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  1. Please RSVP for Joshua Jay Lecture - Nov 11th
  2. Club Updates
  3. Next Casual Meet-Up - Thurs Dec 1st
  4. Tickets Selling Fast! Joshua Jay Performance - November 10th
  5. Looking for Hat & Rabbit Ephemera
  6. Upcoming Club Dates
1. Please RSVP for Joshua Jay Lecture - Nov 11th

We have the 3rd Event of our 2022-2023 Season happening this Friday and with your club membership you get free access to this event. Please let us know if you can attend so we can plan effectively!
  • As per Joshua Jay's request, this lecture will NOT be recorded, so there will NOT be a streaming link after the event. And it won't be streamed on Zoom, so if you want to learn the secrets, you have to be there in person! 
  • Due to talent and venue availability, we are not always able to maintain a Thursday event date or keep a regular location. 
When: Friday, November 11th, 8PM (lecture start)
Admission: FREE for members / $20 for non-members
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street (Paid parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, paid parking lots in vicinity and underground)

Joshua Jay is regarded as one of the industry's most polished and engaging lecturers, and Toronto magicians will now have a chance to see why. You'll see a mixture of Joshua's best effects and brand new things he's never published or released. You'll see a mix of magic and mentalism, of close-up and parlor, of cards and magic with other objects. And along the way, Josh will extoll what he believes are key focal points for creating magic of your own.

2. Updates

Just a few notes on things going on with your club!
  • The video of Jeff Hinchliffe's lecture on Sept 29th that was shot by Chris Mayhew is finished and we will be sending this link out next week. In the meantime, in case you missed it last year, here is Jeff teaching us a brilliant card effect with some lovely, Torontonian influential touches. It’s called: Holding Swain For Ransom. A nice shout out to the legacy of all things magical in the city and related to the club. Thanks to Chris Mayhew for shooting and editing this little miracle.
    Password: JeffHtrick

  • Help us recruit new members! Do you know any magi or magic enthusiasts who would enjoy our club? Tell them about us or bring them to a Meet-Up! Spread the word!
  • Email invitations have been sent to all members to join the Members Only Facebook Group. If you have not gotten one or are having troubles, please contact 1st VP Colin Geddes (or look him up on Facebook!) who will help get you on board. Of course, some members might not be on Facebook, but at the moment it is the easiest platform for us to have a Forum for Members. 
  • In the last issue of The Linking Ring, on the back cover, there was an ad for 100 Year Anniversary IBM deck. You can see all the details HERE. Does anyone want to go in on buying some of them to save on shipping? Please contact Colin if interested
3. Next Casual Meet-Up - Thurs Dec 1st

When: Thursday, December 1st, 7PM 
Where: The Uptown Pub, 3185 Yonge St / by Lawrence Station

Join us on Thursday, December 1st for another casual social were members can get to know one another, talk magic and and jam on tricks. Bring your cards, coins, silks, ropes or whatever you use. Come with a trick, routine, move, or something interesting related to magic that you've learned over the past 3 years that you can show off to real live people! No Zoom tricks allowed! 

We are still planning out the agendas for the Meet-Ups and hope to have mini-lectures, demonstrations, trivia, jams, book chats, etc. The field is wide open! And if you have any magician friends who aren't members who are curious about the club, invite them! Happy to have non-members sit in and learn what the club is about. 
4. Tickets Selling Fast! Joshua Jay Performance - November 10th

We are so excited to officially announce this event which we've been working for a few months now! The club secured Joshua Jay a lecture on Nov 11th and are now ready to announce a public performance as well! Thanks to all the help from Ben, Jonah and the Toronto Magic Company and to Dave Curran at Jokers

An Evening With Joshua Jay
November 10th, 8:30PM
Jokers - 115 York Blvd, Richmond Hill

Buy Tickets Now
“A superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art.” - David Copperfield

Magic, Mystery and Comedy come to Jokers!

Spend an evening with a world-class magician. Joshua Jay has performed in over one hundred countries and holds a Guinness World Record for card magic. He appeared on Penn & Teller Fool Us, Masters of Illusion and has been on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late, Late Show with James Corden. Most recently, Joshua was awarded Magician of the Year 2020 by the Society of American Magicians.

Featuring the master of mayhem Chris Mayhew. This is a night you won’t want to miss. We promise that you have never seen a show like this before.

This one-night-only special event is presented by The Sid Lorraine Hat & Rabbit Club and the Toronto Magic Company

5. Looking for Hat & Rabbit Ephemera

Does anyone have any old club newsletters, photos or other ephemera? We are trying to document the history of the club. Looking to photograph or scan items that people might have. We recently inherited some great items from the family of past president Phil Smith (1967-68). Take a look in your magic bookshelves and drawers and let us know what you have found. We hope to make this available on our website and to have a club history event at some point in the future. 
6. Upcoming Club Dates 

We're still sorting out details for all of our Meetings and Events, but mark your calendars with the following dates. Details to follow on Meetings and Events and programming for the New Year will be announced in the Fall. As magic enthusiasts, we all appreciate the value of suspense and surprise, don't we? 😁
  • Thursday Nov 10th, 2022 - Event - Joshua Jay Performance (Jokers - 115 York Blvd, Richmond Hill)
  • Friday Nov 11th, 2022 - Event - Joshua Jay Lecture (North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street)
  • Thursday Dec 1st, 2022 - Meet-Up (The Uptown Pub, 3185 Yonge St / by Lawrence Station)
  • TBD - Event - Fundraiser
  • Thursday Jan 5th, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Jan 19th, 2023 - James Alan Lecture (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Feb 2nd, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Feb 16th, 2023 - Event TBA (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Mar 2nd, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Mar 16th, 2023 - Event TBA (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
  • Thursday Apr 6th, 2023 - Meet-Up (location TBD)
  • Thursday Apr 20th, 2023 - Event TBA (Agricola Lutheran Church - 25 Old York Mills Road)
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