Presidents Blog – July 2018

50 years have passed since the start of the chorus.  50 years!

I’ve been reflecting on my own time with the Maple Leaf Singers.  17 years ago I joined the chorus.  17 years – almost ½ of my life.  At this point, I don’t know what I would do without this amazing group.  We are a community.  Singing and performing together aside, we support each other, celebrate accomplishments together, and go through the trials and tribulations of life together.  We are a family.

In my daily life, I am a chef.  At times I was working 12 hour days, 6 and 7 days a week.  It’s been a struggle for me to find a life balance working in this industry. The Maple Leaf Singers helps me this. With every rehearsal and show, I find peace and stress relief.  I find harmony and balance in my life through the music. I find comfort and compassion through the members of the chorus.

I’ve been asked how I got started with the Maple Leaf Singers.  Back in 1999, my sister answered an ad in the North Shore News for a choir that was looking for new members.  She auditioned, and was accepted as a soprano.  She invited me to come and see her sing at Massey Theatre for her first spring show.  I’m so glad I went. The show was amazing.  It was entertaining and fun.  Not only that, but the chorus looked like they were having a great time too!  After watching my first Maple Leaf Singers performance, I had no choice but to join.  Almost 20 years later, I’m thankful every day that I found this incredible group.

We are always looking for new members to join our family.  Open auditions are August 25th between 10am and 4pm. For more information, email or call Glenora at 778-245-4445. You can also find more information at

Sing, have fun, and share the joy of music with others. Raise your voice in song.

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