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Thursday, February 14, 2008
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Highlights from this issue:
- Call for 2009 Canada Summer Games Team BC Mission Staff
- Call for Aboriginal Team BC Coaches, Managers
- 6 Canadians qualified for World Indoor Championships
- Canadian Half Marathon Championships - Technical Package available
- IAAF World Race Walking Cup Selection Criteria
- Canadian Olympic Athletes Video Profiles – Perdita Felicien
- Athletics Canada Male Athlete Representative Nominations now being
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
2009 Canada Summer Games Team BC Mission Staff Application form
The Sport and Recreation Branch in the Ministry of Tourism, Sport and
the Arts is seeking volunteers from the BC sport and recreation system to
serve as Team BC mission staff for the 2009 Canada Summer Games. I invite
you to read the attached application form for more information. Please
note that the application deadline is 2:00 pm (pacific time) on March 6,
Application form can be found at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/csg09_staffapp.pdf
check out the Team BC website at www.teambc.org
Call for Aboriginal Team BC Coaches, Assistant-Coaches and Team
We are currently sending out a call for volunteer staff, such as
coaches, assistant coaches and managers, of Aboriginal ancestry, for the
Aboriginal Team BC to compete in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
in the Cowichan Valley August 3-10 2008.
If you are interested in participating in this celebration of sport and
culture, or have any further questions, please visit our website www.asra.ca,
or go directly to the information page (please DISREGARD the application
deadline date - we are still actively recruiting for all positions).
For more information: www.asra.ca/Images/Coaches/20072008
Coach Application Process/2008 Team BC NAIG Call out for Coaches and
All Applications must include:
For more information visit: www.asra.ca
LEVEL 1 COACHING CLINIC ~ PORT ALBERNI
March 1-2, 2008
Alberni Valley Track and Field Club will be hosting a Level 1 Coaches
Clinic for all of the VIAA clubs.
There will be space for up to 20 coaches to attend with Port Alberni
filling their positions first as they are doing the arrangements for the
clinic. This should leave a minimum of 1 coach per VIAA club able to
attend. There will be no charge for this clinic for our members as the
VIAA paid for the clinic as part of the Silent Auction at the BC Athletics
Annual General Meeting.
Sharon Macauley will be the coordinator and will let us know the
details as soon as they have been finalized.
Let Tom Dingle or Diana Hollefreund know if you have volunteers who
wish to take this clinic. If your club has more than one member wishing to
take the course, add them to your note and we will put them on a wait list
for available positions.
LEVEL 3 COACHING SYMPOSIUM ~ Langley
March 7-9, 2008
Details and registration form will be available shortly on the BC
Athletics Website - www.bcathletics.org
Congratulations to our 2007 BCA Award Winners
For full details of award winners and their accomplishments: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/bcaawards07.pdf
HOSTING OF CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR 2009/2010
REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTENT
We currently seek suitable host organizations for the following
Athletics Canada Championships events:
2009-2010 Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships
2009-2010 Canadian Track and Field Championships (integrated with AWD’s)
2009-2010 Canadian Marathon Championships (including wheelchair event)
2009-2010 Canadian Cross Country 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 and location of facility/event;
- Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet
- 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;
- Host facility endorsement (if applicable).
SUBMISSION DEADLINE AND ADDRESS
The Letter of Intent to advise Athletics Canada of interest in hosting
any of these championships must be received by Athletics Canada no later
than February 22, 2008.
Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must
be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:
Events and Members Services Manager
2445 St. Laurent Blvd Suite B1-110
Ottawa (Ontario) K1G 6C3
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 February 22, 2008
Athletics Canada to send Bid Application packages to all those having
submitted a Letter of Intent to host an Athletics Canada championship - by
February 29, 2008
Completed Bid Applications submitted to Athletics Canada - by March 28,
Notification of successful candidates – April 30, 2008
The Saskatchewan Athletics Coaching Symposium ’08:
Insights into World Class Coaching
Regina – March 21-23
Gary Winckler, USA – Hurdles, coach of Perdita Felicien
Irving Schexnayder, USA – Horizontal Jumps, coach of Walter Davis and
Wynn Gmitroski, CAN – Endurance, coach of Gary Reed
Saskatoon – March 28-30
Dan Pfaff, USA – Sprints, Speed and Power, former coach of Donovan
Bailey, Bruny Surin, Glenroy Gilbert
Kevin Tyler, CAN – Sprints, coach of Tyler Christopher and Adam Kunkel
Full Brochure: http://saskathletics.ca/pdfs/Sask%20Athletics%20
Online Registration form: http://saskathletics.ca/pdfs/Sask%20Athletics%20
2008 Track & Field Results - ACDirect Results Management System
Beginning in 2008 all Track & Field results will be centralized
through the ACDirect Results Management Systems. The document found at the
link below is a draft of how the system will work and what the procedures
will be. This is not a final document but will give Meet Directors and
idea of how results will be handled.
