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Ali Matthews

Features Writer

Ali is an independent government relations, public affairs and communications consultant with over a decade of experience. Translation: One-stop-shop consultant to getting you noticed in Ottawa. You can follow her on twitter @aliouellet or wandering in Westboro with toddlers.
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Out & About April 28 – May 4

Out & About April 28 – May 4

Hip Hop Karaoke, Elmdale Oyster House, April 28 Hosted by Atherton and DJ So Nice, this monthly karaoke jam snatches karaoke out of the parlour rooms and drops it right into the nightclub. The Hip Hop Karaoke crew provide the audience with the unique experience of rocking the mic in front of a crowd. [...]

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Edwin the Duck is Your New Best Friend! [Contest]

Edwin the Duck is Your New Best Friend! [Contest]

Photos by Ali Matthews Edwin is no ordinary duck. Browsing through a collection of latest tech-toys, you may just think he was mislabeled, but don’t be fooled by his humble rubber duck appearance – just one touch of his heart and he comes to life. First and foremost, Edwin is a “smart [...]

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The Power of Sparkle

The Power of Sparkle

A smile can do many things: Make a friend, give hope, and light up a room. For the team behind the 2017 Sparkle Dental Charity Ball, their mission is to give families in need the opportunity to unlock the power of a sparkling smile. If you haven’t noticed, ‘sparkle’ is the operative [...]

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Out & About April 21 - 27

Out & About April 21 - 27

With an epic line up of music, art, culture, and food this week you can tell that spring is finally here! See you out there! Transmutations · Dego, Alpha Art Gallery, . April 20 - May 7, 2017 Born in 1952 in Cologne Germany, Detlef showed from an early age on that he was inclined towards [...]

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Out & About April 14 - 20

Out & About April 14 - 20

Happy Easter!! If you think that this week is slowing down just because the big bunny is coming to town, you are very much mistaken. There are tons of fun Easter activities all weekend, starting on Good Friday, and plenty of music, dancing, fashion, art and HOCKEY to keep you busy all week. See you out [...]

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Out & About April 7 - 13

Out & About April 7 - 13

The Originals Spring Craft Sale, EY Centre, April 7 - 9 The Originals – The Spring Craft Sale is back in Ottawa until Sunday. Held at the EY Centre this shopping event features 180 of Canada’s most talented artists, artisans, and designers showcases an incredible assortment of quality [...]

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Tara Shannon’s ‘Unfinished’ is Just the Beginning

Tara Shannon’s ‘Unfinished’ is Just the Beginning

Tara Shannon’s new album is called Unfinished. For the award winning singer songwriter from Russell, Ontario, that title has many meanings. For one, this is Tara Shannon’s first album. For the last 20 years she has had great success in Nashville as a songwriter but despite being offered [...]

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Out & About March 24 - 30

Out & About March 24 - 30

Happy spring everyone! There has never been a better time to get back out there and start exploring our beautiful city…or at least the inside of concert venues, lecture halls and theaters. Hip Hop Karaoke Ottawa, Elmdale Oyster House, March 24 Want to feel like a star? Hosted by Atherton [...]

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Out & About March 17 – 23

Out & About March 17 – 23

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is a jam packed weekend, so for today, we have a list of all the big parties across the city. If you are over green beer and shamrocks we have a couple family friendly activities to keep you busy and then a host of music, food and art to keep you feeling good all week [...]

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Enjoy Brunch Elevated at Copper Spirits and Sights

Enjoy Brunch Elevated at Copper Spirits and Sights

Photos by Ali Matthews Brunch is a sacred space. Anyone can share a meal, but brunching is uniquely indulgent. The food is rich and comforting and the conversation is thoughtful and relaxed. While Ottawa has an established brunch scene from the casual Art-Is-In Bakery, the familiar Stone Face Dolly’s, [...]

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