Athletics Canada Awards

October 7, 2013

Athletics Canada's Awards deadline is quickly approaching. Nominate athletes and coaches by October 15 here:

WADA publishes 2014 Prohibited List

September 27, 2013

Following approval by the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Executive Committee on September 11, the 2014 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available.

To consult the 2014 Prohibited List, the 2014 Monitoring Program, a summary of modifications on the 2014 List, and a Q&A on any changes, please click here.

In an effort to provide stakeholders with tools to support anti-doping activities and following the successful iPhone application introduced in 2011, the 2014 Prohibited List will again be available on iPhone and other mobile devices as of January 1, 2014.

For more information, please contact:

New CAN Fund Application Deadline

September 23, 2013


Starting this Monday September 23, 2013 at 10am EST the next CAN Fund athlete application will be available on the CAN Fund website for athletes to begin submitting their applications.  The application deadline is Friday October 18, 2013 at 5pm EST. 

The application will be available in French and English for ONLINE submission or direct mail.  You will be able to access the application on our website via this link  or (under Athlete Info).

On Monday September 23, 2013 at 10am EST when the application becomes available we will also have posted on our website important information, tips and instructions relating to the application that will help you with the application process.  Please make sure you read that information carefully and in its entirety before you begin your application.

*If you applied to CAN Fund for the January 2013 athlete application deadline we are still in the process of funding athletes from that application and will continue to do so for the next few weeks always with the goal of helping as many athletes as possible.  Each application is a new application so in order to be considered for funding for the Friday October 18, 2013 (5pm EST) application deadline you must apply to CAN Fund.  If you have received CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again but must re-apply.

**Also, if you have applied to CAN Fund before you will notice that we added one new section to the application this year for “Athlete Referrals” giving athletes the opportunity to share with us the names of any contacts that you would like to refer to CAN Fund.


-Applications will be accepted from any active national team athlete who is training to represent Canada Internationally.

-Summer, Winter, Able-bodied and Paralympic athletes can apply.  

-Each approved athlete recipient receives direct funding of $6,000. 

-There are 2 applications a year. Each application is a NEW application. If you have received the CAN Fund already this year you are still eligible to receive it again.


For over 10 years CAN Fund has been helping great talent become world class and has supported hundreds of athletes who have proudly represented Canada at World Championships and Summer and Winter Games from Sydney to Sochi. CAN Fund is a leading catalyst in giving our athletes what they need to succeed on the world stage. Your donation provides our athletes with the opportunity to train and compete on a level playing field for Canada. Becoming world class requires great financial commitment and with consistent support from CAN Fund our athletes will achieve excellence.

If you have any questions we can be reached at 416-487-4442 or 1-866-937-2012

Athlete Relations Manager

2013/2014 Carding Application Deadline – September 30th

September 23, 2013

Logo_ACanadaThis is an important reminder about the upcoming deadline to submit an application for the 2013/2014 Athlete Assistance Program – Olympic Stream.

Applications must be received by September 30th, 2013.  Applications can be submitted via e-mail ( or fax (1-613-260-0341).

If approved for carding, you will be contacted to set up a face-to-face meeting with our head coach Peter Eriksson and your personal group event coach.

Please click here for full carding criteria.  The application form is on page 8 of the criteria.


Athletics Canada names 46 to 2013 IAAF World Championship Team

July 31, 2013

Ottawa – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially name today the 46 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics August 10 to 18 in Moscow, Russia. The event takes place at Luzhniki Stadium, site of the 1980 Olympic Games.

“The Moscow World Championship is our first major test on the path towards success at Rio 2016”, explains Team Leader and High Performance Director Scott MacDonald. “Our objective is to improve on the medal count and top 8 finishes we had at the 2012 Olympic Games. London saw a new generation of athletes stepping forward. In Moscow we are looking for those young athletes to take it to the next level by advancing through to finals, and to veterans to help lead the way to the podium.”

Team Canada is led by 24 Olympians including 2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist Derek Drouin of Counna, Ont., and 2012 Olympic Games finalists Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., Damian Warner of London, Ont., Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and the men’s 4×100-metres relay team.

Armstrong won shot put silver at the last edition of the World Championships in 2011. In total 14 athletes from the 2011 World Championship team are back.

