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Friday, September 8, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- RunJumpThrow coming to the NorthWest as part of the Power of Sport
- BC's Michelle Stilwell wins Gold at World Track and Field
Championships for athletes with a disability
- Utting and Pells win 2006 Timex BC Road Running Series
- NCCP Level 1 Workshop to take place in Victoria Oct. 7, 8
- **2007 Calendar Event Submission Open**
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
FOR ALL CLUB ADMINISTRATORS:
In our office we still have many 2006 Calendars to be picked up. Listed
below are the Clubs who have not picked theirs up.
Tri City Greyhounds
Ridge Rockets T&F
Royal City T&F
West Van T&F
South Fraser T&F
Valley Royals T&F
Universal Athletic Club
Vancouver Olympic Club
LET US KNOW IF YOUR CLUB DOES INTEND TO PICK THEM UP. After
September 15, they will no longer be available: email@example.com
Attention all Athletes, Coaches, Branches, & Clubs:
The submission deadline for the 2006-2007 Carding Application Document
(along with training and competition plan) is September 18, 2006.
The application is available at: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=140
and must be sent to Gilbert Legault, High Performance Coordinator.
- An electronic copy is preferred but faxed and mailed copies are
accepted (application is available in both WORD and PDF).
- Incomplete applications and applications submitted after September
18, 2006 will not be accepted nor processed.
- Applications without a training and competition plan will be
considered incomplete until its reception.
- Athletes are advised to confirm reception with Gilbert Legault
Gilbert Legault, High Performance Coordinator
Phone: (613) 260-5580 ext. 3308
Fax: (613) 260-0341
Fire Destroys Vernon Amateur Athletics Association Equipment
It is with great sadness that I inform you that the Vernon Triple A
Track Club has sustained a tragic loss after fire spread through the
grandstands at Polson Park in the wee hours of the morning of August 15,
2006 under suspicious circumstances.
The grandstands were also our Club's storage facility.
Due to the high price of insurance and the fact that our Club was only in
its 3rd season our equipment was not covered.
If you know of any used equipment that may be available could you
please let myself or one of the other coaches know. It would be greatly
On a sad day like today our hearts may be heavy but the enthusiasm and
dedication our athletes have exhibited for the sport over this last year
will carry us forward and help us cope with this terrible set back.
Any help or information would greatly be appreciated.
Breck Sinclair (coach) firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Lemercier (coach and President) email@example.com
Darrel Eddy (coach) firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR ALL 2007 EVENT MANAGERS & DIRECTORS:
Here at BC Athletics we're starting to put together the 2007 Calendar
of Events. It has been requested numerous times that the calendar be
produced and distributed before the following calendar year begins. In an
effort to accomplish this we are asking for your cooperation and
participation. In order to have the calendars out in December, 2006 we are
setting the submission deadline as October 15, 2006.
There are three ways you can submit your event information to BC
- Use our new event listing management system (create your own
- E-mail all information to: email@example.com
- Fax in a printable form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/tfcalsubmission07.pdf
In order to assist your planning we have put together a preliminary
list of 2007 Track & Field events, including many major championships. It can be found
Please assist us by replying in a timely manner. Additions &
Corrections receivable until Oct. 15.
2006 TransCanada 10km Championships Technical Package
The 2006 TransCanada 10km Championships Technical Package is now
available on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=10039.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES:
Did you know that if you were on a Track and Field/Cross Country
regional, provincial, or national team, you can receive high school
If you have been on a BCA team between grades 8 and 12, there are 4
credits or 8 credits that you are eligible for. The course codes are UXSA
10 and UXSA 12. These credits can't be substituted for any required
courses, but they do enhance your transcript. Please contact your high
school counselor to find out how to receive the credits you've earned. For
further information on what qualifies for the credits, visit the BCEd
Course Information on Graduation, Chapter 3, page 94: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/courseinfo/cid.pdf
Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 - Vision 2020: Building a
OTTAWA July 28, 2006 - Mark your calendars! Petro-Canada Sport
Leadership sportif 2006 is November 3-5 at the Vancouver Sheraton Wall
Centre. This year's conference is expected to build on the success of last
year's with a wide variety of workshops and stimulating speakers.
