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May 2019

Multi-Family Garage Sale

Sunday May 26 @ 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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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 9-12

Monday May 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 12, 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 February 11-March 18, April 8-May 27…

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How to Get a Government Job

Monday May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids under 2

Tuesday May 28 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 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 Tuesdays from April 23-June 18.

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 3-5

Tuesday May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 13, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 15, 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 February 12-March 19, from April 9-May 28 and from June 18-August 13. New session runs Thursdays at 9:30am from February 14-March…

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Free

123 Music & Me: Parents & Kids 2-5

Tuesday May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, June 18, 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 Tuesdays from April 23-June 18

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Free

Children’s Deployment Workshops: Age 5-8

Tuesday May 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, August 13, 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 February 12-March 19, April 9-May 28…

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Free

Playing Together

Wednesday May 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 19, 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 January 9-June 19. 

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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR): With Children

Wednesday May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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.

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Children’s Deployment Workshops: Kindergarten-Age 12

Wednesday May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, August 14, 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 February…

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June 2019

Sunday Information Session for HMCS Regina

Sunday June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 12:00pm

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. Lunch: Noon-12:45pm Network Meeting: 12:45-1:15pm Commanding Officer’s Presentation: 1:15-2:15pm Wellness Workshop: 2:30-4pm

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Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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

One event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 6:30pm

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 May 1 and June 5. 

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Volunteer Personal Enrichment

Wednesday June 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

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

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

One event on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:30pm

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 January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 and June 5. 

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Build Your Own Everything Binder

Monday June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

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. Winter 2019 session runs Monday February 25 and…

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Free

Away Cafe

Wednesday June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:30am

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

One event on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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

One event on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

One event on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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

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

One event on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 6:30pm

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

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 Workbooks and Parent Guide: Info Session

Wednesday June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CPAC, 2610 Rosebank Rd
Colwood, British Columbia V9A 7N2 Canada

If your child can’t make it into a deployment workshop, there are workbooks for kids age 3-12 available for you to use at home. There is also an easy-to-use parent guide for the at-home parent that includes tips and activities for the deployed parent. Come learn more about the workbooks, the parent guide and how to use them in this valuable information session. Parents are asked to provide a snack for their child. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register…

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Deployment Bingo

Wednesday June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

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 March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24 and August 28.

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July 2019

Summer Fun for 3-5 Year Olds

Wednesday July 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am 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. Registration open soon!

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August 2019

Banner Making

Sunday August 18 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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 18 for families of HMCS Regina.  Session on Monday May 13 has been cancelled. 

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): For Adults

Sunday August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. Session in May cancelled. Next one in August. 

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Return and Reintegration (R2MR): With Children

Sunday August 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 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. Session in May cancelled. Next one in August. 

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September 2019

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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