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HMCS Winnipeg Family Network

When you join the Family Network for HMCS Winnipeg, 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: Renée and Kayla
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:HMCS Winnipeg Family Network
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Website:Royal Canadian Navy
Ship’s Social Media:Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Other Resources:Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (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 October 23rd.

Download Colouring Sheet

Halfway Party for HMCS Winnipeg

Celebrate halfway through a deployment with some music bingo.

Information Session for HMCS WINNIPEG

The Command Team, along with the Esquimalt MFRC will be hosting a live information session for friends and loved ones of HMCS Winnipeg crew members.

Information Session Recap

Here is the presentation delivered to families of HMCS Winnipeg on Wednesday September 16, 2020. The next one will be held in early November.

Mail Dates

Here are the upcoming mail date(s) for HMCS Winnipeg. Mail must be at the MFRC on or before the following dates.

  • Wednesday Nov 4, 2020 (Both locations)

Note that the October dates have been cancelled.

The Esquimalt MFRC’s Signal Hill Location (1505 Esquimalt Road) is now open.  It is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am – 4pm (closed from noon to 1 for lunch).

The MFRC at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm as well.

Parcels brought to each MFRC location must be completely ready for mailing with the exception of customs forms.

Mystery Mondays

A fun monthly online activity with other deployed families.

Submit your Fall Photos

Would you like to share your Halloween photos or a short video to your military member and the crew of HMCS Winnipeg?

Share your or your children’s Halloween costume, your pet’s costume or your Halloween decorations and pumpkin carvings!

Please send your short video (10 seconds or less) or photos (no more than 4 per family) to before October 31st at 10pm PST.  Please include the name and rank of your military member as well as names people pictured in videos/photos.

Souhaitez-vous partager vos photos d’Halloween ou une courte vidéo avec votre militaire et l’équipage du NCSM Winnipeg?

Partagez votre costume d’Halloween ou celui de vos enfants, le costume de votre animal de compagnie ou vos décorations d’Halloween et sculptures de citrouilles!

Veuillez envoyer votre courte vidéo (10 secondes ou moins) ou vos photos (pas plus de 4 par famille) à avant le 31 octobre à 22 h PST. Veuillez inclure le nom et le grade de votre militaire ainsi que les noms des personnes illustrées dans les vidéos / photos.

Video from the Families

The families of HMCS Winnipeg created a video for their deployed loved ones.

Video: Family Messages from the Crew

The ship sent us a video of the crew members sending shoutouts to their loved ones.

Videos: The Ship and Crew in Action

Here are a few videos sent to us from HMCS Winnipeg to share with friends and family.

Wellness Walks

Take a relaxing evening walk with your MFRC and friends.

Where's the Bear Contest

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

View October Contest

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