30 April 2022

Top 5 posts in April 2022

There were 28 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. ICYMI: Portfolio 52's 2021 Deck of the Year - Congratulations to @Stockholm17 and @52plusjoker⁠! 
4. Lark Harbour: Fangzhou He's Love Laughter in aid of the family of Richard Stewart [April 9] - A fundraiser for the family of a man who tragically died in an avalanche.
3. Winner of the 2022 Magical Valentine Award: Magician of the Year - Congratulations!
2. Calgary: Penn and Teller [May 13] - Support our Veterans experiencing homelessness.

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. ICYMI: Savio Joseph on Canada's Got Talent [March 29, 2022] -
Congratulations to Savio Joseph, Canine Circus, and The Sentimentalists for making it to the Canada's Got Talent semi-finals!
[Source: April 26th article "‘Canada’s Got Talent’: Dance Crew The Renegades Receive Surprise Golden Buzzer As Semi-Finals Acts Revealed" by Brent Furdyk at ET Canada.]



29 April 2022

Toronto: Save the date for Penn Jillette and Lawrence Krauss [Aug 9]

From the April 25th Tweet by Travis Pangburn:

TORONTO! @pennjillette & @LKrauss1 will be having a live conversation about #Science #Atheism & #Magic on August 9th at The #meridian Hall @TOLiveTweets  ! MAKE A NOTE & SAVE THE DATE!
Tickets on sale soon...  🚀





28 April 2022

Maple Ridge [May 15] and Toronto [June 7-21]: Vitaly - An Evening of Wonders

From the April 11th Instagram post by Vitaly Evening of Wonders:

I'm looking forward to coming back to @mapleridgeact (Maple Ridge, BC) on May 15th!

About 10 years ago, it was one of the first venues that took a chance and presented my show in the Lower Mainland! It will be a pleasure to come back as a closing performance of the Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary Season!

Tix link: https://theactmapleridge.org/vitaly



From the Harold Green Theatre Company:

Vitaly, celebrated as one of the most unique and innovative illusionists in the world, brings his most ambitious work to Toronto. Vitaly combines the art of illusion with stories of his years growing up in Israel. Vitaly does more than entertain; he moves, inspires, and instills within all who experience his show a fresh perspective on life and a greater realization that ours is a world of beauty and wonder.

Read more and buy tickets.








26 April 2022

Toronto: Hocus Jokus with Babins, DiSero, Stark, Train, and Westfall [May 1]

From the April 21st 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 - Sunday May 1st.👈

So get off the couch and join @jonahbabinsmagic , @train.ben , @chriswestfallmagic , @mysteryentertainer, and headliner @mattdisero for an incredible night of comedy, magic, and fun that you’ll never forget.🙌🙌





25 April 2022

Maple Ridge: The Great Gordini and Norden the Magician [April 30]

From the April 19th article "Serving up magic, laughs, and family fun at home show in Maple Ridge --
The Great Gordini will be performing at this year’s Ridge Meadows Home Show
" by Colleen Flanagan in the Maple Ridge News:

Visitors to the Ridge Meadows Home Show Family Fest are in for a weekend of magic, comedy, and ventriloquism.

One of those magicians will be The Great Gordini, known off stage at Gord Boyes, who will be taking to the stage at the show with his favourite skunky-monkey Otto.

Boyes describes his show as interactive, full of comedy, and fun for every age.

Although he has been practising magic for decades, he has been performing across the Lower Mainland for about 15 years. Every show is different for the illusionist, who loves performing for children.

“It helps keep me young. I just love being around the kids and seeing the smiles on their faces,” he said.

Read more.




24 April 2022

Toronto: Bobby Motta - Chapter 2: Up Close & Personal [April 24 & 27]

From Eventbrite:

I am a mentalist and 3 years ago I was at the top of my profession.

In a blink of an eye my life changed. I was hit by a car, in a coma for months.

Why do accidents happen? Is it fate?

As a mentalist I was sent to another dimension. I have explored another side and I want to share my story/experience with you.

Read more and buy tickets.






23 April 2022

Edmonton: Jeff Newman [April 23]

From the April 19th Instagram post by Newman Mentalism:

THIS WEEKEND! It. Is. TIME! I FINALLY get back on stage in front of real, living, breathing people, and put on a world-class show. And MAN, does it feel good to be a gangsta...I mean, a magician. Good to be a magician. Especially a magician with a room full of people!

