MCA BOARD ELECTIONS Nov 20, 2020

2020 has been a challenging year for sport, but also a great opportunity to reflect on the many facets of cycling where positive change is possible. Now more than ever the MCA needs a dynamic team to help to continue to move cycling in Manitoba forward. Please join our cycling executive to ensure not only the health of the association remains strong, but that we can increase opportunities for our members, support their endeavours within the community, and continue to grow cycling as a viable sport and recreational activity in Manitoba.

The following MCA Board positions are up for Election this November:

  1. President
  2. Treasurer
  3. Mountain Bike Director
  4. Road Director
  5. Cyclocross Director
  6. Kids of Mud Director
  7. Recreation & Transportation Director
  8. Marketing & Communications Director

Board Elections will take place on November 20th, 2020 at MCA’s AGM. Please pre-register to attend (Here)! Anyone can attend, but only MCA members can vote. We will send further details to you via email.

Full list of Board positions, current directors, and incumbents

Board members must be eighteen (18) years of age, or older, and be members of the association in good standing. Each position is for a 2 year term.

Please contact MCA Executive Director, Twila Cruickshank for further details: cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5686.

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Important Message from Public Health

PUBLIC HEALTH MESSAGE FOR SPORT & RECREATION

Dear MCA Clubs/Members/Partners,

The following information has been received from Public Health and we ask that you please distribute it as widely as possible within your networks, including facilities and community centres.

 People engage in a number of different types of recreational activities on a regular basis.  Public health officials recognize the importance of physical activity in one’s everyday life and want to encourage all Manitobans to find the safest ways to remain physically active during this pandemic. However, the risk of spreading COVID19 in those who participate in recreational activities is a valid concern. 
 
Different sports have different levels of risk.  For example, playing table tennis with someone where physical distancing can be maintained for the entire game likely represents a lower risk activity. Alternatively, a hockey game with ongoing interactions throughout the game would represent a higher risk activity.  Regardless of time, a single interaction of less than two metres/six feet (such as a body check) could potentially lead to the transmission of COVID-19.
 
Please be advised the definition of a close contact that is used in public health includes:
close contact (within two metres/six feet) with a confirmed or probable case someone for 15 minutes or more;

or


has had direct contact with infectious body fluids of a probable or confirmed case regardless of contact time. It is important to note that if a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was involved in a recreational activity during their communicable period, public health investigations would include everyone involved in that event. This includes before, during and after the event, and would involve players, coaches, spectators, officials and anyone else who may be at risk. 
 
Following the risk assessment, public health may determine there was zero risk and there would be no need for anyone to self-isolate (quarantine). Or, the risk assessment could determine that all those involved would be at risk and would have to self-isolate (quarantine) for 14 days.
 
Example
A game is played where physical distancing was practiced before and after the game. However players awaiting their turn to actively participate (sitting on the bench) did not physically distance during the game.  A player subsequently becomes COVID-19 positive and it was determined that during the communicable period they participated in the game.  Public health may deem all those on the COVID-19 positive player’s team, including coaches and affiliated staff, to be close contacts and therefore everyone may have to quarantine.
 
It’s important to note that the use of a mask would not affect the public health investigations. Public health recommends (and sometimes requires) using a mask to help lower the risk of transmission.  But because the science is still evolving, it is not yet known if a mask has more benefit for others or the person wearing the mask. In addition, there is no way to know if someone used their mask properly. This means public health can not be certain that wearing a mask has provided sufficient protection to lower the risk assessment. This doesn’t take away from the advice to wear masks to lower everyone’s risk. 
 
As the risk of COVID-19 can never be zero we must weigh the benefits and risks in participating in recreational activities. Public health officials have made recommendations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 for those involved in sport. For more information, visit: https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/coronavirus/activities-guidelines.pdf
 
These guidelines have been developed to lower the risk of COVID-19 as much as possible, given the risks that will continue to exist in group physical activities.  Following the guidelines is essential to lower everyone’s risk of being infected.  However, even if all guidelines are followed, there may still be times when public health will consider an exposure to be high enough risk that participants will be required to self-isolate (quarantine).
 
