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Activity Guide - Summer 2011

  1. 1. Marit iMe F o r c e s Pa c iF i c May - seP te M ber 2011 Activity GUIDE Serving the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt 5 tips for taking care of yourself TAKE STEPS TO BE PREPARED IN AN EMERGENCYMake yournext moveeasier onthe kids H E A LT H | S P O RTS | R E C R EATI O N | F ITN E S S | D E P LOYM E NT | VO LU NTE E R I N G Military FaMily resource centre / Personnel suPPort PrograMs
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  3. 3. ContentsACTIVITY PROGRAMS Registration/Contacts..............................................................................................1 LEGEND CPAC - Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Facilities.....................................................................................................................2 Lampson - Lampson MFRC Services......................................................................................................................4 MFRC - Military Family Resource Centre Special Events .........................................................................................................10 NAC - Naden Athletic Centre Volunteering ...........................................................................................................12 Deployment ............................................................................................................15 PSP - Personnel Support Programs Early Years...............................................................................................................20 SH - Signal Hill MFRC School Age ..............................................................................................................22 YAC - Youth Activity Centre Youth........................................................................................................................24 This program guide is brought to you by Cadets ......................................................................................................................26 Adult ........................................................................................................................28 Francophone ...........................................................................................................32 Navigator .................................................................................................................33 Aquatic Services and Pool ....................................................................................34 Sailing ......................................................................................................................39 Fitness ......................................................................................................................41 Sports .......................................................................................................................45 Health Promotion ..................................................................................................50 Clubs ........................................................................................................................51 CANEX Discount Program ..................................................................................58EDITORIAL Involve the whole family in your next move .....................................................11 Cooking for one .....................................................................................................14 The importance of self-care .................................................................................44 On the Cover Financial tips for young families .........................................................................48 PO2 Chuck MacIntosh lifts weights Boost your energy without caffeine ....................................................................56 at the Dockyard Gym with help from MS Ben Salamon. PO2 MacIntosh won Avoid injury while working out...........................................................................60 the Formation Health and Wellness Grass-free landscaping options ............................................................................61 Challenge last year. Take steps to be prepared in an emergency .......................................................62 Photo by Shelley Lipke, Lookout Supporting Those www.canex.ca Who Serve CFB Esquimalt Why shop CANEX? Returned to CFB ESQUIMALT Base Fund last year alone. Because CANEX proudly supports those who serve by returning money to you, the members of the Canadian Forces community, right here in Esquimalt.Retail Store, Lang Cov ExpressMart, Belmont P Find out more online at www.canex.caSupporting Those Who Serve www.canex.ca
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  5. 5. RegistrationWhen a fee is required, payment must be paidat time of registration. Separate payments for MFRC Cancellation PolicyPSP programs/services and MFRC programs/services are required. Registration is on a first- If you cancel: are credited to your account. All othercome, first-served basis. Full refunds will be processed by refunds are made by cheque (please contacting the MFRC at 250-363- allow two weeks for processing).If paying for MFRC programs/services: cash, 2640 a minimum of three days prior If we cancel:debit or credit card accepted (during normal to program start date. Under medical Full refunds are issued when thebusiness hours). or emergency circumstances, prorated MFRC cancels a program. Every effort refunds for workshop series may be is made to cancel courses in a timelyIf paying for PSP programs/services: cash, granted. Payments made by credit card manner (3 days prior to start date).debit, Visa or MasterCard accepted. ContactsPersonnel Support Programs Naval & Military Museum.......................... 250-363-4312PSP Manager................................................ 250-363-7061Admin. Assistant .......................................... 250-363-4256 Lookout Newspaper & Creative ServicesDeputy PSP Manager ................................... 250-363-4242 Managing Editor .......................................... 250-363-3372Sponsorship and Donations Coordinator ..... 