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ISSUE #20-2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Hugh Conlin named Head Coach and Director of Development Programs
  • World Youth Championships begin July 11
  • Canadian Pan Am Junior Team Second in Medal Standings
  • BC Senior, BC Junior, 15-yr old Track and Field Team Announced
  • Canadian Track and Field Championships begin Thursday
  • Athletics Canada Newsletter, Gold Standard – July Edition
  • Rising Stars in Athletics – This week’s spotlight is on Ricardo Charles

FROM THE BCA OFFICE

Awards for BC Juvenile Championships, 15 Year old Championships and Midget Alternate Meet

Anyone who did not pick up their awards at the meet in Nanaimo on July 7 - 8 2007 and wants to receive them should contact the BC Athletics office - jolfert@bcathletics.org 


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: cloehewitt@bcathletics.org.

Name:
Result (including event):
Place:
Wind: If applicable
Location:
Date:
YOB:
Club:


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:

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 sam.collier@bcathletics.org.


Attention BC Athletics Sanctioned Track and Field Meet Organizers:

Please be advised that this year's Results Round-up email address is cloehewitt@bcathletics.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 Ricardo Charles!

Ricardo Charles

Y.O.B: 1988
Hometown: Chilliwack
Club: Chilliwack Track and Field Club
School: N/A
Coach: Howard Brandt
Events: 100m, 200m

Best 2007 Performances:

100m - 10.91
200m - 21.87

Best 2006 Performances and Ranking:

100m – 10.99, BC #4 Junior
200m – 21.82, BC #1 Junior

Achievements:

2006 - Gold in 200m at BC high schools,
2006 - Gold in 200m at BC Junior Championships,
2006 - Bronze in 100m at BC Junior Championships,
2006 - 9th in 100m at Canadian Junior Championships,
2006 - 7th in 200m at Canadian Junior Championships,
2007 - Silver in 100m at BC Junior & Senior Championships
2007 - Silver in 200m at BC Junior & Senior Championships

Teams:

2002 Zone 3 Summer Games Team
2006 BC Junior Team
2007 BC Junior Team
2007 BC Senior Team

Future Goals:

Olympics 2012

Athletics Canada

Hugh Conlin named Head Coach and Director of Development Programs

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that Hugh Conlin has been named Head Coach and Director of Development Programs. Hugh will officially begin his duties on August 1.

Athletics Canada would like to thank Bruce Pirnie who has been involved with the organization in different capacities for over 30 years, having success as an athlete, coach and director. Notably Bruce has been a driving factor on the creation and implementation of the Team 2012 Olympic Identification Program and the Legion Track and Field Championships for youth. Bruce began his athletics career as an athlete, winning bronze at the 1974 Commonwealth Games and gold at the 1975 Pan Am Games, continued into coaching and most recently as Director of Development Programs. Bruce will be in the Czech Republic July 11-15 as Head Coach of the World Youth Championships team and in Rio de Janeiro August 12-19 as Head Coach of the Parapanamerican Games team.

For full story, visit https://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=336 

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IAAF World Youth Championships begin tomorrow (Wednesday)

OTTAWA - The fifth IAAF World Youth Championships begin tomorrow July 11 in Ostrava in the Czech Republic, concluding July 15th.

The last World Youth Championships were held in 2005 in Marrakesh, Morocco. The world youth championships were established in 1999 by IAAF President Prime Nebiolo. The championships are a stepping stone where athletes can compete and gain world experience for future competitions at both the junior and senior level.

Not only the top performers at the World Youth Championships go on and become successful, the event is often a preview of the international stage for young competitors. Many athletes who have participated in the World Youth Championships have had great success as their careers progress.

Please visit www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=316 to see Athletics Canada’s 2007 World Youth Championship Team and stay tuned to www.athletics.ca for stories and results from Ostrava.

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RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships begin Thursday

OTTAWA – The 2007 RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships, co-hosted by the University of Windsor and the Windsor Legion Track and Field Club, begin this Thursday July 12 at the University of Windsor Stadium, and conclude on Sunday July 15. Over 900 athletes will compete in Athletics Canada’s first fully integrated championships, staging both Paralympic and Olympic athletes in the same competition.

The RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships will serve as the selection trials for the IAAF World Championships held later this summer in Osaka, Japan. Athletes looking to be selected to the World Championship team are required to finish among the top four in their event as one of the components of the selection criteria. The event will also be a selection meet for the FISU Summer Universiade (World Student Summer Games) held in early August in Bangkok, Thailand.

