Lysanne Lesage (BC) is a communications and public affairs specialist with Desjardins Caisse populaire des Voyageurs. In this role, she created a newsletter for members as well as an employee newsletter. Previously, she worked as a reporter for Le Voyageur newspaper. She volunteers with Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario and Carrefour francophone du Sudbury.
Q: What motivates you?
A: Having a great job in communications and public affairs with Desjardins is challenging. I want to do my best in every aspect of it, so it motivates me. I am also training to run a 10-kilometre race next year and hope to place at least in the top 20. That motivates me to train and do sports almost every day.
Q: If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
A: I always wanted to meet and talk with the Dalaï Lama. I am sure his words and wisdom would be great to hear. He is just awesome and powerful for the mind and the soul.
Q: What do you enjoy about living in Northern Ontario?
A: The outdoors, the great people who live here, the French community, the friends I made, my second family (I adopted a mom and also grandparents in Elliot Lake), the arts and culture here. Sudbury is a great city to live and to work, in every sense of it.
Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?
A: An English teacher or an actress. Then, I wanted to be a TV reporter, then a doctor in a Third World country. But most of all I wanted to be an author.
Q: What makes you happy?
A: My work, although it's very challenging, makes me happy because it challenges me every day.