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HMCS Calgary Family Network

When you join the Family Network for HMCS Calgary, you’ll receive important email updates on deployments, information on social activities and get the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.

Family Network Representative: Christine, Lillian
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:HMCS Calgary Family Network
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
HMCS Calgary on Social Media:Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Website:Royal Canadian Navy

The HMCS Calgary wanted families to know about the financial relief measures available for families due to COVID-19. Be sure to have a read:

Download PDF

Colouring Contest

The MFRC is running a monthly colouring contest for those experiencing a deployment. Be sure to include your name, your age group, your military member’s name and the name of their unit. All ages are welcome. Once you have completed the colouring sheet, scan it or snap a picture and email it to All entries will be entered into a monthly draw for several gift cards or certificates. All entries will be forwarded on to the Units for their viewing pleasure. Please submit by September 20th.

Download Colouring Sheet

Informal Discussion with Calgary CO & MFRC

This is an opportunity for the Command Team of HMCS Calgary to speak directly to the crew and their friends and family.  Discussion will include an overview of the ship’s fall sailing schedule and a bit about 2021.  Also in attendance will be representatives from the MFRC to share what services and resources are available to you while your loved one is away.  There will be an opportunity to ask your questions to “those in the know”.  Pre-registration is required through the following link.  A device that can access the internet will be required in order to participate in this session.

Date: Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 7:30pm


Podcast Episodes on Deployment

Here are a few episodes of the MFRC’s podcast that you might want to listen to.

Listen via your favourite podcasting app
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | iHeartRADIO | Stitcher

Parenting from Afar
This episode of The Military Lifestyle looks at parenting from a distance. The discussion looks at things you can do before, during and after the experience to make things better. Special guest: Tracy Beck, MFRC Deployment Workshop Facilitator.

Preparing Couples for Deployment
This episode of The Military Lifestyle podcast looks at the challenges of a military deployment, a few tools for managing it, coping strategies, goal setting, common errors and the importance of good communication. Special guest: MFRC Deployment Coordinator Sandra Pinard.

Preparing Single Military Members for Deployment
This episode of The Military Lifestyle podcast looks at what single military members need to think about before they deploy. The discussion is very practical and covers financial matters, income tax, power of attorney, vehicles, driver’s licenses, passports, information to share with friends and family plus more. Special guest: MFRC Deployment Coordinator Sandra Pinard.

Where's the Bear Contest

Tell us where the bear is located in this photograph and you could win a prize.  Deadline is September 30, 2020.

View September Contest

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