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ISSUE #02-2010
Friday, January 15, 2010

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Highlights from this issue:

  • "Thumbs Up For Sport Funding in BC" — we need your help!!!
  • 2010 World Masters Indoor Athletics Championship — Early Registration Deadline extended to January 23, 2010
  • Trinity Western University adds Cross Country and Middle Distance Track to CIS Sports
  • 2010 Canadian Championship & World Junior Trials Updates
  • RBC Olympic School Program — Paint the Town Red School Kit available online now
  • Half Marathon Championships to tee off Athletics Canada 2010 Canadian Championship Series
  • Making Dreams Possible — CAC Grant Applications Deadline January 18, 2010
  • 2010 BC Athletics Club Memberships Renewals DUE NOW — if you have not got yours in, please do so ASAP


From the BC Athletics Office

Dear Athletes, Coaches, Event Contacts and Club Executive:

As you may know BC Government funding for sport has increased over the last 5 years in the build up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. This funding has helped both Winter and Summer sports at all levels – grass roots, development and high performance. Most importantly the funding has helped to:

Unfortunately the BC Government plan calls for the amount of funding support to be cut in half from $22 million down to $11 million beginning April 1, 2010.

We need your help in letting the BC Government know that funding sport is important and a good investment!

To that end BC Athlete Voice has launched the "Thumbs Up For Funding Sport in BC" campaign and has created the means for you and your friends, family, fellow athletes, coaches, trainers, physiotherapists and all their friends and associates to:

Please see the BC Athlete Voice information and links below and do your part to help keep the level of Funding For Sport in BC where it needs to be!!

Thanks very much for your help in this campaign and best wishes for a successful 2010!!

Brian McCalder
President/CEO — BC Athletics

Thumbs Up for Funding Sport in BC

Dear BC Athletes and Supporters,

We need your help. BC Athlete Voice has launched — Thumbs Up for Funding Sport in BC!

We want to send a strong, positive message to the BC Provincial Government to continue investing and funding athletes and sport in BC beyond the 2010 Games.

To do this, we need your help at this critical time for sport in BC. You can make a difference and help in 3 easy steps:

  1. Go to and complete the quick and easy E-Card to the Premier. It only takes 30 seconds!
  2. Join other athletes and their supporters and send us a photo with your Thumbs Up! Email your photo to
  3. Spread the word and send it 'viral'! We need you to activate your networks and tell all your friends. Click here to join the campaign on Facebook!

Help us ensure that all athletes have the opportunity to reach their own podium beyond 2010.

If you have any questions, contact BC Athlete Voice at


The Team at BC Athlete Voice

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

Early Registration deadline extended to January 23, 2010:

Important registration information for those wishing to enter into the Championship is posted on the Masters page of the BC Athletics website ( Please view these specific registration instructions.

BC Athletics Club Membership Renewals

2010 Club membership renewals are DUE NOW. Just a reminder that clubs who do not have a 2010 membership in place are not covered by membership benefits which include but are not limited to liability insurance coverage.

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

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

Canadian Results from Around the Track and Field / Résultats canadiens d'athlétisme

January 11, 2010 / 11 janvier 2010

Dino Classic, University of Calgary, Alberta, January 9 janvier

Men 60m masculin
1. Sam Effah, 6.68 (6.66 in prelims / lors des préliminaires)
2. Akeem Hayes, 6.73

Women 60m féminin
1. Loudia Laarman, 7.42
2. Winneth Dube, 7.52
3. Amonn Nelson, 7.60

Indiana Open, University of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana, January 9 janvier

Men High Jump / Saut en hauteur masculin
1. Derek Drouin, 2.24m (Indoor Personal Best / Meilleure performance personnelle en salle)

Men Long Jump / Saut en longueur masculin
3. Derek Drouin, 7.08m (Personal Best / Meilleure performance personnelle)

Women High Jump / Saut en hauteur féminin
3. Michelle Theophille, 1.70m

Men 3000m masculin
3. Matt Hughes, 8:39.38

New Zealand 10000m Championships, Tauranga, New Zealand, January 5 janvier

Men 10000m masculin
8. Dylan Grant, 31:27.91

Prairie Dual Meet, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, January 9 janvier

Women Pole Vault University / Saut à la perche féminin universitaire
1. Leah Vause, 3.82m

Women Shot Put University / Lancer du poids féminin universitaire
1. Taryn Suttie, 14.46m

Men 60m University / 60 m masculin universitaire
1. Nathan Labbe, 7.18

Women 60m Open / 60 m féminin ouvert
1. Michelle Young (Junior), 7.65
2. Katrin Ritchie (Junior), 8.04

