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ISSUE #21-2006
Friday, June 2, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Website On-Line Registration Form Problems - May 16th to May 24th
  • Athletics Canada Announces Invitations to the 2006 Summer Junior Relay Camp
  • Team BC Announced - Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Meets
  • Sport Psychology Seminar - June 16-17, Burnaby


Website On-Line Registration Form Problems

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The various online registration and payment forms (with the exception of the Individual Membership form which is working properly) on the BC Athletics website have been temporarily suspended. They will be activated shortly once new programming requirements are dealt with.

Of particular concern are any forms submitted for the following:

  • Sanction Forms
  • Publication Form
  • Hurdles Clinic Registration
  • Kajaks International Track Meet entries

We have experienced problems from May 16th through to June 1st. Some registrations did get through but most didn't. If you are unsure please contact Sam Collier at with details on your submission(s) and she can verify for you. You can also print out the form and re-submit it to the BC Athletics office by fax at (604) 737-3171. We will make sure you are not charged twice.

If you submitted an online entry for the Kajaks International Track Meet during this time period please resubmit your entries using the pdf copy which can be found at:

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused and look forward to getting things back to normal as quickly as possible.

BC Athletics Welcomes New Employee

Kristin Carpenter has joined the BC Athletics team as the half time Administrative Assistant for the office and half time Administrative Assistant for the Run Jump Throw program. Kristin recently graduated from UBC with a degree in Leisure and Sport Management. She also competed on the UBC Track and Field and Cross Country teams for five years and has been a member of BC and Canadian teams.

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

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:

Track & Field

Athletics Canada Announces Invitations for the 2006 Summer Junior Relay Camp

Athletics Canada has identified a list of eligible athletes for the 2006 Summer Junior Relay Camp. The camp will take place following the 2006 Junior National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec, July 24-26. Invited athletes are:

Men 4x100m

  • Justyn Warner
  • Michael LeBlanc
  • Brian Barnett
  • Seyi Smith
  • Jonathan Charest
  • Tyrone Halstead
  • Justin Kripps
  • Jamie Glasgow

Men 4x400m

  • Brian Barnett
  • Adam Johnson
  • Kevin Lim
  • Todd Pyper
  • Andrew Dargie
  • Jonathan Reid
  • Jon Charest
  • Geoff Harris
  • Adam Bosley
  • Brandon Dills

Women 4x100m

  • Kimberley Hyacinthe
  • Whitney Wellington
  • Jenna Martin
  • Rhonda-Kaye Trusty
  • Billie Whitegibson
  • Allison Howatt
  • Natasha Issajenko
  • Nikkita Holder
  • Omoye Agiagbe
  • Chantal Grant

Women 4x400m

  • Carline Muir
  • Jenna Martin
  • Deanna Sullivan
  • Caitlin Bailey
  • Omoye Ugiagbe
  • Natalie Geiger
  • Corri Fell
  • Melissa Bishop
  • Rebecca Johnston

2006 Canadian Race Walk Championships

The 2006 Nationals for race walk are back in Ottawa within the global track and field championships package on the first weekend of August.

The 20 km RW for Men & Women will be held on Sunday morning August 6 on a road course. Adjustments to the schedule will be done soon and can be found at:

Hosted in conjunction with the National Championship race walk event, there will be also and open (non championship) 10 km and/or 20 km race walk event.

All the details will be available on Athletics Canada website soon.

