Montréal, June 5, 2012 – Octane Racing Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Lovely Andalay, 14, of Montréal, will be singing Canada’s national anthem during the official ceremonies preceding the start of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 10th. Born in the Orient and living in Montréal since 2008, the young high school student who speaks fluent English and French, is also an accomplished musician who plays guitar and piano while on stage.
“We are proud to offer to Lovely Andalay the opportunity to be heard during the 2012 Grand Prix du Canada opening ceremonies. We sincerely wish her the best of luck with her singing of our national anthem,” said François Dumontier, President & CEO of Octane Racing Group, promoter of the event.
In spite of her young age, the artist originally from Quezon City in the Philippines has been on stage for several years, especially on the school scene. In 2010, she shared Montréal’s Place des Arts stage with Bryan Adams.
“I am honoured by the confidence the organizers of the Grand Prix are investing in me,” said Lovely Andalay. She continued, “Canada is a fantastic country and Montréal a beautiful city where I am proud to now live. I look forward to offering a version of ”O Canada” at a level worthy of this exciting event.”
Those wishing to buy grandstand and general admission tickets can contact the Grand Prix du Canada box office seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (514) 350-0000, or order online anytime at www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca. Organizers are also offering a variety of corporate packages for both small and large companies and other groups who wish to attend the 2012 Grand Prix du Canada. To make a reservation or to obtain further information on corporate packages, contact Julie Rioux-Paquette at (514) 350-4731.
A Canadian company established in Montreal, Octane Racing Group Inc. is the promoter of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA by virtue of an agreement made with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1 World Championship Limited (together the holder of commercialization rights to F1).