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2020 Volleyball Canada Nationals

  • Organizer/Host Volleyball Canada
  • Presented by Inter Pipeline

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2020 Volleyball Canada Nationals

March 24, 2020: Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals tournaments in Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa and Abbotsford are now officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health of participants and the community was the priority in making this difficult announcement. For more information, please see the Special Advisory section below.

The following chart summarizes some important 2020 Nationals dates. Please be sure to visit each event page from the Calendar or from the link provided below in order to get full details on your event. 

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*updated as of November 6th, 2019 

Lookback to 2018 Nationals in Edmonton

Special Advisory

Latest updates from Volleyball Canada

March 25: Volleyball Canada Update: COVID-19

March 24: Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals Cancelled

March 12: COVID-19: Important information for Nationals participants

Click here for information regarding the refund process for VC related fees.

Volleyball Canada Update: Nationals Cancelled

Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals tournaments in Edmonton, Halifax, Ottawa and Abbotsford are now officially cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The health of participants and the community was the priority in making this difficult announcement.

Volleyball Canada Update: COVID-19

March 25, 2020: As was widely distributed on March 24, Volleyball Canada, with the support of its partners, made the decision to cancel 2020 Nationals.

"As the pandemic evolved it became clear that measures such as bans on large gatherings, social distancing and travel restrictions would continue through May and potentially beyond," said Mark Eckert, president and CEO of Volleyball Canada. "This was a joint decision with our partner Edmonton Events, and although we are disappointed to have to cancel this year’s events, the welfare of participants and fans is our greatest concern at all times."

March 13, 2020: Volleyball Canada is looking ahead to its international and domestic hosted events this year, including 2020 Nationals in May, and will update participants and members as frequently as possible.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Volleyball Canada will take the advice of local and federal government bodies and decide by April 15 on whether to cancel Nationals. Please note a decision may be made sooner, depending on how the situation evolves. The health and safety of participants is of great concern, and we are closely following public health guidelines when considering all potential outcomes.

COVID-19 : Important information for Nationals participants

Volleyball Canada is following the updates on the COVID-19 virus very closely.

As of March 09, 2020, the risk to Canadians in Canada is still low (according to the Government of Canada), and no change in Nationals schedule or location is planned. As the situation is changing rapidly, we will notify participants directly of any change in plans.

We are following the lead of the local health authorities, and suggest participants consult their local health authorities for suggested precautions and best practices.

Volleyball Canada is considering the following strategies for Nationals:

-          Removing the current handshake protocol

-          Cleaning and replacing balls after every match

-          Working with the Edmonton Expo Centre to review cleaning protocols.

Click here for the Alberta Health Services web page regarding COVID-19

Click here for the Government of Canada web page

For our National Teams, we are closely monitoring the updates issued by the Canadian Olympic Committee, in partnership with other relevant organizations:

https://www.csiontario.ca/news/update-2-advisory-covid-19 

Merchandise

Volleyball Canada and its Nationals merchandise partner, VolleyballStuff, have created a few items to recognize teams and their families coming together and staying apart to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. A portion of the proceeds from the “Rally Together Apart” gear will be donated to local food banks via Food Banks Canada.

For more information: https://volleyball.ca/en/rally-together-apart

To shop: https://store.volleyball.ca/collections/rally-together-apart-rallions-nous-a-part

If you wish to make a direct donation to Food Banks Canada:
https://www.foodbankscanada.ca/

Event Specific Information

Click on the city name to link directly for further information for each event!

 

April 30 to May 3, 2020

 

May 7 to May 10, 2020 

 

May 15 to 18, 2020 

 

May 13 to 19, 2020

  • Edmonton, AB: Edmonton Expo Centre
     
    • Tournament 1 (15U & 17U)
      • Check in: May 13 / Competitions: May 14 to 16
    • Tournament 2 (16U & 18U)
      • Check in: May 16 / Competitions: May 17 to 19 

 

Accommodations & Travel

Accommodations

Volleyball Canada’s Stay to Play policy is in effect for the 2020 Indoor National Championships. This means that all participating travelling teams are required to book hotel rooms through the event’s Accommodation Management Provider (AMP), in order to be eligible to play in the tournament.

*Event specific accommodations information and links can be found on each event website, found above, in the "Event Information" section.*

For more information on the Stay to Play policy, please review the Volleyball Canada Stay to Play Overview and our Frequently Asked Questions document.

We are once again pleased to be working with two AMP’s in 2020. Booking dates will vary by event. Please note; booking accommodations is only permitted once teams are registered, in January. 

*To prioritize registered teams, hotel booking links will only be found in each teams 2020 Nationals registration confirmation email. Hotel booking links will be available on the website 1 week after the opening date. 

