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Courses, Workshops, T4T, Conferences, Certification Dates

 

Catch the CALA Wave and Ride it to New Waters

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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 Oct 10, 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 an  administration fee. CALA manuals are final sale and cannot be returned for a refund/credit.
To recertify you require 8CECs per year.  If you have more than 8CECs in a year you can bank them for future use.  CALA grants 1CEC for 1 hour of training.  You can petition CALA for CECs from other related training. doc  pdf 
2019/2020 Event Location Dates and Time Presenter/Trainer/Assessor
CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF)

 

Host this event at your facility.

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: Kristin Murphy

 

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

Sold Out

CALA Workshop
Warm Water Workshop
 

Host this event at your facility.

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

Sold Out

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

Fall Fitness Summit Workshop:

- Pool-Fection with Jennie Queen

- Super Set Aqua (Double the Work, Double the Fun with Dylan Harries

ON
Ottawa

Taggart Family YMCA
Sun Oct 27
11am-3pm

 

Earn 1.5 CALA CECs & Y CECs for each workshop.

CALA Trainer:  Jennie Queen and Dylan Harries

 

 

Register through the YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region

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

 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Aylmer

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

CALA Workshop
Oh Buoy! What a Workout!

 

Host this event at your facility.

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

CALA Workshop

Cardio Zen & Mindful Muscle

 

Host this event at your facility.

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: Jennie Queen

 

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

CALA Workshop TBA

 

 
ON
Mississauga

Meadowvale Community Centre
Sat Nov 16
11:30am-3:45pm

 

Earn 4 CALA CECs & canfitpro CECs

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

 

Host this event at your facility.

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

2020      
CALA Aqua Pre & Post Natal Clinic
 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun Feb 23, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 8 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer Jennie Queen

 

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

CALA FULL DAY OF WORKSHOPS
 
ON
Simcoe

Annaliese Carr Aquatic Centre, Norfolk County
Sat Mar 21, 8:30am-5:00pm

 

8 CALA CECs

CALA Trainer:  Dylan Harries

 

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

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

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Fri Apr 3, 5pm-9pm
Sat Apr 4, 12pm-8pm &
Sun Apr 5, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:  Jill Young

 

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

 

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF)
 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Fri Apr 17, 5pm-9pm
Sat Apr 18, 12pm-8pm
Sun Apr 19, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:  Jill Young

 

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

 

CALA FULL DAY OF WORKSHOPS
 
BC
Merrit

Nicola Valley Aquatic Centre
Sat May 2
8:30am-5:00pm (Time to be confirmed)

 

Earn 8 CALA, BCRPA, AFLCA, CFES & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:  Jane Jones

 

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

CALA Completing Certification: Open Book VWT &/or HW Theory Exams ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun May 24, 2020
10:30am-1:30pm (2.5 hours of writing time)
CALA Assessor

 

Register through CALA

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

 

CALA Completing Certification: Group Aquafitness Practical Assessment (30 minutes)
 
ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun May 24, 2020
2:00pm-8:00pm
(45 minutes per person includes class demo & CALA Assessor feedback)
CALA Assessor

 

Register through CALA

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

 

You must register with CALA to reserve a timeslot for your assessment

CALA Deep Water Running & Aqua Strength Clinic

 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun July 12, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 8 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer Jennie Queen & Kristin Murphy TBC

 

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

 

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

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Fri Oct 2, 5pm-9pm
Sat Oct 3, 12pm-8pm
Sun Oct. 4, 12pm-8pm

Earn 12 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CEC

CALA Trainer Kristin Murphy

 

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

 

CALA Group Aquafitness Specialty Training & Certification Course (GAF)

 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Fri Oct 16, 5pm-9pm
Sat Oct 17, 12pm-8pm
Sun Oct 18, 12pm-8pm

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs for repeating HW or if you have completed more than one CALA Course & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer Kristin Murphy

 

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

 

CALA Completing Certification:
Open Book VWT &/or HW Theory Exams
ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun Nov 15, 2020
10:30am-1:30pm
(2.5 hours of writing time)
CALA Assessor

 

Register through CALA

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

 

CALA Completing Certification:
Group Aquafitness Practical Assessment (30 minutes)
 
ON
Ottawa

Athletic Club
Sun Nov 15, 2020
2:00pm-8:00pm
(45 minutes per person includes class demo CALA Assessor feedback)
CALA Assessor:

 

Register through CALA

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

 

You must book with CALA to reserve your time slot

Future Events to be confirmed - Please contact CALA if you have any questions about these future upcoming events or to host a session at your facility.

HW & Aqua Yoga Practical Assessments

 

-You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA on/before TBC

-You must submit & pass your Aqua Yoga journal and/or HW assignment

 

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.

Date: TBA

 

Practical assessments between 8am-5pm

CALA Assessor: Katherine McKeown and Julia Ito

 

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)

 

Host this event at your facility.

You must book with CALA to reserve your timeslot

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

 

Host this event at your facility.

AB
Ponoka

Ponoka Aquatic Centre
Dates: TBA

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs if repeating VWT course & earn canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:   Michelle McLaren

 

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

 

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)

 

Host this event at your facility.

AB
Ponoka

Ponoka Aquatic Centre
Dates: TBA

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs if repeating GAF course & earn canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:   Michelle McLaren

 

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

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

Comox Valley Sports Centre

Dates: TBA

 

Earn 12 CALA CECs if repeating VWT &/or GAF course &
canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer: Regan Jamieson

 

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

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

 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Peterborough
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Date: TBA

 

Earn canfitpro CECs, Earn 12 CALA CECs if repeating the VWT &/or the GAF Course

CALA Trainer:   TBA

 

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

 

Group Aquafitness Specialty Training and Certification Course (GAF)

 

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Peterborough
Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
Date: TBA

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

CALA Trainer:  TBA

 

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

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

Host this event at your facility.

ON
Collingwood

Centennial Aquatic Centre
Date: TBA

 

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 ON
Peterborough

Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre
Date: TBA


exam writing between 1pm-4pm (exam 2.5 hours,15 minute set up and take down time)
 

GAF practical assessments starting at 1pm
 

Assessors: Video submissions to cala_aqua@mac.com 

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

 

You must book your practical assessment spot through CALA

Submit video submissions to cala_aqua@mac.com
Book your assessment time through CALA

 

Register through CALA

8-16 hours of CALA Workshops BC
Prince Rupert
Earl Mah Aquatic Centre
May 2020

 

Earn CALA CECs & canfitpro CECs

CALA Trainer:  Deb Cole

 

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

 
 

 

 

Please contact CALA if you would like to host a CALA event or if the event you are looking for is not listed. 
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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