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

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
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.
2019/2020 Event Location Dates and Time Presenter
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, 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 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 416-751-9823 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 

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.

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

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.

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:
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

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.

CALA Trainer: Dylan Harries

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

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 416-751-9823 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 HW:AA.

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Register through Municipality of the County of Kings Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Intensive Combination Fast Track Foundations of Vertical Water Training & Group Aqua Fitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (Combo (VWT) & (GAF) ) ON

Amherstview
W.J. Henderson Recreation Centre, Loyalist Township

Sun June 23: 4pm-8pm
Sun July 7 & 14: 4pm-8pm


*Self guided study and participation in a series of CALA aquafitness classes

 

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

CALA Trainer: Lesa Ray

 

Closed Course for Staff only
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course: (GAF) ON

Toronto

West Scarborough Aquatic Centre

Tues June 25, 10am-6pm

Wed June 26, 8am-5pm

Thurs June 27, 8am-3pm

 

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

CALA Trainer:  Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 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 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course: (GAF)
 
ON
Collingwood

Centennial Aquatic Centre
Fri July 12, 5:30pm - 9:30pm,
Sat July 13, 8:30am -5:30pm
Sun July 14, 8:30am - 5:30pm.

 

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

CALA Trainer: Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster   pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

Open Book VWT 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 2019
NS
Waterville County of Kings

Waterville Aquatic 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 21

Exam writing between 1pm-4pm

 

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

 

Assessors: Video submissions to cala_aqua@mac.com 

 

Assessors: TBA

 

Video submissions to cala_aqua@mac.com 

 

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

 

Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

CALA Workshops:

Water Running & Aqua Kick Box
 

ON

Ottawa (Orleans)

City of Ottawa, Bob McQuarrie Pool

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

 

Earn 4 CALA CECs & canfitpro cecs

 

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

CALA Trainer:  Dylan Harries and possibly Charlene Kopansky

 

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

Open Book VWT 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 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

 

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

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 416-751-9823 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 8 CALA cecs canfitpro. BCRPA, AFLCA, CFES, & SPRA

 

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

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.

 

Regan Jamieson

 

Registration Poster: to be posted

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

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

 

ON

Peterborough
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Fri Aug 9, 6pm-10pm
Sat Aug 10, 11am-7pm
Sun Aug 11 11am-7pm

 

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

CALA Trainer:  Jaye Graham

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)

ON

Peterborough
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Fri Aug 16, 6pm-10pm
Sat Aug 17, 11am-7pm
Sun Aug 18 11am-7pm

 

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

CALA Trainer:  Jaye Graham

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Foundations of Vertical Water Training (pre-requisite course): (VWT) ON

Ottawa

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

Fri Oct 4, 5pm-9pm

Sat Oct 5, 12pm-9pm
Sun Oct 6, 12pm-9pm

 

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

CALA Trainer:  Jill Young (TBC)

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Canmore Alberta 2019 Conference

AB

Canmore

Elevation Place

Put these dates in your calendar
Sat Oct 5, 2019
Sun Oct 6m 2019

 

Earn canfitpro cecs. Earn 8 - 12 CALA CECs

Team of Presenters

 

Registration and Details:  Brochure in process

Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

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

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

Fri Oct 18, 5pm-8pm

Sat Oct 19, 12pm-9pm

Sun Oct 20, 12pm-9pm

 

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

CALA Trainer:   Jill Young (TBC)

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop - Warm Water Workshop
 
ON
Hamilton

Bernie Morelli Rec Centre
Sat Oct 26, 11am-3pm

 

Earn 4 CALA CECs, canfitpro CECs

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.

CALA Trainer: Jaye Graham

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

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

 

 

ON
Aylmer

Terrace Lodge, Elgin County
Oct 25 Fri 6pm-10pm
Oct 26 Sat 12pm-8pm
Oct 27 Sun 8am-5pm

 

Earn canfitpro cecs.

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

CALA Trainer: Julia Ito and Katherine McKeown

 

Registration Poster pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 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 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

 

 

Workshop Oh Buoy! What a Workout! ON

Owen Sound

YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce

Sun Nov 3, 9am -1pm

 

Earn 4 CALA CECs & canfitpro cecs

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.  Earn & bank CALA CECs by attending

CALA Trainer: Katherine Mckeown

 

Registration Poster: to be posted
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 or email CALA_AQUA@mac.com

CALA Workshop TBA

 

ON
Ottawa

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

 

4 CALA CECs, & canfitpro

 

Everyone is welcome at a CALA workshop, there are no prerequisites.  Earn & bank CALA CECs by attending

CALA Trainer: (TBC)

 

Registration Poster: to be posted
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 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: pdf
Contact CALA at 416-751-9823 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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