By Gabrielle Tieman, EMC Ottawa South
The world’s largest one-day recreational volleyball tournament returns to Mooney’s Bay on July 14.
Hope Volleyball Summerfest will celebrate its 30th anniversary in Ottawa this year.
HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Everywhere, is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organization founded in 1981 by Fred Logan, created in honour of his mother who died of cancer.
Inspired by the Terry Fox Run, Logan and his friends decided to start a similar Ottawa event, but which donated to multiple charities.
Over the years, the group has grown to a 40 member planning team and 1,200 day volunteers.