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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Queen St. Fare is Ottawa’s Hot, New Hub for Food and Music

Queen St. Fare is Ottawa’s Hot, New Hub for Food and Music

Ottawa’s food scene has entered a new era! Queen St. Fare, Ottawa’s very first food hall, opened its doors to the public last Friday and is already receiving much buzz and rave reviews from Ottawans who’ve been yearning for more accessible and diverse food options in the downtown core. [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Home Improvement and Design

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Home Improvement and Design

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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Renée Landry Shows Who's Boss with Empowering New Single

Renée Landry Shows Who's Boss with Empowering New Single

Photo credit: Kamara Morozuk Ottawa's very own Renée Landry just released the music video for her inspiring new single “Like a Boss,” the title track of her upcoming EP to be released early next year. Ottawa Life got the chance to chat with the soulful songstress about women [...]

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OAG Celebrates 45 Years of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

OAG Celebrates 45 Years of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art

Photos provided by Ottawa Art Gallery City leaders, artists, gallery members and more gathered at the gorgeous Ottawa Art Gallery on Thursday night to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. In 1973, art enthusiast couple O.J. and Isobel Firestone donated their [...]

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New Docu-Series Creatorland Puts the Spotlight on the Diversifying Face of Business

New Docu-Series Creatorland Puts the Spotlight on the Diversifying Face of Business

Ottawa has a thriving business scene and we’re all about to get a better taste of it with the launch of the docu-series, Creatorland. Created in partnership by Bell Media & Ottawa-based award-winning digital media agency Wingd Inc., the series’ goal is to celebrate women and ethnic minorities’ [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Burgers

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: 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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OAG Highlights Design Icon Karim Rashid’s Cultural Shaping with Large-Scale Exhibit

OAG Highlights Design Icon Karim Rashid’s Cultural Shaping with Large-Scale Exhibit

Karim Rashid has been coined the “most famous industrial designer in all the Americas" and “Prince of Plastic,” and now, right here in Ottawa at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), the iconic industrial designer will be celebrated in a large-scale exhibit opening on October 11th. The [...]

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Capital Pride Announces Davy Sabourin as New Chairperson Ahead of 2018-19 Season

Capital Pride Announces Davy Sabourin as New Chairperson Ahead of 2018-19 Season

After a highly successful year, with 2018 Pride weekend being one of the biggest yet, Capital Pride is shaking things up with a big change to their administration. Community leader, LGBTQ2 activist, and public servant Davy Sabourin has just been announced as the new chairperson of Capital Pride, just [...]

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BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Shawarma Spots

BEST OF OTTAWA 2018: Shawarma Spots

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 summer 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 [...]

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Ease Into Fall with these Simple Life Hacks

Ease Into Fall with these Simple Life Hacks

Believe or not, the fall season is upon us. Though it feels like the summer totally flew by and none of us are ready to say goodbye to the sun and say hello to chillier, dark weather, there are a few things you can do to make the transition easier. Here are some simple life hacks that are sure to make [...]

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