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Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- 2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards
- Upcoming Level 2 Coaching Clinic – All event areas
- Haney to Harrison print distribution needs you!
- Wynn Gmitroski and Andy Higgins receive Coaching Awards
- BC team for Canadian 10km Championships announced
- Masters Runners needed!
- Run Jump Throw heads to the Kootenays for the Power of Sport Tour
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards
For the descriptions of categories awarded and nomination forms for the
2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards visit www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm
The Youth 15 yr Award information/form will be available shortly.
The deadline for all nominations is November 30, 2007
Level Two Technical Coaching Clinic – All Event Areas
McLeod Park Langley BC
Date & Time:
Oct 27 and Oct 28, 2007
8:30 – 5:00pm
Full itinerary and registration form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev2_oct27.pdf
BC Athletics needs you!
We are rapidly approaching our 26th annual Haney to Harrison Road Relay
event, and we need you to help us get the word out. We are looking for an
enthusiastic individual to distribute some posters and flyers to some
designated athletic clubs and stores in the lower mainland.
This should take one weekend day, or two evenings at most, and we would
need them distributed by Oct 15th.
We are offering $10 an hour plus gas.
Please contact Miranda at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call at 604-317-0864.
Coaching Association of Canada Announces
2007 Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award Winners
October 3, 2007
OTTAWA – The Coaching Association of Canada today announced the names
of the 30 coaches who are the 2007 recipients of the Petro-Canada Coaching
The awards will be presented during Petro-Canada Sport Leadership
sportif, scheduled to take place in Halifax, October 12-14, 2007. The
Sport Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, October 12,
2007, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cunard Centre.
This year, these prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes
won medals over the past year at open world championships. “At Petro-Canada,
we dream big, and that's why we support coaches who do the same,” says
Steven Keith, Petro-Canada's director of Olympic and Community
Partnerships. “We are proud to support the 2007 Coaching Excellence
Wynn Gmitroski of Victoria, coach of Gary Reed, 800m silver medallist
at IAAF World Championships in Athletics
For full list of award recipients, see www.coach.ca/eng/story_details.cfm?ID=407
Coaching Association of Canada Selects Andy Higgins for Prestigious
OTTAWA, October 4, 2007 – The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
today announced that track and field legend Andy Higgins of Toronto is the
recipient of the 2007 Geoff Gowan Award for his lifetime contribution to
“Every winner of the Geoff Gowan Award has been an exemplary leader
in all aspects of coaching in Canada, and Andy Higgins is no exception,”
says Jean-Marie de Koninck, chair of CAC’s board of directors. “This
modest man’s reputation as an innovator and leader is unparalleled. He
has contributed enormously to public recognition of coaching as a
respected profession. CAC is very proud to be recognizing Andy with this
For full story, follow this link: www.coach.ca/eng/story_details.cfm?ID=409
2007 BC Junior Development Awards Banquet Luncheon
Sunday October 14, 2007
Croatian Cultural Centre, Vancouver BC
3250 Commercial Drive (close to Victoria Drive/Commercial Drive
11:15 am - Social Hour
12:00 noon - Luncheon followed by Awards Presentations and a PowerPoint
Tickets had to be ordered by Monday, October 8th.
CONFIRMATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO BANQUET IN ORDER TO BE ADMITTED.
Athlete dress should be appropriate for this occasion. Please wear your
best as you would to any special occasion.
Graduating 14 and 15 year old JD athletes will receive certificates.
Copies of the PowerPoint presentation will be on sale.
Door Prizes Needed !!
Each club with JD members is asked to send two prizes (or more) of at
least $10 value to the banquet. All athletes will be given a ticket and
have the opportunity to be a winner! This is not a fund raiser, just a fun
event to make the afternoon more memorable for our young athletes.
When selecting items for this event, please remember that the winners
will all be athletes, ages 9-15, and choose your donation accordingly.
Suggestions of popular gifts in past years include: video rental or movie
gift certificates, store gift certificates, videos, sports equipment,
Please contact Denise Clement (250-724-6176), John May (259-337-8384),
or Len Van Ryswyk (604-531-9844) with your donations.
2007 JD Award Recipients announced
Congratulations to the 79 Junior Development athletes that are
recipients of the 2007 awards. To view the list, please visit our website
For the 2007 year only, athletes were considered for an award if they
met or exceeded the new JD Awards standard AND/OR #10 on the All Time Top
List and provided they also met the other criteria:
- are a competitive member of BC Athletics
- have competed at three or more of the meets approved by the JD
committee including at least one JD championship meet
- for 9 to 12 year olds have competed in at least one run, one jump
and one throw event.
