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ISSUE #8-2006
Friday, March 3, 2006

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2006 BC Team Staff: coaches and managers wanted
  • Former BC T&F athletes at the 2006 Winter Olympics
  • Athletics Canada Announces 2006 NACAC X-Country Team
  • 2006 Canadian Senior Combined Events Championships
  • Job Posting: CABC Coach Education Coordinator
  • Clinic: Resolving Conflict in a Sports Organization


2006 BC Team Staff

BC Athletics continues to seek coaches and managers for the up-coming outdoor season. Please refer to the Coaches Team Application form on our website.

Where are they now?

Former BC track & field athletes at the 2006 Winter Olympics:
Maelle Ricker - former NorWesters memberëlle 
Steve Larsen - former Metro Athletics member 

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:

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada's Official Newsletter: The Gold Standard - March 2006

Athletics Canada Announces 2006 NACAC X-Country Team

(OTTAWA) Athletics Canada announced today the team that will represent Canada at the 2006 NACAC (North America, Central America and Caribbean) Cross Country Championships in Clermont Florida on March 11th. The athletes qualified by their placing at the 2005 Canadian Cross Country Championships.

Martin Goulet, Director of Endurance Programs, believes this event will play an important role in developing Canadian distance talent. "I applaud the initiative taken by NACAC to create this new international event for cross country running. It is an excellent development opportunity and it is also possible to use this event to improve the quality and specificity of our athlete's preparation toward the World Cross Country Championships competition. This new event on Athletics Canada's national team schedule can only help strengthen our middle distance and distance running programs."

Senior Women
Name                   Hometown
Binne-Huse, Suzanne    Winnipeg, Manitoba
Doetzel, Danette       Macklin, Saskatchewan
Hennigar, Heather      Halifax, Nova Scotia
Kuzyk, Cari            Vancouver, British Columbia
Metcalfe, Megan        Edmonton, Alberta
Smith, Kirsty          Vancouver, British Columbia
Senior Men
Milne, Taylor          Guelph, Ontario
Murphy, Taylor         Guelph, Ontario
Nielsen, James         Toronto, Ontario
Osaduik, Steve         Nanaimo, British Columbia
Scull, Jeff            Niagara, Ontario
Staples, Calvin        Kitchener, Ontario
Junior Women (Under 20 years of age)
Biewald, Jennifer      Ottawa, Ontario
McBean, Mandy          Toronto, Ontario
Reid, Sheila           Newmarket, Ontario
Shaw, Angela           Langley, British Columbia
Van Buskirk, Kate      Brampton, Ontario
Woods, Danelle         Ottawa, Ontario
Junior Men (Under 20 years of age)
Anderson, Michael      Ajax, Ontario
Boorsma, Kyle          Guelph, Ontario
Bruce, Matthew         Oshawa, Ontario
Brunsting, Joseph      Stirling, Ontario
Currie, Cory           Brantford, Ontario
Dillon, Marcus         Oshawa, Ontario
Coaching Staff
Christiani, David      Assistant Coach
Dowling, Melissa       Manager
Gregory, Richard       Athletic Therapist
Lavallée, Sylvain      Head Coach

The junior women's 4km race is set for 8:30AM followed by the junior men's 6km race at 9:00AM. The senior women's 6km start is set for 9:45AM and the senior men's 8km will begin at 10:30AM. All races take place on March 11th.

The event will provide middle and long distance runners with first rate international competition. The bar has been set high with the objective of finishing in the top three nations in the team competition.

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

2006 Canadian Senior Combined Events Championships

The 2006 Canadian Senior Combined Events Championships will take place July 21-23 in Sherbrooke at the University of Sherbrooke. They will be held in conjunction with the 2006 Canadian Junior Combined Events Championships. Standards will be posted on the Athletics Canada website shortly and an integrated schedule will be available the first week in April.

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

2006 Road Running Calendar

The 2006 Road Running, Relay, Ultra, Marathon and Cross Country/Trail calendars are now up on the website and any errors or omissions need to be sent to Jerry Tighe at

Running Injury Prevention Seminar

"Sports Injuries: Importance of stretching for performance and injury prevention"
Dr. Jack Taunton: Director of the UBC Allan McGavin Sports Clinic
Chief Medical Officer 2010 Olympic Games

"Foot structure and gait issues …What runners should know!"
Mr. Trevor Pritoula: UBC Allan McGavin Sports Clinic, Gait Analysis Expert

"Consider your foot type and mechanics when choosing a shoe"
Mr. Phil Moore: Owner of Lady Sport , Retailer Lecturer, Author

"Be a better runner....Do more than just run"
Carmen Bott MS(c), BHK, CSCS, Core Conditioning and Weight Training

"Best food…Best performance"
Asia Peters, Registered Dietician

Riley Park Community Centre - 50 E 30th Ave., Vancouver
Date: Sunday March 5, 2006
Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm
Cost: $10 per person
Limited space…reserve seating today:
604-257-8545 Riley Park C.C.
LadySport 3545 W 4th, Vancouver, 604-733-1173

Adidas 40ft RV will be on site with 3 Plasma screens and draw prizes!


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

Employment / Volunteer Opportunities

CABC - Coach Education Coordinator

The Coaches Association of BC is looking for someone to fill the position of "Coach Education Coordinator". The Coordinator will oversee the effective delivery of the NCCP program throughout the province of BC. This will include the recruitment and training of appropriate Learning Facilitators, producing and distributing NCCP materials, communicating with all sport partners on NCCP updates, record keeping, and other related duties in support of the effective delivery of this National program. The Coordinator will also assist in the delivery of any other coach education projects offered through the Association. Please email your resume to Gordon May, Executive Director, at no later than Friday, March 3rd.

Camps & Clinics

Resolving Conflict in a Sports Organization

March 11, 2006
Douglas College - New Westminster Campus
9:00 - 16:00
$65 Incl GST
Call 604-527-5492

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.

March 2006

  • 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, Courtenay and Qualicum Beach.
    Schools can request to have RJT demonstrations and workshops for kids during the week. See below.
  • March 22 Teacher workshop, Brechin Elementary school, Nanaimo - registration thru the Nanaimo School district, contact Jackie Poulin at
  • March 23 Teacher Pro D Nanaimo - location to follow
  • March 25-26 Nanaimo - details and registration (PDF)
  • March 25-26 Courtenay - details and registration (PDF)

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:

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

National Team Relay Opportunities

The 2006 Athletics Canada National Team Relay Opportunities Selection Criteria and Declaration Form are now available:

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

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

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.

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 NACAC U-23 Championships Selection Criteria

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

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

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

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