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ISSUE #48-2009
Friday, December 18, 2009

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Highlights from this issue:

  • REMINDER: Important Notice For Athletes: All Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemptions to EXPIRE Dec 31, 2009
  • REMINDER: BC Athletics Club Membership Renewals DUE DEC 31st
  • BC Athletics Holiday Office Hours
  • Athletics Canada announces Team 2012 Phase 1
  • New director for Athletics Coaching Centre to bring research informed/research led approach to coach effectiveness programs
  • 2010 Legacies Now – Winter 2009 Newsletter now available to view online
  • Harassment Advisor Workshop
  • 2010 World Masters Indoor Athletic Championship information

Contents:

From the BC Athletics Office

BC Athletics Holiday Office Closures

The BC Athletics Office will be closing on December 18th, 2009 for the Christmas Holidays. The office will not be open again until January 4th, when normal office hours will resume. We would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year.

Registration – 2010 World Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships – Kamloops BC

Important registration information for those wishing to enter into the Championship is posted on the Masters page of the BC Athletics website (www.bcathletics.org/main/masters.htm). Please view these specific registration instructions.

Important Anti-Doping Update for All Canadian Athletes – from Melissa Dowling, Athletics Canada

Please go to the following link on the Athletics Canada Website for an important update regarding changes to the WADA (World Anti Doping Association) code, Abbreviated TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) as well as general anti-doping information for all Canadian athletes. www.athletics.ca/admin/..%5Cfiles%5C%5CNationalTeamPrograms%5CMedical%5CDomestic%5CANTIDOPINGUPDATE-DECEMBER2009-EN.PDF

Athletes/coaches/parents are encouraged to make themselves familiar with the CCES (Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport) (www.cces.ca) and IAAF (www.iaaf.org) websites with regard to anti-doping matters.

National Team athletes should contact Melissa Dowling if any questions arise after utilizing the above-referenced websites. Athletes are responsible for what is found in their bodies and violations of the anti-doping rules can result in serious sanctions and other consequences.

Thank you for your attention to this important update.
Brian McCalder, President/CEO BC Athletics

BC Athletics 2009 Youth Male Cross Country Runner of the Year, Justin Kent signs with UBC

UBC Track and Field Head Coach Marek Jedrzejek has announced the commitment of Kwantlen Park Secondary standout Justin Kent (Surrey, BC).

Justin was recently named the '2009 Youth Male Cross Country Runner of the Year' at the BC Athletics Awards Banquet.

For more information please contact Marek Jedrzejek at marekj@interchange.ubc.ca.

BC Athletics Club Membership Renewals

2010 Club application forms are available on the BC Athletics Website at:  www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/clubmemapp.pdf 

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

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

Track and Field

WORLD MASTERS INDOOR ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2010 WMA World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships is coming to beautiful Kamloops, British Columbia, on March 1-6 — and we hope you will join us!

This will be the first time the WMA Indoor Championships will have been held in North America, and we expect more than 2,000 athletes to be here competing in a full range of track and field disciplines, including race walking, cross-country and the half marathon. The majority of the championships will be held at the Tournament Capital Centre, a state-of-the-art facility that has received rave reviews. In fact, in March 2008, a men's 4x400-metre men's relay team from Surrey, B.C., set a world record in the men's 60-69 age group on the very track to be used at the WMA Championships. The distance races will be held against the backdrop of the mountains that surround Kamloops and the river that runs through it. The racewalk, for instance, will be held on McArthur Island, a sports paradise that is comprised of soccer pitches, baseball diamonds, an ice arena, skatepark, BMX track and flat, paved walking paths.

We are pleased to say that Alan Bell will serve as Competition Director, and will lead a team of competent, experienced officials who hail from across Canada and the United States. Bell has officiated at such events as the Commonwealth Games and the IAAF World Indoor Championships. He was an IAAF technical observer at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Summer Games, and this summer was in Berlin working at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships — he started the 100-metre race in which Usain Bolt set a world record of 9.58 seconds. In addition, Bell has acted as Meet Director at several WMA Championships, and was a starter at the WMA Outdoor Championships in Lahti, Finland, in August. In addition to the WMA Indoor Championships in Kamloops, Bell has been tabbed to work at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and the 2011 WMA Outdoor Championships in Sacramento.

