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Kat Walcott

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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DIY Valentine’s Day Indulgences

DIY Valentine’s Day Indulgences

Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love, so why not indulge a bit? Though going out for a fancy dinner or buying an elaborate gift is nice, there’s something extra special about a surprise you’ve made yourself. Whether you’ll be spending Valentine’s Day with friends, [...]

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Indigenous Voices Take Centre Stage at Megaphono 2018

Indigenous Voices Take Centre Stage at Megaphono 2018

Photos by Kat Walcott / Feature image: Viola player and composer Melody McKiver performs Megaphono 2018. Megaphono music festival, an annual event which showcases independent musicians in venues across Ottawa and Gatineau, did not disappoint this year. With over 70 musicians performing shows and [...]

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Activists Tasia Brown and Aquilas Kapend Dapaah Take on the #BlackPantherChallenge for Ottawa Youth

Activists Tasia Brown and Aquilas Kapend Dapaah Take on the #BlackPantherChallenge for Ottawa Youth

Marvel’s Black Panther is sending shockwaves throughout the world as one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not only does it promise to be exciting and action-filled, as we have come to expect from the Marvel franchise, but with an almost fully Black cast, a Black director and writer, [...]

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Tasty Touchdown: Super Bowl Finger Food

Tasty Touchdown: Super Bowl Finger Food

It's that time of year again! Two days until Super Bowl Sunday and whether you’re in it for the game, the Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots, or the music– superstar Justin Timberlake is performing at half-time, you’re gonna want some good food. Here are three simple, [...]

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Ottawa to Celebrate Black History with Film, Music and More

Ottawa to Celebrate Black History with Film, Music and More

Today marks the beginning of Black History Month and the Nation's Capital is hosting a variety of different cultural events to recognize and celebrate this important month. With the UN declaring 2015 to 2024 “The International Decade for People of African Descent,” these events not only [...]

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3 Mouth-Watering Recipes for National Croissant Day

3 Mouth-Watering Recipes for National Croissant Day

Croissant lovers rejoice! Today is National Croissant Day, the perfect day to indulge in the buttery, flaky French pastry. Though a freshly-baked croissant with just some butter and jam at breakfast is delicious, croissants can actually be incorporated into so many different types of meals. Here are [...]

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Colour of 2018: Give Your Life the Ultra Violet Flare

Colour of 2018: Give Your Life the Ultra Violet Flare

Last month, colour matching company Pantone announced that Ultra Violet was the official 2018 colour of the year! This shocking, purple hue is funky and modern. Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute Leatrice Eiseman describes the colour as, “a blue-based purple that takes our potential [...]

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Staying on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Staying on Track With Your New Year’s Resolutions

Believe it or not, we are already two weeks into 2018! Already feeling a bit discouraged or falling off track with the resolutions you set for yourself? No worries! Here are some ways you can stay motivated and positive in reaching your goals. Break Up Goals into Smaller Sub-Goals Setting a big [...]

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What to do on a Snow Day

What to do on a Snow Day

The National Capital Region, and pretty much all of the Eastern side of the country, has been buried in snow the past few days! Here are some activities you can do to stay occupied during a snow day. Perfect to do by yourself or with some family or friends. Themed Movie Marathon Snow days are the [...]

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Christmas Traditions Across Canada

Christmas Traditions Across Canada

Welcome to Day 24 of the 25 Days of Ottawa Life Christmas Calendar. We’ll be updating with a new treat daily so be sure to keep checking under the OLM Tree to see what’s new. Canada is such a big and diverse country, so it’s probably not much of a surprise that different [...]

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