Tag Archives: Kanata

August 28

Race to the finish: Ottawa’s first Color Run fun for all ages and fitness levels

Josh Finn was born and raised in Ottawa and currently works as a policy analyst at Transport Canada. While he is passionate about travelling, he also enjoys discovering the hidden treasures of his hometown. In his spare time, you can find Josh running or cycling along the canal, participating in sports leagues, volunteering with local […]

August 21

A kaleidoscope of colours: The happiest 5K on the planet comes to Ottawa

Josh Finn was born and raised in Ottawa and currently works as a policy analyst at Transport Canada. While he is passionate about travelling, he also enjoys discovering the hidden treasures of his hometown. In his spare time, you can find Josh running or cycling along the canal, participating in sports leagues, volunteering with local […]

July 18

Summer must-see: Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM

Have you booked your ticket to see Cirque du Soleil’s  Ottawa production of TOTEM yet? We were lucky enough to go on opening night, and though LTO contributors have reviewed local productions of Cirque before – this was my first time ever seeing a show. The verdict? I can say without hesitation that this is […]

Cool Kanata: Catherine invites you to the ‘burbs for some last-minute winter fun

Catherine Brunelle (website/Twitter) is a freelance writer who recently moved back to Ottawa after an extended adventure abroad. Born and raised in Kanata, she’s always up for exposing her newly immigrated husband to the wonders of Ottawa. Her own blog offers a light approach to life’s many challenges, from breast cancer and immigration, to traveling […]

A four diamond green oasis for your wedding – The Brookstreet Hotel

LTO’s resident wedding expert, Dr. Alan Viau has been performing weddings and other life celebrations in Ottawa since 2004. On his own blog, he compiles useful tips on what’s gone well and what to watch for based on the hundreds of weddings he’s conducted in the National Capital Region. Brides and grooms want to have a […]

What do you mean you’ve never been to a derby bout?

Laura Allardyce is a cultural observer with an overactive imagination, who is always insisting the glass is half full. She has lived in Ottawa her whole life and says she will only leave once she has smelled all the roses. What do you mean you’ve never been to a derby bout? Have you seen the movie? […]

How Anand Chinnasamy found home in Ottawa

Anand Chinnasamy is a computer systems analyst (he affectionately calls himself a button pusher/chair breaker) who was a mechanical engineer, fixing German CNC machines before immigrating to Canada in 1997. He moved to Ottawa on a stormy winter evening in 1999 and has been a happy camper ever since. I was born and brought up […]

Agonizing and celebrating every close call, every hit, and every goal: Jeremy Milks talks Ottawa Senators

  Jeremy Milks is the writer/editor of the blog Black Aces which covers the Ottawa Senators on a day to day basis. He is also the author of a book of short stories, “A Sane Man vs. The Thing From The Woods.” It’s not the only game in town, but for many, it’s the only one […]

Ottawa’s Amazing Race: Q&A with Urban Quest’s Anthony Woods

Anthony Woods is a consultant and entrepreneur who has lived in Ottawa his whole life. In his spare time, Tony enjoys paintballing, musicals, and participating in City Chases. So, tell me about the history and premise of Urban Quest. The founders of UrbanQuest love reality TV shows like the Amazing Race that combine challenges and […]

The hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake – Part IV: Little Cakes

Hilary Duff (blog/Twitter) is a quirky 20-year-old who loves multimedia journalism, cycling, food blogging, and churning massive amounts of baked goods out of her cramped student kitchen. She is currently writing an LTOttawa series on her hunt for Ottawa’s perfect cupcake. Two weeks ago I received a lovely Twitter message from Shakira Whitton at Little Cakes […]