Thursday 5 June 2014

Gordon Precious 90th Birthday Bash at Browser's Den

Dear Browser's Denizens,

Gordon performing at his birthday bash!
This past Sunday, June 1, 2014 we held the Gordon Precious 90th birthday party bash at the shop!

It was just GREAT!!      

What a fantastic turnout!! The shop was packed!
So many wonderful friends of the shop and Gordon's came out to support the event!

We had performances by Dave Merry, Christina Kaya and Gordon Precious himself.
Plus Scott Hood the president of the Canadian Association of Magicians presented a special award to Gordon.

Besides our wonderful customers there was also a nice array of prominent magicians, performers and key people of the magic community....including: Glenn Ottaway, Bill Abbott, Lee Asher, Daniel Garcia, Joan Caesar, Richard Forget, Jeff Hill, Mike Segal, Wij, Adam Swaye, James Alan, Danny Hammil, Nicole Lee, and Lisa Close!

And my father's older brother Jerry Pinsky came in from Montreal to visit me and meet some of our customers. My uncle is a young 81 year old eye doctor...who still works full time at his office.  Even my Annie came out to the event for a short while... actually she along with uncle Jerry delivered the cake.

If you look at the photos that Lisa has attached to this piece and notice someone who looks like my dad but is shorter...that is my uncle.

Uncle Jerry Pinsky
Gordon Precious performed the Vanishing Birdcage; of which he does beautifully. 
For the first 40 people to attend the day a free DVD of Gordon Precious performing and explaining the birdcage was given a write-up of his life in magic.

I would like to publicly thank three people who really helped me this happen and provided some great suggestions, Marc Linett and John Talbot! Thank you both very much!!!

AND last but not least...THANK YOU SO MUCH TO MARK BALUK. He videotaped the entire day and will be working on it so that at some point...hopefully not too long...all who were not present will be able to Download it from our website!

Mark Baluk is also responsible for making the free handout!

After we all sang Gordon happy birthday chocolate cake was served!!!

All in a all a wonderful day!!

Thank you all who came!!

Yours Very Truly-Jeff Pinsky

Annie enjoying the magic

Packed house!

David Merry and Gordon

Heather and Jahal

Jeff reading a wonderful letter to Gordon
from magician Michael Ross

Gordon telling some great stories