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Kiersten Vuorimaki

Community Writer

Kiersten in an avid local sports fan, book lover, world explorer, and connoisseur of Mexican food joints wherever she can find them. She drinks too much coffee, and has a great palate for craft beer served on a sunny patio in the market.


Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Whether you have a weekend of museum and patio hopping planned, or a quiet picnic in your neighbourhood park, stay safe, stay hydrated, support local businesses, and take a deep breath of that July air, friends. We’ve gotten this far together.  Let’s keep one another safe.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

And just like that, it is June. I hope that this Roundup finds you all healthy and safe after the ending of the last stay-at-home order. As I write this, there is no significant indication of what the next couple of weeks will look like, in terms of reopening Ontario, so welcome to another inevitable state of in-between, friends!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Despite the recent ugly temperatures, the tulips are putting on their annual spring show for us, so the only mood in Ottawa right now can be hopeful! I’m channeling hopefulness this weekend, friends, as we face another one in lockdown, but inching closer to warmer weather, herd immunity, and that sweet, sweet freedom of the red zone!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

After a very confusing week of both snowfall and cherry blossoms, we have found ourselves back here, friends: Staying at home and trying to fill the space! I won’t lie, the thought of more online events makes my eyes blur, but the longer we stay home, and stay safe, the more rewarding it will be […]

Takeout Talk: What are you ordering this weekend?

In this weekly feature, Apt613 asks blog contributors and local figures about their takeout habits and highlights—to help you find new tasty treats to discover or revisit when you’re just OVER IT with making dinner. We want to hear about the takeout you loved! This week: a limited-time fried chicken sandwich, Argentinian empanadas, and nerdy pizza.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Well 613ers, we have made it through a full year of pandemic-style living, and this pretty little city of ours just keeps on keeping on. The weather has taken a major turn for the better, so despite the shifting restrictions of the red zone, we can enjoy ourselves a little bit in the valley this […]