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Jamie MacPherson

Community Writer

Jamie's a volunteer who skateboards and loves helping people. He mentors, supports, and sponsors local womxn skateboarders and donates most of his spare time to several local feminist organizations. Presently, he's a volunteer member of Bourses Tontine Awards, Girls+ Skate 613, and Dress for Success Ottawa, and a team rider with Worryless Skateboarding Company. At home, Jamie reads real books, listens to CDs, cooks vegetarian food from scratch, and looks after his too many houseplants.

Bark Voyage takes local dogs on fun adventures

“Walking these dogs, even if it’s just for an hour makes me feel like they are all mine in a small way. The bond we create is so special and important to me,” says Karina Dos Reis-Baeta. At just 22, this recent Algonquin College veterinary technician grad’s dog-walking business is flourishing, with many loyal clients and countless happy paws.

Yoga plus puppies equals awesome at Pure Yoga

Pure Yoga Centretown is hosting a unique yoga fundraiser on August 27. Led by assistant manager Liane Wilson, participants can practice with young puppies from Marshall’s Dog Rescue, a not-for-profit that finds homes for abandoned dogs, and hopefully, leave with a new companion.

Ottawa muralist Emilie Darlington has a passion for colour and nature

Vivid, floral murals are popping up all over Ottawa. Local artist Emilie Darlington is responsible for these gentle, breathtaking, nature-themed pieces. Darlington’s discovery of murals occurred during her Fine Arts education: “While in school, my canvases became increasingly large, and soon after graduating I discovered my interest in murals and public art. I’ve been hooked […]