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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
Twitter:HMCS Winnipeg

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 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

Ghost Walk & Trick-or-Treating

Take a guided tour of dockyard with a special Halloween theme.

Park & Play

Meet other people at a local playground.

Pizza in the Park

Enjoy a free pizza dinner at a local playground with other deployed families.

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 is the presentation given to families on Thursday July 9, 2020.

Pre-Deployment Video

The MFRC talked to military members and their families about deployment:

  • What worked for them
  • What would they recommend to others
  • What advice they would give to other military members and their families

Here is what they said.

RIMPAC Zoom Social

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

Video of Departure

Here is a video of the departure of HMCS Regina and HMCS Winnipeg on Friday August 7, 2020.

Wellness Walks

Take a relaxing evening walk with your MFRC and friends.

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