Canada 150

Jennifer Hartley

Features Writer

Jennifer Hartley is senior features writer, travel writer and copy editor of Ottawa Life Magazine. Previously she was theatre editor for Ottawa Xpress and the original Metro newspaper in the capital. She has written articles for a variety of magazines across the country and abroad in the United Kingdom on arts, life and everything in between.
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Orlando — MORE THAN JUST MINNIE AND MICKEY

Orlando — MORE THAN JUST MINNIE AND MICKEY

When you think of Orlando, visions of Mickey and Minnie — or some other Disney characters — likely jump into your head. There is good reason for that of course, and there is no question that Disney is a lot of fun and will bring out the kid in everyone. However, the reality is there is a [...]

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Escape March Break Madness in Montreal Museums

Escape March Break Madness in Montreal Museums

You are sick of winter, the kids are driving you crazy by now, the end of March Break and you need a quick getaway. Like now. Head to Montreal and visit some incredible museums, brush up on your history. This year may be Canada’s 150th but it is also Montreal’s 375th. This is the year [...]

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The Marvels of Miramichi

The Marvels of Miramichi

Feature image by Brian Atkinson It is never too early to start planning for summer holidays and this year, there is something quite magical about the idea of traveling within Canada during Canada 150. What better place to start than Atlantic Canada and particularly in New Brunswick, a founding [...]

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The Plight Of Women And The Hope Of Restoration

The Plight Of Women And The Hope Of Restoration

Being born a female in some places can mean being doomed to a life of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, infanticide, murder, child marriage and prostitution – just a few in the long list of devastating injustices. Someone who knows this well is Lorraine Francis, the director of Pandita Ramabai [...]

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Finishing The Suit: A Beautifully Woven Piece of Theatre

Finishing The Suit: A Beautifully Woven Piece of Theatre

Royal Family gossip is always fascinating and for anyone enjoying a taste of it, Finishing The Suit, currently running at The Gladstone, will delight. However, there is a lot more to the play and it is a moving look at some of the various aspects of love. Family love (father and son), clandestine love, [...]

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Girl Power in 2017/18 at the GCTC

Girl Power in 2017/18 at the GCTC

The GCTC unveiled its 2017-18 theatre season and it promises to be fantastic with a wide variety of theatrical offerings. Hometown favourites, an adult-only dating adventure, millennial comedies, and a full-blown musical are just a sample of what’s being offered. Here is the short version [...]

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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Theatrical Dream

The Colony of Unrequited Dreams: A Theatrical Dream

Photos by Victoria Wells With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, it seems like a fitting time to brush up on some Canadian history in a highly creative and entertaining fashion. While Joey Smallwood is not an uncommon name and certainly the fact that Newfoundland joined Confederation [...]

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Nickelodeon Will Knock Your Socks Off

Nickelodeon Will Knock Your Socks Off

Photos: Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts It is actually hard to believe it has been less than 50 years since Punta Cana in the Domincan Republic, named after the cane palms in the area, has become such a hot tourist destination. It is a shock that it took so long when you consider that the temperature [...]

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Just Jouvie through Carnival in Trinidad

Just Jouvie through Carnival in Trinidad

The perfect grown-up winter getaway awaits you in Trinidad and Tobago. For a complete immersion into decadence, joie de vivre with a party atmosphere that will be unlike any you will ever experience, head to Trini during Carnival. The party takes place just before Lent (this year February 26 and 27). [...]

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Tap into Trudeau with Trudeau Stories

Tap into Trudeau with Trudeau Stories

Photo credits: Kelly Clipperton The year was 1985, she, a second-year theatre school student at the National Theatre School in Montreal and he, Canada’s 15th charismatic, charming Prime Minister. They meet at a gala fundraiser, share a dance and begin an improbable friendship that lasted 15 [...]

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