250-363-5648 Advertising ................................................... 250-363-3014 Classifieds..................................................... 250-363-3014Fitness & SportsNaden Athletic Centre Kiosk........................ 250-363-5677 Military Family Resource CentreDirector ....................................................... 250-363-4067 MFRC 24-Hour Information Line ............... 250-363-2640Admin. Assistant .......................................... 250-363-4427 Toll free ..................................................... 1-800-353-3329Facilities Coordinator ................................... 250-363-4213Sports Coordinator....................................... 250-363-4068 WebsitesAsst. Sports Coordinator .............................. 250-363-4069 Lookout ..................................www.lookoutnewspaper.comSports Stores................................................. 250-363-4072 Personnel Support Programs...............www.pspesquimalt.caFitness Coordinator ...................................... 250-363-4495 Museum ...................... www.navalandmilitarymuseum.orgEXPRES Testing Supervisor ......................... 250-363-4412 Donations and SponsorshipDockyard Fitness & Wellness Centre........... 250-363-2074 ......... http://esquimalt.mil.ca/badm/sponsorship/index.htmDockyard Facility & Sports Coord ............... 250-363-7813 Swim Team.......................................www.navymasters.comNaden Athletic Centre Fitness Cell .............. 250-363-4485 MFRC.......................................... www.esquimaltmfrc.comWurtele Arena .............................................. 250-363-4297 Family Navigator ............................ www.familynavigator.caRecreationColwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ........ 250-363-1009Director ....................................................... 250-363-1008Programs ...................................................... 250-363-1522 SUMMER 2011 ACTIVITY PROGRAM GUIDEFacility ......................................................... 250-363-2648 Views and opinions in this guide are not necessarily those of the Department of National Defence. Mailed under Publication MailAquatics ....................................................... 250-363-4070 Agreement #40064821 Victoria B.C.Clubs ........................................................... 250-363-2989 This product was produced by Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services: CFB Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces, Victoria, B.C. V9A 7N2Health Promotion Programs Ph: 250-363-3014 Email: frontoffice@lookoutnewspaper.comDirector ....................................................... 250-363-5680 Project Coordinator: Melissa AtkinsonManager ....................................................... 250-363-5532 Design: Carmel Ecker Sales: Ivan Groth, Joshua BuckManager ....................................................... 250-363-5567Admin. Assistant .......................................... 250-363-5621 CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 1
  6. 6. FacilitiesAlbert Head Confidence Course up to 300) (Bus access: #26 Dockyard/UVic and #24The Albert Head Confidence Course • Varied sized classrooms, designed to ac- Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk both stop onis available for training by DND units commodate groups from 10-60 people Lampson Street near the MFRC. #6 Es-and groups. Confidence Course training • Fully equipped kitchen quimalt/Royal Oak Exchange, #10 Dock-serves several purposes such as: expo- • Conference room (up to 12 people) yard/Royal Jubilee, and #25 Maplewood/sure to challenges service personnel may Admirals Walk/Western Exchange all stopencounter under operational conditions; To inquire about a facility booking for a short distance from the MFRC.)improve cardio-respiratory efficiency; your group contact 250-363-2648.muscular strength and endurance; as well *Note: prices are subject to change without Naden Athletic Centre (NAC)as develop speed, agility, self confidence, notice. Hours of Operationwill-power, determination, initiative and Mon to Fri: 6am-10pmteam work, all of which are important Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Sat, Sun and Stats: 9am-8pmmorale building qualities. Requesting units MFRC (CPAC)must have a qualified supervisor attend an (located next to the PSP counter) The Naden Athletic Centre has numerousorientation in order to request access to facilities and programs for military person- Hours of Operationand conduct training on the Confidence nel, their families and DND employees. Mon to Thur: 7:30-11am, noon-6:30pmCourse. Confidence Course orientations & 7:15-9pm. Fri: 7:30-11am & noon-are conducted by PSP fitness staff covering Facility includes 6pm. Sat: 9am-noon & 1-5pmcourse protocol, procedures, and obstacle • One large gym floor Closed Sundays and statutory holidaysdemonstrations focusing on technique and • One smaller gym floorsafety. Orientations are held in the Fall and • Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) 2610 Rosebank Road, ColwoodSpring each year, or as required. Require- • Leisure wading pool Phone: 250-363-2640ments for supervisors include a minimum • One steam room Fax: 250-363-2677rank of MS/MCpl and nomination by the • Large hot tub Email: mfrc@shawcable.comUnit Training Officer/NCO. User groups • Two weight-training rooms (Bus access: #25 Admirals Walk/Westernmust request an orientation and the use • Cardio theatre Exchange/Maplewood, #39 Royal Roads/of the Confidence Course through Range • Three squash courts UVic, #50 CanWest/Downtown, #51Control by calling 250-391-4128. • Five softball diamonds CanWest/UVic, #52 Wishart/CanWest/ Western Exchange, #53 Atkins, #54 Me- • One soccer pitchColwood Pacific Activity Centre tchosin, #61 Sooke/Downtown all stop at • Two outdoor volleyball courts(CPAC) Western Exchange. It’s a short walk over to • One CF EXPRES evaluation centreCPAC located at 2610 Rosebank Road CPAC.) See Facilities staff or phone 250-363-5677(off Ocean Blvd) is a community driven for updated schedules. Schedule maymulti-purpose facility designed to accom- Fleet Fitness and Wellness change without notice.modate