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ISSUE #2-2006
Friday, January 13, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • New Items and Updates for the 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
  • BC Athletics Announces 2005 Nominees and Award Recipients
  • Sport BC Announces Finalists for the Athlete of the Year Awards
  • BC Athletics 5km Road Running Championships
  • NCCP Level 2/3 Middle Distance & Distance - Abbotsford February 17-19
  • NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course Victoria
  • SPRING BREAK TRACK CAMP March 13-17 University of Victoria

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting
January 20, 21, 22, 2006
&
BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet
January 21, 2006

*** NEW VENUE ***

Hilton Vancouver Airport
5911 Minoru Blvd., Richmond B.C.
(corner of Minoru Blvd. & Westminster Highway)
Hotel: (604) 273-6336 or Central Reservations 1-800-HILTONS
Guest Room rate: $89.00 - single or double - $20.00 extra person (plus taxes)
Please make reservations directly with the hotel and refer to the BC Athletics group rate. In order to be guaranteed the BC Athletics room rate reservations must have been made by January 9, 2006; however, please ask if the rate will still be honoured.

It is the intent of BC Athletics to use the website for the dissemination of as much information, forms, updates etc. as possible. All of the forms required for the BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet will be available on the website in on-line and pdf format.
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm#agmforms

Anyone requiring information/forms to be mailed to them should contact the BC Athletics office.

2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting:

Friday, January 20, 2006

  • 6:00 pm - Registration
  • 7:00 pm - Annual General Meeting

Saturday, January 21, 2006

  • 8:00 am - Registration
  • 9:00 am - Annual General Meeting

Workshops to follow the Annual General Meeting:

The following workshops will be held at the Vancouver Airport Hilton beginning at 2:15. Anyone wishing to participate should sign up on-line by Thursday January 19th at 5:00 pm through the BC Athletics Website.

Workshop #1 - An Introduction to the BC Athletics Electronic Calendar of Events

David Polisi - BC Athletics Director Marketing & Communications

  • A hands on tutorial for inputting event information into the BCA Electronic Calendar of Events

Workshop #2 - National On-Line Registration program

Barb McColl - Metasport Systems Services Inc.
Sam Collier - BC Athletics - Manager/Registration & Membership Services

  • A general introduction to the on-line membership registration database program
  • A PowerPoint demonstration of the system
  • A question and answer period geared towards input from participants regarding their requirements at the club level.
  • All BC Club Registrars and/or Club Executive are encouraged to take part

Workshop #3 - Road Running Focus Group Workshop targeted to Road Running Clubs and Road Runners:

An interactive workshop to:

  • provide information on current rules and policies relating to Road Running Club membership with BC Athletics
  • provide information on current BC Athletics Individual membership types that relate to Road Runners
  • identification of the challenges to affiliation (with BC Athletics) as a Club member
  • identification of the challenges to affiliation (with BC Athletics) as an Individual member
  • recommendations to address identified challenges to Club affiliation
  • recommendations to address identified challenges to Individual member affiliation
  • identification of other critical challenges
  • recommended action agenda

The intent is that these items would be identified and presented to the Membership, the BC Athletics Road Running Committee and the BC Athletics Board of Directors to help in planning and development of Road Running in British Columbia.

The following workshop will be held at Minoru Pavilion located at the SW corner of Clement Track - Granville Rd - between Gilbert Rd and Minoru Blvd.

Workshop #4 - RunJumpThrow

Thelma Wright - RunJumpThrow Provincial Coordinator
Rachel Dunnet - RunJumpThrow Program Assistant

  • Information session - 1 hour 

    An introduction to RJT and its impact at the Club, School and Community levels. Explanation of the different levels of involvement and the training/certification process.

  • Practical Presentation & Workshop - 2 hours

    Introduction and course description for the Level I - Instructor course
    Three modules covered:

    • General Athletic Development
    • Biomechanics of the Run, Jump, Program using Dartfish technology
    • Technical Progressions for Run, Jump & Throw

    Fun and Games with RJT and an outline of the requirements to put on a course.

    All participants taking this session will cover some modules of the RJT course and can complete their training and certification under the New NCCP in a subsequent weekend course.


Note: All delegates to the Annual General Meeting must be 2006 members of BC Athletics.

