Lindork’s List #98 – ‘Snowfeet’, tubing, creme brûlée bubble tea and more!

Lindork’s List #98 – ‘Snowfeet’, tubing, creme brûlée bubble tea and more!

Newsletter for Jan 5 – 11, 2022

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Things to Do This Week

COVID-19 cases are rising. Consider staying home or choosing outdoor, physically distant activities to do. It’s also recommended you limit how many people you’re seeing over the holidays. 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, and be safe out there!

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Things to do this week: winter activities! Ice climbing “snowfeeting”, tubing, and more!

Trying to suggest mostly things you can do safely outdoors!

  • Give ice climbing a try—right in the river valley! (Edmonton Ski Club)

  • Give “Snowfeet” Snow Skates a try (Fusion World Rentals)

    • Apparently there’s a new winter sport called “Snowfeet” people in the Edmonton area can try! These are ‘snow skates’ like a combo of skis and skates that “allow the wearer to zip along on snow-covered trails, cross-country flat trails or glide effortlessly down a ski slope.” And a St. Albert-based company Fusion World Rentals rents these out. I totally plan on trying these this season!!

  • Go on a Winter Segway Adventure around the Legislature

  • Check out the brand new Tube Park at Rabbit Hill Snow Resort

    • Rabbit Hill Snow Resort has a new Tube Park! No experience necessary! The dedicated conveyor lift brings you and a specialty tube up to the top of the hill and you get to ride down one of their three tubing chutes. I want to try this with my niece and nephew (who are also learning how to snowboard at the hill!)

  • Join a FREE virtual Kids (or Kids at Heart) Cooking Camp (online)

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: creme brûlée bubble tea, tacos, Korean eats 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 be safe!

  • Order a matchalocate from ch. cafeteria (14802 Stony Plain Rd.)

    • Over the holidays I stopped into ch. cafeteria and tried their matchalocate (matcha hot chocolate—it’s sweet if you like sweet drinks!) This awesome little spot specializes in coffee and chocolate.

  • Try Boba Club bubble tea on the north side (6538 170 Ave.)

    • Also over the holidays I stopped into Boba Club, a local north Edmonton bubble tea spot. My passionfruit green tea with boba and lychee boba was delicious, but a few people recommended the brown sugar creme brûlée bubble tea if you swing by and are wondering what to order.

  • Order some handmade Jamaican patties (Graham’s Jerk House)

    • I saw my friends Brandy and Rory ordered in from Graham’s Jerk House for New Year’s Eve, then saw them post about their handmade Jamaican patties so I’ve got a bit of a craving now. They specialize in Jamaican food made to order.

  • Grab some Latin cuisine from Paraiso Tropical (south location)

    • Diane said she’s craving some tacos from Paraiso Tropical Latin Food Market. Their 118 Avenue north Edmonton location kitchen is closed for renos so if you want some hot food you’ll need to head south (6926 104 St.) In addition to their tacos, you’ve got to try their assortment of empanadas. Delicious!

  • Try one of the restaurants featured in my YouTube Giveaway!

    • This week I announced the winners of my first-ever YouTube Giveaway—they won gift cards to some of my favourite Edmonton restaurants. If you wanted a list of that to tackle on your own, I mention them in this post.

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

Blenderz Garment Recyclers is a sustainably-focused Edmonton business that makes and sells craft kits, upcycled products, and preloved garments and textiles. You can shop crafting kits, buy clothing by the pound or buy clothes delivery boxes.They currently have an ATB BoostR crowdfunding campaign going (just a few days left unfortunately!) raising money to build a textile recycling factory.

Stay tuned for my 100th Newsletter!!

Wow, apparently I’ve been sending weekly newsletters for almost 100 weeks. WILD. I’ve been putting this email together every week for nearly TWO YEARS!!!

To celebrate this upcoming milestone, I’ve started thinking about what special things I can do for newsletter subscribers (that’s you!) for the 100th issue which will hit your inbox on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. I am hoping to have some giveaways as well as discount codes and perks you can take advantage of. So please stay tuned for that!

If you aren’t subscribed yet, it’s never too late! Also be sure to tell your friends and family to subscribe before my 100th newsletter if they want ideas for things to do, eat and know each week—and qualify for the 100th issue giveaways & promos.

Watch Episode 16 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 16 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I pick and announce the winners of my first-ever $1,000 YouTube Christmas Giveaway!! Thank you everyone who entered!

New on the Blog

As the year winds down and we look ahead to next, I wanted to put pen to paper—er, keyboard to blog lol—some possible food trends to watch for in Edmonton in 2022. I share some thoughts in my new blog post Edmonton Food Trends to Watch for in 2022, and I also include some predictions and insights from Alberta food people!

Explore Edmonton Food Trends 2022 Alberta

From the Blog Vault

Around time in 2019, I blogged a Travel Guide for 15 Things to do in Jasper, Alberta! Located just a 3.5 hour-drive from Edmonton, Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies and there’s lots to do in the area during wintertime. If you’re thinking of visiting the area, use my 2019 guide to help you plan!

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This Sunday: Q&A with Shanika Abeysinghe

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. 9, 2022 is Alberta entrepreneur and community builder Shanika Abeysinghe.

My Q&A with Shanika Abeysinghe goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

Linda: You’re a community builder. Can you share why investing in and building better communities is important?

Shanika: The way I see it, if we want to create change in our communities, we can’t wait for the government or other naysayers to get onboard. We just need to create action ourselves and work alongside people who are driven by the same vision and values. I am someone with incredible privilege and I have the ability to do something about the issues I see in the world, why wouldn’t I try?

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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 any wash package from Bubbles Car Wash using code BUBBLESLINDORK in January

See more discount codes from great local businesses!

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