ottawa’s full of rich urban landscapes
Amanda Rheaume photographed at The Hintonburg Public House.
I was lucky enough to photograph 2014 Juno nominee Amanda Rheaume last week in her favourite local Ottawa pub The HPH. By the time this post goes live Amanda will likely already be in Winnipeg warming up for Juno Cup (yes she’ll be playing on the ice with the likes of Jim Cuddy, Sean Dean and Steve Marriner) and then getting ready for a busy Juno Awards weekend! Amanda is so talented and beautiful yet so down to earth – her humility and drive are so inspiring.
Amanda Rheaume definitely loves Ottawa. She loves the abundance of green space and all of the different urban landscapes that define our city. She loves running along the River Parkway, and she loves spending time with friends in the restaurants and pubs in Hintonburg and Wellington West – cool places like The Hintonburg Public House, The Wood on Wellington, Alpha Diner (Home of the Flying Toaster) and Canvas Restaurant on Holland. “I love all of the amazing restaurants and bars popping up all over the place.”
© dwayne brown studio – the loveOttawa project
I of course had to ask Amanda where her favourite place in Ottawa was to perform – and she loves playing The Fourth Stage at the NAC because of it’s small and intimate size. This is a venue where the artist and audience can really connect! I also asked Amanda what Ottawa gems she’d share with someone new to the city. She’d definitely show off the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel and The Parliament Buildings (Ottawa’s heritage architecture is so incredibly rich), then west on the Ottawa River Parkway to Remic Rapids where there’s a beautiful natural stage for such a unique art display by John Felice Ceprano – he balances rocks in the water in the most amazing way!
Thanks so much Amanda for making the time for a photo and sharing with us. We’re all very proud of you for your Juno nomination! Have fun this weekend and show those guys how to play hockey!
Amanda would love it if you could take a peek at an organization that’s very close to her heart called Babes4Breasts. It’s an organization that she co-runs with best friend and local singer/songwriter Ana Miura. Babes4Breasts (B4B) is a group of like-minded Canadian recording artists who have come together to fight breast cancer through music. Their mission is to use the power of music to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer prevention, education, and support via conventional and integrative strategies, by way of a community-based approach. www.babes4breasts.com