For accurate, timely information on COVID-19, you can also visit Manitoba.ca/covid19.



Thank you,
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Calling all Bike Lords! Registration closes Oct 1 midnight!

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Youth Day Camps – Coming Soon!

5 days a week M-F/9am-5pm

Ages 8 to 13

Lots of variety

Start date: July 20

Watch mbcycling.ca for more details!

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Insurance Q & A Webinar – June 10th – 7 pmCST

Thankyou to everyone who submitted their insurance questions.

Tonight’s webinar will be co-hosted by Manitoba Cycling Association, Alberta bicycle Association, Saskatchewan Cycling Association, and the Ontario Cycling Association.

Start-time: 7pm CST

Webinar
Password: 932645

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Multi-sport prep – Jan 28

As we prepare for this evening’s program start, we would like to thank you for your registration and pass along the information you’ll need for your first practice.​

Your speed skating coaches Aaron and Mark will be waiting for you in Club Room 2 at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Centre (999 Sargent Ave).  

Please be sure to dress appropriately for the weather – Environment Canada’s current forecast is for -10c temperatures with moderate winds.  

Remember that your child will also need a helmet and gloves for these skating sessions.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for this first session, so we can fit you for skates.

Parents can watch in the warmth from the upstairs viewing area.  Or, if you are feeling inspired, let us know we can get some skates for you to try as well!

Thank you on behalf of MCA, MSSA, CCSAM, and TriMB!

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Multi-Sport clinic kick-off tonight – Jan 28!

REGISTER HERE

Goal: Provide Children and parents with an endurance sports training program that encourages skill and fitness progression, while maintaining the multisport variety that helps keep options open and allows kids to connect with multiple experiences and friends.

Delivery: Program delivery will involve four periods, each assigned to a specific sport as follows:

  • Speed Skating – January 28, February 4, and 11
  • Cross-Country Skiing – February 18, 25, and March 3
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – April 21, 28, and May 5
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – May 12, 19, and 26

Workouts will take place on Tuesday evenings, in two sessions – the first group will workout from 5:15 – 6:15 pm, with a second group schedule for 6:45 -7:45 pm.
NOTE – Please be sure to register for the session you wish to attend, as it will not be possible to switch times from week to week.

Venues/Locations:

  • Speed Skating – Susan Auch Oval at Cindy Klassen Rec Centre
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Windsor Park Nordic Centre
  • Cycling (Mountain Bike) – Bison Butte Mountain Bike Area
  • Triathlon (duathlon) – King’s Park for May 12 & 19 – Birds Hill Park for event on May 26

NOTE – The summer locations are subject to whatever our spring delivers.  If these areas are too wet, alternatives will be found which are as convenient as possible.

Equipment: Program participants will need to have continued access to a mountain bike (in good working condition) and certified helmet for this program. It is also important they have suitable clothing for outdoor exercise during the winter months.

Cost: $99 per child

Equipment requirements for each phase will be as follows:

  • Speed Skating – Helmet and appropriate clothing. Skates will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Appropriate clothing. Skis, boots, and poles will be provided for those that don’t have their own.
  • Mountain Biking – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike
  • Duathlon – Appropriate clothing, helmet and mountain bike

REGISTER HERE

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Multi-Sport starts in 1 week (Jan 28). Register Now!

Coach Aaron Carter teaching the “cycling portion” of Multi-Sport 2019!

LAST CALL TO REGISTER FOR MULTI-SPORT 2020!

There will be two sessions running for youth ages 8-12 starting Tuesday January 28th! Don’t miss this opportunity to get your child enrolled in this multi-sport opportunity for just $8.25 a session.

Your can choose either session #1, or session #2, or back to back sessions. Each session will run for 1 hour and you get the benefit of cross training in Four (4) Sports: Speedskating, Cross Country Ski, Cycling, Duathalon.

  • Session #1: Starts @ 515pm. Finishes @ 615pm $99.00 for 12 clinics
  • Session #2: Starts @ 6:45pm. Finishes @ 7:45pm $99.00 for 12 clinics

Program Details (HERE)

Register Online Now: (HERE)

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2020 Race Calendar Meeting – Jan 16th

2020 RACE CALENDAR MEETING

PURPOSE: To collaborate with all race disciplines to determine cycling’s 2020 sanctioned events.

