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Gifts for Strangers 2012

December 8th, 2012 | Posted by KenB in Completed Missions - (6 Comments)

Once again, Improv in Toronto puts a smile on people’s faces as we participate in the world-wide cause, Gifts for Strangers. One of our favourite annual events, its purpose is as simple as the name suggests: to give gifts to complete strangers.

Our agents had a lot of fun selecting the gifts to be given and we spent an entire evening wrapping the presents and writing personal messages. Some of the gifts were small store-bought items while others were hand-made.

Even more fun was distributing the gifts to people who walked by, who had no idea what the event was or why they felt they deserved to receive a gift. If there’s anything to be learned, it’s that everyone deserves a gift just for being awesome!

Photos will be added shortly!

Foam Sword Battle

September 8th, 2012 | Posted by KenB in Completed Missions - (0 Comments)

Brandish thy foam swords! Unsheathe thy fully-automatic Nerf machine guns! Try as we might, no amount of archaic language can bring elegance to the pandemonium that was the Foam Sword Battle of 2012.

Despite the name of the event, we welcomed foam weapons of all sorts, including Nerf guns. We encouraged participants to wear costumes and we were not disappointed by the number of people donning the garbs of fabled heroes and characters from video games, comic books, and the like. We employed a variety of game styles such as zombies and capture the flag to test the mettle of swordsmen and gunners alike.

Many fallen soldiers and well-deserved victories later, the battle had ended, but not without the new-found camaraderie among all those involved.

Photos to be posted shortly!

The Harbourfront Centre has been turned into a sea of red and white stripes thanks to Improv in Toronto’s latest mission: Real Life Where’s Waldo!

Much like the book, participants were encouraged to sort through the fakes and uncover the real Waldo. This time, those involved were required to perform tasks and use clues to solve puzzles. Eagle-eyed families, teams, and individuals all joined in the search. Those who succeeded were able to catch the bespectacled wanderer and receive a small reward.

Photos will be posted shortly!