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Upcoming Events
Courses, Workshops, T4T, Conferences, Certification Dates

 

Catch the CALA Wave and Ride it to New Waters

Charlene's Aquafit Tip of the day

Host a CALA Event

If you do not see the course or workshop you are interested in, consider contacting CALA to discuss Hosting the Event at your facility.

CALA is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities that lead to certification...download schedule       PDF May 14, 2019

Pre-requisite Course: The Foundations of Vertical Water Training VWT:  The Charlene Kopansky Method

CALA Specialty Training and Certification Courses:

Group Aquafitness
GAF
Healing Waters:
Aquatic Post Rehab
Aqua Arthritis & Joint Disorders
HW:AA
Aqua Yoga
AY
Water Running
WR
HydroRider Aqua
HR
Kick Box
KBox
CALA proudly offers the following Continuing Education Opportunities (CECs).
CALA education is accredited by canfitpro, YMCA, YWCA, CFES, CPTN, BCRPA, AFLCA, SPRA, OFC, NSFLA
CALA Workshops, and Conferences are open to CALA members and non-members as well.
 Good news for all members of Therapeutic Recreation Ontario (TRO). If you take CALA approved courses and earn CALA Education Credits (CECs),
you may now use them as credit towards TRO registration under the non-TRO-sponsored event category.
No refund or credit for withdrawal from CALA Events.
Registration fees may be used toward future CALA events at the discretion of CALA Management,
less a $35+tax administration fee. CALA manuals are final sale and cannot be returned for a refund/credit.
2019/2020 Event Location Dates and Time Presenter/Trainer/Assessor
CALA Workshops: Deep Water Running, Aqua HIIT and more
 
Manitoba
Winnipeg

YMCA
-YWCA of Winnipeg
Fri May 24, 6pm-8pm
Sat May 25, 8am-10:45am & 11:30am-2:15pm

 

Earn 7 CALA CECs

CALA Trainer: Kristin Murphy

 

Register through the YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg

CALA Introduction to HydroRider Clinic
 
ON
Waterloo

Waterloo Swimplex
Sat May 25, 2pm-10pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs. Earn 8CALA CECs

CALA Trainer: Mary Lou Hall

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

CALA Workshop-CALA Oh Buoy! Exploring the Value and Versatility of Buoyancy ON
Owen Sound

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce
Sat May 25, 9am-1pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs. Earn 8CALA CECs

CALA Trainer: Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

Foundations of Vertical Water Training
Pre-Requisite Course (VWT)
ON
Ottawa

Ottawa Athletic Club
Fri June 7, 5pm-9pm
Sat June 8, 12pm-8pm
Sun June 9, 12pm-8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for Refresher (Repeating the VWT Course) & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Jill Young

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

Two CALA Workshops focusing on Older Adult Aquafitness:

1. Saturday June 8: Aqua In Motion

2. Sunday June 9: Movement Matters

BC
Dawson Creek

Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre

Sat June 8  8am-12pm
4 CALA cecs

Sun June 9  8am-12pm
4 CALA cecs

 

4-8 CALA cecs + canfitpro cecs per workshop

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no pre-requisites.

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster
to be poster when available
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

BILINGUAL
CALA Aqua H.I.I.T Workshop
 
Quebec
Montreal

YMCA Centreville
Sun, June 9 from 9am-12pm

 

3 CALA cecs, canfitpro cecs

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no pre-requisites.

CALA Trainer:  Kristin Murphy

 

Register through YMCA Centreville

 

You will need to create an account if you do not already have one.

