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ISSUE #32-2009
Friday, August 28, 2009

Questions or comments? Ph: (604) 333-3554 Email: taunya.geelhoed@bcathletics.org

Past issues can be found at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm 

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Laurier Primeau takes Head Coach Position with Scottish Athletics
  • Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course - Victoria, September 11-13, 2009
  • BC Cross Country Championships 2010, 2011 - Hosting Application being accepted
  • Men's 4x100m Relay finishes 5th; Frizell 10th at World Championships
  • Weltklasse Zürich Golden League on CBC this weekend
  • Introduction to the BC Society Act Seminar - RSVP by October 7, 2009
  • Registration open for Haney to Harrison Relay & 100K Ultra
  • Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress in Richmond - Nov 14-16 - Registration Package Available now

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

Laurier Primeau takes Head Coach Position with Scottish Athletics

Laurier Primeau, Head Coach of the Vancouver Thunderbirds Track & Field Club, and Assistant Coach with the UBC Track & Field Programs is to take over as the head coach of Scottish Athletics. You can see the whole article at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/athletics/8218254.stm 

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. Teams of 8 runners contest the 100K Relay, while the Ultra is also designated as the 2009 ACU 100K National Championship. Sign up today! www.bcathletics.org/H2H/ 

2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)

Information and application is available at: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/aap0910.pdf 
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2009

2010 BC Athletics AGM - IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES!!

This list will be updated throughout the year.

RESOLUTION DEADLINE

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/agm/resolution.htm 

COMMITTEE REPORTS DEADLINE

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.

2009 BC ATHLETICS AWARD NOMINATION FORMS AND CRITERIA

BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria
www.bcathletics.org/main/awards.htm 

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/athletenom.htm 

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/roadrunnernom.htm

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/xcawardscrit.pdf

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/officialsnom.pdf 

Athlete with a Disability
Coordinated by the BCA Track & Field Committee
Athlete with a Disability Awards Nomination Form - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/athletenom.htm

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/coachnom.htm 

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 - www.bcathletics.org/main/awardsnom/execnom.htm 

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 results@athletics.ca 

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:
www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/meetmgr_setup_export.pdf 

To request downloads and for further instructions please refer to the website:
www.bcathletics.org/main/hytekdownload.htm 

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.
www.bcathletics.org/main/eventcal_index.htm#2009 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

Four Lakes 10K - Garden Bay

1. Greg Tait, 39:30
1. Jeanette Lewis, 51:30

Haney-to-Harrison Relay and 100K Ultra

Online registration is now open for the 2009 Haney to Harrison Relay and 100K Ultra, to be held November 7th, 2009. Teams of 8 runners contest the 100K Relay, while the Ultra is also designated as the 2009 ACU 100K National Championship. Sign up today! www.bcathletics.org/H2H/ 

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: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=264  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
ehooper@athletics.ca
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, steveweiler@hotmail.com, 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: www.bcathletics.org/main/rrchampionshipsbid.htm 

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: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca/events/vicmara/ or mail in the entry form: www.royalvictoriamarathon.com/pdf/2009EntryForm.pdf.

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

Results

That Goofy Trail Run 10K - Kamloops

1. Greg Johnson, 45:05
1. Yvonne Timewell, 51:40

BC Cross Country Championships, 2010 and 2011

BC Athletics invites applications to host the BC Cross Country Championships in 2010 and 2011. Complete hosting requirements are contained in the bid application package. BC Athletics provides hosting grants and limited championship prize money, subject to budget and application deadlines. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2009. To apply to host the Cross Country Championship, please complete this form: www.bcathletics.org/main/xcchampsbid.pdf 

In the News

World-class cross-country event on Olympic trails:

www.vancouversun.com/sports/2010wintergames/World+class+cross+country+event+Olympic+trails/1897007/story.html 

The joys of cross-country running:

www.vancouversun.com/health/joys+cross+country+running/1900841/story.html 

Track & Field

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme August 24, 2009 / 24 août 2009

