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Friday, June 30, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- TSN Tentative Broadcast Schedule of the 2006 Pacific World Cup -
Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta
- RunJumpThrow Coming to the Jack Brow Memorial Track & Field
- 1996 Olympic Relay Team to Reunite
- CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program
- HBC Run for Canada, July 1st
- Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Stacey
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.
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.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Stacey Irvine
This week's profile is on the BC High School Pole Vault Champion -
Hometown: Quick, BC
Club: Track 54.50 - Smithers, BC
Coach: Greg Peters
Event: Pole Vault and 100m Hurdles
2006 Best to date:
Pole Vault - 3.55m
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
Pole Vault - 3.50m BC #1 Juvenile, Canada Youth #2
100mH - 15.21
2006 BC High School Championships Pole Vault - 1st, 3.45m New Record
2006 BC High School Championships 100m Hurdles - 6th
2006 BC High School Championships Outstanding Female Athlete Award
2005 Provincial Juvenile Record, Pole Vault - 3.50m
2005 BC Junior Championships Pole Vault - 2nd
2005 BC High School Championships Pole Vault - 1st, 3.31m New Record
Track & Field Team Selection:
2005 Canada World Youth Team, Morocco - 21st
Stacey plans on attending university in either physiotherapy or sport
science and to continue vaulting.
This season - make the BC Juvenile Team and/or Junior Team and clear
Next season - to put the BC High School record out of reach of everyone
Stacey's favourite experience was vaulting in Morocco in 45 degree
temperatures. She enjoys the Smithers track for vaulting as it is a first
class venue and there is usually a nice tail wind. She is in a great
training environment with some of the best female vaulters in the
province. They are great friends and push each other to greater heights.
Stacey also helps children get their start in sport as a RunJumpThrow
The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching Reflections of a Winning
The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching aims to help female coaches
share experiences, exchange information, discuss lessons learned, and
establish networks by providing an online forum for our leading women
coaches to write about their Olympic experiences. The hope is that readers
will not only benefit from the shared knowledge, but will also gain
valuable insight into the all-encompassing commitment that goes into the
making of champions.
SPIN: The Sport Innovation Newsletter
The June issue of SPIN, the sport innovation newsletter produced by
PacificSport can be viewed at www.pacificsport.com/Images/PDFs/2006_06_SPIN_Newsletter_FINAL.pdf.
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.
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.
Track & Field
TSN Tentative Broadcast Schedule of the 2006 Pacific World Cup -
Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta
TSN tentative dates for the broadcasting of the 2006 Pacific World Cup
- Canada vs China and BC vs Alberta are:
- July 8 @ 2:30pm (premiere)
- July 12 @ 1pm (weekday afternoon repeat)
- July 14 @ midnight (western prime repeat) for TSN Broadcast of 2006
Pacific World Cup; China vs Canada
1996 Olympic Relay Team to Reunite
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is proud to announce that for the first time
in nearly half a decade the 1996 Olympic Gold Medal 4 x 100m Relay Team
will be together again in conjunction with the 2006 Canadian Track and
Field Championships. This summer marks the 10th anniversary of the
Canadian Relay Teams' underdog victory at the Atlanta Olympic Games, as
well as Donovan Bailey's 100m gold medal in what was then a world record
time of 9.84 seconds.
Carleton Chambers, Robert Esmie, Glenroy Gilbert, Bruny Surin, and
Donovan Bailey will all converge on the nation's capital to celebrate one
of Canada's greatest Olympic moments. The championships will also feature
Canada's brightest track and field stars such as world-class hurdler
Perdita Felicien, World Championship bronze medalist Tyler, Olympic high
jumper Mark Boswell, and many more.
The 2006 Canadian Track and Field Championships will take place at the
Terry Fox Athletic Facility, in Ottawa, August 4th to 6th. More
information will be available in the upcoming weeks on www.athletics.ca,
and at www.ottawalions.com.
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 underway. The
remaining schedule for the championships is as follows:
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
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 - past deadline
- Senior - July 7
The forms can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/athdec_tf06.htm.
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 are taking place on 7 consecutive Tuesday
evenings since 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, 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
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.
HBC Run for Canada
The HBC Run for Canada in Vancouver July 1st is sanctioned by BC
Athletics and #11 of the 15 race TIMEX BC Road Running Series. Both the
Vancouver and Victoria runs are raising money through pledges for Canadian
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Coming to the Jack Brow Memorial Track & Field Meet
Kids 6-12 will be able to participate in RunJumpThrow activities
Saturday July 1st and Sunday July 2nd from 10:30am - 12:30pm at the Jack
Brow Memorial Track & Field Meet in Kelowna. Registration forms will
be available at the Apple Bowl the day of the event.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program
The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is offering subsidies of
$12,000 to enable organizations to hire young professionals for coaching
positions leading to permanent full-time employment. Participants must be:
- Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or persons on whom refugee
status has been conferred;
- between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the time of
- post-secondary graduates;
- out of school;
- unemployed or under-employed;
- legally entitled to work according to the relevant
provincial/territorial legislation and regulations;
- not previous participants of a Career Focus project funded under the
Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy (YES); and
- not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits.
The deadline for applications is July 14, 2006. For more
information visit the Coaching Internship Program website at http://coach.ca/eng/grants/internships.cfm.
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
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
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
Management/ Risk Management Main.asp
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 - email@example.com
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.