Voula Martin

Author Bio:

A University of Calgary Political Science graduate and mom of two, Voula was born in Montreal, grew up in Calgary and lived for 5 years in the lovely west coast city of Port Moody before returning to Calgary. As Editor in Chief of Family Fun Canada, an idea she helped take from a kitchen table discussion to a country wide digital distribution, Voula oversees a dedicated team of talented, amazing contributing writers. *Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) member

Website: https://www.familyfuncanada.com

Posts by Voula Martin:

How to Experience a Little Bit of French in Calgary

Posted on: January 10, 2022

January 2022 Like many others, my parents enrolled me in French immersion in kindergarten, but being bilingual is something I have genuinely grown to enjoy and appreciate. Knowing multiple languages is a valuable skill that can help bridge and break down barriers in everyday life. However, finding ways to participate
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Family Fun at the Calgary Stampede

Posted on: July 13, 2012

July 2012 We debated about driving out to Calgary from Vancouver this year for a summer visit and in the end the draw of family, friends and a week of Yee Hawing at the 100th Calgary Stampede was too much to resist. The Calgary Stampede kindly provided me with a
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Why reluctant Christmas shoppers can relax

Posted on: December 22, 2011

December 2011 Several years ago I stepped into the mall with my mom and my baby daughter all set to clear off my gift list. My mom turned to me and said “I don’t know what to get you so pick something and I’ll pay for it”. In any other
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New Kids On The Block: You Got The Right Stuff Baby!

Posted on: July 13, 2011

July 2008 UPDATE! Our very own Voula is a New Kids on the Block diehard fan. Below is a post she wrote about them in 2008. Voula and I will be heading to the Saddledome tonight to see the band with a group girls. What better way to spend a last
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Camping around Calgary: Great Campgrounds Close To Calgary

Posted on: June 29, 2011

June 2011 My family loves camping and we try to do as much of it as possible. While we like to venture far and wide, there are times when we just want to get out of the city and not drive forever to do it. Fortunately for us all there
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Can’t See the Playground for the Weeds

Posted on: June 18, 2011

June 2011 There’s a common complaint in Calgary this year: dandelions galore! But I have another personal pet peeve and that is the excessively long grass in and around playgrounds in the city. The playground between our house and my daughter’s school just got cut this week, but the grass was up
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These are a few of my favorite things…

Posted on: June 13, 2011

June 2011 I was reading an article in a décor magazine the other day and the interviewee, the owner of a high end design shop (is there any other kind?) detailed 10 of her favorite things.  I always laugh at these articles because the favorite things are always so arcane
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Etiquette Tips for Festival Goers

Posted on: June 7, 2011

June 2011 The 4th Street Lilac Festival is the unofficial kick off to the Festival season in Calgary, and is always highly anticipated.  Unfortunately due to the cool spring, there were no lilacs in bloom, but at least it was a gorgeous sunny day! I went to the Lilac Festival 
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Posted on: January 27, 2011


A Christmas Tree Tradition

Posted on: December 8, 2010

December 2010 For the past few years, we have included information on where to go to cut down your own Christmas tree on the Christmas Page. My husband and I decided to get our Christmas tree the “old-fashioned way” the first year we moved into our own house. We put
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