The nominations period has passed and 28% of our membership participated. The full voting record and review of the survey can be viewed by clicking the link provided: RESULTS
I was very happy to see the results of both the nominations and the survey. The survey indicates that the majority of members are very happy with the direction the CAM is taking and I hope we continue to improve as the years progress.
When adding the votes we ended up with a three way tie for fourth place. Because we used an option 1 and 2 it was easier to determine a winner based on which of those three magicians had the most option 1 votes. Below I have listed the top nine magicians. It is in fact a very impressive list which includes three previous winners of the award. In the next few days I will contact each of these nominees and ask them to submit a brief 500 words or less description of themselves and their accomplishments. Once I have these biographies I will post them here so you can all read and make an informed decision. I truly believe that all the nominees are fitting of this, our most prestigious award and wish to congratulate them on being recognized by their peers for their contribution to magic in Canada and around the world.
Official Nominees for the Canadian Magician of the Year:
Shawn Farquhar 25
David Ben 12
Mike Segal 9
Luc Langevin 8 (5 Op1/3 Op2)
Jay Sankey 8 (3 Op1/5 Op2)
Richard Sanders 8 (3 Op1/5 Op2)
David Merry 7
Murray Hatfield 6
Greg Frewin 6