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ISSUE #8-2007
Friday, March 30, 2007

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

Highlights from this issue:

  • Gary Tayler - Celebration of Life
  • Betty English Remembered
  • 2007/2008 National Carding Criteria
  • 2007 Technical Congress Announced
  • Officials Information Update
  • TransCanada 10K Online Registration Now Available
  • Last Call for Club Renewals


Gary Tayler - Celebration of Life

A Celebration of Life will be held for Gary Tayler on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at 2:00pm at the Aldergrove Kinsmen Community Centre.

Betty English Remembered

Betty English, wife of former Nanaimo Track & Field Club coach, Bill English (deceased) passed away earlier this month at the age of 87. Betty along with her husband Bill were long time supporters of track and field, BC Athletics and in particular the Nanaimo Track & Field Club. Donations in lieu of flowers are requested to be made to the Nanaimo Track & Field Club at PO Box 361, Stn. A, Nanaimo BC V7P 2E2

2007 BC Athletics Club Membership Applications


Renewing clubs who do not have their 2007 club membership in before the deadline will not have membership benefits in place including liability insurance coverage.

2007 BC Athletics Full Club Membership Application

2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Society/Organization Affiliate Club Membership Application

2007 BC Athletics - Athletics Post Secondary (School) Affiliate Club Membership Application

Approval of meets for the 2007 Season for JD Awards and Top Ten.
Deadline APRIL 1, 2007

The following meets have been approved by the JD Committee for All Time Top 10 listings and for JD Awards. If any Club would like to have their meet(s) added to this list please submit the name of your meet by APRIL 1 for approval at the next JD Committee meeting. If a meet is not approved for the above purposes an athlete will not be able to use results obtained for awards or All Time Top 10 listings. Only sanctioned meets may be approved.

BC JD Track and Field Championships
BC JD Pentathlon Championships
BC Summer Games (even years)
BC Midget Event (BCSG alternate meet)
Trevor Craven Memorial Meet, Burnaby.
Jesse Bent Memorial, Coquitlam
Pacific Invitational, Langley
** Track City Classic, Eugene
** Classy Classic, Seattle
Jack Brow Memorial, Kelowna
Spruce Capital, Prince George
Kamloops Centennial, Kamloops
George Dean Meet, Sidney
Eagle Classic, Maple Ridge
Cougars Invitational, Courtenay
Bob Dailey Invitational, Port Alberni
Elwood Wylie Meet, Nanaimo
Dogwood Meet, Victoria
Garriock Invitational, Duncan
Nat. Legion T and F Championships
NorWesters Elementaries Meet, Burnaby.
Junior Olympics, Surrey
BC Elementary Championships, Richmond
BC Interior Championships (provisional)
Island Pentathlon and Throws Meet

** Athletes competing in US Meets must present a certified copy of meet results.

BC Athletics Board of Directors Approves New Event Sanctioning Policy and Fee Structure

At a March 6/07 meeting of the BC Athletics Board of Directors, a new sanctioning policy and fee structure was approved for implementation April 1/07. The new policy provides for:

  • Alternative Liability Insurance for BC Athletics Sanctioned Events. Sanctioned events will have the option with respect to Liability Insurance of providing their own insurance (equivalent to that provided thru BC Athletics) or having it included as part of the BC Athletics event sanction package.
  • The separation of the Event Liability Insurance costs from the fees for sanctioning the event.
  • The sanctioning of the competitive portion of events, defined as providing recorded results and/or performance based awards to individuals.
  • A discount of $3.00 on the entry fees to BC Athletics sanctioned events.

The details of the new policy and fee structure will be available to the membership and event organizers through the BC Athletics Website and Bulletin prior to April 1.

Athletics Canada

The National 2007/2008 Carding Criteria

The document for able-bodied athletes has been posted on the web:

2007 Technical Congress Announced

November 23-25
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Hotel: Holiday Inn Toronto Midtown
Contact Nicole Clarke at 

Canadian Marathon Championships - Ottawa, ON

National Track & Field Championships

Canadian Junior Track & Field Championships

Canadian Track & Field Championships

Road Running

TransCanada 10K Online Registration Now Available

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce that online registration is now available for the 2007 TransCanada 10K Canadian Championship and for the TransCanada 10K Run with the Champions. The races take place jointly on October 13 2007 in Ottawa. In its second year, the event offers the unique opportunity for running enthusiasts, or people looking to stay fit and get exercise, to enter and run alongside - well most likely behind - Canada's top road runners.  The First 250 registrants will receive a FREE pair of Nike running long tights.

