Val's Comedy Shows Are Fun For Every Audience

Val Hilliker - Canada's Comedy VentriloquistVal is a living example of someone who walks her talk. She is an artist, a mother, a stand-up comic, and an internationally renowned Master Ventriloquist.

She has spent thousands of hours bringing joy and laughter to Schools, Theme Parks, Hospitals and fun events internationally.

Val Hilliker performs for a variety of audiences in many different venues internationally. From kids' shows (including educational programs) to corporate adult gigs, Val's unique brand of comedy ventriloquism will have them laughing and wanting more. Check out all of the shows that Val can put together for you below.

Val is making news around the world with her ground-breaking creative shows. With over 200 shows a year, performed for all ages, she’s constantly raising the bar on family-friendly entertainment. She has had the honor of representing Canada twice at the World Ventriloquist convention, in 2005 and 2008, reinventing ventriloquism for the 21st century. She has been called a cross between Ellen DeGeneres and Sherry Lewis, creator of Lamb Chops. And her technique can only be described with one word – magical.

Val is certified in The Virtues Project as a Master Facilitator and is also a certified World Laughter Leader. With these two certifications she combines laughter with the five strategies of the Virtues Project.

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A fun, insightful and educational fifty minute interactive presentation.
A life journey about a caterpillar who needs to call on the courage he needs to become the butterfly that he was meant to be! He learns that he has courage to try new wonderful things.The virtues that he will be packing for this
camp-out will be kindness, courage, courtesy, helpfulness and joyfulness. Watch as Val’s mesmerizing puppets keep your children spellbound. The most common question at the end of this show is,” are those puppets real?” Val’s response, “Absolutely.”

Curriculum Based Learning Grade K-6

In this interactive program, your students will discover the wonderful art of creating and manipulating puppets from totally recycled material.Val says that her puppets don’t have to fight to show how we must get along peacefully. Val says why waste even a minute fighting with puppets, when children already know how to fight. These shows teach us how to stop a fight from happening and solve potential conflicts peacefully. These shows have a way of getting to the heart of the matter with life skills for the students to take responsibility for their actions and reactions. Those, Val say our reactions are the only things that we can control.

Chillin With Val
Grade K-12

Two fun, insightful and educational one hour interactive presentations performed by Val Hilliker, professional ventriloquist.Experience the “Chillin’” ideas and the “Chill Skills”, with The Right Choice Puppets, and learn tools to get along with others.These shows fit into the health and life skills curriculum. Val’s shows compliment any virtues based programs including the Safe and Caring School Program. Everything is taught in a positive way.

Vals Ventriloquism Will Mesmerize

Ventriloquism Provides an Awesome Interactive Approach to Fun Learning! Empower your community and create a caring, respectful climate in your school through:

The “Chillin’” ideas and the “Chill Skills”, with The Right Choice Puppets, and learn tools to get along with others.

These three shows fit into the health and life skills curriculum. Val’s shows compliment any virtues based programs including the Safe and Caring School Program. Everything is taught in a positive way.

Artist In Residence

Val offers one, three or five day packages designed to inspire, entertain and captivate students from grades one through twelve. In this interactive program, your students will;

Watch a live performance
Make their own puppets
Create characters
Develop scripts based on current curriculum
Or use our pre made scripts-depending on time
Learn to manipulate puppets
Perform for a live audience

Discover the wonderful art of creating and manipulating puppets from totally recycled material. Learn the basics of writing comedy
Dialog and performing in a fun filled finale for children, teachers and parents.

Val is a graduate of several comedy and acting workshops, including Cheers
Project, Judy Carter’s stand up comedy workshop, SCTV comedian/actor Joe
Flaherty’s improvisational workshop and Therapeutic ventriloquism.
She is a licensed World Laughter Leader. Val is also the author of Chillin’ with Val, a program for creating a caring and respectful community, currently touring Canadian schools and festivals.

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Download The Artist In Residence Information packet.
See What To Expect
  • A fun and educational program run in a courteous and safe manner.
  • Val  who is peaceful and sets your school up to succeed.
  •  Creativity of students brought to a new level.
  • Curriculum-tied activities that enhance the creative process amongst organized chaos.
  • To have the five strategies of the Virtues Project modeled by Val
  • Your students to express individuality and creativity
  • To have core subjects, math, science, and language arts covered in the pattern making and in the themes of the scripts and with the pulley and lever puppets
See What Our Needs Are
  • Patience and courtesy from students.
  • Collection of materials to be used, we will supply whatever is missing.
  • At least one extra adult volunteer per class in the puppet building room.
  • We require 3-5 classroom hours per classroom.
  • Classroom sizes of not more than 30 students.
  • Usually between 5-15 days per school depending on the number of classrooms. one day per classroom.

What Others Are Saying

“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 Moczulski, Gr. 5/6 Teacher, Hussar .

Corporate Shows

People always remember the entertainment … so it’s time to book an a corporate act with Val. She does her shows with a rare brand of integrity and sincerity! that will make your event the talk of the town. Just when you thought it was safe to talk at the water cooler… Val’s no stranger to the office set. In fact, her characters delight in teasing “the boss” (her of course). Val’s corporate show is tailored to each client’s needs.

No risk management concerns- Vals’ comedy is geared to an adult crowd without being offensive. Val is a Virtues Project Master Facilitator and a World Laughter Leader.

Meet Grandma Fowler

My Grandma Fowler had 11 children and gave her 11th child to her brother to raise; that 11th child was my dad. She needed to know that she will be forever in my heart as the one who gave me my sense of humor. She was my biggest fan and I hers.

She raised her children in Central Alberta and spent her elder years in a senior’s home which just happened to be 10 minutes from where I lived. I got to know her well in her last 25 years of her life on earth. I entertained at her large birthday parties and felt privileged to be able to get to know her.

Grandma had a wicked sense of humor and her story will never be forgotten through my Grandma puppet’s portrayal of her. The audience is in a state of pure joy from watching as the story unravels and Grandma finally reveals what is in her purse.

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AE Bowers Airdrie Ab

Afton of the arts Edmonton AB

Airdrie National Family week AB

Airdrie Library AB

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Akiva Academy AB

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AMFY Airdrie AB

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Alterio Ab

Alberta Children’s Hosp Calgary AB

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Blackfalds Leaders of tomorrow AB

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Canada’s Got Talent Canada

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