2017 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS ANNOUNCED
Vancouver - Triathlon BC, together with its partner Race Directors, has confirmed the 2017 Provincial Championship calendar. Seven events span the Championship season, visiting Vancouver Island on two occasions, while making routine stops throughout the Okanagan Valley.
• May 13, Duathlon Championships - Bare Bones Duathlon
• May 25, High School Championships (Sprint Distance) - Comox Tri-K Triathlon
• June 4, Long Distance Championships - Oliver Half Iron
• June 24, Junior Championships - Vernon Triathlon
• July 9, Cross Championships - Xterra Victoria
• July 15 & 16, Standard Distance Championships - Peach Classic
• July 15 & 16, Sprint Distance Championships - Peach Classic
On November 15th 9am PST Triathlon Canada is opening registration for the ITU Multisport World Championships to all triathletes! This registration is for first time applicants only. Read the fine print HERE.
2017 CANADA GAMES STAFF ANNOUNCED
Veteran Games Coach, Kelly
Guest, will represent Team BC as the 2017 Canada Summer Games Lead Coach, with emerging coach, Laura
Medcalf, joining the Team as Canada Summer Games Manager. To read the full press release, please click HERE.
TRIATHLON CANADA RELEASES 2017 NATIONAL BID DOCUMENTS
Note: Prior to submission, Triathlon BC must endorse all bids originating out of BC.
TRIATHLON BC CELEBRATES SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTORS
the evening of September 10, Triathlon BC hosted its Annual Athlete
Gala. Held at the Creekside Community
Centre, the Gala celebrated the achievements and dedication of its members;
current and past athletes, race directors, coaches, officials, clubs,
volunteers and supporters. In addition to a keynote presentation from Challenge
Penticton Champion, Jeffrey Symonds (Get Ugly!), Triathlon BC also presented awards to significant
individuals who have helped to weave the fabric of the triathlon community
throughout the province. Read the full release HERE.
TRIATHLON CANADA CROWNS NATIONAL JUNIOR SERIES CHAMPIONS
After four stops across Canada, Triathlon Canada's premiere National Junior Series has concluded. Congratulations to Victoria's Des Ridenour, ranked 1st overall, and Brennen Smith, 3rd overall, both named to the National Team competing in the 2016 World Championships in Cancun, Mexico.
2017 EVENT BID DOCUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE!
Hosting a sanctioned event next year? Perhaps your local organizing committee would like to host a marque Provincial Championship, or one of four, hotly contested Super Series event in 2017, submit your Race Information sheet or Race Series/Championship bid today, and get the power of the British Columbia's enthusiastic sports community working for you!
Note: The submission deadline to be considered as a Provincial Championships is October 31, 2016.
Provincial Championship / Youth & Junior Super Series Bid Document - Submission deadline 31/10/16
Sanctions events may be eligible for up to $35,000 in Hosting Grants. For full details, please click HERE, noting the submission deadline of October 4/16.
TRIATHLON BC YOUTH & JUNIOR SUPER SERIES, INAUGURAL CHAMPIONS ANNOUNCED
Triathlon BC’s inaugural Youth and Junior Super Series concluded with the Vancouver Triathlon, September 6th. The premier draft legal series, consisting of four marque events, each hosting super sprint distance triathlons and catering to aspiring performance pathway Youth (14 – 15) and Junior (16 – 19) athletes, kicked off in late May with the North Shore Triathlon, culminating on Labour Day.
ENDURANCE WEEKEND - PRESENTED BY ATHLETICS BC, OCTOBER 7 & 8
The second annual BC Youth Endurance Weekend will bring together teenage distance runners from around the Province to train, play, and hear an all-star group of Olympian speakers. The aims are to inspire and educate our next generation of endurance athletes.
To view the itinerary and registration details, please click HERE.
NOTICE OF TRIATHLON BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 17th, 2:00pm
Please be advised, Triathlon BC will host its Annual General Meeting on September 17th, from 2:00pm at the Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athlete Way, Vancouver.
Triathlon BC is looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals passionate about moving our sport forward. We have three (3) Director At Large positions and one (1) Executive position (Secretary) open for election in 2016. Each position holds a two-year term. Candidates with strong business backgrounds in Legal, Business Development, Finance and Digital Marketing/Social Media are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in running for a Board position, please forward an expression of interest by way of a brief biography (maximum 250 words) outlining both professional skills and sport experience, on or before the end of the business day, September 6th, 2016.Expressions of interest can be sent electronically to email@example.com or mailed to the following address:
TRIATHLON BC ATHLETE GALA & SILENT AUCTION, SEPTEMBER 10
Tickets for our Annual Gala are selling fast! Taking place at the
Creekside Community Centre, and featuring a Silent Auction filled with
incredible items, the Gala will host long distance athlete and recent Penticton Challenge National Champion, Jeff Symonds
(Get Ugly!) as a keynote speaker, delivering an energizing speech on
overcoming adversity. Online tickets are now closed, $35
at the door. Click HERE for full details and to purchase your ticket!
CSI-P PODIUM SEARCH VISITS VICTORIA, SEPTEMBER 18
Podium Search is a FREE one-day athlete identification camp designed to test athletes' capacity for sport performance at its highest level.
EXCELERATION TRIATHLON CLUB YOUTH & JUNIOR TRAINING DAYS
Swim, bike, run, recover! The Exceleration Tri Club is hosting a
training day aimed at kids between from grade 8 to 12. For more
information, and to register, please click HERE.
METRO-VANCOUVER YOUTH & JUNIOR PERFORMANCE STREAM INITIATIVE
Join Pacific Tri-Works on September 24th, from 1pm at the Creekside Community Centre as they prepare to launch a school triathlon initiative with the goal of growing Vancouver-based youth and junior participation and to provide opportunities for athletes to race provincially, nationally and internationally.
Everyone from the greater Vancouver area with an interest in performance stream training is invited. The session is for young athletes 13-19 years old, their parents, teachers and school athletic coordinators who would like to get involved in the sport of triathlon. Full details HERE.
HOMETOWN ATHLETES SYMONDS & ANNETT WIN PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL LONG DISTANCE TITLES
Be a part of history as Vancouver welcomes thousands of Masters-aged athletes to the first-ever Americas Masters Games, taking place August 26th to September 4th. A celebration on Jack Poole Plaza will kick off the Games with the Opening Ceremonies on August 27th. It is free to the public and will begin at 6 pm with a march of thousands of Masters Athletes representing 52 different countries, and will include music, entertainment and speeches from local politicians, representatives from the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), athletes, dignitaries and welcoming remarks from local First Nations elders. The Games will be officially declared open with a ceremonial lighting of the Cauldron. Read the full release, click HERE.
