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Where Magicians Meet in Hamilton, Ontario
The city of Hamilton has a long history in the world of magic. Here's a quick look at the longstanding magic club in "Steel City."
The Doug Henning Magic Wand Hamilton Magic Club
Hamilton's magic club was founded in 1927 during the golden era of vaudeville. At that time, the club was chartered as IBM Ring 17 but disbanded during the depression. The ring number was released and later occupied by Toronto. The IBM Ring 17 Sid Lorraine The Hat and Rabbit Club still exists today.
On April 10th, 1949, the Hamilton Magic Club Ring 49 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians was re-founded.
During the summer of 2000, members voted to change the name to the Doug Henning Magic Wand Club. Doug Henning became a member in 1963 at the age of 16.
What is an IBM Ring?
The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club is an official International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) member.
Magic clubs that are part of IBM are called "RINGS."
Rings are numbered in the order they were founded, and with over 300 member clubs worldwide, the Hamilton IBM Ring 49 is one of the early clubs.
It was renamed the "Doug Henning Magic Wand Club" in honour of the late magician Doug Henning who grew up in the Hamilton region.
What does the club offer?
The magic club in Hamilton meets every month except summer months. Typically meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.
Meeting topics can vary from month to month, but the main focus is on magician lectures, performance nights, and auctions—a diverse mix of learning, performance and new magic tricks.
Members receive a monthly newsletter and access to a secret password section on their website with exclusive tricks and information.
Who can join?
The Hamilton magic club is open to anyone interested in learning the art of magic.
It is not required to be an active member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Canadian Association of Magicians, but it is encouraged.
Here are the age recommendations from the Doug Henning Magic Wand Club's website
"Anyone aged 12 and up with a keen interest in learning, practicing and performing magic are welcome."
Members range from general interests to full-time professional magicians. The club is welcoming and friendly!
How much does it cost to join?
Membership fees are $45 annually and $40 for seniors.
Guests are welcome to drop in and enjoy the first meeting for free and a $10 price for the second. Additional sessions will require an annual membership.
Where they meet
The Doug Henning Magic Wand club meets every month throughout the year, except during the summer months.
Meetings are held in a church, but the club has no religious affiliation or connection.
Here are the Doug Henning Magic Wand Club meeting details:
Meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Ryerson United Church
265 Wilson Street East,
How to join
To become a member, stop by and visit one of the monthly events and meet the members. You'll have a blast and meet some incredible magicians. You can learn more about joining on their official website.
Here is how to connect with the Hamilton magic club:
Hamilton Doug Henning Magic Wand Club IBM Ring 249
If you live in the Hamilton region and are interested in learning the art of magic, connecting with other magicians and joining a great community, join the Doug Henning Magic Wand Club.
The club meets every second Tuesday of the year (except summer months) and offers a range of value from acclaimed lectures, member performance events and auctions.
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