Thanksgiving Monday (Oct 14): Earlier time for drop-in volleyball!

Interested participating in GOV Drop-in volleyball this Thanksgiving Monday?

On Monday October 14, Drop-in volleyball will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm due to reduced holiday hours at the Rideau Sports Centre!

There will be four volleyball courts available and other than the earlier time slot the evening will run just like any other night of GOV Drop-in volleyball!

See you on the court!

On Sept 16, Monday Drop-in volleyball is moving to the Rideau Sports Centre!

Our Monday Night Drop-in program will take place at the Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) this year, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, starting on Monday September 16, 2019.We have all four courts, and the earlier time slot allows for more social time afterward.

Registration for the 2019-20 volleyball season will open on Friday August 30, at 7:00pm (on govleague.ca).

All skill levels welcome. The expansion to four courts enables the Monday program to better accommodate a variety of skill levels, which may include (as needed) a court for coaching, a court for intermediate or competitive play, or a court set to a women’s net height, if there is sufficient interest. 

We are keeping our traditional McArthur location on Monday nights from 8:00 to 10:00pm. We will use this reservation to rent out to teams seeking practice/scrimmage time, to hold Skills & Drills Clinics, and to host a women’s nights pilot program.

More information about Skills & Drills and women’s nights will be posted in the coming weeks.

Get your Drop-in Punch Card! 

  • To be able to afford more courts at a better quality facility, prices are going up to $10 ($8.85 +HST) per person per night. We recognize this is a big increase compared to last year’s $5 fee. To help participants save, we are offering a Drop-in Punch Card for $100 ($88.50 +HST). 
  • A Punch Card buys 12 sessions, redeemable at any Drop-in night or Skills & Drills Clinic during the 2019-20 season.

If this price increase poses a significant barrier to you participating in GOV programs, please reach out to us. We will try to help as best we can.

Have any questions or ideas about these changes? Write to us at info@govleague.ca.

Don’t forget to join us at the GOV Opening Season Meet and Greet!

  • Where: The Lieutenant’s Pump, 361 Elgin Street
  • When: Wednesday September 4, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Visit us at the Rideau Sports Centre starting on Monday September 16, and speak with our Drop-in Coordinator, James Mickle.

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 Nominations@govleague.ca 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!)
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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 (govleague.ca/tournaments).

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!