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August 2018

Summer Fun for 3-5 Year Olds

Wednesday August 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, August 24, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Welcome to a fun-filled summer!  Keep your child active and engaged with our specialized summer sessions! These 2.5 hour theme sessions require a snack, drink, sunscreen, and a heart open to having fun!  Please note there is a pre-registration session on May 10 but that you can register up to the preceding Friday of each week. $12 per session. Contact the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information. Schedule: Mon July 2 CANADA DAY – No Program Wed July 4 We…

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday August 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 10, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Sessions run Mondays at 3:30pm from June 18-July 30, August 13-October 1 and October 15-December 10. Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for 9-12 and an evening session for those ages 5-12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register…

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Tuesday August 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Sessions run Tuesdays at 9:30am from June 19-July 31, August 14-October 2 and October 16-December 11. Help your young child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance.

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday August 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Sessions run Tuesdays at 3:30pm from June 19-July 31, August 14-October 2 and October 16-December 11. Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for ages 5-8 and an evening session for those ages 5-12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please…

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Sessions run Wednesday nights at 6:30pm from June 20-August 1, August 15-October 3 and October 17-December 12. Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12, and an evening session for those in Kindergarten-Age 12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640.…

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): For Adults

Wednesday August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Summer 2018 session is on the morning of Saturday July 28.  Fall 2018 sessions on the evening of Wednesday August 29 and the afternoon of Sunday December 9.  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. Free on-site childcare…

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September 2018

Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 orientations to run September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. 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.

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Volunteer Personal Enrichment

Wednesday September 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 training sessions take place on Wednesday September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. 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.

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Banner Making

Thursday September 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 11:00am

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Session on Thursday September 6 for families of HMCS Ottawa and a session on Sunday December 9 for families of HMCS Calgary, MV Asterix and Op Caribbe.  Do you have a member coming home? Let the MFRC assist you in preparing for your loved one’s homecoming by supplying you with all the materials needed to make welcome home banners and decorations. Free onsite childcare provided. Register seven days in advance. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): With Children

Thursday September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 7:30pm

One event on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Summer 2018 session is on the evening of Wednesday August 1. Fall 2018 sessions are on the evening of Thursday September 6 and the afternoon of Sunday December 9.  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. Free on-site…

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MFRC Annual General Meeting

Saturday September 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Join the MFRC Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The business meeting will review the 2017/18 fiscal year and present the new directors for the coming year. For more information, contact the MFRC at 250-363-2640.  

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West Coast Welcome

Saturday September 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

If you are new to the area or want to learn what’s new at the MFRC, you are invited to an open house at our Colwood location. Join us for a catered lunch, live music and crafts for the children. Come out and meet new people and learn more about the resources in the military community. Free lunch will be provided to the first 90 community members. Lunch will be served at noon.

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Tuesday September 11 @ 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 11, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 sessions run Tuesdays at 9am from September 11-December 11.  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.

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Tuesday September 11 @ 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 11, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session runs Tuesdays at 9:30am from September 11-December 11. 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.

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Free

Playing Together

Wednesday September 12 @ 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 12, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 drop-in groups run every Wednesday from September 12-December 12.  A drop-in program for parents and their children 18 months to 5 years. 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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Free

Away Cafe

Wednesday September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:30am

One event on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 9:30am

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Wednesday night meetups run August 8, September 12, October 11, November 14 and December 12.  Saturday morning meetups run August 18, September 22, October 27 and November 17.  Thursday morning meetings run September 13, October 11, November 8 and December 13.  Would you like to meet others dealing with a deployment? 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…

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Free

Comfort, Play & Teach: Infants

Thursday September 13 @ 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 18, 2018

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session runs Thursdays at 10am from September 13-October 18. 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.

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Op Caribbe Info Night

Monday September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Hosted by the MFRC, this open house is all about preparing families for the OP CARIBBE Deployment. If you have a loved one on HMCS Edmonton and HMCS Nanaimo, this is your chance to get a plan in place. It is a great opportunity to learn more about MFRC services and ask questions of senior members of the Canadian Fleet Pacific. Child care is available if booked seven days in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their…

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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): For Adults

Wednesday September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 sessions take place on September 19 and November 21.  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 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available…

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Deployment Bingo

Wednesday September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 sessions run Wednesdays on September 26, October 24 and November 28.  Come out and meet fellow spouses/partners dealing with a deployment in a fun-filled night of bingo and prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. All participants are asked to register by at least seven days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): With Children

Wednesday September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 sessions take place September 26 and November 28. 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 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by…

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Halfway Celebration for HMCS Calgary & MV Asterix

Sunday September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Come out and celebrate the halfway point of the deployment with a potluck lunch. We will have Thanksgiving crafts and a mindfulness workshop. Free childcare is available starting at 12:30pm if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. Please register at least seven days in advance. Call 250-363-2640 to register.

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October 2018

Free

Military Lifestyle 101

Wednesday October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session scheduled for Wednesday October 17. Meet other new military community members and learn more about the military lifestyle. A facilitator will be your tour guide through this unique culture, answering any questions you may have around deployment, relocation and communication. You will hear from a panel of experienced military partners who will share their stories. Walk away with confidence in your new military environment, knowing that others are walking the same path and that there are supports available along…

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Kids Have Stress Too

Thursday October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session takes place on Thursday October 18.  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

Halloween Spaghetti Dinner & “Scary” Movie Night

Friday October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

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 spaghetti dinner and Halloween movie night at CPAC. Please note the small fee for those families not experiencing a deployment. This is an interactive event so there will be no childcare available. Register by calling 250-363-2640. Please note the small fee for those families not experiencing a deployment.

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Meet & Greet for Op Caribbe

Saturday October 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Meet others from your ship over some coffee or tea. Let the MFRC watch the kids while you kick back, share some laughs and connect with others like yourself. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. Please register at least seven days in advance. Call 250-363-2640 to register.

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December 2018

Free

Children’s Deployment Workbooks and Parent Guide: Info Session

Saturday December 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session will take place on Saturday December 1.  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. Parents are asked to provide a snack…

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Sunday Information Session

Sunday December 9 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Prepare for the homecomings of HMCS Calgary, MV Asterix, HMCS Edmonton and HMCS Nanaimo. There will be banner making, a potluck, details on the homecoming plus Return and Reintegration (R2MR) workshops. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. Please register at least seven days in advance. Call 250-363-2640 to register. Banner Making: 11am-noon Potluck: 12-12:30pm Homecoming Information: 12:30-1:30pm Return & Reintegration Workshop for Adults: 1:30-2:30pm Return & Reintegration Workshop…

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Build Your Own Everything Binder

Monday December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Fall 2018 session runs Monday December 10. Prepare for everything deployment with this two-hour workshop. You’ll be guided through building your binder with the information you may need at a moment’s notice. Keep track of everything – from important phone numbers to who to call if the car or washing machine breaks down to when each and every bill is due. Childcare available if registered in advance. Parents please provide a snack for your child. Register by calling 250-363-2640.

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