North Bay has had the pleasure of hosting the NORCECA Pan-American Beach Volleyball Tournament 2014. A total of 32 beach volleyball teams traveling from countries as far as Central America for this tournament held on July 11th-13th, 2014. The Local Vision Volleyball Club and Volleyball Canada teamed up to host the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Tour. This was the only stop of the Tour that has ever been held in Canada, and we have been lucky enough to host it. These games were part of the team qualifications to get into the World Tour and the top 15 teams with make it to the 2016 Olympics held in Rio.
There are a total of 5 courts produced:
- Two temporary beach volleyball courts were produced just for the NORCECA beach volleyball tournaments that are closer to the shores of Lake Nipissing.
- Three permanent beach volleyball courts were made costing $40,000. They are located adjacent to the playground structure at the Waterfront. These permanent courts are for the public to use but also for future beach volleyball tournaments to be held in North Bay.
- Anyone can rent the beach volleyball courts for $10 plus HST.
- Each volleyball court is 60 ft. by 30 ft.