Mar 21 2018 - Athletics New Brunswick is seeking applications for its 2018 provincial Legion program.
Led by the New Brunswick Legion Command coaches will be selected to assist with the care of the athletes during the course of the trip however, their primary duties will be centered on the competition portion of the meet.
Individuals interested in a taking on a leadership role with Athletics New Brunswick will receive free transportation, accommodation, meals, coach’s registration, and team uniform items.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest to email@example.com April 21st, 2018.
Included in this email should be a summary of their NCCP coaching credentials and previous coaching experience.
Wednesday August 8th - Depart for Brandon, MB Thursday
August 9th - Events, coaches meeting, practice time
Friday August 10th - Competition and opening ceremonies
Saturday August 11th - Competition
Sunday August 12th - Competition
Monday August 13th - Athlete experience day Tuesday
August 14th - Depart for New Brunswick
Coaches should also plan to be present at the Team NB Legion Selection meet scheduled (TBD) and the Atlantic Championship scheduled for July 28-29 in Charlottetown PEI. However, if coaches are unavailable to attend these additional events they are still encouraged to submit an application, as being unavailable does not restrict one from still coaching at the National Legion Championships.
*Successful coaches will be required to submit a police record check that is no less than 2 years old as of July 2018
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 19 2018 - Léonide Johnson Obituary
Athletics New Brunswick is saddened to announce the passing of Léonide Johnson, a longtime volunteer with the Royal Canadian Legion - New Brunswick Command.
Born in Richibucto, Léonide Johnson passed away on March 11th at the age of 86. Johnson served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1952 - 1984, reaching the rank of Master Warrant Officer. Upon leaving the armed forces, Johnson became actively involved in the Royal Canadian Legion, serving as the President of Branch #30 and later as President of New Brunswick Command.
Leo and his wife Jeanine served as Chaperones for Team New Brunswick at Legion National Youth Track & Field Championships from 1999 - 2001, and again in 2003.
Johnson will be dearly missed by both the Legion community and the provincial track community, and will long be remembered for his service to Legion affairs in the province.
Mar 11 2018 - Atlantic Indoor Championships Recap
While university athletes were in action at the USports Championships in Windsor on Saturday, the Atlantic Championships took place in Moncton. The meet featured a delayed start due to weather conditions, but still brought together 170 athletes for quality competition.
- Shelby McIsaac of Riverview (ASEA) broke the provincial midget record in the pentathlon, scoring a total of 3032 points.
- Bruce Rosvall of Rothesay (SJTC) broke his own provincial record in the masters men's 50-54 60m, running a time of 8.18.
- Paul Gautier (SJTC) set a new provincial records in the master men's 60-64 high jump with a best attempt of 1.40m, and in the weight throw with a best of 16.51m.
- The ASEA midget girls broke the provincial record in the 4x200m with a time of 1:56.43. The relay team was comprised of Janelle Allanach of Dieppe, Erika Desprès of Moncton, Emily Doucet of Aldouane, and Shelby McIsaac of Riverview,
- Rebecca Lagace of Saint John (SJTC) broke the provincial records in the master women's 40-44 high jump with a best attempt of 1.02m, in the long jump with a best of 3.01m, in the shot put with a best of 8.22m, and in the weight throw with a best of 9.10m.
The women's championship banner was won by Pictou County Athletics with a total of 258 points, followed by ASEA with 143, and Chebucto Athletics with 89. ASEA won the men's team banner with a total of 234 points, followed closely by Pictou County Athletics with 228, and Saint John Track Club with 171.
"These Championships were again a great success, and the close competition for the men's banner provided great excitement for all" said Gabriel LeBlanc, Executive Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "Our athletes will now begin preparing for the outdoor season, with the first competitions set to take place in early May."
Full results can be found here: anb.ca/Results/view-results.php?id=1008
Mar 10 2018 - Dennis Furlong Obituary
It is with heavy hearts that Athletics New Brunswick announce the passing of a longtime member and former President.
