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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 Dec 6, 2018

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      
Event Location Dates and Time Presenter
CALA 2 day Workshop Series:
 

Friday January 11
1. Aqua Cardo Combat-Core Fusion with Bridging & Linking
 

Saturday January 12
2. Aqua Equipment Extravaganza
 

3. Aqua Kick Box Boot Camp with a High Intensity Interval Training Twist
 

4. Oh My Aching Body! Strengthening, Range of Motion & Class Plan Strategies

Kirkland Lake, ON
Joe Mavrinac Community Centre
Workshop 1
Fri Jan 11, 2019  6pm-9pm
(3 CECs)
 

and
 

Workshops 2, 3 and 4
Sat Jan 12, 9am-6:30pm
(7 CECs)

 

Total of 10 CALA CECs
CALA CECs, Y & canfitpro

 

You can register for just Friday or Saturday or both days.

CALA Trainer: Jaye Graham

 

Registration Poster pdf

 

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

 

You can register for just Friday or Saturday or both days.

CALA Workshop:
Aqua in Motion: Gait Training, Postural Stabilization with Strength & Cardio Sequences

 

Owen Sound, ON
The Owen Sound YMCA
Thurs Jan 24, 6pm – 9pm (TBC)

 

CALA, AFLCA, BCRPA, CECs, Y & canfitpro 

3 CALA CECs, canfitpro credits 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) Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Athletic Club 

Fri Jan 25, 2019 5pm-9pm
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12pm
-8pm
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12pm
-8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for Refresher (Repeating the VWT Course)

CALA Trainer: Jill Young

 

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

CALA-HydroRider Intro Clinic
 
Calgary, AB
The Glencoe Club,
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12pm- 8:30pm

 

Early Bird pricing until Jan 12, 2019

 

Total of 8 CALA CECs


CALA, AFLCA, BCRPA, CECs, Y & canfitpro

CALA Trainer: Michelle McLaren

 

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

Workshop:
1  Aqua Variety: Triple Threat: Aqua Yoga, Water Running & Aqua Kick Box

2  Land Meets Water Core Conditioning For Functional Strength
 

You have the option of attending one or both workshops

Cornwall, ON
NAV Fit Canada,
Sun Jan 27, 2019
 

Workshop 1:
Aqua Variety: Triple Threat from 8am
-12:30pm
4 CECS
 

Workshop 2
Core Conditioning for Functional Strength from 1pm
-5:30pm
4 CECS

 

Total of 8 CALA CECs, 4 CECs per workshop, canfitpro credits, Y credits

CALA Trainer: Dylan Harries

 

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

 

Assessment


Open Book Theory exam writing for VWT, HW, HydroRider, 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 GAF an/or HW assignment on or before Jan 17, 2019
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before March Jan 24, 2019!
Ottawa, ON

Ottawa Athletic Club

Sun Feb 3 2019

 

VWT Theory Exam Time:
1pm-4pm
 

and

 

Practical Assessments:
2:30pm-8pm

 

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

CALA Assessors: Jill Young and Dylan Harries

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before March Jan 24, 2019!

 

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

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

Fri Feb 8, 2019 5pm-9pm
Sat Feb 9, 12pm-8pm
Sun Feb 10, 12pm -8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for Refresher, canfit-pro credits (Repeating the GAF Course)

CALA Trainer: Jill Young

 

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

Open Book Theory exam writing for VWT, HW, 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 GAF an/or HW assignment on or before Feb 20, 2019
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before Feb 26, 2019!
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Sun Mar 3 2019  

 

VWT & HW Theory Exam Time: Between 1pm-8pm
 

and

 

Practical Assessments:
2:30pm-8pm

 

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

CALA Assessors: Jill Young and Dylan Harries

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before Feb 26, 2019!

 

 

 

Register through CALA

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

Aqua Yoga Specialty Training & Certification Course (AY) Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club

 

Fri Mar 8, 2019  5pm-9pm
Sat Mar 9,
12pm-8pm
Sun Mar 10, 12pm-8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for Refresher (Repeating the Aqua Yoga Course) canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer: Katherine McKeown

 

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

GAF & HW
Practical Assessments
  • You must have submitted & passed your GAF an/or HW assignment on or before March 1, 2019
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before March 11, 2019!
Toronto, ON
Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Sun Mar 17, 2019  8am-3pm CALA Assessor: Katherine McKeown

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before March 11, 2019!

