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

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!

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!

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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