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ISSUE #6-2006
Friday, February 17, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 AGM and Awards Banquet Questionnaire
  • 2006 BC Athletics Sanctioned Events Applications
  • Nationally Carded Athlete Memberships
  • Possible Dual Meets with Team Alberta
  • Discount available with Hy-Tek for Software Purchases
  • Masters Age Category Change
  • Athletics Canada announces XVIII Commonwealth Games Team
  • Athletics Canada Board of Directors - Male Athlete Representative Position


2006 AGM and Awards Banquet Questionnaire

Those who took part in the 2006 AGM and the Awards Banquet are asked to take a few moments and complete the on-line questionnaire. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The form is available at:

2006 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. If you have questions or need information please contact as follows:
Track & Field events: Ron Bunting - 
Road Running & Cross Country Events: Jerry Tighe - 

Nationally Carded Athlete Memberships

All nationally carded athletes are reminded to get your 2006 memberships in place as quickly as possible. There is no fee for your membership so please complete a form and fax or mail it in to the BC Athletics office. The form is available at:

Possible Dual Meets with Team Alberta

A possible series of Dual Meets with Team Alberta is being put together and could be a part of the Pacific/Canada Series. This Team BC opportunity will be for athletes 18-25 years of age. They will need to be available for the three meets scheduled for June 4 in Richmond; June 6 in Abbotsford and June 8 in Burnaby. The events will be posted and team selection criteria will be further clarified in up-coming bulletins.

Discount with Hy-Tek Software Purchases

BC Athletics is Standardized with Hy-Tek and all BC Athletics member clubs are eligible to receive a 25% discount on software purchases. Please mention BC Amateur Athletics Association when ordering.

Masters Age Category Change

The Masters age category now begins at 35 for both men and women. For those who still wish to compete in the Senior age category it is still available for those who wish to compete in that category.

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: or (604) 737-3176

2006 NACAC U-23 Championships Selection Criteria

The 2006 NACAC U-23 Championships Selection Criteria has been posted on Athletics Canada's website:

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada announces XVIII Commonwealth Games Team

(Ottawa) - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today the athletes who have been selected to compete at the XVIII Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games take place in Melbourne Australia from March 15th to 26th. Athletics competition kicks off on March 19th.

Head Coach Les Gramantik is excited about the chances of surpassing the medal count from the 2002 Commonwealth Games held in Manchester, England. "This team of 43 athletes has the objective to surpass our medal count (12) from four years ago in Manchester. Our leader going into these games is Chantal Petitclerc, Canada's most successful track and field athlete in 2005. Also returning to these games are nine of our 12 medalists from Manchester." Gramantik also knows how important the Commonwealth Games are. "The Commonwealth games are the mid way point of our Olympic cycle and it is part of our preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing."

