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Showing posts with label _Haliburton. Show all posts

01 August 2014

Steve Valentine surprise special guest at Sorcerers Safari

How exciting for this year's campers!  Among many other notables, Steve Valentine was the 2013 Magic Castle Lecturer of the Year!

From the Sorcerers Safari Facebook group:
Well we can finally let the cat out of the bag.....our surprise special guest this year, along with Asi Wind, will be Magic Castle's lecturer of the year....Steve Valentine!!

So excited to have these guys up at Sorcerers! Along with our awesome 'regulars' Lee Asher , Aaron Fisher,  Eric LeclercSteven Kline  and so many others, It's really going to be the BEST SUMMER YET!! Hope you can join us Aug. 15-20. See you there! 
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30 July 2014

They're all fabulous, of course!

What do the following people have in common, other than the fact that they're all Canadian magicians?

Any idea?

Maybe this will help.  The following magicians also have the same thing in common:

They are a fabulous group of people to be sure!   Words can't describe what an opportunity it would be, to be able to be shoulder-to-shoulder in a room with these bright minds and seasoned performers.  What about spending a week with them?

If you're a kid between the ages of 8 and 18, you can!

All of the above folks are scheduled to be at the 2014 season of Sorcerers Safari Magic and Performance Camp!  (You can read my thoughts on Sorcerers Safari in my post "The secret to Sorcerers Safari's success" or watch the 2013 Magic Camp documentary.)

There will also be many other wonderful and talented people at camp this year.  Too numerous to count.  My apologies if you're going to be there and I neglected to get your name down.

This year Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp runs from Friday August 15th through to Wednesday August 20th.  There's still room for a few last-minute registrations.  Register at

02 September 2011

RBO: Sorcerers Safari magic camp

[Last edited Sept 4 to include Lecleric Show episode for Sept 4, The Magic Broadcast for Sept 3.]

Random bullets of my 24 hours at Sorcerers Safari magic camp:
  • fabulous location, beautiful scenery
  • newbies (campers and guests alike) are quickly brought into the fold and made to feel at home
  • the magic camp instructors and counsellors and organizers are all genuinely nice, helpful and down to earth
  • an environment is created that is super kid and family friendly
  • the campers are a bunch of great kids
  • magic, magic, magic, magic, magic, magic, magic
  • caught a fabulous stage show with Magic Mike, Eric Jones, Greg Frewin, Craig Douglas, closed by Trevor and Lorena
  • Greg Frewin had me select a card and then he pulled it out of Wayne Houchin's mouth!  Cool! 
       (And a little bit ewwww.)
  • special thanks to the girls' cabin and cabins 2 and 3 for letting me interrogate them during their meals
  • the food is yummy
  • Dick Joiner, Eric Leclerc, Jeff Hinchliffe, Steven Kline, Lee Asher, Janice Biehn, Marc Chalmers, Mike D’Urzo, Lori Farquhar, Shawn Farquhar, Fran Houchin, Chad Juros, Carey Lauder, Chris Pilsworth, Ben Train, Dan Wiebe, David Mitchell, Carey Lauder, Stephanie Botamer, Christina Galonska and especially Jennifer Segal (apologies in advance if I've omitted you!)
  • did I mention the magic?
  • Jennifer and Mike are wonderful hosts
  • I wish I didn't have to leave
  • I hope I will have an opportunity to return to Sorcerers Safari

Want to get your own taste of Sorcerers Safari but can't wait until next year?  Have a listen at

Or you could also watch Lecleric Show episodes filmed on location:

29 July 2011

Helen Donnelly clown workshops

From Helen Donnelly's website:
  • August 1-5th will be a level 3 "Clown: Evolution of Performance" at the Haliburton School of the Arts
  • 6-night workshop 'Discover Your Clown' in Toronto (Sept 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19)
  • 6-night workshop 'Develop Your Clown' in Toronto (Nov 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7)

[h/t: Deborah Fallick]

31 May 2011

Summer is a magical time for kids to learn magic

Do your children want to learn magic this summer?  Then you've come to the right place!  We've highlighted the magic programs for children offered through Canada this summer.

Sorcerers Safari
When talking about summer, magic and children, the first name that always comes to my mind is Sorcerers Safari Summer Camp.  Sorcerers Safari is a sleep-away camp in the Haliburton Highlands about 2 1/2 hours north of Toronto. This year's camp runs from Tuesday August 30th to Sunday Sept 4th, 2011. The camp is coordinated by Mike Segal and boasts an amazingly talented and experienced staff!

To register or for more information, visit

Take a peek at the highlights from last year's camp!

Oh, Magic Camp from Rotten Pictures on Vimeo.
Not interested in a sleep-away experience?

Mega Magic Camp, Calgary 
If you're looking for something in Western Canada, check out Mega Magic Camp with Sean Watson and Brent Smith in Calgary from August 22nd to August 26th, 2011.

To register or for more information, visit

In the Ottawa area, Eric Leclerc runs English and French language magic classes during the summer. His 2011 dates haven't been posted yet. Keep checking his website for more information.

Halton Magic Camp  [added October 1, 2011]

Scott Dietrich is offering the chance of a lifetime to 20 lucky Halton children (ages 8 – 12).   Halton Magic Camp is not your ordinary summer camp, over one week your child will be immersed in the magical arts while their confidence and creativity explode; something Scott is proud to have witnessed over and over again at his camps. 
Greater Toronto Area 
Some of the Sorcerers Safari Summer Camp crew will also be teaching magic in Toronto area day camps.  Some of these day camps are offering an introductory magic classes for the entire camp summer and some of the camps also offer a 'Magic Course/Specialty' that run on particular dates. 

At present, the participating day camps are:
  • Bayview Glen: offers a general magic activity 3 days a week for the full summer
  • Zodiac: offers a specialty magic program (a 2 week program, twice over their 8 week summer course)
  • Crestwood (warning, website autostarts a video with sound): offers a general program 4 days a week for the entire summer
For more information about the magic taught at the day camps, contact Sorcerers Safari Summer Camp.  For more information about the camps in general, or to register, contact the day camps directly.

We hope your summer is magical!

(If you run a magic course for children and want to be included, leave a comment or send me an e-mail with your details!)

11 January 2011

Kreskin’s in Canada next month

For details about the events, please contact the venues directly.