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Monday, November 6, 2006
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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
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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): 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
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
- Guest speakers – as part of the Awards Banquet evening
Please forward this information to Brian McCalder at: email@example.com
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
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:
- 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
CAMPS, Courses and Clinics
NCCP Level 1 Technical - Campbell River BC
Date: Saturday, November 18 & Sunday, November 19 2006
Course Conductor: Al Johnston - Certified Course Conductor, BC Athletics
Registration form available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev1_nov18.pdf
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
Run Jump Throw!
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:
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.
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 www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.