Festival Co-ordinator: Owen Schellenberger – email@example.com
National Director: AL Connors – firstname.lastname@example.org
CIG will pay for three rooms for your team beginning the night before your scheduled night of play. So, if your team plays on Thursday, you would have three hotel rooms as of Wednesday night, through Saturday night. Ottawa teams do not get hotel rooms.
Yes, this is usually not a problem. The CIG rate per room per night is $86 plus HST (13%).
The Extended Stay Canada (141 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 0E8), or if we need overflow rooms, the Embassy Hotel, which is right next to the Extended Stay.
We will provide you with a hotel booking form. In order to receive our CIG rate, you need to book through us.
The hotel prefers that no more than 5 people stay in a room. However, sometimes 6 can be accommodated (particularly if they are a quiet and tidy six)
Yes, each room has a kitchenette.
The NAC is a little less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
All workshop venues are a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel (except for the hotel itself, of course;)
No. Workshops are included in festival registration
Our workshops vary from year to year and are confirmed closer to the week of Nationals. Students get to take 2 workshops, participate in forums, and attend discussion panels. Tickets to each night of play are included in the cost of Festival Registration.
The workshop schedule and registration will be available closer to Nationals. Information will be sent to you when it is ready to go. It will be an online registration form.
$99 if you live in Ontario, $79 if you are travelling from outside Ontario. The fee is waived for competing teams.
No, you do not.
You need to get the permission of the instructor to watch the workshops — you can check in at the start of the workshop to see if it is okay. In many cases it will be, but sometimes workshops don’t work as well with an audience.
Questions about the festival can be directed to our Festival Co-ordinator, Owen Schellenberger (email@example.com)
Toast and jam is what we call our daily morning improv warm up and hang out in the hotel. There won’t be actual toasted bread and jam, but the hotel does have a continental breakfast.
Yes – many! There are fast food and sit-down options close to the hotel and on the way to the National Arts Centre. Dunn’s is popular for its inexpensive and filling greasy spoon breakfast.
There is a Sobeys express grocery store a 5 minute walk from the hotel, and a larger Hartman’s Independent Grocer 10 minutes away.
Teams are responsible for getting themselves to and from the airport or train station. You will be greeted in the lobby at the hotel.
Yes. After you arrive, you will be able to book a room to rehearse in at least once.