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

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

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 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!


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!


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

Officers posting – Season 2021-2022

COVID getting you down? Find you have extra time waiting for your turn to get a vaccine? Then Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) has an opportunity for you!

GOV is searching for candidates to serve in leadership positions over the upcoming 2021-22 season.

The GOV Board of Directors is accepting applications for two officer roles to fill existing or anticipated vacancies: Vice-President (Operations) and Vice-President (Finance).

Officer positions are not elected positions and officers are not required to be board members. Officers are appointed by the board and make-up GOV’s senior management team. They are responsible for supervising the league’s activities. Officer positions have a one-year commitment from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.

  • The Vice-President (Operations) oversees core programming. This includes league, drop-in and skills development.
  • The Vice-President (Finance) is responsible for financial management and providing advice on financial issues.

Detailed position descriptions are available below. If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please submit the application form (also available below) by May 11, 2021, to Please submit a separate application form for each position you wish to apply for.

Note that while applying for a position does not guarantee appointment to that position, your application will be retained for future opportunities.

Please feel free to share this email, application form and position descriptions with others you think may be interested in applying.


Tim Klodt

Chair – Board of Directors

Gay Ottawa Volleyball

Application form and detailed position descriptions – PDF format

Application form and detailed position descriptions – Word format

2020 Board Members Election and Season update

GOV’s 2020 Annual General Meeting took place on December 13, 2020. Each year during the AGM, members of GOV elect four members to the Board of Directors. This year, due to a vacancy, five positions had to be filled.

For the first time in GOV’s history, 7 people submitted their candidacy! A secret vote was held, and members elected Tim Klodt, Laura Barkley, Jonathan Plata and Stéphanie Simard for a 2-year term, and Keith Black for a 1-year term. They join James Mickle, Martin Henry and Dean MacDougall to form GOV’s 2021 Board of Directors.

Thank you to outgoing Directors Mark Frankish, David Muddiman and James Clemens for their contribution to GOV over the last few years. Although not on the Board of Directors anymore, they remain part of the GOV family, and we couldn’t be happier to keep working with them!

If you haven’t done so already, take the time to check out our 2019-2020 season update:

We look forward to seeing you on the court in 2021.

Stay safe and healthy!