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ISSUE #42-2009
Friday, November 6, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • BC Athletics Club Membership Renewal Forms for 2010 online now - Due December 31st, 2009
  • Athlete Advance Seminar this Saturday, November 7, 2009
  • Best in the West 2010 - Athlete Spring Training Camp in Phoenix, Arizona
  • SportMedBC Best Practices Newsletter: November 4, 2009 Issue
  • Special Kamloops 2010 World Masters Indoor Championships Membership
  • The Gold Standard - November Issue available to view now
  • Athletics Canada names Chiba Ekiden Team
  • Coaching Association of Canada Award Winners


From the BC Athletics Office

BC Athletics Club Membership Renewals

2010 Club application forms are available on the BC Athletics Website at: 

Please note, 2010 club applications are due December 31st, 2009.


To make sure the two new Masters categories are set up as simply and fairly as possible the following changes have been made to the categories. They are now based more on the members' age rather than what the member participates in. Please also note the name changes. These changes are now updated on ACDirect and in the on-line membership form on the BCA website.

Masters 40+

Masters 35-39

Note: In order to be eligible for Road and Cross Country Championships and championship medals, selection to BC Teams and funding, 35 - 39 year olds are required to hold a "Senior" membership and compete in the "Senior" category.

Masters in the Master 35-39 and Master 40+ categories who wish to compete as both a Master and a Senior should take out a "Senior" membership and indicate their particular Master category as a second membership type. The fee will be $94.50 and will include both memberships chosen.

2010 BC Athletics AGM


BC Athletics Awards Nomination Criteria 

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 -

Athletics Canada Technical Congress

November 14-16, 2009 in Richmond, BC

Agenda and registration online now:

BC Athletics Coaches support to attend AC Technical Congress, visit: 

BCA Club Registrar's Reminder

The BC Athletics 2010 membership year begins with any new memberships entered October 1, 2009. On September 30th at midnight all access to ACDirect was terminated. Access will be reinstated October 1st for club Registrars who have:

  1. Completed and submitted a 2010 BC Athletics Registrars Waiver to the BCA Office - 
  2. Submitted payments for all outstanding AC Direct 2009 membership year invoices

Athletics Magazine

Athletics Magazine will no longer be available in printed format. It will be posted as an e-magazine on the Ontario Athletics website starting in January. Anyone who has time left on their subscriptions after January 2010 will receive a reimbursement from Athletics Magazine.

For more information, contact Sam Collier at

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).

2010 BC Athletics Track and Field Championship Bids - Deadline extension update

The deadline for bids for the Junior Development Track & Field and Junior Development Pentathlon Championships has been extended to December 1, 2009. All other Track & Field championship bids (Midget 15, Youth, Junior, Senior and Master ) are due October 23, 2009. On-line submissions can be done at:

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.

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

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:

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: 

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

Upcoming Workshop

Run Jump Throw 8 HR Community Workshop - Prince George

Date: November 21, 2009 - 9 am to 5 pm
Location: TBA, Prince George BC
Learning Facilitator: Allen Johnston

For registration information please visit: 

Course Contact: Kristen Harrott Tel: 250-960-5346 Email: 

Please visit for sample course outlines.

RBC - Olympic School Program Resources

Get Olympic Torch Relay classroom resources from RBC and get your students in the spirit for the games! Please visit:

Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills Training Program - Victoria, Sundays until November 29, 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

From Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada names Chiba Ekiden Team

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today that team that will compete at the 2009 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Relay in Chiba-City, Japan on November 23.

Held annually since 1988, with mixed gender events beginning in 2007, this road race relay covers the full marathon distance with a men's 5km, women's 5km, men's 10km, women's 5km, men's 10km and finally a women's 7.195km leg.

Canadian team leader Thelma Wright comments, "The Chiba Ekiden allows a highly competitive opportunity for our top Road Runners and a chance to test their fitness against some of the world's best endurance athletes in this unique mixed relay format. With the experienced athletes selected, the team plans to improve significantly on last year's 9th place finishing time of 2 hours 11 minutes and 56 seconds."

