Hoffman, who began performing the same year he first started learning magic, won the Under-18 Amateur Magician competition sponsored by Miracles and Magic, according to his mother.
In 2013, he was awarded a scholarship from Ultimate Magic Productions to attend the Sorcerer's Safari magic performance camp in Ottawa, Canada. [Editor's note: the camp is in Haliburton, ON.]
"He likes the idea of doing the magic right in front of someone," Mrs. Hoffman said.
"No smoke and mirrors," her son chimed in.
Has the teen found his life's calling?
"I think so," Hoffman said.
13 March 2016
Phil Hoffman in the Northwest News
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