TRIATHLON BC WELCOMES NEW PARTNER IN SPORT - MICROPRO SIENNA
Triathlon BC and MicroPro Sienna announced Friday that MicroPro Sienna® Treated Wood and its manufacturer CanWel have become an official partner of Triathlon BC, the governing body of multisport in British Columbia, and home to the 2017 ITU World Multisport Championships.
“Connecting MicroPro Sienna with Triathlon BC is an example of investing in the community, using our resources and effort towards development and long-term excellence,” said Steve Marshall, Vice President, Treated Wood Division, CanWel, himself an accomplished triathlete. “Sharing the same vision of excellence, we are thrilled that MicroPro Sienna will be featured prominently throughout Triathlon BC’s branding, in addition to playing an important role in the sport’s growth and success.”
TRIATHLON CANADA SEEKS DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Triathlon Canada, the national governing body for the sport is currently seeking nominations for one (1) vacant Director position until the 2019 Triathlon Canada Annual General Meeting (AGM). Click HERE to learn more about the position.
Note the submission deadline, 5pm September 2, 2016.
PETER REID OFFICIALLY INDUCTED INTO TRIATHLON CANADA HALL OF FAME
Canada extend its full support behind the ITU Arbitration
Tribunal’s decision following an investigation into the actions of Ms. Julie
Miller while representing Canada at the 2014 World Championships in China. Read the full statement HERE.
With the 2016 race season meeting its mid-mark, it's time to celebrate the 2016 Provincial Duathlon and Cross Triathlon Champions. Some were hard fought victories, while others were justified domination. Congratulations to each and every competitor that lined up to participate in the Championships.
Triathlon Canada is committed to selecting the highest performing team using clear selection methods, and in accordance with ITU entry criteria. The primary goal is to achieve podium performances. Triathlon Canada also aims to maximize the participation of elite athletes to represent Canada and to support their next steps towards future podium performances. The selection policy for Elite racers has recently been updated. Please click HERE to review the full document.
The Champions fund will award $5,000 grants to 20
deserving female athletes or clubs providing the financial support
needed to pursue their athletic goals. Anyone from Canada's female
athletic community can apply. For full details, please click HERE.
Note, submission deadline is September 29th, 2016.
TRIATHLON CANADA ANNOUNCES OLYMPIC TEAM BOUND FOR RIO
The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Triathlon Canada announced a
youthful, yet experienced team of three women and two men who will
showcase a new era for triathlon in Canada. Congratulations and good
luck to BC's Kirsten Sweetland, and her Rio teammates Amelie Kretz,
Sarah-Anne Brault, Tyler Mislawchuk and Andrew Yorke. Read the full
2016 GWEN JORGENSEN SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN
The Gwen Jorgensen Scholarship is a fund designated to assist high performance Juniors (Draft Legal/Para) pursue excellence. To read more about the Scholarship, click HERE for full details.
DRAFT ELIGIBLE ATHLETE LIST TO JUNE 24
With the recent Draft Clinic that took place in Vernon, a number of new athletes have been added to our growing list of draft eligible athletes. Click to view the newly updated lists below.
If you have
previously completed a Clinic but do not appear on either list, please
contact Triathlon BC, indicating where and when you participated in a
DUNCAN TO HOST YOUTH & JUNIOR DRAFT CLINIC - JULY 2
Triathlon BC will be visiting Duncan on July 2 to host a Youth & Junior Draft Clinic. The clinic will take place at Cycle Therapy Bicycles and will be lead by Coach Steve Lund. As a former Canadian National Cycling Team and Canadian Olympic Triathlon Team Cycling Coach, Steve has been coaching full time since 1994. Many of Steve's athletes have represented their country at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan American Championships, World Cups and World Master's Championship events with numerous wins and podium finishes.
The cost for the clinic is $10.00 (for Triathlon BC Members) and will go from 9am - 1pm. Don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in a 4 hr clinic led by an experienced cycling coach and become draft certified! Click HERE to register today!
BC JUNIOR TEAM VISITS MONROE, WASHINGTON
BC Junior Team members took part in the Monroe
Triathlon over the weekend, the third stop in USAT's premiere junior race series. Congratulations to Michael Milic, Martin Sobey and Hamish Babin for sweeping the men's podium, and to Des Ridenour and Hannah Henry, 1st and 2nd, in the women's race!
HOT OFF THE PRESS! AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES RELEASE COURSE
The Sprint distance triathlon will be composed of a one loop 750m swim course, followed by a
one loop 20km bike ride and finished with a one loop 5km run, while the Standard distance triathlon will be composed of a two-loop 1500m swim, a two-loop 40km bike ride and followed by a two-loop 10km run.
Awards will be offered for men and women in the following categories for both the sprint and
standard race; 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-
89, 90+. Age categories for this event will be determined by your age as of December 31st, 2016
All competition will be fully supported and officiated by Triathlon BC. There will be chip timing and the event is not draft legal. To learn more about the Games please click HERE.
To download the Triathlon Course News Release, please click HERE.
Plan your AMG2016 Experience, click HERE to see registration benefits.
FREE WEBINAR, JUNE 22 - PARA CLASSIFICATION 101
Understanding the basics of Paralympic classification is a first step in understanding Paralympic sport. If you want to make an impact in promoting parasport in your community, in the province and on the National scene, register for this free Webinar.
Webinar: Paralympic Classification 101
Date: June 22, 2016
Time: 12:00p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Register: email Alyssa Hindle
PD Points: 1 PD Point will be assigned to certified coaches who join the webinar.
YOUTH & JUNIOR POINTS AFTER ROUND 1
After an action packed holiday Monday, where the North Shore Triathlon kicked off the inaugural event of the 2016 Youth & Junior Series, point-standings are now available. Click HERE to see the Series points after round 1.
ELITE/U23 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - HOW TO REGISTER
Because the 2016 National Championships (Standard distance) is a CAMTRI American Cup (Federation
of North, South and Central American countries) it is sanctioned by the International
Triathlon Union (ITU). As such, athletes wishing to enter the National Championships must follow additional steps in registration. For a full registration brief, please click HERE.
FOUR BC ATHLETES SELECTED TO REPRESENT CANADA AT CAMTRI JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Triathlon Canada confirmed it will send eight junior boys and eight junior girls to take on the top juniors from North, South and Central America. As part of the 16 person squad, four BC based athletes will make the jump to Des Moines, Iowa, including three BC Games Alumni; Hannah Henry, Des Ridenour, Michael Milic and Saskatchewan transplant, Brennen Smith.
