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Friday, July 7, 2006
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- Broadcast Schedule of the 2006 Pacific World Cup - Canada vs China
and BC vs Alberta
- 2007 and 2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships awarded to
- Trevor Craven meet - Regulation change regarding entering in
multiple age categories
- CAC Accepting Applications for Coaching Internship Program
- Eastern Canadian High Performance Series - Results from meet #3
- Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Mark
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 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.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Mark Chenery
This week's profile is on the BC High School Decathlon Champion - Mark
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Club: Pacific Athletics Club - Victoria, BC
Coach: Ron Parker
Event: Decathlon, hurdles, triple jump
2006 Best to date:
Decathlon - 6287 (Junior)
110mH - 15.07s
Triple Jump - 13.71m
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
Decathlon - 6173 (BC Juvenile Record), BC #1 Juvenile
Octathlon - 5279, Canada Youth #2
2006 BC High School Championships Decathlon - 1st, 6345 points
2006 BC High School Championships 110m Hurdles - 1st, 15.07
2006 BC High School Championships Triple Jump - 1st 13.71m
2006 BC High School Championships Long Jump - 3rd 6.40m
2006 BC High School Championships Outstanding Male Athlete Award
2005 Provincial Juvenile Record, Decathlon - 6173 points
2005 National Juvenile Octathlon Champion - 5279 points
Mark will be attending the University of Victoria in the fall to study
Kinesiology, and to compete for the Vikes in the 2006/07 indoor season.
2006/2007 Carding Document Now Available
The ENGLISH version of the 2006/2007 Carding Document (criteria and
application form) is available on the web at www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140.
The French translation will be posted next week.
Athletics Canada July Newsletter
The July 2006 edition of the Gold Standard, Athletics Canada's official
newsletter is now available at www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/The
Gold Standard - July 2006.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 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 Jessica Olfert at
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.
If you have athletes that are part of the paralympic program
competing in your meet you need to send an additional copy of the results
to Jean Laroche at email@example.com.
Track & Field
2007 and 2008 Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships
Athletics Canada has officially awarded the 2007 and 2008 Canadian
Junior Track & Field Championships to the City of Abbotsford and the
Valley Royals Track & Field Club. The dates for the 2007 Championship
will be July 27 - 29 with the 2008 Championships dates to be announced at
a later time.
A change in the location of the 2007-08 Cdn Seniors from Edmonton to
Windsor meant that the Junior Championships (originally awarded to
Windsor) needed to be changed and Abbotsford was selected. "This is a
great opportunity for Abbotsford, the Valley Royals and athletes from
British Columbia," said Mike Inman, President of the Valley Royals
Track & Field Club. "The City and Club are eager to welcome
athletes, coaches and officials from across Canada to one of the best
venues in the country. We have a strong club program and a history of
successfully hosting International to local events. The Canadian Junior
Championships are an important part of a young athlete's development and
look forward to providing this championship opportunity to them," he
Abbotsford is hosting the 2006 BC Juvenile Track & Field
Championships and BC/Yukon Command Royal Cdn Legion 16/17 yr old Team
Trials plus the BC Senior Track & Field Championships and BC Senior
Team Trials on July 15 & 16 at Swan Track, Rotary Stadium,
Abbotsford. For complete information and a schedule for the Championships
please see the following link: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcjuvsrchamps06.pdf.
Results from Meet #3 of Eastern Canadian High Performance Series
July 6th 2006, OTTAWA - Meet #3 of the Eastern Canadian High
Performance Series wrapped-up yesterday at Terry Fox Athletic Facility in
Ottawa, Ontario with a few highlight performances. Adrienne Power won the
women's 100m dash in a time of 11.56 seconds, Esther Akinsulie won the
women's 400m in front of a hometown crowd in a time of 54.50 seconds. The
men's 400m was exciting as Bobby Young (47.60) from Liberia edged out
Simoncito Silvera (47.91) of Venezuela by 31 tenths of a second. Todd
Pyper (47.92) of Ottawa was 3rd, one tenth of a second behind Silvera.
Follow this link for the full meet results: www.ottawalions.com/Resultshpottawa.htm
The next meet in the series takes place tomorrow (July 7th) in
Sherbrooke, Québec. Sherbrooke will also be the site of the 2006 Canadian
Junior Track and Field Championship July 21st to 23rd. The fifth and final
meet in the series is slated for July 12th in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Terry Fox Athletic Facility will be the site of the 2006 Canadian Track
and Field Championships August 4th to 6th where the nation's best will be
vying for the crown of Canadian champion.
BC Team Athlete Declaration Deadlines
A reminder that 15 year old, Juvenile, and Senior BC Team Declarations
are due July 7th. The forms can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/athdec_tf06.htm
and submitted to the BC Athletics office.
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 11 @ 10pm
- July 14 @ 1pm
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 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 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 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.
Inaugural Sechelt Canada Day Mile
The inaugural Sechelt Canada Day Mile attracted 18 runners to race
along the parade route in front of thousands of enthusiastic spectators.
Leading the way were Halfmoon Bay's Larry Nightingale and Roberts
Creek's Shaun Stephens-Whale, representing the masters and junior age
divisions, respectively. These two quickly opened up a gap on the rest of
the field. By the time they turned on to Inlet Ave, Nightingale was
slightly ahead of Stephens-Whale. Heading up the quiet back stretch on
Mermaid, Stephens-Whale cranked up the effort and was leading the way as
they turned back on to Cowrie Street. However, experience won out over
youth as Nightingale kicked for home over the final 400m, moving ahead by
five seconds for the win.
Over a minute behind, Alex Robertson, another Roberts Creek teen, took
An incredible run of 6:14 by nine-year-old Sophie Dodd placed her
fourth overall and first among the women. Dodd is from Vancouver but
staying in Halfmoon Bay for the summer. At the opposite end of the age
spectrum, Sechelt's Liz Dilasser in the 60-69 division was second woman in
an excellent 7:18, followed by training partner Edith Troup of Sechelt.
Full results at www.foolsrun.com/mile/.
All of the runners were delighted with the crowd support along Cowrie
Street. Afterwards, medals were awarded to age division winners, draw
prizes from Trail Bay Source for Sports were given out, while the runners
watched the parade and enjoyed cool watermelon and cookies donated by
Claytons Heritage Market.
The organizers are pleased with the success of this first edition and
look forward to organizing it again in 2007.
Change Notice - Trevor Craven Track and Field Meet, BC Junior
Championships July 8&9
Athletes will be allowed to enter the BC Junior Championships as well
as events in their own age groups for this meet.
Any late or additional entries are to go to Debby Stephenson of the
Norwesters Track and Field Club Phone 604-988-9241 or Fax 604-988-9242.
The scratch meeting is scheduled for 9:30 on Saturday morning.
2006 Canada-USA Junior Race Walking Dual Selection Criteria
The selection criteria for the 2006 Canada-USA Race Walking Dual meet
has been posted at www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=8724.
Canadian Masters Athletics Championships Website
The Canadian Masters Athletics Championships (Moncton, July 21 - 23)
Web Site can be found at: www.2006canadianmasters.ca.
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 $148.40 (with 6% 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 $10.60 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.