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).

Latest News

June 29: Lip Sync For Your (Sports) Balls! Part Deux!

The queens of Gay Ottawa Volleyball will be looking to seek revenge against the Ottawa Wolves after Queen Priscilla’s GLORIOUS triumph over her GOV competitors during the first edition of Lip Sync For Your Balls. You don’t want to miss this!

Come out, bring your friends, dance and support your friendly neighbourhood Ottawa Wolves and your Gay Ottawa Volleyball players as they go head to head in DRAG and… lip sync for their (sports) balls!

On deck will be our very own DJ Kitty Funk!

See you at Babylon Nightclub
Doors open at 10:30pm
$7 before 11:00 – $10 afterwards

Wolves RUGBY vs Gay Ottawa VOLLEYBALL… (eeeeek!)

Easter Monday (Apr 22): Special time and location for Monday Rec Drop-in!

Attention Monday night Recreational drop-in volleyball players!

Due to Easter Monday, we will be holding a special Monday drop-in session at the Rideau Sports Centre (1 Donald St.)! We will have four volleyball courts available, compared to the two courts we have at our usual location.

This session will also take place earlier than usual, from 6:00 to 8:00pm!

See you on the court!

Call for nominations / applications to GOV’s Board of Directors!

Dear GOV members:

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball Nominations Committee is accepting applications to serve on its volunteer Board of Directors.

Every year, four (4) positions of the GOV Board of Directors are up for election. The Board is composed of eight (8) director positions in total. The election will take place at the Annual General Meeting on May 8, 2019.

We hope to receive a record number of nominations with a view to having a diverse, talented and dedicated pool of candidates to draw from for the Board of Directors and are especially looking for qualified candidates who have skills and experience in non-profits, fundraising and leadership.

All candidates must complete the nomination form, and should have passion and a commitment towards carrying out GOV’s mission of providing a safe environment for the LGBTQ (and allied) community through the sport of volleyball in the National Capital Region.

By submitting your name in nomination as a candidate, you acknowledge and agree to fulfill the role and responsibilities of a Director. Every Director has a responsibility for the management of GOV, and has a legal obligation to act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the organization. In particular, Directors are expected to:

  • Attend all Board meetings and participate fully in Board deliberations;
  • Be prepared to serve in Officer or Coordinator roles as required;
  • Lead or assist in organizing GOV projects, events, or activities;
  • Place the interests of GOV above any personal interests; 
  • Support Board decisions once they have been made;
  • Be informed of GOV programming, operations and finances; and
  • Comply with GOV’s by-laws, policies, and all applicable legislation.

Completed applications must be sent to by 5:00pm on Saturday April 20, 2019. 

Candidates will be acclaimed if the number of candidates running for election is less than or equal to the number of electable positions.

André Scott
Chair of Nominations Committee


Upcoming Events

  1. GOV at Capital Pride!

    August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Drop-In Volleyball

Just want to play volleyball for fun, at your own pace and leisure? Then come join us for recreational volleyball! It's two hours of fun, every week!

More on the recreational nights

Competitive Volleyball

Want to get out, break a sweat and compete in GOV's competitive league? If so, stay tuned for the start of the 2018-2019 season in September.

More on the competitive league

Upcoming Events

Stay informed on all the events and tournaments hosted by the GOV League and other regional LGBTQ+ volleyball leagues.

More on upcoming events