Showing posts with label -QC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label -QC. Show all posts

18 September 2019

Champions of Magic are coming back!

I was also lucky to score interviews with two of the four acts in the show.  Have a read:
I had the privilege of seeing Champions of Magic with Kidlet last December. So. Much. Fun! You can read my random thoughts about their show here.


From the Champions of Magic:
  • 12/8/19     Brandon, MB
  • 12/14/19   Oshawa, ON
  • 12/15/19   Laval, QC
  • 1/16/20     Saskatoon, SK    SaskTel Centre
  • 1/17/20     Regina, SK    Conexus Arts Centre
  • 1/26/20     Prince George, BC
Read more and buy tickets.


From the Champions of Magic Facebook page:


05 September 2019

Nunavik: Influencers Motivating Influencers

From the Globe Newswire:
VERMILION, Alberta, Sept. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A spark of magic, a splash of art, and tunes of triumph are all set to inspire 14 northern communities this fall. The team from Influencers Motivating Influencers will be touring to create and inspire positive change in the Nunavik Region from September 2 through October 25, 2019.

Influencers Motivating Influencers (IMI) has been offering suicide prevention, wellness and anti-bullying tours in remote northern communities for 7 years. "We have a strong, diverse group of multi-talented people, so we can tailor workshops based on community needs." explains IMI founder and tour producer, Dave DeVos. According to Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, 2018 Inuit Statistical Profile, the rates of suicide in Inuit Nunangat are 5 to 25 times higher than in the rest of Canada.

Magician and International Illusionist, Brian Glow, has packed an unbelievable, Antibullying show into a single suitcase. Brian uses comedy and magic to share personal experiences of being bullied, mesmerizing audiences while delivering his positive message.

Read more.

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.


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

26 June 2019

Register to compete at the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic!

The FISM 2020 website is up and running!  Register now to attend or compete at the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic!


From the FISM 2020 North American Championships of Magic website:
May 6 to 10, 2020.

Together with the 2020 Canadian Championships of Magie and the 8th Concours International de magie Michel Cailloux.

During the 2020 FISM-North American Convention (held in conjunction with the Club de Magie de Québec and the Canadian Association of Magicians) in Québec City, May 6-10, there will be a triple magic championship competition. The combination of the Canadian Championships of Magic and the 8th Concours International de magie Michel Cailloux  along with the 2020 FISM-North American Championships of Magic will offer the greatest magic competition ever held in Canada

A potential of fifteen competitors will have the opportunity to advance to the FISM 2021 World Championship of Magic also held in Québec City. Also, the North Americans with the highest marks will be crowned 2020 North American Champions in each of stage and close-up event.

In addition, contestants who are members of the host organizations will have the opportunity to compete for their respective awards and performing contracts.

Read more and register.

18 June 2019

Catching up with Luc Langevin

Catch Luc Langevin in Montreal and Quebec City in November and December respectively.  Or watch him record the show "The Children of the TV."  Or watch the show once it airs!  Or watch the Geminis and see if he takes his category "Best Variety Special."

Congratulations Luc!


From the June 12 article "Luc Langevin de retour au Québec" in La Press:
L'illusionniste présentera ainsi son spectacle Maintenant demain sur plusieurs scènes québécoises dans les prochains mois.

Il sera notamment à la salle Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts le 9 novembre et à la salle Albert-Rousseau de Québec les 22 et 23 décembre.

Read more.



From Luc Langevin's Twitter feed:







17 June 2019

Laval: David Acer at Le Cabaret C

From Eventbrite:
June 18

Jaguar Land Rover Laval est fière d’annoncer la tenue de "Nous pour Vous III" une soirée-bénéfice humoristique en compagnie de Rachid Badouri et ses invités, au profit de l’Organisation familiale des besoins spéciaux de Montréal.

L’animateur du spectacle sera à nouveau cette année, Rachid Badouri, et il mettra en vedette une superbe brochette de grands noms de l’humour, le tout dans un format bilingue. Ainsi vous pourrez entendre les talents de David Acer, Mike Patterson, Christine Morency, Derek Séguin, Dave Gaudet, Maude Landry et Mat Cyr!