2013 IAAF World Championship Team
*Denotes Olympian

Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
*Mohammed Ahmed 10,000m St Catharines, ON Mick Byrne / Sharon Stewart
*Dylan Armstrong Shot Put Kamloops, BC Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Shawnacy Barber Pole Vault Toronto, ON George Barber / Dennis Mitchell
Karine Belleau-Beliveau 800m Montreal, QC Jean-Yves Cloutier
Khamica Bingham 4x100m Toronto, ON Frank Bucca
*Melissa Bishop 800m Eganville, ON Dennis Fairall
*Nathan Brannen 1500m Cambridge, ON Wynn Gmitroski
*Aaron Brown 100m / 4x100m Toronto, ON Bill Stephens / John Johnson
Alicia Brown 400m / 4x400m Ottawa, ON Bob Westman
Shai-anne Davis 4x100m Vancouver, BC Desai Williams
*Derek Drouin High Jump Corunna, ON Jeff Huntoon / Joel Skinner
Krista Duchene Marathon Brantford, ON Rick Mannen
Evan Dunfee 50km Racewalk Richmond, BC Gerry Dragomir
Sam Effah 100m Calgary, AB Les Gramantik
*Crystal Emmanuel 200m / 4x100m East York, ON Desai Williams
*Sultana Frizell Hammer Throw Perth, ON Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
*Alex Genest 3000m Steeple Chase Lac-aux-Sables, QC Dave Scott-Thomas
*Inaki Gomez 20km Racewalk Vancouver, BC Gerry Dragomir
*Tremaine Harris 200m Markham, ON Desai Williams
Matthew Hughes 3000m Steeple Chase Oshawa, ON Wynn Gmitroski
Kimberly Hyacinthe 200m / 4x100m Lachenaie, QC Desai Williams
*Cameron Levins 5,000m / 10,000m Campbell River, BC Alberto Salazar
*Oluwasegun Makinde 4x100m Ottawa, ON Glenroy Gilbert
Lanni Marchant Marathon London, ON Dave Mills
*Jenna Martin 4x400m Caledonia, NS Jim Schnurr / Charles Scarrow
*Michael Mason High Jump Nanoose Bay, BC Ziggy Slegalowicz
Noelle Montcalm 400m Hurdles / 4x400m Windsor, ON Don Garrod
Cheria Morgan 4x100m Pickering, ON Desai Williams
Tim Nedow Shot Put Brockville, ON Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk / Darrin Reesal
Christabel Nettey Long Jump Surrey, BC Greg Kraft
*Sheila Reid 1500m Newmarket, ON Hugh Cameron / Terrance Mahon
Dontae Richards Kwok 4x100m Mississauga, ON Desai Williams
Anthony Romaniw 800m Hamilton, ON Dave Scott-Thomas
*Nicole Sifuentes 1500m Winnipeg, MB Mike McGuire
*Gavin Smellie 100m / 4x100m Etobicoke, ON Glenroy Gilbert
*Brianne Theisen-Eaton Heptathlon Humboldt, SK Harry Mara
Benjamin Thorne 20km Racewalk Kitimat, BC Gerry Dragomir
Kate Van Buskirk 1500m Toronto, ON Dave Reid
*Damian Warner Decathlon London, ON Gar Leyshon  / Vickie Croley
*Justyn Warner 4x100m Markham, ON Desai Williams
Rob Watson Marathon London, ON Richard Lee
*Sarah Wells 4x400m Toronto, ON Dave Hunt
*Angela Whyte 100m Hurdles Edmonton, AB Wayne Phipps
Chris Winter 3000m Steeple Chase Vancouver, BC Dave Scott-Thomas
Krista Woodward Javelin Vancouver, BC Byron Collyer
*Jessica Zelinka 100m Hurdles London, ON


The 14th edition of the championships will be the largest global sporting event of the year; the nine days of action will reach more than five billion TV viewers in more than 200 territories across the globe.

World Record and IPC Gold for Michelle Stilwell #Lyon2013 @AthleticsCanada

July 25, 2013

AC – July 25, 2013 

Lyon, France – Another big day for Team Canada in Lyon, France as Michelle Stilwell of Nanoose Bay, B.C., won gold at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship in a World Record time while Ilana Dupont of Clarenceville, Que., won bronze.  Three Canadian Records were also established on day six of the IPC Athletics World Championship.

The day got off to a hot start for Canada with a World Record and gold medal performance by Michelle Stilwell in the women’s T52 wheelchair classification 800-metres. “Fantastic!” Stilwell exclaimed. “I had so much pleasure while racing. I couldn’t have dreamt better, a World Record and a gold medal. This is a very good start to the day for Canada!” Her time of 2:14.79 bested the previous World record of 2:16.71 set in 2005 by Canadian Lisa Franks.

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BC Athletics Announces 2013 BC/Yukon Legion Team – UPDATED

July 24, 2013

Richmond, BC

BC Athletics is pleased to announce the 2013 BC/Yukon Command team that will travel to Langley, BC for the 2013 Legion Youth Canadian Track & Field Championships on August 9-11, 2013.  After many strong performances at last weeks BC Athletics Championships Jamboree in Kamloops.  BC Athletics has selected 15 athletes for their BC Midget 15 Team, and 25 athletes for their BC Youth Team.  Selection for both teams was very tight due to the great performances this year.  The teams are as follows:


Note:  BC Athletics is limited to 15 Athletes who are 15 years of age.  This limit is required by the Legion. First event listed under events is the event in which the athlete was selected.  BC Athletics will call each athlete and coach to discuss additional event entries.Athletes selected in individual  events are limited to 3 events and the relay races. Athletes selected for a Combined Event are limited their combined event and a relay. Teams are limited to 2 entries per event.

