- Corriveau, Anatole ( - 2016)
- Harden, Clifford Stanley "Hardini" (1933 - 2016)
- Lyons, Pat (aka Pat Patterson) ( - 2016)
- Marucci, Peter ( - 2016)
- McIntosh, Gordon ( - 2016)
Please e-mail additions or corrections to "canadasmagic at gmail dot com"
5. Review of "TP Prediction" in the December issue of Genii - What a terrific routine!
4. Chilliwack: PCAM/CAM convention, April 20-23, 2017 - It's shaping up to be a great convention! More names recently released.
3. Montreal: Chad Long lecture - Can anyone out there send me a quick report about the event?
2. Top 5 posts in November 2016 - I find it a little too meta that last month's meta post is in this month's meta post.
1. Introducing the "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award - Nominations are open until January 8th!
Thrilled to announce that #MegaMagic returns to #NiagaraFalls from Dec 26- Jan 7 nightly at 8:30 pm.A photo posted by Mike Durzo (@mikedurzo) on
"Eyes widen...Jaws drop...hearts skip a beat...David Ben is the real deal" Toronto Stage https://t.co/hDqSNvMU52 pic.twitter.com/FRKhOqrVMK— Magicana (@sharingwonder) December 23, 2016
The hottest tickets in town: Five things to do in Toronto /via @globeandmail https://t.co/51BfCNYMp3 Come see #HocusPocus @Soulpepper pic.twitter.com/YbqYcxlUzv— Magicana (@sharingwonder) December 22, 2016
A snippet of what you missed today of @ctvmorningwpg #redefiningwonder #internationalmanofwonder #manitobaproud #thewonderist #blowyourmind pic.twitter.com/4zAjsxB6bV— Chris Funk (@chrisfunkmagic) December 23, 2016
On most every front, it has been a year from hell – save for one. The worst of times is invariably the best of times for those in the chuckles trade, and it has been this year.
Thank Trump. He has been the comedy gift that just keeps on giving.
On the late-night TV-satire circuit in the U.S., John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert, among others, have been reaping the awards of The Donald. Not since those halcyon days of Dubya have talk-show hosts had such fodder. American standups Bill Burr, Lewis Black and Amy Schumer also have all been beneficiaries.
I joined all these comedians for a fun article in today's @mtlgazette. (my hair and make-up people were on vacation) pic.twitter.com/aZopEngX3C— David Acer (@David_Acer) December 23, 2016
Monday, January 23, 2017
Birthday Party Magic with Phil Pivnick and Cory Clarke
Cory Clarke and Phil Pivnick — or The Magical Duda & WonderPhil — are both professional children’s entertainers specializing in high energy and interactive magic shows. Through the years, they’ve both put their own unique spin on some kid-show magic staples.
In this lecture, they are going to explore ideas for turning some easy magic into entertaining show pieces that kids will love.
A photo posted by Shawn Farquhar (@magichampion) on
Thrilled to be performing at Celebrities of Magic in January. https://t.co/QhiPTda5FG pic.twitter.com/KDENtpwD1j— Shawn Farquhar (@magiChampion) December 15, 2016
If you are a magician or cardist in Toronto, join our jam next Thursday Dec. 22 @ 5PM in Eaton Center. Held by myself & @kevinyu97 Free decks, live streaming and a lot of awesome stuff 😋send me a DM if you're coming. See y'all there ! Tag a homie from the Six✨A photo posted by Anna DeGuzman (@annadeguzman) on
40. Chris Funk: Known as “The Wonderist”, Chris Funk is crushing it right now. As a magician, he’s performed around the world, on the Vegas strip, wowed Penn & Teller on their Fool Us show, and was a huge hit on America’s Got Talent. He’s mega talented and is an engaging and very funny performer.
