Renowned magician to perform as band fundraiser


Time travel, disappearing acts, magic, illusions, and, yes, even a psychic chicken.
That’s what’s in store Friday night when the world renowned magic show, “Magical Moments in Time,” takes to the Townshend Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring Ted and Marion Outerbridge, the show promises a blend of magic, dance, comedy, and theatre.
Since becoming a “sensation in his neighbourhood” at the age of 12 by performing magic tricks at birthday parties for a $5 fee, Ted Outerbridge has become known around the world for his magical act, appearing on stages from Bermuda to Germany, on television shows (including the Discovery Channel’s “Mystery Hunters”), and even performing via radio.
He was recognized by his peers as Stage Magician of the Year in 1996, and given the Tom Auburn Award for magical excellence in 1997.
If a good show isn’t enough reason to head out to the Townshend Theatre on Friday, funds raised will be going towards the Fort Frances High School band’s trip to Italy during the March Break.
The trip will see 72 students, along with 13 chaperones and 10 spouses, heading off to the “beautiful country” from March 12-22—a place the band first visited some 16 years ago.
“Ted Outerbridge is . . . our final big fundraiser for the band,” noted Marie Saunders. “And basically we’re just hoping the town will come and support them.
“We’re looking for a sell-out, that’s our goal,” she added.
Tickets, which cost $20, are available through Northwoods Gallery & Gifts and from band students.
If students can’t be reached due to exam time, those interested in attending can contact John Dutton at Fort High (274-7747).