Effective March 15: All GOV activities are suspended due to COVID-19 coronavirus

Following the recommendation made by Ottawa Public Health (on Sunday March 15, 2020) to cancel all gatherings, all GOV activities are cancelled until further notice, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

We are in the process of assessing the impact of this unprecedented situation and developing contingency plans for the rest of the season.

In the event that Monday drop-in volleyball sessions are able to resume, we will publish precautionary measures based on the most up-to-date and best available information.

The Wednesday League will be suspended until at least April 6. Click here for more information.

Please also follow our Facebook page and website for real-time updates.

Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your cooperation.

COVID-19 coronavirus precautionary measures for the Annual Tournament and Gala (March 14-15)

Dear Tournament and Gala Participants,

Please carefully review our notice regarding Gay Ottawa Volleyball’s precautionary measures for its upcoming Tournament and Gala, taking place March 14-15, 2020, to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Voici la version en français: Mesures préventives de Gay Ottawa Volleyball pour le Tournoi et le gala 2020

GOV Presents: Gaymanji – Welcome to the Jungle

On March 14, hundreds of volleyball players from Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and beyond are competing in Gay Ottawa Volleyball’s 29th annual volleyball tournament!

The theme this year is “Gaymanji: Welcome to the Jungle“, and to celebrate on Saturday night we will be throwing our annual gala party at the Canadian Museum of Nature!

Join us for this celebration of LGBTQ inclusive sport in Ottawa!

Get your tickets here!

ATTN TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS: Your tickets are included as part of your team package.

Tickets are $26.55 (before tax and fees), and include:
– Entry at 930pm
– Access to the main spaces and galleries at the Museum
– Access to the silent auction
– One drink coupon
– Dance party with DJ Kitty Funk
– Karaoke (presented by Caturday Karaoke)
– Performances and other entertainment throughout the night!

You should know:
– 19+, photo I.D. is required
– All ticket sales are final
– No re-entry
– No smoking or vaping allowed on the museum’s property
– No external food or drinks are permitted
– Cash bar (ATM on site)

As a participant, you agree to be photographed, videotaped or filmed, and grant the museum and Gay Ottawa Volleyball permission to put the finished footage/photography to any uses that it may choose, including marketing, advertising and public-relations-related activities. Notify our staff when you arrive if you would like to opt out.

To ensure the safety of guests, we may conduct checks of bags and coats, refuse entry to the event and/or remove participants without a refund.

Wednesday League Reminder: No matches on November 6

Due to a critical mass of closures at the schools we use (for parent-teacher interviews), the week of November 6 is a break-week for the Wednesday League. We will resume with Week 7 on Wednesday November 13.

Rest assured, the November 6 night off does not impact the total number of weeks of volleyball scheduled for the season. We still have a 24-week regular season scheduled, plus two weeks for playoffs and a buffer week in case of snow days.

Don’t forget: Monday Drop-in remains open per usual, from 6 to 8pm at the Rideau Sports Centre. Come by!

Teams: take the night off and do something special together! The Lieutenant’s Pump will be ready to welcome us just like any other week!

Halloween Week @ GOV! (Mon Oct 28 and Wed Oct 30)

On October 28 and 30, you are invited to come play dressed in the spirit of the season and who knows, maybe scare the other team ou of a few points!

But remember, if you play in costume, please remember to wear proper footwear. Safety first, people!

And please no glitter!

Happy Halloween!

Thanksgiving Monday (Oct 14): Earlier time for drop-in volleyball!

Interested participating in GOV Drop-in volleyball this Thanksgiving Monday?

On Monday October 14, Drop-in volleyball will be from 4:00 to 6:00pm due to reduced holiday hours at the Rideau Sports Centre!

There will be four volleyball courts available and other than the earlier time slot the evening will run just like any other night of GOV Drop-in volleyball!

See you on the court!

On Sept 16, Monday Drop-in volleyball is moving to the Rideau Sports Centre!

Our Monday Night Drop-in program will take place at the Rideau Sports Centre (RSC) this year, from 6:00 to 8:00pm, starting on Monday September 16, 2019.We have all four courts, and the earlier time slot allows for more social time afterward.

Registration for the 2019-20 volleyball season will open on Friday August 30, at 7:00pm (on govleague.ca).

All skill levels welcome. The expansion to four courts enables the Monday program to better accommodate a variety of skill levels, which may include (as needed) a court for coaching, a court for intermediate or competitive play, or a court set to a women’s net height, if there is sufficient interest. 

We are keeping our traditional McArthur location on Monday nights from 8:00 to 10:00pm. We will use this reservation to rent out to teams seeking practice/scrimmage time, to hold Skills & Drills Clinics, and to host a women’s nights pilot program.

More information about Skills & Drills and women’s nights will be posted in the coming weeks.

Get your Drop-in Punch Card! 

  • To be able to afford more courts at a better quality facility, prices are going up to $10 ($8.85 +HST) per person per night. We recognize this is a big increase compared to last year’s $5 fee. To help participants save, we are offering a Drop-in Punch Card for $100 ($88.50 +HST). 
  • A Punch Card buys 12 sessions, redeemable at any Drop-in night or Skills & Drills Clinic during the 2019-20 season.

If this price increase poses a significant barrier to you participating in GOV programs, please reach out to us. We will try to help as best we can.

Have any questions or ideas about these changes? Write to us at info@govleague.ca.

Don’t forget to join us at the GOV Opening Season Meet and Greet!

  • Where: The Lieutenant’s Pump, 361 Elgin Street
  • When: Wednesday September 4, 2019, 7:00 to 10:00pm

Visit us at the Rideau Sports Centre starting on Monday September 16, and speak with our Drop-in Coordinator, James Mickle.

June 29: Lip Sync For Your (Sports) Balls! Part Deux!

The queens of Gay Ottawa Volleyball will be looking to seek revenge against the Ottawa Wolves after Queen Priscilla’s GLORIOUS triumph over her GOV competitors during the first edition of Lip Sync For Your Balls. You don’t want to miss this!

Come out, bring your friends, dance and support your friendly neighbourhood Ottawa Wolves and your Gay Ottawa Volleyball players as they go head to head in DRAG and… lip sync for their (sports) balls!

On deck will be our very own DJ Kitty Funk!

See you at Babylon Nightclub
Doors open at 10:30pm
$7 before 11:00 – $10 afterwards

Wolves RUGBY vs Gay Ottawa VOLLEYBALL… (eeeeek!)

Easter Monday (Apr 22): Special time and location for Monday Rec Drop-in!

Attention Monday night Recreational drop-in volleyball players!

Due to Easter Monday, we will be holding a special 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.

This session will also take place earlier than usual, from 6:00 to 8:00pm!

See you on the court!