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November 18

Winter 2023 Program Guide is now live! 

Our Winter 2023 program guide is now online! Registration opens on November 29, 2022 at 8:00 am. See you in the pool!

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October 28

In the News: Local charity hopes for new, inclusive facility for Calgarians of all abilities

Thanks to Global Calgary for highlighting Vecova and sharing the inspiring stories of our consumers, Jo-Anne, Pat and Aimee. Watch the segment here.

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October 26

Congratulations to Board member Sean Crump – one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40

Congratulations to Sean Crump, named Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 - and one of Vecova's incredible board members. His vision and work towards a more inclusive city inspires our entire community. Well deserved, Sean!

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October 13

October 27 – Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month with Vecova!

Join us on October 27, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm in Studio 2 at Vecova. Meet Vecova's Employment Services community and learn about their employment journeys, skills and abilities!

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October 11

There’s Something For Every Body at Vecova!

Try a free fitness class on us to celebrate Something For Every Body! Free Class Drop-In Week is October 17 to 22, 2022.

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September 2

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: September 30

September 30 is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day, Vecova will be closed.

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September 1

Join us this Fall at Vecova’s Creative Coping course!

We're excited to announce that Vecova's Mental Health Services will be running two Creative Coping sessions in Fall 2022! These sessions are for those who could benefit from learning emotional coping strategies and mindfulness in a group therapy setting.

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August 30

In The News: Vecova is Varsity Calgary’s ‘Unique Feature’

Thanks for the shout-out, Avenue Magazine! We're proud to be part of the incredible, vibrant - and accessible - Varsity community.

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August 26

Notice of Temporary Facility Closure

Vecova’s main facility will be temporarily closed from August 26, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. to September 12, 2022 at 7:45 a.m. for regular facility maintenance.

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August 9

Registration for Vecova’s Fall Session 1 2022 programs is now open!

Our Fall 2022 program guide is now online! Registration for our Fall Session 1 2022 swimming lessons and all other registered programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness opens on August 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. We can't wait to help you find your fit at our welcoming and inclusive facility. See you at Vecova!

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August 3

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

Our Fall 2022 program guide is now online! Registration for our Fall Session 1 2022 swimming lessons and all other registered programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness opens on August 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. We can't wait to help you find your fit at our welcoming and inclusive facility. See you at Vecova!

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July 21

During Disability Pride Month, meet Jase!

During Disability Pride Month, learn more about Jase's experience with our Youth Program and discover how Vecova supports inclusive employment for persons with disabilities.

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July 18

During Disability Pride Month, join Jeremy for a day at work!

During Disability Pride Month, join Jeremy for a day at his workplace and discover how Vecova supports inclusive employment for persons with disabilities.

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July 11

Vecova’s Dementia Wellness Program supports the wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities

Discover how Vecova's Dementia Wellness Program has made an impact on the physical and mental health of both the participants in the program and their caregivers.

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July 1

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with #InclusionForEveryone!

The journey toward #InclusionForEveryone begins when we listen to each other. For Disability Pride Month, Vecova will take this time to do exactly that. This month, we will elevate and celebrate the voices of the disability community and advocates by sharing stories from individuals across the organization.

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June 27

#InclusionForEveryone: Vecova’s 2021 Annual General Report

Vecova is proud to share its 2021 Annual General Report, reflecting April 2021 to March 2022, now available at vecova.ca/inclusionforeveryone2021.

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June 22

We still need volunteers – join us at our casino!

There are still plenty of positions available - Vecova is looking for volunteers for our upcoming casino, held at Cowboys Casino, from September 24 to 25, 2022.

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June 13

Positions still available: Vecova needs volunteers at our upcoming casino!

There are still plenty of positions available - Vecova is looking for volunteers for our upcoming casino, held at Cowboys Casino, from September 24 to 25, 2022.

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June 13

In the News: Featuring AHF – ‘Many recreational activities struggling to find staff post-pandemic’

CTV Calgary featured our incredible Aquatics, Health and Fitness team in their recent segment. Just as Hayley Smith, one of Vecova's great lifeguards, said - working at Vecova is a lot of fun!

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June 7

Registration for our Summer 2022 programs is now open!

Registration for our Summer 2022 swimming lessons and all other registered programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness is now open!

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June 3

Building Inclusion with Vecova’s Housing Services

Discover how Vecova’s Housing Services provides inclusive, appropriate, safe and affordable housing for Albertans of all abilities to build a future where everyone is valued, belongs and thrives.