Name Event(s) City / CLUB / Coach(es)
Chicago Bains G 80H (200H) Duncan/CVAC/J. May
Gurleen Bhandal G DT (SP / HT) Vancouver/KJAK/R. Collier
Chanell Botsis G HT (DT) Coquitlam/KJAK/ R.Collier
Jason Clare B PV (TJ) Nanaimo/NTFC/S.Donaldson, M.Viers
Zion Corrales-Nelson G 200 (100 / 300) Burnaby/BBYS/W.Rekord
Joel Della Siega B HJ Surrey/OATF/ St. Croix
Dean Ellenwood B 800 (300) Langley/LANG/D.Lotnick
Brendan Hoff B 1200 (2000) Campbell River/RIVC/D.Trenholm
Rachel Jerome G LJ (TJ / 200) Ladysmith/NTFC/D.Morris, M.Viers
Keiran Leboe B HT (JT / DT) Prince George/PGTF/M.Elliot
Felix Richter B 100H (100 / 200) Errington/OTFC/L.Ritchie
Jasper Schiedel B Pent Vancouver/VOCA/B. Mece,T.Mece
Nina Schultz G Pent New Westminster/NWSA/T.Mece,B.Mece
Thompson Weeger B DT (300) Port Alberni/AVTC/D.Sherlock
 Kelsey Carrothers  G HT (JT) Victoria/PATH/Gmitroski


Note:  BC Athletics is limited to 25 Athletes who are 16/17 years of age.  This limit is required by the Legion. First event listed under events is the event in which the athlete was selected.  BC Athletics will call each athlete and coach to discuss additional event entries.  Athletes selected in individual  events are limited to 3 events and the relay races. Athletes selected for a Combined Event are limited their combined event and a relay. Teams are limited to 2 entries per event.

Name Event(s) City / CLUB / Coach
Natasha Akbarizadeh G HT (SP) Maple Ridge / RRTF / B.Graham
Robyn Buckingham G HEP Langley / LANG / K.Chapdelaine
Stephanie Cho G 300H (TJ / 100H) Vancouver / VOCA / T.Mece
Nickolas Colyn B 2000SC (3000) Langley / LANG / D.Hetherington
Autumn Covington G HT Surrey / KJAK / R.Collier
Braden Derker B PV Kamloops / KAML / R. Jensen
Marita Deschiffart G 2000SC (800) Nanaimo / NTFC / A. Johnston
Erica Deschiffart G 2000SC (1500) Nanaimo / NTFC / A. Johnston
Jordan Ellingson B JT Maple Ridge / LANG / T.Nielsen
James Elson B TJ (HJ) North Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Jake Hanna B 400 (200) Surrey / OATF / M.Chewning
Benjamin Ingvaldson B HT (DT / SP) Surrey / OATF / F.Sommer, D.Allemeersch
Liam Lindsay B TJ Duncan / CVAC / W.Palou
Olivia Moriconi G DT Pitt Meadows / RRTF /
Thomas Oxland B 800 (1500) Nanaimo / OTFC / R.Longmuir, K.Longmuir
Peter Oxland B 1500 (800) Nanaimo / OTFC / R.Longmuir, K.Longmuir
Felix Rankin B 100 (200) Gibsons / WVAN / E.Konart, E.Bell
Kenneth Schultze B 110H West Vancouver / WVAN / E.Bell
Taryn Smiley G 200 (100) Duncan / CVAC / J.May
Mihailo Stefanovic B 300H (110H) New Westminster / NWSA / T.Mece
Ethan Strome B 300H (400) New Westminster / TBIR / J. Buhlman
Diana Voloshin G 100H (LJ) Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Nathan Wadhwani B 1500 (3000) Maple Ridge / GOLD / V.Wadhwani
Katie Weaver G HEP North Vancouver / NORW / E.Voloshin
Brittni Wolczyk G JT Port Coquitlam / LANG / T.Nielsen


Richard Collier Head Coach / Throws Coach Richmond / KJAK
Jessie Dosanjh Sprints, Hurdles & Relays Coach Surrey / UATH
Pam Medland Endurance Coach Kelowna / OACS
Tatjana Mece Jumps & Combined Events Coach New Westminster / VOCA
Erin Bell Team Manager North Vancouver / WVAN
Neal Currie Team Manager Telkwa / BVAS
Anne Marie Snith Legion Chaperone Nanaimo
Peter Maryschuk Legion Chaperone Kelowna / OACS

For those athletes who were not named to the team, you can still register as an Open/Club athlete at by 1:00PM Wednesday, July 31st.

For any additional questions, please contact the BC Athletics Technical Manager for Track & Field at

Good Luck to the BC Team and all the fine BC Athletes & Coaches competing at the National Youth Championships!

– BC Athletics