our military and civilian commu- Centre (Dockyard)nities. Our centralized location allows us Golf Memberships/Passesto offer a large range of rental opportuni- Hours of Operation Regular: $35ties, from structured birthday parties to Mon to Fri: 6am-6pm Ordinary: $75large conferences and weddings. Associate: $100 (summer rate) Facility includes $10 (winter pro-rate)Summer Hours • Weight Room and Cardio Equipment See Facilities staff for bookings and courseMon to Fri: 8am-5:30pm, Sat and Sun by • Change Rooms pass prices or call 250-363-5677.request • Showers • Day Lockers and Rental Lockers Sports EquipmentRental Rates Military personnel may sign-out equip-• Military community: Free during regu- Lampson MFRC ment for most sports from the sports store, lar work hours, outside regular hours Hours of Operation please call 250-363-4072. $30/hour Mon to Fri: 8:30am-noon & 1-4:30pm• Civilian community: $20 to $40/hour Closed on statutory holidays Swimming Pool (depending on the room) For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule, 670 Lampson Street, Esquimalt see Aquatics section.Facility includes Phone: 250-363-2640 To rent pool space, call the Facilities Coor-• A large (dividable) auditorium with Fax: 250-363-0178 dinator at 250-363-4213. stage and 12 ft viewing screen (seating Email: mfrc@shawcable.com For all other aquatic inquiries, call the Aquatics Supervisor at 250-363-4070.2 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  7. 7. Facilities Shinny: Mon,Wed and Fri: 11:30am- NADEN ATHLETIC CENTRE MEMBERSHIP FEES 12:50pm 1 Year 6 Months • Casual Skate: Tues and Thur: 11:30am- 12:50pm and Sat and Sun: 2:30-4pm Regular Military - Regular Force Individual Free Free - Class A, B & C Reservists • Parents and Kids Sticks and Pucks: Sat: Spouse $64 $38 DND Firefighters 2:30-4pm Family $106 $64 PSP Employees To reserve the ice or for more information, Ordinary DND Employees: Memberships re- Single $134 $75 call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363- quired from 6pm Mon-Fri & all day Sat, Family $204 $113 4213. Sun and Stat holidays. (DND employee membership not required during 6am- 6pm Mon-Fri) Youth Activity Centre (YAC) Commissionaires, Retired w/ 720 Galiano Crescent, Belmont Park, full Military Pension, Federal Em- Colwood ployee, RCMP, Prison Guards Associate Must be sponsored by a Regular Single $321 N/A Member Force Member Family Max 5 pers living at $589 N/A home and under 19yrs Drop In Signed in Guests Adults 19yrs and up $4.50 N/A Youth 6-18yrs $2.50 N/A Family Family 2 Adults, 3 Children $9 N/A Additional children $2.50 N/A No charge 5 yrs & under To make a booking for any Lockers Available at NAC and Dockyard Gym $60 per year Base Facility (i.e. sports fields, Kiosk Administration Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 10am-7pm for the purchase of NAC/Golf pool, gym) a written request is memberships, special registrations such as ski trips, swimming lessons, and special interest classes etc. required. Golf passes are available 7 days a week during hours of operation. Prices do not include HST and are subject Please contact the Facilities to change. Contact 250-363-5677 for updated schedules and additional information. Coordinator by e-mail at tom. campbell@forces.gc.ca or faxSignal Hill MFRC (SH) Wurtele Arena 250-363-4315 four to five daysHours of Operation Across the street from the Naden Athletic prior to the event.Mon to Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm Centre is the Wurtele Arena available toClosed on statutory holidays both military and civilian members for Note: military training takes priority skating, hockey, and other activities. on all bookings.1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt Administration: 250-363-4297Phone: 250-363-2640Fax: 250-363-3108 Hours of OperationEmail: mfrc@shawcable.com Mon to Sun: 7am-11:30pm(Bus access: #6 Esquimalt/Royal Oak (Subject to change)Exchange, #26 Dockyard/UVic and #10 The Arena staff has an up-to-dateDockyard/Royal Jubilee) schedule.Fr PA WHY PAY MORE? ee PURIFIED WATER B as low as $2.77 per 18.9L EST The B r in A REFRESHING CHANGE. Wate ! Town 10% DND Discount Multi-Stage Purification Process • Reverse Osmosis • Ultra-Violet Light • Ozone 250-381-2088 The ULTIMATE WATER STORE 59L ultimatewater@shaw.ca Nelson Square, 100 Aldersmith Place (next to Scotiabank on Admirals Rd.) CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 3
  8. 8. ServicesActivity Guide Mailing List Dance Dance Revolution at CPAC $75 CPAC? You supervise this 2-hour partyBe the first to know about upcoming Come out and dance your birthday away! for children ages 2-5 years old. You haveMFRC and PSP workshops and services. This 2 hour dance party includes a facilita- full use of a large gymnasium, a fullThe MFRC mails out more than 1,000 tor, crafts, full use of our kitchen, a large kitchen and a room to eat and open pres-Activity Guides to military families each gymnasium with Dance Dance Revolu- ents. We’ll help you set up climbing toys,December, April and August. Get on the tion gaming system and other equipment get out ride toys and set-up children’slist! Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll if needed, and a room to eat and open music for you. You lead this party and forfree: 1-800-353-3329) or email a request presents. Please bring your own food, cake safety purposes you must ensure there isto mfrc@shawcable.com. and decorations if you desire. at least one adult per 10 children. Please bring your own food, cake and decora- Party Playtime by You! $75 tions if you desire.Birthday Parties Location: CPACFor details on how to book your themed You supervise this 2-hour party for chil-party, call 250-363-1009 today! Please note dren ages 2-5 years old. You have full use of a large gymnasium, a full kitchen and a Bouncy Castle Party $125that all birthday parties require a minimum room to eat and open presents. We’ll help Two hours of bouncy fun! This partyof 2 weeks notice. Prices increase for parties you set up climbing toys, get out ride toys includes the use of the bouncy castle, 2of 11 or more children, maximum of 20 and set-up children’s music for you. You facilitators, use of a large kitchen andchildren. Also note your 2 or 3 