Cachia, Edward M. 1930
Birth Place: Malta
Moved to Canada 1949
r. Georgetown, Ontario
Assisted Malta magician Prof. X.
Performed in Oshawa Ontario at churches, schools,
Kresge's Christmas parties and others.
Joined I.B.M. 1954/55, friends of Johnny Giordmaine,
Fred Ruby, Bruce Posgate and Jimmy Lake.
Member: B.A.M. , I.B.M.
Recently returned to magic!
(Posted May, 30, 2001)
Caesar, Ben1977 Won Silver medal in stage at SAM Convention 1998 as well as creativity award. Caesar, Joan1946 Schooling:MSc in Agricultural Economics and Extended Education and a Teaching Diploma. President and Founder, Canadian Association Of Magicians Past President, I.B.M. Ring 235/Kitchener, Ontario Past President, I.B.M. Ring 49/Hamilton, Ontario I.B.M. Territorial Vice-President Southern Ontario Joan Caesar is the President and founder of the Canadian Association Of Magicians, an organization dedicated to the promotion of magic and magicians in Canada. The CAM also runs a convention every second year, featuring Canadian magicians as well as magicians from around the world. She is also a regular at many conventions through-out the USA Joan performs her children's magic act at libraries, schools, Joan is a leading organizer of magic events in Southern Ontario and a great supporter of magic and magicians in Camirand, Guy19-- Campbell, Jack19-- Carte, Henry B.19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto Chapin, Marshall A.19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto Chen, Juliana 19-- r.Vancouver British Columbia At age 12, Juliana entered the Hunan School of Ballet and Acrobatics. After graduating, she worked there as a ballerina until transferring to the China Acrobatic Troupe as a foot juggler. She started performing magic in 1982. In 1986 she won 1st prize at the all China Best Magician Competition and 2nd place the following year. In 1988 she immigrated to Canada and by 1991 she was good enough to be awarded 1st place as best Magician in In 1992, she entered and won 1st place at the I.B.M. convention in Salt Lake City, becoming the first Chinese Magician to have won 1st place. In 1996 she won 2nd in Germany and in September of 96', Juliana won the Grand Prix and 1st place at Spanish XXI Congreso Nacional De Magia Competition in Spain. The next year, 1997, saw Juliana win the top prize at F.I.S.M. in Germany for Manipulation, becoming the first Juliana has appeared on the cover of almost every magic magazine and magic publication in the world and has performed on TV and in countries around the world for many corporate and private functions. Choiniere, Mario19-- World wide performances including Singapore, Las Vegas and Hamilton Mermudas, Mario has been a professional for 15 years (as of 2004) Cielen, James19— Grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. Began performing magic at the age of ten. His skills became so polished that he began winning awards all over From many years of practice and study, James developed his magic skills for his show business career. Show business has both a performing side and a business side. To develop his business skills, James attended the University of Manitoba, where he majored in marketing and received a Bachelor of Commerce Honors Degree. James combined his magic and marketing skills to create illusions for many companies' trade shows and sales meetings, custom designing magic effects using the companies' own products. Companies including IBM, Xerox, Rockwell, and Boeing, to name a James performed at the International Brotherhood of Magicians competition. Their highest award is the coveted Gold Medal. James is the third person in history to receive this prestigious award. James has performed around the world, and been seen on television shows in the US, Canada, Japan, and in over 80 other countries. In 1998, James moved to Las Vegas. His performing schedule has kept him traveling around the world, with only short stays in his new Clarke, Edger J.---- - ---- Charter member IBM Ring 49, Hamilton
Collins, Jeff 1963
(b. September 1, 1963)
Birth Place:Ancaster, Ontario
r. Halifax Nova Scotia
Performed in Canada, U.S.A. , Singapore
Career Highlights: Halifax International Buskfest (7 times),
G7 Summit, Singapore River Busker Festival,
Canadian National Exhibition, Summersault '98,
Entertainment Tonight, Sesame Street, Romper Room,
Known for: Setting fire to his face and riding on the backs ,
of Killer Whales.
Quote: "You say ooh, I say aah!"
Favorite trick, "Slight of tongue"
Pet peeve: People who lack a sense of humor
(entered June 4, 2001 from business card)
Cooper, Len 1928 - 2003
b. January 2, 1928 / d. January 24, 2003
Birthplace:Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. Past President I.B.M. Ring 17 Magic Dealer and founder of Browser's Den of Magic, Toronto First exposed to magic in 1939 at New York World's Fair. Watched pitchman demonstrating Svengali deck. Two years later at age 13 joined magic group at library. In early 1940's Len met other magicians by joining magic group F.A.M.E. run by 'Doc' Abe Hurwitz, aka, Peter Pan The Magic Man. Other famous F.A.M.E. magic members included Albert Goshman. Len spent time at Tannens magic shop, eventually getting a job from Lou Tannen. In 1946, Len was sent into the army and taught Morse code, his main contribution was in performing magic for other servicemen, perfecting his act. After the war Len became a professional magician and performed in clubs and television. Because of hay fever, Len vacationed in the Laurentians in Montreal and performed at the hotels to help pay for his lodging. He met his soon to be wife Bernice from Toronto there and they married in 1956 and had three children. After giving up magic for owning and operating a music shop in New York for twenty years, Len and Bernice decided to move to Toronto in 1975 and opened up The Browser's Den Magic Shop. Many magicians called Browser's there home away from home like, Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz, Doug Henning and many passing through took time to stop by like David Copperfield and Harry Anderson, to name a few. In 1995 after 25 years in the magic business, Len and Bernice sold the magic shop to Jeff Pinsky. Len still helped at the shop on Mondays up until his health started failing in May of 2002 due to kidney problems. Len was loved by many in the magic community and is truly missed. (submitted February 10, 2003 with excerpts from Jeff Pinsky) Copeland, Joe19--
Craigen, Shelby Ernest Mathew 19--
Present member of the Edmonton Magic Club. Member of Ring 28 IBM. Member of the Order of Merlin , Shield, IBM since 1966. Worked with the Reveen Show during the 1960's and 70's. Graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design,Citation from The University of Alberta in Business admin.Graduate of the graphic Communications program at the Northern Alberta Institute Of Technologies, Edmonton.Exhibit designer at the Provincial Museum of Alberta 25 years. Retired. Crispo, Dustin19-- -
Cullen, James H.---- - ---- Charter member IBM Ring 49, Hamilton Culos, David Mackenzie1961 - 2000 (b.March 19, 1961- d.March, 2000 - accident) r.Coquitlam, British Columbia Children:Maureen, Stephanie Schooling:Vancouver College Worked, Worker's Compensation Board (B.C.) First V.P. and Acting President - I.B.M. Ring 92/Vancouver Magic Circle (B.C.) Magic Technical advisor for films including- NBC's "Night Visitor" and "Lake in the Woods", Disney's "So Weird", as well as an actor. Awards:Two time winner "Ray Gamble" - Trophy from Ring 92 / "H.B. MacLean" Trophy, "Cecil Ackery" Comedy Trophy Cutts, Calvin19-- -