Lindork’s Lists #173 – National Indigenous Peoples Day 🧡, Pets in the Park 🐶, VegFest 🥬 and MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #173 – National Indigenous Peoples Day 🧡, Pets In The Park 🐶, VegFest 🥬 And MORE!

Newsletter for June 21-27, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Pets in the Park, National Indigenous Peoples Day activities, live musical performances and more!

Save the date: Get free coffee for Insurance Awareness Day on June 28!


To celebrate Insurance Awareness Day on Wednesday, June 28, Peace Hills Insurance (based in Edmonton), is buying the first 100 cups of coffee (drip/filter) from local coffee shops in four of the major cities they serve—including at Coffee Bureau in Edmonton (10505 Jasper Ave). They partnered with me to spread the word!

Peace Hills Insurance, which is owned by Samson Cree Nation, wants to give to back to the communities they insure with this little act of kindness and share a bit about who they are, like that they’ve been serving Western Canada since 1982.

Coffee Bureau opens at 7 a.m. so plan to pop in for free coffee on June 28! They also fly in famous St. Viateur bagels from Montreal each Wednesday (but it doesn’t usually come in til after 10 a.m., though you could plan two visits in a day. lol)

If you head down for a free coffee be sure to tag @PeaceHillsCulture on Instagram or @PeaceHillsIns on Twitter. #PeaceHillsInsurance_Partner

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

Eats this week: strawberry croissants, mochi doughnuts, Thai food on 124 Street and MORE!
  • Head to Bountiful Farmers’ Market for their 4th Birthday! (3696 97 St.)

    • Bountiful Farmers’ Market is celebrating four years this weekend (June 23-25) with complimentary cake (while supplies last), gift baskets, festive decor and other freebies. This is a great indoor farmers market with more than 100 vendors that operates Fri-Sun year-round.

  • Go for Thai at Numchok Wilai (10623 124 St.)

    • Janis shared this recommendation for Numchok Wilai on 124 Street: “The food is flavourful, colourful and reasonably priced. The owner is very friendly and attentive! A few years ago, it was always busy. (When I went recently) it was empty. They have cut their hours so are no longer open for lunch. It sounds like the decline in their business began during covid. This is a great Thai restaurant in the city—consider trying them (or revisiting) this week! They could use your support.

  • Dig into mochi donuts (6191 Currents Drive)

    • Try the only mochi doughnut offering in Edmonton at Hello Mochi in Windermere! These treats are made from glutinous rice which means they are gluten free too! Drop in or pre-order online by the box and choose from flavours like white, dark or milk Callebaut chocolate, various fruit buttercreams including blueberry or mango, pineapple, coconut, and rotating gourmet features. It’s like a stickier texture than a typical doughnut. So good!

  • Grab meat at your local butcher (various locations)

  • Find some tasty treats at the Italian Centre (various locations)

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

  • And if you’re headed to Banff anytime soon…

    • I was recently hosted for a wonderful Italian dinner at LUPO and an awesome brunch at its sister restaurant Maple Leaf in beautiful Banff!

      • At LUPO: Get the meatballs, bucatini and spirit-free dragonfruit drink.

      • At Maple Leaf: Get a table French toast to share, their signature Smoky Canadian Bacon Benedict and their Peachy Tea. YUM!

      • Reservations highly recommended at both spots—they fill up!!

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.

From the Blog Vault

I didn’t visit Waterton in southern Alberta until closer to end of summer season last year, but if you’re thinking of checking out this awesome national park in the next few months, use my Travel Guide for What to Do + Where to Eat in Waterton Lakes National Park!


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Use and share my travel guide to help plan your visit to Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta!

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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