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Wednesday, July 4, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- Two Canadians set New World Records in the T54 1500m, and T52 200m
- Canadian Junior Championships will feature Live Results Online
- Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching – July 2007 Feature
- Rising Stars in Athletics – This week’s spotlight is on
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Result (including event):
Wind: If applicable
Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships Live Results
The Canadian Junior Championships will feature Live Results on the
internet. Those not able to attend this year's Canadian Junior
Championships in Abbotsford should be able to keep abreast of the action
as the meet will feature results placed on the Championship web page (http://juniors.valleyroyals.org/)
minutes after the event is completed. Modification at the Swan Track and
the expertise of Jason Swan has made this valuable service available.
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:
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
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 email@example.com.
Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:
Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Rising Stars in Athletics - This week's spotlight is on Emmalynne
School: Dover Bay Secondary
Coache: Tim Findlay
Best 2007 Performances:
Best 2006 Performance and Ranking:
54.84m, #1 Ranked 10th Grade in North America
2004 - Gold in Hammer for Summer Games
2004 - Silver for Shot Put in Summer Games
2006 - Silver for Canadian Juniors
2006 - Gold Canadian Legions
2004 - Zone 6 for BC Summer Games
2005 - Team Canada for IAAF World Youth
2006 - Team BC for Canadian Juniors and Canadian Legions
2007 - Team Canada for IAAF World Youth
Olympics 2012, and University
Favourite track moments/memories:
The traveling segment of track meets
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
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 - http://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=324
- World Record set by Canadian Chantal Peticlerc, 1500m T54, 3:24.23
- World Record set by Canadian Dean Bergeron, 200m T52, 30.34
Summer 2007 Road Running Performance "Interval Training"
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 email@example.com.
Track & Field
Harry Jerome to be broadcast July 8th
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic which took place Friday
June 8th in Burnaby, BC will be broadcast 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 www.harryjerome.com
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 www.harryjerome.com/results.php.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- Registration forms for hosting a Workshop
Please visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
TYPES OF PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE
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 http://www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm
or contact our provincial coordinator, Thelma Wright.
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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."
Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching
JULY 2007 FEATURE
Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System:
Recommendations for High-Level Sport Organizations
Few would disagree with the contention that women’s leadership
differs from that of men. Difference, of course, does not imply
inferiority. Difference can be, and often is, positive. But because there
are precious few examples of women leaders within the context of Canadian
sport, there is, consequently, little opportunity to put women’s
leadership to the test. Yes, of course, there are some exemplary role
models. But a close examination of the administration, boards of
directors, and committees of sport organizations reveals a lingering
leadership imbalance, particularly when one factors in the recent
outstanding, dominating performances of Canada’s women athletes and
coaches on that great testing ground, the world stage.
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.
USOC Olympic Coach E-magazine Spring '07
- MIND GAMES
- VIEW FROM THE TOP
- 60-SECOND SUMMARY
- HOT OFF THE PRESS
REMINDERS and Quick Links
SportMed BC Quarterly Newsletter
Volume 23 Number 1 of the SportMed BC Newsletter is now available for
Articles and Information this quarter:
- Posture Meets Performance
- Keeping a Training Journal
- 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 www.asra.ca
PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is
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.