Kat Walcott

Head of Social Media / Features Writer

Kat Walcott is a freelance writer 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) and through her blog at KatWalcott.com.

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Parliament Tours Resume With New Locations As Centre Block Closes for Renovation

Parliament Tours Resume With New Locations As Centre Block Closes for Renovation

Photo credit: Kat Walcott With the Parliament of Canada’s Centre Block about to undergo approximately 10 years of much-needed restoration and renovations, both the House of Commons and Senate of Canada have been moved to new, temporary locations. Missed the chance to tour these gorgeous spaces [...]

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Ottawa Celebrates Black History Month

Ottawa Celebrates Black History Month

Photo credit: Government of Canada This past weekend, Ottawa kicked off Black History Month with the official opening ceremony at City Hall. Hosted by Black History Ottawa (BHO), the ceremony was an afternoon of music, inspiring speeches, recognition of groundbreakers and leaders in the community, [...]

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Delicious Soups to Keep You Warm in the Winter

Delicious Soups to Keep You Warm in the Winter

One way to overcome this Snowmageddon is through a warm bowl of soup! Soups are particularly great at this time of year. They fill your home with such a warm, comforting smell as they cook and are perfect if you find yourself coming down with some sniffles. Here are three healthy and hearty soups you [...]

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Starbucks Canada Partners with Second Harvest to Launch Starbucks Foodshare

Starbucks Canada Partners with Second Harvest to Launch Starbucks Foodshare

Did you know that approximately half the food produced in Canada goes to waste? This reality is even more upsetting when you couple it with the fact that over 4 million households across the country are impacted by hunger. Major corporations stepping up and finding ways to preserve and donate their leftover [...]

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Meet the Members of Up and Coming Improv Team Main Branch!

Meet the Members of Up and Coming Improv Team Main Branch!

All photos courtesy of Main Branch Have you heard of Main Branch? This troupe of young actors are taking on Ottawa’s improv scene by storm! With monthly shows at the Royal Oak on Laurier, this tight-knit team aspires to spread the joys of improv theatre and show how it can have an everlasting, [...]

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Capital Pride Teams Up with Winterlude to Launch WinterPride!

Capital Pride Teams Up with Winterlude to Launch WinterPride!

If the annual summer Capital Pride festival feels far away, don’t fret – Capital Pride has just made a huge announcement! WinterPride is hitting Ottawa next February! This winter edition of the popular festival is in collaboration with Winterlude and Canadian Heritage and celebrates the [...]

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Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

Galveston is a Hidden Gem of History, Fine Dining and Family Fun

When you think of Texas, two things probably come to your mind – busy cities like Dallas and Houston or cowboys riding around in the countryside. However, the massive state of Texas has even more to offer! One of the state’s most beautiful spots is Galveston–an island city located along [...]

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Get Organized and Tidy for the New Year

Get Organized and Tidy for the New Year

Do you know that January is National Get Organized Month? With a new year, comes a fresh start, so there really isn’t any other time better than now to declutter, tidy up and organize your space. Though organizing is a physical process, it is highly beneficial to your mental, emotional and spiritual [...]

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A Cereal Café Opens in Ottawa and We’re Freaking Out

A Cereal Café Opens in Ottawa and We’re Freaking Out

Photo credit: JAM Cereal Imagine being able to walk into a restaurant and order your fave childhood cereals like Cap’n Crunch and Cocoa Pebbles? Well, you don't need to just imagine because Ottawa's very first cereal café is here to stay! JAM, which cleverly stands for Just Add [...]

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Ottawa Multi-Media Artist Anthony Tremmaglia Isn’t “Hard to Find” at OAG

Ottawa Multi-Media Artist Anthony Tremmaglia Isn’t “Hard to Find” at OAG

Photo credit: Ottawa Art Gallery The Ottawa Art Gallery continues their commitment of displaying and promoting local art with the opening of their latest special exhibit Anthony Tremmaglia: Hard to Find. Tremmaglia is an Ottawa-based educator, illustrator and all-round artist whose work has been [...]

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