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Submarines Family Network

When you join the Submarines Family Network, you’ll receive important email updates on HMCS Victoria and HMCS Chicoutimi when they deploy, receive information on social activities and get the opportunity to connect with others going through the same experience.

Family Network Representative: Natasha
Email:Family Network Rep
Facebook Group:Submarines 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

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 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 September 20th.

Download Colouring Sheet

Family Grams

Family Grams provides a way for Submariners and their families to keep in touch while the submarine is at sea. Note that there are limitations and strict requirements for a Family Gram.  Please view the Family Gram Booklet provided to the MFRC by the Canadian Submarine Force.

English   French

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.

Video on HMCS Victoria

Here is a video from the Royal Canadian Navy from February 2020.

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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