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ISSUE #19-2006
Friday, May 19, 2006

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

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


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 events.
President & Head Coach: Derick Pariag
Mailing Address: Box 344, Summerland BC V0H 1Z0
Ph/Fax: (250) 494-8219

CAAWS Scholarship

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 The deadline for applications is Wednesday, May 31st, 2006.

2006 PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series

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 & Alberta.

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 Dates:

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.

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 Internationals

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

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

Athlete Declaration Deadline - May 20th, 2006 
Athletes must declare their interest with Ron Bunting at

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 #1 of 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.

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.


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 event.

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 champion.

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 shortly.

"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 team.."

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

Team Officials

Team Leader:
	Mr. Feng Shuyong
Team Officials:
	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:
Media inquiries:
Diane Clement or (604) 261-6220

For athlete information contact:
Marek Jedrzejek or (604) 822-6259
Doug Clement


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

BC Summer Games



May 20, 2006 - Hayley Park, Trail, BC
Contact: Dan Horan


May 23, 2006 - Kelowna, BC
Contact: Heather Baptie


June 6-7, 2006 - Maple Ridge, BC
Contact: Brad Wallbank


May 23rd and May 25th - Burnaby Central High School - Burnaby, BC
Contact: Kathy Terlicher


June 6th, 7th, 8th, 2006 - Handsworth Secondary School - West Vancouver, BC
Contact: Dawn Copping


June 10th & 11th, 2006
Bob Dailey Stadium - Port Alberni, BC
Contact: Tom Dingle


May 19th and May 20th, 2006 - Smithers, BC
Contact: Dighton Haynes


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

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 For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email

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:

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:

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:

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 home page under "What's Happening."


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 -

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 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 - 

NACAC Under-23 Championships Athlete Declaration Requirements

The NACAC Under-23 Championships Athlete Declaration form is available on the AC website:
Deadline for declarations is June 13th, 2006. The NACAC Under-23 Championships takes place July 7-9, 2006 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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 (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:

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.

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.

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