Les billets pour cet événement recherché et intime sont disponibles au prix spécial de seulement 40$ et toutes les recettes seront versées à l’Organisation familiale des besoins spéciaux de Montréal. 

Read more and buy tickets.





From David Acer's Twitter feed:






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)


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

22 May 2019

Montreal: Rebuilding Dreams with Loir Suchard

From Eventbrite:
Thu, 30 May 2019

WHAT: Rebuilding Dreams: An Evening Celebrating the Power of the Human Imagination in Fostering    Hope. Featuring World-Leading Master Mentalist Lior Suchard.

Lior Suchard is widely regarded as the world’s greatest mentalist, entertaining with his notorious acts of thought influence and startling mind-reading predictions. He has amazed audiences in more 50 countries and astonished countless celebrities on popular TV specials hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, Larry King, Barbara Walters, and many others.

WHEN:    May 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Imperial Theatre
1430 Rue de Bleury, Montreal,

PRESENTED BY:    Chai Lifeline Canada, a national charity that provides support and care to children with life-    threatening or lifelong illness and their families.

“We see firsthand every single day what a difference a little bit of compassion and support can make in lives of families living with pediatric illness,” said Mordechai Rothman, Executive Director of Chai Lifeline Canada.

“Being sick changes everything in a child’s life and taking care of an ill child depletes a family’s energy and fortitude,” he explained. “Chai Lifeline is focused on providing concrete services and emotional support that enable patients, siblings and parents to keep from feeling alone and devastated, and find hope and joy in their lives.”

With 535 volunteers helping 400 children and 2,000 family members, Chai Lifeline provides dozens of free initiatives. Programs include counseling, volunteer support to bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children missing extended periods of school, family retreats, sibling programs, peer and professional support, and summer camps for kids with serious illnesses that help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases.

Purchase tickets at: https://chailifelinecanada.org/events/rebuilding-dreams-mtl/


Read more and buy tickets.




20 May 2019

Montreal: Kiko Pastur show and lecture

Watch Kiko Pasture perform on May 28th and see him lecture on May 29th in Montreal!


From the Magic Information Canada Twitter feed:

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30 April 2019

Programmation du 9e Festival de magie de Québec

Scroll to the bottom of the post for  a pro-tip from Loran, regarding the conference of Eberhard Riese, author of the book “Foundations - The Art of Stage Magic."

A great video to get you in the spirit of the 9th edition of the Festival de magie de Québec coming up May 2nd to 5th!  It is full of reminders of some of the extraordinary promotions from previous years.  (I don't remember seeing the gag at 1:06 before.  What fun!)

If you're attending, please share the event's social media hashtag so that we can all follow along!


From the YouTube channel of Le Soleil, le quotidien de Quebec:







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


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

08 April 2019

Montreal: David Stone Lecture

From the Montreal Magic Jam:
Monday April 22nd

[Note that this lecture will be in French, but David will do explanations in English as necessary]

After the amazing success of The Xperience Lecture tour in 2012 with over 183 lectures in 19 countries, the crazy David Stone is back!

This new lecture will provide exclusively strong magic tricks with cards, coins, and varied objects for close-up conditions just as pen, bottles, glasses…

For those who already know David, no need to say the lecture will be a real show with dozens of gags and ideas you will use for your own performances. Among the brand new tricks you will discover :
  •     Mirage : Learn how to Visually and slowly make a deck of cards vanish !
  •     Zenith : The « Card on the ceiling » effect completely revisited, safer and easier than the classic version. Finally you will get David secret version of this classic effect, a version he kept for his own performances for years. A masterpiece of close up magic !
  •     A new gimmick as powerful as «The Tool » that will allow you to perform dozen of tricks completely different. A new weapon for the close up magician who want to refresh his repertoire.

And much more ! Over 14 new effects and routines tested on real audience and ready to amaze your own spectators. David will also talk and explain how he performs in close up situation on stage for audience as large as 2.000 spectators and how to deal with this kind of situations.

Read more and buy tickets.

