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2021 Volleyball Canada Beach Volleyball Nationals Cancelled

By Ontario Volleyball, 06/11/21, 2:15PM EDT


Volleyball Canada has announced the cancellation of the 2021 Beach National Championships. The Championships were to be held at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto on August 20-22.

As per the release, "This decision, made in consultation with the event co-host, the Ontario Volleyball Association, comes after Volleyball Canada announced the cancellation of the 2021 Indoor Nationals, originally scheduled for May 2021 across Canada. This marks the second straight year that the Indoor and Beach events have been cancelled due to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic."

For Volleyball Canada's full release, click here.

Regarding events in Ontario this summer, the OVA will continue to work on delivering a modified Beach Tour season and Ontario Championships as soon as the province is moved into Step 2 of the Ontario Government Roadmap to Reopening plan. Regulations and details on what is permitted in this step are unknown at this time. The OVA will communicate any updates that are announced concerning the Roadmap.

As of June, 11 Ontario has entered Step 1 of the Roadmap. Permitted at this step is the following:

  • Outdoor individual/team sport training (no games, no scrimmages) to be permitted with up to 10 people (coaching staff is included in the 10 person gathering size. Please confirm with your facility what it will allow). 
  • Participants must always maintain a 3-metre distance.
  • Indoor team sport it not permitted except for high-performance athletes (Olympic athletes), social services and physical therapy. 
  • Masks are to be worn by all participants at all times, with the exception of athletes participating in on-court activities.
Upcoming Town Hall

On Monday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. the OVA will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting discussing Step 1 of the Roadmap and it's impact on volleyball as well as an update on the OVA's outdoor programming.  To register for this session, please click on this link.