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ISSUE #18-2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Harry Jerome Scholarship Winners Announced
  • BC Athletics Crossword Contest Continues!
  • 2007 Eastern Canada High Performance Track and Field Series
  • Pan Am and Junior Pan Am Team Announced
  • Canadian World Youth Team Announced
  • New Course Record at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week’s spotlight is on Keynan Parker


Harry Jerome Scholarship Winners

BC Athletics is proud to announce Stacey Irvine and Kyle Nielsen as the 2007 recipients of the Harry Jerome Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to graduating students of 2007 who have demonstrated exceptional ability and promise in Athletics, acceptable academic record and qualities of character and leadership.

Stacey Irvine is an outstanding pole vaulter from Smithers, BC. She was recently named to her second national team and will compete in Brazil for the Pan-American Junior Games. Stacey has a personal best of 3.80 meters which is both the BC Juvenile and Junior record. Montana State University will be lucky to have Stacey in September, where she will train with the NCAA indoor women’s pole vault champion in pursuit of her athletic goals.

Javelin is Kyle Nielsen’s event. He will also travel to Brazil in July on the Canadian Junior Pan-Am Team. Kyle holds the BC Juvenile javelin record, and has a personal best of 66.81m. He is attending the University of Washington in the fall.

BC Athletics would like to thank all of the applicants for this scholarship.

Western Canada Games Deadlines Are Approaching!

Athletics will be at the Western Canada Games in Strathcona County, Alberta from August 7th-11th. Athletes from the ages 16-21 are eligible to compete. Trials will be held July 7-8 in Nanaimo, BC.

There are some important deadlines to be aware of:

All athletes interested in attending the Western Canada Games must register online at by June 30th. Your profile must be complete in order to be considered. This includes the release form and Team BC agreement, which can be faxed to the BCA office at 604 737 3171 or sent to the number given on the Team BC website.

You can find registration instructions at

Athletes must also submit a declaration form to BC Athletics, which can be found on the website under team selection. Declarations must be in before July 1st.

This is an amazing opportunity, so be organized and get registered.

See you in Nanaimo!

Rankings Update

The BC Track and Field Rankings will be updated tomorrow (June 28). They will include all submitted results from BC events EXCEPT performances from the weekend of June 23, 24.

Attention Athletes competing outside of B.C.:

Please submit your performances (especially if they are season’s bests) for meets outside of B.C. and a link to the official rankings if you wish to be included. We will try our best to search them, but this is a timely process. This is very important for University athletes competing during their university season. Please email performances to:

Result (including event):
Wind: If applicable

BC Athletics Crossword Contest!

Congratulations to Debbie Twitchell and Mark Lillicrap for being our first winners. We still have a few more awards to give out if you would like to try your hand at solving the Athletics Crossword.

The prize for this one (there will be more to come!) is Athletics Canada issued sweatpants and sweatshirts (hooded and non-hooded, grey with Athletics Canada logo). All you need to do is print out this specially-made BCA Crossword, solve it, and be one of the first 5 to fax/mail it to us with your requested size of garment, name, and contact information. There are limited sizes, so if your requested size is unavailable, we will contact you with alternative prizes!


Stay tuned in future weeks for more chances to WIN free Athletics items. Any questions/ comments can be directed to

Call for Team BC Chef de Mission

The Sport and Recreation Branch in the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and the Arts is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced individual to serve as Chef de Mission for Team BC for the 2009 Canada Summer Games which will be held in the cities of Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island from August 15 – 29, 2009.

You will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, training and leading a Mission Team of approximately 20 volunteers to ensure that all aspects of Team BC preparation are met. You will work closely with the Assistant Chef de Mission and Management team to ensure all operations, communications, special events, performance services (sport science and medicine) and sport technical aspects are in place for a successful Games’ experience. You will be supported by skilled, professional staff from the Sport and Recreation Branch, partner organizations and contractors. This is an opportunity to play a key role in BC’s sport development system and to help prepare our future Olympians and Paralympians.

