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Vecova In the News: Sport sidelined: Many recreational activities struggling to find staff post-pandemic

 

Thanks to CTV Calgary for featuring 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! Watch the segment below and read the full article here.

 

Vecova is always hiring for a variety of positions. Work with our AHF team, with our Housing Services or in our operations – there are a number of career opportunities for you at Vecova. Learn more here and check out our Job Postings.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon type=”typicons” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”turquoise” size=”xl” align=”right”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]We’re looking for Summer Camp Leaders! Send us your resume at recinfo@vecova.ca.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Source: https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/sport-sidelined-many-recreational-activities-struggling-to-find-staff-post-pandemic-1.5942596[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Registration for Vecova’s Summer 2022 programs is now open!

 

Registration for Summer 2022 swimming lessons and all registered programs is now open! Click here to view our programs and register through our online registration system.

 

We’re happy to announce we’ve added more classes to expand our registration capacity. View our registration tips below!

 

Registration Tips

 

As you know, our courses fill up quickly!

 

Registering online is the best way to try and secure a spot in your preferred course. Our classes generally are full within the first 5 minutes of registration, and that is often quicker than the queue in person or on the phone line.

 

In an effort to help you with online registration, we’ve collected some tips from community members like yourself to ensure a smooth registration process.

 

  • Create your account ahead of time.
  • Have your credit card information saved on your file.
  • Log on before 8:00 am and add the course you want to register for to your Wish List.
  • Click register when it is exactly 8:00 am on the day of registration
  • If a course is full, join the Waiting List.
  • Our online registration software is accurate when it comes to availability in all courses.
  • We recommend calling after 10:00 am on registration day for non-urgent questions or comments.
  • If a program is showing at capacity before registration opens, this could mean people have it in their cart and does not necessarily mean it is full. We still recommend trying to secure your spot.

 

We value your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

 

See you at Vecova!

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

 

Our Summer 2022 program guide is now online!

 

Click here to view our Summer 2022 programs at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness. Discover our swimming lessons in our warm pool, our inclusive social and adapted programs and accessible fitness opportunities for people of all abilities today!

 

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.

 

Please note that there will be no land fitness programs offered during our Summer 2022 Session, but check back in September to view our Fall 2022 programs!

 

We can’t wait to help you find your fit at our welcoming and inclusive facility. See you at Vecova![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Registration for Vecova’s Summer 2022 programs is now open!

 

Registration for Summer 2022 swimming lessons and all registered programs opens today, June 7th at 8:00am! Click here to view our programs and register through our online registration system.

 

We’re happy to announce we’ve added more classes to expand our registration capacity. View our registration tips below!

 

Registration Tips

 

As you know, our courses fill up quickly!

 

Registering online is the best way to try and secure a spot in your preferred course. Our classes generally are full within the first 5 minutes of registration, and that is often quicker than the queue in person or on the phone line.

 

In an effort to help you with online registration, we’ve collected some tips from community members like yourself to ensure a smooth registration process.

 

  • Create your account ahead of time.
  • Have your credit card information saved on your file.
  • Log on before 8:00 am and add the course you want to register for to your Wish List.
  • Click register when it is exactly 8:00 am on the day of registration
  • If a course is full, join the Waiting List.
  • Our online registration software is accurate when it comes to availability in all courses.
  • We recommend calling after 10:00 am on registration day for non-urgent questions or comments.
  • If a program is showing at capacity before registration opens, this could mean people have it in their cart and does not necessarily mean it is full. We still recommend trying to secure your spot.

 

We value your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

 

See you at Vecova!

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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.

 

Drop-In Schedule:

  • Tuesday: 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Closed Monday and Wednesday for other programming

 

Rules and Restrictions:

  • First come, first served, capacity of 12 persons
  • Participants must pay a drop-in fee ($5.00). Price does not include GST
  • Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age

 

More Information:

  • There will be a fitness attendant available in the room to monitor proper use of equipment and/or help participants if needed
  • Masks are required except while working out

 

We’re proud to now have a space that will allow people of all abilities to enjoy their health and wellness journey in a safe and welcoming environment. We can’t wait to welcome you to our Strength & Conditioning Room at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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!

 

Our guide to our Summer Day Camps, Spring Session 1 programs and Spring Session 2 programs is now available online. Explore our fun theme camps, accessible recreation opportunities, swimming lessons in our warm pool and more.

 

Click here to view our guide.

