Windsor Magic Circle
The Windsor Magic Circle is Ring No. 116 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Starting in 1951 the organization was affiliated with the IBM. But in 1959, it was decided by the members that it would be best to break away from the IBM and use the local membership fees to create and fully support their own new local club they would call the "Windsor Magic Circle".
Early in their history, the club started putting on an annual show, the proceeds of which went to its community project, the Wheel Chair Fund, which helped provided wheel chairs free of charge to anybody who needed them.
In 1965, the Windsor Magic Circle presented "Fantastic Foolies: A Magic Revue." The idea for the show was to recreate the performances of some of the great magicians of the past, with the members playing the parts.
- Merlin (portrayed by Dave Montague)
- T. Nelson Downs (portrayed by Barry Hurd)
- Houdini (portrayed by Dave Allen)
- Chung Ling Soo (portrayed by Maurice Bruce)
- Thurston (portrayed by Pete Bateman)
- Blackstone (portrayed by Rick Marsh)
- Cardini (portrayed by Ron Wilson)
Reinstated as IBM Ring
In the early seventies, President Johnny Ould encouraged the club to get reinstated as IBM Ring 116. Ould was also responsible for creating a unique website for the club, , which is worth your visit. His "All Canadian LINKS Page" is a popular resource for things magical in Canada, and provides listings of Canadian magicians and Magic Dealers.