WHEN:  January 16th, 2020.  6 pm Start

WHERE: Sport for Life Centre – 145 Pacific Avenue

WHO: Should Attend?

  • Club organizers responsible for individual events
  • Commissaires
  • Race Discipline Directors

Food/Drink will be available

See Updated Race Calendar Policy (HERE)

Discipline Committees:

Reminder to all clubs that they may appoint a Club rep to represent your club on each of the Race discipline committees.  Club Presidents or Club Reps should advise the discipline chair by email as to who will be representing their club and for which discipline.

Click (Here) to see an overview of how communication flows between members/clubs, clubs reps, and your MCA Discipline Coordinator.

MCA CommitteesRace Discipline /Program CoordinatorsRace Discipline Email address
Cyclo-cross Race DisciplineOlli Hyytiainencx.mbcycling@gmail.com
Kids of Mud (Program)Cara Gillis kom.mbcycling@gmail.com
Mountain Bike Race DisciplineJ.P. Petersmtb.mbcycling@gmail.com
Road Race DisciplineTrevor AllenRoad.mbcycling@gmail.com
   
  • Committees are the representative voice of our stakeholders and have the mandate to inform decision making.
  • Committee collaboration ensures that all voices are heard. They influence the decisions that are made.
  • Ideas and concerns should be directed according to the reporting lines as defined in the organizational chart (Here).

Club reps, represent their Club.  Information flows from club members to the club rep. Club reps collaborate with the Discipline Coordinator and other race discipline Clubs Reps to decide on activities important to the growth and success of their race discipline.  Meetings are led by the Discipline coordinator.  Communication also flows from the Discipline coordinator to the committee.  Club reps are expected to keep their clubs & members  informed about the discipline they represent as well as take a working role on any actions/activities as deemed important by the Race discipline committee.

If you have any questions please contact the Discipline Coordinator as listed above or the MCA Executive Director at cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5686

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It’s a wrap! AGM & Awards Banquet highlights

November 23, 2019 – A great cycling season wrapped up at the German Society of Winnipeg this past Saturday evening.

Thank you to the 130 attendees who celebrated with us and congratulations to all of our 2019 award recipients. 2019 Award Winners (Here)!

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Click (Here) for more photos!

A special thanks to master of ceremonies great – Steve Scoles, Gregory McNeil for photographing the event, and Twila Fillion for coordinating community pics to enjoy over dinner.

We would like to acknowledge all the fine people who captured our community with their cameras and shared their photos with us: Thank you: Ray Peters, Mike Carroll, Leslie Fitt, Erin Thiessen, Ruth Schappert, Emily Payne, David Ristau, Rod Colwell, and Greg McNeill.

Last but not least, thank you to our special guest “Michael Van Den Ham” who made a special trip to Winnipeg to be with us Saturday night.

2020 plans are officially underway – get ready to rummmbbbllleee!

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MCA Annual Banquet ticket sales extended to midnight Nov 18 **FINAL CALL**

CLICK (HERE) to purchase your banquet tickets! Tickets are available to purchase until midnight, Nov 18th only. Don’t miss your chance to hear from Manitoba born Michael Van Den Ham!

Featuring guest speaker and 3rd time Canadian Cyclocross Champion – Michael Van Den Ham
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Multi Sport – Grants Old Mill @ 6pm (Tues, Apr 23/19)

Tuesday, April 23 – GRANT’S OLD MILL – 6pm START

Grant’s old Mill” is located between Portage Avenue and the Grace Hospital in St James. Address: 2777 Portage Ave at Booth Drive. There is a small Parking lot off of Booth Drive, or parking is available on the street.

More details about Mountain Bike (HERE)

Click (HERE) for google Map

Questions/concerns: please call the MCA office: 204-925-5686

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This Week in Racing!

 

THIS WEEKEND

See you next year!