2009 Chiba Ekiden Road Race Team



Personal Coach

Marilyn Arsenault

Victoria, BC

Jon Brown

Reid Coolsaet

Hamilton, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

Malindi Elmore

Calgary, AB

Mike Van Tighem

Megan Metcalfe

Edmonton, AB

Sean Cleary

Richard Mosley

Coquitlam, BC

Richard Lee

Steve Osaduik

Langley, BC

Richard Lee

Denise Robson

Halifax, NS

Cliff Mathews

Dylan Wykes 

Kingston, ON

Steve Boyd

Integrated Support Team




Thelma Wright

Team Leader

Vancouver, BC

Richard Lee

Team Coach

Port Coquitlam, BC

Ron O'Hare


Aurora, ON

Follow-up to Medical Update re: H1N1 Vaccine

There has been increasing flu-like illness in Canada over the past few weeks, above the usual rates for this time of the year. Most cases have been mild, with some moderate and severe cases. Sampling and laboratory testing has shown that much of this is due to the H1N1 flu virus.

The new vaccine for H1N1 has now become available in Canada. Canadian public health authorities have advised that all Canadians be vaccinated for H1N1, and vaccination clinics have been set up across the country to prepare for this. In alignment with this advice, Athletics Canada recommends that athletes and staff get vaccinated for H1N1.

It is our belief that vaccinations can be considered a natural form of medicine as they work by stimulating and readying your immune system for subsequent attack. Even when a vaccine is not 100% effective, there is often some protection offered from similar or modified viruses.

Although viruses may attack different population groups with varying virulence, keep in mind that even athletes may contract an illness, which, at the very least, will shut down their training for a period of time.

Special Kamloops 2010 World Masters Indoor Championships Membership

For the 2010 World Masters Athletics Indoor Championships, being held in Kamloops, British Columbia from March 1 to March 6, 2010, the CMAA has a special Championships Membership, which provides a temporary membership for the purposes of competing in those Championships only. This membership does not provide any of the other benefits of CMAA membership, and is an individual membership only. The membership fee for this Championships Membership is $10.00, and that fee must be provided by cheque to the CMAA with the membership application form which follows and the Entry Form and other documentation relating to the Indoor Championships, as described in the detailed instructions for Canadian entries, under "Events" on this web site available at: 

All of these documents must be forwarded to Brian Keaveney, as explained in those instructions.

Athletics Canada names 2009 Award Finalists

OTTAWA - Athletics Canada announced today the three finalists for each awards category as a lead in to the 2009 Athletics Canada Awards Gala. The finalists and winners are chosen by Athletics Canada's Awards Committee, the winners will be honoured at the Gala to be held Saturday November 14th in Vancouver, BC.

2009 Award Finalists

Jack W. Davies Trophy
Overall Athlete of the Year

Name                     Hometown        Accomplishment 
Perdita Felicien         Pickering, ON   World Championship Finalist (100mH)
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Whitby, ON      World Championship Silver Medalist (100mH)
Gary Reed                Victoria, BC    World Athletics Final Silver Medalist (800m)

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

Julie Labonté            Ste-Justine, QC Canadian Junior Record, record had stood since 
                                         1964, at Canadian Junior Championships (Shot Put)
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Whitby, ON      World Championship Silver Medalist (100mH)
Gary Reed                Victoria, BC    World Athletics Final Silver Medalist (800m)

Phil A. Edwards Trophy
Track Athlete of the Year

Perdita Felicien         Pickering, ON   Canadian Champion & World Championship 
                                         Finalist (100mH)
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Whitby, ON      World Championship Silver Medalist (100mH)
Gary Reed                Victoria, BC    Canadian Champion & World Athletics Final 
                                         Silver Medalist (800m)

F.N.A. Rowell Trophy
Field Athlete of the Year

Sultana Frizell          Kamloops, BC    World Championship Finalist (Hammer Throw)
Julie Labonté            Ste Justine, QC Canadian Junior Champion & Canadian Junior 
                                         Record (Shot Put)
Jim Steacy               Lethbridge, AB  Summer Universiade, FISU Silver Medalist 
                                         (Hammer Throw)

Fred Begley Memorial Trophy
Off-Track Athlete of the Year

Simon Bairu              Regina, SK      Canadian Cross Country Champion
Reid Coolsaet            Hamilton, ON    Canadian Champion & Top Canadian finisher at 
                                         World Championships (Marathon)
Evan Dunfee              Richmond, BC    Canadian Junior Champion & CAN-USA Dual Meet 
                                         Gold Medalist (10km Race Walk)

Combined Events Award
Athlete of the Year in Combined Events

Jamie Adjetey-Nelson     Windsor, ON     Summer Universiade, FISU 6th (Decathlon)
Brianne Theisen          Humboldt, SK    Canadian Champion & 15th at the World Championships 

