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ISSUE #34-2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email:

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


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 System.”
  • “ 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 or 250.744.5529.


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 

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 for tickets.

2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards

For the descriptions of categories awarded and nomination forms for the 2007 BC Athletics Annual Awards visit 

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
North Langley

Date & Time: 

Oct 27 and Oct 28, 2007
8:30 – 5:00pm

Full itinerary and registration form: 

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

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 2007.

Register online at or contact 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 

Below are the instructions (also available from the above link) for filling out the form.

Receipt Number:

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 the following:

  • 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 consecutive days;
  • Supervision;
  • 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

Athletics Canada

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 -

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 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 Standard. 

Results from around the Track (and Field)

October 9 -

Cross Country

2007 BC XC Selection Criteria

The 2007 BC Cross Country Team Selection criteria is now published.



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 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.

Road Running

2007 Haney to Harrison Road Relay and 100k Ultra

Registration is open for the 2007 Haney to Harrison Road Relay and Ultra. Please visit 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.

Jacqueline Barrington

Level I Officials Clinic

Saturday October 27
Time: 10:45am
Location: Langley Secondary, 21405 56th Avenue, Langley


Contact: Sue Kydd

  • 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 for signs.

Course will last about 1.5 hours and NO there will not be a test.


Plan ahead! The Officials AGM will be held on October 28, in Abbotsford, at Madison's restaurant. See details on Officials page at

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

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

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 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

PODIUM - Canadian Olympic Committee's Newsletter Vol. 5, Issue 5 is now available.

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