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Thursday August 10, 2007

Highlights of the current edition:

Word from the President
Registration Night Automn 2007
Open House and Start of Activities
Big Jump Tournament
Fees for the 2007-2008 Season
Refund Policy for 2007-2008
In Closing

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Word from the President

A grand hello to the Boréal gang!

I hope this message finds you in the best of spirits and that you're all making the most of Galarneau's presence! Here, on my end, I'm taking off to California for a couple of days, catching up on some much-needed rest, especially after having lived through such a remarkably eventful summer.

As many of you already know, I have had quite the privilege of serving as President for the LGBTA Gay Pride Celebrations this summer. Now, only two weeks since that fabulous event took place, I can happily announce that our assessment is truly positive, as is the case on all fronts! This memorable project, undertaken in less than 8 weeks, was made possible thanks to the dedication of several members of VOLLEY BORÉAL and Équipe Montréal. At the heart of the Organizing Committee are: Michel Villeneuve, Jean-Sébastien Boudreault and Stéphane Proulx. Office staff include Jeffrey Spivock, Louis-Alain Robitaille, Bobby Gardner, Sylvain Marchand, Raymond Allen and Daniel Vaudrin. Through their dynamic efforts and complete devotion, we have once again witnessed how truly committed members of our sport community are! A big thanks to all! Check out the photo gallery at Célébration LGBTA's website: www.celebrations-lgbta.org

The 2007-2008 Season for VOLLEY BORÉAL promises to be exceptional with the 24th edition of Big Jump, as well as this year's 5th Happy Birthday Tournament and Odyssee's 10th Edition. We're bound to make history with such a variety of festivities, no doubt! We encourage all to join and participate in great numbers and if you can, you are more than welcome to help us with the organization of these events!

As for the Club's regular activities, the administrators have decided to emphasize all recreational and competitive facets of the Club. As a matter of fact, our aim is to register 56 regular players and 10 replacements for Monday nights. We're also hoping to register 4 teams for the L.V.B.M.'s weekly league, not to mention 16 players (or 2 entire teams) for Wednesday's training night. Many new members have already expressed an interest in joining the Club. Count yourself in during the 4 Pre-Registration Nights at Cocktail if you want to guarantee your spot!

Wishing you all a wonderful time amongst us!

Éric Pineault
President and Founder
Volley Boréal, Montreal's GLBT Volleyball Club
www.volley-boreal.net

epineault@equipe-montreal.com
514.616.7170

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Registration Night Autumn 2007

This year there will be 4 Registration Nights for Autumn 2007's volleyball activities. Registration Nights will be held Wednesday nights on August 29 and September 5, respectively, as well as on Friday nights, August 31 and September 7, 2007, from 18:00 to 20:00, at Cocktail (1669 Ste-Catherine East). Limited available placing, so do arrive as soon as you can!

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Open House and Start of Activities

Activities for Volley Boréal will start on Monday September 10, 2007 at Cégep Maisonneuve (3800 Sherbrooke East) with Open House for the Recreational Games starting at 19:30 on the 5th floor of the Centre Sportif. For the Semi-Competitive Games, there will be an Open House on Tuesday September 11, 2007 at 19:30 on the 3rd floor of the Centre Sportif at Cégep Maisonneuve. Officially, all activities begin as scheduled on Monday September 17, 2007 for the Recreational Games and Tuesday September 18, 2007 for the Semi-Competitive Games, both held at Cégep Maisonneuve from 19:30 to 21:30. We will also hold Training Nights as of Wednesday September 19, 2007 at 20:00 at the Association Sportive et Communautaire Centre-Sud (A.S.C.C.S.) on 2093 de la Visitation Street.

For Montreal's Volleyball League (L.V.B.M.) activities for all Competitive Teams begin at 20:00 on Tuesday September 18, 2007 at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau. Teams must register beforehand in order to participate.

Be part of us for the 2007-2008 Season!

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BIG JUMP Tournament

Pre-Registration for the BIG JUMP Tournament (October 5-7, 2007) starts on August 15. The registration fee is $525 for those registering between August 15 and September 5, 2007 inclusively. Following this pre-registration period, the fee will be at $575 for all those registering between September 6 and September 27, inclusively. Team Captains are obliged to fill out the registration forms online, at the following link:
BIG JUMP 2007 Registration.

Payment can be sent via cheque or postal money order to the Attention of Volley Boréal. The cheque or postal money order must be mailed to the following address: Volley Boréal, 3895 Hochelaga, apt.#3, Montréal, Québec, Canada, H1W 1J8. For questions or further details, contact Éric Pineault at:
epineault@equipe-montreal.com

Volley Boréal anticipates a maximum of 40 teams from across Canada and the United States...

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2007-2008 Registration Fees

  • Membership cards are obligatory for all partipants at a fee of $10.
  • Students benefit from a 15% discount upon presentation of a valid student I.D. card.

Registration Fees for 1 Session

  Regular rate: Student rate:
1 activity
$85 $72
2 activities
$155 $132
3 activities
$225 $191

Registration Fees for 2 Sessions

  Regular Rate : Student Rate:
1 activity
$155 $132
2 activities
$270 $230
3 activities
$320 $272

L.V.B.M.

Group registration only (per team). Weekly League (Men's C on Tuesdays) and Week-end Tournaments (Men's C on Saturdays). Volley Boréal will offer a $50 discount to team-registration fees for the Ligue de volley-ball de Montréal (L.V.B.M). Individual participant registrations may be taken into account when attempting to complete an existing team. Teams are asked to pay the full fee, regardless of the number of players registered.

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Refund Policy

The refund policy for the registration fees to the volleyball league are quite simple: In the event of physical injury or moving, it is possible to get a partial reimbursement of your registration fees. By desisting during the initial 5 weeks of an activity, your refund will deminish by $7 per participated week. After 5 weeks of an activity, no refund will be given out to participants. Please note that the membership cards are not eligible for refund, without exception.

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In Closing

For all inquiries and comments, send an email to epineault@equipe-montreal.com. Thank-you for being a Volley-Boréal member, Montreal's GLBT Volleyball Club.

Organizing Committee:
Éric, Patrick, Martin, Jean-Pierre, Lynne, Jean-Seb, Francis, Bobby et Daniel.

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