If YOU want to be one of those people who get to be up close and personal with a magician and mind-reader, you can still get tickets to the show @purecasinoyellowhead here:






22 April 2022

52 Plus Joker Virtual Weekend [April 23 - 24]

From  52 Plus Joker:

Join us online for these FREE events. Attend informative lectures, bid on auction lots, participate in the member show & tell, win prizes at the game show, enjoy the pre-show awards dinner and attend the Diamond Awards ceremony. 52 Plus Joker has a great weekend in store for you. 

Read more. 


From the April 20th Instagram post by 52 Plus Jokers:

Important 52 Plus Joker 2022 Virtual Weekend Info:
A Few Words From Behind The Curtains!
Club President @leeashermagic says, "We're only days away from a virtual playing card weekend of grand celebration. The team is putting the finishing touches on all the different events. Wait until you see what's in store because you're in for a playing card experience like no other!"
Enjoy lectures, a mega auction, a playing card game show, a show & tell, a pre-show awards party and the 2021 Diamond Awards.



21 April 2022

Las Vegas: Lucy Darling at Late Night Magic [April 22 - 23]

From the April 19th Facebook post by Doug Leferovich:

This weekend, Late Night MAGIC welcomes to the show, Lucy Darling.  Lucy is a favorite at the House of Cards in Nashville, Tennessee and sells out regularly at the Chicago Magic Lounge.  She appeared on Penn & Tellers hit TV show Fool Us, and the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, CA named her Stage Magician of the Year.  Lucy Darling will join Mondre, John Shaw, Bizzaro, and host Lefty, in the ONLY late night magic show in Las Vegas at 11PM, inside the Pegasus Cabaret at Alexis Park.
Vegas411.com calls Late Night MAGIC an “uproarious variety show that packs dazzling illusions, raunchy comedy, and dark shocks into one rapid-fire package."

For tickets, click on the link below:



20 April 2022

Toronto: Kensington Ken's Late Night Comedy and Magic [April 23]

From the April 18th article at Now Toronto

April 23 at 10 pm.

Your featured performers this week are:

Cameron Gibson: Our featured headliner of the evening, Cameron was the lead magician of the Illusionarium magic show last summer, and was awarded the Scottish Conjurer’s Association’s 2015 Stage Magician of the Year. He’s performed at packed stages and festivals all over the world, and has wowed countless audiences. Tonight, he’s at the Free Times Cafe to perform for you!

Marc Hallworth: Originally from Calgary, Marc has performed all over Canada and is one of the most decorated comics on our roster. He has performed at NXNE, YYComedy, FunnyFest, the Brantford Comedy Festival, “Funniest Clean Comedian on the Lakeshore”, and the Bollywood Monster Mashup, where he opened for Aparna Nancherla. We don’t have enough space here to list all of his accomplishments and awards, so you’re just going to have to come and see for yourself!

James “JamEasy” Cummins: Born and raised in Brampton, James has become one of the fastest up and coming names in standup comedy. Tip toeing the line of things you’re not supposed to say combined with a unique delivery has made him memorable to audiences one way or another. Described as”affably offensive,” we’re sure you will love him.

Kensington Ken: By far the least accomplished performer on the show, Ken likes to hide behind his cheap magical gimmicks that he bought from Wish. They work wonders on TikTok where he has over 10 million video views, but they sometimes malfunction on stage with hilarious consequences. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you might even be amazed!

Read more and buy tickets.

19 April 2022

Edmonton Magic Club hosts Lisa Menna virtual lecture [April 19]

Confirm details with the Edmonton Magic Club.


From the April 18th Facebook post by Ron Pearson:

We are very pleased to announce that Lisa Menna will be presenting her online lecture this Tuesday, April 19 at 7:00 PM MST.  
This is a FREE presentation courtesy of the Edmonton Magic Club. All are welcome!
Lisa Menna has been a professional entertainer for 45 years, and has performed in 75 countries. She has previously lectured twice at FISM and will lecture there again in 2022. Lisa “has performed in all three rooms of the Hollywood Magic Castle”.
“Lisa Menna is a magician and activist. Called the most influential female magician of the 20th century by BBC World Service, she was a pioneer in a male-dominated profession. Menna gave a briefing for the High Commission of Human Rights at the United Nations focused on her work with Cause To Wonder and the use of curiosity to introduce ideas of human rights for women.” You are encouraged to look at her website: Magician Lisa Menna; in particular the links: menna video library, and a magician’s life.
Lisa typically does not do club lectures however has graciously agreed to lecture (via Zoom) at the Edmonton Magic Club. She will share information regarding her experience as a world-class entertainer, and her approach to using magic.





