CIS championships: 15 schools bid to host soccer, volleyball events


Sep 18, 2014

OTTAWA (CIS) – Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced Thursday the reception of bid proposals from 15 universities to host national championship events over the next two academic years.

This latest round of bidding was for CIS tournaments in women’s soccer (2015 and 2016), men’s soccer (2015 and 2016), women’s volleyball (2016 and 2017) and men’s volleyball (2016 and 2017).

The CIS championship selection committee will meet over the next few weeks to review the bids, and all hosts will be announced by mid-October.

Women’s soccer proved the most popular of the four disciplines up for bid with no less than nine schools expressing interest for one or both years, including Acadia, UBC, Dalhousie, Guelph, Ottawa, Queen’s, York, as well as Western and McMaster, which put in a joint bid.

Guelph, York and Western/McMaster also expressed interest in men’s soccer.

On the volleyball side, seven bids were received for the men’s championships, including from Alberta, Laval, McMaster, UNB, Queen’s, Ryerson and Winnipeg.

Alberta, Laval, Ryerson and Winnipeg are also in the running to host the women’s tourneys, with Brandon joining the list of suitors.


Women’s soccer (2015 & 2016)

Acadia (2016)
UBC (2015)
Dalhousie (2015)
Guelph (2015 or 2016)
Ottawa (2015 and/or 2016)
Queen’s (2016)
York (2015 and/or 2016)
Western & McMaster – joint bid (2015 and/or 2016)

Men’s soccer (2015 & 2016)

Guelph (2015 or 2016)
York (2015 and/or 2016)
Western & McMaster – joint bid (2015 and/or 2016)

Women’s volleyball (2016 & 2017)

Alberta (2016 and/or 2017)
Brandon (2016)
Laval (2016)
Ryerson (2017)
Winnipeg (2016 and/or 2017)

Men’s volleyball (2016 & 2017)

Alberta (2016 and/or 2017)
Laval (2017)
McMaster (2016 and/or 2017)
UNB (2016 and/or 2017)
Queen’s (2016)
Ryerson (2016)
Winnipeg (2016 and/or 2017)

About Canadian Interuniversity Sport

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