Lindork’s Lists #132 – Mural Massive, Caribbean party, Noodle Nook, and more!
Newsletter for August 31-September6, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
Check out Beer Street festivities (99 St. from 78 Ave. to 60th Ave.)
Beer Street, the unofficial Brewery District south of Whyte Ave along 99 St. from 78 Ave. and 60th Ave., is hosting a Still Sizzlin’ summer event this Sunday Sept. 4. It will include special brews, food trucks, and more (details are still sparse lol) Check their Instagram for updates!
Hit the spray parks and outdoor pools around Edmonton (various locations)
You could always hit the river or nearby lakes (safely) with paddle boat or kayak rentals. Don’t forget to use my codes – 10% off kayak rentals from Fusion World Rentals with code Kayakers10 or 15% off a raft rental from The Paddle Station with code LINDORK15 by Sept. 30, 2022.
Get tickets to Broadway Across Canada’s Come From Away (Jubilee)
The broadway show Come From Away runs in Edmonton this week only from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4. This is based on a true story of the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed 7,000 stranded passengers following 9/11.
Check out the Mural Massive at Grindstone Theatre (10019 81 Ave.)
The third annual Mural Massive in Old Strathcona kicks off Sept 3 and runs until Sept. 10. You can watch live mural painting throughout the 10 days of the festival, do mural tours, attend late night art parties, and more.
Celebrate Caribbean street food and drink at Cocktail & Jerk Festival
The Cocktail & Jerk Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday Sept 3 & 4 at Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park in Old Strathcona. Attending is free with live music and dance performances. You can buy Caribbean street food and alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic cocktails, and they are also selling tickets to an after party.
Take in free “Alberta Day” activities at the Legislature
First I will go on record as saying I think Jason Kenney is a terrible premier and many of his choices have made the lives of Albertans considerably worse and he has also emboldened the growing extremist, violent, hateful and racist people in this province. And that this “Alberta Day” makes no sense because we already have Heritage Day and Labour Day and people don’t get the day off, HOWEVER since the activities are free I thought it worth mentioning. You can see the schedule here!
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.
Try the new Hu’s Noodle Nook (11238 104 Ave.)
Check out The Little Spot (11907 Jasper Ave.)
Celebrate Jung Kook’s Birthday at Calabash Cafe (228 91 St.)
For my BTS fans, there is a Jung Kook birthday event happening at Calabash Cafe this week. Try their orange mango-ade, hotteok Korean pancake, and other great treats (even if you aren’t a BTS fan it’s a great south Edmonton cafe to visit lol).
Head out to Devon for Dim Sum (45B Superior St., Devon, AB.)
I found myself in Devon, located just 40 minutes south west of Edmonton, and had fantastic dim sum at their new-ish 888 Dim Sum & Noodle restaurant. Highly recommend and if you’re there, you can visit Voyageur Park, which is a really beautiful park with access to the North Saskatchewan River, surrounded by tons of trees (that get even prettier with fall colours).
Try some burgers for Le Burger Week (various locations)
From Sept 1-14, different restaurants across the country including Edmonton are participating in Le Burger Week, offering burger specials. Some of my favourite burger spots are not on the Edmonton list but you could still have burgers anywhere you like to mark the occasion.
From the Blog Vault
Around this time in 2019, I blogged about Things to Do in Vernon, British Columbia. I went on this trip with my friend Brittney, who I am also travelling with this week to Waterton! (Stay tuned for a Waterton Travel Guide as well!) If you’re headed out to Vernon/Kelowna area, be sure to try some suggestions in my guide! I also have a few blog guides to Kelowna which you can find here and here.
Brittney also does a newsletter!
#ExploreABwithMe To Win by Sept 12!
My #ExploreABwithMe initiative, encouraging you to embrace and explore your own backyard (Alberta)—for fun (!!!) and for a chance to win prizes, wraps up soon!
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.
YouTube Videos — Coming Back Soon!
If you have been wondering (but probably not because not a lot of people watch my YouTube videos lol), I do plan on resuming weekly YouTube videos, this latter part of the summer has just really been kicking my butt. Stay tuned and in the meantime, browse some of my previous Lindork Does Life YouTube videos!
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 20% off at Edmonton International Airport Value Park using code LINDORK20. Book by Sept 30 for travel by Dec 31.
- Get 10% off your e-bike rental from Pedego Edmonton! Use code 10Lindork.
- 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.
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