Lindork’s List #99 – Chinatown Dining Week, Deep Freeze Festival, new west end poke and more!

Lindork’s List #99 – Chinatown Dining Week, Deep Freeze Festival, west end poke and more!

Newsletter for Jan 12 – 18, 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. 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: the Deep Freeze Winter Festival, Chinatown Dining Week, hit up winter patios, and more!
  • Check out Chinatown Dining Week (various locations in Chinatown)

  • Experience the Deep Freeze: Byzantine Winter Festival (various locations)

    • The annual Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival returns this weekend, running Jan. 14-23, 2022 at three locations—the main one being Borden Park, as well as Pipon Village (118 Ave & 92 St) and The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351 118 Ave). Come out of hibernation for a winter celebration—there will be light installations, ice sculptures, cultural stories, and more—including the popular Deep Freezer Races on Saturdays and Sundays from 4-8 p.m.

  • Hit up an Edmonton Winter Patio (various locations)

  • Check out Winter Play Rangers (select River Valley locations)

    • The City of Edmonton is launching a new program called Play Rangers that kicks off this weekend Jan. 15, this is family-kid focused, where you all go along on some kind of adventure. On the 15th, 22, and 29th of January you can do FREE kick sledding and fort building or snowshoeing and warming fires at Whitemud Park and Laurier Park (check the schedule for locations/activities).

  • Create a Winterscape for a chance to win

    • The City of Edmonton has launched its 2022 Winterscapes Photo Contest! Create a winterscape in your yard—whether it’s an artistic creation, a winter garden, or a play-friendly piece, all made out of snow and ice, and then submit it for a chance to win prizes! The deadline to enter is Feb. 28.

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: 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

Wild Mountain Accounting is a small local, woman owned and operated Tax and Accounting firm in Edmonton, specializing in personal taxes, small business taxes and bookkeeping for women in business and creating a safe and inclusive space for LGBTQ2A+ individuals and businesses. If you’re looking for accounting services, consider hiring Wild Mountain Accounting owner Beni!

Stay tuned for my 100th Newsletter!!

Eep! I can’t believe we’re on Newsletter #99! Next Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022’s newsletter will be my 100th and I’m excited to celebrate this milestone with you subscribers!

I’ll have several giveaways and discount codes to share with newsletter subscribers ONLY in next week’s newsletter, and will be teasing what those promos are on my social media accounts this week.

Thank you so much for subscribing to this newsletter! 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 to qualify for the 100th issue giveaways & promos.

Watch Episode 17 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 17 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I show you all the food I ate in Barbados!!

Obviously, don’t travel right now with COVID cases the way they are but i hope you use this video to plan your Barbados eats for a future Caribbean Island visit.

From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2019, ahead of and to celebrate Lunar New Year and my own heritage (I’m Vietnamese!), I blogged about 10 Vietnamese Edmonton Entrepreneurs you should follow! They are running successful businesses in a wide range of industries and are most certainly worth following and supporting.

Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Edmonton Small Business Owners


Lunar New Year is on Feb 1, 2022 this year!

Now Public: Q&A with Shawna Bourke

Check out my Q&A with WorldSkills International Marketing and Communications Director Shawna Bourke in the public version of my Lindork’s Lists: Q&A series.

My Q&A with Shawna Bourke first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on Dec. 12, 2021.

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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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