Ep37 with @chrisfunkmagic about adding YOU to your magic. If you ever wanted your act to be more YOU listen to this! https://t.co/YphmqydJWh pic.twitter.com/tiKzx96ymw— Discourse in Magic (@magicdiscourse) December 15, 2016
The Vanishing Rabbit Magic Shop just signed another 5 year lease soooo it looks like were staying OPEN serving all the Tricksters, Jokesters, and magicians in your life!!!!! We look forward to being your go to Brick and Mortar Magic shop in Alberta, Western Canada and Canada !!!. In January look for our Junior Magic Club starting for kids ages 9-17 and depending on your past purchases with us .....The Vanishing Rabbit preferred customer discounts cards.
MORE HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES ADDED!
Monday December 26. 7:30PM
Monday January 2, 1:30 & 7:30PM
Tuesday January 3, 1:30PM
ADDED HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES AT 11AM!
Special Family Performances that play without an intermission and are slightly shorter to accommodate families with smaller children. This is reflected in the less expensive tickets available for these performances.
Wednesday December 28, 11AM; Thursday December 29, 11AM; Friday December 30, 11AM; Wednesday January 4, 11AM; Thursday January 5, 11AM; Friday January 6, 11AM
Starring Jeff Hobson, Dan Sperry, Darcy Oake. Runs until Jan. 7 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
It’s a show that features seven ways of saying, “how did they do that?”
The Illusionists: Live from Broadway is a thrilling display of magic from a septet of seasoned professionals with different styles and disciplines who deliver two hours of pure enchantment.
They bill themselves as the “next generation” of magicians, but there’s plenty of traditional sleight-of-hand and illusion — from the guy sawed in half to a Houdini-inspired escape — to please all tastes.
From the moment all seven appear in a flash in a large enclosed glass box centre stage, you know you’re in capable hands.
Prepare to be astonished.
Seven of the world’s greatest sleight-of-hand practitioners have come from Broadway to Toronto to perform in The Illusionists, a magic show that includes Canada’s own Darcy Oake.
Oake, 29, first came to fame when he appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent — remember those crazy birds tricks? — and parlayed those performances into a big career.
It’s a career he’s been working on since childhood. Oakes grew up in Winnipeg and got hooked on magic by a fluke. His dad, sports broadcaster Scott Oake, showed a seven-year-old Darcy a card trick and that was it.
A star was born.
For Darcy Oake, magic was in the cards from a very young age.
The Winnipeg native is one of seven magicians performing in The Illusionists — Live from Broadway, which runs at the Princess of Wales Theatre from Tuesday to Jan. 7.
Oake, 29, said his love of the craft got started when he watched his father perform an “accidental” card trick at the age of 6 or 7.
After asking young Darcy to pick a card and return it to the deck, Oake’s father correctly selected the one Darcy had picked.
“I was absolutely flabbergasted and, for probably two or three weeks, I was like ‘Do it again, tell me how you did it.’ Eventually I got it out of him. He said, ‘Look, that was a one in 52 chance. That was a complete fluke,’” Oake recalled.
If teleportation became reality, our world as we know it today would not exist or would be completely transformed. If we could teleport us home to our work, need cars or even roads ... More time wasted in traffic jams, no more orange cones ... The architecture is completely different: more doors, more stairs or elevator since our movements would be instantaneous. With the illusions Luc Langevin runs, it gives us a glimpse of the potential impacts of teleportation on our future life by using various objects of everyday life. For the final, he teleports himself visibly and gradually to its guests.
If you've attended any community events in the Orangeville area within the last decade, there is no doubt you have come across Keith Hunter.
He is the one wearing the striped jacket, a robust red bowtie and his beige cap. Hunter’s “Touch of Magic” magician stand and the props for his tricks are usually close by.
The Orangeville and surrounding area’s resident magician for the last decade won’t be seen at these public events anymore.
After dying at home with his wife of 60 years holding his hand last Thursday, Hunter’s family and friends gathered in Orangeville for his funeral on Tuesday (Dec. 13). Hunter, who was one of the Rotary Club of Orangeville’s longest serving members, was 89 years old.
“The #Orangeville community said goodbye to an original today,” tweeted Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones. “Keith Hunter's memorial captured a special Father, Dad, #Magician #Rotarian.”
Hunter was one of Canada’s eldest practicing magicians. For more than a decade, he had performed over 1,000 magic shows across the country.
