Halifax Regional Program

Welcome to the Halifax Regional Canadian Improv Games Program! 

Established in 2001, the Halifax program (serving numerous cities across Nova Scotia) 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 Directors Owen Stanford + Stephanie Foran at novascotia@improv.ca


Regional Director, Owen Stanford + Stephanie Foran

Stephanie has been involved with the Canadian Improv Games for over a decade! Can you believe it? She can’t either.  Time REALLY DOES fly when you’re having fun!  Stephanie fell deeply in love with all the opportunities the CIG provided her as a player and could not get enough!  She has worked in many of the regions across the country and has enjoyed many summers learning and teaching at Improv Camp and Improv University.  Stephanie studied Theatre History at Dalhousie University, is trained in Red Nose Clown, and has been lucky enough to share the stage with comedians far more talented than her, and they’ve all been really nice about it!

Owen has been hanging around the games since the dawn of the 2000’s. There isn’t anything this guys hasn’t/wouldn’t do for the games.  Improv born and raised in the Toronto region where he was fortunate to be the a Regional Director, he now resides in lovely Nova Scotia where he is also an acting Regional Director.  Owen was the 2013-15 National Festival Director and has had the opportunity to judge in over 7 different tournaments nationally. His favourite summertime memories were those spent at Improv Camp and Improv University working alongside improv’s best and brightest.  He studied Performing Arts at George Brown College, Visual Art at Sheridan College and has trained with some of the biggest names in improv all over North America. Without the CIG he would have never become the founder of Make ’em Ups Improv Co and the East Coast Improv Festival, nor would he have all of the best-est pals in the whole world.


2017/2018 Halifax Region + CIG National Upcoming Events

Ex Night 1- December 7 2017 (Dartmouth HIgh School)
Ex Night 2- January 10th (Halifax West HIgh School)
Feb 19th-24th – Regional Tournament (St. Matthews)

April 19-22 – CIG National Festival (Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Center)
July 15-21st  – ImprovU Summer Camp (Sherbrooke, QC @ Bishop’s University)
July 25-29 – Next Act Festival (across Canada)
August 20-27 – Improv Camp (Vancouver, British Columbia @Camp Fircom)


CIG Halifax Fun Fact:  A lot has changed since Nova Scotia’s start in 2001 as a small group of three teams. We have a trophy made of a large Moose Antler that was found on a trail while hiking in Cape Breton, and once, we gave away a FULL turkey dinner to the winner of the What’s in the Box raffle, complete with cranberry sauce! 

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