31 March 2022

Top 5 posts in March 2022

There were 32 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. Opening soon: Dave Curran's Jokers - Looking forward to learning more about this project!
4. FISM Quebec 2022: Talent - Soooo much talent at FISM this summer!
3. Toronto: WonderPhil live at Bridlewood Mall [Mar 18] - Live shows are back!
2. Masters of Illusion Live [April & September] - Great news that Chris Funk is joining the Western Canada part of the tour!

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Sleightly Sketchy: It's the sourdough starter of Omicron - It's everywhere.


30 March 2022

Toronto: Used book collection sale [April 23]

Quick note:



From the March 22nd Facebook post by The Browser's Den of Magic:

We are very pleased to inform you that on the date and time above, there will be a collection of over 150 used books out for sale at our shop.

The books range in price from $5.00 to over $200.00.   Sorry, there is no list or previewing of the collection in advance.

Kindly note this is not an auction.  The used books will be throughout our shop for you to consider at 10:00am.

We would appreciate that this being our first larger event in over two years coupled with the fact that our shop is not a large space, that everyone wears a mask to enter.



29 March 2022

Ben Proudfoot wins Oscar for Best Documentary Short

ICYMI, Sorcerers Safari Magic Camp alumnus Ben Proudfoot, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short on Sunday night!

Congratulations Ben!


From the March 27th article "Nova Scotia’s Ben Proudfoot Wins Oscar At Tonight’s 94th Academy Awards" at Nova Scotia Buzz:

Ben Proudfoot of Halifax, NS walked the 94th Academy Awards red carpet tonight and is walking out with an Oscar. Proudfoot was one of the favourites in his category for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for his latest work The Queen of Basketball.

Lusia (Lucy) Harris, although many have not heard of her, was one of the greatest woman basketball players. She won three national trophies and scored the first basket in women’s Olympic basketball at the 1976 Olympics. One of the most interesting facts about Lucy is she was drafted to the NBA and still not many people know of her.

Read more.



From the March 27th article "Oscar Win For ‘The Queen Of Basketball’ Cements Legacy Of Lucy Harris, Validating Support From EP’s Shaq, Steph Curry, Director Ben Proudfoot" by Matthew Carey at Deadline:

The Queen of Basketball, which documents Harris’s unsung accomplishment as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Director Ben Proudfoot accepted the award, which was presented – along with seven other categories – during the Oscar pre-show. His edited acceptance remarks were inserted into the live telecast. 

Read more.



Listen to Ben's Oscar acceptance speech in the March 28th upload on the WBB Clips YouTube Channel:

From the March 27th upload on the Etalk YouTube channel:





28 March 2022

Chris Funk joins the Western Canada tour of Masters of Illusion Live [April]

From the March 25th Tweet by Chris Funk Magic:

It’s official!  I’m a part of Western Canada’s tour of Masters of Illusion Live!

Dates are:
Winnipeg April 10
Saskatoon April 11
Regina April 12
Calgary April 13
Edmonton April 14
Vancouver April 16


From Masters of Illusion:

  • 10 Apr - Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
  • 11 Apr - TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
  • 12 Apr - Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, Canada
  • 13 Apr - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, CA
  • 14 Apr - Winspear Centre – Edmonton, Canada
  • 16 Apr - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

  • 28 Sep - Flato Markham Theatre, ON, Canada
  • 29 Sep - Flato Markham Theatre, ON, Canada 

Read more and buy tickets.







27 March 2022

UK: At home with Matt Johnson [Apr 22]

From the March 21st Tweet by Matt Johnson:

Magicians in the UK don’t miss my one and only talk/Q&A in Sheffield at the Magic Studio coming up on April 14th!
It’s going to be TRULY INSPIRING!
Call the studio at:
0114 276 0482
to book your seat now! 



26 March 2022

ICYMI: Johnny Giordmaine in Maclean's

From the July 6th, 1957 article "The magic world of Johnny Giordmaine
He began by hawking iron sandwiches and trick telescopes. Now he’s king of Canadian magicians, who can bamboozle with belly laughs at the drop of his rabbit-filled hat
" by McKenzie Porter: 

Ever since those days Giordmaine has blended his mystery wfith hilarity and billed himself as the Gay Magician or the Little Lcgerdemaniac.