This critical event on the international race calendar will also serve as a selection race for the 2016 ITU Junior World Championships slated for Cozumel, Mexico, September 16. Read the full release HERE.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHEF DE MISSION
Are you a proven leader with high energy? Ready
to inspire a nation? Apply to be the Chef de Mission for the 2018
Commonwealth Games! Commonwealth Games Canada invites applications for the position of Chef
de Mission of the Commonwealth Games Team in Gold Coast, Australia,
April 4-15, 2018, find full details about the posting HERE.
TRIATHLON BC ANNOUNCES SKECHERS PERFORMANCE AS ITS NEWEST PARTNER IN SPORT
Read the full Skechers Press Release HERE.
Recognizing the outstanding work Devo has done with their cycling program, Triathlon BC is joining forces with the esteemed program in delivering the inaugural Endurance Camp, a multi-day sports camp aimed at kids between 10 and 13 years of age.
With an underlying emphasis on fun, the Camp will introduce kids to three lifetime sports; cycling, running, and swimming, while also focusing on developing an understanding of nutrition, sportsmanship, making safe decisions and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle through sport. For more on the Camp, and to register, please click HERE.
In August 2017, the world will descend on Penticton to take part in the inaugural ITU World Multisport Championships. In order to participate, athletes must be members of a provincial triathlon association (like Triathlon BC!), and qualify at select events across Canada. Click HERE to view a cheat sheet on how to represent Canada at the World Championships next year.
The 2016 CAMTRI U23 Championships are being hosted at the 2016 ITU West Des Moines CAMTRI, July 9. Additional information for U23 athletes is available on the following links;
In anticipation of the first round of Project 2024's Youth & Junior draft legal Series, Triathlon BC is hosting a number of Draft Clinics across BC. If you are planning on competing any of Draft Legal Series events, please ensure you have successfully completed a Draft Clinic, and that your name appears on the athlete list below.
If you have previously completed a Clinic but do not appear on either list, please contact Triathlon BC, indicating where and when you participated in a Draft Clinic.
The Age-Group Team Manager is a leadership position with the overall responsibility of the Event Support Team, including coaches and support personnel. The Team Manager will lead the Team Canada Event Support Team and have overall responsibility for on the ground team operations at the ITU Triathlon World Championships. To read more about the responsibilities of this position, please click HERE.
TRIATHLON BC ANNOUNCES POSITION ON DISC BRAKE USE
With the recent news about disc brake use in the professional cycling peloton, and the subsequent ruling by the world governing body or cycling (UCI), Triathlon BC's position on disc brake use in provincially sanctioned events is listed below.
(iv) In Triathlon BC sanctioned races, with the exception of Age Group Provincial Championships and Elite, U23, Junior and Youth Competitions, and races used to select members for Provincial or Canadian Teams, disc brakes are permitted.
ONE MONTH TO GO - PROVINCIAL YOUTH & JUNIOR RACE SERIES
In just over 30 days, Triathlon BC's performance oriented Provincial Race Series is set to launch! Aimed at Youth (13 - 15) and Junior (16 - 19) racers, the four event Series offers racers an exciting opportunity to hone their draft legal skills in a Championship format. Missed our Series' April eNews letter? No problem, you can download a copy HERE.
AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES - VOLUNTEER CALL OUT:
Help make the Americas Masters Games 2016
an incredible athlete experience! We're looking for key volunteers
familiar with swim/bike/run to fulfill critical roles at the event. Food
and a souvenir Masters Games clothing provided. Need more? Please
contact Triathlon BC.
AGE GROUP DRAFT LEGAL EQUIPMENT OVERVIEW
As of 2016, sprint triathlon and duathlon age group World Championships will become draft legal events. What does that mean in terms of equipment? Click HERE to view a summary card of equipment legality.
Both road and time trial bicycles, homologated by the UCI are allowed, but note, all bikes MUST be fitted with standard drop bars only. Clip on bars, and bull moose style bars not not permitted.
Note: athletes from different age categories may draft off each other.
Athletes of the opposite gender may not.
RESEARCH STUDY REQUIRES INPUT FROM JUNIOR ATHLETES
A researcher from the University of PEI aims to examine the relationship between negative sport experiences and positive youth development among approximately 100 youth sport participants aged 16-19 years, from different sports and competitive levels. All individuals within this age range will be eligible for inclusion in the study. Participants will be required to complete five online questionnaires. To learn more about the study, or to participate in the surveys, please click HERE.
CANADA SUMMER COUNCIL (CGC) SEEKS BOARD MEMBERS
The CGC is seeking nominations to fill five (5) volunteer board positions with passionate
individuals who are able to dedicate their time and expertise to help grow the Canada Games
property, the Canada Games Movement and our Canadian sport system. Interested applicants can click HERE for more information about the nomination procedure.
MARC DUNCAN & MARY LELIVELD BURSARY RECIPIENTS
Congratulations to Sara Massie and Linnea Uunila, recipients of the 2016 Mary Leliveld Bursary, recognizing top age group athletes pursuing excellence. Congratulations are also extended to Victoria's Brennan Smith, for his accomplishments in receiving the Marc Duncan Award, an annual bursary awarded to U23 racers that show a rounded commitment to excellence and volunteerism.
MEC VANCOUVER CLUB NIGHT
is hosting a Spring Club Night on Thursday April 14 and all Triathlon
BC Members are invited! This night is an exclusive member's only event
in which members of both MEC and other clubs can shop in a closed store
environment. Those who attend can enter to win a draw prize and will
receive 10% off all regular priced items. Click HERE to
TRIATHLON CANADA RELEASES INTERNATIONAL BID DOCUMENTS
The International Triathlon Union (ITU) has opened bidding for the 2017
ITU World Triathlon Series, 2019 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final
and 2017 ITU World Cup events. Please note the submission deadlines listed below.
2017 ITU World Triathlon Series – Bids close at 5pm (PST) 18 April 2016
2019 ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final – Bids close at 5pm (PST) 25 April 2016
2017 ITU World Cup – Bids close at 5pm (PST) 6 June 2016
For more information, or to request a bid document, please contact Triathlon Canada.
515 DAYS TO GO TO 2017 WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PENTICTON
The City of Penticton has won a bid to host the first ever ITU
Multisport World Championships Festival. The 10-day event, to be held in
August 2017, will see 5,000 athletes compete in four separate World
Championships: duathlon, aquathlon, cross triathlon and the coveted
global title for long-distance triathlon. Read the full release HERE.
ADULT LEARN TO DRAFT CLINICS - DATE SET!
