ABOUT MONIQUE’S COMEDY
Monique turned out to be the best choice for entertainment at our annual Honouring Our Mothers and Grandmothers event. Her performance is still receiving rave reviews throughout our community and there are people who have heard about her performance, who are now asking when she will be back. In our culture we consider laughter to be one of the best medicines, making Monique a healer among our people. She was very personable and got along extremely well with everyone, especially with the facilitators of the event. All of whom have remained in contact, even after the events completion, which speaks volumes in itself.
~ Juanita Nikal, Health Director, Moricetown Health Centre, Moricetown, BC
When Monique Hurteau was hired as the entertainment for our Employment Conference I had no idea what to expect. But I had a very good feeling about her and thought she would be a great fit. Especially when she arrived early and made a point of getting to know the people at the conference. She really and truly was like someone coming home. All participants enjoyed her humour and overall pleasant nature. Coming from one end of the country to the other end, showed there is not a lot of difference when you’re Native, you are all one big family. Her entertainment was poking fun at herself and some of the funny things in life and growing-up Native. A lesson we took home from her visit was: “Laugh at yourself and not take life too serious- This is the key to staying young.
~ Brenda Restoule, Employment & Training Manager, Nipissing First Nation, Garden Village, ON
We had many positive comments from training participants about Monique’s performance at the dinner for our Aboriginal Infant & Supported Child Development Fall In-Service Training. Thank you for entertaining us with your unique and hilarious comedy, and providing a much needed break from our more serious event content!
~ Cindy Jamieson, BC Provincial Coordinator for Aboriginal Supported Child Development
“PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MEDICINE WHEEL” WORKSHOP
Thank you again for coming to speak with the group at So-Sah-Latch yesterday, Monique. You have a wonderful ability to connect to people in a genuine way and the information you shared is so important to our health and wellness.
~ Jo-Anne Burleigh BA L.S. Active Living Coordinator, Healthy Living and Community Development Coastal HSDA [North Shore], Vancouver Coastal Health North Vancouver, BC
HEALTH & WELLNESS TALK FOR ABORIGINAL DIABETES WORKERS
I want to thank you for the time you spend on teaching me about being physical no matter where we are. You are one of the people that I can trust to teach and facilitate because you look like you are actually doing what you teach. You’re the best, Monique.
~ Hector Hill, Alcohol & Drug Counsellor Native Courtworkers & Counselling Association of BC