40 Under Forty Awards


Lafantaisie, Kristal (29)

Lafantaisie, Kristal (29)

Kristal is the development manager at Science North. In 2013, the Laurentian University graduate received the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers Paul Harris Award. She was instrumental in establishing Rotaract, a youth service club. She is also active with the chamber of commerce and the Young Professionals Association.

Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: The growing amenities. I’m happy to see new restaurants, shops, and festivals pop up all over Sudbury and especially downtown. These amenities are paving the way for continued growth in our wonderful city. Let’s continue to support them and see them thrive.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: My son Elliot. I entered the world of parenthood on June 14, 2015. My whole world has changed in the most overwhelmingly wonderful way. I look forward to watching him continue to grow and learn new things.

Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: Don’t put eggs in the microwave.

Q: What is your personal motto?
A: “One bite at a time.”

Q: What advice would you give the other young leaders?
A: Take advantage of volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is not only an effective way to make a difference in our community, it provides an outstanding networking platform that will forge meaningful, potential and fruitful relationships. Organizations such as the Young Professionals Association, the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers, and the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce have allowed me to progress professionally and personally.