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ISSUE #31-2009
Friday, August 21, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Registration open for Haney to Harrison Relay & 100K Ultra
  • CORRECTIONS to Legion Youth Championships BC Medal Count
  • Emperor's Challenge 20K - Tumbler Ridge Results Article
  • Lower Mainland Road Race Series comes to a close for 2009
  • Priscilla Lopes-Schliep wins Silver at IAAF World Championships
  • Frizell onto Hammer final at IAAF World Championships
  • 4x100m Relay Team Advances to Final at IAAF World Championships
  • Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress in Richmond - Nov 14-16th - Registration Package Available now
  • Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Elite Athlete Invitation - Call for "Team Canada"


From the BC Athletics Office

Registration open for Haney to Harrison Relay & 100K Ultra

Online registration is now open for the 2009 Haney to Harrison Relay and 100K Ultra, to be held November 7th, 2009. Sign up today! 

CORRECTIONS to Legion Youth Championships BC Medal Count

It has come to our attention that in last week's edition of the BC Athletics Bulletin, the members of the relay teams which won medals have not received their recognition. Listed below are the relay teams who brought home a total of 6 Gold medals and 1 Silver medal, bringing the BC total to 44 (Gold - 43, Silver - 14, Bronze - 7). Also, Njideka Obioha had a Gold medal winning performance in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.70m. Congratulations to everyone on their great success at the Legion Youth Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec.


Distance Medley Relay Team (400m, 200m, 200m, 800m)

Performance - 3:43.57

  1. Swanson, Matthew
  2. Joyce, Keefer
  3. Restall, Brendon
  4. Gravel, Christian

Girls 4 x 100m Relays

Performance - 48.67 10

  1. Sutherland, Carolyn
  2. Sjoberg, Vanessa
  3. Tourigny, Katherine
  4. Obioha, Njideka

Performance - 48.19 10

  1. Lloyd, Haleigh
  2. Treasure, Alyxandria
  3. Reid, Katie
  4. Davis, Shai

Boys 4 x 100m Relays

Performance - 43.45 10

  1. Prince, Spencer
  2. Ingvaldson, Delling
  3. Sutherland, Christopher
  4. Gademans, Brennan

Girls 4 x 400m Relays

Performance- 3:54.24 10

  1. Butterworth, Alycia
  2. Wiebe, Devan
  3. Lloyd, Haleigh
  4. Reid, Katie

Boys 4 x 400m Relays

Performance - 3:22.13 10

  1. Barnes, Dyson
  2. Vugteveen, Travis
  3. Sutherland, Christopher
  4. Ayesu-Attah, Benjamin


Boys 4 x 100m

Performance - 45.56 8

  1. Joyce, Keefer
  2. Fyffe, Nicholas
  3. Restall, Brendon
  4. Daly-Grafstein, Ben

Run Jump Throw September Workshop

On September 25, 26 and 27th, 2009, RJT and UBC will be hosting a RJT Instructor NCCP Certification Course. The course will take place at the War Memorial Gymnasium on the UBC campus. It will be taught by Jenn Schutz, UBC Assistant Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field and RJT Learning Facilitator, and Byron Jack, RJT Learning Facilitator.

The registration form and course outline are now online at 
For course and registration information, contact Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or 

RunJumpThrow: Coming to Terrace with the Power of Sport Tour

RICHMOND - RunJumpThrow will be joining the Sport BC Power of Sport Tour® which will be coming to Terrace the week of October 19-23, 2009. RunJumpThrow is being offered to the schools in the area for direct delivery of the program, and will also be hosting a RJT training workshop while on the Tour.

Be sure to sign up your school and look for the registration form for the training workshop, coming soon! Check out for updated information.

Background on the Power of Sport Tour®: As the Power of Sport Tour® visits different communities in BC; it brings together provincial sport experts to provide training in areas such as athlete development, coach certification, and volunteer education. The Tour promotes sport awareness, encourages physical activity and enhances sport development. It includes school and community programs conducted by sport specialists. The Tour was in Nanaimo during the spring of 2009.

2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)

Information and application is available at: 
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2009


This list will be updated throughout the year.


Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 16 2009. Resolutions received after that date can be brought forth on the floor at the AGM meetings as recommendations to the Board of Directors unless ruled by the membership at the AGM to be an urgent matter. Resolutions received by October 16, 2009 will be reviewed at the October 24 2009 BC Athletics Board of Directors meeting. All Resolutions to be presented at the 2010 AGM will be posted on the BC Athletics website on November 4, 2009.
BC Athletics Resolution Form - 


Committee reports must be submitted to the BC Athletics office no later than November 5, 2009. This will give delegates enough time to read the reports prior to the AGM meetings. Reports will be posted on the BC Athletics website as they are received up to December 2, 2009.


BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria 

Athlete of the Year Track & Field Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Track & Field Awards Nomination Form - 

Road Running Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 19, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Road Running Committee
Road Running Award Nomination Form -

Cross Country Awards are based on a point value system and recipients will be decided following the Canadian Cross Country Championships to be held November 28, 2009.
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Cross Country Committee
Cross Country Awards Criteria -

Officials Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by September 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Branch Officials Committee
Officials Awards Nomination Form - 

Athlete with a Disability
Coordinated by the BCA Track & Field Committee
Athlete with a Disability Awards Nomination Form -

Coaching Excellence Awards nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee
Coaching Excellence Nomination Form - 

Executive of the Year Award nominations must be received in the BC Athletics office by October 15, 2009
Coordinated by the BC Athletics Board of Directors
Executive of the Year Nomination Form - 

Athlete Performances - Out-of-Province

Athletes who wish to have their performances achieved at out-of-province meets included in the national rankings should submit them directly to Athletics Canada.

In order to have performances included in the rankings, the following information must be forwarded:

  1. Athlete's name, branch affiliation - BC Athletics, year of birth
  2. Competition, date, location and event
  3. A link to official results or copy of official score sheet with signatures

Only results for athletes who are 2009 competitive, athlete members of BC Athletics will be accepted.

Results should be submitted for rankings no later than 10 days after conclusion of event

No results will be added retroactively

Forward information to 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

ACDIrect downloads for Hy-Tek Meets

BC Athletics is able to provide a download of athlete members for meets running Hy-Tek software. These downloads save a lot of time keying in athlete information and make sure that names are spelled correctly and ACDirect membership numbers are entered.

In order to set your meet up correctly on Hy-Tek in order to be able to use the download and to ensure that results will be used for national/provincial rankings and for team selection please refer to the website: 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website: 

2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

Due to a lack of hotel/meeting space available in January and February of 2010 - the 2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting will be held on December 4, 5 & 6 2009 at the Vancouver Airport Hilton.

AGM – Hotel Accommodations – BOOK EARLY!!

Due to preparations leading up to the 2010 Olympics the Hilton Vancouver Airport is experiencing an increase in bookings for the month of December 2009. If you are planning on staying at the hotel during the AGM you are strongly advised to book your room requirements now – don’t wait until later in the year. You can reach the hotel at (604) 273-6336 and ask for the “BC Athletics” rate ($119.00).

Present your BCA Member Card and Reap the Rewards!

BC Athletics members can now receive discounts at many businesses around the province and the list is still growing! All you need to do is show your membership card and you will receive up to 10% off in-store purchases. Some of the establishments already supporting BC Athletics members are:

Shore Runners 151 Dogwood Street Campbell River
The Run Inn 1212B 56 Avenue Delta
Runners Sole 74-1395 Hillside Drive Kamloops
Frontrunners 133 - 735 Goldstream Ave Langford
Peninsula Runners #1 - 20349 88 Ave. Langley
Frontrunners #3 - 5767 Turner Rd. Nanaimo
Forerunners 980 Marine Dr North Vancouver
North Shore Athletics #101 - 1200 Lonsdale North Vancouver
Peach City Runners 214 Main Street Penticton
The Runners' Den 239 Newport Drive Port Moody
Cool Running #5 - 1050 - 10th SW Salmon Arm
Forerunners 3504 West 4th Avenue Vancouver
Rackets N' Runners 3880 Oak Street Vancouver
The Run Inn 2236 41st Avenue West Vancouver
Frontrunners 1200 Vancouver Street Victoria
Island Runner 1576 Fairfield Road Victoria
Peninsula Runners 3659 Shelbourne Street Victoria
Peninsula Runners 1708 - 152nd Street White Rock

