Lindork’s Lists #154 – Silver Skate Festival, Feed the Soul Dining Week, Anniversary Giveaway & More!

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.

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Things to do this week: catch the Road to the Junos, Silver Skate Festival, Ice Fest, and more!
  • 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)

  • 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.

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Eats this week: Feed the Soul Dining Week ft. Black-owned restaurants, Doughnut Party, Hawaiian poke and more!

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.)

  • Celebrate Hawaiian Poke & More’s anniversary (7256 101 Ave.)

  • Subscriber Recommendation: Try Kipus Peruvian Cuisine (local online business)

    • Thanks to Karina for this week’s subscriber food recommendation:

  • 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.

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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! 😉

Watch the Segment

Cityline TV - Family Legacy Books

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!

Read the Q&A

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