Showing posts with label Dan Wiebe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dan Wiebe. Show all posts

13 August 2018

Winnipeg magicians on "The Amazing Race Canada"

Tune in to "The Amazing Race Canada" on Tuesday Aug 14 to see Carey Lauder, Dan Wiebe, and Greg Wood!

From the August 8th article, "Winnipeg streets become the latest venue for The Amazing Race Canada" by Randal King, in The Winnipeg Free Press:
Since the production keeps a tight lid on the specifics of the competition to prevent spoilers, the show descended on the city with the impressive organization of a top-secret military operation. Only in a couple of instances — competitions at the Legion and The Forks — were members of the general public allowed to witness the proceedings. 
The Winnipeg leg was something of a homecoming for unflappable host Jon Montgomery, a former gold medal Olympian skeleton racer born and raised in western Manitoba town of Russell. 
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From the Facebook page of Carey Lauder:

14 June 2016

Diary of a Sorcerers Safari newbie - part 8

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A camper's notebook. Photo by Rosemary Reid
A camper's notebook.

Day 4: Monday August 17th*
French toast for breakfast!  I don’t mind wiping down tables and clearing the dirty dishes. The food here is great.
Morning stretches. Photo by James Carey Lauder.
Morning stretches.

Card class was actually coin class today.  Dan Wiebe brought a bunch of metal washers for us to use as coins. Coin tricks are hard!  The time whizzed by and then it was time for “Dealer’s Day!”  The place was crazy busy.  There were tables and tables with of tonnes of stuff for sale.
So much to see at Dealer's Day! Photo by James Carey Lauder.
So much to see at Dealer's Day!

I have never seen so many magic tricks.  Or so many different designs on decks of cards.  Some were really expensive and some I could afford.  I came away with a new deck of plastic cards (they won’t get wrecked if I accidentally “beach” them) and a rope trick with instructions.

Pick a deck, any deck. Photo by James Carey Lauder.
Pick a deck, any deck.

Camp swim was fun.  I almost mustered enough courage to jump from the tower.  Maybe tomorrow.
I could jump from there.  Maybe.  Photo by James Carey Lauder.
I could jump from there.  Maybe.

To be continued ...

The 2016 season of Sorcerers Safari will run from Sunday August 7th through Friday August 12th, 2016. For more information, or to register, please visit

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* The “Diary of a Sorcerers Safari Newbie” is primarily based on the 2015 camp season.  It is an aggregate of many perspectives, and at times includes events from previous years.

13 June 2015

Society of Young Magicians in the Winnipeg Free Press

With nice mentions of Carey Lauder, Dan Wiebe and Graham Wiebe!

From the Winnipeg Free Press:
Many years ago Santa Claus gave a magic set to a child. That girl learned almost every trick in the set. When spring arrived, she performed a magic show for her friends.

A visit to the Society of Young Magicians stirred those magic memories. Chapter 7 of the Society of Young Magicians meets every second Saturday from mid-October to the end of May at Riverview Community Centre.

Instructor Graham Wiebe teaches a class of seven-to-nine-year-olds and, following a short break, a group of 10-to-16-year-olds.

The day I attended, the classes were performance workshops whereby students performed a trick in front of an audience made up of Wiebe, his father Dan (who became involved with the Society of Young Magicians when he drove his son to meetings), parents, classmates and me.

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