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Mayor's Celebration of the Arts
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Giveaway: Win tickets to the 2015 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts!

I’m a big fan of the Edmonton food scene (obviously!) but I also love all the different #YEGarts, events, activities and what artists are doing in this great city.

Most recently, Mike and I purchased pieces from Edmonton artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

I’ve also got my eye on Gloria Ho Illustration’s cat watercolours (which will also be sold at this year’s Edmonton International Cat Festival!)

There’s so many great artists here – from musicians to actors, artists like the two I just listed, writers, and more. And some of those incredibly talented artists will be honoured at the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts taking place this coming Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Winspear Centre.

The annual celebration, which showcases the city’s vibrant arts and culture community, is a night of awards, performances, and tasty appetizers (if you’re still thinking about food like I always am ;)) Proceeds from the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts go to support the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton! There’s a lot of incredible artists nominated this year (check out the list of nominees here). It was at the 2013 celebration when I was first exposed to singer Nuella Charles (what a voice!!) and there’s sure to be some fantastic performances at this year’s event.

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Photo credit: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton

Unfortunately this year’s celebration is on the same day as Mike’s birthday so we already had conflicting plans but I am excited that I’ve been given the opportunity to give away two pairs of tickets to the 28th Annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts to readers/followers!

And as a bonus: if you are not randomly selected to win the tickets to this wonderful event, I also have a 2 for 1 ticket price promo code to offer as well!

** GIVEAWAY **

ENTER TO WIN ONE OF TWO PAIRS OF TICKETS TO THE 28TH ANNUAL MAYOR’S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS (APRIL 20, 2015)

Each pair valued at $142 (roughly)

To enter, leave a comment on this blog telling me something (or someone) in the Edmonton arts & culture community that you love!

You can get additional entries by doing the following (but note you MUST leave a comment answering the above question in order to qualify).

I will randomly draw two winning entries from all entries after the contest closes on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 11 p.m.

Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!

If you’re unsure of how good your chances are and you want to make sure you don’t miss this event, send me an email or tweet me @lindork to ask me for the 2 for 1 ticket promo code!

Good luck everyone!

Linda


Linda Hoang CTV Morning Live Food Blogger
Food, Reviews

CTV Morning Live: Talking new Edmonton restaurants (April 1, 2015)

This morning I had the opportunity to go on CTV Morning Live and talk about some new Edmonton restaurants including The Dog, Tao Garden, and Browns Socialhouse. (New-ish. The Dog and Browns are new, Tao Garden is under a year old!)

Click here or the image below to watch the interview:

It was a lot of fun and I hope to be back soon! :)

Read my full reviews of The Dog, Tao Garden, and Browns Socialhouse below:

Thanks to Stacey for the interview and thanks to Nicole for inviting me on!

Linda


Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton
Food, Giveaways

Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to Sobeys Newcastle Take-Out Kitchen & Fresh Market

Okay, this is pretty cool! Did you hear about the #SobeysKitchenSurprise? In mid-March, 25 people were invited to what they thought was a menu tasting for a new restaurant called “Fresh Market Bistro” that would open later this year in north Edmonton.

Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

Photo credit: Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

The event featured a five-course meal that included charcuterie, butternut squash soup, salmon, prime rib, and Italian pastries. At the end of the meal, the guests got the big reveal: the food was actually from the take-out kitchen and fresh market at Sobeys Newcastle!

Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

Photo credit: Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

It was a really neat way to announce this unique concept Sobeys kitchen/store, located at 16943 – 127 Street, that features ready-made to take home, fresh food every day. (The communications nerd in me is especially excited by how they tried to do a fun, surprising video as a way to promote this!)

Watch the video below:

The fine folks at Sobeys reached out and asked if I would be interested in giving away a $100 gift card to the Sobeys Newcastle location so other Edmontonians could check out the fresh market/take-out kitchen.

Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

Photo credit: Sobeys Newcastle Edmonton

Sobeys Newcastle opened in June 2014 at the Newcastle Shopping Centre at the corner of 127 Street and 167 Avenue and is the first “new concept Sobeys” in Edmonton. Menu items are prepared daily and sold for takeout. Great for lunch/easy dinner! Keep scrolling for details on how to enter for a chacne to win $100 gift card to try out Sobeys Newcastle!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

New home decor from local artist Jason Blower!

** GIVEAWAY **

ENTER TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD TO TRY SOBEYS NEWCASTLE FRESH MARKET/TAKE-OUT KITCHEN

To enter, you must retweet the following tweet:

I loved #SobeysKitchenSurprise! Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZBk6q2GFAc & RT for a chance to win a $100 @Sobeys GC! #yeg #yegfood

You can get additional entries by doing the following (but note you NEED to retweet the above linked tweet in order to qualify):

I will randomly draw a winning entry from all entries after the contest closes on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10 p.m.

Please note comments need to be moderated so if you don’t see your comment appear right away, don’t worry!

Thanks again for this fun giveaway and for introducing this new concept store to Edmonton, Sobeys!

UPDATE (April 10, 2015)

Congratulations to Martina (@DjevojkaM) – randomly chosen out of all entries to win the $100 gift card to Sobeys Newcastle!

Thank you to everyone who entered and stay tuned for more giveaways!

Linda