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Apr 29 2015 - 12 Challenges Program registration now open for 6 diffrent communities

May 12th is soon approaching which means it is once again almost time for 12 Défis! With four sessions over four weeks, 12 Défis is a program designed to introduce boys and girls from ages 5-12 to athletics in a non-competitive atmosphere under the guidance and supervision of some of New Brunswick`s top athletes and coaches .

"As program that benefits the children as well as the athlete mentors, these experienced athletes are eager to share their knowledge of the sport in a friendly learning environment with the next generation of athletes" notes New Brunswick Decathlete and 12 Défis coach, Chris Robertson.

Due to the immense success of this program in Dieppe in the previous years and high demand for additional program locations, we are now offering lessons in five other communities: Rexton, Shediac, Hampton, Miramichi, and Bathurst! Registrations are now being accepted into all of these programs, which can be found online at http://anb.ca/Programs/12-defis-challenges.php.

Spots available in each of these locations are limited so sign up soon!

Times and dates:

·         Hampton - Friday Night 6:00-7:15 (May 8th, May15, May 22nd, May 29th)

·         Dieppe -  Tuesday Nights 6:30-7:45 ( May 12, May 19th, May 26th and June 2nd)

·         Shediac - Wednesday Night  6:00-7:15 ( May 13th, May 20th, May 27th and June 3rd)

·         Rexton - Thursday Nights 6:00-7:15 (May 14th, May 21st, May 28th and June 4th)

·         Miramichi - Monday Nights 6:00-7:00 ( May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th )

·         Bathurst - Monday Nights 6:00-7:00 ( May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th )


Apr 28 2015 - ANB members off to Florida

Safe travel to the 12 Athletics New Brunswick members that will travel to  to Clermont, Florida  tomorrow where they will train at the National Training Center from April 29th – May 10th.  Atheletes will take part in a professional athletic experience having two training sessions per day with focus being on quality training.  Training will take place on the track, in the pool, and in the weight room and athletes will also have video and biomechanical analysis available to them. In short a great opportunity to get a head start on the outdoor season.  


Apr 22 2015 - ANB offering 4 Summer Jobs

Athletics New Brunswick , is seeking applications from interested students for some of it's summer time positions .

We are currently looking for candidate in the following areas:

-Moncton/Dieppe/Shediac 

-Acadian Peninsula 

-Miramichi 

-Fredericton 

The successful candidate will be expected to assists in training to local clubs  and administrative activities & travel to track meets within the Province of New Brunswick to assist Athletics New Brunswick will be required.  This position is ideal for mature students able to take direction and work independently. Experience in track and field,  working with athletes,  and youth and the ability to work independently will be considerations in the selection process. 

Duties and requirements for the position include the following:

- 15 years of age or older and returning to studies in the Fall

- able to work evenings and weekends to meet the needs of track meets and events

- able to travel to the club facility and local area track meets as required

- good knowledge of the sport of Track & Field

- assist in the operation of local meets and practices  with various roles including having the physical ability to set up and remove equipment that is used in track & field

- coordinate volunteers and schedules at events as required

- bilingualism would be an asset

- other related duties as required

These are 8-10 weeks 30 hours a week job paying $13.00 per hour.

The position is funded via Service Canada and starting May 11th 2015. Applicants are asked to forward their resume to ANB anb@anb.ca by Tuesday , May 5th 2015.Please indicate which area you are applying for .


Apr 21 2015 - ANB Announces 2015 Indoor High Performance Team

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce its’ High Performance Program teams from the 2015 indoor season. These athletes achieved performance standards which place them as the best in the province, and in many cases among the best in the country. As a part of the High Performance teams, these athletes will have special training and competition opportunities to help them continue to improve with the goal of representing New Brunswick on the national and international stage. A total of 49 athletes achieved the required performance standards, with 23 of those achieving the A standards. 

“We are very proud of all of our New Brunswick athletes, but those that have made these standards have definitely earned themselves an extra pat on the back,” said ANB Director of High Performance Steve LeBlanc. “Our province continues to improve the quantity and quality of our athletes thanks in no small part to the hard work of the athletes themselves along with their coaches,” he added, “It is a sign of the health of our sporting community that we continue to exceed expectations.”

ANB Technical Director Gabriel LeBlanc pointed out that the growth in our sport has come from a combination of an excellent talent pool, outstanding coaching and club support, and a renewed focus on facilities and infrastructure. “We are fortunate right now to have some very good facilities, both new and renovated, that allow us to host top notch competitions as well as support a high quality training environment. We hope to see even more development of athletics facilities, both indoor and outdoor, across our province to continue this trend in sport development,” added LeBlanc. “Our athletes deserve the very best.”

