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ISSUE #33-2009
Friday, September 4, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Reminder: Less than one month remaining for community sport clubs to submit their GM Club Coaching Grant application - Deadline: September 21, 2009
  • Coaches Association of BC - E News online now
  • Athletics Canada - The Gold Standard September Edition
  • Track and Field Coaching Workshop: NCCP Level 1 Technical - Sport Coach - Sept 18 to 20, 2009 in Nanaimo
  • Community Sport Hero Awards in Terrace - nomination deadline: September 25th
  • Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills Training Program - Victoria, Sundays - starting September 20, 2009
  • 2010 Membership Year Club Registrar Reminder!
  • Athletics Canada Mondo Top Performer of the Month - Priscilla Lopes-Schliep

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

2010 World Masters Indoor Athletic Championships Welcomes Prestigious Competition Director

The organizing committee for the 2010 World Masters Indoor Athletic Championships is pleased to announce that Alan Bell will serve as Competition Director when the event is held in Kamloops on March 1-6, 2010.

"I hope to help Kamloops deliver a memorable event for so many athletes who will visit your city," Bell says.

Bell hails from Carlisle, in the United Kingdom. He works as International Development coordinator for the Youth Sport Trust, which is based at Loughborough University in Leicestershire. One of his priorities is the 2012 Olympic Legacy program known as International Inspirations.

But it's his background as an athletics official that makes it such a coup for the Kamloops organizing committee to have obtained his services.

Bell is a chief technical officer for UK Athletics. He has officiated at such events as the Commonwealth Games and the World Indoor Championships. He was an IAAF technical observer at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Games, and last month was in Berlin working at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships.

"I had the privilege of starting the 100-metre world record," Bell says of Usain Bolt's 9.58-second winning time.

In addition, Bell has acted as Meet Director at several IAAF/World Masters Athletics Championships, and was a starter at last month's World Masters Outdoor Championships in Lahti, Finland.

In 2007, Bell reached the pinnacle of officiating when he was appointed to the IAAF International Starters Panel - one of just six people in the world to serve in that office. He now is chairman of the group.

In addition to the World Masters Championships in Kamloops, Bell has been tabbed to work at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the 2011 World Masters Outdoor Athletic Championships in Sacramento. He is involved in the delivery of the athletics program for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

"Alan is a significant individual in the track and field world," says Judy Armstrong, co-chairperson of the Kamloops World Masters Championships. "It's significant that he's coming here."

2010 Membership Year

Just a reminder for all BCA Club Registrars to get their 2010 ACDirect Registrars Waivers in to the BC Athletics office and to submit payments for all remaining 2009 ACDirect membership invoices before September 30th 2009. Once these two items are taken care of ACDirect access will be set up for the 2010 membership year.

For more information contact, Sam Collier at sam.collier@bcathletics.org 

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 

Run Jump Throw

Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills Training Program - Victoria, Sundays - starting September 20, 2009

The National Athletics Endurance Centre Victoria is presenting Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills training sessions on Sundays starting September 20, 2009 through support from PacificSport Victoria and the University of Victoria Athletics and Recreation. Children ages 6 - 11 can learn and practice the skills of the Run Jump Throw program with fully qualified RJT Instructors and members of the Vikes Track and Field Team, every Sunday beginning September 20, 2009 and running until November 29, 2009. Please click on the outline and registration form below for more information on the program.

NOTE: Registration forms are to be returned to: National Endurance Centre c/o PacificSport Victoria: 100 - 4346 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1

Run Jump Throw August 2009 Newsletter - 

View online at www.bcathletics.org/main/rjt.htm 

Run Jump Throw Word Search

Test your skills and try to find some key RJT terms in this word search! Use this word search before Run Jump Throw sessions at your school to get your students ready and excited!

Note - answer key available upon request: email runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org 

COURSES

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

Results

Run for the Ferry 10K - Bowen Island

1. Spencer Morrison, 32:53
1. Kim Boskov, 42:36

Run for the Ferry 5K - Bowen Island

1. Ben Glass, 16:37
1. Margaret Butler, 18:51

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

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

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 

Track & Field

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme August 31, 2009 / 31 août 2009

Zagreb Grand Prix, Zagreb, Croatia/Croatie, August 31 août

Men 100m masculin
5. Bryan Barnett, 10.29

Men Shot Put / Lancer du poids masculin
6. Dylan Armstrong, 19.95m

Aviva British Grand Prix, Gateshead, Great Britain/Grande-Bretagne, August 31 août

Men 1500m masculin
5. Nathan Brannen, 3:41.93

Women 3000m féminin
7. Megan Metcalfe, 9:12.08

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
2. Perdita Felicien, 12.95

Weltklasse Zürich, IAAF Golden League Meeting, Zürich, Switzerland/Suisse, August 28 août

Men 800m masculin
5. Gary Reed, 1:44.26

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
3. Perdita Felicien, 12.61
6. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, 12.70

Wheelchair 3000m Men & Women / 3000 m en fauteuil roulant masculin et féminin
4. Diane Roy, 6:20.46
Diane actually raced 2600m as it was a pursuit with men and women where the men raced 3000m and the women 2600m // Diane a actuellement parcouru 2600 m car c'était une course poursuite avec les hommes parcourant 3000 m et les femmes 2600 m.  www.weltklasse.ch/en/meeting/live.html

