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ISSUE #36-2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • Veteran Official Ken Porter received Allen G. Rae Builder Award
  • Deadline for BC Athletics Road Running and Cross Country Championships Hosting Applications - September 30th, 2009
  • 2009 ACDirect membership invoices due before September 30th 2009
  • BC Sports Hall of Fame 2010 Inductees Nominations DUE October 1, 2009
  • Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshops - Kamloops (November 8th) and Vancouver (November 14th)
  • Nomination Deadline for 2009 Athletics Canada Awards - September 30th
  • SportsFunder In-Province Travel Program - DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 16, 2009
  • BC Athletics Coaches Support to attend the Athletics Canada Technical Congress


From the BC Athletics Office

2010 Membership Year

The 2010 BC Athletics membership year begins October 1st, 2009 with any new members signing up receiving memberships valid from October 1st 2009 through to the end of December 2010.

2010 BC Athletics Track & Field Championship Bids

Clubs interested in hosting 2010 BC Athletics Track & Field Championships are reminded to get their bids in by October 23, 2009. On-line submissions can be done at:

BC Athletics School and School District Memberships

It's that time of year again! School Club and School District membership application forms are available on the website at

Event Directors are reminded that 2009/2010 School/School District members and their membership numbers will be posted and updated each week on the website at

Veteran Official Ken Porter received Allen G. Rae Builder Award

Veteran track and field official Ken Porter of Victoria, BC received Allen G. Rae Builder Award for his significant contribution to sports official's development and advancement.

Over his 45-year career Porter officiated at every major national and international event including the 1976 Olympic Games, 1978 Commonwealth Games, 1983 World University Games, 1999 Pan-American Games and the 2001 World Championships. He was the B.C. Athletics Official of the Year in 1978, and was inducted into the B.C. Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.

The awards will be presented on Saturday September 26, 2009 at the Sports Officials Canada Annual Awards Dinner, being held in conjunction with their annual conference at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

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:

See Technical Congress Information, Registration and Program Details at:

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: 

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 

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! 

2009-2010 BC Athlete Assistance Program (BC Carding)

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


This list will be updated throughout the year.


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


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


BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Athlete Performances - Out-of-Province

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

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

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

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

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

No results will be added retroactively

Forward information to 

Corrections and updates to current and previous years are appreciated

ACDIrect downloads for Hy-Tek Meets

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

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

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

2010 BC Athletics Annual General Meeting

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

AGM – Hotel Accommodations – BOOK EARLY!!

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

Present your BCA Member Card and Reap the Rewards!

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

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

2009 BC Athletics Event Calendars

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

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



Peak-to-Beak 18K – Kelowna

The final race in the Canadian Tire Interior Road Race Series saw Jeff Symonds leading by well over a minute when he missed the turn on the home stretch. Second place Trevor Jordan also missed the turn, but was able to recover in time to cross the line first, while Jeff eventually finished 10th overall.

Trevor Jordan, 1:02:59
Cindy Rhodes, 1:12:56

Innovative Fitness Half Marathon – South Surrey

Graeme Wilson, 1:10:59
Mary Walsh, 1:30:33

Innovative Fitness 5K – South Surrey

Tyler Ginther, 17:39
Corinne Issel, 20:48

BC Senior Games 10K – Richmond

W55: Germaine Joyce, 54:20
W60: Celine Hopson, 51:34
W65: Sharon Farinha, 59:26
W70: Frances Steinfeld, 1:04:20
W75: Gwen McFarlan, 52:33

M55: Bruce Busby, 40:44
M60: Bryan Chubb, 44:14
M65: Doug Miller, 47:03
M70: Garfield Saudners, 45:32
M75: Maurice Tarrant, 49:01
M80: Grant Yule, 1:02:40

Great North Run Half Marathon – South Shields, ENG

More than 50,000 people took part in the world’s largest half marathon, run run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. Victoria’s Jon Brown was the first Canadian to finish in 1:05:40; good enough for 19th place overall.

Army Run 5K - Ottawa

11,000 civilians and military personnel from across the country ran, walked or wheeled side by side in the 2009 Canada Army Run, and first across the line in the 5K was Victoria’s Ryan McKenzie in 14:44.

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 

Cameron Levins Interview: 

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! 

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:  for more information regarding the TNRRS, to see provincial calendars and for up to date provincial standings.

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

BC Road Running Championships, 2010 and 2011

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

BC Athletics 2009 Marathon Championship

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

Race Information

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

Entry Information

Enter online at: or mail in the entry form:

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

Championship Eligibility

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

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

Cross Country & Trail Running


Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships – Keswick, ENG

Athletes from 10 nations contested the inaugural Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Championships held in Keswick, at the heart of the English Lake District. BC athletes comprised the entire Canadian men’s team in the two mountain races.

