After months of planning and organization, action is about to get underway this week as Camosun hosts the 2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on Interurban campus.


Players, coaches and fans from across Canada will gather in Victoria to take part in the four-day event which begins Wednesday, March 8 and runs to Saturday, March 11. The top eight teams from the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s five conferences will compete for the crown, including Island rivals, Camosun and VIU.

1.       VIU Mariners                                            Nanaimo, BC                      PACWEST            Pacific Western Athletic Association

2.       Humber Hawks                                        Toronto, ON                       OCAA                    Ontario Colleges Athletic Association

3.       Lynx d’Édouard Montpetit                  Longueuil, QC                    RSEQ                     Reseau du sport etudiant du Quebec

4.       Lakeland Rustlers                                    Lloydminster, AB              ACAC                     Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

5.       Mount Saint Vincent Mystics             Halifax, NS                          ACAA                    Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association               

6.       GPRC Wolves                                            Grande Prairie, AB           ACAC                     Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference

7.       Camosun Chargers                                 Victoria, BC                         PACWEST            Pacific Western Athletic Association

8.       Cavaliers de Bois-de-Boulogne         Montreal, QC                     RSEQ                     Reseau du sport etudiant du Quebec


The championship will kick off with the CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Awards Banquet at the Harbour Towers Hotel Wednesday evening, 6:30-9:00pm. Joanne Ross, former Canadian women’s volleyball national team member and respected coach and sport administrator, will emcee the event where the CCAA will honour the 2017 All-Canadians and announce the CCAA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Year and Coach of the Year.


Camosun is pleased to welcome Michelle Cameron Coulter who will present the keynote address at the awards banquet. Michelle is a six-time World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist (synchronized swimming) and was inducted into the Alberta and Canadian Halls of Fame and International Aquatic Sports Hall of Fame. Michelle has also been awarded the prestigious “Order of Canada” and is an active entrepreneur and philanthropist. Michelle has been married over 20 years to fellow Olympian and volleyball player Al Coulter and is the proud mother of four children – notably, daughter Jacqueline is a student at Camosun (University Transfer) and plays for the Chargers women’s volleyball team.


Competition begins Thursday, March 9 with the following match ups: