01 July 2024

Winnipeg: Magic at the Fringe with Brian Archer and Greg Wood

From the June 25th Facebook post by Mindshocker Entertainment:

Excited for my new Fringe show starting July 17th. Advance tickets are on sale now at www.winnipegfringe.com or by visiting my website directly at www.mindshocker.ca
Prepare to be #mindshocked.




From the June 25th Facebook post by Greg Wood:




30 June 2024

Broken wand: John Buitendyk (Arkello the Magician)

Our sincere condolences to John's wife Johanna, his family, and his friends at this difficult time. 


From the Wall-Custance Funeral Home:

Buitendyk, Johannes (John)

With many interests, his longest and deepest interest was magic.  For many years, as a side hobby, John performed as “Arkello” the Magician, for kids birthday parties, Corporate family events, at Magic conventions, and as a Guelph Shriner in his earlier years he performed magic and as a clown making balloon animals.   John was a longstanding member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians for over 40 years, and as a member of the Guelph Masonic Lodge and the Kitchener and Hamilton Magic Clubs.

Thank you to the support and efforts of Dr. Madani, Dr. Glick, Dr. Molckovsky and all the support staff and nurses at Grand River Cancer Center, St. Mary’s and Guelph General Hospitals.

Forever in our hearts, he will be dearly missed.

Cremation has taken place, with a memorial service being held on Friday, July 26, 2024 

Read more.






29 June 2024

Top 5 posts in June 2024

There were 16 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the five most viewed posts in the past 30 days:   

5. Browser's Bash: Getting to know Ben Train - What questions will you ask Ben when you see him at the Bash?
4. Broken wand: David Johnson - Our sincere condolences to David's family and friends.

3. CAM Members: Save on performer's liability insurance - Great deal for members of CAM!
2. Browser's Bash: Getting to know Jeff Hinchliffe - Looking forward to this year's Bash!




and the most viewed posts this month  ...

1.  Canada's Got Talent: Getting to know Mark Lewis - Mark got a nice mention in the June Genii!





ICYMI: David Ben awarded Order of Canada

From the June 27th article "Appointment to the Order of Canada -- David Ben" at Magicana:

Congratulations to Magicana’s founder and artistic director, David Ben, on his appointment to the Order of Canada!

The Order of Canada recognizes individuals—trailblazers—who have enriched the lives of others; who have made a difference to Canada.

David Ben is one of those special individuals.

David is a unique individual who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Canadian arts community, specifically in performance art. As a leading figure in the world of magic, David Ben has spent forty-five years exploring, developing, performing, preserving and sharing magic—its repertoire, technique and history—across Canada, and internationally.

Read more.






27 June 2024

ON, MB, NWT, & FN: Magician and the Muse Summer Tour

From the June 26th Facebook post by Sean Watson:

We are excited for our summer tour! Hopefully some of you can make it to one of our shows!