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.
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.
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 →