1997- Today The first ever Camp de Volleyball Nouvelle Génération was held at École Mathieu - Martin de Dieppe
Annette Allain and Robert Grandmaison have had a passion for volleyball for many years. In the 1990’s, the sport was growing in popularity in New Brunswick and they decided to build on this momentum and start a volleyball camp. Ms. Allain’s and Mr. Grandmaison’s dream materialized in August 1997 when they held their first volleyball camp at Mathieu Martin High School in Dieppe.
The inaugural camp had 39 participants from throughout the province. To add to the excitement and to enhance the quality and prestige of the event, Michel Paiement, technical director for Volleyball Canada was on hand as a guest coach. Brigitte Soucy, (from Bouctouche) member of the Canadian team that had participated in the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, was also part of the group of coaches.
The first camp was a great success and it was that success that led to making it an annual event. The camp continues to see growth on an annual basis and has become an annual gathering for volleyball enthusiasts from across the province.
The camp was held in Dieppe,NB from 1997-2010 ( 14 years) . In Shediac NB , from 2011 - 2019 and in Moncton from 2021 - present.
Michel Paiement Course conductor with the International Volleyball Federation Author of many manuals for Volleyball CanadaLevel 4 coach, Volleyball. Coaching Association of Canada