A number of Windsor area athletes will have the opportunity to compete for the Canadian crown in their backyard. Among them is Scott Russell, current Canadian record holder in the men’s javelin. In the men’s decathlon, Jamie Adjety-Nelson has finished in the top three the past two years, and Jessica Matassa finished top 3 at last year’s Paralympic Nationals in the 100m, 200m, and 400m.

Other featured athletes include:

  • 2005 World Championships bronze medalist and 400-metre Canadian Record Holder Tyler Christopher of Edmonton, AB
  • 100-metre hurdlers Perdita Felicien of Pickering, ON, Angela Whyte from Edmonton, AB and Priscilla Lopes of Whitby, ON finished first, second and third respectively at last year’s championships - only 0.14 seconds apart
  • Brent Lakatos of Dorval, QC recently broke Canadian records in the 100, 200 and 400 metres T53 events
  • Chantel Petitclerc from Montreal, QC started off the season in spectacular fashion winning five gold medals in the Swiss Racing Series. This past weekend she qualified in Windsor for the women’s 1500 metres demonstration event which will be held at the World Championships in Japan
  • James Steacy of Lethbridge, AB first broke the Canadian hammer throw record in 2006 and since has bettered the mark three times this year
  • Jessica Zelinka from London, ON who improved her Canadian record in the heptathlon this season will compete in the women’s long jump and 200 metres

For more information, including the full schedule of events, start lists and results please visit http://athletics.ca/page.asp?id=32. If you can’t make it to Windsor, tune into the CBC on July 21st to watch the national broadcast beginning at noon EST.

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The July 2007 edition of the Gold Standard is now available for viewing

Please follow this link:
http://athletics-ca.sitepreview.ca/files//GoldStandard/TGSJULY2007.PDF 

In this edition you will find:

  • An interview with Alana Duff and coach Rick Reelie
  • June Highlights
  • 2007 Eastern High Performance Series
  • RBC Olympians Program
  • Racewalkers Canadian Championships
  • Pan American Games Team
  • Pan American Junior Championships Team
  • World Youth Championships Team
  • and much more

Athletics Canada announces 2007 Parapanamerican Games Team

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today the 2007 Parapanamerican Games Team competing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 12th -19th. For the first year, the Parapanamerican Games will follow the Pan American Games and take place in the same city and venue.

The Parapanamerican Games originated in 1999 in Mexico City. In their first year the Games attracted 19 countries and nearly 1000 athletes in four sports. The second Parapanamerican Games were held in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 2003. This year’s Parapanamerican Games will showcase ten different sports and are expected to attract over 1300 athletes and 700 delegates.

2007 Parapanamerican Team – BC Athletes/Staff

Name           Event                  Hometown          Coach
Andrea Holmes  T/F44 Long Jump, 100m  Vancouver         Ron Parker
Blair Miller   T38 400m, 800m         Port Alberni      Dr. David Howe
Team Coaches			
Danny Daniels  Head of Delegation     Sydney

Full team list is available at www.athletics.ca 

For schedule information visit http://www.cob.org.br/pan2007/ingles/para_programa.asp 

Full results will be available at www.athletics.ca 


Results from around the Track (and Field)

July 9, 2007 - https://www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=335 

Road Running

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 johnhill@telus.net.

www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm

Track & Field

Brianne Theisen of SK wins heptathlon at Pan Am Junior track and field Championships

Monday, July 09, 2007

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Brianne Theisen of Humboldt, Sask., won the final two events in the heptathlon to take the gold medal and Marie-Louise Asselin of Sarnia, Ont., added a victory in the women’s 5,000 metres on Sunday to conclude a successful Canadian performance at the Pan Am junior track and field championships.

Canada collected five more medals Sunday to conclude the three-day meet with four gold, five silver and four bronze medals for second place in the medal standings. The U.S., dominated the competition with 48 medals including 24 gold.

BC Results:

Name                  Event        Result
Mark Chenery          Decathlon    4th, 6760 points
Inaki Gomez           10km RW      7th, 46:08.84
Chantelle Groenewoud  3000m SC     6th, 11:12.64
Reid Gustavson        Decathlon    Injury, DNF
Stacey Irvine         Pole Vault   5th, 3.65m
Geoffrey Law          Pole Vault   Injury, NH
Kyle Nielsen          Javelin      5th, 64.24m
Emily Sheppard        High Jump    5th, 1.73m
Jessica Smith         800m, 4x400m 2nd, 2:07.27, 4th, 3:38.85

For full story, visit www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=334

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BC Junior and Senior Team Announced

This year’s BC Junior team, comprised of 31 athletes, will compete in front of a home-town crowd in Abbotsford, July 27-29. For the schedule of events, visit http://juniors.valleyroyals.org/schedule.htm 

The BC Senior team’s 26 athletes are headed to Windsor, ON this week to compete at the 2007 Canadian Track and Field Championship, which will take place this weekend, July 12 – 15.