 

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

CALA Basic Group Aquafitness Training  Ottawa, ON
Brewer Pool
Sat Mar 23, 2019  Time tbc
Sun Mar 24, Time tbc

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher, canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  tbc

 

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

CALA Workshop Series


1. Bridging & Linking: Building Smooth Transitions

2. Oh My Aching Body: Aqua Arthritis Focus

3. Becoming a Strong Fitness Instructor: Aqua Infused Pilates

4. Mind Blowing Choreography!

 

Prince Rupert, BC
Earl Mah Aquatics & Fitness Centre

1. Fri Apr 5, 2019  9:00am-1:00pm
2. Fri April 5, 3:00pm
-7:00pm
3. Sat April 6, 7:30am-11:30am
4. Sat April 6, 2:00pm- 6:00pm

 

4 CALA CECs awarded for each workshop, canfitpro credits

 

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

CALA Trainer: Michelle McLaren

 

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

 

Conference

 

Mexico City- Conference
hosted by Treino-h20
Mexico
 

Potential Workshops:


1. H2O Cross Training with HIIT Workshop (3 hrs: 1.5 land, 1.5 H20)


2. Music & Movement Workshop (3 hrs: 1.5 land, 1.5 H20)
 

3. Aqua Core Training with a Twist of Aqua Kick Box Workshop (3 hrs: 1.5 land, 1.5 H20)

Mexico

Golden Sport Club,
AVENIDA RIO GUADALUPE
NRO.1
PUEBLO SAN JUAN
DE ARAGON CDMX
GAM

 

Sat Apr 6, 2019 and Sun Apr 7

 

CALA CECs awarded for each workshop, canfitpro credits

CALA Presenter: Charlene Kopansky
 

Registration through host organization in Mexico.
 

Details forthcoming.

Combined Foundations of Vertical Water  (VWT)  Training Pre-Requisite Course and Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF) Hamilton, ON April and May 2019

Dates to be confirmed

 

24 CALA CECs for Refresher, canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  (TBC)

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

Water Running, Aqua Kick Box & GAF, Aqua Yoga, & Healing Water Practical Assessments
  • You must book your spot through CALA to write one of the above exams
     
  • You must have submitted & passed your Aqua Yoga Journal, Aqua Kick Box, GAF and/or HW assignment on or before April 1, 2019

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before April 1, 2019!

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Sun April 14 2019

 

VWT & HW Thoeory Exam Time: Between  1pm-8pm
 

and

 

Practical Assessments:
Time: 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:  Katherine McKeown and Dylan Harries

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before April 1, 2019!

 

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

CALA Workshops


Topics to be announced
 

Merritt, BC
Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre

Sat May 4 2019

 

4 CALA CECs awarded for each workshop, canfitpro credits

 

CALA CECs, Y & canfitpro 

CALA Trainer:  Jane Jones

 

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)

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club

Fri June 7, 2019  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:  (TBC)

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

CALA Workshop: Power Motivation – Fully Engaging Participants Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Sat June 15, 2019  7pm-10pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

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)
Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Sat June 15,  2019 10am-6pm
Sun June 16, 10am-6pm
Mon June 17, 10am-2pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher &
canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster   pdf
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 Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Mon June 17, 2019  3pm-7pm

 

4 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

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

CALA Workshop: Movement Matters – A Focus on Inspiring Seniors to Stay Strong & Healthy Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Tues June 18, 2019  7pm-10pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

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

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF)
 

 

Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Tues June 18, 2019  10am-6pm
Wed June 19, 10am-6pm
Thurs June 20, 10am-2pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

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

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

 

Whitehorse, YT
Canada Games Centre
Thurs June 20, 2019  7pm-10pm

 

3 CALA CECs, BCRPA, AFLCA, & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

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

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF)
 
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Fri June 21, 2019  5pm-9pm

Sat June 22, 12pm-8pm

Sun June 23, 12pm-8pm

 

12 CALA CECs for refresher & canfitpro credits

CALA Trainer:  TBC

 

Registration Poster   pdf
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 July 1, 2019
     
  • You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before July 1, 2019!
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club
Sun July 21 2019

 

VWT & HW Exam
Time: Between 1pm
-8pm
 

and

 

Practical Assessments:
Time: 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 and Dylan Harries

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on or before July 1, 2019!

 

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

 

CALA Workshop

Aqua Thunder: Where Heart meets Hand

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club

Sat July 20, 2019  2pm-6pm

 

4 CALA CECs, Y & canfitpro

CALA Trainer: Jennie Queen (TBC)

 

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

CALA Workshop

Aqua Intensity Plus

Ottawa, ON
Ottawa Athletic Club

Sat Nov 9, 2019  2pm-6pm

 

4 CALA CECs, Y & canfitpro

CALA Trainer: (TBC)

 

Registration Poster
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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