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ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
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Facilities
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  1. 1. Contents ACTIVITY PROGRAMS Registration/Contacts .........................................................................................1 LEGEND Facilities ...............................................................................................................2 CPAC - Colwood Pacific Activity Centre MFRC - Military Family Resource Centre Services ................................................................................................................4 NAC - Naden Athletic Centre Special Events ....................................................................................................12 PSP - Personnel Support Programs Volunteering ......................................................................................................13 SH - Signal Hill MFRC Deployment.......................................................................................................16 Lampson - Lampson MFRC Preschool ...........................................................................................................21 YAC - Youth Activity Centre School Age .........................................................................................................24 Youth .................................................................................................................26 This program guide is brought to you by ESQUIMALT Adult ..................................................................................................................28 Military Family Resource Centre Your community. Your resource centre. Get connected. Francophone .....................................................................................................32 Navigator ...........................................................................................................33 Aquatic Services and Pool ................................................................................34 Fitness ................................................................................................................42 Sports.................................................................................................................44 Health Promotion .............................................................................................47 Clubs ..................................................................................................................51 Military Discount Listings ...............................................................................58 Sponsorship and Donations.............................................................................57 Naval and Military Museum ...........................................................................57 EDITORIAL Support during your pregnancy ......................................................................11 On the Cover Plan a successful playdate .................................................................................20 AB Lee Thibault, Pte Janine McLean Time to check your smoke alarm ....................................................................31 and AB Mike Richter are painting and Cut back on sugar .............................................................................................40 polishing HMCS Protecteur to a per- fect shine prior to the Naval Centennial Discounts make Victoria affordable for military families ..............................50 and International Fleet Review. Know your mortgage options ..........................................................................60 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.ca Supporting Those Who Serve www.canex.ca
  2. 2. 2483 PRINCESS PATRICIA’S CANADIAN LIGHT INFANTRY ROYAL CANADIAN ARMY CADET CORPS We Parade Every Tuesday Night 6:45 to 9:00pm September through June COME CHECK US OUT… IT’S FUN! Challenging...Promotes a sense of accomplishment and personal pride International summer employment opportunities for senior cadetsSummer camp can include training in: Develops respect for others, self reliance and discipline leadership, marksmanship and music Promotes lifelong friendships and camaraderie Tranferable school credits Provides Travel opportunities, outdoor adventures No registration fees! and physical fitness: swimming, canoeing, camping expeditions, hicking, rock climbing and more... Call us or email Transferable School Credits for more information: No Registration Fees! (250) 220-0658 Paid for by Sponsoring Committee Personal, professional 2483army@cadets.gc.ca http://2483ppcliarmycadets.spaces.live.com/ and social benefits! Direct Billing for Military and Families Ask Osama about: Bio-identical Hormones Stop snoring Stop Hair loss also 2 other locations Ask for Sonia Lalli: 1139 Yates street 250-386-5100 Ask for Diana Crossan: 3960 Quadra street 250-727-9846 890 Esquimalt Rd (at Head Street) 250-477-3784
  3. 3. Registration When a fee is required, payment must be paid at time of reg- istration. Separate payments for PSP programs/services and MFRC programs/services are required. HST is coming! Please note that a fee will be charged for all NSF cheques. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register before July 1 to save the extra 7% If paying for MFRC programs/services: cash, cheque, debit or credit card accepted (during normal business hours). Contacts Personnel Support Programs Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services PSP Manager............................................. 250-363-7061 Managing Editor ....................................... 250-363-3372 Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-4256 Advertising ................................................ 250-363-3014 Resource Manager ..................................... 250-363-4242 Classifieds.................................................. 250-363-3014 Donations and Sponsorship Coordinator .. 250-363-5648 Military Family Resource Centre Fitness & Sports MFRC 24-Hour Information Line ............ 250-363-2640 Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk..................... 250-363-5677 Toll free .................................................. 1-800-353-3329 Director .................................................... 250-363-4067 Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-4427 Websites Facilities Coordinator ................................ 250-363-4213 Lookout ...............................www.lookoutnewspaper.com Sports Coordinator.................................... 250-363-4068 Personnel Support Programs............www.pspesquimalt.ca Asst. Sports Coordinator ........................... 