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Friday, June 23, 2006
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships Venue Changed to
- Re-Subscribe to Receive the BC Athletics Bulletin by Email
- RunJumpThrow June Newsletter Now Available
- Nine BC Athletes Named to NACAC U-23 Championships
- Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter
- Online Registration Open for the 2006 National Junior and Senior
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships Venue Changed to
The June 24th BC Junior Development Pentathlon Championships has
changed venues and will now be held in Kelowna.
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 email@example.com
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.
Re-Subscribe to Receive the BC Athletics Bulletin by Email
Unfortunately, when the BC Athletics Office changed computer systems at
the end of May the BC Athletics Bulletin Subscriber list did not transfer
to the new system. To receive the Bulletin by email, please re-subscribe
by entering your name and email at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Track & Field
Online Registration Open for National Junior and Senior Championships
Online registration for the 2006 Canadian Junior and Senior Track and
Field Championships is now available. It can be found at:
Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships, July 21-23, Sherbrooke,
Canadian Senior Track and Field Championships, August 4-6, Ottawa,
Nine BC Athletes Named to NACAC U-23 Team
Athletics Canada has announced the team that will compete at the 2006
North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association Under 23
Championships. The Canadian team that will compete in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic July 7-9 includes 9 BC athletes and 4 BC coaches:
Elmer, Shannon 10000m New Westminster, BC
Hewitt, Cloe Heptathlon Victoria, BC
Johns, Adelle Heptathlon Richmond, BC
Kennelly, Bevin 3000mSC Quesnel, BC
Martinson, Geoff 800m Victoria, BC
Mason, Mike High Jump Nanoose Bay, BC
Murray, Novelle Discus Surrey, BC
Thomson, Ira 400m Texada Island, BC
Welch, Lauren 400mH Vancouver, BC
Woodward, Krista Javelin New Westminster, BC
Richard Collier, Head Coach
Janet Neufeld, Team Manager
Sue Northey, Endurance
Tony Dickson, Jumps
For more information go to www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/Team%20Annoucement.pdf.
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, Kelowna
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
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
or contact Jerry Tighe at 604-731-9475, email@example.com.
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.
Local Elite Runners and Bands Ready to Rock Record Field in Sunday's
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon
Two of BC's leading Half-Marathoners, Jim Finlayson and Steve Osaduik,
will be leading a record field of 4500 runners in Sunday's Scotiabank
Vancouver Half-Marathon, as they try to steal the win from defending
champion Giitah Macharia.
Steve and Jim recently placed first and second respectively in the Oak
Bay Half-Marathon May 28th, each breaking the course record. Giitah
Macharia of St. Catharines, Ontario has been burning up the east with a
recent first place finish in the Sporting Life 10k in a blazing 28:52.
Giitah is also the 2005 Canada Running Series Champion.
Most of Canada's strongest elite runners live and train in the Lower
Mainland and Vancouver Island, and you could hear the sigh of relief when
four time defending women's champion Lioudmila Kortchaguina announced she
would not be able to run the event this year. A great women's race is
developing between Lisa Harvey of Calgary, recent new mother Leah Pells
and local Tina Connelly, three strong runners who will be challenging each
other for the women's top spot.
Rounding out the over forty elite runners, will be three of Canada's
top over forty Masters runners. Norm Tinkham (Maple Ridge), Richard Lee
(Port Coquitlam) and Jamie Black (Toronto), continue to challenge each
other for top spot in the Masters category of the Canada Running Series,
each running a challenging time in the low 70 minute range.
Keeping the runners energized and moving their feet will be five new
live entertainment stations on course. Runners will find themselves
rocking through UBC, as they run down to Spanish Banks to the Channel M
Community Station featuring the jazz stylings of Buckwyld. They will run
by two more live bands at Kitsilano Beach and English Bay, before coming
into the finish with music of P-Shiv at Second Beach.
The Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon and 5k is the third largest
running event in Vancouver and is part of both the prestigious Canada
Running Series and Vancouver Sun Run Series. Five hundred runners will
take to the paths in Stanley Park in a for fun 5km component on Sunday
morning. The event is in support of VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation's
Your Health - Your Choice Program, which supports a variety of health
related causes at the hospitals. The event raised more than $160,000 for
the Foundation in 2005.
For more information contact: Clifton Cunningham, Race Director,
Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K (778) 786-3116 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Canadian Paralympic Track and Field Championships Registration Closing
Registration for the 2006 Canadian Paralympic Track and Field
Championships closes at midnight, Friday June 23rd. The event will be held
July 6-8 in London, Ontario. Online registration and Technical Package is
available at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=7500.
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.
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.
BC Summer Games
Kamloops 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter
The second edition of the 2006 BC Summer Games Newsletter is out. It
can be found at: www.kamloops2006.ca/pdf/BC%20Games%20Newsletter%202.pdf.
Courses and Clinics
Sport Technology & Sport Performance Conference
The SPIN Summit, a conference on sport technology and sport performance
will be taking place in Victoria, October 2-4, 2006. Registration is
online at www.spinsummit.com.
The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon 2006 World Congress
Science and Medicine of the Marathon
Presented by American Road Race Medical Society (ARRMS) and the
College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Oct 18-21, 2006
Demographics of Modern Marathon Running
Immunology and Hematolgy
Race Day Medical Care
Cardiovascular Medical Issues
Registration at: www.SMMConference.com.
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!
RunJumpThrow June Newsletter Now Online!
The June edition of the RunJumpThrow Newsletter is now online. You
can find it at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm#news.
RunJumpThrow at Ocean Athletics
Thank you to Maureen De St Croix and the Ocean Athletics Junior
Development athletes for having RJT demonstrate the program in South
Surrey, June 20th and 22nd. Under sunny skies many great shots were
taken of children having fun running, jumping and throwing.
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
The Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Association (ASRA)
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."
REMINDERS and Quick Links
Now you can order your own RunJumpThrow Equipment Bag!
Order form is available on the RJT page of the BC Athletics website:
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.