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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Out & About: April 20- 26, 2018

Out & About: April 20- 26, 2018

IoT613 Conference 2018 at at the Canadian Museum of History, until April 20 Tech geeks, if you missed the first couple days of the conference, it’s your last chance to take part! The IoT613 Conference focuses on advances in digital media, connected transportation and wearable technology and [...]

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Deviled Eggs 3 Ways for Spring Brunch

Deviled Eggs 3 Ways for Spring Brunch

With spring finally here, and Easter and Passover in full swing, we are all ready for some delicious brunch! Deviled eggs are a staple for this time of year and they are just so aesthetically pleasing when set out on a table spread. Perfect for that food flatlay you’ve been trying to perfect on [...]

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Make Every Day Earth Day

Today is Earth Day, an internationally recognized day were citizens of the world are encouraged to think about our impact on the environment, climate change and conservation. Though it is great that we have a designated day to devote to these issues, we believe that little things you do in your everyday [...]

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All About Pi

All About Pi

Happy Pi Day everyone! No not “pie,” but “pi.” We’re pretty much all familiar with the concept of pi, which is the name given to the number 3.14, a value used to calculate the circumference of a circle, having learned about it in school. Seeing it probably gives you [...]

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Nutty for Peanuts!

Nutty for Peanuts!

It's National Peanut Month and we’re all feeling a little nutty over here at Ottawa Life! Here are some cool facts about this widely- loved legume as well as a couple of recipes to soothe your peanut cravings this month! Peanut 101 Peanuts are believed to have been first cultivated [...]

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Disney On Ice Brings Magic to Ottawa with Dare to Dream

Disney On Ice Brings Magic to Ottawa with Dare to Dream

Photos by Kat Walcott Disney On Ice once again graced the Canadian Tire Centre with their latest spectacle Dare to Dream! Disney On Ice, a series of spectacular and vibrant live ice performances, has been producing critically acclaimed shows for almost 40 years and their latest surely does not disappoint! [...]

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5 Money Saving Apps You Need to Download Now

5 Money Saving Apps You Need to Download Now

It seems like no matter what we do in life, we just never have enough money to do all the things we want to do and buy all the things we want. With spring around the corner and summer on the horizon, you’re probably starting to budget for vacations and other big expenses. Need some help saving [...]

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10 Things to Do in Ottawa for Under $10

10 Things to Do in Ottawa for Under $10

Just because you’re on a budget, doesn't mean you can't get out and enjoy the beautiful city of Ottawa. Here are ten good eats, hot spots and activities for you to enjoy, all for under $10! See a Movie at Imagine Cinemas ($4 - $6) Going to the movies literally costs an arm and a leg [...]

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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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