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

Posted on: January 25, 2018

January 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
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Piece on Peace Sustainable Boutique Now Open in SW Calgary

Posted on: September 22, 2017

September 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
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Ski, Stay + Soak at Copper Point Resort

Posted on: March 4, 2017

March 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
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The Great Beads-on-Wheels Company | Face Painting and Beading Birthday Parties with Lucie Brouillard

Posted on: January 10, 2017

January 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
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Copper Point Resort | Year-round Family Fun in Invermere

Posted on: November 18, 2015

November 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
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Superstar Snowbirds Guaranteed to Impress at Wings Over Springbank

Posted on: July 18, 2015

July 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
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Spinelli’s Italian Centre Shop is Now Open in Calgary

Posted on: July 2, 2015

July 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
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Christmas Fun at Winterstart Festival in Banff

Posted on: December 9, 2014

December 2014 Coming from a city that suffered a snowstorm in September, calling a December festival “Winterstart” might seem a little disingenuous.  However, going by the blizzard during the kickoff weekend of the Banff-Lake Louise Winterstart Festival on November 29th, 2014, we think it’s fair to say winter is well
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Riding Around the Glenmore Reservoir with Kids #yycbikemonth

Posted on: June 9, 2014

June 2014 Like so many kids their age, mine find the call of large bodies of water hard to resist. Such was the case on an epic bike ride we recently took. We were three-quarters of the way through the trip when we came upon the Glenmore Reservoir. We walked
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