Thanks to all who attended!


Special Thanks to:

Platinum Sponsor &
Official BCRPA
Student Scholarship Sponsor:

DB Perks Group

3 Star Sponsor:

2 Star Sponsors:


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Ripple Effect Highlights:

  • 2 international Keynote Presenters – both world-recognized experts in drowning prevention, including:
    • Dr. Francesco Pia, creator of the Pia Carry
    • Dr. Robert Keig Stallman, Professor at the Norwegian School of Sport Science
  • 3 new session streams focusing on: 
    • Leadership
    • Innovations & Innovative Solutions; and
    • Maintenance
  • 4 education session blocks, each offering 3 concurrent sessions to choose from
  • 3 pre-conference sessions to round out your learning experience

Program & Registration Information

Get the details — select your sessions!

Learn more about our International Speakers

Workshop sessions are available on Sunday, Oct 15



Check out who will be at the Tradeshow.

Join us AFTER Ripple Effects for an evening of networking and seawall views!

BCRPA Fitness CECs are available

Note: You will be redirected to the reservation page for the World Conference on Drowning Prevention —  This page also applies to Ripple Effects Delegates.

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Cancellations & Refund Policy

A partial refund of 70% of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received by September 15, 2017. Cancellations made starting starting September 16, 2017 are non-refundable.

This refund policy does not apply to Pre Workshop sessions. Refunds for Pre Workshop sessions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All requests for cancellations or transfers must be submitted in writing to the BCRPA office at and received within the allotted cancellation times noted above.

All registrations are transferable. No fee is charged to transfer a registration.

BCRPA Policy on Recording Presentations

Read BCRPA's recording and photography policy here.


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

For all enquiries regarding sponsorship and tradeshow opportunities, please contact Stephanie Androsoff at corpsales(at) or 604.629.0965 ext. 222

For more information on Ripple Effects, please contact:

Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education(at)