Jill Footz



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Jillian Footz is a writer, runner, fitness fanatic, news producer and mom to twin girls. She loves exploring all the amazing, family-friendly activities the Edmonton area has to offer.

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Things Can Get Wild at the Amazone Playzone!

Posted on: February 13, 2021

“Mom, I want to go to a park.” It’s a sentiment I hear a lot, but one that, despite our enthusiasm for the outdoors, just isn’t always practical in an Edmonton winter. So what’s a family to do? Enter, the Amazone Playzone! Amazone is one of the largest indoor playgrounds
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The Tegler Discovery Zone at the John Janzen Nature Centre

Posted on: March 16, 2020

“Here! You carry these ones, and I’ll get the rest!” my daughter ordered her twin sister, handing her an upside-down giant building brick stacked full of squishy foam acorns. She then scooped as many acorns as she could into her own shirt, and the two charged off, up the series
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Jump For Fun at Bouncin’ Around

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Have you ever been to an outdoor Summer fun event where the bouncy castle wasn’t the star of the show? Me neither. Bouncy castles have come a long way since I was a kid. The plain Jane square jump zone still exists, to be sure – but for today’s kids,
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The BEST Indoor Play Space You’ve NEVER Heard Of

Posted on: March 15, 2020

It’s a rural Alberta rec centre like any other – arena, curling rink, gym – but the Ardrossan Recreation Complex has a secret. Located just 10 minutes east of Sherwood Park, Ardrossan is a growing rural community, and its popular rec centre is clear indication of that.  It’s always bustling
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Have a Wild Time at Grizzly Cubs Den

Posted on: March 15, 2020

Playhouses, an indoor playground and even indoor sports come together in a pretty wild way in the brand new family-friendly playzone known as the Grizzly Cubs Den! When we walked in, my kids spotted the little run cars (complete with fuel pumps!) and made a beeline to start driving them
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Make Memories When You Go Ski Alberta

Posted on: January 28, 2020

It’s the video I can’t stop watching. My husband had the camera rolling as our daughter zipped down the bunny hill at Snow Valley Ski Club. First, she sticks her tongue out as she gets up to speed, then she turns and grins right at the camera. She flies to
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A Birthday Party at Paper Scissors Paint Art Studio

Posted on: December 15, 2019

Paint and glitter of every colour of the rainbow was oozing, sliding, and blending, decorating a 2 foot by 3 foot canvas. My daughter watched with delight as the colours combined then looked up at me and said with five-year-old adoration “This is the BEST birthday party EVER!” Music to
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10 Terrific Last Minute Gift Ideas

Posted on: December 13, 2019

We’re down to single digits people. That’s right, just a handful of days until Christmas is here. Are you panic shopping like I am? I’m down to the wire on gifts, wrapping and just about everything else this year… but I’m also trying a new approach – buying more “experience”
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Santa By Appointment at West Edmonton Mall

Posted on: December 1, 2019

I distinctly remember the night. My daughters had just turned 2. We were at a Christmas party and Santa was there with a small present for each child. We waited patiently to see him at our assigned time. My daughters expressed all the excitement one would expect from two little
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8 Magical Must-Do Activities at the Enjoy Light Festival

Posted on: November 22, 2019

The excitement builds as you approach St. Albert’s Enjoy Centre – the lights inside are so colourful and bright you can see them as you approach! Our night at the brand new ELF Edmonton was nothing short of magical! If you are adding this event to your holiday to-do list
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