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Friday, October 6, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- JD Banquet - Reminders for Club Coaches and Presidents
- The AC Gold Standard - October edition is now available
- The JD Committee AGM details announced
- Haney-Harrison Relay Registration is now open
- Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Ruky
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2007 Individual Membership Application Process - NEW
BC Athletics began full implementation of the AC Direct
national online database effective October 1, 2006. Club
Registrars sign up their members with BC Athletics through AC
Direct. All members of BC Athletics affiliated clubs must now submit
their BC Athletics membership applications directly to their club
Registrar for processing. The on-line BC Athletics Membership
application form on the BC Athletics website is still available
for "Unattached" members to use.
ATTENTION CLUB REGISTRARS:
I am in the process of organizing the transition over to the new
national Database - AC Direct. Club Registrars will be contacted within
the next few weeks and will be given access to the site. At the present
time only the 2006 membership year is available. The 2007 membership year
will be available shortly. In the meantime, please send an email to me
with the Name, YOB and membership type applied for any athlete memberships
you are holding onto for processing as 2007 members. I will keep a
supplemental membership list going so these athletes names are on the BC
Athletics membership list that goes out to sanctioned events. Your
patience is much appreciated through this process.
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Ruky Abdulai
Hometown: Accra, Ghana (now Coquitlam, BC)
Club Affiliation: Valley Royals
Coach: Tom Dickson / Jerold Jones
Event(s): 100mH, 200m, 400m, 400mH, LJ, HJ
2006 Best Outdoor Performances & Rankings:
200m - 24.39, 2nd in BC, 15th in Canada
400m - 54.45, 2nd in BC, 7th in Canada
100mh - 13.93, 1st in BC, 8th in Canada
400mh - 59.13, 1st in BC, 2nd in Canada
Long Jump - 6.36m, 1st in BC, 3rd in Canada
High Jump - 1.85m, 1st in BC, 3rd in Canada
2006 Canadian Senior Championships Long Jump, 3rd - 6.23m
2006 Canadian Senior Championships High Jump, 3rd - 1.82m
2006 BC Senior Championships Long Jump, 1st - 6.04m
2006 BC Senior Championships 200m, 1st - 24.29
2006 NAIA Outdoor Championships Long Jump, 1st - 6.79m w
2006 NAIA Outdoor Championships High Jump, 1st - 1.79m
2006 NAIA Indoor Championships High Jump, 1st - 1.80m
2006 NAIA Indoor Championships Long Jump, 2nd - 6.34m
2005 NAIA Outdoor Championships 100m H, 1st - 13.96
2005 NAIA Outdoor Championships Long Jump, 1st - 6.28m
2005 NAIA Outdoor Championships Triple Jump, 1st - 12.70m
2005 NAIA Outdoor Championships High Jump, 3rd - 1.65m
Ghanaian 400mh record
Ghanaian HJ record
Ghanaian LJ record
2006 BC - Alberta Dual Meet Team
Favourite Experience in Track:
My favourite experience is getting the chance to compete against US
athletes who are like me and also being around great athletes at SFU.
Another great experience is when I jumped 6.79 in Fresno. After the jump I
knew my goals and dreams will come through in Track and Field.
Goals for the future:
My goal is to train hard in the 400m and LJ before the season starts,
for I have a feeling that I will jump over 7m in the Long jump and under
54sec in the 400m. My biggest goal for the future is to be the first great
athlete in the world to compete in 400m and LJ.
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),
Club coaches and Presidents could you please check:
- That all athletes have their reservations made by mid-day Monday
October 9. (Those arriving at 1pm for the presentations need to book
seats also.) Please fax sheets enclosed with invitation.
- That each athlete has sent a photo for the PowerPoint presentation
- Please choose one thing (or two very short comments) for Tom
Hastie to say about each athlete being presented and email to email@example.com.
Ticket order form is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/jdbanquetorder.pdf
2006 Junior Development Committee Annual General Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2006
Location: Brighouse Pavilion, Richmond BC (Granville Avenue - between #3
Rd. & Minoru Blvd.)
Agenda and details will be posted on the website as they become available.
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.
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
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org,
And a hearty thank you to the Achilles International Track Society for
sponsoring the official's lunch at the annual event.
Athletics Canada to send team to 2007 World X-Country Championships
After further consideration Chief High Performance Officer, Martin
Goulet, announced today that Athletics Canada will participate to the 2007
IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombassa, Kenya. The decision
was re-visited, taking into account a number of factors, including the
upcoming appointment of the Cross-Country Running Coordinator. With the
input and direction of the new Coordinator, Athletics Canada will conduct
a thorough analysis of the discipline and how it fits into the overall
sustainable International Podium Bound success plan.
