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Anna Jonas

Features Writer / Marketing

Anna is the Head of Social Media, a Features Writer and a member of the Digital Marketing Team at Ottawa Life Magazine. A recent graduate of Dalhousie University and the Columbia Publishing Course, she intends on pursuing a career in publishing and writes for a number of blogs and websites across Canada and the United States. Anna is most likely to be seen planning her next trip abroad or researching the best new vegan haunts in Ottawa. In her down time, she enjoys good books and baking up a storm.

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It’s Country at the Casino

It’s Country at the Casino

Pull out your cowboy boots because things are about to get rowdy; the wild west is coming to the capital. From September 11th to October 21st, it’s Country at the Casino du Lac-Leamy. Be Annie Oakley or Butch Cassidy for the night as the Casino goes full-on Nashville, fun and flashy with plenty [...]

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Jade Mya – Hopeful Romantic

Jade Mya – Hopeful Romantic

Photos by Matt Barns Jade Mya is not your average country singer. Though a self-professed “stereotypical country girl,” this girl-next door with an edge is anything but run-of-the-mill. The bilingual country-pop artist grew up in Luskville, Quebec, true farm country complete with [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa – Scotia Lowden

Vegans of Ottawa – Scotia Lowden

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. Scotia Lowden grew up in a small town outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Otherwise known to her Instagram followers [...]

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James Boyd Brings His A-Game to the Ottawa 67s

James Boyd Brings His A-Game to the Ottawa 67s

Photos courtesy of Ottawa 67s You could say that hockey runs in James Boyd’s blood. The new General Manager of the Ottawa 67s first become interested in the sport through his father, who played ‘Old Timers’ hockey and coached the kids in his hometown of Midland, Ontario. While [...]

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Sundae School is in Session

Sundae School is in Session

It’s that time of year again and Ottawa Life can’t wait to get back to school - Sundae School that is. Though it’s nearing the end of the summer season, we’re still in denial that the lazy days of summer are numbered. What better place to indulge our fantasy than a good old-fashioned [...]

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A Day in the Life of a Cicerone

A Day in the Life of a Cicerone

Canadians really love their beer. In fact, the barley-based concoction has been woven into our national culture for longer than we’ve called ourselves a country. What’s not to love? A cold pint is the perfect accessory for summer barbeques, late night concerts, cheering on your favourite [...]

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Funky Fresh - New Ottawa Community Redefines Contemporary Living

Funky Fresh - New Ottawa Community Redefines Contemporary Living

Your home says a lot about who you are. An outward expression of yourself, it’s the haven where you rejuvenate after a long day, an ideal venue for entertaining your nearest and dearest and a place in which you live your life. It should be completely unique, just like you. A lifestyle option [...]

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Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

Say Howdy to Sunny San Antonio

When someone mentions Texas, the first thing that comes to mind is probably cowboys, cattle ranching and the wild west. But while their western roots run deep, Texas is far from all lone rangers and tumbleweeds. This is especially true when in San Antonio. Nestled within South Central Texas approximately [...]

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Vegans of Ottawa – Lynda Turner

Vegans of Ottawa – Lynda Turner

In this series, we chat with vegans from around the region to find out what it’s like to be plant-based in Ottawa, discovering tips and tricks for living a like a local - vegan style. When you want something done right, do it yourself. When local vegan and entrepreneur Lynda Turner couldn’t [...]

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Singer-Songwriter Melanie Peterson is Coming to the Capital

Singer-Songwriter Melanie Peterson is Coming to the Capital

Canadian singer-songwriter Melanie Peterson is finally coming to the capital. The musician will be performing next Friday evening at Avant Garde, a bar and music venue located on Besserer. Her show will feature a combination of past releases, covers and brand new songs. Originally from Saskatoon, [...]

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