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Details of the Adopt-A-Teen charity auction package, Oilers Past and Present

Adopt-A-Teen charity auction package:  Oilers Past and Present. Everything in this ONE OF A KIND package has been donated by Tom Braid. The proceeds of this auction will be 100% donated to the 2018 Edmonton Sun Adopt-a-Teen Christmas gift program for teens from under-privileged Edmonton families. Bid by calling 780-965-1838. Bidding to start at $3000. Bidding ends at noon on Saturday, December 22, 2018.  *Signed Connor McDavid Jersey in jersey box with a colour action photo. The box is hinged, so the jersey can be worn and displayed. Retail value, $1,800. *11"x14" colour signed and custom-framed Tom Braid photo of Wayne Gretzky holding the 1985 Stanley Cup over his head. (1984/85 Oilers were voted the best team in the history of the NHL). Retail value, $800 *Two Gold tickets for an Oilers game, value $800 for the pair. Your choice of one of four home Oiler games in February or March.  *Two pre-game dinner tickets inside Studio 99. *Private screening of the exclusive Director's Cut for a ... Read the rest of entry »

Weekly Dish: Halifax street food brought to Edmonton By GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, Nov. 13, 2018

Cool on cool: Blowers & Grafton's toasted, then cooled, mini-lobster rolls. GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUN Blowers & Grafton – Halifax Street Food 10550 82 Ave. 780-250-3663 blowersgrafton.com Food: 4 of 5 Suns Ambience: 3.5 of 5 Suns Service: 4.5 of 5 stars Dinner for two excluding tip, taxes or beverages: Basic (i.e. pizza for two), $20; loaded $50 Delivery: Skipthedishes.com 11 a.m. to midnight seven days a week; Fri. and Sat. to 2 a.m. Blowers & Grafton is an intersection in downtown Halifax. Haligonians flock to “Pizza Corner” as the bars close down to soak up internal alcohol via pizzas and donairs – originally from three competing pizzerias, today from many more nearby street food outlets. This is not mythology: Friends who have studied in Halifax attest to many a late-night pizza/donair party around Blowers & Grafton. It’s also true that what’s now known as a donair – a North American variation on the Turkish doner ... Read the rest of entry »
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