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A proud Métis, Elaina is the President and Producer of EC Production, an event production company that specializes in creating live shows and stellar productions across Canada. Elaina has been producing, directing and promoting popular industry acts and artists for over 20 years.
She started producing festivals in 1999 when she founded the Rock City Women’s Music Festival in Wakefield Quebec. In 2004, she founded, and still produces, WESTFEST, an Ottawa festival, now going into its 14th year in 2017, that showcases all levels of Canadian Artist from all provinces and territories. Elaina was a Producer for the Indspire Awards for 13 years and she remains the Director for the Annual Indspire Educator Awards and National Gathering while also producing Indspire’s Soaring Indigenous Youth Conferences annually.
She is passionate and dedicated to providing opportunities and employment for marginalized people and committees in her home city of Ottawa. Elaina has been a Jury member for Canada’s Juno Awards, East Coast Music Awards as well as for the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Ottawa Arts Council and Manitoba Music. In 2013 Elaina was bestowed the Victor Tolgesy Art Award, the most prestigious decoration given for outstanding contributions to the Arts in the City of Ottawa and in 2014 she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Suzette est, entre autres, travailleuse de soutien, conférencière motivatrice, coordonnatrice d’évènements, publiciste et gérante d’artistes ainsi que star de téléréalité. Elle est aussi productrice et animatrice de l’émission de radio primée ThinkNDN. Au travers de son travail charitable, elle met en lumière diverses questions autochtones et promeut des artistes autochtones. En 2015, elle a été choisie par la Fondation des Célèbres Cinq et continue à inspirer les Autochtones pour qu’ils réalisent leurs rêves.
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