Storify: #28daysofyeg week 3 recap

The winter spirit is alive in Edmonton, with or without snow — a house along the Mill Creek Ravine is even displaying a lettered banner (complete with hashtag and similar to the ones for “Happy Birthday) that reads #ilovewinter. So, in the final days of the #28daysofyeg challenge, read the Storify and check out what our blog team has been up to when completing the last few challenges.

Warming hut Make Something Edmonton
A warming hut, part of a Make Something Edmonton project accelerator grant, sat on the edge of Hawrelak Pond during the Silver Skate festival. Photo: Catherine Szabo

No. 10: Check out one of the winter experiments that received a Make Something Edmonton Project Accelerator micro-grant.
Honestly, the projects I’m really excited about are the Mill Creek Latern Workshop and Walk (Dylan Toymaker is a driving force behind the installations at the Flying Canoe festival) and Help build a giant lantern puppet, but as those don’t take place until March, I’m checking this off the list with my experience at Silver Skate festival, when I happened upon one of the warming huts. (Technically, I could also cross this off my list with Winterus Maximus, the fat bike chariot race that happened during Flying Canoe.)

London Fog and Skor bar from the Tea Girl, on 124 Street. Photo: Deb Merriam
London Fog and Skor bar from the Tea Girl, on 124 Street. Photo: Deb Merriam

No. 24: Cozy up with a warm beverage in one of the many local coffee or tea shops around town.
Without a doubt, the Tea Girl is probably one of my favourite places in Edmonton. The staff are wonderful, the variety of teas continues to grow, and the physical location is getting bigger! (Also, the 2016 edition of the Signature Winter Drink competition is happening tonight, Feb. 22, 2016, at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald.)

Check back next week for the final recap of our first attempt at #28daysofyeg!