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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Edmonton’s Royal Tusk are ready to rock Ottawa this weekend

Edmonton’s Royal Tusk are ready to rock Ottawa this weekend

Edmonton rock quartet Royal Tusk have had a busy few years. They first hit the scene in 2014 with the release of their EP “Mountain,” released their first full-length album in “DealBreaker” in 2016 and, most recently, released their second full-length album “Tusk II” [...]

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Electro-pop artist Chersea is about to "Swan Dive" into Ottawa for intimate show

Electro-pop artist Chersea is about to "Swan Dive" into Ottawa for intimate show

Photo credit: Jeffrey Bosdet Vancouver’s Chersea has been bridging the gap between electro-pop and soul for quite a few years now and she shows no signs of stopping. With her deeply personal single “Swan Dive” about to drop, and in the midst of a nation-wide tour, Chersea is excitedly [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Burgers

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Burgers

After over 20 years writing about life in Ottawa, we think we have a pretty good idea of the best of what this city has to offer. In this weekly series, we’ll share our picks with you - our top hotels, live music venues, local brews, bands and more. Check, share and discuss #OLMBest every week! [...]

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Chicago: Second to none when it comes to exciting arts and culture

Chicago: Second to none when it comes to exciting arts and culture

“The Chi,” “The Windy City,” “The Second City,” “Chi-Town” and more. This midwest city has more nicknames than you can count, showing the great sense of affection and love people have for it all over the world – and when I visited earlier this year, [...]

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A quirky dinner show just opened in Ottawa and it's the most Canadian thing ever

A quirky dinner show just opened in Ottawa and it's the most Canadian thing ever

Want to treat yourself to some yummy comfort food and learn about Canada’s musical history all at the same time? Well, you do not want to miss out on Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show! This unique live show, which originated in Niagara Falls where it has been entertaining both Canadians and foreign tourists [...]

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Inspiring documentary Free Trip to Egypt opening at ByTowne Cinema this Friday

Inspiring documentary Free Trip to Egypt opening at ByTowne Cinema this Friday

If you’re looking for something introspective, inspiring and entertaining, don’t miss the chance to see critically-acclaimed documentary Free Trip to Egypt during its week-long run at ByTowne Cinema starting this Friday! Canadian-Egyptian entrepreneur, and now filmmaker, Tarek Mounib conceived [...]

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The Israeli Film Fest marks its 16th year with an impressive lineup of movies

The Israeli Film Fest marks its 16th year with an impressive lineup of movies

For the 16th year in a row, the Canadian Film Institute (CFI), The Israel Culture Forum, and The Embassy of Israel in Canada have come together to host the Israeli Film Fest. The month-long festival, hosted in the Ottawa Art Gallery’s gorgeous Alma Duncan Salon, features a total of five screenings [...]

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Capital Pride’s 2017-18 report illustrates huge success as they prep for 2019 celebrations

Capital Pride’s 2017-18 report illustrates huge success as they prep for 2019 celebrations

Photo credit: Aaron Hemens Capital Pride has lots to celebrate this Pride Month! The organization’s 2017-18 report was released last week and shows that last year’s Pride Festival was the biggest yet in the National Capital Region with a record-breaking turnout and more special guests and [...]

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Country-rock group Me and Mae are heading “Where the Good Times Roll”

Country-rock group Me and Mae are heading “Where the Good Times Roll”

Photo courtesy of Me and Mae Canadian band Me and Mae have been making waves in the country-rock scene for a few years now and with their recent signing to Detroit-based record label RL Recordings, and a hot new single titled “Where the Good Times Roll,” they’re surely on their way [...]

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OAG Director & CEO Alexandra Badzak receives Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

OAG Director & CEO Alexandra Badzak receives Victor Tolgesy Arts Award

Photo credit to Rémi Thériault. The Ottawa arts community has a lot to celebrate as Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) Director & CEO Alexandra Badzak received the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award earlier this month! Established in 1987, this prestigious honour is awarded every year by the Ottawa [...]

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