 

You can also go to any of the YMCA of Quebec service counters and register in person. Please reference the following course code which will make it easy for the staff to find the course in the system:

Workshop name and code:
Aquatic High Intensity Interval Training (CALA Inc.) - 84829

English On-line registration link   Details pdf:
https://inscription.ymcaquebec.org/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&Course=true&cid=98409

French On-line registration link  Details pdf https://inscription.ymcaquebec.org/Activities/ActivitiesAdvSearch.asp?UseLink=true&LanguageId=2&LanguageIndex=2&Course=true&cid=98409

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

Open book theory exam writing for current members who need to complete their VWT theory exam.
  • You must register to write the VWT theory exam through CALA to secure your spot by June 13, 2019.
AB
Canmore

Room 114 Elevation Place
Fri June 14 1:30pm-4:30pm CALA Assessor:  Lecia Furber

 

You must register to write the VWT theory exam through CALA to secure your spot by Thur June 13.

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshops:
CALA Introduction to Group Aquafitness Clinic 
Yukon
Dawson City

Dawson City Pool

June 12 from 3pm-7pm
June 13 from 10am-2pm


Earn 8 CALA cecs, BCRPA, AFLCA cecs

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Contact Marta Selassie at (867) 993-7400 ext. 204 or
marta.selassie@cityofdawson.ca
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course: (GAF) AB
Canmore
Elevation Place
Fri June 14, 5pm-9pm
Sat June 15, 9am-5pm
Sun June 16, 9am-5pm

 

Earn canfitpro CECs. Earn 12CALA CECs if repeating the GAF Course

CALA Trainer:  Michelle McLaren & Lecia Furber (apprentice trainer)

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)
 
NS
Waterville Country of Kings

Waterville Pool and 14 Wing Greenwood Pool (at the base)
Fri June 14, 5pm-9pm
Sat June 15, 9am-5pm
Sun June 16, 9am-5pm

(dates and times to be confirmed)

 

Earn canfitpro & NSFLA cecs.
Earn 12CALA CECs if you are repeating GAF.

CALA Trainer:  TBA and Dawn Lea Greer (apprentice trainer)

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

Foundations of Vertical Water Training
Pre-Requisite Course (VWT)
YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre - Whitehorse Lions Pool
Sat June 15, 10am-6pm
Sun June 16, 10am-6pm
Mon June 17, 10am-2pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown and Apprentice trainers: Isabel Parkari and Nathan Muir-Cressman

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo  or by calling 867-668-8360

REFRESHER CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course (VWT)
 
YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre - Whitehorse Lions Pool
Sat June 15, 10am-6pm

Sun June 16, 10am-6pm

Mon June 17, 10am-2pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs and earn 12CALA CECs for repeating the VWT.

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop: Power Motivation- Fully Engaging Participants YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre Whitehorse Lions Pool
Sat June 15  7pm-10pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo   or by calling 867-668-8360

Open Book Theory exam writing

  • You must book your spot through CALA to write one of the above exams

  • You must book your spot through CALA on or before June 14
ON
Hamilton

Ryerson Recreation Centre

Sat June 15

Exam writing 12pm-3pm

CALA Assessor:  Dan Konior

 

You must book your spot through CALA on or before June 14

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop: Becoming a CALA Assessor for exam marking and course assignments and practical assessments  YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre - Whitehorse Lions Pool
Mon June 17  3pm-7pm

 

4 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, CECs & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo  or by calling 867-668-8360

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF) YT
Whitehorse
Canada Games Centre Whitehorse Lions Pool
Tues June 18, 10am-6pm
Wed June 19, 10am-6pm
Thurs June 20, 10am-2pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo  or by calling 867-668-8360

REFRESHER CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course  (GAF) YT
Whitehorse
Canada Games Centre Whitehorse Lions Pool
Tues June 18, 10am-6pm,
Wed June 19, 10am-6pm,
Thurs June 20, 10am-2pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs and 12CALA CECs if you are repeating the GAF.

