Friday, October 10, 2008

Suzanne Pinel

Teacher, television personality, ambassador of French-Canadian culture

Born in Ottawa.

Helped promote bilingualism through hosting the television show "Marie-Soleil".

Studied nursing at the University of Ottawa.

Since she launched her first record in 1976, has been on every stage in the area and has entertained children through her character, Marie Soleil.

As a teacher, lecturer and workshop leader, has promoted music as an integral part of a child's development and a therapeutic tool.

Currently a Canadian citizenship judge.

Received the Order of Canada in 1991.

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