The WMA Championships themselves will feature several social events — because this is an event at which friendships are formed and renewed. A western-themed Athletes' Party will be held March 3. For just Cdn$25, athletes will be treated to a meal, entertainment and music. As well, a Beer Garden will be held in the Athletes' Village, a 300-metre walk from the event centre. And kicking the whole event off is an opening ceremony featuring the wild-west history of Kamloops.

Those travelling to Kamloops should visit www.kamloops2010masters.com for a link to our accommodation providers. We encourage participants to book directly with the hotels, as those recommended are reliable and secure. Any hotel or motel on Columbia Street is close to the venue. We will provide a shuttle service from all the hotels on Columbia Street, Rogers Way, downtown Kamloops (Victoria Street area) and the East Trans-Canada Highway for a cost of $25. It will be the easiest and fastest way to get around. As well, all accredited personnel will receive a free pass on the Kamloops city transit bus system.

We recommend that visitors flying into Vancouver be aware that our event falls on the tail end of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games — accommodation and transportation options will be sparse there. But there are options:

However you get here, we believe you'll have a wonderful time at the 2010 WMA Indoor Athletics Championships. Come join us in Kamloops in March 2010! For more information, visit www.kamloops2010masters.com.

Radio Station, 100.3 the Q! - CKKQ FM have agreed to become the title sponsor of the Victoria Track Series for 2010 through 2012. The name of the Victoria Track Series, going-forward is: the Q!'s Victoria Track Series.

Brother radio station the Zone 91.3, CJZN FM provides a support role.

The Q!'s Victoria Track Series kicks off on Saturday May 1, 2010. This is an 8 meet series that will be run on an every-other-week schedule over the 16-week span of time until Saturday August 21, 2010.

Unique to this series is the fact that joggers and elite runners will have equal opportunity to compete at their own levels, on the same track, during the same meets, but in separate races. Runners may choose a selection of single races, or compete against themselves over a series for series points and standings.

Emphasis is on fun!

Christopher Kelsall, Series Director:

"I am absolutely thrilled to have the support and partnership of 100.3 the Q! and the Zone 91.3 for the inaugural Q!'s Victoria Track Series and their commitment for next three years. The Q!'s willingness to partner, speaks volumes of their community support that the Q! and the Q! staff have become well known for over the past 20-plus years".

"100.3 the Q! and the Zone 91.3 values align well with the Victoria Track Series. They speak to the audience that we need to reach and they support the Mustard Seed Food Bank, which is a very deserving cause to support. We are happy to help support the Mustard Seed Food Bank with the Q! and the Zone."

Racing

Currently there are few opportunities for competitive national and international athletes to compete on the track, on Vancouver Island. Often athletes are forced to travel at their own expense to the mainland and various points throughout North America and in some cases Europe. Many of these athletes need to qualify for national or international competition or are looking to qualify for funding from Athletics Canada yet others are competing for US College scholarships.

This series will provide the opportunity for runners to compete over distances of 800m, 1500m, the Mile (1609m), 3000m and 5000m.

The support

The Q! will be on location providing music during each of the 8 meets, selected MC service, on-air promotions, commercials and additional support and sponsorship.

About the sponsors

CKKQ - FM - For over 20 years, 100.3 The Q! has delivered the best entertainment and has succeeded by surrounding that entertainment with great music.

With dedicated Q! listeners up-island, on the mainland, and through Washington state, The Q!'s relaxed, unpretentious attitude and live listener interaction - available 24 hours a day, seven days a week - has earned many a radio preset.

CJZN - FM - The Zone @ 91-3: Modern rock. Vancouver Island's only modern rock station, The Zone brings the likes of Beck, nine inch nails, and the Foo Fighters together with young upstarts like IllScarlett, and the Arctic Monkeys.

With its Full Frontal Forecasts and 91-Second News Updates, the island is equally balanced with intelligent, yet irreverent info from music-addicted airstaff seen chatting up listeners at concerts and clubs every night.

