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Monday, September 25, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- POSTPONED - NCCP Level 1 Coaching Clinic in Victoria now to take
place spring '07
- Athletics Canada to honour Emilie Mondor at TransCanada 10K
- Haney - Harrison Relay Registration is now open
- Junior Development Award Recipients Announced and Awards Banquet
- Gary Reed of BC finished 4th for Americas Team at the World Cup of
- Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Lauren
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Athletics Canada to honour Mondor at TransCanada 10K
September 26th 2006, OTTAWA - Athletics Canada will honour Émilie
Mondor at the 2006 TransCanada 10km Championships and Run with the
Champions mass participation race in Ottawa. Mondor was killed on
September 9th outside of Ottawa in a car accident.
Émilie had a deep passion for running and competed in cross-country,
the 3,000-metres, 5,000-metres, 10,000-metres, and was training to compete
in her first marathon. Mondor battled back from injuries this season and
in her first race was 2nd in the Sporting Life 10km in Toronto. She was
registered and set to take part in the TransCanada 10K Championships in
Ottawa on her way to completing her comeback with a Canadian title.
Émilie Mondor, 17th in the 5,000-metres at the 2004 Olympic Games,
will be honoured by Martin Goulet, Athletics Canada Chief of High
Performance and friend of the family, followed by a moment of silence
preceding the start of the race. Mondor will also be immortalized on every
participant's personal race bib.
This unique event will feature top Canadian athletes as they vie for a
Canadian title running on the same course and race, as participants
registered in the 10K Run with the Champions. The race begins in front of
the new Canadian War Museum at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday October 7th. For more
information on the event and to register, please visit www.transcanada10km.ca.
2006 Junior Development Award Recipients
BC Athletics is proud to announce the 2006 Junior Development Award
Recipients. Please click on this link for a complete list of Recipients: www.bcathletics.org/main/awards/06jd.htm
2006 Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon
Preliminary details of the JD Award Banquet are as follows:
Date: Sunday October 15, 2006
Time: Special Hour - 11:15am
Banquet Luncheon -
Location: Croatian Cultural Centre
3250 Commercial Drive (close to Victoria and Commercial intersection),
Ticket order form is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/jdbanquetorder.pdf
2006 Junior Development Committee Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Time TBA
Brighouse Pavilion, Richmond BC (Granville Avenue - between #3 Rd. &
Agenda and details will be posted on the website as they become available.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Lauren Welch
Club Affiliation: Vancouver Olympic Club
Coach: Richard Hillson
Event(s): 400m Hurdles
2006 Best Outdoor Performance & Ranking:
59.82 - Langley Pacific Invitational, #2 Senior in BC, #4 in Canada
2005 Best Performance and Ranking
60.52 - Louisville, KY, #1 Senior in BC, #5 in Canada
2006 NACACs U-23 400m H - 6th
2005 NAIA Track and Field Championships 400m H - 2nd
2006 NAIA Academic All Canadian
2006 Canadian Track and Field Championships 400m H - 4th
2005 Canadian Track and Field Championships 400m H - 3rd
2006 Canadian U23 NACAC team
2006 Provincial Senior Team
2006 BC-Alberta Dual Team
2005 BC Canada Summer Games Team
Favourite Experience in Track:
Achieving my long-standing goal of going under 60 seconds, done in
Langley in 2006
Goals for the future:
Further improvements of 400m Hurdles time with an emphasis on getting
down into the 58 second range in the upcoming season
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.
To submit your event information to BC Athletics, use our new event listing management system (create your own
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.
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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
BC Officials Committee Nominations
Nominations are now open for any officials interested in being part of
the BC Officials Committee. The group meets about five time a year, and is
responsible for developing programs to support competitions. Meetings are
informative and good company….and include lunch! Consider nominating
yourself or another official.
We are particularly interested in recruiting committee members from
Vancouver Island, to support our efforts to recruit and train new
officials in that region.
Read our minutes for an overview of activities this year. Elections
take place at the Officials AGM.
Send nominations to Chair John Cull, email@example.com.
