Alyssa Daunais is a 16 year singer who grew up in Ste-Dorothée with five sisters and a brother. She is presently a Secondary IV student who has a dual career objective: to sing and become a radiologist.
At the age of 10 Laval Rocket coach Joël Bouchard gave her an opportunity to perform the national anthem for his team at the time, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League Armada de Blainville-Boisbriand. “That very first time there were technical problems with the microphone and it didn’t work, ”she recalls. “I continued singing and wasn’t even stressed because everybody in the arena started singing with me. I definitely knew at that point that singing was for me. Joël made sure to offer me another match to sing in the same week, and the mic was ok!”
I was at a recent Rocket game where Alyssa sang O Canada. “It’s a privilege to sing the national anthem,” she said. “For me it represents unity and peace on both teams before a game. I have now performed more than 250 times in almost six years and I feel honoured every time.”
Besides the Rocket and the Armada, Alysssa also performs for Les Canadiennes de Montreal, the McGill Redmen football team, the Alouettes and some minor league tournaments. She did the first part of Isabelle Boulay’s show at Le Mondial Loto-Québec de Laval at the age of 11. In addition, she participated in the La Voix Junior tour at the Centre Videotron and the Bell Centre in 2016. Finally, she appeared at various benefit shows.
“Singing is definitely one of my passions and I wish to do it for a long time!” she said.