By Rori Bennett – Junior Reporter
A magic show was held at the Chatham-Kent Public Library Wallaceburg Branch on Tuesday, March 12, as part of their week-long March Break activities.
‘Captain Corbin’ performed at 2 p.m. and featured many tricks to show children and families of all ages.
“We have had Captain Corbin come in the past, and the kids really liked him, so that’s part of why he came back this year,” Stacey Van Daele-Bezanson, the manager at the Wallaceburg Branch, told the Sydenham Current.
“Our performers vary though every year, even by each event. Our theme though for March Break is ‘Never Never Land’, so that played a role as well.”
Libraries across Chatham-Kent were hosting many more activities similar to the magic show, most of them free for children, throughout March Break.
Captain Corbin has performed at other events in Chatham Kent, geared toward adults and children.
“I couldn’t not become a magician,” the entertainer said.
“I’m a performer at heart, and I’m very creative… so I love this job because I’m always doing different things and I’m always entertaining. I’m always putting smiles on faces.”
He said he has performed for the library many times before, but it has been five or six years since he’s been in Wallaceburg.
“I perform too as a Victorian magician for adult events… formal events, weddings and stuff. I dress up in a vintage Victorian outfit for the adults to see.”
For a list of other March Break activities at the Chatham Kent Public Library, visit them online, here.
Here are some photos from the event: