Lindork’s Lists #136 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, extended patio season, and more!

Lindork’s Lists #136 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, extended patio season, and more!

Newsletter for September 28-October 4, 2022

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This week (Sept. 30) is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Orange Shirt Day). I’ve included some Indigenous-focused suggestions throughout all sections of today’s newsletter to mark the day.

The residential school system and Canada’s atrocities towards Indigenous people are not a thing of the past. All Canadians have a role to play in Truth and Reconciliation, the least of which involves education and reflection on said atrocities and reparations.

Some Instagram accounts I recommend following for ongoing education include:

And I also love following these Indigenous content creators! I think it’s really amazing these creators are not only embracing but sharing their culture to the world—and the world is so eager to experience it (now).

One of my regular acts of reconciliation is donating to organizations that support Indigenous families as well as buying artwork, jewelry, and other items from Indigenous markers. Here’s a few charities and Indigenous makers I support:


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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This week: take in Orange Shirt Day events, check out giant pumpkins in Smoky Lake, do Free Admission at AGA 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.

Lindorks Lists 136 - Things to Do Eat Know This Week - Explore Edmonton Events Food Drinks Restaurants
Eats this week: Pork belly lettuce wraps at HanJan, a patio to take advantage of hot weather, East Coast nachos and more!
  • Support an Indigenous-owned restaurant (various locations)

  • Hit the patio and enjoy the hot streak while it lasts (various locations)

  • Check out the new Northern Chicken location downtown (10184 104 St.)

  • Celebrate an occasion at HanJan Korean Restaurant (Oliver or South Edmonton)

    • We celebrated my mom’s birthday this week digging into some of my favourite comfort food at HanJan Korean Restaurant. Share the bossam pork belly lettuce wraps, kimchi jjigae soup, bulgogi fries and Korean fried chicken—plus their strawberry bingsu (shaved ice with condensed milk, yum yum).

  • Check out the new Blowers & Grafton (7000 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park)

    • Get your east coast cuisine fix at the newest Sherwood Park location of Blowers & Grafton, a popular Halifax street food restaurant! I love their hot chicken nachos (which comes on crispy potato chips!), coastal-inspired cocktails (you can get some non-alcoholic), and their Fisherman’s Feast! My friend who is from the east coast says eating here is like a taste of home.

    • I was invited to their VIP opening earlier this week and had a great time.

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.


Giveaway Next Week!


In next week’s Oct. 5, 2022 newsletter I’m teaming up with the Edmonton Fall Home Show and vendor Plantsome Canada to tell you more about the Oct. 14-16, 2022 show, and do a giveaway exclusively for email subscribers! Be sure to become a free subscriber to enter: 

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New on the Blog


I recently partnered with Explore Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo to visit the area and put together a Travel Guide for Things to Do and Places to Eat if you’re planning a visit this lovely Northern Alberta region! Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is in Treaty 8 Territory, home to six First Nation, five Métis local councils, and one Métis community association. It’s one of the largest treaty areas in all of Canada.

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Explore Alberta - Things to Do and Food to Eat in Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Northern Alberta
Use + share my Travel Guide to Explore Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo in Northern Alberta!

From the Blog Vault


If you’re planning on visiting Jasper (October would be great as they have a lot of events happening for Dark Sky Festival!)—consider booking a wildlife tour with my friend Joe from Jasper Tour Company! I did this video with Joe for Travel Alberta last summer. Joe does this tour from an Indigenous (Metis) perspective and it’s really special. He’s also very funny lol.


Now Public: Q&As with…


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. I’ve been a bit behind on my Q&As but here’s three publicly-posted Q&As you may have missed:

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