uOttawa’s got talent!

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Un jeune homme saute à la corde devant la scène.

Chad LeCoure, a student at the School of Human Kinetics in the Faculty of Health Sciences, blew the audience away with his jump rope skills!

By Johanne Adam

On December 1, Huguette-Labelle Hall was transformed into an old school music hall for two fund-raising talent shows to benefit Centraide–United Way. 

Some 30 performers from the University community took to the stage to the delight of the audience, which was composed mainly of professors, students and support staff members.

The campaign has – so far – raised more than $178,000. To help reach the University’s goal of $270,000, donations will be accepted throughout December.

Here’s a quick overview of some of the talent-show acts:

Un homme debout, parle à l'assistance devant lui.

The University’s Chief Archivist, Michel Prévost, told a tall tale featuring his famous ancestor, the legendary Jos Montferrand, to draw laughter from the crowd.


Un homme debout sur scène devant un micro, joue à la guitare.

David Paré, a graduate studies professor in the Faculty of Education, specializes in teaching guidance counselling but is also a member of The Howards. He performed Lac Bijou by Zachary Richard as well as his own composition, Walking in the Shoes of Giants.


Une jeune femme sur scène dans une pose de contorsion.

Another student, Élodie Paquin from the Faculty of Arts, amazed everyone with her remarkable contortionist number.


Un homme debout sur scène devant un micro, joue à la guitare.

Patrice Grenier is a member of the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS), who is a singer-songwriter in his spare time. He strummed his guitar while singing Embrasser la tolérance.


Un homme debout sur scène devant un micro, joue à la guitare.

Mike Murphy, the electronic workshop supervisor in the Faculty of Science, is also a professional singer, who impressed the audience with his rendition of Heart of Gold.



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