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


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

18 March 2019

Festival de magie de Québec 2019

From Festival de magie de Québec:
The 9th edition of the Festival de magie de Québec will take place from May 2nd to 5th, 2019. You will once again be amazed and surprised by all the artists and magic activities. Le Festival de magie de Québec is : 4 days of magic, 40 professional magicians, more than 70 free activities in the streets of the Quartier Petit Champlain, at the Parc Félix-Leclerc, at Place Royale, at the Parc de la Batterie Royale and at the Théâtre Petit Champlain. It is also, at the Capitole de Québec, the 7th édition of the Concours International de magie "Michel Cailloux", one amazing show including  magic, light and soap bubbles, one international level magic Gala with artists from 8 different countries, one kids magic gala, a magic school and a special happening for primary schools from Québec.
The magican's package includes:

  • The show "Bubbles" with Marco Zoppi and Rolanda from Italy
  • The international magic Gala, with Daniel Coutu as MC and featuring :
  • Bill Cheung ​from China
  • Norbert Ferré from France
  • Rafael from Belgium
  • Nikolai Striebel from Germany
  • Timothy Trust and Diamond from Germany
  • Voronin and his son Max from Ukraine and USA
  • Marco Zoppi et Rolanda from Italy
  • ​The kids magic gala, with Daniel Coutu as MC, featuring :​
  • Danys Hamel
  • Magislain
  • Fredo
  • A close-up show with Bill Cheung (China)
  • A lecture from Bill Cheung (China)
  • A lecture from Daniel Coutu (Canada)
  • A lecture from Stéphane Lacasse (Canada)
  • A lecture from Rafael (Belgium)
  • A lecture from Bernardo Sedlacek (Brazil)
  • A lecture from Nikolai Streibel and Eberhard Riese (Germany)
  • A lecture from Timothy Trust and Diamond (Germany)
  • An interview with Voronin and his son Max (USA)
  • A lecture from Marco Zoppi (Italy)

And...
  • A welcoming cocktail on May 3rd, 2019 at 7 pm
  • A magic clinic
  • Magic jams at night
  • Access to the dealer room
  • Access to the 7th Concours international de magie "Michel Cailloux"

Read more and buy tickets.

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.


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

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.


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

11 January 2019

Quebec City: Loran at the Galerie de la Capitale

From the Facebook post of Loran Magie:
-I am very pleased to announce that I will be performing on January 18-19-20 at the official opening of the New Mega Park "Steampunk Theme" at the Galerie de la Capitale in Quebec City. I will be there to presents close-up magic performances everywhere on the site. Several members of Steampunk groups from Quebec, Montreal, Beauce and Ottawa will also participate to the event with their original costumes. Set your watches for this Retro-Futuristic event !

-J’ai le grand plaisir de vous annoncer que je serai présent les 18-19-20 janvier prochain lors de l’ouverture officiel du Nouveau Méga-Parc « Thématique Steampunk » des Galerie de la Capitale à Québec. J’offrirai des performances partout sur le site en magie rapprochée. Plusieurs représentants des groupes Steampunk de Québec, Montréal, Beauce et Ottawa participeront aussi à l’événement avec leurs super costumes. Réglez vos montres pour cet événement Rétro-Futuriste !




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


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.

03 December 2018

Montreal: LOL 2018!

Catch Richard Sanders and David Acer at The Comedy Nest December 20, 21, 22, and 23.

From the Comedy Nest:
LOL 2018 – December 20, 21, 22, 23

Say goodbye to 2018 with some of Montreal’s funniest as they toast (and roast) the year that was, including HEIDI FOSS (Just For Laughs), GINO DURANTE (Just For Laughs’ Zoofest), world-renowned magician RICHARD SANDERS (The Comedy Network), DAVID ACER (Just For Laughs), MIKE CARROZZA (Just For Laughs’ Zoofest) and more! And have your New Year’s resolution ready because on your way in you’ll get a chance to drop it in a bucket for the comedians to draw from during the show and use in their sets. Buy your tickets now!

All shows are 90 minutes.
Must be 18 or over.

Read more and buy tickets.




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


Please leave a comment or email me about corrections or omissions.