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

*Tuesday* March 12: Special date and location for Monday Rec Drop-in

Attention Monday night Recreational drop-in volleyball players!

Due to March Break, our usual location is closed.  Instead, we will be holding a special drop-in session at the Rideau Sports Centre (1 Donald St.). We will have four volleyball courts available.

PLOT TWIST: This session will take place on Tuesday March 12 (not Monday), from 6:30 to 8:30pm!

See you on the court!

Family Day (Feb 18): Special time and location for Monday Rec Drop-in

Attention Monday night Recreational drop-in volleyball players!

Due to Family Day, 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!

Feb 16: Rugby vs Volleyball go head to head in drag to… Lip Sync for their (Sports) Balls!

Get ready for something Ottawa has never seen before! Ottawa Wolves RFC and Gay Ottawa Volleyball are going head to head in DRAG to… lip sync for their (sports) balls!

The incredible DJ Beatrix will be spinnin’ and mixin’ your favourite tunes all night! Get ready for some 🔥🔥🔥 electro dance!

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

Wolves RUGBY vs Gay Ottawa VOLLEYBALL… (eeeeek!)
Beatrix is a sought after, high-adrenaline DJ known for her work in the House, tech House and LGBTQ2S+ scene in Montreal. Her music selection includes tracks with a distinct, deep, sexy, bassy sound that fills dance floors from the first drop of her sets. She has played Canada Pride Montréal 2017 (main stage), and venues like Circus, Unity, Le Salon Daomé, Babylon, and The Manhattan Monster (NYC). Her current Friday night residency at Bar Renard is a staple in Montreal’s Gay Village.


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GOV presents: MASC 4 MASQUERADE! Our 28th Annual Tournament and Gala!

Gay Ottawa Volleyball presents: MASC 4 MASQUERADE! Our 28th Annual Tournament and Gala!

Our annual 2-day tournament includes both competitive and intermediate divisions, with teams traveling from all over to compete!

And don’t miss our Masquerade Gala on the Saturday night, at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

Registration opens Sunday January 20 at 7pm! 

For more information please visit the Tournaments section of our website (

Music @ Wednesday Competitive League

Some teams reached out to us requesting clarification on the rules when it comes to playing music in the gym during match play. We’ve decided on the following policy, which we kindly ask team captains and all players to help enforce.
  1. Music during warm-up and between sets/matches is permitted at a reasonable level.
  2. Music during match play is not permitted. The only exception is when both team captains and head referee agree to play music. In that event, music must be played at a reasonable volume in that it does not interfere with players’ ability to play – including players on another court in the same gym – nor interfere with the referee’s ability to officiate the match.
We know teams’ preferences can differ. At the end of the day courteous behaviour and sportsmanship can go a long way in resolving disputes around music, noise or how we share space. We’re all here to have fun, be kind to another!

Thanksgiving Monday Drop-in Session (at special time and location)

Calling all interested in getting some Recreational Drop-In volleyball this Thanksgiving Monday!

On October 8, we will be holding a special Thanksgiving 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.

With the holiday Monday, Rec Drop-in will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm!

See you on the court!

Message from Canadian Rep to NAGVA

Jason Pelletier, Canadian representative to the North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA), warmly invites GOV members to check out NAGVA programs and tournaments for the 2018-19 season!

Please read Jason’s letter below, sharing about his experience with NAGVA and all of what NAGVA has to offer, from terrific volleyball to great travel opportunities to lifelong friendships:

Letter from Jason Pelletier, Canadian Representative to NAGVA

Want to become a NAGVA member? Have more questions?

Check out or write to Jason at

See you on the court! Or perhaps at a NAGVA tournament 😉


Sign up for 2018 Skills and Drills Clinics!

For the 2017-18 season, we will be hosting four Skills & Drills Clinics, for players to get some practice in and brush up on their volleyball skills with the help of a coach who will run the session! The clinics will be on:

  • Sunday January 21
  • Sunday February 25
  • Sunday March 4
  • Sunday April 15

Feel free to bring your partners, friends and family. ALL SKILL LEVELS are welcome!!

$5 per person to help cover the cost of gym and coach.

11:00am – 1:00pm at Lisgar Collegiate Institute (29 Lisgar Street)

You can sign up using this form:


***We encourage you to sign up in advance to help us plan for numbers. If sign-ups exceed capacity on a given day, priority will be given to those who sign up first, and/or those who haven’t done a previous clinic.***