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July 2019

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Adults

Wednesday July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Is your member already away on a work-related separation? Or are they getting ready to deploy? Are you prepared? Are you informed of MFRC services? Would you like a chance to learn more about preparing for and dealing with a deployment? Have your questions answered by those “in the know.” Register at least 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by request. Sessions coming up on Wednesday July 17 and Wednesday…

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 4, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12, and an evening session for those in Kindergarten-Age 12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Sessions run Wednesday nights at 6:30pm from June…

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Away Cafe

Thursday July 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Would you like to meet others dealing with a deployment? Would you like to “take a break” with others like yourself? Come relax, meet new people, and enjoy a cup of coffee! Share and learn tips about dealing with the military lifestyle. Free child care provided if your military member if requested in advance. Parents please provide a snack for your child. Register at least 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Note: No free childcare available…

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Thursday July 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, December 5, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Help your young child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Sessions run Tuesdays at 9:30am from June 18-August 13. New session runs Thursdays at 9:30am from June 20-August 15, from September 12-October 24, and from…

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Summer Fun for 3-5 Year Olds

Friday July 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until Friday, August 23, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Welcome to a fun-filled summer!  Keep your child active and engaged with our specialized summer sessions! These 2.5 hour theme sessions require a snack, drink, sunscreen, and a heart open to having fun!  You can register online up to the preceding Friday of each week. $12 per session. Contact the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information. Sessions run Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 3-August 23. Register for one or all sessions.  

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday July 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, December 2, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for 9-12 and an evening session for those ages 5-12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Sessions run Mondays at 3:30pm from June 17-August 12, September 9-October 21,…

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How to Get a Government Job

Monday July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Applying for employment with both the provincial and federal government can be a daunting process. This workshop will lead you through the process of applying for government positions and give you the knowledge and tools to navigate these systems. Call 250-363-2640 to register.

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday July 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are daytime sessions for ages 5-8 and an evening session for those ages 5-12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Sessions run Tuesdays at 3:30pm from June 18-August 13, September 10-October…

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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Parenting

Wednesday July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Is your member already away on a work-related separation? Or are they getting ready to deploy? Are you prepared? Are you informed of MFRC services? Would you like a chance to learn more about preparing for and dealing with a deployment? Have your questions answered by those “in the know.” Register at least 7 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by request. Next sessions take place Wednesday July 24 and Monday…

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Deployment Bingo

Wednesday July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Come out and meet fellow spouses/partners dealing with a deployment in a fun-filled night of bingo and prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. All participants are asked to register by at least seven days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Upcoming 2019 sessions are on July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23 and November 27.

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Build Your Own Everything Binder

Monday July 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Prepare for everything deployment with this two-hour workshop. You’ll be guided through building your binder with the information you may need at a moment’s notice. Keep track of everything – from important phone numbers to who to call if the car or washing machine breaks down to when each and every bill is due. Childcare available if registered in advance. Parents please provide a snack for your child. Register by calling 250-363-2640. Next session runs Monday July 29.

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August 2019

Resume Writing Workshop

Friday August 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:00 am

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Looking for work? You need a top-notch resume and cover letter to get an interview! Presented by WorkLink, this workshop will help you create a targeted resume and cover letter that will make you shine as a job applicant. LinkedIn will also be introduced as a job search tool. Please have a paper or electronic version of your resume available, if possible, and a way to save your documents electronically. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register.

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Meet & Greet for HMCS Ottawa

Saturday August 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Meet others from your ship over some coffee or tea. Let the MFRC watch the kids while you kick back, share some laughs and connect with others like yourself. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. Please register at least seven days in advance. Call 250-363-2640 to register.

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Banner Making

Sunday August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Do you have a member coming home? Let the MFRC assist you in preparing for your loved one’s homecoming by supplying you with all the materials needed to make welcome home banners and decorations. Free onsite childcare provided. Register seven days in advance. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Session on Sunday August 11 for families of HMCS Regina. 

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Sunday Information Session for HMCS Regina

Sunday August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Stay informed about your deployment. During the Commanding Officer’s presentation, you will learn what the ship has been up to and get the chance to ask questions. Senior members of the Canadian Fleet Pacific will be on hand to address any concerns. Child minding is available if booked one week in advance. Call 250-363-2640 to register. Schedule for last Sunday session in August: Banner Making: 10-11am Commanding Officer’s presentation: 11am-noon Lunch: Noon-1pm Workshop: 1-3pm