250-363-4069 Museum ................... www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org Remedial Training Supervisor .................... 250-363-5575 Donations and Sponsorship Sports Stores.............................................. 250-363-4072 Fitness Coordinator ................................... 250-363-4495 .......http://esquimalt.mil.ca/badm/sponsorship/index.htm EXPRES Testing Supervisor ...................... 250-363-4412 Swim Team.................................... www.navymasters.com Dockyard Fitness & Wellness Centre........ 250-363-2074 MFRC........................................www.esquimaltmfrc.com Naden Athletic Centre Fitness Cell ........... 250-363-4485 MFRC Navigator ........................ www.familynavigator.ca Wurtele Arena ........................................... 250-363-4297 Recreation Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ..... 250-363-1009 Director .................................................... 250-363-1008 Programs ................................................... 250-363-1522 Facility ...................................................... 250-363-2648 SUMMER 2010 ACTIVITY PROGRAM GUIDE Views and opinions in this guide are not necessarily those of the Aquatics .................................................... 250-363-4070 Department of National Defence. Mailed under Publication Mail Agreement #40064821 Victoria B.C. Health Promotion Programs This product was produced by Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services: Director .................................................... 250-363-5680 CFB Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces, Victoria, B.C. V9A 7N2 Manager .................................................... 250-363-5532 Ph: 250-363-3014 Email: frontoffice@lookoutnewspaper.com Manager .................................................... 250-363-5567 Publisher: Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Project Coordinator: Melissa Atkinson Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-5621 Design: Carmel Ecker Sales: Ivan Groth, Joshua Buck Naval & Military Museum....................... 250-363-4312 CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 1
  4. 4. Facilities Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) NADEN ATHLETIC CENTRE MEMBERSHIP FEES CPAC located at 2610 Rosebank Road (off 1 Year 6 Months Ocean Blvd) is a community driven multi- Regular Military - Regular Force Individual Free Free purpose facility designed to accommodate - Class A, B & C Reservists Spouse $64 $38 our military and civilian communities. DND Firefighters Family $106 $64 Our centralized location allows us to offer PSP Employees a large range of rental opportunities, from Ordinary DND Employees: Memberships re- Single $134 $75 structured birthday parties to large confer- quired from 6pm Mon-Fri & all day Sat, Family $204 $113 Sun and Stat holidays. (DND employee ences and weddings. membership not required during 6am- Hours of Operation 6pm Mon-Fri) Mon to Thurs 8:30am-9pm Commissionaires, Retired w/ full Military Pension, Federal Em- Fri 8:30 am-6 pm ployee, RCMP, Prison Guards Sat and Sun by request Associate Must be sponsored by a Regular Single $321 N/A Rental Rates Member Family Max 5 pers living at Force Member $589 N/A • Military community: home and under 19yrs Free during regular work hours Drop In Signed in Guests Adults 19yrs and up $4.50 N/A Outside regular hours $30/hour Youth 6-18yrs $2.50 N/A • Civilian community: Family Family 2 Adults, 3 Children $9 N/A $20 to $40 /hour (depending on room) Additional children $2.50 N/A No charge 5 yrs & under The facility includes • A large (dividable) auditorium with stage Lockers Available at NAC and Dockyard Gym $60 per year & 12 ft viewing screen (seating up to 300) Kiosk Administration Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 10am-7pm for the purchase of NAC/Golf • Varied sized classrooms, designed to ac- memberships, special registrations such as ski trips, swimming lessons, and special interest classes etc. Golf passes are available 7 days a week during hours of operation. Prices are subject to change. Contact 363-5677 commodate groups from 10-60 people for updated schedules and additional information. • Fully equipped kitchen • Conference room (up to 12 people) To inquire about a facility booking for your Fleet Fitness and Wellness Naden Athletic Centre (NAC) group contact 250-363-2648. Centre (Dockyard) Hours of Operation Note: prices are subject to change without Hours of Operation Mon to Fri: 6am-10pm notice. Mon to Fri: 6am-6pm Sat, Sun & Stats: 9am-8pm Facility includes The Naden Athletic Centre has numerous Colwood Pacific Activity Centre • Weight Room & Cardio Equipment facilities and programs for military person- nel, their families and DND employees. MFRC (CPAC) • Change Rooms • Showers Facility includes (located next to the PSP counter) • Day Lockers & Rental Lockers • One large gym floor Hours of Operation • One smaller gym floor Mon to Thurs: 7:30-11am, noon-6:30pm • Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) & 7:15-9pm. Lampson MFRC • Leisure wading pool Fri: 7:30-11am & noon-6pm. Hours of Operation • One steam room Sat: 9am-noon & 1-5pm Mon to Fri: 8:30am-noon & 1-4:30pm • Large hot tub Closed Sundays and statutory holidays Closed on statutory holidays • Two weight-training rooms 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood 670 Lampson Street, Esquimalt • Cardio theatre Phone: 250-363-2640 Phone: 250-363-2640 • Three squash courts Fax: 250-363-2677 Fax: 250-363-0178 • Five softball diamonds Email: mfrc@shawcable.com Email: mfrc@shawcable.com • One soccer pitch (Bus access: #25 Admirals Walk/Western (Bus access: #26 Dockyard/UVic, #24 • Two outdoor volleyball courts Exchange/Maplewood, #39 Royal Roads/ Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk and #25 • One CF EXPRES evaluation centre UVic, #50 CanWest/Downtown, #51 Maplewood/Admirals Walk/Western Ex- See Facilities staff or phone 250-363-5677 CanWest/UVic, #52 Wishart/CanWest/ change goes right down Lampson Street. for updated schedules. Western Exchange, #61 Sooke/Down- #6 Esquimalt/Royal Oak Exchange goes Schedule may change without notice. town. These bus routes use Western Ex- down Esquimalt Road and it’s a short walk change as the drop off location. It’s a short up to Lampson School.) walk over to CPAC.) 2 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  5. 5. Facilities Swimming Pool (i.e. sports fields, pool, gym), a written For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule, request is required. Please contact the see Aquatics section. Facilities Coordinator by e-mail (tom. To rent pool space, call the Facilities campbell@forces.gc.ca) or fax 250-363- Coordinator at 250-363-4213. 