Karen Temple

Art Director

Karen Temple is an award-wining graphic designer and features writer for Ottawa Life Magazine. When not glued to her MacBook, she can be found cutting fresh tracks down distant slopes.
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Discovering San Diego

Discovering San Diego

Feature photo credit: James Blank You can spend weeks taking in all the theme parks, museum, beaches and green spaces of the big bay city but we hit the streets to get to know a few of San Diego’s many neighbourhoods. Point Loma, the historic site where California was first discovered in [...]

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Big Night Big Success - CIBC Wood Gundy Continues Its Support for Chelsea’s Maison Libère-Elles

Big Night Big Success - CIBC Wood Gundy Continues Its Support for Chelsea’s Maison Libère-Elles

Robert H. Orange, Vice-President, FMA and the Kanata Branch Investment Advisor with CIBC Wood Gundy successfully orchestrated his 18th Annual charity fundraising dinner and silent auction for Maison Libère-Elles to support the work the shelter does for women and children who have been victims [...]

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The Tackies and Sussex Blew the Roof Off Moose McGuires for Round 2 of CoverMe!

The Tackies and Sussex Blew the Roof Off Moose McGuires for Round 2 of CoverMe!

Check out these shots of last night's CoverMe Contest performance by Sussex and The Tackies. Photos by Karen Temple

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The Liberation of Belgium — A Centennial

The Liberation of Belgium — A Centennial

Photos by Karen Temple / Feature image: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde meet with Canadian veterans at the Canadian War Museum, March 14, 2018. At 10:58 a.m. on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the ceasefire took effect that ended WW1, Private George Lawrence Price of the 28th Canadian infantry [...]

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A Taste of Georgia!

A Taste of Georgia!

Earlier this month, the staff of Ottawa Life Magazine received an invitation from his Excellency, the Hon. Konstantine Kavtaradze, Georgian Ambassador to Canada. Georgia, known Sakartvelo to its inhabitants, is a small country on the Black Sea that is flanked by Russia to the north and Turkey, Armenia [...]

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RIU Bambu: Seven Days to Recharge

RIU Bambu: Seven Days to Recharge

Pulling up to the sleek front entrance of the RIU Bambu you can see right through the lobby, past the pool and to the sun-filled, palm tree populated beach and, you know you’ve come to the right place. The recently renovated, Riu Bambu sits among of cluster of five separate RIU properties all [...]

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Hot Knives, A Slackers Odyssey

Hot Knives, A Slackers Odyssey

Stan is most definitely a slacker, but odyssey? Well maybe, but not in the sense of a Greek tragedy. The search for Tootsie, the four-legged furry companion to luscious Luba, protagonist Stan’s buxomly neighbour, takes him on a quest through Ottawa and awakens a sense of purpose in his otherwise [...]

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Rocky Mountain High

Rocky Mountain High

Forget that it’s easy to get to, the super friendly locals or the low-key vibe tied to its mining history, 3oo days of sunshine and 300 inches should be reason enough to head to Copper Mountain in Colorado ski country. No? How about free cat skiing? Well, not totally free. You have to have [...]

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Winter Park Resort - Colorado’s Unpretentious Old Friend

Winter Park Resort - Colorado’s Unpretentious Old Friend

Only 66 miles from Denver, Winter Park is a family-oriented hill that packs a lot of punch. The city owns the mountain but IntraWest manages the resort. Those familiar with other Intrawest resorts will notice similarities including the Cabriolet lift and the skating pond, the red courtesy wagons to [...]

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All Aboard!

All Aboard!

Photos by Karen Temple The lobby of Denver’s Union Station is a hub of activity. Not an uncommon sight since this grand space is home to trendy cafés, restaurants and shops. But this is not the usual crowd of people who come to hang out at what has become known as Denver’s [...]

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