Monday 22 April 2013

Fun Auction at Browser's Den!

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday at Browser's Den we had an auction.  We have been doing two full day auctions at Browser's for over 35 years!
It is a day that is filled with unique items, great deals and fun for sure.

Shawna, Lisa and I (Jeff) are so glad that so many of you decided to attend even though Sunday was a very sunny day.

Great to see many regular attendees of the auction plus some new faces!

There were posters, books, and DVD's too that were auctioned off.

I was the auctioneer throughout. Michael Close was trying to get back in time from the United States to auction off some items too but the auction ended a bit earlier than normal and Michael got in a bit late. But it was nice that he along with Lee Asher, Ben Train and Glenn West dropped by the shop to say hello.

Ava Close, the daughter of Lisa and Michael, came for the day. She is a very beautiful and bright young 6 year old.

I was a bit worried that Ava would get bored the whole day at the shop listening to some sweater-vested guy auction off items...But she was very quiet and well behaved. She kept busy at our office desk answering some emails and doing some accounting for me. Okay, not...she was doing something on an iPad.

I have hired Ava the 6 year old to give me lessons on how to use an iPad.

Until next time,

Monday 15 April 2013

Magic Camp Open House & Best Magician Contest

April 15, 2013

Hi There,

What a great time we had at the shop yesterday afternoon.

It was the Open House for Mike & Jen Segal's Sorcerer Safari Magic Camp.
Very pleased that the turnout was the best in about three years. Lots of kids and teenagers with their parents finding out about the camp.

Plus others showed up who have participated at the camp for many years including: Lee and Christina Asher, Ben Train, Chris Mayhew, Chris Westfall, Brad Allen, Rosemary Reid, Amy and more.

The night before I was honored to be asked to be one of the judges for the Best Magician Contest 2013 at the Market Village in Markham.

Other judges were Mr. Jim Tam and Mr. Lee Asher plus four Asian Cover Girl models.

It was nice to see some of our customers in the crowd. Primarily it was a large crowd filled with laymen.

Some of those you many know who competed were: James Alan, Keith Brown, Rosemary Reid, Alex Kazam, Jenny Parsons, Mohammed, Solomon. There were nine all together. My apologies but I forget the names of the other fine contestants.

The final performance was given by last year's winner Ryan Brown. Ryan did a wonderful performance of the rings and card manipulation.

Keith Brown was the winner with James Alan coming in a very close second.
All participants should be congratulated for trying their best. It takes guts to enter any sort of contest so they should all be commended for a fine effort.

Thanks to goes to Anson, Jim, Arthur, Willson, Wesley and their helpers.

Until Next Time,