Murray Hatfield is 2005 Magician of the Year!

Murray Hatfield – Magician of the Year

June 18th was the day. The Canadian Association of Magicians International Conference was the site. Award time was the scene. And our favorite Murray Hatfield was the Choice. 

Mr.
Hatfield and his beautiful wife Teresa received the 2005 Magician of
the Year Award from the prestigious Canadian Association of
Magicians.  The conclave consists of approximately 300 of the top
magicians from all over Canada and around the world.

Amidst
the usual hubbing and bubbing you would expect to see at any gathering
of magicians, the voting was finalized and the man who has become an
institution in Canada came out the winner. 

The
Magician of the Year award is voted on by the membership of the
Canadian Association of Magicians and is the top award for a magician
in the country responsible for so many great entertainers – including
the essential lynch pin in any construction of magic’s rich history,
Doug Henning.

Mr. Hatfield and Teresa travel the world
to perform their classy and entertaining brand of magic. In the last
few years, you may have seen them at the Magic Castle, the Plaza Hotel
in Singapore, on cruise ships in Australia, New Zealand and around the
states.  In essence, they present the best kind of magic for
appreciative audiences. 

Their award is testament
to their tireless desire to remain true to their Canadian roots even
with ever-increasing international engagements. 

Mr.
Hatfield and Teresa have been loyal to Inside Magic since its infancy –
back when we were printed on mimeograph paper and shoved under the
doors of conventioneers.  But that’s not why we think they are so
deserving of not only this award but also their increasing fame.

One
of the singular interests of the expansive Inside Magic staff of
reporters, editors and publishers is the logistics of magic
entertainment.  Call us fools – and we love verbal abuse – but we
can spend an equal amount of time watching the show on either side of
the curtain.  We love to watch as David Copperfield rolls into
town with his two semi-tractor trailer trucks filled with illusions to
be assembled, tested, and positioned by tens of talented people so that
one man can walk into the spotlight and put on a flawless show. 

Mr.
Hatfield and Teresa have put on a touring show each year for the past
few decades that has now become an institution in Canada. 
Audiences look forward to their full evening show apparently as much as
the couple anticipates performing it. 

The “institution” began in 1986 when Mr. Hatfield was hired by Xentel DM – North America’s largest cause related fundraising organization – to be a part of its annual touring show  Magic ‘N…

Murray Hatfield – Magician of the Year

June 18th was the day. The Canadian Association of Magicians International Conference was the site. Award time was the scene. And our favorite Murray Hatfield was the Choice. 

Mr.
Hatfield and his beautiful wife Teresa received the 2005 Magician of
the Year Award from the prestigious Canadian Association of
Magicians.  The conclave consists of approximately 300 of the top
magicians from all over Canada and around the world.

Amidst
the usual hubbing and bubbing you would expect to see at any gathering
of magicians, the voting was finalized and the man who has become an
institution in Canada came out the winner. 

The
Magician of the Year award is voted on by the membership of the
Canadian Association of Magicians and is the top award for a magician
in the country responsible for so many great entertainers – including
the essential lynch pin in any construction of magic’s rich history,
Doug Henning.

Mr. Hatfield and Teresa travel the world
to perform their classy and entertaining brand of magic. In the last
few years, you may have seen them at the Magic Castle, the Plaza Hotel
in Singapore, on cruise ships in Australia, New Zealand and around the
states.  In essence, they present the best kind of magic for
appreciative audiences. 

Their award is testament
to their tireless desire to remain true to their Canadian roots even
with ever-increasing international engagements. 

Mr.
Hatfield and Teresa have been loyal to Inside Magic since its infancy –
back when we were printed on mimeograph paper and shoved under the
doors of conventioneers.  But that’s not why we think they are so
deserving of not only this award but also their increasing fame.

One
of the singular interests of the expansive Inside Magic staff of
reporters, editors and publishers is the logistics of magic
entertainment.  Call us fools – and we love verbal abuse – but we
can spend an equal amount of time watching the show on either side of
the curtain.  We love to watch as David Copperfield rolls into
town with his two semi-tractor trailer trucks filled with illusions to
be assembled, tested, and positioned by tens of talented people so that
one man can walk into the spotlight and put on a flawless show. 

Mr.
Hatfield and Teresa have put on a touring show each year for the past
few decades that has now become an institution in Canada. 
Audiences look forward to their full evening show apparently as much as
the couple anticipates performing it. 

The “institution” began in 1986 when Mr. Hatfield was hired by Xentel DM – North America’s largest cause related fundraising organization – to be a part of its annual touring show  Magic ‘N Miracles
Now in its third decade, the show features Mr. Hatfield and Teresa as
well as some of the best magicians and variety artists in the
world.  In fact, this year, three outstanding performers joined
the show for its romp across Canada: Oscar Munoz, Dan Sperry, and award-winning magician and Charlie Chaplin impersonator Paul Romhany.

Close
to 100,000 people see the show annually, which has raised millions of
dollars for a variety of Canadian charities including Firefighter
Associations, Burn Units, Hospitals, Women’s Shelters, Hospices and
more.

All of these accolades and reasons to commend Mr.
Hatfield and Teresa would be interesting but undeserving of such a
prestigious award if they couldn’t perform; and perform better than
those who travel in the elite circles of our wondrous craft.  But
Mr. Hatfield and Teresa can perform and do.  Their audiences are
likely unaware of their laurels but come year-after-year because they
are entertained and mystified. 

Congratulations to
Mr. Hatfield and Teresa for all they have accomplished, the award
recognizing their talents and energy, and to those make their show a
continuing success.

By the way, we have convinced Mr.
Hatfield to sit for an Inside Magic Celebrity Interview.  Look for
it on our new website.  It will be the inauguration piece. 

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