Sylvie Arsenault, left, with Grant Langstaff and his wife Arlene (Dana Haggith)

Sylvie Arsenault was crowned as the winner of the Langstaff & Langstaff singing contest at the CBD Club in Wallaceburg on Friday night.

“I can’t believe it… I just turned 50, what great present,” Arsenault told the Sydenham Current after her win.

The London, Ontario resident won the top prize of $1,000, which was sponsored by Grant Langstaff Construction and George Langstaff & Sons Construction.

“I was in Chatham visiting a friend and we went to the Legion… I sang a song and a fellow asked me to come join this competition,” Arsenault said.

“So I gave it a shot. I’m so excited, I’m so happy.”

Arsenault said she took part in the contest, because she loves to sing.

She also had some advice for any future contestants.

“Confidence is the most important thing,” she said.

“Believe in yourself, believe that you have a shot and have fun.”

Check out a clip of Arsenault singing, below:

Ridgetown’s Al DeLaet captured the $500 second place prize, which was also sponsored by Grant Langstaff Construction and George Langstaff & Sons Construction.

Wallaceburg’s Mikayla Lozon won the $300 third place prize, which was sponsored by Co-operators.

Darren McLeay, Michael Francais, Caroline Watier, Laurie McClure, Amy Clara, Lucas Roe and Lisa Michaud all participated in the finals as well.


– Photo credit: Dana Haggith

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