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Musical Performances

Rob Lutes is an award-winning songwriter, recording artist and performer known for the intensity of his live performances. He is joined by one of Quebec's most sought-after guitarists, Rob MacDonald.

Alexandre Desilets is a Montréal singer and songwriter who has released four pop albums as well as an album of orchestral work. His talent is both lively and refined. His career includes many awards and honours.

Isabelle Boulay has enjoyed continued success in France and in Quebec and has been honoured with 16 Félix awards (Quebec) as well as the Victoire award (France).

Loreena McKennitt is an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, a multiple Juno winner and Grammy nominated artist. She is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Manitoba, and is a Knight of the National Order of Arts and Letters—(France).

Elisapie Isaac is a Canadian songstress, documentary filmmaker and activist. Her music goes back to her roots, with both soft and raw moments and her very own mix of Inuktitut, English and French. Her 2003 National Film Board of Canada documentary, If the Weather Permits, looks at the changing lifestyles of Inuit people in Nunavik.

The Ottawa Children’s Choir exists to enrich artistically the lives of its choristers, families and the community. The Choir offers an instructional music program emphasizing musicianship and vocal training through choral music experience.

Johnny Reid is a multi-platinum selling and Juno Award winning singer-songwriter who has captured the hearts of fans and audiences around the world over an illustrious career spanning more than a decade. The critically acclaimed singer is widely known for his lyrical honesty and musical ability.

Cœur de pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. She released her self-titled debut album in September 2008, to immediate national and international acclaim, winning several Félix awards and a Victoire de la musique in France. Cœur de pirate has now sold more than one million albums worldwide.

Performers

Eloi ArchamBaudoin is a bilingual actor who graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada. He received a META (Montréal English Theatre Award) for his portrayal of Michel Tremblay’s Hosanna.

Roxane Loiseau has been acting since she was seven years old. Movie goers have seen her in several feature films, including La forteresse suspendue (Roger Cantin), À vos marques, party! (Frédéric D’Amours) and Secret de banlieu (Louis Choquette). On the small screen, she has appeared in Le monde de Charlotte, Un monde à part, Ces gars-là and Patrice Lemieux 24/7. She also played Ingrid Harrison, a lead, in the very popular series Yamaska for seven seasons.

Paul Gross is a Canadian actor, director, and writer. He wrote, directed and starred in the movies Passchendaele, Hyena Road and Men with Brooms. Paul is a six-time Genie and Gemini award winner, and a recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and the Order of Canada.

Ron Lea was born in Montreal and is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. He has been a professional actor for 37 years, having worked in the theatre, and in film and television across Canada and around the world. A Gemini award winner and five-time nominee, Ron works in both English and French.

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