2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics / Championnat du monde d'athlétisme de l'AIFA de 2009, Berlin, Germany / Allemagne, August 15-23 août (Results from August 17 / résultats à partir du 17 août)

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
Silver/Argent Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.54
8. Perdita Felicien, 15.53 (12.58 in semi final / 12.58 en demi-finale)
5h2/5s2. Angela Whyte, 13.27

Men 4x100m Relay / 4x100m relais masculin
5. Canada, 38.39 (Seasonal Best / Meilleure performance de la saison)
Sam Effah (Hank Palmer in Semi Final/en demi-finale), Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett

Women Hammer Throw / Lancer du marteau féminin
10. Sultana Frizell, 70.88m (70.98 in qualification / 70.98 dans la qualification)
11gA. Jennifer Joyce, 67.07m

Women Marathon féminin
36. Tara Quinn-Smith, 2:39:19 (Seasonal Best / Meilleure performance de la saison)

Women 4x400m Relay / 4x400m relais féminin
6s2/6d2. Canada, 3:29.17 (Seasonal Best / Meilleure performance de la saison)
Esther Akinsulie, Adrienne Power, Jenna Martin, Carline Muir

Men Marathon masculin
World Cup Team finished 11th overall with 6:59:41 / L'équipe de la Coupe du monde a terminé 11ème avec un temps de 6:59:41
25. Reid Coolsaet, 2:16:53 (Personal Record / Record personnel)
33. Dylan Wykes, 2:18:00 (Seasonal Best / Meilleure performance de la saison)
53. Andrew Smith, 2:24:48
56. Giitah Macharia, 2:25:40 (Seasonal Best / Meilleure performance de la saison)

Men 800m masculin
4s3/4d3. Gary Reed, 1:45.60

Women Long Jump / Saut en longueur féminin
9gA. Ruky Abdulai, 6.45m
17gB. Alice Falaiye, 6.09m

Women 200m féminin
6h3/6s3. Adrienne Power, 23.38

Men 200m masculin - round/ronde 2
7h4/7s4. Sam Effah, 20.97 (20.80 in round 1 / 20.80 dans la ronde 1)
8h1/8s1. Gavin Smellie, 21.27 (20.71 in round 1 / 20.71 dans la ronde 1)
DQ. Jared Connaughton (20.82 in round 1 / 20.82 dans la ronde 1)

Men 1500m masculin
9s1/9d1. Nathan Brannen, 3:38.97

h - heat / s - série
g - group/groupe
s - semi final / d - demi-finale

From Athletics Canada

Weltklasse Zürich Golden League on CBC this weekend

OTTAWA - The Weltklasse Zürich, part of the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Golden League, takes place tomorrow in Zürich, Switzerland. Stay tuned to CBC and CBCSports.ca for coverage of the event throughout the weekend.

CBC and CBCSports.ca Schedule

  Network Telecast Streaming on CBCSports.ca
Friday August 28   14:00 - 16:00ET LIVE
Saturday August 29 14:00 - 15:30ET 14:00 - 15:30ET

Athletes to Watch for:

For results please visit: http://www.iaaf.org/gle09/results/eventcode=4181/index.html

Men's 4x100m Relay finishes 5th; Frizell 10th

OTTAWA - The men's 4x100m relay team finished 5th today (August 22, 2009) in the final at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin, Germany. The team of Sam Effah of Calgary, AB, Oluseyi Smith of Ottawa, ON, Jared Connaughton of New Haven, PEI and Bryan Barnett of Edmonton, AB ran a new seasonal best of 38.39 seconds. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Great Britain took Gold-Silver-Bronze respectively.

In the women's hammer throw Sultana Frizell of Perth, ON finished 10th throwing 70.88m. The Gold medal was won by Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland throwing 77.96m; a new pending World Record.

