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Friday, February 3, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- Ed Gaspard 1922 - 2006
- BC Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery
- World Athletics Day - May 6 or 7, 2006
- 2006 National 10000m Championships
- CABC Coach of the Year Awards
- 2006 PacifiCanada Series
- PacificSport Regional Centre, Greater Vancouver Coaches Breakfast
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
1922 - 2006
Passed away on January 21, 2006 in White Rock. Though born in Vancouver
in 1922, he spent most of his childhood in Williams Lake. As did so many
of his era, early years in the Navy, on both sides of the continent, and
overseas. With the end of the War, he entered the field of electronics, a
fledgling discipline that would have been all but unknown to society. His
work took him across North America, working on a variety of military
projects. By the early 1960's, he joined the teaching staff of BCIT, and
spent over 20 years instruction in the electrical and electronics
Department. Perhaps Ed's greatest passion however was working with young
people, coaching hurdles in Track & Field. His coaching efforts
transitioned him from his working years, into a fruitful and productive
retirement. Ed coaches first in Surrey, and later in the Comox Valley. As
a husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed. Edward is
predeceased by his brother Victor, and is lovingly remembered by his wife
Agnes; daughter Joanne; son Jim; daughter-in-law Gina; and grandchildren
Laura, Michelle and Eric. At Ed's request, he will be cremated and there
will be no service.
Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre
World Athletics Day - May 6 or 7, 2006
Hosting Application Available
The World Athletics Day has been in existence for ten years and is
organized jointly with schools and local track and field clubs. The event
is for two age groups:
16-17 years of age
14-15 years of age ( school participants)
Athletics Canada is now looking for an event to host the Canadian World
Athletics Day event to be held May 6th and 7th. Any interested clubs can
find further information including a required event list and application
2006/2007 BC Team Staff Coaching Application
Deadline March 1, 2006
Team staff opportunities for this coming outdoor season along with 2007
opportunities. Questions should be directed to Ron Bunting at: email@example.com
or (604) 737-3176
2006 National 10000m Championships will be hosted as part of the
Pacific Canada Series once again this year
Tuesday June 6 in the evening (as part of the Abbotsford International
Jane & Gerry Swan Track in Abbotsford, BC
Note: the 2006 National 10000m Championships - Men's event only -
should normally serve as Trials for the NACAC U-23 Championships to be
held in Santo-Domingo in July. Please check for the release of the
Selection Criteria of the NACAC U-23 champs for a confirmation of this
element of the program.
More details will be available on Athletics Canada website within the
next few weeks.
CABC Coach of the Year Awards
The Coaches Association of BC and the Bob Bearpark Foundation are proud
to present British Columbia's Coach of the Year Awards. The purpose of the
Coach of the Year Awards is to recognize a history and dedication to
coaching in British Columbia. If applicable please forward this email to
your clubs and encourage them to nominate a coach. If you have any
questions regarding this program there is more information on our website
at www.coaches.bc.ca or you can
contact the CABC office.
Nomination Deadline: April 14, 2006
To nominate a coach click this link! www.coaches.bc.ca/resources/01_awards/bob_bearpark/
Track and Field
British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to
support amateur sport in B.C.
Launch celebrates first local partnership with Vancouver 2010
(Vancouver) Thursday, February 2, 2006 - Today, British Columbia
Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the
2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games announced their new partnership
with the unveiling of SportsFunder, a suite of lottery games that will
produce an estimated $20 million for amateur sport in B.C.
Funds generated through the sale of SportsFunder-branded products will
be targeted at four areas: 1) Sport BC's KidSport™ program providing
sport registration grants to financially disadvantaged children; 2) Game
Plan/Team BC, providing support for high-performance B.C. athletes; 3)
financial assistance for coaching development; 4) travel assistance for
B.C. athletes to attend sporting competitions.
SportsFunder lottery games feature prizing that will provide winners
with exciting Olympic opportunities, such as travel, merchandise and even
tickets to events including the Vancouver 2010 opening ceremony.
"We're giving lottery players an exciting new choice of play with
the opportunity to win great prizes while directly supporting the dreams
of amateur athletes across the province," said Vic Poleschuk,
President and CEO of BCLC. "Amateur sports are an important part of
many people's lives and these lottery games reflect our commitment to
strengthening B.C. communities."
"Today marks another milestone in our exciting journey to Canada's
Games," said John Furlong, VANOC CEO. "We are very proud to
welcome BCLC and its employees to our family of Olympic partners. The
Corporation shares our commitment to create a climate of possibility that
celebrates everyday champions. The SportsFunder initiative provides a
unique way for British Columbians to share in the spirit of the Games
while supporting the dreams of amateur athletes. As a recognized corporate
leader in our province, BCLC will help to ensure that we achieve our goal
to inspire greatness."
BCLC net income generated from SportsFunder products will be
administered by the provincial government through the Ministry of Tourism,
Sports and the Arts. Funds generated are over and above any current
funding provided to B.C.'s sport and recreation system.
"This initiative represents a great step forward for amateur
sport," said Sandra Stevenson, President and CEO of Sport BC.