2009 BC Athletics Event Calendars

2009 Events are posted on the website and will be updated as information is submitted. 



Richmond Oval 8K Results - Richmond

1. David Palermo, 29:15
1. Rachel Ruus, 31:30

Lower Mainland Road Race Series

The inaugural Lower Mainland Road Race Series wrapped up at the Richmond Oval 8K. The 10 races in the series, which kicked off at the St Patrick's Day 5K back in March, saw a total of almost 4,000 participants.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors Timex, Running Room, and Impact Magazine, all participants who completed in 6 or more races received recognition of their efforts. Age group winners were:

F20-24 Kristen Smart
F25-29 Amanda Coutts
F35-39 Bonnie Kramer
F40-44 Helen Ritchie
F45-49 Sharon Emslie
F55-59 Doreen Cliff
F60-64 Irene Wingate
F65-69 Phyllis D'Entremont
F70+ Lenore Montgomery

M20-24 Adam Frilund
M25-29 David Palermo
M35-39 Scott Colbourne
M40-44 Mikhail Titov
M45-49 Richard Armstrong
M50-54 Dell Balfour
M55-59 Scott Stewart
M60-64 Jake Madderom
M65-69 Herb Phillips
M70+ Lionel Edwards

Special recognition was paid to Dickson Choy and Rob Daniel who had the distinction of completing all 10 races.
Complete series information, including final rankings, can be found on the series website: Planning is underway for the 2010 series, with details to be published on the website once confirmed.

Raven Run 10K Results - Salmon Arm

1. Trevor Jordan, 36:18
1. Mary Edgar, 43:17

Mel Doherty

A notable milestone was achieved at the Raven Run 10K in Salmon Arm. Mel Doherty of Kamloops finished his 200th consecutive race in the Interior Road Race Series. A remarkable accomplishment that started in 1993; since then Mel has not missed a single race. Nothing has prevented Mel from maintaining this streak, including heart surgery in 2000. Congratulations Mel. Here's to another 200!


Interview with Scott Simpson: 

2009 10km Canadian Championships to take place at Oasis Zoo Run

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today that the 2009 10km Road Race Championships will take place as part of the Oasis Zoo Run held October 17 at the Toronto Zoo in Toronto, ON. The event will also serve as the stage for the grand finale of the 2009 Timex National Road Race Series which comprises of over 110 races with in excess of 140,000 participants every year.

"Athletics Canada is very happy to have our 10km national championships take place during the Oasis Zoo Run organized by Canada Running Series. We also have the pleasure of partnering with them for the Canadian Half Marathon Championships and for this summers' World Cup Marathon project in Berlin," commented Martin Goulet, Athletics Canada Chief High Performance Officer. Goulet added, "I am confident they will deliver a first class event to our athletes and spectators alike."

"We're just delighted," said Alan Brookes, Race Director for Canada Running Series. "This is an outstanding opportunity to grow our sport — to bring together the Federation, Canada's two premier running Series', and two marvelous sponsors in Oasis Juices [Lassonde] and Timex Canada. Together, we can build a bigger, better, higher profile, more exciting event that makes everyone — and especially the sport — a winner."

A number of star athletes took part in last years' event held in Ottawa including race winner Simon Bairu of Regina, SK, Eric Gillis from Guelph, ON, Gitah Macharia of Oakville, ON and Taylor Milne from Guelph, ON. Gillis and Milne were members of last summers' Olympic Games team with Macharia set to take part in the upcoming World Championships beginning August 15 in Berlin, Germany.

About the event

Timex National Road Race Series Finale (TNRRS)

Great Timex prizing will be up for grabs for participants and provincial teams taking part in the Timex National Road Race Series Finale. Follow this link:  for more information regarding the TNRRS, to see provincial calendars and for up to date provincial standings.

For more information contact:
Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Public Relations & Corporate Services
Athletics Canada
613 260 5580 ext. 3332

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Elite Athlete Invitation

Call for "Team Canada" athletes to compete in the International Team Challenge (ITC) at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) on September 27th, against Team Mexico and Team England.

STWM invites 2 men and 2 women to represent Canada (3 to count using Mercier scoring tables) in this annual team challenge. Team Canada are the defending champions.