Starting Block Rules
There has been some recent confusion about the use of starting blocks
for sprint events. The following describes the age rules for blocks:
Ages 9-13 Blocks NOT allowed
Ages 14-15 Blocks MAY be used, by athlete discretion
Ages 16-35 Blocks MUST be used.
Ages 35+ Blocks MAY be used, by athlete discretion
BCA Officials Incentive Program 2006
Don't miss out!! Check out the BCA website Officials section for a link
to the officials incentive program application. Great award items are
designated for each year of service, so be sure you are recognized for
your contribution to our sport. Remember, events would not happen without
our BCA officials!
BC Athletics Officials who are members in good standing, and have
worked a minimum of 6 days (48 hours) in 2006 are eligible for awards in
the officials incentive program. Incentive awards (classy uniform items
and useful equipment) will be distributed at the Officials AGM, November
19. For a list of items, and the claim form, click on the link above.
Deadline for 2006 claims is October 31.
Please note that any official, level 2 or above, can order additional
BCA golf style Nike dri-fit shirts for 32.00. The price may drop if we get
a large enough order, so be sure to get your request in before October 31.
And remember to include your size, as Shirley is a not a mind reader! She
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Branch Official Committee Annual General Meeting
This popular event for officials (or anyone interested in becoming an
official) will be held November 19 at Madison's Restaurant in Abbotsford.
The meeting begins at 10:00, and includes lunch and a social time.
Clubs are asked to donate draw prize items to thank the hard
working officials group, all those volunteers wearing blue and white who
support your organizations and athletes during the year. (Thank you in
advance to those groups who donate to the officials meeting each year).
Send your donation details to Sanda Turner: email@example.com,
And a hearty thank you to the Achilles International Track Society for
sponsoring the official's lunch at the annual event.
Canadian National Team Cross Country Program - 2007
The Canadian national team cross country program for 2007 will strictly
be focusing on the NACAC Cross Country Championships to be contested in
Florida in March (with trials held at XC Nationals in Vancouver on Dec 02,
2006). Athletics Canada will not participate in the IAAF World Cross
Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya. This decision has been taken
after a comprehensive consultation and study.
Canada should be sending a team to participate in the 2008 World Cross
Championships (to be held in either Scotland or Italy); the format and
criteria for this event will be announced by October 2007.
Please contact Scott MacDonald, National Teams Program Director, if you
have any questions or concerns.
Track & Field
Women's Americas 3rd at Athletics World Cup
September 18th 2006, OTTAWA - The women's Americas team finished
3rd and the men's Americas team finished 5th at the 10th IAAF World Cup in
Athens, Greece this weekend. The Americas team consisted of eight
Canadians, with the best Canadian performances recorded by Gary Reed
from Victoria, B.C. and Kevin Sullivan of Brantford, Ont., who both
finished 4th in the 800-metres and 3000-metres respectively.
Nicole Forrester of Cookstown, Ont. finished 5th in the women's high
jump, tying her personal best of 1.94-metres set back in 2001 at the Word
10th IAAF World Cup Results
Women PTS Men PTS
Russia 137 Europe 140
Europe 128 United States 136
Americas 117 Africa 116
United States 101.5 Asia 110
Poland 97 Americas 104
Africa 96.5 Russia 89
Asia 85.5 France 79
Oceania 73 Oceania 78
Greece 60.5 Greece 44
Canadian performances as part of the Americas team
Nathan Brannen 1500m 6th - 3:55.16
Carmen Douma-Hussar 1500m 6th - 4:07.36
Nicole Forrester High jump 5th - 1.94m (PB)
Megan Metcalfe 3000m 9th - 9:04.90
Gary Reed 800m 4th - 1:45.54
Kevin Sullivan 3000m 4th - 7:47.99
James Steacy Hammer throw 6th - 74.04m
Jason Tunks Discus throw 9th - 56.92m
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of
track and field including cross-country running, road running and road
racing. Its purpose is the pursuit of leadership, development and
competition that ensures world-level performance in athletics.
