Congratulations to Charlene Kopansky who
received the Lifetime Achievement Award
at the canfitpro National Conference, in
Toronto, Ontario on August 16, 2013.
prestigious award recognizes Charlene's
significant contribution to health,
fitness and wellbeing. Charlene founded
CALA, The Canadian Aquafitness Leaders
Alliance Inc., in 1993, in response to a
need for quality education custom
designed for movement in water. Charlene
and her team of talented Trainers and
Assessors continue to build a strong
membership of dedicated leaders in a
variety of vertical water training
specialties including aqua fitness,
healing waters, aquatic post
rehabilitation, aqua yoga, aqua for
older adults, aqua kick box, water
running, and aqua personal training (to
name a few). Writing current, research
based manuals steeped in holism while
creating workshops and other resources,
Charlene and her team inspire people to
follow their passion, joining her in
creating opportunities for people from
all walks of life, of all sizes and all
shapes to 'dip their body into water'
and experience the joy of movement. The
CALA philosophy of leadership
"encourages the mind to discover, the
body to move and the spirit to soar".
Just a few
of the many notes, letters and emails of
congratulations received since winning
the prestigious Lifetime Achievement
worked very hard at championing a
segment of the fitness industry that is
inherently challenging to get people to
even dip their toes in (pun intended,
and you have always conducted yourself
professionally and with the greater good
of the end user in mind." Rod Macdonald,
Vice President, Chief Privacy Officer,
Editor in Chief canfitpro magazine,
read you received the Lifetime
Achievement award. That is simply
awesome! Congratulations! I am happy you
are (once again) being recognized for
your wonderful spirit and the positive
impact you have had on so many lives. I
am ever so glad I continue to have the
opportunity to study with CALA. Bravo".
Joanna, Toronto, Ontario
"Congratulations on your canfirpro life
time achievement award. It is well
deserved recognition of your commitment
to fitness, education and training. Your
CALA members benefit from your
involvement with canfitpro and other
fitness associations. All the best",
Marie, Ottawa, Ontario
on winning the Lifetime Achievement
award, and becoming the Queen of Aqua.
You deserve it with all the work you
have put into this discipline.
Congratulations!" Ghita, Pretoria, South
I love all the CREATIVE projects you
continue to BIRTH into this world."
Love Hana, Vancouver, BC
I will always stand behind my Cala
training! Twofold reasoning: 1) great
content & training & people & 2) how you
are 100% committed to Aquafit & equity &
have been so kind & understanding of
issues that I've had to deal with
healing & maintaining my spinal & pelvic
health on an ongoing basis. I support
those who stand with me, always!
Renee, Toronto, Ontario
see you at Can Fit. Once again
congratulations on your award.
You looked so good and your word
touched everyone in the room! I
can't believe you didn't cry
I was looking up Sue Pampara for
aqua aids and saw all your news.
Well done on becoming the Queen
which you surely are with all
the work you have put into aqua.
Still busy and loving it
although our gym is now saving
money on electricity and the
water is 22! It is so
disheartening as quite a few
find it much too cold! I am
trying to make other
arrangements with a swimming
teacher here in Klerksdorp!
Carry on your good work!
I am a little late getting this message
to you...Congratulations on your
canfitpro life time achievement award.
It is well deserved recognition of your
commitment to fitness, education and
training. Your CALA members benefit from
your involvement with canfitpro and
other fitness associations. All the
Congratulations on your Lifetime
Achievement award at the Canfitpro
Conference.. what an honour!! You
Maureen, CALA Certified Leader,
Congratulations too, Charlene, on
receiving the CanFitPro Lifetime
Achievement Award. What a thrill this
must be for you! Your dedication to your
passion has brought quality of life to
so many...and many more to come.
Anne, CALA Certified leader from
Happy New Year to you and to all CALA's
Staff and congratulation for the CAN FIT
PRO Award! We are so proud of you even
without an award you such an amazing
teacher and leader.
Best Regards, Omselama, CALA
Certified Leader, Hamilton, ON
Congratulations on receiving such a
prestigious award. You really deserve
it. When I read or hear of your personal
accomplishments as well as the
activities of CALA it makes me proud to
know I have been a part of CALA. Keep up
the good work.
Marilyn, (an incredible human being,
CALA Certified for years, host of many
workshops, courses and conference...
Calgary, AB. Thanks!)