Thirty-five teams from throughout south-central B.C. will converge on the Nicola Valley this weekend for the annual ladies’ Volleyfest tournament.

Organized and run by the Merritt Volleyball Association, the three-day event will see exciting net action at three locations (Collettville and Nicola Canford Elementary Schools and Merritt Secondary School) beginning Friday evening and running through till Sunday afternoon.

“The teams will be divided into three divisions, based on their competitive level,” said MVA representative Dave Finch. “We’ll have Recreational, Comp 1 and Comp 11. As usual, we’ll have several local teams taking part.”

There will be an enormous dinner and dance social at the Civic Centre on Saturday night.

The theme at this year’s Volleyfest is “Remembering Your Youth.”

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Volleyfest will be donated to the B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

A toy drive has also been planned, says Finch.