- Voting has closed. Results will be posted later this week.
- The Evasons have requested that they be withdrawn from consideration for this voting process. We are unable to remove their names from the ballot at this time and ask that you respect the Evasons' wishes and not vote for them.
The nominations are closed and voting is now open for the 2016 "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award! Voting will close on Sunday, January the 22nd at 11:59pm EST.
To vote, scroll down to the bottom of this post and participate in the poll. (Unfortunately, the poll does not appear in the mobile version of the site.)
Let's have a look at the nominees (in no particular order):
Matt's nominator stated that Matt is "a very sassy act." In addition, in 2016 Matt also appeared on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."
The Evasons have requested that they be withdrawn from consideration for this voting process. We are unable to remove their names from the ballot at this time and ask that you respect the Evasons' wishes and not vote for them.
Mahdi's nominator submitted the following: "He has inspired so many of us through his amazing sleight of hands without having any hands. The way he transformed his own life through magic is a role model for everyone who's searching for meaning, hope and inspiration." Mahdi also appeared on season 3 of Penn and Teller's "Fool Us."
Murray and Teresa Hatfield
The Hatfields were nominated for "starring in and (even more importantly) producing the extraordinary magic and illusions-filled phantasmagoria 'Unbelievable' at this summer's PNE in Vancouver. It was, without a doubt, the most inspirational, most wonderful, most entertaining stadium-scale magical event I have ever witnessed."
Steven's nominators submitted the following, "Steven Lafond, producer and host of 'Magic Mondays' in Ottawa for his continued support of the magic community. Hosting over 30 different magicians from all over Canada in 2016 alone. (Additional supporting comment: He has done a whole year's worth of monthly magic showcases featuring locals and big names alike. Chris Pilworth, Bill Abbott, Mysterion, Zach & Steve, Jonathan Gold, Eric Leclerc...all opened by local professional and up-and-coming magicians. A real community supporter.)