 

NEXT UP

MCA Year End Banquet and Awards is up next on November 25th. More information HERE

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Road Test Event -Early Bird Discount Ends May 01

If you are planning to register for the Road Test Event at Birds Hill Park on May 13, the price will go up by $20 at midnight.

Register Today!

Details (Here)

Register (Here)

 

 

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Race Calendar Meeting – January 14th,2015

PURPOSE: To collaborate with all race disciplines to determine cycling’s 2015 sanctioned events.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 14th,2015.  6pm start

WHERE: Sport for Life Centre – 145 Pacific Avenue

WHO: Should Attend?

  • Club organizers responsible for individual events
  • Commissaires
  • Race Discipline Directors

 

See Race Calendar Policy (Race Calendar Setting Policy)

 

Discipline Committees:

As we prepare for the 2015 race season and Race calendar meeting on  Wednesday January 14th, I am sending out a reminder to all clubs that they may appoint a Club rep to represent your club on each of the Race discipline committees.  Club Presidents or Club Reps should advise the discipline chair by email as to who will be representing their club and for which discipline.

Click (Here) to see an overview of how communication flows between members/clubs, clubs reps, and your MCA Discipline Coordinator.

Race DisciplineRace Discipline CoordinatorRace Discipline Email address
Cyclo-crossTerry Macykmacyk1984@gmail.com
Kids of MudSeema Saini kom.mbcycling@gmail.com
Mountain BikeJackson LockenJackson.woodcockcycle@shaw.ca
RoadBrendan CadeBrendancade@gamil.com
  • Committees are the representive voice of our stakeholders and have the mandate to inform decision making.
  • Committee collaboration ensures that all voices are heard and influence the decisions that are made.
  • Ideas and concerns should be directed according to the reporting lines as defined in the organizational chart (Here).

Club reps, represent their Club.  Information flows from club members to the club rep. Club reps collaborate with the Discipline Coordinator and other race discipline Clubs Reps to decide on activities important to the growth and success of their discipline.  Meetings are led by the Discipline coordinator.  Communication also flows from the Discipline coordinator to the committee.  Club reps are expected to keep their clubs & members  informed about the discipline they represent as well as take a working role on any actions/activities as deemed important by the Race discipline committee.

If you have any questions please contact the Discipline Coordinator as listed above or the MCA Executive Director at cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca or 204-925-5686

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AWARDS BANQUET – Deadline to Purchase tickets – Nov 12

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We have a lot to celebrate – please join us on Sunday, November 16 for our Annual Awards Banquet!

Deadline to purchase your MCA Banquet tickets is Wednesday, November 12th!

Online link to purchase tickets: https://ccnbikes.com/2014-annual-mca-awards-banquet/store/

  • $35.00/Adult
  • $15.00/Children age 12 and under

 

DATE: Sunday, November 16th

 LOCATION: Norwood Hotel/112 Marion St

 SCHEDULE:

  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (Including MCA Board Elections): 0930am (Free)
  • BRUNCH/AWARDS BANQUET: 1130am (Tickets required)

 

 

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Mountain Bike Provincial Championships – Saturday Aug 2nd

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MTB Provincial championships

Saturday, August 2

Falcon Ski Hill

Race Details (Click Here)

Online Registration closes Aug 1 at midnight

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Commissaire Course (Road/Cross) RSVP by March 10

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Commissaires play a critical role in our sport, ensuring that cycling races are held in the best possible conditions and that races are run fairly by ensuring that the rules are uniformly applied.  The MCA is pleased to provide the entry level course for those that are interested in becoming a Commissaire.

The structure of the course is as follows:

Technical – 2 days of classroom training Practical Assessment – Officiate in a training capacity under the guidance of the instructor

The Technical Course will introduce you to the basics of being a Commissaire as well as fundamental officiating skills (e.g. Timekeeping, Finish Judging, equipment check, etc.)  The goal of the training at this level is to build awareness and understanding of how to apply the regulations while learning to execute the officiating skills for the Road & Cross discipline competently.   Upon completion of the course, each candidate will be expected to successfully pass a Practical Assessment via officiating in a training capacity under the guidance of the instructor.

