Lindork’s Lists #127 – Heritage Fest, brunch at Blue Plate, Camp Cooking Event and more!

Lindork’s Lists #127 – Heritage Fest, brunch at Blue Plate, Camp Cooking Event and more!

Newsletter for July 27 – August 1, 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: Disco in the Park, Edmonton Corn Maze, Heritage Festival and more!
  • Take in food and entertainment at Heritage Festival (Hawrelak Park)

    • Be sure to check out the last Heritage Festival at Hawrelak Park for a few years (due to park renovations) this long weekend July 30-August 1! 60 countries and cultures will be represented at 50 outdoor pavilions, with 25 entertainment stages throughout the park. ​ There will be no food tickets this year (purchase directly from pavilions using credit ore debit, or you can buy spending cards with cash).

  • Check out World Music Week (Hawrelak Park)

    • While you’re planning your Heritage Festival visit, take in World Music Week at the Heritage Amphitheatre. This is a 4-day music festival celebrating diverse culture featuring local, national and international artists expressing cultural music, song and dance all weekend long.

  • Dance at Disco in the Park (Louise McKinney Riverfront Park)

    • Check out this weekend of all day dancing at Disco in the Park—fully licensed, food, DJs and live performances plus pre-and-after parties.

  • Get lost at the Edmonton Corn Maze (51529 Range Road 262, Spruce Grove)

  • Go for a ride on the Edmonton River Boat (9734 98 Ave.)

    • The Edmonton River Boat is back in action with weekend sails + buffet dinners, weekend brunches, sunset. cruises and more. I’ve actually never been on it! Maybe this summer (let me know how it is if you go!)

  • Catch an outdoor comedy show at The Backyard (10004 103A Ave.)

Experience the Summer at Secord Heights + West Secord!

I’ve partnered with Secord to promote their summer show homes! Plan a show home crawl :)

Secord Heights Summer Event

Summer at Secord continues at West Secord and Secord Heights! Secord is a family-friendly neighbourhood with three beautiful playgrounds (The David Thomas King Playground, Secord Pond Playground and Secord Playground NE) and plenty of space and fun for kids and friends to enjoy. Plan to check out beautiful show homes built by Coventry Homes, Jayman BUILT, Parkwood Master Builder, City Homes, Daytona, Sterling, and Pacesetter and explore the neighbourhood! Starting Aug. 11, you could receive an awesome surprise and delight prizes when you visit the show homes!

Show homes are open:
Monday to Thursday, 3-8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays, 12-5 p.m.

* First come, first serve, no appointment necessary.

Learn More

This is a sponsored message from Secord! (#Secord_Partner)

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: Brunch from Blue Plate, French cuisine at Partake, pesto mac and cheese and more!
  • Get your brunch on at Blue Plate Diner (12323 Stony Plain Rd.)

    • After 18 years, the Blue Plate Diner is closing its doors. “Please please please come by in the coming weeks to share food, memories and tears with our phenomenal staff who have been so supportive and amazing through a ridiculously trying 3 years.” Plan your visit soon before it’s too late.

  • Try French cuisine and drinks from Partake (12431 102 Ave.)

    • Give cute little French restaurant Partake a try this week. Order some expertly crafted drinks (try the No. 25!), beef tartare and vegetable tarte to name a few dishes—I was also eyeing up their BUTTER FLIGHT lol, try different types of butter.

  • Dig into the pesto mac and cheese from Seoul Fried Chicken (two locations)

    • I am just obsessed with the pesto mac and cheese from Seoul Fried Chicken (and okay, the chicken too!) Normally I get it as a side in the lunch box but over the weekend I ordered the full size mac and cheese and it was pretty glorious. Highly recommend. They have an Old Strathcona and Downtown location now.

  • Try the popsicles + Roti N’ Curry from Cafe Bel-Air (8020 101 St.)

    • Try this Vegan dish from Cafe Bel-Air, consisting of two freshly made, small-batch rotis and curries (eggplant kidney beans, pumpkin, soya tomato curry, coconut chutney and homemade chili sauce), in small batches, only available on Wednesdays, Saturdays or Sundays.