In future years only athletes who have met or exceed the JD standards
for that year will be considered. Top Ten performances will still be
recorded in the All Time Top Ten list.
Attention Event Directors
This is a reminder that as of April 2007, there has been a new event
sanctioning policy in place. Among other changes, a $25 surcharge has been
added for sanctioning applications that are received less than 30 days
prior to the event, so please apply for sanctioning in a timely matter.
For more details on the updated policy, visit our website www.bcathletics.org/main/resources.htm
The 2007 H2H is calling all BC Athletics Clubs
Does your club have a team or teams ready to take on the H2H 100km Road
Relay challenge this November?
The H2H is a great way to get your members together and compete for
your club in this fantastic relay event.
We're also looking for some dedicated volunteers to man exchange points
along the race route.
We're looking to make the 2007 event even better with help from clubs
H2H has been a successful running event with amazing run exchanges over
the past 26 years! We are hoping that your team/club is interested in
assisting some of our current teams with one of our 8 exchanges!
Your team can be an integral part of this fun and exciting event for
Register online at www.bcathletics.org/h2h/
or contact email@example.com
to register your team to assist with an exchange!
Application form to Host 2008 BC Athletics Provincial Championships
The following is a list of BC Athletics Championships that BC Athletics
members clubs can apply to host. If your club is interested in hosting one
of these events as either an event unto itself or incorporated into an
existing event, please submit the form by the indicated dates:
- Cross Country Championships bids DEADLINE PASSED
- JD Championships bids to be received no later than October 12,
- All other bids to be received no later than October 19, 2007:
- Midget/Juvenile Track and Field Championships
- Junior Track and Field Championships
- Senior Track and Field Championships
- Masters Track and Field Championships
- Combined Events Championships (Mid., Juv., Jr., Sr., Mast)
- 5km Road Race Championships
- 10km Road Race Championships
- 20km Road Race Championships
- Half Marathon Road Race Championships
- Marathon Road Race Championships
- Road Relay Championships
Children's Fitness Tax Credit Information
The Children's Tax Credit is an initiative put forth by the Government
of Canada to provide some financial relief to parents to pay for the
rising cost of organized sports, in order to keep our children involved in
physical activity. The form can be found on the BC Athletics website at www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/cftc_form.doc
Below are the instructions (also available from the above link) for
filling out the form.
The receipt number includes the child's BC Athletics membership number
preceded by the applicable year – example: 2007-95-24187
Calculating eligible fees:
Registration and membership costs can include the costs of
administration, instruction and the rental of facilities. If the fees
charged to parents include part for accommodation, travel, food, or
beverages then this part must be deducted when calculating the part of the
fees that qualify for the tax credit. For example if club membership fees
total $400 and includes a charge of $50 for travel and $50 for a club
uniform then the eligible amount would be $400 - $50 - $50 = $300.
Description of Eligible Programs:
Eligible activities must include the following in order to qualify.
Make sure descriptions of club programs makes mention and details all of
- Ongoing (either a minimum of eight weeks duration, with a minimum of
one session per week or, in the case of children's camps, five
- Activities suitable for children; and
- Substantially all of the activities must include a significant
amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory
endurance plus one or more of: muscular strength, muscular endurance,
flexibility, or balance.
If you have any further questions please contact Sam Collier –
Manager, Registration & Membership Services at (604) 737-3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2007 CALL FOR ATHLETICS CANADA AWARD NOMINEES
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Athletics Canada is seeking nominations for the 2007 awards. A revision
and update of our awarding system and criteria will start this year; this
includes new awards in order to recognize all disciplines of our sport.
Following are titles and categories of awards in which we are seeking
Jack W. Davies Trophy Outstanding overall athlete of the year
Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy Single outstanding performance of the year
Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy Top athlete in track events
F.N.A. Rowell Trophy Top athlete in field events
Fred Begley Memorial Trophy Top race walk, cross country or off the track athlete
Combined Events Trophy Top athlete of the year in combined events
Junior Athlete of the Year Trophy Outstanding junior athlete of the year
Myrtle Cook Trophy Outstanding youth athlete of the year
Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy Top Canadian university athlete
Wheelchair Para-athlete Trophy Outstanding wheelchair para-athlete of the year
Ambulatory Para-athlete Trophy Outstanding ambulatory para-athlete of the year
Coach of the Year Trophy Outstanding coach of the year in athlete development
The deadline for nominations to be received at the National Office is
October 15, 2007. Nominations are welcomed by everyone in the athletics
community; please note that athletes nominated need to be current members
of a Provincial Branch. Please e-mail or forward all nominations to the
Ivonne Shoucair, Membership Services and Events Manager
Address: Suite B1-110, 2445 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa ON K1G 6C3
Phone: (613) 260-5580 x 3311
Fax: (613) 260-0341
The nomination form is available at: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54
(in word or pdf format)
The final decision on the awarding of the trophy shall be made by the
Rules and Awards Committee of Athletics Canada.
