Lindork’s Lists #107 – Pride events, drive-in movie, Pi Day specials, grilled cheese and more!
Newsletter for March 9 – 15, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
If attending events, please check to see what their COVID-19 safety requirements are. Get vaccinated (and boosted), mask up, stay home if sick, keep a distance from others, and be safe.
Take part in Pride Events around Edmonton (various)
Check out this list of Pride events at MacEwan (like a panel discussion with the Edmonton 2 Spirit Society), Pride events at NAIT (like A Drag and Burlesque Celebration with Fruit Loop), and Pride events at the University of Alberta (like games, dance, and art nights).
Catch a Drive-in Movie (Sherwood Park)
The University of Alberta Dental Students’ Association is hosting their 12th annual charity event—drive-in movies this weekend at Classic Landscapes Tree Farm in Sherwood Park. Your ticket includes a parking spot, pizza, popcorn, drinks and candy! Finding Nemo and Back to the Future are on Friday and Monsters Inc., Jurassic Park is on Saturday.
Check out the Mosquers Film Festival (Winspear Centre)
Did you know Edmonton is home to the world’s largest showcase of Muslim art—the Mosquers Film Festival featuring 10 short films from around the world, comedy, music, and more. The festival takes place Saturday March 12.
Plan a World Waterpark visit this weekend (West Edmonton Mall)
The Secord Community League is hosting a World Water Park Fundraising event this Saturday March 12. Smaller crowds, shorter lineups, lots of fun in support of this west Edmonton community league.
Don’t miss the world premiere of Ayita by Teneil Whiskeyjack
The SkirtsAFire festival celebrating the work of women in arts wraps up this weekend, so it’s your last chance to catch a number of arts performances tied to the fest, including the world premiere of Ayita by Teneil Whiskeyjack, taking place at the ATB Financial Arts Barn Westbury Theatre. It’s a modern-day creation story meeting Indigenous realities, told through text and movement that fuses theatre and Indigenous contemporary dance.
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
Please continue safely supporting local restaurants, in whatever way works for your comfort levels. If not dining in, please do take-out! Mask-up and please stay home if you’re sick.
Celebrate Pi Day with pre-orders and pick-ups of some local pies
Pi Day is coming up March 14 and some local spots are doing specials! The Italian Centre Shop is selling cannoli pies now until March 18. Chocorrant is selling apple caramel pie and mango peach custard pies for March 12 & 13 pick-ups. Find all sorts of cute Pi Day shaped pies from Bon Ton Bakery. Duchess Bake Shop is also accepting Pi Day pre-orders until March 13. You can pre-order pies from Fifendekel AND they are also holding free pie-making virtual classes for Pi Day.
Take out some ‘za from the new Birch & Bear Pizza (11965 Jasper Ave.)
Toast Culture on Jasper Ave. has launched a pizza-focused brand Birch & Bear Pizza. I was gifted some pizzas to try last week and loved them! These are thin crust, 13 different types that can all be turned into calzones too. The Meat Lovers was both mine and Mike’s favourite (surprising no one) but I really enjoyed the two “different” pizzas we tried as well—Reuben and Fries (smoked meat with potato pizza), and a Wild Salmon pizza! (would’ve liked a touch more salmon on it, lol)
Enjoy affordable fine dining at NAIT Ernest’s Dining Room (10701 118 Ave.)
Freya’s post about Ernest’s Dining Room being reopened reminded me how much I love the affordable fine dining options at this restaurant run by NAIT student chefs! Ernest’s consistently delivers delicious food at a really great price, and bonus is your being there teaches students in the culinary and hospitality field! Make a reservation if you’ve never tried it!
Try a Meltwich (11219 Jasper Ave.)
Ever heard of Meltwich? This is a casual grilled cheese sandwich stop and local franchise owner Dhruvin reached out to see if I could spread the word about his downtown Edmonton business. I haven’t gotten a chance to try myself yet—so do check it out for me and let me know what to order! Along with grilled cheese sandwiches you can find philly steaks, burgers and poutines on the menu.
Try some Indian & Nepalase food at Spice Kitchen (11244 104 Ave.)
There’s a new-ish Indian and Nepalese restaurant in town—Spice Kitchen in Oliver Square. Dicey Wolf recommended this and said to get the “glistening butter naan, the best naan I’ve ever tasted is there.” The menu looks delicious! Apparently they haven’t busy. Give them a try!
Order an A Cappella x Italian Centre Shop lunch box for IWD2022
Edmonton A Cappella Catering is teaming up with the Italian Centre Shop to offer an International Women’s Week lunch box special this week (until March 11) with $10 from each box sold supporting Women Building Futures, a non-profit that offers programs and support to help unemployed and underemployed women explore careers where women have historically underrepresented.
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
Woman-owned Love Plus Design, is an online boutique selling items for life’s occasions. Sofia, the owner, makes mugs, prints, keychains, clothes and more.
She just launched an International Women’s Day ‘PowHerFul’ Collection of mugs, sweaters, and hats where 40% of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Edmonton, which provides social services for women.
Consider supporting Sofia’s business and helping YWCA in the process.
Join the Women United Initiative
I’ve partnered with United Way Alberta Capital Region to spread the word about Women United, a movement seeking to empower women to help women. Women United is looking for women who want to build more equitable communities and drive social change. Basically, it’s a collective of local women committed to helping women, launched during International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.
If you’re interested in learning more and joining the initiative, click below!
Watch Episode 25 of Lindork Does Life
Episode 25 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!
In this episode, I take you along Hoodoos Trail in the Columbia Valley (B.C.)—different from the Alberta Hoodoos in the Canadian Badlands.
This Sunday: Q&A with Shani Gwin
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, Mar. 13, 2022 is: Shani Gwin, founder of pipikwan pêhtâkwan and a proud mother.
Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:
Shani: “Elevating Indigenous voices is important because people are just hearing truths about our history now, even though Indigenous People have been telling these truths for over a century. Recent events in the news have caused non-Indigenous people to pause and listen – and for them it’s shocking. The momentum does feel a little different this time. I think people want to know more and are ready to challenge their bias and privilege – or at least are opening up to the idea. AND not only is Indigenous representation and truth sharing key to advancing Indigenous initiatives, it also helps with healing and the overall well being of Indigenous Peoples.”
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From The Blog Vault
For International Women’s Day (and beyond), check out my previous IWD posts:
41 Edmonton Area Women Artists, Makers and Entrepreneurs (2021)
Guide to Women Owned Businesses in Edmonton Area (2019)
* this one needs an update lol
Plus some slides and sentiments I shared on Instagram for this year’s IWD including:
How do we #BreakTheBias and close the gender gap?
- Pay women.
- Hire women.
- Help women.
- Follow women.
- Listen to women.
- Amplify women.
That includes (and in many ways, especially) Indigenous, Black, Asian, Visibly Muslim, Immigrants, Disabled, 2SLGBTQIA+, and/or fat women.
Popular on my Blog Right Now
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
Discount Codes You May Want To Use
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Get $10 off any Bubbles Car Wash wash package with code BUBBLESLINDORK in March
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See more discount codes from great local businesses!
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