Lindork’s Lists #171 – Green Carnival 🎡, Indigenous History Month experiences, Summer Tubing, Ribfests, and more!

Lindork’s Lists #171 – Green Carnival 🎡, Indigenous History Month experiences, Summer Tubing, Ribfests, and more!

Newsletter for June 7-13, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Summer exhibits at the Art Gallery, Indigenous History Month experiences, renewable-energy-powered carnival and more!
  • Experience Sustainival (ICE District 10101 104 Ave.)

    • Check out the Sustainival GREEN Festival running June 8-11 in downtown Edmonton featuring games and carnival rides powered by renewable energy, plus educational activities and community booths. Sustainival is FREE to enter but you need tickets for rides.

  • Get tickets for the Now Hear This Festival (various locations)

    • New Music Edmonton’s 12th annual festival Now Hear This kicks off June 9 til June 18 featuring new classical music and multimedia performances, art, improv, electronic music and more. Check out the line-up and get tickets!

  • Check out the Art Gallery of Alberta’s Summer Exhibitions Opening

    • The Art Gallery of Alberta is hosting a Summer Launch Party on Friday, June 9 from 7:30-9 p.m. (members get early access at 6 p.m.) “From Pop art, Indigenous art, contemporary art to historical art, get an exclusive preview of two new exhibitions (From Warhol to Banksy and Kenzie Housego: I❤️U) as well as other recently-opened shows.”

  • Shop the Tomo Arts Market (8426 Gateway Blvd.)

    • The cute Tomo Arts Market is back for the summer this Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring 35+ local artists and makers focused on cute alternative art styles, anime prints, comics, and more.

  • Celebrate National Indigenous History Month (June!)

  • Try the new Summer Tubing experience at Rabbit Hill (20715 57 Ave.)

    • The tubing doesn’t stop just because snow is gone—Rabbit Hill Snow Resort is bringing to Edmonton a Summer Tubing experience that launches this weekend June 10! Tubing is for ages 4+ with short and long lanes and this is the only summer tubing you can find in the Edmonton area. Go this weekend or stay tuned—Rabbit Hill gifted me some ride passes to give away in next week’s newsletter!

  • Check out the grand opening of Community Natural Foods (7917 104 St.)

    • Calgary-based Community Natural Foods is opening in Edmonton in Old Strathcona! Check out the Grand Opening Celebration from June 9-11.

    • The first 50 people that spend $50 on Fri & Sat receive a free tote filled with goodies. Save 50% off a bunch of items. Get free samples + entertainment (and they have a cute Instagrammable Wall!)

    • I’m also partnering with Community Natural Foods to give away a $100 gift card to celebrate their Grand Opening—enter on my Instagram on June 8!

Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Save 10% on Soundtrack Music Festival tickets

Don’t miss the Soundtrack Music Festival, featuring the industry’s best top 40 acts from the 90’s, 2000’s, and today taking place at Kinsmen Park in Edmonton on June 16-17! All proceeds from the festival is donated to the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton which supports various local Edmonton charities. And consider staying at one of the official festival hotel partners for your throwback weekend: Nova Hotel and Chateau Lacombe Hotel, with special festival rates! (limited spots available). 

You can get 10% off Soundtrack Music Festival tickets using my code LINDORK!

Congratulations to Kineshta P., the winner of a pair of 2-day VIP tickets from last week’s subscriber giveaway! Thanks everyone for being part of this community. 
Thanks Soundtrack Music Festival for supporting my small business with this partner message!

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ALSO: Although Edmonton Drag Festival isn’t happening until June 17, they asked if I wanted to give subscribers a discount on tickets so I’m letting you know about the event a week early! Celebrate Pride Month like never before with Edmonton’s first-ever drag festival at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park from 11 a.m .to 9 p..m. on Sunday, June 17.

Get 10% off Edmonton Drag Festival tickets with code LINDORK.

Food to Try This Week

Eats this week: Berry brisket sandwiches for Indigenous History Month, Pride biscotti, Filipino brunch and more!
  • Celebrate XO Bistro MacTaggart’s birthday (5021 Rabbit Hill Rd.)

  • Try District Cafe’s feature brunch and Pride specials (10011 109 St.)

  • Grab some BBQ to support Transit Smokehouse & BBQ (12720 Fort Rd.)

  • Check out all you can eat Japanese at Watari (10108 124 St.)

    • On my quest to catalogue All You Can Eat Japanese restaurants in Edmonton, I recently revisited Watari on 124 Street. They’ve been around a long time and offer more than 100 items on their menu including a spam sushi, some pretty good rolls, nice salad options, big crab sticks, great teriyaki beef and I appreciate the hand sanitizer bottles at every table.

  • Try Filipino brunch at Twenty Eight Urban Kitchen (4807 44 Ave., Stony Plain)

    • Out west of Edmonton in Stony Plain is a great restaurant called Twenty Eight Urban Kitchen, which is popular for their burgers (try The 28 Jawbreaker) and breakfast! As it’s owned by a Filipino family, the breakfast / brunch menu also includes some Filipino items including tocilog, longsilog and tapsilog rice + meat dishes.

  • Support Indigenous-owned / focused restaurants for Indigenous History Month

  • And here’s a few local food events you may be interested in…

  • Also: I’ve partnered with Steve & Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit to highlight the return of their CSA (community-supported agriculture) fruit + veg boxes! It’s a subscription box featuring fresh fruits + a veg option each week. You can order full or half season boxes, individual/couple or family sizes. The deadline to order the full season box is June 19! Get 10% off with my code FRUITDORK.

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.

Small Business Spotlight

Evelyn & Esme is a woman-owned small business in Edmonton, who uses ethically sourced, quality materials to make meaningful jewelry including beautiful, customizable Birthstone Necklaces (one of which she gifted me!) I included stones for all of our furbabies, our new baby, and a future fur baby we’re adopting soon!! (plus Mike and I). I’ve been wearing it daily since I got it, it’s so pretty and special.

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Note: these tours ran in 2022—no current tours are planned for 2023. This is just a throwback photo lol.

New on the Blog

Last week we had our first mountain getaway with baby and I’m happy to report that Linda-friendly adventures are also pretty baby/family-friendly too, lol.

I’m sharing a Travel Guide for the easy Rocky Mountain adventures we got up to in the Nordegg, Alberta area, from a few lake visits to a lovely waterfall hike!

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Note: these tours ran in 2022—no current tours are planned for 2023. This is just a throwback photo lol.

Save $$$ with my Discount Codes

I regularly partner with awesome companies to offer discounts that save you money! The codes vary throughout the year but here’s a few to take advantage of right now…

See all current discount codes on my blog!

As a TELUS Ambassador, if you sign up for TELUS products or services using my referral link / code, I also get some revenue (unfortunately you don’t get a bonus lol).

Some News to Know

Here’s a few local / national news you may be interested in—from light and heartwarming to hopeful, political, and more!

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