It is so exciting for these six improvisors from Mayne, Pender and Salt Spring Islands (grades 9-12) to be going to the Canadian Improv Games national finals in Ottawa, our nation’s capital. Having won the Vancouver Island Region, they have earned a spot among the top twenty teams from across Canada. It’s a story of tremendous patriotic symbolism. It is no small distance from Salt Spring Island, B.C. to Ottawa, Ont. We travel the farthest distance out of all the other regions in the country, to converge on parliament hill and the stage of our National Arts Centre.
It’s a phenomenal opportunity for these kids, from our little islands, to take part in workshops with some of the best trainers on the continent and compete with the top twenty high school teams from here to Newfoundland — not to mention touring our national galleries and museums, visiting parliament hill and hopefully meeting with our MP as well.