Grace Tan

Intern/Features Writer

Grace is a third-year Media + Communications student at Trinity Western University, and assists in writing and editing articles at Ottawa Life Magazine. A tasteful semicolon here, a well-placed comma there: both are like a warm cup of coffee on a blustery day. When she's not typing away on her laptop, Grace likes to crochet, stargaze, and swing dance--but not all at the same time. 
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Ottawa’s Embassy Hotel & Suites, a hidden gem in the heart of Ottawa

Ottawa’s Embassy Hotel & Suites, a hidden gem in the heart of Ottawa

All photos by Dwayne Brown Studio The Embassy Hotel & Suites has been a local fixture at the corner of Cooper and Cartier St. for over forty years. Over the past two years, this revered hotel underwent a $7 million dollar renovation and upgrade, ensuring it will keep its status as one of the premier [...]

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Mike Woods—from Ottawa to Spain and beyond

Mike Woods—from Ottawa to Spain and beyond

Photo: Woods at 2018 Vuelta a Espana via The Peloton Brief “I fell into biking…it was definitely an unconventional start.” Mike Woods, professional cyclist, has always known he would have a career in racing—except that his initial plan was to run races, not cycle them. Woods [...]

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An Evening of Music, Dance, and Viennese Elegance

An Evening of Music, Dance, and Viennese Elegance

Photos provided by Music and Beyond Step into the ballroom at the Shaw Centre this Saturday and you might think you’ve been transported back in time to 19th century Europe. The 22nd Annual Viennese Ball, hosted by Music & Beyond, represents a historic Austrian tradition dating back to 1814, [...]

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We Dig Elgin

We Dig Elgin

All photos by Grace Tan Elgin Street has turned into a zoo of loud, metal animals. Large fences run along the edges of the construction sites, keeping foot traffic out and construction convoys in. Nearly every day, the large orange cones move around, signalling the safe routes for pedestrians as they [...]

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Belgium — the heartland of cycling

Belgium — the heartland of cycling

Photo credit: Louise Ireland via flickr Cycling is to Belgium what Hockey is to Canada. The sport is never too far from its country when brought up in conversation. Everyone knows that Canadians love hockey—in the same way, Belgians love cycling. While Canadians lace up their skates and take [...]

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Canadian Taekwondo Teams Headed Down Under

Canadian Taekwondo Teams Headed Down Under

On March 4th, four Ottawa black-belt athletes from Lu’s Taekwondo school will take to the skies, en route to the inaugural Chan-Hun International Taewkondo Federation (CHITF) World Championships. Joining them on the flight are athletes from Iqaluit: both teams will fly to Vancouver, where they [...]

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Transpera Technologies - boosting business and growing impact

Transpera Technologies - boosting business and growing impact

Entrepreneurs rejoice! Although digital marketing can be a maze, the team at Transpera Technologies wants to help navigate it for you. All you have to do is pick the budget—even easier now that Transpera is offering a $300 credit to new clients towards any service they provide. Their goal is to [...]

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Melt Away Winter Blues at the first-ever Fire & Ice Festival

Melt Away Winter Blues at the first-ever Fire & Ice Festival

Celebrate the warmth of the chilly winter season with the first-ever Fire & Ice Festival! This family-friendly event takes place on Bank Street between Wellington and Catherine Street on February 8 and 9 (11am to 11pm). Downtown Bank offers the unique experience of Fire & Ice: with lots of businesses [...]

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