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Friday, July 14, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- 2006 BC Junior Team announced
- NACAC 2006 - Great showing by B.C. Athletes
- 2006 BC Athletics Calendars to be picked up in Abbotsford July 15,
- Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund - 2006-06-29
- Adam Kunkel and Gary Reed set new Canadian records
- Kajaks Fun Relay Meet - August 2, 2006
- Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Liza
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Calendar of Events to be Picked Up in Abbotsford
The remaining 2006 Calendars of Events for clubs in the lower mainland
need to be picked up at the BC Juvenile, Senior Championships this
weekend, July 15, 16, in Abbotsford. Here are the Track and Field clubs
that still need to pick up their Calendars:
Zone 3 - CC, CHWK, PAA, RRTF, SFTC, TRI, UAC, VR
Zone 4 - CEN, CITY, KAJ
Zone 5 - MAC, NORW, WVAN
Please send representative of your club to the BC Athletics table to
pick up the Calendars
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
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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 Liza Whitehead
Club: Coquitlam Cheetahs
Coach: Tara Self
Events: 60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100m
2006 Best to date:
60m - 7.70s
100m - 12.00s
200m - 24.70s
2005 Best Performance & Ranking:
60m - 7.89s
100m - 12.17s, BC #1, 35th Nationally
200m - 25.52s, BC #3
2006 BC Junior Championships 100m - 2nd
2006 BC Junior Championships 200m - 3rd
2006 BC Junior Championships 4x100m - 1st
2005 BC High School Championships 100m - 3rd
2005 BC Junior Championships 100m - 1st
2005 Canada Summer Games 100m - 9th
2005 Canada Summer Games 4x100m Team BC - 1st
2004 Canadian Junior Championships 100m - 11th
2004 BC High School Championships 100m - 4th
2006 BC vs Alberta Dual team
2005 Canada Summer Games Team
2002 BC Summer Games Team
Liza will be attending the University of Utah in the fall and plans on
taking Exercise and Sport Sciences in addition to competing for the Utes.
She is also going to be competing at the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and
Favourite Time Related to Track and Field
Liza enjoys travelling to different meets and competing on the BC
Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund
Date: June 29, 2006
Infrastructure Canada has released details of its Municipal Rural
Infrastructure Fund. This federal program has been structured to provide a
balanced response to local infrastructure needs in urban and rural Canada,
and ensure that Canadians living in communities large and small will share
in the benefits of infrastructure investments. It builds on past successes
in partnership infrastructure funding of over 3,000 projects that have
directly benefited Canadians.
The $1 billion fund is meant to improve and increase public infrastructure
in areas such as water, wastewater, culture and recreation. With matching
funding through an agreement with the Provincial government, and an
expectation that participating local governments will match spending, the
British Columbia investment is targeted at more than $150 million over the
coming year. A minimum 80 per cent of funding will be targeted toward
communities with a population under 250,000 people. At least 60 per cent
of funding will assist with "green" projects such as drinking
water supply and improved wastewater and storm-water sewage treatment. Up
to 40 per cent of the remaining funding will support local roads, culture,
tourism, recreation and connectivity projects.
Detailed information can be found online at www.infrastructure.gc.ca/mrif-fimr/index_e.shtml?menuD.
Funding information for sport and recreation projects appears on page 22
under Category 7: Recreation, while community centres are addressed
under Category 6: Culture.
As per the program outline, the objective of the Recreation category is
"to construct, restore or improve recreation, physical activity
and sports public Infrastructure to encourage a higher proportion of
Canadians, from all segments of society, to integrate sports and physical
activities in their daily life." This includes sports facilities
excluding those used primarily by professional athletes; community
recreation spaces; fields and parks; fitness trails; bike paths and lanes;
playgrounds; and other recreational Infrastructure that meets the category
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Track & Field
2006 BC Junior Team Announced!
Congratulations to the following athletes for being selected to the BC
Junior Team, set to compete in Sherbrooke, PQ on July 21, 22, 23.
