Friday, December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

GISS Improv team qualifies for nationals

Gulf Islands Secondary School’s senior improv team is headed to national championships in Ottawa for the third consecutive year, and a fundraising drive is helping to get them there.

The team just missed securing a berth through the Vancouver Island regional championships last month, taking second place behind frequent rivals GP Vanier from Courtenay. GISS came out on top in the Canada-wide online “wildcard” competition, though, so will be meeting their island friends on the national stage from April 1-4.

“That is three years in a row that we’ve qualified for nationals,” coach Jason Donaldson reported. “We won silver last year and gold in 2017.”

The team now has just under a month to raise $10,000 for airfare and accommodation for the team and their coach. Supporters can contribute directly to the GoFundMe campaign under “Help Send GISS Improv to Ottawa” or enter a pledge system. They can also attend a March 14 fundraiser dinner party, a March 23 show at Mahon Hall or an event at the Mayne Island Agricultural Hall.

Contact jdonaldson@sd64.org for more details.

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