Showing posts with label 'Ring 17. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 'Ring 17. Show all posts

03 November 2019

Rounding the Central rings in November 2019

Updated November 4th to reflect Ring 235 is known as the "KW Magic Society."


Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Buck Mcleod lecture.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Flea circus.
- Mike Fisher
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (KW Magic Society)- Round Table Discussion.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- N/A.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- The Magic Lab (panel: Glenn Ottaway, David Peck, and Mike Carbone)


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29 September 2019

Rounding the Central rings in October 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- N/A.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- N/A.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Member mini-lectures.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- N/A.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Asi Wind lecture.


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15 September 2019

Toronto Magic Club Town Hall

Town Hall on Monday September 23rd, The Imperial Pub.  See the end of the post for more information.


From the September 13th post by James Alan in the (Sid Lorraine) Toronto Magic Club Facebook group:
Apologies in advance for the length of this post, from the conversations we have been having, a number of you would like to read it! A few people have brought up concerns or questions regarding the changes being proposed for the club, and we want to address them.
Please feel free to comment below, or to reach out to any of us privately. We have also organized a Town Hall on Monday September 23rd to discuss the changes and so anyone who wants to come talk in person is welcome (and invited!) to do so. - https://www.facebook.com/events/436950640256041/

But to answer some of your questions.

We are the same club, The Sid Lorraine Hat & Rabbit Club, IBM Ring 17. We are still committed to providing our members with valuable magic experiences and opportunities; to help grow individually as magic enthusiasts and to leave magic as a whole better off than we found it. (And if you are one of those distinguished humans with an honorary lifetime membership, it is still here waiting for you.)

01 September 2019

Rounding the Central rings in September 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.




Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- N/A.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- N/A.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Elections and meeting.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- N/A.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONToronto Magic Club
(Ring 17 (
Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club))
- Michael Close lecture.


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27 May 2019

Rounding the Central rings in June 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Hot Tricks For Summer Fun.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Magic at the Marienbad show.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual Summer BBQ.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- N/A.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Kiko Pastur Lecture and workshop.
- Marcus Eddie lecture. (Browser's Den)


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24 May 2019

Toronto: Kiko Pastur lecture

From Ring 17:
Monday, June 3, 2019

For our June meeting we are thrilled to present a special lecture from visiting Spanish magician Kiko Pastur. This lecture has a great deal to offer regardless of your area of interest in magic or your skill level. In addition to sophisticated material relying on sleight of hand, Kiko  employs subtle psychological strategies and misdirection. On top of that he weaves his magic with profound stories, imagery and metaphors.

Read more and buy tickets.


29 April 2019

Rounding the Central rings in May 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Members' choice.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Coin magic.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Eric Jones lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Mentalism and 4F debrief.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Pepe Lirrojo presents Panpharos


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31 March 2019

Rounding the Central rings in April 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Ron Guttman lecture.
- MAWNY, Batavia, NY
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual Magic Prop Auction.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Memorial Night/Classic Magic.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Members Night PLUS.
- Browser's Bash


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24 February 2019

Rounding the Central rings in March 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Auction.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Blind magic.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Show and tell.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Glenn- Mini Lecture card theme T.B.D.
- Sneaky moves.
- Initiation Shows.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Auction.


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27 January 2019

Rounding the Central rings in February 2019

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.


Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- N/A.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Members' Choice.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Buck Macleod Lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Literacy Magic
- Charity Show:  Rehabilitation Hospital
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Jay Sankey lecture.


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13 January 2019

Random thoughts from the Kayla Drescher lecture

I should start with congratulations to Kayla for keeping her energy up through the evening after having just completed a grueling 41 show run with the recent Champions of Magic tour!
  • Hurray for Loblaws, Roots, and Canada Canadian Tire!
  • And beer, ginger beer, and Brio!
  • Colour changing bottle caps are very cool.
  • How do you define magic, art, and craft?  (Definitely not the same way I used the term "arts and crafts" in my earlier report of the show!)
  • Because ... science!
  • And bar towels!
  • Kayla gave Rosemary Reid a shout out for her video:
    (You may remember that Rosemary delighted us all with the first iteration of this speech which she shared at the 2017 Browser's Bash.)