BC SENIOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM 2007

Name                    Club      Events          Coach
Ruky Abdulai            VR        LJ, HJ          Townsend
Dylan Armstrong         KAM       SP              Bondarchuk
Corri-Ann Campbell-Fell TBIRDS    400mH           Primeau
Ricardo Charles         CHWK      100m, 200m      Brandt
Diane Cummins           PATH      800m            Fougner/Timmons
Inaki Gomez             RWW       10k RW          Dragomir
Julia Howard            VR        800m            Townsend
Rebecca Johnstone       VR        800m            Townsend
Meredith Macgregor      UNA       3000mSC         Townsend
Geoff Martinson         PGTC      1500m           Connors
Mike Mason              VR        HJ              Primeau
Andy Miller             VR        PV              Chapdelaine
Richard Mosley          VR        5000m           Townsend
Trevor O'Brien          PATH      1500m           Gmitroski
Brooke Pighin           AVTC      JT              Nielsen
Gary Reed               PATH      800m            Gmitroski
Dariusz Slowik          KAJ       DT              Collier
Crystal Smith           UNA       HT              Logan
Shawn Swartz            CC        HJ              Andersen
Aimee Teteris           PATH      800m            Gmitroski
Ira Thomson             VOC       200m            Hillson
Jarid Vaughan           CC        200m            Self
Billie Whitegibson      CC        200m            Self
Zach Whitmarsh          PATH      800m            Fougner
Krista Woodward         UNA       JT              Babbit
Jeremiah Ziak           KAJ       5000m           Jedrzejek

BC JUNIOR TRACK AND FIELD TEAM 2007

Nettey Sabrina          KAJ       100m, 200m, LJ  Murray
Nettey Christabel       KAJ       LJ, 100mH, 100m Murray
Parker Keynan           BBY       200m, 100m      Reckord
Vaartnou Nick           PATH      400m            Parker
Swartz Shawn            CC        HJ              Andersen
Neveu Karly             OA        HJ              Vicoc
Sprenkels Tiffany       NORW      TJ, LJ          Voloshin
Smith Jessica           NORW      1500m           Weber
Pighin Brooke           AFTC      JT              Nielsen
Nielsen Kyle            CC        JT              Nielsen
MacCorquodale Emmalynne VISSA     HT              Tim Findlay
Pearse Anastasia        PATH      400mH, 400m     Parker
Fraser Nicolle          CC        JT              Nielsen
Taylor Angus            KAJ       HT, SP, DT      Collier
Cobb Aleisha            PATH      LJ, 100m        Parker
Charles Ricardo         CHWK      100m, 200m      Brandt
terLaak Lara            KAJ       DT              Collier
Culley Mitch            VR        1500m           Townsend
Cliff Rachel            TBIR      3000m           Fell
Macauley Laura          AVTC      SP, JT, DT      Armous
Chester Ryan            KAJ       400mH           Murray
Irvine Stacey           5450      PV              Peters
Groenewoud Chantelle    NORW      2000mSC         Weber
Mackenzie Davin         UNA       800m            Jedrzejek
Whitegibson Billie      CC        100m, 200m      Self
Rutley Erica            5450      PV              Peters
Kimoto Emma             KAJ       HJ, TJ          McDiarmid
Little Paul             NTFC      HJ              Johnston
Gleadle Elizabeth       TBIRDS    JT              Primeau
Chenery Mark            PATH      DEC             Parker
Law Geoff               TBIRDS    PV              Primeau

Royal Canadian Legion 15 yr-old Team

Congratulations to the following athletes that have been selected to the 15-yr old team to take part in the week-long Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field Camp/Competition. The Juvenile Team is currently being finalized; thank you for your patience. All athletes will be receiving information via email regarding details of the trip.

