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November 26

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness’ Winter 2022 program guide is now online!

We have programs for every body at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness! Our Winter 2022 program guide is now online.

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November 24

Recruiting: Chief Development Officer at Vecova

Vecova is seeking a strategic fundraiser and agent of change for the newly created role of Chief Development Officer.

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November 8

Join us to celebrate Accessible Driver Appreciation Week!

The second week of November is Accessible Driver Appreciation Week! Vecova would like to thank everyone who drives and schedules accessible transportation for the essential work that they do to create an inclusive society for Albertans of all abilities.

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November 3

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness introduces three new programs to bring our community together!

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness is excited to introduce three new social clubs for our community! Explore fun activities over a cup of coffee at our Coffee & Chat, Coffee & Music and Coffee & Games programs.

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November 1

Get ready for our Winter 2022 programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness!

Achieve your health and wellness goals with our January programs at Vecova's Aquatics, Health and Fitness!

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October 27

Bring music and wellness together with our new AHF classes

Vecova’s excited to bring back two exciting classes to our Aquatics, Health and Fitness program. These classes – for people of all abilities – will help the wellness of your mind, body and spirit through music and drumming.

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October 8

Vecova’s Time Capsules: Celebrating our past, present and future

In 2019, to celebrate Vecova’s 50th Anniversary, two time capsules buried in 1969 and 1994 were unearthed and opened in collaboration with Vecova’s Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.

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October 4

Vecova participates in two Community Engaged Learning presentations at the University of Calgary

Vecova’s employees and consumers have been invited to share their medical health care experiences with first-year medical students at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine through their Community Engaged Learning program.

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September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30, 2021)

On the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Vecova has an obligation to share the truth about Canada’s residential school system, the impact it has had on Indigenous communities for over a century and the ongoing intergenerational trauma that it has caused.

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September 29

Garett’s Story with Vecova’s Employment Services and Wayfinder program

Meet Garett, a young man facing barriers to employment who is committed to learning and developing his skills to attain meaningful work. With Vecova’s Employment Services and Wayfinder program, Garett has been able to gain and grow his skills for the workplace.

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September 18

Vecova’s commitment to reducing the impact of the COVID-19 fourth wave

In response to the current stage of the pandemic, Vecova is announcing the implementation of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program (REP) and a mandatory vaccination policy for all employees, volunteers and contractors.

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September 16

Reducing the impact of the fourth wave

Starting September 16, all of Vecova’s programs, services and enterprises at the main centre will follow the operational mandates regarding social distancing, mask wearing and capacity restrictions.

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September 8

Mask use at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness

On September 3, 2021, the Alberta Government re-implemented the health order that requires mask use in all indoor public spaces.

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September 7

Vote for the federal election at Vecova!

Vote for federal election on September 20, 2021. Vecova is an assigned polling station for many people living in Calgary Confederation.

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August 25

Seniors with cognitive impairment or dementia: Exercise your brain with Vecova!

In partnership with the University of Calgary and the Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Vecova is excited to offer a 12-week program for adults ages 65 or older with cognitive impairment or dementia starting on September 13, 2021!

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August 9

Fitness for every body: Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness opens in September!

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness are excited to announce that our swimming lessons and registered programs are returning in September 2021!

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July 22

Randy’s Story with Vecova’s Employment Services

Meet Randy, one of many people who face barriers to employment that was in search of work that utilizes his skills in Alberta. Through Vecova’s Employment Services, he was able find two jobs between SAIT and Forward Housing.

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July 8

Get back in the swim of things: Public swim is back!

You asked and we listened! We’re excited to share that our public swim times will start again on Wednesday, July 14, 2021!

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July 6

Introducing our new CEO, Kelly Holmes-Binns

Vecova’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Kelly Holmes-Binns as our new CEO beginning August 1, 2021.

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June 30

Farewell to Joan Lee

We would like to extend our thanks and best wishes to Joan Lee, who is retiring today. She has made a significant impact on Vecova’s community.

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June 28

Introducing Vecova’s New Vision and Mission

Today, we are excited to share with you Vecova’s new and necessary change for our future: Our new Vision and Mission.

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June 24

Aqua Fitness programs are back at Vecova’s AHF this summer!

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness are excited to announce the return of our Aqua Fitness programs this summer! Registration begins on Friday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

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June 16

Vecova’s 2020 Vision: Annual General Report Is Now Available 

Encapsulating a time of unprecedented reflection and change, Vecova is proud to share its 2020 Annual General Report for April 2020 to March 2021.

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June 11

Celebrating the success of Vecova’s Youth Program

On June 1, Vecova’s Youth Program hosted a virtual work experience recognition event to celebrate the successes of our participants!

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June 1

Return To Fun! Vecova’s Summer Day Camps are back!

Vecova can’t wait to welcome our Summer Day Camp community back! Registration begins on June 11 at 10:00 am for weekly day camps, starting July 5 until August 27.

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April 30

Vecova’s AHF: Temporary Closure – Day Camps Resuming

As of April 30, 2021, Vecova's Aquatics, Health and Fitness are suspending programs for a minimum of two weeks in accordance with the Government of Alberta's expanded restrictions for hot spot regions.

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April 8

Aquatics, Health and Fitness Update for Step 1 Reimplementation

Updated April 16, 2021: The Government of Alberta announced that as of April 7, 2021, Alberta will be reimplementing Step 1 restrictions. These restrictions will impact some of Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness’ programming.

