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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Support the Survivors of Hurricane Dorian with WCPD’s Fundraiser, in collaboration with the Bahamas High Commission

Support the Survivors of Hurricane Dorian with WCPD’s Fundraiser, in collaboration with the Bahamas High Commission

Hurricane Dorian left dozens dead, thousands homeless and billions in damage. Known as the most intense tropical cyclone to strike the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian was classified as a Category 5 Hurricane. This hurricane impacted the lives of many, while bringing people together to help others. Together [...]

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Meet Isabella, the creator of Izzy’s Fizzies

Meet Isabella, the creator of Izzy’s Fizzies

Bath bombs come in many shapes and sizes, transforming a dull bath into a fun and exciting way to relax and de-stress. With a variety of soothing scents and eclectic colours, bath bombs are a great holiday gift for friends and family! Meet Isabella Bakie, an 11-year-old entrepreneur and the creator [...]

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Savvy Company introduces Ottawa's first Artisan Cheese Festival

Savvy Company introduces Ottawa's first Artisan Cheese Festival

On Saturday September 21, cheesemakers from across Canada will be gathering at the Canada Agriculture & Food Museum located at Ottawa’s beautiful Central Experimental Farm! This unique event, designed and hosted by Savvy Company, centres on sampling artisan cheeses and taking home real treasures [...]

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Amanda Petrie’s journey through the arts

Amanda Petrie’s journey through the arts

Art is often described to be limitless and full of possibilities. From the plentiful connections made through art, being an artist offers various opportunities. For Amanda Petrie, art has been offering her the benefits of relaxation and joy as well as connecting her to a new community of people with [...]

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New art show at Alpha Art Gallery features local artists Luce Marquise and Sylvie Drainville

New art show at Alpha Art Gallery features local artists Luce Marquise and Sylvie Drainville

Photo: Thick & Thin As the summer fades away and seasons change, Alpha Art Gallery introduces two new exhibitions. Celebrate the diversity of Canadian art and culture at Alpha Art Gallery from September 12 to 29, 2019 with two unique artists who create pieces depicting landscapes and nature. [...]

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Celebrate local Algonquin Artist Claude Latour at intimate vernissage

Celebrate local Algonquin Artist Claude Latour at intimate vernissage

Celebrate the works of the Algonquin artist, Claude Latour with Ottawa Life Magazine! Latour has recently returned from the west coast with an exciting new body of original mixed media works entitled “Makwa’s Return”. Makwa’s Return will be exhibited at Patrick Gordon Framing, [...]

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Keurig introduces the K-Duo Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker

Keurig introduces the K-Duo Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker

Introducing the K-Duo™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker, the perfect coffee maker for any occasion. This versatile coffee maker offers the best of both worlds, using both K-Cup® pods and ground coffee to brew a cup and a carafe of your favorite varieties. The included 12-cup glass carafe [...]

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Callia provides the best bloom for your buck

Callia provides the best bloom for your buck

The Canadian company, Callia Flowers is changing the way consumers shop for flowers. Now part of the two percent of women-owned start-ups that cross the million-dollar revenue mark, Callia Flowers inspires a unique way of delivering and buying bouquets. Three years ago, Catherine Metrycki, wanted to [...]

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Complete your summer with the Van Houtte Cold Brew Insulated Brewer

Complete your summer with the Van Houtte Cold Brew Insulated Brewer

In collaboration with the company ASOBU, Van Houtte® introduces the Van Houtte Cold Brew Insulated Brewer, offering a modern and attractive design. Ideal for on the go, this coffee maker is perfect for a picnic at the park, camping in the woods or on the road! Due to its double-walled container, [...]

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Blair Sharpe

Celebrate the life and legacy of Blair Sharpe

Photo credit: Alessandro Seccareccia Blair Sharpe, the beloved Ottawa based artist recently passed July 15, 2019, leaving behind a five-decade-long legacy. In his honour, the Ottawa Art Gallery, will be hosting a celebration of Sharpe’s life to commemorate his time spent with friends, family [...]

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