The 2011 BC Alpine AGM will be worth your time and attention!  Our expert presenters and Town Hall discussions are sure to engage, educate and entertain! (Preview DRAFT AGENDA)

Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2011
Location:  Holiday Inn, 711 West Broadway, Vancouver
Cost:  $35 cash at the door or online at www.pay.bcalpine.com (continental breakfast and lunch included)
* If you're coming from out of town, please call the Holiday Inn Reservations Direct Line at 604-707-1939 to book your room ASAP!(mention "BC Alpine" for special group rate). You can also reserve via e-mail: info@hivancouver.com  

SPECIAL INVITED GUEST PRESENTERS

Dr. Stephen Norris
Director of Sport Physiology & Strategic Planning at the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary

Originally from England, Stephen is currently the Director of Sport Physiology & Strategic Planning at the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary where he is responsible for Canada’s Winter Olympic Sports Teams, as well as being Adjunct Assistant Professor of Applied Physiology within the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL) at the University of Calgary. He acts as a consultant to several national sports teams, teaches and supervises graduate students specializing in applied physiology and sport science, as well as having a heavy involvement in coach education. Stephen’s research is centred upon the implementation of sport science into practical settings, particularly aspects to do with the planning, periodization, sequencing and monitoring of training. Stephen is primarily involved with ‘sliding and gliding’ sports (those on ice, snow and water) such as hockey, all disciplines of skiing, snowboarding, luge, skeleton, and bobsleigh, as well as having an interest in sailing and swimming.

Dr. Norris will be discussing the Long Term Athlete Development Model and focusing on athlete development programs at specific ages. He is a dynamic and engaging speaker.
 

Dr. Brian M. Hunt, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C), F.A.C.S.
Neurological Surgeon, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver

Dr. Brian Hunt has practiced in a very busy, non-university hospital, treating many closed head injuries.  He is keenly interested in skiing and the outdoors and has served as a volunteer medical doctor for the National Alpine Ski Team and a volunteer medical ski patroller for Whistler Mountain.  He was a Director of the Provincial Program for Advanced Trauma Life Support which offers trauma management training to doctors from peripheral areas of the province. His interests in sport and trauma care have enabled him to gain knowledge and experience in management of concussion in sports.  As Director for the injury prevention program, ThinkFirst of Canada, B.C. Chapter, he devotes many hours to counseling of young athletes, their parents and coaches, who have to deal with the effects of repeated concussions and the subsequent persisting physical and psychological problems they cause. 

Dr. Hunt will review of the reasons for diagnosing and managing concussion in sport in order to allow the athlete the best opportunity to return to their sport in a timely and safe manner.  It is offered in a light, entertaining and informative style.
 

Also on the agenda….

INTERACTIVE "TOWN HALL" SESSION

The goal of the Town Hall Session is to create some discussion around what innovative ways clubs are utilizing to build their clubs and regions. How we might collaborate in the future and what we might share to eliminate duplications of effort. The speakers will speak anecdotally about what works for them and will engage everyone to question and comment and where we might go in the future to continue telling the magical story of ski racing and what it does for families, how we might spread the good word, what resources exist to help smaller club and how we might mentor one another to continue on a path to make BC the heart of alpine skiing grass roots development and the leading region in the world for performance for the next generation. 

Written questions are encouraged from anyone and everyone. Athletes, Parents, Club Administrators, Coaches, Volunteers and Sponsors. programs@bcalpine.com

Nigel Cooper – Moderator
Sead Causevic – Coast Zone
Rod Timm – Kootenay
Jorgen Anderson – Okanagan
TBA – North Zone