Val's comedy shows are for every kind of audience

Val Hilliker
Central, Alberta, Canada

Toll Free: 1-855 I TALK 42

E-Mail: val@valhilliker.com

    Cell 403 874 5713

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  • "Words cannot express how grateful we are for your support. Your commitment makes a world of difference, and thank you again for your wonderful performance."

    Tracey Stan
    Tracey Stan Kids Cancer Care Foundation
  • "I would definitely recommend this show for your event. Val Hilliker makes each show relevant to your audience. She has a wonderful sense of Humor.  We had an awesome time. The show was appropriate for all ages."

    Jean Keetch
  • "Val’s show held appeal for the whole audience. Everyone loved it when you used Stan up as a baby puppet! Audience participation was wonderful."

    Toni McKilligan
    Toni McKilliganHouston Public Library
  • "It was awesome to see your recent performance at the Unity in Harmony Conference in Halifax N.S. The impact of your show is still imprinted in my memory a very effective and fun way to reach/teach people. Your enthusiasm and creativity will be a contribution to all who have the opportunity to experience your presentation. Keep up the great work!"

    Joanie Beaubien
    Joanie BeaubienFacilatator, Virtues Connection Montreal
  • "Val’s puppets are creative and delightful and the lessons she teaches surprise and empower. As a Ventriloquist, Val is without peer! As a Child Clinical Psychologist, I have seen many children’s shows and Val’s is the first one I have seen where you forget her creations are just cloth – she brings them alive and gives them a personality and character so well developed that you can forget she’s there. The shows Val Hilliker has developed are all wonderful. They are spontaneous, involving, and funny. If this was all they were I would still recommend them highly. They are, however, so much more. As a Co-Founder of The Virtues Project™, I have seen their ability to empower and educate as well as delight. They teach lessons and develop character – they show children (and adults) in the audience what really matters. They engage children and help them remember who they truly are."

    Dan Popov, Ph.D.
    Dan Popov, Ph.D.Co-Founder, The Virtues Project
  • "We hired Val Hilliker  who has turned out to be not only a wonderful puppeteer but has a keen interest in the topic of bullying, is a great public speaker."

    Catherine Ranger
    Catherine RangerPuppets For Peace
  • "Your act was enjoyed by all of the more than 400 ventriloquists from more than a dozen countries and I have received extremely positive feedback. You were, indeed, a highlight of the International Show, a perfect ambassador as a Canadian and as a lady. I’m delighted to thank you for your outstanding contribution."  

    Dr. Stevo Schüling, GermanyInternational Coordinator
  • "Val you are a gifted gardener of  Virtues in the World"  

    Linda Kavelin Popov The Virtues Project
  • "I was extremely impressed with her ability and determination for perfection. This lady doesn't just think outside the box, she exploded the box wide open!"

    Ron Scherer
  • "We just had Val Hilliker in Vancouver for several shows and had a whale of a time at her adult shows."

    Lea Young
  • "Katie really enjoyed the show at West Pictou! She came gone chattering all about it!!! She was so proud of herself that she showed politeness by saying "please" when asking one of the puppets something and Val acknowledged her politeness!!!"

    Kim Crawford
  • "I am in Awe. I have never seen a better Ventriloquist in my whole life! Thank you for addressing such an important subject. Every school in the world should see this awesome presentation. “

    Janice L Clark, Glenwood Alberta
  • "Val, your presentation yesterday was a performance of excellence! The guy sitting next to me thought so too, as he kept nudging me to say so. I know I am in the presence of a real professional when you can handle kids wandering around, and deal with a collapsing platform without missing a beat."

    Donna Wheatcroft Virtues Project Master Facilitator
  • "Val is an extraordinary ventriloquist. She has a unique way of engaging her audience, of all ages and cultures. The messages she conveys through her "dummies" are hard-hitting, which move her audiences to becoming introspective, and as a result making positive adjustments to their character. I unreservedly recommend Val as someone who would bring positive results to your event."

    Ralph PetersPresident, CLIMB Intercultural Society
  • “Enjoyed the Process. I appreciate how helpful Val was with the students. Most memorable is seeing my students’ originality and creativity developing their wetland creatures.”

    Linda MoczulskiGr. 5/6 Teacher, Hussar
  • "Having experienced puppets~artist in residence I feel jubilant. The acknowledgment and encouragement of kids and youth to participate were most helpful and meaningful. The entire  artist in residence with Val  was great, I just wish we had more than one day to make puppets and teach kids how to use them. See you next year"  

    Stuart ConnorBoys and Girls Club of Calgary
  • “Val’s talent as a performer was inspiring for my students! You showed them exactly the kind of final product they should be aspiring to create and gave them a clear idea of what kinds of amazing things they could do to improve their performances. We really enjoyed your sense of humour and you were excellent with the students.”  

    Lisa M. PorterB.F.A./B.Ed., Drama teacher, A.E. Cross Junior High School
  • “Val is an excellent performer and is skilled at getting her messages across. She was very fun to work with and has a positive influence on our students. She brought professional quality instruction as well as a sense of style that encourages the students to pursue their own work.”

    Nova Lea ThorneTheatre Works Calgary.
  • "Greetings from Balcarres. I just want to send a THANK YOU for the wonderful presentation yesterday. I was excited, entertained and very pleased with the message and its delivery. You do the Virtues Program proud. Keep working hard and having fun."  

    Donna-Lynn
  • "Most of our students had never seen a ventriloquist before and were amazed at this talent. They smiled and laughed more than we've seen all year. They truly loved it!!!"

    M.Brinson Grade 3 Crossing Park School
  • "Catchy! The puppets held the students attention and the message was timely. I loved the voices and the fact that you involved the audience."

    K ColucciSt. Ambrose School
  • "Sticks and Stones was geared to all ages. The message was great and our students needed to see and hear your message"

    B CatloniSt Stevens Valleyview Alberta
  • "It was awesome to see your recent performance at the Unity in Harmony Conference in Halifax N.S. The impact of your show is still imprinted in my memory a very effective and fun way to reach/teach people. Your enthusiasm and creativity will be a contribution to all who have the opportunity to experience your presentation. Keep up the great work!!"

    Joanie Beaubien Facilatator at Virtues Connection Montreal
  • "One grandmother said that her three granddaughters were so appreciative, she took them out on a date . They said,""That was the most fun we ever had grandma, Thanks for taking us" This grandmother takes them to Mother's Day tea parties at the church. Leona the grandmother said, " I loved those little lessons in each act, it was a delightful evening. Father Landry, who was going to stay 5 minutes laughed his evening away, joined in "u r a duck repeatedly. He told everyone that he wants a blown up picture of the 6'6" baby . He totally enjoyed himself. All the parishioners talked about the great evening and how others missed a good time. We just had Val in Vancouver for several shows and had a whale of a time at her adult show.   "

    Lea Young
  • "Katie really enjoyed the show at West Pictou! She came gone chattering all about it!!! She was so proud of herself that she showed politeness by saying "please" when asking one of the puppets something and Val acknowledged her politeness!!!"

    Kim Crawford
  • "Val you have excellent puppet manipulation."  

    Tom O'Lenick Ventriloquist
  • "...the show was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all, especially your presentation of Jack and the bean stock."

    Mary Hunter Satisfied Customer
  • "I had to try to control my laughter when I was filming her, thank heavens the Camera's were on tripods."

    Ed BlascoPhotographer
  • "A very big thank you for coming out to Canmore last week for our “Festival Lite” as we on the committee have been calling it. Thank you also for taking the initiative to entertain at the front gate when we’d sold out in the afternoon; you definitely saved the day. I’d love to work with you again."  

    Norine Hori Canmore Children’s Festival
  • "We just wanted to let you know that the party was a huge success thanks to Val and her entertainment and love for children. We had a great time, and we KNOW we could not have pulled it off without her. Thank you very much for sending her!".  

    Jason LochanSatisfied Customer
  • "Melvin K. is a delightful character and was instrumental in attracting people to the information table."  

    Northern Alberta Brain Injury Society
  • "I am pleased to be able to recommend Val Hilliker as an entertainer. She has great skills as a ventriloquist and provides a light enjoyable program that is suitable for families. "

    Starr CardwellSatisfied Customer
  • "...your (Val's) presentation was enjoyed by all and you certainly helped to make their stay in the hospital more pleasant."

    Royal Alexandria Hospital
  • "I am writing to recommend Valerie Hilliker as a superb ventriloquist. Her fabulous comical wit has entertained us for many years here at the Canyon Meadows Community center on several different occasions. It still amazes me how she can entertain people of all ages. The interaction she does with the audiences is amazing, as she is an improv master."  

    Canyon Meadows Community Association
  • "Val has vocal ability on par with Shari Lewis!"

    Keith SingletonVentriloquist/Producer
  • "I met Val at the 2003 Venthaven Convention and her technique is as good as it gets. It's almost magical!"

    Joe LeflerPresident
  • "Val Hilliker embodies the pinnacle of professionalism. Her ventriloquism is excellent, her characters well defined, her manner confident and relaxed, her show an absolute joy to watch."

    Stephen Knowles
  • "Your act was enjoyed by all of the more than 400 ventriloquists from more than a dozen countries and I have received extremely positive feedback from both official and personal contacts. You were, indeed, a highlight of the International Show, a perfect ambassador as a Canadian and as a lady, since this was the first ever *All Ladies* International line up. As MC and International Coordinator of the 2005 Vent Haven Ventriloquist conVENTion I’m delighted to thank you for your outstanding contribution."

    Dr. Stevo Schüling, GermanyInternational Coordinator
  • Artist in Residence feedback "Enjoyed the Process. I appreciate how helpful Val was with the students. Most memorable  is seeing my students' originality and creativity developing their wetland creatures."

    Linda MoczulskiGr. 5/6 Teacher, Hussar Alberta
  • "Val’s puppets are creative and delightful and the lessons she teaches surprise and empower. As a Ventriloquist, Val is without peer! As a Child Clinical Psychologist, I have seen many children’s shows and Val’s is the first one I have seen where you forget her creations are just cloth – she brings them alive and gives them a personality and character so well developed that you can forget she’s there. The shows Val Hilliker has developed are all wonderful. They are spontaneous, involving, and funny. If this was all they were I would still recommend them highly. They are, however, so much more. As a Co-Founder of The Virtues Project™, I have seen their ability to empower and educate as well as delight. They teach lessons and develop character – they show children (and adults) in the audience what really matters. They engage children and help them remember who they truly are." Dan Popov, Ph.D. Co-Founder, The Virtues Project

    Dan Popov, Ph.D.Dan Popov, Ph.D.