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): Adults

Sunday August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Military families have identified reunion as their most challenging time to manage. Having an understanding of the impact of transitioning back from a deployment to everyday life is essential for your entire family – including your returning loved one. Discover useful techniques and tips to have a successful homecoming. Free on-site childcare available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Next sessions run August 11 and November 24.  Learn more about R2MR: https://theworkingmind.ca/sites/default/files/slide_5p_5l_-_r2mr_greeting_fr_0.mp4    …

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): Parenting

Sunday August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Military families have identified reunion as their most challenging time to manage. Having an understanding of the impact of transitioning back from a deployment to everyday life is essential for your entire family – including your returning loved one. Discover useful techniques and tips to have a successful homecoming. Free on-site childcare available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Next sessions run August 11 and November 24 Learn more about R2MR: https://theworkingmind.ca/sites/default/files/slide_5p_5l_-_r2mr_greeting_fr_0.mp4    …

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September 2019

Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday September 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Come receive an overview of the MFRC, learn more about the volunteer application process, and learn the requirements for volunteering in the military family community. Participants will find out about existing opportunities and have the opportunity to ask questions. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. 2019 orientations run September 4, October 2 and November 6.

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Volunteer Personal Enrichment

Wednesday September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

If you are interested in learning some new skills and want to meet other like-minded volunteers, join us at one of the monthly training opportunities. If you have some ideas for training you do not see offered, let us know and we will see about providing it.  Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. 2019 sessions run September 4, October 2 and November 6.

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Free

Playing Together

Wednesday September 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, December 11, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

A drop-in program for parents and their children 18 months to 5 years. Come socialize and network with other military families! The children move freely between three to four activities in this fun, open-ended play experience. No registration required, just drop-in. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information. Winter 2019 drop-in groups run every Wednesday from September 11-December 11. 

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Deployment Craft Café

Wednesday September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

If you are a military family member experiencing a deployment, take some time for yourself and join us for some hands-on fun!  Come connect with others dealing with the challenges of military deployments while exploring your creative side!  Watch your Family Network Facebook group for this month’s craft activity. Staff and Volunteers will be on hand to provide any requested information.  All participants are asked to register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free childcare available for Wednesday nights. Childcare…

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Thursday September 12 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 28, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Have fun with music! This is one of our most popular programs, very lively and will be very enjoyable for you and your child. Through a partnership with Victoria Conservatory of Music, you and your child will listen to an Early Childhood Music Educator and have a chance to make your own music with a variety of instruments. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Next session runs Thursdays from September 12 to November 28.

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Thursday September 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, November 28, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Have fun with music! This is one of our most popular programs, very lively and will be very enjoyable for you and your child. Through a partnership with Victoria Conservatory of Music, you and your child will listen to an Early Childhood Music Educator and have a chance to make your own music with a variety of instruments. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Next session runs Thursdays from September 12 to November 28.

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Tiny Tots

Tuesday September 17 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, December 10, 2019

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

This drop-in style program provides parents of children 18 months or younger an opportunity to connect with one another in a safe, warm and caring environment.  Bring your favourite travel mug to pour yourself a coffee and we will chat about the first year of life with your baby, share resources and play!

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Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Join us for an informal discussion around various mindful topics with the challenges of military deployments in mind.  Each session will include a short guided meditation and an informal learning opportunity. Topics include an Introduction to Mindfulness, Making Time for Self Care, Mindful Eating and Mindful Movement.  Register at least 7 days in advance of each session by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.  Free onsite childcare is available for those experiencing a deployment, pre-registration is required.

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MFRC Annual General Meeting

Saturday September 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Join the MFRC Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting. The business meeting will review the 2018-19 fiscal year and present the new directors for the coming year. For more information, contact the MFRC at 250-363-2640.  

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West Coast Welcome

Saturday September 28 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

If you are new to the area or want to learn what’s new at the MFRC, you are invited to an open house at our Colwood location. Join us for a catered lunch, live music and crafts for the children. Come out and meet new people and learn more about the resources in the military community. Free lunch will be provided to the first 90 community members. Lunch will be served at noon.  

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October 2019

Unit Liaison Training Program

Thursday October 3 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Unit Liaisons are military members that help their Units stay informed of MFRC programs and services, and provide a way for Units to have a dialogue directly with the MFRC.  Current or prospective liaisons will receive a half-day training on their role and receive an in-depth look at the MFRC.  A free lunch follows the training.  Register by emailing sandra.pinard@forces.gc.ca, upon receiving approval of your supervisor.

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Free

Halloween Spaghetti Dinner & “Scary” Movie Night

Friday October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

It’s the Friday before Halloween what’s there to do?  Come out and enjoy a meal with other deployed families.  Join the MFRC for a spaghetti dinner followed by Halloween movie night.  Register for dinner with the MFRC at 250-363-2640. This is an interactive event so there will be no childcare available.

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