2006 PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series

Team BC Announced - Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Meets

BC Athletics is pleased to announce Team BC for the Team BC vs Team Alberta Dual Track & Field Meets. The following list is subject to change:


Ruky Abdullai 400m/HJ
Corri-Ann Campbell Fell 100mH/400mH
Elizabeth Gleadle JT
Rebecca Johnstone 800m
Meredith MacGregor 1500m/3000mS/C
Heather Mancell 800m/1500m
Lauren Seibel 400m
Zaria Stoffman 100mH
Lauren Welch 400mH
Billie Whitegibson 100m/200m
Liza Whitehead 100m
Heather Zavaduk PV


Dylan Armstrong SP/HT
Mike Clapson PV
Matt Clifford PV
Andrew Cooke 400mH
Chad Fraser 800m/1500m
Seth Fraser 800m/1500m
Joel Halcro 200m/400m
Justin Kripps 100m/200m
Sean Laforest HT
Kevin Lim 400m
Curtis Moss JT
Jeff Symonds 3000mS/C
Ira Thomson 200m/400m
Jarid Vaughan

Team Staff:

Kim Chapdelaine Sprints/Hurdles
Larry Blaschuk Jumps
Tom Nielsen Throws
Carolyn Daubeny Middle Distance/Distance
Manager TBA

SPECIAL NOTE: BC Team athletes are asked to contact Ron Bunting at the BC Athletics at your earliest convenience - or (604) 737-3176

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

June 4, 2006
Abbotsford, BC
Meet Website: 

Review Kajaks International Track Classic

June 6, 2006
Richmond, BC
Meet Website: 

The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic / Pacific World Cup

June 8, 2006
Burnaby, BC
Meet Website: 

Athletics Canada finalizes team for Pacific World Cup

Athletics Canada announced last week ten more athletes to compete in the Pacific World Cup. The 2nd Annual Pacific World Cup - a dual international meet taking place in Burnaby on June 8th - will feature Canadian national team athletes facing off against China's finest.

Athletics Canada's complete Pacific World Cup team can be found at: 

Ten athletes added to Pacific World Cup team:

Broomfield, Erica    Scarborough, ON    100m / 4X100m
Dortch, Tawa         Edmonton, AB       400m Hurdles
Grenier, Martin      Sherbrooke, QC     4X100m
Hendry, Kelsie       Saskatoon, SK 	Pole Vault
Jennings, Karl       Brampton, ON       110m Hurdles
MacLeod, Jared       Winnipeg, MB       110m Hurdles
Olupona, Toyin       Mississauga, ON    100m / 4X100m
Parris, Emanuel      Montréal, QC       4X100m
Russell, Scott       Windsor, ON        Javelin
Whyte, Angela        Edmonton, AB       100m Hurdles

Erica Broomfield, Tawa Dortch, Kelsie Hendry, Jared MacLeaod, Emanuel Parris, Scott Russell and Angela Whyte all competed for Canada at the XVIII Commonwealth Games in March.

More recently Martin Grenier from Sherbrooke finished first in the 100m at the World Haylett Invitational in Manhattan, NY in a time of 10.54. At the same event on May 7th Grenier was fourth in the 200m clocking in at 21.64.

Scott Russell from Windsor finished second at the Grand Prix of Brazil in Belem with a throw of 79.55 meters in the javelin on May 21st. The heave was Russell's best of this young season.


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 - date changed
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

EVent Updates

BC Masters Pole Vault Championship - June 14th - Victoria

Gerard Dumas is hosting the BC Masters Pole Vault Championship on Wednesday, June 14th at 5 pm in Victoria. For information and details please contact Gerard directly at

New this year - Kajaks All-Comers Series

Last meet June 15, 2006. Come out and race for the fun of it, or compete with your friends for bragging rights! With events from the 100m to the 1500m, and all
electronically timed with Finish Lynx timing. Details available at:

Courses and Clinics

Sport Psychology Seminar - June 16, 17

Jon Lee Kootnekoff, former SFU Basketball coach and inspirational speaker and Enio Sacilotto, coach of the Norwegian elite hockey league are holding "The Mental Edge Sports Seminar - Mental Training for Peak Performance," June 16th and 17th at the Burnaby Winter Club.

For more information contact Enio Sacilotto at (604) 255-4747 or Jon Lee Kootnekoff at (250) 493-7309.

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 from 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 print a registration form 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.

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

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