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Thursday, February 21, 2008
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Highlights from this issue:
- Willi Krause, 1909-2008
- Canadian Olympic Committee – Leadership and Sports Scholarship
- Athletics Canada names World Indoor Championships team
- World Junior Championship Selection Criteria
- Online registration for the BC 5K Championships available
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
Willi Krause, 1909-2008
KRAUSE Willi 1909 - 2008 passed away on February 10, 2008 at 98 years
of age. A long-time, prominent resident of Trail, BC and a renowned track
and field coach, he spent his last years at the German Canadian Care Home
in Vancouver. Willi was predeceased by his wife Eva in 2005, also a former
resident of the same care home and by his siblings in Germany, Lucy,
Kaethe and Kurt. He is survived by his daughter Christa Farenholt (Alf),
his son Axel Krause (Anita), grandchildren Maury Farenholtz (Karen), Aubry
Farenholtz (Kathy), Bronwyn Krause, Jason Leane, Oksana and Galya Krause
and great-grandchildren Joshua and Neisha Farenholtz. Willi was born in
Pasewalk, Germany the oldest of four children of Hedwig and Franz Krause.
He immigrated to Canada in 1958, followed by his wife and children in
1959, where he took up residence in Trail. While working in the community
at various jobs, his passion was coaching talented track and field
athletes in this West Kootenay city. Under his coaching his athletes
became well known on provincial, national and Olympic levels. Willi's
contributions in this area, including his efforts in having a field-house
constructed in Trail, have been recognized by the City of Trail through a
Citizen-of-the-Year award as well as granting him status of
Freeman-of-the-City. On a provincial scale, he was inducted into the BC
Sports Hall-of-Fame in June 1982. He received wide recognition from many
organizations and all levels of Government including the Golden Jubilee
Medal on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth II. It is indeed a tribute to Willi that he dedicated 60 years
of his life to the sport of track and field in both Germany and Canada.
Following his productive years in the Trail community, where he also
enjoyed beekeeping, gardening and renovating his home, he and Eva moved to
the German/Canadian Care Home in Vancouver in June 2000. The family would
like to offer a special thank-you to the staff of the home who made
Willi's final days as comfortable as possible. A celebration of Willi's
life and interment of his ashes will be held in Trail this coming Spring.
A subsequent notice of the venue will be published at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on 2/16/2008.
Link to the Guestbook
Canadian Olympic Committee Calls for Applications for the 2008 Carol
Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship
VANCOUVER, February 19, 2008 – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)
is now accepting applications for the 2008 Carol Anne Letheren Leadership
and Sport Scholarship.
The scholarship is a national, three-year, $1,500 per year, university
award presented to one outstanding female high school graduate. The award
is named in honour of the late Carol Anne Letheren (1942-2001), former
chief executive officer of the COC.
The Carol Anne Letheren Leadership and Sport Scholarship is given to a
female student (Canadian citizen or permanent resident) presently enrolled
at a Canadian high school or CEGEP (private or public) in her graduating
year and applying to a Canadian university or college in business, sport
management, marketing, physical education or related fields. In addition
to demonstrating qualities and personal values that personify the Olympic
values, the eligible candidate will have a minimum grade average of 85% in
her final year of high school. She will also be an accomplished athlete in
high school, community or provincial level competitive sport(s). Please
note that athletes competing at the national level (junior and senior)
will be given preference.
The COC administers the scholarship with the support of the Carol Anne
Letheren Foundation (CALF). CALF is the founding body of the scholarship
and is composed of close friends and colleagues of Letheren who are
committed to raising funds to ensure that more young women are able to
follow in Letheren’s footsteps to pursue leadership roles in business
and the sport community.
As CEO of the COC and member of the International Olympic Committee,
Letheren was an avid promoter of the Olympic values. Her passion for sport
and experience spanned more than four decades and included the following
high-profile roles: COC president, director of Toronto’s 2008 Olympic
bid, international gymnastics official and Chef de Mission for the Seoul
1988 Olympic Games. In many of these roles, Letheren was either the first
woman or first Canadian woman to hold the position, distinguishing her as
one of Canada's most prominent women involved with high performance sport.
To learn more on how to apply please visit www.olympic.ca/EN/funding/letheren_award.shtml.
Applications must be received at the COC Vancouver office by mail by 5:00
p.m. PST, April 11, 2008. Selections will be made shortly thereafter and
the successful candidate(s) will be notified by May 23, 2008.
For more information:
Canadian Olympic Committee
Phone: (416) 324-4146
Cell: (416) 806-3949
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.
Schedule and Registration Form: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev1_mar1_alberni.pdf
LEVEL 1 Technical Coaching Clinic - Penticton
March 1-2, 2008
Details and registration form are available on the BC Athletics Website
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:
Athletics Canada names World Indoor Championships team
OTTAWA – Athletics Canada named today the 2008 World Indoor Athletics
Championships team. The Championships take place in Valencia, Spain March
7 to 9.
National team head coach Les Gramantik comments on the quality of the
team heading to Spain, “The first major competition of the 2008
athletics season is the World Indoor Championships. Athletics Canada has
selected a small but very competitive group of athletes who included the
World Indoors as part of their Olympic preparation.” Gramantik adds, “The
meet is a highly contested international affair made for TV. I am looking
forward to see our athletes compete well, and gain valuable experience
which will help them as they strive for Beijing.”
Canadian World Indoor Championships team:
Name Event Hometown Club Coach
Dylan Armstrong SP Kamloops Kamloops TC Anatoly Bondarchuk
Tyler Christopher 400m Edmonton, AB Legacy Athletics Kevin Tyler
Nicole Forrester HJ Aurora, ON Mississauga TC James Henry
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep 60mh Whitby, ON Independent Anthony McCleary
Mike Mason HJ Nanoose Bay Valley Royals Laurier Primeau
Megan Metcalfe 3000m Edmonton, AB Edmonton Thunder Sean Cleary
Hilary Stellingwerff 1500m Guelph, ON Speed River Dave Scott-Thomas
Angela Whyte 60mh Edmonton, AB Independent Wayne Phipps
Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for the sport of
track and field, cross-country running, road running and road racing.
Selection Criteria for the 2008 IAAF World Junior Championships have
been posted on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=256.
Please note that parts of this document refer to the 2008 National Team
Selection Rules Book which will be updated and posted by March 1st, 2008.
Another bulletin will announce the posting of this document. Links will be
added to this Selection Criteria at that time.
The French version will be posted on the web early next week: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=256&lang=_fr.
Thank you for your patience.
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 18, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=494
Track and Field
In the News
Abdulai leads Clan at Husky Open
Vikes strong in final meet before Conference championships
Relay title defence begins at Conference Championships
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
Online registration is now available: www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?RESET=0&EVENT_ID=1541397&CHECKSSO=1
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
In The News
Times Colonist 10K: Your invitation to fitness
TC 10K: A race for everybody
AT&T Austin Marathon International Team Challenge
BC’s Todd Howard and Suzanne Evans helped Team Canada to 3rd place in
the International Team Challenge component of the AT&T Austin Marathon
on February 17. On what was described as a scenic but really hilly course,
Todd Howard from Victoria ran a 2 minute PR, finishing 8th overall in
2:25:43.5. Suzanne Evans from New Westminster was only a minute outside
her best, finishing 4th female in 2:46:13.8. The team challenge was won by
Team USA, with Team Kenya second. Nicole Stevenson from Toronto was Canada’s
third scorer, finishing 3rd female in 2:44:45.4.
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.