Eric E. Coy Trophy
Junior Athlete of the Year

Derek Drouin             Corunna, ON     Pan American Junior Championships Gold Medalist & 
                                         Canadian Junior Record (High Jump)
Julie Labonté            Ste Justine, QC Canadian Junior Champion & Canadian Junior Record 
                                         (Shot Put)
Alister McQueen          Calgary, AB     3-time IWAS World Juniors Gold Medalist & 
                                         World Junior Records (T44 100m-400m)

Myrtle Cook Trophy
Youth Athlete of the Year

Aaron Brown              Toronto, ON     World Youth Championships Silver Medalist & 
                                         Canadian Youth Record (100m)
Isaiah Christophe        Brampton, ON    4-time IWAS World Juniors Gold Medalist 
                                         (T54 100m-800m)

Tickets for the Awards Gala, which include a cocktail reception beginning at 6:00pm followed with dinner at 7:00pm are now on sale now for $50.00. To purchase your ticket please contact Chris Woods at (613) 260-5580 Ext. 3315 or

For more information on Athletics Canada's Awards please visit:

AC Announcement regarding the Director / Head Coach, Development Programs position

As a result of an internal technical alignment review, Athletics Canada announced today that the position of Director / Head Coach, Development Programs which was implemented in July 2007 will conclude December 2, 2009 following the completion of two fall training camps. The decision finalizes the alignment of the High Performance Structure for this quadrennial following the addition of National Event Group coaches.

A revised structure aligned with Athletics Canada's Strategic Plan, outlining roles and responsibilities with a continued focus on event group development towards high performance including targeted junior talent identification & direction, will be circulated in the new year.

The new structure will be supported by the position of Coordinator of Development and Officials Programs in areas such as Club Development, Run, Jump, Throw and other grassroots initiatives.

Dear Athletes/Coaches/Branches -

There have been changes made to the 2010 Cross Country Selection Guidelines. Please visit our website:

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

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

46 Outstanding Coaches Receive Recognition

CAC is pleased to announce the names of the 46 coaches honoured with a Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Award for 2009. These prestigious awards recognize coaches whose athletes excelled at various world championships and at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.

"The Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards are this country's most important forum for coach recognition," says John Bales, Chief Executive Officer, Coaching Association of Canada. "Without these awards, the accomplishments of most of our great coaches could well go unnoticed."

This year's winners are:

Shelley Barnett of Burlington, Ont., coach of Canada's world champion synchro skating team.

Randy Bennett of Brentwood Bay, B.C., coach of freestyle swimmer Ryan Cochrane, 1500-metres silver medallist and 800-metres bronze medallist.

Steve Bush of North Vancouver, B.C., national coach of Canada's Water Ski Team.

Marty Calder of St. Catharines, Ont., coach of freestyle wrestler Tonya Verbeek, bronze medallist in 55-kilograms.

Derrick Campbell of Cambridge, Ont., coach of short track speed skater Charles Hamelin, the 500-metres world champion, and of the 500-metres bronze medallist, Olivier Jean.

Dennis Capicik of Richmond Hill, Ont., coach of aerials bronze medallist Warren Shouldice.

Jonathon Cavar of Ottawa, coach of short track speed skater Jessica Gregg, the 500-metres bronze medallist.

Janet Collins of Wasaga Beach, Ont., coach of singles figure skater Christine Koutras, gold medallist at the Special Olympics World Winter Games, and of bronze medallist Vicky Dupont.

Mark Fawcett of Nelson, B.C., coach of snowboarder Jasey Jay Anderson, world champion in parallel giant slalom.

Lionel Finance of Gérardmer, France, coach of world downhill ski champion John Kucera.

Michel Gagnon of Longueuil, Que., coach of racquetball player Vincent Gagnon, bronze medallist at the World Games 2009.

Dominick Gauthier of Montréal, coach of moguls silver medallist Jennifer Heil.

Mark Granger of Léry, Que., coach of kayakers Richard Dober, Jr., and Andrew Willows, bronze medallists in K-2 200-metres.

Dusan Grasic of Invermere, B.C., coach of alpine skier Michael Janyk, slalom bronze medallist.

Sylvain Jean of Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que., coach of snowboarder Matt Morisson, bronze medallist in parallel giant slalom.

Brent Kehl of Vancouver, coach of ski cross world champion Ashleigh McIvoir and bronze medallist Davey Barr.

Rob Kober of Penticton, B.C., coach of moguls bronze medallist Vincent Marquise.

Jean-Sébastien Labrie of Plessisville, Que., coach of three world champion Para-alpine skiers? Joshua Dueck, Christopher Williamson, and double winner Lauren Woolstencroft.

