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BC ELEMENTARY TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

GENERAL INFO

 

Event Date(s):

Friday May 24 – Sunday May 26th, 2024

RESULTS AND PHOTOS

NOW AVAILABLE

Location:    Clement Track & Collier Throws Centre @ Minoru Park
                    7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC,  Canada

Hosted by: The Kajaks Track & Field Club

                    in cooperation with The City of Richmond

Sanctioned By: BC Athletics, a member of Athletics Canada

Event Contacts:                   

Michaela Colluney (Meet Director)           events@kajaks.ca   

Karen Fisher Hagel (Event Manager)        info@kajaks.ca
Dawn Driver (Entries & Registration)        dawn_driver@hotmail.com

 

Online merchandise store is now open!

https://www.specialtgroupevents.com/Shop/BC-Elementary-Track-and-Field-Championships-3451

STGE booth will be on-site over the three-day weekend. 

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REGISTRATION INFO

Participants:   This meet is open to all athletes ages 9-13 years of age.  There are no restrictions.  Athletes can enter this meet with their school team, as an individual representing their school, a BC Athletics club member or an unattached individual athlete (no affiliation). 

ENTRIES INFO

Accepted Entries:   Entries are done by Year of Birth (YOB).  Athletes may only enter events in their own age category.  Please see the BC Athletics Technical Specifications Manual for technical specifications by age. There is NO provision for athletes to compete in events below their age division.  Where an event is not offered, they may enter in the next highest category if that category is noted for the age/gender in the BC Athletics Technical Specifications. 

COMPETITION INFO
Schedule of Events:  TENTATIVE schedule of events for the meet posted above.  A FINAL schedule will be posted by 8:00pm on Wednesday May 22nd. Please be sure to check this schedule for any updates that may affect your athlete.  Please note we will make every effort to run on schedule and, if time permits, the meet will run no more than 20 minutes ahead of schedule.

Rain:   The meet will go on as planned Rain or Shine.  For safety, rain may cause the High Jump to move indoors to the arena.  If this is the case, some High Jump events may need to be moved later or to the next day. 

ADDITIONAL INFO       

Medical: There will be a First Aid tent.

Lost & Found: A Lost and Found will be located at the Packet Pick-Up desk inside the arena at the north end of the stadium.  Items remaining after the completion of the meet will be donated.

Concession: The concession stand will be located behind the grandstands.  Be sure to stop by for some tasty snacks and beverages.

TRACK RASCALS 50m: The BCEC will be hosting a 50m Track Rascals Dash for all kids ages 3-8 years old.  Cost for race entry is by $10.00 donation.  All proceeds from the Rascals race will be donated to KidSport Richmond so ALL kids can play!

BCEC HOTEL BOOKINGS

Please see below for the reservations link and booking details for each hotel.

Please feel free to send the booking information to athletes and families who may need a guestroom for the event.

 

Booking link: KAJAKS 2024 BC ELEMENTARY TRACK & FIELD- MARRIOTT

Start Date: May 24, 2024 End Date: May 26, 2024

Hotel: Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

Group rate: $305/night CAD

Last Day to Book: Friday, April 26, 2024

 

If the group rate is not available on this site, please email reservations@vancouver-marriott.com or call us directly at 604-232-5016 to reserve a room at the preferred rate, based on availability. Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one night charge.

 

Booking link: KAJAKS 2024 BC ELEMENTARY TRACK & FIELD- HILTON

Start Date: May 24, 2024 End Date: May 26, 2024

Hotel: Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel

Group rate: $305/night CAD

Last Day to Book: Friday, April 26, 2024

 

If the group rate is not available on this site, please email yvrah-reservations@hilton.com or call us directly at 604-232-5017 to reserve a room at the preferred rate, based on availability. Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid a one night charge.

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MAPS

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Testimonials  BCEC52

"... A quick thank you for the excellent work that you, and all of the Kajaks volunteers, did to run such a great track meet this weekend. It was really well done - and I am sure a tremendous effort went into it. We had a great weekend!" 

- J.B. (Victoria,B.C.)

"Our community had a great time at the meet. It was well run and somehow managed to end on time on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

I found your marshalls and volunteers to be respectful, empathetic, and patient...

This track meet was a highlight of the school year for us." 

- G.W. (Vancouver, B.C.) 

Celebrating 50 years in 2018 at the Clement Track and Collier Throwing Centre in Minoru Park, Richmond, B.C. 

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Back row: Olympian Dylan Armstrong, Richmond Sports Council's Jim Lamond, Kajaks AD sprints/jumps coach Byron Jack, Kajaks Head Coach Garrett Collier

Middle row: Coun. Bill McNulty, Coun. Ken Johnston, Kajaks JD coach Moseley Jack, Kajaks Masters coach JJ Schmidt, Kajaks Masters athlete Fred Pawluk

Front row: Mayor Malcolm Brodie, Coun. Alexa Loo and son, Kajaks founders Dr. Douglas Clement and Diane Clement, BCEC founders Carl Savage and Kim Young

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HISTORY

Back in the mid-1960s, the only local track and field meets were Legions-guided high school meets.  Kajaks coaches Carl Savage and Kim Young saw the need to fill this void and the B.C. Elementary Track and Field Championships was created in 1968. 

The first year saw 614 athletes, 448 of which were Richmond students. Since that time the BCEC has attracted competitors from as far away as Sunshine Coast, Victoria, and all the way from Bella Coola.   

The BECE has grown to be one of the biggest track and field meets in North America, being one of the few that is open to all elementary students ages 9 to 13.

For many young athletes, the BCEC is their first contact with a real track and field meet. With the friendly competition and the safe and supportive environment, the BCEC has become the stepping stone for athletes who have continued and garnered national and international success, as well as those who just love to throw hard, jump high, jump far, and run fast!    

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400m runners Rhona Jamieson (left), Dean Gordon (right) at the 1969 BCEC

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