Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Emily Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fair address: Red River Heritage Fair

Project: Magic Manitoba

Explaining the importance of Philip's Magical Paradise as a representation of the strong magician presence historically in Manitoba. Highlighting the history in and around the museum.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

That most Manitoban magicians that were famous died of cancer. How Philip's friend that he learned with continued to do escape magic even when he had a near fatal magic related accident. I found it very interesting that RCMP officers were willing to lock up two kids practicing escape.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I think Philip's perseverance was inspiring for other Canadians because he never gave up no matter what happened with his magic or his health. I don't think people realize what a strong presence Canada has in the international magicians community.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

It's not as easy to practise some forms of magic and escape because there are more regulations. It is easier to be in contact with other magicians because of the work of Len Vintus, Manitoba magician and founder of the International Brotherhood of Magicians

  • Sue Foley-Currie

    Even seniors can cheer for the next generation learning and sharing about magic as so many in the world enjoy it as entertainment. Good work.
    02/07/2017 9:00:48 PM

  • Kristina

    Thank you for sharing your protect with me. I had no idea there were any great Manitoba magicians. Learn something new everyday! Good Luck Emily!
    19/06/2017 3:47:23 PM

  • Chelsea Millen

    Thank you for stopping me at The Forks today! Good luck and keep up the great work!
    19/06/2017 2:17:40 PM

  • Kimberley Ellison

    I learnt something new today, thank you Emily
    15/06/2017 12:36:42 AM

  • Michelle Barry

    Great job! 👍🏻
    13/06/2017 11:22:45 PM

  • Annette Kelly

    Great job Emily.
    13/06/2017 4:42:04 PM

  • holly

    what a GREAT video she did, very informative! i never knew alot of this information or even that some of these places exsisted. amazing job, Emily! and good luck.
    13/06/2017 1:10:00 PM

  • Jodie H-L

    Well done! Definitely makes me want to learn more about Magical Manitoba...I had no idea!
    13/06/2017 11:13:54 AM

  • Terry Suchodolski

    13/06/2017 7:54:09 AM

  • Austin Porco

    Always thought it was a mysterious field. Good idea, Emily.
    13/06/2017 2:39:56 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.