On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the Lido Theatre hosted two showings of Stage Fright, the Thrillusion Show, a 90 minute magic show featuring Richmond, B.C. magician John Kaplan.

Bonnie Anderson, who helped in organizing the event, says the show was a great success, selling out both the matinee and evening shows, and unfortunately even had to turn away some young magic enthusiasts due to the sold out capacity.

According to organizers, the show helped raise $6,000 to go towards the purchasing of new playground equipment for Robert Ogilvie Elementary School. The project’s total estimated cost is approximately $20,000 and with the help of the Stage Fright show, fundraisers are about half way to reaching their goal.

The fun filled show even included some audience participation, which involved a couple current and former Robert Ogilvie employees. Students in attendance has the pleasure of witnessing Mrs. Josie Gauthier, a current teacher at the school, take part in the matinee, and former employee of the school Mrs. Lucy Gibson assist in the evening show.

Organizers of the show would also like to extend their thanks to all the sponsors that help make this magical day possible.