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ISSUE #35-2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Olympic Youth Leadership Academy – Grade 9, 10 Team BC members
  • 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


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 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

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 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

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

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

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, and includes a total 21 nominations for BC Athletes and Coaches

Please follow this link ( to see a description of Athletics Canada’s awards.

Athlete and Para-athletics Assistant Program (carding) List 2007-2008

Posted on our website ( 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 ( 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 point totals.

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 -

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: – Technical Congress

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Clarke, Events Coordinator at or 613.260.5580 ext.3309

Results from around the Track (and Field)

October 29 - 

Cross Country

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 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 website:


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

Date set for 2008 TransCanada 10km Run with the Champions and Canadian Championships

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.

Event notes

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



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

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.

Featured Articles:

  • 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 

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