It’s our 35th Birthday this year! Plans are well underway for Saturday, July 15th, 2017 to help us celebrate this milestone event. We are also pleased to have our third annual HOPE Volleyball WinterFest as our “Warm Up to HOPE” event on March 11th, 2017 at Le Dome @ Louis Riel! Indoor volleyball to help shake off those cobwebs, audition players for your team and have fun while you do it!
HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit events management organization that raises funds for community-based charities. Inspired by Terry Fox’s run across Canada, in 1981 a group of friends in Ottawa founded HOPE to make a difference in their community.
HOPE’s flagship Volleyball SummerFest event combines recreational volleyball with live rock entertainment. Each year, more than 25,000 players and spectators flock to Mooney’s Bay Beach in Ottawa for the greatest summer party in the region. These participants have helped HOPE donate over $3.5 million in support of more than 110 local charities. Not bad for a group of friends that wanted to make a difference.
These many successes are made possible because of the support of several committed stakeholders. First, and foremost, HOPE is a volunteer led and driven organization. It depends on the efforts of an active board of directors, a membership body, and a core planning team of some forty individuals who, in turn, manage close to 1100 event-day volunteers. The volunteers are assisted by a small, dedicated staff of two. HOPE is also extremely fortunate to count on the generous and continued support of its stellar family of corporate partners as well as the City of Ottawa.
The inspiration that led to HOPE’s founding thirty-three years ago continues to guide us today. Now as then, the goal is to serve our community by serving up fun. Whether you are one of our 45-person Planning Team, part of a select & appreciated Sponsor of HOPE, a hardcore volleyball player with a team, a dedicated day-of volunteer or one of the thousands of spectators that attend our event – we thank you & look forward to seeing you this year at both of our events!