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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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Where Will Summer Take You? Road Trips, Memories and Family Fun in Lacombe Region

Posted on: May 2, 2024

Imagine an ideal summer vacation with your kids. What does it look like? How about lazy mornings laughing with your kids, warm afternoons on the water, stumbling on unplanned delights, and finding new activities to enjoy? If you’ve ever driven past the Lacombe Region on the way to Edmonton and
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Dinner with Le Petit Chef: A Delicious Dinner and a Charming Experience

Posted on: March 13, 2024

March 2024 Do you have a splurge-worthy occasion coming up? Even if that’s getting out of the house and not cooking dinner on an average Wednesday night — we understand. Le Petit Chef has arrived in Calgary and his quirky, 6-cm self is inviting you to an upscale (but kid-friendly!)
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Don’t Bust Your Budget: Frugal Fun in Calgary This Holiday Season

Posted on: December 15, 2023

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 does have a little stress. With extra visitors, kids off school, and lingering dark winter nights,
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Don’t Let it Go to Waste! Take Advantage of a Community Urban Harvest Season in Calgary

Posted on: August 1, 2023

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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Summer Fun in Calgary: Get the Best Value for Your Dollar!

Posted on: July 15, 2023

For Calgarians, summer is to be enjoyed. But it can also be pricey. Make the most of the lovely light-filled days and help your dollars stretch further with our best value picks for summer fun in Calgary! Calgary Attractions We have some big-ticket attractions in Calgary, and when you’re on
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Come Visit Rosebud Theatre With Us: The Sound of Music is a Family Classic

Posted on: June 21, 2023

Where can you enjoy dinner and a show for the whole family, without the stress of fighting traffic, paying for parking, and rushing to make the opening curtain? A visit to Rosebud Theatre comes with a beautiful drive through the rolling prairies. It also brings you all the benefits of
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Urban Hikes: Hit the Trails Without Hitting the Road

Posted on: June 1, 2023

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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Calgary Comic Expo Visit: Something for Everyone

Posted on: May 1, 2023

April 2023 “Oh, they’re selling vintage comic books!” “Well, this is the Calgary Comic Expo,” said my friend dryly. There are many things I’ve never done, and they include watching Star Wars, playing Pokemon, and visiting the Calgary Comic Expo. But this year, an out-of-town friend was visiting and her
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A Magical Winter’s Evening: A Visit to University District’s Central Commons Park

Posted on: February 6, 2023

What do you do when the temperature creeps above zero on a Saturday and there’s a new skating rink in town? Well, you grab your daughter and your niece and (finally!) head down to the University District to check out this cool new park that everyone is talking about! Being
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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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