Call Donald at 250-727-6505 (Victoria, BC) to check availability. 

Here are some of the groups & events that I perform for – elementary schools, holiday parties, special events & parties, birthdays, churches, summer daycamps, after-school care programs, preschools, libraries, shopping centres, etc.



Some Recent Show References & Photos   

Received April 2017:

"Thank you so much for the show and our preschool children enjoyed the time with you very much! Your show was very interactive and not just the children but us teachers and the parent enjoyed it very much! A lot of jokes and great tricks! I really appreciated that you included the balloon animals as the children were so happy that they got to take something home with them. :)
  You were very thorough and organized, thank you again for the great time!"
- Hiroko Dunnett, James Bay Community Preschool, Victoria, BC


Received March 2017:

"Brilliant! Your energetic, interactive Magic and Fun show delighted both children and adults at our Ayyam-i-Ha party, transcending any diversity of language or culture, and your service was excellent, start to finish. Thank you, Donald Dunphy!"
- Lois Shand, Secretary, The Baha'is of Duncan


Received February 2017:

“The Fun Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Centre for Family Day 2017 was a huge hit. Donald was very engaging and kept a very large audience thoroughly entertained for the full 45 minutes. He was very easy to deal with and he was organized, punctual and professional. It was great that he involved people from the audience in his show as it kept it interactive and both the children and the parents were excited to see their friends and family 'on stage'. I would highly recommend booking this magic show for an upcoming event.”
- Holly Courtright, Community Development Programmer, Recreation Services, Township of Esquimalt


Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.
Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.


Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.
Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.


Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.
Magic Show at Esquimalt Recreation Family Day - February 2017.


Received January 2017:

“Donald Dunphy, Magician, performed one of his themed magic shows at the annual Halloween Hullaballoo held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Victoria.  This event took place on the afternoon of October 22, 2016 in the church hall, and was presented for children aged three to twelve, and their caregivers.
  Donald Dunphy’s presentation was amazing!  The comedy in the show brought lots of smiles and laughter from both the children and the adults!  Many of the children had the opportunity to be assistants to the magician.  Their comments, facial expressions and body language added to the humour, especially when items appeared and disappeared, just like magic! 
  Donald Dunphy also made wonderful balloon creations for many of the children who gave him assistance.  Donald’s ability to create a large variety of balloon creatures was amazing! 
  The magic show was the highlight of our event. The parents were so impressed by Donald Dunphy’s presentation, that several of them asked me to book the show right away, for the following year.  We are looking forward to a presentation at our next Halloween Hullaballoo that will entertain the families with fresh material!”
- Dianne Penner, Christian Education Convener, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria, BC


Received January 2017:

“Thank you so much for your amazing show at our child care centre’s Family Christmas Party. It was great to hear the children laugh so much, the parents too for that matter. You were able to engage the entire group, people 2.5 years to Grandparents.
 For me, as the organizer, l appreciated that you were very organized, respected the environment and the occasion. You kept in communication with me and touched base to make sure all was still a go and were prompt, prepared and kept to our tight schedule.
 Thanks again and let me say, I hope to see you next December!!”
- Meagan Brame, Director, Saxe Point Day Care, Victoria, BC


Received January 2017:

“Our first Family Night Magic Show with Donald the Magician was a fantastic experience! The sneak peek preview during school hours allowed us to really set the stage for the big show and was key to our fundraising and sales. The night of the show, we packed our gymnasium with hundreds of people and Donald did not disappoint. The evening was a great event for families of all ages and for our PAC, it proved to be one of the largest fundraisers of the year!”
- Alicia Rempel, PAC President, Lynn Fripps Elementary School, Langley, BC


Received January 2017:

“Donald Dunphy has entertained the children at our company’s Christmas party for several years. Every year the show is slightly different so it feels fresh. I have occasionally asked if the parents think the children would enjoy something else since they’ve seen the magic show year after year. But the children love it! They really look forward to 'the magician.'
 Donald, besides providing an entertaining and professional show, pays meticulous attention to detail. He communicates regularly and thoroughly. He always arrives on time and the show always goes very smoothly. He is a pleasure to work with.
 I would highly recommend Donald and his 'magic and illusion' for any children’s or family event you are planning.”
- Julie Mackrow, Office Administrator, Koers and Associates Engineering, Parksville, BC


Magic Show at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort - New Year's Eve 2016.
Magic Show at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort - New Year's Eve 2016.


