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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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Play Ball

Play Ball

Special Olympic supporters will compete side-by-side with nearly 40 Special Olympics athletes and put their skills to the test this Saturday, October 28, at the 8th annual Motionball Marathon of Sport Ottawa. Presented by AIR MILES, the event takes place at Carleton University from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. [...]

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Zip Zip Hooray!

Zip Zip Hooray!

There may be nothing more frustrating than sealing zipper plastic bags. It takes time can hurt your fingers and what’s worse, you’re never sure if they’re even truly closed. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a gadget that could do the work for you and ensure a properly sealed bag [...]

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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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Rebel with a Cause

Rebel with a Cause

Photos by Richard Tardiff Sid Cratzbarg is impossible to ignore. He has the type of presence that fills a room immediately after making his entrance, so strong that you can’t help but take notice. He owns who he is and is always authentically himself. That trait has served him well throughout [...]

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Beau's Knows Oktoberfest!

Beau's Knows Oktoberfest!

Photos by Anna Jonas / Feature photo: Pixabay While it may still feel like the height of summer in the nation’s capital given the recent rising temperatures, fall is finally here. The equinox has officially marked the start of the season and the leaves are starting to shift into a blaze of [...]

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KPax – Going the Extra Mile

KPax – Going the Extra Mile

Paul Krakowiak started working with audio and video equipment when he was just 15 years old. When asked to do the wiring for a local disco club, he decided to become a DJ and audio became his lifelong pursuit and passion. Upon his arrival to Canada, he became fascinated by the variety of modern audio-visual [...]

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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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