January 18, 2007 16:36 ET

Hope to Receive Funds From the 11th Annual Byward Market Winter Volleyball Tournament

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - For the first time HOPE and the 11th Annual Byward Market Winter Volleyball Tournament, an exciting winter event in the nation's capital, have joined forces to support local charity. For the past few years this tournament, produced in association with the York Entertainment group, has raised funds for charities that serve the needs of the Byward Market. This year and beyond the event will generate proceeds to support HOPE and its designated charities -- in 2007, the chosen charity is The Shepherds of Good Hope.

You can't hold this winter event without snow, so if Mother Nature won't cooperate Edelweiss Ski Valley will be providing the tournament with all of the necessary white stuff required.

The Annual Byward Market Winter Volleyball Tournament will take place Saturday, February 03, 2007 at 112 York Street (in the Capital parking lot adjacent to the Whiskey Bar) in the Byward Market from 1:30pm to 11:00pm.

Space is available for 80 teams of 6 to 10 players. Traditional rules of volleyball will apply. The cost is $10 per player. There will also be a silent auction inside the Whiskey Bar. One hundred percent of auction proceeds will be donated to HOPE and the Ottawa Chapter of the Shepherds of Good Hope.

To register go to www.byward-market.com or complete a signup form available at Pub 101, 101 York Street in the Byward Market. Registration forms can be dropped off or mailed with payment in cash or cheque (made payable to HOPE), to the ByWard Market office located at 55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 9C3.

About HOPE (www.hopehelps.com)

Established in Ottawa in 1981, HOPE is a volunteer-driven, not-for-profit organization that produces events in support of community-based charities. The flagship Alcatel-Lucent HOPE Volleyball SummerFest takes place annually at Mooney's Bay Beach in Ottawa. By combining recreational volleyball with live music and extreme fun-in-the-sun, to date HOPE has raised over $6 million in support of over 100 charities.

Contact Information

  • HOPE
    ByWard Market BIA
    York Entertainment
    Johnny Shields
    613-241-9988 / 613-241-9997
    613-244-5110 (FAX)