This has been a busy month!! Let's dive into the top 5 updates for the Canadian Association of Magicians in September 2023.
Here are 5 Important Updates for September 2023
We say a heartfelt thank you to Renee-Claude Auclair as she steps down as CAM's President and we reveal the new CAM board
Pictures from this month's CAMaraderie Convention and Le Festival De Magie!
Insightful interview with Doug Hunt about how magicians can earn media attention.
Canadian Magic Club? We need to chat.
PLUS, the magic question of the month
Watch the September 2023 Update
Let's take a look at the 5 most essential news and updates for September 2023
1) Special THANKS & Announcing the New CAM Board
First off, a standing ovation for Renee-Claude Auclair.
She's been our guiding star for the past three years as CAM President. Under her leadership, Canadian magicians have had some genuinely transformative moments.
Most notably, she and her partner Pierre brought the FISM World Championships of Magic to our side of the world. A first in the 77-year history of FISM.
She's not immediately going anywhere while stepping down from the presidential role. Renee will continue to sprinkle her wisdom on the board.
We are indebted to her contributions to magic in Canada.
As for me, Ryan Joyce, I've been handed the presidential baton and recognize that Renee has set the bar sky-high. I'm honoured to serve you, our valued CAM members, along with this new board.
The 2023-2024 CAM Board of Directors
Here is the new CAM Board:
PRESIDENT: RYAN JOYCE
SECRETARY: CHRIS YUILL
TREASURER: CONNIE BOYD
PAST PRESIDENT: Renee-Claude Auclair
BOARD MEMBERS: Mike Segal, Kent Wong, Paul Romhany, Mike Norden, Greg Frewin, Renee-Claude Auclair, Peter Mennie
2) CAMaraderie Magic Convention:
This month, Quebec was buzzing with magic, thanks to the Le Festival De Magie and CAMaraderie Magic Convention.
Held alongside Le Festival De Magie, organized by the dynamic duo Renee-Claude and Pierre, this year's convention was nothing short of spectacular.
Alain Choquette, Quebec
Yann Frisch, France
Philippe Beau, France
Hector Mancha, Spain
Xavier Mortimer, USA
Luis Olmedo, Spain
Ta Na Manga, Portugal
Nikolai Striebel, Germany
David Kay, USA
Dean Gunnarson, Canada
Antoine Terrieux et Julien Mandier
The world-class talent featured at this year's convention would make anyone's jaw drop.
Check out these captures from Quebec City:
3) Canadian Conjurors Interview with Doug Hunt:
This month, we spotlight Doug "The Great" Hunt on Canadian Conjurors.
Doug is gearing up to reclaim his world record for the tallest stilts in Brantford, Ontario, on October 21.
Here's a sneak peek:
Doug's your guy if you want to make headlines and grab the media's attention. In this interview, he spills the beans on how magicians can leverage publicity.
4) Calling All Magic Clubs:
Magic Clubs of Canada, we want to chat! No, not about the weather or the latest Netflix show. We're talking about magic, of course!
We're seeing many magic clubs struggling with membership, and CAM aims to amplify the art of magic in local communities and do what we can to help boost club memberships.
If your magic club is facing challenges, let's brainstorm solutions together.
Share this post with your magic club leadership. If that's YOU, please check out this page:
5) Question of the Month:
Alright, fellow magicians, it's sharing time. What's that one trick you've always dreamt of performing but never added to your show?
For me, it's the classic, the cups and balls.
Drop your answers in the comments.
And if you're up for a jam session about the cups and balls in October, give me a shout-out below.
Next month is big!
Phew! That's a wrap for September.
But hold onto your hats because October promises to be a whirlwind of magical adventures. Stay tuned! 🎩✨
What to do next?
Are you interested in jamming about cups and balls-- leave a comment below, and we'll organize a session.
Watch Doug Hunt's Interview
P.S. Remember, magic isn't just about tricks. It's about the stories we tell and the connections we make. Until next time!