18 April 2022

From the 1986 Vancouver "Weekend of Magic"

From the April 14th Facebook post at Magical Women with Connie Boyd:

✨This Blast from the Past vintage video clip features a young Julie Eng performing skilled magic in Vancouver at the "Weekend of Magic", Biltmore Hotel in Vancouver in 1986.  Hosts Shawn Farquhar  & David Wilson hosted the "Weekend of Magic". 💋


From the April 14th upload "Julie Eng 1986 - Vancouver "Weekend of Magic" Blast from the Past" at the Magical Women with Connie Boyd YouTube channel:













15 April 2022

ICYMI: CAM JAM Backstage at the Greg Frewin Theatre

From the Canadian Association of Magicians:

During the 1hr chat, Greg covers a wide range of insightful topics.  Here is a look at everything covered.

What's covered in this 60-minute backstage event in Niagara Falls with Greg Frewin

  1. What's the theatre look like now-- Is Greg open? What are audiences like?
  2. Theatre & Animals - We get a look backstage, around the theatre, and animals

  3. Last two years of COVID -- Talking about diversifying other skills, family, animals, and a big event in China

  4. A look at the early years - From just an idea to Greg's opening year, struggles, successes, and surprises. (...and Lance Burton's 8 words of advice!)
  5. PLUS, Greg shares the three biggest lessons learned owning his theatre.

  6. And questions from our virtual guests!

Read more.




14 April 2022

ICYMI: Portfolio 52's 2021 Deck of the Year

Congratulations to @Stockholm17 and @52plusjoker⁠!  

Watch the video in the post below to see a message from 52 Plus Joker president Lee Asher.


From the February 27th Instagram post by Portfolio 52:

The one you’ve all been waiting for… The final ‘Deck of the Year’ category of which our awards are named after wraps up the 2021 DOTY week long ceremony. This award recognizes the best overall deck that voters thought were the most noteworthy of the past year. These decks must shine not just in a single category, but through all of them from outside tuck to inside courts and everything in between.⁠

This year’s winners are noteworthy not just in their excellence in their art of playing cards, but also because it brought up something we honestly didn’t even think about occurring, a tie! That’s right, through all the thousands of votes, the decks for third place were so close that literally one vote would have shifted the stance. It goes to show that your voice does matter in these awards. Going forward we may figure out a way to do tie breakers and are certainly open to suggestions on what you guys think to do in these extremely rare events (rock paper scissors tournament? ultimate death match?), but for this year we decided to celebrate them both in all its serendipity! So without further ado this year’s winners…⁠

1) 52 Plus Joker 2021 by @Stockholm17 and @52plusjoker
2) Alice in Wonderland by @kingswildproject
3) Royales by @kingsncrooks
3) The Tale of Tempest by @thegentlemanwake⁠ and @oathpcc

First Place DOTY wins not only the title belt, but also several grand prizes from our amazing sponsors. @ShuffledInk is proud to offer 100 free printed decks. @CaratCaseCreations is thrilled to provide 2,500 custom printed DS1s. And finally, the biggest prize of all, coming from the internationally established @cartamundicards, the world’s largest playing card producer, comes an amazingly generous €5,000 print credit towards the winning team for their next project. We can’t wait to see the kind of awesomeness that comes from this new partnership!
Edited · 

Outstanding! Thank you to @stockholm17 & @expertpcc for their hard work and efforts. And on behalf of @52plusjoker -- THANK YOU ALL for voting! 🙏❤😊



13 April 2022

Ryan Michael in the Vernon Morning Star - show April 29

From the April 10th article "Kelowna magician ready to wow Vernon audience
Ryan Michael is bringing his Tricky Business act to Vernon April 29
" by Brendan Shykora in the Vernon Morning Star:

Ryan Michael will bring his mind-blowing — and hilarious — Tricky Business act to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre on Friday, April 29.

Born in Jasper, Alberta, Michael is in his ninth year as a professional magician. In that time he’s been showered with accolades, including double gold medals as Canada’s Close-up Magician of the Year and Canadian Mentalist of the Year through the Canadian Association of Magicians and Pacific Coast of American Magicians in 2017.

He was also named the winner of the Tony Eng People’s Choice Award chosen by fellow magicians, including world-renowned Canadian magician Shawn Farquhar, who Michael has since had the chance to perform with.