NAME EVENT(s) CLUB HOMETOWN
Whitney Wellington 100, 200 THUNDERBIRDS SURREY
Mike Giuffre 100, 200 METRO
Ricardo Charles 100, 200 CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK
Kevin Lim 200, 400 NORWESTERS NORTH VAN
Mark Chenery 110mH PACIFIC ATHLET VICTORIA
Corri Campbell-Fell 400mH THUNDERBIRDS VANCOUVER
Laura McCauley SP, DT JT ALBERNI VALLEY ALBERNI
Rochelle Kokayko HT KELOWNA Kelowna
Liz Gleadle JT THUNDERBIRDS VANCOUVER
Kyle Nielsen JT CHEETAHS COQUITLAM
Trey Henderson HT, DT KAJAKS RICHMOND
Rachel Cliff 3000 THUNDERBIRDS VANCOUVER
Lisa Egami 800 VALLEY ROYALS COQUITLAM
Jessica Smith 1500, 3000 NORWESTERS NORTH VAN
Jordan Mara 800 KAJAKS SURREY
Kevin Friesen 5000 NANAIMO tf NANAIMO
Daniel Mallie 800 PACIFIC ATHLET DELTA
Paul Little HJ NANAIMO tf NANAIMO
Erica Rutley PV 54.5 SMITHERS
Gabrielle Payne HJ KAJAKS RICHMOND
Camille Richard TJ THUNDERBIRDS VANCOUVER
Reid Gustafson DECATHLON THUNDERBIRDS WEST VAN
Emma MacCorquodale HT NANAIMO tf NANAIMO
JD Rose HT KAMLOOPS NANAIMO
Lara terLaak DT; HT KAJAKS SURREY
Stacey Irvine POLE VAULT
Nicolle Fraser JT CHEETAHS COQUITLAM
Christine Lowe 400mH CHEETAHS COQUITLAM
Aaron Dixon DECATHLON THUNDERBIRDS PRINCE GEORGE
Angus Taylor HT KAJAKS RICHMOND
'07 and '08 Canadian Championships to take place in Windsor
OTTAWA - The 2007 and 2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships have
been moved from Edmonton, Alberta and will now take place in Windsor,
Ontario. The move was necessary due to a schedule conflict in Edmonton.
Canadian Championships not only serve to crown the nations finest
athletes, they also serve qualifiers for major international competitions
such as the Olympic Games and World Championships. The 2007 Canadian
Championships will serve as a qualifier to the 2007 IAAF World
Championships in Athletics while the 2008 nationals will qualify athletes
to the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
Windsor, host of the the 2005 Pan Am Junior Championships, has a rich
history in hosting prestigious athletics events. Windsor had been slated
to host the 2007 and 2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships,
with them now hosting the senior championships, the 2007 and 2008 juniors
have been moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia.
The 2007 Canadian Track and Field Championships will mark the first
time that a fully integrated event is staged with both able-bodied and
athletes with a disability competing in the same Canadian Championship.
Mark Steeds and Mike Mason win bronze for Canada at NACAC under-23
track and field championships
SANTO DOMINGO - Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., won the bronze
medal in the men's high jump and Mark Steeds of Paris, Ont., was also
third in the men's 5,000-metre on Sunday to conclude the North America,
Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) under-23 track and field
Canada ends the three-day competition with 15 medals (three silver and
In the men's high jump, Keith Moffatt of the U.S., took the gold at
2.27 metres followed by Donald Thomas of the Bahamas in second at 2.21. Mason
was third at 2.19 missing his three attempts at 2.21.
In the men's 5,000, Steeds took third spot clocking 15:02.68. Aaron
Aguayo led the U.S., to a 1-2 finish clocking 14:54.55.
Other Canadian men's results Sunday: Kyle Helf of Alliston, Ont., and
Sean Steacy of Lethbridge, Alta., were fifth and sixth in the hammer
On the women's side, Rachel Lavallee of Peterborough, Ont., was fourth
in the10 kilometre walk; Tabia Charles of Pickering, Ont., fourth in the
long jump; Megan Brown of Toronto fifth in the 800; Adelle Johns of
Richmond, B.C., and Cloe Hewitt of Victoria ninth and seventh in the
In the relays, Canada was fourth in the men's 4X100 with Adam Rosenke
of Edmonton, Gavin Smellie of Toronto, Justin McLennan of Mississauga,
Ont., and Jared Connaughton of New Haven, P.E.I; sixth in the men's 4X400
with Benjamin Warnock of Sault Ste Marie, Ont., Rosenke, Geoff Martinson
of Victoria and Ira Thomson of Texada Island, B.C.; and sixth in
the women's 4X400 with Lauren Welch of Vancouver, Bevin Kennelly of
Quesnel, B.C., Jacqueline Malette of Windsor, Ont., and Brown.
The Canadian silver medallists this weekend were Krista Woodward of
New Westminster, B.C., in the women's javelin, Shannon Elmer of New
Westminster in the women's 10,000 and Adam Currie of Verdun, Que., in
the men's 800.