CALA Trainer: Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop: Movement Matters- Inspiring Seniors YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre Whitehorse Lions Pool
Tues June 18  7pm-10pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits 

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo  or by calling 867-668-8360

CALA Workshop:
Integrating Aqua Yoga Poses & Stretches into Aquafitness Classes
YT
Whitehorse

Canada Games Centre Whitehorse Lions Pool
Thurs June 20, 3pm-6pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Whitehorse information about all sessions pdf

 

Registration Poster   pdf

Registration is through the City of Whitehorse and starts March 5 at 4:30pm at www.Whitehorse.ca/alo  or by calling 867-668-8360

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF) ON
Ottawa

Ottawa Athletic Club
Fri June 21, 5pm-9pm

Sat June 22, 12pm-8pm

Sun June 23, 12pm-8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Jill Young

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Healing Waters AQUA Arthritis and Joint Disorders Speciality Training and Certification Course HW:AA AB
Calgary

Vecova Recreation Centre

Fri June 21, 5pm-9pm

Sat June 22, 1pm- 9pm

Sun June 23, 1pm-9pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs. Earn 12 CALA CECs if you are repeating the GAF.

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Register through Municipality of the County of Kings Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop:
Great Canadian Noodle Challenge & Navy Seal Boot Camp
 
ON
Toronto

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital
Sun June 23
12pm-5:30pm

 

Earn 5 CALA CECs, canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer: Dylan Harries

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

GAF, HW & Aqua Yoga Practical Assessments

  • You must book your spot through CALA to do your practical assessment (30 minutes)
     
  • You must have submitted & passed your Aqua Yoga Journal and/or HW assignment on or before June 15, 2019
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before June 30
ON
Hamilton

Ryerson Recreation Centre

 

 

Consider being a participant in the pool for those taking their assessment. Contact CALA if you are able to be a participant.

 

Sun July 7

 

Practical assessments between 8am-5pm

CALA Assessor: Katherine McKeown

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before June 30

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

       
Water Running, Aqua Kick Box & GAF Practical Assessments
  • You must book your spot through CALA to write one of the above exams
     
  • You must have submitted & passed your Aqua Kick Box, GAF and/or HW assignment on or before tba
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before tba
ON
Ottawa

Ottawa Athletic Club
Date to be announced

 

Exam writing time:
Between 1pm-8pm
and

GAF Practical Assessments:
Time:  Between 2:30pm-8pm

 

Note: You may write the exam first, then complete your GAF or HW or Aqua Kick Box or Aqua Yoga Practical Assessment after completing the exam or vice versa.

CALA Assessor:  Jill Young

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or tba

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

CALA Workshops:

Water Running & Aqua Kick Box
 

ON

Orleans

City of Ottawa, Bob McQuarrie Pool

Sun July 21, 8am-12pm & 1pm- 5pm

 

Earn 4 CALA CECs & canfitpro cecs

CALA Trainer:  Dylan Harries and possibly Charlene Kopansky

 

Register through City of Ottawa – for City of Ottawa instructors only

Open Book Theory exam writing & GAF Practical Assessments
  • You must book your spot through CALA to write one of the above exams
  • You must have submitted & passed your GAF and/or HW assignment on or before July 1, 2019
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before July 7
NS
Waterville County of Kings

Waterville Aquatic Centre
Sun July 21

Exam writing between 1pm-4pm

 

Sun July 21 GAF Practical
assessments between 4pm-8pm

 

Assessors: Video submissions to cala_aqua@mac.com  (TBC)

 

Assessors: TBA and Apprentice Assessor: Dawn Lea Greer

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before July 7, 2019!

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

CALA Water Running & Aqua Kick Box Workshop BC

Vancouver Island Comox

Comox Valley Sports Centre

Aug 1, 9am-5pm   

 

Earn canfitpro. BCRPA, AFLCA, CFES, SPRA & 8 CALA cecs

CALA Trainer: Dylan Harries or Charlene Kopansky

 

Registration Poster: to be posted

Register through Comox Valley Regional District at 250-334-9622

Combined Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course (VWT) and
Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)
BC

Vancouver Island Comox

Comox Valley Sports Centre 

Tues Aug 6 to Sat Aug 10, 9am-5pm

 

Earn canfitpro CECs, Earn CALA CECs if repeating the VWT and/or the GAF Course.

