2014 Canadian Opens

 
2014 Pre-Sale Event Pass
The pre-sale begins Monday, February 10th and ends Friday, April 11th. During this time, event passes will be available at a discounted rate for the ​14U Canadian West Open (Abbotsford), 15U Canadian West Open (Regina), and 16U Canadian West Open (Calgary), and 17U/18U Canadian Open (Edmonton).
 
Once the pre-sale ends, the passes will still be available for purchase through the e-shop at the non-discounted rate of $30 each until Monday, April 21st.
 
Please visit http://shop.volleyball.ca to purchase your event pass. All purchases are final and non-refundable, but are transferrable up to April 11, 2014.
  • Event Pass (Pre-Sale) = $25.00
  • Event Pass (On-Site) = $30.00
  • 1-Day Pass (On-Site) = $12.00 
  • Children Under 13 = Free

For any inquiries or more information, please contact: events@volleyball.ca

 


Events

 

14U/15U/16U Canadian East Open – Sherbrooke, QC

Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th
Event Website: http://iset.net/vc/en/default.aspx?TID=169 ​  

14U Canadian West Open – Abbotsford, BC

Friday, May 9th to Sunday, May 11th 
Event Website: http://iset.net/vc/en/default.aspx?TID=173

  • Host Hotel Properties
    • For the 14U Canadian West Open, a group of local Host Hotel Properties are offering a special discounted rate to all traveling teams and participants. 
      • Reservations: Reservations can be made by contacting the Host Hotel Properties directly using the name and phone number found in the document. In order to receive the discounted rate, please use the specific Booking Code for the hotel in question.

 


15U Canadian West Open – Regina, SK

Saturday, May 17th to Monday, May 19th
Event Website: http://iset.net/vc/en/default.aspx?TID=170
  • Host Hotel Properties
    • The Regina Hotel Association is a proud sponsor of the 15U Canadian West Open and encourages all traveling teams to stay at one of the events Host Hotel Properties. Each of these hotels offers a large block of rooms and a special rate for our participants.
      • Reservations: Reservations can be made by contacting the Host Hotel Properties directly using the name and phone number found in the document. In order to be booked into the block of rooms set aside for tournament participants, please use the "15U Volleyball Canada West Open" booking reference.
 

16U Canadian West Open – Calgary, AB

Saturday, May 17th to Monday, May 19th
  • Stay and Play Policy
    • Teams requiring hotel accommodations for the 2014 16U Canadian West Open being held in Calgary are asked to book only through Volleyball Canada and Alberta Volleyball Association Host Hotels as it is now one of the criteria for acceptance into this event.
      • Reservations: Reservations can be made by contacting the host hotels directly by following the instructions found in the Host Hotel Document created by our contracting partner SimpleRES by Anderson Vacations. If you have any questions or concerns in setting up your reservations please contact Peri McCardle at Anderson Vacations by email pmccardle@andersonvacations.ca or by phone at 403-245-6200. All hotel reservations for this event must be made directly with the hotel properties.
      • Previous Bookings: If you have already secured accommodations, either with a hotel directly or through a third party travel booking website, you must relay this information to Volleyball Canada by completing Stay and Play - Form 1. The information will be passed along to the Alberta Volleyball Association and SimpleRES by Anderson Vacations to see if they are able to move your block of rooms into the contracted blocks. If they are unable to do so, you will be required to cancel your reservation and rebook in the contracted blocks.
      • Exemptions: Volleyball Canada will consider waiving the Stay and Play Policy if 1) a team is based within 150 km (driving distance) of Calgary or 2) a team is staying with family or friend that resides within 150 km (driving distance) of Calgary. In order to apply for an exemption, please complete the Stay and Play - Form 2 using our online system.
 

17U/18U Canadian Open – Edmonton, AB

Friday, May 9th to Sunday, May 11th 
Event Website: http://iset.net/vc/en/default.aspx?TID=172
  • Stay and Play Policy (Click Here)
    • HTG Sports Services is once again the exclusive hotel provider for the upcoming 2014 17U/18U Canadian Open in Edmonton. Teams requiring hotel accommodations are asked to book only through HTG Sports Services as it is now one of the criteria for acceptance into this event.
      • Reservations: Reservations can be made through the HTG Sports Services website or by contacting Jennifer Kealey directly (jennifer@htgsports.com or 1-800-668-5596 x300).
      • Previous Bookings: If you have already secured accommodations with a hotel directly you must complete the Stay and Play - Form 1 using our online system. The information will be passed along to HTG Sports Services to see if they are able to take over the block of rooms. If they are unable to do so, you will be required to cancel your reservation and rebook through HTG Sports Services.
      • Exemptions: Volleyball Canada will consider waiving the Stay and Play Policy if 1) a team is based within 150 km (driving distance) of Edmonton or 2) a team is staying with family or friend that resides within 150 km (driving distance) of Edmonton. In order to apply for an exemption, please complete the Stay and Play - Form 2 using our online system.

 


Policies

2014 Playing Up Policy
Registration for teams looking to play up opens on Friday, February 28th(e.g: A team that is registered to play in a certain age group at provincials can register for that age group at the Nationals Championships once registration opens. If that team wants to register for the next age group up, they will need to wait until the playing up registration opens on Friday, February 28th).

2014 National Championship Withdrawal Policy
If a team withdraws from the event prior to the Registration Deadline (Friday, March 14th) they will be refunded their entire amount less a $250 administration fee. If a team withdraws after this date they will not receive any refund.

2014 Roster Lock Date Policy
The final roster lock date for teams registered to play at a National Championship is Friday, March 14th @ 11:59PM EST. After this date, no roster changes will be permitted. Please consult the Team Registration section of the 2014 Indoor Volleyball Competition Guide for more information on roster composition.
 
2014 National Championship Coaching Certification Policy (Click Here)
Coaches that fail to meet the necessary certification requirements will be sanctioned $300, an amount that will need to be paid prior to playing any games at a National Championship. PTA exemptions will no longer be accepted. These fines do not apply to coaches making their first appearance at a National Championship.   
 
2014 Indoor Volleyball Competition Guide (Click Here)
Please consult the Competition Guide for information on the guidelines that are specific to Volleyball Canada sanctioned events. These include, but are not limited to, team composition, player registration, seeding and draw principles, and performance bonds. All coaches and team contacts should be aware of its content.
 
 

Partners

Absolute Travel Specialist

Absolute Travel Specialists is on board as the travel booking organization of choice for the 2014 Canadian Opens. They will help you with your individual and/or group travel needs, including transportation (flights, train, charter bus, rental cars) and travel insurance. For details, visit www.absolutetravelspecialists.com or contact Elayne Pink directly (epink@absolutetravelspecialists.com or 902-455-2429 or toll-free 1-866-322-6538).