Fall 2022 Information

Hey GOV pals!

With summer coming to an end, it’s now time to transition to indoor volleyball. We are happy to announce a return to a full slate of programming for this fall! Please see important dates and information below:

Tuesday September 6 @ 7:00pm – Registration opens! 

Wednesday September 7 – Meet and Greet night!

Come by and celebrate the kick-off to the 2022-23 volleyball season with us! Ask your questions about programs, reconnect with old friends, and make new friends! FREE NACHOS AND HALF-PRICED WINGS!

  • When? 7:00 to 10:00pm
  • Where? The Royal Oak – Bank & Gloucester (188 Bank Street)
  • Cost? Food and drink available for purchase

Wednesday September 14 – Wednesday League Team Formation night

We are hosting one Team Formation night before the league starts – this is to help players find teams to join (or form teams themselves) and to help captains who are missing players on their rosters find the players they need. It’s going to be very informal – we will form squads with players who are present and play some volleyball.

  • When? 7:00 to 10:00pm
  • Where? *LOCATION CHANGED TO* Lester B Pearson High School (2072 Jasmine Cres) 
  • Cost? Free!

Wednesday September 21 – Wednesday League Captains Meeting

  • Save the date! Details coming soon

Wednesday September 28 – Wednesday League, first night of matches

  • Please note that we are still confirming our gyms with the four different school boards that we rent from.
  • Once we have all of our gyms figured out, we will share more information about the match format for this year.

See you at the Meet & Greet and on the court!

Gay Ottawa Volleyball

Sun Aug 14, beach volleyball tournament!

GOV Beach Volleyball Tournament

Sunday August 14, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Max Volley, Shefford Park (813 Shefford Rd)

 

Join Gay Ottawa Volleyball for a fun day of beach volleyball!

 

2-on-2 ($60 per team)

4-on-4 ($120 per team)

 

Open to all skill levels – when you register, let us know your team’s preferred playing environment:

– Intermediate

– Advanced

– Just for Fun!

 

Open Division (no gender requirement, however the net height will be set to 2.43m)

Women’s Division (open to all self-identified women, the net height will be set to 2.24m)

 

BBQ, music, and prizes!

 

Register here:

https://www.govleague.ca/zuluru/events/view?event=77

Recognizing our volunteers!

Join us in taking a moment to extend a big THANK YOU to three volunteers who are concluding their terms in their respective positions:

 

Tim Klodt (outgoing Chair)

Tim has served as Chair of the Board of Directors since May 2019, and served before then as a member of the Provisional Board. During his tenure he worked constantly to build a strong foundation of governance, playing a leadership role in drafting GOV’s By-Laws and several other core policies. Tim led by example, making sure Board discussions were focused, informed and strategic, and that Board meetings were effectively structured and disciplined. Tim, we are immensely thankful for your contribution to GOV and we are grateful that you will continue to serve on the GOV Board of Directors.

 

James Clemens (outgoing VP-Administration and Secretary to the Board)

James has served GOV in many capacities since 2017, first as an advisor to the Provisional Board, as a Director on GOV’s first official Board of Directors, and as Vice-President (Administration) and Secretary to the Board for the past three-and-half years. Throughout his time at GOV James has been a judicious steward of the organization, leading several projects that helped turn many of GOV’s lofty aspirations into reality. Always reliable, diligent and detail-oriented, he spent countless hours making sure GOV’s decisions and activities were well-documented and that volunteers were equipped with the tools and support they needed. James, thank you sincerely for your years of dedication and service.

 

Keith Black (outgoing Board Director)

Keith has served on the GOV Board of Directors since January 2021, and in that time participated actively to support the Board’s mandate, including serving on the Policy, Finance and Governance Committee and playing a key role in drafting our Sponsorship Policy. On the court, Keith helped welcome new players this summer by leading a hat team in the Beach League! Keith, thank you for stepping forward as a leader and supporting the work of building a more inclusive community of sport in Ottawa/Gatineau. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you in various roles to help further the organization.