The allusion to his stature is apt. for he resembles closely the average person's conception of a pixie or hobgoblin. Now fifty-eight, he is a fraction under five feet tall, weighs about a hundred and ten pounds and exudes a mingled aura of mischief and clairvoyance. He has grizzled grey hair that was once blue-black, a dark olive complexion wreathed with rubbery, ever-changing expressions, and big, brow'n mesmeric eyes full of mirth and monkcyshinc. He casts a spell over everybody he meets by twisting his body into an endless routine of theatrical poses, by a perpetual stream of double talk in a funny foreign accent, and by the practical jokes and conjuring tricks he pulls off in restaurants, stores, elevators or on the street.

Giordmaine is the prodigy of Doctor Harlan Tarbell. of Chicago, who advertises himself as an expert in "Mysteries of the Mind, Mentalism. Magic of the East, and Eyeless Vision,” and who. in spite of the bunkum, is still recognized as one of the world’s foremost teachers of professional sorcerers. It took Giordmaine two years to absorb Tarbell’s mail-order course of six volumes of lessons and five thousand illustrations. By the time he received his graduation certificate from the Tarbell Academy, in 1930, he could make a horse disappear inside a Union Jack, summon the ghost of John A. Macdonald. shuttle a mummy between two coffins, and create many other illusions whose principles have been known to tricksters since the days of the Pharaohs. His early specialty, always a wow at smokers, was the production from thin air of a six-foot blonde in spangles.

Tarbell, who has never forgotten Giordmaine, said recently, "He was the best pupil 1 ever had. He reminded me of a prankish little brownie.”

Read more.

25 March 2022

Ring 17 hosts a virtual lecture by David Parr [Apr 12]

From the Facebook event "April Lecture - David Parr"

Online or in person, David Parr's magic lectures are what Bob Neale likens to "a gourmet meal," providing food for thought, good company and good conversation. His latest lecture, presented online, is in two parts. The first hour is an intriguing little collection of material developed during the pandemic time and one or two rediscoveries from his past. The second half is a Q&A session in which David will answer your questions about any aspects of his fifty-year career in magic. If you have questions about his published work, his creative process, getting booked on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, performing virtual shows, or anything else, this is your chance!

24 March 2022

Ring 92 hosts a virtual lectue by Bizzaro [Mar 24]

From the March 22nd Instagram post by Vancouver Magic:

This Thursday March 24th we’ve got something special in store! Bizzaro will be doing his lecture FREE to all VMC members (and $10 for non-members)

Following the meeting we’ll have our annual comedy competition! Let us know if you’d like to compete.

Feel free to check our website or DM us with any questions. See you Thursday!

*Meeting will take place on zoom*




23 March 2022

Montreal: Rag Bag Cabaret with Chris Mayhew [Apr 1]

From the RAG BAG Cabaret BILINGUAL à Café Cléopatra Eventbrite page

Our rock star line-up includes:

Drag Diva Ruby Foxglove

Hilarious Jokesters Thomas Levac

Burlesque Goddess Rhapsody Bluth

Songstress Extraordinaire Cat & The Queen

Magic Mistro Chris Mayhew

Read more and buy tickets.





22 March 2022

Edmonton: Magic with a little Flair [Apr 9]

From the March 19th Facebook post by Jay Chun:

👀 I'm showcasing routines I've been working very hard on. I hope I see some of you  🙂 feel free to share it to your friends and family, coworker, co-workers friends and family, distant cousins, your dog groomer, and someone who enjoys magic.





21 March 2022

Toronto: Hocus Jokus [Apr 7]

From the March 11th Instagram post by The Toronto Magic Company:

Is this Toronto’s funniest magic show or Toronto’s most magical comedy show?

Trick question - it’s BOTH!

Toronto’s funniest magicians have joined forces to create a 90 minute show jam packed with laughs and mind-blowing amazement. They’ll read your mind, predict the future, and do all sorts of other crazy sh*t you won’t believe unless you see it with your own eyes!

And it’s happening one day only - Thursday April 7th.

So get off the couch and join us for an incredible night of comedy, magic, and fun that you’ll never forget.



