Join us in celebrating the month of the Military Child this April!
Send a postcard to a military child
Show your child how much you appreciate them by sending them a special postcard celebrating military-connected children. Pick up a free postcard from either the MFRC at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre or Signal Hill MFRC in Esquimalt, write a message to your child and send it back to them in April.
If you are deployed on a ship, pick up a postcard from your Unit Liaison or designate. Write a message to your child and send it back to them in April — either directly yourself or through the Unit.
Participate in our contests
In honour of the Month of the Military Child, there will be a special contest posted on social media open to all military members at CFB Esquimalt and their families. Email email@example.com with your guess on the number of cheerios in this 6.5 inch jar. Please include your contact information and you could win a great prize!
For the deployed ships, if you take a photo with these life-sized selfie frames celebrating the month of the military child, you could be entered into a draw for a prize. Contact your Unit Liaison for more information.View Contest
Use a digital frame on Facebook
The MFRC’s Facebook Page has a special selfie frame to help celebrate military-connected children. Be sure to watch for it in April online.
Use the hashtag
Every time you post on social media, be sure to use the hashtag #monthofthemilitarychild.
Here is a video kicking off the month of the military child.
The official flower of the military child is the dandelion. Why? The plant puts down roots almost anywhere, and it’s almost impossible to destroy. It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking.
It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the winds carry them. They are hardy and upright. Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely. They’re ready to fly in the breezes that take them to new adventures, new lands, and new friends.
Experts say that military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant, and extremely resilient. Military children have learned from an early age that home is where their hearts are, that a good friend can be found in every corner of the world and in every colour, and that education doesn’t only come from school. They live history. They learn that to survive means to adapt, that the door that closes one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.