Kat Walcott

Head of Social Media / Features Writer

Kat Walcott is a writer and social media expert who has been creating online content since she was a teenager. Her ability to write both formal, informative pieces as well as casual, editorial pieces has led to her work being featured in a variety of different online and offline publications. Topics she enjoys writing about the most include lifestyle, entertainment, culture and women’s issues. Kat is also a major foodie, music lover and has a great interest in other cultures. When she’s not busy writing, she’s likely browsing YouTube for new music, pop culture content and recipes. Kat holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in communication studies with a minor in sexuality studies from Carleton University.  Keep up with Kat over on Twitter (@katwalcott).

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Kwende Kefentse: Advocate for the arts and CKCU's first Executive Director

Kwende Kefentse: Advocate for the arts and CKCU's first Executive Director

Unlike other major Canadian cities like Montreal and Toronto, Ottawa hasn’t yet fully cemented a cultural identity for itself, especially in terms of the arts – it is mostly known for being a government and tech hub. However, there has been a growing shift in recent years. Over the last decade [...]

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Ottawa music collective Cranium announces exciting lineup for 2020 festival

Ottawa music collective Cranium announces exciting lineup for 2020 festival

After the success of their inaugural festival last year, local urban music collective and organization CRANIUM is bringing back their Cranium Festival next month even bigger and better! The festival is going virtual this year because of COVID-19 and features over 15 of the most popular and promising [...]

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Ottawa’s Queenyy talks time spent in UK and new single ‘That Way’

Ottawa’s Queenyy talks time spent in UK and new single ‘That Way’

Photo credit: Connor Tadao (FLEE NORMALITY) Ottawa musician Queenyy is known for her smooth voice and R&B-influenced beats. However, after an exciting time spent in the UK, recording music at a historic venue, and working alongside seasoned British record producer Marcus Damon, she is ready to [...]

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Canadian Museum of Nature goes virtual

Canadian Museum of Nature goes virtual

The Canadian Museum of Nature has been closed since early spring in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and while they are not ready to open their doors quite yet, they’ve just made an exciting announcement! All of the museum’s main galleries can now be explored virtually through a stunning 360-tour [...]

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Government of Canada recognizes Black History with four new designations

Government of Canada recognizes Black History with four new designations

On the eve of Emancipation Day, Aug. 1st, the Government of Canada has just made a major announcement with the declaration of four new Black History historic designations. The following is the official release from Parks Canada: “Canada’s national historic persons, places, and events need [...]

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Annual Music & Beyond festival goes virtual this year

Annual Music & Beyond festival goes virtual this year

We’re all sad about Ottawa’s festival season being cancelled this year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Music and Beyond is here to put a smile on your face and treat your ears in a very special way! Starting today, the classical music fest will be releasing a series of 100 performance [...]

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Ottawa’s BLAKDENIM talk unique sound and working with hip-hop icon DMC

Ottawa’s BLAKDENIM talk unique sound and working with hip-hop icon DMC

If you're active in the city’s club or festival scene, you've surely heard of BLAKDENIM. The Ottawa-based ensemble has been rocking audiences for almost a decade now and stands out with their eclectic mix of rock, jazz, soul and hip-hop. They’re probably the only band in the city [...]

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DJ Prosper offers some “Mental Motivation” during trying times

DJ Prosper offers some “Mental Motivation” during trying times

In the midst of the alarming, global pandemic we are currently living through, we can all use a little uplifting as we deal with feelings of helplessness and struggles adapting to a new and very different way of life. Ottawa's very own DJ Prosper is striving to make people feel good with his positive [...]

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Tara Shannon is ready to #SpeakUp with new single “Say”

Tara Shannon is ready to #SpeakUp with new single “Say”

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Tara Shannon is known for her heartfelt and meaningful songs, but her latest single “Say” is extra special. The track is in support of Advance Care Planning Initiative in Canada’s #SpeakUp campaign, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Association [...]

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Starbucks Canada & The Starbucks Foundation announce $1M donation to help Canada’s food crisis

Starbucks Canada & The Starbucks Foundation announce $1M donation to help Canada’s food crisis

With their vow to reduce single-use waste, the launch of their FoodShare program and more, Starbucks Canada continues to show their commitment to community betterment and giving back. The company announced today their donation of over $1 million to help Canada’s food crisis which has only gotten [...]

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