Lindork’s List #100 – Celebrating a Milestone (plus Things to Do and Eat Know This Week)

Lindork’s List #100 – Celebrating A Milestone (Plus Things To Do And Eat Know This Week)

Newsletter for Jan 19 – 25, 2022

Note: this is the public version of my weekly email newsletter that gets sent to subscriber inboxes first each Wednesday. Get the full newsletter first by becoming a free subscriber.

Happy 100th Newsletter to me (and subscribers)

In this week’s email version of my newsletter, I celebrated 100 emails with my subscribers by giving away a bunch of prizes from awesome businesses! I also shared exclusive discounts and other promos with subscribers to mark the milestone.

If you’re reading this only here on my blog —you missed the giveaways unfortunately, but I wanted to thank / highlight the businesses / prizes on this blog too! 

Prizes my Newsletter Subscribers Got a Chance to Win!

  1. A custom 6 inch cake with fresh florals from Annies’s Cakes (valued @ $ 135)

    • Annie’s Cakes makes custom cakes, mini-cakes, dessert shots & more!

  2. A self care-themed prize pack from Majesty & Friends (valued @ $100)

    • Majesty & Friends is Edmonton’s favourite local shop!

  3. A pack of four Caramunchies (valued @ $31)

    • Caramunchies is the ultimate snacker’s snack!

  4. A colouring cookies Cookie kit from Sweetness (valued @ $20) x2

    • Sweetness is home to the Colouring Cookie (colour, eat, repeat!)

  5. A Black-Owned Market Sweetheart Box ft. Black-owned businesses
    (valued @ $95)

    • BOMYEG uplifts, builds, and supports Black businesses!

  6. A hand-dyed pet collar from Oli + Fetch (valued @ $30)

    • Oli + Fetch makes quality, handcrafted full-grain leather pet accessories!

  7. Dinner for 2 to my parents Vietnamese restaurant King Noodle House
    (valued @ $40)

    • King Noodle House is one of Edmonton’s oldest Vietnamese restaurants!

  8. Tubing and lift tickets for two to Rabbit Hill Snow Resort (valued @ $132)

    • Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is Edmonton’s largest ski and snowboard area!

  9. A Gourmet Charcuterie Box from Meuwly’s (valued @ $ 65)

    • Meuwly’s is Edmonton’s source for locally-made gourmet foods.

Stay tuned for Discount Codes!

I also shared discount codes for newsletter subscribers in this week”s email that I’ll share publicly next week (just want to give the newsletter subscribers some extra love) so stay tuned!

Thank you so much to my newsletter subscribers and coming on this email journey with me. I love the little community we’ve got over email. If you want to join, it’s free to do so!

Now onto some suggestions for things to do and food eat to eat this week!

Things to Do This Week

COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high. If you can, limit how much you’re out and about, or choose outdoor, physically distant activities to do. If attending events, please check to see what their COVID-19 safety requirements or changes are. Get vaccinated (and boosted), mask up, stay home if sick, keep a distance from others, and be safe out there!

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Things to do this week: skating at City Hall or Hawrelak Park, films at Deep Freeze, FREE snowshoeing and more!
  • Enjoy City Hall Ice Grooves in downtown Edmonton

    • Skate, swing, soca or salsa with live DJs and take advantage of FREE skate rentals at City Hall downtown on Friday and Saturday Jan 21 and 22 from 7-9 p.m. as part of the City Hall Ice Grooves initiative.

  • Watch short films from Alberta filmmakers at Deep Freeze Fest (11725 93 St)

    • The Edmonton Short Film Festival is screening some short films by Alberta independent filmmakers for FREE as part of the Deep Freeze Festival this Saturday Jan 22 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Don’t forget to catch more FREE Deep Freeze activities along 118 Ave and Borden Park too!

  • Go skating at Hawrelak Park

  • Try snowshoeing with FREE rentals in Sherwood Park

    • The Broadmoor Recreation Complex in Sherwood Park is offering FREE snowshoe rentals and experiences on Sunday Jan 23 from 1- 4 p.m. You just need to register for one of three 45-minute time slots.

  • Put on your PJs and head to the TELUS World of Science

Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week

Lindorks Lists 100 - Things to Do Eat and Know This Week Explore Edmonton Events Food Alberta
Eats to consider this week: last chance for Chinatown Dining Week deals, Biera dumplings and tartare, Rostizado poutine and more!

Consider take-out to continue safely supporting local restaurants. If dining in, make sure you have proof of vaccination for Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program. Please review current pandemic restrictions, don’t go out if sick, and stay safe!

Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.

Small Business Spotlight

Amaire & Co. by Yuki, is a local, Asian-owned photography business that specializes in wedding, engagement and family shoots. I love Yuki’s photography style and I absolutely love what she’s doing this year—offering cultural photo sessions, in particular to celebrate Lunar New Year! Yuki gifted me an upcoming shoot that I’m excited about it (with my mom!) and it got me wishing I had more áo dài Vietnamese gowns to wear! In fact, this was just the prompt I needed to about getting a few custom made (they won’t be ready in time for the shoot but, lol still).

Yuki is also big on supporting other local, Asian-owned businesses so as part of her mini sessions, clients will get a gift bag featuring items from Choy Hope Trading, Hong Kong Petit Bakeri, and Urban Lunant.

Watch Episode 18 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 18 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I show you a bunch of great restaurants you can visit in Edmonton’s Chinatown, as part of Chinatown Dining Week!

This year Edmonton Chinatown Dining Week runs Jan 13-23, 2022.

From the Blog Vault

I recently re-visited Alberta’s famous “Bubble Lake” (Abraham Lake in David Thompson Country near Nordegg), and made some updates to my old Bubble Lake blog post. Use my Travel Guide to plan your day trip and Know Before You Go to Abraham Lake this winter! The bubbles are simply spectacular.

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Coming This Sunday: Q&A with Emily Chu

Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022 is Edmonton-based illustrator and visual artist Emily Chu.

My Q&A with Emily Chu goes out first to paid subscribers on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

Emily: I do believe that art is extremely powerful and has the ability to connect people. I try to keep this as my top priority when I create illustrations for both commercial clients as well as for myself. I want to push myself to make art that has impact, art that uplifts myself and others—whether it is a silly comic that can make someone laugh, a children’s book that can give a child confidence, or editorial illustrations that can convey a feeling. I love the problem solving aspect of my job, and that challenge keeps me inspired to improve.

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