Hello Queens Families,
By now you will have seen the communications by both Volleyball Alberta (announcement) and Volleyball Canada announcing the cancellation of both Provincials and Nationals, essentially ending the Club Volleyball Season. These are unprecedented times we are in, with COVID-19, but the health and safety of our athletes, coaches and their families remained our primary focus.
We would ask for your patience as the Club will work with Volleyball Alberta and our facility partners to understand the financial implications of these decisions. The Executive is meeting in April and will be reviewing the information received, our expenses to date and making recommendations on potential refunds to families. We hope to provide more answers to you by the end of April.
We hope you are all safe and practicing “PHYSICAL DISTANCING” to do your part in getting to the end of this uncharted landscape we find ourselves in.
Thank you for your patience,
Be sure to visit the Special Advisory section of the Nationals website for further details on the cancellations process. Updates will be provided as they become available.
Please see Volleyball Canada’s web site for other cancellations, closures and postponements:
As well as tips for athletes dealing with uncertainty:
For young people who are struggling during this crisis, please see this link to Kids Help Phone.
Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals Cancelled
March 24, 2020: Volleyball Canada’s 2020 Nationals tournaments, scheduled for May in Edmonton, and 14U events in Halifax, Ottawa and Abbotsford, BC, are now officially cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health of participants and the community was the priority in making this difficult announcement.
"As the pandemic evolved it became clear that measures such as bans on large gatherings, social distancing and travel restrictions would continue through May and potentially beyond," said Mark Eckert, president and CEO of Volleyball Canada. "This was a joint decision with our partner Edmonton Events, and although we are disappointed to have to cancel this year’s events, the welfare of participants and fans is our greatest concern at all times."
Volleyball Canada also recognizes that provincial competitions have been greatly affected as well as clubs’ training ability due to social distancing and facility closures.
"We understand how hard these young athletes have worked all year to reach Nationals, and applaud their dedication and love of the sport," said Eckert. "We support the efforts of the provinces, clubs and individuals who are following the instructions of health authorities to stop the spread of COVID-19."
All concurrent and events related to Nationals are also not running as scheduled, including the NORCECA U20 (women) and U21 (men) tournaments, which were to be held May 10 to 20. Volleyball Canada will attempt to reschedule the NORCECA events later in the season if coronavirus restrictions on travel and mass gatherings are removed.
Volleyball Canada thanks its partners including Edmonton Events, the city of Edmonton, the province of Alberta, as well all of its corporate partners and the hosts of the 14U tournaments.
"Volleyball Canada has been a valued partner of Edmonton Events for many years, and though we are disappointed the 2020 Super Nationals won’t take place, we fully support the decision to cancel due to the extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19. Hosting these types of national sporting events is what makes Edmonton such a dynamic host city, and we can’t wait to welcome Volleyball Canada, athletes and fans here again for many future events,” said Maggie Davison, Vice-President, Edmonton Tourism, a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.
The Edmonton Expo Centre, site of Nationals 2018 and planned Super Nationals 2020 location, is currently being used as an emergency facility during the crisis, including housing and medical facilities for that city’s vulnerable population.
"I would like to thank everyone for their understanding while staff and partners carefully considered all potential outcomes,” said Kevin Boyles, Chair of the Board of Directors, Volleyball Canada. "Volleyball will be back, and we look forward to working with our key partners and sponsors in the future when it’s safe to play tournaments again."
With thousands of participants and their friends and family having already made plans and an investment to attend, we ask for patience during the refund process.
2019-20 Oct 14th Early signing players:
U16 Queens Ultimate
Kelly Hansen - M
Olivia Spelt -M
Reese Hanusich - S
Emily Farnel - OH
Jelena Snydal -OH
Malia VanDoren - OH
Randi Kusk - RS
Carson Henderson - M
Shelby Battenfelder - RS/S
Jensen Nielsen - OH
U16 Queens Extreme
Lauren Domoney - S
Lauren Junck - M
Dylan Rusnak - OH
Sydney Monaghan - RS
Sophie Kay - LB
Paige Roslinsky - OH
Avery Hansen - S
Haley Zinger - OH
Rilyn Boorman - M
Peighton Melton - M
Madelyn DeZutter - S
Tiffany Ronald - S
Jayden Johannson -RS
Taylor LeRoux - OH/RS
U17 Queens 2019/20
Abbi Wilson - M
Ava Beisel - OH
Brielle Brown - S
Kyra Rawlusyk - OH
Lauren Bettenson - M
Lexi Swenson - M
Maya Jovanovic - S
Parisa Boroumand - M
Sara Mateika - OH
Shynelle Woroniuk - OH
U18 Queens 2019/20
Taylor Fuller - M
Shianna Duda - OH
Abby Schetzle - OH
If your daughter is coming to a tryout you must register her with Volleyball Alberta as a Recreational Player.
You must bring a receipt or have the online receipt to show the coaches or your daughter will not be allowed in the gym. The Recreational Player registration registers your daughter for the tryout and provides insurance. Therefore without the registration your daughter is not insured and that is a must before she takes the court.
You must also bring a photocopy of your daughters birth certificate as we need to have that for Provincials and Nationals, and Volleyball Alberta requires that we have that for each participant.
The link below will take you to the Volleyball Alberta site and you can register there. If you have registered in previous years it will ask for your access code, if this is your first time registering you will receive an access code at the end of the process.
You will be asked what Zone we play in and we play in Zone 4. It will also ask you for a team code, just leave that blank.
Please make sure that the email you select is one that is checked often as Volleyball Alberta will use that email to send information on Premiers and other events your daughter is registered for.
ALL ATHLETES MUST HAVE FULL PAYMENT MADE BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST PREMIER EVENT. DEPENDANT ON WHEN YOUR TEAM BEGINS PLAY THAT GIVES ALL ATHLETES 1-3 MONTHS TO MAKE 3 PAYMENTS IF NECESSARY.
The fees have been set for the 2019 Season and you can find them under the fees section.
The CAQVC has a Player Movement Policy that you will find on each teams page.