The world governing body, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) has announced that, as of 2016, sprint triathlon and duathlon age group World Championships will become draft legal events. The planned changes do not affect standard distance or local, provincial-level competitions. While formal draft legal certification is not required for adults, possessing competent on-bike group riding skills are a prerequisite to a safe and enjoyable experience for all athletes. Learn more about the Clinics, including dates and locations, HERE.
2016 YOUTH & JUNIOR DRAFT CERTIFICATION CLINICS CONFIRMED
Performance oriented triathletes between the ages of 13 and 19 looking to earn draft certification in time to compete in Project 2024's Youth and Junior Series can take part in any of the three upcoming Draft Clinics taking place in Victoria, Kelowna or Vancouver. Succesful participants exhibiting competent bike skills will earn a certificate, allowing them to compete in the draft legal Series! For more information please click on our PROJECT 2024 race page.
ATHLETE BURSARIES - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - NOTE - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 14
BC continues to recognize outstanding athletes in our sport community.
Through two Bursaries aimed at developing triathletes, the Marc Duncan
and Mary Leliveld Bursaries offer small financial awards to offset the
cost of training and racing.
Mary Leliveld loved amateur athletics. She was a competitive runner, cyclist, triathlete who competed for Canada on the Canadian National Triathlon team at the World Triathlon Championships in 2001, 2003 and 2004. In addition to being a top age group athlete, she inspired others to achieve their dreams through sport.
One of the ways her friends and family hope to honor Mary's life is with a bursary fund. The directive of the Mary Leliveld Fund is to support deserving athletes travel to competitions they otherwise might not be able to participate in. To learn more about the Mary Leliveld Fund, please click HERE.
Marc was a troubled teen who was taken under the wing of a BC couple and introduced to triathlon. He became an outstanding junior triathlete who represented Canada at the 1991 World Triathlon Championships in Australia. Tragically, he was killed in a house fire two years later. His coach and mentor, Todd Clark, along with many of his training partners and friends asked Triathlon BC to establish a fund in his name to assist other junior athletes in financial need to meet their sport goals. Learn more about the Marc Duncan Bursary, click HERE.
TRIATHLON FINALISTS RECOGNIZED FOR SPORT BC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Sport BC, on behalf of the BC sport community, has proudly announced the outstanding amateur athletes, coaches and officials, named as finalists for 14 of the 18 award categories to be presented at the upcoming Athlete of the Year Awards. Triathlon BC would like to extend a special congratulations to coach Carolyn Murray and athlete Michael Milic for being recognized as finalists on behalf of Triathlon. Read the full press release HERE.
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR 2016 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH TRIATHLON CANADA
Dreaming of representing Canada
at the World Championships, racing among the best athletes in the world? Until January 31, 2016 at midnight you can
register to participate in the ITU World Championships happening in 2016. For full registration details, please click HERE.
EVENT HOSTING GRANT NOW OPEN
Hosting a small or large scale event in 2016? BC's Hosting Grant awards up to $35,000 to help offset the expenses associated with hosting a sanctioned event. To learn more and to apply, please click HERE.
2015/16 ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDING NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
The Athlete Assistance Program (AAP) is an athlete-centred program offering financial assistance to recognized high performance athletes that have demonstrated the potential and commitment to excellence. The program seeks to relieve the pressures associated with training and competition needs when participating in provincial, national and international sports events. The AAP awards select athletes with funding between $500 and $3,500 each year.
To learn more about the AAP Program, and to determine whether you qualify as an athlete, please click HERE
The Canadian Sport Institute (CSI) is a key contributor to Canada's Olympic and Paralympic podium performances, providing world-leading Olympic and Paralympic daily training environments to qualified elite athletes and coaches across British Columbia.
Please note the submission deadline of February 16th, 2016
Our friends over at Tribe Solutions, the official commercial and merchandizing partner for the International Triathlon Union (ITU), are looking for a Customer Service Coordinator. Take a peek at the job opportunity, click HERE.
At the end of 2015, Triathlon Canada undertook an extensive
examination of the Multisport International Competition Card (ICC)
qualification criteria as well as the selection process for the 2016 and
2017 ITU World Championship Elite Multisport teams. As a result, the Canadian Elite International Competition Card qualifying criteria for Long Course Triathlon, Cross Triathlon,
Duathlon, and Sprint Duathlon will be changed for 2017, and will be
enforced among all new applicants in 2017 and for existing card
holders. The changes are reflective of current standards accomplished
by elite/professional athletes and are aligned with other countries
(e.g., Australia and USA). To review the key changes, please click HERE.
This month Triathlon BC is featuring the TriMonsters Youth Triathlon and Cycling Team out of the North Okanagan region. The club was formed by Laura Medcalf, trains youth athletes ages 6-18 and is based out of the Vernon area. Click here to read more about this club.
The 2016 ITU Competition Rules have been released. These rules will take effect on January 15, 2016. Triathlon BC strongly encourages all athletes to be familiar with the rules and changes for 2016. Click here to download a copy of the 2016 ITU Rules.
Looking to qualify for the 2017 World Championships in the Long Distance, Sprint, Standard, Cross, Winter or Aquathlon disciplines? Triathlon Canada has just released a full qualifying calendar. Click here to jump to learn more about Triathlon Canada's National Age Group qualifying opportunities.
Triathlon Canada has moved to Victoria, BC! In the moving process, Triathlon Canada has donated a limited number of National Age Group Team branded clothing. Proceeds from each sale will be directed towards various youth initiatives across BC. To view a list of the limited availability clothing, please click HERE to access an order form!
2017 ITU WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS (PENTICTON):
With four events over five days (cross triathlon, aquathlon, duathlon and a Long Distance Triathlon (3K/120K/30K) Penticton will be ground zero for the World's multisport athletes. To listen to an interview with the event's Race Director, Micheal Brown, please click HERE.
STATEMENT ON CONDUCT OF PROVINCIAL ATHLETE (UPDATE)
Triathlon BC has been made aware of allegations against a provincial athlete’s conduct while participating in sanctioned events in BC. As a direct result of an extensive review performed by Triathlon Canada's Disciplinary Committee, in addition to a Triathlon BC-led investigation, a sanction has been placed against this athlete.
Effective November 1, 2015, Julie Miller is banned from any event sanctioned by Triathlon Canada and its
member organizations for a period of two years.
Triathlon BC unequivocally supports fair and ethical competition, and believes it is a fundamental premise of all sports. Our Fair Play Policy espouses respect, responsibility and integrity among all participants as its framing statement, and expects all competitors to be honorable in their relationships with other participants. Triathlon BC’s Fair Play Policy can be found on our website.TRIATHLON BC RACE DIRECTORS WORKSHOP - JANUARY 30
Triathlon BC's Race Directors' Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 30th. Taking place out of the TeeKay Gallery at the Vancouver Maritime Museum,
the full day's professional development itinerary is under
construction, however, the morning session will include the following
housekeeping discussion items:
TRIATHLON CANADA RELEASES 2016 BID DOCUMENTS
The 2016 Triathlon Canada Bid Criteria to host National Events and World Championship Qualifying Spots has been released. To view the document, please click HERE.
