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Brian Cox
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     Brian Cox's interest in string and rope figures began many years ago when he was in "Cubs and Scouts." Little did he know then that he would one day be known as the "Incredible String Man." Now, at age 50, he finds himself traveling all over Canada teaching string figures, origami, magic, and juggling. Each 45-minute performance is followed by a "Whimsical Workshop" session in which observers are taught to perform. His philosophy is to "give children an opportunity to try various things, otherwise, how else will they learn?"
      Brian's list of activities is truly impressive. When not on the road he works as a counsellor at the Manitoba Youth Centre where he shares his talents with incarcerated kids. Brian believes that mastering a difficult string figure or a tricky paper fold helps kids develop confidence. Since 1983, Cox has served as hands-on activities coordinator at the Winnipeg International Children's Festival, and as "Kids' Area" coordinator at the Winnipeg Folk Fest. Each year he organizes the folding of a thousand paper cranes, which the children string together to form a mobile. Brian's face is also familiar to local TV viewers. For seven years he appeared on a kids' program that was broadcast throughout the province and as far south as Minneapolis. In 1995, he co-hosted a 39-episode cable TV program devoted to origami. "If it's fun, I do it" says Cox. "I like to perform, but the kids are usually as entertaining as I am."

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The Interlake Spectator--"Categorically speaking, Brian Cox is uncatagorizable"--June 12th, 1985
Winnipeg International Children's Festival--June 7-11th, 1988
Contact - St James Assiniboine School Division--February, 1989
Selkirk Journal (1)--June 14th, 1992
Our Schools--December, 1992
Selkirk Journal (2)--"String Wizard is a man of many talents"--August 15th, 1994
Canada Day Article--June 26, 1995
Folklorama 1995 Opening Ceremonies--August 5th, 1995
The Herald--"The Stringman has magic fingers"--Sept 12th, 1995
Southeastern Origami Festival, Charlotte, North Carolina--Sept. 23-24, 2000
Calgary Herald--"Brian brings you into a world of fantasy"--December 31st, 1995
Winnipeg Free Press--"He Makes My day"--May 25th, 1996
Winnipeg Folk Festival--1996
The Magazine of OrigamiUSA--"Brian Cox is an artist and teacher"--Fall 1996
German Newspapers, Stadt Würzburg and Volksblatt--March 23rd, 1997
International String Figures Association--July, 1998
Manitoba Japanese-Canadian Citizens' Association--Sept 1st, 1998
Winnipeg Child Guidance Clinic of Greater Winnipeg--Sept 1st, 1998
Winnipeg Free Press--January 19th, 2000
Winnipeg Free Press--January 20th, 2000
Miscellaneous Articles
2001 Winnipeg Folk Festival
Canada Day 2001
Society for Manitobans with Disabilities-1992
Vancouver Island schools-2002
Parent Magazine

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