The Sport and Recreation Branch is also seeking expressions of interest from individuals interested in future Team BC Chef de Mission positions for the 2011 Canada Winter Games or the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games. The Canada Winter Games will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia in February 2011 and the Western Canada Summer Games will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia in August of 2011.

If you have any questions or are interested in being considered for these opportunities, please forward a letter clearly indicating which position(s) you are interested in and your resume outlining related skills and experience by July 6, 2007 to:

Chris Graham
Team BC Program Manager
Sport and Recreation Branch
PO Box 9820 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC, V8W 9W3
phone - (250) 387- 4386 / fax - (250) 387 – 1407

AWAD Results

All BC Athletics sanctioned events having an AWAD component to their meet/race should be sending results in to the BCA office along with Able-Bodied results. Any 2007 events that have already taken place are asked to send in the AWAD results from their meet/race to

Attention all BC Senior Team Hopefuls and Club Funded Athletes/Coaches

In preparing for the Canadian Track and Field National Championships, BC Athletics has been investigating travel arrangements to and from Windsor, ON for Team BC (yet to be named). Athletes need to be alerted to the possibility of traveling through Detroit, MI, which would require all athletes, team staff and club coaches to have a valid Canadian passport.

Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:

Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is Please send ALL meet results to this address.

Crucial to results rankings are:

  • Wind Readings (100m, 200m, LJ, TJ, and Sprint Hurdles).
  • Implement weights (The metric weight must be noted in event title).
  • Electronic Timing (If times are not electronic, please let us know since they are not valid).
  • Please send results in a Hi-Tek / Excel spreadsheet.
  • Indicate birth year, NOT athlete age in each event

National Championship Membership Registration Requirements

In order to register for the 2007 National Junior and Senior Track & Field Championships athletes must be listed on ACDirect. Both event registration systems are now open. Athletes who are not entered on ACDirect will not be able to register.

Athletes - make sure you get your BC Athletics membership in to your club Registrar as quickly
as possible.

Registrars - Make sure you keep your club memberships on ACDirect up to date.

2007 BC Athlete Declaration

All BC athletes hoping to be considered for the BC Senior, BC Junior, Western Canada Games, BC Juvenile teams MUST fill out an athlete declaration before the dates below:

  • BC Senior Team - DEADLINE PASSED
  • BC Junior Team - DEADLINE PASSED
  • Western Canada Games Team - July 1, 2007
  • BC Juvenile and 15-yr-old Team (National Legion T&F Champs.) - July 1, 2007

The athlete declaration form can be found at the BC Athletics website:

Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Keynan Parker!

Keynan Parker

Y.O.B: 1990
Hometown: New Westminster, BC
Club: Burnaby Striders
School: St. Thomas More Collegiate
Coaches: Winston Reckord, Dave Mattiazzo
Events: 100m, 200m

Best 2007 Performances:

100m 10.78
200m 21.44 - a Canadian Youth record

Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:

100m - 11.00, BC Juvenile #1


2007 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 100m Champion
2007 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 200m Champion
2007 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 4x100m Champion
2007 - BC Junior Championships, 100m Champion
2007 - BC Junior Championships - 1st 200m
2006 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 100m Champion
2006 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 200m Champion
2006 - BC High School Track and Field Championships, 4x100m Champion
2006 - Canadian Juvenile Championships, 100m - 3rd
2006 - Canadian Juvenile Championships, 4x100m Champion
2005 - Canadian 15 Year Old Championships, 100m - 3rd
2005 - Canadian 15 Year Old Championships, 200m - 3rd
2005 - Canadian 15 Year Old Championships, 4x100m - 2nd


2007 - Canadian World Youth Team
2006 - BC Royal Canadian Legion Team
2005 - BC Royal Canadian Legion 15 yr-old Team
2004 - BC Summer Games Zone 4

Future Goals:

Compete at 2008 World Juniors
Run track in University
Eventually represent Canada at the Olympics

Athletics Canada

Canadians confirmed for IPC 1500m T54 trials in Windsor

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that four Canadians will compete in Windsor, ON on July 7 in the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) 1500 metre wheelchair racing trials. The Trials will select the eight male and female finalists to compete this August in the men’s and women’s 1500 metre wheelchair exhibition demonstration events at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.