As part of the invitation, chosen athletes will receive:

Besides the race on Sunday morning, September 27th, (including the 12 noon Awards Ceremony), the only mandatory requirement for Invited Athletes is that they attend the Press Conference on Friday morning, September 25th, from 10am until noon. Athletes should plan to travel Thursday to Sunday evening or Monday.

To apply, please contact Steve Weiler,, 519-777-6096.

BC Road Running Championships, 2010 and 2011

BC Athletics invites applications to host BC Road Running Championships in 2010 and 2011. Starting in 2010, championships will be awarded for 2 years. BC Championships are held at 5K, 8K, 10K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon distances, plus a Road Relay. Events are encouraged to host championships in conjunction with established events. Pre-requisites to hosting a championship include that the event and/or host organization be in good standing with BC Athletics, and the course be certified. BC Athletics provides hosting grants and limited championship prize money, subject to budget and application deadlines. The deadline for current applications is September 30, 2009. To apply to host a Road Running Championship, please complete this form: 

BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship

The BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship will be hosted by the Royal Victoria Marathon Society in conjunction with the 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon on Sunday, October 11.

Race Information

An AIMS/IAAF certified marathon, featuring a beautiful, seaside course with lots of mild undulations, but with a maximum elevation change of only 74 feet. Event records are 2:16:49 (Steve Osaduik) and 2:42:32 (Val Chowaniec). Race starts at 8:30am. Complete race details on the event website:

Entry Information

Enter online at: or mail in the entry form:

Entry fee is $77.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until May 15, rising after that date.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2009 BCA memberships must be received by October 8, 2009 in order to be eligible.

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

Cross Country & Trail Running

Emperor's Challenge 20K - Tumbler Ridge

A titanic battle between two of Canada's top mountain runners resulted in the closest finish in the history of the Emperor's Challenge Mountain Race, south of Tumbler Ridge on August 8th. Kris Swanson and Steve Osaduik exchanged the lead numerous times in an epic struggle on the 20 km course over Babcock Mountain, gaining and losing over 2000 feet. In the end Swanson's exceptional downhill running skills made a slight difference, and he crossed the finish line just nineteen seconds ahead of Osaduik in 1:15:07.

Swanson, who grew up in Tumbler Ridge, has now won the Emperor's Challenge an incredible ten times out of eleven, one of the outstanding achievements in Canadian mountain-running history. This victory was arguably the finest performance in his running career, one that left him completely exhausted, but which will prepare him well for the World Mountain Running Championships in Italy in September.

Osaduik, the only man to have broken Swanson's string of victories with a great win in 2007, and recently Canada's half marathon champion, has been posting personal best 10 km times this year. He was gracious in defeat, praising Swanson's win, the course, the event and the organizers, and vowing to be back. The Emperor's Challenge and Tumbler Ridge are truly privileged to have two runners of such international ability returning year after year.

In the women's race Krista Mitchell of Grande Prairie triumphed in 1:44.48, followed by Wendy Giesbrecht of Cecil Lake and Jenny Keith of Dawson Creek. Daniel Helm was the first Tumbler Ridge runner to cross the finish line. He demonstrated that hard training pays off, with an excellent fifth-place finish. Laura Sharman and Carina Helm ran together the whole way and were the first female Tumbler Ridge racers to finish.

For the first time, age-group categories were recognized, and in addition to these Tumbler Ridge athletes, some other local participants got amongst the medals: Charles Helm grabbed gold in the Men's 50-64 age group, Sharon Caisley got silver in the Women's Super Masters (65 plus), and there was a shared bronze finish in this category by Moire Jones and Joan Sidwell. Special mention goes to twelve year old Christopher Mackay as the youngest TR racer to do the full 20 km event.

Kids were catered to with tough two and four kilometre races. There were some exceptional performances in these distances too, and Tumbler Ridge runners Kelly Fry and Freya Falcon did especially well.

The thirty-six athletes completing the gruelling course in under two hours were awarded gold finisher's medals. A further 195 athletes finished in under three hours, good enough to earn them each a silver finisher's medal. All finishers in under five hours received bronze medals. Seventy-one year old Ron Hewitson of Red Deer received a special trophy for being the oldest competitor.

