As you embrace your personal day of reflection, respect, and Remembrance...you are also showing your CHILDREN what this day is all about. Whether you have your own children, (or perform for them, like yours truly), we ALL have the Magic Power to be role models. Your solemnity and reverence for this day opens their eyes. Your gentle answering of their questions opens their minds. And the kindness you show for others all year round opens their HEARTS. Naturally, there isn't a parent in the world that wants their child to grow up surrounded by violence. As you may recognize, pictured here with 'Mr. J' is General Roméo Dallaire...Canadian hero, author, and founder of The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative. If you personally have also read The Honourable Mr. Dallaire's books, you'll also have been profoundly moved by his harrowing first hand accounts of children as young as 8, 9, and 10 being recruited as soldiers into the theatre of war. These accounts deeply affected me. (What's more, recently, I dated a wonderful Croatian woman, who grew up in the tragic and terrifying shadow of that country's 1990s Balkan conflicts). Hearing such harrowing stories, you feel deep empathy. You also feel overwhelming gratitude to be Canadian, and a palpable sense of responsibility. As you know, the calm and peace we breathe in Canada is the gift of Centuries, and must never be taken for granted. The price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance. As we honour all our veterans today, let's also share their 'Never Again' message with the next generation. This post is just a little friendly reminder to also try your best to role model kindness for children, too. May we treasure their innocence...they remain, as ever, our best and most magical hope for the future. "Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of mankind." -R. Tagore #RemembranceDay #Veterans #ThankYou #AmazingMisterJ #RomeoDallaire #NeverAgain #Canada #Children #Innocence #Hope #Kindness #WeWillRememberThem ... See MoreSee Less
Do you believe in Magic? Spoiler alert: It's real! 🙂 It's alive and well in the hearts of kids (of all ages). ;) Grateful for this wonderful review, after entertaining last week for some equally wonderful kids and adults: "Oh, Mister J - you work so hard at your tricks and illusions - and your performance is simply wonderful art, transporting and solidly entertaining! We appreciate how you captivated our entire group and appealed to the imaginative child in each of us. It was especially dear how you were able to conscript the youngsters and lead them into an understanding of your magical realm. We hope to see you again and we remain - your fans and admirers- Joan Nightengale & Family, Cole Harbour, NS (November 2020) #BirthdayParty #AmazingMisterJ #Magician #Magic #Joy #Happiness #Believe #MagicIsReal ... See MoreSee Less
For YOUR Hallowe'en...the man who lives it ALL YEAR (!)...ALICE COOPER! You'll be happy to hear the Prince of Darkness is super cool, and conversational, in person, as my brother Chris and I luckily learned. Didja know the spooky song-man is actually an avid GOLF LOVER? Plus he actually has a deep-rooted fear of snakes? And get this: he once lived next door to, (and partied with), GROUCHO MARX?!? Weird is truly wonderful. Y'know, maybe Alice's song: "Welcome to My Nightmare" could apply to 2020, but here's hoping this October 31st, your spirit finds all the far-out fun of your freaky festivities. Bonus: This year features a FULL MOON (!!), so may your kids, (and/or your personal inner child!), enjoy the MAGIC of Hallowe'en. Alice is counting on you! ;) #AmazingMisterJ #AliceCooper #Magic #Magician #BirthdayParty #Halloween2020 #FullMoon #BalloonSnake #BalloonSpider ... See MoreSee Less
You like Magical new taste sensations, AND supporting local, right? Have to share this with you. Imagine: Chocolate creations sooooo good...Heaven would ask for the recipe. Plus, pastries...par excellence. Best of all...Cheesecake that could create world peace! (Where, you ask??) 'Busy Lizzy Sweets!' She so thoroughly impressed yours truly, this unsolicited plug needed to be brought to the attention of your most discerning taste buds. If you personally are too busy to cook, or you need to add that special Magic Touch for your next dinner/party, lucky you! You now have a guaranteed option...'Busy Lizzy Sweets' has you covered. Unique European recipes, plus personalized custom orders too! If you can imagine it, I'm pretty sure she can create it for you. As you can imagine, (performing as a full-time Magician for Birthday Parties), Mr. J sees a lot of different cakes. A LOT. Well, this young lady takes the cake, for first class quality food, coupled with personal style, flair, and LOVE! Above and beyond impressed...energetic personal service, highly recommended. Like Magic, good food always brings people together. 'Busy Lizzy Sweets'...Your new 'Destination for Delicious!' :) Soooo good. <3 You can like her page here: www.facebook.com/Busy-Lizzy-Sweets-108822311010083... See MoreSee Less
"Thank you so much, Mr. J! The boys had a blast. You were incredible." -Lisa Marie Cormier, Hammonds Plains (October 18th, 2020) A very kind review, from a very fun group of Magic Birthday Partiers! Wishing YOU personally a fantastic Fall...may you celebrate the Multicolour Majesty, Magic, and Mystery, of this season. "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." -Albert Einstein ... See MoreSee Less
The Amazing Mr. J performs for celebrities at VIP events, and loves sharing stories! He’s faced the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, entertained for CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Lionel Richie, Natalie MacMaster, NHL stars, Hulk Hogan, Stan Lee, and many more!
“HOW the heck did you do THAT? That… was… amazing!” – Stan Lee, Toronto, August 2010