4315 four to five days prior to the event. For all other aquatic inquiries, call the Note: military training takes priority on all Aquatics Supervisor at 250-363-4070. bookings. Signal Hill MFRC (SH) Albert Head Confidence Course Hours of Operation The Albert Head Confidence Course Mon to Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm is available for training by DND units Closed on statutory holidays and groups. Confidence Course training 1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt serves several purposes such as: expo- Phone: 250-363-2640 sure to challenges service personnel may Fax: 250-363-3108 encounter under operational conditions; Email: mfrc@shawcable.com improve cardio-respiratory efficiency; (Bus access: #6 Esquimalt/Royal Oak muscular strength and endurance; as well Exchange and #26 Dockyard/UVic) as develop speed, agility, self confidence, will-power, determination, initiative and Wurtele Arena team work, all of which are important morale building qualities. Requesting units Across the street from the Naden Athletic must have a qualified supervisor attend an Centre is the Wurtele Arena available to orientation in order to request access to both military and civilian members for and conduct training on the Confidence skating, hockey, and other activities. Ad- Course. Confidence Course orientations ministration: 250-363-4297 are conducted by PSP fitness staff covering Hours of Operation course protocol, procedures, and obstacle Mon to Sun: 7am-11:30pm (Subject to demonstrations focusing on technique and schedule) safety. Orientations are held in the Fall and The arena staff has an up-to-date schedule. Spring each year, or as required. Require- Golf Memberships/Passes Shinny: Mon,Wed & Fri 11:30am- Regular: $50 ments for supervisors include a minimum 12:50pm rank of MS/MCpl and nomination by the Ordinary: $75 (summer rate) Casual Skate: Tue & Thu 11:30am- $10 (winter pro-rate), Unit Training Officer/NCO. User groups 12:50pm and Sat & Sun 1-2:30pm must request an orientation and the use Retired DND Civilian: $100 Parents & Kids Sticks & Pucks: Sat & See Facilities staff for bookings and course of the Confidence Course through Range Sun 2:30-4pm Control by calling 250-391-4128. pass prices or call 250-363-5677. To reserve the ice or for more information, Sports Equipment call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363- Military personnel may sign-out equip- 4213. ment for most sports from the sports store, To make a booking for any Base Facility please call 250-363-4072. DON LINGE • POWERS OF ATTORNEY • WILLS • • NOTARY PUBLIC • REAL ESTATE • A FULL SERVICE Attorney at Law AUTO REPAIR FACILITY Don has been practicing law for 32 years. His expertise lies in Induction & Fuel Injection Service Oil service Real Estate Conveyancing, Wills, Out of Province Inspection Electrical Estates, and Powers of Attorney. Diesel Fuel Service Exhaust For those who are housebound, Brake service Tires or cannot make it to our office, home visits can be arranged by appointment. Ask about BG Protection Plan* * under 80,000 km Registered with the Relocation Services Where Dependability and Trust are a Priority... Call Don at 250 382-6601 1244 Esquimalt Rd. 784 Fairview Rd. • 250-383-5509 CORPORATE AND GENERAL LAW • ESTATES CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 3
  6. 6. Services Bicycle Rentals a room to eat and open presents. Please breakout room for cake and presents. This Special military discount $20/day at bring your own food, cake and decorations party can accommodate 20 partiers. Marty’s Mountain Cycle, 1-1258 if you desire. Teen Party (ages 10 - 15yrs) $100 Esquimalt Road. Book by calling Dinosaur Day $60 Come and play Nintendo Wii, pool and 250-383-3337. A PSP approved outlet. Dress up in your dinosaur digs for a much much more at the Youth Activity fun-filled birthday party. Enjoy music, Centre. This three hour party includes one Birthday Parties dinosaur games and dinosaur crafts and facilitator, use of the YAC and the kitchen. For details on how to book your themed have a dino-mite time. The Dinosaur This party can accommodate 20 partiers. party call 250-363-1009 today! Party runs for 2 hours including time for Children and Youth Outreach Please note that all birthday parties require food, cake and present opening. Please The MFRC recognizes that the needs of a minimum of 2 weeks notice. bring your own food, cake and decorations children and youth in the military family (prices increase for parties of 11 or more if you desire. community are diverse. We are pleased children, maximum of 20 children) Party Playtime by You! $60 to offer one-on-one support - as well as Sports Spectacular at the NAC $60 You supervise this 2-hour party for chil- resources for individuals and agencies that Join us for a fun-filled active sports party dren ages 2 - 5 years old. You have full use support children and youth. Please call with gym games, sports and time for pres- of a large gymnasium, a full kitchen and a 250-363-2640 for more information. ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports room to eat and open presents. We’ll help Spectacular package includes a facilitator, you set up climbing toys, get out ride toys Emergency Child Care and and set-up children’s music for you. You a large gymnasium with equipment and Emergency Respite Child Care a room to eat and open presents. Please lead this party and for safety purposes you The MFRC Emergency Services Pro- bring your own food, cake and decorations must ensure there is at least one adult per gram offers Emergency Child Care and if you desire. 10 children. Please bring your own food, Emergency Respite Child Care to fami- cake and decorations if you desire. Sports Spectacular at the CPAC $60 lies whose circumstances meet eligibility Join us for a fun-filled active sports party Party for a Prince or Princess $60 requirements. For more information about with gym games, sports and time for pres- “The King and Queen request your pres- this program, call the MFRC at 250-363- ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports ence at the Royal Celebration of your 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Spectacular package includes a facilitator, Birthday!” Come out and get treated like full use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium Royalty. Show up for the festivities and enjoy the gala event. Make crowns and Emergency Child Care Plan with equipment and a room to eat and If you suddenly become ill while your open presents. Please bring your own food, tiaras. Enjoy music, dancing and games to complete your party. Your 2-hour party partner is deployed or on duty, who will cake and decorations if you desire. care for your child? Pick up an Emergency includes a facilitator, crafts, full use of our Hawaiian Hula $60 kitchen, a large gymnasium with equip- Child Care Plan kit at the Military Family “Hang Ten” at this great party for both ment if needed and a room to eat and Resource Centre to create a plan for your boys and girls. Dress up in grass skirts or open presents. Please bring your own food, family. Don’t delay - prepare today! surfer shorts and join in the luau festivi- cake and decorations if you desire. ties. Have a hula and limbo contest as well Emergency Services as making your own unique leis. This 2 Bouncy Castle Party $100 Two hours of bouncy fun! This party The MFRC Emergency Services Program hour Hawaiian party includes a facilita- includes the use of the bouncy castle, 2 offers support and resources to individu- tor, crafts, full use of our kitchen, a large facilitators, use of a large kitchen and als and families during emergencies and gymnasium with equipment if needed and velleTta & company Barristers, Solicitors and Notaries EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL SERVICE practical and cost effective ADVICE Real Estate Personal Injury - ICBC Family Law Business Law Wills & Estates and more We offer a 10% Military Discount on all of our Services. 4th Floor - 931 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K3 tel. 250-383-9104 fax. 250-383-1922 web. www.victorialaw.ca e-mail. mail@victorialaw.ca 4 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  7. 7. Services urgent family situations. Let us help you Connecting with 443 Squadron make an action plan. Call the MFRC A MFRC representative visits 443 Squad- at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353- ron the first and third Wednesday of the 3329) if you have an urgent family month from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Each situation. visit is an opportunity to share informa- tion about the various programs and ser- Families living in Outreach vices offered by the MFRC and to answer Areas any questions. For more information, please call 250-363-2640. Connecting with Military Families in Sooke and the Cowichan Valley Get the Guide! Register yourself on our mailing list! Be the first to know about upcoming We would love to hear from you! Even MFRC workshops and services. The Employment though the MFRC does not have a loca- and tion in the Cowichan Valley or in Sooke, MFRC mails out more than 1500 Activity the organization supports CF families Guides to military families. Get on the Education residing in these areas. By working with list! Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll For employment and education sup- local community members and partners, free: 1-800-353-3329) or email a request port, the MFRC refers families to the MFRC strives to enhance the qual- to mfrc@shawcable.com. community employment assistance ity of life for these military community resources. Our website (www.es- members. Numerous services are available MFRC 24-Hour Information Line quimaltmfrc.com) has information online at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. If Information and Referral staff are ready about local employment agencies you live in the Sooke area, please do not to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a and education services. If you have hesitate to contact the MFRC at 250- week. We can answer your questions or do questions along the way, please 363-2640. If you live in the Cowichan the research to find the information you contact the MFRC at 250-363-2640 Valley and need assistance, phone 1-800- need. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). 353-3329. 353-3329). Downrange T-Shirt Company www.downrangetshirts.com Check out our stuff or design your own 25% OFF your online order when you enter coupon code “Pocket” Contact us: glenn@downrangetshirts.com mobile 604-219-2152 CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 5
  8. 8. Services MFRC Membership tion, deployment and relocation. Visit on. Are you a member of your MFRC? If your MFRC Resource Library at not, join today! The MFRC is a non- Lampson MFRC and CPAC. profit society registered under the British We welcome your feedback on Columbia Society Act. As a registered resources that you have society, we are required to keep a list of found valuable and your our members. Membership supports the recommendations for new MFRC in our goal to promote and facili- resources. tate the provision of services that address the unique lifestyle experiences of mili- Military Family ID tary families. Membership is open to any Card person who is a military member, partner It takes just 15 minutes to or family member of a serving regular get this valuable ID card. or reserve member at CFB Esquimalt. The card is available to all Retired members (who were honourably regular and reserve military released) and his/her spouse/partner may family members age 13 years be accepted for membership. For more and up. Use this nationally recognized contact the MFRC to make special ar- information, call 250-363-2640. ID here and at your next posting. Use rangements. The MFID is available at all it to access Base services and to partici- MFRC locations. MFRC Resource Library pate in the Military Discount Program Before you buy it, borrow it from the (at participating local businesses). The Military Lifestyle 101 MFRC! We have a wide range of ter- CF member must be present to sign the Information Package rific books for all ages. Topics include card at the time of issue. If your military If you or your family member recently parenting, relationships, communica- spouse/partner is deployed or on course, joined the military and you are new to Curb appeal with a Fever for Wind 250-475-1345 E E'V D VE www.SteveDraneHarley.com M W O ® 2940 Ed Nixon Terrace,Victoria (off West Shore Parkway just south of Goldstream Park) 6 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
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  10. 10. LEARN TO PLAY! register for lessons today and learn guitar i BASS i Piano i drums i CELLO SAXOPHONE i VIOLIN/FIDDLE i CLARINET FLUTE i FRENCH HORN i VOCALS AND MORE! Private lessons on all instruments in fully equipped studios l Professional, skilled instructors make learning fun l Convenient lesson times to accomodate the busiest schedules l Lessons customized to the goals of each student l RCM exam preparation, recital and ensemble opportunities for interested students l No registration fees reNTALS AVAILABLE ON ALL INSTRUMENTS! For more information or to register for lessons, visit our Victoria Music Proudly supporting Education Centre at 2822 Nanaimo Street, call us at 250.384.3620, music education or send an email to victorialessons@long-mcquade.com in Canada Sales . RENTALS . LESSONS . RePAIRs . FINANCING Ser ving Canada’s musicians since 1956 l Now with 42 locations from coast to coast 8 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  11. 