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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

CALA is pleased to offer the following educational opportunities that lead to certification...download schedule      pdf

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

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.
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.
2017

Event

Location

Date & Time

CALA Trainer

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Fri Apr 28 17: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Sat Apr 29: 12pm – 8pm
Sun Apr 30:12pm - 8pm

Jill Young

 

Registration form:pdf

Suspended Tethered Training Workshop

Calgary, AB Killarney Aquatic & Rec. Centre

Friday, May 5, 2017

4pm – 8pm: Pool 6pm – 8pm

4 CALA CECs

Michelle McLaren

 

Registration form:pdf

Combined Foundations of Vertical Water Training & Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Stellenbosch, South Africa
University of Stellenbosch, Sports Science & Biokinetics Dept
Fri May 5, 6pm – 9:30pm
Sat May 6, 8:30am – 5pm
Sun May 7, 8:30am – 5pm

Annatjie Goedhals


Registration is through the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

Information: pdf

Registration Form:pdf

Spring Fitness Summit
CALA Accredited Workshops: Absolutely Core Challenge & Use your Noodle & Equipment 101
Ottawa, ON
Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA
Sun May 7, 2017 Jennie Queen
Registration is through the YMCA-YWCA

Open Book Theory exam writing: VWT, HW, HRider, Water Running. HW Practial opportunity

Mississauga, ON

Malton Community Centre

Exam writing : Sun May 7, 2017 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Linda Northcott

Must book certification through the CALA office!

Three Workshops
1. Water Running: Cardio Abdominal Combination
2. Anchor It, Bounce It, Propel It!
3. Dynamic Stretch & Stability Training
BCRPA,canfitpro, CFES accredited

Prince Rupert, BC Earl Mah Aquatic Centre

May 7 2017
8 hours of workshops
10am – 7pm
8 CALA CECs

Charlene Kopansky

 

Register for one, two or all three workshops

 

Registration form:pdf

A Full Day of Workshops: How to design new moves, routines & class formats in a Shallow Water Pool
CALA, AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Workshops
Sparwood, BC
Sparwood Leisure Ctr
Sat May 12 8:30am – 4:30pm
8 hours

Michelle McLaren
8 CALA CECs, also AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, YMCA

 

Registration form:pdf

Aqua Extravaganza
1. Add Fun & Flavour: Bounce, Anchor & Propel your Body
2. Jump on the Stability Board for Core
3. Restore the Body, Relax the Mind, Release the Spirit – Aqua Yoga
CALA AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Workshops
Merritt, BC
Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

Fri May 12
Sat May 13


Choose 1, 2 or 3 workshops
4 – 12 hours

Charlene Kopansky

 

Earn between 4 and12 CALA CECs, also AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, YMCA

 

Registration form:pdf

CALA Workshop Aqua Extreme: Upper Body and Abdominal-Core Focus

 

CALA BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited

Kamloops, BC

Kamloops YMCA-YWCA

May 17, 2017 6pm – 8pm
2 hours

Charlene Kopansky
Registration" through the Kamloops YMCA
2 CALA CECs, also BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, YMCA

 

Registration form:pdf

Northern Fitness Conference "Where Land Meets Water" Timmins, ON
Archie Dillon Sportsplex
Fri June 2,
Sat June 3 and
Sun June 4, 2017
Brochure in progress
Registration through City of Timmins
Open Book Theory exam writing for VWT, HW, HRider, Water Running… Canmore, AB
Elevation Place
Exam writing:
Fri June 2, 2017
1:30pm – 4:30pm

Michelle McLaren


Book through CALA office.

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course Canmore, AB
Elevation Place
Fri June 2: 5pm – 9pm
Sat June 3: 8am – 5pm
Sun June 4: 8am – 5pm

Michelle McLaren

 

Registration form:pdf

CALA Series of Workshop: Aqua Exploration Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Sun June 4: 11:30am – 6pm
6 CALA CECs

Presenter: Jennie Queen

 

Registration form:pdf

Aqua Kick Box Workshop

Calgary, AB

 

****New location TBC

 

***Date might be changed.

 

June 9, 2017
4pm- 8pm

4 CALA CECs

Brenda Hamre

 

Registration form:pdf

CALA Workshop Ottawa, ON Nepean Sportsplex Sun June 18, 2017 9am-1pm 4 CALA CECs Presenter: TBA Registration poster in progress
Splash Into Sunshine Conference - Bilingual! CALA, canfitpro, OCF, AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Conference NDG, Montreal, PQ Fri June 16 & Sat June 17 (And possibly June 18, 2017) Team of Presenters Brochure in progress… Registration through CALA
Formation Combinée en Aquaforme – VWT formation de base + GAF formation spécialisée et certification Formation en Français Granby, PQ Piscine Miner Vend 16 juin: 18h – 22h Sam 17 juin: 8h – 17h Dim 18 juin: 8h - 17h

Patrick Levesque

 

Registration form:pdf

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course Mississauga, ON Rivergrove Community Centre Fri June 23: 5:30pm – 9pm Sat June 24: 9:30am – 5:30pm Sun June 25: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Jaye Graham Online registration through City of Mississauga Bar Code 733643

 

Registration form:pdf

GAF Practical Assessment Opportunity. Each assessment is 30 min. Canmore, AB
Elevation Place
GAF Practical assessments:
Sun June 25, 2017
9am-12pm

Michelle McLaren

 

Book through CALA office.