Marcel Lacroix of Calgary, coach of long track speed skater Denny Morrison, 1000-metres silver medallist and 1500-metres bronze medallist.

Donald Lavigne of Petit Rocher, N.B., coach of Special Olympics World Winter Games cross country ski silver medallist Michael Morris and bronze medallist Heather Champion.

Yi Hua Li of Pointe-Claire, Que., coach of diver Émilie Heymans, silver medallist on the three-metre springboard.

Anthony McCleary of Pickering, Ont., coach of Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, silver medallist in 100-metres hurdles.

Arturo Miranda of Saint-Léonard, Que., coach of divers Alexandre Despatie and Reuben Ross, bronze medallists in three-metres synchro.

Mike Moffa of Montréal, coach of Arlene Fortin, world boxing champion in the 70 kilogram class.

Daniel Murphy of Laval, Que., coach of aerials silver medallist Steve Omischl.

Jozsef Nagy of Vancouver, coach of Annamay Peirse, silver medallist in 200-metres breaststroke.

Pat Oaten of Pointe-Claire, Que., coach of the women's water polo team, world championship silver medallists.

Scott Oldershaw of Burlington, Ont., coach of kayak bronze medallists Adam Van Koeverden in K-1 1000-metres and Team Canada, consisting of Kia Byers, Émilie Fournel, Genevieve Orton, and Karen Furneaux, in the 200-metres relay.

Jules Owchar of Edmonton, Alta., coach of the Kevin Martin rink, silver medallists at the 2009 world championships.

Ingrid Paul of Calgary, coach of long track speed skater Christine Nesbitt, the 1000-metres world champion and the 1500-metres bronze medallist.

Trennon Paynter of Squamish, B.C., coach of halfpipe silver medallists Justin Dorey and Megan Gunning.

Manon Perron of Boucherville, Que., coach of figure skater Joannie Rochette, world championship silver medallist.

Pierre Pomerleau of Charlesbourg, Que., coach of Para-cyclist Robert Labbé, time trial world champion.

Paul Ragusa of Calgary, coach of freestyle wrestler Justine Bouchard, bronze medallist in 63-kilograms.

Joe Rea of Prince George, B.C., coach of Team Canada - Jim Armstrong, Daryl Neighbour, Ina Forrest, Chris Sobkowica, and Sonja Gaudet, world champions in wheelchair curling.

Denise Sauvé of Montréal, coach of Team Canada, synchronized swimming bronze medallists.

Julie Sauvé of Montréal, coach of synchronized swimmer Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon, solo bronze medallist.

Randal Scott of North Vancouver, B.C., coach of Special Olympic World Winter Games alpine skiing gold medallist Samantha Mayer and silver medallists Mitchell Grandberg, Kelsey Wyse, and David Boudreau.

Mark Smith of Falmouth, N.S., coach of Team Canada, bronze medallists at the world softball championships.

Mike Spracklen of Victoria, coach of the men's eights, winners of the world championship silver medal.

Charlie Stewart of Windsor, Ont., coach of Mary Spencer, world boxing champion in the 66-kilogram class.

Eric Van Den Eynde of Saint-Hilaire, Que., coach of cyclist Tara Whitten, track silver medallist, and of Daniel Chalifour, Para-cycling bronze medallist.

Xiuli Wang of Calgary, coach of long track speed skaters Clara Hughes, silver medallist in 5000-metres, and of Kristina Groves, bronze medallist in 3000-metres and 5000-metres.

Richard Wooles of Vancouver, coach of track cyclist Zach Bell, winner of the Omnium silver medal.

Victor Zilberman of Montréal, coach of Martine Dugrenier, freestyle wrestling world champion in 67-kilograms.

Marina Zoueva of Canton, Mich. (USA), coach of ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, world championship bronze medallists.

"When our Canadian athletes reach the podium, it is not without the support and dedication of a coach." says Steven Keith, Director of Olympic Activation, Petro-Canada. "We are proud to continue Petro-Canada's tradition of honouring Canada's coaches for their dedication to sport."

The awards will be presented during Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif 2009, scheduled to take place in Vancouver, November 12-15, 2009. The Sport Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 13, 2009, at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Grand Ballroom.

Sport Volunteer for 30+ Years Receives Award

CAC is pleased to announce that James Lahey of Gatineau, Que., is the recipient of the 2009 Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award.

James Lahey's volunteer contribution to sports started in 1963, year he began to coach the Our Lady of Victory High School football team, and he continues to be enthusiastically involved in his community. Over the years, he has been active in multiple sports, such as football, hockey, baseball, and badminton, taking on many leadership roles. A self-described tennis maniac, in 1988 he eagerly agreed to help rejuvenate the Buckingham Tennis Club, and before long, he was president of the club, a position he continues to hold.