With this system a national results program will be developed assisting
greatly in provincial and national rankings, archiving results etc. There
will be more information available in the near future and this information
will be circulated as soon as the BC Athletics office receives it.
Once you have had a chance to look the draft document over please get
back to the BC Athletics office with any comments you may have on the
If you have any comments or questions please contact:
Ph: (604) 737-3177
BC Athletics 2008 Club Memberships
The club membership period runs from January 1st to December 31st each
year. There is a 3 month grace period provided because of the various
times that clubs have for their members renew. The grace period ensures
that the club's liability policy is in place as the club gets organized
for the upcoming year. Club Membership applications and renewals must be
received in the BC Athletics office no later than March 31st.
The forms are available at the following link (Club memberships can not
be renewed through ACDirect at this time):
**IMPORTANT: 2008 Track
& Field, Cross-Country Fixtures**
Please submit all 2008 Track and Field and Cross-Country Fixtures AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Track & Field Submission form can be found here:
Cross Country Submission form can be found here:
6 Canadians have met standard for World Indoor Athletics Championships
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada announced today that 6 athletes have
qualified for the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Athletics with four
days remaining in the qualification period. The World Indoor Championships
will be held in Valencia, Spain March 7 to 9.
Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, BC qualified in the shot put. Armstrong,
who made the final at the 2007 World Championships, achieved his
performance of 19.91 metres on February 2 at the Cargill Games in
Mike Mason from Nanoose Bay, BC qualified in the high jump January 19
in Seattle with a jump of 2.30 metres. The jump was a personal best for
Mason who is the reigning Canadian high jump champion.
Megan Metcalfe of Edmonton, AB will compete in the 3000 metres.
Metcalfe qualified on January 26 crossing the line in Boston in 8:52.85.
Metcalfe holds the Canadian 10km road race crown and won gold at last
summer’s Pan American Games in the 5000 metres.
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep from Whitby, ON qualified in the 60 metre
hurdles on February 1. Lopes, who recently got married, achieved the
performance in New York at the Millrose Games with a time of 7.95 seconds.
Hilary Stellingwerff from Guelph, ON will compete in the 1500 metres. A
veteran of the 2007 World Championships in the same event, Stellingwerff
qualified for the team in Karlsruhe, Germany on February 10 with a time of
4:10.32. Stellingwerff is the current Canadian 1500 metres champion.
Angela Whyte from Edmonton, AB will join Lopes-Schliep at the start
line in the 60 metre hurdles. Whyte, who qualified for the final at Worlds
this summer, registered her performance on February 2 in Moscow, ID with a
time of 7.96 seconds.
The qualification period began on January 1 and concludes on Monday
February 18. The team will then be announced February 19, and depart for
Spain March 1.
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of
track and field, cross-country running, road running and road racing.
2008 Canadian Half-Marathon Championships
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
IAAF World Race Walking Cup
Selection Criteria for the 2008 IAAF World Race Walking Cup has been
posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=255.
The Toronto Star’s Randy Starkman is preparing a series of videos
showing a side of Canada’s Olympic athletes not often seen on the road
to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The first profile is on hurdler Perdita
Athletics Canada Board of Directors – Male Athlete Representative
Please be advised that the term of one (1) male athlete representative
position on Athletics Canada’s Board of Directors has been completed.
Nominations for a new representative are now being received.
Please contact your provincial branch (BC Athletics – firstname.lastname@example.org)
for the memo explaining the process and a nomination form.
The Gold Standard
The February edition of the Gold Standard is now available.
In this month's edition:
- AC mourns the loss of Don Wittman
- NACAC Cross Country Championships team
- Beijing Tour Packages
- AC Welcomes Jon Brown
- Canadian Half Marathon Championships
- Reactive Hypoglycemia - it it a real phenomena in endurance
- Coaching - Making Dreams Possible
- IAAF Feature - Gary Reed
- 2007 IAAF Awards Gala
- World records set in 2007
- Canadian Records set in 2007
- Canadian Para-Athletics Records set in 2007
- Last Tribute to Jesus Ulloa-Lopez
- Development Program Training Camp
- Ottawa and Toronto awarded IAAF Silver Labels
- 30,000 competitors, 28 sports, 1 Golden City
Follow link to view complete edition:
Results from around the Track (and Field)
February 11, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=489
Track and Field
Athletics Canada’s 2008 IAAF World Indoor Championships Selection
Since their inception, Canadians have won 21 medals at the World Indoor
Championships most recently Carmen Douma-Hussar from Cambridge, ON won
silver at the 2004 World Indoors in the 1500 metres. In 2003 Perdita
Felicien from Pickering, ON won in the 100 metre hurdles.
