Cady Xu recognized for her entertaining business
Since 2010, Cady Xu has watched aspiring stars gain new skills and confidence. On Friday, she watched as her name was called at the Ethel Tibbits Women of Distinction Awards.
Xu won in the category of Business for her dedication to community through Stage One Academy, a private arts academy specializing in singing, dancing and acting.
A single mother inspired by her two daughters and a passion for the arts, Xu founded the academy three years ago, and since then over 1,000 people have attended academy programs.
Xu, who came to Canada in 2006, believes in giving back to her community, and has sponsored community events while hiring mostly local artists to work at her 10,000 square foot facility.
“To receive this award is such an amazing honour,” she said.
Also nominated: Erin Berkyto, Jana Yackel