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:

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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Top Five Calgary Hotels with Waterslides: Don’t You Love the Smell of Chlorine in the Lobby?

Posted on: June 5, 2021

You know that excitement you feel when you walk into a hotel lobby and you can smell the pool? Just me? It doesn’t matter how old I get, when the scent of chlorine wafts by, a piece of me feels like a kid on vacation. The excitement! The possibilities! And
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Who Made Me the Grown-Up?! Five Areas for Frugal Living

Posted on: April 16, 2021

You know how the grown-ups in Charlie Brown sound? Well, at the risk of sounding like a boring old grown-up, I feel like I need to remind myself how to live frugally. Pack your lunch! Shop used! Turn out the lights! Make do and mend! Sigh. Make a Budget Before
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Beyond the Playground – A Snapshot of Calgary’s Parks

Posted on: April 7, 2021

Please note: COVID-19 restrictions may affect some of the places on this list. When I was a mom of littles, playgrounds may have been the only thing that saved me. I certainly wasn’t getting any sleep and sanity was simply an elusive obsession. There were days I would be at
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Get Your Kids Skating!

Posted on: January 8, 2021

What was that Team Canada slogan during the Sochi Olympics? #wearewinter Sure, and winter lives here, too. I get it. But it doesn’t make me feel much better about scraping ice off the car and going outside when it hurts to breathe. Instead, I’ll curl up in my blanket in
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Happy New Year: What We’re Looking Forward to in 2021

Posted on: January 6, 2021

It’s been a year to remember. Now it’s time to look forward. Normally at this time, I’d be posting family fun activities for New Year’s Eve, but this year . . . well, you know. If you’re interested in virtual activities, there are some things going on. Evolutions Dance is
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2019 Christmas Letter Re-Run (Because We Don’t Talk About 2020): Choose Your Own Perspective

Posted on: December 20, 2020

Tis the season of Christmas letters. Doesn’t it feel good to read about everyone’s delightful year?! In the spirit of transparency, here’s a real Christmas letter to go with the one family picture where everyone is fully clothed and pretending to like each other. But don’t worry, if you happen
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