Leah BelleMétis singer Leah Belle.Submitted by MNO citizen Richard Gravelle

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Leah Gravelle won first place in the 12 and under category in the Café Music Festival held in Azilda on September 18 to 20.

In March 2015, Leah, whose stage name is Leah Belle, and many other performers auditioned to compete in the festival. She and nine other finalists were selected and went on to the final round at the September festival. The young Métis singer won $500 thanks to her talent.

Leah has already won several prestigious awards, including first place in the 2014 N’Swakamok Aboriginal Idol competition, and taken part in festivals, such as the 2015 annual Concert for a Cure, a cancer awareness event sponsored by the Six Nations Community Youth Organization.

She will be releasing an album in 2016, sponsored by award-winning Aboriginal artist Jace Martin.

Click here to read more about Leah Belle.

Published on: December 11, 2015