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  • 4 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian; learning Japanese, Spanish
  • 45, Female
  • Member since 2007
  • film and tv creator
  • BFA and Graduate dip. in Communication Studies
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About Me


To be of service to my community.. ... my passion is to create, write, lobby, direct documentaries, etc..


I'm simple and complex, extroverted and shy at the same time. I'm empathetic, loyal and interested in large philosophical issues. Inequity and injustice get me up the walls. I'm québécoise, which is quite different than being French from France...

My work can be seen here: http://koandco.wixsite.com/katherine-ouimet

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


So far I've met over 5 CSs for drinks and outings around town and hosted 4 surfers. It's been absolutely brilliant.

When I was 19, my highschool friend and I were stranded in Paris and there was a train strike. We met this couple we figured were old (hum they were younger than I am now) and they took pity on and let us stay in their LR. I was amazed that strangers would open their home for me, way before CS ever existed. I will always remember their generosity. I suppose that's why I became a CS member in 2007.


integrity and coherence in :
in social activism
in people you care about
in your choice of career
in your choice of friends
in your travels
in your openness to all cultures.
in art
in language including sign language
in beauty
in children
in music my love
in designing furniture
in sipping a café au lait on terrasses.
in super simple yet beautiful things..............

  • arts
  • writing
  • documentaries
  • beauty
  • recipes
  • drinking
  • reading
  • music
  • spelunking
  • backgammon
  • horsebackriding

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: most everything except big empty blockbusters, mainly indy films.
music: all all all except intense heavy metal, raw hip hop or screeching jazz...
books: I would perhaps die if they didn't exist. So ALL books except self-help books.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Seen: the stars in the Israeli desert: a cluster of white stars, more white than the black of the sky. Amazing. Made you think you were one but a tiny star clustered with tons of others.
done: spelunking in Gramat with brilliant people I was interviewing for a Nat Geo series.

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach: French, tarot reading, style, conceptual designing, cool recipes, backgammon.
Learn: simple ways of making life easier (organising), how to spend money wisely, horseback riding, directing films, and too many things for a lifetime.
Share: my house, my couch, my knowledge, my experience, my good addresses, my network, my recipes, my written stories and my friendship.

What I Can Share with Hosts

My house, my couch, my knowledge, my experience, my good addresses, my network, my recipes, ...

My neighbourhood is a very eclectic mix of India, Greece and Italy. I live in Mile Ex. I can show you around my neighbourhood and visit galleries with you, teach you some French, English and Italian, and visit anything that inspire you.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, United States

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