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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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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Stay at home - 10 activities to do in the wake of COVID-19

Stay at home - 10 activities to do in the wake of COVID-19

At-home movie nights From Netflix to Disney+, there are so many options to stream movies at home now! Make some popcorn and dim the lights to turn your den or basement into a home movie theatre. Have fun and make each movie night a different theme like “scary movies,” “80’s comedies,” [...]

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The ultimate foodie's guide to Toronto

The ultimate foodie's guide to Toronto

Looking for a food adventure that’s close to home? I recently spent four days eating and drinking my way through beautiful Toronto and am here to share my ultimate guide to the city – breakfast to dinner! Breakfast If you're staying at the Fairmont Royal York–which I highly recommend [...]

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What's Happening in Ottawa March 13th-15th, 2020

What's Happening in Ottawa March 13th-15th, 2020

What: Pan-American Olympic Wrestling Qualification Tournament When: March 13th - 15th Where: Shaw Centre Price: $50 - $100 Ottawa is hosting the Pan-American Olympic Wrestling Qualification Tournament this year! Throughout the weekend, wrestlers from across the Americas will compete at the beautiful [...]

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What's Happening in Ottawa March 6th - 8th, 2020

What's Happening in Ottawa March 6th - 8th, 2020

What: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – In Concert When: March 6th, 7:30 p.m. Where: Canadian Tire Centre Price: $40 - $113 Lord of the Rings geeks, prepare for something epic! Don't miss out on this chance to watch The Two Towers accompanied by an orchestra playing the film’s [...]

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