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
Haney - Harrison Relay Registration is now open
The Haney - Harrison Road Relay and 100km Ultra will begin November 4.
Please click on the following link for online registration.
TransCanada 10K proceeds to go to Youth Development
September 25th 2006, OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is proud to announce
today that all proceeds generated from the TransCanada 10K Championships
and Run with the Champions event on October 7 in Ottawa will go to youth
development programs. The youth development funding will help off-set
costs from self-funded and partially self-funded teams such as the
Canadian juniors which competed at the 2006 IAAF World Junior
Championships in Beijing, China.
"The association is pleased to announce this new initiative
targeted to raise the necessary funds to send our future Olympians to
elite international events, at no cost to them," said Joanne
Mortimore, Chief Executive Officer. Mortimore adds; "We are happy to
be working with supportive corporate partners such as the TransCanada
Corporation and Timex in helping to get this program off the ground on
October 7th in the shadows of Parliament Hill." Added Mortimore;
"Athletics Canada is laying the building blocks in order to provide
the opportunity for this event and the associated revenues to grow over
the coming years," added Mortimore. In its first year the event will
establish a strong foundation for upcoming editions to significantly
contribute to youth development programs. The revenues generated for
self-funded and partially self-funded teams will grow as participation and
awareness of the event grows.
Due to budget restrictions, athletes attending the IAAF World Juniors
were forced to self-fund a portion of their trip. The Canadian squad came
away from the juniors with two silver medals. (Justyn Warner from Markham,
Ont. in the 100-metres and Brian Barnett from Edmonton, Alb. in the
200-metres) Athletics Canada's goal, through events such as the
TransCanada 10K, is to be in a position to fully fund all junior national
teams sent to compete abroad at major international competitions.
The TransCanada 10K Championships will feature Canada's best middle
distance runners as they run to be named Canadian Champion. The event also
includes the Run with the Champions 10K mass participation race, allowing
everybody who enters the opportunity to run alongside the elite, while
generating funds for youth development programs.
The Championship will also host the TIMEX Series final which is the
culmination of the TIMEX provincial Road Race Series, encompassing every
province. The TIMEX National Road Race Series has over 110 races with in
excess of 140,000 participants designed for all runners from beginner to
the elite competitor.
To register for the TransCanada Run with the Champions 10K please visit
include an event shirt for all participants, a finisher's medal, as well
as prizes for age category winners. Random draw prizes will be handed out
featuring TIMEX Ironman watches. Food and refreshments will be provided.
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
CAMPS, Courses and Clinics
Winter Training Camp
The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club is a partner in the
organization of this year's winter (warm-weather) training camp in
Orlando, Florida. The camp will take place December 28 - January 5. For
details on the camp, guest coaches, and high performance athletes that
will be in attendance, please visit the Thunderbirds website: www.thunderbirdstrack.org
NCCP Coaching Theory Courses
Under the new NCCP Coaching Certification system, Maple Ridge Leisure
Centre is offering the non-sport specific Coaching Theory Course Part A
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Part B Nov. 25, 26.
For details visit: www.mapleridge.org/parks/schedules/Fall%20Brochure%202006.pdf
Harassment Advisor Training course offered
Gymnastics BC is conducting a harassment advisor training session on
Friday, November 3rd, 2006 from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at the Coast
Tsawwassen Inn. The cost for this course is $50.00. To register contact:
Nicola Humphreys, Gymnastics BC, at 604-737-3113 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
VICTORIA - POSTPONED This Level 1 coaching course has now been
postponed until spring of '07. Details will be posted as they become
NCCP Level 2 Track & Field Coaching Symposium
Upcoming: a Track and Field Level 2 Certification Symposium for ALL
event areas to be held October 28-29 in Abbotsford.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
New Sport Science Articles Posted
Posted September 20th - New Sport Science articles are posted to the
Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be
found at www.athleticscoaching.ca
either through the "Sport Science Articles" link on the main
page or through the sport science page. You can also access the articles
listed above through the weekly "Top Stories" link.
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…
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
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.