Lindork’s Lists #187 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Comedy Fest, Old Strathcona institutions and more!

Lindork’s Lists #187 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Comedy Fest, Old Strathcona institutions and more!

Newsletter for Sept 27-Oct 3, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

This week: Planetarium tours, Every Child Matters events, Comedy Fest and more!

Check out all National Day for Truth and Reconciliation events happening in the Edmonton area. However you decide to observe the day (and activities leading up to it), I invite you to consider how you will put reconciliation into action year-round as well.

  • Check out Canada’s NEW public planetarium (13500 112 Ave.)

  • Laugh out loud at the Edmonton Comedy Festival (various locations)

    • Get tickets to celebrate 13 years of funny at the Edmonton Comedy Festival happening this week Sept. 27-30 across 10 stages featuring 20 performers.

  • Check out Deadmonton Haunted House (9300 47 St.)

    • Spooky season pick of the week: experience Deadmonton Haunted House now celebrating 10 years of fear, at a new location in south east Edmonton. This year features 3 haunted experiences: Return of the Williams Farm, The Convent, and Print Show.

  • Shop the Autumn Hello Pretty Market (Enjoy Centre, St. Albert)

    • The prettiest market in Edmonton, Hello Pretty Market, has its fall event this weekend Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and it’s Bridgerton themed! Free admission, free parking. Curated vendors, food trucks, kids activities and more.

  • Check out the DANG! Breakdancing Competition (9418 62 Ave.)

    • DANG! is Edmonton’s only breakdance battle event in 2023, welcoming dancers from across the province and beyond. Get tickets to experience this 1 versus 1 Breaking battle in both open-age and Youth Bracket formats, along with surprise exhibition dance battles on Sept. 30 from 4-5:30 pm..

  • Celebrate the 25-year anniversary of Sunny Hill Alpaca Farm (50122 Rg Rd 225)

    • Sunny Hill Alpacas is celebrating 25 years and throwing a FREE party on Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get a tour of an alpaca yarn / fibre mill, take a selfie with alpacas in the background, shop from local vendors and more.

  • Catch Alberta Prairie Railway’s End of Season Ride + Drone Shows (Stettler, AB)

    • Get tickets for Alberta Prairie Railway‘s end-of-season steam-locomotive powered ride including buffet and drone show happening this weekend Sept. 29 and 30.

Don’t miss the final weekend of Canada’s largest Oktoberfest at ICE District this weekend!

This Friday & Saturday Sept 29 & 30 is your last chance to experience Western Canada’s largest Oktoberfest at Fan Park @ ICE District!

ICE District has been transformed into a Bavarian wonderland, complete with a massive 22,000 square foot tent for the Oktoberfest @ ICE District Beer Hall, live music, mouthwatering German cuisine, local vendors, activities, games and much more.

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Oktoberfest—experiencing the warmth and hospitality of Germany right here in the heart of ICE District!!

Learn More

Thanks to ICE District for supporting my small business with this partner message! 

PLUS: Congratulations to my Oktoberfest Tickets Winner!

  • I ran a giveaway in last week’s email newsletter for a prize of two tickets to this Saturday, Sept. 30’s Oktoberfest. The randomly selected winner from all entries received is: Elisa B! Thanks to all who entered, and be sure to subscribe to my newsletter if you care about Edmonton things and want to enter email exclusive giveaways pretty regularly.

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: Old Strathcona institutions, Mid-Autumn Festival treats, a new cocktail bar on 109 St. and more!

Ate 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

Secret Ingredient YEG is a local, woman-owned business offering Culinary Experiences that bring the flavours of the world to your kitchen. They deliver elevated and unique cooking classes hosted by local women who are fantastic home cooks—sharing their culture with you through food. Cooking. Community. Culture!

There are three Secret Ingredient YEG cooking classes coming up in Oct/Nov (A Taste of Indo-Fiji, A Taste of Ukraine and A Taste of Taiwan) and you can get 10% off your booking with my code LINDORK10.


I’ll be doing A Taste of Taiwan class if you are interested in cooking with me! (well not *with* with me lol). Thanks to Secret Ingredient YEG for the promo code + gifting me a cooking class.

This Week: Q&A with Sarah Keller

Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023 is Sarah Keller, the founder of Sit Stay Squat (a Canine Conditioning, Feline Fitness, and Pet Massage expert).

My Q&A with Sit Stay Squat Founder Sarah Keller goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023.

Here’s an except from the Q&A:

“I think a lot of people are surprised that my line of work even exists haha! I also think there’s a misconception as to just how much analytical work goes into creating an exercise program tailored to a specific concern. It’s so much more than just recommending an exercise. My work involves carefully observing joint alignment, what muscles appear tight/weak, movement inefficiencies etc, which starts the base of what I hope to improve/achieve with the client. From there I implement progressive, alignment-based exercises, which then need to be taught to the animal in a way that is easy for them to understand and makes them happy to participate with us. There’s a lot of animal training involved in implementing the exercises!”
– Sarah Keller

As a bonus: Sarah is offering subscribers 10% off any in-person or online Sit Stay Squat service. Just email and mention LINDORK10 to redeem.

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