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Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- Upcoming Level 2 Coaching Clinic – All event areas
- Abbotsford Times article highlights active children – Getting
fit for life
- Cross Country – New Balance Invitational information
- TransCanada 10K Results
- Level 1 Officials Clinic – October 27
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Getting fit for life
Jean Konda-Witte, The Abbotsford Times
Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2007
A daily dose of vigorous exercise is seldom on the menu for many
Canadian children, many of who are waging a losing battle against
childhood obesity. But Fraser Valley educators and organizations are
fighting to reclaim a healthy childhood for kids, through healthy eating
in schools and fitness programs designed to get kids moving again.
Unlike many other school districts, Abbotsford has physical education
specialists in every elementary school and each student receives a minimum
of 90 minutes of P.E. each week.
To read the rest of the article, visit www.canada.com/abbotsfordtimes/news/sports/story.html
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
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 DEADLINE PASSED
- 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.
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 9 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=437
New Balance Invitational
Saturday October 20, 2007
Beacon Hill Park
- 12:00 pm Women's 4 km
- 12:30 pm Men's 6 km
Entries: send rosters to email@example.com
by Wednesday Oct. 17th Day of Race: Registration starts at 10:30 am at the
Entry fee: $10.00 per entry / maximum team fee $50 per race.
For further information contact Brent Fougner
Telephone: (250) 721-8408
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.
TransCanada 10K Results
Saturday, October 13, 2007
10K Run with the Champions and Canadian Championship
Men's top 5
1. Curtis Archibald, Halifax NS, 32:36.7
2. Ian Reid, Toronto, ON, 33:19.0
3. Rami Bardeesy, Halifax NS, 33:51.2
4. Chris Serran, Guelph ON, 34:38.6
5. Trevor Dieleman, Enniskillen ON, 34:52.0
Women's top 5
1. Denise Robson, Dartmouth NS, 35:50.6
2. Lavinia Carreau, Truro NS, 36:00.3
3. Jennifer Faraone, Toronto ON, 36:33.3
4. Francine Darroch, Providence, 37:55.6
5. Heather Goodfellow, Halifax NS, 38:26.2
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 registration and all the information about the race.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Level I Officials Clinic
Saturday October 27
Location: Langley Secondary, 21405 56th Avenue, Langley
Contact: Sue Kydd email@example.com
- Email Sue to register, there is no charge
- Feel free to bring a friend….or two
- Please park at the east end of the school, (the track end) and look
Course will last about 1.5 hours and NO there will not be a test.
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST TO OFFICIALS
Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in
Abbotsford, at Madison's restaurant. See details on Officials page at www.bcathletics.org/main/officials.htm.
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
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.