16 April 2024

Rounding the Western rings in April 2024

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

City Club Event(s)
Calgary, AB Ring 66 (Calgary Magic Circle, Les Brocklesby Ring) - N/A.
Edmonton, AB Edmonton Magic Club - N/A.
Winnipeg, MB The Magic Club of Winnipeg - SYM.
Fraser Valley, BC IBM Ring 387 (Fraser Valley Magic Circle, Celeste Evans Ring) - N/A.
Vancouver, BC Ring 92 (Vancouver Magic Circle) - N/A.
Vancouver, BC SAM 95  (Carl Hemeon Assembly) - N/A.
Victoria, BC Ring 183 (Victoria Magic Circle)   - N/A.


Please leave a comment or e-mail me about corrections or omissions.

 

 

 

 

 

Rounding the Central rings in April 2024

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

 

ICYMI, 


Montreal, QC Ring 62 (20th Century Ring) - N/A.
Hamilton, ON Ring 49 (The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club) - N/A.
Hamilton / Burlington, ON Hamilton Burlington Magic Society
- N/A.
London, ON Ring 265 (London Magician's Guild) - Round robin.
Kitchener, ON Ring 235 (KW Magic Society) - N/A.
Ottawa, ON Ring 151 (Ottawa Society of Magicians) - N/A.
Ottawa, ON Ottawa / Gatineau magicians - N/A
Toronto, ON Ring 17 (Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club) - Social meet-up.
- Chris Mayhew lecture


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

 

 

 

 

Rounding the Eastern rings in April 2024

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

Halifax, NSRing 316 (Conjourer's Court) - Visit their Facebook page
St. John, NBMagic Circle of St. John- N/A.


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

 

 

 

 

 

15 April 2024

Canada's Got Talent: Getting to know Alexandra Burgio

Last in our series of short interviews with some of the magic acts listed in the March 5th Canada's Got Talent media release is Alexandra Burgio!
 

You may already know that Alexandra:



We're delighted that Alexandra made time to answer our questions ahead of her April 16th appearance on Canada's Got Talent

 

Who inspires you that is not a magician?
 
Being a female of the millennial generation - I grew up admiring all the pop stars of the 1990s and 2000s. The command they evoked on stage lent inspiration to how I carry myself when I’m in front of the crowd.
 
What is your first memory of magic? 

My first memory of magic would be watching World’s Greatest Magic on TV in the 90’s when I as a child. Initially being drawn to the glamour of the stage spectacle, I was intrigued by the sly cunningness of the performers, namely the deception the magicians assistants added.
 


Who from the magic community inspires you?

I would be foolish to say Greg Frewin hasn’t been my number one inspiration in magic. From creativity in his workshop and nostalgia from his younger years, to his current on stage demeanour - I draw inspiration from what he continues to provide to the industry.
 


Was there anyone or anything instrumental to you becoming a magician?

When I first started in magic as an assistant, my mentor allowed me to borrow a set of hard drives consisting of virtually any and all magic acts ever captured on film from all the way from the 1960s /1970s to current time! Very educational and very top secret - if you know, you know! ;)  





Alexndra Burgio

📸 : CGT




Did you ever get discouraged and think about quitting magic?  
 
Through hardships and learning challenges, I am proud to say I was never discouraged enough to think about quitting magic - and of course, fooling Penn and Teller helped with the encouragement!

Do you have any tour or pre-show rituals you’d be willing to share with our readers?
 
Espresso, baby!.. And of course the right playlist to get pumped up to!



 
Why is now the right time for you to be a part of Canada's Got Talent?
 
I believe the time was right for me to participate in Canada's Got Talent to showcase another discipline of my magic. The piece performed in the competition was something contrasted to the last performance I showcased on television.


 
 
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
 
Shout out to all the ladies in magic - keep doing your thing!
xo 

 

 

Thank you Alexandra, for making the time to answer our questions!  Break a leg on CGT!


Learn more about Alexandra at the Greg Frewin Theatre website and follow her on Instagram and TikTok.

 
 
 
Watch Alexandra on Canada's Got Talent Tuesday April 16th on CityTV!

 

 

 

 

14 April 2024

[Guest post] April 2024 Genii Issue Features Canadians

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon.

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CANADIANS FEATURED IN THE APRIL 2024 ISSUE OF "GENII"
Exclusive to Canada's Magic
by The Magic Demon


In the current April 2024 issue of "Genii, The Conjurors' Magazine", one of Canada's best known magicians, Bill Abbott, rates an almost half page review of his most recent (fourth) appearance at The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. Shawn McMaster's column, "Knights at the Magic Castle", includes a great action photo of Bill receiving what appears to be an enthusiastic round of applause mid-performance. McMaster details Bill's act which when read certainly sounds like both Bill and his audience had an enjoyable time.

In her regular news column "The Eye", Vanessa Armstrong has a feature item on "The Magic Word" podcast with Scott Wells, who recently interviewed Murray SawChuck about his spate of on-line exposures. While making his own position against such exposure clear, Wells feels he has at least tried to offer a platform for both sides of this controversial and divisive issue.

Finally, in his editorial "Genii Speaks", editor Richard Kaufman offers an unambiguous personal endorsement for the craftsmanship of Roy Kueppers, now residing in Las Vegas. Kueppers' "cornucopia of coins gimmicked in a fantastical variety of ways" clearly delights Kaufman who concludes his editorial this month simply: "If you need a gimmicked coin, he [Roy]'s your guy". Also noteworthy, Roy has taken out a two page ad (the first time he has ever done so I believe) which includes an impressive testimonial from David Copperfield about Roy's latest "Statue Vanish" trick.

Genii is available by subscription, as a digital or printed-on-paper publication, as well as through your local magic dealer such as The Browser's Den of Magic in Toronto. The author paid for their own copy.
- The Magic Demon

 

 

Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!

 

 

 

 

 

12 April 2024

Aurora: The Experience with Jordan Mindbender [May 11]

From the March 16th Facebook post by Jordan Mindbender:

Step into the captivating world of magic, mind-reading, and daring escapes with Mind Bender’s highly anticipated theatre show, “The Experience”!

Following its monumental success and sold-out debut at the historic Theatre Aurora in June 2023, due to overwhelming demand, we are thrilled to announce the return of a second show on Saturday, May 11th, 2024.

Prepare to be spellbound as Mind Bender takes you on an unforgettable journey. “The Experience” is an interactive spectacle that blurs the lines between reality and illusion, Witness impossible feats of magic and mind-reading that will have you leaving the show questioning what you thought was possible. From predicting your thoughts to mesmerizing illusions, this show will take you on an experience into the unknown. Don’t miss out on the chance to witness the unbelievable!
• Entertainment for all ages
• Alcohol and snacks for sale 

The Experience will consist of two 45-minute sets with a 15-minute intermission in between. The first half will feature magic, illusion, and one of Mind Benders’ classic escape acts, while the second half will be dedicated to jaw-dropping mentalism.


 

 

 

 

 

 

11 April 2024

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