Just because you are not one of the eighteen national competing teams this year, doesn’t mean you can’t join us at our national stage in Ottawa this April! Registration is now open for The National Festival Participant Experience; non-competing school teams or individual students from a school team that want to join us at our annual National Tournament & Festival to participate in our extensive workshops, performances, Ottawa sightseeing field trips, and so much more, all while connecting with like-minded students from across Canada!
Workshops + Forums
As a Canadian Improv Games Festival Participant, students will have the opportunity to participate in the same workshops, forums and showcases as their peers from across Canada who have advanced to perform at the National Tournament. This will allow teams to meet and learn from each other in a cooperative, engaging atmosphere.
Workshops take place throughout the day between 9am-5pm. Students can chose from a variety of topics and skill levels from introductory improv lessons to intensive, advanced learning sessions all led by some of the best trainers in Canada. The full list of workshops will be finalized in January and sent to you shortly thereafter.
CIG also offer a variety of ‘coaches sessions’ for teachers and coaches who accompany their students to the National Festival. Here coaches and teachers come together to improvise, judge and learn from our staff, trainers and other veteran coaches. This is always a highlight for us at the National Festival, especially having seen great cross-Canada friendships develop amongst coaches and teachers that have paved the way for new legendary teams.
National Tournament Showcase Tickets
As part of the registration package, students will also receive a festival pass to see performances at the Canadian Improv Games National Tournament each night (April 1-4, 2019). Here Festival Participants will have the opportunity to see their peers (regional finalists from across Canada) perform while seeing firsthand the wide variety of styles the Canadian Improv Games has to offer (as represented by all the regional tournaments).
Mon April 1, 7pm-10:30pm – semi-finals
Tues April 2, 7pm-10:30pm – semi-finals
Wed April 3, 7pm-10:30pm – semi-finals
Thurs April 4, 7pm-10:30pm – finals
Each day students registered as Festival Participants will have the opportunity to take part in a number of elective activities. Courses and activities range from specialized leadership training programs and attending panel discussions lead by arts professionals and other industry representatives to give students insight into careers in the arts to specially selected field trips and sightseeing activities that focus on the history and local culture of the Nation’s Capital. A full list of activities will be finalized in January and sent to you shortly thereafter.
The Festival Participant Experience is open to any student team currently registered with a Canadian Improv Games Regional Tournament. The team, or member of the team, must be accompanied by their assigned teacher supervisor or a chaperone with approval from the school’s principal or school board.
Registration is also open to schools new to the Canadian Improv Games format that are interested in attending the National Tournament & Festival to receive an extensive introductory hands-on learning experience with our top trainers and performers from across Canada while taking part in all the fun! If you are a new school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
READY TO REGISTER AS A NATIONAL FESTIVAL PARTICIPANT?
Register by February 1st, 2019 and pay by March 4th, 2019.
If you plan on coming to Nationals as a Festival Participant but think you might have a chance of coming as a regional finalist to compete at the National Tournament, you should still register by the February 1st, 2019 deadline. You can wait until after your Tournament to pay (by March 4th, 2019).
Step 2: Pay your Registration Fees by MARCH 4, 2019
The cost of registration is $96 per student (no charge for teachers). You can pay directly on MyCIG using Square, or download a pre-filled Invoice and mail a cheque.
To make a payment by cheque, please make the cheque out to the ‘Canadian Improv Games’ and mail it to the address below. If you lost your MyCIG invoice, complete this order form and send it with the cheque, so we know how many students you are paying for.
Canadian Improv Games
Suite #415, 2818 Main Street,
Vancouver, BC V5T 0C1
Step 3: Connect with our General Manager to reserve hotel and pay hotel costs
Once we have received your payment, our festival coordinator will be in touch to get details on your travels. The hotel will need to know how many nights you are staying for as soon as possible in order to hold reservations for you (the hotel sells out fast!) Email Cheryl at email@example.com
Capital Hill Hotel & Suites room rate is $109 per night for a double room and $129 for an executive room
HAPPY IMPROVISING AND HOPE TO SEE YOU IN APRIL!