NLV Team History
During the late 60’s and early 70’s, there were many immigrants who had come to Canada from China and its surrounding areas. Many of these immigrants came here in search of a better life.
It was with this immigrant experience that many friendships and bonds were forged. Later, these friends realized that they had something else in common: a common passion for volleyball. Thus it was in 1976 that the Ngun Lam Volleyball Association was founded. Ngun Lam found themselves “fishing” on the first day during the early years of its existence. It wasn’t until the year 1984 which marked the beginning of a great dynasty for Ngun Lam. “A-Long” (dragon) joined Ngun Lam that year and brought us to our first NACIVT championship in San Francisco. We also won it in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, and 1991. Thus making Ngun Lam the only team to win it 6 consecutive years to complete the NACIVT circuit and to win it a total of 7 times.
Although Ngun Lam has not won a NACIVT championship since 1991, we are no strangers to the winners circle. Through our dedication and hard work we have placed us 2nd and 3rd many times and finished no worse than 5th in subsequent NACIVT tournaments.