Combined Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite + Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification
*** Option to register for VWT or GAF course only. Contact CALA for details
Ottawa, ON
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Sat July 8, 9am- 6pm
Sun July 9, 9am- 6pm
Sat July 15, 9am- 6pm
Sun July 16, 9am- 6pm
Trainers: Narelle Hamill & Jennie Queen
Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course Ottawa, ON
Pinecrest Recreation Complex
Sat July 8, 9am- 6pm
Sun July 9, 9am- 6pm
Trainers: Narelle Hamill & Jennie Queen
Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course * You must have completed the VWT Bypass or Course before registering for this Specialty Ottawa, ON Pinecrest Recreation Complex Sat July 15, 9am- 6pm Sun July 16, 9am- 6pm Trainers: Narelle Hamill & Jennie Queen

Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course

Whitehorse, YK

Canada Games Centre

Fri Aug 4th 4pm-8pm

Sat Aug 5th 8am-5pm

Sun Aug 6th 8am-5pm

Mon Aug 7th 11am-4pm

CALA Trainer TBC

CALA Workshop: Gentle Aqua-fitness for Warm/Shallow Water

Whitehorse, YK

Canada Games Centre

Tues Aug 8th 11am-3pm

CALA Presenter TBC

CALA Workshop: Combined Classes with both Shallow/Deep Water participants

Whitehorse, YK

Canada Games Centre

Wed Aug 9th 11am-3pm

CALA Presenter TBC

CALA Workshop: How to Structure Workouts for Cardio & MSE Intervals in Cold Water Pools

Whitehorse, YK

Canada Games Centre

Thurs Aug 10th 11am-3pm

CALA Presenter TBC

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification

Course

* You must have completed the VWT Bypass or Course before registering for this Specialty

Whitehorse, YK

Canada Games Centre

Fri Aug 11th 4pm-8pm

Sat Aug 12th 8am-5pm

Sun Aug 13th 8am-5pm

CALA Trainer TBC

Open Book Theory exam writing for VWT, HW, HRider, Water Running & Practical Assessment

Mississauga, ON

Malton Community Centre

Exam writing: Sun Aug 20, 2017 Linda Northcott Book through CALA
Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course – FAST TRACK Mississauga, ON Meadowvale Community Centre Sun Aug 27, 2017 12pm – 8pm Theory 3- 4:30pm & 6:30pm—8pm Pool

Online registration through City of Mississauga Bar Code: 735322

 

Registration form:pdf

CALA One Day Conference

Mississauga, ON

Clarkson Community Centre

Sun Sept 17, 2017 Team of Presenters
Combined Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite + Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification *** Option to register for VWT or GAF course only. Contact CALA for details See below Ottawa, ON Walter Baker Community Centre

Mon Sept 18, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Sept 25, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 2, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 16, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 23, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 30, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Nov 6, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Nov 13, 5pm- 9:30pm

Trainers: TBC
Foundations of Vertical Water Training Pre-Requisite Course Ottawa, ON Walter Baker Community Centre

Mon Sept 18, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Sept 25, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 2, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 16, 5pm- 9:30pm

Trainers: TBC
Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course * You must have completed the VWT Bypass or Course before registering for this Specialty Ottawa, ON Walter Baker Community Centre

Mon Oct 23, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Oct 30, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Nov 6, 5pm- 9:30pm

Mon Nov 13, 5pm- 9:30pm

Trainers: TBC
TOPIC TO BE CONFIRMED Simcoe, ON Annalise Carr Aquatic Centre Sat Oct 21, 2017 2pm – 6pm 4 CALA CECs Presenter: TBA
CALA Specialty Workshop/Clinic Topic to be confirmed Ottawa, ON St-Laurent Recreation Complex Sat Oct 21, 2017 12pm-9pm 8 CALA CECs Presenter: TBA
CALA Workshop Topic to be confirmed Ottawa, ON Richcraft Recreation Complex (west) Sat Nov 18, 2017 5pm-9pm 4 CALA CECs Trainer: TBA
Healing Waters Specialty Training & Certification Course Mississauga, ON November 2017 dates will be confirmed Registration poster will be available in 2017 Online registration through City of Mississauga
Open Book VWT Theory exam and GAF Practical Assessment Opportunities VWT Exam 2.5 hour Assessment is 30 min Mississauga, ON To be confirmed CALA Assessor Team Book through CALA office!
Events in the Planning stages
Day of CALA, AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Workshops Chilliwack, BC July 2017 (to be confirmed) 8 hours Deb Cole
8 CALA CECs, also AFLCA, BCRPA, canfit-pro, YMCA
Aqua Motion Workshop Geared to Older Adults to Improve Daily Function with information on Chronic Pain - 12 hours of Workshops CALA, canfitpro, OCF, AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Workshops Thunder Bay, ON Spring 2017 (to be confirmed) 12 hours Wendy Andruski 12 CALA CECs, also OFC, canfitpro, YMCA
Day of CALA, AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, CFES, Y Accredited Workshops Drayton Valley, AB Autumn 2017 (to be confirmed)
8 hours
TBC
8 CALA CECs, also AFLCA, BCRPA, canfitpro, YMCA
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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