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May 29

Join Vecova as we celebrate National AccessAbility Week!

Join us from May 29 to June 4, 2022 to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities, highlight the work of individuals, organizations and communities who are breaking down barriers, and commit to building a better, more accessible and more inclusive Canada for everyone.

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May 19

Vecova is now hiring Canada Summer Jobs positions!

Make a difference and develop your career this summer! Vecova is looking for talented individuals to join our inclusive team for a variety of eight-week Canada Summer Jobs positions.

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May 19

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

Our Summer 2022 program guide is now online! Registration for our Summer 2022 swimming lessons and all other registered programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness opens on June 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. We can't wait to help you find your fit at our welcoming and inclusive facility. See you at Vecova!

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May 11

Vecova needs volunteers at our upcoming casino!

Vecova is looking for volunteers for our upcoming casino, held at Cowboys Casino, from September 24 to 25, 2022. This fundraising opportunity is through AGLC, who provides non-profit organizations such as Vecova with revenue from gaming activities.

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May 9

Vecova’s Youth Program gains support from the RBC Foundation

Vecova has received a $25,000 donation from RBC Future Launch from the RBC Foundation. This donation will allow Vecova to expand and grow its successful Youth Program, which provides work experience for high school students with diverse abilities as they navigate their paths from youth to adulthood.

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April 15

Introducing Vecova’s Creative Coping Course

Running weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., this is an excellent opportunity for those who could benefit from learning emotional coping strategies and mindfulness. The course begins May 18th and runs until June 22, 2022.

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April 14

Vecova is Expanding Employment Services to Immigrant Women

Vecova is proud to have been selected as a recipient of the Women’s Economic Recovery Challenge Grant. This grant will allow Vecova to create its Employment Services for Immigrant Women program.

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April 4

Vecova Partners with Community Connect YYC

We’re excited to announce that Vecova has partnered with Community Connect YYC to provide barrier-free and affordable counselling to Calgarians of all abilities!

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April 1

Registration for our Summer 2022 programs is now open!

Registration for our Summer 2022 swimming lessons and all other programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness is now open!

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March 25

In the News: Mason’s story highlighted by CTV News Calgary

We’re proud to announce that CTV News Calgary has also created a segment on Mason, who is part of our Youth Program, and Christina, who is part of our Employment Services team. Thank you CTV News Calgary for highlighting Mason’s journey with Vecova and for raising awareness of the importance and impact of inclusive employment!

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March 17

In the News: Calgarian with Down Syndrome enjoys ‘great experience’ working at cat café

Global News recently featured Mason, who is part of our Youth Program, and his work at Cafe & Mi. Thank you to Global News for featuring Mason’s story and highlighting the possibilities for inclusive and supported employment!

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February 16

Welcome to Vecova’s new Strength & Conditioning Room!

Come and enjoy a workout in our inclusive new Strength & Conditioning Room! This adaptive and accessible fitness room includes treadmills, exercise bikes, TRX, functional trainer, hand weights and more to help you meet your fitness goals without the intimidation of a big gym.

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February 11

Vecova’s Spring 2022 Programs and Summer Day Camps guide is now online!

Discover our exciting new lineup of Spring 2022 programs and summer day camps at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness! Explore our fun theme camps, accessible recreation opportunities, swimming lessons in our warm pool and more.

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February 11

You can help bring accessible recreation to people of all abilities!

At Vecova, there are no bounds as to how you want to achieve your health and wellbeing goals! A community like Vecova – one that is supportive, inclusive and welcoming – can make a huge impact on a person’s ability to recover, rebuild or reimagine their wellness journey.

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February 9

Updated COVID-19 Measures

Vecova will continue to follow all municipal, provincial and federal health measures and restrictions and our own organizational health and safety policies and practices.

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January 21

Get ready for our inclusive Spring programs and Summer Day Camps!

Registration for our Spring Session 1 programs and Summer Day Camps at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness opens in February 2022!

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December 17

Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Steering Committee Report

On December 16, 2021, The Government of Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services (CSS) released a plain language version of the formal report presented by the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Steering Committee to the Minister of CSS in September 2021.

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December 3

Join Vecova as we celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021!

Join us today to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and recognize #InclusionForEveryone as an essential condition to build a future for people of all abilities where everyone is valued, belongs and thrives.

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December 2

Discover our new Holiday Hangout program and upcoming holiday hours at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness!

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness has modified hours of operation and drop-in schedules during the holiday season! We're also excited to introduce our fun and festive Holiday Hangout program.

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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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