Garth Wigle, B.S., M.A., A.Sc.T. is an actor with experience on stage in comedy, drama, musical theatre, improv, and film and television. He has studied at A.C.T. Ottawa; The Professional Actor’s Lab; Second City, Toronto; LB Acting Studio; and KH Casting & Voice Direction. He has completed workshops with Brian Levy, Michael Gordin Shore, Barbara Deutsch, Steve Mann, Gloria Mann, Caroly Larson, and, virtually, with Marilla Wex, and Michael Kostroff. Garth has completed the Voice Over for Improvisers class offered through Second City, Toronto at WANTED! Sound + Picture Studios. He is also participating in workshops with Soldiers in the Arts.
Garth served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an Officer in the Artillery during the Cold War. After his medical release, he worked as a Surveyor in Libya, contract security, bank messenger for a leasing company, and eventually spent 20 years with Transport Canada and NAV CANADA as a flight service specialist and education specialist before taking early retirement. While with NAV CANADA, he earned his designation as an Applied Science Technologist (Industrial/Aviation Management) with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. He also taught online in the Adult Education programme for the Faculty of Education, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
Academically, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Trinity College & University, Sioux Falls, SD and a Master of Arts in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC.
Garth was a volunteer fleet driver for the 2017 Invictus Games held in Toronto 23-30 September, 2017. He had the privilege of driving a diverse group of VIP Guests of the Games in a 2017 Jaguar XJ L sedan.
Since his 2017 Invictus Games experience, Garth has joined Soldier On. To date he has participated in the 2018 RCAF Run 10K and the Ontario Paddling Camp. Thanks to a grant from Soldier On, Garth has recently taken up archery at Easthill Outdoors.
Garth has joined the We Are Invictus community operated by the Invictus Games Foundation for Wounded, Injured, and Sick serving members and veterans internationally to engage in friendly competition and otherwise support each other in their journeys to wellness, both mental and physical. The We Are Invictus community has recently introduced Powered By Invictus Leagues allowing for community members to engage in virtual competition in Archery, Cycling, Indoor Rowing, Swimming, and Athletics: Track & Field. To date, Garth is participating in the virtual indoor archery league, indoor rowing league and the athletics: track league. He participated in the virtual Sydney to The Hague Rowing Challenge wherein participants logged their rowing sessions to help the team complete the journey from Sydney, Australia (the site of the 2018 Invictus Games) to The Hague, Netherlands (the site of the 2020NE Invictus Games, now rescheduled for 2022). Garth is now one of, currently, three Moderators for Canada for the We Are Invictus community.
Garth has completed the IAR6 4-Minute (901 metres, 6th of 7) and 1-Minute (260 metres, 4th of 7) races at the 2021 British Rowing Virtual Championships, 11 September 2021. He has completed the Canada Army Run — Virtual 5K for 2021. He has finished the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships, 29-30 October 2021, PR3 1000m (2nd in age group) and 500m (3rd of 4 in age group) races. On Saturday, 4 December 2021, he recorded personal bests in the IAR6 4-Minute (918 metres) and 1-Minute (267 metres) races at the British Rowing Indoor Championships. Sunday, 30 January 2022 saw Garth rowing in competition again. This time it was the Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships IR6 4-Minute (922 metres, a new personal best) and 1-Minute (260 metres) races. Between 8-12 March 2023, he placed 19th of 40 PR3 Men, 2nd of 6 PR3 Men in his age group, in the World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprints covering 1000 metres in 4:37.6.
In a return to road racing, Garth finished the Durham 1/4 Marathon (10.55Km) in 1:39:35 on Saturday, 23 July 2022.