Marie-Véronique BOURQUE is the recipient of two First Prize awards from the Quebec Conservatory of music in Flute and Chamber music. She is also an award winner of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra Competition. She was invited as a soloist with different orchestras in Quebec.
In 1992, Marie-Véronique joined the RCMP Band as a musician. After the disbanding of this musical group, she worked as a police officer in Quebec while continuing to perform her flute for different venues. In 2006, she moved to Regina to work as an instructor at the RCMP Academy.
The following year, Marie-Véronique became utility flute with the Regina Symphony and joined the Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble. For the past two years, she has been playing duet with her son, Nathaniel Paquet (cellist). Together, they have performed for several events organized by the Francophone community and were invited as guest artists for the official visit of His Royal Highness, the Earl of Sussex, Prince Edward.
In 2012, Marie-Véronique discovered a real interest for Jazz and was invited to perform with pianist Maurice Drouin and singers Christie-Anne Blondeau and Rachel Molder during the Regina Mosaics Festival. In 2012, she also attended a session at the Flute School in London, UK. Most recently, she was awarded a bursary from the Conseil Culturel Fransaskois
, which enabled her to attend the Carleton University Jazz Camp in Ottawa.