Lindork’s Lists #66 – What To Do, Eat, And Things To Know This Week (Non-Subscriber Version)

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Lindork’s Lists #66 – Virtual Cat Fest, Doughnut Party, Friends Food and more!

Newsletter for May 26 – June 1, 2021

Please note: Alberta has restrictions in place to address COVID-19I do encourage you to try and support local businesses during this time, if you’re able, but do so in a safe way. Wear masks, sanitize regularly, avoid crowds, keep at a distance, shop alone, take-out / eat outside, choose digital options if avail and stay home if you are sick.

As well, some deadlines may have passed for time-sensitive food/event recommendations. If you are a newsletter subscriber, you would get first dibs before deadlines pass.

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Things to do this week: virtually paw-ty with cat lovers, celebrate seniors, close out Asian Heritage Month, and more!
  • Celebrate cats, cat people and cat culture, while raising money for cat rescues!

    • Some of you may know that I am the Founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival, Alberta’s only and biggest celebration of cats, cat people and cat culture, that raises money for cat rescues!

    • Since 2014, the Cat Fest has been able to donate $117,000 for local cat rescues! This year the festival returns for a full VIRTUAL weekend (May 29 & 30). Tickets are $20 and gets you access to 30+ AMEOWZING online CATivities and PURR-gramming from cat yoga to how to draw cats, make cat food, senior cat care, a ton of celebpurrrrty cat guests, and MORE, plus three weeks of session replay/recordings!

    • There will also be a Virtual Vendor Marketplace where you can shop all things CATS! Cat-themed products for yourself or gifts for your cats.

    • And—100% of proceeds will go to Little Cats Lost, Second Chance Animal Rescue Society (SCARS), and Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).

    • If you like cats, have a cat, or know someone who loves cats, let them know about the festival and grab a ticket! It’s all for a great cause and my Cat Festival Planning Committee and I have worked really hard to put together a paw-some festival line-up for you to enjoy!!

  • Sit in on Anti-Asian Racism Conversations to close out Asian Heritage Month

  • Get UP CLOSE with the Royal Alberta Museum’s Rainbow Bright session

    • The Royal Alberta Museum has plenty of colourful objects under their care, and if you’re curious about learning how does the museum preserves colour of artifacts so they last for generations, the free virtual Rainbow Bright event on May 28 is for you!

  • Celebrate seniors as part of Eat, Play, Love virtual theatre show and dinner

    • The Mill Woods Seniors Association is putting on ‘Eat, Play, Love‘—a virtual event on June 1 celebrating seniors, featuring a scrumptious dinner and a live virtual theatre show. Funds raised from this event will be used to buy a commercial ice machine for the associations’ cafe. Tickets are $25.

  • Pre-register for Heart of the City Festival

    • This virtual event isn’t happening until next weekend (June 5 & 6), but the organizers of Heart of the City Festival asked if I might help spread the word. This festival is a celebration of music, art, dance, and spoken word, and the virtual events are all FREE!

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


Support local restaurants with take-out/pick-up orders! Review current Alberta COVID-19 restrictions here.

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Eats to consider this week: take-home hot pot, Friends food, doughnuts 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


In this week’s Small Business Spotlight, I’m shouting out to:

Armstrong Block Cannabis, a local cannabis company that offers a hand-picked selection of the best cannabis products and accessories out there—dried flowers and pre-rolls, concentrates and edibles, accessories and paraphernalia. This local cannabis shop is co-owned by three brothers, and is located in one of Edmonton’s most historic buildings downtown (10129 104 St.). Thanks Donna for suggesting this small business!

Armstrong Block Cannabis

Join the AMA Good to Grow Facebook Community


I’ve partnered with AMA to spread the word about their new gardening-focused Facebook community. Join this group of Albertans to share questions, successes, challenges, and expertise around growing food at home—whether in a container or a garden! I’m not a gardening pro by any stretch (“garden in a box” is more my speed) and I love how accessible and welcoming this group feels. You’ll find some funny gardening memes and great gardening hacks, plus access to exclusive content from gardening experts and special offers from AMA partners too.

I’m trying my hand at growing lettuce and chives using AMA’s awesome Small Space Garden Kit! You can grow indoors or outside with this kit (which includes soil and gardening tools!) If you’re a pro, this group is for you too! Share your expertise and show your progress. Got gardening tips for me? I’ll take them!!

AMA Good to Grow Facebook Community Gardening

Sneak Peek: Q&A with Famous Adventure Cat Great Grams of Gary


Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next Q&A will come out Sunday, May 30, 2021 featuring:

James Eastham and Great Grams of Gary (Famous Alberta Adventure Cat)

Q&A to be released to paid subscribers on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Here’s a sneak peek excerpt from our Q&A:

“I think it’s important to use Gary’s profile to let people know how to visit natural spaces responsibly and why it’s important so we can preserve them for generations to come. Mountain parks are some of the last really wild spaces that exist and I think people don’t often appreciate that.”
– James Eastham, Gary’s pawrent

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New on the Blog


I was already excited about the Friends Reunion (happening this Thursday, May 27 on Crave Canada), but then I just flipped right out with more excitement when I learned Edmonton’s A Cappella Catering had put together a Friends themed Take and Bake meal!! It got me reminiscing about all the great food scenes in one of my favourite shows, that I blogged a list of Friends Food you could try to recreate for the reunion!

Ideas to Recreate Food From Friends TV Show

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