Dennis Furlong passed away at the age of 72. Born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Dennis was a longtime member of the association and a dedicated volunteer. The Dalhousie resident was a competitive masters athlete and served as President of Athletics New Brunswick from 2004 to 2007. His accomplishments as an athlete include 15 provincial masters records, a 15th place finish in the M60 decathlon at the 2007 World Masters Championships, and a gold medal performance in the M70 decathlon at the 2016 Pan American Masters Championships. As President of ANB, Dennis led the association during the early preparation stages of the Moncton 2010 IAAF World Junior Championships, and formed the ANB Development Task Force that put together a comprehensive plan to ensure future sport development.
Away from athletics, Dennis excelled as a family physician and former provincial politician. Throughout the 70's, 80's, and 90's, Dennis served as a representative of Restigouche in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick and the New Brunswick Medical Society, and served on the Board of Directors of the New Brunswick Lung Association; he later became President of all three organizations. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Campbellton Regional Hospital, and served as a physician member of the Premier’s Council on Health Strategy. Dennis also formerly chaired the Premier’s Council on the Status of Disabled Persons, the New Brunswick Trauma System Advisory Committee, and the committee which successfully bid to host the 2003 Canada Winter Games.
From 1999 to 2003, Dennis represented Dalhousie-Restigouche East in the Legislative Assembly, serving as the Minister of Health and Community Services, Minister of Health and Wellness, and Minister of Education. Appointed by the Government of Canada in 2005, he also led the Fact-Finders' Report on the CFB Gagetown Herbicide Spray Programs.
Dennis was a valued member of our association and the New Brunswick community as a whole, serving as one of the province's most active volunteers and always showing true sportsmanship. He will be dearly missed by the athletics community.
Mar 10 2018 - NB athletes shine at USport Championships
The USports Track & Field Championships took place this past weekend in Windsor, Ontario. New Brunswick athletes once again showed their strengths and finished with 2 provincial records and 4 medals.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for University of Guelph, won bronze in the men's 1000m with a time of 2:28.66, and placed 5th in the 600m with a time of 1:20.06. As a member of his school's relay team, LeBlanc also won gold in the 4x800m and placed 7th in the 4x400m. LeBlanc's bronze is the first medal for a New Brunswick male in an individual event since Adam Gaudes' silver in 2012.
- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, finished 4th in the men's 300m with a time of 34.59. His time of 34.47 in the prelims also broke his own provincial record. As a member of his school's relay team, Berkshire also won silver in both the 4x200m and the 4x400m.
- Ryan Evans of Saint John, competing for University of Western Ontario, finished 7th in the men's heptathlon with a score of 4519, just missing his provincial record set at the OUA Championships two weeks prior. His clearance of 4.10m in the pole vault is a new provincial junior record.
- Jean-Luc Bastarache of Moncton, competing for the Université de Moncton, finished 9th in the men's heptathlon with a score of 4432.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 9th in women's long jump with a best attempt of 5.50m.
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi, competing for University of New Brunswick, finished 11th in the women's pentathlon with a score of 3156.
- Tess McDonald of Frdericton, competing for University of Toronto, finished 12th in the women's triple jump with a best attempt of 11.10m.
- Veronique Omalosanga of Moncton, competing for Université Laval, ran in the prelims of the women's 4x200m and helped her school's relay team make the finals, which later finished 8th overall.
- Shawna McKay of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie University, ran in the prelims of the women's 4x200m where her school finished 9th overall.
The Guelph Gryphons took home both the men's and women's championship banners, finishing with 123 points on the women's side and 122.5 on the men's. On the women's side, the Toronto Blues finished second with 84 points while the Windsor Lancers finished third with 79; the Alberta Golden Bears finished second with 68 points on the men's side, followed by Laval Rouge et Or with 55.
