2024 Senior Open Gatineau
This year VC will be hosting 2 Senior Opens to offer more teams access to this new and exciting event!
VC is excited to announce that we will be returning to Gatineau, Quebec from April 5-7, 2024. The event will be hosted at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau, which serves as the Men’s National Team training facility.
The age categories for the Senior Open - Gatineau will include both Open Men (19+) and Open Women (19+) divisions and is open to university, college, and senior competitive teams.
Our second Senior Open will be held in Burnaby, British Columbia at Simon Fraser University March 23 and 24. The age categories will include both Open Men (19+) and Open Women (19+) divisions. Also included will be a 40+ Masters event.
We are also excited to announce we will be returning to British Columbia for 2025, with the Richmond Oval hosting March 21-23.
For questions or to express interest in a Masters (50+) division, please contact: email@example.com
Registration Information & Links
Registration opens December 5th, 2023, at 12PM (noon) EST.
All team registrations for the Open are done on SportLoMo. For assistance with registering a team, please consult the Registration Guide.
We encourage teams to be prepared to register at the time of registration opening as events fill quickly.
Please note that registration closes February 23rd, 2024.
Centre Sportif de Gatineau
Located at the corner of boulevard de la Gappe and boulevard de la Cité, close to the maison de la culture and the Cégep de l'Outaouais' Félix-Leclerc pavilion, this green building has a distinctive and contemporary architectural signature that makes it one of the city's visual and symbolic reference points.
Since its opening, the Centre sportif has been the official training centre for the Canadian Men's National Volleyball Team. Seven local and regional sports associations operate out of the Centre.
The Cité sector offers up to 2,405 parking spaces for vehicles. Some places are only accessible in the evening (after 4:30 p.m.) and on weekends.
Getting to the Venue
The Cité sector is served by numerous public transit routes and by the Cité station on the Rapibus corridor:
- Bus Lines: 62, 63, 67, 68, 71, 73, 75, 87, 93, 95, 97, 472
- Rapibus: 400, 800
For information on routes and fares, see the Outaouais Transport Company website.
No food, drink, gum or any type of glass container is permitted in the locker rooms, sports areas, or on the pool deck.
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Safe Sport Reporting
VC has zero tolerance for any type of abuse. Individuals are required to report abuse or suspected abuse to VC or to a Provincial/Territorial Association so that those matters can be addressed in an expeditious manner.
For more information, please see the Safe Sport Complaint Process Overview. Reports can be made to VC’s Independent third-party Safe Sport Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 900-6813, or by contacting the Canadian Sport Helpline:
VC is requiring that all individuals involved with the sport across the country take the new safe sport training module, available via the Coaching Association of Canada website.
As of April 1, 2020, anyone associated with a Sport Canada-funded organization must be trained on conduct to prevent and address maltreatment. This includes coaches, referees, parents of youth athletes, high-performance staff and contractors, officials; and all administrative staff and volunteers whether they may have direct contact with athletes or not.
Through the adoption of VC’s Pan Canadian Safe Sport policies, all Provincial/Territorial Association registered coaches, referees, staff/contract members and volunteers, are required to take approved Safe Sport Training. VC also currently mandates training for parents of Youth National Team Program athletes, however, PTA’s currently implement safe sport training requirements for parents of youth athletes in their province and it is not currently included in the Volleyball Registration System and is not a requirement for registration for National Championships.
The safe sport module is a free, 90-minute eLearning module that gives all participants the tools to recognize, address, and prevent maltreatment in sport. The module aligns with the principles of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport and meets Sport Canada requirements for Safe Sport education.
Visit the safe sport training site for more info: https://safesport.coach.ca/
All coaches, staff members, volunteers, referees, team staff members and Integrated Support Team (IST) members involved in VC domestic competitions are required to have completed a criminal record/police check issued within 36 months of the activity being attended. These requirements apply to all disciplines.
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Rules and Policies
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