As Calgary magician Ryan Pilling prepares to travel to Port Coquitlam for The Magic Festival, his city remains in a state of emergency. The two rivers that wind through the heart of Calgary flooded on Friday, sending unprecedented amounts of water rushing through neighbourhoods and the downtown core, driving 100,000 people away from their homes.To support the recovery of families in need, Ryan has pledged a portion of the proceeds from his magic shows this week to Inn From The Cold, a Calgary based emergency shelter for homeless families.
Ryan’s comedy magic show, “The Suitcase of Wonders”, will be presented twice during the Magic Festival. Wednesday, June 26th, and Thursday June 27th starting at 7 PM, at the Second Story Theatre in Port Coquitlam. Tickets are just $15, available online at www.TheMagicFestival.com, with 25% of each ticket going to Inn From The Cold.
The MAGIC Festival, in Port Coquitlam, BC, is a first-of-its-kind event for Western Canada, presenting a variety of magic arts and illusion for a full week of shows. www.theMagicFestival.com
Inn From The Cold, a Calgary emergency shelter for families, was evacuated from their facility due to flooding, yet continue to provide support with temporary housing. www.InnFromTheCold.org