2008 IAAF Indoor Permit Meetings
January 27 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia
February 1 Millrose Games New York, NY
February 2 Sparkassen-Cup Stuttgart, Germany
February 9 Ciudad de Valencia Valencia, Spain
February 10 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany
February 13 Athina 2008 Athens, Greece
February 16 Norwich Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, Great Britain
February 21 GE Galan Stockholm, Sweden
February 24 Flanders Indoor Gent Gent, Belgium
Canadians will also have the chance to showcase their skills in a
number of indoor events on North American soil. Notably January 25-26 in
Montreal at the 13th annual McGill University Team Challenge. McGill will
also play host to the CIS Championships March 6-8. The NCAA Indoor
Championships will be held in Fayetteville, Arkansas March 14-15.
2008 BC SUMMER GAMES ~ ZONE 6
Once again this is a BC Summer Games year! Tom Dingle is the Zone 6
Representative and will post information about the zone trials on the
pentrack.org website. The travel arrangements for the Games have changed
this year and all athletes must be accompanied on the buses! This means
that we will need coaches and/or chaperones from the major centres on the
island and athletes will have to get to those centres on their own. So if
we only select our zone coaches from Powell River, all athletes will have
to travel to Powell River to be picked up for the Games. Ideally it would
be great to have coaches/chaperones from Comox/Campbell River, Nanaimo/Duncan
and Victoria/Sidney. We also must have a fully certified Level 2 coach
serving as our head coach. If you or someone in your club is interested in
joining the Games team, let Tom Dingle know. The final decision will be
made at the end of the Games Trials which will be held at the Garrioch
Meet in Duncan on June 7th and 8th.
BC Athletics 2008 5K Road Running Championship
The BC Athletics 2008 5K Road Running Championship is being held in
conjunction with the Penticton Lakeside Resort 5K, hosted by the Penticton
Pounders on Sunday, March 9.
The certified 5K course is flat and fast, running alongside Okanagan
Lake. Race starts at 10:00am. (Remember to move your clock forward for
Daylight Savings Time the night before).
Download the entry form and complete race information from here: www1.clubrunner.ca/CRGeneric/Data/1066/100196/HTML/2510/5kEntry.pdf
Entry fee is only $12.00 for BC Athletics members. Add $5.00 for race day
Stay at the Penticton Lakeside Resort, 100m from the start/finish.
Rates starting at $89/night. Call 1-800-663-9400 and ask for the 5K Rate.
The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and
Masters members of BC Athletics. Members must be in good standing as of
March 7, 2008.
Championship Medals will be presented to:
- The first 3 BCA Junior members, men and women (aged 18 or 19 as of
- The first 3 BCA Senior members, men and women (aged 20 plus as of
- The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women (aged 35 plus as of
Championship Ribbons will be presented to:
- The first 3 BCA Masters members, men and women in each of the
following 8 Masters age categories:
35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+
National 10K Championships
The BCA Senior 5K champions (men and women), will additionally be
guaranteed a place on the BC Team to the Timex National Road Running
Series Finale in Ottawa on October 18, 2008, provided they prove fitness
by running a qualifying time in a sanctioned, certified event during the
period July 1 to August 31, 2008. Qualifying times are:
Distance Male Female
5 km 15:50 18:45
8 km 26:22 31:20
10 km 33:30 40:00
1/2 Marathon 1:14:05 1:28:30
Marathon 2:36:10 3:06:40
Champions must also:
Contact Maurice Wilson (BC Athletics): 604-737-3174, email@example.com
Or Jason Oliver (Race Director): 250-490-3334, firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Ryan Hayden, 1:06:03
2. Charles Bedley (ON), 1:07:52
3. Steve Osaduik, 1:08:31
4. Bruce Deacon, 1:09:13 (1st 40+)
5. Henrik Lofas (SWE), 1:09:41
1. Kirsty Smith, 1:16:44
2. Lisa Harvey (AB), 1:19:03
3. Lindsay McLaren (AB), 1:20:18
4. Fawn Whiting, 1:21:04
5. Joan McGrath, 1:23:10 (1st 40+)
1. Ian Hallam, 40:06
2. Stefan Jakobsen, 40:09
3. Nick Walker, 40:27
Cliff Kennell, 42:06 (1st 40+)
1. Cheryl Murphy, 42:38
2. Nancy Baxendale, 47:15 (1st 40+)
3. Catrin Jones, 47:53
1. Jeff Symonds, 32:25
2. Greg Johnson, 36:52
3. Taylor Lick, 37:20
Tom Carlson, 39:36 (1st 40+)
1. Yvonne Timewell, 41:57
2. Cindy Rhodes, 43:11 (1st 40+)
3. Mandy Sellars, 44:01
In the News
An interview with 2007 BC Cross Country Champion Simon Whitfield: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=303
An interview with Rod Dixon when he was in Victoria recently: www.flocasts.org/flotrack/articles.php?id=311
New Canadian Running Magazine Launches in February
Toronto (February 5, 2008) – Canada has an estimated one million
runners, more than 500 running races, and expected sales of two million
pairs of running shoes in 2008. And now, finally, Canada has its own
magazine dedicated to running. Gripped Inc. launches Canadian Running
Magazine, the only running magazine published in Canada and with
all-Canadian content, in February.
