Stéphane is a francophone singer/songwriter. At 32, he is living his dream to perform original music in French. He has been able to pursue his career without moving to Quebec, and is a role model for all young Franco Ontarians. A Chelmsford native, he lives in Hanmer with his wife and three children. Stéphane has won numerous awards for his music. He is his own manager, booker and accountant and has toured Ontario, Quebec, and the Middle East.
is your greatest professional
A:Succeeding. And being chosen to represent Canada at Festival Musiques Sans Frontieres in Cairo, Egypt.
is your favourite movie or book?
A:The Wizard of Oz, without a doubt. It is a film that will stand the test of time. It is creative, imaginative, packed with great acting, great songs and excellent morals.
is your personal motto?
A:I have good news and bad news for you. Bad news is, you’re gonna die someday. The good news is you’re alive right now, so do something with your life. Always be professional, no matter how big the gig (or job).
is the No. 1 thing you are working toward that you haven’t
A:I am currently working toward getting a record contract. I have accomplished a lot, independently, but I would love to have a team backing me, so I can concentrate on writing and playing music.
advice would you give to young leaders under the age
of 40 to get more involved in their community?
A:You get back what you put in. It’s a great feeling to know that there are so many people in this community who have helped me out throughout my career and who’s support is continuing. It’s a give and take thing. You cannot survive or succeed without that support.