Tuesday, June 18, 2024
June 18, 2024

Improv teams give fundraiser performance on Saturday

Gulf Islands Secondary School’s senior improv team is spending spring break on a fundraising burst in aid of their upcoming trip to the national championships in Ottawa, with their main event coming up this Saturday night at Mahon Hall.

This will be the team’s third trip in as many years to the National Arts Centre. They secured the Canadian championship title in 2017 and the silver medal in 2018. They will be looking to recoup their gold medal at the weeklong competition and festival running April 1-4.

Saturday’s fundraiser event includes performances by the senior and junior teams, plus a silent auction featuring many fine items. These range from 10 loaves of fresh bread made by Barb Slater and a smoked pork shoulder to a Tigh-Na-Mara package and Vancouver Island Musicfest tickets. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Those who have to miss the Salt Spring performance can catch the troupe at the Pender Community Hall on Sunday. Donations can also be made to the GoFundMe page under “Help Send GISS Improv to Ottawa.”

Sign up for our newsletter and stay informed

Receive news headlines every week with our free email newsletter.

Other stories you might like

Grade 12 volleyball players compete at high level

BY MARCIA JANSEN  DRIFTWOOD contributor Seven Salt Spring high school students travel off island a few times a week for club volleyball in Nanaimo and Victoria.  Finn...

Windsor Plywood sponsorship boosts GISS athletics

Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) athletes have been given a big boost this school year thanks to sponsorship by Windsor Plywood Salt Spring. According to...

Film festival 2024 features voices of dissent

By STEVE MARTINDALE For SALT SPRING FILM FESTIVAL SOCIETY Salt Spring has long been a refuge for dissenting voices, welcoming American draft resisters who refused to...

GISS Improv team fundraises for national competition

As the Gulf Islands Secondary School (GISS) Improv team gears up for its first post-Covid national competition, students are focusing on fundraising to get...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here