Orange Alouette Volleyball Tournament at Seven Islands cancelled

This is probably the hardest decision we’ve ever madesaid Jeannot Vich, chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Sept-Îles Orange Volleyball Championship.

he explained Just the lack of volunteers and the uncertainty of many sponsors this year […] Even with sanitation measures eased, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to maintain the quality and scale they expect from the event, scheduled for the end of April.

Most importantly, we don’t want to degrade our quality as an event. »

Quoted from Jeannot Vich, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Orange Seven Islands Volleyball Championship
Jeannot Vich, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Orange de Sept-Îles Volleyball Championship, in the studio of the Radio-Canada Côte-Nord

Jeannot Vich, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Orange Seven Islands Volleyball Championship

Photo: Radio Canada/Kim Bergeron

The chairman of the organizing committee gave a few examples decline in quality.

qui se présente parmi l’un des membres, on est obligé d’annuler le spectacle. Aussi, si notre DJ attrape la COVID, on n’a pas de DJ, il faut avoir un planB”,”text”:”Le samedi soir, on engage des groupes de musique qui viennent de Montréal et de Québec. S’il y a un cas de COVID-19qui se présente parmi l’un des membres, on est obligé d’annuler le spectacle. Aussi, si notre DJ attrape la COVID, on n’a pas de DJ, il faut avoir un planB”}}”>On Saturday nights we hired music groups from Montreal and Quebec. If one of the members has a case of COVID-19, we are obligated to cancel the show.Also, if our DJ gets COVID and we don’t have a DJ, we have to have a plan BHe said.

Jeannot Vich also gave some other reasons for the cancellation, especially the time left to organize the event.

équipes et de 1000-1200matchs”,”text”:”Le tournoi est dans un peu plus mois. Nous, à pareille date, dans les années normales, on serait en train de commencer à travailler sur un horaire. Dans l’horaire, on parle d’environ 450équipes et de 1000-1200matchs”}}”>The game is a few months away. On such a date, in a normal year, we would start working as planned.In the schedule we are talking about 450 teams and 1000-1200 gameshe observed.

The organizing committee of the competition is also turning to the preparations for the next session. We’d better take a step back and hit hard next yearMr. Vich added.

2023″,”text”:”On démarre la machine en septembre pour le mois de mai2023″}}”>We start the machine in September 2023, start Mr. Vich. According to a press release from the organizers, the next game is scheduled for May 4-7, 2023.

By next year, Jeannot Vich will invite volleyball players to continue practicing the sport. Local matches, there may be more, and it will start all over again. For the people of the Seven Islands and surrounding areas, it is important to rediscover the joy of playing volleyball in a participatory way.He said.

Mr. Vich expects sponsors to be there next year. Our main partners on site are still there, including the Alouette aluminium smelter, but we need several service partners. We have a turnaround in 2023He said.

He added that organizers are actively seeking partenaires et bénévoles”,”text”:”d’environ 300partenaires et bénévoles”}}”>About 300 partners and volunteers. We may run promotional campaigns to attract people who are interested in boarding with ussaid the chairman of the organizing committee.

In 2019, the event broke popularity records with more than 3,000 participants.

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