TESTIMONIALS

“Through the years, I have had the pleasure of being interviewed by Catherine on a number of subjects that ranged from back-to-school safety to communicating with one’s teens. Catherine is the ultimate professional and a true humanitarian! 

Catherine is one of the most beautiful souls that I have met. Always saying YES! to lend a helping hand in the community and available to give a voice to our community. Caring, compassionate and genuine are but some of the qualities I admire the most about this inspirational woman.

Recently, Catherine dazzled our guests when she emceed our 13th Annual Golf Classic. Her warmth and bubbly personality, combined with her sincere love for the safety and well-being of children captivated the audience and motivated guests to open their hearts and their on behalf of missing children.

We welcome the opportunity to once again work with her in the near future.

Pina ArcamoneDirector GeneralMissing Children’s Network

“Catherine is an outstanding master of ceremonies!

We were delighted to have her host one of our major fundraising events, the Hector Toe Blake Golf tournament, featuring Montreal Canadiens. Both a captivating and a touching speaker, she eloquently delivered to the audience our mission’s message. She can quickly feel a crowd’s pulse and adapt accordingly.

With her sincerity and vivacity, she has contributed to our events’ success, raising thousands of dollars to support our programs and services for families living with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s always a pleasure and a breeze to work with her!

We wholeheartedly recommend Catherine as an animator for your events, whether it be in English or in French.”

Camille IsaacsExecutive DirectorAlzheimer Society of Montreal

“Catherine is a great friend of Just for Kids Foundation. As a host of our annual Glee High School Showdown for the past few years, she always brings enthusiasm and passion. She is a master at reading the crowd, getting them engaged and increasing the excitement in the room. As a non-profit, it is really important that our events are fun but raise money as well, and she gracefully helped us accomplish both of these objectives. Catherine is a true professional and an asset to our organization. We are fortunate to have her dedicate her time and positive energy to our cause.”

Lorie BlumerExecutive DirectorJust for Kids Foundation

“Catherine has been a supporter of Overture with the Arts for several years as a host and/or moderator for our fundraising events and conferences. Her wit and charm keeps audiences engaged and entertained and she’s a team player. Her professionalism, warm and friendly personality and infectious smile is everything an event organizer could ever ask for. The service that Catherine provides is invaluable and she’s an absolute pleasure to work with. She’s truly a shining star!”

Akilah NewtonExecutive DirectorOverture with the Arts

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Catherine as a communication specialist, leader and a great inspirational role model in the Montreal community for many years. Catherine’s incredibly positive and productive contributions to my organization “Playmas Montreal Cultural Association”, are commendable. She has hosted our annual Caribbean Tea Party, held to honor trailblazing and courageous women on International Women’s Day. She has done so with style, confidence, humour and grace. Catherine created tolerance, respect and understanding through her great communications skills, her quiet and thoughtful manner and her patience. She has always been open and trustworthy and is a person with great integrity. It is an honor and privilege to observe and learn from such an inspired, exceptional and well-rounded woman.”

Gemma Raeburn-BaynesPresident of Playmas Montreal Cultural Association

“Catherine Verdon-Diamond captivates her audience, is dynamic and passionate!  Raise Craze campaign was a huge success thanks to Catherine and her ability to influence the crowd with her words and actions. An inspirational speaker that genuinely cares about her community!  She is true to her values and principles.  She walks the talk.   She has what it takes to deliver a message!”

Denise VourtzoumisPresidentPink in the City

“When choosing a host, you want someone that will connect not only with your audience, but with the participants involved in your show. I have chosen Catherine to host my show for years and will continue to do so because of her amazing abilities. She is vivacious, considerate, caring, empathetic. Did I also mention how funny she is?

I appreciate Catherine taking the time to get to know everyone she is working with in order to make them feel comfortable. It’s more than just a job for her, and it’s not often you find someone who goes above and beyond their duties.

Thank you for being a great host! Wouldn’t trade you for the world.”

Aiesha RobinsonFounderBorn to Rise

“As the emcee for our event, Tiny Survivors Fundraising Cocktail (Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation), Catherine has been an absolute delight to work with. She is highly regarded by our guests and foundation, for her professionalism and delivery of our message. Over the last few years, Catherine has helped us raise thousands of dollars for our foundation.

Whether she is serving as a host or co-host, her ability with the crowd always shines.

Her presence and talent are certainly appreciated, and I would highly recommend Catherine as an emcee or speaker at any bilingual event.”

Luciano D’IorioCo-founder Tiny Survivors Fundraising Cocktail Tiny Survivors

“Catherine Verdon Diamond first served as Master of Ceremony for the “Israel Day Rally Montreal” in 2017. Her extraordinary energy and incredible enthusiasm kept the crowd of 7500 engaged and energized.

She is talented, well-spoken and the consummate professional. The fact that she is perfectly bilingual and is a well-known and well-loved celebrity in Montreal makes her the perfect MC for our event. In fact, she is the only MC that we have requested to come back 3 consecutive times in 18 years history of the Rally. She is a pleasure to work with and it is without hesitation that I recommend Catherine as a speaker, host or MC for any event.”

Amos SochaczevskiCo-ChairIsrael Day Rally

“Catherine was a true delight to work with. She hosted our cancer research Gala at Place Des Arts with close to a thousand people. Authentic and as real as they come she’s bright witty and strong. We can’t wait to work on our next event with her!”

Jeffrey BernsteinPresidentIsrael Cancer Research Fund (ICRF)

“As a Social Integration Services teacher at the English Montreal School Board, my students are adults living with intellectual disabilities, learning difficulties and autism.

When I asked my class which Montreal media personality they would like to welcome in their school, they answered without hesitation, Catherine Verdon-Diamond.

The description “lights up a space when she walks in it” is absolutely true about Catherine, she doesn’t just do her job, she gets in your heart and she does this by simply being herself.

The moment Catherine entered our school, the students lit up and some even ran into her arms. When a reporter or media source interviews our students they are required to adapt the questions to the person’s needs, Catherine was an expert with this.

Catherine’s talents go beyond the screen; she has a natural ability to connect to her audience. Being on television or radio can be a scary experience for people, Catherine has an incredible ability to make her guests feel comfortable and safe. She is not afraid to discuss complicated topics and gets to the heart of who we are.

Catherine became part of our school family; she attended every show and supported my students in all their projects.

I am eternally grateful for the joy she has brought to us as a school community, and on a personal level for the support she has shown me throughout the years. As a teacher she is a role model, a constant reminder that no matter what life throws us, we get up again and keep going.

Authenticity is important, it establishes trust, and we trust Catherine. Her energy comes through on screen and in person. We are in dire need of this unique energy in today’s media world. It is hard to find a television personality/event host who brings the community together in the same truthfulness as Catherine Verdon-Diamond does.”

Anna PersichilliSocial Integration Services TeacherEnglish Montreal School Board