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September 2017

PSP INTER-COMM

Friday September 22 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30am on Friday, repeating until Friday, September 29, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Learn how to deal with conflict and improve communication in your personal relationships.

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PSP Saturday Explorations

Saturday September 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9:00am

One event on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 9:00am

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

A program from Personnel Support Programs for deployed families.  Drop off your kids aged 6-12 for three hours of games and activities. Call PSP at 250-363-1009 to register.

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Babies under 2

Tuesday September 26 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Have fun with music! This is one of our most popular programs, very lively and will be very enjoyable for you and your child. Through a partnership with Victoria Conservatory of Music, you and your child will listen to an Early Childhood Music Educator and have a chance to make your own music with a variety of instruments. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Fall 2017 session runs Tuesdays at 9am from September 12-December 12. 

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Toddlers 2-5

Tuesday September 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Have fun with music! This is one of our most popular programs, very lively and will be very enjoyable for you and your child. Through a partnership with Victoria Conservatory of Music, you and your child will listen to an Early Childhood Music Educator and have a chance to make your own music with a variety of instruments. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Fall 2017 session runs Tuesdays at 9:30am from September 12-December 12. 

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Free

Playing Together

Wednesday September 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

A drop-in program for parents and their children age 5 and under. Come socialize and network with other military families! The children move freely between three to four activities in this fun, open-ended play experience. No registration required, just drop-in. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information.

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PSP Yoga for Military Spouses

Wednesday September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

PSP offers Wednesday yoga sessions at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre.

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Free

Comfort, Play & Teach: Infants

Thursday September 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, October 19, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

This six week program, created by Invest in Kids, offers great hands-on experiences for parents and their infants (birth to 18 months). You will learn new songs, activities and crafts you can do with your infant. Parent participation is required along with your child. Program is facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register. Fall 2017 session runs Thursdays at 10am from September 14-October 19.  

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PSP Indoor Movie Night

Friday September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Drop off your kids for pizza and movie with PSP.

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Bus Tour of Victoria

Saturday September 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Experience your new city from the comfort of a luxury double decker bus! This scenic bus tour includes the downtown core, the Legislative Buildings, Canada’s oldest Chinatown, Beacon Hill Park, the Victoria waterfront, and many other camera-worthy sights. The tour includes live narration from your knowledgeable driver, and MFRC staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome you aboard and answer any questions you might have. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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October 2017
Free

Coffee Connections

Wednesday October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Would you like to meet others dealing with a deployment? Are you new to the military lifestyle or community? Would you like to “take a break” with others like yourself? Come relax, meet new people, and enjoy a cup of coffee! Share and learn tips about dealing with the military lifestyle. Free child care provided if your military member is away for work-related reasons. Register at least 5 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Weekly meetups run…

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Employment Workshop: Starting the Next Chapter

Thursday October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Join Mark Johnson & Nicole Eyre from WorkLink’s FrameWork Job Search Program and discover how to market your unique talents and skills in Greater Victoria.  They will address networking, transferable skills and community resources in a fun, positive and interactive manner. Learn how to take that first step in the next chapter of your career. This workshop is open to both military family members and releasing members searching for civilian jobs. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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Free

Happy Thanksgiving

Saturday October 7 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Even though your member is deployed, come out and share this special day with your “Deployment Family.”  This will be a Potluck style event with crafts on hand for the children.  This event is sponsored by the Family Networks. All participants must register by October 3 by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.  Also email your Network to let them know what you will be bringing. Note this is an interactive event so there will be no childcare available.

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Free

Submarine Community Connections

Monday October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Is your military member posted to a submarine? Would you like to meet others like yourself? Learn what life is like in the submarine community or share what has worked well for you in the past. Bring your dinner and “brown bag” it! Free on-site child care will be available beginning at 6pm for each session. Register by calling 250-363-2640 at least one week in advance. Monthly meetups take place August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20 and December…

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443 MH Community Connections

Monday October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 5:30pm

One event on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Would you like to meet others who are part of the 443 MH Squadron family? Do you have a military member who is deploying with an east coast ship? If you would like to meet others like yourself then come out and join us. Bring your dinner and “brown bag” it! Free on-site child care will be available beginning at 6pm for each session. Register at least one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Meetup for September…

