CEDAR AND MAPLE
LEILA CHALFOUN RECEIVES
AWARDED BY THE CANADA-LEBANON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
NOVEMBER 30, 2015
Leila-Marie Chalfoun, soprano, president and founder of FestivalOpéra of Saint-Eustache and Officer singers, was awarded the Chamber of Commerce and Canadian-Lebanese industry (CLCCI) as a woman of origin Lebanese woman having brilliantly succeeded professionally and having made a significant contribution to Quebec and Canadian society. Leila received the Cedar and Maple award from the CCICL at their annual gala held on November 28th.
Born in Quebec of Lebanese origin, Leila-Marie Chalfoun, businesswoman and career soprano, simultaneously carries out her duties as artistic director and president and founder of the FestivalOpéra de Saint-Eustache and the Agence Meti Jori. She was trained at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and at the Atelier Lyrique de l'Opéra de Montréal. She has sung on major international stages including in Montreal, France, Monaco, Italy and Austria, to name a few. She is the holder of the Order of Saint-Eustache 2012, Cybèle Prize 2011 and Arab Woman of Quebec in Art and Culture 2013.
For its 18th Cedar and Maple Gala, the Canada Lebanon Chamber of Commerce (CCICL) received, the Honorable Fadi Ziadeh, Consul General of Lebanon, the Honorable Mélanie Joly Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honorable Jean-Marc Fournier, Member of Saint-Laurent, Liberal Party of Quebec, Minister responsible for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs and the Canadian Francophonie, Minister responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions and Government House Leader, Ms. Monique Jérôme Forget, Advisor Principal - Osler, former Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board - Government of Quebec, Ms. Danièle Henkel, Founder and President of Daniele Henkel Inc., Ms. Caroline Codsi Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Eastern Canada for Cira Medical Services and Mr. Louis L. Roquet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Investissement Québec.