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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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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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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BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Visual Artists

BEST OF OTTAWA 2019: Visual Artists

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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Ottawa Comiccon brought together cosplayers, celebrities and more for a weekend of geektastic fun

Ottawa Comiccon brought together cosplayers, celebrities and more for a weekend of geektastic fun

Ottawa Comiccon returned for their eighth year bigger and better than ever this past weekend! With over 40,000 visitors attending the three-day affair, Ottawa Comiccon continues to prove how vibrant, diverse and passionate the National Capital Region’s geek community is. Ottawa Life was lucky enough [...]

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A K-pop boy group will be in Ottawa this weekend to kick off Korea Week!

A K-pop boy group will be in Ottawa this weekend to kick off Korea Week!

Photo credit: Widmay Entertainment via Korean Cultural Centre Canada It’s that time of year again – Korea Week kicks off this Saturday! Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Canada, this annual festivity showcases the very best of South Korea to the Ottawa during Asian Heritage Month. [...]

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Celebrate a year of the new OAG with workshops, brunch and more

Celebrate a year of the new OAG with workshops, brunch and more

Can you believe it’s already been a year since the Ottawa Art Gallery’s (OAG) stunning new home was unveiled? After undergoing almost three years of intensive construction and expansion, the new OAG was unveiled on April 28, 2018, as part of the redevelopment of Arts Court. Even though the [...]

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Silvio Caiozzi to Present His Award-Winning Film at LAFF this Week

Silvio Caiozzi to Present His Award-Winning Film at LAFF this Week

It’s that time of year again – the annual Latin American Film Festival (LAFF) is on! Presented by the Canadian Film Institute, in partnership with Group of Latin American Ambassadors (GRULA), the festival runs for over two weeks and shines light on the very best of Latin American cinema in [...]

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