Ocean Athletics regains prestigious Eaton Cup at Harry Jerome Indoor!!
A stellar opening to the 2016 Ocean Athletics season at the Harry Jerome Indoor at the Richmond Olympic Oval on Saturday, February 6. In addition to our athletes regaining the Eaton Cup (Club Midget, Youth & Open) in a hard fought battle with the Vancouver Thunderbirds (only a 5 point difference!), Ocean athletes earned 4 Outstanding Athlete awards.
Girls 9 Madelina van Arkel
Boys 11 Zaiah Dobson
Midget Women - Jessica Williams (2 meet records!)
Masters Men - Chris Niwinski
Full results and photos to come. Congratulations athletes, coaches and parents!
Ocean Athletics 2016 Capital Project
We want to replace the 2 storage bins with a permanent building. It will sit on the eastern side of the Rotary Shed. A site map has been sent to the City for initial approval. The next step is to find an architect to design the building/shed. Approximate size 16'wide x 25-28'long. Following architectural approval we will be securing a foundation company to lay the pad, and will then purchase materials, and organize many worker bees to build the shed. The current expectation is to build once the 2016 Track and Field season is completed (August) so as to not interfere with operations during the season. If you are willing to donate your time and expertise with any aspect of this project please contact Mo. This would of course, count as your volunteer work for the club!!!
Any Architects out there? We need architectural drawings made for our new shed!! If are willing to donate your expertise, please contact Mo
2016 Memberships are now due. If you have not renewed, your membership is due at your next practice in order for you to continue training. Ocean Athletics memberships run January to December, not on a 12 month rotation. All 2015 memberships expired on Dec. 31.
You can access your BC Athletics number here. If you are new to Track and Field, a BC Athletics number will be assigned upon registration.
You can use the on-line payment method, found at http://www.trackie.com/online-registration/event.php?id=2544 Please hand in a completed yearly club membership form and attach a copy of your payment receipt.
Club memberships can also be paid by cheque or cash. Membership forms are available here. (Partial payments cannot be done using the on-line method of payment). Memberships can be paid in two payments - the first due immediately, the second with a post dated cheque dated 1 month later. All memberships must be paid in full by the end of March 2016.
*** new! Your volunteer bond payment is now submitted with membership payment and will be reimbursed upon completion of volunteer hours.
Thank you to all who have their memberships in!
Training Schedule 2016 - February 8-13
Seahorses (2008, 2009):
Thursdays Indoors at Pacific Heights Elementary 5-6pm (LAST INDOOR!!)
Saturdays 10-11am at the South Surrey track.
Junior Development (JD's - 2007-2003):
Mondays 6-7:30pm, Outdoors at the track
Thursdays Indoors at Pacific Heights Elementary 5:30-7:00pm (LAST INDOOR)
High School & older Power Speed (sprints, hurdles, jumps):
Mondays 5:30 at the South Surrey track Monday Feb 8 - Cancelled
Tuesdays 5:30-7pm at the Track;
Thursdays 5-7pm HT Thrift Elementary (LAST INDOOR)
Saturday 10-12 noon
High School Middle Distance Group:
Monday 5:30pm SS Track Monday Feb 8 - Cancelled
Tuesday Feb 9 - 5:30pm SS Track
Thursday 5:30pm SS Track
Saturday 10-12 noon SS Track
High Jump Indoors:
Fridays 5-7:30pm Ocean Cliff Elementary - February 12, 19, 26th - All levels of HJ welcome at 5pm.
Pole Vault: contact Len van Ryswyk for training schedule
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“Ocean Athletics Track and Field Club gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Gaming Community Grants Program. This financial support allows Ocean Athletics to continue to operate and improve our track and field programming for youth ages 6 years and older.”
Founded in March of 2006, Ocean Athletics is a track and field club offering training and coaching for athletes ages 9+. We have 280 members with 12 qualified coaches in the areas of sprints, throws, distance and jumps.
In the spring of 2012, five Rotary Clubs came together to help Ocean Athletics and the City of Surrey to build a storage shed that now houses our pole vault, high jump and throwing equipment. Thank you to:
- Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peace Arch
- Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula
- Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
- Rotary Club of White Rock
In the spring of 2014, the new Rona shed was completed in the northwest corner of the track. Ocean Athletics shares 1/4 of that space. Thank you to Drew Kightley and Rona for their sponsorship of this project.