Lindork’s Lists #154 – Silver Skate Festival, Feed the Soul Dining Week & More!
Newsletter for Feb 8-14, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
We’re still in a pandemic! Please mask up, stay home if sick, and get vaccinated/boosted.
Check out Edmonton’s longest-running winter festival—Silver Skate!
Silver Skate, Edmonton’s longest-running winter festival, returns to Hawrelak Park this Friday Feb 10 and runs until Monday Feb 20, with all sorts of FREE outdoor winter programming (and indoor heated tent programming) for all ages. Check out snow sculptures, the really cool fire sculpture burns (on weekends), the Heritage Village, Folk Trail art installations and stories, hit the Hawrelak Park pond, catch live musical performances, enter a sports challenge, and much more!! I help Silver Skate with their festival social media each February so I am very partial to promoting the event lol.
They’ve also got some ticketed culinary events happening next week too!
Catch a Road to the Junos performance (various locations)
Ahead of the 52nd Juno Awards taking place in Edmonton this March, CBC Music and the Junos are putting on a Road to the Junos concert series to celebrate local musical talent leading up to the big night! There’s lots of great local musicians performing at venues across the city throughout February starting this week. Check out the performance schedule + get tickets.
Celebrate young comedians at Wildfire Teen Improv Festival (ATB Arts Barn)
Get tickets to Nosebowl Theatresports Tournament, Canadian Improv Games, and/or Wildfire Junior, part of Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual Wildfire Teen Improv Festival with participant teams from schools all across Alberta.
Attend “another f!*#@$g festival” from Theatre Network (Roxy Theatre)
Theatre Network presents a brand-new adult contemporary festival “Not just another f!*#@$g festival”—featuring theatre and dance productions, musical performances, artistic workshops, and visual art exhibits at The Roxy Theatre with events running Feb 7-12.
Check out the final weekend of Deafy (Citadel Theatre)
It’s the final weekend of Deafy, a show at the Citadel Theatre where deaf public speaker Nathan Jesper “recounts tales in his life of navigating relationships with friends and everyday situations dealing with deafness and, ultimately, what it means to belong.”
Attend the YEG Snow & Ice Fest (Edmonton Ski Club 9613 96 Ave.)
The Alpine Club of Canada, Factory Climbing and Edmonton Ski Club present YEG Snow & Ice Fest, Edmonton’s first winter recreation festival centered around their urban ice climbing wall. The festival runs Saturday, Feb 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and features ice climbing, skiing, fat biking, a kids zone, vendor village, music, food and drinks.
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! Please stay home if you’re sick.
It’s Black History Month and the first Feed the Soul Dining Week showcasing Black-owned restaurants and Edmonton’s Black culinary scene kicks off Friday Feb 10 and runs until Feb 17! Check out participating restaurants to plan your Dining Week!
Try the jerk or mango chicken deal from Spice ‘N Rice (20020 Lessard Rd.)
For Feed the Soul Dining Week, try the $18 jerk or mango chicken with rice, coleslaw, and island soda deal from Spice ‘N Rice in west Edmonton. The flavours are seriously so good. I’m giving away a $50 gift card so you can try a meal for two there over on my Instagram too! #FeedTheSoulYEG_Partner
Check out Doughnut Party’s new Old Strathcona location (7906 B 104 St.)
Congratulations to Doughnut Party for the opening of their third location in Old Strathcona! Apparently Edmontonians love their doughnuts. They are currently taking orders for their Valentine’s Day collection too.
Celebrate Hawaiian Poke & More’s anniversary (7256 101 Ave.)
Hawaiian Poke & More is celebrating their three-year anniversary this week and is offering 20% off all items (except party trays) until Feb 12. They have awesome poke (and spam!) and other popular Hawaiian dishes. Give it a try!
Subscriber Recommendation: Try Kipus Peruvian Cuisine (local online business)
Thanks to Karina for this week’s subscriber food recommendation:
“I’ve been meaning to tell you about Carla Tamayo for a while now. Carla makes the most amazing Peruvian food. She sells food by preorder (under Kipus Peruvian Cuisine) at least once a month and she cooks every year for a charity dinner for Standing Up For Peruvian Children. In addition to being a fabulous cook, she’s also an amazing person and I’m proud to call her my friend.” Check out Kipus Peruvian Cuisine on Instagram.
Try some Red Deer eats!
This week I’m in Red Deer, Alberta, working with Tourism Red Deer to promote food + arts in the area. I had a great Mexican / Salvadorian meal at Las Palmeras! Try their yuca fries with pork, fajitas, tostadas, and beef brisket tacos—and take home a bottle of their habanero pineapple hot sauce, yummy!
Shout out to A Cappella Catering.
Over the weekend we had our baby shower hosted at the Foundry Room (Oliver Square—but they have multiple, beautiful venue locations around the city!) and we hired A Cappella Catering to bring appetizer, charcuterie and desserts for our guests. Everyone (including us) raved about the food! If you require catering services, highly recommend A Cappella—and if you’re looking for an event space / venue, do check out Foundry Room’s options!
Eaten 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.
You Missed a Newsletter Giveaway
This February marks three years of this Lindork’s Lists newsletter!
And as a thank you to my email newsletter subscribers for being part of my email community, I ran the first of a few anniversary subscriber-only giveaways to celebrate. 💛 This week subscribers got to enter to win $25 gift cards to restaurants featured in the Edmonton Food Faves blog post I co-wrote with my friend Sharon! Be sure to subscribe for free to get ideas for things to do, eat and know each week (plus giveaways!) in your inbox first each Wednesday.
New on the Blog
This week I joined host Tracy Moore on Cityline—North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women—sharing some ideas for documenting your family’s stories! Read the blog / suggestions and watch the segment if you’re interested! 😉
From the Blog Vault
For Black History Month, here’s a throwback to a past Q&A I did with Rochelle Ignacio, an amazing Edmonton community builder and co-founder of Black Owned Market as well as Feed the Soul Dining Week!
Some News to Know
I’m piloting a new newsletter section sharing a few local / national news you may be interested in each week—from light and heartwarming to hopeful, political & more!
The Edmonton Public Library is hosting an event “Life Skills: Plant Support” on Feb. 12 to help you learn how to grow your own vegetables this year!
Registration is open for the 2023 “Adopt a Chicken” program at the U of A.
Did you hear about the Calgary doggie day care that gives its dogs rides to the dog park on a school bus? So wholesome.
Congrats to the Melisizwe Brothers on their musical success! Now they’re playing an Edmonton school tour for Black History Month.
The Station on Jasper is suddenly closing and musicians and live music supporters say it’s a big loss for the city’s live music scene.
See how Indigenous agency pipikwan pêhtâkwan is harnessing artificial intelligence to help reduce online hatred.
The U of A is offering a new online “micro-course” created by Indigenous educators that looks at the problem of structural racism and how learners can be allies working towards positive change.
Popular on my Blog Right Now
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