Welcome to the Vancouver & Lower Mainland Regional Canadian Improv Games Program!
Established in 1989, the Lower Mainland program is part of a national network of regional teams that join the Canadian Improv Games through their local high school. During the school year, students gain access to a number of exciting and unique programs that encourage exploring the art of improv, learning life skills like Positivity, Communication, Leadership, Commitment and Teamwork, making new friends and having fun.
For more information, to register your high school in our 2018 program or to get involved as a volunteer, player or coach, please contact Regional Director Alistair Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Producers, Katy Bennett and Karl Plummer.
Katy Bennett and Karl Plummer each have a decade of experience teaching, producing, and performing improv. They have been involved with the Canadian Improv Games since high school and have served nearly every possible function for the Games, from coach to judge to regional producer!
Katy is a long-time member of the renowned Dungeons and Dragons Improv Show in Winnipeg. She founded the University of Winnipeg Improv Festival, and she also serves as the Assistant Camp Director at Improv Camp.
Karl has an MSc in Sociology and a wealth of experience teaching and coaching both improv and basketball. He has been a trainer and judge for the Canadian Improv Games in Manitoba, British Columbia, and the National tournament in Ottawa.
CIG Lower Mainland Fun Fact: The Lower Mainland tournament used to be called the BC tournament and included teams from Vancouver Island. It was the first tournament to be founded outside of Ontario. Vancouver is also the region that the current Junior Tournament format was first played. Rumour has it that a failed fundraising effort called “Garagey the Garage Sale Dinosaur’s Thrift Shop of Dreams” was experimented with for several years in BC. Audience members brought items for other audience members to purchase at intermission. The sale was operated by a small plastic dinosaur with a famous catchphrase “no mattresses.”
2018/19 Lower Mainland Region + CIG National Upcoming Events
TBD – Regional Tournament
April 1-5 – CIG National Festival (Ottawa, ON)
TBD – ImprovU Summer Camp (Sherbrooke, QC @ Bishop’s University)
TBD- Next Act Festival (Guelph, ON)
TBD – Improv Camp (Vancouver, British Columbia @Camp Fircom)