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October 2012

Excited for the Calgary Opera Grave Gala

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A very fancy Costume Party Supporting Calgary Opera this Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 8:30pm I will be performing at the Hotel Arts (119 – 12th Avenue SW) in the 10th Anniversary Grave Gala which is 100% sold-out!!!

Viva Verdi! – and all things Italian, including this year’s theme for Calgary’s most outrageous Halloween party. They have me eating fire on a glass podium in the center of a pool, how cool is that?

Here’s what they say about the event:
“Venice is Sinking will transport you into the world of Venetian mystique with moonlit canals, swarthy gondoliers and carnival entertainers. You will no doubt encounter famous Italian artists, composers and explorers – as well as characters from the colourful underbelly of the famous European city.

Voted one of Calgary’s best parties of the year, Grave Gala has once again sold-out.”

One of my childhood friends and I will be there enjoying the night after my performance and I hope to see you there 🙂

New Guinness World Record!! It's Official!

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On October 19th, 2012 the Television Show where I set the new world record for “longest duration fire torch teething”, Los Show Dei Record in Rome, Italy FINALLY AIRED.

Note: Fire torch teething refers to a fire eating stunt which involves using one’s teeth to grip a flaming torch and holding it upright in the mouth without the use of one’s hands. This stunt is considered both dangerous and incredibly difficult. The intense pain from the fire on one’s mouth and teeth plus the inability to breathe throughout the performance of the stunt make this an impressive feat.

The record stood at an impossible 1 minute 32.75 seconds and was achieved by Wendell Gray in Mumbai, India. In training to break his record, I had to work on the trick every day for over a month before flying to Italy in April of 2012 for the chance of a lifetime.

On April 12th in Rome, Italy in front of a live audience I freaked out when I became a Guinness World Record Holder after successfully holding a flaming torch in my mouth for an incredible 2 minutes and 1 second.

I am super excited to finally be able to share the news with friends after the show aired on Thursday.

Media Coverage

Global TV Calgary with Gil Tucker
Calgary Herald by Bryce Forbes
FFWD Weekly by Drew Anderson
Metro News CalgaryRead it online
Metro News Edmonton
CBC Rabio
QR77 Calgary Morning Show
CBC News Calgary
CTV News Vancouver
PA Now by Sarah Wallace
Prince Albert Herald by Perry Bergson
JackFM Regina
C95 Radio Saskatoon
CTV Morning Live Saskatoon
Ballycast
Travel Channel
YYC Entertainment
Metro News Calgary by Glenn Kelly


Elemental Fire Dance Demo

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Filmed in one of the most beautiful and scenic places in Alberta. For this shoot we trekked out with fire props, camera gear and safety equipment to get some nice shots on the very last day before snowfall.

It may have been chilly and a little scary to spin on the ledge of a cliff, but it was well worth the results. Enjoy the video.

This video was filmed by the brilliantly talented Dallis Joseph Swiatek

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