Jaime Monroy of Bionic Buzz interviewed Murray SawChuck, Lefty Leferovich and April Leopardi at the 85th Hollywood Christmas Parade, which will be aired on The CW Friday, December 16 and re-aired on Hallmark Wednesday, December 21.
Magician and author David Ben appears on #TOfiles! CHECK IT OUT: https://t.co/gD63Jlhd8J #mondaymotivation #mondaymagic pic.twitter.com/SrLBf7iuHZ— Rogers tv Toronto (@RogersTVToronto) December 5, 2016
Phil always said, “When you buy a trick, read the instructions first. See how the trick works and then forget about the instructions and make it your own!” I think that’s pretty good advice!
BIG announcement! If you have not heard the 2017 PCAM will be a joint convention with CAM. It will be held in Chilliwack, BC on April 20-23, 2017. We will be announcing the talent every Friday for the next 4 weeks. To help us get the registration up we are having some 'early bird deadlines' to give you an incentive.
You can register and buy preferred seating, dealer tables, and t-shirts - all which are very limited.
What we are talking about here are HUGE prizes you can win - check it out:
1 - Register by Dec 9th and you are entered to win a FULL 2018 PCAM registration. Yep - you read that correct. Value: $200-$300
2 - Register by Dec 16th and you are entered to win a FREE HOTEL STAY at PCAM 2018. What?! Value: $300-$400
3 - Register by Dec 23rd and you are entered to win a FVMC Annual Lecture pass for 2017. We can't say whose coming yet (pssst...Ted Outerbridge, Jon Allen, SiIly Billy, Jorg Alexander, Ice McDonald and one more..) Value: $180
4 - Register by Dec 30th and you are entered to win one of 10 tickets to Ted Outerbridge's lecture hosted by the FVMC on Feb 20th. Value: $30
5 - Register by Jan 6th and you are entered to win a pass to Jon Allen's lecture hosted by the FVMC in May. Value: $30
6 - Register by Jan 13th and you are entered to win a limited edition PCAM/CAM 2017 t-shirt. Value: $25
Why wait? Register today and you are entered to win ALL of them!
October 14, 2017
This is a happy day for me. Thanks to my long-time friends, the Fergus Lions Club, I’m thrilled to announce we’ve added a show right here in Fergus (my stomping grounds!) I’m kinda excited about it tbh. It’s been many years since I’ve performed in my hometown! But there is extra level of pride because I’m donating the show and the Lions are hitting the pavement and all the funds raised from the show are being donated to our future new community hospital!!! (Proceeds donated specifically to The Groves Memorial Hospital Foundation.)
The good news is that it means it is also our FREE MAGIC CLUB MEETING on Saturday, Dec. 3rd.
All those interested in talking magic are welcome. Club meets at Browser's Den from 2:30pm to 5:30pm.
|Calgary, AB||Ring 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring)||- TBA|
|Edmonton, AB||Edmonton Magic Club||- TBA|
|Winnipeg, MB||The Magic Club of Winnipeg||- TBA|
|Fraser Valley, BC||IBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring)||- Third Monday Magic.|
|Vancouver, BC||Ring 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle)||- TBA|
|Vancouver, BC||SAM 95 (Carl Hemeon Assembly)||- TBA|
|Victoria, BC||Ring 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)||- TBA|
|Montreal, QC||Ring 62 (20th Century Ring)||- Executive meeting.|
- Christmas party.
- Stage workers event.
|Hamilton, ON||Ring 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)||- TBA.|
|London, ON||Ring 265 (London Magician's Guild)||- TBA.|
|Kitchener, ON||Ring 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)||- Christmas banquet.|
|Ottawa, ON||Ring 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)||- TBA.|
|Ottawa, ON||Ottawa / Gatineau magicians||- TBA|
|Toronto, ON||Ring 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)||- Browser's Den visit|
|Halifax, NS||Ring 316 (Conjourer's Court)||- Visit their Facebook page.|
|St. John, NB||Magic Circle of St. John||- TBA|