Volleyball is proudly presented by Pure Protein, an Official Supporter of the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Volleyball competitions are from Monday, August 7 - Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. Click here to see detailed volleyball schedule. 

Volleyball has come a long way from the YMCA gymnasium in Massachusetts where visionary, William G. Morgan, invented the sport in 1895. Volleyball is one of the big five international sports, and the FIVB, with its 218 affiliated national federations, is the largest international sporting federation in the world. Volleyball was in the first ever Canada Games in 1967, and was originally featured in the Winter Games. In 1985, volleyball was played in the Summer Games in Saint John, NB. It has switched between Games since then, but is currently back in the Summer Games.


Each province or territory can field one male team and one female team. Teams are comprised of 12 athletes, two coaches, and a manager.

  • Must be 18 years of age and under as of December 31, 2017
  • Year of Birth: 1999 or later


Preliminary Competitions: Round Robin, Two Pools Rules of play are those of the Volleyball Canada. Seeding is based on the results of the indoor volleyball results at the 2013 Canada Summer Games. The two pools which will be established and will be seeded based on the serpentine system as follows:

Pool A : 1; 4; 5; 8; 9; 12

Pool B : 2; 3; 6; 7; 10; 11

Each team will play one match against all the other teams in its pool. The win goes to the team which has won three (3) sets out of five (5). A maximum of 3 teams from each pool will advance to the championship round. Those teams who do not advance into the Championship Round will play in the Consolation round.


  • Fred Winters (2001)
  • Louis-Pierre Mainville (2005)
  • Marie-Pier Murray-Méthot (2005)
  • Marc Howatson (2009)
  • Justin Duff (2009)
  • Dane Pischke (2009)
  • Taylor Pischke (2009)
  • Chris Voth (2009)
  • Max Burt (2009)
  • Lisa Barclay (2009)
  • Tesca Bryn Andrew-Wasylik (2009)
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