30 September 2022

Top 5 posts in September 2022

There were 27 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the 5 most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. CardCon with Chris Ramsay IG live [Sep 12] and emcee in Irvine [Oct 16 - 18] - Looks amazing!  Are you registered?
4. Amherst: Ryan Joyce lecture [Sep 12] - Ryan's got exciting things up his sleeve for October!
3. Goodbye to Magic Information Canada (MagicInfo.ca) - Thank you Doug, for your wonderful contributions to the Canadian magic community!
2. Niagara Falls: Greg Frewin stepping back, Christian Mascia stepping forward - Wishing Greg the very best as he begins the next chapter in his life.  Wishing Christian tremendous success with his new show!

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. World Magic Convention [Sep 24] - Did you go?  Was it fabulous?






29 September 2022

Saskatoon: Sean Watson and Chanelle Munroe at the 7 Deadly Sins Haunted House [starting Oct 15]

From the September 12th Instagram post by Sean Watson:

@chanelle_munroe and I are so excited to perform at this Haunted House for October! If you’re in Saskatoon come check it out! if you dare…..🩸link in Bio to purchase tickets! visit www.7deadlysins.ca for more info. 





28 September 2022

Victoria: Trevor Duffy lecture for Ring 183 [Oct 4]

From the September 26th Facebook post by the Victoria Magic Circle:

Hello Friends! Our first in person lecture is coming up on October 4th! We’d love to see you! Details are all in the newsletter attached!!





27 September 2022

Toronto: James Alan lecture for Ring 17 [Sep 29]

From IBM Ring 17:

When it comes to magic in Toronto, James Alan has had his hand in every cookie jar you can think of.

Performing for the public, he has created long-running shows including Magic Tonight (2013-2016) and Magic & Martini (2016-2020), produced shows for visiting international performers including Eugene Burger, Dani DaOrtiz and Asi Wind. For the community, he has been actively involved with the important community outreach programs My Magic Hands and Senior Sorcery.

During the unpleasantness, has was busy in the virtual space, creating Bring Magic Home, with over three hundred shows with audiences in twenty countries. His tricks have been featured in Genii and MAGIC Magazine (which included the most complained about trick in that magazine's history), and his writing has been featured in Vanish, MUM, The Linking Ring, Elixir and Magicol. We know him as the distinguished Ex-President of our club and the disgraced Ex-President of That Other Club. 

Read more and buy tickets.






26 September 2022

Colorado: Billy Kidd at Aiden Sinclair's Underground [Sep 23- Oct 2]

From the September 21st Instagram post by Billy Kidd:

Made it to Colorado! Jetlag And Extremely excited to finally be performing @aidensinclairsunderground Sept 23- Oct 2. 🎉 






24 September 2022

Toronto: Joe Culpepper at The Magic Table at FADO [Sep 24]

From the September 22nd Tweet by Joe Culpepper:

I've arrived in Toronto to perform "The Magic Table" for FADO's On the Table / Off the Table series! It's so much fun to collaborate w/Marcin Kedzior again and to be back in town. More info and free ticket registration at this link:




23 September 2022

Goodbye to Magic Information Canada (MagicInfo.ca)

Thank you Doug, for your wonderful contributions to the Canadian Magic Community!


From the September 22nd Facebook post by Doug Cuff:

The time has come to say goodbye.

I started a website for Canadian magicians around 20 years ago, but I haven't updated it for the past 3 years. And that matters because one thing that I used to take pride in was that magicinfo.ca kept its links up to date, and listed old, outdated links so that visitors would know they had reached a dead end.

So I've closed the magicinfo.ca website and the associated Twitter account @magicinfo_ca. I'll be closing this Facebook account too, but there is still one thing I want to accomplish before I do that.

Thanks to all of you who used magicinfo.ca over the years and offered feedback.

From MagicInfo.ca:

This website started in the early 2000s as a series of simple bookmarks to Canadian magic shops. Back in those days, there were still great bricks-and-mortar shops like Morrissey's and Perfect Magic. These days, Browser's Den of Magic in Toronto is pretty much all there is left. It's a great shop, and I still buy from Jeff and the team, but one shop doesn't continue a need for this website.

Later on, I kept track of other things: effects that used objects familiar to Canadian audiences, performing magicians, magic shows, magic clubs, magic lessons. I taught myself a lot about CSS and PHP and SQL in keeping this site running. It was fun while it lasted. I hope it was useful to some of you still out there reading this.

The Canadian magic scene still needs a great website, but it has that: Nicole's excellent Canada's Magic site and blog.

This message will remain in place until mid-November 2022, after which magicinfo.ca will be no more.

Goodbye and thank you! (signed) Doug




22 September 2022

Boston Magic Lab Zoom Show co-hosted by Jacqueline Swan and featuring Jay Flair [Sep 22]

From the September 15th Instagram post by the Boston Magic Lab:


We can't contain our excitement- we're kicking off our season with a virtual show that is accessible outside of the Boston area.