Women 200m Open / 200 m féminin ouvert
1. Michelle Young (Junior), 24.74
2. Katrin Ritchie (Junior), 26.07

Women 60m Hurdles Open /60 m haies féminin ouvert
1. Michelle Young (Junior), 8.90
2. Jenna Mann (Junior), 9.20

Dartmouth Relays, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 9-10 janvier

Sharon Andersen Meet, University of Toronto, Ontario, January 9 janvier

Moncton Open, New Brunswick, January 9 janvier

Run Jump Throw

RBC Olympic School Program – Paint the Town Red School Kit

Paint The Town Red is an invitation for all Canadians to join together to cheer our Olympic team on to victory in 2010. As our Canadian Olympic Team focuses on bringing home gold, you and your class can be part of the action.

The Paint the Town Red School Kit provides ways to get behind our team and follow the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a class. These resources will help you host a school-wide Olympic Winter Games Sports Day, create your own Let's Go Canada bulletin board, and chronicle the excitement in a daily writing journal.

Cheer on Canada's Olympic Team and show us your true colours. Download your own copy of the Paint the Town Red School Kit now!

Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills Training Program – Victoria

Sundays – January 10 to March 14, 2010

The National Athletics Endurance Centre Victoria is presenting Run Jump Throw and Speed Agility Skills training sessions on Sundays starting January 10, 2010 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 January 10, 2010 and running until March 14, 2010. 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 prior to January 8, 2010

Sport BC Power of Sport Tour – Langley – April 17 to 25, 2010

Look out for registration information involving RJT and the Power of Sport Tour coming to Langley in April!

Road Running

Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K

Both the Timex BC Road Running Series and the Frontrunners Island Race Series kicked off the season at the Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K, with some excellent results. The race also incorporated the 2010 BC 8K Road Running Championship. The race and championship winners were Steve Osaduik and Natasha Wodak. But it was the performance of an 80 year-old that was garnered lots of attention.

Scott Simpson led for the first kilometre, ensuring a quick pace. Richard Mosley, the defending champion, took over after the initial rush, reaching half way in 11:36, and holding a 10 metre lead over Steve Osaduik, with Simpson a further 20 metres back in third. Osaduik started to make a move in the second half, passing his training partner at 6K and running strong through to the finish. Osaduik broke the tape in 23:35, a personal best for him, and an identical time to Mosley's winning time of last year. Mosley comfortably held on for second in 23:39, with Scott Simpson (24:02), Kyle Jones (24:14), and Jim Finlayson (24:31) rounding out the top 5. This was Osaduik's fifth Pioneer victory.

Natasha Wodak led the women's race from gun to tape, but she was shadowed all the way by last year's champion and top master Lucy Smith, who never allowed Wodak to gain more than a 20 metre lead. In the end both athletes bettered last year's winning time. Wodak's came home first in 27:51, with Smith 10 metres back in 27:54. Kirsten Sweetland (28:32), Cheryl Murphy (29:11), and Magali Tisseyre (29:24) completed the top 5.

The older age groups produced some remarkable performances. Leading the way was Maurice Tarrant, who turned 80 a week before the race. Tarrant plans to set Canadian records at many distances this year, and he started as he hopes to continue with an 8K record. His time of 38:15 bettered the existing Canadian record by over 8 minutes, and comfortably placed him in the top half of the field. Almost equally impressive was 69 year-old Herb Phillips, who clocked 32:34.

Top masters overall were Hugh Trenchard (27:29) and Lucy Smith. And the top juniors were Dylan Haight (25:22) and Christine Ridenour (30:25).

BC 8K Road Running Championship

The 2010 BC 8K Road Running championship was incorporated into the Prairie Inn Pioneer 8K on January 10, and was open to any current Junior, Senior or Masters member of BC Athletics. The overall championship winners were Steve Osaduik and Lucy Smith. Age group winners were:

Dylan Haight        25:22  MJunior
Walter Cantwell     28:44  M40-44
Gordon Christie     27:41  M45-49
Phil Nicholls       28:35  M50-54
Peter Freeman       34:49  M55-59
David Hoskins       31:23  M60-64
Herb Phillips       32:34  M65-69
Garfield Saunders   36:46  M70-74
John Woodall        42:09  M75-79
Maurice Tarrant     38:15  M80-84
Jim Sargent       1:03:17  M85-89

Lucy Smith          27:54  F40-44
Juliette Christie   30:36  F45-49

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

2010 BC Road Running Championships

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

5K: March 27, 2010 Dave Reed Spring Classic 5K, Vancouver **new addition**

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

In the News

Eighty-year-old in the fast lane:

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

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

Cross Country & Trail Running

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

Please be advised that membership renewals for the 2010 season have begun. Athletes, coaches and clubs must contact their respective branches in order to update their current Branch Memberships.

