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Thursday, February 28, 2008
Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 737-3177 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlights from this issue:
- BC Athletics is on the move!
- Point Grey Community Track Project – Fundraising initiative
- Canadian Sport Centre Pacific – INFINIT Nutrition partnership
- 2008 NACAC U-23 Championships – Selection Criteria
- BC Road Running AGM – March 19, 2008
- BC 8K Road Running Championships
FROM THE BCA OFFICE
BC Athletics is moving on March 31st!
As of April 1, 2008 the new address will be:
190B 3820 Cessna Dr.
Phone: (604) 333-3550
Fax: (604) 333-3551
Brian McCalder – President/CEO (604) 333-3552
Maurice Wilson – Technical Manager Road & Cross Country Running
Thelma Wright – Run Jump Throw Program Coordinator (604) 333-3554
Jessica Olfert – Administrative Assistant, Run Jump Throw Administrator
Track and Field Technical Manager (604) 333-3555
Ron Bunting – Coaching Education email@example.com
Sam Collier – Manager Registration and Membership Services (604)
Accounting (604) 333-3557
All email addresses will remain as they are.
Point Grey Community Track Project
Phase One (the Track) has been completed and we now need to work on
phase two: the Long/triple pole vault and high jump facility.
We are looking to fund-raise the capital to cover the cost which is
approximately $37,000 dollars which includes two long jump and one pole
vault lanes and a high jump apron finished with the same quality material
as the track.
For information on how you can help out, please visit the following
Canadian Sport Centre Pacific Performance Services – INFINIT
Athletes train up to three times a day, seven days a week. They travel
to the ends of the earth to prove themselves against the best. They come
home with world titles, personal bests and sometimes disappointments, only
to do it all over again day in and day out, month after month. Training at
this level will take its toll on an athlete's health and performance. To
improve the odds, athletes looking for a competitive edge often turn to
supplements. The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) advises
athletes against the use of supplements as it is impossible to guarantee
they are free from prohibited substances, yet athletes continue to ask
for, and risk using, supplements. With this in mind Canadian Sport Centre
Pacific (CSCP) developed a partnership with INFINIT Nutrition Canada, a
provider of high quality, custom designed sport beverages.
For more information, please visit the link below: www.pacificsport.com/Groups/SportScienceReference/
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
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:
The selection criteria for the 2008 NACAC Under-23 Championships is now
available on the web: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=251.
The declaration deadline for this event is June 15th, 2008. Please note
that a new online Athlete Declaration Form will be available soon.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 25, 2008 - www.athletics.ca/display_news.asp?newsid=498
Track and Field
In the News
Golden start for Vikes at Canada West Championships
Three-peat for relay team
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.
Hatley Castle 8K
At the Hatley Castle 8K, the 200+ spectators at the finish line were
treated to the closest, most thrilling race in the 26-year history of the
Island Series with two Harriers finishing 1/100th of a second apart! In
horse racing a photo finish shows which horse won by a nose. In track
racing, a photo finish shows which runner won the 100 metre race by his
torso crossing the line. Horse races and track races are usually won by
fractions of a second. Today we needed a photo finish at Royal Roads to
determine whether Eric Findlay or Nick Walker actually won Race #4 in the
eight-race Frontrunners Island Series. The finish-line judge gave the nod
to Eric who out-leaned Nick to take the victory. Both were timed in 26:28,
twenty-three seconds ahead of bronze-medalist Stephen Kilshaw. Within the
last 50 metres of the race the lead changed hands five times with either
Eric of Nick surging to pull 1/2 second or so ahead of each other. With 5
metres to go, both were stride-for-stride, shoulder to shoulder and
torso-to-torso. Eric's 1/100th second triumph gave him his second overall
victory at Hatley Castle as he won the race last year in 26:09. Kirsty
Smith, on the other hand, totally dominated the women's field breaking
Judith Leroy's course record by 21 seconds to win easily in 28:40. She was
9th overall of the 385 finishers, down 7 from last year's total of 392.
Second female was Marilyn Arsenault in 29:30 and Nancy Baxendale took
third in 31:20.
Summerland Centennial Half Marathon
What was supposed to have been a partly sunny day wasn’t that way at
all but the precip was at least light. Scott Tremblay (M35-39) of Kaleden
finished first overall in a time of 1:16:50, just shy of the course record
of 1:16:34, set by Steven Murenbeeld in the inaugural 2006 race. Meanwhile
Cindy Rhodes (F50-54) did set a new course record in the women’s
division, with her 1:33:10 finish. The other women’s medal placings went
to Shannon Thompson (F20-29) of Kelowna, second in 1:34:16 and Laurelee
Welder (F50-54) of Kelowna, third in 1:39:22. Last year’s overall
winner, Hans Aabye (M30-34) of Merritt, finished second overall in 1:19:18
with Sergio Pio (M40-44) of Penticton, claiming third in 1:23:32.
Road Running AGM
The Road Running Division of BC Athletics invites all clubs and members
to attend the Road Running AGM, to discuss issues of interest for road
running throughout BC. The AGM will be held Wednesday, March 19 from 6:00
to 8:00pm at 1367 West Broadway, Vancouver, Room 201. Participation by
conference call is available. To attend in person or by phone, please
contact Maurice Wilson email@example.com.
BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship
The BC Athletics 2008 8K Road Running Championship will be held in
conjunction with the Running Room Shaughnessy 8K, hosted by the Lions Gate
Road Runners in Vancouver on Sunday, May 25.
Certified 8K through undulating historic residential streets of
Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale. Start and finish at Kerrisdale Arena, 41st and
East Blvd., Vancouver. Race starts at 8:30am.
Complete details, including entry options, on the event website: www.lgrr.com/shaughnessy/
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Jason Oliver (Race Director): 250-490-3334, email@example.com
In The News
Times Colonist 10K: Your invitation to fitness
TC 10K: A race for everybody
Road Race Measurement Seminar
Paul Adams, an AIMS/IAAF Grade “A” Measurer, will be conducting a
Course Measurement Seminar in Port Coquitlam, BC on May 10-11.
Topics to be covered include: The general principals of measurement –
simple calculation exercises – layout of a calibration course –
introduction to the Jones Counter and mounting it on a bike – riding
techniques – bicycle calibration – measurement of a test course.
Participants will qualify as AIMS/IAAF Grade “C” Measurers.
Cost of the seminar is $50.00, plus BCA Officials membership if
applicable. Participants must provide their own bike and Jones Counter
(contact below for details).
For more information and to register, contact:
Maurice Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org,
Paul Adams email@example.com,
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 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.
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
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.