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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Savour serenity with Loakers

Savour serenity with Loakers

Stress is highly prevalent in many Canadian’s lives. Nine out of ten adults ages 18 to 34 crave more time to relax and unwind as their stress levels are rising. Two thirds of young adults feel more stressed this year than the last. As Canadians struggle to balance work and personal time, Loacker, [...]

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Experience the magic of illusions at the Smith Falls Station Theatre

Experience the magic of illusions at the Smith Falls Station Theatre

All photos used with permission The most successful illusion show in Canada, Outerbridge - Clockwork Mysteries, held at The Station Theatre in Smith Falls, is an astonishing performance. Enjoy a magical presentation with friends and family this summer! Performances are available for viewing July 6, [...]

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Abstract Artist Dego Shines at Alpha Art Gallery

Abstract Artist Dego Shines at Alpha Art Gallery

Dego (Detlef Gotzens) a German born artist, will be featured at the Alpha Art Gallery this summer. His solo show, Excavations, will be on display from July 3 to July 21, 2019 with a Vernissage taking place on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm. This new show by Dego will also include a screening of [...]

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Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Yuk Yuk’s, a comedy club located in Ottawa, is hosting their annual Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition from July 2 - August 28 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The winner will be crowned as ‘Technically Funny’ and will win the grand prize of $1000 dollars! The competition is open to both [...]

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Celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday in the Nation’s Capital

Celebrate Canada’s 152nd birthday in the Nation’s Capital

Photo credit: Harvey K via flickr From fireworks to pony rides and live music performances, enjoy what Ottawa has to offer this Canada Day weekend. Celebrate with the family at Major’s Hill Park or visit the festivities with friends at the Parliament Hill. Make memories at neighbourhood events [...]

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TaeKwon-Do practitioners honour the late General Choi Hong Hi at the Memorial Cup

TaeKwon-Do practitioners honour the late General Choi Hong Hi at the Memorial Cup

Photo credit: Sofia Donato General Choi Hong Hi, a prominent figure in the Taekwon-Do community, was honoured at the General Choi’s TaeKwon-Do Memorial Cup through unity and respect. General Choi’s dream was to peacefully unite TaeKwon-Do practitioners from around the world, a legacy he [...]

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Celebrate Ottawa’s resiliency with Rory Gardiner at the Fringe Festival

Celebrate Ottawa’s resiliency with Rory Gardiner at the Fringe Festival

Photo courtesy of Rory Gardiner Ottawa has suffered through two natural disasters within 7 months, and the effects are still present. The tornado tore through Ottawa on September 21, 2018 and affected most of the capital and regions of Quebec. The tornado damaged more than 170, 000 households, leaving [...]

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Ready, Set, Glow!

Ready, Set, Glow!

For two nights, enjoy as Bank Street is lit up like never before! Glowfair Festival is back on June 14-16 and it's going to be bigger than ever. Celebrate the start of summer at this weekend-long event which aims to empower local artists and businesses. Glowfair is a full trifecta of lights, arts [...]

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The Allspice Bath: a novel

The Allspice Bath: a novel

The Allspice Bath: a novel By: Sonia Saikaley 320 Pages ISBN: 9781771336178 The Story: The Allspice Bath is a bold story about the cultural gap and the immigrant experience. Told from the perspective of a remarkable young woman, the reader experiences a journey of possibilities, healing and forgiveness. [...]

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Celebrate Canada with the second annual National BeaverTails Day!

Celebrate Canada with the second annual National BeaverTails Day!

This Friday, the beloved Canadian brand is giving away free BeaverTails pastries at select stores across the country. From 2:00 – 4:00PM on June 7th, 2019, BeaverTails fanatics can enjoy their favourite snack during the second annual National BeaverTails Day! What began last year as a way to mark [...]

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