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Our Colwood location is now open with limited hours. All other locations remain closed. Learn more.

HMCS Regina Family Network

When you join the Family Network for HMCS Regina, 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: Jenn
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:HMCS Regina Family Network
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Guide:Download (PDF)
Website:Royal Canadian Navy

Colouring Contest

The MFRC is running a monthly colouring contest for those experiencing a deployment. August’s entry will be for those who have a military member attending RIMPAC. Be sure to include your name, your age group, your military member’s name and the name of the ship they are on. All ages are welcome. Once you have completed the colouring sheet, scan it or snap a picture and email it to deployment@esquimaltmfrc.com. 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 August 20th.

Download Colouring Sheet

Departure Information

Farewell HMCS REGINA, HMCS WINNIPEG, BRONCO and REBEL

HMCS Regina, HMCS Winnipeg along with Cyclone Helicopters BRONCO and REBEL will be sailing and flying past Victoria and Esquimalt Lagoon on Thursday Aug 6th between 4:30 and 5:30pm. Main viewing points will be:

  • Clover Point (approx. 4:45pm)
  • Ogden Point (approx. 5:00pm)
  • Saxe Point (approx. 5:05pm)
  • Esquimalt Lagoon (approx. 5:15pm)

You are encouraged to come witness this unique sail and fly past. The MFRC will be at the Esquimalt Lagoon (located in Colwood) to wave her off. The MFRC will have an information tent set up on the washroom end of the lagoon with information, light treats and helpful staff. Feel free to pop by and say hello! A friendly reminder to social distance during this activity

Bon vent, bonne merre NCSM REGINA, NCSM WINNIPEG, BRONCO et REBEL

NCSM Regina, NCSM WINNIPEG accompagné de Hélicoptères Cyclones BRONCO et Rebel, navigueront et voleront devant Victoria et la Lagune D’Esquimalt le Jeudi 6 d’Août entre 16 h 30 et 17 h 30. Les principaux points de vue seront :

  • Clover Point (approx. 16 h 45)
  • Ogden Point (approx. 17 h )
  • Saxe Point (approx. 17 h 05)
  • Lagune d’Esquimalt (approx. 17 h 15)

Tu es encouragé d’observer cette voile et défilé aérien unique. Le CRFM sera au Lagune d’Esquimalt (situé a Colwood) pour la saluer. Le CRFM aura une tente d’information près des toilettes. Le personnel serviable sera disponible avec de informations et des friandises. N’hésitez pas à passer pour dire bonjour! Un rappel pour respecter la distance sociale lors de cette activité.

Kit / Wellness Supplies for HMCS REGINA & HMCS WINNIPEG

Would you like to send a little something special to your loved one? Have they forgotten any last minute supplies or kit? The MFRC will be accepting Kit / Wellness Supplies at the CPAC MFRC location. Items should be in a box and sealed. The box should be clearly addressed to a Military Member including Full Name, Rank and Mess Number or Trade (if known) as well as the name of the ship. The name of sender is required on the outside of the box.

Cut off Dates
HMCS REGINA on Tuesday Aug 4th between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
HMCS WINNIPEG Wednesday Aug 5th between the hours of 10:30 am and 2:30 pm

Souhaitez-vous envoyer un petit quelque chose de spécial à votre proche? Ont-ils oublié des fournitures? Le CRFM acceptera les trousses de soins à CPAC CRFM. Les articles doivent être dans une boîte scellée et clairement adressée à un militaire, y compris le nom complet, le grade, le numéro de mess et le métier (si connu) ainsi que le nom du navire. Le nom de l’expéditeur est obligatoire à l’extérieur de la boîte.

Dates limites
HMCS REGINA le mardi 4 août entre 10 h 30 et 14 h 30
HMCS WINNIPEG le mercredi 5 août entre 10 h 30 et 14 h 30

Park & Play

Meet other people at a local playground.

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.

Pre-Deployment Briefing Recap

Here a recap for families of HMCS Regina from July 14, 2020.

RIMPAC Zoom Social

Meet others going through this deployment with a fun online meetup.

Wellness Walks

Take a relaxing evening walk with your MFRC and friends.

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