Summer Career Placement Employment Opportunities. All of the details for these job opportunities are posted on ASRA's website at 

For other job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics Homepage under "What's Happening."

REMINDERS and Quick Links

British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to support amateur sport in B.C.

Launch celebrates first local partnership with Vancouver 2010
SportsFunder Website:

Media releases and background info:

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at