Contact:
Christopher Kelsall
Series Director,
Q!'s Victoria Track Series
christopherkelsall@gmail.com
www.trackseries.ca (soon)
250-812-7118

Run Jump Throw

Run Jump Throw November Newsletter - online now

Please visit: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjtnews_nov09.pdf to view full version

Road Running

2010 Timex BC Road Running Series

The British Columbia Timex Road Running Series is part of the National Timex Road Racing Series, held in nine provinces and culminating in the inter-provincial Timex Series Finale. The BC Series consists of 13 races from January to July, in the Lower Mainland, on Vancouver Island, and in the Interior. Most races are also part of regional series. Top series finishers completing a minimum of 5 races will be eligible for cash prizes. The top 4 men and women in the Series will additionally be invited to represent BC at the 2010 Timex Series Finale and National 10K Championship in October. Full details can be found on the Series website at www.bcathletics.org/RRSeries.

2010 BC Road Running Championships

The 2010 BC Road Running Championships will be held in conjunction with the following events.

5K: To be determined

8K: January 10, 2010 Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K, Saanich

10K: April 25, 2010 Times Colonist 10K, Victoria

Half: April 11, 2010 Sunshine Coast April Fool's Run Half Marathon, Gibsons

Marathon: October 10, 2010 Royal Victoria Marathon, Victoria

2010 BC 8K Road Running Championship

The BC Athletics 2010 8K Road Race Championship will be held in conjunction with the 31st Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K hosted by the Prairie Inn Harriers at the Saanich Fairgrounds, 1528 Stelly's X Road, Saanichton, north of Victoria on Sunday, January 10.

Race Information

Certified 8K mildly undulating suburban/rural road course. Race records are 22:58 (Carey Nelson) and 26:08 (Debbie Scott). Race starts at 11:00am. Complete race details on the event website: http://pih.bc.ca/pioneer8k.html.

Entry Information

Enter online at: www.eventsonline.ca/events/virs/

Entry fee is only $17.00 for BC Athletics athlete members until January 4, rising to $32.00 for race day registration.

Championship Eligibility

The Championship portion of the event is open to all Junior, Senior and Masters members of BC Athletics. 2010 BCA memberships must be received by January 8, 2010 in order to be eligible.

Championship Awards

Championship Medals will be presented to:

Championship Ribbons will be presented to:

High Performance Athletes

Travel Assistance

Through the Sporting Life on the Coast program, BC Ferries and Sport BC will assist with ferry travel costs for athletes participating in the BC Championships. For further details, see the Sport BC website: www.sport.bc.ca/SpecialOffers/BCFerriesSportingLifeontheCoast/. Applications for travel assistance must be received at least two weeks before the Championship.

2010 Lower Mainland Road Race Series

The 2010 Lower Mainland Road Race Series features ten of the best events in the Vancouver area, providing runners of all ages and abilities with the chance to compete against their peers. The series kicks-off at the Steveston Ice-Breaker 8k in Richmond on January 17, and concludes with the Richmond Oval 10k on August 15. The ten events feature races over 5K, 8K, 10K and the half marathon. All races are sanctioned by B.C. Athletics, and all courses are certified. Full details can be found on the Series website at www.lmrrs.com.

2010 Frontrunners Island Race Series

The Frontrunners Island Race Series is designed to promote running, fitness and inter-club competition on the Island. The series is organized by the Vancouver Island Runners' Association (VIRA), and the local running clubs. Between January and April eight races will be staged in various Island communities in all categories from Junior to Veterans. Full details can be found on the Series website at www.vira.bc.ca

