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December 2019

Sunday Information Session for HMCS Ottawa

Sunday December 15 @ 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 15, 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. Noon-1pm: Potluck Lunch 1:15-2:15pm: Commanding Officer’s presentation 2:30-3:30pm: Wellness Workshop

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Deployment Craft Café

Wednesday December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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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January 2020

Playing Together

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 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, June 17, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 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. Childcare available if requested a week in advance.

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Volunteer Personal Enrichment

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 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.  Childcare available if requested a week in advance.

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123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 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, March 12, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 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, March 12, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Pre-Deployment Briefing for HMCS Nanaimo & HMCS Whitehorse

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Join the Command Teams of HMCS NANAIMO and HMCS WHITEHORSE along with several guests speakers as they spend an evening assisting crew and loved ones preparing for Op Caribbe. There will be presentations on where the ships are going, mission information, MFRC resources and services, Medical, Pay and Benefits as well as how to mail parcels to those onboard. This is a great opportunity to update yourself on this information as well as meet others “in the same boat.” Free…

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Wellness Wednesday

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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

One event on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 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.  Free onsite childcare is available for those experiencing a deployment, pre-registration is required.

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday, January 27, 2020 @ 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, February 17, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 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, February 18, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 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, February 18, 2020

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. Space is limited, please register your child in advance.

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, February 19, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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February 2020

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Adults

Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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. Free on-site child care is available by request. Learn more about R2MR: https://theworkingmind.ca/sites/default/files/slide_5p_5l_-_r2mr_greeting_fr_0.mp4      

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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): Parenting

Saturday, February 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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. Free on-site child care is available by request. Learn more about R2MR: https://theworkingmind.ca/sites/default/files/slide_5p_5l_-_r2mr_greeting_fr_0.mp4      

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Build Your Own Everything Binder

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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.

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Deployment Craft Cafe

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

One event on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 9:30 am

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 6:00 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.  

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March 2020

Operation Readiness

Sunday, March 1, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

This is your one-stop shop for all things deployment related.  Spend the day in various workshops and social activities to assist you in preparing for your loved one’s upcoming deployment as well as making connections with others “in the same boat.”  Included in your day will be a free lunch and some great door prizes!  Pick your sessions based on current situation and previous experiences.  If both caregivers are participating then the MFRC will assist with childcare on this day.

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday, March 2, 2020 @ 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, May 11, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Children’s Deployment Workshop: Age 3-5

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 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, May 19, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @ 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, May 19, 2020

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. Space is limited, please register your child in advance.

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, May 20, 2020

CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada
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Kids Have Stress Too

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

This interactive workshop focuses on the important role of parents and caregivers in helping young children learn to manage stress. The child’s ability to cope with stress in the early years has consequences for physical and emotional health throughout life. This workshop offers practical tools for recognizing stress and supporting children to build resilience.

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Making Connections

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm

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

Meet others from your unit over a coffee or tea. Let the MFRC watch the kids while you kick back, share some laughs and connect with others like yourself.

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April 2020

Easter Lunch Potluck

Saturday, April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

Even though your member is deployed, hop on over to the MFRC and share this special afternoon with your “Deployment Family.”  This will be a potluck style lunch with crafts on hand for the children and adults.  Childcare available for children under 3 years of age beginning at 12:30pm.

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May 2020

Mother’s Day Chocolate Fountain

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

We would like to pay tribute to mother’s everywhere with a special Mother’s Day Chocolate Fountain.  Is your member away?  Connect with others who also have a partner away.  Come share this special day with us and we will have exciting crafts on hand for the participants that can be kept or sent to the deployed mothers.

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

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, if booked in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child.  

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Operation Readiness

Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ 8:45 am - 3:00 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

This is your one-stop shop for all things deployment related.  Spend the day in various workshops and social activities to assist you in preparing for your loved one’s upcoming deployment as well as making connections with others “in the same boat.”  Included in your day will be a free lunch and some great door prizes!  Pick your sessions based on current situation and previous experiences.  If both caregivers are participating then the MFRC will assist with childcare on this day.

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