20 March 2022

Opening soon: Dave Curran's Jokers

From the February 17th Facebook post by Dave Curran:

For the past two years, my businesses have been essentially shut down. However, I have been hard at work behind the scenes. After numerous covid related delays, I am very happy to announce the opening of a my brand new own comedy club and theatre. This has been a dream of mine for the past two decades. 

www.Jokers.ca will be the 905's only permanent comedy club and the GTA's newest. Seating around 250 people, we will feature not only stand-up comedy, but also magic, tribute concerts, live-band karaoke, jazz, drag, and much more variety. The location is in Richmond Hill in a very cool location. My partner is Steve Esfandiar Kalantar and he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from running Yuk Yuks. 



19 March 2022

Solo performance footage of Debby Henning

From the March 17th Facebook post by Magical Women with Connie Boyd:

✨Enjoy this RARE, solo performance footage of Debby Henning, wife & partner of Doug Henning AND Debbie McGee, wife and partner Paul Daniels .💋  
Many THANKS to Chip Romero for the Debby Henning footage & Glyn Davies for the Debbie McGee footage.
March is Womens History Month and Magical Women are thrilled to celebrate vintage video and women inspiration videos on our Blast from the Past series. Watch here:


From the Magical Women with Connie Boyd YouTube channel:


16 March 2022

North Bay: Outerbridge Clockwork Mysteries [Mar 25]

From the March 4th Facebook post by Marion Outerbridge:

It is so exciting to see Theatres promoting shows again. March 25th will be our big return to the stage at the beautiful Capitol Centre in North Bay. Ted and I can’t wait to take the stage.




15 March 2022

Toronto: Something Strange Sideshow Festival Sunday evening show [Mar 20]

From Eventbrite:

Step right up for a showcase of the strangest and most unbelievable acts in the country. Something Strange, Canada's annual sideshow fest

About this event
Dolly Pockets (Human Marvel, pain proof lobster lady)

Bella Muerte (Evil incarnate)

Force Ah (Dark Burlesk)

Zoltan the Adequate (Razor eater)

Steffi Kay (Worlds leading mentalist)

Pickles La Vay (Clownlesque)

Hot Todd Lincoln (Strongman)

Tanya Cheex

and more

Hosted by Lizzdom and Mysterion

Flexy T (Rubber Girl)

Teresa the Swamp Hag (pain proof glass walker)

Poppa Jimbo (Flea circus )

with MANY more acts and headliner TBA soon


Read more and buy tickets.

14 March 2022

Toronto: WonderPhil live at Bridlewood Mall [Mar 18]

From the March 8th Facebook post by WonderPhil Magic:

😆 Watch WonderPhil live Bridlewood Mall, Friday March 18th at 2PM!
After 4 sold out shows at TYT Toronto, Bridlewood has invited me to perform my show as part of their March Break 5 Free Days of Fun! 


13 March 2022

Congratulations Kevin Hamdan, winner of the 2021 Len Cooper Memorial Award!

From the March 11th Facebook post by the Browser's Den of Magic:

We would like to formally announce the winner of the 2021 Len Cooper Memorial Award, Kevin Hamdan!

This marks the first time (since we started the award back in 2003) that a mentalist has won (so I guess he knew he was going to win, right?)



12 March 2022

Podcast: Theory & Thoughts for Magicians

Have a listen to the podcast here: https://rss.com/podcasts/theoryandthoughts/


From the March 4th Instagram post by Magic Tips and Tricks:

Not just a pretty face. I just launched my new podcast; Theory & Thoughts for Magicians. Best thing about it? It's short! Less listening, more doing.

Carisa Hendrix interviewed by Neil McNally

From the March 2nd post "10 Questions with Carisa Hendrix" by Neil McNally at The Doug Henning Project:

Today ‘s special guest is renowned magician Carisa Hendrix. Along with her alter ego, Lucy Darling, Hendrix has taken the magic world by storm over the last ten years. Awarded the 2019 Stage Magician of the Year by the AMA, Hendrix continues to breathe new life into magic through innovation and comedy.

If that weren’t enough, Carisa is a huge admirer of Doug and his work. So, with that in mind, I asked her to answer ten questions regarding Doug, his costumes, and everything in between. So, without further ado, Carisa Hendrix! 

Read more.




