Magical evening in Mission to support Fort McMurray fire victims

Magical evening in Mission to support Fort McMurray fire victims

Fraser Valley Magic Circle organizes fundraising performance on May 30.

Mission’s Third Monday Magic show is raising funds for victims of the fires in Fort McMurray.

The Fraser Valley Magic Circle (FVMC) is celebrating its third anniversary of the monthly public magic show – which takes place the third Monday of every month – and for this month only, they are presenting a special Fifth Monday Magic edition.

The date change was necessary because on the third Monday of May, five of the club’s members, along with fundraising magician guru John Kaplan and four other entertainers, were busy raising almost $19,000 for the Fort McMurray fire victims. The magicians put on an amazing, three-hour spectacular at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster and more than 700 people attended.

The FVMC moved the date of their monthly Mission show and all the members went into town to show support for the fundraiser.

With that spirit in mind, the special edition May 30 show will also be a fundraiser for the Fort McMurray fires and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross.

With the government’s matching donations program, organizers hope to hit the $1,000 mark if the theatre sells out.

There are 50 seats available and tickets are $10 each.

The FVMC is committed to making live theatre and magic work in Mission and they encourage the public to see the show.

The show takes place at the Opening Nite Theatre in Mission (33227 Railway Ave.) at 7 p.m. Tickets can be bought at the door or in advance at their website at FVMC.ca.