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20 Jan

IBM President Gives Citation to Eric Bedard

Category: News   Posted by: C. DENNIS SCHICK

 Recently Shawn Farquhar, International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, issued his third Presidential Citation since he has been in office. This one was presented to Eric Bedard, from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. On his Facebook page, Farquhar says, “Congratulations Eric Cmd Bedard. You are a true credit to the art of magic and a stellar example of a magician.” The actual wording on the citation reads as follows:


Be it known that with the powers granted by the Constitution of 

The International Brotherhood of Magicians

I hereby issue this presidential citation to recognize and congratulate




For his extraordinary support promoting the goals and values of the

magical arts, and his efforts to elevate and advance the art of magic.

I have experienced his incredible spirit, amazing magic,  

thoughtful presentations, and believe him to be an outstanding

representative of magic.


Witness the hand and seal of my office

during the term of my presidency



Shawn Farquhar

I.B.M. International President


This is the third Presidential Citation issued by Shawn Farquhar in his term as International President. The first was a joint citation with Society of American Magicians President, Ice McDonald to Gay Blackstone, at the Joint I.B.M./S.A.M. Convention in St. Louis last July. The second was presented to Lin Jian of the People's Republic of China for his efforts to elevate magic in Asia. The recipient of the third citation is Eric Bedard of Ring #183 in Victoria, B.C., Canada. According to one response to the award: "If you are involved in magic in Canada, you know Eric."

Bedard’s Facebook page identifies him as the Chief Wizard at Cool Magic Dude Productions. For more information about him, go to his Website at His “other” Web page is at There it says, “Victoria BC Magician Eric Bedard is one of Canada’s busiest corporate entertainers performing close-up magic and stage comedy magic shows at corporate functions around the globe. Whether entertaining with his Award Winning sleight of hand magic, or his hilarious Comedy Magic Stage show, Eric Bedard continues to garner rave reviews from audiences world wide.


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