Social Media Notes (#113) – Links for the Week of April 26 – May 1

Linda Hoang - May 2, 2016

Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  I’ve officially left my gig as social media specialist at NAIT and am now the new Digital Strategist at Edmonton communications/PR firm Calder Bateman! I’m excited for this new challenge, …

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30 Valentine’s Date Ideas in Edmonton (2016)

Linda Hoang - February 1, 2016

I love Valentine’s Day! My husband Mike and I always make a point to celebrate (but we also celebrate year-round, really). I don’t mind the commercialization of it – if there’s another opportunity to spend time with my loved one, then why not? This year as Valentine’s Day falls on the Family Day long weekend, Mike and I will be heading out of town for …

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Recap: 2015 FEASTival of Fine Chefs (and tips on how to do it best!)

Linda Hoang - September 28, 2015
FEASTival of Fine Chefs - Edmonton - Shaw Conference Centre

This year I was invited to attend the 27th Annual FEASTival of Fine Chefs food extravaganza at the Shaw Conference Centre as a food blogging guest of the Alberta Food Processors Association – which puts on FEASTival. Check out my recap + photos below, but also at the end, read up on some FEASTival of Fine Chefs facts (and tips on how to ‘do it’ …

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Recap: Indulgence Edmonton 2015 – A Canadian Epic of Food and Wine

Linda Hoang - June 20, 2015

Earlier this month, I attended Indulgence Edmonton – Edmonton’s premier food and wine festival. Indulgence brings together restaurants, food producers and winery/breweries, for a delicious event celebrating Canadian food and wine while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from Indulgence ticket sales go to the Junior League of Edmonton – an organization of women who promote volunteerism and supports the community through a number of projects helping …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top 26 Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow

Linda Hoang - August 20, 2014

I’m a big of fan Instagram! The popular photo-sharing social network has 200 million monthly active users, with more than 40 million photos shared each day. Most Instagrammers use the platform to share photos of their everyday life – ranging from what they’re eating (that’s one of my favourite things to post) to selfies to their pets and more. Most of these photos aren’t too …

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This fall I’m teaching Twitter for Beginners!

Linda Hoang - August 13, 2014

Working at NAIT has presented a lot of great opportunities for me, one being that over the past year I’ve had a chance to deliver social media training for staff members. That includes some one-on-one sit-downs, advice over email or phone, and to groups of staffers. My favourite course is How to Tweet (or Twitter for Beginners). It’s a two-hour course that my supervisor Kristen …

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Recap: Cooking a Home for Dinner for the families of the Ronald McDonald House!

Linda Hoang - August 12, 2014

A couple of weeks ago my NAIT friends (co-workers) Marta, Gina, Natalie, Kendra, Razanne and I, along with some of our +1s, cooked a Home for Dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House! I’ve been a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House for over a year as a member of the Red Shoe Society. One of the main things we did was organize events …

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The Edmonton International Cat Festival!

Linda Hoang - April 17, 2014

I am finally a MAKER. I have wanted to “make” something for a very long time. I see so many Edmontonians creating these great events and projects all the time. Oftentimes I’ve done stories about these people and their great work! But in the back of my mind I’ve always wanted to be on the other end – to be the one creating something special, …

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Recap: A week with Chef Lynn Crawford at NAIT

Linda Hoang - March 31, 2014

The NAIT Chef in Residence program is a pretty big deal. The school brings in incredibly talented chefs to mentor their Culinary students and each year it feels like the program is bigger and better than the last. The 2014 Chef in Residence was no exception! Celebrity chef and celebrated cookbook author Chef Lynn Crawford spent a week (March 10-14) at NAIT and I had …

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Recap: Have you eaten a Ford lately? at NAIT Ernest’s

Linda Hoang - March 7, 2014

A few weeks ago Mike and I had the pleasure of attending the “Have You Eaten a Ford Lately?” event hosted at NAIT Ernest’s restaurant. The event was put on by Ford Canada (/Focus Communications) and was really a night where guests learned more about Ford’s sustainability efforts over delicious food made using biofuels that are also found in Ford vehicles. A very interesting concept! …

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