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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
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Highlights from this issue:
- BC Olympic Youth Leadership Academy – Grade 9, 10 Team BC
- 2008 BC JD Championships Club Host announced
- NCCP Level 3 Combined Events Course in Toronto
- 2007 AC Award Nominees
- AC Athlete and Para-athletic Assistant (carding) program list
- 2007 BC XC Championship Results
- 2008 TransCanada 10km date announced
- SIRC Newsletter – Female Participation
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Team BC Athletes and Coaches:
If you are a Team BC athlete attending Grade 9 or 10, please read on
about an exciting opportunity to attend the next BC Olympic &
Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy in Kimberley-Cranbrook.
The BC Olympic & Paralympic Youth Leadership Academy is an
opportunity for young people to learn about the Olympic movement, Olympic
values, individual leadership styles and abilities, and how to tackle
projects and issues with teamwork. The next Academy will be held February
21-24, 2008 in Kimberley-Cranbrook in conjunction with the 2008 BC Winter
Games. For more details or to apply, please visit the Academy website at www.bcacademy.ca.
The application deadline is December 1, 2007.
Host of 2008 BC JD Championships
The Nanaimo Track and Field club has been awarded host privileges for
the 2008 BC JD Championships, which will take place July 11-13, 2008.
NCCP Level 3 Combined Events Course
OTFA is hosting a Level 3 combined events course at the Toronto Track
& Field Centre (York University) on November 16-17-18. Sue Wise will
be the instructor.
Please contact Roman Olszewski with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Roast 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
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
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 Athletics Canada Award Nominees
OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the nominees for the 2007
awards. The winners will be chosen by an awards committee and presented at
the Technical Congress in Toronto on Saturday November 24.
A full list of Nominees and awards can be found at www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=441,
and includes a total 21 nominations for BC Athletes and Coaches
Please follow this link (www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54)
to see a description of Athletics Canada’s awards.
Athlete and Para-athletics Assistant Program (carding) List 2007-2008
Posted on our website (www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=158)
is Athletics Canada’s Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) List for
2007-2008 pending the outcome of any appeals. Senior (SR, C-1), NCCA, and
Development (Dev) cards are listed in ranked order based on the carding
criteria points system. All corrections received in response to the
Carding Performance and Placing Confirmation List were factored into the
final point totals.
Posted on our website (www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=158)
is Athletics Canada’s Para-athletics Athlete Assistance Program
(Carding) List for 2007-2008 pending the outcome of any appeals. Senior
(SR, C-1) and Development (Dev) cards are listed in ranked order based on
the carding criteria points system. All corrections received in response
to the Carding Performance Confirmation List were factored into the final
Athletes will be contacted in the near future regarding the next steps
in the carding process.
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 email@example.com
or 613.260.5580 ext.3309
Results from around the Track (and Field)
October 29 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=442
2007 BC XC Championships results
Many thanks for the excellent organization by the Host: Prairie Inn
Harriers and Meet Director Bob Reid. There were 338 successful finishers
on the beautiful fall day.
There were many strong performances from the Juvenile, Junior, Senior
and Masters age categories. Out of these, athletes will be selected for
the National XC Championships. Visit www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/selcrit_xc07.pdf
for selection criteria.
Top JD Teams:
1. Ocean Athletics
2. Nanaimo T & F
3. Vancouver Thunderbirds T & F
Top Juvenile Team:
Female - Vancouver Thunderbirds
Male - Shawnigan Lake School
Top Junior Team:
Male - PIHRT
Top Senior Team:
Female - UVic Vikes
Male - PIHRT Black
Results and Photos can be found on the championships page on this
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.
Date set for 2008 TransCanada 10km Run with the Champions and Canadian
OTTAWA - The 2008 TransCanada Canadian Championships and Run with the
Champions will take place on October 18 2008 in the nation’s capital.
The event offers the unique opportunity to mingle and run alongside Canada’s
best road running athletes. New for 2008 will be the addition of a 5km
race to Run with the Champions.
The 2007 edition saw Dylan Wykes of Kingston, ON win the Canadian title
in 29:49.5 with Megan Metcalfe of Edmonton, AB taking the women’s title
in 33:26.0. In the Canadian wheelchair division Michel Filteau of St. Jean
Baptiste, QC and Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal, QC won in 22:47.0 and
26:11.9 respectively. Clayton Gerein of Pilot Butte, SK and Tannis Hancock
of Saskatoon, SK won the Canadian Wheelchair Quad Championship division.
The 2007 Championships also served as the Timex Road Race Series
Finale. In the men’s division Curtis Archibald won with a time of
32:36.7 with Denise Robson taking the women’s crown in 35:50.6. Overall
Nova Scotia won the Timex series provincial title with Ontario finishing
in second and Alberta in third. The High School Challenge was won by
Merivale High School with Louis Riel placing second.
In its second year the event saw a 100% increase in participation…
the race will always take place the Saturday following Thanksgiving…
online registration for 2008 will soon be available, stay tuned for an
announcement regarding this and other exciting news regarding TransCanada
Run with the Champions 2008… Full results are available at www.transcanada10km.ca.
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.
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 - Female Participation
Females that participate in sport and fitness have better self-image,
higher self-esteem and decreased likelihood of depression. However the
Canadian Strategy on Sport and Physical Activity for Girls and Women
indicate that girls and women are underrepresented in all areas of sport.
Many barriers keep women from participating including time and comfort
level however there are ways to motivate women to participate including
role models and creating a welcoming environment.
SIRC would like to thank the Canadian Association for the Advancement
of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Women in Coaching
(Coaching Association of Canada), for their assistance with this issue of
the SIRC Newsletter.
- Developing Female Leadership in the Canadian Sport System
- Physical Activity and Women 55–70
- Females' Constraints in Physical Recreation Participation
- To Coach or Not?
- Girls, Sport and Becoming Active
- Fit Female
To read these articles, visit www.sirc.ca/
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.