hour party lead this party, but for safety purposes you breakout room for cake and presents. Thistimeframe includes: set up, decorating, must ensure there is at least one adult per party can accommodate 20 partiers.tear down and clean-up. Please plan your Location: CPACbirthday party with this in mind. 10 children. Please bring your own food, cake and decorations if you desire. Location: CPAC Teen Party (ages 10 – 15yrs) $100Sports Spectacular at the NAC $75 Come and play Nintendo Wii, pool andJoin us for a fun-filled active sports party much much more at the Youth Activity Party for a Prince or Princess $75with gym games, sports and time for pres- Centre. This three hour party includes “The King and Queen request your pres-ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports one facilitator, use of the YAC and the ence at the Royal Celebration of yourSpectacular package includes a facilitator, kitchen. This party can accommodate 20 Birthday!” Come out and get treated likea large gymnasium with equipment and partiers. Royalty. Show up for the festivities anda room to eat and open presents. Please Location: CPAC enjoy the gala event. Make crowns andbring your own food, cake and decorations tiaras. Enjoy music, dancing and gamesif you desire. to complete your party. Your 2-hour party Children and Youth Outreach includes a facilitator, crafts, full use of our The MFRC recognizes that the needs ofSports Spectacular at CPAC $75 kitchen, a large gymnasium with equip- children and youth in the military familyJoin us for a fun-filled active sports party ment if needed and a room to eat and community are diverse. We are pleasedwith gym games, sports and time for pres- open presents. Please bring your own food, to offer one-on-one support - as well asent opening and eating etc. Your Sports cake and decorations if you desire. resources for individuals and agencies thatSpectacular package includes a facilitator, Location: CPAC support children and youth. Please callfull use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium 250-363-2640 for more information.with equipment and a room to eat and Party Theme by You $75open presents. Please bring your own food, Have a great theme idea for your child’scake and decorations if you desire. party that you would like to celebrate at MFRC 24-Hour Information Line MFRC staff are ready to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can answer your questions or do the research to find the information you need. Call us at 250- 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).4 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  9. 9. ServicesEmergency Child Care and Employment and Education the Cowichan Valley or Greater Nanaimo,Emergency Respite Child Care For employment and education support, phone us toll-free at 1-800-353-3329.The MFRC Emergency Services Pro- the MFRC refers families to employmentgram offers Emergency Child Care and agencies in the greater community. Our Connecting with 443 SquadronEmergency Respite Child Care to fami- website (www.esquimaltmfrc.com) has A MFRC representative visits 443 Squad-lies whose circumstances meet eligibility links for the local employment agencies and ron monthly for a “Learn at Lunch” ses-requirements. For more information about education services. If you have questions sion. Each visit is an opportunity to sharethis program, call the MFRC at 250-363- along the way, please contact the MFRC at information about a variety of topics and2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). to answer any questions. For more infor- mation, please call 250-363-2640.Emergency Child Care Plan Families living outside GreaterIf you suddenly become ill while your part- Victoria Imagination Libraryner is deployed or on duty, who will care for Connecting with Military Families in The Imagination Library, funded throughyour child? Pick up an Emergency Child Sooke, the Cowichan Valley and Greater donations to the Homecoming Statue, isCare Plan at the Military Family Resource Nanaimo offered as a way to enhance literacy andCentre to create a plan for your family. Even though the MFRC does not have a develop resilience in children as they experi-Don’t delay - prepare today! location in Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley ence the challenges of the military lifestyle, or in Sooke, the organization supports and to show community support to parentsEmergency Services Canadian Forces families residing in these in caring for their children. Families withThe MFRC Emergency Services Program areas. By working with local community babies born in 2011 to serving regular forceoffers support and resources to individuals members and partners, the MFRC strives to members and class B/C reservists at CFBand families during emergencies and urgent enhance the quality of life for these military Esquimalt are eligible to register. Childrenfamily situations. Let us help you make an community members. Numerous resources will receive one book per month by mailaction plan. Call the MFRC at 250-363- are available online at www.esquimaltmfrc. until their fifth birthday. Please contact the2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) if you com. If you live in the Sooke area, contact MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more informa-have an urgent family situation. the MFRC at 250-363-2640. If you live in tion (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 5
