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Friday, October 20, 2006
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Highlights from this issue:
- 2007 Individual Membership Application Process - IMPORTANT
- BC Athletics Employment Opportunity - Immediate Opening
- 2007 Calendar of Events - Event Submission Deadline - Friday,
October 27 2006
- Haney-Harrison Relay Registration - EARLY BIRD Deadline October
- 2006-2007 BC Athlete Assistance Program - DUE NOVEMBER 15, 2006
- BC Athletics Annual Awards Nominations - DUE NOVEMBER 30 2006
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2006-2007 BC Athlete Assistance Program Outline & Application
DUE - NOVEMBER 15, 2006
2007 Individual Membership Application Process -
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 only available
for "Unattached" members to use.
Membership Update Lists to Sanctioned Events:
A waiver form was sent out to all club Registrars. Once the waiver is
completed and signed send it in to the BC Athletics office. You will then
be contacted with log in information for your club. All BC Athletics
memberships for your club members will now be processed on line. Do not
send them in to the BC Athletics office. If you have not received your
waiver contact Sam Collier at email@example.com.
Sam will not be adding un-processed members to the Membership Update
Lists that are circulated to all BC Athletics sanctioned events. It is the
responsibility of the club Registrar to make sure that memberships are
entered on AC Direct as quickly as possible to make sure that athlete
members names appear on the list.
2007 Calendar of Events Listing Requirements - URGENT:
The BC Athletics staff are now preparing the 2007 Calendar of Events.
It has been requested numerous times that the calendar be produced and
distributed before the following calendar year begins. This can't be
achieved unless Event Directors get their events listed as quickly as
possible on the Calendar of Events System now in place through the BC
Athletics website. In an effort to accomplish this we are asking for your
cooperation and participation. We have extended the deadline to input
event information to OCTOBER 27, 2006. This deadline is final - if your
events aren't in the system by that time they will not be listed in the
printed 2007 Calendar of Events.
To submit your event information to BC Athletics, use the new event
listing management system (create your own account): www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_manage.htm
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 here: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/tfcal07prelim.pdf
Please assist us by replying in a timely manner. Additions &
Corrections receivable until October 27, 2006.
BC Athletics Employment Opportunity -
Administrative Assistance - Run Jump Throw and BC Athletics Programs
BC Athletics invites applications for the full time position of
Administrative Assistant. This is one position that will have
responsibilities for the Run Jump Throw Program and other administrative
responsibilities associated with the ongoing delivery of BC Athletics
Programs and Services. This individual must be well organized and have the
ability to deal with various details associated with these programs and
BC Athletics Administrative Assistant (half time)
- Reporting to the BC Athletics President/CEO and under the general
supervision of the Manager, Registration and Membership Services and
others as identified, be responsible for the following administrative
- Sanctioned event database
- Weekly Electronic Bulletin
- Website - review, monitoring and updating
- Annual Calendar of Events
- Assisting in the areas of Marketing, Promotion and
- Board of Directors, Executive and Association Committees -
assisting in preparation and information for
- Other administrative duties as may be assigned.
Run Jump Throw Administrative Assistant (half time):
- Under the direction of the BC Athletics Run Jump Throw Program
Coordinator be responsible for the following administrative duties:
- RJT communications, information and filing systems
- Equipment and Instructional Materials
- Workshops and Camps - preparing and circulating information and
- Run Jump Throw Program Outreach and Promotion
- Other administrative duties as may be assigned.
A detailed job description is available at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/job_adminasst.pdf
Qualifications and Experience:
- A self starter and effective communicator with a proven ability to
work well with volunteers, committees and staff in a team environment.
- Work experience in similar administrative positions.
- Post Secondary training in office assistant, office manager or like
- Computer knowledge and experience using Word Processing, Excel
Spreadsheets, Internet Communications, other programs
- Familiarity and/or interest in sport and physical activity would be
This is a full time position located at the BC Athletics office in
Vancouver. The salary for this position is commensurate with your
experience and training. The current salary range for this position is
$30,000 to $36,000 per annum plus benefits.
BC Athletics is the provincial non-profit amateur sport
organization responsible for the development and promotion of Track
& Field, Road Running, Marathons/Ultras, Cross Country/Trail Running
and Race Walking in British Columbia. A Branch member of Athletics
Canada, BC Athletics has a membership of clubs, individuals, schools and
affiliated groups throughout the province. The strength of BC Athletics is
the membership, which insures the continued growth and development of
Athletics from recreational fun, fitness and participation to World and
Olympic levels of achievement. BC Athletics delivers programs and services
for individuals of all ages - athletes, coaches, officials and club
BC Athletics as an equal opportunity employer, invites applications
from all interested and qualified individuals.
Applicants are invited to submit their applications by Friday,
November 10, 2006 and should include: A covering letter; your resume;
and at least 3 references. Mail, fax or Email applications to: BC
Athletics, 1367 West Broadway, Ste 206, Vancouver, BC V6H 4A9 Fax: (604)
737-3171 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards Nominations
Nominations for the various BC Athletics awards to be given out at the
Annual Awards Banquet in January 2007 are due no later than November 30,
2006. Please get your nominations in as quickly as possible. All forms
must be complete with all requested information in order to be considered.
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
For further information and any questions please contact Ron Bunting at
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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BCAB - Editor Needed
We are short staffed in the BC Athletic office at the moment so the
BCAB may not come out as regularly as it has in the past. If anyone is
interested in becoming the BCAB Editor and would be prepared to collect
information and get the BCAB ready for posting on a weekly basis please
contact Sam Collier at the BC Athletics office - email@example.com.
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.
BC Cross Country Championships
Things are shaping up for the BC Athletics Cross Country Championships
to be held in Victoria this weekend. Best of luck to all the participants
and here's hoping for good weather, dry turf and great performances.
Ocean Athletics has 6 seats available on their bus to Victoria. Please
contact Maureen de St. Croix if you are interested at (604) 535-2062 or email@example.com
Meet at 6:40am to board at 7:00am at the Tsawwassen Ferry on Saturday
morning bus to reach site at 9:15am. Return from site at 3:30pm to catch
the 5:00 ferry back. Cost is $28 for an Adult and $21 for 18 and under.
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 to Harrison Relay Registration
The event is filling up quickly so please take advantage of the
extended deadline of midnight October 24th and get your team registered or your
self entered into the Ultra event today in order to avoid disappointment.
There are a limited number of spaces available.
And for those teams already registered - visit the H2H site regularly
for important updates and late breaking news:
The Haney to Harrison Road Relay and 100km Ultra will begin November 4.
Please click on the following links for online registration.
CAMPS, Courses and Clinics
Winter Track & Field Camp - Orlando Florida
Information about the Winter Track and Field Camp, to be held from
December 27, 2006 to January 5, 2007 is now posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=10344.
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
Spring Break Training Camp 2007 - Hawaii
For information and application forms please contact Laurier Primeau at
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 Workshop CANCELLATION
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 - Register TODAY!
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.
For further information contact Ron Bunting at email@example.com
Please register at: www.bcathletics.org/main/education.htm
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."
BC Team Staff Positions
Coaches wishing to apply for staff positions on BC Teams should
complete the application below as soon as possible:
REMINDERS and Quick Links
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
New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free
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