Lindork’s Lists #107 – Pride events, drive-in movie, Pi Day specials, grilled cheese and more!

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.

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Check out a drive-in movie, Mosquers Film Festival, the water park and more!

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.

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Eats to consider this week: lots of PIES, grilled cheese, pizza and more!
  • Celebrate Pi Day with pre-orders and pick-ups of some local pies

  • 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

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.

Learn More

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!

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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.

My Q&A with Shani Gwin goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Mar 13, 2022.

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.”

If you’d like to become a paid subscriber to this newsletter to receive exclusive Q&As first in your inbox every other Sunday and support the work I do, upgrade below:

From The Blog Vault

For International Women’s Day (and beyond), check out my previous IWD posts:

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. 

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Popular posts on my blog the week of March 9, 2022.

Discount Codes You May Want To Use

I regularly partner with amazing businesses to promote their products or services and love to pass on 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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