Dive in and join us November 24 – 25, 2021! This tailor-made event for aquatics professionals offers a line-up of must-see speakers, a fun Networking Social, and virtual Marketplace.

With flexible registration packages, you can customize your experience to fit your needs and schedule. The best part is, you can participate live or on-demand! (On-demand available December 3 – January 7, 2022.)

  • Come together with peers in your sector to soak up learnings, share ideas and connect
  • Access the virtual Marketplace, which includes a virtual Delegate Bag and trivia questions for a chance to win a prize!
  • And best of all be inspired!

Ripple Effects is the only professional development event for aquatics professionals in Western Canada, and 1 of 2 in all of Canada. It only happens once every 2 years, so don't miss out!

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What's New

  • Accessible virtual format so that you can participate from home, in the office, or anywhere you have access to the internet.
  • Live access to sessions, plus post-event on-demand access.  All registration packages include on-demand access to session recordings in your schedule, available from December 3 to January 7, 2022. Post-event on-demand access allows you to watch or re-watch sessions at your own convenience!
  • Flexible registration options are available, including daily registration and full event registration.
  • Full complementary access to the virtual Marketplace, and virtual Delegate Bag. 

Virtual Marketplace Exclusives

Our tradeshow has always been a highlight at our in-person Ripple Effects Aquatics Workshop. This year we present you with a virtual Marketplace - open from November 24, 2021 to January 7, 2022!. Scroll through our fantastic group of Sponsors and Exhibitors to view the latest innovative products and services. Find innovative solutions to meet your facility or service needs all from the comfort of your home or workplace.

The virtual Marketplace allows for an even greater participant experience as Sponsors and Exhibitors will be making their full inventory available to you for review and purchase.

Remember, the Ripple Effects virtual Marketplace opens November 24 – be sure to check it out!

What's Included in Your Registration

  • Full or selected access to up to10 learning sessions with dynamic presenters happening live November 24-25
  • Live and interactive Q&A after each session
  • Complementary access to the Aquatic Youth Award Presentation & Networking Social on November 24
  • Access to recordings on-demand, after the event (December 3 – January 7)
  • BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders earn up to 10 CECs toward their Fitness Leader Registraton Renewal, depending on the registration option you select
  • Full access to the virtual Marketplace where you can visit our exciting lineup of Sponsors and Exhibitors
  • Virtual Delegate Bag with resources and goodies
  • An opportunity to win prizes
  • And more...

Earn 10 CECS for attending!

BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders earn up to 10 CECs toward their Fitness Leader Registration Renewal, depending on the registration option you select.

Registration Option

BCRPA Fitness Renewal CECs

Full event 10 CECs
1 day registration 5 CECs


How to claim your CECs:

After Ripple Effects, please log in to your account on The Registry® of Fitness Professionals and complete the CEC petition.

Schedule At-a-Glance

All times listed below are in Pacific Standard Time.

Wednesday, November 24

Thursday, November 25

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Keynote: The Pandemic and the Path Forward for the Aquatics Industry

Presented by Dr. Justin Sempsrott

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Keynote: Everyday Leadership

Presented by Phil Eastwood

9:45 – 10:30 am

A New Era of Wellness

Presented by Mary Chow and James Braam

9:45 – 10:30 am

Pandemic-Style Drowning Prevention

Presented by Dale Miller

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Agency Update: The Latest News on Aquatics

Presented by Lifesaving Society of BC & Yukon, Canadian Red Cross and BCRPA

10:45 am – 11:45 am

Lessons Learned and Beyond Panel: Instilling Aquatic Staff and Community Confidence through COVID

Presented by Anita Bleick, Beth Fisher and Kelsey Woods

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Virtual Pool Tour Featuring 8 Pools

Presented by Carscadden, City of Richmond, City of Maple Ridge, FaulknerBrowns Architects, hcma, HDR, and VDA

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

An Introduction to Psychological First Aid for Aquatic Professional

Presented by Lauralee March and Daniel Sander

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Panel: Pandemic-Inspired Aquatic Facility and Operations Adaptations

Presented by Karen Zaidan, Paula Thulin and Stéphane Delisle

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Beyond COVID – Designing Community Recreation Facilities in the New Normal

Presented by Kim Winston

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Aquatic Youth Award Presentation & Pool Party
All Delegates are welcome!



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Thank You to Our Ripple Effects Sponsors!

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