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Allan Slaight Awards

On behalf of the Slaight Family Foundation, Magicana is pleased to announce the creation of the Allan Slaight Awards to recognize outstanding achievement in the pursuit of the impossible. The foundation has pledged to give $50,000 a year, over five years, to celebrate exceptional work in five distinct categories.

Initiated in 2015, the awards are named after Canadian businessman and philanthropist Allan Slaight in honour of his significant contributions to the art of magic.

Nominations for 2018 are now closed



Nominations for work completed in 2018 are now closed.

Past Recipients

We were delighted to present the Allan Slaight Awards online and thrilled to see recipients embraced and celebrated around the globe. 

About Allan Slaight

Allan Slaight caught the magic bug early—age eight—after seeing Johnny Giordmaine perform magic at his counter in the Eaton’s department store.


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