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).

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2017 Banquet Hotel Host

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:


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.

GOV Tournament 2017

GOV Tournament 2017 posterFeeling depressed about the Trump inauguration?

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!



Upcoming Events

  1. Last night of Monday Rec for 2018

    December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. GOV Holiday Party

    December 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Start of Winter Semester for Monday Drop-in

    January 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Wednesday Night League resumes for 2019

    January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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