2015 XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, MAUI HAWAII
A late congratulatory note to all those that took part in the 2015 Xterra World Championships held earlier this month in Maui, Hawaii. Hat tip to everyone, including North Vancouver's Silver medalist Katharine Wilson! Click HERE for the full release.
WINTER TRIATHLON COMES TO BC IN 2016
On January 10th, Winter Tri 876 rings in the New Year with a whole new
winter triathlon concept! Connecting Nickel Plate Nordic Centre to Apex
Mountain Resort, the event will consist of an 8K Nordic Ski, 7K Run and
6K Skate or 16K Mountain Bike option. For full details, including
registration, please click HERE.
BC FERRIES SPORT EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
BC Ferries recognize that travel is often a barrier to amateur athletes as they seek competitive opportunities. To assist in removing this barrier, the BC Ferries Sport Experience Program has been developed to provide travel support to not-for-profit sport organizations. For full program details, please click HERE.
RTC VICTORIA SPRING YOUTH & JUNIOR CAMP, MARCH 21 - 25, 2016
Join Regional Training Centre-Victoria Coach Kelly Guest
for a week of high quality training in a dedicated performance
environment. Aimed at performance pathway athletes, 14 to 18 years of
age, the Camp is designed to move young athletes to the next level, a
sure-fire way to build fitness and provide a jump start on the 2016
For full Camp details, please click HERE.
BREAKING: PETER REID TO BE RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD
To mark the fifth anniversary of Harbour Air's seal saving program, a rescued seal pup, named after one of Harbour Air’s pilots, Peter Reid (yes, Hall of Fame Triathlete, Peter Reid!) will be released at Cates Park, Thursday, October 29th! Read the full media release HERE.
AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES RACE DIRECTORS RFP
BC is currently seeking a Race Director with expert knowledge in
delivering an outstanding athlete experience. This individual will be
responsible for working with the two stake holders; the City of
Vancouver and Sport BC, together with Triathlon BC, in organizing a
standard distance event.
To read the full RFP Notice, please click HERE.
Please note, submissions of interest must be received before the end of the business day, Monday, November 23rd, 2015.
2015 TRIATHLON CANADA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - COACH EXCELLENCE AWARDS
Triathlon Canada is committed to recognizing annually outstanding individual achievements of athletes, coaches, and significant contributors/volunteers in the disciplines of Triathlon, Long Distance Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, Winter Triathlon and Cross Triathlon. Read the full release, including nomination procedures HERE.
KAMLOOPS PERFORMANCE CLINIC, NOVEMBER 7
This FREE one day conference for Athletes, Coaches and Parents is designed to provide an introduction to Sport Performance Programs through workshops in Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition and Mental Training, from expert presenters in all areas. For full details, including registration, please click HERE.
MEC-VANCOUVER CLUB NIGHT, OCTOBER 29
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - SPORT BC’S 50TH ANNUAL ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Nominations for Sport BC's 50th Annual Athlete of the Year Awards are now open. Do you know a deserving athlete, coach, official, or somebody that came back after a significant setback? We want to hear their story. Please contact Triathlon BC with worthy candidates no later than November 4, 2015.
Categories and Nominations can be found HERE.
FUNDING ALERT – NANAIMO TOURISM TO HELP WITH SPORT EVENTS
Tourism Nanaimo is looking to work with community sport organizations to attract visitors to the city and has a budget of $20,000 annually to assist groups hosting sporting events and tournaments. Grants are primarily intended to support sport organizations hosting smaller-scale events at a local, regional and inter-regional level.
To learn more about this opportunity click HERE.
TRIATHLON CANADA PERFORMANCE CENTRE - VICTORIA WELCOMES ATHLETES
Triathlon Canada is pleased to announce the minimum eligibility standards for invitation to the inaugural intake for the Triathlon Canada Performance Centre, British Columbia, located in Victoria, BC.The vision of the Triathlon Canada Performance Centre, B.C. is to provide next generation and current elite Canadian athletes with a year round daily performance environment in a year round Canadian location, thus complementing all existing and established Triathlon Canada programs. Click HERE to read the full release.
Did you attend our 2015 Gala? We want to hear from
you! Help us make our 2016 event even better by completing the "2015
Triathlon BC Athlete Gala Survey".
Survey Link - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3ZJKDQM
NOTICE OF TRIATHLON BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, SEPTEMBER 27, 2:00pmPlease be advised, Triathlon BC will host its Annual General Meeting on September 27th, from 2:00pm at Jericho Hill Centre, located at 4196 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.
STATEMENT ON CONDUCT OF PROVINCIAL ATHLETE
Triathlon BC has been made aware of allegations against a provincial athlete’s conduct while participating in sanctioned events in BC.
Triathlon BC unequivocally supports fair and ethical competition, and believes it is a fundamental premise of all sports. Our Fair Play Policy espouses respect, responsibility and integrity among all participants as its framing statement, and expects all competitors to be honorable in their relationships with other participants. Triathlon BC’s Fair Play Policy can be found on our website.
Triathlon BC is investigating these allegations with due diligence. Out of respect for fairness to all parties involved, Triathlon BC will only comment on, and communicate final decisions.
The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development is investing in community events across BC. Through the Hosting BC program, eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000. To learn more about the Hosting BC program, and to determine whether you are eligible, please click HERE.
Please note, Grant submission deadline is October 8th.
After our recent BC Games Development Camp, a number of new draft legal racers have been added to our growing list of eligible competitors. To view Triathlon BC's latest list of draft eligible competitors, please click the appropriate link below. Please contact Triathlon BC if you have participated in a Draft Clinic in 2015 and do not have your name listed.
MASTERS ATHLETE HEART HEALTH TESTS VISIT VICTORIA & KELOWNA
Athletes over 35 years old, involved in recreational sport at a moderate to vigorous intensity level at least 3 times per week, or participate in competitive aerobic-based sports are invited to under go testing to evaluate their cardiovascular health. The testing will also help to determine the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in the masters athlete, and its association with the intensity of sport and volume of lifetime physical activity. For more information, including testing dates, please click HERE.
TRIATHLON BC STRATEGIC PLANNING SURVEY
As Triathlon BC comes to the end of its current three
year strategic plan, we have engaged a professional sport planner to help develop
a robust strategic plan that will help take us through the next planning cycle
If you are a current member of Triathlon BC and would like to help steer the direction of Triathlon BC, please take the survey! A series of Triathlon BC and sport development related questions will be asked. Estimated duration is approximately 20 minutes.
