history of the halton women's volleyball league

original team pic

Original HWVL team from 1980!

The Halton Women’s Volleyball League (HWVL) will celebrate its 38th season in 2017/2018. The league was founded in 1980 by a group of baseball players who were searching for something (athletic) to do during the winter months. Starting from humble beginnings in the gym at the old Central Public School on Melville Street in Dundas, the league eventually moved to new gyms in Burlington. The original six teams (complete with coaches and uniforms!) grew to eight, and then twelve teams in 1996. In 2008, the final expansion was complete and our numbers grew to fourteen teams, as it currently sits today.


The season begins at the end of September and runs until Easter annually, with some informal social gatherings in between. The fourteen teams are seeded into two separate divisions, an A and B calibre grouping. We currently play out of Tansley Woods Recreation Centre and MM Robinson High School every Tuesday evening.


The HWVL league boasts a membership of over 150 players. Past and present players include Junior National Team members, Olympic beach hopefuls, and National Club champions. Regardless of calibre, the HWVL unites friends (there is no formal draft - players form their own teams) with a common love of the sport of volleyball.


Click here for the PDF version of the 2017-18 constitution


Click here for the PDF version of the league May 9th 2017 meeting minutes


Click here for the PDF version of the 2012-13 Volleyball Canada Rule book



Tribute to Serge Jean George Mayeur



Serge Mayeur pic

Serge Mayeur was a long standing referee in the HWVL family and a dedicated citizen of Burlington. From his work with Danielle's Place to his passion for soccer and volleyball, Serge gave freely of his time to help so many. Serge always greeted everyone with a huge smile, a kind word, funny story or joke. He made volleyball on Tuesday nights much more fun. We were so fortunate to have had the chance to get to know him. Serge's love of volleyball and his sense of humour will be sorely missed. Rest in peace Serge.