The Vanier Improv team is hosting a Shamrock Shindig as a final fundraiser prior to the national competition in Ottawa.

Shamrock Shindig will help Vanier head east

Students from Vanier, Highland, Isfeld, Carihi and Gulf Island Secondary will participate

On March 17 celebrate the holiday in style by taking in Shamrock Shindig, a fun St. Patrick’s Day celebration that incorporates improv and a variety of other performances.

Students from Vanier, Highland, Isfeld, Carihi and Gulf Island Secondary will come together with the Vanier Senior Improv team for an evening that will not only entertain but will help get the Vanier Improv team to the National Improv Tournament in Ottawa five days later.

In February, GP Vanier won the Canadian Improv Games Island Regional Tournament and qualified to compete in the National Tournament and Festival March 23-26. As usual the Island teams were all phenomenal in loving competition and Vanier considers it a true honour to represent the region.

However, there are tremendous costs involved in getting the eight players and two alternates to the games and they have been working furiously on bottle drives, online auctions, and hiring themselves out for improv gigs. Since the tournament, other schools really took the Games’ oath of “loving competition” to heart. GISS and Ladysmith worked together on a show in the mid-Island while Vic High, Esquimalt, PSII and Mt. Doug worked together on another show in the south and raised $660 to help get Vanier to Ottawa.

Now the local schools are coming together to do the same. 

The Shamrock Shindig will not only feature improvisers from all the schools, it will also feature some terrific talent with some of the schools’ strongest musicians and dancers coming out to perform as well.

So don’t miss the chance to take in great entertainment while supporting a great cause.

Tickets are available from improvisers, at the door, or by contacting Lori Mazey at


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