Event Hosting

Volleyball Canada is proud to have hosted successful National Championships since 1953. Since the Open format was introduced nearly 20 years ago, teams from all over the country have been competing for the national title in a variety of age categories, from 14U to 35+. There are now over 800 teams that participate in a National Championship event.
 
We have made some exciting changes to our event format for the 2016-2017 hosting cycle. Volleyball Canada is moving towards single age category events (15U, 16U, 17U, 18U), as well as to a regional model for younger age categories (14U). These changes will help create additional competitive opportunities for our members, and will assure that athletes from every province and territory have access to a national-level volleyball event.
 
We are currently searching for multiple hosts and partners to help us organize and execute the various Volleyball Canada Championships for the 2016-2017 hosting cycle.
 

The following events will be hosted by the successful bidder, on behalf of Volleyball Canada. 

The following events will be hosted by Volleyball Canada, in partnership with the successful bidder. 

 
 

Event Breakdown

The following table shows a breakdown of each Volleyball Canada Championship event that is up for bid. Please keep in mind that the numbers and figures shown below are approximate, and could change depending on the number of registered teams.
 
Event
Courts
   (Minimum) 
Teams
(Approximate)
Participants
(Athletes + Attendees)
Hotel Room Nights
(Approximate)
8
64
960 + 1440 = 2400
1125
8
64
960 + 1440 = 2400
1125
8
64
960 + 1440 = 2400
1125
10
80
1200 + 1800 = 3000
1350
         
12
96
1440 + 2160 = 3600
1625
16
128
1920 + 2880 = 4800
2125
         
12
96
1440 + 2160 = 3600
1625
18
144
2160 + 3240 = 5400
2400
         
17U National 16 128 1920 + 2880 = 4800 2125
18U National 20 160 2400 + 3600 = 6000 2700
 
 

Proposed Event Calendar

The proposed dates for hosting a Volleyball Canada Championship are as follows. Although these are the preferred dated, Volleyball Canada will still accept bids with different competition dates, pending they are within a 1-2 week window (either before or after the preferred dates).
 
Please refer to the Bid Manual for each event to see the acceptable event hosting dates for that particular age category.
 
Event 2016 Dates (Preferred) 2017 Dates (Preferred)
 
April 29 - May 1
 
April 28-30
May 13-15
May 21-23*
May 12-14
May 20-22*
May 13-15
May 21-23*
May 12-14
May 20-22*
May 6-8
May 13-15
May 5-7
May 12-14
May 6-8
May 13-15
May 5-7
May 12-14

* An event that takes place on the Victoria Day long weekend are generally held from Saturday to Monday. 

 
Contact Information 
If you have any questions or require any additional information about the bidding process for the 2016-2017 Volleyball Canada Championships, please direct them to:
 
Chrissy Benz
Volleyball Canada
Domestic Competitions Director
Tel:         613-748-5681 x232
Email:     cbenz@volleyball.ca
 
 

14U Volleyball Canada Championships
In previous years, the 14U Volleyball Canada Championships were split into East and West events. As these age categories continue to grow, we are now at a stage of development which necessitates further separation of these events. 
 
For the 2016-2017 hosting cycle, Volleyball Canada is seeking four (4) host organizing committees to take over the planning and execution of each of these events:

Bid Options (must host event in both 2016 and 2017):

  • 14U Volleyball Canada Championships – Atlantic (NB/NS/PE/NL)
  • 14U Volleyball Canada Championships – East (ON/QC/NU)
  • 14U Volleyball Canada Championships – Central (SK/MB)
  • 14U Volleyball Canada Championships – West (BC/AB/YT/NT)

 

  • 14U Bid Manual
  • Event Hosting Guide - Coming Soon
  • Online Candidature File - Coming Soon

 


15U and 16U Volleyball Canada Championships

In previous years, the 15U and 16U Volleyball Canada Championships have had a different format on each side of the country. In the West they were hosted separately, whereas in the East they were hosted as one event. In an effort to foster the growth of these age categories in the Eastern provinces, the events will be separated and follow the model laid out in West.
 
For the 2016-2017 hosting cycle, Volleyball Canada is seeking four (4) host organizing committees to take over the planning and execution of each of these events:

Bid Options (must host event in both 2016 and 2017):

  • 15U Volleyball Canada Championships – East (ON/QC/NB/NS/PE/NL/NU)
  • 16U Volleyball Canada Championships – East (ON/QC/NB/NS/PE/NL/NU)
  • 15U Volleyball Canada Championships – West (BC/AB/SK/MB/YT/NT)
  • 16U Volleyball Canada Championships – West (BC/AB/SK/MB/YT/NT)​

 

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17U and 18U Volleyball Canada Championships

In previous years, the 17U and 18U Volleyball Canada Championships were jointly held. As these age divisions continue to grow, we are now at a stage of development which necessitates the separation of these events.
 
For the 2016-2017 hosting cycle, Volleyball Canada is seeking two (2) partners to assist in the hosting of each of these events:

Bid Options (must host event in both 2016 and 2017):

  • 17U Volleyball Canada Championships
  • 18U Volleyball Canada Championships
  • 17U and 18U Volleyball Canada Championships (Combined)