In 2007, Lahey was awarded the Prix du bénévolat en loisir et en sport Dollard-Morin, created by the Quebec ministère de l'Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport to recognize the outstanding work volunteers do in and for their community.

More recently, Lahey started working with adults with a mental disability, and his initiative has been a huge success. The group's eagerness to learn and the pleasure they take in mastering skills is making this an experience he describes as his most satisfying volunteer activity to date.

James Lahey, a devoted administrator, but also coach, manager, organizer, founder, builder, and activist - and not just in sports - has beyond doubt established himself as a pillar in his community and clearly epitomizes the true spirit of volunteerism.

James Lahey was chosen from 52 regional Volunteer Sport Administrator Award recipients selected throughout the year, each of whom demonstrates outstanding commitment and service to the athletes and coaches in his or her community.

"Investors Group is very pleased to be able to recognize some of the outstanding volunteers who run amateur sport programs in our communities through the Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award, which honours them for their dedication to helping young people achieve their full athletic potential" says Richard Irish, Vice-President, Community Affairs and Area Marketing for Investors Group. "We are proud to partner with the Coaching Association of Canada to show our appreciation for the immense work volunteers do and the immeasurable contribution they bring to their communities."

About the Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award

The Investors Group National Volunteer Sport Administrator Award has been presented to volunteer sport administrators for the past 18 years. The award recognizes the contribution of the community sport programs made by dedicated volunteers who give their time to enable coaches and athletes to enjoy the benefits of well-organized sport.

The award will be presented during Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif, scheduled to take place in Vancouver, November 12-15, 2009. The Sport Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center Grand Ballroom.

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!

Nominations will be accepted from September 14, 2009 to January 6, 2010.

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 - Travel and Restaurants

Athletes are frequently required to travel away from home to competitions and training camps. Both the journey and living in a new environment can make it challenging to maintain a high performance diet essential for optimal sport performances.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip "Travel and Restaurants" will assist coaches and athletes in identifying the nutrition pitfalls of eating at hotels and restaurants and how to plan accordingly.

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

Sport BC Community Sport Hero Deadlines

All Sport BC Community Sport Hero Deadlines can be viewed at:

Sport BC Athlete of the Year Award Nominations

Nomintation for the Sport BC Athlete of Year Awards are now being accepted. For more information, please visit: 

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.

For Athletes

Best in the West 2010 - Phoenix, Arizona

The Vancouver Thunderbirds are organizing a spring training camp for high school track and field athletes. The camp is in Phoenix, Arizona from March 27-April 5. The coaching staff includes Tom Nielsen (throws), Nick Stoffberg (sprints, hurdles, jumps), Chris Johnson (endurance), and Stephanie McCann (pole vault, sprints, jumps). Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to sign-up soon if you want to attend. For a link to the flyer and application forms go to: 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

SportMedBC Best Practices Newsletter: November 4, 2009

In this issue:

To view the full edition of this issue of the Best Practices Newsletter, please visit: 

Coaches Association of BC (CABC) ENews for November 2009

Included this month:

To view the full edition of ENews online, visit: 

2010 Legacies Now - Fall 2009 Newsletter

The 2010 Legacies Now Newsletter is released quarterly to keep you informed with all the latest information from the Society. This fall's newsletter includes:\

To view the full online version of the Newsletter, please visit: 

Athletics Canada - 'The Gold Standard' Newsletter November Issue

In this edition:

To view the November issue of 'The Gold Standard' please visit: 


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

Athlete Advance - Saturday, November 7, 2009

The CSC Pacific/PacificSport Athlete Advance will help to educate and inspire BC's future Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship athletes in their quest for podium performances on the national and international stages. Athletes will have the opportunity to access practical workshops and seminars on topics that are relevant to the high performance athlete, and selected upon feedback provided by registered CSCP and BCAV athletes. Innovative and interactive sessions will be presented by expert professionals in their respective fields.

For more information and to register please visit: 

Level 2 Track & Field Officials Workshops

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.


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
Registration form available: 


Where: Renfrew Branch, Vancouver Public Library, 2969 E 22 Ave, Vancouver BC
When: November 14, 2009 (classroom presentation - 5 to 6 hours)
Registration deadline: November 6th, 2009
Course Contact: John Cull (604) 599-6638 or 
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).

Winter 2009/2010 Road Running Performance Clinics





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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