Chantal Petitclerc, Diane Roy and Tracey Ferguson will compete in the women’s 1500 metre trials while Michel Fliteau will represent Canada on the men’s side. The Canadian foursome will face challengers from numerous countries like Austria, China, France, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico and the United States.

The World Championships take place August 20 to September 2 in Osaka, Japan. The wheelchair exhibition events take place the first of September.

Canada has a storied history of excellent results in previous IAAF wheelchair exhibition events.

In 1987, Dianne Rakiecki of BC, won the gold in the 800 metre. In 1991 in Tokyo, Chantal Petitclerc won the bronze and captured silver in 1995. More recently Diane Roy captured the silver at the 2003 IAAF Championships in Paris.

The 1500 metre trials will take place during the Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic, an elite international competition. The men’s 1500 metre semi-finals are slated to begin at 6:35pm with the women’s semis at 6:47pm. Follow this link to view the full schedule of the Boiling Point Wheelchair Track Classic.

The Boiling Point will be preceded by an Enhanced Athletics Development Meet (EADM) in the afternoon. The EADM is an all comer’s type of competition to give racing opportunities to younger athletes and introduce new athletes to the sport of wheelchair racing.

Results from around the Track (and Field)

June 25, 2007 -

Road Running

Nthiwa spots field a thirty-second start, then storms to new course record at Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon

June 24, Vancouver - On a remarkable, wet Vancouver summer morning, Kenyan Patrick Nthiwa missed the start of the Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon, then stormed his way past a record field of over 4,000 to set a new course record of 63:10, eclipsing Moroccan Mustapha Bennacer's 2003 mark by a mere four seconds.

Fellow Kenyan Magdalene Mukunzi had a less-dramatic come-from-behind win as she made it three-for-three in head-to-head competition over Toronto's Lioudmila Kortchaguina this year, blowing past Canada's #1 ranked women's marathoner and Calgary's Lisa Harvey around 12k, then cruising to a comfortable victory in 1:14:02.

Top BC runners were Nanaimo's Steve Osaduik and Vancouver's Jane Cullis.

Full story at:

Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic

The BC Athletics Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training" Clinic started May 16th at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park.

The clinic, coached by past Vancouver Marathon winner, BC Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee and Certified Level 2 NCCP coach John Hill, is on 20 consecutive Wednesdays at 6PM until September 26th. The cost is $140 (plus BCA Athletics membership, minimum $10 per calendar year), or a drop-in of $15 (includes BCA day membership).

Registration form is available on the BC Athletics website to be printed off and mailed in to BC Athletics. For more information contact John Hill at 604 688-8648 or email

TransCanada 10K Online Registration Now Available

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for the 2007 TransCanada 10K Canadian Championship and for the TransCanada 10K Run with the Champions. The races take place jointly on October 13 2007 in Ottawa. In its second year, the event offers the unique opportunity for running enthusiasts, or people looking to stay fit and get exercise, to enter and run alongside - well most likely behind - Canada's top road runners.

For more information, please visit or contact

Track & Field

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the team that will compete at the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 22-29.

Head Coach Les Gramantik on the importance and magnitude of this competition “The Pan American Games are one of the top four International competitions held every four years. With the participation of over 50 countries including perennial powerhouses like the United States and the Caribbean countries, this event will allow us to evaluate the preparedness of our top athletes. With few exceptions, this group of athletes will represent Canada at the end of August at the World Championships in Osaka, which is the remaining big step towards Beijing.”

The track and field team brought home 10 medals at the last Pan American Games. The 2007 edition features two medalists from the 2003 Games, Achraf Tadili will look to defend his title over 800 metres while Perdita Felicien will line in the hopes of upgrading her silver medal.

