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“A GREAT PLACE TO BE”: ALC anniversary a trip down memory lane

Mike Mackay opened the door and turned on the lights. As his eyes scanned the room, his only thought was to say “interesting.”

It was the first time Mackay, the original principal of A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary School, had seen his office since his retirement 21 years ago. A lot has changed in both his office and the school over the years. The changes, and similarities, were front and centre Friday at the school’s 25th anniversary celebration.

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Stittsville’s Grace Lachance releases first single, Anymore

A little more than a year since Grace Lachance won the Bluesfest She’s The One contest, the 15-year-old singer from Stittsville has released her first single through a record label.

“Anymore” hit iTunes yesterday.

Previously: Stittsville’s Grace Lachance wins Bluesfest contest.

Her big radio debut was naturally in Ottawa back in July, with JUMP 106.9. Since then, she’s made the rounds on other stations across the province.

She was even on TV!

(This post originally appeared on our sister site, OttawaStart.com)


VIDEO: Grace Lachance covers “Never Say Never”

Stittsville’s Grace Lachance posted a new video to YouTube – a cover of “Never Say Never” by The Fray.

Lachance is the Sacred Heart High School student who won Bluesfest’s She’s The One Female emerging artist competition.


As the winner, Lachance will get help from Bluesfest and Universal Music Canada to produce a single, along with artist development and networking help. She’ll also be invited back to sing at Bluesfest in 2016.

“I’ve only actually performing since I’ve been 10. I’ve been singing my whole life,” she told StittsvilleCentral.ca last summer.

Here’s her performance:



Stittsville’s Grace Lachance wins Bluesfest music contest (with video)

Grace Lachance, a Grade 9 student at Sacred Heart High School, won Bluesfest’s She’s The One Female emerging artist competition.

“It was such a great opportunity to be chosen even in the top 10 for the competition. All the girls were amazingly talented. it was a really big honour to win. I was definitely surprised,” she told StittsvilleCentral.ca from her cottage in Pembroke. Continue reading