The survey opens July 28th, and ends on August 17th.
On August 1st, Triathlon Canada hosted the 2015 Hall of Fame Dinner in downtown Toronto. Three inductees included Victoria's Lance Watson of LifeSport Coaching, 18-time Ironman winner and Ironman world champion Heather Fuhr and two-time Ironman world champion Lori Bowden, also residing in Victoria.. The event also honoured five community builders including Phillip Adsetts, Julien Hutchinson, and race directors and pioneers Graham and Sue Fraser. Simon Whitfield was awarded the C3 Life Time Award for his work as an athlete and an ambassador for the sport. On behalf of Triathlon BC, a hearty hat tip to all of these individuals.
With insight from event organizers of all levels across the globe, this guide aims to assist Race Directors in creating the best race environment for athletes, volunteers, officials and spectators. Download the ITU Race Director's Manual HERE. (Note: Large file warning).
ATHLETE DEATH AT PROVINCIALLY SANCTIONED EVENT
Triathlon BC is extremely saddened to learn of the death of a Calgary-based athlete who passed away while competing at a provincially sanctioned event. Our deepest condolences are extended to family and friends, and an appreciation of note to the emergency workers that tended to the individual so quickly.
BC SUMMER GAMES DEVELOPMENT DAY - AUGUST 15
Triathlon BC is hosting a BC Summer Games focused development day on August 15 in Abbotsford. This day will deliver a drafting clinic for athletes, development sessions for coaches and information sessions on the BC Summer Games. Athletes who successfully complete the drafting clinic will gain draft certification and get a chance to race in the Abbotsford Triathlon F1 Super Sprint Race. Click HERE for more information and registration details.
JONO HALL TAKES OVER COACHING REIGNS OF VICTORIA'S NATIONAL PERFORMANCE CENTRE
One of the top triathlon minds on the planet has been recruited to guide
Canada’s next generation of triathletes down a pathway to the
international podium! Jono will bring his art north of the border to
Canada where he will lead the coaching delivery and podium pathway for
the nation’s under-23 level athletes at Triathlon Canada’s National
Performance Centre in Victoria. Click HERE to read the full release.
TRIATHLON CANADA YOUTH JUNIOR REGULATIONS COMMUNIQUE
With the introduction of the Youth Draft Legal events in 2014, and increased participation in age group events for 16-19 year old athletes, there is increasing potential for rules confusion. The majority of the uncertainty originates in the type of event an athlete competes in. There are three distinct event types and three distinct sets of rules that apply to each. Read the full release HERE.
DRAFT ELIGIBLE ATHLETE LIST - TO JULY 2/15
KELOWNA FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Kelowna recognizes the need for financial aid to support
competition, education and event hosting. If you are Kelowna-based and
fall under any of these pillars, applications are now being accepted! For full details, click HERE.
PROVINCIAL OFFICIALS COMMUNIQUE
British Columbia is fortunate to have several top level international Officials who will be working international events in 2015, including World Triathlon Series (WTS) events and the Pan Am Games. At these events (International), where athletes of the highest caliber compete for Olympic qualifying points, medals and large purses, the application of rules and regulations are firm and comprehensive. However, at the local level, where most athletes are competing for reasons beyond medals and points, Triathlon BC Officials take a different approach. Read the full Communique HERE.
WESTERN CANADA GAMES TEAM ANNOUNCED
After nine months, three training camps and two selection events, Triathlon BC has selected six young athletes to represent British Columbia at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, taking place in Wood Buffalo, Alberta, from August 11th through to the 16th.
BC Team athletes enter the Games on a remarkable run of success, with four of the six selected male and female athletes finishing in the top five, together with an outright win in the relay event at the opening round of Triathlon Canada’s Junior National Series.
Alternate – Hamish Babin
Alternate – Abby Spiers
COACH: Kelly Guest, Victoria, BC
MANAGER: Ashley Armstrong, Victoria, BC
TRIATHLON BC EXTENDS REYNOLDS DEMO WHEEL PROGRAM TO MEMBER ATHLETES
Triathlon BC members participating in a
recognized 2015 Provincial Championship (High School, Long Distance, Sprint,
Standard, Duathlon) are eligible to enjoy premium deep dish carbon
Reynolds Strike wheels in competition, without obligation. Winners of a random draw of verified
Provincial Championship participants must have the wheels installed at a
qualified dealer to experience the magic of Reynolds wheels for a 10-day
period, including the heat of Championship competition! For more information, click HERE.
Triathlon BC is proud to announce an exciting new Provincial Championship initiative with its partners, Rudy Project and Aqua Sphere.
Under the new program, Provincial Champions in each age and sex category, competing in the Long Distance, Duathlon, Sprint, Junior Elite and Standard Provincial Championships will be entered into a draw to win an Athlete Prize Pack consisting of a Rudy Project Transition 46 Bag, Rudy Project sunglasses, Rudy Project Sterling helmet and Aqua Sphere Seal goggles. A total of 5 Champion packages will be awarded (one per event), with a value of over $800 each! Read the full release here.
VANCOUVER TRIATHLON TEAM OFFERING COACHED OPEN WATER SWIMS
Join the Vancouver Triathlon Team for coached open water swim sessions tapered to triathletes. Practice everything from race starts, drafting to sighting and many more technical open water swimming elements. A swim course will be setup with small buoys. These swims will help you gain confidence and skills for your race season. For more,information, please click HERE.VICTORIA-BASED JUNIOR FUNDRAISER, FEATURING KIRSTEN SWEETLAND, JUNE 13
Help support local Junior triathletes as they compete internationally this summer! On June 13th, join National Team athlete, Kirsten Sweetland, and enjoy a night at The Six Mile Pub, all while helping our Juniors take on the world's best! For full details, take a peek at the POSTER, or contact Kristi or Della to secure tickets.
TRIATHLON CANADA RELEASES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING INFORMATION
Looking to qualifying to represent Canada as an Age Group athlete competing in the 2016 World Championships? Please take a few minutes to review Triathlon Canada's qualifying process, PRIOR to taking part in your qualifying event.
NOTE: For those looking to qualifying for the 2016 World Sprint-Distance Triathlon and Duathlon Championships, note these event are draft legal. Individuals competing in the Sprint Distance World Triathlon and Duathlon Championships must have bicycles with road-style drop bars. Aerobars are not permitted. Please read the full equipment release here.
Please remember, in order to qualify, an athletes must be a member of his or her provincial Association before the qualifying event takes place.
