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February Lecture: Jay Sankey – Bringing Your Magic to Life

When: Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Where: St. George on Yonge Anglican Church (5350 Yonge Street – MAP)

Admission: FREE for members / $20 for guests

In February, the Hat & Rabbit Club is thrilled to present a lecture from Toronto’s own Jay Sankey; the performer, lecturer, author, YouTube sensation, creator, TV star, legend and sex symbol. He has generated more new and original magic that just about anyone in history (and if we’re wrong, may the ghost of Stewart James appear at the lecture and challenge him to a duel!)

The subject of this lelcture is BRINGING YOUR MAGIC TO LIFE: How to make your magic more memorable, engaging and original – by adding more of YOU to your tricks.

We have limited space at our new venue, so even though the lecture is free to members of the club, we encourage members to reserve one of the tickets below so that we can ensure we have enough seating for everyone!

Past updated info…  FRIDAY AUGUST THE 3RD. 2018

Hey everyone, I just thought I’d weigh in on where we are and what we’ve done during the summer months. 

First off, Garry & Andrew have been working hard to get us the info we need to proceed with the not for profit status update. While it’s still in the works it’s looking very good and we remain hopeful, Why is this important? Well it will mean that we will fall into the proper category that the club actually is and be paying mush less for amenities. This will allow us to be able to afford better lectures etc. etc.

Chris has been working with me to update our on line membership page which will be up and active next week.  There will be 3 options to join the club. (A.On Line – with PayPal)  (B. Download a PDF form and mail it to us with a cheque) (C. show up to our first meeting in September and we’ll have membership forms there to fill out)

Laura, our new Membership person has worked with me to create the new membership forms that look great.

David, our new Treasurer is setting up his system of checks and balances and will be manning the front desk with Laura the membership director.

I have printed of a new look lanyard/nametag. Everyone who was a member last year will have their lanyard preprinted and available at the front desk of the first meeting.

I have gone to a local T-shirt place and bought myself a T-shirt with the club logo.  I also have borrowed 4 other shirts of different sizes.  Anyone who wants to get a club shirt  will be able to try on the sizes at the first meeting.

James has come up with an amazing line up of talent for the fall season.  Not only do we have great people for the first 3 months of meetings but we have sponsored extra lectures in September and November from the Can-Am Lecture tour.  As soon as everyone is signed, we’ll be posting and promoting like crazy and asking everyone to help spread the word.

Well I think that’s it. Still a lot to do but it’s being done!  Check back here or on the Facebook page for club updates.

Note: if you have a suggestion for the club and you’re using facebook to make the suggestion, if you want me to see it, message me directly and I’ll be sure to see it and reply.


Sunday, June 10th. 2018 –  Well we had our banquet at the North York Mandarin and it was a surprisingly good time and a well attended event!   Pictures will be posted as soon as they are available.

Our elections were held and this upcoming year has us with a very healthy group of people manning various positions. For more information of the upcoming executive and their contact info, please check out the new “Executive” page of this web site.

June Banquet at the Mandarin! 

Thursday June 7th, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Hey everyone –  Because we are still searching for a permanent home, we’ve made the decision to hold this years Banquet at the North York location of the Mandarin Restaurant!

We need 50 people to sign up in order for them to give us our own room. Once we have our own room, we’ll be able to present, perform and speak more freely.

For Food – Everyone takes care of their own tab and you can order the all you can eat buffet or you can order from a menu that is the exact same price as the take out menu.

(to view the Mandarin Take Out Menu and Prices click the link below.)

Take-out – Delivery – Mandarin

For Entertainment – We are looking for any and all members to perform a little table hopping!  So fill your pockets & tell your wife it’s ok, because it’s what you are suppose to do!

To Make Reservations – As stated above, in order to get our own room we need to call in with a reservation and allow the restaurant to set up the proper amount of tables.  If you are attending the June Banquet, please email Dan or Terri Stapleton and let them know how many in your party.

Remember at this meeting, everyone is allowed to invite guests!

To reserve your seats please contact Dan or Terri Stapleton 

 Email:  or Phone:  (416) 766-8494

To sign up to table hop, please contact Rob Power

Email:   or Phone:  (289) 675:5853


Date: Thursday June 7th, 2018

Mandarin Location: North York Mandarin, 1027 Finch Ave. West, North York, ON M3J

Start time: 7:00 pm. (It’s one min. walk from Dufferin & Finch  with plenty of free parking)

Oh, IMPORTANT!!! We would like anyone who is receiving the monthly Hat & Rabbit Club Email to let us know.  We are using an on line email service called “Mail Chimp”.  We are using Mail Chimp so that when we send out a group email, it will not be flagged as “SPAM” or TRASH” or put into those folders.

So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE … if you are getting the Club Emails and they are going into your “IN BOX”, please email Jonah Duker at: and let him know that you are getting the emails.

(Many thanks as this will go a long way to helping us verify our email delivery system)


Well that’s it for now. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call, text or email me.

Hope to see you all out for a great magical party at the Mandarin!VP Rob Power   Email: or Phone:  (289) 675:5853

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