The theme for this year's conference is 2020 Vision: Building a
For a tentative schedule of the conference, go to www.coach.ca/eng/conferences/sport_leadership.cfm.
CAC is in the process of developing the online registration form as
well as workshop descriptions and the conference website. Delegates will
be able to register for Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2006 in
September. Registration deadline is October 20.
More than 30 leading experts in sport science, coach education,
business management, volunteerism, and other key topics will be presenting
at this year's conference.
Coaching Association of Canada
141 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 300
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J3
BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting
The BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting will held on
Sunday November 19, 2006 at Madison's Restaurant in Abbotsford. This
meeting is open to all officials (or prospective officials!) and will
include lunch, draw prizes, camaraderie, and also some pertinent
CALL FOR PHOTOS
The Branch Official's Committee is collecting photos from around the
Province to be included in a Power Point presentation shown at the
Officials AGM in November 2006. Please forward any photos to April Arsene
MEASURE AND WEIGH YOUR THROWING EQUIPMENT!
A word of caution to all club equipment managers: The Throws Officials
are finding many newly purchased throwing implements are not the correct
weight or length, and therefore illegal for competition. Before you pay
for any equipment, weigh and measure it yourself. If you need information,
or assistance, contact John Cull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MILEAGE FORMS FOR OFFICIALS
All officials submitting mileage forms must send them to John Cull,
Branch Chair, with 30 days of the trip.
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.
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 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
Athletics Canada mourns Canadian hero's death
September 5th 2006, OTTAWA - The Athletics Canada family is in mourning
today as former athlete Mark Graham was killed in Afghanistan while
serving his country. Graham was shot by mistake by American warplanes.
"Athletics Canada wishes to pass on our deepest sympathy to Pte.
Mark Graham's family and friends," said Joanne Mortimore, Chief
Executive Officer. "Mark was a proud bearer of the Canadian colours,
competing internationally, and later in life on the battlefield."
Graham, an accomplished sprinter, was a member of the 4X400m relay team
which competed at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona. He captured the
silver medal at both the 1993 and 1994 Canadian Track and Field
Championships in the 400m dash. He also represented Canada at the 1994
Commonwealth Games in Victoria and at the 1992 World Junior Championships
in Seoul, Korea where he made the semi-finals and finished 11th.
Graham was forced to retire from competition in 1994 due to injuries.
Point Grey Community Track Fundraising
In the past year, we have received a great new addition to our
community - a beautiful new turf field and the initial groundwork laid for
a first rate track facility at Point Grey Secondary. Unfortunately, due to
budgetary constraints, the track surrounding the new turf has not been
completed to its full potential.
We are excited to unveil our plans to finally finish the new facility
by building a lit, eight lane rubberized track. This will provide our
community access to first class athletic facilities which will
significantly enhance the surrounding neighborhoods and will boost
business in the area. With the only comparable facility located in
Richmond, we are thrilled about the prospect of completing this
much-needed addition to our community.
We urgently seek your help in making this proposed track facility a
Here are the ways in which you can help:
- Attend the Benefit to Build Oct. 20.
- Help make the benefit a success by:
- Make In-Kind donations
- Event Sponsorship
- Participate in the Brick Program
- Tax-Deductible Donations
For complete information, see www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_trackletter.pdf
Printable Donation form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_donationform.pdf
B.C.'s Michelle Stilwell wins gold at world track and field
championships for athletes with a disability
September 6 2006, ASSEN, The Netherlands - Michelle Stilwell of
Nanoose Bay, B.C., won the gold medal in the women's 200-metres wheelchair
race for quadriplegics on Wednesday at the world track and field
championships for athletes with a disability.
After four days of competition Canada has eight medals with two gold,
four silver and two bronze.
In the women's 200 wheelchair race for quads, Stilwell clocked a Games
record 39.51 seconds for her second medal of the competition. She also won
silver in the 100 on Monday. Pia Schmid of Switzerland, the 100 winner,
was second on Wednesday in 42.75.
''I'm in shock that I've been able to come here and do this,'' said
Stilwell, a former member of the women's national wheelchair basketball
team competing at her first track and field worlds. ''I relied on the same
plan as on Monday except this time it went a lot better. I was a lot more
comfortable and lot less stressed. Plus my husband and parents arrived
here today to see me race and that gave me an extra boost as well.''