      Rotis are a popular street food in Mauritius (where the Cafe Bel-Air owners are from). They also make a unique Mauritian shortbread dessert sandwich Napolitaine in different flavours and shapes—and of course, the popsicles!

  • Check out two new ice cream shops in Edmonton

    • There’s a new ice cream shop in Parkallen Annie Rue (6531 111 St.) and a new ice cream shop in Westmount Twice Cream (10983 127 St.) and they’re both getting rave reviews! My friend Diane tried Annie Rue and recommends the blueberry and strawberry, and lemon cream pie flavours. The Tres Leches from Twice Cream looks great too! Enjoy!

  • Also: did you see a had a potato party for my birthday?Highly recommend! (Feel free to copy!) I think I’ll do a noodle theme next time, lol.

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.


RSVP for my Camp Cooking Event!


I’m teaming up with Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village) to put on a Camp Cooking Demonstration on Saturday, Aug 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sir Wilfred Laurier Park (Picnic Site #1) and you’re invited!!

Mike and I will be cooking up our caramelized pork belly and rice dish, plus there will be free samples of dehydrated camp food (it’s REALLY good!) Sharing some food inspiration for your next outdoor adventure! Capacity is limited and my newsletter subscribers get first dibs to RSVP for this FREE EVENT.

RSVP for Free


Watch Episode 43 of Lindork Does Life


In Episode 43 of my weekly YouTube Video blog series Lindork Does Life, I’ve partnered with EPCOR to take you on an Edmonton Restaurant Crawl to four spots where you can officially order a ‘Glass of the Sask!’—delicious Edmonton tap water!!

Okay technically if you’re getting tap water at any restaurant in the city, it’s our tap water, but check out these four this summer to get water from cool glass carafes!


New on the Blog


I’ve put together a list of 30 Drinks to Enjoy in Edmonton! These include alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, from some amazing restaurants, bars and cafes in the area. 💛 SPOILER ALERT: one of the drinks I share about is Edmonton Tap Water! 💦💧😏 Because Edmonton is home to some of the best tap water in North America—and I’ve partnered with EPCOR this summer to share about enjoying a “#GlassOfTheSask” (among other delightful drinks you can get at many local restaurants in the city).

Read the Blog

Explore Edmonton - Drinks

Don’t forget to #ExploreABwithMe!


EXPLORE ALBERTA WITH ME! Don’t miss my #ExploreABwithMe initiative, encouraging you to embrace and explore your own backyard (Alberta)—for fun (!!!) and for a chance to win prizes! 

Whether it’s in or around the city or a farther way out, use my blog travel guides (listed in the #ExploreABwithme blog post) to help plan your Alberta Adventure this summer, then share about your adventures on social media tagging me + #ExploreABWithMe for a chance to win prizes!

My friends at the Italian Centre Shop Ltd. have donated 20 $10 gift cards for me to surprise people who explore + share. And the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre have donated the grand prize—one #ExploreABwithMe participant will win a two-night stay at this beautiful hotel in Canmore, Alberta.

Public posts shared with hashtag by Sept 12, 2022 will qualify for prizes.

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Save with my Discount Codes!


I regularly partner with businesses to save you money!!

Here’s a few deals this summer to take advantage of:

  • Get 10% off kayak rentals from Fusion World Rentals, a St. Albert-based, family-owned business, with code Kayakers10. Only 50 code uses available.

  • Get 15% off a raft rental from The Paddle Station, a Calgary-based watercraft rental business that just expanded to Edmonton this summer! Use code LINDORK15 by Sept. 30, 2022.

  • Get 10% off at Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village), Alberta’s outdoor adventure store, with code LINDORK in-store or online.

  • Get 10% off at Padmanadi, Edmonton Vegetarian + Vegan Restaurant, with code LINDORK (for DINE-IN ONLY at both locations). Go before July 31.

  • Get 10% off Steve and Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit Subscription Box, with code FRUITLINDA if you order by Aug. 17.

Browse Deals


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