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Friday, May 19, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- Managing Risk - Keeping our Sport Safe
- BC Athletics Office Update
- Hurdles Clinic Opportunity - Sunday June 4
- CAAWS Scholarship
- BCA # Checker !!
- People's Republic of China: A team of Power and Promise
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Managing Risk - Keeping our Sport Safe
In the continuing effort to provide information and tools to assist
member clubs in managing risk and providing a safe environment for
children, youth and adults to train, participate and compete in Athletics
(Road Running, Track & Field, Race Walking, Cross Country Running,
Marathons, Ultras, Trail and Mtn Running), please find below the link to
the Sport BC website and information on:
- Harassment and Abuse in Sport
- Safety in Sport
- Screening Staff and Volunteers
BC Athletics Office Update
Please note that from Wednesday, May 24th through to Friday, May 26th
there will be limited staff in the BC Athletics office due to the
Athletics Annual General Meeting.
BCA # Checker
Forgot your BCA membership number? Aren't sure if you've signed up for
2006 or not?
Find out by using the BCA # Checker:
Southern Okanagan Athletics
BC Athletics welcomes the Southern Okanagan Athletics Club. Member
clubs are asked to include SOA in any mail-outs or announcements of
President & Head Coach: Derick Pariag
Mailing Address: Box 344, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0
Ph/Fax: (250) 494-8219
Applications are being accepted for the Stacey Levitt Women and Sport
Scholarship. The $2,500 award is open to a young woman, a girls' team, or
a sport organization that exemplifies the ideals and qualities of the
woman whom it honours. It will be shared by five recipients. High school
and university/college-age women are encouraged to apply. Consideration
will be given to financial need. There is no application form. Candidates
are simply asked to outline how the scholarship will be used for women and
sport. Please include your name, age, phone, fax and e-mail on your
application. Full details are available at www.caaws.ca/e/grants/levitt/.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 31st, 2006.
2006 PacifiCanada International Track &
2006 Track & Field Dual Meet Series - Team BC vs Team Alberta
A BC vs Alberta Track & Field Dual Meet Series will be a key part
of the PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series for 2006. The
BC/Alta Duals will take place over the first 3 meets of the PacifiCanada
Series and feature some of the best Track & Field athletes from BC
A highlight in the Dual Meet Series will be the opportunity to be part
of the Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic / Pacific
World Cup Meet and compete against the Canadian and Chinese National Team
athletes. "This is terrific opportunity for both BC and Alberta to
expand both program and competition opportunities for the athletes,"
said Brian McCalder, BC Athletics President/CEO. "These are the types
of competitions where provincial pride is first and foremost, the
adrenalin is flowing and the unexpected is expected," stated McCalder.
"This is the first BC/Alta Dual Meet in a very long time, if
ever", said Ron Bunting, BC Athletics Track & Field Technical
Mgr. "In the big picture of an athlete's career in Track & Field
a provincial program that provides opportunities for developing athletes
to gain experience, confidence and knowledge through competition is
absolutely essential. If we hope to have more BC athletes on Canada's
National Teams, increase the number of athletes in the finals of the
Olympic Games and World Championships and be medal winners we need to
provide these opportunities for the athletes," Bunting continued.
The BC/Alta dual meet series teams will feature athletes aged 18 to 25
- the next generation of Cdn Sr Team High Performance athletes. This
Espoir or Hopefuls Age Group will include some athletes who will make the
leap to the 2008 Beijing Olympics but more likely the 2012 London Games.
Athlete identification and competition opportunities like the BC/Alberta
Dual Meet Series are a key step in providing programs to meet the needs of
these developing athletes.
The PacifiCanada Series and BC/Alberta Dual Meet Series Competition
June 4 - Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic, Swan Track,
Rotary Stadium, Abbotsford. BC vs Alberta Dual and International
Invitational T&F Competition featuring China's National Team, Cdn
National Team athletes and Invited Internationals
June 6 - Review Richmond International Track Classic, Clement Track,
Minoru Park, Richmond. BC vs Alberta Dual and International
Invitational T&F Competition featuring China's National Team, Cdn
National Team athletes and Invited Internationals
June 8 - Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic /
Pacific World Cup, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. Canada vs China Dual and
BC vs Alberta Dual with special invitational events. www.harryjerome.com/
June 11 - Victoria International Track Classic, Centennial Stadium,
University of Victoria. International Invitational T&F Competition
featuring China's National Team, Cdn National Team athletes and Invited
Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Track & Field Meet - Selection
2006 BC Dual Meet Team - Selection Criteria Team BC vs Team Alberta
Athlete Declaration Deadline - May 20th,
Athletes must declare their interest with Ron Bunting at email@example.com.
