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Presenting Tony Eng Youth Fund Bursary Winner: Sawyer Bullock!

18 May

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Here at Magicanasharing wonder comes first and foremost.

Trying to advance magic as a performing art involves presenting magic as a means of empowerment. We aim to develop alternative ways of thinking and to inspire the younger generation through its rich history. It is always a thrill when we discover budding new magicians eager to learn, and one of these young, promising magicians is  Sawyer Bullock of Wassaga Beach, Ontario.

Sawyer reached out to us through the Tony Eng Youth Fund. At 16, his passion for magic appears to have no bounds and magic has enriched his life for the last four years. We provided Sawyer, a community-driven young man teeming with leadership qualities, a bursary to help him attend the Canadian Association of Magicians (CAM) 2012 convention. In his application, Sawyer expressed a heartfelt desire to meet Vancouver-based magician and President of CAM, Shawn Farquhar. We were pleased to provide  Sawyer with the grant to achieve this goal and to also compete in the magic competitions at CAM.

The Tony Eng Youth Fund was created in memory of Tony Eng in 2008. Thanks to the generous donations of our donors and to our Tony Eng Youth Fund partner, Kent Wong, we are able to continue our funding activities such as providing bursaries to young people to go towards their magical experiences and education. For more information about how to contribute or how to apply to this fund, visit www.magicana.com/tonyeng.

Congratulations to Sebastian Dagenais!

17 May

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Images courtesy of Ryan Joyce and James Alan.

Congratulations to Sebastian Dagenais, winner of the Canadian Association of Magicians (CAM) 2012 One Handed CUT- A-THON contest.

The young and talented Sebastian hails from Montreal and performed 119 one-handed cuts for three rounds.

Magicana donated A Cut Above to Sebastian, a book dedicated to the joyful exploration of one-handed cuts created and documented by Msgr. Vincent Foy, a pioneer of the modern movement of card flourishes.

Congratulations, Sebastian!

A lot of MAGIC on the horizon…

9 Jan
Happy New Year!
And what a new year this will be for Magicana!

First, we want to remind young magicians that this is the last week before the Tony Eng Youth Fund CAM contest concludes. Here is a chance to win a FREE TRIP to attend the Canadian Association of Magicians Convention in Kitchener-Waterloo. We are giving away two return airfares, three nights of accommodations at the host hotel and two convention registrations, cou
rtesy of Magicana’s Tony Eng Youth Fund, Kent Wong and CAM. This convention will feature a host of international superstars: Lennart Green, Tim Ellis and Sue-Anne Webster, Henry Evans, Shawn Farquhar, Charlie Frye & Company, Mark Mason, Marc Oberon, Stoil & Ekaterina along with MANY others! But the youth contest closes this Friday on January 15th. This is the last chance for young people to take advantage of this fabulous prize package!
Next, as we announced previously, Magicana is the new steward of the Magic Collectors’ Association (MCA). We are currently preparing to release the MCA’s quarterly magazine, Magicol, in February. If you have any interest in collecting magic and/or the history of magic, you may want to join! Magicana is also programming and producing the 2010 Magic Collector’s Weekend in Chicago. This event is limited to only 200 participants so if you want to go, register today! Keep your eyes peeled here for the launch date announcement of our MCA blog.
After a holiday break, our community outreach programs are also back in full swing. Magicana is working with Bloorview Kids Rehab and Havergal College to bring more My Magic Hands to children across the GTA. We are also expanding our Senior Sorcery program – which features both strolling and stage magic – to new areas of Toronto and surrounding areas.
We are working on several secret projects (click here for one of the big secrets!) — from publications, to announcements, to performances — our followers will always be the first to know! Follow us or subscribe to our eList to stay up-to-date.
One thing we can promise is that we have a lot of magic on the horizon! Keep a look out!
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