Registration is Open! Register now for Ripple Effects 2017

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BCRPA's Ripple Effects Workshop is back!!

Monday, October 16, 2017  |  Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver

  • Pre workshop sessions on Sunday, October 15 at various locations in Vancouver
  • Register before July 28 for maximum savings

Boost your knowledge and skills, engage in hot topic conversations, and participate in the culture of water safety. This practical, information-packed and skill-oriented full-day workshop is designed for aquatic facility practitioners and managers who aspire to stay on top of the aquatic trends and industry standards. Join pool operators, life guards and instructors, pool maintenance staff, aquatic and recreation facility managers and supervisors, safety instructors, and advanced aquatic instructors for a full day of learning with local and international peers and experts!

For this year only, Ripple Effects will be a one day event to coincide with, and enable attendance to, the World Conference on Drowning Prevention (October 17 - 19). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for BC professionals to attend this prestigious international event. Delegates who register for both events will be eligible for a $60 discount.

Join us for a full day of education and networking with local and international speakers and peers, in the heart of downtown Vancouver.

Ripple Effects 2017 features:
  • 2 International Keynote Presenters; both world recognized experts in drowning prevention,
  • 3 new session streams focusing on: Leadership; Innovations & Innovative Solutions; and Maintenance,
  • 4 education session blocks, each offering 3 concurrent sessions to choose from, and
  • 3 pre-conference sessions to round out your learning experience.
  • Dr. Francesco Pia, inventor of the Pia Carry starts the day off with strategies to train lifeguards to detect drowning people's struggles, and to avoid inattentional blindness.
  • Dr. Robert Keig Stallman will explore the aquatics profession as key community leaders in developing a culture of safety.
Registration Rates (for Monday, October 16):

1st Early Bird rates  •  ending July 28

BCRPA Member $198
Non-Member $239
BCRPA Student Member $159

2nd Early Bird rates  •  from July 29 to September 15

BCRPA Member $229
Non-Member $269
BCRPA Student Member $169

Regular Rates  •  starting September 16

BCRPA Member $259
Non-Member $299
BCRPA Student Member $179

Pre Workshop Sessions (Sunday, October 15, at various locations):

Workshop Registration Fee
PC1: Lifesaving Sport Coach Level 1 $95*
PC2: New pool tour - UBC Aquatic Centre $35
PC3: Lifesaving Sport Club Development $20
*Registration rate does not include course materials.


Register by July 28 for the greatest savings!

Get all the details:

Joined: 2012-12-12

Hi all,

Just a reminder that today (July 28) is the last day for Early Bird rates. Rates go up at MIDNIGHT!

Register by midnight, Friday, July 28 and save the MOST on Ripple Effects. This is the last opportunity to get the best price and session selection.

Additional savings are available for those attending the World Conference on Drowning Prevention, as well as for currently Registered BCRPA Fitness Leaders. Coupon code details are here:

Complete information about the Ripple Effects Aquatics Workshop can be found here:

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