"Congratulations to BCLC, the Government of British Columbia and
Vancouver 2010 for addressing a need to provide extra opportunities for
kids to participate in sport and recreation activities."
BCLC is breaking new ground with Vancouver 2010, becoming the Olympic
Committee's first partner in the Official Supporter category and its first
sponsor to be headquartered in B.C. The six-year partnership with VANOC
provides BCLC with sponsorship rights for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games and also includes rights to the Canadian Olympic
Team for Torino 2006, Beijing 2008, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Games.
Starting today, SportsFunder-branded games are available wherever
lottery games are sold in British Columbia. The first suite of games
includes a Pull Tab ticket and a province-wide 50/50 game with draws every
30 minutes. BCLC is also introducing Interactives: Road to Vancouver,
Going for Gold and Sea to Sky, available only through PlayNow at bclc.com.
A SportsFunder Instant Win Ticket will be introduced soon.
Each game in the SportsFunder suite offers great odds of winning cash
and prizes. As with all lottery products, these games are only available
for sale to adults 19 years of age and older.
About SportsFunder Games
SportsFunder 50/50: The $1 SportsFunder 50/50 gives players a chance to
win 50 per cent of the games net sales from every half-hour draw. The more
people who play, the bigger the jackpot.
SportsFunder Pull Tab Ticket: The $1 SportsFunder Pull Tab Ticket is
available through BCLC's hospitality network, which consists mostly of
bars and pubs across British Columbia. The ticket gives players the chance
to win cash prizes of $1, $5, $20, $50, $100, and $250.
SportsFunder Interactives: Three new Interactives, which are online
versions of Instant win games, provide players with the opportunity to win
up to $20,100. Players must have active PlayNow accounts to play Road to
Vancouver, Going for Gold, and Sea to Sky.
About the beneficiaries
KidSport™: This program managed by Sport BC provides sport registration
grants to financially disadvantaged children in order to remove the
financial barriers that prevent some children from playing sport. Each
year, the program helps more than 2,000 kids play a season of sport.
Game Plan/Team BC: A strategy developed by the sport community in B.C.
to improve performance of B.C. athletes striving to represent Canada at
the Olympics, Paralympics and other world competitions. Through this
program, funding will be directed to high-performance coaches, sport
technology development and equipment.
Coaching development: SportsFunder proceeds dedicated to providing
financial assistance for coach training programs will be available to
support coaches affiliated with Team B.C., the Canada Games and the North
American Indigenous Games.
Regional travel assistance: SportsFunder proceeds will be used to
subsidize the cost of travel for athletes to attend competitions and
access training facilities as needed. The fund will assist athletes and
teams who, by virtue of geographical location, face disproportionately
higher costs for training and competition.
BCLC is responsible to conduct, manage and operate commercial casino,
bingo and lottery gaming in the province. Its mission is to provide
high-quality gaming entertainment in a socially responsible manner,
generating income for the public good. Last year, the Corporation
generated more than $2 billion in sales. $811 million in BCLC net income
was distributed to the Provincial Government to support health care,
education and social service needs, as well as municipal programs and
About Vancouver 2010
Vancouver 2010 is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and
staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games
in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and
Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Whistler will host the Paralympic
Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010. VANOC's marketing program is
focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to
generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to
leave a financial legacy for sport.
Background information available at:
Media releases and background info:
2006 Track & Field Calendar of Events
The Calendar of Events is now up on the website and any errors or
omissions need to be sent to Ron Bunting at firstname.lastname@example.org
2006 PacifiCanada Series
Review Kajaks International Track Classic
June 4, 2006
Lafarge Abbotsford Track Classic
June 6, 2006
Harry Jerome International Track Classic
June 8, 2006
Victoria International Track Classic
June 11, 2006
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards - Call for Nominations
Nominations are now being accepted for the 23rd Annual YWCA of
Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards. Awards are presented in ten
categories including Arts & Culture; Business & the Professions;
Community Leadership; Education, Training & Development;
Entrepreneur/Innovator; Recreation, Sport and Healthy Living; and more.
Visit www.ywcavan.org/wod for
more information or to download nomination forms. The nomination deadline
is Friday, March 10th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at The
Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina on Tuesday, May 30th, at 6:00 p.m.
Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence and the Bobbie Steen Foundation Award
ProMOTION Plus announces nomination deadline of Monday, February 13th
for the Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence and the Bobbie Steen Foundation
Award. "The Bobbie Steen Award of Excellence is designed to recognize
an individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership in sport and
recreation and serves as an outstanding role model." The $2,000 award
is given for the purpose of furthering the recipient's leadership skills
and potential. The Legacy Foundation Award is for programming and
educational support to achieve gender equity in healthy athletic
activities. More detailed information and downloadable nomination forms
can be found at:
Canadian Olympic Committee Calls for Applications for the 2006 Carol
Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship
BC ATHLETICS 5KM ROAD RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Resort 5k - Hosted by Penticton Pounders
March 12, 2006
Form (PDF, 350 KB), Course
Map (JPEG, 75 KB)
Winter 2006 Road Running Performance Clinic
For complete information and registration:
Camps & Clinics
PacificSport Regional Centre, Greater Vancouver Coaches Breakfast
The PacificSport Regional Sport Centre, Greater Vancouver is having
another 'Coaches Breakfast'. We are pleased to have Stephanie Beare,
Education Coordinator from SportMedBC, deliver an 'Athletic Taping'
workshop. The focus will be on the instruction of ankle taping as well as
other taping procedures requested in the allotted time.
