Anne Dion

Features Writer

Anne is in the final year of her undergraduate degree at McGill University studying Cultural Studies and Film, and enjoys living between Ottawa and Montreal. She is an acrylic and watercolour painter and occasionally sells her work. Anne's interests include journalism, yoga, and art in all its forms.
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Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Highlights from a Night of Educational Success: Broadview’s Family Dance

Education rarely gets the fanfare it deserves, but last week’s Family Dance at Broadview Public School proved how important fair and accessible education is to the people of Ottawa. Broadview’s School Council hosted a fundraiser on Thursday, May 31st to raise money for their sister school [...]

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Fluevogs For Therapy Dogs

Fluevogs For Therapy Dogs

Ottawa’s cutest volunteers are teaming up with a Canadian designer legend for a night as unique as every Fluevog shoe. From 5-10pm on June 9th, shop at John Fluevog Shoes and 50% of your purchase will go to Ottawa Therapy Dogs, an awesome charity. With local craft beer tasters courtesy of Flora [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Westboro

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Westboro

With Light Rail on the horizon, here at Ottawa Life we’ve decided to start a series where we break down each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. We’re profiling each area by price, transportation, and lifestyle. Whether you’re a young professional or a family-making nest-builder, we’re [...]

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Top Second-Home Destinations for Canadians

Top Second-Home Destinations for Canadians

Few countries know winter as well as Canada does, and few of us don’t often dream of escaping the cold. Every year, more and more Canadians are investing in winter homes, and as the baby boomers retire, the number of snowbirds settling in the south increases. Whether we’re just dreaming or [...]

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Ottawa’s Hidden Gig

Ottawa’s Hidden Gig

OLM covers a lot of events — gigs, fests, bashes, shin digs — but we have a solemn duty to tell you when a night is actually fantastic. You already know Clocktower Brew Pub and their sensational list of in house craft beer, but did you know they start serving sound on Wednesday nights? On [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: Preston Street/Little Italy

Neighbourhood Spotlight: Preston Street/Little Italy

With Light Rail on the horizon, here at Ottawa Life we’ve decided to start a series where we break down each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods. We’re profiling each area by price, transportation, and lifestyle. Whether you’re a young professional or a family-making nest-builder, we’re [...]

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Here Comes The Sun: Your Next Winter Getaway

Here Comes The Sun: Your Next Winter Getaway

Photos by Anne Dion Spring might be coming but it’s still cold and grey in the Great White North. If you’re like us and would rather be planning a vacation than putting salt on your driveway, then you’re in luck — Ottawa Life has the perfect getaway for you and your family! [...]

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The Lingerie Company That’s Everyone’s Valentine

The Lingerie Company That’s Everyone’s Valentine

Everywhere you look it’s candy hearts and cards, lovebirds and lace — it’s Valentine’s Day once more so let’s celebrate love! Whether or not you’re a fan of the holiday, you’ll love what this Canadian company has to offer. LACE has a huge selection of lingerie, [...]

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New Study Says Millennials Should Be Living the Ottawa Life!

New Study Says Millennials Should Be Living the Ottawa Life!

A recent study by Point2Homes reveals that Ottawa is the 5th most attractive cities in Canada for Millennials in 2018. This young generation is now the largest in the country, and many are beginning to settle down. So, what makes a good city for a Millennial to stay in? The study went through 9 criteria [...]

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Neighbourhood Spotlight: The Glebe

Neighbourhood Spotlight: The Glebe

With Light Rail on the horizon, here at Ottawa Life we’re giving you the series that breaks down each of Ottawa’s neighbourhoods by price, transportation, and lifestyle. Whether you’re a young professional or a family-making nest-builder, we’re giving you the details on every [...]

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