Thank you for your participation in recognizing Canada’s top
TransCanada 10K Championships set for Saturday in Ottawa
OTTAWA - The 2007 TransCanada 10K Run with the Champions is set to take
place this Saturday October 13th along the picturesque Ottawa Parkway. The
races begin and finish in front of the historic Canadian War Museum.
Chantal Petitclerc will line up in Ottawa to compete for the Canadian
wheelchair 10K championship. Already this year Chantal has broken two
world records in the 1500 and 200 metres distances and captured gold medal
in the 1500 metres demonstration event at the 2007 World Championships
held in Osaka, Japan. This will be the first national wheelchair road race
championship fully staged by Athletics Canada. “It has been a good year
at Athletics Canada for the complete integration of paralympic athletes,”
said Petitclerc. “We have been working together for a long time and
these projects of common championships have been in the plans for many
years, and it is a true pleasure to see them become reality, with a big
success. After a good experience for all at the Canadian Track and Field
Championships in Windsor, I’m looking forward in participating in the 10
km Canadian Championships.”
Schedule of Events
- TransCanada 10K Canadian Wheelchair Championship 8:45am
- TransCanada 10K Canadian Championship Women 9:20am, Men 9:30am
- National Timex Series Road Racing Series Finale 9:30am
- Run with the Champions 9:30am
- Canadian Masters 10K Championship 9:30am
- Award Presentations 10:45am
The Championships also play host to the Timex National Road Race Series
Final. Developed in 1989 in conjunction with the provincial branch
associations of Athletics Canada, the Timex Road Race Series holds over
110 races with in excess of 140,000 participants per year. It is Canada’s
only National Road Race Series, encompassing nine series in all provinces.
You can still register online at www.eventsonline.ca/events/transcanada_10k/
or in person Friday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at The Marriott Ottawa and
Saturday from 7:00am to 9:00am in front of the Canadian War Museum. For
more information, including the course map and the full weekend schedule
please visit www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=34.
The October edition of The Gold Standard is now available.
This month’s newsletter includes:
- Interview with World Championships Silver Medalist Gary Reed
- 1st Annual Spikes and Clubs
- September Story Highlights
- No Positive Tests during IAAF World Championships
- Information from the IAAF Council Meetings
- IAAF 2008 Calendar
- And Much More
Please follow the link below to view the October edition of The Gold
Results from around the Track (and Field)
October 2 - http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=428
October 9 - http://athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=430
TransCanada Canadian 10km Championships
Oct 13, 2007 – Ottawa, ON
Kristina Rody – Whistler
Meaghan McCollum, Vancouver
Rita Ivanauskas – Vancouver
David Jackson - Victoria
John Hill – Coach – Vancouver
TRANSCANADA 10km CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Run with the Champions will serve as the TransCanada 10km Canadian
Championships and the Canadian 10km Wheelchair Championships. Last year
more than 40 athletes competed for the Canadian title. If you are
interested in racing for the national title, please review the Technical
Package for eligibility requirements.
TIMEX SERIES FINALE
The Championship will also host the TIMEX Series final which is the
culmination of the TIMEX provincial series, encompassing every province
across the country. The TIMEX National Road Race Series has over 110 races
with in excess of 140,000 participants, designed for all runners from
beginner to the elite competitor.
The TransCanada Canadian 10km Championships will serve as the Timex
Road Racing Series Finale. Prizing will be awarded to the Top 3 male and
female finishers in the Timex race. There will also be a trophy for the
Top overall provincial branch (top 2 men and top 2 women will score for
Athletics Canada Youth Development Fund
The TransCanada 10km Championship and Run with the Champions 10km
benefits Canada’s developing athletes - our future Olympians. All
proceeds from this race will benefit Athletics Canada`s youth development
programs, helping off-set (and hopefully eliminate) the costs associated
with self funded teams.
HERE’S AN EVENT FOR MASTERS – RUNNERS NEEDED!
On Sunday, November 18th 2007, the Snohomish Track Club is hosting the
annual Canadian-American Masters Cross Country Challenge in conjunction
with the Northwest Region Cross Country Championships (website www.pntf.org/championships/crossopenregionals.html).
All masters of age 35 and over of all abilities are invited to
participate. The Masters 8k for men and the 6k for women will be held at
11:30 am at Lower Woodland Park near Seattle. If we can get enough
Canadian runners, we will rent a bus for the trip. If you are interested
in participating, please call George Gluppe at 604-469-7946 as soon as possible.
