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Coquitlam comedy magician named children's entertainer of the year

Michael Dinero, said to be the only Indo-Canadian magician in B.C., has also performed for celebrities around the world.
Coquitlam comedy magician Michael Dinero was the recipient of the 2022 Children's Entertainer of the Year by the Fraser Valley Magic Circle.

A Coquitlam magician with a comedic twist has been recognized by one of the region's top guilds of the craft.

Michael Dinero was named the recipient of the 2022 Children's Entertainer of the Year Award by the Fraser Valley Magic Circle (FVMC) for his performance at the Mission Children's Festival in June.

His act, known as "Chef Dinero," secured the accolade and is the latest of several credits to his career in the industry that's spanned over 30 years.

"Grateful to be honoured," Dinero said in a news release sent to the Tri-City News.

"To be given the opportunity to share what I love — and be voted on by the parents and children — a moment I will treasure forever. " 

Dinero is what's known in his community as a "limited-edition magician" because he's said to be the only Indo-Canadian magician in all of B.C.

However, his résumé has taken him across North America and around the world as he's performed for several notable celebrities.

This includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, fellow comedian Russell Peters and rapper 2 Chainz.

According to the FVMC, Dinero has frequented magic shows at local restaurants, as well as weddings and parties.

The organization adds his 2022 entertainer of the year nod stems from its Ring 387 Celeste Evans Ring Mission competition.

Other honours on Dinero's sleeve include best new talent and best comedy performer from Faces West 2000, as well as best talent in 2016 by the Social Media Mastery Conference in Vancouver.

For more information on Dinero, you can visit his website.