  • Chris Westfall made a memorable entrance.  (How many elastic bands do you wear on your wrists?)
  • There was a mini Sorcerers Safari reunion with Rosemary Reid, Lee Asher, Chris Mayhew, Chris Westfall, and Jonah Babins!  (Which made Kidlet doubly regret the decision to not attend.)
  • Staff appreciation and lessons from street performers.
  • Described a fabulous pseudo-controlled study on colours that increase tips! (Also pseudo-controlled for gender with surprising results.)
  • Demonstrated a fabulous tip for bar magicians to increase probability of receiving a big tip.  (I wonder how one could design a study to see if that methodology gives the same % tip increase for a man using the technique as for a woman using the technique?)
  • Something spontaneously happened at the 1 hour 15 minute mark that Kayla was totally expecting.  (I'm not entirely convinced that it wasn't just a case of a poorly worded question.)
  • If you aren't already, subscribe to Shezam, the feminist podcast that hopes to make itself obsolete.  The podcast has great tips and strategies for young women starting out in magic (No pockets? No problems!)  Carisa Hendrix and Kayla also share entertaining anecdotes about performing and lots of pro-tips too!
  • After the break, Kayla gave a fabulous hands-on lesson for colour changing bottle caps using a technique even I can master!
  • Good times, good fun, good magic.
  • Thank you Kayla!







06 January 2019

Rounding the Central rings in January 2019



Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.

Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Java night.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Round robin.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Teach-a-trick Night.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- Perform something new to you or something you haven’t performed at the club before.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- N/A
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Kayla Drescher lecture


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14 December 2018

Toronto: Kayla Drescher lecture

From the Ring 17 Facebook event:

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08 December 2018

Jeff Pinsky - honourary life member of Ring 17

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02 December 2018

Rounding the Central rings in December 2018

Does the London Magician's Guild have a new web address?


Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.


Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Christmas treats.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual holiday banquet.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- Christmas party and pot-luck.
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Browser's Den of Magic visit
- Dinner at Mandarin


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14 November 2018

Broken wand: Trevor Hamilton

Trevor Hamilton was the Past President of IBM Ring 17 in 1986-87.


From November 10th edition of  The Toronto Star:
KENNETH TREVOR HAMILTON (September 17th, 1930 - October 20th, 2018)

Trevor passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 88. Predeceased by his parents Iris Mary and Kenneth Francis Hamilton. Devoted husband of Myrle, proud father of Cynthia (Tim), Kenneth (Kara) and Douglas; and cherished grandfather to Connor, Ariel, Taylor, Madison, Hawkeye and Dana. Trevor, a retired Bell Canada employee was a military buff, especially loving the pipes and drums. A former member of The Irish Regiment of Canada, he also loved magic, bird watching, and genealogy. His compassionate and generous spirit touched many and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344, 1395 Lake Shore Blvd West Toronto, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please remember the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation K Wing, or any children's charity.

Read more.

30 October 2018

Rounding the Central rings in November 2018

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.




Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Member choice night.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- TBA.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Round table discussion.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- CHEO Charity Show  Children’s Show.
- Pub night.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Chris Westfall lecture
- Browser's club meeting
- Rudy Coby lecture
- Browser's Anniversary party


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03 October 2018

Rounding the Central rings in October 2018

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Peter Mennie lecture.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Magic history and rubber band workshop.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Graemazing lecture.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Quentin Reynolds lecture.
(also Chris Philpott lecture at Browser's)


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27 August 2018

Rounding the Central rings in September 2018

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- Barry O’Neil lecture.
- Executive vote.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Auction.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Executive elections.
- Derrick Finn and Romaine kick off open-mic night.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Jeff Hinchliffe lecture. [Get your special limited edition collectible tickets!]
(also Daniel Garcia lecture at Browser's)


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27 May 2018

Rounding the Central rings in June 2018

Confirm details about dates and locations by visiting each club's website.



Montreal, QCRing 62 (20th Century Ring)- TBA.
Hamilton, ONRing 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club)- TBA.
London, ONRing 265 (London Magician's Guild)- Fringe festival magic show.
Kitchener, ONRing 235 (The Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle)- Annual Summer BBQ.
Ottawa, ONRing 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians)- TBA.
Ottawa, ONOttawa / Gatineau magicians- TBA
Toronto, ONRing 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club)- Banquet at Mandarin.


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