Kat Walcott

Head of Social Media / Features Writer

Kat Walcott is a freelance writer who has been creating online content since she was a teenager. Her ability to write both formal, informative pieces as well as casual, editorial  pieces has led to her work being featured in a variety of different online and offline publications. Topics she enjoys writing about the most include lifestyle, entertainment, culture and women’s issues. Kat is also a major foodie, music lover and has a great interest in other cultures. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely browsing YouTube for new music, pop culture content and recipes. Kat holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in communication studies with a minor in sexuality studies from Carleton University.  Keep up with Kat over on Twitter (@katwalcott) and through her blog at KatWalcott.com.

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Ottawa filmmaker Morgan Blackbyrne talks about the inspiration behind his film Reliving Marilyn

Ottawa filmmaker Morgan Blackbyrne talks about the inspiration behind his film Reliving Marilyn

Decades after her death, Hollywood starlet Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most talked about celebrities of all time. Though she spent so much of her life in front of the camera, there remains a lot of mystery and curiosity about who Monroe, or Norma Jeane which was her real name, truly was behind [...]

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Two Easter brunch recipes you gotta make this weekend

Two Easter brunch recipes you gotta make this weekend

Easter seems to have crept up on all of us this year! If you’re stressing over what to cook this weekend, don’t fret. Here are two to-die-for recipes you can whip up for Sunday brunch. Something Savoury: Spring Salad With Hard-Boiled Eggs This salad incorporates tons of yummy, fresh spring [...]

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A huge millennial market is coming to Ottawa this weekend

A huge millennial market is coming to Ottawa this weekend

Photo credit: Market U Attention millennials. Easter weekend just got even more exciting with the announcement of “Millennial Mash-Up” — Ottawa’s very first marketplace event for millennials by millennials! Presented by local organization Market U and taking place at the [...]

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Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa and Shaw Centre team up to launch #ThinkOttawa

Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa and Shaw Centre team up to launch #ThinkOttawa

Ottawa is about to make a name for itself on the global map with the launch of ThinkOttawa! Three of the city’s biggest economic development organizations, Ottawa Tourism, Invest Ottawa and Shaw Centre, have just announced the initiative which strives to attract major global and regional conventions [...]

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Houston, we do not have a problem: The city offers good eats, city views and more

Houston, we do not have a problem: The city offers good eats, city views and more

Looking for your next travel destination? The perfect place that offers amazing food, luxurious accommodations, and gorgeous nature and city views? Well Houston, Texas is the place for you. The city is on track to surpass Chicago as the third biggest city in America and is a booming hub of art and culture. [...]

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Singer-songwriter Rachel Beck Set to Mesmerize Ottawa This Week

Singer-songwriter Rachel Beck Set to Mesmerize Ottawa This Week

Photo Credit: Rachel Beck Canadian singer-songwriter Rachel Beck is having a pretty amazing 2019 so far! The Prince Edward Island-born musician kicked off the year by winning two PEI Awards and snagging two East Coast Music Association (ECMA) Awards. Known for her gorgeous piano-pop melodies, these [...]

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Parliament Tours Resume with New Locations as Centre Block Closes for Renovation

Parliament Tours Resume with New Locations as Centre Block Closes for Renovation

Photo credit: Kat Walcott With the Parliament of Canada’s Centre Block about to undergo approximately 10 years of much-needed restoration and renovations, both the House of Commons and Senate of Canada have been moved to new, temporary locations. Missed the chance to tour these gorgeous spaces [...]

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Ottawa Celebrates Black History Month

Ottawa Celebrates Black History Month

Photo credit: Government of Canada This past weekend, Ottawa kicked off Black History Month with the official opening ceremony at City Hall. Hosted by Black History Ottawa (BHO), the ceremony was an afternoon of music, inspiring speeches, recognition of groundbreakers and leaders in the community, [...]

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Delicious Soups to Keep You Warm in the Winter

Delicious Soups to Keep You Warm in the Winter

One way to overcome this Snowmageddon is through a warm bowl of soup! Soups are particularly great at this time of year. They fill your home with such a warm, comforting smell as they cook and are perfect if you find yourself coming down with some sniffles. Here are three healthy and hearty soups you [...]

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Starbucks Canada Partners with Second Harvest to Launch Starbucks Foodshare

Starbucks Canada Partners with Second Harvest to Launch Starbucks Foodshare

Did you know that approximately half the food produced in Canada goes to waste? This reality is even more upsetting when you couple it with the fact that over 4 million households across the country are impacted by hunger. Major corporations stepping up and finding ways to preserve and donate their leftover [...]

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