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ISSUE #35-2009
Friday, September 18, 2009

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

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshop - Kamloops, BC
  • Campbell's® Chunky® partners with CAC to find Canada's Most Valuable Coach
  • Coaching Association of Canada Appoints New Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Nomination Deadline approaching for 2009 Athletics Canada Awards - September 30th
  • Royal Victoria Half Marathon Reaches Cap - Over 9,500 Registered in the Four Events
  • SportsFunder In-Province Travel Program - DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 16, 2009
  • Athletics Canada Level 3 Competition Development Pilot Course
  • BC Athletics Coaches Support to attend the Athletics Canada Technical Congress

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

BC Athletics Coaches Support to attend the Athletics Canada Technical Congress

BC Athletics has budgeted to financially assist a limited number of coaches to attend the 2009 Athletics Canada Technical Congress in Richmond, November 14, 15 & 16/09. The Athletics Canada Technical Congress brings together Canada's leading Coaches for a weekend of Technical Presentations, Discussions and Program Planning.

For more information and application form, visit: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/actechcongress09supp.pdf

See Technical Congress Information, Registration and Program Details at: http://athletics.ca/files//Events/Other/TECHNICAL%20CONGRESS%20
REGISTRATION%20PACKAGE%20FINAL.PDF
 

SportsFunder In-Province Travel Program - DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 16, 2009

The BC SportsFunder Program funded by the Lotteries Branch of the Ministry of Housing and Social Development is to support travel within British Columbia for junior age athletes and under. For BC Athletics this program is targeted to assist athletes and supervising adults as members of BC Athletics Clubs or as Unattached Members of BC Athletics with the costs of travel within British Columbia to BC Championships, BC Team Trials, BC Club Competition and approved Training Camps.

To view the program outline and the download the application form, please visit: www.bcathletics.org 

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 

ROAD RUNNING

Results

Bike Barn 10K - Penticton

1. Nathan Champness, 34:57
1. Lisa Heidt, 38:58

Chetwynd Half Marathon - Chetwynd

1. Brian Ethier, 1:36:27
1. Rebecca Pimm, 1:43:03

Royal Victoria Half Marathon Reaches Cap - Over 9,500 Registered in the Four Events

(Victoria, BC - September 10, 2009) With just four weeks to go until the 30th Annual Royal Victoria Marathon, the Half Marathon is now full having reached its cap of 5,400. To date over 9,500 registrations have been received for all four events - the Marathon, Half Marathon, 8K Road Race and the THRIFTY FOODS Kids Marathon - Kids Run, which takes place on Sunday, October 11. This is a 56% increase over the same time last year.

"For the first time ever we have capped the number of participants in each of the four races," says Cathy Noel, General Manager of RVM. "The fact that we are sold out in the Half Marathon with a month to go shows how popular this race distance is. We urge everyone to sign up now for the other events so you won't be disappointed."

The regular registration deadline is September 15, after which late fees will apply to the Marathon and 8K Road Race. The Marathon has 2,500 registered and there are 1,300 in the 8K - but this number is expected to increase prior to the deadline.

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Royal Victoria Marathon. The marathon is a certified Boston Marathon qualifier and was earlier this year chosen by BC Athletics to host the 2009 Provincial Marathon Championships for junior, senior and master runners, for both men and women. There is $26,000 available in prize money with $3,000 each going to the top male and female and a $5,000 bonus for a new men's or women's course record. In 2006, Steve Osaduik broke a 25-year record by winning the Marathon in 2:16:49.

For more details, visit www.royalvictoriamarathon.com 

Cameron Levins Interview:

www.flotrack.org/articles/view/1369-cameron-levins 

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 - Early Bird Deadline: October 13th, 2009

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

Results

Otway Challenge 10K - Prince George

1. Cory Watts, 43:38
1. Kelsey Knoll, 51:11

Otway Challenge 5K - Prince George

1. Daniel Helm, 24:37
1. Jacqui Pettersen, 31:08

Loop the Lakes 15K - Squamish

1. Ben Biswell, 1:05:46
1. Sheila Mullins, 1:10:24

Loop the Lakes 8K - Squamish

1. John Aalberg, 32:17
1. Jenny Hughes, 43:28

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 

From Athletics Canada

Nomination Deadline approaching for 2009 Athletics Canada Awards

OTTAWA - The nomination deadline is quickly approaching for Athletics Canada's 2009 Annual Awards; all nominations are due by midnight Wednesday September 30th. Nominations are welcome by all members of the athletics community; please note that nominees must be current members of Athletics Canada in order to be eligible.

