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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]

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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]

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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. While health guidelines, including mask wearing, have continued at Vecova, we would like to remind our consumers of these masking protocols.

 

Masks must be worn in Vecova’s public spaces. This includes the reception area, hallways, change rooms, pool deck, locker rooms, spectator areas, entrances, etc.

 

Marks are also required in the following situations:

  • Moving between activities
  • Checking in at our main reception
  • Spectating activities

 

Masks are not required when participating in any physical activity. This includes while swimming, during fitness classes, in the locker room showers, etc. Masks are also not required when moving from one piece of fitness equipment to another during a workout. However, we do recommend that you stay two metres apart when possible.

 

Other exceptions to our Masking protocols are:

  • Those under the age of 2
  • Those with a medical exception

 

We will continue to monitor and respond to public health orders to ensure the health and safety of our community. Thank you for your continued support and patience. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

 

Regards,

 

Tom Naested
Director of Wellness Services
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Seniors with cognitive impairment or dementia: Exercise your brain with Vecova!

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color=”danger” icon_fontawesome=”fas fa-pause-circle”]September 2, 2021: This program has been rescheduled for January 2022. Thank you for your interest![/vc_message][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1492008828909{margin-top: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Vecova is excited to offer a 12-week recreation program for older adults with memory challenges starting on September 13, 2021! This program is in partnership with the University of Calgary and the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.

 

Tailored to attendees needs and interests, the 3-hour sessions include physical and cognitive exercises for adults ages 65 or older with cognitive impairment or dementia. These sessions will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for the duration of the program.

 

This subsidized program is a part of a research study conducted to examine the effectiveness of a tailored physical and cognitive exercise program for older adults with memory problems.

 

What is the goal of this research study?

 

To examine the effectiveness of a tailored physical and cognitive exercise program for older adults with memory problems.

 

Who is eligible?

 

Adults age 65 and older with cognitive impairment or dementia and their family caregivers who can attend bi-weekly sessions for this 12 week program.

 

What will I be asked to do?

 

You will be asked to fill out questionnaires on your mood and have your physical fitness measured. Your family caregiver will also fill out questionnaires. You will be asked to attend bi-weekly sessions that last about 3 hours and include physical and cognitive exercises tailored to your needs. The bi-weekly participation will last for 12 weeks.

 

What are the benefits of participating in this study?

 

Participating in this study may improve your overall physical functioning.

 

When does this program start and how long will it last?

 

This 12-week program begins on September 13, 2021 and will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for the duration of the program.

 

How much does the program cost?

 

The subsidized program cost: $25/session for 12 weeks

 

How do I get involved?

 

Contact:

Melissa Olin, Vecova

403-284-1121

molin@vecova.ca

Gwen McGhan, University of Calgary

587-892-2801

gwen.mcghan@ucalgary.ca

 


 

Research Ethics Board 18-0098

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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!

 

  • Registration for swimming lessons opens August 19, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Registration for all other registered programs opens August 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

 

Splash back into action when you register for swimming lessons in our fully-accessible, warm 34.5° salt-water pool or sign up for one of our inclusive fitness classes. We offer fitness for every body in our barrier-free facility and can’t wait to welcome our community back!

 

Download our program guide here:

 

 

For more information, please contact our Aquatics, Health and Fitness team at (403) 284-1121 or info@vecova.ca.

 

We’re back in fitness![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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! Drop in for a dip in our fully-accessible, warm 34.5° salt-water pool and get back into your wellness routine. One lane will be open for you to practice your skills – or just have a splash!

 

Public Swim Drop-In Schedule (starting Wednesday, July 14):

  • Monday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Friday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 

No registration is required; however, we will have a limited capacity to ensure the health and safety of our consumers.

 

And a reminder – Vecova’s Summer Day Camps are back! A limited amount of spots are still open, so sign your kids up today here.

 

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness looks forward to opening more of our programs and services back up. Thanks for your continued support![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][nd_options_spacer nd_options_height=”30″][vc_column_text]People photo created by wayhomestudio – www.freepik.com[/vc_column_text][/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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Aqua Fitness programs are back at Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness this summer!

 

Vecova’s Aquatics, Health and Fitness are excited to announce the return of our Aqua Fitness programs this summer!

 

Starting in July, our Deep Water Workout and Gentle Aqua Fitness (All levels) programs will be open to persons of all levels and abilities. Our facility will have health and safety measures in place to keep you and our community safe while you achieve your health and wellness goals.

 

We can’t wait to welcome our Aquatics, Health and Fitness community back!

 

Registration begins on Friday, June 25 at 9:00 a.m.

 

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