Lindork’s Lists #172 – Pride Events 🌈, Father’s Day Specials 💙 and more!
Newsletter for June 14-20, 2023
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Things to Do This Week
Check out the first-ever Edmonton Drag Festival (Louise McKinney Park)
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. They are giving subscribers 10% off with code LINDORK.
There’s also a few Pride Month events happening this weekend…
Get tickets to Edmonton’s new classic rock festival (ICE District 101 St. 104 Ave.)
Rock the District is Edmonton’s newest classic rock festival taking place at ICE District in Downtown Edmonton from June 16-18, featuring 11 acts. You can buy single-day or 3-day weekend passes.
Head to the Edmonton Filipino Fiesta (Borden Park)
The 6th Annual Edmonton Filipino Fiesta returns to Borden Park this June 17 & 18 with artists and performers, a family and heritage zone, marketplace, food and more!
Head to Art & Music Night at Phat Bar Bakery & Cafe (10813 82 Ave.)
Phat Bar Bakery & Cafe are hosting an Art & Music Night this Saturday, June 17 starting at 7 p.m., featuring the works of Indigenous artist @jcat.cardinal. DJ Soltrack will be spinning all night too. If you haven’t been to the space yet, it’s great! Should be some good vibes.
Here’s a few Father’s Day events you can take in…
There is a Father’s Day Carnival being planned in Windermere (6151 Currents Dr.) for Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring mini golf, yard games, a live DJ, photo booth, plus free samples, cotton candy, and the first 100 attendees get a ‘dad cap.’ Attendees are asked to bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.
Dads get free admission at the TELUS World of Science with one paid admission this June 18.
Edmonton’s largest, free family Father’s Day Car Show runs June 18 with sweet rides, kids activities, food trucks and more.
Cheer on the Edmonton Stingers (Edmonton EXPO Centre)
Check out an Improvaganza comedy show (10437 83 Ave.)
Rapid Fire Theatre’s improv and sketch comedy festival Improvaganza is back from June 14-24 with many themed shows you can get tickets for.
Don’t forget National Indigenous Peoples Day is Wednesday, June 21!
Since this newsletter comes out on Wednesdays, wanted to make sure you had a good reminder ahead of National Indigenous Peoples Day on Wed, June 21. There’s activities happening at the TELUS World of Science, and you can find a list of various National Indigenous History Month events taking place across Alberta here.
Food to Try This Week
Get Ukrainian food in support of Ukrainian newcomers (12225 Fort Rd.)
Grab birthday ice cream at Kind Ice Cream (9551 76 Ave.)
Four years ago Kind Ice Cream opened their first shop in Ritchie! Grab a Birthday Cake ice cream for their birthday! They also have ‘Gay OK’ on special for Pride Month.
Visit Bloom Cookie Co. before they move (10350 124 St.)
Take advantage of some meaty deals (various locations)
Enjoy the patio at MKT Fresh Food | Beer Market (8101 Gateway Blvd.)
We celebrated a friend’s birthday at MKT Fresh Food | Beer Market last week and really liked their “Pile O’Bones” fried St. Louis ribs and crispy chicken sandwich. Plus their patio is huge (and fairly shaded).
Check out some Father’s Day restaurant specials…
The Banquet is doing a Father’s Day BBQ Tower Diner on Sunday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
And here’s a few local food events you may be interested in…
Kiwi Nurseries is hosting Kiwi’s Craft Beverage Festival this Saturday, June 17 from 2-9 p.m. where they’ll be hosting 30 different craft liquor vendors.
Find 6 Asian food trucks + 40 Filipina/o/x vendors at the Sari Sari Mercado Market this weekend June 17 & 18.
Also: Get 10% off a Steve & Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit CSA (community-supported agriculture) fruit + veg box with my code FRUITDORK! The deadline to order the full season and first half season CSA is June 19! It’s basically a fruit subscription box featuring a variety of their fresh fruits + a veg option each week.
You missed a Summer Tubing Giveaway!
Rabbit Hill Ski Resort has launched a Summer Tubing experience and gifted me four runs for four people to give away to a newsletter subscriber in this week’s email!
These tubing lanes are made of an artificial turf/sliding surface and is fun for ages (4+), with 2 short and 2 long lanes of varying speeds. They are the only Summer Tubing option in the Edmonton area (and one of few in western Canada)
I regularly run exclusive giveaways just for email newsletter subscribers!
Small Business Spotlight
Calgary-based Straps Away makes magnetic car seat strap holders that are sooo handy. I bought a couple cute ones after getting an ad on Instagram and then found out they are an Alberta, women-owned, mother-daughter business!
I’m told these magnets comply with Transport Canada’s guidelines for car accessories and after I shared about how their product made strapping my baby in and out so easy, they created a LINDORK code so you can get 10% off!
Great for parents of newborns / young babies (and as gifts).
New on the Blog
My #ExploreABwithMe (Explore Alberta With Me) summer exploration campaign is back! There is so much to see and do in the province, I can’t recommend exploring it enough. And I hope you’ll consider doing so this summer, using my travel guides as inspiration, and tagging me in your adventures for a chance to WIN!
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!
A Calgary man has broken the Guinness World Record for riding his bike the longest recorded distance without using his hands.
Local doctors have opened up a new brewery in Sherwood Park.
Did you know the Instant Pot was founded in Canada? Also the company that created it has filed for bankruptcy.
A new report on race, ethnicity and gender identity in Edmonton Public Schools indicates an opportunity to diversify celebrations for students.
Danielle Smith has appointed her Cabinet and it’s not great.
Absolutely disgusted at this Kelowna couple who asked a nine-year-old girl for proof she wasn’t a boy at a track meet. Some people are truly awful.
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…
Get 10% off car seat strap magnets from Straps Away with code LINDORK.
Get 15% off a full day e-bike rental from Pedego Edmonton with code LINDORK.
Get 10% off your Steve & Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit box with code FRUITDORK.
Get $15 off a PreggoBox order using code LINDORK15.
Get 20% one-time discount off a LE Studio rental with code LESTUDIOYEG20. (Email to claim the discount).
Get 20% off regular price items at Bamboo Ballroom using code LINDORK20!
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).
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