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:: Invitation ::

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and Volleyball Canada (VC) are pleased to invite members of the international Volleyball community to attend the 2nd FIVB International Volleyball at School Symposium, to be held at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, from June 23rd to 27th, 2007.

This event will emphasize the importance of the educational system for the promotion, development, and maintenance of Volleyball in all its forms. The program will feature international speakers and will provide symposium participants with an opportunity to take part in practical and theoretical sessions and discussions.

We sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Saskatchewan, Canada.

Dr. Ruben Acosta H.
President, FIVB
Dave Carey
President, Volleyball Canada

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:: Summary ::

Arrival and registration:  Friday, June 22, 2007
Conference program:  Saturday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 27, 2007 (5 full days of lectures, panel discussions, seminars, practical workshops)
Departure:  Thursday, June 28, 2007

Daily Program

University of Saskatchewan (http://www.usask.ca/), city of Saskatoon, in province of Saskatchewan, Canada.


All communication will be in English, verbal and written.

International air travel

Participants are required to make their own international travel arrangements.  Several daily direct flights to Saskatoon (YXE) from:

  •    Canadian cities:  Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver
  •    USA cities:  Minneapolis

Local transportation
Transport between accommodation and airport and symposium venues will be provided to participants that inform Organizing Committee of their travel itinerary prior to June 18, 2007.

Registration (Canadian dollar)
Full registration C$550.00
Daily registration C$75.00
– lunch
– dinner
– banquet

Letter of Confirmation

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:: Organizer ::

The 2nd FIVB International Volleyball at School Symposium will be:

  • Conducted under the sanction of the International Volleyball Federation
  • Volleyball Canada is the National Sport Governing body responsible to the FIVB Executive Committee for organizing the FIVB International Volleyball at School Symposium.
  • Hosted by the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan. The Volleyball at School Symposium will be one of the international events hosted at the University that will highlight the 2007 centennial celebrations.

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:: Who Should Attend ::

The 2007 Symposium will be an opportunity for school and community representatives from all continents to interact and exchange ideas. All providers, teachers, coaches, administrators, actively involved in the educational system will be represented:

  • Government, sport, university, school leaders
  • Sport governing bodies
    • Elected officials: President; Development Committee Chairmen
    • Professional administrators: Executive Directors; Technical Directors
    • Coaches of children and youth
  • Educators
    • Academic administrators
    • University pedagogical professors and activity class instructors
    • Physical activity program designers
    • Recreation specialists

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:: Important Dates ::

Tuesday, May 15

Last day for early registration

Friday, June 15

Registration can be cancelled up to this date for a fee of $50; no refund after this date

Wednesday, June  20

Arrival of FIVB officials

Friday, June 22

Arrival National Federation representatives; experts appointed by FIVB delegates and registration

Saturday, June 23

2007 FIVB International Volleyball at School Symposium
Program of lectures, panel discussions, practical demonstrations, participation workshops, and small group seminars.

Sunday, June 24

Monday, June 25

Tuesday, June 26

Wednesday, June 27

Thursday, June 28

Departure FIVB Officials; National Federation representatives and experts; delegates

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:: International Travel ::

Participants are required to make their own international travel arrangements.  Several daily direct flights to Saskatoon (YXE) from:

  •  Canadian cities:  Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver
  • USA cities:  Minneapolis

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:: Local Travel ::

Transport between accommodation and airport will be provided to Symposium participants that inform Organizing Committee of their travel itinerary prior to June 18, 2007.

Organizing Committee will provide local travel between Symposium hotel and  program venues and events.

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:: Contact::

For more information please contact:

Organizing Committee:
Telephone:  Mark Tennant 1-306-966-1064
FAX: 306-966-6464

E-mail: FIVBschoolvolleyball@usask.ca

Volleyball Canada
Telephone: Lee Taylor 1-613-748-5681 ext. 222
FAX: 613-748-5727

E-mail:  ltaylor@volleyball.ca

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:: City of Saskatoon ::


  • Latitude:  52° 10’ N
  • Longitude:  106° 43’ W
  • Elevation:  504 m
  • Time zone:  Central Standard (GMT -6) year round
  • Map of Saskatoon

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Current Weather


  • Temperature (June normals)
  • Daily average: 16° C
  • Daily minimum: 9.4° C
  • Daily maximum: 22.6° C
  • Precipitation (June normals)
  • Total for month: 61.1 mm
  • Days of rainfall > 5 cm:  3.5 days
  • Average relative humidity (1,500 SLT):  47.3%

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:: University of Saskatchewan ::

  • The U of S will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2007. Established in 1907 the University has granted degrees, diplomas, and certificates to approximately 128,000 individuals.
  • Total of about 27,000 students:  17,000 full time; 4,000 part time; and 6,500 spring and summer session.
  • Approximately 900 faculty and 6,500 staff offers 58 degrees, diplomas, and certificates in over 100 areas and disciplines.
  • Website: www.usask.ca
  • Campus Maps: www.usask.ca/maps

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:: FIVB Development Commission ::

The 2007 International Volleyball at School Symposium is an event operated within the FIVB Development programmes designed “to improve the general standard of Volleyball throughout the world and, more specifically, to create the conditions under which each country, given its resources, is able to express its potential in competition and derive the maximum benefit possible from our sport”.

Members of the FIVB Development Commission as of the 30th FIVB World Congress held October 23rd to 25th  in Tokyo, Japan are:

  • President                                                                         Mr. Vicente GONCALVES de ARAUJO  (POR)
  • Secretary                                                                         Mr. Mark TENNANT (CAN)
  • Member                                                                          Mr. Levan AKHVLEDIANI  (GEO)
  • Member                                                                          Sheik. Ali AL KHALIFA (BRN)
  • Member                                                                          Ms. Valentina BIFFLIN (CRO)
  • Member                                                                          Mr. Marek BYKOWSKI (POL)
  • Member                                                                          Mr. Vladimir GRBIC (SRB)
  • Member                                                                          Mr. André LECLERCQ (FRA)
  • Member                                                                          Mr.  Libenzio CONTI (ITA)
  • Member                                                                          Mr. Sundrasagren REDDY     (RSA)
  • FIVB Technical and Development Department                    Mr. Helgi THORSTEINSSON

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:: Volleyball at School Symposium History ::

The 2007 International Volleyball at School Symposium will be the second Volleyball at School Symposium to be held in Canada.  The original FIVB Volleyball at School Symposium was held at Laval University in Quebec City in August 14 to 19, 2005. Volleyball Canada’s recognition as a world leader on this topic resulted in the FIVB requesting that Volleyball Canada stage this symposium once again.

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