Tag Archives: Parliament Hill

All Alayna wants for Christmas … is a great day downtown

Alayna (blog/Twitter) is a proud Ottawa native who loves travelling, photography and the wonders of social media. She is a web communications specialist during the day and, in her spare time, she is often found baking, crafting and planning her next trip. Ah, the holiday season downtown. The malls are packed, parking is a nightmare, and […]

Undead: A Q&A with Ottawa Zombie Walk organizer Bryony Etherington

Dig out the fake blood and get your torn clothing ready – the sixth-annual Ottawa Zombie Walk rises again this afternoon! The walk takes place from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., starting at the MacDonald Gardens Park in Lowertown and ending at Parliament Hill. We asked Bryony, the two-year organizer of the walk, for more […]

Parliament Hill Yoga: “All you have to do is breathe”

Melissa Dick recently became a city-dwelling Ottawan after growing up in the beautiful countryside of Gatineau, QC. She studies geography, works for a social justice organization, makes silkscreen prints for t-shirts, enjoys watching her garden grow and is on the continuous look out for the best rosemary-goat cheese croissant in town. During the summer, most […]

Up, up and away! Mike Cullen gives Local Tourist an aerial view of Ottawa

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books.  I combined a recent birthday gift for my father with another activity that goes towards my indulgent spring/summer 2011: we went flying, giving us a whole […]

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 […]

Through a photographer’s eyes: looking at Ottawa from a different angle

Justin Van Leeuwen is an Ottawa-based event and portrait photographer who, in his spare time, takes pictures without people in them. Many of the images seen in his LTOttawa posts can be purchased as limited edition canvas prints through his website. Ottawa is a lovely city. If you live here, you might not be appreciating […]

My frugal Valentine: last minute VDay advice from Frugal Fun Ottawa

Josée is an Ottawa engineer and mother of two who loves to find free and frugal activities and events happening in Ottawa. She puts her research to good use over at Frugal Fun Ottawa. It’s Valentine’s Day! If you’ve left the planning to the last minute, you may be wondering if it’s too late to wow your […]

Q&A with the President of the Ottawa Flying Club

Marc Desjardins is an employee of the City of Ottawa/City Council, who has lived in Ottawa for 43 years. As the President of the Ottawa Flying Club, he leads a volunteer Board of an organization with 83 years of Ottawa aviation history. So tell me a bit about yourself; how did you get into flying? […]