Frequent Asked Questions

What are the proceeds of the tournament going towards?

This whole project is an effort to build Fully Accessible Beaches (FAB) where children with disabilities will be able to easily access the beach (Petrie Island) and specially designed play areas making it possible for those with disabilities to interact with able bodied individuals as equals. FAB along with Variety of Ottawa, are working hard to make this vision a reality and it wouldn’t be possible with the kindness, support and generosity of those in our community. 

 

What time should I arrive for registration? 

The tournament starts at 10 am the opening remarks start at 9:30. We strongly suggest arriving at 8:30 to give you a chance to check in, meet up with your team, set up your tent if have one and stretch.

 

I’m not playing volleyball; can I still come for the day? 

Absolutely! This is going to be one huge beach party with live music, DJ, beach games, food trucks and beer garden. All things awesome! We do however strongly urge you to support our vendors and participate in draw and raffles etc.

 

What should I bring? 

Bring water, towels, cash, sunscreen, and your game face and ear protection for the little ones! Or for anyone who may have sensitive hearing. It could get loud! After all, we have bands ALL day!

 

What’s the best way to get there? 

Although there is parking at Petrie Island, we strongly suggest taking your bike if you can; there are plenty of places to lock it. Public transportation is also a great option. It’s a reasonable walk from the Trim stop/park and ride. There’s also the 139 TRIM that goes down to the beach quit frequently on Saturdays

 

Is there a cost for parking? 

The city charges $2 to park for the day. Don’t forget to pay and display!!

 

Can I bring my kids? 

Please do! This is a family friendly event! There will be plenty for the kids to do! However, the little ones are not permitted in the beer garden.

 

Can I bring my friend? 

Bring all you friends!

 

Can I bring my dog? 

Unfortunately, your lovely fur baby is not permitted on Petrie Island any time of year.

 

Can I bring alcoholic beverages? 

Alcohol is not permitted on any parts of the beach except for the wonderful beer garden or within the permitted area at Banana’s Beach Grill. Don’t try to sneak it, Security will be around, and we don’t anyone to get kicked off the Island.

 

What if it rains? 

Well then, we are going to get wet, but the party will go one!

 

Can I bring a tent, chairs and umbrella? 

There’s plenty of room to setup a tent, chairs, umbrella picnic blankets and park for the day and into the night.

 

What are the restricted items that I cannot bring onsite?

No Alcohol is allowed entry onsite, all bottles, coolers & bags will be checked and if alcohol is detected, it will be confiscated by security. Due to City of Ottawa Bylaws – mammals/reptiles or avians are NOT allowed onsite. No knives, scissors or cutting utensils will be allowed onsite..

 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 

If you need to get a hold of any of the organizers, email us at info@petriesummersmash.com We’ll get back to you right away.