Sofia Donato

Intern/Features Writer

Sofia Donato is an eleventh grade high school intern who assist with story writing and social media at Ottawa Life Magazine. When she's not writing, you can find her teaching at her karate dojo or reading a book by the fire.

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The National Theatre School of Canada’s launches Art Apart

The National Theatre School of Canada’s launches Art Apart

As Covid-19 continues to affect the lives of many people across the world, The National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) launched an initiative to help support emerging artists who are facing increased financial struggles due to the virus. “Artists help keep the social fabric alive, even from a [...]

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TVO presents the premiere of “TRIPPING the Rideau Canal”

TVO presents the premiere of “TRIPPING the Rideau Canal”

Opened in 1832, the Rideau Canal is one of Ottawa’s most popular tourist destinations and is the oldest continuously operated canal in North America. Attracting nearly one million visitors per year, the waterway spans 202 kilometres and connects the National Capital the St. Lawrence River at Kingston. [...]

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The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association raise $410,000 for the Ottawa Public Library in 2019

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association raise $410,000 for the Ottawa Public Library in 2019

The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library Association (FOPLA) is pleased to announce that in 2019 they donated $410,000 to the Ottawa Public Library (OPL), which is their largest donation for the third year running. These funds enhance OPL’s offerings to the community and are used to purchase furniture, [...]

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Azym captivates audiences with his catchy performances

Azym captivates audiences with his catchy performances

Ever since he could walk, Azym has been singing and dancing to artists such as Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. Now 15, the Ottawa singer, dancer and actor emulates artists like The Weeknd and Justin Beiber. With his captivating stage presence and vocal talent, Azym was handpicked for an opportunity [...]

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Le Boat encourages women to get onboard and celebrate International Women’s Day!

Le Boat encourages women to get onboard and celebrate International Women’s Day!

Above: Boats moored at the picturesque Smiths Falls base of Le Boat. (PHOTO: OLM STAFF) In the traditionally male-dominated boating industry, Le Boat, the number one provider of boating holidays on Europe’s and Canada's beautiful inland waterways, stands out as a company with women at the [...]

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Ottawa singer Sophie D’Orléans celebrates her first release

Ottawa singer Sophie D’Orléans celebrates her first release

Sophie D’Orleans, daughter of a second wave feminist and a scientist turned computer guru, is an indie R&B sing-songwriter and pianist. On March 8, 2020, the Ottawa-based artist will be celebrating the release of her first single, From Me, and performing for the first time with her new trio. [...]

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The Female Eye Film Festival showcases female directed films

The Female Eye Film Festival showcases female directed films

Established in 2001, the Female Eye Film Festival is a competitive international film festival showcasing thought-provoking independent films directed by women. The festival honours female directors and actresses by displaying their works on the big screen. 2020 marks FeFF’s strategic move to [...]

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The Patty Queen comes to the Capital

The Patty Queen comes to the Capital

Carolyn Simon’s flavourful vegan Jamaican patties are a delight! Toronto-native Carolyn Simon grew up loving Jamaican patties, the savoury beef filled pastries, that are a staple in the Caribbean diet. When she transitioned to a plant-based diet, she was frustrated at not finding a vegan alternative [...]

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Ottawa's business social for high achieving professionals

Ottawa's business social for high achieving professionals

– Elevate your after five with RÄNDA VOO RÄNDA VOO’s stylish and exclusive business socials are monthly events that bring together like-minded professionals from across Ottawa’s business community – entrepreneurs, medical professionals, lawyers, accountants, real [...]

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The Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame announces six 2020 inductees

The Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame announces six 2020 inductees

January 30th, the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame announced six new inductees for 2020. Each year, the Hall of Fame board receives nominations from the public and selects new inductees to be honoured in the Hall, located at City Hall. This year's inductees qualified for nomination due to their exceptional [...]

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