Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra on its 30th anniversary. This is a proud milestone for maestro Stewart Grant, the musicians and parent volunteers who have fashioned the orchestra into the musical force it is today.
The orchestra is a pillar of cultural life on Montreal’s West Island that gives young musicians the chance to develop their talent and residents an opportunity to attend top-notch classical music concerts.
I have personally enjoyed the orchestra’s performances on many occasions. Each time I have been impressed and inspired by its passion, virtuosity and commitment to musical excellence.
In keeping with its mission of providing its young musicians with opportunities for personal and musical growth, the orchestra has many times toured both at home and abroad.
I call on hon. members to join me in wishing maestro Grant and the West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra much success in the future.