AGM Announcement – April 16th, 6:30PM

The AGM is set for April 16th @ 6:30PM, at E.D. Feehan. Doors open at 6:00PM and close at 6:30PM.

To keep the AGM streamlined, we collect and distribute new business to teams prior to the meeting for review. To accomplish this, we ask to receive new business via email by April 9th so we can include it in the agenda handout. We will circulate this prior to the AGM for review.

Some quick boilerplate around the AGM. This is important, so first-year teams should read this closely.

– Teams without a representative at the meeting will lose preference for
a spot in the league

– Executive members have preference for spots in the league including a
new team with a member on the executive.

– If you or one of your team members are interested in being a part of
the executive read through the positions available to make an informed
decision. A full description of executive positions and duties are
posted in the bylaws on the website.

Thanks for all your help everyone and we’re looking forward to a fun AGM!

Updated Playoff Schedule

Due to a team in A division dropping out of playoffs, I have made an update to the A draw, which has subsequently caused changes to the Schedule for all coed divisions.  The updated schedule has been posted on the website.
The change only affects A division on Saturday, but it affects all coed divisions on Sunday.  There have been no changes made to the Women’s divisions.
Please also note that results will be updated LIVE on the website throughout the weekend, so keep checking back for updated results.
Good luck this weekend!

Roster Addition Deadline is Today

Please note the roster addition deadline is today (Feb 24, 2019) at midnight. There is no permitting in the playoffs, so all non-roster players are ineligible for the playoffs.

Reminder on behaviour

A reminder that our recreational volleyball league does not tolerate verbal abuse or harassment, whether it be directed towards our league members, executive members, officials, or any other individuals involved with the league. Whatever your grievance may be, it can be sent to the executive via the contact form on our website.

In this manner, the executive group – rather than an individual member – will be made aware of the incident, and can work to arrive at a resolution.
If the report requires discretion, you can contact the president and vice-president directly. We take each report seriously, and have a diverse group of volunteers to resolve issues. If an issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, bylaw 12.5 has details on how to proceed.

Important Facilities Warning – New Regulations

We have received multiple warnings from both Bedford and MAP re: players in our league bringing in unsealed beverages, as well as eating on and around the playing courts. In one case, a coffee was spilled, which seeped into the floor and caused wood to start warping. In another case, goldfish crackers were strewn across the floor. That’s two of many cases.

One Rule to Rule Them All – NO FOOD OR DRINK!
The facilities are quite clear that they have one simple rule – NO FOOD OR DRINK IN AND AROUND THE PLAYING SURFACES. Unless it’s a sealed bottle. Even water needs to be in a sealed container.

If you have fans on bleachers next to the courts, the rule STILL APPLIES TO THEM!

Facilities WILL revoke our permits
We have been informed that we are reaching a point of no return where these facilities may simply pull our remaining rentals, and refuse to rent to us again.

You WILL be suspended
The executive held a meeting last night and have decided that any player found to be violating this simple rule will be suspended for a week, and their team will be charged a $25 fee.

I hate yelling. I hate telling adults how to behave. I hate coming up with punishments. I hate repeating myself. But I enjoy playing volleyball, and we need good facilities willing to rent to us for that to continue to happen.

Inform your team, monitor behaviour
Pass this along to all your teammates, all your subs, and all your fans, and help monitor not just your team, but other teams, too. One person may screw this all up for everyone else. If you don’t feel comfortable calling someone out, find an executive member if possible, and they will take care of it.