Along with the HP teams from the indoor season, ANB is also pleased to note that both Barry Britt, of Hampton, and Ryan Cassidy, of Grande-Digue, achieved HP A team performances during the Canadian Cross Country Championships back in December, having finished 4th and 5th respectively. They were subsequently named to the Canadian national team and represented Canada at both the Panamerican Cross Country Cup in Columbia and the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in China. Matt McNeil, of Saint John, also achieved an A team performance with his 12th place finish at the 2014 CIS Cross Country Championships. Both Barry and Matt were able to replicate this with their indoor A team performances. Congratulations to these three athletes on their strong performances.

See the full list here: www.anb.ca/documents/uploads/HPP%20Indoor%20Team%20Press%20Release%202015%20EN.pdf


Apr 20 2015 - 2017 Athletics CSG Staff Announcement

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce its second round of staff selections for the 2017 Jeux Canada Games that will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, which was ratified by the board of directors at the 2015 Semi Annual Meeting held in Moncton on April 18th. 

Kathleen Kiely from Fredericton who coaches with Fast Tracks

Jennifer Butler from Bathurst who coaches Chaleur Athletics

Wendy Randell from Riverview who coaches with South East Athletics/ Athletisme Sud-Est

Bill MacMackin from Saint John who coaches with the Saint John Track Club

Peter Stuart from Moncton who coaches with South East Athletics/ Athletisme Sud-Est

Yvan Pelletier from Fredericton who coaches with the Fredericton Legion Track Club

 

This group of six coaches will be working with previously announced head coach Jason Reindl who lives in Saint John and coaches with the Saint John Track Club.

 

Also being named to the staff as manager was Rachelle McDonald from Saint John.

 

“I am extremely happy with the staff that we have been able to put in place. We had a number of excellent applicants for both coach and manager positions and in the end we were able to select a strong group for 2017.  As a staff we are starting immediately with our planning for this program as we look to build off of success that was achieved in 2013,”said head coach Jason Reindl.

 

A para-athletics coach & Special Olympic coach will be named at later time to be determined.

 

Questions or further inquiries about the 2017 Canada Games Athletics Program can be sent to head coach Jason Reindl @ jasonreindl@me.com or  (506) 343-2149


Apr 16 2015 - Sarah Myatt new Athlete Representative of ANB

Athletics New Brunswick wishes to extend congratulations to Sarah Myatt of Fredericton has been appointed to the position of Athlete Representative

 

Sarah a long time member of our association  will play the role for a two year term, in which she will represent all New Brunswick athletes and give the athletes a larger voice.

 

  "Sarah, has always conducted herself as leader on and off the track we are very happy to have her as the athlete representative", said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director for Athletics New Brunswick. "We woudl also like to express our gratitude de Brandon LeBlanc who held the position for the past 2 years


Apr 10 2015 - The 12 challenges Dieppe

The Dieppe 12 Challenges are back!

This program is organized in partnership with Athletics New Brunswick and the City of Dieppe and aims to help children from 5 to 11 years discover athletics and develop their skill in a non-competitive atmosphere. Three different athletics events will be taught each night and the program will run every Tuesday from May 12 to June 2 at the Anna-Malenfant School track facility starting at 6:30pm. Registrations are being accepted now at http: // www.anb.ca/12Dieppe/. At a cost of $25 plus service charges, the participant will partake in four evenings to help discover the sport of track and field.

Be sure to sign up soon, only 100 entries will be accepted!

 

** New to this year, the program will also be offered in other communities including Miramichi, Rexton, Bathurst, Shediac and Hampton. More details on these coming soon


Apr 9 2015 - Athletics Athlete Representative Election Now Open

* Important * As the result of a technical issue one candidate was omitted from the Athlete Rep election  by accident and so the election will be re-run. Athletes will be send a new code and we please ask you to vote. 

From April 9th to the 14th ANB athletes aged 16+ are asked to vote for a candidate for Athlete rep.

 

We have  3 great applicants for this position 

Brandon LeBlanc: find out more about Brandon

Sarah Myatt: find out more about Sarah

Nicholas MacLean : Find out more about Nicholas

 

On April 9th athletes will receive a ballot by email with a secure code that will only allow them to vote once. If you have not received a code please contact Gabriel LeBlanc before midnight on April 13th at anb@anb.ca and you will be emailed a code. 

