Sofia Donato

Intern/Features Writer

Sofia Donato is an eleventh grade high school intern who assist with story writing and social media at Ottawa Life Magazine. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching at her karate dojo or reading a book by the fire.

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British singer/songwriter, Yungblud, scheduled to perform in Canada this Fall

British singer/songwriter, Yungblud, scheduled to perform in Canada this Fall

Photo credit: Mac Downey via flickr The controversial singer/songwriter, Yungblud, will be performing across Canada and the United States this Fall! Yungblud, born Dominic Harrison, is a young artist from Yorkshire, England and is known for weaving political lyrics and social issues into his hip [...]

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Four Ottawa beaches to visit before the end of summer

Four Ottawa beaches to visit before the end of summer

Eat, beach, sleep repeat! Summer is flying by, so grab your sunscreen, pack the cooler, load the car and head to the beach this weekend. Here are four beaches we recommended visiting before the end of summer: Photo Credit: Ross Dunn via Flickr Britannia Beach - 2805 Carling Avenue Located in the [...]

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Aboriginal artist Cody Coyote announces the upcoming release of his new album

Aboriginal artist Cody Coyote announces the upcoming release of his new album

Photo credit: Ilaria M. Zuzak Music is a way of sharing past experiences, struggles and ambitions for the future. The Aboriginal artist, Cody Coyote, writes his lyrics in the hopes of supporting others who have experienced similar events, feelings and beliefs in their lives. Cody Coyote is ready [...]

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Hidden in plain sight - Ottawa’s top five comfort foods

Hidden in plain sight - Ottawa’s top five comfort foods

Photo credit - islandflava.ca Island Flava - 409 Dalhousie Street This casual restaurant with bamboo decor, offers flavourful and genuine Carribean cuisine. Island Flava gives off a familiar atmosphere with an accommodating staff and excellent food. Photo credit: File photo DreamLand Cafe [...]

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Heather Lauren Potts: An artist in the making

Heather Lauren Potts: An artist in the making

Photo credit: Crystal of Of Wild Dawn Photography Forms of art have been around for centuries. From Irish dancing and ancient Chinese music to the intricate sculptures of Roman emperors, art presents itself in many forms. For Heather Lauren Potts, art has only been in her life for two and a half [...]

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Spotlight on stand-up comedian He Fangzhou

Spotlight on stand-up comedian He Fangzhou

He Fangzhou is introduced by the MC at Ottawa Yuk Yuks Club. It’s a Wednesday night and he is one of the weekend acts appearing from Thursday to Saturday at the popular downtown club. Fangzhou arrived in town earlier in the day and has happily agreed to do a short extra set as the ballots are [...]

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Savour serenity with Loakers

Savour serenity with Loakers

Stress is highly prevalent in many Canadian’s lives. Nine out of ten adults ages 18 to 34 crave more time to relax and unwind as their stress levels are rising. Two thirds of young adults feel more stressed this year than the last. As Canadians struggle to balance work and personal time, Loacker, [...]

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Experience the magic of illusions at the Smith Falls Station Theatre

Experience the magic of illusions at the Smith Falls Station Theatre

All photos used with permission The most successful illusion show in Canada, Outerbridge - Clockwork Mysteries, held at The Station Theatre in Smith Falls, is an astonishing performance. Enjoy a magical presentation with friends and family this summer! Performances are available for viewing July 6, [...]

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Abstract Artist Dego Shines at Alpha Art Gallery

Abstract Artist Dego Shines at Alpha Art Gallery

Dego (Detlef Gotzens) a German born artist, will be featured at the Alpha Art Gallery this summer. His solo show, Excavations, will be on display from July 3 to July 21, 2019 with a Vernissage taking place on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm. This new show by Dego will also include a screening of [...]

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Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Yuk Yuk’s, a comedy club located in Ottawa, is hosting their annual Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition from July 2 - August 28 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The winner will be crowned as ‘Technically Funny’ and will win the grand prize of $1000 dollars! The competition is open to both [...]

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