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
People's Republic of China: A team of Power and Promise
Quantity - and QUALITY.
How else to describe the People's Republic of China team scheduled to
compete for the Pacific World Cup at the June 8 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome
International Track Classic?
This year, China is sending a full team of 18 men and 16 women to take
part in the 23rd annual meet at Burnaby's Swangard Stadium. In 2005, a
modest contingent of eight Chinese athletes competed against Canada for
the inaugural Pacific World Cup, a small dual meet within the larger
Quality? How about an Olympic gold medallist, a world junior record
holder and a runner with a world No. 1 ranking?
Olympic 2004 women's 10,000-metre gold medallist Xing Huina leads the
team of Chinese athletes slated to compete at this year's Jerome meet.
Xing, who will run the 1,500 metres on June 8, became just the second
Chinese woman to win Olympic gold in athletics when she won the 10,000
metres in Athens with a time of 30:24.36. In 2003 Xing, then 19, finished
seventh in the event at the World Track and Field Championships in Paris
and her time of 30:31.55 remains a world junior record for the distance.
Xing is also a two-time Chinese national champion over 1,500 metres and
is currently the reigning national champion over 5,000 metres.
Joining Xing on the Chinese team is world junior women's 400-metre
record holder Wang Xing. At the 2005 Chinese National Games she finished
second in the event to world championship finalist Huang Xiaoxiao - who
will also run the one-lap hurdles at the Jerome meet - but her time of
54.40 secoonds slashed three-tenths off the world junior mark of 54.70
held by American Lashinda Demus. Wang also defeated Huang at the 2005
Chinese national championships and was the 2002 Chinese high school
Liu Qing is another powerhouse competitor. She closed out 2005 as the
world's top-ranked junior woman over 800 metres and finished No. 2 on the
IAAF world junior women's 1,500-metre rankings. Her 1:59.74 effort to win
gold in the 800 metres at the October Chinese National Games was a
personal best and world junior best for 2005.
On the men's side, fans at Swangard may well get a view of the world's
next great 110-metre hurdler in Shi Dongpeng, ranked No. 2 in China behind
2004 Olympic champion and world record holder Liu Xiang. Shi was a silver
medallist behind Liu at the 2005 Asian championships and runner-up again
to Liu at the 2005 Chinese national Games. He was a silver medallist at
the 2002 World Junior Track and Field Championships.
Middle distance runner Dou Zhaobo will also bear watching in the 1,500
metres on June 8. A silver medallist at the Asian Games, Dou is the
Chinese record holder over 1,500 metres with a 3:36.49 best set in 1999.
On the field, look for a strong javelin effort from Li Rongxiang,
Chinese record holder with a personal best 84.29 metres. He was also a
gold medallist at the 2002 Asian Games and is a three-time Asian champion.
Athletics Canada recently released a partial list of Canadian
competitors to the Jerome meet with the full slate to be confirmed
"The Canadian and Chinese teams are loaded with young athletes who
will undoubtedly be at the Beijing Olympics in two years," notes Dr.
Doug Clement, president of the Achilles Track and Field Society, which
organizes the annual meet. "When attempting to decide the winning the
team, China and Canada are surprising close. Scoring is 5-3-2-1 in the
individual events and 5-2 in the relays. I look for an exciting finish to
the evening as I expect the four relay events will decide the winning
Indeed, with Beijing playing host to the 2006 World Junior Track and
Field Championships in August, the Chinese contingent to the Jerome meet
is an interesting mix of veterans and rising stars looking to be at their
best in Beijing later this year, and in 2008.