15 YEAR OLDS

NAME                    HOMETOWN      CLUB                          EVENT(S)
Abbey Vogt              Burnaby       Burnaby Striders              800m
Haleigh Lloyd           Ladysmith     Cowichan Valley Athletic Club LJ
Alyxandria Treasure     Prince George Prince George T&F             HJ
Florence Clifford       Surrey        South Fraser T&F              DT
Jade Richardson         Nanaimo       Nanaimo and District T&F      DT
Daniel Medland-Marchand Kelowna       Kelowna T&F Club              800m
Jared Heldman           Langley       Valley Royals                 100m, LJ
Chris Sutherland        Langley       Surrey Athletic Club          400m
Ismael Karidio          Prince George Prince George T&F             HJ
Dyson Barnes            Hatzic        Valley Royals                 300mH
Del Ingvaldson          Surrey        South Fraser T&F              SP
Alex Dumont             Tsawwassen    Kajaks                        DT
Cody Parker             Comox         Unattached                    JT
Spencer Prince          Langley       Valley Royals                 SP
James Eden              Penticton     Penticton Athletics           300mH

Two Kajaks All-Comers Cancelled

The last two Kajaks All-Comers meets, August 16th and 23rd, have been cancelled. The last All-Comers meet will now be August 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience.


2007 RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships

www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=325 

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that RBC has signed on as title sponsor of the 2007 Canadian Track and Field Championships. The RBC Canadian Championships will take place in Windsor, Ontario July 12 – 15 at the University of Windsor Stadium.

“The event will be the first fully integrated Canadian track and field championship to feature both Olympic and Paralympic athletes competing in the same competition,” said Joanne Mortimore, Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to have RBC committed to this historic event.”

The championships also serve as the selection trials for the 2007 IAAF World Championships, which will be held in Osaka, Japan, August 25 – September 2. The RBC Canadian Championships will be broadcast on CBC on Saturday July 21. See your local listings for times.

“Through our long-standing partnership with Athletics Canada, we are proud to support the athletes competing in the RBC Canadian Track and Field Championships," said Alan Depencier, Director, Sponsorship Marketing, RBC. “We applaud their achievements and wish them great success in Windsor and beyond."

RBC AND AMATEUR SPORT

RBC sponsors amateur sport, from grassroots events in local communities to national sport associations that support the development of amateur athletes who compete at home and abroad. RBC has sponsored the Canadian Olympic Team since 1947, making it Canada's longest-standing supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team. RBC continues this sponsorship to include the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. RBC is also a Premier Sponsor of Hockey Canada, the Canadian Snowboard Team, the Canadian Freestyle Ski Team, Athletics Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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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 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, e-mail is tru@stayrcc.com.

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

RJT Demonstration

Cost: FREE (entry admission to the PNE grounds may be required)
Date: Sunday August 19th, 2007
Location: the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver
Time: 12-1pm

RJT Demonstration

Cost: FREE
Date: Friday August 31st, 2007
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
Time: 1-5pm

RJT Instructor Workshop

Cost: $220 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
NCCP Certification
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: August 14, 15, 2007 - TBC
Times: TBC (totals 15 hours)
Location: TBD, Lower Mainland
Specific details will be posted soon.
To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of workshop via email, please email Jessica at jolfert@bcathletics.org

RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers

Cost: $125 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA members
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
NCCP Certification
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: Oct. 20th, 2007
Times: TBC (totals 8 hours)
Location: TBD – various: Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley
Specific details will be posted soon.
To express interest of attendance, and to receive confirmed details of workshop via email, please email Jessica at jolfert@bcathletics.org

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
  • 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.

Thelma Wright
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171
runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

officials

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 arsene@telus.net.

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 kdterlicher@shaw.ca.

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."

Resources

SPIN Summit

September 24 - 26, 2007
Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre
Richmond, British Columbia
www.spinsummit.com

SPEAKER PROFILE

Tom Johnson, Swimming Canada, Head Coach

Holding one of the most impressive coaching records in Canadian swimming, Tom Johnson of Vancouver, BC has been named to Canada's coaching staff at seven Olympic Games, nine world championships and eight Commonwealth Games. Nationally his clubs have won 15 overall national team titles and 21 Canadian Interuniversity Sport Crowns (12 for men and nine for women). Currently, Tom is the coach of World Champion Brent Hayden. At the 2007 SPIN Summit, Tom will speak about Building a World Champion.

Don't miss your chance to hear Tom and many other great leaders speak about the latest innovations in their field! Check out the 2007 conference program!

Register now at www.spinsummit.com to attend this unique Canadian conference and please spread the word to other colleagues who may be interested.

See you in Vancouver in September,

Gordon Sleivert, PhD
SPIN Summit Chair


Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching

JULY 2007 FEATURE

www.coach.ca/women/e/journal/index.htm 

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.

REMINDERS and Quick Links

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.

www.sportmedbc.com/Content/CommunityAndEvents/Newsletter.asp?langid=1


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 now available.

www.olympic.ca/EN/newsletters/42e.shtml


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


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.