Edmonton blog roundup: July 5, 2017

July 5 blog roundup

I’m not sure what this squirrel was looking for when he flitted past my backyard office, but I know what I was on the hunt for — interesting local blog posts to draw your attention to. Let’s see what I found:
YEG Date Night offers a tutorial on tubing down the Pembina; Phil Wilson of Baconhound takes in a sumptuous Chartier feast in the country; and With Justine recommends bags to take to the market.
Day Trip Date: Tubing at Pembina River
Pembina River Tubing is open for the season and it’s a great day trip idea if you’re searching for a way to get out of town. It’s located in Entwhistle, about an hour from Edmonton and it’s…
Chartier Farm Dinner
On Wednesday, June 14, 2017, I attended a farm dinner put on by Chartier, a much-celebrated French Canadian restaurant in Beaumont. They partnered with Great West Farms and Leduc’s Rig Hand…
The best market bags.
These past few weeks have passed in a big whirlwind of happy announcements, life changes, renovation progress, and creative collaborations. In the middle of all this very welcomed chaos, I…
On Zoom Family, Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach suggests audiobooks for family trips or just long summer nights; on Out of the Nest Travel, Dani shows how to pack a whole lot of clothes into a super-small space; and Jerome Martin pays a visit to his beloved Cypress Hills.
Audio books for a busy family

