a family friendly city with such heart
Shared by Dwayne Brown
Katherine Dines photographed in the Majic 100 radio studio in The Byward Market.
It was so nice to meet and photograph radio personality Katherine Dines recently for loveOttawa, and it was cool to be able to photograph her right in the Majic 100.3 studio where she works the Midday show from 9:00 – 12:00. Katherine is such a busy Ottawa personality – with her radio gig, being an emcee at countless events, doing voice overs and other acting projects, helping with many non-profits in town and her most important job – being a mom of two lovely girls. Katherine’s family means everything to her and it really drives what she loves about Ottawa. “It’s a family friendly city buzzing with so much to do!”
Katherine loves that many of the things you can get up to in Ottawa as a family, are even free for families on a budget, like the Alcatel-Lucent Sunday Bikedays on Sunday mornings, with many of the Ottawa parkways reserved for cyclists, in-line skaters, runners and walkers. The National Gallery and many of the museums in Ottawa and Gatineau are even free on Thursdays from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. And of course skating on the canal in the winter is free and so fun for families.
© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project
With Katherine’s work with local charities and non-profits she gets a first hand view at how philanthropic and generous Ottawa is. Being a mom, she especially loves how generous Ottawa is when it comes to helping foundations like the CHEO Foundation which helps so many kids and families who are faced with unfortunate health challenges.
When I asked Katherine if she had any favourite Ottawa restaurants, again her answers revolved around her family. Their ulta-favourite family burger spot is The Hintonburger and they also love The Great Banzini in Wellington West – and for a treat there’s no better place than Suzy Q’s (her youngest loves the raspberry cassis!)
Thanks so much Katherine for sharing what you and your family love about Ottawa. I totally agree, Ottawa is a great city for families! For more information about Katherine and her work in Ottawa you can take a peek at her Linkedin Page and you can follow her on twitter at: @KatherineDines