2007 Pan American Games Team – BC Athletes

Name             Event         Hometown  Coached by
Dylan Armstrong  Shot put      Kamloops  Anatoly Bondarchuk
Diane Cummins    800m          Victoria  Brent Fougner
Crystal Smith    Hammer throw  Creston   Jud Logan
Dariusz Slowik   Discus throw  Kamloops  Richard Collier

For the complete list of Pan Am Athletes and Team staff, visit

Athletics Canada Announces 2007 IAAF World Youth Championships Team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the team competing at the 5th World Youth Championships from July 11th to 15th. The competition takes place in Ostrava Czech Republic and is predicted to be the largest gathering of world youth athletes ever.

Bruce Pirnie, Athletics Canada Director and Head Coach of Development Programs, believes he has a strong team heading to the Czech Republic which will challenge for a number of medals. "This year's team is very deep and strong in almost every event area. We're looking to improve on our 2005 results from Morocco and should have medal contenders in several events."

2007 World Youth Championships Team – BC Athletes/Staff

Name                    Event             Hometown        Coach
Evan Dunfee             10km RW           Richmond        Gerry Dragomir
Emma Kimoto             High Jump         Richmond        Sarah McDiarmid
Laura Macauley          Shot Put, Javelin Port Alberni    Anna Jack
Emmalynne MacCorquodale Hammer            Nanaimo         Tim Findlay
Christabel Nettey       Long Jump         Surrey          Mike Murray
Sabrina Nettey          100m, Long Jump   Surrey          Mike Murray
Keynan Parker           100m              New Westminster Winston Reckord
Angus Taylor            Discus, Hammer    Richmond        Richard Collier
Team Coaches
Mike Murray             Coach              Surrey

For full team list, please visit the new Athletics Canada website

Athletics Canada announces 2007 Pan American Junior Championships Team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the 2007 Pan American Junior Championships Team competing July 6 through 8 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Gary Crossley, Head Coach of the 2007 Pan Am Junior Team, looks forward to this year’s competition. "Athletics Canada is very excited about the team selected for the Pan Am Junior Championships being held in Sao Paulo Brazil from July 6-8. The team is a mix of newcomers participating on their first National Team as well as many veterans from previous World Youth and World Junior Championship teams. Both athletes and staff look forward to what is sure to be an outstanding competition hosted by the Brazillian Federation."

Canada was the host of the previous Pan Am Junior Championships. Canadian athletes won 18 medals in 2005 on home soil.

2007 Pan American Junior Team – BC Athletes/Staff

Name                  Event      Hometown         Coach
Mark Chenery          Decathlon  Victoria         Ron Parker 
Inaki Gomez           10km RW    Vancouver        Gerry Dargomir 
Chantelle Groenewoud  3000m SC   North Vancouver  Ashley Weber 
Reid Gustavson        Decathlon  West Vancouver   Laurier Primeau
Stacey Irvine         Pole Vault Smithers         Greg Peters
Geoffrey Law          Pole Vault Vancouver        Laurier Primeau 
Kyle Nielsen          Javelin    New Westminster  Tom Nielsen 
Emily Sheppard        High Jump  North Vancouver  Elena Voloshin
Jessica Smith         800m       North Vancouver  Ashley Weber

Team Staff
Yvonne Visser         Therapist  Nanaimo
Nadine Nembhard       Therapist  Vancouver

For full team list, please visit the new Athletics Canada website 

Harry Jerome to be broadcast July 8th

The Harry Jerome International Track Classic which took place Friday June 8th in Burnaby, BC will be broadcasted by TSN on Sunday July 8th at noon (12pm). The Harry Jerome featured some of Canada’s top athletes. Tune into TSN on July 8th to catch Tyler Christopher, Stephanie McCann, Anson Henry, Dylan Armstrong, and a host of other national level Canadian athletes compete in Burnaby.

You can visit the Harry Jerome website at and catch some of the action now by viewing a five minute highlight video. Photos from the event are also on display. Full meet results can be browsed by going to

2007 Eastern Canadian High Performance Series begins June 30 

OTTAWA – The 2007 Eastern Canadian High Performance Series begins June 30 in Ottawa, followed by meets in Sherbrooke on July 4, Halifax on July 6 and concludes in Toronto on July 8.