Audio books for a busy family

Having a hard time getting kids to bed since the sun sets so late? Try an audiobook…
Summer Vacation Packing; 2 trips, 4 weeks, 1 carry on
A lot of people seem to really dread packing for trips and I really don’t know why. I’ve also noticed that most people leave it to the last minute and end up stressed and forgetting…
And Then There Was One
I visited Saskatchewan friends, towns and villages in a brief trip to southwestern Saskatchewan last week. The Cypress Hills haven’t changed: they continue to be a magical refuge in a vast…
Nicole Rowan of The Spirited Thrifter leaves Alberta for Texas; Steph Medford dives into the creative life with Andrea Beça on Everyday Artistry; and Beverley Theresa gives it to you straight on the folly of shortcuts in social media marketing.
Au Revoir Alberta
I can’t even write one word without welling up… As you can tell by the absence of posts over the past few months, my world has been consumed with The Big Move to Texas. This whole journey…
Creative Living: Interview with Andrea Beça
I first heard of Andrea when a friend told me she gave the BEST social media advice and since then I’ve run into her in a few places online AND we took at least one of Andrea Yacyshyn’s…
4 Tips for Getting Started on Social Media Marketing | Social...
Remember when social media was this crazy new trend for businesses to use for marketing? Many companies jumped at the opportunity to promote themselves for “free” online. Remember? Okay,…
Kari Skelton mixes up some family-friendly drinks; Lyndsay of Edible Woman makes her own bran flakes, and they sound delicious; and Sharon Yeo catches you up on a whole bunch more tasty news on Only Here for the Food.
Healthy(ish) Summer Drinks for the Whole Family - Kari Skelton
‘Tis the season for summer drinks! I had so much fun designing these three fabulous features (mostly because I got to taste test all of them). I designed them to be alcohol-free, so you can…
Cinnamon Bran Flakes - Edible Woman
Being a food addict with a huge sweet tooth, there are few dietary rules that I take seriously. I know I eat more sugar and less protein than I’m technically supposed to. I will say yes to…
Food Notes for July 3, 2017
It sure was a beautiful weekend to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial – hope you made the most of the gorgeous weather, too! On to this week’s food notes: The third annual Feast on the…
Chris of Edmonton Weather Nerdery looks back on how nice June was and what we generally see, meteorologically speaking, in July; and Lowetide interviews the hardcore stats geeks behind the new Puck IQ site.
June Review / July Preview
It’s time for the monthly look back at recent temperatures. It might be tough to remember, but this May was really warm, with most of the month well above average. That carried over into…
IT`S THE REAL THING: WOODMONEY!
One of the things this blog can count among its real accomplishments: Some very smart people have passed this way over the years. Some have gone on to work for NHL teams, others embarked on…
Edmonton Quotient gathers up and contextualizes the coverage of revelations that police card Indigenous and Black Edmontonians disproportionately; Mastermaq rounds up a bunch of media news, including the conversation Edmonton Quotient’s Jeff Samsonow and I gave last week; and it’s always interesting to see the news of the past on Vintage Edmonton, in this case from 1967.
Edmonton Police street checks show racial profiling
Two different examinations of Edmonton Police Service (EPS) “street checks” show racial profiling on our city streets. Now one of the groups involved in investigations is asking for the…
Media Monday Edmonton: Update #258 - MasterMaq.ca Blog
Here’s my latest update on local media stuff: The Worst Show Ever is 100.3 The Bear FM’s new morning show featuring Scott McCord and Yukon Jack. It launches Tuesday, July 4 at 5:30am and…
June 29, 1967
Articles, photos, ads, audio, and film from Edmonton, Alberta’s history
Two ruminations on Canada 150: On Metis Archaeologist, Kisha Supernant urges settlers to “learn about the past so we can change the future; and on Nest City, Beth Sanders shifts from being “Canada’s biggest fan” to an advocate for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 calls to action.
On Canada 150
Relationship status: It’s complicated. If you live in Canada, the events and hype surrounding #Canada150 are impossible to avoid. Everywhere you look and listen, from garbage cans to…
94 birthday wishes
I am no longer Canada’s biggest fan, as I used to be. At Canada’a 125th birthday I was a big fan of Canada. I was a crazy fan doing my bit, at 22, to make sure Quebec and Canada stayed…
On 12th Night, Liz Nicholls revels in the disco-laden glory of the Freewill Players’ version of The Merry Wives of Windsor; on Reading in Bed, Laura Frey gets ready for her War & Peace read-along by noting the women who helped Tolstoy publish his masterpiece; and if you’re doing a Fringe play, get your press release to Jenna Marynowski of After the House Lights so she can preview you.
The women run the show: The Merry Wives of Windsor are having a...
By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Dance party! You will never get a more spirited welcome into a play than you do at the start of the Tudor screwball currently hustling across the stage in the…
War & Peace & Women
Et bien, mes readers-along, si vous n’avez rien de mieux à faire, go to the master post for the read-along schedule and more. Today’s the day: start reading! I tried to break you in gently…
Fringe 2017: Call for media releases
Some of you may remember my Fringe 2014, Fringe 2015, and Fringe 2016 preview binges – and I’m excited to say I’m going to do the same thing this year for the 36th Edmonton International…
Sarah of Smile and Conquer examines the pros and cons of non-9-to-5 work; on Edmomton, Rachel Jones explains what she values in her daycare; and Paper Leaf‘s latest desktop wallpaper will have you looking forward to your next adventure, even if you have to work for now.
Working 9 to 5 is Old News
How many of you work a standard 9 to 5 job? And of those who answered yes, how many wish that weren’t the case? I’m guessing there are a lot of hands up to the second question, and I am…
The One Quality to Look For in a Daycare
My daycare deserves a big, online pat-on-the-back. Maybe yours does, too. (Or your dayhome, or preschool, or nanny…) For two months now, I’ve been a resident-blogging momma at a downtown…
July 2017 Desktop Calendar Wallpaper | Paper Leaf
Summer is officially here! Get outside and go on some adventures! Click any of following links, which will open up the images in a new window so you can download the free July 2017 Desktop…
That’s what I had time to get to, and it will have to hold you for a while, as I’ve decided to take a break with the blog roundup this summer so I can go hard on building the Alberta Podcast Network and Taproot Edmonton. But you can find good local reading in previous blog roundups, and I will try to draw attention to posts I come across on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg
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yessquest
This week’s Seen and Heard in Edmonton is brought to you by YESS Quest, a 24-hour gaming marathon to be held at Northlands Expo Centre on Aug. 19-20 in support of Youth Empowerment & Support Services.

If you want to play games all night to raise money for a good cause, or you want to pledge your support for other gamers, visit yessquest.com.
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