  10. 10. Come check out our new ATVs Top quality Dinli 700CC 4x4 ONLY $7495 + frt + pdi enco Motorcycle & ATV Tues - Sat 9am - 5 pm l www.kencomotorcycle.com 2575 Sooke River Rd. l 250-642-3924 MILITARY DISCOUNT MILI Y 15% OFF! Come join us at: 315 Burnside Rd West (Behind Tillicum Mall) Kids eat FREE every Tuesday! some conditions apply Victoria BC V8Z 7L6 Helping You SAANICH 250 477- 5353 110 -4460 Chatterton Way 1-800-461-5353 WEST SHORE 250 474-4800 501-1913 Sooke Road 1-866-806-0981 coastcapital@royallepage.ca westshorerlp@shaw.ca Is What DOWNTOWN 250 384-7663 1075 Pandora Avenue SOOKE 250 642-6361 6739 West Coast Road 1-866-806-0982 1-800-461-5353 We Do rlpvictoria@royallepage.ca OAK BAY rlpsooke@royallepage.ca 250 592-4422 1933 Oak Bay Avenue 1-800-263-4753 victoriabc@royallepage.ca6 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  11. 11. ServicesMFRC Resource Library Military 101 Information Package Afar “Pregnancy and Newborn” Package,Visit your MFRC Resource Library at If you or your family member recently available at the MFRC and on ships. Youthe Lampson MFRC or CPAC. We have joined the military and you are new to the can both share the experience of learninga wide range of terrific books for all ages. military lifestyle, our Military 101 Infor- about your growing baby. Package includesTopics include parenting, relationships, mation Package is for you. Call the MFRC handouts about pregnancy, breastfeedingcommunication, deployment and reloca- at 250-363-2640 for your package. and caring for your newborn. Call 250-tion. We welcome your suggestions on 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) forresources that you have found valuable and more information. Operational Stress Injuries (OSI)invite your ideas for new resources. Operational Stress Injuries are very real and have been a part of military history through- Pregnancy and LabourMilitary Family ID Card out the ages. Today, the increased tempo and Companion ProgramIt takes just 15 minutes to get this valuable high-risk nature of military operations means Will your partner be deployed during yourID card. The card is available to all regular that service men and women are doing jobs pregnancy? Skilled, caring volunteers willand reserve military family members that may expose them to high levels of stress support you during pregnancy, childbirth,age 13 years and up. Use this nation- that may cause an OSI. If you or someone and after you’ve welcomed your baby home.ally recognized ID here and at your next you care about is suffering or may be suf- Find out more about how the MFRC sup-posting. Use it to access Base services and fering from an Operational Stress Injury, ports expecting parents by calling 250-363-to participate in the Military Discount the MFRC can link you to services that can 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).Program (at participating local businesses). provide you with the information and sup-The CF member must be present to port you need. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: Prevention, Support andsign the card at the time of issue. If your 1-800-353-3329) for details. Interventionmilitary spouse/partner is deployed or on Our professional, caring staff offer sup-course, contact the MFRC to make special Parenting From Afar port with relationship issues, parentingarrangements. The MFID is available at all Stay connected with each other during challenges, the military lifestyle, copingMFRC locations. deployment through the Parenting From with short-term crisis situations and various Afar Program. Ask for the Parenting from emergencies. We’re also your one-stop source New Students Introductory Special $20 7 consecutive days unlimited. Visit bikramwestshore.com 250.391.1975 yoga@bikramwestshore.com 750 Goldstream Avenue Downtown Langford 15% off packages for military (autopays not included) regular priced memberships and class CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 7
  12. 12. Servicesfor quality referrals to outside counselling developmental and behavioural issues. “resources and specialized support services. I always wanted to be Triple P helps parents:The MFRC respects your privacy. We do not • manage their child’s behaviour in aprovide any information of a confidential somebody. If I made it, it’s constructive and caring way.nature to any other person or organization half because I was game • develop good communication andwithout your explicit permission - except strong relationships with their children.as required by law. View our confidentiality enough to take a lot of • learn positive parenting skills that maypolicy at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. If you apply to a broad range of parenting situ-need assistance, don’t hesitate to call 250- punishment along the way ations.363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). and half because there Children who grow up exposed to positive parenting are more likely to feel goodPuppet Program were a lot of people who about themselves and develop into theirThe Esquimalt MFRC offers the Friends cared enough to help me. potential! Triple P offers information,and Neighbours (F.A.N Club) Puppet Pro- support, and practical answers for you andgram. This volunteered-based program uses -Althea Gibson your family. For more information, pleaselife-size, colourful puppets and prepared call your MFRC at 250-363-2640 (tollscripts to assist children ages 3 to 11 learn free: 1-800-353-3329)how to cope with issues such as deployment free: 1-800-353-3329). Learn more in theand reunion. Performances take place at Navigator section of the guide. Video Teleconferencing (VTC)local schools and at various MFRC events. Talk with and see your loved one serv-If you are interested in more information or Staying in Touch Calls ing in Afghanistan. More details in thewant to volunteer for this program, please MFRC staff will call you, answer your Deployment section of this guide.call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: questions and keep you updated with im-1-800-353-3329). portant information. Ensure you stay con- Welcome Packages from other nected to Base and community resources and services during work-related separa- MFRCsSpecial Needs and Relocating elsewhere? We can lend you a tions. Let us know how often you want usResponsibilities Welcome Package from your next MFRC. to contact you and we’ll do it. If you areOur military community includes families deploying, register your spouse/partner, Find out what is available in your newwith extra needs. Some families care for parents, siblings or grandparents. We call community. Call the MFRC at 250-363-children with special needs, some include anywhere in Canada. Call 250-363-2640 2640 for details.partners with health concerns and some (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to subscribe.help support their aging parents. If your “Welcome to Parenting” Boxfamily has special needs and responsibili-ties, the MFRC can help you find commu- Triple P - Positive Parenting