Athletes interested in competing in Mombassa should be aware of the
- Kenya is in a time zone 8 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time
- Travel time will be well over 24 hours with several stops
- Malaria is endemic in Kenya, with other potential diseases ideally
requiring several vaccinations beginning 6 months ahead of departure
- Average daily temperature is 30 degree Celsius (91 Fahrenheit) with
- A self-funded event, athletes may be required to contribute in the
neighbourhood of $4,000 to attend the Championships
A full medical advisory will be published in the coming weeks; as well
Athletics Canada will ensure that a physician travels with the team.
Canada will also be participating in the 2007 NACAC Cross-Country
Championships on March 10th in Clermont, Florida. The focus will be on the
NACAC event, given the Long Term Athlete Development model and that the
championships offer a suitable alternative for the vast majority of our
Following are the selection pools from which athletes could be selected
to teams for the IAAF World Cross-Country Championships and NACAC
World Cross-Country Selection Pool
Junior Women & Junior Men: Top 12 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country
Senior Women: Top 12 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Senior Men: Top 16 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
NACAC Cross-Country Selection Pool
Junior Women & Junior Men: Top 16 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country
Senior Women: Top 24 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Senior Men: Top 24 eligible at 2006 Cross-Country Nationals
Full selection criteria will be published and distributed, for more
information please contact:
National Teams Director
613-260-5580 ext. 3306
Track & Field
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.
BCA Winter Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
Clinic (Long Program 2) starts October 18th at Brockton Oval in Stanley
The Clinic is coached by John Hill, a past Vancouver Marathon winner,
BC Athletics Hall of Fame member and Certified Level 2 Coach. It is 24
Wednesday nights from Oct 18 to May 2, 2007 (with 4 weeks off in Dec). The
cost is $140 plus BC Athletics membership (minimum $10) or a drop-in of
See printable brochure at www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm.
For more information call John Hill at 604-688-8648 or email email@example.com.
BC TEAM SELECTED
2006 Trans Canada Canadian 10k Road Running Championships
October 7, 2006
Timex series final event will take place alongside the picturesque
Ottawa River. The race starts and finishes at the new Canadian War Museum.
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected for
the BC Team.
- Matt Johnston - Burnaby
- Ryan Hayden - Richmond
- Jamie Epp - Vancouver
- Jessica Solymosi - Kelowna
TIMEX National Road Race Series Final - October 7th Ottawa
October 5th 2006, OTTAWA - The TransCanada 10K Championships, taking
place this Saturday October 7th in Ottawa, will also play host to the
TIMEX National Road Race Series Final. Developed in 1989 in conjunction
with the provincial branch associations of Athletics Canada, the Timex
Road Race Series holds over 110 races with in excess of 140,000
participants per year. It is a Canadian National Road Race Series, encompassing nine series in
The TransCanada 10K Championships and Run with the Champions 10K,
including the Timex Road Race Series final takes place this Saturday
October 7th. The race will start at 3:30 p.m. in front of the new Canadian
War Museum. A special ceremony will precede the race, honouring Olympian
Émilie Mondor who died tragically on September 9th. Émilie was
registered to race this weekend, continuing her comeback from
The event will be unique as elite athletes will be competing for a
Canadian title while running in the same race as the mass participants in
the Run with the Champions 10K. As well as crowning a male and female
Canadian Champion, 11 Age Category champions will be recognized.
The Run with the Champions 10K is still accepting mass participation
registrations, to register please visit www.transcanada10km.ca.
Walk-up registrations will be welcome on Saturday. All participants will
receive a number of freebies, including a TIMEX pedometer.
25th Anniversary running of the Richmond Flatlands 10k
Sunday, October 15th
NEW start/finish location at the Keg at Steveston and 5 Road.
NEW certified course through south Richmond - rural, flat and scenic
NEW finishers medallions to celebrate the 25th Anniversary
OPTIONAL: Keg Lunch for $20 with 30% going to Wheelchair Racing
OPTIONAL: Souvenir long sleeve t-shirt
OPTIONAL: Buy a pair of Mizuno shoes at R&R while registering and get
$20 off your entry fee!
more info at www.flatlandsrun.ca
or call 604-720-8534
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 at Rick Hansen Secondary School,
Abbotsford. It will begin at 9:00am Saturday and Sunday. Bill McGregor
will be the attending keynote speaker. Top coaches from around the
province will also be in attendance.
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
The Gold Standard October 06
The October 2006 edition of Athletics Canada's newsletter is now
available. You can read the latest edition of our official newsletter by
following this link: www.athletics.ca/cmslib/general/TGSOctober06.pdf
In this month's edition:
- Athletics Canada to honor Mondor
- André Viger passes away
- Interview with Mark McKoy
- TransCanada 10K proceeds to go to Youth Development
- Kevin Sullivan wins Fifth Avenue Mile
- IPC Worlds Medalists
- Development Programs
- And more
- AC -
Aboriginal Sports & Recreation News
For all ASRA news, please visit the website: www.asra.ca/
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.