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Tori McNeely

Features Writer/Social-Digital Media

Tori is an intern at Ottawa Life Magazine and a fourth year Communications and Media Studies student at Carleton University. Upon graduation she aspires to pursue a career in the magazine industry. When she is not interning, you can find her writing for her own blog, exploring the latest fashion trends, or watching reruns of Friends on Netflix.

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YAS! Youth Art Symposium

YAS! Youth Art Symposium

The Ottawa Art Gallery invites young people to join and lead the conversation on making art more accessible to youth. During the three-day event funded by Ontario 150, participants will have the opportunity to connect with people in the arts to discuss what they want from their museums and public galleries. [...]

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4 style staples to fall back on this season

4 style staples to fall back on this season

It’s officially fall! A drop in temperature means it’s time to recover your fall favourites from the back of your closet. Layering made easy is the key to dressing for this season. Whether you are the type of person who can’t wait to break out a whole new wardrobe, or someone who has [...]

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10 Must-Have Beer Accessories under $50

10 Must-Have Beer Accessories under $50

Top up your favorite brew with these upgrades! Beer Chiller Description: Warm beer is the worst! Lucky for you, Corksicle has just what you need! Named one of Homeworld Business’ 25 Most Iconic Housewares Products, Chillsner by Corksicle is a one-of-a-kind in-bottle, drink-through beer chiller. [...]

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37th Reach Annual Celebrity Auction

37th Reach Annual Celebrity Auction

Reach Canada was founded in 1981 as a non-profit and self-funded organization providing legal referral services for people with disabilities. The organization links people with disabilities in Ottawa-Carleton and eastern Ontario with lawyers to help them resolves their legal issues. Co-founder of [...]

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Are you aware that nearly one in seven Ontarians have a disability? That is 1.9 million people. Currently 70% of those individuals are looking for work, while close to 30% of Ontario’s small and medium-sized businesses have reported difficulties filling job vacancies. Despite this fact, employment [...]

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11th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival: Canada Loves Peace

11th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival: Canada Loves Peace

On September 21st through until October 2nd the United Nations International Day of Peace and Nonviolence will be united during the 11th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival. The festival is part of the Canadian Peace Initiative and this year’s theme explores Canada’s natural peaceful intent and [...]

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The Heart of the Home

The Heart of the Home

Photos by Nelson Costa On a floor plan, the kitchen is just another piece of the puzzle, but in the eyes of Canada’s foremost kitchen cabinet manufacturer, AyA, it is the heart of the home. The company produced its first kitchen back in 2001 and despite starting off slowly it has been operating [...]

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Yvan Genest’s Equinox Collection

Yvan Genest’s Equinox Collection

Yvan Genest’s vibrant, colourful and extraordinary collection, Equinox, debuted last night at Alpha Art Gallery. This dream-like collection is a representation of the moment of the year, at the beginning of spring and fall, when day and night are the same in length. For Genest, equinox is also [...]

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Holly Caplan’s guide to Surviving the D**k Clique

Holly Caplan’s guide to Surviving the D**k Clique

Holly Caplan is holding nothing back in her edgy new book, Surviving the D**k Clique: A Girl’s Guide to Surviving the Male Dominated Corporate World. Gender inequality still exists, with women earning roughly 80% of what men are paid, and corporate discrimination is more pertinent than ever. [...]

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Richard Grenier Designs: Finding connection in custom woodwork

Richard Grenier Designs: Finding connection in custom woodwork

“Making a personal connection to our surroundings through design and creativity has a long lasting effect on ourselves and the environment,” says Richard Grenier, founder and craftsman of Richard Grenier Designs. From commercial and residential projects, to indoor and outdoor spaces, Richard [...]

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