About Us

Family Fun Canada is a digital media company that provides daily content to an engaged online audience of Canadian parents.

The brainchild of Melissa Vroon and Voula Martin, two moms and best friends since high school, Family Fun began in 2008 when they launched their first website, www.familyfuncalgary.com, out of frustration with continually missing out on the best family events. They saw a need for a website where parents could see all the upcoming family-friendly events and activities in their city at a glance, then set out to fill that need.

With the success of Family Fun Calgary, they were able to expand to sites in Vancouver, EdmontonHalifax,  Saskatoon & Toronto with more local city sites in development.

The city sites are anchored by the family travel and adventure website www.FamilyFunCanada.com offering readers stories about great destinations, hotels, tips, and more whether they are travelling with kids, as a couple, or with the whole multi-generational family.

Family Fun Canada has been, from its very inception and every step thereafter, a labour of love and a learning experience for its founding partners who wanted to craft quality websites catering to families looking for great entertainment. For this reason, they were honoured to be nominated for the 2013 MOMpreneur of the Year award, in 2014 for the Globe & Mail’s Remarkable Small Business award and in 2018 for an Alberta Woman Entrepreneur Award.

Today Family Fun is a team of nine, with a crew of talented freelance contributors, all committed to family, fun, adventures and travel. And we love to talk about family fun! Here are some of our recent TV & radio interviews.

Would you like to work with us?  Let us tell you about the advertising options available on the Family Fun Canada network.

Founding Partners

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Melissa Vroon | Founding Partner

Armed with an International Relations degree from the University of Calgary, Melissa Vroon traveled the globe studying, working and volunteering in over 40 countries. After seeing what the world had to offer, Melissa and her husband decided to settle in her hometown of Calgary which they consider one of the best cities in the world to live and raise their two children.
* Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) member

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Voula Martin | Founding Partner

A University of Calgary Political Science graduate and mom of two, Voula Martin was born in Montreal, grew up in Calgary and lived for 5 years in the lovely west coast city of Port Moody before returning to Calgary. As Editor in Chief of Family Fun Canada, an idea she helped take from a kitchen table discussion to a country wide digital distribution, Voula oversees a dedicated team of talented, amazing contributing writers.
* Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) member

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Editors

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Charity Quick | City Editor Calgary

Charity loves to travel, write stories, and take pictures, especially when she can persuade her teenagers to come and play. Charity lives in Calgary with her husband and 3 kids, who sometimes decide they’re too old for Mom’s schemes and plans, but can usually be convinced to join the fun. When she’s not writing for Family Fun, Charity can be found at the public library, figure skating at the local rink, or playing with her piano.

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Lindsay Follett | City Editor Vancouver

After nearly 2 decades of fundraising for BC universities, Lindsay Follett was ready for a change of pace. Now her greatest joy is found spending time with her fantastic husband and two eager-beaver sons. Making family memories in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland or destinations around the world, is what gets Lindsay moving in the morning.
Lindsay is also our National Sales &  Marketing Director for the Family Fun Canada network. For advertising opportunities  please email her at lindsay@familyfuncanada.com.

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Chantelle Doll | City Editor Edmonton

For Chantelle, a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications led to roles doing Graphic Design and Marketing with various firms before taking a break from the workforce to focus on her young children. She’s a fun-seeking mom of two who equally enjoys a new and exciting adventure with the family or quiet downtime at home. In the summer months, she enjoys extended camping trips with lots of hiking and exploring, while the cooler months give way to experiencing and appreciating some of the great attractions in Edmonton. At home, you can find Chantelle getting creative with a DIY craft project, trying out a new recipe, or relaxing with her two very spoiled dogs.

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Erin McCrea | City Editor Saskatoon

After graduating university with a BA in English, Erin moved around from South Korea to various places in Saskatchewan, to Alberta, until she finally settled down in Saskatoon for a Creative Writing job at a local radio station. Shortly after she settled down even more with a man, house, and dog. In 2016 she added a baby boy to the mix.  Lately, you can find Erin searching for adventures, writing, crafting (not always well), playing (or arguing) with a kid, playing (or arguing) with a big dog, or drinking a glass of wine.

 

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Sue Dinham | City Editor Halifax

After more than a decade of calling Northern Canada home, Sue Dinham relocated back to Halifax, where she grew up. She shares her life with a great guy who loves to laugh and their two adventurous daughters.
Sue loves to explore the world or just her own backyard and enjoys using words to energize, to inspire and to entertain. When Sue isn’t writing, you will find her trying to make her garden grow, trying not to Pinterest-fail in the kitchen or drinking coffee. Always time for coffee.

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Melissa Mohaupt | City Editor Toronto

Melissa Mohaupt is a proud first-generation Canadian of German & Norwegian heritage who grew up in Ottawa but moved to Toronto 25 years ago. With degrees in Theatre and Journalism, she is a mom of two kids & three pets, an avid photographer, traveller & travel daydreamer, music & film/TV nerd, concertgoer and museum patron, karaoke enthusiast and fan of all Canadian sports teams.

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