Name                    Event                     Hometown
Allen, Charles          110 metre hurdles         Brampton, ON
Babcock, Courtney       5000 metres               Chatham, ON
Berrett, Tim            50km Racewalk             Edmonton, AB
Boswell, Mark           High jump                 Brampton, ON
Brannen, Nathan         1500 metres               Cambridge, ON
Broomfield, Erica       100 metres                Scarborough, ON
Browne, Pierre          4 X 100 metres            Toronto, ON
Coolsaet, Reid          5000 metres               Guelph, ON
Cummins, Diane          800 metres                Vancouver, BC
Dortch, Tawa            400 metre hurdles         Edmonton, AB
Douma-Hussar, Carmen    1500 metres               Cambridge, ON
Ellis, Dana             Pole vault                Kitchener, ON
Elmore, Malindi         1500 metres               Calgary, AB
Ferguson, Tracey        800 metres wheelchair T54 Toronto, ON
Forrester, Nicole       High jump                 Cookstown, ON
Gill, David             800 metres                Mashteuiatsh, QC
Henry, Kelsie           Pole vault                Saskatoon, SK
Henry, Anson            100 metres, 4X100 metres  Pickering, ON
Joyce, Jennifer         Hammer throw              Richmond, BC
Kerr, Matt              3000 metres steeplechase  Elora, ON
Kortchaguina, Lioudmila Marathon                  Thornhill, ON
MacLeod, Jared          110 metre hurdles         Winnipeg, MB
Macrozonaris, Nicolas   4 X 100 metres            Laval, QC
Martin, Jacques         Discus, Javelin F55       St-Denis Brompton, QC
McCann, Stephanie       Pole vault                Surrey, BC           
Palmer, Hank            4 X 100 metres            Pierrefonds, QC
Parris, Emmanuel        4 X 100 metres            Etobicoke, ON
Petitclerc, Chantal     800 metres wheelchair T54 Montréal, QC
Quinn-Smith, Tara       10000 metres              Waterdown, ON
Reed, Gary              800 metres                Victoria, BC
Roy, Diane              800 metres wheelchair T54 Hatley, QC
Russell, Scott          Javelin throw             Windsor, ON
Slowik, Dariusz         Discus throw              Kamloops, BC     
Steacy, James           Hammer throw              Lethbridge, AB
Stellingwerff, Hilary   1500 metres               London, ON 
Stevenson, Nicole       Marathon                  Toronto, ON
Sullivan, Kevin         1500 metres               Brantford, ON
Tadili, Achraf          800 metres                Montréal, QC
Teteris, Aimee          800 metres                Vancouver, BC
Tunks, Jason            Discus                    London, ON
Vermeulen, Kate         800 metres                Victoria, BC
Whyte, Angela           400 metre hurdles         Edmonton, AB
Zelinka, Jessica        Heptathlon                London, ON
Coaching Staff
Gerner, Carole          Manager                   Lethbridge, AB
Gilbert, Glenroy        Coach - Sprint / hurdles  Ottawa, ON
Gmitroski, Wynn         Coach - Middle distance   Victoria, BC
Goulet, Martin          Coach - Long distance     Longueuil, QC
Gramantik, Les          Head Coach                Calgary, AB
Laroche, Jean           Coach - EAD               Sherbrooke, QC
MacDonald, Scott        Manager                   Ottawa, ON
Pirnie, Bruce           Coach - Throws            Winnipeg, MB

Jean Laroche, Head Coach of the Paralympic Program on the Games. "The Commonwealth Games offer a unique opportunity to demonstrate the quality of our athletes. It is the only major games that fully integrate Paralympics results. This means a lot to our athletes and they always want to perform at their best to bring medals back to Canada. Ferguson, Martin, Petitclerc and Roy all have a very good chance of bringing some medals home."

Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of track and field including cross-country running and road running.

Athletics Canada Board of Directors - Male Athlete Representative Position

Please be advised that the term of one (1) male athlete representative position has been completed.

The nominations for a new representative are to be received by March 31, 2006 by email, mail or fax to the attention of Michele Edmiston-Hurter ( at Athletics Canada.

The one (1) male athlete representative candidate will serve for a two year term (May 2006 - May 2008). The voting and nomination process is restricted to senior and junior athletes who have been on a National Team within the last four years.

Once all nominations are received, the following is the election process:

Item / Timeline
Notification of nominations (by email and on AC web) By April 3, 2006
National Team athletes welcome to pose questions to candidates through the National Office By April 14, 2006
Candidates responses posted By April 19, 2006
Electronic, fax poll Open April 21 @ 9 a.m. EST
Close April 25 @ Noon EST
Announcement of new athlete representative April 27, 2006
Athlete first representation Annual General Meeting
Board of Directors May 26-28, 2006 Ottawa, Ontario

Athletics Canada - Hosting of Championship Events
Request for Letter of Intent


Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for track and field, cross country and road running in Canada. Our purpose is to provide leadership, development and competition that ensure world-level performance in athletics. Our key event properties are the best opportunity to showcase our sport and raise awareness and interest in our programs and services, and therefore must be planned and presented in a professional manner. The organizers selected to host the events must be willing to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada to meet and exceed expectations in this regard.

Project Overview

We currently seek suitable host organizations for the following Athletics Canada Championships events:
2007-2008 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships
2007-2008 Canadian Track and Field Championships (including athletes with disabilities)
2007-2008 Canadian Half Marathon Championships
2007-2008 Canadian Marathon Championships
2007-2008 Canadian Cross Country Championships

Letter of Intent and Supporting Documentation

Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of Intent to host the championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:

Championship event to be hosted;
Name and location of facility/event;
Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet Director;
Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and presenting all aspects of the event;
Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
Provincial branch endorsement;
Host facility endorsement (if applicable).

