Become a Member

We are glad to see your interest in Magic.

The Society of Young Magicians (SYM) is the junior section of the Society of American Magicians (SAM).
It was first brought to Canada by Bill Brace, with the first chapter being in Manitoba.
Since then, the SYM as been very active in Manitoba and is strongly supported by the adult’s Magic Club of Winnipeg.

We meet every two weeks during the school year.  This year we will conduct Virtual Meetings due to COVID-19.  See our Calendar for specific dates.

There are two age groups.  The Mini-Wands for ages 7-9 meet at 12:30 pm and the Top Hats for ages 10-17 meet at 2:00 pm.

You are welcome to join at any time of the season.  The program is structured so that you can start at any time.
You are also welcome to try a session to see how you like it.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay as well.


Registration is in three parts.

  1. Registration with the Riverview Community Centre (Not applicable during virtual classes)
  2. Registration with the local SYM Chapter
  3. Registration with the international SYM organisation

1. Registration with Riverview Community Centre

NOTE: The Riverview Community Centre registration is not applicable at this time as we are conducting virtual classes.

This registration is done directly with the RVCC through their online registration.
The RVCC website is
Look under Magic Lessons.  The registration fee is $25 per person.

2. Registration with the local SYM Chapter

This registration is done online.

New members should complete the New Membership Request. Once a user name and password have been emailed to you, then you will be able to login and complete the New Membership.

Returning members should login and complete the Renew Membership.

A parental / guardian consent form will be emailed to the parent / guardian for both New and Renew memberships. The parent / guardian can enter emergency contact information and provide their consent. The text of the consent can be reviewed in advance of receiving the email.

The registration fee is $35 per person.

A paper registration form can be printed for offline review.

3. Registration with International SYM

Registering with the international organisation is required for your first year with SYM.  Subsequent renewals are handled by the international SYM organisation.
The International SYM Registration forms can be printed from here.
International SYM Registration Form
You should complete the form, sign it, take a picture, and email the picture to

The registration fee is $35 per person. We collect the fee in Canadian dollars for the first year.  Subsequent renewals are in US dollars.

4. Fees

The total fees for one year is $95 per person.
Click Fees 2020-2021 for a pdf of the fees.