BC Athletics Annual General Meeting Information web page with forms, reports and information: www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm


Call for Resolutions to the 2006 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Forward any and all resolutions that you, your committee, or your club wish to have brought forth at the Annual General Meeting to the BC Athletics office by JANUARY 6, 2006. If resolutions are not received by JANUARY 6, 2006, they can only be brought forth on the floor at the Annual General Meeting as recommendations to the Board of Directors.
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/resolution.htm


2006 BC Athletics Board of Directors Elections

A detailed description of the positions to be elected at the 2006 AGM is available at:
www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/officers.htm 
Note: Information updated 1/4/2006

2006 BC Athletics Board of Directors Nomination Form:

www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/officers.htm#formstart


2006 Annual General Meeting Committee Reports

The following Committee Reports will be posted on the BC Athletics website as they are received. Please check daily for additional postings.

  • Alumni Association
  • Athletics Canada - posted Dec 15/05
  • Awards
  • Chair Board of Directors
  • Communications
  • Cross Country Committee - posted Jan 5/06
  • Discipline
  • Editorial
  • Facilities
  • Finance
  • Fixtures
  • Heritage
  • Insurance
  • Junior Development Committee:
    • Achievement Awards/Crest Program
    • BC Summer Games
  • Juvenile/Junior/Senior Track & Field Committee:
  • Marketing
  • Masters
  • Membership
  • Branch Officials
  • PacificSport - Greater Vancouver Centre
  • PacificSport - National Endurance Centre - Victoria
  • President and CEO
  • Records & Statistics
  • Regional Centres:
  • Road Running Committee
  • Strategic Plan 2001 - 2005
  • Tech. Mgr. Road Running & Cross Country Running
  • Tech. Mgr.Track & Field & Dir. Power/Speed Events
  • Team Staff (Coaches & Managers)
  • Zone Directors Reports:
    • Zones 1 & 2
    • Zones 3, 4 & 5
    • Zone 6
    • Zones 7 & 8

2006 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet:

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - Hilton Vancouver Airport

  • 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Hospitality Hour (no host)
  • 7:00 pm - Dinner to be followed by awards presentations

Awards Banquet Tickets are to be ordered through the on-line form at: www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm#bforms


BC Athletics Announces 2005 Nominees and Award Recipients

The Track & Field Awards for the Juvenile, Junior & Senior age categories will be announced January 21st at the 2006 BC Athletics Annual Awards Banquet.

Nominees for Juvenile Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Lisa Egami
Elizabeth Gleadle
Emily Sheppard

Nominees for Juvenile Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Reid Gustavson
Trey Henderson
Kevin Lim
Justin Marpole-Bird

Nominees for Junior Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell
Heather Zavaduk

Nominees for Junior Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Aaron Dixon
Michael Mason
Curtis Moss
Chris Winter

Nominees for Senior Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Diane Cummins
Jennifer Joyce
Krista Woodward

Nominees for Senior Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year:

Dylan Armstrong
Jaswinder Gill
Gary Reed

2005 Masters Female Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Maureen de St. Croix

2005 Masters Male Track & Field Athlete of the Year

Tom Dickson

Juvenile Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Rachel Cliff

Juvenile Male Cross Country Runner of the Year

Justin Marpole-Bird

Junior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Kristen Kolstad

Junior Male Cross Country Runner of the Year

Daniel Mallie

Senior Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Tina Connelly

Senior Male Cross Country Runner of the Year

Steven Osaduik

Master Female Cross Country Runner of the Year

Maureen de St. Croix

Master Male Cross Country Runner of the Year

Herb Phillips

Junior Male Road Runner of the Year

Kevin Friesen

Senior Female Road Runner of the Year

Leah Pells

Senior Male Road Runner of the Year

Jim Finlayson

Masters Female Road Runner of the Year

Nancy Tinari

Masters Male Road Runner of the Year

Herb Phillips

Athlete with a Disability Female Physical Sensory Challenged Athlete of the Year

Michelle Stilwell

Athlete with a Disability Male Physical Sensory Challenged Athlete of the Year

Kelly Smith

Ian McNeil Award - Official of the Year

Iain Fisher

Ralph Coates Memorial Award - Long Standing Service

Dave Hopkins

Mary Temple Award - Novice Official of the Year

Michele Peacock

Dave Coupland Inspirational Award

Geralding Bagot
Marion Crowley

Junior Development Coaching Excellence Award

Jim Clifford

Senior Coaching Excellence Award

Richard Collier
Graeme Fell
Frank Reynolds

High Performance Coaching Excellence Award

Wynn Gmitroski

BC Athletics Hall of Fame - 2005 Inductees

John Hill
Kevin & Sue Kydd
Shirley Young


Sport BC Announces Finalists for the Athlete of the Year Awards

A complete listing is available at:
www.sport.bc.ca/Content/News%20Room/
Sport%20BC%20News%20Releases.asp?ItemID=17160

Amongst the finalists just announced…..

Coach of the Year Award
Finalist - Brit Townsend, Track & Field

Athlete with a Disability Award
Finalist - Kelly Smith - Wheelchair Athletics

High School Female Athlete of the Year Award
Finalist - Elizabeth Gleadle (Kitsilano Secondary) - Track & Field

High School Male Athlete of the Year Award
Finalist - Tyrell Mara (White Rock Christian Academy) - Basketball, Track & Field
Finalist - Justin Marpole-Bird (St. George's) - Track & Field

Junior Female Athlete of the Year Award
Finalist - Kirsten Sweetland, Triathlon

University Athlete of the Year Award
Finalist - Julia Howard, Track & Field

Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award
Finalist - Gary Reed, Track & Field


2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

The 2006 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund applications are now available on the Athletes CAN website: www.athletescan.com. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2006.

Cross Country

Call for Bids - BC Cross Country Championships 2006/2007

Interested BC Athletics affiliated clubs should forward a letter of intent to the BC Athletics office by Friday, January 13, 2006 - close of business. Please address the letter to:

BC Cross Country Championship Bids
Jerry Tighe
Technical Manager Road Running & Cross Country Running
#206 - 1367 W. Broadway
Vancouver BC V6H 4A9
Fax: (604) 737-3171
Email: jerrytighe@bcathletics.org

Track and Field

Call for Bids - 2006 Canadian Senior Track & Field Championships

Deadline - January 20, 2006
Due to withdrawal of Athletics Manitoba as hosts for this Championship, Athletics Canada is calling for bids to host. Please see the following link for all details.
www.athleticscanada.com/article.asp?id=7913

Road Running

BC ATHLETICS 5KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosted by Penticton Pounders
March 12, 2006
Details will be available shortly.

Winter 2006 Road Running Performance Clinic

For complete information and registration:
www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm 

$3,000 Ottawa Race Weekend National Athletic Scholarship for 2006.

Applications should be in by January 16th, 2006.
Please visit www.runottawa.com for more information or download the application directly from www.ncm.ca/content_files/2006orwathleticscholarshipapplication.pdf 

Camps & Clinics

NCCP Level 2/3 Middle Distance and Distance

Abbotsford, BC
February 17-19, 2006
Legacy Centre - Swan Track, Abbotsford
Details and registration form will be available shortly

NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course

Victoria, BC
March 11-12, 2006
Oak Bay Track Facility
Details and registration form will be available shortly

2006 SPRING BREAK TRACK CAMP

For grade 10, 11, 12 high school students
March 13th through 17th at the University of Victoria
$250 for the camp
$200 for accommodation at the Howard Johnson Commonwealth Centre (total $450)
Contact Ron Parker at ronparker66@shaw.ca 
Deadline for registration and payment Feb. 13th, 2006
For further information: www.pacificathletics.ca 

Run Jump Throw!

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms are posted as they become available.

January 2006

February 2006

March 2006

  • March 23 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo - location to follow
  • March 25-26 Instructor workshop Comox Valley… as part of the Power of Sport Tour - details and location to follow
  • March 20th-26th Power of Sport Tour: RunJumpThrow will be part of the Vancouver island Power of Sport Tour March 20th-26th, visiting Comox, Campbell River, Courtney and Qualicum Beach.
    Schools can request to have RJT demonstrations and workshops for kids during the week. More details to follow.
  • Dates TBA: Vancouver - More Sports Program - Leaders and Instructor Training - Contact: Thelma Wright Ph: 604-737-3175 Email: runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

April 2006

  • April 7 Teacher Pro D Smithers - registration to follow

RJT Camps for kids:

January 2006 

  • Nelson 8 week camps for 5-11 year olds - details and registration (PDF)
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

February 2006

  • February 17 Pro-D Camp, Kelowna, contact Amber Gilbert 250-862-3868
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

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

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 Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - alvan50@shaw.ca 
Denise Clements - cdclements@shaw.ca 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - freynold@shaw.ca 

REMINDERS and Quick Links

Downtown Lions Sled Dog Track & Field Meet (Jan 20-21st)

Information available on the Huskie Track & Field Website, under "What's New"...
http://track.usask.ca

Employment Opportunities

www.bcathletics.org/main/about_bca.htm#employment

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

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

2006 National Team Programs and Selection Criteria

www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=849

National Officials' Committee - Call for Nominations for the National Officials' Committee

http://www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=1266


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