GOV Tournaments

Gay Ottawa Volleyball host tournaments every year that cater to competitive, intermediate and recreational skill levels. Tournaments are a great way to develop your skills, meet people and get involved with LGBTQ+ communities in other cities.

Our Annual Tournament and Gala

Teams from across North America come out to the GOV tournament every year! This weekend-long event includes an opening night social and a gala with delicious food and a fabulous show and dance!

Key Dates


  • The tournament will take place at two locations:
  • Teams should plan to play at either location. Your team may play at RSC on Sat Mar 30, and then at UOttawa on Sun Mar 31, or vice versa.
  • Teams will not change locations in the middle of a given day.
  • Our gala venue will be announced shortly!


  • Team fee will be $725 for 7 players or less ($50 for each additional player).
  • The team fee includes 7 tickets to our gala on the Saturday night!

Information for Team Captains

  • Last year we filled up very quickly! After you register your team, we will contact you within a few days to inform you whether your team is confirmed or on the wait list.
  • We prioritize your team’s registration based on:
    1. The timestamp of your complete online registration form, and
    2. The timestamp of your team payment
  • We do reserve a minimum number of spots for teams from out of town, but register as soon as you can, even those spots fill quickly!
  • After you complete the online registration form, please pay your team’s fee via e-transfer to
  • You do not need to provide your full team roster at the time of registration.

Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament

GOV also hosts a beach volleyball tournament every summer. The date for the 2019 tournament will be announced in the spring!

North American LGBTQ+ Tournaments


Toronto’s Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) hosts a tournament every fall and spring in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):

  • Rise of the Spartans – November 24-25, 2018
  • Return of the Spartans – June 1-2, 2019 (registration opens April 29)


Volleyball Boréal hosts a tournament every Easter weekend:


knock-OUT runs an annual tournament in London, Ontario called the UNCAGED Volleyball Tournament. UNCAGED is one-of-a-kind sporting experience for straight and LGBTQ+ athletes hosted at Supreme Courts Volleyball that helps raise money for underprivileged LGBTQ+ youth in London’s community.


The North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the LGBTQ+ community. Cities from across the continent host NAGVA sanctioned tournaments that are both competitive and fabulously fun!