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Magic back for Year 2

Share the Magic will happen on Friday in Port Coquitlam. - COURTESY OF ALEX SEAMAN
Share the Magic will happen on Friday in Port Coquitlam.
— image credit: COURTESY OF ALEX SEAMAN

Magicians from around western Canada — and beyond — are in Port Coquitlam this week to wave their wands and perform tricks in the second annual MAGIC Festival.

Organized by two-time world magic champion Shawn Farquhar, the family-friendly shows run until Friday with groups like the Vancouver Magic Circle and the Canadian Association of Magicians offering their best.

Friday’s gala at the Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, PoCo) concludes the festival with the fifth annual Share The Magic, benefitting the Share food bank. Among those on the stage will be Farquhar, Billy Hsueh and Steve Dickson. The charity event is produced by hometown magician Alex Seaman.

Other shows this week are:

• Magic’s Best Kept Secrets with Hsueh, The Magic of Zanthera and Leo Kanzelberger (Wednesday, 7 p.m., Second Storey Theatre);

• The Magic Gala with Henry Tom, Rod Chow, Trevor and Lorena Watters, Jeff Christensen, Ray Roch and Lon Mandrake (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Second Storey Theatre);

• and Ray Gamble (Thursday at 7 p.m., Second Storey Theatre).

Visit themagicfestival.com for more information.

 

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

 

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