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ISSUE #23-2006
Friday, June 16, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Defeats Alberta in Dual Meet
  • Update on the AC Direct Membership Database
  • Victoria High Performance Meet
  • 2006 All Comer Track and Field Meets and High Performance Events
  • Run Jump Throw Instructor Workshop in Pitt Meadows
  • Scotiabank Half Marathon Looking for Volunteers


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. 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.

Update on the AC Direct Membership Database

All of the 2006 BC Athletics Individual memberships have now been entered on the new, national on-line database system - AC Direct. We are still in the process of tweaking the new system in preparation to hand over membership management to the club registrars. The Membership card production is the last function to be finalized and this is why we have been slow getting them out. I am hoping to get everything up to date within the next two weeks. In the meantime if you need your BC Athletics number or are not sure you've actually applied for your 2006 membership please use the Membership Number Check system now available through our website. It can be found at:

In order to set up AC Direct access for club Registrars we will need verification of who is your official club Registrar for 2006. Club Registrars must ensure that their 2006 BC Athletics memberships are in place prior to being able to use the system. Club Registrars should contact Sam Collier at and verify the following information:

  • Registrar Name
  • Club Affiliation
  • 2006 BCA #
  • Email address
  • Full mailing address
  • Phone contact

Once this information is received we can start setting up access to the system and get all the details out to each club Registrar.

Sam Collier
Manager - Registration & Membership Services

Calendar of Events Ready to be Picked Up

The 2006 Calendars of Events have arrived at the BC Athletics office. All lower mainland clubs (zones 3, 4, and 5) can contact Kristin Carpenter at or 604-737-3175 to arrange a pick up for your club's allotment. All remaining zones have been sent and will be arriving shortly.

New Summer Student at BC Athletics

BC Athletics is pleased to welcome Mike Clapson to the office. Mike is currently a student at UBC and a pole vaulter with the UBC, BC, and Thunderbird Track & Field Club teams. He will be with BC Athletics for the summer, compiling the track and field rankings as well as other office duties.

Reminder to Meet Directors

This is a reminder to all meet directors to please submit your results as soon as you can following your event so that we can get them onto our website. Be sure to include the official event name, location (city), and date in the body of your message in order for the results to be posted correctly.

In addition, results must include implement weights, hurdle heights, and wind readings (where available) in order to be included in the BC Track and Field Rankings. If no wind index is available for the necessary events (100m, 200m, 100mH, 110mH, long jump, triple jump), the results will be placed under the illegal performance ranking. Year of birth of the athletes is also appreciated for the rankings.

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

2006 PacifiCanada International Track & Field Series

BC Defeats Alberta in Dual Meet

Congratulations to Team BC for their triumph over Team Alberta in the first Annual Dual Meet Challenge between our two provinces. It was a strong team that took the field in Abbotsford on June 4 in the first of three meets which made up the Dual Meet Series. The points from the three meets (June 4 in Abbotsford; June 6 in Richmond and June 8 in Burnaby at Swangard Stadium) were accumulated and Team BC came out victorious.

Track & Field

BC Championships Schedule

The Provincial Championships for the different age groups are fast approaching. The schedule for the championships is as follows:

June 24 - BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships, Kamloops
July 1-2 - BC Combined Events Championships, Nanaimo
July 8-9 - BC Junior Championships, Swangard Stadium, Burnaby
July 15-16 - BC Juvenile & Senior Championships, Abbotsford
July 21-23 - BC Junior Development Championships, Chilliwack

Victoria High Performance Meet

The Victoria High Performance Meet at Centennial Stadium, Saturday June 17th will have four events:

7:00pm - Men's 800m
7:10pm - Women's 800m
7:25pm - Men's 1500m
7:35pm - Women's 1500m

The organizers are looking to set up the races to have the women's 1500m sub 4:30 and the men's 800m sub 1:50. Entries are $5 and can be sent to

2006 All Comer Track and Field Meets and High Performance Events, Burnaby Central Secondary School Track

The Hershey Harriers A.C. All Comer Track & Field meets at Burnaby Central Secondary School track will take place for 7 consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning June 20th. The meets are open to anyone wishing to participate with a cost of $8 for BC Athletics members or the equivalent from another athletics/track & field association and $10 for nonmembers.

Electronic timing will be used. For the sprints please bring your own starting blocks, throwing implements will be weighed and certified. It is important to note that mixed performances are not eligible for Records, International Standards or National/Provincial Team Selection. Mixed performances in Provincial/National Rankings will be noted as occurring in mixed events.

For more information go to starting June 19 or contact Jerry Tighe at 604-731-9475,

TUESDAY: June 20, June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM

June 20 1500 Walk, 100m, 400, 800, 1500, 200m, 3000, 6:30 Discus, 7:15 Javelin
June 27 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Shot Put, Javelin
July 4 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3,000, Discus, Javelin
July 11 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Shot Put, Javelin
July 18 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Discus, Javelin
July 25 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 5,000, Shot Put, Javelin
Aug 1 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 10,000, Discus, Javelin

Hosted By: Hershey Harriers A.C. Sanctioned By: British Columbia Athletics

Entries: 6:00 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior to their event.

Road Running

Scotiabank Half Marathon Looking for Volunteers

The Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, Sunday June 25th is looking for 25 volunteers to marshal along Marine Drive from Spanish Banks to Jericho. They would assemble at UBC, be dropped off by an event bus, and picked up afterwards and returned to UBC. If you are interested, please contact:

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 posted 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.

Courses and Clinics

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!

Upcoming Run Jump Throw Clinics

  • June 18 - Do it For Dad 3k Walk, 8k Run, Victoria

RJT Workshops in 2006:

  • 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.

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 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

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 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 - 

British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to support amateur sport in B.C.

Media releases and background info:

New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

Back issues of the BCAB are available at