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ISSUE #22-2006
Friday, June 9, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Canada Defeats China in the Pacific World Cup
  • Change of Venue for the BC Combined Events Championships
  • Masters Throwing Events Added to the Jack Brow Memorial
  • New Run Jump Throw Clinics and Instructor Workshops
  • Canadian Paralympic Championships Technical Package Now Available
  • BC Team Athlete Declaration Deadlines


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.

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.

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

BC Team Athlete Declaration Deadlines

A reminder for all athletes aged 15 through to Senior to submit their athlete declaration forms to the BC Athletics office by the following deadlines:

  • 15 year old - July 7
  • Juvenile - July 7
  • Junior - June 23
  • Senior - July 7

The forms can be found at

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:

2006 PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series

Canada Wins Pacific World Cup at the Harry Jerome Meet

Canada defeated China 96-75 at the Pacific World Cup dual meet at the Harry Jerome Track Classic Thursday June 9th. Under difficult conditions Canadians managed 11 victories in 17 events, including Diane Cummins in the 800m and Tyler Christopher in the 400m.

For more on Canada's performance go to For complete results go to

Canadian 10,000m Championships at Lafarge Abbotsford International Track Classic

The Canadian 10,000m Championships were held in conjunction with the Abbotsford International Track Classic, Sunday June 4th. Tara Quinn-Smith took the women's crown and Scott Simpson won the men's race. BC athletes Mark Bomba and Jerry Ziak were 2nd and 3rd respectively.

For complete results go to For Athletics Canada's coverage of the Championships go to

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

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 Combined Events Championships to be held in Nanaimo

The BC Combined Events Championships has changed venues and will now be held at the Nanaimo District Secondary School Track & Field Stadium in Nanaimo, July 1st and 2nd. There will be six championship events held:

  • Juvenile, Junior, and Senior Women's Heptathlon
  • Juvenile Men's Octathlon
  • Junior and Senior Men's Decathlon

Masters Throwing Events Added to the Jack Brow Memorial

The Jack Brow Memorial Track & Field Meet, June 30 - July 2, will be offering Masters events in Shot Put, Javelin, Discus and Hammer this year. The implement weights will follow BC Athletics guidelines. Anyone interested should consult the meet Technical Package mounted on the Kelowna Track and Field Club website at

Canadian Paralympic Championships Technical Package

The 2006 Canadian Paralympic Championships will be held July 6-8 in London, Ontario. The Technical Package is now available at:

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.

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.

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:

Upcoming Run Jump Throw Clinics

  • June 9 - Run with the Stars, Oak Bay Secondary School, 2151 Cranmore Road, Victoria
    For details go to
  • June 18 - Do it For Dad 3k Walk, 8k Run, Victoria

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:

  • June 13 & 20 - Ray Cam Cooperative Centre, Vancouver
  • June 26 - Greybrook Academy, Pitt Meadows

Registration forms are posted as they become available at

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.

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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