Are you a new parent? Make sure you drop Program by the Military Family Resource Centrenity resources during relocation, help you for your free “Welcome to Parenting” Box.put a support plan in place for upcoming Triple P is a parenting program that The box includes a guidebook to helpdeployments, and give support and direc- promotes positive, caring relationships be- you understand your baby’s development,tion when you’re not sure whom to call. tween parents and their children (Toddlers a developmental toy with activity cardsLet us help you find the services you need! - 15 years). Parents learn effective strate- that explain how to use the “Comfort,For information, call 250-363-2640 (toll gies for dealing with a variety of childhood We are part of your Military Discount Program Sign up as a NEW member with your DND ID and get a Your membership and everything $10 COSTCO CASH CARD! COSTCO sells is 100% guaranteed. Personal Shopping membership is $55 plus GST per year & includes a FREE spouse card.8 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  13. 13. ServicesPlay and Teach” approach with your baby,and information about MFRC parentingprograms and activities. Relocation Resources We have ordered some great new booksWork Point Community Gardens for the MFRC Resource Library availableHave you thought about planting that at CPAC and Lampson. If you are beingvegetable garden or keeping the house posted this year, come on bysupplied with beautiful flowers but you’re the MFRC and take a looknot sure about having one in your own at some of our resources thatbackyard? Well the Work Point Commu- can assist you and your fam-nity Garden plots, located on the corner ily with your move. Here areof Anson and Munro Streets, are avail- some of the books that youable to test out your green thumb. All will find:military families no matter where you live • Moving Day(and some community requests) will be • Moving with Kids: 25accepted. Email dshill@shaw.ca for more Ways to Ease Your Family’sinformation. Plots range in size from 15 Transition to a New Homeby 15 feet or 30 by 30 feet. • Big Ernie’s New Home • Moving HouseYouth Resources • Saying Good-bye, SayingOur master list of resources for youth in Hellothe Greater Victoria area is full of informa- • The Moving Survival Guidetion about services and programs just for • We’re Moving Where?youth. Questions or concerns? No prob-lem. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 tohelp find the answers you’re looking for! Serving Proudly Victoria96 since 19 Your Country. standing up Your Restaurant. for Esquimalt– ½ PRICE Breakfast Royal Buy one entree & receive Roads 50%off the second entrée 7am-10am Sun-Thur Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. Maurine Karagianis ½ PRICE Lunch Buy one entree & receive MLA, Esquimalt– Royal Roads 50%off the second entrée 11am-2pm Sun-Thur Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. ½ PRICE Dinner er r Buy one entree & receive 50%off the second entrée 4pm ‘til close Sun-Thur Not valid with any other coupon or special feature. h i lf 250-479-8326 www.MaurineKaragianis.ca Maurine.Karagianis.MLA@leg.bc.ca 2900 Douglas St. Victoria • 250-995-1200 www.abccountry.ca CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 9
  14. 14. Special EventsBike To Work Week Family Resource Centre. A light breakfastMay 30 – June 4, 2011 of muffins and coffee will be provided. For CFB Esquimalt NAVY 10KThe bicycle is the most energy-efficient more information, contact the MFRC atform of travel ever devised. Commut- 250-363-2640 (toll free 1-800-353-3329).ing to work by bike is within easy reach Location: CFB Esquimalt Wardroom (1586 Esqui- Join hundreds of runners malt Road) from CFB Esquimalt and the sur-of people of any level of fitness. With Wed Sept 7 7:30-8:30am rounding community in the funthe rate of cycling numbers approaching but gruelling NAVY 10K race. Forthat for transit and walking, Victoria is MFRC Board of Directors Info those looking for something just anot only the ‘Fittest City’ and ‘Cycling Session bit shorter, this year the Navy raceCapital of Canada,’ - it is the first city in will include a 5K and a children’s 1Kthe country in which cycling has become a Are you a committed, accountable and fun run. All races will begin from‘mainstream’ travel mode. CFB Esquimalt community-minded person? Consider Naden, see link for race routes atis no exception, with over 1000 bicyclists becoming a volunteer board member with www.pspesquimalt.ca. Race packagerecorded. the MFRC. This session will provide infor- pick up begins on Friday August mation on the Military Family Resource 12th from 3-7pm and SaturdayBike to Work Breakfast Centre, the role of a policy-making board, August 13th from 10am-3pm at thePSP invites you to the 14th Annual Bike and the skills required to be an effective Naden Athletic Centre. Last minuteto Work Breakfast. Join us for healthy board member. A great first step to learn registration will begin at 7:30amsnacks and coffee to kick start your day! more about the board, how the experi- on race day in the lower gym of theLocation: CANEX parking lot Naden ence can be fun and rewarding, and how Naden Athletic Centre. Check outWed June 1 6:30-7:30am Free you can make a big contribution to the the race site for more information. military community. Register by calling Location: NadenFormation Fun Day 250-363-2640 or by emailing bodemfrc@ Sun Aug 14 Race begins 8:30am gmail.com. For registration and cost informa-Over 1,500 military members and their Location: CPACfamilies came out in 2010! CFB Esquimalt tion visit www.pspesquimalt.ca Wed June 8 7-8pmtransforms into a giant fairground for thisannual event for the Defence Community.Games, prizes, food, and entertainment West Coast Welcomefor all ages. Are you new to the community? ComeLocation: CFB Esquimalt (Naden) and meet your neighbours! A free pancakeSat July 16 noon-4pm Free breakfast, information booths, activities for children and fabulous prizes. ThisMFRC Annual General Meeting event is open to all CF members and their families.Join other members of the CFB Esqui- Location: CPACmalt military community at the AGM to Sat Sept 10 9:30-11:30am Freediscuss the 2010/11 year at your Military The largest food bank “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; on Vancouver Island. I was thirsty and you gave me somethign to drink; Complete dedicated I was a stranger and you ministerial services. invited me in; naked and you clothed me; Charitable advocacy for sick and you visited me; those in need. I was in prison and you came to me.” Thank you Victoria! -Matthew 25:35.36 The Mustard Seed Street Church & Food Bank 625 Queens Ave, Victoria, V8T 1L9 • (250) 953-1575 • www.mustardseed.ca10 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  15. 