The race also hosts the Timex Series final which is the culmination of the Timex provincial series, encompassing every province across the country. New in 2007 will be a Pasta Dinner on Friday night at the Marriott Ottawa.

All proceeds raised from this event benefit Athletics Canada's Junior Development Fund, helping off-set the cost of athletes attending World Youth Championships, World Junior Championships and World Cross Country Championships. Awards will be presented to Canadian Champions, Age-Category winners, and Timex Series Final Champions. All participants will receive an event shirt, a Finisher's Certificate and Medal.

For more information, please visit or contact

Hosting of the Canadian Half Marathon Championships - Request for Letters of Intent


Athletics Canada would like to begin the process of selecting a host for the Canadian Half Marathon Championships for 2008 & 2009.

The ideal date of the event is in the Spring, separated from the Canadian Marathon Championships by 4-6 weeks or in September and at least two weeks prior to the Canadian 10 km Road Running Championships (scheduled for the first Saturday after Thanksgiving). Dates in June and July would not be suitable for the Championships.

Letter of Intent and Supporting Documentation:

Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of Intent to host the championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:

  • Championship event to be hosted;
  • Name of the mass race with which the National Championship will be hosted (if applicable);
  • Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Race Director;
  • List of current race sponsors;
  • Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and presenting all aspects of the event;
  • Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
  • Provincial branch endorsement (Not mandatory for the Letter of Intent, but is for the Bid Application);
  • Course certification number

Submission Deadline and Address:

The Letter of Intent along with the required supporting documentation must be submitted by e-mail to: Ivonne Shoucair at, Membership & Events Manager, no later than Friday, April 13th, 2007 (at 16:00 hrs ET).


To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their submission and Athletics Canada has the time required to properly review the applications, the following timelines have been established:

  • Submission of letters of intent - By Friday, April 13th, 2007
  • Athletics Canada to send Bid Documents to all those having submitted a Letter of Intent - By Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
  • Completed Bid Applications submitted to Athletics Canada - by Friday May 18th, 2007
  • Notification of successful candidates - Monday, June 11th, 2007

IAAF Road Race Course Measurement Workshop Announced

British Columbia Athletics is pleased to announce that there will be an IAAF Road Race Course Measurement Workshop presented by IAAF/AIMS Grade "A" Measurer Paul Adams. The course will be held in Abbotsford, B.C., Canada on April 14 - 15, 2007.

This course will be held during the week of Sport BC's, Power of Sport tour to the communities of Abbotsford, Mission and Chilliwack, B.C.

For more Information: Contact: Jerry Tighe, 604-737-3174

Cross Country

2006 Lower Mainland Cross Country Series Awards

If you haven't already received your award please email Chris Dalhuisen at to make arrangements to pick up trophies.

Track & Field

2007 BC Masters Track & Field Championships

June 15 - 17, 2007
Langley BC - hosted by the Langley Mustangs
Held in conjunction with the Pacific Invitational

Track & Field Technical Specifications UPDATED

Canadian 10,000m Championships - Abbotsford, BC

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

Lost and Found at the 2006 Jack Brow Meet

Someone left a camcorder at the Jack Brow meet last summer and the Kelowna Track & Field Club would like to see that it gets home. It is a Sharp VL-E610 Viewcam, found in a red cloth carrying case.
Please contact Pam Medland at 

Run Jump Throw!