In the Up Hill Only 12K event that featured 2,775 feet of elevation gain, Kris Swanson won individual bronze in 52:49 behind Kenyan Wilson Chemweno (50:42), and multiple world champion Jonathon Wyatt (51:21) of New Zealand. With Jason Loutitt (55:38) and Ed McCarthy (57:21) finishing 14th and 22nd respectively, Canada also won team bronze behind England and New Zealand.

Two days later all three athletes competed again in the Up and Down 12K event, and again they won team bronze behind the same nations. This event featured over 1,500 feet of climb, and an equivalent amount of kamikaze style descent. Wilson Chemweno scored another individual win in 47:55, with Kris Swanson (49:26) leading the Canadians home in 6th place, followed by Jason Loutitt (50:18) in 10th, and Ed McCarthy (51:47) in 20th.

Pinetree Classic Women 4.5K - Coquitlam

1. Chessa Adsit-Morris, 16:09

Pinetree Classic Men 7.5K - Coquitlam

1. Jay Macdonald, 24:34

Pinetree Classic 9-12 Year Olds 3K - Coquitlam

1. Jamel Reta, 11:06
1. Julia Greer, 11:13

Pinetree Classic 13-15 Year Olds 3K - Coquitlam

1. Christian Gravel, 9:52
1. Mackenzie Kansas, 11:13

Pinetree Classic 16-18 Year Olds 4.5K - Coquitlam

1. Sean Keane, 14:58
1. Kate McKinnon, 17:57

Mad Moose Marathon – Prince George

1. John Hagen, 3:31:09
1. Terri Gale, 4:45:16

Mad Moose Half Marathon – Prince George

1. Brian Nemethy, 1:30:18
1. Shar Jackson, 1:32:49

Sundodger Cross Country – Seattle, WA

Several BC athletes competed at the Sundodger Country Meet hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. In the Women’s 6K Invitational, won by Canadian Kendra Schaaf, Anita Campbell finished 6th in 20:51.36, while Justine Johnson competing in her first race for the Huskies finished 21st in 22:17.52.

Natasha Wodak won the accompanying Women’s 6K Open race in 21:02.83. The open races also featured athletes from UBC and SFU.
Clan kicks off season at Sundodger: 

T-Bird men open season with victory at Sundodger; women finish fourth: 

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: 

Track & Field

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme
September 21, 2009 / 21 septembre 2009

Shanghai Golden Grand Prix, Shanghai, China, September 20 septembre

Women 100m Hurdles / 100m haies féminin
3. Perdita Felicien, 12.73

2009 Alberta Race Walk Championships, Edmonton, AB, September 12 septembre

Men 10k masculin
1. Inaki Gomez, 43:36

Men 20k masculin
1. Evan Dunfee, 1:29.13 (Personal Record / Record personnel)
Note: This is the fastest time posted at this distance by a junior athlete in Canada.
Remarque: Ceci est le temps le plus rapide sur cette distance pour un athlète junior au Canada.

Commonwealth Mountain Running Championships, Keswick, Cumbria, England/Angleterre, September 17-20 septembre

Men Uphill / Hommes - montée
3. Kris Swanson, 52:49

Men Up and Downhill / Hommes - montée et descente
6. Kris Swanson, 49:26
10. Jason Loutitt, 50:18
20. Edward McCarthy, 51:47

Overall Canada finished 3rd in the Men's up and downhill race with 36 points.
Globalement, le Canada a terminé 3ème dans la montée et descente masculine avec 36 points.

From Athletics Canada

Nomination Deadline 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: 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

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 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 or 613.260.5580 ext.3336

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 or 613.260.5580 ext.3336

Athletics Canada 2009 Technical Congress

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

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

For more information:

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

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 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 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

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:

Awards & Grants

PNE Miracle Mile Athlete Bursaries

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


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

You are ineligible to apply for a bursary if you:

How to Apply:

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

Deadline for Applications:

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

For more information:

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

Community Sport Hero Awards – Sport BC

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

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

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

Sport BC is pleased to announce that the Community Sport Hero® Awards will travel to the community of 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: 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

Athletics Canada "The Gold Standard" - September Edition


To view the full edition, please visit: 

Coaches Association of British Columbia Newsletter

In this edition of the newsletter:

To view the full articles, please visit: 

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact:

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


All Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions to expire December 31, 2009

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

Read the HTML version: 

or download the PDF: 

Athletics Canada on Twitter

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

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

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: 

Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshop - Vancouver

November 14, 2009, Vancouver, BC
Registration deadline - November 6th, 2009
Registration form available: 

Athletics Canada Level 3 Competition Development Pilot Course:

For more information, please visit

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).

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 
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".

Winter 2009/2010 Road Running Performance Clinics



Brockton Oval, Stanley Park



Long Program #1 - September 30, 2009 to April 14, 2010 - $180 - Registration deadline September 29th
Long Program #2 - October 21, 2009 to April 14, 2010 - $160 - Registration Deadline October 20th
Short Program - January 5, 2010 to April 14, 2010 - $125 - Registration Deadline January 5th

Registration form available on the BC Athletics website.

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