And because of that, we also have the chance to bring on out-of-town guests like co-host @jacque_swan_ , @meriam_alsultan who was recently featured on the Apple TV show #gutsywomen , and our favorite Edmonton-based street artist @jayflairmagic -

along with New England favorites @trismagician, Andrew Neiner, @michaelgranoff, and @justinvaldezmagic (who is making his Magic Lab debut!)






21 September 2022

Niagara Falls: Greg Frewin stepping back, Christian Mascia stepping forward

From the September 16th article "After 18 years, Niagara Falls magician Greg Frewin passing on the wand" by John Law at the Niagara Fall Review:

After 18 years of the nightly grind, one of Canada’s most decorated magic men is passing the wand. Sometime over the next month, he will yield the stage to 24-year-old rising star Christian Mascia at his Ellen Avenue theatre.

And while he hesitates using the ‘r’ word — retirement — Frewin says his days of regular performing are winding down. And it took a forced break to convince him.

Read more.

 From the September 20th Facebook post by Greg Frewin Theatre:

"Greg will be coming back from time to time to perform with Christian Mascia but for the most part yes, he is retiring from the stage."

"The new show Wonder will begin October 13, 2022. Hope that is helpful for you. "





20 September 2022

IBM Online Open Mic Magic and Trivia Show [Sept 20]

From the September 18th Facebook post by IBM:

The all new IBM Online Show.....The Open Mic Magic and Trivia Show on 20th Sept 2022 right here on the IBM Facebook Page.
Please join us either here on Facebook or join us live on Zoom, reserve your place using the link below.
Some fun to be had Tuesday Morning (11am UK - 6am Eastern - 8pm AEST)
Our guests this week: Phil Cass (AUS), Adam Evans (UK) and Joel Howlett (AUS)







19 September 2022

Oakville and Markham: Masters of Illusion live [Sept 27 - 29]

Sept 27: Oakville Center for the Performing Arts – Oakville, ON, Canada
Sept 28-29:  Flato Markham Theatre, ON, Canada

From the September 18th Tweet by Michael Close:

Masters of Illusion show coming to a city near you? Check out their schedule here: https://mastersofillusionlive.com

Now featuring Chipper Lowell, Jonathan Pendragon, and Dan Sperry.





16 September 2022

London: Peter Mennie and the Palace of Mystery [Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5]

From the September 6th Instagram post by Peter Mennie:

WE'RE BACK! ALL NEW!! ALL IMPROVED!!! (well, 75% have improved)

Perfect Parlour Prestidigitation at The Palace Theatre, London, ON





15 September 2022

Rawdon: Captain Loran at the 10th anniversary of "The English Community Organization of Lanaudière (ECOL)" [Sep 17]

From the September 11th Facebook post by Loran:

Captain Loran will be performing this Saturday 17th September in Rawdon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "The English Community Organization of Lanaudière (ECOL)"
Entertainment, music with DJ from 5pm. Show (in English) by Captain Loran at 6:30 pm followed by fireworks at 7:30 pm. The activity is free of charge. Captain Loran is waiting for you. But beware... because he's a pirate! 




14 September 2022

IBM Ring 2100 virtual open house [Sep 17]

ICYMI, from the August 14th Facebook post by IBM Ring 252:

Ring 2100 is the IBM's only all digital chapter. It meets via Zoom on the third Saturday of each month. There are no officers and no dues. Just magic and fellowship. All members of the IBM are automatically considered members of Ring 2100. Doesn't matter if you have a local Ring affiliation or not. You are a member of Ring 2100.

From the September 12th Instagram post by IBM Ring 2100:

What’s Happening✨

Saturday, September 17th, IBM Ring 2100 will again be On-The-Air with our next Virtual Gathering.

Our topic will be "Bright & Colorful Magic".



13 September 2022

Thank you to our personal sponsors for September 2022!

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12 September 2022

Richmond Hill: Mr. Valentine Blows Your Mind! [Sep 30]

From the August 10th Facebook post bye Jokers Theatre and Comedy Club:

Huge announcement! Tickets are now on sale for the latest show addition to the Jokers lineup coming September 30th.

Mr Valentine Blows Your Mind!  Join the star of TV’s Crossing Jordan House, The Walk and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place Movie for an incredible evening of non-stop sleight of hand and gossip.

Multi-award winning actor and sleight of hand chap Steve Valentine, brings an evening of Tricks and Tales to Jokers.

Spend the night with Steve Valentine (watching him on stage, no actual sex in the show).

Tricks and Tales

Sleight of Hand and Gossip

With over 250 hours of TV and film to his name Steve Valentine has been in almost everything you love.

But this Hollywood actor has a secret. Steve also happens to be a multi-award winning sleight of hand artist. From Hollywood’s world famous Magic Castle to headlining Las Vegas to touring with the The Illusionists, this incredible artist brings his own slightly edgy brand of wizardry to the stage.

So come, spend the night with Steve, who knows, he may even do a trick with you.





