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Charity Quick



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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.

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Don’t Bust Your Budget: Frugal Fun in Calgary This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 22, 2022

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. I don’t disagree but the season is not without its stress. With extra visitors, kids off school, and lingering dark winter
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The Settlement at Heritage Park is a Window to the Past

Posted on: August 18, 2022

Tucked into a corner of Heritage Park, away from the bustle of the midway and the busy shops, you’ll find the Settlement. Long before the settlers came west, the First Nations people lived on the plains. Then came the voyageurs and the fur traders, and before long, the pioneers came
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Don’t Let it Go to Waste! Take Advantage of a Community Urban Harvest Season in Calgary

Posted on: August 9, 2022

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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Heritage Park: A Tasty, Treat-Filled Journey

Posted on: July 26, 2022

Summer 2022: Also known as the season of eating our way around Heritage Park. Quick! What’s the fastest way to get your kids interested in a family outing? The most fool-proof way to ensure a fun day? Whether you have toddlers or teens, a well-timed treat goes a long way. We
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What’s Happening in August? Family-Friendly Events in Calgary This Month

Posted on: July 25, 2022

How is your summer going? We hope there are some fun and memorable moments in the midst of work, chores, and the constant cooking! There are lots of fun family events happening in Calgary, so keep reading, throw in a few visits to our great Calgary attractions and the local pools
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Six Tips to Pick Some Delicious Summer Fun at the Solstice Berry Farm

Posted on: June 23, 2022

Warm weather, blue skies, and an August long weekend. It was the perfect recipe for saskatoon picking at Solstice Berry Farm. I love those delicious Western berries, either to snack on or to make into pies, so it was time to pick our own! Solstice Berry Farm is only about
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Summer Fun in Calgary: Get the Best Value for Your Dollar!

Posted on: June 15, 2022

For Calgarians, summer is to be enjoyed. Despite the often unpredictable nature of the weather, Calgary has a pleasant summer season and wonderful events and attractions for families, plus, we have a Rocky Mountain playground only a short drive away. When school lets out this summer, make the most of
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Heritage Park Prospect Ridge and the Coal Town Road

Posted on: June 10, 2022

What iconic Calgary attraction has provided families with time-travelling entertainment for nearly 60 years? Heritage Park, of course! We are rediscovering the park this summer, checking out the newest exhibits, such as Prospect Ridge and a new Veterinary Practice at the Nanton Livery Stable. We plan on relaxing over picnic lunches
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Thrilling, Exciting, and the Complete Experience: Our Visit to the Royal Canadian International Circus

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Royal Canadian International Circus: May 2022 “Popcorn! Get your popcorn!” hollered the vendor. Excited chatter rose above the music’s thump as people streamed through the doors. We could smell the hot dogs and doughnuts, tantalizing us. The sights and sounds under the big top quickly ushered us into the exceptional
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Road Trips, Memories and Family Fun in Lacombe

Posted on: May 20, 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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