Cross Country & Trail Running

Results

Stewart Mountain 10 Mile Cross Country Challenge - Victoria

Eric Findlay and Melanie McQuaid were crowned as the senior champions and Gord Christie and Louise Proulx were crowned as the master champions at the 6th annual Stewart Mountain 10 Mile Cross Country Challenge at Thetis Lake Park. Louise won in a complete cake walk. She beat PIH team mate, Wendy Davies, by 8 minutes to win the F50 title of 12 athletes in that division and topped twenty more F40 women by over 5 minutes. It was clearly the race of her life. She was 47th overall of 143 finishers and 7th of 47 female finishers. Eric, Melanie and Gord had a much tougher job of claiming their titles today. Eric edged team mate Nick Walker to win the race outright by a mere 3 seconds, 1:06:14 to 1:06:17. Gord won the masters championship over Bruce Martell by just 19 seconds, 1:09:55 to 1:10:14. Melanie won the women's championship over Jessalyn O'Donnell by 43 seconds, 1:17:25 to 1:18:08. They were well ahead of the bronze medalist, Lysanne Lavigne, by over 2 1/2 minutes. There were some other remarkable age class performances with Harriers' Garth Campbell nipping the indestructible Gary Duncan by 12 seconds, 1:14:20 to 1:14:34, in the M50 division. They ended up 13th and 14th overall. The top junior runners, under 20, were Logan Roots, 1:11:38, and Alana McMullen in 1:26:16.

2010 BC Cross Country Championships

Ocean Athletics will be hosting the 2010 BC Cross Country Championships at Aldergrove Lake Park on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

From Athletics Canada

Athletics Canada announces Team 2012 Phase 1

Ottawa – Athletics Canada announced today the Phase 1 members of the Team 2012 Program. Team 2012 is a dynamic program where an athlete can be selected or deselected to the team at scheduled assessment and evaluation points.

Alex Gardiner, Olympic Program Head Coach comments on the outcome based initiative; "First it's important to note that performance, improvement and consistency over the next three years determines selection and support. The program was initiated to identify, select and support the athletes, and their coaches, who can finish on the podium and in the Top 8 at the London 2012 Olympic Games." Gardiner goes on to add; "The Program is led and coordinated by Athletics Canada through our National Centres. Our mandate, supported by Own the Podium, is to ensure athlete and coach programs and preparation are world class in quality and delivery."

In addition to ongoing contributions from Sport Canada's athlete assistance program the members of Team 2012 are also eligible for additional program support from Athletics Canada. The support includes training camp support, personal coach travel and personal development, assistance with international competitions, performance expert consultation, Canadian Centre support, enhanced medical services, access to specialized equipment and personal coach support at World Championships and Olympic Games including pre-camps.

Phase 1 – Team 2012 Program

Name Hometown Personal Coach AC Centre AC Lead Coach
Ruky Abdulai Coquitlam, BC Jerrold Jones Calgary Les Gramantik
Dylan Armstrong Kamloops, BC Anatoliy Bondarchuk Kamloops Larry Steinke
Massimo Bertocchi Toronto, ON Andy Higgins Toronto Les Gramantik
Nathan Brannen Cambridge, ON Ron Warhurst Victoria Wynn Gmitroski
Perdita Felicien Pickering, ON Loren Seagrave Toronto/Calgary Les Gramantik
Sultana Frizell Perth, ON Anatoliy Bondarchuk Kamloops Larry Steinke
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep Whitby, ON Anthony McCleary Toronto Molly Killingbeck
Gary Reed Victoria, BC Wynn Gmitroski Victoria Wynn Gmitroski
Mike Mason Nanoose Bay, BC Larry Blaschuk Calgary Les Gramantik
Brianne Theisen Humboldt, SK Harry Mara Calgary Les Gramantik
Jim Steacy Lethbridge, AB Larry Steinke Calgary Larry Steinke
Jessica Zelinka London, ON Les Gramantik Calgary Les Gramantik
4x100m Men Glenroy Gilbert Ottawa Glenroy Gilbert
4x400m Women Molly Killingbeck Ottawa/Toronto Molly Killingbeck

The next evaluation of the Team 2012 roster will take place March 1, 2010 with four more scheduled evaluations to take place in the lead in to the London Olympic Games.

Please visit www.bcathletics.org for a document explaining the rationale and goals to identify, select and support athletes and their coaches in five phases leading to the London Olympic Games.

See program guidelines here: www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/acteam2012.pdf.

New director for Athletics Coaching Centre to bring research informed/research led approach to coach effectiveness programs

Edmonton, Alberta, December 16 2009 – Research and practical application will go hand in hand at the Canadian Athletics Coaching Centre (CACC), which today announces the appointment of a new director, James Denison, to take the helm.