“That was the biggest honour for me,” he told the Morning Star. “All my peers and all the guys that I look up to ended up voting for me … which was just amazing.”

Michael specializes in close-up illusions and mentalism — a branch of performance art designed to wow crowds with illusions of mind-reading, mind-control or memory feats.

But a key element to his performances is also comedy.

Read more.



12 April 2022

Thank you to our personal sponsors for April 2022!

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11 April 2022

Winner of the 2022 Salut Lightning Award

From the April 8th Instagram post by Contact Ontariois (translated by Google):

Réseau Ontario awards several prizes each year to Contact ontarois participants to recognize their artistic work. This year, we are proud to present the winner of the Salut Lightning Award!

Congratulations: Eric Leclerc @magic4yourbrain 


10 April 2022

Winner of the 2022 Magical Valentine Award: Magician of the Year

Congratulations Carisa Hendrix, Miranda Allen and Richard Lee! 

From the March 16th Tweet by Carisa Hendrix:

09 April 2022

Toronto: Buster Canfield’s Circus of Industrious Fleas! [Apr 24]

From the April 2nd Tweet by Eldritch Theatre:

Step right up!

And witness the most magnificent manifestations of mite-sized marvellosity ever before seen on any stage!

The World’s Only Multiple Dora Award Nominated Flea Circus!

🎪Buster Canfield’s Circus of Industrious Fleas! 🐜
Get tickets: https://ticketscene.ca/events/40163/

08 April 2022

Enoch: The Clairvoyants [May 14]

From Ticketmaster:

Important Event Info: Originally scheduled for April 3, 2020 and then November 27, 2020. Previously purchased tickets will be honored on May 14, 2022.


The Clairvoyants EXPERIENCE

After performing in over 100 sold out casinos throughout North America, touring worldwide and currently headlining at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas, The Clairvoyants are kicking with a brand new interactive live show. In addition to never before seen tricks, The Clairvoyants Experience will feature the duos dog, Mr. Koni Hundini as part of the show. Audiences will be involved throughout the show and will experience the magic in their minds and hands.

In 2016, The Clairvoyants decided to take part in the biggest talent show in the world, ?America?s Got Talent.? After four months, eight different performances and over 100,000 contestants, America voted The Clairvoyants second place. In beginning of 2019 they appeared twice on NBC's new show "America's Got Talent: The Champions.?

Read more and buy tickets.



07 April 2022

ICYMI: Canine Circus and The Sentimentalists on Canada's Got Talent [April 5, 2022]

From City TV:

Canine Circus is a group of entertainers and furry four-legged acts who perform stunts and grand illusions. Their aim is to create a magical, memorable family show blending their love of circus with their love of pets and magic. The group is made up of mainly professionals who have been in the entertainment industry for years and although they are a newly formed act, they’ve already put on a run of live, hour long ticketed shows. This act brings in dogs and trainers to reimagine what dog shows can be and how animals are treated. Aaron, the circus born-leader, brought this group together to form a community – they are all stray dogs in one way or another and have a shared connection and mission to bring joy and entertainment to others. Aaron wants to take the stage at CGT for the generations of performers that run in his family.

From the April 5th upload at the Canada's Got Talent YouTube channel:




From City TV:

Mentalist duo, The Sentimentalists, have been bringing 1930s vintage style to the art of mindreading since 2017. Mysterion the Mind Reader and Steffi Kay both started as solo acts and have found a way to maximize their abilities by combining their acts. They are equal partners and friends on and off stage. They have stunned audiences at the Magic Castle, Viva Las Vegas, Fool Us, and on tours throughout North America and Australia. They even fooled Penn & Teller! They’ve gained accolades like the Allan Slaight Award in Magic in 2020 and appeared on the Cover of Vanish Magic Magazine. Their act is unique and the way they connect has never been discovered. For their next trick, they’re returning to Canada to achieve recognition on home turf.

From the April 5th upload at the Canada's Got Talent YouTube channel






06 April 2022

Calgary: Penn and Teller [May 13]

From the March 7th Instagram post by Homes for Heroes:

Penn and Teller in Calgary on May 13. Support our Veterans experiencing homelessness while participating in a night of outrageous comedy and magic with Penn and Teller. Edgy, provocative and hilarious, Penn & Teller's live show on any given night can involve knives, guns, a fire-eating showgirl and a duck. 



05 April 2022

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