Rad Dads Presents A Pint and Pretzel for Pops

Rad Dads in collaboration with Village Brewing and Cartago present our Father’s Day event of 2019 - “A Pint and Pretzel for Pops”. This event will feature a cask of Village Brewing’s newest beer - FATHER and an acoustic performance by Josh Collins of A New Rhetoric and of course the awesome food a drink of one of our favourite local hangouts - Cartago. We have tickets for this event - $15 which includes a pint glass, a pour from the cask and a pretzel.

Pint and Pretzel for Pops Tickets

**Tickets are not needed for entry only for the pint and pretzel.

This event is kid and family friendly so bring the fam and come have a pint and pretzel with us.



Rad Dads is proud to host in collaboration with The Boneyard Skatepark a night just for dads including skateboarding, live music and more. We will also be collecting donations for Boards for Kids Edmonton; a group that gets skateboards into the hands of unprivileged youth. See our event page for more details.



Yep it's been way too long since we've updated this section but it's not from lack of trying.  Fatherhood is busy and we just don't always have time to get this updated, we have however been updating our Rad Dads Show section.  We are now at Episode 6 and have four more interviews to edit for you.  We have sat down with some super Rad Dads and we hope you are enjoying the conversations.  If you have any suggestions on who to talk to next do not hesitate to contact us.  Now head over to the Rad Dads Show page and listen to Episode 6 with former Edmonton Eskimo Graeme Bell.

Rad Dads Turns One

Thursday February 22, 2018 marked the first year anniversary of the first ever Rad Dads Edmonton event.  Since that meeting we have hosted a number of dad events and some awesome 'Kool Kid' events including the following:

  • Meeting No. 1 - Theme "Building" - Building a community of Rad Dads
  • Kool Kid Event No. 1 - "Build& Bond" - A LEGO party for families
  • Whiskey Tasting @ Have Mercy - A night of food and drink with Have Mercy and Wild Turkey Bourbon
  • Meeting No. 2 - Theme "Music" - Guest speaker was Terry from the smalls.
  • Kool Kid Event No. 2 - "Bring The Noise" - A family-friendly rock concert featuring The Barkells
  • Kool Kid Kraft Event - "Macaroni Madness" - A macaroni-inspired art event in collaboration with Cartago 
  • "The Summit" - Climbing + Beers + Dads at The Dirtbag Cafe and Rock Jungle Boulders
  • Kool Kid Event No. 3 - "Monster's Ball" - A family-friendly Halloween Party
  • Kool Kid Event No. 4 - "The Sphere Robot Coding Challenge" - Kids and dads had the opportunity to explore coding with Sphero robots at the Apple store
  • "Bowling, Boyle Street and Beer @ Plaza Bowling Co.
  • "Traditional Teachings" - An afternoon with Elder Lyndon Aginas of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation in collaboration with Suka Clothing

We had a tonne of fun hosting these events and hope to bring you more this year.  Thanks for the support


On the evening of November 27th Rad Dads partnered up with Plaza Bowling Co. to toss some strikes, drink some beer and collect some donations for Boyle Street Community.  Blindman Brewery was also on hand to provide us with some samples of their tasty brews and even gave away some rad swag.  Rad Dads wants to thank Trevor from Plaza Bowling for opening up show for us, Kirk from Blindman who has been a supporter fo Rad Dads since day one and all of the dads that came out to knock some pins over.  Scroll through a few of the images from the night below.  In the meantime and in between time, stay rad.



Rad Dads has received a thank you note from Santa's Anonymous for the donations given to them after our Halloween Monster's Ball so we thought we'd share.  Thanks to all the awesome Moms and Rad Dads that came out and brought a donation.  In the meantime and in between time, stay rad. 

Dear Rad Dads,

Thank you. Two simple words that mean so much. 

Because of you, less fortunate children all over Edmonton will wake up to new toys on Christmas morning. It has been a difficult few years for many Albertans and some families who were once in a position to donate have found themselves in need of assistance for the very first time. It can be a humbling experience for them. Michael’s family was one of these last year and his mom sent a note we would like to share with you.

“You made my son so happy with the toys that you gave him. It was our first year receiving gifts from Santas Anonymous. I am so thankful for your kindness. This is the first time I saw my son so happy, you really touched his heart. He actually told me if someday he is fortunate enough, he will share his blessings with other kids like him. You are such a good example to everyone and I am glad that my son is inspired to help others because of your goodness.”

Donations like yours make a difference in the lives of so many in the community. There are countless other examples like Michael's of how your gift inspires generosity in future generations. You can read more stories like Michael’s and get regular updates on 630 CHED Santas Anonymous by signing up for our newsletter at www.santasanonymous.ca.

From all of the elves and the 630 CHED Santas Anonymous recipient children and families a most sincere and heart felt thank you!

Working Together,

Lana Nordlund
Executive Director