Logistics:

  • Day I: Saturday March 15  8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Day II: Saturday, March 22 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
  • Location: Sport for Life Centre,  145 Pacific Avenue

Instructor:  Arlene Woodcock

National Road Commissaire, Canada Cycling Commissaire Learning Facilitator, Canada Cycling Chief Road/Cross Commissaire, Manitoba Cycling Association

To Register for the course please contact Arlene Woodcock via email at : arlene.woodcock@hp.com

 

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2014 Race Calendar Meeting – Thankyou/Next Steps

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Thank you to everyone that attended the race calendar meeting last evening (Jan 15th) and provided interest in hosting a race event this season. We had approx. 25 in attendance last evening, which was a very good turn-out despite weather conditions.

The purpose of the January meeting is to determine a structure for the race calendar to support all disciplines.

The first draft of the race calendar is now in the works with some fine tuning to be completed over the next 2 weeks.

NEXT STEPS:

1)Disciplines Directors will follow-up with Race organizers to resolve any date conflicts/date changes.

2)Race Dates will be posted on the MCA website by Jan 31,2014.

3)Race Organizers start to work on Event plans. Event Planning Summary Here

Race Organizer Tools:

Organizer reminders

Discipline Directors and Commissaures (2014)

Calendar Setting Policy

Event Information:

Race info part 1

Race info part 2

Race info part 3

 

 

 

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2013 Annual Awards Banquet – Nov 9 (5:30pm) “The Roblin Centre”

Awards powerpoint photo(CLICK HERE)

2013 ANNUAL  AWARDS BANQUET

WHEN:Saturday, November 9th

WHERE: 

  • The “Roblin Centre” located at the Red River Community College (Exchange District Campus)
  • Address: 160 Princess Street/Winnipeg
  • (Please use Princess and Elgin Entrance)
  • Parking information (Here)

Online registration for tickets closes at 12 midnight on Nov 3.  Please contact the MCA office for further details: 204-925-5686.

EVENT SCHEDULE:

  • 4:00pm – Annual General Meeting/Room P107 – Main Floor (Free of Charge. All MCA members welcome)
  • 5:30pm – Cocktails /The Roblin Centre Dining Hall/Main Floor: Use Elgin Street entrance. Parking details (here)
  • 6:30pm – Buffet Dinner
  • 7:30pm – Awards Presentations

Banquets tickets are available for purchase online before Nov 3 – midnight.

  • $35.00 per person
  • $15.00  for Under Age 13

Final Headcount must be provided to the venue by close of business on November 4.   Tickets will not be available for purchase once headcount is finialzed with vender. If there are any questions or concerns please contact the MCA office at 204-925-5686 or cycling.ed@sportmanitoba.ca.

Please note: “Paper” Banquet Tickets will not be printed.  Simply check-in at the MCA Welcome desk when you arrive.

Come celebrate the season with us !

MIKE APORIUS/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS -Red River College - 160 Princess May 07/2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MCA Announces Club Grant for COVID Relief – Applications due February 28th

MCA Affiliated clubs are eligible for up to $500 for expenses to assist with challenges directly related to COVID-19.

The funds have been provided to the MCA from a Federal Government Grant as part of the Sport Emergency Funding Program. On behalf of the MCA, we wish to extend this short-term financial support to assist our affiliated clubs and member partners with expenses related to the pandemic as well as preparations for “return to play” activities.

Eligible items and other important information can be found in the program guidelines. Funds cannot be used to replace lost revenue or duplicate other Federal funding programs.

It’s easy to apply. Click the APPLY NOW button below to download the guidelines and application and submit your club’s request to the MCA no later than February 28th. All expenses must have been incurred no later than March 31st 2021.

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2021 MCA Memberships now Available for Online Purchase!

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Sport Manitoba News

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Giving Due Deliberation to Masters Athletes: The Time has Come

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NEW FOR 2021 – MCA Winter Membership

New for 2021 – The MCA will be offering a WINTER MEMBERSHIP that will be valid until March 31st for only $30 plus applicable taxes! If you wish to continue with your membership beyond March 31st, you can easily upgrade to a full year general membership, UCI or Manitoba Race License. Membership purchase will be available soon!

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