15. Make your next move a family affair It’s that time of year again. The meet- age kids, or teens, we need to recognize how to check out child care options at the localing with the career managers are over, the stress affects our children. The best way to Military Family Resource Centre. If theposting messages are in hand and the house do this is to talk about the move together as kids are with you, be sure to take breaks.hunting trip is booked. This is the military a family. Younger kids will enjoy going to the locallifestyle and whether it’s your first move or There are some great resources available at playground. This is also a good way toyour seventh, it can still be stressful. your MFRC and at your local library. There meet people and ask about the neighbour- For parents, this stress is often accompa- are age appropriate books that will help to hood. Older kids may get bored. Keepnied by a feeling of concern for their kids. address some of the common feelings that them engaged and don’t be afraid to askIt is important to remember, kids are fairly kids and parents will be experiencing. their opinion. If you have time at the endresilient and each will have their own way of your HHT, take some time to do someof processing their feelings about the move. The House Hunting Trip (HHT) fun family activities … you all deserve it.As parents of babies, preschoolers, school If you take the kids on your HHT, be sure Before the Move When it is time to go, remember that saying goodbye is hard for everyone. It is okay to host your own party - that way you can invite who you want to. Plan what you are going to take with you (either in the car or on the plane) and what you will ship. Put those essen- tial items aside so they will not end up in boxes. After the Move Try to establish a regular schedule as soon as possible. Have fun exploring the neigh- bourhood as a family. Make your house look like home as soon as you can. Let your kids help decorate their new room. If budget allows, make it special with a coat of paint or even a new comforter. It is important to remember that every- one in the family is feeling the stress of the move and there could be tears. Let every- one in your family have the opportunity to express how they feel in a supportive environment. Relocation Resources When you do get your posting message, the Esquimalt MFRC can help. We have relocation packages from other bases avail- able for you to sign out, or we can order you your own copy. Brookfield Global Relocation Services are your move specialists. After you receive your posting message, get your copy of “It’s Your Move” online at www.irp-pri. com. This is a valuable resource of check- lists and must dos for the military family on the move. Contact the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) for more information. CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 11
  16. 16. VolunteeringGrow the community - the Deployment Program. We have an nities and meet once a month, to reviewgrow from the experience increased need for volunteers to assist budgets and financial statements, policies with a variety of special events, activities and procedures, human resource man-Do you enjoy meeting new people and and programs for military families during agement and planning processes. To findworking as part of a team? deployments. Contact the MFRC at 250- out more on volunteering in a leader-Does the laughter and tireless energy of 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) or ship capacity, please contact the Board atchildren and youth inspire you? visit www.esquimaltmfrc.com to learn bodemfrc@gmail.com.Do you like being in the spotlight at more. Visit the Special Events section to learnspecial events? more about an upcoming Board Informa-Are you most comfortable working “be- Family Networks tion Session.hind the scenes” doing research, assistingwith administration, information and Become a vital part of a successful de-event planning? ployment by getting involved as a Family PreschoolAre you looking for a way to give back to Network Volunteer. Have fun while Needed: Helpful Hands and Eager Ears!the community? making connections with your com- The MFRC needs help in the MFRC Ca-We have something for everyone! munity. Enhance your group facilitation sual Child Care Program. We’re lookingWhy not begin something new and skills, provide information and support for assistance with the tiny ones and sup-get connected with your community at to your fellow military families while port and encouragement for the toddlersthe same time? At the Military Family gaining experience with communications Tuesday to Friday onsite during regularResource Centre, our motto is for the and organizing special events. Share your daytime hours. Volunteers assist withcommunity and with the community. skills and knowledge. Interested? You will playtime and snacks, and find rewardsWe cannot exist without you! We depend need approximately six hours per month. in the smiles, laughter and animatedon and benefit from active volunteer Check out the Family Network Volunteer storytelling of the children. Morning andleadership and community involvement. job description on the MFRC website or afternoon positions are available. VisitThanks to the remarkable contribu- call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353- www.esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-tions made by volunteers, our military 3329). We need extra volunteers for all 363-2640 for details.community grows stronger and the good Family Networks to assist with activities,news is that our volunteers say that they communications and planning.grow from the experience at