11. Services the military lifestyle, our Military Lifestyle teers will support you during pregnancy, 101 Information Package is for you. This childbirth, and after you’ve welcomed package helps newcomers become familiar your baby home. Find out more about with the military lifestyle. Call the MFRC how the MFRC supports expecting par- for your package. ents by calling 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) Operational Stress Injuries are very real Prevention, Support and and have been a part of military history Intervention throughout the ages. Today, the increased Our professional, caring staff offer sup- tempo and high-risk nature of military port with relationship issues, parenting operations means that service men and challenges, the military lifestyle, coping women are doing jobs that may expose with short-term crisis situations and vari- them to high levels of stress that may cause ous emergencies. We’re also your one-stop an OSI. If you or someone you care about source for quality referrals to outside is suffering or may be suffering from an counselling resources and specialized sup- Operational Stress Injury, the MFRC can port services. The MFRC respects your link you to services that can provide you privacy. We do not provide any informa- with the information and support you tion of a confidential nature to any other Get the need. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- 353-3329) for details. person or organization without your explicit permission - except as required “Welcome to Parenting From Afar by law. View our confidentiality policy at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. If you need Parenting” Stay connected with each other during assistance, don’t hesitate to call 250-363- Box deployment through the Parenting From 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Afar Program. Ask for the Parenting from Are you a new parent? Make sure Afar “Pregnancy and Newborn” Package, Relocation Resources - you drop by the Military Fam- available at the MFRC and on ships. You “Smoothing the Way” ily Resource Centre for your free can both share the experience of learning “Invest In Kids, Welcome to If you’re new to Victoria - or if you’re about your growing baby. Package includes Parenting” Box. The box includes a leaving to go to your next adventure - handouts about pregnancy, breastfeeding guidebook to help you understand your MFRC can help make your transi- and caring for your newborn. Call 250- your baby’s development, a devel- tion a “smooth” one. Come see us while 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) for opmental toy with activity cards you tackle your “to do” list. We can help! more information. that explain how to use the “Com- Check out the Relocation Resources fort, Play and Teach” approach binder full of tips and tricks for you! Pregnancy and Labour with your baby, and information about MFRC parenting programs Companion Program Single CF Members and activities. Will your partner be deployed during Are you a single CF member? If you’re your pregnancy? Skilled, caring volun- looking for community information CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 9
  12. 12. Services about where to go hiking, cycling, where Triple P - Positive Parenting Video Teleconferencing (VTC) to find dog-friendly parks or Victoria’s Program See details in the Deployment section of best restaurants, the MFRC is your re- this guide. Triple P is a parenting program that source centre. If you’re deploying, contact promotes positive, caring relationships us about services so we can support you, between parents and their children (Tod- Welcome Packages from other your parents, or other loved ones. Relo- dlers - 15 years). Parents learn effective MFRCs cating? Contact us to borrow a Welcome strategies for dealing with a variety of Relocating elsewhere? We can lend you a Package from your next posting. Regu- childhood developmental and behavioural Welcome Package from your next MFRC. lar life stress getting you down? MFRC issues. Find out what is available in your new counselling services can help. Call 250- 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Triple P helps parents: community. Call the MFRC at 250-363- • manage their child’s behaviour in a 2640 for details. constructive and caring way. Staying in Touch • develop good communication and Stay informed and get connected! MFRC Youth Resources strong relationships with their children. staff will answer your questions and keep Our information is practically limitless! • learn positive parenting skills that may you updated with important information. Our master list of resources for youth apply to a broad range of parenting situa- Let us know how often you want us to in the Greater Victoria area is full of tions. contact you - and we’ll do it. If you are information about services and programs Children who grow up exposed to deploying, register your spouse/partner, just for youth. Questions or concerns? positive parenting are more likely to feel parents, siblings or grandparents. We call No problem! Call the MFRC at 250- good about themselves and develop their anywhere in Canada. Call 250-363-2640 363-2640 to help find the answers you’re potential! Triple P offers information, (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). looking for! support, and practical answers for you and your family. For more information, please call your MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) HOME BUYERS & OWNERS FIRST TIME BUYERS & INVESTMENT PROPERTY SPECIALISTS Don’t just sign the mortgage renewal notice you receive from your existing lender, do your homework and explore your options with a licensed mortgage broker. 478-3883 • www. popeyesvictoria .com 2500 Douglas Street (corner of Bay St.) Call Carl for all your residential mortgage needs and credit management issues. VICTORIA 250-474-3883 Carl McLean CD, AMP, BCom 250-405-4352 10 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  13. 