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Friday, June 16, 2006
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: email@example.com
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
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
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
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
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
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
- 15 year old - July 7
- Juvenile - July 7
- Junior - June 23
- Senior - July 7
The forms can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/athdec_tf06.htm.
2006 PacifiCanada International Track &
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
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
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
For more information go to www.hersheyharriers.com
starting June 19 or contact Jerry Tighe at 604-731-9475, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
June 27 6:45 PM 3000 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 3000, Shot Put,
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,
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,
Aug 1 1500 Walk, 100, 400, 800, 1500, 200, 10,000, Discus, Javelin
Hosted By: Hershey Harriers A.C. Sanctioned By: British Columbia
Entries: 6:00 P.M. Participants should register at least 1/2 hour prior
to their event.
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: email@example.com.
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 www.ktfc.org.
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: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=7500.
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: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/2006%20NSr-Schedule%20(Mar10).pdf
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
There is also a drop-in fee of $10.70 available.
You can print a registration form at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rrclinic.pdf.
For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email email@example.com.
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
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:
Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for
See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and
Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtoutcomes.pdf
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
- Work dates: starting 2006-04-25 through 2006-07-20
- Available until/Closing date: June 6, 2006
- Contact person: Sam Walker, Head Coach
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (home): 604-888-8839
- Website: www.langleymustangs.com
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 www.asra.ca/news/index.htm
For other job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
BC ATHLETICS COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - email@example.com
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: John Cull - email@example.com
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chair: Denise Clements - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - email@example.com
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
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
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.