11 September 2023

Ring 17 season sneak peek

From IBM Ring 17:

  • Thurs October 19th - social meet-up

Read more and buy tickets.

A reminder about the club's podcast Under the Hat and a tip for club members about a video with a new effect by Anthony Lindan involving predictions, and old dollar bills!




10 September 2023

Broken wand: Jon Charles (Charles Robert "Chas" Chamberlain)

Our sincere condolences to Jon's family and friends at this impossible time. 


From the September 9th Edmonton Journal:

CHAMBERLAIN, Charles Robert "Chas"
also known as JON CHARLES, Magician

Chas was born and raised in London, England. He took courses on time and motion study which eventually led him to a job at Westminster Hospital. This training and experience allowed him to emigrate to Canada in 1967 with then wife, Barbara, and their three young children, Martin, Andrew and Katherine, to take a position at the University of Alberta Hospital. He worked there in senior management until 1985. Throughout his life he pursued his personal passion, magic. He performed professionally as Jon Charles. As well as performing countless shows throughout Alberta, Jon entertained Canadian Armed Services troops stationed in such places as the Middle East, Cyprus and Alert, Nunavut. For many years Jon worked at the downtown Japanese Village restaurant, performing close up table magic for patrons. That is where he met his second wife, Sueno, and they were happily married in 2005.

Chas is survived by his wife, Sueno; brother, Rodney (Freda); son, Martin (Connie); daughter, Katherine (Alistair); daughter-in-law, Laurie; and his grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son, Andrew; and his parents, Charles and Katherine.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

Chas loved teaching magic to young magicians. A donation of a magic book or magic kit to Santa's Anonymous this Christmas would be a lovely tribute.To send condolences, please visit www.fostermcgarvey.com.

Read more.

[via the Edmonton Magic Club public Facebook page]









09 September 2023

[Guest post] Attention Wallet Addicts: The Chamber of Wallets has opened!

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon.



Exclusive to Canada's Magic
by The Magic Demon

Magicians and mentalists love their wallets.

Well, some of us do.

(An aside to any non-magicians/non-mentalists: And why shouldn't we love them? Nothing unusual about that or special about them. Some of us just love 'em, that's all.)

Depending upon who you talk to, they are a positive boon or an unnecessary crutch. Whatever your point of view, it is simply a fact that more and more are produced each year. It's hard to keep track of them all and decide how best to spend our hard earned dollars.

UK magician/mentalist Neil Turton has solved the dilemma by creating his new website, "The Chamber of Wallets." Containing reviews and descriptions of every known wallet - including 'The Informant' by Canada's own Bobby Motta - this impressive labor of love continues to grow and include more entries each month.

So if you are thinking of buying a new wallet or simply wonder which one might suit your purposes, why not visit The Chamber of Wallets?


DISCLAIMER: The author has received no remuneration or compensation in any way for reviewing this site. He does admit, however, to already owning four of the wallets reviewed on the site.

- The Magic Demon



Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!






07 September 2023

Kingston: Wes Barker and Simon King [Sep 14]

Tickets at Eventbrite.


From the August 24th Facebook post by Wes Barker:

KINGSTON — I’ve never performed there until now! Sept 14 with Simon King 





06 September 2023

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05 September 2023

Niagara Falls: Ryan Edwards at Yuk Yuk's [Sep 8]

Tickets at Yuk Yuk's.


From the August 30th Facebook post by Ryan Edwards:

September 8th I’ll be at Yuk Yuks in Niagara Falls for a late night insane show! Come see some incredibly hilarious comedians and then stay and see me get inside some peoples minds!!!