The women's 4x400m relay finished 6th in semi final 2 and will not advance. Esther Akinsulie of Ottawa, ON, Adrienne Power of Halifax, NS, Jenna Martin of Bridgewater, NS and Carline Muir of Edmonton, AB ran a seasonal best time of 3:29.17.

Earlier today (August 22, 2009) the men's marathon and Marathon World Cup took place. The Canadian team finished 11th in team standings including Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, ON who individually finished 25th setting a new personal record of 2:16:53. Dylan Wykes of Kingston, ON placed 33rd with a seasonal best performance, Andrew Smith of Toronto, ON took 53rd and Giitah Macharia of Oakville, ON placed 56th with a seasonal best performance.

Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress

The 2009 Technical Congress Registration Package is now available; please visit www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=404

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
ehooper@athletics.ca

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:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303 

Athletes should also note the new process for "Notification of Injury, Illness or Pregnancy" referenced within the carding criteria and available on the web:
www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=372 

Athletics Canada 2009/2010 Para-Athletes Assistance Program (Carding) Criteria has been finalized, approved by Sport Canada and posted on Athletics Canada's website: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=303

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: http://athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54

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: www.coach.ca/eng/nutrition/index.cfm

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! 
www.coach.ca/makingdreamspossible/index.htm
 

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.

Eligibility:

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 communityrelations@pne.ca 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: www.sport.bc.ca/programs/csh/history.aspx 

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: www.promotionplus.org 

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 www.bcsportshalloffame.com 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  Allison.mailer@bcsportshalloffame.com

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ATHLETES:

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.

Read the HTML version:
www.cces.ca/forms/index.cfm?dsp=template&act=view3&template_id=194&lang=e&news_id=88 

or download the PDF:
www.cces.ca/pdfs/CCES-ADV-ATUEExpiryDate-E.pdf 

Athletics Canada on Twitter

You can now keep tabs on all the latest news from AC on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/athleticscanada 

Courses and Seminars

Introduction to the BC Society Act

This session has been specifically developed for Provincial Sport Organizations in BC.

Societies are a particular type of organization with their own structural and operational characteristics. This session will outline the democratic principles and common law that make societies 'societies', indicate how these are reflected in the BC Society Act, show how this sets the parameters for how societies incorporated under the Act are structured and operate, and set out what this means in practical terms to directors, staff, volunteers, and others who interact with the group.

It will help clarify many common issues faced by societies in BC, such as amateur sports groups, including: The role of directors and officers; the relationship between the board, staff, and members; who has what power, how it is exercised, and the limitations; the purpose, role and relationship between constitutions and bylaws and policies; what the distinction is between a member as defined under the Act and what many groups define as members of their organizations; the relationship between provincially incorporated societies and national bodies; and many others.

The session will provide plenty of examples and time for questions, and includes a comprehensive handout to refer to during and after the session. This is the most comprehensive session of its type in BC.

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Room 160, Sport Campus BC, Richmond

Registration is $250 per person. Includes materials, parking, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. Space is limited.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 7, 2009 to workshops@sport.bc.ca 
Facilitators: Anders Ourom and Donald Golob

Please note that a week prior to the workshop date, registration levels will be reviewed and a final decision will be made in regards to the sessions.

*Due to limited space, a $25.00 fee will be levied for any registration cancelled without a 48-hour notice, as well as any "no shows".

Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course - Victoria

When: September 11, 12, 13, 2009

Where: Ian Stewart Complex - 3964 Gordon Head Road, Victoria, BC

For Registration and Course information visit: www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm 

*Note: This workshop includes a speed and agility skills training module
Completion of this course DOES provide NCCP certification.

Run Jump Throw Instructor NCCP Certification Course - Vancouver

When: September 25, 26, 27, 2009

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

For registration and Course Information visit www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm or contact Taunya Geelhoed at 604.333.3554 or runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

*Note: Completion of this course DOES provide NCCP certification

Road Running Performance Clinic - Summer 2009

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