2016 Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament


Volleyball Canada will host the 2016 Men's NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament in Edmonton, Alberta, from January 8 to 10. The winner of the event will go to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

LocationSaville Community Sports Centre, Edmonton, AB

Tournament details: Four teams from the NORCECA Volleyball Confederation (North, Central American and Caribbean) 

The top four finishers at the 2015 NORCECA Continental Championship (FIVB World Ranking as per October 2015


Teams will face each other in a round-robin format.

January 8th

  • 5pm - Canada vs Mexico: 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-16)
  • 7pm - Cuba vs Puerto Rico: 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 33-31) 

January 9th

  • 1.30pm - Canada vs Puerto Rico: 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-23)
  • 4pm - Cuba vs Mexico: 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-23)

January 10th

  • 5pm - Puerto Rico vs Mexico: 2-3 (25-23, 25-16, 24-26, 24-26, 10-15)
  • 7pm - Canada vs Cuba: 0-3 (15-25, 21-25, 21-25)



Tickets will be on sale November 26, 10am MST through Ticketmaster 


End zone

Long side


Youth (6-18)
Free under 6




Adult (18+)




Group (10+)




Youth pass (3 days)

$50 ($60)

$65 ($75)

$80 ($90)

Adult pass (3 days)

$80 ($90)

$95 ($105)

$110 ($120)

 *Note that these prices do not include the venue and/or ticket provider fees and only concern online sale*. Ticket prices are in CAD


**Note that this venue does not have numbered seating so it will be general admission in all three sections**


50/50 Winning Numbers:

Team Canada Sitting Volleyball athletes and staff will be selling 50/50 throughout the tournament.  All money raised will go towards their preparations for the Rio2016 Paralympic Games.  Draws will be done daily during the second match of each day and prizes can be claimed anytime throughout the weekend at The National Benefit Authority's Sitting Volleyball booth.

Winning numbers:

Friday, January 8:  #963143 ($1122.50 - claimed)

Saturday, January 9: #963543 ($2010.00 - claimed)

Sunday, January 10: #964048 ($3142.00 - claimed)

Thank you for your support of Team Canada Sitting Volleyball as they prepare for the Rio2016 Paralympic Games!


Volunteers are needed in various fields, including field of play, set-up and take down, VIS, team services, transportation and promotions.

To volunteer for the 2016 Men's NORCECA Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament, please contact Mitchell Dick here



For any media inquiries, please email media@volleyball.ca

Follow Volleyball Canada on Twitter @VballCanada:
#OlymQT2016   #Rally4Rio


Bulletin #1 - January 7th
Bulletin #2 - January 8th
Bulletin #3 - January 9th
Bulletin #4 - January 10th


Television coverage:

All Canada's matches will be streamed at www.cbc.ca, giving Canadian volleyball fans a chance to see their men’s team in action live at home.  

Saturday's match (Jan. 09) vs PUR will be live on CBC TV, check your local listings. 


Women's team:

The NORCECA Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament will be held Jan. 7 to 9, 2016, Lincoln, Nebraska. The U.S., ranked number 1 in the world and reigning world champions, will host the four-team round robin with Dominican Republic (7), Puerto Rico (15) and Canada (16). As with the men’s tournament, the winner will earn NORCECA’s berth into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click here for more info.


If you can’t make it to Edmonton, you can still support our teams on the road to Rio 2016, check out our Rally for Rio page.