"New Brunswick athletes always bring their best at the USports Championships and this year was no different," said Gabriel LeBlanc, Technical Director of Athletics New Brunswick. "The Championships caps off a historic season for our university athletes, one that was filled with records and medals all the way through."
Full results can be found here: www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2018/USport/
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Mar 7 2018 - ANB Athletes set to compete at USports National Championships
The USports Track & Field Championships are set for this weekend, taking place in Windsor, Ontario from Friday till Saturday. New Brunswick will be well represented by 11 athletes, representing 7 universities.
- Véronique Omalosanga of Moncton,competing for Université de Laval, will race the women's 4x200m alongside her teammates, who are ranked 10th overall.
- Shawna McKay of Moncton, competing for Dalhousie University, will race the women's 4x200m alongside her teammates, who are ranked 13th overall.
- Victoria LeBlanc of Saint John, competing for the University of New Brunswick, will compete in the women's long jump where she is ranked 12th overall.
- Tess McDonald of Fredericton, competing for the University of Toronto, will compete in the women's triple jump where she is ranked 5th overall.
- Sydney MacDonald of Miramichi competing for the University of New Brunswick will compete in the women's pentathlon she is ranked 12th overall.
- Isabelle Morris of Bellefond, competing for the Université de Moncton, will compete in the women's high jump where she is ranked 16th overall.
- Jack Berkshire of Fredericton, competing for University of Toronto, will compete in the men's 300m where he is tied for the 3rd rank. Berkshire will also compete in the men's 4x200m and 4x400m alongside his teammates, who are ranked 3rd and 1st overall, respectively.
- Andrew LeBlanc of Fredericton, competing for University of Guelph, will compete in the men's 1000m where he is ranked 6th overall. LeBlanc will also compete in the men's 4x400m and 4x800m alongside his teammates, who are ranked 4th & 3rd overall, respectively.
- Liam Turgeon of Tidehead, competing for University of New Brunswick, will compete in the men's weight throw where he is ranked 13th overall.
- Ryan Evans of Saint John, competing for University of Western Ontario, and Jean-Luc Bastarache of Moncton, competing for the Université de Moncton, will compete in the men's heptathlon. Ryan is ranked 10th while Jean-Luc is ranked 13th.
Live results can be found here: http://www.windsortiming.com/LiveResults/2018/USport/
By: Brandon Scott LeBlanc
Mar 1 2018 - Julia Loparco receives Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) grant !
Congratulations to our own Julia Loparco (SJTC) who this past week was one of the 10 recipients of the Women in Sports Encouragement (WISE) Fund grant for 2018.
For more information visit: http://www.caaws.ca/grants-and-recognition/wise-fund/
Supported by: Athletics Canada
Julia Loparco currently coaches speed skating and para-athletics in Halifax, NS, and Saint John, NB. As a speed skater, she represented New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games and was a silver medalist with the midget relay team in the 1500m at the National Short Track Championships in 2010. She transitioned to coaching and was named head coach of the Learn-to-Skate and Learn-to-Speedskate programs at the Saint John Amateur Speed Skating Club. Julia also developed a passion for athletics as she coached in her spare time while at university. She aspires to be named Athletics Legion Coach for the National Championships in 2018, as well as a Canada Games speed skating coach in 2019. The WISE Fund will help her to further her NCCP certifications on the path to realizing her goals.
Mar 1 2018 - The return of the Maritime Masters Cup
Athletics New Brunswick is pleased to announce the come back of the Maritime Masters Cup. This provincial competition will take place as part of the Atlantic Championships, both indoors and outdoors, with the winning province gaining bragging rights in this friendly rivalry. Each province will be scored using the top-10 performances from each province’s team of master athletes, with a minimum of 3 from either gender, scored using WMA age-graded scoring. The team with the highest total will win the Cup and take home the bragging rights for Maritime masters supremacy until the next Atlantic Championships.
Atlantic Championships will take place on March 10th in Moncton.