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Emily Jefferies

Features Writer

Emily hails from Oakville Ontario; the home of Diana Swain and Susan Aglukark. She holds a background in the performing arts, and graduated from George Brown's renowned acting conservatory in Toronto. Her passion for writing and documenting came from her time overseas in Asia and Europe. She looks forward to growing as a journalist. You can find her online portfolio at https://emjefferies.wixsite.com/portfolio.
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Flume Blooms in the Shadows of Migos & Lil Yatchy

Flume Blooms in the Shadows of Migos & Lil Yatchy

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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Bluesfest Day 6 Side Stage Recap

Bluesfest Day 6 Side Stage Recap

Last night, Albuquerque’s The Shins hit the Claridge stage at 7:55. James led the way with the last of the original ‘Shins essence’. All members uniquely present in comfy-casual attire to commit to the band’s neutral character. For the first few songs, the overcast sky held-off, [...]

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Sam Roberts Band Kicks off Blues Fest 2017

Sam Roberts Band Kicks off Blues Fest 2017

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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Indigenous Festival Welcomes Summer's Return

Indigenous Festival Welcomes Summer's Return

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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Rock & Rescue 2017

Rock & Rescue 2017

Photos by Emily Jefferies Friday night Ottawa Dog Rescue and Freedom Dog Rescue hosted another Rock & Rescue event for the year. Pet owners and supporters came to enjoy local live music, silent and live auctions that were donated by local businesses such as Tollden Farms, Stray Dog Brewing [...]

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First Place Options Fundraiser with Solange Tuyishime and Kim Sabourin

First Place Options Fundraiser with Solange Tuyishime and Kim Sabourin

Photos by Emily Jefferies and NAYLAH’s Legacy Last night, First Place Options held a spring fundraiser for their Ottawa agency at the Centurion Conference Centre. It was hosted by Executive Director Kimberly Sabourin, along with special guest Solange Tuyishime. Both women, who’s relationship [...]

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Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

Quebec Designers Staying On Track With Eco Fashion

Photos by Emily Jefferies and Julie Beun The huge Quebec Designers Fashion sale and showcase was on at the Hotel Hilton Lac Leamy in Gatineau this past weekend and then they moved onto Sherbrooke. Out of the sixty designers from Montreal and Quebec I was able to chat with three on the eco-forward [...]

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Canadian Musicians Prove Their Worth Across the Capital

Canadian Musicians Prove Their Worth Across the Capital

Photos by Emily Jefferies and Andre Gagne It started with the TD Green Room and ended in a 1970’s stucco basement. I made my way across the city Saturday to witness the growing mass of talent our country is always pumping out. I briefly caught the Fan Fare at Rideau Centre, with hundreds [...]

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Prozzäk, For Yesterday and Today

Prozzäk, For Yesterday and Today

Photos by Kamara Morozuk Last night Algonquin College hosted Prozzäk’s second stop on their new Forever 1999 album release tour, after a twelve-year break. The crowd was a mix of millennials who had never heard of the band before, and generation x of the late nineties and early two thousands. [...]

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Maiden Canada’s Rock Camp for Girls Fundraiser

Maiden Canada’s Rock Camp for Girls Fundraiser

Last night Ottawa locals celebrated International Women’s Day at Atomic Rooster with a Maiden Canada fundraiser for Ottawa’s Rock Camp for Girls. The event was organized by Terry Steeves, Tara Heft, and Lee Anne McLellan. The three ladies sat down for their weekly meet at a local restaurant, [...]

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