Courtney Knight of Burnaby, B.C., was 12th in the women's 100
semifinals for visually impaired. Also, advancing to finals was visually
impaired runner Dustin Walsh of Coquitlam, B.C., in men's 400m.
2006 Championship Photos
To view and order photos from the 2006 Canadian Junior Track and Field
Championship please visit: www.geocities.com/seanburges/juniors.html
To view photos from the 2006 Legion National Track and Field
Championships please visit: www.legion.ca/asp/docs/sports/TF2006_e.asp
Utting and Pells win Timex BC Road Running Series
The 2006 Timex BC Road Running Series wrapped up last Sunday Sept 3rd
at the Labour Day Weekend 8k in Steveston. After final points were
tallied, the top 4 overall men's and women's winners were:
MEN Points Races
1. OLIVER UTTING 165 7
2. JAMIE EPP 137 9
3. GRAEME WILSON 133 7
4. WARREN BARKER 130 7
WOMEN Points Races
1. LEAH PELLS 205 7
2. KRISTINA RODY 181 8
3. JESSICA SOLYMOSI 147 8
4. NANCY TINARI 141 7
Cash prizes from Timex were awarded to these athletes. Full results,
including all age group qualifiers, can be found at www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries/results/results2006.htm.
UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE / NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
ALTITUDE TRAINING SYMPOSIUM
On September 27 to 29, 2006, the Center for High Altitude Training will
once again combine efforts with the United States Olympic Committee's
Coaching and Sport Sciences Division to offer a collaborative Altitude
The 2006 symposium, open to U.S. National Team coaches as well as sport
scientists and coaches around the world, will be held in Colorado Springs,
Colorado and will focus primarily on the practical application issues
associated with using altitude training as a means of performance
REGISTRATION: Professional Registration $175.00; Student Registration
$125.00. To register, please go to www.nau.edu/highaltitude.
For questions, please call 928.523.4444.
United States Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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
Courses and Clinics
Want to become an Official?
A Level 1 Officials Introductory Course will be taking place Sunday
September 24 in MacLeod Park, Langley.
NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Workshops
This course is ideal for the school educator/coach, club parent &
community volunteer. The presentation will provide you with the material,
knowledge and confidence to help you with your track & field coaching
and start you on your way to becoming a certified track & field coach.
LANGLEY - On Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 there will
be a level 1 workshop in McLeod Park, Langley, conducted by Barb Vida. To
download the registration form please visit: www.bcathletics.org/ws_lev1_sep23.pdf
VICTORIA - On Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8, there will be a
level 1 workshop at the Oak Bay Track facility, Victoria. This course will
be conducted by Ron Parker. To download the registration form please
NCCP Level 2 Track & Field Coaching Workshop
Upcoming is a Level 2 Course for all event areas that will be held in
October. More information with all the details will be available on our
website in the near future.
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.
Run Jump Throw!
RunJumpThrow coming to the NorthWest as part of the Power of Sport
RunJumpThrow will be offering a variety of courses/workshops to the
schools and communities in the Hazelton, Kitimat, Terrace, and Prince
Rupert areas as part of the Power of Sport Tour October 16-22.
Available will be:
- Instructor workshops with NCCP certification for Teachers as well as
Youth and Community leaders
- Direct RJT delivery to Elementary schools
- RJT program Presentations
In addition, there will be introductory workshops for the communities
on officiating and coaching Track and Field.
If you are in the area, and are interested in hosting or taking part in
any of our offered programs, please fill out the registration request
form, and fax/send it back to BC Athletics.
Registration request form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/pos_rjtrequest.pdf
For more information, or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the
province, please visit our RJT web page at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
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
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
REMINDERS and Quick Links
The Gold Standard September 06
To view the September 2006 edition of Athletics Canada's Official
Newsletter, please follow this link: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/TGSseptember2006.pdf
This month's edition features:
- Q&A with national team head coach Les Gramantik
- TransCanada 10K Championships
- Charles Allen pays a special visit
- Records fall in August
- Olympic gold medal relay team reunites in Ottawa
- Canadian Championship medalists
- Canadians in the IAAF Top 50 rankings
- and much more…
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:
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
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.