Denison, a leading sport sociology scholar and seasoned coach educator in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, will officially assume the leadership at CACC in January 2010. The CACC is the legacy of the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and is the premiere hub for coaching education in athletics in Canada.

"My primary objective will be to concentrate on forming productive relationships locally, nationally and internationally to make the CACC a force for positive coach and athlete development," he said. "My role will entail bringing a strong education and applied research emphasis to the Centre by connecting with our partners, the University of Alberta, Athletics Canada and Athletics Alberta as well as coaches across Canada."

Denison has been actively involved in coach education at the Centre for the past three years, and brings extensive experience as an athlete, coach, educator and researcher to the Centre's helm. He is a member of the Coaching Association of Canada's Research Committee and the program leader for the IAAF's Academy Courses for Coaches.

A former competitive middle distance runner, Denison was head coach of a boys' cross-country and track team; he was an assistant coach in men's cross-country and middle distance at the University of Toledo, where he completed his master's degree in educational psychology and served as a volunteer assistant coach in men's middle distance cross-country at the University of Illinois, where he completed a doctoral degree in sport sociology.

Denison's extensive body of research includes numerous scholarly publications on coach effectiveness, coach education, athlete development, athletic identity, coaching ethics, and coach-athlete relationships, and regular contributions to prestigious international coaching magazines and newsletters. He is the former editor of the "The Coach" and also the author of the official biography of Ethiopian running legend, Haile Gebrselassie, "The Greatest," and "Bannister and Beyond: The Mystique of the Four-Minute Mile" – a collection of in-depth interviews with sub- four-minute milers.

"My vision is to establish the CACC as a resource for the development of innovative, ethical and healthy training practices relevant to our current cultural context that hopefully inspires today's generation of coaches and athletes to find meaning in participating in athletics," said Denison.

Mike Mahon, dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation said, "With his combination of experience as an athlete, coach, educator and his exceptional knowledge and vast body of research in coach education, Jim is in a unique position to strengthen this Centre as a strategic hub of practical knowledge translation and dissemination for the benefit of coaches and athletes across Canada."

"I hope to build and extend on the great work that Kevin Tyler initiated as the previous director in establishing the Centre. This will be all the easier because currently there's a great staff working at the Centre with whom I am excited to be working more closely," said Denison.

Athletics Canada has finalized the dates for the 2010 Warm Weather High Performance Training Camps

*Targeted athletes will be sent an invitation requesting their involvement at the camp.

*Targeted athletes will be sent an invitation requesting their involvement at the camp.

More information will be posted on Athletics Canada website as it become available (www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=460).

Athletics Canada Congratulates two Canadian Officials

Athletics Canada would like to congratulate both Jane Edstrom and Alice Kubek on recently being named to the International Technical Officials (ITO) Panel for the period of 2010 to 2013. Both are International level 5 Technical Officials and were named to the NACAC area by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

Jane Edstrom of Winnipeg, MB has decades of experience officiating at the international level including at World Championships, World Junior Championships, World Youth Championships, and at the Commonwealth Games. Jane is a past president of the Manitoba Officials' Committee and a current member of Athletics Canada's National Officials' committee.

Alice Kubek of North Saanich, BC is also a veteran of officiating with over 35 years of service. Kubek's long term commitment and contributions to track and field have led to numerous recognition awards including the Ian McNeil Award for Official of the Year, Ralph Coates Award for Longstanding Service, the BC Athletics Hall of Fame, and the National Officials Committee Wall of Honour.

The IAAF appoints International Technical Officials following very stringent workshops, exams and many years working in the sport.

Approved Athlete Assistance Program List posted

Posted on Athletics Canada website (www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=155) is the Sport Canada approved Athlete Assistance Program list for the 2009-2010 Para-Athletics cycle.

2010 IAAF World Indoor Champs Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria for the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships has been posted on Athletics Canada's website. www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=22

From the Coaching Association of Canada

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!

