On Saturday, June 25, The Allan Slaight Awards, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Pursuit of The Impossible, were given out (in Toronto) at a private reception. A total of $50,000 in prizes were awarded across five categories.
Magicana is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's awards:
Lifetime Achievement - $15,000
Sharing Wonder - $15,000
Sharing Secrets - $10,000
International Rising Star - $5,000
Canadian Rising Star - $5,000
Each recipient was also given an iPad with their name engraved as part of the prize package.
The awards were established in 2015 to honour Allan Slaight, a media mogul and philanthropist with a life-long passion for magic. The awards were instituted by the Slaight Family Foundation and they are administered by Magicana.
On behalf of Magicana and the Slaight Family, we would like to congratulate the recipients and thank them for their enduring passion for magic and commitment to sharing wonder.
We invite all of our readers to think of those individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of magic. Nominations for the next set of awards, to be presented in 2017, will open early in the fall.