Gay Ottawa Volleyball
The Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) league is a volunteer, non-profit volleyball league catered mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and LGBTQ-friendly within Canada's National Capital Region (NCR). The league provides an inclusive and fun environment, but also serves as a healthy social venue for the LGBTQ community.
The GOV league consists of 2 different nights catered for beginner/intermediate (Monday nights, see 'Recreational' in the main menu) and competitive players (Wednesday nights, see 'Competitive in the main menu).
Capital Pride’s request to the Ottawa Police to refrain from wearing their uniforms in this year’s Pride Parade has generated a great deal of discussion about the role of Pride and Police within our community, including among our members.
GOV is a volunteer, non-profit volleyball league catered mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, and LGBTQ-friendly within the National Capital Region (NCR). The league provides an inclusive and fun environment, but also serves as a healthy social venue for the LGBTQ community in the NCR. GOV’s participation in the Pride Parade each year, along with several other community events, is intended to reach out and let the public know that this space exists in their region.
It is in this spirit that the GOV Board has chosen to continue to celebrate GOV’s visibility and positive contribution to Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community by maintaining a float in the Pride Parade. The GOV Board respects that its members have a range of views and perspectives about Capital Pride’s decision, and encourages all of its members to educate themselves on the issues at hand, engage in respectful discussion, and decide for themselves how they want to participate in Capital Pride events this year. As always, members who want to join us on Pride day are welcome! We understand if some members choose not to take part in the parade.
We sincerely hope that Pride will effectively resolve the issues it is currently facing and that our community will continue to support them in bringing Ottawa’s LGBTQ+ community together for the benefit of us all.
Gay Ottawa Volleyball Board of Directors
For further information about GOV, please contact our Director of Communications at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This year’s host hotel will be the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The banquet dinner and show will also be held at this hotel. It is only a short distance to the games at the University of Ottawa. The hotel address is:
GOV tournament participants will receive a special rate of $129.00 per night for a traditional room, single or double occupancy. Deluxe rooms are available at $174.00 per night. Each additional guest is $20.00 per night. These special rates are only available until Friday, February 24, 2017so book your hotel room soon.
To reserve your hotel room online, please click on the following link:
BOOK BY PHONE
To book by telephone please call 1-800-853-8463. Make sure you mention you are staying at the hotel with the Gay Ottawa Volleyball Banquet group to get the discounted rate.
We have just the thing! Register for GOV’s Annual Tournament, taking place March 25-26, 2017! The Superheroes of Canada’s Sesquicentennial will be descending upon Ottawa to help celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday, and play a bit of volleyball too! Don your best superhero tights and join us! Registration opens this Sunday January 22 at midnight!
Take advantage of the early bird registration fee of $725! Spots fill up fast, so get your team organized and visit the tournament registration page!