Congratulations to Joe @ the 2018 BC Athletics JD Award Banquet!

Congratulations to our own Joe Georgilas who attended this year’s Junior Development Awards Banquet in October. Joe had an outstanding year and managed to meet standards for both the 60m Dash (8.67s) and the Long Jump (4.59m). This is no easy feat, and as a result, received the BC Athlethics JD Award for his performance.

Well done, Joe! Looking forward to seeing you continue your success in 2019!

Fall Training to Start Oct 16, 2018

Hope you all had a wonderful Summer!

Fall practices that were initially going to begin on September 18th have had to be postponed until Tuesday, October 16th. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

We will be back at the Burnaby South indoor track on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Continue to check back to the website for more updated information.

In addition, our Annual General Meeting will also be coming up in a few weeks time, so please stay tuned for more details. Lots to discuss, so we are looking forward to seeing you there!

2018 Season Comes to a Close …

And with a flurry of summer meets, the season comes to an end with the BC Athletics Jamboree held on July 13 – 15th and the Junior Development Championships in Kelowna this year on July 27 – 29! Congratulations to all those athletes who worked so hard through the entire season and special congrats to those who medaled in the Championships. Some notable mentions:

  • Ava Jackson for capturing Silver in the 300m for 13 year olds.
  • Joe Georgilas for capturing Silver in the 60m, 100m & the Gold for the Long Jump amongst 11 year olds.
  • Max Maziotti for capturing the Gold in the Javelin for 10 year olds.
  • Shiloh Corrales-Nelson for capturing Bronze in the U18 division for the Hammer Throw.

It’s also worth mentioning that Zone 4 (which includes athletes from Burnaby) had a strong showing at the BC Summer Games this year, held in Cowichan. Many of the Zone 4 athletes went on to represent at the National Legions Track & Field Championships. Tremendous dedication to all who pushed through towards fulfilling their goals. Congratulations and a summer break well deserved.

Indoor practices are set to begin on Tuesday, September 18th at Burnaby South. Please keep checking back at our website over the next several weeks for more information.

Enjoy the rest of the Summer! Full Results can be found here.

Weekend of Medals!

Coming into our home stretch of track meets, Striders athletes collected lots of hardware this past weekend at the 4th Annual Universal Meet in Surrey. Overall 7 Gold medals, 2 Silver and one Bronze to show for all the hard work and persistency. It was a wet and cold couple of days, but congratulations to the following podium finishers!

Gold: Joe (60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump), Ava (300m), Marisa (Long Jump), Katelyn (200m).

Silver: Max (Long Jump), Brendan (300m).

Bronze: Katelyn (400m).

For full results, click here.

Striders in full swing at Jesse Bent!

Striders athletes came out in full force this past weekend and competed in over 40 events combined! A little bit of rain did not keep many from breaking their personal bests, with 10 medals earned overall … Well Done! This was a great opportunity to see and support all the young junior talents all the way up to Senior level racing! Some notable mentions:

Gold: Joe Georgilas (60m & 200m Age 11) & Sarah Conlin (1,000m Age 11)

Silver: Alec Brent (Long Jump Age 12)) & Joe Georgilas (100m Age 11)

Bronze: Daniel Yu (400m Youth), Katelyn Malmquist (200m Youth), Kelsey Kanyamuna (300m Midget), Shiloh Corrales Nelson (Shot Put & Discuss Youth)

For full meet results, please click here.

TD Play Continues to Support Burnaby Striders!

Thank you to TD Bank for their TD Play community program. We’d like to extend our deepest appreciation to Joanne Leung, Branch Manager, and her team at the Burnaby Center branch at 1933 Willingdon Ave for generously donating $500 to the Burnaby Striders Track & Field Club!

Every contribution is important and it goes a long way in helping us continue our support of young athletes to train, develop and compete at all levels of the sport. Burnaby Striders is a non-profit society, so generous donations like these are instrumental in us being able to deliver ongoing coaching, best-in-class facilities and updated equipment to our athletes, so that they have everything they need to achieve their goals & dreams!

Thank you again, Joanne and TD, for your commitment to the community and it’s people!

Fraser Valley & South Surrey – Juniors Step Up!

As we are in full swing with weekly meets, our Juniors continue to shine at the local meets, with ones held in Maple Ridge & South Surrey.

Strong performances in the 300 meter dash, with Ava Jackson, Marisa Mazziotti & Alec Brent all capturing hardware. And Joe Georgilas securing 1st in the 100 meter and 2nd in the long jump. Our relay teams had a strong performance as well to finish off the day!

Out at the Junior Olympics track in Surrey, Ava finished in podium position for both the 200 meter and long jump. Brendan Lim, Max Mazziotti & Rachel Roberts all had solid showings to round out the Striders Junior team these past 2 weekends. Way to represent!

For full results, please click here.

Fundraising & Support for Burnaby Striders!

Want to unload all your recyclables for a good cause? Great News … Burnaby Striders has a fundraising account at:

Kensington Square-Return-It Centre @ 6518 Hastings Street

And it’s easy to use!

All you have to do is bring in your empty containers to the centre, at the kiosk, enter 604-205-0058. (Striders Account #) and the number of bags of recycling you have, stickers will be printed and you stick them to your bags.

The Burnaby Striders account will be credited for all returned items. Please feel free to share this message with your family and friends too!

We are also actively raising funds through the sale of the World Famous Continental Almonds. We are looking for support from all members to help sell our cases of chocolate almonds to their families & friends!

Cases come with 30 individual $2 boxes (30 x $2 =$60 per case). Incentive prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Sellers!

If you are interested to help, please arrange for case drop off with Kyndrie at registration@burnabystriders.ca

2018 BC Summer Games Zone Trails May 26-27!

For those born in 2003 and 2004 ONLY, Burnaby Zone Trails for the BC Summer Games is being held from May 26-27, 2018 at South Surrey Athletic Park at 14600 20th Avenue, Surrey, BC. For those that qualify, the BC Summer Games will be held in Cowichan Valley from July 19 – 22, 2018. More event information can be found on the BC Athletics website.

ZONE 4 includes major centers like Burnaby, Coquitlam, New West, PoCo, Port Moody, Surrey & White Rock. If you do not live in these areas, please visit the BC Athletics website to find out the right zone for where you live. Registration deadline is May 20, 2018 with cost at $15 per event for BC Athletics members. Late registration is $25 per event for members.

If you have any BC Summer Games inquiries for Zone 4, the contact rep is Steve Boylan at sboylan@shaw.ca

Register on Trackie here.