The 2009 Athletics Canada Award Finalists and Winners will be chosen by the Rules and Awards Committee. The winners will receive their awards at the Annual Awards Gala presented by Mondo on Saturday November 14th in Vancouver, BC. The Gala is held in conjunction with the 2009 Technical Congress.

Please see below for awards categories in which nominations are sought:

Jack W. Davies Trophy 
Overall Athlete of the Year

Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy
Single Outstanding Performance of the Year

Phil Edwards Memorial Trophy 
Top Athlete in Track Events

F.N.A. Rowell Trophy 
Top Athlete in Field Events

Fred Begley Memorial Trophy 
Top Racewalk, Cross Country or Off-Track Athlete

Combined Events Trophy 
Athlete of the Year in Combined Events

Eric E. Coy Trophy 
Outstanding Junior athlete of the year

Myrtle Cook Trophy 
Outstanding Youth athlete of the year

Dr. Fred Tees Memorial Trophy
Top Canadian University Athlete (CIS)

Coach of the Year Trophy
Outstanding Coach of the Year (any level)

Outstanding Para-Athlete of the Year - Wheelchair Award 
Top Para-Athlete in Wheelchair Events

Outstanding Para-Athlete of the Year - Ambulatory Award 
Top Para-Athlete in Ambulatory Events


The nomination form is available by visiting: www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=54 along with additional information on each of the awards mentioned above. Please send completed nomination documents by fax or email to the attention of:

Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Public Relations and Corporate Services
Fax: (613) 260-0341
Phone: (613) 260-5580 Ext. 3332
Email: ehooper@athletics.ca 

Thank you for your participation in recognizing Canada's top athletes.

Canadian Cross Country Technical Package

The Technical Package for the 2009 Canadian Cross Country Championships is now available online at www.athletics.ca/guelph2009. Please note the early bird deadline for the Championships is Monday November 16, 2009 at 4:00pm EDT.

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

Successful weekend in Track

OTTAWA - It was a successful weekend for Canadian Track and Field as Gary Reed captured silver at the World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece. Six Canadians took part in the final which was Canada's largest representation in this event. Saturday night also belonged to Chantal Petitclerc, wheelchair racer and multi time World Record Holder and Paralympic Games medalist as she was honoured and officially named to Canada's Walk of Fame.

Gary Reed of Victoria, BC ran to a silver medal in the 800m at the World Athletics Final on Saturday. Running 1 minute and 45.23 seconds, Reed placed second behind Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha who ran a Championship Record of 1:44.85.

In the women's 100m hurdles silver medalist from the 2009 World Championships Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, ON and Perdita Felicien of Pickering, ON finished 4th and 5th respectively; second through fifth position all finished in 12.61 seconds.

Also making their mark at the 2009 World Athletics Final were Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC placing 8th in the shot put with 19.61m; Nathan Brannen of Cambridge, ON in the 1500m finishing 9th in 3:40.12; and Sultana Frizell in the hammer throw throwing 68.07m and placing 6th overall.

Chantal Petitclerc named to Canada's Walk of Fame

Multi-time Paralympic Games Medalist and World Record holder Chantal Petitclerc of Montreal, QC was honoured on Saturday night as she was inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame. As one of Canada's most prestigious tributes, Petitclerc was inducted along with Blue Rodeo, Dsquared2, Howie Mandel, Kim Cattrall, Robert Munsch, and Tom Cochrane. Petitclerc is one of the world's most decorated athletes competing in wheelchair track events of all disciplines.

Athletics Canada names Ozzie Sawicki Para-Athletics Head Coach

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today that Ozzie Sawicki has been named to the position of Para-Athletics Head Coach. Sawicki is tasked with the overall direction of the Canadian Para-Athletics team leading and developing them to the 2012 Paralympic Games while keeping in mind the critical need for a comprehensive and integrated long term development strategy; his position is effective as of Tuesday September 8, 2009.

Sawicki of Calgary, AB has been coaching since 1988 where he began his career from athlete to coach in alpine skiing. Most notably Ozzie was head coach of the Canadian Para-alpine ski team from 2000 to 2004. While in that position, he founded Pozitive Results Sport Strategies, a consultation company focused on solutions at all levels of sport.

Martin Goulet, Chief High Performance Officer comments "The Para Head Coach position is an absolutely critical piece to ensure a successful and cohesive para-athletics program. With his outstanding knowledge of the art & science of coaching and his superior planning, analysis and inter-personal skills, Ozzie is the kind of coaching leader we were looking for. We are truly delighted to welcome him onboard!"

