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Who are we?

VOLLEY BORÉAL is a Montreal volley-ball club, by and for the GLBT community (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered), their hetero friends and everyone in between. The club is open to all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age and race. Discrimination is not tolerated.

The fusion of LAMBDA and LASCAR was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Transitional Committee, two consultative meetings and two special general assemblies. VOLLEY BORÉAL, the all-new, non-profit association, made its debute on September 22, 2004 and was legally formed on February 27, 2007.

From this moment on, the official name of the organization was to be, VOLLEY BORÉAL, Montreal's GLBT volley-ball club.

Those individuals serving on the Transitional Committee between April and September 2004 were as follows:

Lascar's President
Éric Pineault

Lascar's Representative
Michel Villeneuve

Lambda's President
Daniel Vaudrin

Lambda's Treasurer
Patrice Daigneault

The founders serving on the very first Board of Directors were as follows:

Founder and President
Éric Pineault

Vice President (Competitives)
Daniel Vaudrin

Vice President (Recreationals)
Patrick Blouin

Treasurer
Patrice Daigneault

Secretary
Thierry De Gagné

Administrators
Lynne Bessette
Isaul Lopez
Alexandre Ducharme
François Proulx
Éric Bergeron
Jean-Pierre Isoz

Volleyball Lambda, a gay volley-ball club catering to competitives, originally started it's actitivities in 1982 and from 1983, organized the notorious annual Big Jump tournament, with the common support of NAGVA (North American Gay Volleyball Association). This tournament was popular with our American friends.

Lascar, a gay volley-ball league oriented on participation and the social facet, debuted it's activities in 1983 and from 1998, organized the international ODYSSÉE tournaments (a reminder to us all of mythology surrounding Ulysse).

VOLLEY BORÉAL offers evenings of sport and training to both women and men, ranging from beginners to intermiated to advanced levels. More than 200 members regularly participate in this club every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, including week-ends, and during the many tournaments taking place in Montreal, Ottawa, Québec City, Toronto, Paris and elsewhere in the world!

VOLLEY BORÉAL organizes the annual BIG JUMP tournament every Thanksgiving week-end, the BONNE FÊTE tournament during the 2nd week-end of Decembre, the ODYSSÉE tournament every Easter week-end and last but not least, two annual outtings at the St-Zotique beach. Also, a fund-raiser for the Association de l’acidose lactique is held at the end of every year (December) in honor of our precious, supportive little angel, Maika Gravel.

VOLLEY BORÉAL is a member of Équipe Montréal and of GLISA (Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association)

Board of Directors (2004-2005)

Founder and President, Éric Pineault; Vice-President (Competitive), Daniel Vaudrin; Vice-President (Recreational) Patrick Blouin; Tresurer, Patrice Daigneault; Secretary, Thierry De Gagné; Directors, Lynne Bessette , Isaul Lopez, Alexandre Ducharme , François Proulx , Éric Bergeron and Jean-Pierre Isoz.

Board of Directors (2005-2006)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President (Competitive), Thierry De Gagné; Vice-President (Recreational), Patrick Blouin; Tresurer, Stéphane Charlebois; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Lynne Bessette , Daniel Vaudrin , Andray Gagné, Yvan Surprenant and Line Legault.

Board of Directors (2006-2007)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Patrick Blouin; Vice-President, Sylvain Marchand;Tresurer, Martin Lavoie; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Lynne Bessette , Samuel Piette, Francis Paquet , Stéphane Charlebois , Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault et Vincent Ballenas.

Board of Directors (2007-2008)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Patrick Blouin; Vice-Presidente, Lynne Bessette;Tresurer, Martin Lavoie; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Francis Paquet , Bobby Gardner, François Brisson et Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault.

Board of Directors (2008-2009)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Patrick Blouin; Vice-President, Lynne Bessette; Treasurer, Dominic Tremblay; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Bobby Gardner, Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, Carine Bourguet et Étienne Lalonde.

Board of Directors (2009-2010)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Étienne Lalonde; Vice-President, Lynne Bessette; Treasurer, Dominic Tremblay; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Bobby Gardner, Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault and Georges Sarkis

Board of Directors (2010-2011)

President Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Bobby Gardner; Vice-President, Lynne Bessette; Treasurer, Dominic Tremblay; Secretary, Jean-Pierre Isoz; Directors, Pholysa Mantryvong, Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, Jean Gilbert, Simon-Luc Lapointe et François J. Duchesne

Board of Directors (2011-2012)

President, Éric Pineault; Vice-President, Bobby Gardner; Vice-President, Lynne Bessette; Treasurer, Dominic Tremblay, Secretary, Jean Gilbert; Directors, Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, Simon-Luc Lapointe, François-Joseph Duchesne, and Jean-Pierre Isoz.

Board of Directors (2012-2013)

President, Éric Pineault; Vice-President and Treasurer, Dominic Tremblay; Vice-President, Lynne Bessette; Secretary, Jean Gilbert; Directors, Me Jean-Sébastien Boudreault, Simon-Luc Lapointe, Claude Dagenais, Philippe St-Jean, and Jean-Pierre Isoz.

Board of Directors (2013-2014)

President: Éric Pineault; Vice-President: Philippe St-Jean; Vice-President: Lynne Bessette; Secretary: Jean Gilbert; Treasurer: TanTrung LeTran; Directors: Simon-Luc Lapointe, Claude Dagenais, Allan Silva, and Maxime Beaulieu.

Board of Directors (2014-2015)

President: Éric Pineault; Vice-President: Philippe St-Jean; Vice-President: Lynne Bessette; Secretary: Jean Gilbert; Treasurer: TanTrung LeTran; Directors: Simon-Luc Lapointe, Pier-Olivier Leclerc-Harton, Allan Silva, Maxime Beaulieu, and Louis-André Bertrand.

Board of Directors (2016-2017)

President: Louis-André Bertrand; Vice-President: Frederic Turpin; Treasurer: Frederic Turpin; Directors: Jean-Christophe Bagouet and Marco Daigle.

Life Members

To honour the exceptional contribution of some people to the club’s activities, the members designate occasionally life members at the Annual General Meeting. Here’s the current list: Michel Villeneuve, Patrick Blouin, Daniel Vaudrin, Maïka Gravel, Éric Pineault, and André Dion.

Pier-Olivier Leclerc-Harton
September 17, 2015

 

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