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Thursday, October 25, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- The ABC’s of Athleticism – Physical Literacy
- Change of Venue for Level 2 Symposium
- 2007 BC Aboriginal Female Athlete of the Year – Brooke Pighin
- Kamloops T&F presents – An Evening with Gary Reed
- 2008 World Indoor Championship Canadian Criteria
- 2007 Athletics Canada Technical Congress packages available
- 2007 BC XC Team Selection Criteria
- Club Officials Needed
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
The ABC’s of Athleticism
- Physical Literacy -
Monday, October 29, 2007
6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Fisher 100 Building
Camosun College, Lansdowne Campus
PacificSport Victoria would like to invite you to an evening of
discussion on the FUNdamentals of sport and building physical literacy in
children. World renowned expert and Canadian Sport For Life contributor,
Istvan Bayli will lead discussions on the importance of basic overall
sport skills and the interdependency of physical education, school sports,
competitive sports, and recreational activities.
Discussion topics will include but not be limited to:
- “The impact of Long Term Athlete Development on Parents, Coaching,
Community Sport and Recreation, the Sport System and the Education
- “ The importance of introducing Fundamental movement skills and
sport skills during the optimum point in physical development.”
Sandwiches and refreshments will be provided
Registration - please register in advance with PacificSport Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org
ABORIGINAL ATHLETES, COACHES RECOGNIZED IN B.C.
RICHMOND – Western Canada Games athletics gold medallist Brooke
Pighin (Port Alberni) is the 2007 B.C. Aboriginal Female Athlete of the
Year, announced Tourism, Sport and the Arts Minister Stan Hagen.
Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association’s (ASRA) annual Awards and
Recognition Feast took place at the Hilton Hotel in Richmond as part of a
two-day Spirit of Excellence Symposium.
To read the full article, visit www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2005-2009/2007TSA0047-001338.htm
Kamloops Track and Field presents -
“An Evening with Gary Reed”
Date: November 25, 2007
Location: Thirsty Dog
355 Lansdowne Street, Kamloops BC
Time: 6:00 pm-10pm
Roast Beef/Chicken Dinner, Roasted Potatoes, Vegetables,
Salad and Dessert
Tickets: $25.00 per person, all proceeds to
Kamloops Track and Field Club
Contact Judy email@example.com
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
Walnut Grove Secondary School
8912 Walnut Grove Drive
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 BCA 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
to register your team to assist with an exchange!
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 email@example.com.
2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships Selection Criteria
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada published today the selection criteria for
the 2008 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World
Indoor Championships which will be held in Valencia, Spain March 7-9 2008.
Athletes will be nominated to the team in order of performance ranking
during the qualifying period beginning on January 1 and ending February
18, 2008. The remaining positions will be filled from the eligibility pool
based on performance ranking. Athletics Canada’s focus in selecting
athletes to the team is geared towards top eight finishes.
The eligibility pool is composed of three standard categories. In the
first scenario an athlete must reach an A standard between January 1 and
February 11, 2008. The second includes those who met at least one standard
during the outdoor season (June 1 - December 31, 2007) as well as one
indoor B standard. The third scenario includes those who finished top 12
at the 2007 World Championships and have reached one B standard during the
indoor qualifying period. Combined events athletes are selected by
invitation from the IAAF.
Follow this link to view the Selection Standards - www.athletics.ca/files//NationalTeamPrograms/Events/2008/
Canada came away with two medals at the 2004 World Indoors. Perdita
Felicien of Pickering, ON took the gold in the 60-metre hurdles and Carmen
Douma-Hussar of Cambridge, ON won the silver in the 1500-metres.
The team will be chosen shortly following the conclusion of the
declaration deadline of February 11, 2008.
Please be advised that the following Event Technical and/or
Registration packages are now available:
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events
Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
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
2007 BC XC Selection Criteria
The 2007 BC Cross Country Team Selection criteria is now published.
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 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.
Club Officials Needed
BCA Officials provide a valuable service to Clubs, there is a great
need to recruit new, young, energetic officials, as many of the current
officials have been contributing service to BCA for a very long time.
The BCA Officials' Committee would like to invite all Clubs to place a
Link on their website to BCA Officials' web page through BCA's site. On
this link please list the number of officials that are associated or
belong to your Club. If there are no officials in your Club, please let
your members know that a recruitment drive is on for new officials.
If all Clubs encourage at least one member to become an official, the
number of officials would increase dramatically and a lasting service
would be provided to our athletes.
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."
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.