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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, 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 2019 are now OPEN



Nominations for work completed in 2019 are now open. Know someone who should be recognized for outstanding achievements in magic? Submit their name here!


$50,000 is awarded in five distinct categories: Lifetime Achivement, Sharing Wonder, Sharing Scerets, International Rising Star, and Canadian Rising Star.

Past Recipients

Since 2015, the Allan Slaight Awards have been recognizing some amazing and outstanding individuals and organizations. See the list of past recipients who have been 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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