13. Pregnancy Support A Participant’s Perspective on the Pregnancy and Labour Companion Program The military lifestyle can pose found very helpful) and helped ence and education related to vides emotional support for the unique challenges for families Kerry fulfill her birthing plan. pregnancy, the labour process mother, facilitates coping strate- who are pregnant or planning Kerry’s husband was happy to and infant care. gies, keeps the mother informed on becoming pregnant. Fre- have the extra support and was Under the program, a labour and acts as an advocate on her quent relocation means that included throughout the birth- companion gets to know the behalf. If the family wishes, the families often do not have direct ing process. Kerry’s labour com- family and understand their person may also provide post- support from their extended panion continues to support her unique needs. Through a se- natal support with breastfeeding family and friends during preg- during her post-partum period. ries of visits, the companion and newborn care. nancy. Work-related separa- “Knowing that I wouldn’t provides support by assisting If you are interested in learn- tions like deployment mean be alone,” says Kerry, is the the family in preparing a birth ing more about the Pregnancy that a woman’s partner may be program’s greatest asset. “I had plan, practicing labour comfort and Labour Companion Pro- away during part or all of her an advocate for what I wanted and coping strategies, and act- gram, please contact the Mili- pregnancy and delivery. To help during the birth. The whole ing as a liaison with community tary Family Resource Center at with these stressful situations, process was about me and my resources. During labour and 250-363-2640 (toll-free 1-800- the Military Family Resource needs. I had a wonderful birth- delivery, the companion pro- 353-3329). Centre (MFRC) can match ing experience.” Kerry highly families with labour compan- recommends the program to ions through their Pregnancy expecting parents in the mili- and Labour Companion Pro- tary community. gram. Trained, experienced volun- Kerry Webb, a recent pro- teers act as labour companions. gram participant, started using The Military Family Resource the service when she was seven Centre carefully screens each months pregnant. person by conducting a criminal “I didn’t know what to expect record check. The MFRC also from labour and I wanted some assesses the volunteer’s experi- help,” says Kerry. After she ex- pressed interest in the program, the MFRC matched her with a I had an advocate labour companion. She had the for what I wanted option to switch companions if the person wasn’t a good fit. during the birth. Kerry’s labour companion vis- The whole process ited her often before the birth to assist in the development of a was about me and birthing plan and to practice la- bour coping techniques. During my needs. labour, she guided Kerry through -Kerry Webb these techniques (which she CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 11
  14. 14. Special Events Bike To Work Week community, in the fun but gruelling Annual General Meeting. The 2009/10 May 31 - June 6, 2010 NAVY 10K race. For those looking for year will be discussed in detail. The Base The bicycle is the most energy-efficient something just a bit shorter, this year the Commander will be on hand as a special form of travel ever devised. Commuting to Navy race will include a 5K and a chil- guest speaker. A light breakfast of muf- work by bike is within easy reach of people dren’s 1K fun run. All races will begin fins and coffee will be provided. For more of any level of fitness. With the rate of cy- from Naden with check in and race pack- information, contact the Military Family cling numbers approaching that for transit age pick up beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Resource Centre at 250-363-2640 (toll and walking, Victoria is not only the ‘Fit- lower gym of the Naden Athletic Centre. free 1-800-353-3329). test City’ and ‘Cycling Capital of Canada,’ Check out the race site for more informa- Location: CFB Esquimalt Wardroom - it is the first city in the country in which tion. (1586 Esquimalt Road) cycling has become a ‘mainstream’ travel Date: Sun Aug 15 Wed Sept 1 7:30-8:30am mode. CFB Esquimalt is no exception, Time: race begins 8:30am with over 1000 bicyclists recorded. Registration and Cost: www.eventsonline.ca West Coast Welcome Are you new to the community? Come Bike to Work Breakfast Formation Fun Day and meet your neighbours! A free pancake PSP invites you to the 13th Annual Bike CFB Esquimalt transforms into a giant breakfast, information booths, activities to Work Breakfast. Join us for healthy fairground for this annual event for the for children and fabulous prizes. This snacks and coffee to kick start your day! Defence Community. Games, prizes, food, event is open to all CF members and their Location: CANEX parking lot Naden and entertainment for all ages. families. Wed June 2 6:30-7:30am Free Location: CFB Esquimalt (Naden) Location: CPAC Sat Aug 14 Noon-4pm Free Sat Sept 11 9:30-11:30am Free CFB Esquimalt Centennial Navy 10K MFRC Annual General Meeting All members of the CFB Esquimalt mili- Join the hundreds of runners from CFB tary community are invited to the MFRC Esquimalt and the surrounding 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.ca Spring Specials Are HERE! Oil & Filter Change g 60 Point Safety Inspection & 15 Point & Oil & Filter Change Since Inspection from $114.95 1964 from $39.95 Timing Belt Good Used Tires We service all makes and models Replacement from $29.00 each Reg Midgley Sales & Service from $269.95 or buy 4 for $100.00 1772 Island Hwy • 250-478-9766 12 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  15. 15. Volunteering Grow the community - grow from If you would like to share your skills and the experience knowledge with us, we have the perfect Family Volunteering • Do you enjoy meeting new people and volunteer role for you. Our programs are According to the 2004 working as part of a team? designed to provide support and informa- Canada Survey on Giving, tion to the Canadian Forces community. • Are you web savvy? To find out more, visit the MFRC website Volunteering and Partici- • Does the laughter and tireless energy of at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or phone 250- pating, the most common children and youth inspire you? 363-2640. • Do you like being in the spotlight at reason given by people as to special events? why they do not volunteer is • Are you most comfortable working Community Outreach “lack of time”. “behind the scenes” doing research, assist- Do you reside in Sooke, Sidney, the Cow- ing with administration, information and ichan Valley or Greater Nanaimo? Other As a result of this grow- event planning? military families who live nearby would ing concern, much interest We have something for everyone! benefit from your knowledge of the local has been generated for the Begin something new and get connected area and your skills in organizing events. concept of volunteering as with your community at the same time. If you would like to help families connect a family group. Volunteer- At the Military Family Resource Centre, with each other or if you enjoy connecting our motto is for the community and with with community programs and services in ing together is a creative the area, we’d like to hear from you. Please the community. We cannot exist without way for families to enjoy you! We depend on and benefit from ac- call us at 1-800-353-3329. each other’s company while tive volunteer leadership and community making a contribution to the involvement. Thanks to the remarkable Deployment community. contributions made by volunteers our If you are experiencing a deployment, or military community grows stronger and can relate and empathize with those who Organizations are recogniz- the good news is that our volunteers say are, please consider becoming a volunteer ing the needs of families to that they grow from the experience at the and lending your support to the Deploy- become involved as volun- same time! ment Program. We have an increased teers together and are re- sponding by creating family volunteering opportunities. CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 13
