Feds boost Improvaganza with $9,500 grant

Edmonton’s Improvaganza got a $9,500 cash boost from the federalgoverment yesterday, so that audiences would be able to enjoy somelaughs at one of the city’s summer festival fixtures.

Edmonton’s Improvaganza got a $9,500 cash boost from the federal goverment yesterday, so that audiences would be able to enjoy some laughs at one of the city’s summer festival fixtures.

“We recognize the important contribution the cultural sector makes in the economy,” said Ambrose, minister of labour and member of Parliament for Edmonton-Spruce Grove.

Organized by the Rapid Fire Theatre Society, the ninth annual Improvaganza will feature improv actors from around the globe.

“It gives our local actors exposure to the international world,” said Ambrose.

“It’s very exciting.”

The funding will support a large portion of the festival’s operating costs.

“It’s about one-quarter, because the festival gets a little bigger every year so it gets a little more expensive every year,” said Karen Brown Fournell, general manager of the Rapid Fire Theatre Society.

“It made the difference between whether or not we could keep going.”

 
 
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