Printed from www.bcathletics.org. Subscribe to the BCA Bulletin: http://www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm

Close window BACK NEXT Print This Page

BC Athletics Bulletin

Your weekly source of up-to-date Athletics news in BC. If you came to this page via email link, click here to get to main BCA site.

ISSUE #17-2006
Friday, May 5, 2006

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: sam.collier@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • GST requirements effective immediately
  • IAAF World Athletics Day to be celebrated in Abbotsford, BC and Sackville, NS
  • Harry Jerome Scholarship Award - Deadline 4:30pm on Friday May 19th
  • 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 pdf form.

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: 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 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.

Note:
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.


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 (sam.collier@bcathletics.org) 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: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm#schol


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 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
Email: bcathletics@bcathletics.org.


Report from John Cull on the National Officials Committee Spring Meeting, April 21-23.

www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/officialsnotes_apr2106.pdf


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.
www.bcathletics.org/main/teamstaffapp.htm


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 - ronbunting@bcathletics.org 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - jerrytighe@bcathletics.org


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 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 gdshort@telus.net.

Athletics Canada

The Gold Standard - May 2006

www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/The%20Gold%20Standard-May%202006.pdf

2006 Canadian 10,000m Championships Technical Package

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=8144


IAAF World Athletics Day to be celebrated in Abbotsford, BC and Sackville, NS

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 Criteria

2006 BC Dual Meet Team - Selection Criteria Team BC vs Team Alberta

REMINDER:

Athletes must declare their interest with Ron Bunting - ronbunting@bcathletics.org 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

www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/dualmeetselcrit.pdf

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 #1 of the 2006 BC vs Alberta Dual Meet Series
June 4, 2006
Abbotsford, BC
Meet Website: http://international.valleyroyals.org

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: www.kajaks.org/events/kajaksinternational.htm

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: 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, 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.

Questions:


2006 PacifiCanada Series

Lafarge Abbotsford Track Classic

June 4, 2006
Abbotsford

Review Kajaks International Track Classic

June 6, 2006
Richmond

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

June 8, 2006
Burnaby

Victoria International Track Classic

June 11, 2006
Victoria

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 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!

Drew Cooper
General Manager
PacificSport - Vancouver Island

Tel: 250.753.3245 Ext. 1-2072
Fax: 250.740.6170
E-mail: dcooper@pacificsport.com

Courses and Clinics

Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:

Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic should contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bcathletics.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 September 20.

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 membership.

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 johnhill@telus.net.

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:
www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm

Newsletter #2, March 2006

www.bcathletics.org/main/news/rjtnews_2006_03.htm

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 2 - June 16 (6 week instructor course) Malaspina College, Nanaimo

RJT Camps for kids:

July 2006

August


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: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf

Officials

Recent postings:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

PRACTICE TIMES:

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.

OTHER DETAILS

  • 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: sami_walker@shaw.ca
  • Phone: (home): 604-888-8839
  • Website: www.langleymustangs.com

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.

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 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
www.jccgv.com
604-257-5111 ext 207
lu@jtgv.com

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 - hastie71@hotmail.com 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - rbunting@sd35.bc.ca

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: John Cull - johncull@telus.net

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - jake_madderom@telus.net 

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - jerrytighe@bcathletics.org 

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chair: Denise Clements - cdclements@shaw.ca 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - freynold@shaw.ca 

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:
www.bclc.com/cm/SportsFunder/Home.asp

Media releases and background info:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/min_sf_release.pdf
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/sf_release.pdf
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/sf_bg.pdf


New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-DIDGlobal-E.pdf


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.