Calforex Cup #4 adds laser/eco-aim category to race weekend!

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The race organizing committee will add an eco-aim category to the Saturday and Sunday race days due to the high demand!

The athletes will race a 3km Sprint on Saturday and Sunday as the shortest available loop is 1km long. The clubs are asked to bring 3-4 eco aims to Camrose. If you have questions about the eco-aim category, please contact Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

To find the race invitation and the link to the registration, please click HERE.

Changes to Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy

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There are two changes in the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy that came into effect on January 1, 2022.

  1. Air Rifles are no longer a race category in Calforex Cup events instead will be Eco-Aim’s used in future races. If your club does not own any Eco-Aim’s and you would like to try them or have questions around purchasing Eco-Aim’s, please contact Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

2. Changes to the Wax Protocol. Since January 1, 2022, Biathlon Alberta banned fluoro waxes of any variety (high, medium, or low), high fluoro speed blocks and powders. The use of hand structure on skis is allowed. You can find the complete wording at 10.1 in the Biathlon Alberta Hosting Policy.

You can find the Hosting Policy HERE.

The invitation for Calforex Cup #4 in Camrose is now posted!

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Come and join us in Camrose on January 15-16, 2022, for the first Calforex Cup in 2022!

The race invitation is now posted on our events page.

The race registration will open on December 27, 2021, at 09:00am!

You can find the invitation and the link to the zone4 registration page HERE!

We are looking forward to seeing you in Camrose!

Technical Delegate course in Charlottetown, PEI, February 12-13,2022

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Biathlon Canada is hosting a Technical Delegate (TD) course in Charlottetown, PEI, on February 12-13, 2022.

The deadlines of the course that got announced today are pretty tight. If you are interested in participating in this course, please email Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca by Friday, December 24, 2021, at 12:00 pm.

Biathlon Canada will endeavour to have the attendees confirmed by January 7, 2022. The next TD course will be held in the West.

Please note: Biathlon Canada will monitor the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic and will only hold this course in person if safe to do so. If the course is not able to be run in person, Biathlon Canada will look into the feasibility of running an online version of the course.

Biathlon Alberta is considering subsidising the travel costs for the selected individual.

2021-22 athlete support for Youth/Junior World Championship Trials and National Championships.

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Biathlon Alberta will support again athletes that are travelling to the 2022 Youth & Junior World Championship Trials.

Athletes who want to take advantage of the travel subsidy will be required to contact Biathlon Alberta before December 24, 2021, and inform our General Manager about their plans to participate in the event.

To find out more about the details, please see the document below:

Biathlon Alberta will also support the best Alberta athletes that will participate at the 2022 Canadian National Championships. To see the selection criteria, please click HERE.

If you have questions about either of the two support programs, please email our General Manger Elmar at elmar@biathlon.ca

2023 Canada Winter Games will require full vaccination!

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The Canada Games Council (CGC) announced today their decision, with the support of the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games Host Societies, to require accredited individuals at the 2022 Canada Summer Games and the 2023 Canada Winter Games to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to take part in the Games due to the ongoing global pandemic.

The CGC’s vaccination policy applies to all accredited individuals attending the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games including athletes, coaches, managers, technical officials, participant assistants, venue pass holders, mission staff, VIPs and media.

The CGC, the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games Host Societies will make accommodations for individuals who are either ineligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or have received an exemption on medical or religious grounds.  A negative COVID-19 test will not be accepted as a substitute for vaccinations.

CGC and Host Society staff, contractors and volunteers must also be fully vaccinated under separate organizational policies.

Spectators at the 2022 and 2023 Canada Games will be subject to the public health requirements of the respective host communities and/or the policies of the host venues at the time of the Games.

Attached is the CGC’s Policy on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines.  Details regarding the implementation of the policy and exemption procedures will be available by April 1, 2022.  More information including the Vaccination Policy Frequently Asked Questions is available at www.canadagames.ca.

2023 Canada Winter Games Women in Coaching Apprenticeship opportunity!

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Women in Coaching Apprentice Coach Program

Team Alberta has an opportunity to include 2 female apprentice coaches in the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program.

The Apprenticeship Coach Program is a cost-shared program made possible through the partnership of the Canada Games Council, Sport Canada, Coaching Association of Canada, Aboriginal Sport Circle, Provincial/Territorial Coaching Coordinators, the 2023 Canada Winter Games Host Society, selected Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations, Apprentice Coaches and the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch.

The Apprentice Coach will be part of the sport’s Canada Games coaching staff (in addition to the number of positions listed in the 2023 Canada Winter Games technical package).  Travel to the Games as well as accommodations and meals in the athlete’s village will be provided.  Team Alberta will provide a walk-out uniform and include the apprentice coach in all Team Alberta events.

If your organization is interested in submitting a candidate, please refer to the attached Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program Application Procedure and Guidelines.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact Biathlon Alberta’s General Manager, Elmar Heger, before December 20, 2021, at elmar@biathlon.ca to discuss the process. Biathlon Alberta will have to nominate the coach to the provincial government.