09 August 2023

The Legacy of Sorcerers Safari - part 2

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From Part 1 of the series:

In lieu of a physical reunion bringing together past campers and staff, Canada’s Magic is hosting a virtual reunion of sorts.  We’ve reached out to the Sorcerers Safari community with a dozen or so questions to help bring us up to date on what everyone has been up to since our magic camp days.

If you completed our survey, keep your eyes peeled for your segment!  

If you would like to participate but haven’t filled out the survey, there’s still time.  The survey can be found here:  https://forms.gle/umg77yj9QxUzfpm76

Thank you to all that contributed!


Mike, Jen, Sorcerers Safari staff, and alumni, this series is for you.


The Legacy of Sorcerers Safari
<< part 1  |  part 3 >>

Part 2 features:  Cameron Dunlop, James Carey Lauder, and Brad Bond


 Cameron Dunlop  Special Effects technician 

Attended as camper 2009-2012 (approximate). 

Since his time at camp Cameron:

  • Owns a Special Effects company, and
  • Continued his love of the unknown.

In his own words:

  • Favourite Sorcerers Safari memory?  
    • All of it.


So glad you guys made this camp possible!



 James Carey Lauder   Photographer Retail and Social Media.

Attended camp as staff approximately 2009 - 2016.

Since his time at camp Carey has:

  • Kept the SYM Assembly going in Winnipeg.

In his own words:

  • My ability to teach magic to children was made better by my time at Sorcerers Safari.

  • Favourite Sorcerers Safari memory?  
    • Camper shows.

  • Biggest take-away from Sorcerers Safari?
    • Improving and performing more magic.



 Brad Bond  
Musician / clothing creator / actor, Don’t Trip You’re Fine

Attended as a camper in 2014 and 2015.

Since his time at camp Brad:


In his own words:

  • Obviously the short series TV show happened because of and was made easier by my time at magic camp!
  • I learned so much at Sorcerers, that I was able to carry with me onto the show. 
  • Not only did it help with magic. But camp boosted my confidence and taught me so much more than just magic. 
  • I wouldn’t be who I am today without the experience of Sorcerers Safari! 
  • Thank you to everyone who helped me grow❤️

  • Favourite Sorcerers Safari memory?  
    • Capture the flag. A small group of us hid under the kitchen building and had a little card jam. We then strategized how to win the game haha. I don’t know why but that stands out to me, I think because it felt like I had connected with a group of people, and that was not something that usually happened back home lol.

  • Biggest take-away from Sorcerers Safari?
    • All the friendships. I made so many life long friends there, I will always be here for any of them and cannot wait to reconnect in the future!!!


Thank you Magic Mike and all the wonderful staff and campers who I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging out with. It was truly some of the best times of my life and I will hold on to those memories forever! Thank you❤️


Thank you Cameron, Carey, and Brad, for sharing your memories! 

Check back throughout the month to read updates from other Sorcerers Safari alumni and staff!


 Previously featured 


Learn more about Sorcerers Safari.

part 1part 2  | part 3 | part 4 | part 5 | part 6 | part 7 | part 8 | part 9 | part 10 | part 11 | part 12

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