Besides Mason and Steeds, Canadian bronze medallists this weekend for
the men were Martinson in the 800, Connaughton in the 200 and Joseph
Campanelli of Toronto in the 10,000.
For the women, third place finishes were posted by Malette in the 1,500
and 5,000, Adrianne Vangool of Saskatoon in the pole vault, Sultana
Frizell of Perth, Ont., in the shotput, Novelle Murray of Surrey,
B.C., in the discus, Kennelly in the 3,000 steeplechase and Charles in the
Kajaks Fun Relay Meet - August 2, 2006
The Kajaks Fun Relay Meet will be August 2, 2006 at Minoru Park will
start at 6pm. All clubs are welcome and can enter as many relay teams in
as many events as you would like. A price will be charged based on the
number of competitors registered to cover the cost of the food. This will
be a fun meet for the whole family; we want to build on the team approach
to track. This meet will be more like a windup with a BBQ for all the
competitors. Their burger and drink is included in their entry fee. There
will also be burgers for purchase for all non competitors. This meet will
also give your relay teams a chance to practice before the National Meet
Aug 10-17. Please see the Kajaks website for more details. www.kajaks.org
Come join us for an evening of fun!
Kunkel sets 400m hurdles Canadian record… again
OTTAWA - Adam Kunkel was out breaking records again this past weekend,
this time at a meet in Lucerne, Switzerland. Kunkel bettered the pending
Canadian record he set in France (48.88 seconds) by winning the B section
of the 400m hurdles and registering the fastest overall time crossing the
finish line in 48.86 seconds. Kunkel's next race will be in Chania on July
17th. Kunkel originally broke Mark Jackson's 14-year old record of 49.18
seconds on June 30th.
Adam Kunkel was not the only Canadian highlight at the Lucerne event.
Nicole Forrester finished in 1st place in the women's high jump with a
jump of 1.86 metres. Dana Ellis was 2nd in the pole vault (4.35 metres).
Hilary Stellingwerf was 6th while Malindi Elmore was 7th in the 1500m.
Anson Henry's time of 10.37 seconds in the 100m was good for 6th place.
In Paris at the Gaz de France Golden League meet, Tyler Christopher was
3rd in the 400m. At the same event Gary Reed was 6th in the 800m
(1:45.19), Kevin Sullivan was 9th in the 1500m (3:33.30), Nate Brennan was
11th in the same race in a time of 3:36.11. Carmen Douma-Hussar was 9th in
the women's 1500m, clocking in at 4:03.82. 100m hurdler Priscilla Lopes
finished in 4th place in what was her first international race as a
professional clocking in at 12.77 seconds.
These athletes will all be competing in Ottawa at the 2006 Canadian
Track and Field Championships, August 4th to 6th. For ticket information
please contact Athletics Canada or the Ottawa Lions - www.ottawalions.com.
Reed sets new 800m Canadian record in Lausanne
OTTAWA - Gary Reed from Victoria set a new Canadian record in the 800m
finishing 2nd in a time of 1:44.16 in Lausanne, Switzerland today at the
Athletissima 2006. Reed broke the existing Canadian record of 1:44.33
which he set in August 2005 at the World Championships in Helsinki,
Finland. Reed will take part in the prestigious Golden Gala in Rome, Italy
on Friday July 14th. The Golden Gala is part of the IAAF Golden League.
Reed will then travel back to Canada and take part in the 2006 Canadian
Track and Field Championships in Ottawa, August 4th to 6th.
In other results from the Super Grand Prix in Lausanne today Diane
Cummins from Vancouver was 3rd in the women's 800m finishing in a time of
2:01.87. Priscilla Lopes of Whitby, ON was 7th in the women's 100m hurdles
crossing the line in 12.74 seconds. Lopes will also head to Rome and take
part in the Golden Gala.
Other Canadians set to compete today in Lausanne are Dana Ellis from
Kitchener, ON and Nicole Forrester from Cookstown, ON who will compete in
the pole vault and high jump respectively.
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,
BC Championships Schedule
The Provincial Championships for the different age groups are underway. The
remaining schedule for the championships is as follows:
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, email@example.com.
TUESDAY (remaining): July 18, 25, August 1.
START: 7:00 PM. (3k Walks 6:45 PM) Field Events 6:30 PM
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.
Road Race Management - Race Directors Meeting & Trade Show
October 12 - 14, 2006, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
For more information, please visit www.rrm.com/meeting/meeting.html
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)
website 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 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 $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 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 Instructor Workshops Available
- Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
- Fee Schedule for Workshops (new as of June 2006)
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.