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
chunkymvc@coach.ca

Awards & Grants

Sport BC Community Sport Hero Deadlines

All Sport BC Community Sport Hero Deadlines can be viewed at: http://sport.bc.ca/programs/csh/csh_nominations.aspx

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:

www.thunderbirdstrack.org/events/2010_BEST_IN_THE_WEST_FLYER.doc 

www.thunderbirdstrack.org/events/2010_Best_in_the_West_Application_Form.doc 

Reminders, Resources, Newsletters and FYI

2010 Legacies Now – Winter 2009 Newsletter

Please click to view: http://eblasts.2010legaciesnow.ca/2010ln/2010ln_winter09-2.html

Stories and Photos Wanted – Win Olympic Tickets!

The FNHC is currently seeking submissions for a book about First Nations peoples in BC who have triumphed, mentored, or lead in traditional and non-traditional sports, recreation, fitness, dance or any other type of physical activity. The purpose of the book is to capture the stories and pictures of Elders who pass on traditional teachings that involve physical activity, such as, feats of walking or running, games, hunting, fishing, berry picking, dancing, and so on. In addition, we would like to tell the stories of our current mentors or leaders in traditional or mainstream sports, recreation, fitness, and physical activity in BC.

With each story and photo submitted the writer's name will be submitted into the draw for 2010 Winter Games tickets Submit your story by December 31st for the Early Bird draw (5 pairs of tickets) on January 1st the remainder (5 pairs of tickets) will be drawn on January 15th 2010. All stories and photos previously submitted will be included on this draw.

Please contact Dr. Rosalin Hanna for a story template or for more information. Phone: 604-537-7777

Sport Nutrition Tip of the Month – Nutrition on a Dime

Athletes living on their own while in school or training away from home may find themselves faced with the challenge of eating for high performance while on a limited budget. Coupled with time constraints, the many temptations of fast food outlets, convenience stores, and even the grocery store, can interfere with both living on a budget and achieving optimal nutrition.

This month's Sport Nutrition Tip "Nutrition on a Dime – How to Fuel Up on a Shoestring Budget: An Athlete's Guide" suggests just a few of the many planning, shopping, and preparation tips that can help you make training on a budget a nutrition success.

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.

BC Athlete Voice AGM

12pm to 2pm on Sunday, December 20th, 2009
"Bean Around the World Cafe", 1002 Mainland Street, Vancouver

Click here for more info and the agenda
Click here to learn more about becoming a BC Athlete Voice Board of Director
Click here for a map

Athletics Canada – The Gold Standard Newsletter: Dec and Jan Edition

The December & January edition of The Gold Standard is now available. Please visit: http://athletics.ca/files/TGSDecember09.pdf.

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 

Courses and Seminars

Parks Canada Speaker Series – Olympic Pantheon: Canada’s Nationally Commemorated Athletes

Wednesday January 13th, 2010 at 7 pm
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Admission is FREE. Seating is limited.

Join historian Lyle Dick for an illustrated lecture detailing the dramatic stories of athletes who inspired the country and the world.

For more information please contact – Vancouver Public Library at 604.331.3603

Harassment Advisor Workshop

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Time: 6:00 to 10:00pm
Location Township of Langley Civic Facility
Murray Creek Room
Address: 20338 65 Avenue, Langley, BC

The venue is fully accessible with parking on site and sign interpreters will be in attendance.

The Harassment Advisor Workshop is available to coaches, officials, employees, directors, officers and volunteers.

Facilitator for the session is Irene Schell, Event and Technology Manager, BC Games Society.

Please contact for registration form. Complete form and payment of $55.00 is due by Jan 8, 2010.

Jane Samletzki
Executive Director
BC Disability Games
T: 604-465-7748 F: 604-465-7759 M: 604-649-3243
http://twitter.com/bcdisability, http://bcdisabilitygames.org
P.O. Box 56037, RPO Valley Centre Langley, BC V3A 8B3

Winter 2009/2010 Road Running Performance Clinics

WHEN

WHERE

FOR

INCLUDES

Short Program - January 5, 2010 to April 14, 2010 - $125 - Registration Deadline January 5th

Registration form available on the BC Athletics website www.bcathletics.org/main/rrclinic.htm 


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