Charity Quick

Author Bio:

Charity Burpee Quick can usually be found making coffee, reading by the fireplace, or wishing for a grand adventure. She 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.


Posts by Charity Quick:

Road Trips, Memories and Family Fun in Lacombe

Posted on: May 12, 2022

If you’re anything like me, the most memorable moments of a vacation are often the moments that you didn’t anticipate. Those are the times you wander off the beaten path through fascinating discoveries, filling your memories with everyday wonders. If you’re anything like me, you’ve also driven past Lacombe on
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The Military Museums Foundation Summer Camps Are Interactive and Exciting

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Do you have what it takes for basic training? How do you communicate with another ship at sea? Could you find the information necessary to stop an impending battle? Your kids will know the answers to all these questions after a week with The Military Museums Foundation Summer Camps! The
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Urban Hikes: Hit the Trails Without Hitting the Road

Posted on: April 6, 2022

Urban hikes: let’s hit the trail without hitting the road! Parenting involves seasons of desperately trying to fill the days with activities, like taking toddlers swimming, even though you know perfectly well you might spend more time getting ready and cleaning up than you actually spend in the pool. It
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Beating the Winter Blues With Safari Sunday Brunch at the Calgary Zoo

Posted on: January 22, 2022

January 2022 Our family has been to the zoo many times, but never to brunch. Not only did this seem like a good way to spend a (relatively warm) winter day and a perfect pick-me-up to beat the winter blues in the middle of January, but with a special January
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Can You Escape? Featuring the Escape Hour Plus 12 Other Escape Rooms in Calgary

Posted on: January 19, 2022

The room dims and the lock clicks shut. There’s a moment of silence. Now what? Escape rooms have become a popular activity for families, youth groups, and even business colleagues. It’s a simple concept: allow yourself to be locked in a themed room, and solve the riddles inside to undo
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Don’t Bust Your Budget: Frugal Fun in Calgary This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 23, 2021

They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. They say there’s no place like home for the holidays. They say it is the season to be jolly. Okay, I don’t disagree. But the season is not without its stress. With extra visitors, the kids off school, and the
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Adventure in an Afternoon: Hiking the Douglas Fir Trail at Edworthy Park

Posted on: October 5, 2021

I like to be active, but to be honest, I’m a bit of a lazy hiker. I do best when someone treats me like a teenager. “Okay, Charity, we’re going hiking so get in the car. Lunch is already packed and we’ll go out for supper when we’re done.” I’m
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Don’t Let it Go to Waste! Take Advantage of a Community Urban Harvest Season in Calgary

Posted on: August 3, 2021

While Calgary may not be surrounded by orchards filled with sweet, red apples or those juicy plump cherries, there are several ways to enjoy the fruit of the season around the city in August and September. It’s even better when you know that you are using food that might otherwise
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What’s Happening in August? Family-Friendly Events in Calgary This Month

Posted on: August 1, 2021

How is your summer going? It’s been a roller coaster of a year, no matter how you look at it. There are quite a few fun family things happening, though, so keep reading and check out our post on 100 Things to do This Summer. Throw in a few visits to
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Just Add Water: Floating the Bow With Lazy Day Raft Rentals

Posted on: July 29, 2021

July 2021 It’s the warm summer sunshine and the feel of the water beneath you. It’s the changing scenery and the chance to literally lay back and watch the world go by. If there’s a more relaxing way to spend a summer’s afternoon in Calgary, I’m not sure what it
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