All-ages beach volleyball | lawn games and community BBQ | Dominion City after party

(Take your pick!)

Join us for a day of fun in the sun (and sand!), and help Ten Oaks Project raise much-needed funds to send more young people from 2SLGBTQ+ communities to camp!

We’re thrilled to partner with Gay Ottawa Volleyball to host our first ever VOLLEYBALLOOZA (Sunday, May 29). Whether you’re down for a day of volleyball, want to connect with community over lawn games and some tasty BBQ, or fancy an after party at Dominion City, we’ve got a great day in store for you!

As well as being a fun, all-ages event, VOLLEYBALLOOZA is a fundraiser for Ten Oaks! With your help, we are hoping to raise $25,000 to help send more young people from 2SLGBTQ+ communities to camp this summer, and support our local programming for children, youth and families. Community support is the life-blood of Ten Oaks! 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Sunday, May 29 – rain or shine

*Please note: we will be monitoring public health guidelines regarding safety measures for this event. 

Registration is OPEN via Eventbrite.  see below for more event details.


> If you’re joining us for the BBQ and lawn games, the registration fee is $10 (a donation to Ten Oaks Project). No registration fee for the Dominion City Afterparty (all proceeds from beer sales go to Ten Oaks Project!)
> If you want to sign yourself, or a team up to play volleyball facilitated by Gay Ottawa Volleyball (all ages/skill levels), check out volleyball registration details below.

Help us fundraise! Here are a few ways: 

  1. Set up, or join, a fundraising page here via Canada Helps.
    All individuals and teams signed up to play volleyball are strongly encouraged to set up a fundraising page. Others attending VOLLEYBALLOOZA are encouraged to donate via Canada Helps OR set up a fundraising page and help Ten Oaks Project get more kids from 2SLGBTQ+ communities to camp!
  2. Donate to our fundraiser, and help us get to our $25,000 goal! 

100% of VOLLEYBALLOOZA fundraising will go towards Ten Oaks Project camps and programing for children, youth and families from 2SLGBTQ+ communities—including ensuring we can continue to provide sliding scale camp fees for the 80% of campers who access them.

First-ever Volleyballooza 2022

Signing up to play volleyball? Here’s what you need to know:

Participants who want to play volleyball can choose from three formats (Emphasis on meeting people, safety, encouraging play and FUNdraising!)

Tournament Play Just for FUN Mix & Mingle Individuals
Format 4 v 4 or 6 v 6 6 v 6 6 v 6
Level of play Register as a team and play Round Robin Pools in the morning followed by Double Elimination Pools in the afternoon. Register as a team and rotate playing different teams throughout the day. Register as an individual. There will be casual courts where we make-up teams randomly and you will play with different people throughout the day. Players will be given opportunities to play throughout the day in more organized matches or form their own games and play on a section of open courts.
Registration cost $20 / team member $20 / team member Registration cost: $10 / team member

Feel like dressing up? Show your spirit in any division with team uniforms or bring it on with elaborate costumes and gleeful cheers! Get in the spirit for your team’s chance to WIN some awesome prizes for:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Top 3 Fundraising Individuals
  • Team spirit
  • Winners of Competitive & Intermediate Divisions

Want to gain a competitive edge? If you sign up for a competitive or intermediate volleyball team AND your team FUNdraises at least $300, you’ll start the morning Round Robin games with FIVE points! Sign up to fundraise. 

For all tournament and registration questions, contact Mark at mark@govleague.ca.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, May 29!

If you have questions,  give us a shout.

Thank you to our sponsors - TD, Strawberry Blonde Bakery, Gongfu Bao, Ravenlaw, Dominion City Brewing Co.