10 September 2022

CardCon with Chris Ramsay IG live [Sep 12] and emcee in Irvine [Oct 16 - 18]

From the September 9th Tweet by Bicycle Cards:

Want to know more about CardCon? Ask @chrisramsay52
 and the Bicycle team all of your questions during our Instagram Live on Monday, September 12th at 12:00 noon ET! See you then! https://fal.cn/3rKq5



From Eventbrite:

Be a part of history at the first-ever CardCon, an exclusive experience dedicated to celebrating a collective love of cards. During this exclusive, inaugural event, expect the unexpected with performers, collectors, illusionists, magic, cardistry, and card games that inspire and entertain. Enjoy live performances, special guests, digital experiences, all-new deck reveals, panel discussions, and tutorials. And whether you want to explore your competitive side, learn something new, or just play games with friends, there will be plenty of opportunities for game play.

Performers include*:

Oct. 17: Chris Ramsay (emcee), John Stessel, Ekaterina, Richard Turner, and Rick Smith, Jr.

Oct. 18: Chris Ramsay (emcee), Richard Turner, Rick Smith, Jr., and Jon Dorenbos

Read more and buy tickets.









09 September 2022

Vancouver: The Parlour Magic Show [Sep 21]

From the ShowPass event "Parlour Magic Show - Sep. 21 LATE SHOW ADDED":

September 21st, 2022


The Parlour Magic Show: a hilarious and mystifying showcase of magic and variety!

Come have a drink and enjoy a wild assortment of tricks, stunts, and unusual skills from BC's most talented entertainers, at Vancouver's only monthly variety magic show.

Please be vaccinated. Masks encouraged. 

Read more and buy tickets.




08 September 2022

Toronto: Carisa Hendrix [Oct 1]

From the September 7th Tweet by Just For Laughs:

Comedian and magician, Lucy Darling (@CarisaHendrix) is an edgy, postmodern socialite who is a double shot of magical mischief, with a splash of old Hollywood Glam 💋 Experience the magic LIVE in Toronto October 1! Pre-sale starts NOW with the code: JFL https://t.co/yM3wrkHpHu




07 September 2022

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06 September 2022

World Magic Convention [Sep 24]

From the August 31st Facebook post by the World Magic Convention:

What have the following wonderful magicians have in common ?

Dorothy Dietrich , Dr Michael Likey, Helen Coghlan , Shawn Farquhar , Mark Williams, Alan Fisher , Tommy Burnett , Joel Howlett , Phil Cass , Adam Mada

They are all sharing a moment of magic on the World Magic Convention.

Take a look here:





05 September 2022

Amherst: Ryan Joyce lecture [Sep 12]

From the September General Meeting- Ryan Joyce lecture Facebook event:

Ryan has performed for years on cruise ships, and has many stories he can relate to us from the days on the high seas. He has also been on Penn and Tellers Fool Us, and can relate his experiences from that television appearance. Ryan was also one of the committee members that was helping to make FISM the success that it was in Quebec City.

We are looking forward to starting our 2022-2023 program year with a great lecture! Please make sure to put this date on your calendar! 






04 September 2022

Ben Proudfoot honoured by Premier Tim Houston

From the August 25th Facebook post by the Nova Scotia Government:

On August 24, Premier Tim Houston and fellow Nova Scotians honoured Oscar winner Ben Proudfoot at Neptune Theatre.  

Ben Proudfoot, from Halifax, is the 2022 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject for his film The Queen of Basketball.  The public event included a red carpet, a screening of the documentary, and a Q&A moderator session with Screen Nova Scotia.

Watch The Queen of Basketball on YouTube at 



03 September 2022

Zach Wells in the St. Catharines Standard

From the August 29th article "Photos: Unicyclist riding for children’s cancer" in The Standard:

Unicyclist Zach Wells makes his way along Lakeshore Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake, just outside of St. Catharines, on his way to Niagara Falls.

The ride was part of his 130-kilometre route from Toronto that he started Monday morning.

Visiting several parts of Ontario, Wells expects to finish his goal of 1,500 km in August to help fight kid’s cancer in partnership with SickKids Foundation.

Read more.


02 September 2022

Toronto: Magic at Buskerfest [Sep 2 - 5]

From the Toronto International Buskerfest for Epilepsy website:

Bella Magic

Bella combines playful humor with magic and comedy in this high octane family show. Her beautiful illusions will leave you bedazzled and bewildered with a child sense of wonderment. Open your minds and hearts to the wonderful world of Bella Magic! 

Magic Man (Andrew Eland)

Magic Man is an experienced international magician, known for his versatility in the illusion field. He performs interactive, mind-shakingly, brilliant sleight of hand, spiced with pure comedy genius. From the Rolling Stones to U2, Magic Man has entertained the finest! He has represented South Africa at the Edinburgh Festival and has headlined across four continents.

Max T. Oz

Sleight of hand with charm. Magic as you would see it performed a century ago in the Edwardian era. Suitable for all ages, Max delights with his relaxed style of magic with a dash of cheeky humour.

Simon Zenker

Simon Zenker is a hilarious young performer filled with energy. He provide a family fun show filled with magic, juggling, and incredibly weird jokes and acts you’ve never seen before. His shows involve high amounts of audience engagement, and participation for adults and children alike. From juggling like a T-Rex, to turning the audience into a human piano, Simon’s odd but contagious sense of humour will leave audiences talking about his act long after the show  has ended.

Read more.