For information regarding the benefits of an AC membership, please refer to the membership handbook (

**Please keep in mind that in order for an athlete's performance to be eligible for our rankings system, they must be a current Athletics Canada member**

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Provincial Branch or Camille Baguio (

The Coaching Association Of Canada's Women In Coaching National Team Apprentice Program

The Women in Coaching program supported by the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is a very strong and vibrant group lead by Sheilagh Croxon, who has been successful both nationally and internationally as an athlete, coach and sport leader.

This coaching program directed by the CAC is solely supported by a team of professional women with the goal of increasing the number of coaching opportunities and bettering the coaching environments for women at all levels of sport. Since 1987 over 500 women coaches have received more than $3,000,000 in the form of professional development grants, apprenticeship grants and National Coaching Institute scholarships.

The National Team Apprenticeship Program (NTAP) is one of the programs that has been developed and supported by the CAC Women in Coaching program. The following is a list of NTAP objectives:

Since 2001 the NTAP program has provided grants, leadership and support to three coaches in Athletics including Marnie Temple (2001-2003), Georgette Reed (2003-2005) and Carla Nicholls (2007-2010). Support of the NTAP program is a key element of Athletic Canada's strategic plan with regard to coaching development and the support of Women in Coaching.

In March 2010 there will be a call to all National Sport Organization's to put forth applications for the new group of women coaches for the NTAP 2010-2012 program. Athletics Canada is now accepting applications from our Canadian women coaches interested for the up and coming NTAP program.

A selection committee consisting of Athletics Canada's Olympic Head Coach, Paralympic Head Coach, Manager of Coaching Development and the Leader of Women in Coaching will select two nominees from the applications to put forth to the CAC. There is one coach position available per NSO for a total of 6 positions for this NTAP program.

If you are interested in applying to be an Athletics coach in the 2010-2012 NTAP program please complete the application package outlined below by Feb. 8, 2010. Applications can be sent to Carla Nicholls at

  1. Coaching Resume
  2. Reasoning why you would want to be a part of the NTAP program
  3. Three objectives or goals you have that would help to improve Athletics' women in coaching in Canada.
  4. Brief outline of professional development opportunities you would like to partake in if you were to be accepted into the program (NCI, apprentice opportunities, development opportunities with athletes, etc.)

For further information, please feel free to contact Carla Nicholls via email at the addresses noted above.

Athletics Canada Hosting Of Championship Events
Request For Letters Of Intent


Athletics Canada is the national sport governing body for track and field, cross country, road running and road racing in Canada. Our purpose is to provide leadership, development and competition that ensure world-level performance in athletics. Our key event properties are the best opportunity to showcase our sport and raise awareness and interest in our programs and services, and therefore must be planned and presented in a professional manner. The organizers selected to host the events must be willing to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada to meet and exceed expectations in this regard.

Project Overview

We currently seek suitable host organizations for the following Athletics Canada Championships Series events:

Letter of Intent and Supporting Documentation

Athletics Canada invites interested parties to submit a Letter of Intent to host a championship event listed above. All Letters of Intent must be submitted with the following information:

  1. Championship event to be hosted;
  2. Name and location of facility/event;
  3. Name(s) and position(s) of key event organizer(s) including Meet Director;
  4. Commitment in principle to work in close partnership with Athletics Canada and its corporate and funding partners in hosting and presenting all aspects of the event;
  5. Summary of previous experience in hosting similar events;
  6. Provincial branch endorsement;
  7. Host facility endorsement (if applicable).

Submission Deadline and Address

The Letter of Intent to advise Athletics Canada of interest in hosting any of these championships must be received by Athletics Canada no later than February 26, 2010.

Letters of Intent along with all required supporting documentation must be submitted either by mail or by e-mail to:
Mathieu Gentès
Director, Public Relations and Corporate Services
Athletics Canada
Suite B1-110 2445 St-Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa (Ontario) K1G 6C3


To ensure that applicants have sufficient time to prepare their submission and Athletics Canada has the time required to properly review the applications, the following timelines have been established:

Half Marathon Championships to tee off Athletics Canada 2010 Canadian Championship Series

OTTAWA — For the third consecutive year the Canadian Half Marathon Championships will be held in conjunction with the Banque Scotia 21k and help officially kick off the 2010 Canadian Championship Series. The event takes place April 18 in Montreal, Quebec.

