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Emily Cordonier

Features Writer

Emily is a freelance journalist and former professional volleyball player and member of Canada's National Team. As a mother of two young children she is diving head first into all the fun Ottawa has to offer families. You can check out her blog www.embracingottawa.com and follow her on twitter @EmilyCordonier.
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Author Inspires Change Through Empowering First Book

Author Inspires Change Through Empowering First Book

In following the example of her role models, author and activist Hannah Alper has become a role model herself. At just 14 years old, Hannah has already published her first book titled Momentus: Small Acts, Big Change. The title for the book grew out of Hannah’s belief it is the small actions of [...]

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Science Museum Ready to Illuminate Again

Science Museum Ready to Illuminate Again

Photos courtesy Canada Science and Technology Museum After three years of reconstruction the new Canada Science and Technology Museum is being unveiled. On November 17, the long awaited $80 million-dollar museum will open its doors, and the public will not be disappointed. Visitors enter the [...]

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An Exciting Sneak Peek at the New Science and Technology Museum

An Exciting Sneak Peek at the New Science and Technology Museum

Photos by Emily Cordonier The official opening of the new Canada Science and Technology Museum is less than a month away. It is a fabulous structure that has been three years in the making, ever since a leaky roof and mold forced the museum to close back in September 2014. After extensive repairs [...]

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Ottawa Boy Battling Leukemia Gets Chance at Dream Toy Dash

Ottawa Boy Battling Leukemia Gets Chance at Dream Toy Dash

Photos by Emily Cordonier There was no hiding the excitement on the face of Gabriel Munante when he arrived just as the sun was rising, at the Toys “R” Us location in Orleans. The 11-year-old Ottawa boy is one of eight Canadian children who was randomly selected to receive a 3-minute [...]

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Cirque du Soleil’s Volta: A Spellbinding Display for All Ages

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta: A Spellbinding Display for All Ages

Photo by Emily Cordonier The crowd buzzed with excitement and anticipation at the opening of Cirque du Soleil’s newest production, Volta. The impressive tents can be seen at the Zibi Site along the shores of Gatineau, and the Cirque spectacular is drawing fans of all ages – including Prime [...]

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Hope Volleyball Summerfest: Serving Up a Win for Charity

Hope Volleyball Summerfest: Serving Up a Win for Charity

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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The National Arts Centre Brings Family Programming Alive

The National Arts Centre Brings Family Programming Alive

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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Canadian Men’s Volleyball Looking to Build on Olympic Success

Canadian Men’s Volleyball Looking to Build on Olympic Success

Photos by FIVB and Emily Cordonier It’s a little-known fact that the best volleyball players in Canada can be found right here in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. Considered superstars in their sport elsewhere in the world, the Canadian men’s volleyball team keeps a pretty low profile here [...]

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Get Critical Vaccination Information with the CANImmunize App.

Get Critical Vaccination Information with the CANImmunize App.

The vaccination information you need to keep you and your loved ones safe can now be found right in the palm of your hand. CANImmunize is a new mobile app that tracks your immunizations on a smartphone. This innovative app is the brainchild of Dr. Kumanan Wilson, a physician researcher at The Ottawa [...]

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The Children’s Festival Provides a Colourful Experience for Kids of All Ages

The Children’s Festival Provides a Colourful Experience for Kids of All Ages

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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