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CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR 2018
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Norden is also a 12 x Children’s Magician of the Year!
some of norden's clients include...
“ I can't tell you enough how happy my wife and I were with the birthday party last week. My daughter, all of her friends and their parents are still talking about it.”
“The children as well as adults were thoroughly impressed with your Magic Show! Thanks for keeping them so excited and entertained through the whole show!”
“Kalen is already talking about having you back for his next party. With out a doubt we will recommend you to everyone. Thanks again...job well done!”
"You also have a fantastic comedic sense, and a very special way with little kids. I really appreciated that you managed to involve every single child present, including my very shy 6 year old."
Check out norden's Packages and Pricing
We have a package that will fit just about every need and every budget. I understand that it's often difficult to pick and choose what is best for YOUR event. Feel free to browse these packages and if you have any questions, you can always contact me!
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Who is Norden?
Norden the Magician is the answer you've been looking for!
Norden was born and raised in North Vancouver, BC. When he was 19 he moved to Surrey for a few years, but ended up in Burnaby in 1999. There he found the local magic shop, as well as the one in Vancouver – and his love for the art began. After moving to Maple Ridge where they lived for 7 years, he and his wife relocated to her home town of Mission – where they reside today, but Norden still performs all over the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley area! He has toured the entire province and has performed in over 200 towns, cities and districts across BC!
Now after almost 20 years performing, Norden is known as one of the TOP children's magicians in the entire country. He is the only Canadian magician in history to win the top award for Children's Magic for ELEVEN years now! His humor filled show and his wacky behaviour delights children and adults of all ages. If you want your guests scratching their head in wonder and laughing so hard their sides hurt – then Norden is your answer!
With over 5000 performances under his belt, along with hundreds of testimonials and 5 star reviews, we have a show that's perfect for you. Give him a call – you will be glad you did!
Get Your Free Parent Pack!
Book a Premium Package and we will also send you a special "Parent Package" with Norden's Party Planning Book, party checklist, balloons for the house, plastic cake cutting knife - and so much more! This has a value of over $50!
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Plus the birthday child gets Norden’s Magic Kit!
Frequently Asked Questions?
We understand you may have questions or concerns...and that's NOT a problem! Here's a few we almost ALWAYS get asked..
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How long does it take for you to set up your props and equipment?
I will show up 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to set up my props and equipment. If possible, it would work best if the children are in another room, or are distracted, while I set up so they do not see how some of the tricks work.
Will the entertainer need reserved parking?
If parking is an issue on your street, reserving parking will be very helpful. If your event is at a crowded park, moving a parked car will allow your performer to park close by. It is customary to reimburse your performer for any parking fees associated with your event.
How much space do you need to perform?
I can usually make due with any room, but I do prefer to have a wall to my back (please no mirrors behind me!) and the children can sit on the floor in a semi-circle in front of me. I need an area around 3 feet in diameter. In a living or family room, in front of a wall, window, the fireplace or TV is ideal.
How might the weather affect the show?
If at all possible - we would prefer to have the party indoors. However, if it must be outside then please plan ahead. If it’s a hot day, children may be less receptive to physical activity, so the performer may have to adjust accordingly. Also, some costumes are particularly warm, and any shade will be very helpful to the performer. Conversely, some costumes provide very little insulation, so try to provide warmth for your performer on cold days if possible. If it’s rainy, have a contingency plan (eg. an indoor location or renting a tent with heaters). If your are having an indoor party, try your best to arrange furniture to maximize space.
Should we have you perform at the start, middle or end of the party?
A: People always ask me when should I perform during the party. The start, middle or the end? I find the ideal time for me to perform is after food and games but before cake and presents. This way is (<if) any kids need to arrive late or leave early, they will not miss the show.
Will other party activities affect the entertainment?
Possibly. If the performer has to compete with a lot of background noise (including adults talking in the background, music, moon bounce blower, etc.), it will be more difficult to entertain the children. Other distractions to avoid may include serving food in the middle of a performance (please don't!), party favor horns / blowers, toy guns and other toys. Limiting other noises or having a performing area away from these distractions can be very helpful. Also, if the parents watch the entertainment, the children will be more likely to pay attention.
What do you do if a child gets too excited and gets out of hand?
When I introduce myself to the children I give a fun little speech on how they are to behave during the show. I am not forceful and this works 99% of the time. However, there can be a few children that can get out of hand. It is not proper for the Magician to discipline the children, so please have the host or a parent take the child aside and explain that their behaviours is interrupting the show. This rarely happens but I do like to point this out.
Can all the adults watch too?
Yes! We encourage the adults to watch and participate! If the child is under the age of 4 you can sit with them on the floor. If they are older, then the children might participate and be more vocal if they know their parents aren't sitting next to them. We would prefer all the kids to sit on the floor and that leaves the sofas and chairs for the adults to relax in. Please ensure there are at least two adults chaperoning during the show though.
Will the performer accommodate special requests?
Our performers will make every effort to accommodate your requests (eg. pictures, etc). We do recommend that you allow the performer as much latitude as possible in determining what will work best for your party. If you have any special requests, please let the entertainer know towards the beginning of their performance so that they can manage the time accordingly.
Do you have live animals in your act?
I do not perform with live animals. With the abundance of allergies around I find this an uneasy situation. Also the cost of raising a rabbit or bird for my show would then have to be reflected in higher performance costs. Instead of live animals, I perform with two puppets. Either Q-Tip my rabbit or my famous chicken, Rufus. They also do not produce a mess and they listen to instructions. Well, Q-Tip doesn't but I am working on that. An added note - if YOU have animals (mainly dogs) please ensure all pets are kept out of the performing area. They can disrupt the show and compete for attention - hey, everyone loves a cute puppy!
What is the cancellation policy?
Once you have booked your time and date for a party you have entered into a verbal contract. If you cancel your party you are subject to the following rules:
- Cancel with more than 15 days notice - no penalty (but we really appreciate it if you re-schedule!)
- Cancel with less than 15 days notice of the booked date, then the deposit is kept. If no deposit was made a $100 cancellation fee applies.
- Cancel with under 7 days notice of the booked date payment in full is required.
- Any cancellations for the Christmas season - November 15th to January 5th will require 45 days notice, otherwise payment in full is required.
What form of payment do you accept?
I accept payment in the form of cash or personal/company cheque. We accept Visa and MC at point of sale with the iphone. We also take Paypal.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes, a deposit of $100 for birthday parties is required to hold your date and time (this does not apply to repeat clients).
If booking for a fair, festival, corporate function, multiple parties, or Christmas / Holiday Events, then a deposit of 50% is required. The deposit is refundable up to 15 days prior to the date booked. Deposits paid for shows booked between Nov. 15th - Jan.5th are non-refundable.
Should I tip?
Gratuities are always optional. However, if you would like to tip your performer, they are always appreciated.
Contact Norden with any questions
Please allow up to 24 hours for a personal reply from Norden.