Lindork’s List #92 – Winter Whyte Light Up, holiday markets, German Schnitzel, and more!

Lindork’s List #92 – Winter Whyte Light Up, holiday markets, German Schnitzel, and more!

Newsletter for Nov 24 – 30, 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).

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Things to do this week: A Christmas Carol, Winter Whyte Light Up, the Royal Bison market and more!
  • Check out the Winter Whyte Light Up in Old Strathcona (McIntyre Park)

    • Winter Whyte Light Up in Old Strathcona returns at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, November 27. There will be a bunch of free, family-friendly outdoor activities, live entertainment, take home craft kits and ice craving demonstrations, plus hot drinks and winter treats for purchase and MORE.

    • That same day, Old Strathcona in partnership with Explore Edmonton and Fringe Theatre Adventures is presenting The Mrs. Claus Holiday Spectacular (an evening of drag and burlesque that will jingle your bells) with some portions supporting Bear Clan Patrol Edmonton.

  • Support the Just One World Market (Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre)

    • Thanks to Brandy for suggesting the Just One World market (formerly called Just Christmas)—an ethical global marketplace—taking place at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Boulevard) this Saturday, Nov. 27 from 9:30 to 5:30 p.m. All participating vendors promote fair trade and proceeds from market sales support charitable organizations. There will also be food vendors and live entertainment.

  • Attend the opening weekend of A Christmas Carol at the Citadel Theatre

    • A Christmas classic—A Christmas Carol—returns to the live stage at the Citadel Theatre kicking off this weekend Nov. 26 and running until Dec. 23. Get tickets to this adaptation of the miserly old man invited to change his ways by Ghosts of Christmas. I caught the virtual edition last season which was amazing, so imagine how much better in-person is!

  • Grab your holiday gifts at the Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair (online/in-person)

    • The Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair returns ONLINE starting this Nov 26 til Dec 12, with an in-person version taking place Dec 3-5 or 10-12 so you’ve got lots of options to browse and shop talented local makers and grab your holiday gifts this season

  • Go on a paranormal tour at Fort Edmonton Park

    • Okay this is at odds with all the holiday stuff lol but the Paranormal Tours at Fort Edmonton Park wrap up on Dec. 1 if you didn’t get a chance to go during spooky season. This is a guided, three-hour tour that takes you deep into the shadows of the river valley.

  • Do a donation drive-by at IKEA Edmonton supporting local charities

    • IKEA Edmonton is hosting a Donation Drive-by in support of several local charities (Bissell Centre, Find Edmonton, the Edmonton Food Bank and Recycle my Electronics) on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 am. to 4 p.m. in Parking Lot 12. Clear out items you don’t use anymore or pick up some food to donate. IKEA will be handing out coupons and prizes too.

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


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Eats to consider this week: Hungarian sausage, Lebanese desserts, Thai soup and more!

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!

  • Try a new Lebanese Bakery in West Edmonton (9951 170 Street)

    • Halawa Lebanese Bakery just opened its doors in the Stony Plain Road west Edmonton neighbourhood! Show them some love and try a dessert you’ve never tried before!

  • Pick up some pretzels at the Pretzel Shack (4305 50 St. Stony Plain, AB)

    • While you’re west, go a bit further to the Town of Stony Plain where there’s a new Pretzel Shack that just opened too! They don’t appear to have an online presence (at the moment) but my friend Scott visited and said it was great, plus the Twitter recommendation by Eric linked above.

  • Try Thai food at Siam Thai Kitchen (15883 116 Ave.)

    • My family recently enjoyed dinner at Siam Thai Kitchen located in a very unassuming, industrially area in north west Edmonton. Loved our panang and red curries, basil fried rice, Thai Chicken Wings and Tom Yum Kai soup (also add white rice for your curries—we love rice lol). Great service, good portions, and delicious food!

  • Dig into the goulash and European sausage at Bistro Praha (10117 101 St.)

  • Try the German Schnitzel at Haus Falkenstein (15215 111 Ave.)

    • While we’re on the topic of European cuisine, check out this great recommendation from Kalisha for Haus Falkenstein:

    • Haus Falkenstein is an awesome and unique German restaurant in north west Edmonton, and I know they’ve been struggling to stay open/busy during COVID. The owners (Silke and Micha) grew up in Germany and you can tell this is a labour of love for them. We love that the restaurant’s walls are covered in German memorabilia and Silke is always happy to chat with her customers while she serves. Their menu is almost entirely variations of schnitzel (and a LOT of it), and it is SO good! My personal fav is the Jägerschnitzel with Caesar salad and potato croquettes.

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


The Fourth is a local clothing shop for moms, babies and kids that just opened its Holiday Pop-up Shop on the second floor at Southgate Centre. Find The Fourth as well as over 20 other Edmonton businesses in the space.

“We’re proud to support mom-owned businesses handcrafting made in Canada clothing and clean beauty products. Seamlessly transitioning you from the first to the fourth trimester. You are loved.”


Subscribe for Exclusive Newsletter Giveaways!


Thank you to newsletter subscribers who entered last week’s newsletter-exclusive giveaway for a $100 gift card to Breathe Outdoors (formerly Campers Village).

The randomly selected winner is Lori W!

Stay tuned—more newsletter exclusive giveaways to come this holiday season, including a giveaway with the Royal Alberta Museum Shop next week on Wed, Dec. 1, 2021!


Watch Episode 10 of Lindork Does Life


Episode 10 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 10 – Explore Alberta/s Ghostbusters Filming Locations – and click to subscribe!


New on the Blog


In addition to the YouTube video, I also blogged about the different filming locations we visited on our Ghostbusters-themed road trip if you’d like to replicate the journey!

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This Week: Q&A with Dr. Fiona Mattatall


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 on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021 is Dr. Fiona Mattatall (Alberta Ob/Gyn).

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My Q&A with Dr. Fiona Mattatall goes out to paid subscribers on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

Linda: Can you share some memorable moments or ‘successes’ in your work?

Dr. Mattatall: As I think back, there aren’t any big grand times but rather individual moments of success. Helping a woman ensure she has reliable birth control, stopping heavy periods in a patient who found herself housebound once a month, or handing a new baby to a patient who had a long tough journey to parenthood.

These everyday successes are what keep me working.

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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:

See more discount codes from great local businesses!


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