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Friday, May 5, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- GST requirements effective immediately
- IAAF World Athletics Day to be celebrated in Abbotsford, BC and
- Harry Jerome Scholarship Award - Deadline 4:30pm on Friday May
- Crisis Management Workshop Opportunity - Limited Space Available
- 2006 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity
- National Officials Committee Spring Meeting Report
- Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Track & Field Meet - Declaration
deadline May 10, 2006
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
GST REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
The on-line membership application will be unavailable over the weekend
but will be available on Monday, May 8th. In the meantime please use the
GST (Federal Goods and Services Tax) - BC Athletics Membership Fees;
Taxable Supplies; and Entry/Registration Fees on BC Athletics Owned and
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: www.bcathletics.org/main/membership.htm.
The 7% GST rate will be effect until July 1st at which time it will be
reduced to 6% if so approved.
This will include but may not be limited to:
BC Athletics Individual, Club and School membership fees:
Note: 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).
NOTE: The following membership fees are now in effect:
- Junior Development - $55.00
- Juvenile - $74.90
- Junior - $85.60
- Senior - $96.30
- Master - $42.80
- Adult Recreation Runner - $37.45
- Associate - $26.75
- Coach - $58.85
- Official - $16.05
- BC Games:
- 14/15 yrs - $20.00
- 16+ yrs - $21.40
- Training - $10.70
- Track Rascals - $10.00
BC Athletics Club memberships:
- Full Club Membership (see form for various fees) - Fee + GST
- Athletics Post Secondary (School) Club Affiliate - $107.00
- Athletics Society/Organization Affiliate - $107.00
BC Athletics School memberships:
- School Clubs:
- School Club - Elementary School - $125.00
- School Club - Middle & High School - $133.75
- BC Athletics School District Club Membership - $214.00
The $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
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.
Sport BC Professional Development - Crisis Management Workshop
May 24, 2006 - LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
You've just hired a new coach. One week after you hired him, you
receive a letter from one of his former athletes claiming he sexually
exploited her and several other athletes. She is afraid of retaliation and
does not want you to tell the coach where the information came from. What,
if anything, should you do with this information? Or, an athlete discloses
to you that she has a drug addiction. Should you keep the information
confidential? These are just two of the scenarios that will be covered at
the Crisis Management Workshop.
Presenter Brenda Taylor, Human Rights Director, Simon Fraser
University, has an extensive background in human rights. She has been
working for SFU as a lawyer since 1998. Brenda has conducted presentations
on important topics such as athlete selection, the rights of both athletes
and coaches, as well as other harsh, yet mandatory topics like sexual
harassment and discrimination.
BC Athletics has only 2 seats available for this important workshop.
Those interested in attending should contact Sam Collier (email@example.com)
no later than Friday May 19th to reserve a seat. We will also keep a list
of everyone who is interested and Sport BC will make every effort to
accommodate all interested parties.
The three-hour workshop will be held in Room 106 at Sport BC on
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Harry Jerome Scholarship Award - Deadline 4:30pm on Friday May 19th
Full details and forms are available at:
2006 BC Athletics Student Summer Employment Opportunity
Application Deadline Extended: Wednesday, May 17/06 - 4 pm
(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
- 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
- Be legally entitled to work in British Columbia cannot have another
- Not be a family member or related to members of the Board or Staff
of BC Athletics
- 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
- 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
- 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:
Report from John Cull on the National Officials Committee Spring
Meeting, April 21-23.
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,
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
CLUB FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITY
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Gold Standard - May 2006
2006 Canadian 10,000m Championships Technical Package
IAAF World Athletics Day to be celebrated in Abbotsford, BC and
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is thrilled to announce that 2006 World
Athletics Day, the IAAF's (International Association of Athletics
Federations) annual worldwide festival of youth, will be celebrated in
Abbotsford, BC and Lower Sackville, NS. The annual worldwide festival is
one of the busiest weekends on the athletics calendar, with 156 IAAF
Member Federations taking part in World Athletics Day 2006.
On May 6th World Athletics Day will be celebrated as part of the Valley
Royals High School Invitational in Abbotsford, BC. Athletes aged 14-17
will participate in various events including the 100m dash, 800m sprint,
long jump, and high jump. Participants will receive t-shirts,
certificates, pins and posters commemorating World Athletics Day 2006.
The second Canadian 2006 IAAF World Athletics Day host will be
Metropolitan Field in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. The event will feature
over 500 young athletes as well as some of Nova Scotia's finest track and
field stars including 400m runner Jenna Martin, 100m sprinter Adrienne
Power, and 800m specialist Heather Hennigar.
IAAF World Athletics Day Diplomas will be presented to participants in
both Abbotsford and Lower Sackville, helping encourage enthusiasm for
athletics. World Athletics Day was inaugurated by the IAAF in 1996.
Track and Field
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
2006 BC Dual Meet Team - Selection Criteria Team BC vs Team Alberta
Athletes must declare their interest with Ron Bunting - email@example.com
by May 10, 2006
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
Meet #1 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Meet Series
June 4, 2006
Meet Website: http://international.valleyroyals.org
Review Kajaks International Track Classic
Featuring - Canadian & Chinese National Track & Field Team
Meet #2 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Meet Series
June 6, 2006
Meet Website: www.kajaks.org/events/kajaksinternational.htm
The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic / Pacific
Featuring - Canada vs China in Pacific World Cup II
Meet #3 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Series
June 8, 2006
Meet Website: www.harryjerome.com
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: www.bcathletics.org/gensel.htm
- 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.
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,
- 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
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
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
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 www.vancouverislandrelay.com
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!
PacificSport - Vancouver Island
Tel: 250.753.3245 Ext. 1-2072
Courses and Clinics
Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:
Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic
should contact Ron Bunting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
The registration fee is $149.80 (with GST) and includes a BC Athletics
Training Membership. Please refer to the on-line registration form for
deductions given to those who already hold a 2006 BC Athletics annual
There is also a drop-in fee of $10.70 available.
You can register on-line at https://id407.van.ca.siteprotect.com/forms/rrclinic_reg.htm.
For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email email@example.com.
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 2 - June 16 (6 week instructor course) Malaspina College,
RJT Camps for kids:
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
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
- Work dates: starting 2006-04-25 through 2006-07-20
- Available until/Closing date: June 6, 2006
- Contact person: Sam Walker, Head Coach
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (home): 604-888-8839
- Website: www.langleymustangs.com
BC Blind Sports is looking for Summer Programmers for the summer of
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
Call 604-325-8638 for more information.
Track & Field Coaches needed for the 2006 JCC Maccabi Games -
Team Vancouver - JCC Maccabi Games still needs Track & Field
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 http://www.vancouvermaccabi.org/Play.html
- 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 www.asra.ca/news/index.htm
For other job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
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 Chair: Denise Clements - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - email@example.com
REMINDERS and Quick Links
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Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.