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ISSUE #1-2007
Friday, January 12, 2007

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: sam.collier@bcathletics.org

Highlights from this issue:

  • 2007 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet INFORMATION POSTED.
  • Attention National Team Athletes· Frank Reynolds 1939 - 2006
  • Club Registrars - Waivers Required for ACDirect
  • 2007 Calendar of Events
  • NACAC and World Cross Country Teams Named
  • 2007 Pan Am Junior Championships and IAAF World Youth Championships Selection Criteria Announced

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

2007 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet

January 19, 20 & 21 2007

Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Richmond, BC

www.bcathletics.org/main/agm.htm 

Please go to the BC Athletics website for information, forms, reports and documentation regarding the 2007 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting and the 2007 BC Athletics Awards Banquet.

Important Items and Reminders!

  • All delegates to the Annual General Meeting must be current, 2007 members of BC Athletics. Please make sure your club Registrar has processed your 2007 membership through the ACDirect on-line system.
  • Please print off reports appearing on the website. Any reports that do not get posted prior to the meetings will be available at the AGM
  • The deadline for Awards Banquet tickets is Wednesday, January 17th

2007 Individual Membership Application Process - IMPORTANT

All members of BC Athletics affiliated clubs must submit their 2007 BC Athletics membership applications directly to their club Registrar for processing. They will no longer be processed through the BC Athletics office.

Unattached members can take out their 2007 memberships through the on-line membership form available on the BC Athletics website or by sending their applications in to the BC Athletics office.


Waiver Requirement for all Club Registrars

A waiver form was sent out to all club Registrars previously. If you have not received the form it is available at the following link. Once the waiver is completed and submitted to the BC Athletics office information will be forwarded with a link to the ACDirect on-line membership database.

All BC Athletics memberships for individual club members are to be processed through ACDirect by club Registrars. Memberships from BC Athletics affiliated clubs are no longer processed by the BC Athletics office. If you have any questions please contact Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org.


Attention National Team Athletes

Canadian Athletes Now Fund Application Deadline January 19, 2007 

Go to www.canadianathletesnow.ca for the application form and more information.


2007 Calendar of Events:

The 2007 edition of the (printed) BC Athletics Calendar of Events will soon be finalized and will be sent for design layout and printing shortly thereafter.


Frank Reynolds

FRANK REYNOLDS

August 11, 1939 – December 28, 2006

It is with great sadness that BC Athletics learned of the passing of Frank Reynolds. His passing is a great loss to his family and many other people in all walks of life. We are honoured and privileged to have had Frank involved as a coach, athlete and club leader in Athletics. His positive impact on athletes and other coaches in Athletics will always be remembered and forever cherished.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Oncology Department at Lions Gate Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

  • Donations can be made to: Lions Gate Hospital Foundation – Oncology Department, 231 East 15th, North Vancouver, BC  V7L 2L7
  • Or online at: www.lghfoundation.com – see the Tributes and Everlasting Gifts tab for the donation page.

Some of the athletes Frank coached include:

  • Chris Winter — 2004 World Junior Cross Country Championships Team Member, 2004 World Junior Championships Team Member (3000m S/C), 2005 World Junior Cross Country Championships Team Member, Canadian Youth Record Holder 2000m S/C (5:44.23)
  • Jessica Smith — 2005 Canadian National Legion Champion 1500m and 3000m and 2006 Legion Champion 800m and 1500m
  • Chantelle Groenewoud — 2004 BC High School Cross Country Championship Medalist (3rd), 2005 BC High Championships Medalist 1500m S/C (2nd)
  • Roberto Phillips — 2005 BC High School Championship Medalist 1500m S/C (3rd)

The following biography is from the Norwesters Track & Field Club website:

Frank Reynolds, a native of Vancouver, coached for NorWesters for over 16 years. A favourite of many athletes, Frank developed the North Shore's best middle and long distance runners through the use of both sport science and intuitive coaching methods. He completed his NCCP level 4 through the National Coaching Institute in Vancouver.

Frank coached many teams during his career, most notably several BC Athletics Provincial teams, National team assignments and his highest honour, coaching Canada’s National Blind Athletics team at the recent IBSA World Championships in Quebec.

Frank was a good club middle distance athlete in his early career and more successful as a masters athlete in the 1980s. His favourite moments in track and field included winning the Canadian Masters 800m Championship 1981, setting a Canadian High School record on King Edward’s 4x440 relay team in 1958 and beating Bob Schull, the 1964 Olympic 5000m champion, over 1500m in 1984. The overriding benefit he cited of his involvement in the sport of athletics was all of the friends, colleagues and athletes he met over his fifty-year involvement in our sport.

Frank was a strong advocate toward the advancement and recognition of coaching in British Columbia. As a director on the board of the Coaches Association of BC, Frank worked with other board members to heighten awareness of coaching education opportunities and raise the profile of coaching in British Columbia. His other passion was cross-country running and did his best to raise the awareness of this exciting sport as Chair of the BC Athletics Cross-Country Committee.

