Comox Valley Schools Improv teams thrive at Canadian Improv Games

In an impressive display of creativity and quick thinking, teams from Highland, Vanier, and Isfeld schools in the Comox Valley distinguished themselves at the recent Canadian Improv Games, held in Victoria.

Leading the charge was the Isfeld Junior team, who clinched first place under the tutelage of coach and teacher, Peter Spencer and coach Ellie McNamee. This achievement marks a significant milestone for the team and highlights Spencer’s impactful guidance and the students’ hard work and dedication.

GP Vanier Secondary School also showcased exceptional talent with three teams participating. The junior team – coached by Jason Arsenault took a well-earned second place, demonstrating their burgeoning skills and creativity. Meanwhile, the senior teams coached by Lori Mazey and alumnus Howie Shaw also made their mark, securing second and fourth places respectively, showcasing the depth of talent within the school.

Highland Secondary School’s senior team Five Things coached by Lisa Williams and Olivia Parsons delivered a memorable performance earning them third place. Their unique approach and execution underlined the diversity of styles and interpretations present at the games, contributing to a rich and varied competition.

In addition to the team accolades, Ellie McNamee of Comox Valley was honored with the Spirit of the Games Award. This recognition underscores the positive attitude, sportsmanship, and camaraderie that are as much a part of the games as the performances themselves. The games continue to be a nurturing ground for young performers, offering them opportunities to learn, grow, and express themselves in a supportive environment.

Congratulations to all the students, coaches, and everyone involved in achieving these fantastic results!