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Volunteer Orientation

Monday October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:00pm

One event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6:00pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Come receive an overview of the MFRC, learn more about the volunteer application process, and learn the requirements for volunteering in the military family community. Participants will find out about existing opportunities and have the opportunity to ask questions. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. We also invite you to stick around for the second hour and join us in one our fun training opportunities specifically for MFRC volunteers. Monthly orientations…

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Volunteer Training

Monday October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7:00pm

One event on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7:00pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

If you are interested in learning some new skills and want to meet other like-minded volunteers, join us at one of the monthly training opportunities. If you have some ideas for training you do not see offered, let us know and we will see about providing it.  Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. Upcoming Training Sessions: September 18: Paint Night October 16: To Be Announced November 20: To Be Announced

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Important Financial Decisions Upon Release

Thursday October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Are you connected to someone who is medically releasing from the CAF? Do you have a financial plan for transition? In this workshop, a SISIP financial advisor will shed light on the release process and address your concerns regarding tax planning, CAF pension options, investments, insurance coverage, RDSP and VAC disability awards. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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Kids Have Stress Too

Thursday October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

This interactive workshop focuses on the important role of parents and caregivers in helping young children learn to manage stress. The child’s ability to cope with stress in the early years has consequences for physical and emotional health throughout life. This workshop offers practical tools for recognizing stress and supporting children to build resilience. Please register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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Free

Creepy Chili Dinner & Movie Night

Friday October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

It’s the Friday before Halloween, what’s there to do? Come out and enjoy some fun with other deployed families. Join us for a chili dinner and Halloween movie night at CPAC. Register by calling 250-363-2640 by October 21. Please note the small fee for those families not experiencing a deployment. Please note we have now included childcare for this event. Childcare will only be available for children ages 6 months-48 months. It will be free for families experiencing a deployment…

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PSP Pumpkin Carving and Haunted Hallway

Saturday October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

PSP will provide the pumpkin and the tools, you bring your creativity. Call 250-363-1009 to register.

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November 2017

Family FUNdamentals

Monday November 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 6, 2017

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Join us for games, songs, stories, snacks and activities. Through this program, you and your child will learn about self-image, healthy relationships, eating well, the importance of play and physical activity, and social and emotional well-being. Facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator, this interactive program is for parents and a 3 or 4 year old child. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register. Fall 2017 session runs Mondays at 10:30am from November 6-December 11.

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Families in Transition Info Session

Tuesday November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Are you connected to someone who is medically releasing from the CAF? Get assistance with the transition process in a supportive, positive environment. During this session, you will learn about the 3B Second Career Assistance Network (SCAN) process and timeline and the organizations and support programs available to members and families. Meet the service providers and other families going through the experience. We encourage members and families to attend together. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register.

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Free

MFRC Café: Winter Crafts & Bingo

Wednesday November 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Come out and have some fun! Meet others experiencing deployment. There will be a variety of crafts to enjoy and prizes for bingo. Free child care if you are experiencing a work related separation and registered in advance. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 at least 5 days in advance to register.

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December 2017

Return and Reintegration R2MR

Wednesday December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Military families have identified reunion as their most challenging time to manage. Having an understanding of the impact of transitioning back from a deployment to everyday life is essential for your entire family – including your returning loved one. Discover useful techniques and tips to have a successful homecoming. The first night focuses on adults and the second on helping your children. Free on-site childcare available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. August 2…

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workbooks and Parent Guide: Info Session

Monday December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

If your child can’t make it into a deployment workshop, there are workbooks for kids age 3-12 available for you to use at home. There is also an easy-to-use parent guide for the at-home parent that includes tips and activities for the deployed parent. Come learn more about the workbooks, the parent guide and how to use them in this valuable information session. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Next session is December 11. There are…

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Preparing for Deployment Workshop (R2MR): Adult Session

Wednesday December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Is your member already away on a work-related separation? Or are they getting ready to deploy? Are you prepared? Are you informed of MFRC services? Would you like a chance to learn more about preparing for and dealing with a deployment? Have your questions answered by those “in the know.” Register at least 5 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by request. Fall 2017 has sessions on September 6 and December…

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Preparing for Deployment Workshop (R2MR): Parenting Session

Thursday December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood,British ColumbiaV9A 7N2Canada

Is your member already away on a work-related separation? Or are they getting ready to deploy? Are you prepared? Are you informed of MFRC services? Would you like a chance to learn more about preparing for and dealing with a deployment? Have your questions answered by those “in the know.” Register at least 5 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by request. Fall 2017 has sessions on September 7 and December…

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