Padova, Italy/Italie, August 30 août

Men 100m masculin
4. Bryan Barnett, 10.22 (Personal Record / Record personnel)

7th International Meeting of Combined Events, Woerden, Netherlands/Pays-Bas, August 29-30 août

Heptathlon
1. Susan Coltman, 5895 points
Susan Coltman - Ontario Athletics - April 06, 1981

Canada Games/Jeux du Canada, Charlottetown, PEI/IPÉ, August 24-28 août

2009 Canada-USA Junior Race Walk Dual Meet, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, August 16 août

Junior Men 10km / 10 km junior masculin
1. Evan Dunfee, 44:24 (7pts)
3. Julien Voyer, 50:56 (4pts) (Personal Record / Record personnel)
5. Bruno Carrier, 52:50 (2 pts)
Canadian men's team placed 1st with 13pts. // L'équipe canadienne masculine s'est classée 1ère avec 13 pts.

Junior Women 5km / 5 km junior féminin
1. Heather Warwick, 26:06 (7pts) (Personal Record / Record personnel)
4. Ann Voyer, 27:53 (3pts) (Personal Record / Record personnel)
7. Rachel Inglis, 29:12 (1pt)
Canadian women's team tied for 1st with 11pts. // L'équipe canadienne féminine a terminé ex aequo en 1ère place avec 11 pts.

Overall the Canadian team placed 1st with 24pts; only the 4th of 21 years Canada has beaten the USA. // Globalement, l'équipe canadienne a terminé première avec 24 pts ; seulement la 4ème fois en 21 ans que le Canada battait les ÉU.

From Athletics Canada

Lopes-Schliep and Reed at Memorial Van Damme

OTTAWA - The 2009 International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) 2009 Golden League Series comes to a close tomorrow with the sixth and final meet, the Memorial Van Damme held in honour of Ivo Van Damme, the top 800 metre runner in the history of Belgian athletics. Ivo died tragically in a car accident in late December of 1976. Van Damme won silver at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, setting a new Belgian record along the way.

Silver medalist at the 2009 World Championships in the 100 metre hurdles, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep will return to the Memorial Van Damme looking to better her 5th place from last year. Also in Brussels, Gary Reed of Victoria, BC will compete in the 800 metres, Reed just missed qualifying for the finals at the 2009 World Championships but is the 2007 World Championship Silver medalist and the 4th place finisher from the Beijing Olympic Games.

CBC Broadcast and Streaming Schedule

Friday September 4

LIVE streaming on CBCSports.ca from 14:00 to 16:00 ET

Sunday September 6

Network telecast from 00:30 - 2:30 LOCAL

Lopes-Schliep named Mondo Top Performer

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep was named Athletics Canada's September Mondo Top Performer of the month following her silver medal performance at the 2009 World Championships. Lopes-Schliep has enjoyed another career year setting a personal best to go with her Worlds podium and is looking to establish a new Canadian record before the close of the season. Visit www.athletics.ca for more information.

Please be advised that event information has been posted for the following events:

Technical Package:

If you have any questions, please contact Camille Baguio - Acting Coordinator, Events & Membership Services at cbaguio@athletics.ca or 613.260.5580 ext.3336

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

Nomination deadline is September 30, 2009.

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Featured Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month - "Hyponatremia"

Hyponatremia is the technical term used to describe low sodium levels in the blood. Although rare, this condition can occur in healthy, active individuals. Left untreated hyponatremia can result in severe nausea, vomiting, disorientation, and possibly even death.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month "Hyponatremia" explains the cause of hyponatremia, its symptoms, the factors that increase one's risk, and methods of prevention.

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

This is a reminder that there is less than one month remaining for community sport clubs to submit their GM Club Coaching Grant application form before the deadline of September 21, 2009.

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

Is your club interested in providing coach education opportunities? If so, you should know that 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 - visit Making Dreams Possible for more information and to submit an application today!

For more information, contact:
Claudia Gagnon
Program Coordinator
Coaching Association Of Canada
e-mail: cgagnon@coach.ca 

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 Terrace next. The awards will honour long-standing community volunteers who have made a significant contribution to sport. Nominations for the Community Sport Hero® Awards in Terrace are due: September 25th.

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

Athletics Canada "The Gold Standard" - September Edition

Highlights:

To view the full edition, please visit: www.athleticsvideos.com/TGSSEPTEMBER2009.pdf 

Coaches Association of British Columbia Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter:

To view the full articles, please visit: www.coaches.bc.ca 

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

Track and Field Coaching Workshop: NCCP Level 1 Technical - Sport Coach - Sept 18 to 20, 2009

Location: Rotary Bowl 355 Wakesiah Ave, Nanaimo, BC (just behind Nanaimo Sec. School)

Dates and Times: Fri, Sept 18 - 6 pm to 9 pm/Sat, Sept 19 - 9 am to 4:30 pm/Sun, Sept 20 - 9 am to 5:30 pm

Registration Info: www.bcathletics.org 

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: McKinnon Building - University of Victoria, 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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