Schedule of Events

Ottawa – June 30

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m, 3000m steeplechase, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw, javelin throw, 4x100m, 4x400m

Sherbrooke – July 4

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, men's 3000m steeplechase, pole vault, long jump, women's high jump, shot put, hammer throw

Halifax – July 6

100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, men's 3000m, long jump, shot put, mixed / masters mile

Toronto – July 8

100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, 100m hurdles, 110m hurdles, pole vault, women's long jump, men's triple jump, high jump, 4x100m, 4x400m

To find out more about the series visit the website at: 


For more information:
Mathieu Gentès
Marketing and Communications Manager
Athletics Canada
Office: 613-260-5580 ext. 3303
Mobile: 613-868-7692

IAAF Golden League begins in Oslo: Catch the action on CBC

OTTAWA – The IAAF Golden League kicks off in Oslo with the Exxon Mobil Bislett Games. Comprised of six meets, the Golden League is a series of the most prestigious track and field competitions featuring some of the world's top performers. The Golden League features a $1 Million jackpot for an athlete who can win their event at all six competitions.

Date         Event                   Time
July 7       Meeting Gaz de France   2pm
July 14      Golden Gala             4:30pm
July 21      Canadian Championships  3pm
August 25    World Championships     2pm
August 26    World Championships     3pm
September 1  World Championships     3pm
September 2  World Championships     3pm
September 8  Zurich Weltklasse       1:30pm

*Eastern Standard times, check local listings.

2008 BC Summer Games Reps

Call for Zone Reps and Assistant Provincial Advisor Trainees

BC Athletics is accepting applications for the positions of:

Zone Reps


  • Promote and communicate information within the Zone about the BC Summer Games and specifically Track & Field
  • Develop, with involvement of coach leaders in your Zone, the selection process for the Zone Track & Field Team
  • Work with the clubs, schools and coaches in the Zone to insure awareness of the Games, the criteria for selection and the date / dates of the selection meet
  • Insure compliance with all requirements for matters relating to:
    • Event sanctioning for the Zone Trials Meets
    • Athlete membership with BC Athletics
    • Coaching certification level – fully certified Level 2 for the Zone Head Coach
    • Team staff membership with BC Athletics
  • Insure the hosting of the Zone Selection Meet(s)/Trails for the Zone Track & Field Team – Note: The Zone Selection Trials must be held between May1/08 and June 15/08
  • Be familiar with the athlete eligibility criteria for participation in the BC Summer Games
  • Be familiar with the Rules for Athletics and those of the BC Summer Games
  • Oversee the Zone Team Selection process
  • Oversee the selection of the Zone Team Coaches and Managers
  • Insure that the coaches selected for the Zone Team meet the required Coaching Certification Level for Athletics/Track & Field
  • Insure the registration of the Zone Team Athletes, Coaches and Managers by the registration timeline
  • Work with the Provincial Sport Advisor and the Assistant Provincial Sport Advisor on all matters relating to promotion, selection (athletes, coaches, managers), athlete entries and BC Games registration fees
  • Provide feedback and recommendations on all aspects of the BC Summer Games Athletics/Track & Field competition and program

Assistant Provincial Advisor Trainee Program

This is an initiative by BC Athletics to train potential Assistant Provincial Sport Advisors and Provincial Sport Advisors for future BC Summer Games programs. Individuals interested in this opportunity will need to:

  • Time Commitment: April, May and June of the year of the Games (2008) in assisting both the Provincial and Assistant Provincial Sport Advisors in their work with the Zone Reps
  • Attend the BC Summer Games – July 2008 in Kelowna

Skills, Background and Experience: The following would be a benefit in your role:

  • Knowledge and experience in the organization of Track & Field Competition
  • Knowledge and experience in the area of Team Selection
  • Administration / paperwork associated with Track & Field competitions
  • Ability to use Hy-Tek Meet Entry and Results program
  • Knowledge of Disability Sport Groups who are included in the Athletics/Track & Field portion of the Games
  • Knowledge of the Rules of Athletics and the BC Summer Games Rules

Responsibilities Include:

  • Planning, in cooperation with the Host Organizing Committee for Track & Field:
    • The Athletics/Track & Field events and schedule for the Summer Games competition
  • Working with the Zone Reps on the planning and scheduling of the Zone Trials/Selection Competition
  • Working with the Games Organization on planning for Athletics/Track & Field in the Games as relates to:
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation – athletes, team staff and equipment
    • Food services
    • Medical
    • Others as identified

Please submit your letter of application that includes an outline of experience and training and indicate your interest in one of:

  • Zone Reps position
  • Assistant Provincial Sport Advisor Trainee Program

Application Deadline: Friday, June 29/07

Submit this to:
Diana Hollefreund
BC Athletics Provincial Sport Advisor
BC Summer Games
5183 Rutli Meadows
Victoria, BC V8Y 1X7
Phone: 250-658-8023

BC Juvenile, Midget Championships and Western Canada Games Trials

The meet package and preliminary meet schedule for the BC Juvenile, Midget Championships and the Western Canada Summer Games Trials in Nanaimo July 7th and 8th is now available on our website:

All meet entries need to be received by the Entry Chairperson by June 30th.

Entry Chair
Diana Hollefreund
5183 Rutli Meadows Place
Victoria, BC V8Y 1X7
Phone: 250-658-8023
Fax: 250-658-8023

See the meet package for more information on entry fees, eligibility, location, facility, etc.

JD Championships Accommodation

The Thompson Rivers University Residence has a limited number of 1, 2 and 4 bedroom suites available during the weekend of the JD Championships in Kamloops. The university is within walking distance to the track and the price includes continental breakfast, satellite television, wireless internet, private kitchenette with sink, microwave and fridge, 3-piece bathroom, air conditioning, cardio and games room, on site laundry and free local calling. The phone number is 250-828-8999, or e-mail is

Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

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
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit


  • Athletics - Run Jump Throw
    (Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)

  • Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
    (Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)

  • Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
    (High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)

  • Coaching Certification Workshops
    (Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)

For complete descriptions of these programs, the services they provide, and how to get involved, visit our website at or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.

Thelma Wright
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171



Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in Abbotsford, at Madison’s restaurant. Details to follow.

And speaking of the AGM, those in attendance last fall were treated to a power point presentation, created by our own April Arsene, of “the season in review”, full of photos of officials in action. She has agreed to do another production, but will need you to send photos to her at

When did you begin officiating? Please send your start year (or as close as you can remember) along with your BCA number to Kathy Terlicher at

The National Official Committee is honouring long time officials with recognition at 25 years, and then for each five year span after that. But they need your statistics to compile this history.

New (to us) Officials! A hearty “Welcome to British Columbia” goes out to two officials; we are fortunate to have them re-locating to our province, and look forward to seeing them at events this season.

Peter Hesketh is moving from Alberta to White Rock. He is very welcome, and look at the talents: Vertical Jumps 5 and Throws Referee 3. Peter will be in his new home at the end of May, and is already volunteering for meets.

And Peter Francis (newly promoted to Horizontal Jumps 5, congratulations) is moving from Manitoba to "somewhere near Victoria" in the near future.

Job / Volunteer opportunities

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."


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.

USOC Olympic Coach E-magazine Spring '07



REMINDERS and Quick Links

The June 2007 edition of The Gold Standard is now available for viewing at:

In this edition you will find:

  • Canadian Marathon Championships
  • Harry Jerome team
  • Jessica Zelinka sets new Canadian Record
  • Team 2012 Identification Program with addition information on selection process
  • IAAF World Athletics Day
  • 2007 Swiss Racing Series
  • 2007 CBC schedule of track and field coverage
  • and much more.

- AC -

SportMed BC Quarterly Newsletter

Volume 23 Number 1 of the SportMed BC Newsletter is now available for viewing.

Articles and Information this quarter:

  • Posture Meets Performance
  • Keeping a Training Journal
  • SportSafety
  • Total Sport Nutrition
  • Product Review
  • Courses and Conferences

To read more, click on the link below.

Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC Press Releases

To find ASRA News such as Press Releases, Employment Opportunities and Important Reminders, visit

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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