2015 TRIATHLONBC MAGAZINE NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
Missed recieving our inhouse jam-packed 2015 magazine? Don't fret, you can now view and download 5 years' worth of magazines directly online. Click HERE to visit our media page. Start reading!
CITY OF PENTICTON AWARDED 2017 ITU WORLD MULTISPORT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Penticton gets the first ever ITU Multisport World Championship Festival in 2017, featuring the World Championships for ITU Long Distance triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon and Cross Triathlon. A massive, 10-day long festival is planned. Read the full release HERE.
VICTORIA LAUNCHES REGIONAL AQUATHLON SERIES
Human Powered Racing and Tyee Aquatic Club are partnering to host 4 Aquathons in Greater Victoria this spring and summer. Races will be held on the last Wednesday of each month in May, June, July and August at the main beach at Thetis Lake. For more information, please click HERE.
TEAM EMJ PARTNERS WITH CHALLENGED ATHLETE FOUNDATION FOR FUNDRAISER, JUNE 1
Save the date! On June 1st, Team Every Man Jack has partnered with Vancouver's Ride Indoor Cycling to raise awareness (and funds!) for the Challenged Athlete Foundation (CAF). For more information, and to book a ride, please click HERE.
KELOWNA DRAFT CLINIC POSTPONED TO JUNE 12/13
on the success of last year's Skills Clinic, Triathlon BC has collaborated with Martin Tymm and Fresh Air Experience to bring the second round of our Drafting Clinics to life!
If you are an athlete, aged 13 to 18, and want to pursue a high
performance pathway, plan to take part in these one-day Clinics! Draft
legal certification from Triathlon BC is recognized by Triathlon Canada
and Internationally, and is a critical skill in Triathlon Canada’s Gold Medal Profile. For more information, and to register, please click HERE.
2015 MULTISPORT SCHOOL SERIES KICKS OFF MAY 1st!
With over 2500 students taking part in the Splash, Spin and Dash this year, volunteers will be essential to make these events safe, inclusive and fun for all athletes. How can you help? Come out and volunteer at any of the upcoming events. Contact Linda or Kristine to register as a volunteer. For more information, including the full Splash, Spin and Dash, click HERE.
TRI-CHAT: VICTORIA CLUB & ATHLETE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY, MAY 2
Get your club involved in Triathlon
BC's first Victoria-based community event. Tri-Chat will feature
representatives from local events and clubs alike, and offer individuals
an opportunity to network with fellow athletes, coaches and Board
members. Don't miss the door prizes, silent auction and a special guest speaker!
For full details, please contact Triathlon BC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Download the poster HERE.
DAVE BATTISON PEDIATRIC SPORTS MEDICINE SYMPOSIUM, JUNE 13
Hosted on the beautiful Mount Washington Alpine Resort, this unique conference has been created as a resource for physicians, physical therapists, health care professionals, coaches and parents. The symposium is intended for anyone who is working with youth and children in sports. For full details, including registration and itinerary, please click HERE.
WESTERN CANADA GAMES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
As the Western Canada Games slowly march towards us, a detailed itinerary of events has been released. To view the day to day schedule, please click HERE.
MEC-VANCOUVER CLUB NIGHT, MAY 5th
This is a reminder the deadline to register for the
Open Paratriathlon World Championships, and the ITU Duathlon World Championships is Tuesday March 31st, one
week from today. For more information,or to register, please see the links below or contact the Events Manager at Triathlon Canada.
NORTH SHORE JUNIOR ELITE DRAFT LEGAL TRIATHLON
Thinking North Shore Junior Elite Triathlon (Draft Legal)? Be sure to
register on or before April 19th. To earn draft legal status in time for
the event, visit our Youth page for information about upcoming draft clinics. To register for the North Shore Junior Elite Triathlon, click HERE.
2015 BC YOUTH SPORT PARTICIPATION SERIES
Triathlon BC is working on an initiative to develop youth participation in our sport. This participation initiative targets projects that encourage youth to lead active and healthy lifestyles through involvement in sport. Triathlon BC is collaborating with communities around the province to offer clinics and events for youth. Learn more about this series of clinics and events HERE.
TRIATHLON BC ANNOUNCES 2016 ITU WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIERS
VANCOUVER – Triathlon BC is very pleased to announce three ITU World Championship qualifying opportunities over the 2015 race season. “Working in conjunction with the National sport body, Triathlon Canada, the World Championship qualifying spots will bolster an already robust provincial competition calendar.” said Executive Director, Allan Prazsky. “These qualifying events allow our provincial athletes to springboard on to the National Age Group Team and compete against the best in the world. It is our sincere hope to add another qualifying event in the very near future.”
World Championship Qualifying Events include:
2015 OFFICIATING UPDATE
Interested in becoming an Official? Check out information from Triathlon BC on how to how to become a Provincial, National and International-level Official HERE.
Already an Official? Make sure you are up-to-speed on the rules in BC by attending a Triathlon BC Pre-Season Conference for Officials. Conference dates, locations and times are listed below:
Officials Pre-Season Conference Vancouver Island
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Comox - Comox Valley Aquatic Centre
RSVP: Email our Officials Coordinator Today!
Officials Pre-Season Conference Okanagan
Date: May 2, 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Kelowna - Pacific Sport Okanagan
RSVP: Email our Officials Coordinator Today!
For more information on Officiating check out our Officials Resources page.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHILD TAX CREDIT
The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit is designed to address the
negative health consequences from declining physical activity among
Canadian children, as well as to alleviate the escalating costs when
registering children in organized physical activities. To learn more on how to claim up to $1,000 per child, please click HERE.
KELOWNA SPORT GRANTS
The City of Kelowna recognizes the need for financial aid to support the competition, education and event hosting needs of the Kelowna-based sport community. In response, the following community sport grants have been established:
Community Sport Delivery Grant supports the staffing needs (i.e. Head Coach, Administrator) of Local Sport Organizations and assist in the delivery of local sport participation and performance initiatives. This grant will fund paid positions to ensure the provision of a wide range of programs and services to athletes, coaches, and volunteers from the grassroots to competitive levels that align with the Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) Model.
Sport Education Grant supported by the Kelowna 2008 BC Summer Games Legacy Fund, this grant designed to provide financial assistance to local coaches or officials interested in upgrading their training and/or certification beyond introductory levels. The Grant can also be used for local sport organizations to host advanced sport development courses/seminars for local coaches and officials.
Sport Event Grant provides financial support to local community sporting organizations hosting a sporting event in Kelowna. It is intended that this fund will provide the stimulus and seed money to assist non-profit organizations to bid, host, create, market and administer new sports-based events.