 

CALA Trainer:  Regan Jamieson

 

Registration Poster: to be posted

Register through Comox Valley Regional District at 250-334-9622

CALA Conference

AB

Canmore,

Elevation Place

Sat Oct 5, Sun Oct 6

 

Earn canfitpro cecs. Earn 8 - 12 CALA CECs

Team of Presenters

 

Registration and Details:  Brochure in process

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Healing Waters: Aquatic Post Rehabilitation Specialty Training & Certification  HW:AA

 

 

ON
Aylmer

Terrace Lodge, Elgin County
Dates TBC
Fri 6pm-10pm
Sat 12pm-8pm
Sun 8am-5pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs.

Earn 12CALA CECs if you are repeating the HW Course.

CALA Trainer: Julia Ito

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop TBA

 

Note: All people are welcome. There are no prerequisites to attend CALA Workshops. Earn & bank CALA CECs by attending

ON
Ottawa

Ottawa Athletic Club
Sat Nov 9,  2pm-6pm

 

4 CALA CECs, Y & canfitpro

CALA Trainer: (TBC)

 

Registration Poster: to be posted
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Healing Waters: Aquatic Post Rehabilitation Specialty Training & Certification  HW:AA

 

ON
Ottawa

Ottawa Athletic Club
Fri Nov 22, 5pm-9pm
Sat Nov 23, 12pm-8pm
Sun Nov 24, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs for repeating this course & earn 12 CALA CECs if

you have completed more than one CALA Specialty Course & earn canfitpro cecs

 

CALA Trainer: Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster: to be posted
Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

HW & Aqua Yoga Practical Assessments

  • You must book your spot through CALA to do your practical assessment
    (30 minutes)
     

  • You must have submitted & passed your Aqua Yoga Journal and/or HW assignment on or before June 25, 2019
     

  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before June 30

ON
Aylmer

Terrace Lodge, Elgin County

 

 

Consider being a participant in the pool for those taking their assessment. Contact CALA if you are able to be a participant.

Dates to be confirmed

 

Practical assessments between 8am-5pm

CALA Assessor: Katherine McKeown and Julia Ito

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before June 30

 

Contact CALA at 1-888-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

 

Assessors
All areas other than Mississauga

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.  If you need to schedule a time other than what is posted, please contact the appropriate person.  Contact CALA or appropriate contact below to arrange a time for your written Exam or Practical Assessment  (VWT, GAF, Aqua Jogging, Aqua KickBox, HW Intro, HW-AA)

Mississauga ON

Assessment times are listed in the schedule above.

Please contact the community centre where you took your course. If your facility is not listed, please CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823 or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Canada other than Quebec and Mississauga
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com

Laval, Quebec
contact Marie-Claude to express interest or book an assessment appointment
Contact: Marie-Claude Leblanc 

United Kingdom 
Contact
Linda Kanninen   (Wales) linda@aquarobics.co.uk

 

Mississauga Valley Community Centre
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd. Mississauga, ON L5A 3R8
Linda.Northcott@mississauga.ca

Clarkson Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact

Huron Park Community Centre
Marni Hill, 905-615-4820 x2450
Marni.Hill@mississauga.ca 

Malton Community Centre
CALA  416-751-9823 or 1-888-751-9823
or cala_aqua@mac.com for the facility contact


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Finally the 'civilized' world is catching up with what ancient societies recognized the "Healing Power of Water" and practiced various forms of water exercise for centuries. Movement in water offers multidirectional resistance in a non impact environment. Water supports the body and cushions movement. When the water is warm enough, the pain cycle is interrupted and the healing process is encouraged. Aquatic Post Rehabilitation is not new. Recently, there has been renewed interest in water as a therapeutic means of healing. Health Care Providers, (physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, OT's, massage therapists - to name only a few) in the 'know' are referring patients to exercise in water. The business opportunities are immense. With certification in Healing Waters, you can expand your business, bring relief to so many people and contribute to the health and well being of your community: win-win-win. Charlene Kopansky, Founder and President of CALA Inc.

 

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