Olympic and World Championship Track and Field Athletes to Guest Coach at Thunderbirds Week of Friendship

In an effort to encourage track and field participation, the Longest Day Kid's Road Mile, and our Thunderbird Track and Field Summer Camps all current JD athletes are encouraged to bring a friend to practice between April 30th-May 4th, 2018.  Within this week, athletes have three practice options open to invite their +1 to at no cost. We are proud of what our club represents, our trained and dedicated coaching staff, and the work ethic of our athletes. As such, we look forward to using this hands on approach; encouraging others to develop a sense of personal-achievement through the sport of track and field.  

In addition to our usual Thunderbird coaches, UBC Varsity athletes as well as BC Endurance Club Members will volunteer as guest-coaches during each practice, and help out with the surplus of anticipated athletes.  2018 Volunteer coaches include 2X Olympian and Current Canadian Record Holder in the women's Javelin, Liz Gleadle and current 1/2 Marathon Canadian Record Holder, Rachel Cliff! 

 

BRING A FRIEND TO PRACTICE WEEK FOR JD WEST (UBC) 

  • Monday April 30th UBC 5:30-7pm * Guest Coach: Canadian 1/2 Marathon Record Holder & 2017 World Championship 10,000m runner, Rachel Cliff.  
  • Wednesday May 2nd UBC 5:30-7pm
  • Thursday May 3rd UBC 5:30-7pm * Guest Coach: 2X Canadian Olympian and National Record Holder, Liz Gleadle

BRING A FRIEND TO PRACTICE WEEK FOR JD

EAST (SWANGARD/HASTINGS PARK) 

  • Tuesday May 1 Swangard 6-7:30pm  * Guest Coach: 2X Canadian Olympian and National Record Holder, Liz Gleadle
  • Wednesday May 2 Swangard 6-7:30pm
  • Friday May 4th Hastings Track 6-7:30pm

REGISTRATION

NOTE: ALL CURRENT CLUB ATHLETES WHO BRING A FRIEND TO PRACTICE WILL RECEIVE A FREE THUNDERBIRDS TRACK AND FIELD T-SHIRT!

Limited Number of Mushroom Manure Bags Available For Purchase!

If you missed out on our 2018 Mushroom Manure and Soil Sale, you may be in luck! We have a limited supply of left over, 40lb bags of composted mushroom manure.

To purchase, please contact our club manager at: kendra@thunderbirdstrack.org 

Bags will be sold at regular cost $7.35/bag. PICK UP ONLY! 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN OUR 2018 MANURE & SOIL FUNDRAISER!

The 2018 Manure and Potting Soil Sale is now complete. Vancouver Thunderbirds would like to sincerely thank all of our customers, volunteers, parents, athletes, coaches, and drivers for their countless hours of assistance in making this sale a success. 

A special thank you to Jericho Works Yard, and Dean Macintosh for your continued support in our club's fundraiser. We could not do this without you!

To all of our customers: we thank you for your financial assistance in supporting our NFP organization. The Manure and Soil fundraiser is our largest fundraiser of the year, with funds directly impacting an increase in physical literacy, and participation through the sport of track and field across Vancouver and into our expanded Burnaby locations. 

If you have experienced any issues with your orders, please contact our manager directly by email at kendra@thunderbirdstrack.org . With over 7,000 bags delivered over a two day period, we are aware that some mistakes may have occurred, and wish to fix any issues in a prompt manner. Thank you for your understanding, and patience at this time. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences caused. 

Again, we thank you so much for your support and hope to see you again in 2019!

Sincerely, 

Vancouver Thunderbirds Track and Field Club. 

Officiating Clinic Level 1 Course: February 3rd, 2018.

Anyone interested in earning their Level 1 in the National Officials Certification Program can do so by attending the Officials Clinic Level One Certification presented by BC Athletics on February 3rd in Richmond, BC. 

This workshop is required for advancement to Level 1 in the National Officials Certification program. This workshop prepares novice officials for successful participation and future upgrading. Basic rules and best practices for individual track and field events. Dress for comfort and light activity. Handouts will be provided, but participants should come prepared to take notes. There is no fee for this workshop.

8:30AM - 10:00AM

Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd., Richmond

Hosted by BC Athletics Officials Committee and the Achilles International Track Society

Registrar:  John Cull

For more information and registration, visit: http://www.bcathletics.org/News/officials-clinic-level-1-richmond-feb-3-2018/2710/