Lindork’s Lists #119 – Indigenous History Month, Pride Month, free museum weekend and more!

Lindork’s Lists #119 – Indigenous History Month, Pride Month, free museum weekend and more!

Newsletter for May June 1-7, 2022

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Things to Do This Week

If attending events, please check their COVID-19 safety requirements. It’s still a good idea to mask-up—especially indoors. We’re still in a pandemic. Please get vaccinated/boosted!

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Things to do this week: Indigenous History and Pride Month activities, free museum weekend, and more!

June is both Pride Month as well as Indigenous History Month!

Also consider getting tickets to my June E-Bike Tours!

  • I’ve partnered with Pedego Edmonton to put on Instagrammable Edmonton E-Bike Tours (includes food!!) this June, and all the tour dates are nearly sold out.

  • There’s still 5 spots left for Wednesday, June 8 from 5:30-9 p.m. and 1 spot left for Thursday, June 9 from 5:30-9 p.m. (The other two dates are SOLD OUT!)

  • The $75 tour ticket includes e-bike rental, the 3.5 hour ride around Edmonton, four food stops, fun facts, photo opportunities and more.

  • Stay tuned: I’ve also got one final tour date coming up on Wednesday, June 15 from 5:30-9 p.m. that I’m releasing tickets to FIRST for newsletter subscribers. Subscribers will get a link to book tickets for June 15’s tour in next Wednesday, June 8’s email newsletter.

  • I’m donating 20% of proceeds from ticket sales of my tors to Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, which has been providing a range of services to support Indigenous children, youth and families since 1994.

Instagrammable Edmonton E-Bike Tours - Food Crawl with Linda Hoang Lindork - Explore Edmonton Travel Alberta
I hope you'll join me on e-bike tour of Edmonton ft. Instagrammable walls, landmark, and food, this June 2022!

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 this week: Cree treats, Chinese macaroni, macarons and more!
  • An Indigenous History Month suggestion…

    • Grab breakfast, lunch, or Cree coffee and sweets from Pei Pei Chei Ow

      • Indigenous caterer Pei Pei Chei Ow is now offering take-out in the Whiskey Jack Art House (11051 97 St.) Tuesday through Saturday. The Whiskeyjack Art House is an Indigenous owned and operated arts boutique that highlights Indigenous arts, artisans and cultural experiences. Great to see this partnership!

  • A Pride Month suggestion…

    • Grab some fried chicken from Northern Chicken

      • Kick off Pride Month with some fried chicken and Doritos Mac and Cheese from Northern Chicken, which is part 2SLGBTQQIA+-owned. I was trying to find other spots that are queer owned and came across this list from Queer YEG though I can’t verify if the suggestions are correct.

  • Order some macarons and treats from Ancaron Macaron (10336 82 Ave.)

    • Thanks to Teresa for this recommendation:

  • Give some love to Gui Lin Noodle House in Chinatown (10626 97 St.)

    • A really awesome Chinese restaurant in Chinatown—Gui Lin Noodle House—had one of its windows smashed overnight this week, on top of declining business and other Chinatown woes. They have awesome noodle dishes here (any of the soups are great, but I REALLY love their fried macaroni). If you’re able to, consider supporting them for dine-in or take-out this week (and in general, show some extra love to Chinatown).

  • Try Persian cuisine at POM Grand Persian Grill (10812 82 Ave.)

    • I recently tried some Persian cuisine from POM Grand Persian Grill in Old Strathcona and loved it! Different meat skewers are cooked over charcoal and served with a grilled tomato and saffron-topped rice. My friend and I tried the Soltani which is a combo featuring a skewer of Joojeh (marinated chicken) + a skewer of Koobideh (in-house ground beef and lamb) + rice and a grilled tomato, and we shared a refreshing Shirazi Salad.

    • We did try the Doogh, which is the national drink of Iran, a SAVOURY yogurt drink that we did not love but putting it out there in case you want to give it a try lol. We’d love to come back to try the saffron and pomegranate ice cream too!

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.

#AdoptAShopAB Update

Thanks to everyone who signed up to support local restaurants, cafes and breweries as part of this year’s #AdoptAShopAB: Foodie Edition initiative powered by ATB!

We had close to 400 participants support 100 businesses across Edmonton and Calgary, collectively spending over $13,400+!!

This figure will be over $17,000 when you factor in additional support from ATB—gifting gift cards for folks who participated to go spend even more locally. Yay!

My Q&A with Dr. Muna Saleh first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on April 10, 2022.

Now Public: Q&A with Elli McDine

Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. A month later, I share the Q&A publicly on my blog.

Check out my Q&A with Trans joy advocate and organisational transformation specialist: Elli McDine in the public version of my Lindork’s Lists: Q&A series.

My Q&A with Elli McDine first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, May 1, 2022.

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