March Newsletter and Information about Club Clothing
Gary Reed Indoor Meet
Our first indoor meet of the year went well. We had quite a few university athletes attend from TRU, UBCO, UVic and Trinity Western so were able to put on some events that their athletes compete in. In other cases, we combined the USport event with our regular events, making for a strong field.
Our club had 46 athletes from JD to Master register to compete, which made the club feel good about the opportunity to provide some great competition for our athletes. Members of our club broke some meet records, and all of them performed very well in the events in which they competed. You can view our club members' results at this link - click on the picture below.
A Message to Members and Families About Purchasing Club Clothing.
Hello Kamloops Track and Field Family
We are pleased to be offering you a way to purchase Kamloops Track and Field attire from the comfort of your own home! We will be sending you all a link for the online store that will be created by the middle of next week. We will have the online store open for about a week and you can go on it and chose items and pay for them directly through the site. Singlets have been brought to the track for sizing purposes and all other items fit true to size. If you have not had a chance to try on the singlet please contact Christine Yamoaka or Miriam Dziadyk for youth sizing.
We urge all of you to use the online store as this is the only way to purchase apparel. In the interest of having it come in a timely fashion, we will only have the store open for a few days.
Thank you and happy shopping!!
Miriam Dziadyk - Uniform Rep
General Grant's Bottle Depot at 963 Camosun Crescent (behind Smith Chevrolet) is accepting donations of your bottles to the Kamloops Track and Field Club. All you have to do is drive into the back of the building and let them know the donation goes to Kamloops Track and Field Club! No sorting or taking up any of your time at all.
We thank you for any contributions if you can, in fact, do that.
Although lots of people are not thinking about spring right now, we all likely agree that it's time for it to come. Hence the manure sale. We asked that flyers start to be delivered on Monday, March 4. That is only a start date and if you feel spring break is more appropriate then that is fine too.
The actual delivery date is April 13/14, 2019 from Bunker Rd. We need every club member to help. We use this money to pay our user fee to the City of Kamloops. Without you, it will not happen.
We provide all the food and drinks and ask you to come prepared to help. Start time is 8:00 am and please wear old clothes, boots and bring a shovel and gloves. We need trucks and trailers badly so if you know people who are able to help out please ask them. We would appreciate it.
We have already started receiving orders and one more notice will go out before the actual sale. There is a job for everyone and many hands make light work.
Judy Armstrong will be at the track Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday this week from 4:30-6:00 to hand out flyers and chat about the manure sale. If you have not gotten your flyers for delivery, please be there during one of those times to pick them up.
Coach Mike Kern has agreed to take on high jump practices on the Friday evening sessions from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Due to training camps and competitions, Coach Dylan will be away on Fridays for. many of these training times. Thanks to Mike for stepping up to help in this area.
Coach Dylan has a few out of town javelin throwers that he is looking for a track family to host the odd weekend. If you know of anyone who could help out these club members please contact Coach Dylan.
Help Needed For Out-of-Town Athletes
There are a couple of clinic sessions for Officials that are coming up in April.
A Level 2 Official's Clinic is planned for Monday, April 1 and Thursday, April 11, both sessions starting at 6:30 pm. They will take place at #90 - 1950 Braeview Place. Please email Alwilda Van Ryswyk to confirm your attendance - email@example.com.
This clinic will be presented by Greg Nicol and Alwilda Van Ryswyk.
These practice sessions are aimed at high school athletes in our region, who are interested in taking advantage of our coaching and facilities to get ready for the high school track and field season. These sessions will begin the week of April 1 and could continue until the BC High School Championships. The cost is $5/per athlete/session for those athletes who are not members of our club. There are limited days that these drop-in sessions will occur so that our registered club athletes do not get affected too much.
High School Athletes' Drop-in Practices
Insurance coverage will be through each athlete's school so athletes will have to ensure that their Athletic Director has registered their school with BC School Sports and have included their name as track and field athletes from the school.