Allan Slaight Awards

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Julie Eng
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Allan Slaight Awards

Postby Julie Eng » June 27th, 2016, 11:51 am

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:

Ton Onosaka
Lifetime Achievement - $15,000

Darcy Oake
Sharing Wonder - $15,000

Richard Kaufman
Sharing Secrets - $10,000

Jorge Blass
International Rising Star - $5,000

Luc Langevin
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.

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Doug Thornton
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Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Postby Doug Thornton » June 27th, 2016, 5:28 pm

Congratulations to all the recipients!
And thanks to Chief Genii Richard for this forum and his many contributions to the magic world.

(Thanks, Julie, for posting this.)
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Joe Mckay
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Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Postby Joe Mckay » June 27th, 2016, 6:33 pm

Well done, Richard! You deserve it. Your efforts in magic are unsurpassed.

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Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Postby Matthew Field » June 28th, 2016, 3:44 am

Congratulations to all, but especially to my friends Ton Onosaka and Richard Kaufman, my best buddy.

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Re: Allan Slaight Awards

Postby Tom Gilbert » June 28th, 2016, 7:36 am

Contgrats Richard, really deserving of the award.

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