Anna Jonas

Features Writer

Anna is the a features writer and a member of the digital marketing team at Ottawa Life Magazine. She is also an editor for the magazine's digital Contributor Program. A graduate of Dalhousie University and the Columbia Publishing Course, she intends on pursuing a career in publishing and writes for a number of blogs and websites across Canada and the United States. Anna is most likely to be seen planning her next trip abroad or researching the best new vegan haunts in Ottawa. In her down time, she enjoys good books and baking up a storm.

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Houston, We Have the Perfect Family Getaway

Houston, We Have the Perfect Family Getaway

All photos by Anna Jonas Houston is hardly a traditional vacation destination. Sun, sand and sea are replaced by sidewalks and skyscrapers. But what makes Houston a great place for your family’s next getaway isn’t the opportunity to get away from it all – it’s the chance to [...]

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Life after addiction: maintaining sobriety for the long haul

Life after addiction: maintaining sobriety for the long haul

Living with addiction is a continuous and uphill battle. Its challenges extend to almost every aspect of a person’s life, taking a toll that is not only physical, but also psychological. “When you have an individual that struggles with addiction, you look at a situation in which mentally, [...]

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A Maker By Trade

A Maker By Trade

Photo credit: Sean Sisk Anna Williams seems to always making something. Be it an art piece or a house project, this artist has always loved using her hands to shape her narratives. “I am a maker,” she said. “Once you start making objects, you get sucked into making multiples, [...]

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The other DC superheroes show some love for the North

The other DC superheroes show some love for the North

Education is a cornerstone in building a child’s future and books serve as a tool to impart knowledge and understanding, making them an integral part of growth and development. DC Publishing is on a mission to bring that opportunity to the far corners of the country. DC Canada Education Publishing [...]

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Breaking Out of the Box

Breaking Out of the Box

Photo credit: Ameesha Joshi and Anna Sarkissianset Everyone loves an underdog story. However, when Montreal directors and producers Ameesha Joshi and Anna Sarkissianset set out to make their first feature-length film, they had no idea it would become an award-winning documentary. The idea for [...]

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Get Down for a Good Cause at Broadview's Family Dance

Get Down for a Good Cause at Broadview's Family Dance

Looking for something fun to do this weekend that works for the whole family? Up for supporting local children and helping students get the education they need to succeed? This is one community event that you don’t want to miss. Broadview Avenue Public School's School Council is hosting [...]

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Spray-Net: Bringing long-lasting quality to your door

Spray-Net: Bringing long-lasting quality to your door

Have you ever wanted to spruce up your home’s windows or doors with a fresh coat of paint only to be disappointed when it starts to peel a few seasons later? Thought about modernizing your exterior finishes but struggled to come to terms with the cost of replacing them? Spring is here and it’s [...]

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Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Daalder Leisure Cabins: The Best Kind of Cabin Fever

Cottage life could be called a Canadian institution. Summers spent in a cozy cabin with friends and family making memories to last a lifetime are practically a national pastime. But what if you could bring that kind of outdoor entertainment to your very own home? Arie Daalder, founder and owner of [...]

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The Holistic Picture

The Holistic Picture

Photo credit: Anna Jonas Living a healthy, natural lifestyle has never been more popular. We now live in a culture where wellness retreats are the new hot ticket, and water-cooler talk has evolved from office gossip to dermatologist recommendations. But health is about more than just prescriptions [...]

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Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

Darlene Kulig: Making the Rainbow Connection

There’s something about art that can truly transport you. The work of certain artists can make you feel a depth of emotion, take you to far-away places or make you remember a time in your life that you thought you’d forgotten. Darlene Kulig is one of those artists. Though Kulig always [...]

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