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  17. 17. Volunteering need for volunteers to assist with a variety MFRC Board of Directors ing, committed, compassionate volunteers of special events, activities and programs Family and career demands make it hard facilitate weekly sessions in a safe, comfort- for military families during deployments. for everyone to find the time to give back able, non-judgmental environment. Adult Contact the MFRC at www.esquimaltmfrc. to their community. For the Esquimalt support and assistance with Rainbows com or call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- MFRC Board of Directors (BOD), finding on Monday afternoon from 4-6pm is es- 353-3329). a way to volunteer in a leadership capacity sential. Find out how you can get involved is all in a day’s work. The Volunteer BOD as a volunteer with this program at www. Family Networks oversees the planning and operation of the esquimaltmfrc.com. Become a vital part of a successful deploy- MFRC and is responsible for the gover- ment by getting involved as a Family nance of the organization in the following Special Events Network Volunteer. Have fun while making areas: Policy and Procedures; Finance and Special events are ongoing throughout connections with your community. En- Fundraising; Human Resources; Com- the year and always in need of support hance your group facilitation skills, provide munity Relations; Planning; and Organi- from volunteers. Jobs vary from plan- information and support to your fellow zational Operations. Within these areas ning committees to set-up crews. Come military families while gaining experience of governance, there are committees for learn about event planning and execution with communications and organizing spe- Professional Development; Communica- while enjoying the fun and camaraderie of cial events. Share your skills and knowledge. tions; Evaluation and Long Term Plan- these special events. Help is needed with Interested? You will need approximately six ning; Fundraising; Finance; and Policy and Formation Fun Day in August and Pacific hours per month. Check out the Family Procedure. Women’s Day in November. If you want Network Volunteer job description on the to know more, visit www.esquimaltmfrc. MFRC website or call 250-363-2640 (toll Preschool com or call the MFRC at 250-363-2640. free: 1-800-353-3329). We need representa- Needed: Helpful Hands and Eager Ears! tives for HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Regina, The MFRC needs help in the MFRC Volunteer Orientation Sessions HMCS Vancouver and the MCDV Family Preschool and Casual Child Care Program. Find out about the Military Family Re- Networks. We need extra volunteers for all We’re looking for assistance with the tiny source Centre, our programs and the com- Family Networks to assist with activities, ones and support and encouragement for munity in which you will be volunteering. communications and planning. the toddlers, onsite during regular daytime We will help you discover a volunteer posi- hours, Tuesday to Friday. Volunteers assist tion where you can experience personal Francophone Programs with playtime and snacks, and find re- and professional development opportuni- Volunteering with the MFRC is an ideal wards in the smiles, laughter and animated ties and give back to the community at the way for Francophones to meet new people storytelling of the children. Morning and same time. Come to an orientation where and to practice speaking English. There afternoon positions are available. Visit you will be able to sample the diverse are many volunteer opportunities avail- www.esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-363- programs and services we offer, or book a able including working with children and 2640 for details. personal consultation. Learn more at youth, helping with special events, assist- www.esquimaltmfrc.com or call ing with translation and more! Visit www. Rainbows 250-363-2640 to register. esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-363-2640 Location: CPAC Rainbows is a peer support program to learn more. MFRC 800 Thur Apr 22, May 20 7-8pm that enables children and youth to work through their issues of grief and loss. Car- Additional Volunteer Orientation Sessions available as requested. • Alkaline • Cellular • Custom Packs • Deep Cycle • Gel Cells • Qualify over the phone • Industrial Alkaline • LED Tactical Lights Locally owned and operated Military • No credit checks • Lithium Discount • Maglite Products • Guaranteed approvals Next to Bosley’ s • Ni-Cad • Ni-MH • Sealed Lead Acid • Two-Way Radio... and more ( No Appointment Necessary ) 250-474-5022 250-384-1001 110-1790 Island Hwy • Colwood, BC • V9 B 1H8 • E-mail: allbattery@telus.net #204-941 Esquimalt Road CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 15
  18. 18. Deployment Deployment Programs support military MFRC) keep track for the period during oped Children’s Deployment Workbooks families who have a loved one away on which each family can access the program. for children 3 to 12 years of age and an deployment or away for any work-related Parents must complete registration forms easy to use Parent Guide for the parent at reason. If you’re a military member who and follow established guidelines. This home which includes tips and activities for is deploying, please inform your family program is available through MFRC fund- the deployed parent. Stop by any MFRC about the range of services available before, raising dollars. If you have unique child location to pick up your copy today! during and after deployment. care needs, call the MFRC at 250-363- Copies of these manuals are available to 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). deployed members on their ships and elec- Adult Deployment Workshops Location: Lampson MFRC (for children between tronically upon request. Deployment staff The MFRC has a variety of programs de- 18 months-5 years old) can assist you throughout the deployment signed to help military members and their Wed 9am-noon with email support. family cope with the significant challenges Fri 9am-noon & 1-4pm of deployment. Workshops are scheduled Call 250-363-0155 to reserve. Children’s Deployment Location: CPAC (for children between 0-5 