2007 Haney to Harrison Road Relay and 100k Ultra
Registration is now open for the 2007 Haney to Harrison Road Relay and
Ultra. Please visit www.bcathletics.org/H2H/
for the online registration and all the information about the race.
Ottawa site of 2007 Timex Road Race series final
OTTAWA – The TransCanada Run with the Champions 10K is back in 2007
once again serving as the Timex Road Race series final. TransCanada Run
with the Champions also serves as the 10 kilometre road race Canadian
championships. This edition will also mark the first ever wheelchair
national 10 kilometre road race championship. The event takes place on
October 13 with a start at the Canadian War Museum and continuing along
the picturesque Ottawa Parkway with Parliament Hill serving as the
Please visit www.transcanada10km.ca
for race and registration information. The first 250 entrants will receive
a complimentary pair of Nike running tights.
TransCanada Run with the Champions provides race participants the
unique opportunity of competing alongside Canada’s elite as they vie for
the Canadian title. 2007 Canadian marathon champions Lioudmila
Kortchaguina of Thornhill, ON and Matthew McInnes of Toronto, ON will be
looking to add to their mantles. Kortchaguina recently participated in the
2007 IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan where Canada came away with
Awards will be handed out to both the Canadian male and female
champions as well as to 11 age category champions.
Prize money will be awarded to the top five overall Canadian male and
female finishers and to the wheelchair champions. Each age category
division winner will win a Timex watch.
The Timex series is Canada’s only national road race series with
races in all provinces encompassing in excess of 140,000 participants per
Run Jump Throw!
Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events
RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers
Date: Saturday Oct. 20 2007
Times: 8:30am – 4:30am (TBC)
Location: Cranbrook (TBC)
Details and registration form to be posted soon.
RJT Instructor Workshops for Teachers
Cost: $120 (persons outside Host Organization), discount available for BCA
Includes: $50 Instructor Resources
Hands-on practical experience
Dates: Oct. 19th, 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 email@example.com.
For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the
province, please visit our RJT web page at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Job / Volunteer opportunities
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Executive Director
Saskatchewan Athletics is the non-profit governing body for Track and
Field, Cross County and Road Running in Saskatchewan.
The Executive Director has the overall financial and operational
responsibility for the Association ensuring it meets its objectives,
including the promotion and development of excellence in athletics. The
Executive Director reports directly to the Sask Athletics Board of
The successful candidate must have a knowledge and understanding of the
sport of athletics and the Canadian Sport delivery system. A relevant post
secondary education as well as skills in financial management, marketing,
and human resources and experience within a volunteer setting is
This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits
package. This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is
found. See www.saskathletics.ca
for full job posting and list of responsibilities.
Please submit your resume to:
2020 College Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 2W4
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
SIRC Newsletter October - Physical Education
Participating in sports can lead to the enhancement of work ethic,
discipline, time management and organizational skills of students. It has
also shown to boost self esteem, energy levels and concentration. Physical
education can provide students with an excellent opportunity to
participate in sports on a regular basis. SIRC is pleased to support
School Sport Week, October 12-19, 2007.
Student Fitness Needs
Feeling trapped within your daily teaching routine? Are the same
curricular activities getting you down, or worse yet… your students?
Perhaps you and your students are craving an injection of new and fun
fitness activities designed for the secondary level. The development of
health-related fitness has long been associated with primary curricular
goals within physical education.
As the Assistant Principal for Activities at Dunedin, I know that
participation in extracurricular activities enhances a student's high
school experience. In a recent study I conducted, I found that our high
school student-athletes were more academically successful than our
non-athletes. The biggest difference came when athletes were in season.
Grading in Physical Education
Should we grade students on whether they dress for physical education?
Should we grade students on the speed at which they can run the mile?
Should we grade students on the number of times they are absent or
can't/won't participate? Should we grade students on their ability to
maintain their heart rate in the target heart rate zone during the
majority of the class period? Should we grade students on x, y, z...?
What teaching strategies does Rockwood School District expect of
physical education teachers in order to meet students' varied learning
profiles, interests, and readiness levels? One of the key Board of
Education goals in the Rockwood school district is that student
achievement will be increased through differentiated learning
opportunities for each student.
Training Youth Athletes
Information is provided on today's focus on the development of sport
talent in children. The physical and mental aspects required to achieve
sporting success are explained and the basics of a sports conditioning
plan are outlined.
To read this month's edition of the newsletter, please visit www.sirc.ca/newsletters/october07/index.html
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
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.