Lindork’s Lists #226 – LEGO, Jazz, FREE Coffee, Comedy Festival GIVEAWAY, & MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #226 – LEGO, Jazz, FREE Coffee, Comedy Festival GIVEAWAY, & MORE!

Newsletter for June 26-July 2, 2024

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: art festivals, LEGO events, Truth & Reconciliation walks and more!
  • Participate in the Run/Walk for Reconciliation (Lions Park, St. Albert)

    • On July 1, the annual Run/Walk for Reconciliation returns to Lions Park in St. Albert. It’s FREE to attend (I’ll be walking!) but they do ask that you register so they get a sense of numbers and ribbons to bring. From organizers:

      • “Start your Canada Day by first honouring its history and join us for the 4th annual Run-Walk for Reconciliation. As you run or walk you can reflect on what reconciliation means for you. There will be Indigenous drummers, dancers and some artisans on site.”

  • Here’s a few more Canada Day events you may be interested in…

  • Experience Art and Design downtown (Churchill Square)

    • The Works Art and Design Festival runs in Churchill Square June 27 – July 1. There’s all sorts of art installations and experiences plus stage performances and an all-ages patio (FREE to attend!)

  • Catch a jazz performance (various locations)

    • The Edmonton Jazz Festival runs this week June 25-30 featuring FREE and ticketed performances from talented jazz performers at various music venues across the city.

  • Attend the Peace & Unity Festival (505 Wolf Willow Road)

  • Check out Brick Fest (Edmonton EXPO Centre)

    • The largest hands-on event of it’s kind Brick Fest Live takes place at Edmonton EXPO Centre this weekend June 29-30, with over a million LEGO bricks on display and ready for play! The all-ages event features LEGO creations from all over the world, hands-on building activities, LEGO racing and other fun activities.

  • Experience a free Green Shack Show (various locations)

    • The Edmonton Arts Council’s Green Shack Shows (FREE arts performances) for the summer kick off July 2 and runs through to Aug 30 five days a week with morning and afternoon performances at shacks across the city. Check out the schedule and locations to plan your free entertainment!

PLUS: Get free coffee downtown for Insurance Awareness Day on June 28!

To celebrate Insurance Awareness Day on Friday, June 28Peace 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 downtown Edmonton (10505 Jasper Ave).

They partnered with me to spread the word! Mark your calendars!!

Peace Hills Insurance—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 early and get one of the first 100 cups of free coffee on Friday, June 28! 


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

Thanks to Peace Hills Insurance for supporting my small business with this sponsored message!

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

Grindstone Comedy Festival Giveaway!

Your favourite local comedy festival The Grindstone Comedy Festival returns next weekend July 3-7, 2024 bringing both national performers and rising local comedic talent together under the Edmonton spotlight! 🎭 The Grindstone Comedy Festival is an annual independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy festival hosted in and around the Grindstone Theatre in Old Strathcona (10019 81 Ave.) The Grindstone Theatre has given me a code LINDORK10 for 10% off any Grindstone Comedy Festival show (general admission only).


To celebrate the return of the festival, I gave away a pair of tickets to one of their festival shows for newsletter subscribers in this week’s email! I regularly run newsletter-subscriber-only giveaways featuring prizes from amazing businesses as a thank you to my email community.

If you care about Edmonton area events + food + want to enter exclusive giveaways, become a free subscriber below. There is also a paid option if you want to further support my work!


Don’t forget to get 10% off festival tickets with my code LINDORK10.

Food to Try This Week!

Eats this week: hot pot deals, tasty mocktails, meat, potatoes, & more!
  • Get tickets to The Meuwly’s Summer Kitchen Party (10706 124 St.)

    • Your favourite local charcuterie shop Meuwly’s is putting on the second annual Meuwly’s Summer Kitchen Party this Thursday, June 27 in support of In The Weeds YEG (a mental health initiative supporting hospitality workers). Your ticket includes local food, drink, beats, oyster bar, 6-foot long charcuterie table, wine, beer, spirits and more! Should be a super fun (and tasty + filling) night.

  • Check out Edmonton’s first non-alcoholic (Zero Proof) bar (11909 Jasper Ave.)

