Edmonton blog roundup: April 12, 2016

It’s nice to be back in the roundup saddle. I needed the break to catch up on some things, but I miss eavesdropping on my city in this way. We begin with a goodbye, then good advice, good eats, good words, good adventures and good news.

Ryan Smyth addresses the rally at Churchill Square, flanked by dozens of former Oilers, as the city marked the end of NHL hockey at Rexall Place. (Photo courtesy of Mack Male)

Encouraging words

  • Rob Truscott has set a pretty big goal for himself this year, but he’s got a plan for achieving it, and he could use your encouragement.
  • Jessica Holt has a pep talk for you if you feel like you’re failing as a parent.
  • Lori Godin asks for advice on dealing with a child’s nightmares, which leads to a lot of helpful comments.
  • Trent Wilkie talks fatherhood with creative powerhouse Chris Craddock.
  • On Faces of Edmonton, Shayne Woodsmith shares the story of a woman who was diagnosed with HIV 25 years ago (Part 1 and Part 2).
  • If you’re wondering if you’re ever going to arrive, the answer is no, says Donloree Hoffman, and that’s OK.
  • Natasha Chiam gets the words out of her head and onto the screen, inspired in part by Margaret Atwood’s recent visit.
  • I just came across Jennifer Quist’s post about meeting Atwood, and I had to add it. Great story.

Let’s eat



  • Adina J takes in the Sherlock Holmes exhibit at the Telus World of Science, and takes a chance on an outfit. (Both are successes.)
  • Robyn of Musings of the Edmonton Tourist takes an invigorating trek through Goldstick Park.
  • Christine Bruckmann previews the upcoming season of the What the Truck?! food truck festival.
  • Linda Hoang takes a segway tour of the river valley.


That’s what I picked out this week, but you can always find more blog posts on ShareEdmonton. My previous picks are on my Flipboard magazine if you like that interface.

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