Canadian Running Series Technical Race Director Francois Lecot comments; "We're particularly thrilled to host the Half Marathon Championships at Banque Scotia 21K de Montreal. With so many excellent Canadian distance runners now moving up to the marathon, such as Simon Bairu, Reid Coolsaet, Richard Mosley, Dylan Wykes, Andrew Smith and Tara Quinn-Smith; it is an especially exciting time to be a key part of things". Lecot adds, "Athletics Canada and the Canadian Running Series invite everyone to join us for a great weekend of racing and running on a signature Montreal course that includes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve."

The Championships will also serve as the selection meet for the 2010 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships to take place October 16 in Nanning, China.

For complete event information, including registrations please visit:

2010 Athletics Canada Canadian Championship Series

Championship Location Date
Canadian Half Marathon Championship Montreal, QC April 18
Canadian Marathon Championship Ottawa, ON May 30
World Junior Trials Moncton, NB July 2-4
Canadian Track & Field Championship Toronto, ON July 29-31
Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championship Ottawa, ON Aug 6-8
Canadian 10km Road Race Championship Toronto, ON October 16
Canadian Cross Country Championship Guelph, ON November 27

2010 Canadian Championships & World Junior Trials Updates

Athletics Canada, working closely with the respective event organizing committees, has made decisions which will impact the format and presentation of the 2010 Canadian Track & Field Championships and the 2010 World Junior Championships Selection Trials. Please see the bullet points below.

2010 Canadian Track & Field Championships

2010 World Junior Trials

If you have any questions please contact:

Event related questions

Mathieu Gentès
613-260-5580 ext. 3303

Technical questions (entry standards, format, etc)

Scott MacDonald
613-260-5580 ext. 3306

Selection Criteria for the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup has been posted on Athletics Canada's website

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.

More information will be posted on Athletics Canada website as it become available (

Approved Athlete Assistance Program List posted

Posted on Athletics Canada website ( 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.

Awards & Grants

Reminder - Deadline in One Week!

Chevrolet and the Coaching Association of Canada are committed to improving Olympic performances by creating unique competitive advantages through customized grants for coach development that will benefit athletes.

Ten grants of $10,000 will be awarded this spring to coaches for the purpose of enhancing coaching excellence and expertise that will support their athletes' drive to the podium.

High performance coaches of an Olympic or Paralympic sport have the opportunity to obtain one of these grants to help fund activities such as:

The application deadline for the online application is January 18, 2010.

Spread the word and help make coaches' and athletes' dreams possible. Have them visit Making Dreams Possible for more information and to submit an application today!

Investors Group Community Coaching Conference Grants Available

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), through the sponsorship of Investors Group Inc., is pleased to provide financial assistance to communities and organizations interested in hosting a Community Coaching Conference. There are up to 30 grants still available for conferences to be held by the end of March 2010.

The purpose of the Investors Group Community Coaching Conferences is to both promote and supplement the National Coaching Certification Program. They offer an ideal opportunity for coach education, networking, and community involvement.

If your organization is planning to host a conference before March 31, 2010, visit to learn how you can receive up to $1,200 to cover your expenses. Applications should be received no later than January 31, 2010. Applications received after this date will be considered only if grants remain available.

We invite you to circulate this information to your provincial/territorial partners and local organizations, where appropriate.

For more information, please contact

Sport BC Community Sport Hero Deadlines

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

Last call for Community Sport Hero® nominations for the January 19, 2010 event in Trail. Nominations are now also being accepted for February's Community Sport Hero awards in Campbell River. To nominate an outstanding volunteer in either community, visit

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: 

Courses and Seminars

Register now: spaces filling fast for Sport BC Forum

Curious as to what the sport sector will look like in BC after the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games? Join Sport BC and key industry stakeholders on January 20, 2010 as we explore ways to enhance the sustainability of amateur sport post-2010.

Space is filling fast so register now to avoid missing this important forum on the future of the sector. Email to reserve your spot today.

Speakers include:

For more information, download the brochure at and visit the Forum website at

Winter 2009/2010 Road Running Performance Clinics





Short Program - January 6, 2010 to April 14, 2010 - $125 - Registration Deadline January 5

Registration form available on the BC Athletics website 

Employment Opportunities

Cross Country & Middle Distance Head Coaching Opportunity

Trinity Western University invites fully qualified candidates to apply for this pioneering position. The successful candidate will have fully embraced the beliefs and lifestyle of an evangelical Christian, will be supportive of the University's mission and will be able to contribute positively to the advancement of this evangelical Christian Community.

For full employment details and required qualifications please visit:

Please submit application, attach resume and cover letter online at:

Back issues of the BCAB are available at