For full article, visit:
In B.C. it will be available at:
- Frontrunners (Nanaimo, Victoria, Langford)
- North Shore Athletics (North Vancouver, Squamish)
- The Run Inn (Vancouver, Delta, Surrey)
Canadian Running Magazine’s website (www.runningmagazine.ca)
will launch on February 15. For subscriptions, please go to www.runningmagazine.ca
or call 416-927-0774. Get 6 issues delivered to your door for only $17.95.
Road Race Measurement Seminar
Paul Adams is an IAAF/AIMS Grade “A” Measurer, and has been
measuring road races in BC since 1996. He really enjoys measuring road
races as it gets him out on his bike, connects him with the running
community and allows him to give something back to the sport he loves so
much. However, he has reached a point where he does not have the desire or
the time to measure all the races that he is asked to measure.
Unfortunately there are very few active measurers in BC and unless we can
identify and train new measurers, race organizers will be unable to find a
measurer willing to measure their race for certification.
Paul is prepared to put on a seminar this spring if there are some
people interested in taking on this fun and worthwhile challenge. If
anyone is interested please let Paul know at email@example.com.
He will collect the names of those interested and hopefully will be able
to arrange a time that is suitable for all.
For more information on road race measurement in Canada, please refer
BC Cross Country Championships
The 2008 BC Cross Country Championships are to be hosted jointly by
Hershey Harriers and Vancouver Thunderbirds on Saturday, October 25 in
Level 2 Officials Workshop
Saturday March 8, 2008 10am to 5pm
Nanaimo and District Track and Field Club Clubhouse
close to Nanaimo District Secondary School
355 Wakesiah Ave., Nanaimo
Course Fee: BCA Members: $20 + GST; Others $25 + GST
Instructor: Greg Bush
Registrar: Diana Hollefreund
A Level 1 Officials Workshop is being planned for South Surrey (date
Host Club: Ocean Athletics
Location: Semiamoo Secondary
Inquiries: Sue Kydd (604) 530-8224 firstname.lastname@example.org
Job / Volunteer opportunities
WEST VANCOUVER TRACK & FIELD CLUB IS CURRENTLY SEEKING COACHES
1) A TRACK & FIELD COACH CURRENTLY TRAINING INDOORS FOR GENERAL
CONDITIONING UNTIL SPRING WHEN THEY MOVE OUTDOORS TO WEST VANCOUVER
SECONDARY TRACK. THE GROUP IS A MIX OF BOYS AND GIRLS AGED 9 TO 13.
CURRENT DAYS AND TIMES ARE MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS FROM 5:00 TO 6:30 P.M.
AT 21ST & INGLEWOOD (PAULINE JOHNSON SCHOOL), WEST VANCOUVER;
2) A ROAD RUNNING COACH FOR AN ENTRY LEVEL GROUP CONSISTING OF MOSTLY
GIRLS AGED 9 TO 13 INTERESTED IN DISTANCE RUNNING (800M+). CURRENT DAYS
AND TIMES ARE MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 4:30 TO 6:00 P.M. AT 24TH &
HAYWOOD (IRWIN PARK SCHOOL – MEET THEN RUN), WEST VANCOUVER.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EITHER OF THESE POSTINGS PLEASE CONTACT THE
OFFICE. DAYS AND TIMES ARE NEGOTIABLE BUT MUST BE 1 ? HOURS PER SESSION.
$25-$40 DEPENDING ON QUALIFICATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS.
West Van Track & Field
For job opportunities with specific BC Athletics member clubs,
please see the BC Athletics home page under "What's Happening."
Coaching Association of BC E-News – February 2008-02-07
- Upcoming Deadline for 2007 Coach of the Year Nominations
- Club Survey – last chance to participate
- Making Dreams Possible club coaching grants
- DartFish Training Session
- 4th International TGfU Conference
- Book of the Month
- Article – Psychology of Injury Management
USOC OLYMPIC COACH E-MAGAZINE - Winter 2008
View the USOC Olympic Coach E-Magazine as a Web page:
BC Wheelchair Sports December Newsletter
The December 2007 issue of the BCWSA Newsletter can be viewed at:
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.