 

If you are interested in becoming a GOV volunteer, please contact volunteer@govleague.ca

Meet the nominees to join GOV’s Board of Directors!

At our upcoming Annual General Meeting (Dec 22), GOV members will elect individuals to our Board of Directors. This year, four positions are available, and seven people submitted their name. Members will be asked to vote for 4 candidates to become part of GOV’s next Board of Directors!

Click here to find out more about them and their vision for GOV!

If you have questions on the election or the nominations process, contact Kris Bergmann, Chair of the Nominations committee, at nominations@govleague.ca

Apply now to be on GOV’s Board of Directors!

This year, Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on December 22nd. The AGM will be held virtually, and will provide you an opportunity to take part in the discussion on the league’s strategic orientation, to vote on resolutions and to elect four individuals to the GOV Board of Directors.

Applications to serve as a volunteer on the GOV Board of Directors will be accepted from now until December 7, 2021.

If you are someone who is interested in joining a dynamic team that works to provide a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ2+ communities in the National Capital Region through the sport of volleyball, please consider applying today!

The Board is composed of eight director positions in total, with four (4) positions up for election each year for a two-year term.

Members of the Board of Directors are responsible for the management of GOV, and act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the organization. In submitting your name for consideration, you acknowledge and agree to fill the role and responsibilities of a Director:

  • Attend all Board meetings and participate fully in Board deliberations;
  • Lead or assist in organizing GOV projects, events, or activities;
  • Be informed of GOV programming, operations and finances; and
  • Comply with GOV’s by-laws, policies, and all applicable legislation.

Nominations are open to all, with a view to having a diverse, talented and dedicated pool of candidates.

In order to be considered for a position on the Board at the election on December 22nd, candidates must submit a written statement—no longer than 250 words—explaining why you think you would be a good fit with the GOV. Be sure to highlight any skills or experience in non-profits (if applicable), fundraising and leadership that may help contribute to the ongoing success of GOV.

Completed submissions must be sent to nominations@govleague.ca by 5:00pm on December 7, 2021. Don’t hesitate to write to the same email address should you have any questions.

Ottawa Sport Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion

GOV would like to encourage everyone to join the Ottawa Sport Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Panel Discussion and huddles happening in October 2021!

The EDI Panel Discussion Video is a conversation among leaders in our sport community about creating fun, safe, and welcoming sport experiences for everyone. Panelists share their lived experiences and perspectives on levelling the field of play. It includes EDI panelists: Shauna Bookal, Justin Bobb and our very own David Muddiman!

Visit the Ottawa Sport Council website for up to date information!

(Aug 29) Beach Volleyball Tournament!

GOV Beach Volleyball Tournament

Sunday August 29, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Max Volley, Shefford Park (813 Shefford Rd)

Join Gay Ottawa Volleyball for a fun day of beach volleyball during Capital Pride!
2-on-2 ($60 per team)
4-on-4 ($120 per team)

Open to all skill levels – when you register, let us know your team’s preferred playing environment:
– Intermediate
– Advanced
– Just for Fun!

Open Division (no gender requirement, however the net height will be set to 2.43m)
Women’s Division (open to all self-identified women, the net height will be set to 2.24m)

BBQ, music, and prizes!

Links:

Beach Volleyball Tournament! | Tournoi de beach volley!

Summer Beach 4s 2021

We’re really excited to launch GOV’s very first Summer beach league! Check the details below!

LEAGUE STARTS JULY 7th!

Wednesday nights

9 weeks (July 7 to Sept. 1)

Up to 5 rostered players per team

RA Centre, Rideau Sports Centre

Match start times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 9:30 pm

Teams should expect to rotate start times and locations

Click here for specific league format and rules

Click here to review GOV’s COVID-19 Outdoor Protocol

Click here to access Player Portal for team management