the sametime! If you would like to share your Francophone Programs Puppet Programskills and knowledge with us, we will Volunteering with the MFRC is an Are you performer at heart and lovefind the perfect volunteer role for you. ideal way for Francophones to meet new children? We are looking for a fewTo find out more on the up-to-date people and to practice speaking English. volunteers who are available duringvolunteer opportunities, visit the MFRC There are many volunteer opportuni- the day to perform short shows inwebsite at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or ties available including working with schools in the fall and spring. Us-phone 250-363-2640. children and youth, helping with special ing life size puppets and prepared events, assisting with translation and scripts, volunteers assist children more! Call 250-363-2640 to learn more. aged 3 to 11 years in learning howCommunity Outreach to cope with deployment and relo-Do you reside in Sooke, Sidney, the cation. Full training is provided.Cowichan Valley or Greater Nanaimo? MFRC Board of DirectorsOther military families who live nearby A volunteer board of directors overseeswould benefit from your knowledge of the governance of the Esquimalt Militarythe local area and your skills in organiz- Family Resource Centre. The Board ofing events. If you would like to help Directors is involved in the planning andfamilies connect with each other or if leadership of the MFRC and is responsi-you enjoy connecting with community ble for the organization in the followingprograms and services in the area, we’d areas: Policy and Procedures; Finance andlike to hear from you. Please call us toll Fundraising; Human Resources; Com-free at 1-800-353-3329. munity Relations; Organization Planning and Operations. Within these areas ofDeployment governance, there are various committeesIf you are experiencing a deployment, to address the short term and long termor can relate and empathize with those strategic outcomes for the organization.who are, please consider becoming a The Board and its members are active involunteer and lending your support to the military family and greater commu-12 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  17. 17. VolunteeringSpecial Events Volunteer Orientation Sessions personal consultation. Call the MFRC atSpecial events are ongoing throughout the Find out about the Military Family 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329)year. Jobs vary from planning committees Resource Centre, our programs and the to register. Casual Child Care is availableto set-up crews. Come learn about event community in which you will be volun- during daytime sessions.planning and execution while enjoying teering. We will help you discover a vol- Location: CPACthe fun and camaraderie of these special unteer position where you can experience MFRC 800 Thur May 26 7-8pm Location: CPACevents. Help is needed with Formation personal and professional development MFRC 801 Tues June 14 9:30-11amFun Day, West Coast Welcome and Pacific and give back to the community at the Location: LampsonWomen’s Day. If you want to know more, same time. Come to an orientation where MFRC 802 Wed May 11 9:30-11amvisit www.esquimaltmfrc.com or call the you will be able to sample the diverse Location: LampsonMFRC at 250-363-2640. programs and services we offer, or book a MFRC 803 Thur June 23 7-8pm All Fun R cr Recreation P k Park • BATTING CAGES • GO KARTS • MINI GOLF Call for gro bookup ings WESTERN PROMOTIONS OPEN Weekends April-June 7 days a week July and August 2207 MILLSTREAM RD. • www.allfun.bc.ca • 250-474-1961 This will only take a minute. We’re convinced you’ll be smitten with Victoria’s new 18 hole championship course. Bent grass greens, power carts with GPS, heavenly views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Olympic Mountains and downtown Victoria. You’ve fallen hard, and it only took a minute. Located a short drive from CFB Esquimalt 20% off green fees for military Follow us on n twitter.com/Highlandpacific 450 Creed Road, Victoria, British Columbia 250.478.4653 www.highlandpacificgolf.com CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 13
  18. 18. Perhaps you’re the person at meat dishes as well. the supermarket pushing a • “Dinner” doesn’t have to be wagon full of TV convenience an extravagant meal. A sand- dinners. While it may seem wich and a bowl of soup are the easy way to go when your perfectly acceptable options. partner is away on deployment, • Many of your favorite reci- those convenience meals are pes can be cut in half and en- not always the healthiest op- joyed. Experiment with making tion. Generally high in sodium smaller quantities of desserts and calories, they don’t always and foods. fit into a healthy diet. • Invest in good-quality freez- When your partner is away, er bags or a device that vacuum cooking can also be an enjoy- seals items. Buying smaller able break in a busy day, bright- packages of foods tends to be ening your mood. Consider more expensive than buying in these tips. bulk. Therefore, continue to • Spend a day cooking for the buy the “family” packs of meats week. Make a few items that and poultry. Then separate can be stretched and enjoyed them when you return home later in the week or “tweaked” and package them securely for into a completely different freezing. Mark the date on items meal. Meatloaf, for example, so that you use them promptly. can be made into several meals. • Don’t underestimate the ad- Sliced leftovers into a sandwich vantages of breakfast for dinner. and enjoy on a crusty piece of Eggs whipped up into omelettes Cooking for One French bread, or top those left- filled with fresh vegetables, a overs with mozzarella cheese small stack of pancakes, or even and sauce and serve with a small a hearty bowl of oatmeal can side of spaghetti. The same can be welcoming when you don’t be said for basic poultry and want much fuss. tracyfozzard Attention Buyers & Sellers: Cash back for all serving and retired personnel. For every successful transaction, I will donate $500 to SOLDIER ON. PLUS: a chance to win a trip abroad!14 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide

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