Chilliwack magician, Chris Funk, will be appearing on a live magic show on Wednesday, April 29 to help raise money for shelter animals at the Niagara SPCA. (Submitted)

Chilliwack magician joins other world-class entertainers to help animals in need

Chris Funk will be appearing on a live magic show to help raise money for shelter animals

A Chilliwack man is one of several illusionists from around the world who will be helping raise funds for shelter animals all while entertaining people with magic.

Chris Funk will take to the virtual stage as he and eight other magicians will perform during the one-hour show Magicians Helping Animals on Wednesday, April 29.

It’s a fundraiser hosted by world champion magician Greg Frewin for the Niagara SPCA.

“I think we could all use a little magic in our lives right now, and I’m honoured to have been invited to do this by one of my childhood idols,” Funk said. “It’s an exciting challenge to perform magic online, and it’s for a great cause that’s pretty near and dear to me.”

The magic show, which will be live streamed on YouTube at 4 p.m., will feature nine acts including America’s Got Talent season 13 winner Shin Lim, Max Maven, and Frewin himself.

Funk will be performing his Guitar Illusion, one of his signature tricks which blends music, comedy, and magic.

While the family-friendly show is free, viewers are asked to donate to the Niagara SPCA to support local animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tomorrow’s show marks Frewin’s third one which is raising money for the cause.

Funk has made various television appearances including America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, and Wizard Wars.

You can check him out, along with eight other magicians, on Wednesday, April 29 at 4 p.m. at the Greg Frewin Theatre YouTube channel.

RELATED: More than 400 animals have been adopted amid pandemic: B.C. SPCA


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