TRACK AND FIELD BEGINS
- 1. Season start
The first day for the senior group is April 1. The Junior group begins a week later on the 8th.
Remember: Dress appropriately for the weather and remember that the workouts may not go the full two hours. Plan for an hour and a half till things warm up.
Registration is online. All registration, fee information is on the club website. Here is the registration link: http://www.pgtrackandfield.ca/club-info/
Be sure you have completed your registration before the first workout.
We will be at Masich stadium till about the 3rd week of May. The facility will then close for renovations for the next 4-5 months. We will then move to our former facility, at Lac de bois*(Lakewood) for the remainder of the season. For this reason we will only host one track meet this year, the Sub Zero meet.
Here is a link to more information regarding the renovation from the City of PG website: http://princegeorge.ca/infocentre/MajorProjects/MasichUpgrade/Pages/default.aspx
The requested improvements include:
- A new synthetic turf infield
- A consolidated jumps area and permanent throwing cages/facilities
- A resurfaced track
- Additional site improvements such as trail development
The City of Prince George has the full $4.2M for the project: $3.2M from the federal Gas Tax Fund, $750,000 from the City of Prince George, and $250,000 from Northern Development (NDIT) through its Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.
The Masich Place/PGSS Redevelopment Project will provide many notable benefits for the Prince George and area sporting community, including:
- Earlier and later season play when natural turf fields are unavailable or damaged due to the northern climate.
- Increased sports tourism and potential for regional, provincial, and national competitions.
- Increased field capacity and four times the usability of natural turf promises to lead to greater revenue.
- Regular season play and sport development for groups such as UNBC soccer, minor football, rugby, and lacrosse that are currently without an outdoor field agreement.
*Renovations to the old cinder track began last fall with the city cleaning up the track and pushing the vegetation out past the wooden curbs. This spring the city will build jumping pits, move our throwing cage to Lakewood, clean up the throwing circles and install a storage container.
- AGM – April 26th, Wednesday, 6:30 Masich Stadium bleachers.
Plan to attend the AGM. Our club is run by volunteers and we are always looking for more help. We need a few more directors to replace those that step down. We are still searching for someone to fill the President’s position. Our treasurer just stepped down and that position is available. Help is also needed with registration, running the track meets and coaching.
There is a level 1 sport coach course in town this spring. If you are interested in coaching with the club you should take this course. Remember the club will pay your course fees. Here is the date again:
- Prince George – April 28, 29, 30th– Sport Coach
Here is some information regarding the course:
- Track meets.
Here is a schedule of meets this year. For the out of town meets in Kamloops and Kelowna you should think about making reservations now!
Our Club has booked a block of rooms for the Jack Brow Track & Field Meet in Kelowna on June 30, July 1 and 2nd.
Kelowna Day’s Inn
Room with 2 queen beds are 179 plus taxes – 10 rooms have been reserved
Suite with separate bedroom is 189 plus taxes – 2 rooms have been reserved
Deadline to reserve these rooms is May 10th.
MAJOR 2017 MEETS
March 31-April 2 Van Ryswyk Indoor Kamloops
May 6th Prince George Sub Zero Meet
May 12-13 Dylan Armstrong Classic – Kamloops
May 16-17 North Zone High School Meet – Masich Stadium
June 1-3 BC High School Track & Field Championships, TBA
June 30- July 2 Jack Brow Meet, Kelowna
July 14-16 BC Track & Field Championships Jamboree, Coquitlam
July 21-23 BC Junior Development Championships, Kelowna
August 2-8 Legion Youth Track & Field Championship, Brandon, Manitoba
TBA PGTF Wrap Up BBQ & Awards Day (11am – 2pm)