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October 2019

Resume Writing Workshop

Friday October 18 @ 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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Sunday Information Session for HMCS Ottawa

Sunday October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

One event on Sunday, December 8, 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. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Noon-1pm: Potluck Lunch 1:15-2:15pm: Commanding Officer’s presentation 2:30-3:30pm: Wellness Workshop Upcoming sessions on September 22, October 20, November 17 and December…

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday October 21 @ 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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Deployment Craft Café

Tuesday October 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 9:30 am

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

One event on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 9:30 am

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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Tiny Tots

Tuesday October 22 @ 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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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday October 22 @ 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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Free

Playing Together

Wednesday October 23 @ 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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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday October 23 @ 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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Deployment Bingo

Wednesday October 23 @ 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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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Thursday October 24 @ 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

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Thursday October 24 @ 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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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Thursday October 24 @ 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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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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How to Get a Government Job

Monday October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 6:00 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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November 2019

Paint It

Friday November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

Are you experiencing a deployment? Come try something new! Create an art piece with step-by-step instruction. Suitable for all skill levels. Register by calling 250-363-2640.

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Emergency Preparedness Fair

Wednesday November 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Are you and your family prepared for a natural disaster?  Learn what you can do to be prepared for an earthquake, tsunami, or flooding. Talk with community partners and emergency service personnel from across the Capital Regional District. Learn about creating your own 72 hour emergency kit, how to prepare for pets, and what services are provided by your municipality.  Childcare is available from 6-8pm if booked by October 23rd.

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Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday November 6 @ 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 November 6 @ 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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Flu Clinic

Thursday November 7 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

The Military Family Resource Centre and Forbes Pharmacy are hosting a flu clinic for the Defence Community at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre. This flu clinic is open to military members, military-connected family members, DND employees and their families and veterans. 15 minute booking interval per person.  Please arrive for your appointment at least 15 minutes in advance.  

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Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday November 20 @ 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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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): Adults

Sunday November 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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 November 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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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May 2020

Multi-Family Garage Sale

Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

This event is a fundraiser for the Terra Firma Deployed Family Network. Make some extra money from your unwanted items at a huge multi-family garage sale. Let the MFRC do the advertising for you. Get one table for $15 and two tables for $25. After May 11, tables cost $20 each. Reserve your table early as we sell out this event each year. Note that tables are not available for purchase on the day of the event.    

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