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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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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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The Dynamix Difference

The Dynamix Difference

Photos courtesy of Dynamix Productions It simply isn’t a party without Dynamix Productions. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Dynamix sets the standard as Ottawa-Gatineau’s top professional DJ companies. For Stephan Gonthier, founder and owner of Dynamix Productions, [...]

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DeAnne Smith to Headline ‘Laugh Out Proud XII’ at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa

DeAnne Smith to Headline ‘Laugh Out Proud XII’  at Yuk Yuk’s Ottawa

None other than the hilariously talented DeAnne Smith will be headlining Yuk Yuk’s 12th annual Laugh Out Proud Show to celebrate Pride Week from August 17th to 19th. Audiences around the world have reveled in DeAnne’s fast-paced wit, at the renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne [...]

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An exclusive partnership among The Montfort Hospital Foundation and Casino Du Lac-Leamy

An exclusive partnership among The Montfort Hospital Foundation and Casino Du Lac-Leamy

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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WestJet and WE pledge to shape the future of Canada

WestJet and WE pledge to shape the future of Canada

Photos courtesy of WE “I would describe the WE movement as an exciting journey because I had no idea about this other world,” explains WE Youth Ambassador Caleb Burt. Thousands of young people and their families were exposed to this ‘other world’ during the WE Day Canada [...]

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Barrhaven’s Braces Haven

Barrhaven’s Braces Haven

When asked what advice he would give to someone opening their own practice today Dr. Charles Cohen says, “Treat people with kindness and respect, support your team members, and above all do great work.” This advice is very much a reflection of his own philosophy. Dr. Cohen is the founder [...]

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