HTG Sports Services is the official AMP for the following 2020 National Championships:

  • Edmonton 2020 - 15U -18U Girls and Boys – Edmonton, AB - Booking opening dates:
    • Tournament 1 - 17U and 15U teams - Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00PM (noon) Eastern Time
    • Tournament 2 - 18U and 16U teams - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, 12:00PM (noon) Eastern Time
  • 14U Girls & Boys – Ottawa, ON - Booking opening date: Thursday, Jan 23rd, 2020 at noon, 12:00pm EST

EventConnect is the official AMP for the following 2020 National Championships:

  • 14U Girls and Boys – Halifax, NS - Booking opening date: Thursday, Jan 23rd at 11:00AM EST / 12:00PM ADT
  • 14U Girls and Boys – Abbottsford, BC - Booking opening date: Thursday, Jan 23rd at 15:00pm EST / 12:00PM PDT

All bookings must occur through the appropriate booking portal.

Stay to Play - Exemption Requests

Volleyball Canada will consider Stay to Play exemption requests under the following categories:

Proximity Exemption Request: A team is based within the specified proximity distance of the competition venue OR the team plans to stay with family or friends that resides within the specified proximity distance of the competition.

Note: Proximity distances differ by city; please visit your event website for event specific details.

Special Exemption Request: For exemption requests that do not fall under the above category, please fill out this Special Exemption Request.

Exemption request forms are now available on your event website.

NOTE: Local teams no longer need to submit a Stay to Play Exemption Request form. Volleyball Canada will review all registrations to identify local teams and will send a Stay to Play Exemption confirmation email within 10 business days of registration to those who are eligible.

Nationals Accommodations Contact Information

For questions regarding the Stay to Play Policy and Exemption Requests, please contact:

Volleyball Canada - nationals@volleyball.ca

Travel

Volleyball Canada is once again happy to partner with Absolute Travel Specialists for the 2020 Nationals season. Though not required, we encourage teams to book with Absolute Travel Specialists to take advantage of the following benefits:

- WIN: Book your team with Absolute Travel Specialists by January 31st, 2020 and you will be automatically entered into a draw for a $500 credit towards your group flight booking.

- NEW– Hold Group Space: Absolute Travel is holding group space, permitting you to mix and match flights with Air Canada and Westjet from all gateways!  Absolute Travel has secured group air seats from all major gateways to Edmonton, which ensures the best flight times for your team and families with competitive rates.

- Free checked bag and seat selection: Bookings includes 1 FREE checked bag per person, round trip PLUS free seat selection!  (Approximate value $120cad value)

- Group pricing:  Every person traveling with your team will pay the same price.

- Reserve with deposit only: Final payment required 75 days prior to travel date giving your team lots of time to fundraise if required. Names are not required at time of deposit, just your estimated numbers.

- Payment options are available.

- Block reduction: You can reduce your group block by up to 20% without penalty.     

Contact Elayne Pink - epink@absolutetravelspecialists.com or call toll-free 1-866-322-6538 - for more information, or to book today!

Did You Know?

- Air Canada Groups no longer provides group quotes unless you are an IATA registered agency, which Absolute Travel is.

- Absolute Travel has experience booking team group travel and have assisted Volleyball Canada Teams for all Nationals since 2015.

- WestJet has a long standing group relationship with Absolute Travel.

- You do not have to wait to hold your groups seats. You can hold your space with a deposit any time after September 15th, 2019. Book now to ensure your preferred flight choice!

Rules & Policies

For rules and policies please follow this link that will take you directly to Volleyball's Canada policy page

Sponsorship & Vendors

Sponsorship 

The 2020 VC Nationals provide an excellent opportunity for companies to showcase product and connect with participants.  In addition, our social media reach provides sponsors the opportunity to engage with an even wider membership scope.

VC would like to thank its sponsor for the 2020 Nationals!

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Please follow this link where you can find more information on becoming a sponsor for Nationals 2020.

14U Booth Rates are available here.
Super Nationals in Edmonton Booth Rates are available here.

To request a Booth, please fill out this form.

Stay Connected

Stay Connected


Social Media
Follow us on:

Twitter: @VCNationals #VCNats2020
Instagram: @VolleyballCanada#VCNats2020
Facebook: Volleyball Canada

Email Communications
Interested in keeping up with all of the communications released regarding Nationals? Subscribe to our mailing list so that you're the first to know!

Safe Sport

Volleyball Canada is committed to providing a safe sport environment for all our participants. To review our policies, including our policy on abuse in sport, please click here.

If you are a victim or witness of criminal behavior, please contact your local law enforcement agency or dial 911 in emergencies. 

The Government of Canada has also provided a designated contact line to report abuse in sport. 

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Get Involved

Join our Event Crew! 

There are various areas to get involved in such as, activations/promotions, court management, results, special events etc. If you are interested in being a part of our 2020 Nationals event crew, please let us know by completing a crew application form:

Edmonton 2020 Nationals event crew application form.

2020 14U Nationals event crew application form.  

Looking for team fundraising opportunities? Contact nationals@volleyball.ca for more details!