 

Spring Session 1 and Summer Day Camps Registration Dates:

  • Registration for swimming lessons (excluding private swimming lessons) will begin on February 15, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Registration for summer day camps, private swimming lessons and all other registered programs will begin on February 17, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Spring Session 2 Registration Dates:

  • Registration for swimming lessons (excluding private swimming lessons) will begin on April 12, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Registration for private swimming lessons and all other registered programs will begin on April 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Vecova is committed to #InclusionForEveryone through our accessible health and wellness and recreational opportunities for Albertans of all abilities. Our programs include you at any stage in your wellness journey, and we can’t wait to see you in Spring 2022![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1644590976449{margin-top: 0px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]We’re now in the month of February and already well into our New Year’s resolutions (or, more likely, we’ve completely given up on them). So many of us have made promises to be active and try new things. We always have the best of intentions when we make these commitments, but sometimes they’re hard to keep!

 

The intimidation of the typical gym environment often stops us from signing up. The stress and anxiety of the day-to-day can make it hard to try something new. Or, even finding the right program that meets your level of fitness and comfort can be difficult.

 

Fortunately, Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness is a safe place for people of all abilities. If you’re just starting to get active or returning to fitness after an injury, illness or new diagnosis. If you’re looking to get toned or build your cardio. Or, if you are wanting to strengthen the bond with your child while increasing your strength and endurance, we have a program for you!

 

At Vecova, there are no bounds as to how you want to achieve your health and wellbeing goals!

 

Vecova is committed to providing accessible health and wellness and recreational opportunities for Albertans of all abilities. We have a brand-new Strength and Conditioning Room, which is completely adaptive and accessible. We have specialized programming that allows persons with specialized needs such as dementia, developmental disabilities and/or motor delays or disabilities to explore opportunities and try new things. And, of course, we have Calgary’s only warm pool, which is perfect for those who have mobility challenges.

 

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.

 

Your gift today can help us accomplish #InclusionForEveryone. Your donation will allow us to continue to create high-quality recreational and fitness programming that is inclusive and accessible.

 

We hope to see you all soon,

 

Kelly Holmes-Binns
CEO
Vecova[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”” shape=”square”]February is Recreation Therapy Month!

Check out our #InclusionForEveryone hashtag on Twitter and other social media platforms. We’ll be sharing more about Recreation Therapy Month and Vecova’s other programs and services![/vc_cta][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_message]As of March 1, 2022, Vecova is following the Government of Alberta’s Step 2 Public Health Measures. Learn more here.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]February 9, 2022 (Updated March 1)[/vc_column_text][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”20″][vc_column_text]

Updated COVID-19 Measures

 

The health and safety of our consumers, employees and individuals visiting our facilities are of the utmost importance. Vecova will continue to follow all municipal, provincial and federal health measures and restrictions and our own organizational health and safety policies and practices.

 

As of today, February 9, 2022, Vecova will:

  • No longer implement the City of Calgary’s Vaccine Passport Bylaw 65M2021 and the Government of Alberta’s Restriction Exemption Program. The removal of the Restrictions Exemption Program means proof of vaccination, negative test or medical exemption will no longer be required to access Vecova facilities effective February 9, 2022.
  • Continue to implement the City of Calgary’s Face Covering Bylaw 63M2021. A face covering or mask will still be required for everyone over 13 years of age in Vecova facilities.
  • Continue to follow all of Vecova’s health and safety policies and practices which includes:
    • Screening protocols for symptoms.
    • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols in all of its facilities.
    • A mandatory vaccine requirement for all Vecova employees, volunteers and contractors to be fully vaccinated unless they have provided proof to Vecova that they are unable to be immunized due to a medical reason.
    • A mandatory work-from-home measure unless the employee is required onsite at facilities to deliver a service or for operational effectiveness.

 

We thank all of you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to manage and provide a safe experience for all.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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!

 

  • Registration for swimming lessons (excluding private swimming lessons) will begin on February 15, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Registration for summer day camps, private swimming lessons and all other registered programs will begin on February 17, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Our Spring 2022 program guide and Summer Day Camps guide will be available online on February 11, 2022. We can’t wait to help you find your fit at our inclusive facility. Every body is welcome at Vecova![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]December 3, 2021[/vc_column_text][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”20″][vc_column_text]

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

 

December 3, 2021 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities! Proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly, this day recognizes disability inclusion as an essential condition to upholding human rights and sustainable development.

 

For over 50 years, Vecova has provided programs and services to people of all abilities to support our vision of #InclusionForEveryone. Join us today as we celebrate the achievements of persons with disabilities at virtual events around Alberta.

 

Click here for a full list of events held around Alberta in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. An IDPD Calgary free virtual event will take place today and we’re looking forward to their great lineup, including Paralympian Zak Madell, local entrepreneur Sean Crump, a drum circle with JB Music Therapy and more!

 

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.

 

We can’t wait to celebrate with you![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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