Received November 2016:

“We had Donald Dunphy come to my daughters birthday party. Most of the children were around 5 years old. The show was really age appropriate and kept the children entertained and involved. It was also very entertaining for the parents. Everyone had fun and it really made the party more memorable. Donald is extremely professional; from the very first phone call to long after the party was over. He really does think of everything. He provides a lot of information and materials to help plan the party. You can tell he has been doing this for a long time, he has it down to a fine art. His communication throughout the planning process was great. We all have (or have a friend that has) that one "nightmare party entertainment" story but you absolutely, 100%, will not be disappointed if you hire Donald Dunphy. It is great value for money. We have 4 children so I am sure we will be hiring Donald again in the future.”
- Kate Wall, Birthday Party Parent


Received November 2016:

“I hired Donald for my son's 3rd birthday party. We had roughly 10 kids between the ages of 3-4yrs, and their parents, at our home. Donald was punctual, as he said he would be, engaging and presented a show so perfectly appropriate for the occasion. I was amazed how attentive all the kids were! They hung on to every word he said, they willingly participated and took directions. The BEST was how hard the kids laughed throughout the show! Some of them could hardly catch their breath, this includes the parents as well.
 The kids loved receiving animal balloons and magic wands at the end of the show. I would highly recommend Donald to anyone! He was prepared, professional and very easy to work with. It was such a fun birthday party because of him!”
- Rebecca Visser, Birthday Party Parent


Received November 2016:

“I am happy about our decision to add a fun magic show to our annual Fall Festival Event at Central Baptist Church. We packed the house with close to 450 guests and Donald's part was the right piece in bringing a fun/interactive conclusion to the night's festivities. The younger children were absolutely mesmerized by the show. Though the auditorium was quite busy with background noise pollution and a shifting crowd, he did a great job capturing his audience with his endearing stage presence.”
- Tom Drinkwater, Children's Ministry Director, Central Baptist Church, Victoria, BC


Magic Show at Lynn Fripps Elementary School in Langley - November 2016.
Magic Show at Lynn Fripps Elementary School in Langley - November 2016.


Magic Show at Kirkbride Elementary School in Surrey - November 2016.
Magic Show at Kirkbride Elementary School in Surrey - November 2016.

Received October 2016:

“Hi Donald, I just wanted to let you know how happy we all were with your presentation at our son's 5th birthday party. We have hosted many birthday parties at different venues and we felt that you offered very fair prices for what was included in your packages. We got the Silver Package and felt it was a good value. All the kids got to take home magic wands AND balloon animals. We loved how you were able to cater the show to the younger audience and have them engaged at all times. You had the kids participating, you got all 20 something kids laughing, you got the parents laughing, AND the grandparents laughing. Your humor was clean and yet even funny for adults. At school, the parents and my son's friends are still talking about your performance. My son loves the Magic Kit you gave him as a birthday gift and he still has that awesome crazy birthday balloon hat you made him. Thank you once again for making my job easy at the party.”
- Jenny Leung, Birthday Party Parent


Received October 2016:

“Thank you for coming to Esquimalt United Church and bringing your Magical Evening to our community. The show was entertaining and fun for all ages. We had nothing but positive feed back from all who attended. I was very impressed with your communication for booking the show and being on time.”
- Dianna McIntosh, Esquimalt United Church, Victoria, BC


Magic Show at a Party in Duncan - October 2016.
Magic Show at a Party in Duncan - October 2016.


Received August 2016:

"On July 21st Donald Dunphy amazed and challenged our summer campers with his dazzling and quite humorous magic show. The children were captivated as Donald included the children in making magic. At the end of his show, he created a balloon animal for each child as well and handed out postcards with magical tricks the children could try at home!
  Having had Mr. Dunphy perform for campers in past years, I knew that my thirty minute show would be money well spent. The only requirement from me was to have an area reserved fifteen minutes before show time to allow for his set up. Efficient, great value for the money, and very professional, I can recommend Mr. Dunphy’s magic and illusion show to all ages with absolutely no reservations."
- Kris Backlund, Summer Camp/OSC Coordinator, Victoria, BC


Received August 2016:

