Volleyball Manitoba (VM) is the governing body for the sport of volleyball in the province of Manitoba. Incorporated in 1977 as a non-profit association, VM services the needs of its members, which include athletes (high performance, developmental and recreational), coaches, officials, and anyone who loves the sport of volleyball.

Volleyball Manitoba: Our mission is to promote and facilitate the growth and excellence of volleyball in Manitoba.

Volleyball Manitoba 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

Volleyball Manitoba has recently completed and is working within a new Strategic Plan to help guide our organization over the 2015-2019 period. The Strategic Plan was developed over an 18 month period following a consultative process that involved engagement with our members and stakeholders from all levels of our sport. This process included a review and development of our mission, vision and values, along with identifying three core strategic priorities with goals and target measures for each:

As we move forward over the coming years the Strategic Plan will guide our staff and committee’s with the delivery of our programs and initiatives, with the Volleyball Manitoba Board reviewing progress on an ongoing basis.

The 2015-2019 Strategic Plan document can be found here: 2015-2019 VM Strategic Plan

Working within our Mission Statement and in cooperation with our stakeholders, we will strive to improve our Athlete, Coach and Official Development pathways to provide a positive experience for all participants, and to ensure that volleyball continues to grow and develop in our province.

In order to help achieve these goals, VM operates a variety of programs. These programs include:


Room 412 – 145 Pacific Ave.
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2Z6
Phone: (204) 925-5783
Fax: (204) 925-5786


Full Time Staff

John Blacher
Executive Director
Phone: (204) 925-5791
Email: volleyball.ed@sportmanitoba.ca


Scott Koskie
Provincial High Performance Coach
Phone: (204) 925-5784
Email: volleyball.hp@sportmanitoba.ca


Anthony Roberts
Program Director
Phone: (204) 925-5912
Email: volleyball.pd@sportmanitoba.ca


Chris Chong
Special Events and Projects Coordinator
Phone: (204) 925-5785
Email: volleyball.events@sportmanitoba.ca


Seasonal Staff

Beach League Coordinator(s)
Phone: (204) 925-5783 
Email: volleyball.beach@sportmanitoba.ca

President: John Olfert
Vice President: Tom Neufeld
Roger Labossiere

Secretary: Rachelle Needham

Andrei Halkewycz
Glen Cook

Jared Brown
Jayme Menzies
Kevin Neufeld
Morgan Cheyne
Tim Au

MVOA Rep: Azad Hosein

Audit & Finance Committee

Chair: Roger Labossiere
Staff Liason: Executive Director

Awards & Recognition Committee

Chair: Andrei Halkewycz
Staff Liason: Program Director, Executive Director
Bryce Wilson

Doug Ross
Heather Bradshaw
Linda Clark
Mike Maidment

Beach Competitions Committee

Chair: Tom Neufeld
Staff Liason: Program Director
Chloe Reimer
Ryan Munt

Coaching Development Committee

Chair: Tim Au
Staff Liason: Provincial High Performance Coach
Dan Gilbart
Grant Wilson
Megan Bradshaw

Conduct & Ethics Committee 

Chair: Glen Cook
Staff Liason: Executive Director
Andrew Torbiak
Jayme Menzies

Governance & Nominations Committee

Chair: Rachelle Needham
Staff Liason: Executive Director

Indoor Competitions Committee 

Chair: Jared Brown
Staff Liason: Program Director, Provincial High Performance Coach
Bonnie Loewen

Deborah McIntyre Moffat
Sharlene Keenas
Tim Au

Marketing & Communications Committee

Chair: Shawn Brook
Staff Liason: Executive Director, Special Events & Project Coordinator
Jared Brown
Lisa Tinley
Roger Labossiere
Tim Borys

Provincial Performance Committee

Chair: Kevin Neufeld
Staff Liason: Provincial High Performance Coach
Arnd Ludwig
Cam Johnson
Jared Brown
Megan Bradshaw
Wanda Guenette

Volleyball Initiation & Sport For Life Committee

Chair: Jayme Menzies
Staff Liason: Program Director, Provincial High Performance Coach

Referee Development (MVOA)

Chair: Azad Hosein
Staff Liason: Executive Director

A policy is a general description of the boundaries within which the Association conducts activities, manages programs, and leads the association toward the achievement of its goals and objectives.

Volleyball Manitoba has formally adopted the following policies & procedures:

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