years) in accordance with expressed demand. De- Workshops ployment workshops are free, and in most Tues 9am-noon & 1-4pm Children’s Deployment Workshops help cases, child care may be arranged. Check Thurs 9am-noon & 1-4pm children adjust to a parent being away on out the Deployment section of our website Fri 1-4pm deployment. Workshops offer an oppor- at www.esquimaltmfrc.com for informa- Call 250-363-2674 to reserve. tunity for children to interact with other tion and workshop descriptions. (Child care for children 0-18 months children who are going through the same is only available at CPAC Tuesday and experience. These workshops will help Thursday mornings) Back to School Shopping Night validate your child’s feelings about deploy- Does the first day of school seem to sneak ment. There are programs for Preschool ▲ ▲ up on you? Are you prepared? Get back to NEW (age 3-5yrs), School Age (age 6-8yrs) and school shopping done in peace while the Children’s Deployment Preteen (age 9-12yrs). If you are interested MFRC cares for your child. Buy a ticket Workbooks and Parent Guide in registering your child up for one of the for our annual Back to School Shopping Having trouble finding a workshop date or following workshops, call 250-363-2640. Event. Your child enjoys dinner, movie, time that works for you? Do you live too Space is limited, please register your child snack and a craft at CPAC - you enjoy far away from the MFRC to participate in advance. shopping alone! Advance tickets only avail- in Children’s Workshops? Would you like Age 3 - 5 years able until August 16. Call 250-363-2640 better support for your child throughout Location: CPAC (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). their parent’s deployment? We have devel- MFRC 600 Location: CPAC MFRC 640 Wed Aug 18 5-8:30pm $5/child (max $10/family) Casual Child Care Casual Child Care is available for infants up to school age Tuesday to Friday giving the “at home” parent a break from the challenges of parenting when a military member is deployed. Families must fol- low established child care regulations and guidelines. Casual child care sessions are available at a rate of $9 per session per child. Free Deployment Respite Child Care (for children age birth to school age) is available through the MFRC for one continuous 3-hour period per week up to a maximum of 4 sessions per month when a military parent is deployed (or away for work related reasons) for 28 consecu- tive days or more (21 days for MCDV members). Punch Cards (available at the 16 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  19. 19. Deployment Time: 1:15-2:30pm Series 1: Family Network Email Addresses Ev Tues & Thurs June 22-July 20 (8 sessions) (No session July 1) HMCS ALGONQUIN algonquin.family@shawcable.com Follow on Series 1: HMCS CALGARY calgary.family@shawcable.com Ev Tues July 27-Aug 3 (2 sessions) Series 2: HMCS OTTAWA ottawa.family@shawcable.com Ev Tues & Thurs Aug 17-Sept 9 (8 sessions) HMCS PROTECTEUR protecteur.family@shawcable.com Follow on Series 2: Ev Tues Sept 14-Oct 5 (4 sessions) HMCS REGINA regina.family@shawcable.com Return and Reunion Series: HMCS VANCOUVER vancouver.family@shawcable.com Tues Oct 12 & Thurs Oct 14 (2 sessions) HMCS VICTORIA victoria.family@shawcable.com Age 6 - 8 years Location: CPAC HMCS WINNIPEG winnipeg.family@shawcable.com MFRC 601 MCDVs mcdv.family@shawcable.com Time: 3:30-4:45pm Terra Firma (general) terrafirma.family@shawcable.com Series 1: shore units and land-based Ev Wed June 23-Aug 4 (7 sessions) deployments Series 2: Ev Wed Aug 18-Oct 6 (8 sessions) Terra Firma Afghanistan terrafirma.family@shawcable.com Return and Reunion Series: Wed Oct 13 (1 session) Family Networks connect with others like yourself. Register Age 9 - 12 years Family Networks are a great way to keep one week prior to your session by calling Location: Youth Activity Centre connected with other families. Participate 250-363-2640. MFRC 602 in social activities, get the latest information Location: CPAC Time: 3:30-4:45pm about your loved one’s deployment and get HMCS Algonquin & HMCS Calgary Series 1: mutual support from others who are “in the MFRC 622 Wed June 23 6:30-8:30pm Ev Mon June 21-Aug 9 (7 Sessions) same boat.” Check out the Family Network HMCS Vancouver & HMCS Winnipeg (No session Aug 2) webpage at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. Each MFRC 622 Wed Aug 25 6:30-8:30pm Series 2: ship has a Family Network. Fill out the Ev Mon Aug 23-Sept 27 (5 Sessions) Family Network contact sheet, then email Mother’s Day Tea (No session Sept 6) or drop it off at the MFRC. Information We would like to pay tribute to mothers Return and Reunion Series: you provide is kept strictly confidential. everywhere with a special Mother’s Day Mon Oct 4 (1 session) Tea. Dealing with a deployment? Share the Goldstream Father’s Day BBQ afternoon with others who also have a part- Deployment Drop In Coffee Nights Come out and celebrate this special day ner away. Is mom away? Come share her Is your military member away? Would you even if dad is away. Walk to the nature like to meet others dealing with a deploy- house or explore other trails with military ment? Would you like to “take a break” with families from your community. The MFRC others like yourself? These evenings are an provides beverages, hotdogs and all the opportunity for people to connect and share “fixins” plus smore making supplies. Bring a over a cup of coffee! MFRC staff will be on blanket and chair. We will be in the general hand to provide information. Share your picnic area, watch for the ship’s banners. tips about dealing with military deploy- Register by June 12 by calling 250-363- ments. Come and learn from those who have 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). Location: Goldstream Park Sending Mail to Deployed done it all before. You are not alone. Free child care provided if registered in advance. MFRC 641 Sat June 19 12-3pm Free Members Registration for this program is required for Did you know you could send mail all participants at least 5 days in advance of Meet and Greet Sessions and parcels to your deployed member session dates. Call 250-363-2640. HMCS Algonquin, HMCS Calgary, for free? The MFRC will accept par- Location: CPAC cels and letters for deployed members HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Winnipeg MFRC 621 Wed May 12&26, June 9&23, at any location. Call 250-363-2640 Meet others from your ship over some July 7-Aug 25 6:30-8:30pm (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) for infor- coffee or tea. Let the MFRC watch the kids Location: St. Paul’s Church mation and guidelines. while you kick back, share some laughs and MFRC 621 May 5&19, June 2,16&30 6:30-8:30pm CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 17

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