Coaches of NCCP levels 1 - 3 are welcome to participate in this
complimentary workshop. This is great opportunity for coaches to network
and be involved in a hands-on learning experience.
A continental-style breakfast will be available from 7:00am - 7:30am,
prior to the start of the workshop.
WHEN: Thursday, March 9th, 7:00am - 9:00am
WHO: Stephanie Beare, SportMedBC
TOPIC: "Athletic Taping"
WHERE: Telus Centre for Sport #500, 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver Map
PARKING: Free parking is available along 'Birch' and on other nearby side
Online Registration is available on PacificSport's website www.pacificsport.com.
RSVP deadline is March 3rd. Please register early to avoid disappointment,
as space is limited.
If you would like to register or have any questions in regards to the
'Coaches Breakfast' please contact Kelly Briggs @ email@example.com
or T: 604-730-7223.
NCCP Level 2/3 Middle Distance and Distance
February 17-19, 2006
Legacy Centre - Swan Track, Abbotsford
NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course
March 11-12, 2006
Oak Bay Track Facility
Details and registration form will be available shortly
NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course
April 1-2, 2006
Details to follow
Run Jump Throw!
RJT Workshops in 2006:
Registration forms are posted as they become available.
- March 23 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo - location to follow
- March 25-26 Instructor workshop Comox Valley… as part of the
Power of Sport Tour - details and location to follow
- March 20-26 Power of Sport Tour: RunJumpThrow will be part of
the Vancouver island Power of Sport Tour March 20th-26th, visiting
Comox, Campbell River, Courtney and Qualicum Beach.
Schools can request to have RJT demonstrations and workshops for
kids during the week. More details to follow.
- Dates TBA: Vancouver - More Sports Program - Leaders and
Instructor Training - Contact: Thelma Wright Ph: 604-737-3175 Email:
- April 7 Teacher Pro D Smithers - registration to follow
- May 1 Teacher Workshop Prince George, Greg Peters - registration
information to come
- Dates TBA Malaspina College, Nanaimo
RJT Camps for kids:
- February 17 Pro-D Camp, Kelowna, contact Amber
- In conjunction with Instructor Workshops:
Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond -
see dates above
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
Volunteer and Employment Opportunities
2010 Legacies Now - Volunteers Now Website Administrator
2010 Legacies Now has a part time opportunity for a website
administrator to develop and manage content and web pages for a Volunteers
Now initiative called VolWeb. The position reports to the Project Leader
and will involve working 20 hours per week to July 28th, 2006. For a more
detailed description of this position, and for information on how to
apply, please visit www.2010legaciesnow.com.
The deadline for applications is Sunday, February 12th.
PacificSport Fraser Valley - Job Opportunity
PacificSport Fraser Valley is recruiting for an Athlete & Coach
Services Coordinator. This is a one-year position to fill a maternity
leave. The successful candidate will "plan, deliver, and assess a
variety of Athlete and Coach Services and Sport Development programs
designed to holistically assist athletes and coaches in the pursuit of
excellence". The location is Abbotsford (University College of the
Fraser Valley) and the deadline for applications is Noon on Friday,
PacificSport Fraser Valley
Athlete & Coach Services Coordinator (one position) Competition
[Note: This is a one-year position to fill a Maternity Leave.]
Reports to: PacificSport Fraser Valley, General Manager
Responsible to: Plan, develop, deliver, and assess a variety of
Athlete and Coach Services, and Sport Development programs designed to
holistically assist athletes and coaches in the pursuit of excellence. The
position is also responsible for cultivating relationships with local
businesses, stakeholders and/or partners to improve Athlete and Coach
Support programs and services.
Location: Abbotsford (University College of the Fraser Valley)
Posting date: February 1, 2006
Closing Date: February 17th, 2006, 12:00 noon
To apply: Send a resume by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org;
please indicate Competition # and title of position.
Salary Range: $28,000-30,000, commensurate with level of
experience, skills and qualifications, and subject to negotiation.
BC ATHLETICS COMMITTEES
BC Athletics Board of Directors
Chair: Tom Hastie - email@example.com
Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee
Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Branch Officials Committee
Committee Chair: John Cull - email@example.com
Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Running Committee
Contact: Jerry Tighe - email@example.com
Junior Development Committee
Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - firstname.lastname@example.org
Denise Clements - email@example.com
Cross Country Committee
Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDERS and Quick Links
Approved Meets for JD Awards and All Time Top 10 Listings
Sport BC Announces Finalists for the Athlete of the Year Awards
A complete listing is available at:
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
2006 National Team Programs and Selection Criteria
National Officials' Committee - Call for Nominations for the National
Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.