Melissa Vroon

Author Bio:

Melissa is a co-founder of Family Fun Canada. She loves taking her kids to all the places she visited as a kid and sharing her adventures online.


Posts by Melissa Vroon:

The Inn on Officer’s Garden in Currie

Posted on: August 31, 2021

I grew up in SW Calgary, in a neighbourhood tucked between two military bases; Currie Barracks and Harvey Barracks. During the 80s and 90s, Calgary’s local military had a peripheral presence in my daily life. I’d see soldiers out for their morning run in their maroon tracksuits during my morning
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Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Calgary

Posted on: May 27, 2021

Who doesn’t love a good ice cream cone on a hot day? Avenue Magazine has compiled a list of their favorite ice cream spots in Calgary […]

Snowshoe, Mountaintop Yoga & Spa | Where to Find Bliss in Banff National Park

Posted on: January 25, 2018

During the holidays my sister-in-law Jen, and I sprawled on the couch and commiserated how baked we felt after the craziness of the season. Always up for an excuse to run away to the spa we conspired to have a girls’ weekend in Banff National Park. No husbands and no
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Piece on Peace Sustainable Boutique Now Open in SW Calgary

Posted on: September 22, 2017

After having kids I became concerned about the number of harmful chemicals found in food, clothing, skincare and cleaning supplies. I scoured the Internet looking for healthy alternatives whether store-bought or homeade. Slowly, I started making lifestyle changes; some were easier than others. Replacing toxic cleaners was easy – shake
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Archery Games Calgary | Calgary’s First Indoor Archery Tag Arena Just Opened

Posted on: April 29, 2017

Do you have kids obsessed with bows, arrows and archery? Me too! My 11 year old son has been begging to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow. In the meantime he crafted a weapon out of a plastic coat hanger, an oversized elastic band and a notched chopstick.
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Ski, Stay + Soak at Copper Point Resort

Posted on: March 4, 2017

This deal is too good not to share! From $130.00 per adult the Ski, Stay & Soak package includes your stay at the fabulous Copper Point Resort, two adult lift tickets at Panorama Mountain Resort and two Radium Hot Springs Mineral Pool Passes. With kids in tow, you can top
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The Great Beads-on-Wheels Company | Face Painting and Beading Birthday Parties with Lucie Brouillard

Posted on: January 10, 2017

My seven-year-old daughter loves rainbows, believes in mermaids and on any given day can be found elbow deep in paints, glitter and imagination. In her spare time, she scours YouTube searching for magical potion recipes to transform her into a mermaid. Through many frustrated tears, I can tell you she
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Copper Point Resort | Year-round Family Fun in Invermere

Posted on: November 18, 2015

As my husband and I basked in the sunshine at Copperpoint Resort in Invermere, we watched our kids bob in the pool, taking turns to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater. At the same time Calgary was recovering from a random (and not uncommon) August snowfall, giving
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Superstar Snowbirds Guaranteed to Impress at Wings Over Springbank

Posted on: July 18, 2015

  Wings Over Springbank is running this weekend at the Springbank Airport just off Highway 1 west of Calgary. I have never been to an airshow before and we thought going to Wings Over Springbank would be a perfect way to spend some family time together on a gorgeous Calgary
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Spinelli’s Italian Centre Shop is Now Open in Calgary

Posted on: July 2, 2015

After spoiling Edmontonians with their fresh mozzerella cheeses, creamy cappuccinos and endless aisles of Italian imports Calgarians finally get our very own Italian Centre Shop. Family owned and operated by the Spinelli family for over 50 years in Edmonton, the family set its sights on Calgary and the import supermarket
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