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Wayne T

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Thanks for allowing me to join this forum. As I am recently retired and have more time on my hands, I decided to take a more serious interest in card magic as a hobby. I get a large amount of personal satisfaction in finding and perfecting a trick that I like and fits my style and ability. While I doubt I will ever perform for money, I do enjoy getting a beer or two from friends or strangers at my local pub.

Generally, I like impromptu tricks and do some self workers, packets, and other full deck intermediate level stuff. At this point I want to continue improve on both my technical and presentation skills. I also enjoy reading about the history of magic, its performers and the tricks and techniques they developed.  

I look forward to learning and hopefully contributing here, and if possible, meeting others from my local area, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Wayne        

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Your in the right place Wayne!

Welcome to TMF...
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Nice to see a fellow Canadian. I'm new here myself. Welcome.

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Hello fellow Canuck! Welcome.
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Welcome, Wayne! Glad to have you here.
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Welcome.

Some of us are thinking of immigrating to Canada. Great country! I have lectured extensively in Canada and always have great fun.
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Welcome.

Some of us are thinking of immigrating to Canada. Great country! I have lectured extensively in Canada and always have great fun.


Through in the odd "eh", wear a touque and you will fit right in. 

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Some of us are thinking of immigrating to Canada. Great country! I have lectured extensively in Canada and always have great fun.

Mike, weren't you at the Toronto Nycan Stewart James Tribute in 1990?
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I was at a Nycan, but it was in New York. Racherbaumer was there. It seems that it was around 1990, but I don't think it was the Stewart James Tribute event. I assume that would have been in Canada. 

The only convention I have attended in Canada was a CAM convention a while back - maybe 10 years ago or so.

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Hi Wayne, a warm welcome to the forum.  Its great to see another Canadian here as well.  There's a pretty active IBM ring in Ottawa.  The forum is great - you'll find it friendly and informative.  If you're ever in the Peterborough area, ring me up!
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Welcome to the forums Wayne!
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I was at a Nycan, but it was in New York. Racherbaumer was there. It seems that it was around 1990, but I don't think it was the Stewart James Tribute event. I assume that would have been in Canada. 

The only convention I have attended in Canada was a CAM convention a while back - maybe 10 years ago or so.

Mike

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Hi Wayne

Welcome to TMF.  I'm in Kingston, and there are a couple more Eastern Ontario magicians in this forum as well.  Let me know if you ever head down this way - I'd be happy to meet up and chat about magic.

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Robin, thank you for the warm welcome.

Maybe once the weather gets a little warmer I could pop down or maybe meet half way Brockville/Prescott. My wife could go shopping as she has little interest in magic. Maybe if I could saw a woman half she'd be more interested.

Anyway hopefully something does workout  and we could meet sometime in the future. [smile]

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Great day Sir, ... even with the weather we have just received. 

There is a very active and welcoming group that meets almost weekly in Ottawa with no commitment or fees associated.  Reach out on FB (I hope I am aloud to say the here) to the group Gatineau/Ottawa Magicians. Look for Frank,  I have had the incredible pleasure of dropping in on a few sessions and everyone is truly gracious and friendly.  They boys (and gals) range in age and experience.

If you do happen to make plans with Mr. Dawes I hope to join yous!

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Great day Sir, ... even with the weather we have just received. 

There is a very active and welcoming group that meets almost weekly in Ottawa with no commitment or fees associated.  Reach out on FB (I hope I am aloud to say the here) to the group Gatineau/Ottawa Magicians. Look for Frank,  I have had the incredible pleasure of dropping in on a few sessions and everyone is truly gracious and friendly.  They boys (and gals) range in age and experience.

If you do happen to make plans with Mr. Dawes I hope to join yous!

David



David, thank you for the information. Unfortunately I may be the last or second last person on earth that does not FB. Would you have an email addy for Frank? I did see there was an IBM Group (151?) but that web page seems to have gone 404.

Where do you normally meet? Please feel free to PM me.

Wayne 

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