Two athletes were presented with framed prints of Roman Mountain for having completed ten Emperor's Challenges: Linda Helm and Esther Walkley. Fourteen athletes received their coveted in-perpetuity bibs and numbers for having completed five Emperor's Challenges. They join the hallowed group of twenty-eight that had previously achieved this status.

The race is billed as the toughest and most beautiful run of its kind in the world, and the sunny weather allowed this to be appreciated to the full, with the refreshing wind keeping the bugs at bay. This year the "Challenge" shifted from Roman Mountain to Babcock Mountain, as the race's increasing popularity had created bottleneck situations on the old route. The entirely new course got a definite "thumbs-up" from the participants. It is a bit gentler, although still delightfully challenging, and has more varied terrain and more technical sections. Competitors are treated to the sublime majesty of the northern Rockies scenery. Participants' times were generally about ten minutes faster on the new route. And numbers were up by ten percent, with a record entry field of 406, plus fifty in the kids' races.

In the News

World-class cross-country event on Olympic trails: 

The joys of cross-country running: 

Track & Field

Results as of August 17th from Athletics Canada

2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics / Championnat du monde d'athlétisme de l'AIFA de 2009, Berlin, Germany / ALlemagne, August 15-23 août 2009

Men 1500m masculin
9s1 / 9d1. Nathan Brannen, 3:38.97 (3:38.35 in heat 4/lors de la série 4)

Women Heptathlon féminin
15. Brianne Theisen, 5949 points
100m hurdles/haies - 4th in heat 4/4ème de la série 4 - 13.69 (Personal Best/Record personnel)
High Jump/Saut en hauteur - 1st in group A/1ère du groupe A - 1.77m (Personal Best in heptathlon/Record personnel dans l'heptathlon)
Shot Put/Lancer du poids - 13th in group A/13ème du groupe A - 11.07m
200m - 6th in heat 1/6ème de la série 1 - 24.62
Long Jump/Saut en longueur - 8th in group A/8ème du groupe A - 5.82m
Javelin/Lancer du javelot - 7th in group A/7ème du groupe A - 43.84m
800m - 3rd in heat 2/3ème de la série 2 - 2:12.62 (Personal Best/Record personnel)

Women 400m féminin
4h6 / 4s6. Esther Akinsulie, 53.21

Women 20km Racewalk / 20 km féminin - marche
35. Rachel Lavallée, 1:45:45

Women Pole Vault / Saut à la perche féminin
8gB. Kelsie Hendry, 4.40m

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
12gA. Dylan Armstrong, 19.86m

Men 100m masculin
4h9 / 4s9. Bryan Barnett, 10.42

Men 3000m Steeplechase / 3000 m steeple masculin
10h2 / 10s2. Robin Watson, 8:44.73

Düsseldorf, Germany/Allemagne, August 10 août 2009

Women 300m féminin
1. Adrienne Power, 36.65
2. Esther Akinsulie, 37.03
3. Carline Muir, 37.43
4. Kimberly Hyacinthe, 37.58
5. Amonn Nelson, 37.64
6. Jenna Martin, 37.98

Men 100m masculin
1. Bryan Barnett, 10.40

Senior Men 200m senior masculin
1. Jared Connaughton, 20.68
2. Gavin Smellie, 20.78

Junior Men 200m junior masculin
1. Sam Effah, 20.85

Men Pole Vault / Saut à la perche masculin
2. Jason Wurster, 5.20m

Le 5km Endurance, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, August 12 août 2009

From Athletics Canada

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep wins Silver

OTTAWA - Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, ON won the silver medal today in the 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany.

In a very close race Lopes-Schliep captured the Silver medal with a time of 12.54 seconds. The Gold and Bronze medal were won by Jamaicans Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Delloreen Ennis-London in 12.51 and 12.55 seconds respectively; both were seasonal best performances.

Perdita Felicien of Pickering, ON finished 8th in the 100m hurdles final after her calves cramped up causing her to clip the second hurdle; she went on to finish the race in 15.53seconds.

Earlier today Adrienne Power of Halifax, NS ran in the women's 200-metres finishing 6th in her heat with a time of 23.38; Power does not advance.

