Joanne Cook

Author Bio:

Joanne loves travelling, Mexican food, being in nature and above all enjoying family time with her husband and their kids, Ben and Sam. Joanne is a guest blogger on Family Fun Calgary.


Posts by Joanne Cook:

Calgary Outdoor Pools: South Calgary Outdoor Pool

Posted on: July 20, 2012

July 2012 My goal this summer is to slow down and really enjoy summer; to consciously look at it from the perspective of my children and try to do fun and different things we’ve never done before. And while it’s such an obvious activity and something I grew up doing
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Calgary Spray Parks: South Glenmore Variety Park

Posted on: July 11, 2012

July 2012 Guest post by Joanne Cook When the temperatures rise and we need a place to cool down, we love to head to one of the many spray parks throughout Calgary. For us, the South Glenmore Variety Park location is close to home, it offers something for everyone and
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Munsch Ado About Nothing | Delightful and entertaining from beginning to end

Posted on: February 8, 2012

February 2012 When it comes to bedtime, the best part in our house (aside from the kids finally sleeping!) is the nightly ritual of story time. And nothing entertains and elicits more giggles than a good old Robert Munsch story. That’s why, when Storybook Theatre announced their season’s line-up, I
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The Bumbled Joy of Christmas at Storybook Theatre

Posted on: December 18, 2011

December 2011 Ever since I’ve had children, I have insisted that Christmas be more about the spirit surrounding the season and less about the “stuff.” I have made a concerted effort to make this particular holiday season more about the “doing” than the “buying”. And it’s in that spirit that
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The enchanted and delightful Reader Rock Garden

Posted on: September 27, 2011

A place that’s always been on my radar, but I never made it to, is Reader Rock Garden. That is until recently, when we found ourselves with a free afternoon and looking for something to fill it.[…]

Big Hill Springs Provincial Park: Who Knew? This Place Is Great!

Posted on: September 5, 2011

My husband and I agreed, the only agenda we had for the Labour Day weekend, was to spend time together. We had a great summer, filled with lots of activity and visiting with friends and trips with family. But now it was time to hang out, uninterrupted, as a family.[…]

Butterfield Acres: Farm Time Equals Family Time At Butterfield Acres

Posted on: August 17, 2011

By Joanne Cook August 17 2011 My mother-in-law has a photo of my husband, 6-years old, standing proudly by a cow, trying to pull off an authentic farmer look. Knowing the only time he had spent on a farm was in University when he helped his buddy’s family brand cattle,
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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary: A Nature Hike In The Heart Of The City

Posted on: July 30, 2011

Summer is here, the sun is shining and the one thing I love to do with my children is be outside! When we can, we like to explore the outdoors, surrounded by trees and water and animals (minus the bears and cougars). In our house, we refer to these outings as “adventure hikes”. […]

Hiking with a 4 year old in Kananaskis

Posted on: May 23, 2011

May 2011 Reality: 1 Fantasy: 0 But I wouldn’t want it any other way or Why hiking with a 4-year old requires an adjustment to expectations After countless weekends filled with errands, appointments and lots and lots of visitors, the May long weekend arrived to an agenda filled with, by
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Storytime at Monkeyshines by Joanne Cook

Posted on: May 20, 2011

May 2011 Change your destination to change your mood Indoor playgrounds. The Zoo. Heritage Park. The Leisure Centres. All tried and true and all have provided hours of entertainment for me and my children. Problem is – I was desperate to find something new. Something we had never tried before.
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