Athletic Excellence Grant has been established to assist high performance athletes or teams with the travel-related expenses associated with participating in high-level sporting events such as provincial or national championships
KidSportTM Grant is a community based sport-funding program established in
1993 by Sport BC. KidSport™ provides grants for children ages 6 – 18 to
participate in a sport season of their choice.
TRIATHLON CANADA SEEK HEAD COACH FOR NATIONAL PERFORMANCE CENTRE VICTORIA
Triathlon Canada is currently seeking a Head Coach for the newly structured National Performance Centre in Victoria BC, Canada. The Triathlon Canada National Performance Centre provides a high quality Daily Performance Environment (DPE) with the ability to develop Gold Medal Profile pathway athletes into world-class podium athletes.
The Head Coach will report to Triathlon Canada’s High Performance Director and the Triathlon BC CEO and will lead the daily performance environment, technical direction and operational standards of the National Performance Centre (Victoria) and Triathlon BC Coach and Athlete Development Program within the framework of the Triathlon Canada High Performance Plan.
For full details, please click HERE.
2015 YOUTH & JUNIOR DRAFT CLINICS
Building on the tremendous success of last year's Clinics, Triathlon BC has once again collaborated with top cycling coaches to bring the second installment of our Drafting Clinics to life! If you are an athlete, aged 13 to 18, and want to pursue a high performance pathway, plan to take part in these one-day Clinics! Draft legal certification from Triathlon BC is recognized by Triathlon Canada and Internationally, and is a critical skill in Triathlon Canada’s Gold Medal Profile. For more information, and to register, please click HERE.
Please note: Athletes will be cycling in a pack environment; participants attending Draft Clinics must possess basic cycling competencies. The use of a road-specific bike is required. Aerobars must be removed.
2015 CROSS TRIATHLON & (ELITE) LONG DISTANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REGISTRATION
Athletes wishing to enter in the Elite, U23 and Junior Divisions at the 2015 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships and the Elite Division at the 2015 Long Distance Triathlon Championships must do so by January 31st, 2015. Download the application HERE.
Please note, the date of the Cross Triathlon World Championships has changed from May 30-31 to September 26-27th:
RUDY PROJECT FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH TRIATHLON BC
Project, Italian crafters of performance equipment since 1985, are proud to
announce a new 3 year partnership with Triathlon BC, the provincial governing
body of Triathlon in British Columbia to be their Official Helmet, Sunglass and
Prescription Eyewear. This union will work to develop, promote and support the
sport of triathlon by backing grassroots and elite triathletes in the region through
the outreach efforts of Triathlon BC, and by providing the most technically
advanced sunglasses, helmets and sport prescription eyewear available. Read the full press release HERE. You can also learn about Triathlon BC member benefits HERE.
Embracing the country’s winter roots, Triathlon Canada and Quebec Triathlon are partnering to host the inaugural Canadian S3 Winter Triathlon Championship in Quebec City on Sunday, February 8, 2015. The 25-kilometre, three-pronged event is sanctioned by the ITU and boasts an $8,000 purse for the top-five men’s and women’s finishers. In addition, the top-three Canadian elite men and women who complete the 5 km snowshoe, 11 km skate, and 9 km cross-country ski course will stand on Canada’s first-ever S3 winter triathlon championship podium. Read the full release HERE.
ATHLETE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (AAP) INTAKE NOW OPEN
The Athlete Assistance Program is an athlete-centred program offering financial assistance to recognized high performance athletes that have demonstrated the potential and commitment to excellence. The program seeks to relieve the pressures associated with training and competition needs when participating in provincial, national and international sports events.
To learn more about the AAP Program, and to determine if you qualify, please click HERE.
To download an AAP application, please click HERE.
Please take note of the AAP submission deadline - February 16, 2015
2015 PROVINCIAL HOSTING GRANTS NOW OPEN
Race Directors hosting an event in 2015 may be eligible to receive funding assistance. To be eligible, an event must:
Read the full eligibility details HERE.
Apply directly online, HERE.
Note submission deadline is February 18th.
2015 EVENT SANCTION PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE
Are you race directing an event in 2015? Be sure to download the newly revised 2015 Sanction Package. Note the new submission deadline, 60 days out from event day, allowing our Review Committee ample time to dialogue with race directors, and assign Officials to events. Download one of two sanction packages below.
Note: Respecting the environment, please send completed sanction packages electronically (only).
VANCOUVER TO HOST 2016 AMERICAS MASTERS GAMES
Triathlon BC is very happy to announce
that the City of Vancouver will play host to the inaugural Americas Masters Games
in 2016, an event that will draw over 7,500 athletes from around the
world. TriBC is working hard to ensure triathlon is a feature sport in
the Games. Read the press release HERE.
FORTIUS SPORT & HEALTH
Burnaby's preeminent integrated athlete development centre seeks to optimize athletic performance through its state-of-the-art indoor cycling studio, otherwise know as the PowerWatts Studio! To learn more about their 3 new programs being rolled out for 2015, including PowerWatts™ Training, Start Line Training and Spokeswomen Training, click HERE
2015 RACE CALENDAR
Pulling your race plans together for 2015? Be sure to check out the provisional race calendar for 2015. Download a copy HERE. Be sure to check back on a regular basis, we're adding events to the calendar as they come in.
2015 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES ATHLETE SELECTION CRITERIA
The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) Athlete Selection Criteria has been created to ensure the most competitive BC Team, consisting of three (3) male and three (3) female athletes, represents British Columbia in the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, a Team capable of achieving podium performances in both the individual sprint and team relay events. It is the BC Team’s objective to place at least one male and one female athlete on the podium in the individual competition, and place each sprint-relay Team on the podium. View the Western Canada Games website HERE, and the important, Games' related documents below.
2015 WESTERN SUMMER CANADA SUMMER GAMES STAFF CALL
Triathlon BC is looking to identify female candidates for the Manager/Assistant Coach position for the 2015 Western Canada Games. This individual will assist in leading the Triathlon BC Provincial Team to the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games, August 12-16, in Wood Buffalo, Alberta. The successful individual may go on to play an integral role as part of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Team. For full details, please click HERE. Please note, submission deadline is December 1st, 2014.
2015 PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP / RACE SERIES BIDS & RACE INFORMATION SHEETS NOW AVAILABLE
Hosting a sanctioned event next year? Perhaps you've considered listing your event as a Race Series event in 2015, or have grander aspirations of adding a Provincial Championship designation to your event. Submit your Race Information sheet or Race Series/Championship bid today, and get the power of the Triathlon BC community working for you!
Note: submission deadline for Race Series & Championships - November 16, 2014