02 December 2020

Edmonton: Sheldon Casavant in A Festive Magic Show

From the November 18th Facebook post by Sheldon Casavant:

TICKETS ON SALE! I’m excited to be teaming up with The Westin Edmonton to bring a socially distanced magic show to Edmonton this Holiday Season. Due to physical distance requirements, only 16 tickets will be sold (32 guests). Tickets include:
🎩 A magical performance by yours truly
🍽 3-course plated dinner for 2 people
🛏 One night accommodation in a King Guest Room
🚘 Complimentary underground parking
🍷In-room bottle of white or red wine








01 December 2020

Mail as Medicine: Request for Katie (The Great) Hunt

You may know Katie (Katie The Great - Face and Body Artist) as a face and body artist who also acted as an entertainment booking agent.  She wrote for Laugh Makers, Funny Bone, Face International, and other family entertainment and face paint magazines.  Additionally, she presented many workshops on marketing for Face Painter entertainers.  Katie also presented at the Face and Body Art International Conference at their Orlando USA conference for years. 

Many of you know Katie as Doug (The Great) Hunt's wife for over 40 years.

Katie is diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia.  She still remembers her past friendships and asks about her old friends in the business.  Doug is Katie's primary caregiver while they wait for a spot to open up in long term care.

Katie (and Doug) would both benefit from hearing from their friends.

That's where you come in.

If you have a few minutes, please send Katie and Doug a quick email smile or share a memory to brighten their day!

Doug's email address is:  stiltrecord at yahoo dot ca

A handwritten note, an uplifting card, or a "thinking of you" postcard can be sent to:

Doug and Katie Hunt
264 Memorial Drive
Brantford, Ontario, N3R 7H3

Sending sunshine and best wishes to both Katie and Doug.

30 November 2020

Top 5 posts in November 2020

A quick shout out to Michael Close, The Browser's Den of Magic, and the Eldritch Theatre for offering up goodies to share with you to help celebrate 10 years of this blog dedicated to Canada's Magic!


There were 35+ posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days:

5. Survive the Great Regurgitation with 10% off your Adventurer ticket - Want to know more about the show?  Here are some random thoughts.
4. Celebrating 10 years of Canada's Magic with a 10% discount from Michael Close - Ends today!
3. Win a 10% discount from The Browser's Den of Magic - The contest is closed.  Thank you to Jeff for offering up the prizes!  (You still have a day or so to take advantage of The Browser's Den anniversary specials.)
2. Who are the top 10 Canadian magicians of all time? - Good question!

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1.  The 2020 "Readers' Choice Inspirational Canadian Magician of the Year" award - Thank you everyone for your generous submissions.  We have a country full of tremendously inspirational people!

Save the date: CAM JAM Dec 16

From the November 27th Tweet by the Canadian Association of Magicians:

Join us on December 16th for CAM JAM! Hosted by Greg Frewin.

Congratulations on the first virtual PCAM!

Congratulations to Shawn Farquhar, Alex Zander, Billy Hsueh, and Kevin Cardona on what has been reported by others as a fabulous and memorable PCAM!

Congratulations also to the contest winners:

  • Gold Medal for Close-Up:  Jay Chun The Juggling Magician
  • Gold Medal for Stage Magic:  Ryan Wonder Brown
  • Children's Entertainer of the Year: Katrina Kroetch
  • One hand cut-a-thon:  Topher Gowen