February 15th, 2019 – The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA) proudly welcomes premium luxury cruise line, Celebrity Cruises, as a Silver Corporate Partner for 2019. Winner of multiple awards including Travel Weekly’s Readers’ Choice Awards Best Premium Cruise line for 11 consecutive years, Celebrity Cruises’ 13 ships offer modern luxury vacations visiting all seven continents. “ACTA members play an important role in the travel industry and we are thrilled to align with ACTA and support their efforts in advocacy, education, and the promotion of professionalism within the industry,” says Ken Brooks, (Director of Celebrity Sales, Canada). “We know that knowledgeable, professional travel agents are integral to providing travelers with unmatched experiences and that helps our business as well as their business.” As part of the partnership agreement, ACTA recognizes Celebrity Cruises as a sponsor of our New Certified Members. ACTA President Wendy Paradis explains, “Travel Agents enrolling in the Certified Travel Counsellor (CTC) or Manager (CTM) programs will receive a $50 “scholarship” from Celebrity Cruises toward attainment of their professional designation. That’s quite an endorsement from Celebrity on the value of our programs to the industry. We look forward to developing a close, working relationships on many fronts with our new partner.” About Celebrity CruisesCelebrity Cruises iconic “X” is the mark of modern luxury, with its cool contemporary design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the cuisine; and the amazing service that only Celebrity can provide. Through its involvement in a diverse array of charitable organizations and activities from local initiatives to global projects that affect millions, Celebrity Cruises aspires to open the world to make people’s lives better and inspire other to do the same. Visit www.celebritycruises.com to learn more. About ACTAACTA is an industry led, non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of members with governments, regulatory agencies, and travel suppliers in the best interests of the retail travel sector and consumers who benefit from the professional services provided by our Members. Learn more at www.acta.ca
Hannah Adams waves her fist to help keep time during a musical performance by students in Prof. Zoltan Kalman’s woodwinds techniques class recently. Adams attends the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care where staff are exposing the children to different types of music. They don’t play instruments and can’t tell you the difference between Mozart and Beethoven – yet.But that didn’t stop a small group of children from the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care from enjoying a short visit to Prof. Zoltan Kalman’s woodwinds techniques class recently for a performance of tunes Kalman’s students were learning to play on the saxophone.As they sat in their strollers and wagons, some of the children moved to the music and followed Kalman’s lead keeping time to the music.Helene Randle, the centre’s executive director, said staff have been introducing infants at the centre to different types of music, including native drumming.“Our goal is to give the children the opportunity to enjoy and experience different types of music, hands-on experience with instruments, and the different moods that music can create,” Randle said. “The experience (in Prof. Kalman’s class) was loud and exciting…. The infants love to sing and dance.”Tyler Graham takes in the action during a musical performance by Prof. Zoltan Kalman’s woodwinds techniques class recently. Graham attends the Rosalind Blauer Centre for Child Care where staff are exposing the children to different types of music.