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Sarah, Clemens Mill | January 14, 2020

On February 17, 2020, Clemens Mill will once again be hosting an epic Family Day party!  We’re planning games, crafts and other great activities. But we’re most excited about a magic performance from Scott Boyd.  We wanted to find out a little more about him and his love of magic.  Here’s what he told us…

Idea Exchange: When did you first become interested in magic?

Scott: I have always been interested in magic, but focused on school and a career. I studied Robotics and Automation and have been working in that field for most of my career. Magic was a hobby I always wanted to learn, and when I finally did; the "magic bug" bit me and I never looked back. I started learning a trick a day, performing to friends and family whenever I could. Shortly after, within 8 months of learning my first card trick, I was asked to perform for a Children's Birthday Party - it was a huge success and I started doing more shows. My passion for magic is strong and I love sharing it with others.

Idea Exchange: How old were you when you started performing?

Scott: I started performing magic at the age of 30 - I am 34 now! Although it seems like a short period of time, many people think I have been performing for decades!  I am humbled by their comments. 

Idea Exchange: What's your favourite illusion to perform?

Scott: This is a tough decision but.... I’d say "The Torn and Restored Newspaper Illusion." It was one of those effects that always fooled me, and once I learned the secret I was very impressed and needed to learn it for myself. I have performed this trick in every stage show I have done –over 300 times now!

Idea Exchange: What's the illusion you had the hardest time mastering? 

Scott:  The aforementioned "Newspaper Illusion." It took many hours to learn the secret, and to perform it well enough as to fool others in the audience. Anything that takes time to master and is hard to learn at first is often well rewarded in the end. Not many other magicians perform it.

Idea Exchange: What would you tell a child who wants to be a performer some day?

Scott:  I would tell anyone, not just a child, that you can do anything. You can do anything you set your mind to, as long as you give yourself the proper amount of time. I would also say "just be yourself." No one is better at being you that you. Put yourself out there; learn from your mistakes and keep going. "Fail forward," I say. You won't know unless you try. If you want to be a performer, you need to practice –practice on friends and family, people who will encourage you.

We look forward to welcoming Scott and all of you for our Family Day fun!


Check out all of the exciting programs we have planned for Family Day Weekend:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

10:30am – 3:30pm, PR
Play Minute to Win It style games. It's kids vs. grown-ups with prizes for the winners.
 
10:30am – 3:30pm, HE
Drop by the Switch Gaming Central, Junior Board Game Zone or Engineering Alley for some fun.
 
10:30am – 3:30pm, OPO
We're crazy about music. Explore new sounds, create a musical craft, and make rockin' tunes.
 
11:00am – 2:00pm, QS
Let’s get adventurous with hands-on activities sure to delight aspiring artists of all ages.
 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16
 
1:00 – 3:00pm, OPO
Calling all builders and designers. Explore some amazing building materials. Half the fun is smashing your creation when you're done.
 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
 
12:00 – 4:00pm, CM

Fun activities for the whole family with a performance by magician Scott Boyd at 2:00pm.