Special Thanks to:

Platinum Sponsor & Official BCRPA Student Scholarship Sponsor:

DB Perks Group

2 Star Sponsors: 


Ripple Effects is presented by the BCRPA in cooperation with the

Welcome to Ripple Effects 2017 — New This Year!

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 one year only, the Ripple Effects Provincial Aquatics Conference has changed to a one day format, to coincide with, and to 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. You also have the option of attending a pre-workshop session (or two) on Sunday, October 15 — your choice!

Register early to maximize your savings!

Ripple Effects Early Bird savings end September 15!

Those who register for both you will be eligible for a $60 discount so maximize your discount by registering for both.

Additional savings also available for BCRPA Registered Fitness Leaders.

Check out the Program Guide for all the details!

Get the Coupon Codes

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

Register by July 28 to save!

Get the details — select your sessions!

Learn more about our International Speakers

Early Bird Deadlines, Discount Code, and Policies

Register for Ripple Effects and Pre-Workshop Sessions


Workshop sessions are available on Sunday, Oct 15

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.

Save at The Westin Bayshore.

Group rates available until Sept 6, 2017

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

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 registration@bcrpa.bc.ca 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

Learn more Sponsor and Tradeshow opportuniites

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

For more information on Ripple Effects, please contact:

Vanessa Sabitova
Professional Development and Initiatives Coordinator
Phone: 604-629-0965 ext. 229
Email: education(at)bcrpa.bc.ca