Meagan Simpson

Contributor

Meagan is a graduate of Carleton University's School of Journalism. Name any sport and she's probably tried it at least once. Meagan is based in Ottawa and is excited to be contributing to Ottawa Life Magazine. Find her on Twitter at @2Meggerz.
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Out & About: March 30 - April 5, 2018

Out & About: March 30 - April 5, 2018

Book Launch of “Busted” by Drug Prohibition Expert Susan Boyd at the University of Ottawa – March 29 The University of Ottawa’s Department of Criminology is hosting a launch of Susan Boyd’s book “Busted: An Illustrated History of Drug Prohibition in Canada.” [...]

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Ottawa to Host Grey Cup for Birthday Celebrations

Ottawa to Host Grey Cup for Birthday Celebrations

CFL Commissioner Jeff Orridge, Redblacks ownership Jeff Hunt and Mayor Jim Watson pose with the cup. The Grey Cup is coming to Ottawa. In an on-field announcement Sunday the CFL officially told fans that the city will be hosting the 2017 Grey Cup. The game is the newest addition in a lineup of events [...]

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Redblacks Undefeated

Redblacks Undefeated

In a nail-biting, overtime finish, the Ottawa Redblacks tied the Calgary Stampeders in their first home game of the season. The game ended 26-26, making the Redblacks the only undefeated team so far this season, securing the first place position in the CFL standings. "This tie might really help us out [...]

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Ottawa Fury Advance to Canadian Championship Semifinals

Ottawa Fury Advance to Canadian Championship Semifinals

Ottawa Fury FC vs. Edmonton FC, Wednesday May 18th, 2016, photo by Meagan Simpson. After winning a two game series against Edmonton FC, the Ottawa Fury FC have secured their spot in the semifinals of the Amway Canadian Championships. The Fury won the first game played in Edmonton 3-0 and despite [...]

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Fury Bring Home First Win of the Season

Fury Bring Home First Win of the Season

All photos by Meagan Simpson.  Ottawa Fury wowed fans Saturday, taking their first win of the season, and at home nonetheless. The season home-opening game was just what the team needed after playing their first four games on the road without a win. It's hard to say whether it was playing for a home [...]

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Ottawa Boxers Bring Home Gold

Ottawa Boxers Bring Home Gold

Photo Courtesy of Erica Adjei. Two local boxers are putting Ottawa's name on the boxing-world map, bringing home a national title and medals from this year’s boxing championships in Quebec City. Erica Adjei (26) and Dave O'Reilly (28) competed at the 2016 National Canadian Boxing Championships earlier [...]

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Senators Get a New GM

Senators Get a New GM

 A faceoff during the first playoff game between the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2006 Stanley Cup. After seven years as general manager, Bryan Murray (73) has announced he is stepping down from his role with the Ottawa Senators. At a press conference on Sunday, Murray says [...]

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Quick Ottawa Fury Facts Before the Season Opener

Quick Ottawa Fury Facts Before the Season Opener

Two seems to have been Ottawa’s lucky number in 2015. Ottawa Fury FC, much like the Redblacks, made it to the North American Soccer League championships (or Soccer Bowl) after only two seasons together. Whether you’re new to Ottawa or were inspired to start cheering for the team after their successful [...]

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Art Competition Announced for Stanley Cup Memorial

Art Competition Announced for Stanley Cup Memorial

The Stanley Cup will soon find its home in Ottawa, or at least a monument dedicated to the trophy will. The Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Inc., has announced a public art competition to design and build the memorial which will be donated to the City of Ottawa and revealed in 2017. The big reveal is [...]

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The Future Looks Bright for One Ottawa Curling Team

The Future Looks Bright for One Ottawa Curling Team

Team Ontario members at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts 2016, Grand Prairie Alberta (from top left to right), Pascale Letendre alternate, Bob Hanna coach. (from bottom left to right) Jenn Hanna skip, Brit O'Neill third, Stephanie Hanna second and Karen Sagle lead. Photo courtesy of Pascale Letendre. [...]

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