"Hi Donald,
  Just want to say thank you for your Magic and Illusion Show on July 31st at our Church, Immanuel Christian Reformed. It was a fitting ending to our Annual Family Gathering where we as a Church family spend an evening getting to know one another better and have a lot of fun.
  Your show was thoroughly enjoyable. Even for those who are not fluent in English it was easy to laugh and be wowed by your illusions.
  The kids loved the opportunity to volunteer. As a Sunday School teacher I wish I had the ability to captivate them and hold their attention, the way you did. Your sense of showmanship and humour was appreciated by all ages.
  Thank you again for a wonderful and memorable evening."
- Vic Chen, Immanuel Christian Reformed Church, Richmond, BC


Received June 2016:

"We hired Mr. Dunphy to perform at our Preschool Year End Appreciation Barbecue for our families that attend our two schools. There were over 200 people who attended this function. We were absolutely impressed with his performance; all the children were mesmerized and happy to watch him do his act. What we found impressive was how the parents and my staff loved his show too. I had many positive comments from the parents and staff; and I asked them should I hire him again and they said; 'Yes he was wonderful, hilarious, his performance was clean and refreshing.' So I hired him immediately to perform at our next year's function. 
  Mr. Dunphy is a very professional, kind and respectful person to work with. He wasn't overpriced for his performance; it was just perfect for our small function. I felt that we definitely got our monies worth with his excellent performance. Most of the children watched the performance and he kept them all laughing and entertained. Mr. Dunphy's performance definitely added the icing on the cake for making the Appreciation Barbecue a great success. We all at Kidz-R-Brite want to thank you Mr. Dunphy for making the day such a positive and fun experience. It was a pleasure working with you and look forward to next year's performance. We all hope that your year will be filled with much success in your career; as it is well-deserved."
- Cindy Desrochers, ECE/Owner, Kidz-R-Brite At the Farm/On Stillin (Preschool), Ladysmith, BC

 
Received June 2016:

"I really enjoyed the enthusiasm that Donald offered during his show. I love that he wore a tuxedo! It's so professional. He involved the whole audience and had the kids laughing throughout his show. I hosted the magic show at my place of work and my coworkers were just as excited as my daughter Katrina was. I would strongly recommend his magic show to anyone. He does his own set up which is a huge help for any working parent. Please have look at his website! I noticed he does school fundraisers and I will be looking into that for a fundraiser at my daughter's school. Who doesn't want a low maintenance fund raiser?
   Donald also sent a thank you note and followed up on my daughter's party. Which is very thoughtful and professional. My daughter said 'it was the best party ever!' I don't think we've seen the last of Donald."
- Chrissy Wilson, Birthday Party Parent


Magic Show at Kilmer Elementary School in Coquitlam - June 2016.
Magic Show at Kilmer Elementary School in Coquitlam - June 2016.


Magic Show at Central Community School in Coquitlam - June 2016.
Magic Show at Central Community School in Coquitlam - June 2016.


Received May 2016:

"I am very pleased to recommend Magician Donald Dunphy to any parent or organization. Donald's magic show was for our daughter's 4th birthday. The kids and adults had a wonderful time. The children were engaged, participating and laughing. Donald kept their full interest for the whole show.
Donald is a total professional. He was pleasant to deal with and very organized. He adds personal touches to make the birthday child feel special. He knows how to interact with the children so they feel comfortable to volunteer in the show.
His show is polished and he definitely plays the role of magician. The cost is very reasonable for the product he delivers. My daughter has already asked to have Donald back again for her next birthday party!
Thank you for creating such wonderful memories."
- Rhiannon Bray, Birthday Party Parent


Even more reference quotes are scattered throughout this website, on various pages. 


Magic Show at Cumberland Elementary School in Cumberland - April 2016.Magic Show at Cumberland Elementary School in Cumberland - April 2016.


Magic Show at Frank Hobbs Elementary School in Victoria - February 2016.
Magic Show at Frank Hobbs Elementary School in Victoria - February 2016.


Magic Show at Errington Elementary School in Errington - February 2016.
Magic Show at Errington Elementary School in Errington - February 2016.


Magic Show at Ranch Park Elementary School in Coquitlam - January 2016.
Magic Show at Ranch Park Elementary School in Coquitlam - January 2016.


Phone me today at 250-727-6505 - Victoria, British Columbia - to discuss full information, including availability, show options, and rates.  The best way for me to help you out is for us to have a conversation on the phone.
 
 
  
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