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April 5

Meet Michael, an unstoppable force in Vecova’s online community

While the COVID-19 pandemic has made an impact on the lives of everybody in our community during the past year, Michael decided to embrace new opportunities by putting himself in the spotlight of two of Vecova’s popular online Wayfinder programs.

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March 22

Vecova’s AHF is ready to welcome more of our community back!

New Aquatics, Health and Fitness swim programs are available to register for soon! Whether you’re a new parent with a toddler, a young learner or you’re interested in our private lessons at any age, you’ll find something at Vecova!

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March 9

Skylar’s Story at Vecova’s Youth Program

Skylar was like any other high school student, in search of work experience. Through Vecova's Youth Program, he was able to get his start at SkyeFire Bakery and find a meaningful job in a supportive environment.

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March 5

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness introduces a low intensity yoga class!

We’re excited to be able to introduce a new low intensity class – Multi-Level Yoga – to our Aquatics, Health and Fitness community!

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March 5

Recycle your old, unwanted electronics at Vecova!

Vecova’s Recycling Services is teaming up with ARMA and eCycle Solutions from March 6 to 7 to help Calgarians safely and effectively recycle their old electronics.

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February 24

Welcoming back Albertans to our Aquatics, Health and Fitness

We are glad to announce a limited reopening of our Aquatics, Health and Fitness beginning on February 28, 2021.

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February 19

Vecova’s Housing Services Works to Resolve COVID-19 Cases

Vecova’s Housing Services has experienced COVID-19 cases in one of our Vecova-operated residences. With Alberta Health Services, we are managing the situation to ensure the safety of the community.

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February 2

Doing our part for the community!

Vecova's Main Facility will remain closed until further notice. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vecova when we can safely!

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February 1

CEO Public Notice Announcement

Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research Board of Directors announced today its CEO, Joan Lee, will be retiring June 30, 2021.

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January 21

Aquatics, Health and Fitness Facility Renovations

We've used the closures to renovate and update our facility - from our swimming pool to reception area to our multi-purpose rooms.

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December 31

Happy New Year! A message from Joan Lee

As the year draws to a close and the New Year will be upon us, another chapter in Vecova’s history closes and together we will write a new chapter.

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December 15

Vecova’s helping bring hockey without barriers to Alberta!

Variety – The Children’s Charity of Alberta will be facilitating Volt Hockey at Vecova. Volt Hockey is a unique adaptation to the sport, which allows those who have complex needs to be able to play.

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December 9

Let’s Bend the Curve!

Vecova’s main facility will be closed to consumers and employees from December 13, 2020 to at least January 21, 2021.

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December 3

Enjoy Vecova’s Recycling Services’ Curbside Bottle Return Service!

Due to popular demand, we are continuing, expanding and improving Vecova's Recycling Services' curbside bottle return service!

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December 3

Join Vecova as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020

December 3, 2020 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Join us today as we celebrate the achievements of persons with disabilities at events around Alberta.

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November 25

We’re In This Together! COVID-19 Response Update

In light of the restrictions mandated by the Government of Alberta, many programs and other operations have been suspended and/or modified for the safety of our participants.

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November 13

Help Stop The Spread!

As you might have heard today, the Government of Alberta announced a series of new targeted public health measures that come into effect Friday, November 13, 2020 for the next two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 cases that are continuing to rise across Alberta.

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November 12

Aquatics, Health & Fitness cancellations – November 12, 2020

As you might have heard today, the Government of Alberta announced a series of new targeted public health measures that come into effect Friday, November 13, 2020 for the next two weeks to help stop the spread of COVID-19 cases that are continuing to rise across Alberta.

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November 10

Vecova’s Housing Services Continue Efforts to Resolve COVID-19 Cases

Vecova’s Housing Services has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases, as with the increased cases within the general population.

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November 9

Vecova celebrates Accessible Driver Appreciation Week

November 8-14, 2020 is Accessible Driver Appreciation Week! Join Vecova on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we celebrate the people who drive and schedule accessible transportation.

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October 22

Confirmed COVID-19 Case at a Vecova Housing Services Residence

On October 21, 2020 Alberta Health Services verified that there was one (1) confirmed case of COVID-19 involving an employee within Vecova’s Housing Services.

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October 16

Empower Abilities is back!

Empower Abilities, for children and youth with mild to moderate motor delays and disabilities, is resuming operations on October 24!

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October 9

Community doesn’t stop!

Our focus for the past several months has been on delivering Vecova’s programs, services and enterprises in as safe a manner as possible.

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August 27

Aquatics, Health and Fitness is Reopening!

Vecova is reopening its Aquatics, Health and Fitness facilities on September 8, 2020.

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June 30

Vecova is Proud to be Participating in #GirlsonBoards

We are proud to announce our participation in the Girls20 program, #GirlsonBoards.

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June 25

Vecova Bottle Depot and Bottle Pick-Up Service set to reopen

Recycling Service is re-opening on June 29, 2020 with reduced operating hours and modified curbside service format.

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June 23

Share Your Voice: Statistics Canada Survey

Statistics Canada has launched a survey on how COVID-19 is impacting Canadians with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions.

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June 17

Vecova’s Annual Report for 2019-2020

In 2019-2020 we continued to push our limits and challenge ourselves to do better.

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June 12

Aquatics, Health and Fitness Relaunch Update

While we are excited to welcome you all back, we are not ready to open just yet. Learn more here.

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June 1

Vecova’s Relaunch Strategy

Here is what we are doing at Vecova to ensure the health and well-being of our consumers, our employees and the public.

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June 1

We Are Vecova

Today begins a new phase at Vecova, one where we continue to connect and engage with our consumers and the greater community.

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