Submission Deadline and Address

The Letter of Intent to advise Athletics Canada of interest in hosting any of these championships must be received by Athletics Canada no later than February 24, 2006.

Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:

Ivonne Shoucair
Members Services Manager
Athletics Canada
2197 Riverside Drive, Suite 300
Ottawa (Ontario) K1H 7X3


To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their submission and Athletics Canada has the time required to properly review the applications, the following timelines have been established;

Submission of Letter of Intent - by February 28, 2006
Athletics Canada to send Bid Documents to all those having submitted a Letter of Intent to host an Athletics Canada championship - by March 10, 2006
Completed Bid Applications submitted to Athletics Canada - by March 31, 2006
Notification of successful candidates - April 17, 2006

Track and Field

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

2006 PacifiCanada Series

Review Kajaks International Track Classic

June 4, 2006
Richmond, B.C.

Lafarge Abbotsford Track Classic

June 6, 2006

Harry Jerome International Track Classic

June 8, 2006

Victoria International Track Classic

June 11, 2006

Road Running

"First Half" Half Marathon

The "First Half" Half Marathon is organized by the Pacific Road Runners with support from New Balance, and is the second race in the 2006 Timex BC Road Running Series. Proceeds from the event benefit Variety - the Children's Charity. The race starts at 8:30am on Sunday, February 19, from the Roundhouse Community Centre in downtown Vancouver. The course takes the runners around BC Place Stadium and on a loop of the Stanley Park seawall.

For additional information, visit the event website at


Lakeside Resort 5k - Hosted by Penticton Pounders
March 12, 2006 
Entry Form (PDF, 350 KB), Course Map (JPEG, 75 KB)

Winter 2006 Road Running Performance Clinic

For complete information and registration:

Camps & Clinics

NCCP Level 2/3 Middle Distance and Distance

Abbotsford, BC
February 17-19, 2006
Legacy Centre - Swan Track, Abbotsford

NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course

Victoria, BC
March 25-26, 2006
Oak Bay Track Facility

NCCP Level 1 Track & Field Coaching Certification Technical Course

Port Alberni
April 1-2, 2006

Run Jump Throw!

RJT Workshops in 2006:

Registration forms are posted as they become available.

February 2006

March 2006

  • 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 2006

May/June 2006

  • May 1 Teacher Workshop Prince George, Greg Peters - registration information to come
  • Dates TBA Malaspina College, Nanaimo

RJT Camps for kids:

February 2006

  • February 17 Pro-D Camp, Kelowna, contact Amber Gilbert 250-862-3868
  • In conjunction with Instructor Workshops: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (Walnut Grove School), Kelowna, Richmond - see dates above

July 2006


Run Jump Throw Learning Outcomes for Instructors and Requirements for Certification

See the following link for an outline of the Learning Outcomes and Requirements for RJT Instructor Certification:


BC Athletics Board of Directors

Chair: Tom Hastie - 

Juvenile, Junior, Senior Track & Field Committee

Committee Chair: Ron Bunting - 

Branch Officials Committee

Committee Chair: John Cull -

Masters Committee

Committee Chair: Jake Madderom - 

Road Running Committee

Contact: Jerry Tighe - 

Junior Development Committee

Committee Chairs: Alwilda van Ryswyk - 
Denise Clements - 

Cross Country Committee

Committee Chair: Frank Reynolds - 

REMINDERS and Quick Links

Lethbridge 10 Mile Road Race - Saturday, April 8 2006 - 10:00am

Organizers are looking for 1 runner who can run 50 minutes for 10 miles or thereabouts. Airfare, accommodation, $50 per diem for 2 days. First place $250.00.

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 Track Classic)

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

Nomination Deadline: April 14, 2006

British Columbia Lottery Corporation launches SportsFunder lottery to support amateur sport in B.C.

Launch celebrates first local partnership with Vancouver 2010
SportsFunder Website:

Media releases and background info:

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Visit for more information or to download nomination forms. The nomination deadline is Friday, March 10th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.

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 streets

Online Registration is available on PacificSport's website 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 @ or T: 604-730-7223.

Approved Meets for JD Awards and All Time Top 10 Listings

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 Officials' Committee

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