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Recap: Farm Dinner at Northlands Urban Farm (Alberta Farm Days)

Linda Hoang - August 27, 2015
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On Sunday, as part of Alberta Open Farm Days, I went to Northlands for an outdoor Urban Farm Dinner! More than 70 farms, producers, and organizations across the province, including Northlands, were running tours and various farm-themed events and activities all weekend for the annual, two-day event. Alberta Farm Days is meant to give Albertans a chance to experience local farms and understand where their food …

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Social Media Notes (#81) – Links for the Week of August 17 – 23

Linda Hoang - August 24, 2015
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week! I thought this was an interesting article (and let’s face it, most people who use Instagram have probably thought it at least once or twice): Stop …

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Social Media Notes (#80) – Links for the Week of August 10 – 16

Linda Hoang - August 17, 2015
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week! This week I’m the curator for @PeopleofCanada – a rotating crew of Canadians sharing their lives with Canada and the world. I am really excited! I’ll be …

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Recap + Giveaway: Escape City Edmonton (new live action escape game)

Linda Hoang - August 15, 2015
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Friday night. Date night. What do you do? It’s the weekend. Group of friends want to hang out, where should you go? More and more Edmontonians are turning to live action escape games as a fun, different, and challenging activity to do for their night (or weekend afternoon) out! The demand is there – that’s why Escape City just launched. It’s the third and newest …

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Review: LETS Grill Restaurant

Linda Hoang - August 13, 2015
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This week Mike and I tried new Chinese restaurant LETS Grill (5926 104 Street) with our friend Nic and his pal Billy. LETS Grill just opened two months ago on Calgary Trail, in the same strip as Tropika and Syphay – and just a couple of doors down from the newest live action escape game Escape City Edmonton (review and giveaway to that coming next week!) …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 3)

Linda Hoang - August 12, 2015
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My favourite social network (after Twitter) is Instagram and I’m not alone in this. It now boasts more than 300 million monthly active users worldwide (more than Twitter), with more than 70 million photos shared each and every day. People love sharing their photos. When I use Instagram, I try to be pretty deliberate with my posts. Whereas on Twitter and Facebook I’ll post multiple photos from an …

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Social Media Notes (#79) – Links for the Week of August 3 – 9

Linda Hoang - August 10, 2015
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week! Big (ish, probably?) news: Google is now a subsidiary of something called ‘Alphabet.’  Google says “Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of …

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Top 10: Edmonton Chinatown Restaurants

Linda Hoang - August 8, 2015
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I recently had the pleasure of contributing a restaurant Top 10 list to YellowPages Canada. The company has been around for more than 100 years (do you remember the YellowPages business directory books arriving on your doorstep?) and in recent years has undergone a rebrand. YellowPages Canada now has a new project called “YP Playlists” – a collection of lists on a variety of topics, …

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Recap: #YEGFoodCrawl through Edmonton’s Chinatown

Linda Hoang - August 6, 2015
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I remember when food crawls were shiny and new. Something called Dishcrawl hit our city a few years ago and got a lot of people excited. The concept was an easy one to get excited about – for a set price, “crawl” to a number of different restaurants, try their food and meet their owners. I went on maybe 4-5 different crawls and really enjoyed …

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Social Media Spotlight: Teddy Bear Tonkey Dog from Edmonton is Newest Internet Sensation

Linda Hoang - August 4, 2015
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Social Media Spotlight: Teddy Bear Tonkey Dog from Edmonton is Newest Internet Sensation by Linda Hoang She’s quite paws-ibly Edmonton’s most famous dog. Tonkey, a four-month old bearcoat shar pei puppy, has shot to stardom after Instagram photos and video of the pup were posted on popular online image sharing site Imgur. The Internet fell in love with Tonkey’s squishy face, rolls, and teddy bear-like appearance. …

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