Upcoming RunJumpThrow Events

For information on upcoming RunJumpThrow Events taking place across the province, please visit our RJT web page at

RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshops Available

Now Online:

  • Descriptions of the types of Instructor Workshops that are available
  • Fee Schedule for Workshops
  • Registration forms for hosting a Workshop

Please visit

Upcoming Workshops:

May 4
Surrey SD#36
RJT Teacher Certification/community coach workshop

Athletics - Run Jump Throw
(Elementary Schools - any or all grades Monday to Friday)

Athletics Canada and BC Athletics grassroots development program for our sport, this FUNdamentals program teaches the technical skill progressions for track and field events for boys and girls ages 6-12. The skills of running, jumping and throwing form the basis of all land based sport and as such, RunJumpThrow is a foundation program all youth can benefit from. The classes can be held either inside or outside and schools can request day direct delivery for classes. Equipment bag is provided. More information can be found at

Teachers RunJumpThrow Instructor Workshop(s)
(Elementary teachers - School or District Pro D)

Teachers can be trained as RJT Instructors by attending a one day or 1/2 day Pro D workshop which includes lesson plans and reference materials .

RunJumpThrow Instructor course for teachers will be offered Friday in Abbotsford. Location TBC. This is also open to High school students wishing to help coach at the elementary level and for parents and community coaches working with elementary age athletes. IF warranted the workshop will continue on Saturday for non teachers to complete NCCP certification.

Track and Field Athlete/Coach Development sessions
(High Schools- teachers and students grades 8-12)

Skills, Drills and Progressions for all event areas of Track and Field are offered in Physical Education classes or part of after school programs. Teachers can request specific skill progressions or event areas to be covered.

Evening 1-2 hr workshops are offered to cover any topic of interest in track and field from officiating and putting on meets to teaching and coaching specific skills and understanding the Long Term Athlete Development model.

Coaching Certification Workshops
(Club and High School coaches, parent volunteer coaches, youth leaders)

RunJumpThrow Instructor course for teachers will be offered Friday in Abbotsford. This is also open to High school students wishing to help coach at the elementary level and for parents and community coaches working with elementary age athletes. IF warranted the workshop will continue on Saturday for non teachers to complete NCCP certification.

Introduction to Track and Field Coaching course can be offered in either Mission or Chilliwack, over a two day weekend April 21 and 22. This opportunity will provide coaches with event specific coaching strategies and is aimed mainly for the junior high and senior high coach who would like to extend their knowledge about coaching track and field. Community coaches wanting event specific information are also encouraged to take part.

Both workshops provide the opportunity for NCCP certification. To receive a registration package for either of these workshops please contact or go to for more information about BC Athletics programs.

Thelma Wright
Run Jump Throw Coordinator
Tel 604 737 3175
Fax 604 737 3171



There have been substantial updates to the officials web page, and all officials are encouraged to check out the new features. The website now has the upgrading information and forms, with an on-line request form for people who want to upgrade in 2007.

You can also download a new record card for the 2007 season. Printed cards will also be available from your Regional Coordinator (Carol Cull, Alice Kubek, Alwilda van Ryswyk). And as encouragement for keeping your record cards current, the awards nomination form and information on the incentive program is also available in the official's section of the BCA website.

We encourage all officials to register with BCA early in the season. And with the first T&F meet of the year (SFU Invitational) coming up on March 31st, the time is ticking for getting the all important registration form processed. You are not insured to be in the competition area unless you have a current membership.

Some important notes on registration this year.

  • You can register in several categories, but if you are planning to volunteer as an official, you MUST check the "official " box on the back of the registration form. This will ensure that you are included in members lists that we receive from BC Athletics
  • If you are a member of a club your registration must go through your club registrar. If you are an unattached official you can register directly though Sam at BCA, just send her your form and payment, either electronically or by mail. The fee is now $15.90

Event Check-in.

We are asking all event organizers to provide a signed area (table) for officials check-in. When you arrive on the site, please sign in and let the organizers know you are there. After you have done that, you can pick up a copy of the officials event feedback form either at the check in table or at the finish line. This form should be returned to the finish line at the end of the day, and will help provide useful information for all of us involved in trying to improve the world of athletics. The event feedback form is also available in the new "Forms" section of the officials web page

Job / Volunteer opportunities

Atlantic Region - Head Coach 

For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs, please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."

BC Team Staff Positions

Coaches wishing to apply for staff positions on BC Teams should complete the application below as soon as possible:


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

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