Nikki Reiter and Pat Sima-Ledding presented ACE Awards following the Canada Summer Games #jcg2013 @viaSport

September 13, 2013

September 12, 2013

Burnaby – Two BC Athletics coaches have been named to the list of outstanding members of Team BC following the recent 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC. Nikki Reiter and Pat Sima-Ledding have been named as two out of the eight members of Team BC receiving ACE (Achieving Community Excellence) Awards.

Both coaches out of Kelowna BC were integral parts of the BC success at the Canada Summer Games in Athletics this summer.

Nikki Reiter (athletics) – Kelowna, BC

Nikki is an athletics endurance coach and has been involved in the sport for 20 years. She currently coaches at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) and the Okanagan Athletics Club. Nikki was nominated by her UBCO Heat Cross Country Team who praised Nikki’s work in organizing a series of fundraising initiatives that helped save the future of their club. Through her vast network, Nikki brings together runners of all ages and skill levels to train and learn together.

Nikki was also a part of the Women In Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program from the Coaching Association of Canada, where she has been mentored by new BC Athletics Coaching Education Coordinator, Jennifer Schutz.

See Nikki’s CAC profile here:

Patricia Sima-Ledding (athletics) – Kelowna, BC

Patricia is an athletics coach and has been involved in the sport for 29 years. Patricia is the president, founder and a coach for “Competitive Edge,” a company that offers a unique speed training program to athletes. However, after work Pat spends the remainder of her day coaching with Team BC or her team of high school athletes at the Okanagan Athletics Club. Pat also serves on the BC Athletics Track & Field Committee and continues to dedicate countless hours to growing athletics in her community.

About the ACE Awards:

The ACE Awards, founded by BC Athlete Voice and administered by ViaSport, are presented to a select group of Team BC athletes and coaches every year. The award acknowledges the importance of using leadership skills honed through sport to give back to the community, both on and off the playing surface. From an exceptional group of nominees, winners are selected based on their leadership in promoting sport and physical activity for the greater benefit of their sport and community.

ACE awards in the news:

Island Sports News Article:

Kelowna Capital News Article:

viaSport Release:


VIDEO: Liam Lindsay athlete spotlight #CowichanValley #LongJump #TripleJump

September 10, 2013

By Don Bodger – September 8, 2013 

COWICHAN NEWS LEADER PICTORIAL – Liam Lindsay jumped into the track and field circuit in a big way in 2013. Lindsay, 17, a Grade 12 Cowichan Secondary School student, just missed a medal in fourth place for the triple jump at the Legion national youth meet and finished 10th in the long jump.

“It was different and it was one of the biggest things I’ve ever done,’’ he said of the meet last month in Langley. “There’s also a certain amount of pressure representing Team B.C., but I think overall it was a great experience.’’

Nursing a leg injury along the way created an extra challenge.

“Triple jump, it was tough being able to train but being able to stay healthy as well,’’ Lindsay said. “I had some coaches helping me do that and worked my way through it and did as best as I could.’’

Lindsay’s personal best in the triple jump is 13.28 metres from the Team B.C. qualifying meet in Kamloops this year.

His 6.25 metre personal best in the long jump came during the provincial high school meet in Langley.

“I’m looking to start training full seasons starting in September and do some ground work and strength training before we move on to technique later in the season,’’ Lindsay said.


RJT Course – Kamloops – October 18-20, 2013

September 10, 2013

Run Jump Throw NCCP Training Course

October 18–20, 2013 — Kamloops

Location: Tournament Capital Centre (TCC), 910 McGill Rd, Kamloops BC V2C 6N6

Times*: Friday 6–8:30pm, Saturday 8am–5pm, Sunday 9am–12:30pm

Learning Facilitator: Thelma Wright, MLF

Following this course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and RJT lesson plans ready for implementation in their community, school or organization.

This course is being provided FREE to participants (who live in the PacificSport Interior Region) thanks to the 2011 Western Canada Games Legacy funding and PacificSport Interior BC.

Registration Form: Click Here  


RJT Workshops: Click Here

(*Times subject to adjustment — confirmation will be sent via email to all registered participants the week of the course.)

CSI Victoria: Sport Performance Speaker Series – June 12 at 530 pm

June 7, 2013



The Sport Performance Speaker Series in Victoria returns on June 12 with a presentation by Dr Trent Stellingwerff –

Recovery Strategies for Peak Performance:  Nurition / Compression / Sleep

Register today for FREE –

Maureen de St. Croix named award winner at YMCA’s Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

May 29, 2013


Photograph by: Jason Payne, VANCOUVER SUN

BC Athletics would like to congratulate Ocean Athletics founder and Head Coach Maureen de St. Croix on her recognition at the YWCA’s 30th Annual Women of Distinction Awards in Vancouver on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Maureen was chosen as the winner in the Health, Wellness and Athletics category.

Maureen was one of nine nominees in the category. Other nominees included Kathy Newman – Retired, BC Wheelchair Sports Association, Wendy Pattenden – CEO, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Cathy Priestner Allinger – Chair, viaSport and Laura Watson – Sport Development Lead, viaSport.

Congratulations Maureen!

Read more:

2013 Wheelchair Athletics Practice Sessions

April 19, 2013

Track nights for Surrey begin April 23, 2013

Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm at Holy Cross High School, Surrey

Contact James Hustvedt for more information: 604.616.7106 or

*New and Experienced athletes welcome!

2013 Wheelchair Athletics

Ocean Athletics Head Coach Maureen de St. Croix nominated for the 2013 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

April 19, 2013


BC Athletics is pleased to share that Founder and Head Coach of Ocean Athletics track and field club in South Surrey, Maureen de St. Croix has been nominated in the 2013 Health, Wellness & Athletics category of the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards.

Read her full nomination profile here 

For 30 years the YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards have recognized outstanding women and workplaces and has honoured 247 award recipients and more than 1,450 nominees. In addition to recognizing the nominees, this event highlights and raises funds for the programs and services that help improve the lives of more than 55,000 people each year across Metro Vancouver. 

Read more about the Awards here 

Congratulations Maureen!

Run Jump Throw NCCP Course – Smithers – presented by PacificSport Northern BC

March 13, 2013

Run Jump Throw (RJT) is happy to announce another NCCP Training course is taking place this April in Northern British Columbia. Through our great partnership with PacificSport Northern BC, a RJT NCCP Training course will take place in Smithers on April 6 and 7th. 

We invite everyone in and around Smithers to sign up today!  

Dates: April 6 & 7, 2013

Location: Pioneer Place, Smithers BC

Register HERE on the PacificSport Northern BC website. 

Coaches Video Workshop – Sat Dec 1st – open to ALL members

November 22, 2012

Coaches Video Workshop – presented by Ron Parker as part of the AGM Weekend.

This workshop is open to ALL BC ATHLETICS MEMBERS (you do not have to be an AGM delegate to attend this workshop)

  • Sat, Dec 1st – from 1 pm to 3 pm
  • Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond 
  • Pre-registration required by Nov 29th – CLICK HERE

FULL workshop description can be found on the flyer – CLICK HERE