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Jay Sankey Lecture – Bringing your Magic to Life

In February, the Hat & Rabbit Club is thrilled to present a lecture from Toronto’s own Jay Sankey; the performer, lecturer, author, YouTube sensation, creator, TV star, legend and sex symbol. He has generated more new and original magic that just about anyone in history (and if we’re wrong, may the ghost of Stewart James appear at the lecture and challenge him to a duel!)

The subject of this lelcture is BRINGING YOUR MAGIC TO LIFE: How to make your magic more memorable, engaging and original – by adding more of YOU to your tricks.

We have limited space at our new venue, so even though the lecture is free to members of the club, we encourage members to reserve one of the tickets below so that we can ensure we have enough seating for everyone!

January Lecture: Kayla Drescher – Tips for Tips

Tips for Tips
and other Secrets of the Restaurant Entertainer

Tickets for guests available on the homepage

Although recently popular international for co-hosting the “Shezam” podcast, and for appearing as part of the international touring show “Champions of Magic”, Kayla is best known for her bar magic experience. Her full bar show, which has been seen in restaurants and venues all over the country, is often featured at the Magic Castle’s WC Field’s Bar. She currently works as one of the principal entertainers at “Magic Bar”, a weekly magic show in Encino, California.

This lecture is not your typical lecture, rather a hands-on workshop.

You will learn:

• the routine that earned Kayla the title of “The Next Great Magician” from David Copperfield and NBC’s Today Show,

• ways to gain the most from your restaurant tips,

• how to set up a bar for your full show,

• tips all restaurant magicians should know,

• making your magic as powerful as possible.

Tickets are free for members of the Hat & Rabbit Club, $20 for guests.

Trevor Hamilton 1930-2018

We’re sad to report the passing of Past President Trevor Hamilton.

From The Toronto Star:

Trevor passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre at the age of 88. Predeceased by his parents Iris Mary and Kenneth Francis Hamilton. Devoted husband of Myrle, proud father of Cynthia (Tim), Kenneth (Kara) and Douglas; and cherished grandfather to Connor, Ariel, Taylor, Madison, Hawkeye and Dana. Trevor, a retired Bell Canada employee was a military buff, especially loving the pipes and drums. A former member of The Irish Regiment of Canada, he also loved magic, bird watching, and genealogy. His compassionate and generous spirit touched many and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of His Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 344, 1395 Lake Shore Blvd West Toronto, on Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please remember the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation K Wing, or any children’s charity.

Summer Magic

Hey Members …..                                                                                       Is anyone working for the public over the summer? 

If so, contact Rob Power and we’ll post the events here so your fellow members might drop by and catch the show!

June Elections

The start of the June 2018 meeting will be a brief election of the executive. Because almost everyone is stepping down we are looking for a few good people to help fill the vacant seats.

If you’d like to stand for a certain position, please contact Rob Guttman at: ron.guttman@sympatico.ca

For more details, please read the newsletter posted on both the upcoming events and the news page.