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ISSUE #42-2006
Monday, November 6, 2006

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 Canadian Cross Country Championships Registration Now Open
  • 2006-2007 BC Athlete Assistance Program DUE - NOVEMBER 15, 2006
  • 2007 Calendar of Events Listing Requirements - URGENT
  • BC Athletics Employment Opportunity - Immediate
  • NCCP Level 1 Technical - Campbell River BC


2006 Canadian Cross Country Championships

2006 Canadian Cross Country Championships Registration Now Open !!

Printable Mail in/Fax in forms are available at:

On-Line Registration System is available at:

Note: If you are entering a group of athletes at one time please use the "Group Entry" form available through the printable forms link above.

2006-2007 BC Athlete Assistance Program Outline & Application

DUE - NOVEMBER 15, 2006

2007 Individual Membership Application Process - IMPORTANT

BC Athletics began full implementation of the AC Direct national online database effective October 1, 2006. 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.

Waiver Requirement for all Club Registrars

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 

Membership Update Lists to Sanctioned Events:

BC Athletics will no longer 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 be 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. The 2006 event directors have been contacted by Jenna Nestman to get their info in as quickly as possible. It is critical that you do so or your event will not appear in the printed calendar of events. Thank you for your immediate attention to this.

To submit your event information to BC Athletics, use the new event listing management system (create your own account):

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: 

BC Athletics 2007 AGM – Workshops, Speakers and Presentations

The BC Athletics Executive Committee of the Board of Directors would like to hear from you and suggestions for the following parts of the 2007 BC Athletics AGM, January 19, 20 & 21 at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond:

  • Presentations (in addition to reports and motions) as part of the Business Meetings of the Association
  • Workshops as part of the Saturday AGM afternoon and the Sunday morning
  • Guest speakers – as part of the Awards Banquet evening

Please forward this information to Brian McCalder at:

BC Athletics Employment Opportunity - Immediate 

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 services.

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 duties:
    • Sanctioned event database 
    • Weekly Electronic Bulletin 
    • Website - review, monitoring and updating 
    • Annual Calendar of Events 
    • Assisting in the areas of Marketing, Promotion and Sponsorship: 
    • 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 materials 
    • Run Jump Throw Program Outreach and Promotion 
    • Other administrative duties as may be assigned.

A detailed job description is available at 

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 programs; 
  • Computer knowledge and experience using Word Processing, Excel Spreadsheets, Internet Communications, other programs
  • Familiarity and/or interest in sport and physical activity would be an asset

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 executives. 

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:

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. 


Did you know that if you were on a Track and Field/Cross Country regional, provincial, or national team, you can receive high school credits?

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:

For further information and any questions please contact Ron Bunting at

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 -

Athletics Canada

THE GOLD STANDARD - November 2006 


  • Interview with Bruny Surin
  • TransCanada 10K Championships
  • 2007 Eastern Canadian High Performance Series
  • 2006 Technical Congress
  • IAAF World Anti-Doping Symposium
  • and much more!

2007 Staff Application and Process

The 2007 Staff Application and Process are now posted:

Please contact Melissa Dowling, National Team Coordinator at or (613) 260-5580 x3307 with any questions.

Carding Nomination List - Athletes with a Disability

The Carding Nomination List for Athletes with a Disability is now available on our web site at:


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,

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:, (604) 525-2375.

And a hearty thank you to the Achilles International Track Society for sponsoring the official's lunch at the annual event.

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 reality.
Here are the ways in which you can help:

  1. Participate in the Brick Program
  2. Tax-Deductible Donations

For complete information, see 
Printable Donation form:

CAMPS, Courses and Clinics

NCCP Level 1 Technical - Campbell River BC

Location: TBD
Date: Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19 2006
Course Conductor: Al Johnston - Certified Course Conductor, BC Athletics Coach
Registration form available at: 

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:

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:

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:

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the province, please visit our RJT web page at

RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • 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

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:


New Sport Science articles are posted to the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre website every Wednesday. Access can be found at 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.

REMINDERS and Quick Links

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

Back issues of the BCAB are available at