VANCOUVER, June 10, 2021 – Volleyball BC is excited to announce the return of The Beach Tour presented by Natura Solutions—a series of six tournaments held in three regions of the province that culminate in the Beach Provincials in Vancouver on the weekend of July 31-August 1.
“With COVID-19 we were unable to run the Beach Tour last year but, with the revised public health guidelines for outdoor sport, we are incredibly excited to organise its return this year with the support of Natura Solutions,” said Emma Gibbons, CEO of Volleyball BC. “Natura has been a longstanding supporter of the Vancouver Open and Beach Tour for the past 3 years and we are honoured to have them alongside us as we bring volleyball competition back to the beaches.”
The Jim Clive Cup is the first tournament and takes place this upcoming weekend at Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver. The rest of the competitions unfold over the following weeks ending with the Beach Provincials at the start of August. Natura Solutions will be generously providing a $2,500 cash prize for the winners of each of the 5 regional competitions with $10,000 prize money for the Beach Provincials. With the current provincial restrictions on gatherings and events, the Vancouver Open will not be part of the Beach Tour this year but Natura Solutions and Volleyball BC remain committed to ensuring its much-anticipated return in 2022.
Natura Solutions is proud to support Volleyball BC as The Beach Tour’s title sponsor. The company, founded by local volleyball player Rob Penz, is an industry-leading provider of ecofriendly enzyme-based cleaning products. “I have been part of the Lower Mainland’s volleyball community for many years and our main goal is to give back to a community that has given so much to me,” Penz said. “Something we talk about often at Natura Solutions is the idea that health and happiness are closely linked; be that our own physical or mental well-being, or the health of the environment and communities that surround us. This year has shown the importance of health more than ever and we are delighted to support the return of volleyball to BC communities.”
For more information about the Beach Tour presented by Natura Solutions visit
Additional Information about the Beach Tour Presented by Natura Solutions Modifications have been made to the Beach Tour to ensure participant safety and that all public health guidelines and return to play protocols are followed. Each tournament will be a standalone competition to comply with public health restrictions on non-essential travel. Registration for the remaining 5
tournaments will open on Monday June 14. For more information about The Beach Tour presented by Natura Solutions, visit beachtourbc.com.
About Natura Solutions
Natura Solution’s mission is to deliver planet friendly cleaning products made with thoughtfully derived ingredients that work great and align with our desire to live with a light footprint. For more information about Natura Solutions, visit natura.solutions.
About Volleyball BC
Volleyball BC is a non-profit organization that actively encourages and fosters the development of volleyball in British Columbia. As a provincial sport governing body, the organization is dedicated to making volleyball accessible across the province. Volleyball BC offers various programs, activities, and events for athletes, coaches and officials of all ages, ranging from grassroots to high performance. For
more information, visit volleyballbc.org
Kevin Berar, Communications Manager, Volleyball BC