    • SPILT Zero Proof Bar, Edmonton’s first dedicated non-alcoholic bar is NOW OPEN! Check out their opening hours and plan your visit. Sample the delicious mocktails, grab a few bites, snap some cute pics, plan a future event in the beautiful (but small) space! Congratulations to the SPILT team on their opening!

  • Take advantage of Liuyishou Edmonton’s new lunch combo (9700 105 Ave.)

    • Liuyishou Edmonton in Chinatown has brought back their great Chinatown Dining Week deal—$19.95 for 1 Soup Base, 3 Kinds of Meats, 3 Kinds of Vegetables, 1 Staple Food and 1 Soft Drink for dine-in before 4 p.m. It also includes access to some of their cooked appetizers. I am usually a sucker for 97 Hot Pot’s lunch combo but mom and I enjoyed switching things up a bit with a visit to Liuyishou this week. Ask for their free bib to avoid soup splatters lol and be aware their spicy soup is *very* spicy so my tip is to order one of the non-spicy broths and just add your own!

  • Experience a Glass of the Sask (various locations)

    • EPCOR’s annual summer campaign Glass of the Sask returns this June celebrating things that make Edmonton special—like our drinking water, which is sourced from the North Saskatchewan River! From June 27 to July 4 (or until sell out), you can buy Glass of the Sask carafes, water bottles, and other merch at the Edmonton Arts Council’s Shop on Churchill Square (9930 102 Ave.) Then watch for your water to come out in Glass of the Sask carafes at a number of restaurants around the city throughout the summer, including Nineteen XIX, Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar, SABOR, High Dough, Dalla Tavola Zenari, Mãi Mãi – Viet Street Kitchen, Sauce Caribbean, SPILT Zero Proof Bar, (really any restaurant in the city giving you water is using North Saskatchewan River water though lol).

  • Grab ready-to-eat and other meat treats from Popowich Meat Company

    • Ahead of the weekend we grabbed some easy meat + ready-to-eat treats from Popowich Meat Company in west Edmonton (6853 170 St.) including really tasty pulled beef and pork, bacon, their take on jalapeño poppers, loaded potato skins, pepperoni and more! It made our camping trip food quick + delicious. The family-owned butcher has a great selection of ready to cook items and retail partner goodies.

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

Small Business Spotlight

Sadly, Parcel & Prose card and stationary shop on 124 Street is closing permanently.

Help them go out with a bang—they’re listing tons of items on sale so you can stock up. It’s not clear when their final day is but you can get sale + timing updates on their Instagram.


#ExploreABwithMe this Summer 2024!

I’m back with my annual summer #ExploreABWithMe (Explore Alberta With Me) initiative encouraging you to embrace and explore your own backyard (Alberta)—and share about it to encourage others to do the same. Do it for fun and do it for a chance to WIN!!

As I say a lot (bit of a broken record lol), there is SO much to see and do in the province! You can squeeze in a ton of day trips, longer staycation / getaways, so much food, art, and landscapes to experience—right in your backyard! Wherever you’re headed across Alberta this Summer 2024, I hope you’ll consider using my travel guides as inspiration, and tagging me and #ExploreABwithMe in your adventures!

People who explore + share will be entered to win:

💛 $20 gift cards from Italian Centre Shop
💜 A 2-night stay at Coast Calgary Downtown Hotel & Suites by APA
💗 An E-Bike Rental Package for 2 from Pedego Electric Bikes Calgary

THANK YOU to these amazing businesses for donating prizes for my annual campaign!

#ExploreABwithMe and share about it by Sept. 22 to qualify for prizes!

Use my Travel Guides for Alberta travel inspiration!


From the Blog Vault

The launch of this year’s Glass of the Sask campaign reminded me of this blog post I made in partnership with EPCOR back in 2022—30 Drinks to Enjoy in Edmonton. A great list to use to drink your way through the city!!

Read the Blog

Explore Edmonton - Drinks

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I regularly partner with awesome companies to offer discounts that save you money!

Here’s a few promos you may be interested in…

  • Use Code SASPRING24 to get 10% bundle saving when booking more than one service with Shine Above, for instance, gutter cleaning with exterior window washing. You can also get a free screen mesh wash and screen inspection for your home.

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  • Get 20% off regular price items at Bamboo Ballroom using code LINDORK20.

  • Get 15% off your first-time order at Princess and the Pea (excluding Jellycat/Canada Goose) using code LINDA15. 

See all current discount codes on my blog!

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