11 March 2022

FISM Quebec 2022: Talent

It was recently announced that Lee Asher, Philippe Beau, David Ben, Max Maven, Lisa Menna, Pierric, Ta Na Manga, Topas will be in Québec City for FISM WCM 2022! They will join Michael Ammar, Mike Caveney, Alexandra Duvivier, Dani DaOrtiz, Shawn Farquhar, Paul Gertner, Luc Langevin, Xavier Mortimer, Walter Rolfo, Jay Sankey, R. Paul Wilson and Zabrecky! 

Even more recently released talent includes Tobias Beckwith, Stéphane Bourgoin, Will Bradshaw, Marc DeSouza, Julie Eng, Larry Hass, Jeff McBride, Miguel Muñoz, Giancarlo Scalia, Bernardo Sedlacek, Scott Steelfyre and Jeki Yoo!  Oh my!

10 March 2022

Masters of Illusion Live [April & September]

From Masters of Illusion:

  • 10 Apr - Burton Cummings Theatre, Winnipeg, MB
  • 11 Apr - TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK
  • 12 Apr - Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, Canada
  • 13 Apr - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, CA
  • 14 Apr - Winspear Centre – Edmonton, Canada
  • 16 Apr - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

  • 28 Sep - Flato Markham Theatre, ON, Canada
  • 29 Sep - Flato Markham Theatre, ON, Canada 

Read more and buy tickets.


08 March 2022

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07 March 2022

Lethbridge: Ben Price Magic in Real Life [Mar 16]

From the March 1st Facebook post by Ben Price:

LETHBRIDGE! Join me at the Canadian Brewhouse on March 16! We are going to be doing some Magic in Real Life! With special guest Emily Seymour - tickets at 






06 March 2022

Tyler Fergus in Milton Now

From the March 1st article "Milton’s resident magician is gearing up for return to performing" by Cameron Wilkinson in Milton Now:

A local magician is not letting the last two years impact his work.

Tyler Fergus has spent the pandemic working on and perfecting tricks. It’s been a hard time for performers, but he says he’s fortunate to be one of the few full-time magicians in the area.

He talks about his early beginnings.

Read more.




05 March 2022

Les inventifs with Luc Langevin

From TV5 unis (translated by Google):

Season 1 — Accompanied by the magician Luc Langevin, discover the limitless ingenuity of budding young inventors with your family. The Inventives are articulate and brilliant and they are sure to surprise you. An original and not always serious encounter between science, magic and creativity!

Read more.








04 March 2022

Massif de Charlevoix: The magic lift [Mar 10]

From Massif de Charlevoix (translation by Google)

The Quebec Magic Festival and Le Massif are collaborating for the first time to offer you micro-magic in the morning! Your children and adults will be amazed by an explosive performance combining magic and humor.

Go to the Massif Express gondola lift to try your luck taking the gondola of the magician, Jean-Pierre Du Sault!

Read more.


03 March 2022

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02 March 2022

Ring 17 hosts a virtual lecture by Alain Nu [Mar 16]

From the Facebook event "March Lecture - Alain Nu":

Alain Nu is not just any "mentalist," but a truly gifted, clever, and creative artist. In this brand new lecture, Alain will teach you a full repertoire of his own original VIRTUAL and INTERACTIVE mentalism routines. While perfect for performing over Zoom, many of the routines presented can also immediately go into your LIVE show repertoire as well! These routines are all clever and strong, require a very minimal set up, and many of them have even been tested onstage in Las Vegas! This lecture will reveal many of Alain's brand new and most unique show-stoppers, and he promises that some are destined to become mentalism classics. He will also be offering e-books of his out-of-print manuscripts at this event!

Alain Nu plans to teach you:
1) Some very cool VIRTUAL card tricks
2) A super-clever virtual effect regarding Sacred Geometry
3) A virtual prediction effect in which the spectator separates four red cards from four black cards in a most straightforward way
4) Alain's solution to a perfect (near impromptu/no switch) Confabulation. This effect is a true show-stopper -- live OR virtual
5) Alain's perfect solution to an "any-book" book-test. As seen in Las Vegas!
6) If there's more time... who knows what will transpire?!


01 March 2022

Sleightly Sketchy: It's the sourdough starter of Omicron

Another in an occasional series of sleightly sketchy thoughts.

Sleightly Sketchy: It's the sourdough starter of Omicron