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Linda Hoang is a 22-year-old, enthusiastic, goal-oriented, multi-platform, multimedia journalist and producer.

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Give Where We Live: Edmonton Cat Festival
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Have you heard of the Edmonton International Cat Festival? It’s a festival that I’m so purr-oud to have founded back in 2014, that celebrates cats, cat people, and cat culture, while raising money and awareness to support local cat rescues. There’s everything from cat ...
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Travel Alberta: Explore Edmonton on Wheels! (Urban Pedal Tours, River Valley Adventure Co).
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There’s always so much to do in Edmonton in the summer—there’s glorious weather, the best patios, festivals every weekend and everything in between.  But something you might not think about trying when exploring Edmonton in summer, is exploring Edmonton on Wheels!  I worked with Travel ...
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Review: The Captain’s Boil (Seafood) Edmonton
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People are sometimes surprised (and skeptical) when I tell them that the seafood we get in landlocked Edmonton is actually pretty good. Really! Some of our Japanese sashimi (raw fish) options are phenomenal (shout out to Japonais Bistro, Dorinku, Sushi Wasabi, Izakaya Dorinku, and the list really...
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Shaved Ice Showdown: Ranking Edmonton’s Best Bingsu
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Korean shaved ice desserts known as Bingsu (or spelt Bingsoo, depending on where you go) hit Edmonton hard and fast last summer (2017). It felt like in a matter of months, half a dozen spots specializing in this sweet, delicious, and highly Instagrammable treat popped up across the city. It’s hug...
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Photo Walk: Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton (Alberta Avenue 118th Ave) – June 23, 2018
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I’m excited to announce the first Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton Photo Walk of the 2018 season returns Saturday, June 23, 2018 along Alberta Avenue (118th Ave!) Join me and co-host Brittney Le Blanc (@britl) on this fun photo walk – where we’ll take Edmontonians to some o...
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Saskatooning: Where to Eat in Saskatoon
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For years I’d been hearing about the burgeoning food scene in the City of Saskatoon. “It’s so good. You’ve got to try the restaurants there,” I heard, repeatedly! So when I got the opportunity, I did just that. From Edmonton, Saskatoon is a quick 5-hour drive or 1-ho...
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10 of Alexa’s Best Skills (+ Enter to Win an Amazon Echo!)
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There’s some really cool things happening with technology these days, things like augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning (did you know Edmonton is a leader in that field?) Our smart phones are so smart. And our homes are getting smarter.  ...
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Review: Chocorrant Patisserie & Cafe Edmonton
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has been experiencing a bakery boom like never before. For the longest time, Duchess Bake Shop was the bakery to try, and one that brought a lot of great attention to our city. It’s still a ridiculously great bakery and a must-visit, but in the last year (2017) there have also been a bunch ...
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Giveaway: Escape Europa Colony 4836 at GTFO
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Whenever anyone asks me what Edmonton escape room they should try, the two companies I’m always recommending are Escape City and GTFO. Their rooms have quality storylines, set production, and puzzle variety (and complexity). You can’t go wrong at either, which is why I’m always excited when ...
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Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Saskatoon
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Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Saskatoon for the very first time (I had been joking that I was popping my Saskatoon Berry lol) as part of a Tourism Saskatchewan-hosted trip. The primary purpose of the visit was to explore Saskatoon’s culinary scene (which is totally great,...
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