The Sentimentalists – Rising Stars

We wanted to take a moment to congratulate The Sentimentalists who were recently named Canadian Rising Stars by the Allan Slaight Awards.

Members will recall seeing Steffi Kay and Mysterion the Mindreader who performed at our year-end Banquet in 2017. Since then, they have gone on to appear on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, America’s Got Talent and more!

The Sentimentalists – Photo by Johan Duker

Congratulations to both of them and we look forward to seeing them in their favourite place… the future!

The Allan Slaight Awards

Last weekend, as part of the concluding celebration for the Magic Collectors Weekend in Montreal, Magicana gave out this year’s Allan Slaight Awards. The awards were instituted by the Slaight Family Foundation to honour Allan Slaight, a media mogul and philanthropist with a lifelong passion for magic, and to celebrate outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible. This years’ recipients are:

Photo by David Linsell

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000)

Sharing Wonder ($15,000)

Sharing Secrets ($10,000)

International Rising Star ($5,000)

Canadian Rising Star ($5,000)

*Due do performing commitments, Eric Leclerc and Derek Delgaudio were unable to attend in person.

More information about the Allan Slaight Awards is available at