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MCDV Family Network

When you join a Family Network for the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV), 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 as part of HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton, HMCS Nanaimo, HMCS Saskatoon, HMCS Whitehorse, or HMCS Yellowknife.

Family Network Representative: Akasha and Karissa
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:MCDV Family Network
Family Information Form:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Deployment Support Book:EnglishFrench (PDF)
Website:Royal Canadian Navy
MCDVs on Social Media:Edmonton on Twitter, Brandon on Twitter
Other Resources:Command Team Guide (PDF), Unit Liaison Handbook (PDF)

Build Your Own Everything Binder

Learn how to create a binder to prepare you for your upcoming deployment.

Colouring Contest

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

Find out more

Mail Dates

Drop off your care packages by the end of the day at either the MFRC at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (2610 Rosebank Road) or Signal Hill MFRC in Esquimalt (1505 Esquimalt Road).

Dispatch # 1

  • Monday Feb 3   CPAC MFRC (Colwood)
  • Tuesday Feb 4 Signal Hill MRFC (Esquimalt)

Dispatch # 2

  • Tuesday Feb 9 Signal Hill MRFC (Esquimalt)
  • Wednesday  Feb 10   CPAC MFRC (Colwood)

Dispatch # 3

  • Wednesday March 3   CPAC MFRC (Colwood)
  • Thursday March 4 Signal Hill MRFC (Esquimalt)

Dispatch # 4

  • Tuesday March 16 Signal Hill MRFC (Esquimalt)
  • Wednesday March 17 CPAC MFRC (Colwood)

Dispatch # 5

  • Monday April 5  CPAC MFRC (Colwood)
  • Tuesday April 6 Signal Hill MRFC (Esquimalt)

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 deployed families.

Podcast Listening Party

Sort of like a book club but for podcast episodes related to the military lifestyle.

Pre-deployment Briefing Recap

Here is the presentation given to families of HMCS Saskatoon and HMCS Brandon on Tuesday January 12, 2021.

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Adult Session

If you are going to be experiencing a deployment, you’ll want to take this workshop.

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Parenting Session

If you have kids and are going to be experiencing a deployment, this is a valuable workshop for you and your family.

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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