Welcome to the new home of my weekly blog roundup, formerly housed on my Tumblr. This is where I’ll be posting my picks from now on, along with the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast, which I’ll tell you more about at the end of this post.
Let’s start with exploration:
- Linda Hoang recaps #DIYCity, a series of placemaking projects created all over the city on June 21, the longest day of the year.
- For a deeper look at one of those projects, the Mutt Art Community Mural, check out the Drawing Room blog.
- Deb Merriam offers some pointers based on her experience organizing a popup playground for #DIYCity.
- Chris Gusen tours #DIYCity by bike, while Lisa Catterall uses the same form of transportation to visit various pieces of public art.
- One more from The Local Good: Ally Whittaker issues this year’s #31DaysofYEG Challenge, another fun way to explore.
- Raising Edmonton lists 12 things for tweens and teens to do this summer, which is good, because I have a couple of those.
- Sharon Yeo recaps a Chinatown food crawl that revealed some hidden treasures.
What else did I find?
- Stacey K celebrates one year of collaboration instead of competition on her yegwed blog.
- Michael Senchuk mourns the demise of The Pawnshop, yet another music venue to bite the dust.
- Sally Scott looks back at the changes wrought by the great flood of 1915, and Lost Edmonton reenacts a scene from the flood.
- Vintage Edmonton posts an Edmonton Eskimos program from 1971, which happens to be the birth year of a certain Esks fan in my house.
- Erika Barootes learns a hard lesson about listening to her body.
- Vickie Laliotis gets uncharacteristically sporty (but stylish as ever) in connection with the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
- Lyndsey at Over My Styled Body gets a new dog, and he is so cute.
- Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach has a new baby, and he is not only so cute, but also earth-shaking, life-changing and perspective-shifting.
- Karlynn Johnston shares lessons learned from homeschooling while travelling with her family.
- Glenn Kubish looks at Canada Day through the story — and hand — of his grandfather.
- John Richardson gives the Freewill Players’ Coriolanus a rave review.
- Adam Rozenhart has a great new podcast called The Expats, in which he interviews Canadians abroad.
- The Unknown Studio wraps up its season with a live show, and I had the good fortune of being one of the guests. Come for the interview, stay for the Star Trek jokes.
So, about this podcast of mine…
As promised on the Unknown Studio, here is my first podcast, or at least the first few steps towards one:
Soon it will be in a proper feed and in iTunes and all of that. In the meantime, let me know what you think and who you’d like to hear from. You can find me on Twitter @karenunland, and the podcast is @seenandheardyeg.
Infinite thanks to Mack Male for helping me record this first episode, and for making ShareEdmonton, where I find most of the blogs I round up every week. (I collect them in a Flipboard magazine, too.)
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