As an active runner Frank enjoyed anything in the outdoors from cycling, hiking, gardening, photography, bird watching and skiing. He was also a brilliant musician who thrilled bluegrass audiences the world over.

Frank believed, for a long and satisfying career as an athlete - "focus on the process, not the outcome".


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 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: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/courseinfo/cid.pdf

For further information and any questions please contact Ron Bunting at ronbunting@bathletics.org.

Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada announces NACAC and World Cross Country teams

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the teams that will represent Canada at the 2007 NACAC Cross Country Championships in Clermont, Florida and at the 35th IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa, Kenya.


NACAC Cross Country Championships, March 3, Clermont, Florida

Malindi Elmore will lead the way in Florida coming off a strong 2006 season. She is the reigning Canadian Cross Country Champion and competed at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia. Elmore should challenge for the individual title in Florida. Sheila Reid, the 2006 women's junior silver medalist is back as is Matthew Bruce who was 8th in the junior men's race.

The juniors in this event who will also head to Kenya and compete at the Worlds will benefit from the strong international competition in Florida. Endurance Program Coordinator and Coach Hugh Cameron believes there are some medal contenders on the team; "We have a few individuals who will be able to challenge for a medal based on last years results." Cameron also expects the teams to improve on the 2006 results; "We will be competitive as a team, our objective is to finish in the top 2 in each event, and hopefully win one of them."


World Cross Country Championships, March 24, Mombasa, Kenya

The women in Kenya will be led by Danelle Woods, current Canadian Junior Cross Country Champion and a member of the team which competed in Beijing at the 2006 IAAF World Junior Championships in Athletics. Lindsay Carson and Sheila Reid will provide valuable leadership and experience as they both competed at last year's World Cross Country Championships in Japan.

Matthew Leeder, 2006 Canadian Junior Cross Country runner-up, and returnee Sean Fleming will lead the men. The women's and men's teams will be looking to improve on last years finishes where they ranked 10th and 15th respectively in the world.

Head Coach Hugh Cameron; "Kenya has long been regarded as the mecca of distance running, making this event very significant and a providing a special opportunity for our young athletes to compete against the very best in the world."


2007 NACAC Cross Country Championships team

Senior Women (6KM Course)
Malindi Elmore Kelowna, BC
Kristen Kolstad Surrey, BC
Meaghan McCollum Vancouver, BC
Rebecca Stallwood Burlington, ON
Chantell Widney Edmonton, AB
Elizabeth Wightman Toronto, ON

Senior Men (8KM Course)
Michael Booth Winnipeg, MB
Shane Carlos Whitehorse, YK
Colin Fewer Harbour Main, NL
Adrian Lambert Edmonton, AB
Derek Nakluski Oshawa, ON
Mike Thorson Port Elgin, ON

Junior Women (4KM Course)
Marie-Louise Asselin Sarnia, ON
Lindsay Carson Cambridge, ON
Jessica O'Connell Calgary, AB
Sheila Reid Newmarket, ON
Kelly-Lynne Spettigue Richmond Hill, ON
Amanda Truelove Barrie, ON

Junior Men (6KM Course)
Matthew Bruce Oshawa, ON
Sébastien Flynn Dartmouth, NS
Matthew Hughes Oshawa, ON
Rob Jackson Guelph, ON
Matthew Leeder Brockville, ON
Greg Miller Winnipeg, MB

Staff
Head Coach - Hugh Cameron
Coach - Glen Playfair
Manager - Melissa Dowling


2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships team

Junior Women (6KM Course)
Lindsay Carson Cambridge, ON
Rachel Cliff Vancouver, BC
Sheila Reid Newmarket, ON
Kendra Schaaf Craven, SK
Amanda Truelove Barrie, ON
Danelle Woods Ottawa, ON

Junior Men (8KM Course)
Matthew Bruce Oshawa, ON
Sean Fleming Regina, SK
Mark Henshaw London, ON
Matthew Hughes Oshawa, ON
Matthew Leeder Brockville, ON
Greg Miller Winnipeg, MB

Staff
Head Coach - Hugh Cameron
Manager - Thelma Wright
Medical - Dr. Melina Thibodeau


2007 Pan American Junior Championships

2007 Pan American Junior Championships - http://www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=9059


2007 IAAF World Youth Championships

2007 IAAF World Youth Championships - http://www.athletics.ca/article.asp?id=9060

Selection criteria for the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships and the 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships are now available on the web. Please note that the athlete declaration deadline for both events is June 1, 2007.

If you have any questions about these events, please contact Melissa Dowling, NT Coordinator (mdowling@athletics.ca) or Alicia Fagan, NT Assistant (afagan@athletics.ca).

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 www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_trackletter.pdf 
Printable Donation form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ptgrey_donationform.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

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 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:

www.bcathletics.org/main/teamstaffapp.htm

Resources

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

www.sport.bc.ca/Content/Risk Management/ Risk Management Main.asp


New Online Drug Database Helps Canadian Athletes Compete Doping-Free

www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-MR-DIDGlobal-E.pdf


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