Lindork’s List #91 – All Is Bright Festival On 124 Street, Métis Week, Sample The City And More!
Newsletter for Nov 17 – 23, 2021
Things to Do This Week
Please wear a mask indoors and in crowded spaces. Sanitize regularly, keep a distance, stay home if sick, read up on the latest restrictions, get vaccinated, and stay safe. Check individual events to see what their COVID-19 safety precautions are (including proof of vax / masking).
See you at All is Bright on 124 Street this Nov. 20!
I’ve partnered with the 124 Street Business Association to help promote their FREE All is Bright outdoor holiday festival taking place this Saturday Nov. 20 from 4-8 p.m. The street will be illuminated, there’s live music, street performers, face painting, winter activities, entertainment (a main stage and roving performers), an Indigenous Pavilion, cookie decorating, ice sculptures, and much more! Perfect for family, date, friend night and more. Check out the festival map and programming and hope to see you there! (sponsored)
Take in Métis Week!
November 14-20 is Métis Week. Join virtual events that celebrate Métis culture, history and people. Learn why Métis Week exists. And check out this schedule of events put on by the Métis Nation of Alberta.
Celebrate the Festival of Trees for a good cause
The University Hospital Foundation’s Festival of Trees is inviting Albertans to ‘Share the Joy’ and connect with the spirit of the season safely with its annual holiday event (and fundraiser). Check out events and experiences including an Online Auction, Festival in A Box, 50/50, Gifts of Gratitude and more, running until Dec. 23 (some end earlier).
Shop the Hand2Hand Christmas Market
Shop the Hand2Hand Christmas Market taking place at the Terwillegar Community Church (1751 Towne Centre Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. Hand2Hand is run by a group of 7 local artisans and their twice a year markets include about 60 vendors.
Attend North America’s longest-running music festival
The Edmonton Music & Speech Arts Festival returns for its 113th year (that’s not a typo!) Nov. 15-24 at MacEwan University Alberta College Campus (downtown). From the Edmonton Journal: “Twenty adjudicators will oversee more than 400 single competitors in almost 300 classes spanning categories from musical theatre to woodwinds and voice. The performances are free for the public and other participants to attend.”
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
Proof of vaccination for restaurants in Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program must be in QR code form now so be sure to get your QR code vaccine record if you haven’t yet!
Show some love to Filistix Downtown (10621 100 Ave.)
Diane suggests you order from Filistix Downtown. From Diane: “I was super sad when I popped into Filistix last night and they were saying business wasn’t good. There was no one dining in when I was there at 6 p.m.” The food from this modern Filipino and southeast Asian eatery is always packed with flavour! I know many downtown spots are hurting with work from home, if you’re going to be downtown—or can plan to be—try Filistix!
Try Mexican cuisine at Calle Mexico (various locations)
Thanks to Glynnis for recommending Calle Mexico as a spot to support this week. From Glynnis: “The food was excellent once again! They have so much space and they are such authentic, lovely people but only one other couple came while were there (Saturday around noon).” I’m personally a big fan of their chicken tostada, tortilla soup and enchiladas.
Welcome back District Cafe & Bakery (10011 109 St.)
They were closed for awhile (most of the pandemic), but happy to report that District Cafe & Bakery in downtown Edmonton has reopened! They’ll do shortened hours for now (Thurs-Sun 8 a.m. to 3 pm.) but one they get back into it they’ll be slinging pizzas in the evenings too.
Gift a meal to a healthcare worker through Bridges Catering
Local caterer Bridges Catering has launched an ICU Eats program where anyone can purchase a $15 meal to be delivered to healthcare workers. They are accepting orders until Nov. 30, 2021. If you’ve been wondering how to express some gratitude to our healthcare workers, and are able to, this could be the tastiest and easiest way to do it!
Sample the City at various restaurants across Edmonton
The Edmonton Chamber of Commerce is hosting ‘Sample the City‘—a food and beverage tour on til Nov 26 aimed at highlighting and supporting locally owned and operated cafes, bakeries, breweries and restaurants. There are 40+ restaurants highlighting a featured item and if you dine, scan a QR code or share on social you’ll be entered to win gift cards, custom dining experiences and more!
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.
You missed a Newsletter Exclusive Giveaway!
Did you hear Alberta’s outdoor retailer Campers Village is now Breathe Outdoors? 🎉
The locally owned and operated adventure store that’s helped Alberta adventurers for nearly 60 years has been “Reborn in the Outdoors”—and I’ve partnered with them to spread the word! They’re not just about camping, they’re about outdoor adventure for all outdoor enthusiasts no matter your experience, background or ability.
I partnered with them to spread the word about their new brand and my newsletter subscribers got to enter to win a $100 gift card to Alberta’s favourite outdoor adventure store.
Watch Episode 9 of Lindork Does Life
Episode 9 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!
Every Tuesday I’ll be releasing a new video where I do—something! Ha. I’ll only be posting these videos on YouTube. So please subscribe, and tune in each week as I try new things you might want to try, show you places you might want to visit, and eat food you might want to eat.
Watch Episode 9 – Unboxing an Indigenous Box – and click to subscribe!
Now Public: Q&A with Marty Chan
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. Then a month later, I release that Q&A publicly on my blog. My latest Q&A of the series is now live on my blog if you’d like to read it, featuring local childrens’ author and playwright Marty Chan.
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Discount Codes You May Want To Use
I regularly partner with amazing businesses to promote their products or services and love to pass on promos and discount codes for my followers. Here’s a few you might want to use this week:
Get up to 75% off your first Fresh Prep meal order using code INFLINDORK21
Get 15% off MYLZ Dog Treats using code LINDORK15
Get 10% off a detail from Bubbles Car Wash using code BUBBLESLINDORK in November
See more discount codes from great local businesses!
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