Vancouver & Lower Mainland Regional Program

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 program or to get involved as a volunteer, player or coach, please contact Regional Producer Shawn Norman at

lowermainland@improv.ca

Regional Producer, Shawn Norman

Shawn Norman has been working with the CIG for his entire adult life. After coaching his former team for a few years after graduation, Shawn joined our team and became a judge at our National Tournament. For 3 years he served as Regional Director of the Vancouver Island Tournament and now serves as a member of our Artistic Advisory Committee. Outside of the CIG, Shawn performs improv regularly with Little Mountain Improv and Uncle Janes in Vancouver.

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.”

Lower Mainland Region + CIG National Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Tue
Lower Mainland Southeast Zone Junior Tournament 2 @ North Surrey Secondary
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
29
Wed
Lower Mainland Southeast Zone Senior Tournament @ North Surrey Secondary
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
30
Thu
Lower Mainland Central Zone Junior Tournament 1 @ Burnaby Central
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Jan
31
Fri
Lower Mainland Central Zone Junior Tournament 2 @ Burnaby Central
Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
1
Sat
Lower Mainland Central Zone Senior Tournament 1 @ Burnaby Central
Feb 1 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Lower Mainland Central Zone Senior Tournament 2 @ Burnaby Central
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
3
Mon
Lower Mainland Northwest Zone Junior Tournament 1 @ Kitsilano Secondary
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
4
Tue
Lower Mainland Northwest Zone Junior Tournament 2 @ Kitsilano Secondary
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
5
Wed
Lower Mainland Northwest Zone Senior Tournament @ Kitsilano Secondary
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Feb
25
Tue
Lower Mainland Junior Tournament @ Carson Graham Secondary School
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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