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Schedule Announced for Women’s World Champ Qualifier

Come and watch Canada’s journey to the World Championships begin in Langley!!

The 2017 Senior Women’s Continental Championship (Group B) / World Championship Qualification Final will be held at the Langley Events Centre during the final weekend of September.

“We are very pleased to host this NORCECA (North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) event in Langley,” said Alan Ahac, Volleyball Canada’s Director of International Events. “Langley has a very vibrant volleyball community and we’re excited to host another international tournament in this area with our partners at Volleyball BC, Trinity Western University and Langley Events Centre.”

The top two finishing teams at this event will earn a berth in the World Championships, to be held in Japan in 2018. The qualification process started in May 2016 and lasts until 2018. The Worlds in Japan will include five teams from Asia (including hosts), two from Africa, eight from Europe, two from South America and seven (including defending champions USA) from the North, Central America and Caribbean. The 24 participating teams will compete against each other in 102 matches that will take place over 15 days.

Canada’s men’s team will compete in a similar event in Colorado Springs, USA, at the same time in order to qualify for the Men’s World Championships.

Thursday September 28:

5:30pm Cuba vs Nicaragua
8:00pm Canada vs St Lucia

Friday September 29:

5:30pm Cuba vs St Lucia
8:00pm Canada v Nicaragua

Saturday September 30:

5:30pm St Lucia vs Nicaragua
8:00pm Canada vs Cuba

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Volleyball Canada media contact:
Jackie Skender
E-mail: jskender@volleyball.ca
Phone: 613.794.7676