Ozzie on his new responsibilities; "I am excited at both the opportunity and challenge in taking on the Para-Athletics Head Coaching role. I believe Canada can enjoy continued success in Para-Athletics on the international stage by focusing on a collaborative strategy that links entry level, development and high performance program goals together; and through providing excellence in coaching by ensuring quality coach education and professional development."

A chartered professional high performance coach, Sawicki also holds experience with the Canadian Paralympic Committee where he acts as a representative on the Board of Directors and as a member of the CPC high performance committee.

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

From the Coaching Association of Canada

Coaching Association of Canada Appoints New Director, Marketing and Communications

Ottawa, ON - The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce the addition of a new staff member to its team. Nancy Spotton joins the organization as the new Director, Marketing and Communications.

John Bales, Chief Executive Officer, commented that: "The organization is very excited about the qualities and experience that Nancy brings to the CAC team and look forward to the contributions that she will make to the organization in the coming years."

Nancy Spotton comes to CAC with a strong background in both business and sport. Before joining the organization, she was Director, Premium Sales with the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre, where her creative thinking, relationship building and leadership skills led her team to great successes. Previously, she spent nine years with Famous Players as Director, Corporate Sales and Marketing. She holds an undergraduate degree from University of Western Ontario and a graduate diploma in Sport & Event Management from George Brown College.

A former competitive athlete, an NCCP Level 2 trained coach and mentor, Nancy also brings a passion and enthusiasm for coaching that will undoubtedly be beneficial to CAC and its sports and corporate partners.

In the role of CAC Director, Marketing and Communications, she will oversee all marketing and communications activity as well as manage the organization's corporate partner program and develop new partnerships.

It's Time to Celebrate Canada's Coaches!

Campbell's® Chunky® partners with CAC to find Canada's Most Valuable Coach

Starting today, the Coaching Association of Canada and Chunky Soup, in association with TSN, will recognize the contributions of Canadian coaches with the launch of the second year of the Chunky MVC: Most Valuable Coach contest. This program encourages the millions of Canadians involved in community, amateur and competitive sports to visit http://coach.ca/chunky to nominate a coach who has made a real difference in their lives and the lives of others by reflecting and promoting the values of leadership, activeness and community. This year's winner of Chunky MVC will receive a prize package valued at $25,000 for his or her athletes and community.

If you know a coach that deserves recognition for the outstanding work they do, then go to http://coach.ca/chunky and nominate that coach to be the Chunky MVC!

Be sure to keep an eye out for Chunky MVC in-store presence and media appearances!

For more information, contact:

Britany Gordon
Assistant, Programs and Communications
Coaching Association of Canada
613-235-5000, ext. 9-2389
chunkymvc@coach.ca

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 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

ATHLETES NOMINATE YOUR ACE COACH...

Calling all BC Athletes - this is your opportunity to nominate and recognize the tremendous work your coach or coaches contribute to the community through the annual ACE Coach Awards.

We are calling on all athletes to share their voice and nominate their coach today. It's easy, just go to www.bcathletevoice.ca and complete the simple online nomination form that only takes 5 minutes.

This is a great way for you to thank and support your coach for everything they have done for you and your community.

Nominate your coach and you will both go into the draw to win great Icebreaker and IPod prizes.

BC Athlete Voice will also recognize all nominated coaches on our website!

An ACE Coach Award that will be presented at each of the Coaching Conferences and Community Coaching Forums during BC Coaches Week in September. Great athletes don't happen with out great coaches, nominate your coach today.

Recognize your Coach

Thank your Coach

Click here to nominate your coach: www.bcathletevoice.ca/Content/Athlete-Leadership/Coaches-ACE-Nomination.asp 

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

Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshop

Where: Thompson Rivers Activity Centre - 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC

When: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 10am to 3pm (lunch provided)

Contact: Alwilda van Ryswyk 250.372.9640 or alvan50@shaw.ca

The Level 2 Officials Course is the next step in the Officials Development and Training Program. The level 2 course content and training takes you into the beginning detail of Officiating, Rules and Tips on being a Fair and Responsible Official. Both Track and Field Event Officiating is presented and discussed along with the administrative procedures for paper flow. The presentation will provide you with the material, knowledge and confidence to help you with your Track & Field Officiating and continue your Officials Training and Certification.

Registration form available: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/ws_lev2_kamloops.pdf 

Athletics Canada Level 3 Competition Development Pilot Course:

For more information, please visit www.bcathletics.org

Note: BC Athletics will if funding is available, assist with Coaches attending Part 2 of this Course. Please contact Brian McCalder at the BC Athletics office after Oct 10/09 (expected time when funding will be known).

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 - 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


Back issues of the BCAB are available at www.bcathletics.org/main/bcabulletin.htm.