VOLLEY BORÉAL is a Montreal volley-ball club, by and for the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, 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.
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 JUMPtournament 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)