You are encouraged to participate in this process as this position plays a very important role at the Board level.

Best of luck to both candidats 


Apr 8 2015 - Veronica Coombes will get her new chair

Athletics New Brunswick (ANB) is pleased to announce the support of Embracor Medical Ltd to emerging wheelchair racer, Veronica Coombes.     Initially, Veronica was to live this great experience in the Spring 0f 2014 but because of illness, it has been rescheduled to April 2015.   

Coombes a 16 year old from Shediac Cape was born with spina bifida. At the 2013 Canada Games, she became New Brunswick's most decorated female athlete at the games capturing 3 silvers in wheelchair racing.  

Embracor Medical Ltd will be sending Veronica and ANB technical director Gabriel LeBlanc to Cambridgeshire, England to have a racing wheelchair custom built by Draft Wheelchair, the world leading company in racing wheelchairs. Not only is Embracor Medical covering the flight for the duo but will also be purchasing the $8000 racing chair.    Both Veronica and Gabriel are on their way to England this April 11th.   

"We simply cannot thank Embracor Medical and our other supporters enough for their generosity," says LeBlanc. "Draft wheelchairs are used by some of the best athletes around the world, including quadruple 2012 Paralympic gold medalist David Weir and fastest ever marathoner, Canadian Josh Cassidy. With this support, Veronica's dreams are even closer than ever before."

Embracor Medical first heard about Veronica’s situation last fall through local media coverage after she won multiple medals at the Canada games in a used wheelchair with borrowed wheels. "We are very pleased to support such an amazing young talented local athlete in her Paralympic dreams," said Hans Kristensen, CEO of Embracor Ltd. "Veronica has already showed her talents across the country, and we are hoping this support will be a step towards showing them across the world, she is a World Class competitor on her way to being a Para-Olympian Medalist and deserves World Class equipment”

According to Coombes, "This is a dream come true. I’ve have never had my own racing chair so I can’t wait to see how fast I can go in a chair that was built just for me! The support has been amazing and I just want to show my gratitude and achieve my goals in representing my region and my country."


Apr 8 2015 - 2015 Legion Coaches

Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce that the following coaches will lead team New Brunswick at the 2015 Legion Canadian Youth Track & Field Championships:

 Wendy Randell of Riverview (head coach)

Jennifer Butler of Bathurst (event coach)

Bruce Guitard of Charlo (event coach)

Carol Lepage of Bathurst (event coach)

The Royal Canadian Legion Track and Field program is a nationally sanctioned program culminating in a national track & field camp and national championship for Canadian youth between the ages of 14 and 17 in the current year. In 2015  this event will be held in Ste Thérèse , Qc during the week of August 7-9th.  Athletes wishing to be part of Team NB must compete at the Legion Provincial Championships (July 11-12) to be eligible for selection.

Congratulations to the coaching staff!


Apr 5 2015 - Flying Dust Habitat for Humanity 5km and 10km

One of our HP team members is organizing a 5k for a good cause

On April 18th, Luisa Schwarz and Swimming New Brunswick athlete Maxime Thibodeau will be organizing a road race (Flying Dust Habitat for Humanity 5km and 10km) in Fredericton as a fundraiser for their habitat for humanity project in June to the Flying Dust First Nations Reserve in Saskatchewan.

There will be a 5km, 10km, and FREE kids race (ages 10 and under) and everything will be followed by draw prizes and a BBQ!

Online registration is 15$ and is open until April 16th. Race day registration will also be available for 20$.

For more information: http://www.runnb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=995

For online registration: https://www.trackie.com/online-registration/register.php…

Come on out and support the École Sainte -Anne Habitat for Humanity group!


Apr 3 2015 - Semi-Annual General Meeting

Dear members

Every year ANB holds both an Annual general Meeting (fall) and a Semi Annual general meeting AGM (spring).

We invite all members, and anyone interested to attend our Semi Annual General Meeting that will take place in Moncton on Saturday  April 18th. The meeting will take place at the CEPS of l'Université de Moncton in room 226. Meeting will start at 1pm and we hope to finish by 4pm. 

The executive has agreed to a meeting format that is much less formal that our AGM. The purpose of this is to allow information to be shared in a very open way allowing more flexibility for questions and discussion.

Input is wanted from the clubs, board members present and other volunteers on our priorities for the coming year.

A draft agenda is available here: http://anb.ca/Calendar/view-event.php?id=1074

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me

 

Hope to see you there

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