The senior improv team at Gulf Islands Secondary School will be testing its powers against the best in the nation after winning the trophy at the Vancouver Island regional championships this weekend.
GISS came out the clear winner at the Canadian Improv Games semi-finals in Victoria on Saturday. They repeated their success at Sunday’s final competition with an aggregate total of 798 points, plus the highest scores in three of the four component categories.
Team members Melanie Gregory-Worsell, Peter Hoskins, Amelia McCluskey, Kane O’Scalleigh, Fiona Pirie and Shay Steele are now going to see how they stack up against the rest of Canada, as one of only 20 teams to earn a berth to the national championships in Ottawa in April.
“GISS has made it to the national tournament four times in the past, but it’s been nine years since we’ve hoisted this trophy and it is a huge accomplishment,” said coach Jason Donaldson.
A FundRazr page has been set up to help raise the $13,000 needed to make the trip to Ottawa.