People's Republic of China
Team to the 2006 Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic
Presenting the Pacific World Cup
7 p.m., June 8 - Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
Name Home Town Event
Zhang Peimeng Beijing 100m
Yin Hualong Sichuan 100m
Cao Jian Guangxi 100m
Zhao Haohuan Guangdong 100m
Wang Xiaoxu Beijing 400m
Tan Biao Guangdong 400m
Wang Youxin Guangxi 400m
Liu Xiaosheng Guangdong 400m
Li Xiangyu Hei Longjiang 800m
Tang Baojun Jiangsu 800m
Gu Ming Xinjiang 1500m
Dou Zhaobo Shandong 1500m
Shi Dongpeng Hebei 110mH
Liu Lilu Jiangsu 110mH
Zhang Shufeng Hei Longjiang High Jump
Wang Hao Shandong High Jump
Li Rongxiang Zhejiang Javelin Throw
Qin Qiang Shandong Javelin Throw
Chen Jue Jiangsu 100m
Ma Xiaoyan Jiangsu 100m
Liang Qiuping Guangxi 100m
Wang Yaqi Sichuan 100m
Tang Xiaoyin Guangdong 400m
Li Xueji Guangdong 400m
Huang Xiaoxiao Shandong 400mH
Wang Xing Hunan 400mH
Zhang Rong Sichuan 110mH
He Liyuan Guangdong 110mH
Liu Qing Shanxi 800m
Huang Jing Shandong 800m
Xing Huina Shandong 1500m
Jin Yuan Shanghai 1500m
Gao Shuying Shandong Pole Vault
Liang Dan Liaoning Pole Vault
Mr. Feng Shuyong
Ms. Wang Nan
Ms. Xia Meng
Ms. Guo Shuang
Mr. Lu Quanbin
Mr. Tang Linhua
Mr. Zhou Zhongge
Mr. Zhang Hong
Mr. Huang Danwei
Mr. Zhang Xianbin
Ms. Luo Bin
Ms. Jiang Lan
For more information on the meet:
For athlete information contact:
or (604) 822-6259
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.
BC Summer Games
KAMLOOPS SUMMER GAMES 2006 ZONE TRIALS SCHEDULE
ZONE 1 - KOOTENAYS
May 20, 2006 - Hayley Park, Trail, BC
Contact: Dan Horan
ZONE 2 - THOMPSON-OKANAGAN
May 23, 2006 - Kelowna, BC
Contact: Heather Baptie
ZONE 3 - FRASER VALLEY
June 6-7, 2006 - Maple Ridge, BC
Contact: Brad Wallbank
ZONE 4 - FRASER RIVER-DELTA
May 23rd and May 25th - Burnaby Central High School - Burnaby, BC
Contact: Kathy Terlicher
ZONE 5 - VANCOUVER-SQUAMISH
June 6th, 7th, 8th, 2006 - Handsworth Secondary School - West
Contact: Dawn Copping
ZONE 6 - VANCOUVER ISLAND-CENTRAL COAST
June 10th & 11th, 2006
Bob Dailey Stadium - Port Alberni, BC
Contact: Tom Dingle
ZONE 7 - NORTH WEST
May 19th and May 20th, 2006 - Smithers, BC
Contact: Dighton Haynes
ZONE 8 - CARIBOO-NORTH EAST
June 11th and June 12th - Masich Stadium - Prince George, BC
Contact: Tom Masich and Bevin Kennelly
Courses and Clinics
Hurdles Clinic Opportunity - Sunday June 4
The clinic will take place prior to the Lafarge International Track and
Field Meet and begins at 12:00 to approximately 3:00.
This is an opportunity for athletes and coaches in Sprint Hurdles from
age 15 and older. The location is at Swan Track. Ron Parker will be
presenting this clinic and it will include biomechanics and skills related
to sprint hurdles a practical training session and video analysis.
For more information contact Ron Bunting at 604-737-3176. The cost of
this clinic is $25.00 plus GST for BC Athletics members and $35 plus GST
for non members payable to BC Athletics.
Registration forms can be found at:
Level 1 Coaching Clinic Host needed:
Anyone interested in hosting a Level 1 Coaching Certification Clinic
should contact Ron Bunting at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
(order form updated May 10)
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.
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: email@example.com
- Phone: (home): 604-888-8839
- Website: www.langleymustangs.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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - email@example.com
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: John Cull - firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - email@example.com
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chair: Denise Clements - email@example.com
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDERS and Quick Links
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
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - email@example.com
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - firstname.lastname@example.org
NACAC Under-23 Championships Athlete Declaration Requirements
The NACAC Under-23 Championships Athlete Declaration form is available
on the AC website: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=7725.
Deadline for declarations is June 13th, 2006. The NACAC Under-23
Championships takes place July 7-9, 2006 in Santo Domingo, Dominican
2006 Canadian 10,000m Championships Technical Package
British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to
support amateur sport in B.C.
Media releases and background info:
GST REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
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.
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