Aaron Nava

Aaron Nava is a writer and social media manager living in Ottawa. He has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Political Management from Carleton University, as well as a Graduate Certificate from Algonquin College in Mobile and Social Media Management. He has also written for Soundcheck Entertainment and C2C Journal.
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Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Artist Cathy Mark portrays nature in all its beauty

Cathy Mark is a Scarborough-born artist who works with metal. Her work evokes feelings of the movement found in Canada’s wonderful landscapes and is reminiscent of the Group of Seven painters from almost a century ago. Mark is very appreciative that she has been able to successfully continue to [...]

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MusiCounts’ harmonious fall helping Canadian schools and communities

MusiCounts’ harmonious fall helping Canadian schools and communities

The fall season has been a difficult time for music education, like all sorts of education. But the non-profit organization MusiCounts and the teachers it supports have changed and refined their approach. “Heading back to school looked very different in 2020,” writes Kate Bangay, Communications [...]

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Logan Hussein’s special twelfth birthday

Logan Hussein’s special twelfth birthday

Above: Logan Hussein with his parents, Sue Mackey and Wael Hussein, at his 11th birthday fundraiser. Photo: Grace De Castro Logan Hussein was born on Nov 26th, 2008 at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. It was a complicated birth, and Logan struggled to survive after being born with pneumothorax, a collapsed [...]

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Feeling Inspired: The Manotick Art Association

Feeling Inspired: The Manotick Art Association

The Manotick Art Association (MAA) has found a way to run Inspirations, their biannual art show and sale. But in 2020, this has not been easy. “Our annual show…is typically held in April, so we postponed it to the end of August, hoping that we would be able to hold it live,” says [...]

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Ottawa’s Community Organizations Present an Alternative Budget

Ottawa’s Community Organizations Present an Alternative Budget

As Canadians deal with the financial crunch of COVID-19, and reliance on government services is increasing, several of Ottawa’s prominent community organizations have come together to present their ideas for how our City should spend on its services. Describing itself as “a broad coalition [...]

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Children Believe believes in Canadians

Children Believe believes in Canadians

The health and well-being of Canadians will continue to be a priority in the fight against COVID-19. But as the global crisis evolves, many want to help locally and internationally and give what they can to make a positive difference. A recent study commissioned by Children Believe surveyed Canadians [...]

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Artists in a Pandemic: Studio Space Ottawa brings “fun” to fundraising

Artists in a Pandemic: Studio Space Ottawa brings “fun” to fundraising

Above: Fenced, 36" x 24", Acrylics on canvas byJadzia Romaniec Located off that stretch of road north of Ottawa South but below Billings Bridge, in one of the more industrial buildings near the Canadian Tire, you’ll find Studio Space Ottawa (SSO). Providing “stable, affordable, [...]

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A2 Milk™ MOOves to Canada

A2 Milk™ MOOves to Canada

The range of milk products, substitutes and alternatives continues to diversify in Canada. “a2 Milk™”, considered more digestible by its proponents, is now available here. a2 Milk™ Starts with A2 Cows. a2 Milk™ carries all the nutritional qualities of regular fresh milk [...]

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Service dog charity for veterans speaks out

Service dog charity for veterans speaks out

Above: Jillian McLellan, co-founder of Watch My 6 Service Dogs, and her trained dog Max In 2014 a series of unfortunate events lead Jill McLellan to reach out for help with her mental health. She had experienced multiple sexual traumas in the military, and then the death of her younger brother by suicide. [...]

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Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Heading west from Chinatown to Westboro

Ottawa’s Neighbourhoods: Heading west from Chinatown to Westboro

Above: (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT) The historic gardens of Maplelawn; Looking west down Richmond Road in Westboro; Westboro is a great place to cool off (Photo: Dee Nuwin); Looking east down Richmond Road from the corner of Churchill street (Photo: Anne Dion). Ottawa never feels more like a tourist destination [...]

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