For all up to date information on the World Championships visit

Frizell onto Hammer final at World Championships

OTTAWA - Sultana Frizell of Perth, ON finished fourth in qualifying group B today throwing 70.98m and securing a spot in the hammer throw final at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany. As the current Canadian Record holder, Frizell is looking to better her own national mark of 72.07m. The final will take place this Saturday at 1:30pm ET.

Also in the hammer throw was Jennifer Joyce of Kamloops, BC; Joyce finished 11th in qualifying group A throwing 67.07m and will not advance to the final.

In the men's 800m run Victoria, BC's Gary Reed qualified for the semi final finishing first in his heat with a time of 1:45.76. The semi-final takes place tomorrow at 2:30pm ET. Gary Reed was the silver medalist at the last showing of the World Championships in 2007.

Friday's Events

12:00pm - Long Jump Qualification - Ruky Abdulai and Alice Falaiye
1:30pm - 4x100m Semi Final - Hank Palmer, Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett
2:30 - 800m Semi Final - Gary Reed

For all current information on the World Championships please visit

4x100m Relay Team Advances to Final

OTTAWA - The men’s 4x100m relay team qualified for the final today at the World Championships in Athletics in Berlin, Germany. Hank Palmer of Lasalle, QC, Oluseyi Smith of Ottawa, ON, Jared Connaughton of New Haven, PEI and Bryan Barnett of Edmonton, AB finished 3rd in heat 2 running a seasonal best performance of 38.60 seconds; the final is tomorrow at 2:50pm ET.

Gary Reed of Victoria, BC will not advance to the men’s 800m final. Reed finished 4th in semi final 3 running 1:45.60; top 2 in each semi final and next 2 fastest times advanced.

In the women’s long jump Ruky Abdulai of Coquitlam, BC and Alice Falaiye of Brampton, ON both missed the mark to qualify for the finals. Abdulai finished 9th in group A jumping 6.45m while Alice finished 17th in group B jumping 6.09m.

Coming up this Weekend



Note * - qualification required

CBC Network Telecast Schedule (Eastern Time)

Saturday August 22:


Sunday August 23:

12:30pm-1:30pm (Manitoba East Only)
4:00pm-5:00pm (Saskatchewan West Only)
12:30am-2:30am (Local)

Stay tuned to for ongoing information of the 2009 World Championships.

Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress

The 2009 Technical Congress Registration Package is now available; please visit

The 2009 Technical Congress will take place November 14 - 16th at the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, BC.

For more information:

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 Ext. 3332

Carding Criteria

The 2009/2010 Athletics Athlete Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website: 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web: 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website:

Athletics Canada Awards - New Nomination Process 

OTTAWA - The nomination form for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards is now available online. The form will now be posted year-round so athletic performances and achievements can be submitted as they happen.

The new procedure will encourage nominations throughout the year ensuring a fair representation of all seasons. The eligible period for the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards will be for performances achieved from November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009.

Award finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada’s Rules and Awards Committee comprised of seven members including two media representatives. To ensure an athlete is put forth in the running of these awards please submit their nomination to Emily Hooper; Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services (see contact below).

For more information please visit:

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month: Eating for Endurance - Making Sense of Sport Drinks, Bars and Gels

Are you planning to participate in a long hike, bike ride, swim meet or soccer tournament? These types of long duration events and multi-event competitions require careful consideration of dietary strategies so that you are as energized at the end of your event as you were at the beginning.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Eating for Endurance - Making Sense of Sport Drinks, Bars and Gels" provides information on the proper nutrition prior to and during events, and explains the role of sport drinks, bars and gels in maintaining one's energy.

To read this article and access our sport nutrition resource site for other nutrition tip sheets in the areas of vitamins and minerals, long distance travel, fluids, gaining weight, losing weight, and dietary supplements, please visit our site at:

Awards & Grants

The Coaching Association of Canada is pleased to announce that the General Motors Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grant applications are now back online!

Dedicated to supporting athletes at all levels through coaching excellence, General Motors' Making Dreams Possible Program provides one hundred $2,000 club coaching grants and ten $10,000 high performance coach grants to community sport clubs and high performance coaches nationwide on an annual basis.

This fall, another 50+ $2,000 grants will be awarded to community sport clubs across the country for coach training and development. The application deadline is September 21, 2009.

