Azilda, ON.

Get to know Monika…

Favorite Movie:

Iron Man

Favourite Musician/Band:

Anything country

Favourite Local Restaurant:

Flapjack’s Pancake Shack

Favourite Article of Clothing:

My Ravens leggings

Favourite Phone App:


Favourite TV Show:

How I Met Your Mother

Favourite Charity:


Favourite Junk Food Weakness: :


Who is your celebrity crush?

Ryan Reynolds

Do you have a pet?

A GSD puppy named Harley and a cat named Zeke.

What is your dream job?

To be an animal caretaker at the Symbio Wildlife Park in Australia!

What is your biggest fear?


Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

My Mom!

What is one thing you’d like to check off your bucket list?

Going skydiving!

What is your dream vacation destination?


What is one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?

I’m the oldest of 5 children in my family.

Do you have any nicknames?

Mon, Monnie, Mom

What is your dance/cheer background and experience?

I started taking dance classes when I was 9 years old in many different styles. I tried stunting for the first time on my Ravens Rhythm cheer team in my first year of university about 2.5 years ago. Last year was my first year as a flyer on the REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance team!

Why did you audition for the REDBLACKS Cheerleading & Dance Team?

I love performing! Cheerleading is still quite new to me but I am SO passionate about the sport. I had the greatest experience ever being on this team last year that I absolutely had to come back!

What advice would you give someone who dreams of becoming a cheerleader?

Literally never give up and look for ways to grow and push yourself. Try not to compare yourself to others. Take every opportunity that you can. Always smile!

If you could say one thing to #RNation, what would you say?

The support and dedication from #RNation is so phenomenal! Let’s show all of the CFL how much love we have for our team when they come to visit Ottawa for Grey Cup 105!