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HMCS Vancouver Family Network

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

Family Network Representative: Amber & Kayla
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:HMCS Vancouver Family Network
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Website:Royal Canadian Navy
Other Resources:Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (PDF)

Colouring Contest

Every month, the MFRC has a colouring contest for all ages. Prizes to be won!

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Delicious Deployment Dinners

A group where participants share their ideas on the challenges of cooking during deployment.

Music Bingo

A fun night of music bingo brought to you by our friends at Regroove.

Mystery Mondays

A fun monthly online activity with other families.

Podcasts 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.

Respite Child Care

Families of HMCS Vancouver qualify for free deployment respite child care when they experience a work-related separation 21 days or longer.  Take advantage of this great service and give yourself a break.

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Wellness Wednesdays

An informal discussion around various mindful topics with the challenges of the military lifestyle in mind.

Where's the Bear Contest

Every month, the MFRC has a contest for you to spot the location of the bear in the photograph. Prizes to be won!

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