Apply now and make dreams possible in your community!

PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursaries

Every month in 2009, a $500 PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursary will be awarded to a B.C. amateur athlete who demonstrates dedication to a sport and commitment to the community.


In order to be eligible to apply for a bursary you must:

You are ineligible to apply for a bursary if you:

How to Apply:

If you meet the eligibility requirements you are encouraged to apply for a bursary; it does not cost anything to apply for a bursary. Each month’s winner will receive $500. If you choose to apply for the bursary you will need to submit:

Deadline for Applications:

Please note that one bursary will be awarded each month; it is up to you to decide what month’s bursary you apply to receive. You will need to submit all requested information by the 15th of the month before the month you choose. For example, the deadline for the January 2009 bursary was December 15th, 2008. It is in your best interest to apply in the earliest month you can since the applications of athletes who are NOT awarded a bursary will be kept on file and reconsidered for each bursary awarded during the remaining months of the 2009 calendar year.

For more information:

If you have any questions about this bursary please email or call 604-251-7708 on a weekday between 9:00am-4:00pm.

Community Sport Hero Awards – Sport BC

The Community Sport Hero® Awards presented by EnCana recognizes local sport volunteers for their long-standing dedication and leadership.

A total of 12 communities across BC will host the awards in 2009. If you would like to recognize a deserving sport volunteer in any one of the following 12 communities, please fill out a nomination form.

Dawson Creek---Fort Nelson---Fort St. John---Hope---Maple Ridge---Pitt Meadows---Nanaimo---Port Alberni---Quesnel---Terrace---Vernon---White Rock---South Surrey---Williams Lake

Sport BC is pleased to announce that the Community Sport Hero® Awards will travel to the community of Quesnel for the first time on Wednesday, September 16, 2009. The awards will honour long-standing community volunteers who have made a significant contribution to sport. 

For more information on the Community Sport Hero Awards, please access the following link: 

Coaching Mentor / Apprenticeship Program (for Female Apprentices) at the 2010 BC Winter and Summer Games

This program will target female coaches in the province of BC who are interested in further developing their coaching skills leading up to the 2010 BC Winter or BC Summer Games. The program will match a female apprentice coach with a mentor coach (NCCP Level 2, male or female) and the two of them will work towards the apprentice’s participation at the 2010 BC Games. This program is a partnership between the BC Games Society, the Coaches Association of BC, and ProMOTION Plus.

Application Deadlines:
There is one intake left:

Details and application forms can be downloaded at: 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

Do you know a British Columbian who has accomplished sporting greatness? The BC Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for 2010 until October 1, 2009.

The BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum preserves and honours BC's sport heritage by recognizing extraordinary achievements in sport. All nominees must have attained a high level of excellence at a senior level of competition and have brought honour to BC sport through their passion, commitment and dedication to sport.

Nomination Forms can be downloaded from where you can also see a complete list of all BC Sports Hall of Famers. To date 310 athletes and 54 teams have been inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. Categories for consideration: Athlete, Builder, Pioneers, Media and Team. Please note that full selection criteria can be found on the nomination form.

The 2010 Inductees to the BC Sports Hall of Fame will be officially recognized at the 42nd Annual Banquet of Champions on September 16, 2010 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

For more information, contact:

Allison Mailer, Director of Operations - BC Sports Hall of Fame at 604.687.5520 ext.26 or


All Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions to expire December 31, 2009

(Ottawa, Ontario - August 6, 2009) - Athletes who currently hold an Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemption (ATUE) should be aware that any ATUE issued by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) or by any international federation, that shows an expiry date in 2010 or beyond, will no longer be valid past December 31, 2009.

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Run Jump Throw August 2009 Newsletter

The most recent instalment of the RJT Newsletter is now posted online and highlights:

To view the RJT August 2009 Newsletter visit: and click AUG 2009 - Newsletter V.V-2

2009 Canada Games Broadcast Schedule

To view the full broadcast schedule for the 2009 Canada Games, visit the link below:

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to 

Courses and Seminars

Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course

When: September 25, 26, 27, 2009

Where: UBC - War Memorial Gymnasium, 6081 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC

For registration and Course Information visit or contact Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or

*Note: Completion of this course DOES provide NCCP certification

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009






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