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April 2018
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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday April 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, October 1, 2018

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

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 your child in advance. Spring 2018 sessions run Mondays at 3:30pm from April 9-June 4. Other…

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123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Tuesday April 24 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

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. Winter 2018 session runs Tuesdays at 9am from January 9-March 20. Spring 2018 session runs…

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Tuesday April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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

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. Spring 2018 sessions run Tuesdays at 9:30am from April 3-May 22. Other sessions run Tuesdays at 9:30am from June 19-July 31 and August 14-October 2.

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123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Tuesday April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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

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. Winter 2018 session runs Tuesdays at 9:30am from January 9-March 20. Spring 2018 session runs…

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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

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 register your child in advance. Spring 2018 sessions run Tuesdays at 3:30pm from April 3-May 22.…

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Playing Together

Wednesday April 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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

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. Spring 2018 drop-in groups run every Wednesday until June 20 and then re-start in September. 

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PSP Kindergym

Saturday April 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, April 28, 2018

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

PSP presents a Saturday morning opportunity for your children to play in a gym and on the bouncy castle. Advance registration required by calling 250-363-1009.

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May 2018

Navigator Parenting Group

Tuesday May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

Are you a parent of a child with diverse needs such as learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Are you looking for guidance to help you navigate the systems and services? Connect with other parents experiencing similar issues and share strategies. This evening will consist of a guided discussion and is an opportunity for parents to network with each other. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Monthly group runs April 3, May 1 and June 5. 

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Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

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. Spring 2018…

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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

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. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Spring 2018 sessions run Wednesday nights at 6:30pm…

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Children’s Services Registration Session

Wednesday May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Be the first in line to register your child for MFRC Summer Fun Program for 3 to 5 Year Olds and MFRC Preschool 2018-19. Space is limited. *Parents must bring the following information to complete the registration form: name and phone number of doctor and dentist, medical card, emergency contact names and phone numbers, current immunization record, names of current medications, if applicable.

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Away Cafe

Wednesday May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

One event on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:30am

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

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

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 the military lifestyle. Free child care provided if your military member is away for work-related reasons. Register at least 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Wednesday monthly meetups run April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11…

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Mother’s Day Tea at Beacon Hill Park

Saturday May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

We would like to pay tribute to mothers everywhere with a special Mother’s Day event.  Is your member away?  Share the morning with others who also have a partner away.  We will meet at the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm at 10am for the “Running of the Goats” at 10:10am.  Once we have enjoyed the petting farm, we will wander over to the playground for tea and treats.  Why not make a day of it? Bring a picnic and enjoy your…

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RIMPAC Info Night

Monday May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Hosted by the MFRC, this open house is all about preparing families for RIMPAC.  If you have a loved one on HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Whitehorse, HMCS Yellowknife or MV Asterix, 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 starts at 5:45pm, if booked seven days in advance. Register by calling the MFRC…

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Multi-Family Garage Sale

Sunday May 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Make some extra money from your unwanted items at a huge multi-family garage sale. Let the MFRC do the advertising for you. Get one table for $15 and two tables for $25. After May 12, tables cost $20 each. Reserve your table early as we sell out this event each year. Note that tables are not available for purchase on the day of the event.  

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June 2018

Dealing with Deployment (R2MR): For Adults

Monday June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

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 request. Winter 2018 has sessions on March 5.  There are…

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Dealing with Deployment (R2MR): With Children

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

One event on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6:30pm

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

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 request. Winter 2018 has sessions on March 7 for those…

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Military Lifestyle 101

Wednesday June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

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 the way. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register.…

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Build Your Own Everything Binder

Monday June 18 @ 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

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. Register by calling 250-363-2640. Winter 2018 session runs Monday March 12. Spring 2018 session runs Monday June 18. 

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July 2018

Summer Fun for 3-5 Year Olds

Wednesday July 4 @ 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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RIMPAC Sunday Funday

Sunday July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Come enjoy an afternoon with other families experiencing the RIMPAC deployment. Food starts at noon with pizza and hot dogs provided by the MFRC. Stay around afterwards for indoor and outdoor games.  Child care will be available for children 2 and under if registered seven days in advance. To register, call the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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RIMPAC Banner Making

Saturday July 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Do you have a member coming home in August? 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 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. You are also invited to participate in the Return and Reintegration (R2MR) workshop following the banner making from 10am to noon.

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): For Adults

Saturday July 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

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 available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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August 2018

Return and Reintegration (R2MR): With Children

Wednesday August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

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 available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.

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