Winter 2010 Activity Guide

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Winter 2010 Activity Guide

  1. 1. Ma rit iM e Fo r c e s Pa c i F i c JaN UarY - aP riL 2010 Activity GUIDE Serving the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt ALLERGIES Is your home making you sick? Make money management easy Find help for depression ESQUIMALT Military Family Resource Centre H E A LT H | S P O R T S | R E C R E AT I O N | F I T N E S S | D E P L O Y M E N T | V O L U N T E E R I N G Your community. Your resource centre. Get connected. Military FaMily resource centre / Personnel suPPort PrograMs
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  3. 3. Contents ACTIVITY PROGRAMS LEGEND Registration/Contacts .........................................................................................1 CPAC - Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Facilities ...............................................................................................................2 MFRC - Military Family Resource Centre Services ................................................................................................................4 NAC - Naden Athletic Centre Special Events ....................................................................................................12 PSP - Personnel Support Programs SH - Signal Hill MFRC Volunteering ......................................................................................................13 Lampson - Lampson MFRC Deployment.......................................................................................................16 YAC - Youth Activity Centre Preschool ...........................................................................................................20 This program guide is brought to you by School Age .........................................................................................................23 ESQUIMALT Military Family Resource Centre Youth .................................................................................................................25 Your community. Your resource centre. Get connected. Adult ..................................................................................................................28 Francophone .....................................................................................................32 Aquatic Services and Pool ................................................................................34 Fitness ................................................................................................................42 Sports.................................................................................................................45 Health Promotion .............................................................................................39 Clubs ..................................................................................................................51 Sponsorship and Donations ............................................................................60 EDITORIAL Seven steps to money management .................................................................11 On the Cover Depression: You’re not alone............................................................................22 LCdr Lucie Tremblay, Naval Provost Kids’ Corner ......................................................................................................38 Marshal and Olympic Torch bearer, stands with her daughters, Melanie Allergies: Is your home making you sick? .......................................................44 and Alexandra, and her husband, LCdr Get your Military Discounts ............................................................................58 Daniel Bouchard. 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 Cove • 388-6428 ExpressMart, Belmont Park • 478-4012 Find out more online at www.canex.ca Supporting Those Who Serve www.canex.ca
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  5. 5. Registration When a fee is required, payment must be paid at time of registration. Separate payments for PSP programs/services and MFRC programs/services are required. Why do programs sometimes get cancelled? Please note that a fee will be charged for all NSF cheques. Registration is on a first come/first served basis. Because people wait too long to register! Please register early. If paying for MFRC programs/services: cash, cheque, debit or credit card accepted (during normal business hours). Contacts Personnel Support Programs Naval & Military Museum............................250-363-4312 PSP Manager..................................................250-363-7061 Admin. Assistant ............................................250-363-4256 Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services Deputy PSP Manager .....................................250-363-4242 Managing Editor ............................................250-363-3372 Sponsorship & Donations Coordinator ..........250-363-5648 Advertising .....................................................250-363-3014 Classifieds.......................................................250-363-3014 Fitness & Sports Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk..........................250-363-5677 Military Family Resource Centre Director .........................................................250-363-4067 MFRC 24-Hour Information Line .................250-363-2640 Admin. Assistant ............................................250-363-4427 Toll free ...................................................... 1-800-353-3329 Facilities Coordinator .....................................250-363-4213 Sports Coordinator.........................................250-363-4068 Websites Asst. Sports Coordinator ................................250-363-4069 Lookout ...................................www.lookoutnewspaper.com Asst. Sports Coordinator ................................250-363-5575 Personnel Support Programs................ www.pspesquimalt.ca Sports Stores...................................................250-363-4072 Museum ....................... www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org Fitness Coordinator ........................................250-363-4495 Donations and Sponsorship Fleet Fitness, Sports and Facilities Coordinator ...250-363-7813 ...........http://esquimalt.mil.ca/badm/sponsorship/index.htm Physical Exercise Specialist .............................250-363-7088 Swim Team........................................ www.navymasters.com EXPRES Testing Supervisor ...........................250-363-4412 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 (en francais)..................www.familynavigator.ca/bienvenue Recreation Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ..........250-363-1009 Director .........................................................250-363-1008 WINTER 2010 ACTIVITY PROGRAM GUIDE Programs ........................................................250-363-2989 Views and opinions in this guide are not necessarily those of the .......................................................................250-363-1522 Department of National Defence. Mailed under Publication Mail Facility ...........................................................250-363-2648 Agreement #40064821 Victoria B.C. Aquatics .........................................................250-363-4070 This product was produced by Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services: CFB Esquimalt, PO Box 17000 Stn Forces, Victoria, B.C. V9A 7N2 Ph: 250-363-3014 Email: frontoffice@lookoutnewspaper.com Health Promotion Programs Publisher: Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Director .........................................................250-363-5680 Project Coordinator: Melissa Atkinson Manager .........................................................250-363-5532 Design: Carmel Ecker Manager .........................................................250-363-5567 Sales: Ivan Groth, Joshua Buck, Mike Laidlow Admin. Assistant ............................................250-363-5621 CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 1
  6. 6. Facilities The Naden Athletic Centre (NAC) NADEN ATHLETIC CENTRE MEMBERSHIP FEES Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 6am-10pm 1 Year 6 Months Sat, Sun & Stats 9am-8pm Regular Military - Regular Force Individual Free Free The Naden Athletic Centre has numerous - Class A, B & C Reservists Spouse $64 $38 facilities and programs for military person- DND Firefighters Family $106 $64 nel, their families and DND employees. PSP Employees Facility includes: Ordinary DND Employees: Memberships re- Single $134 $75 quired from 6pm Mon-Fri & all day Sat, Family $204 $113 • One large gym floor Sun and Stat holidays. (DND employee • One smaller gym floor membership not required during 6am- • Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) 6pm Mon-Fri) • Leisure wading pool Commissionaires, Retired w/ • One steam room full Military Pension, Federal Em- ployee, RCMP, Prison Guards • Large hot tub • Two weight-training rooms Associate Must be sponsored by a Regular Single $321 N/A Member Force Member Family Max 5 pers living at $589 N/A • Aerobic studio home and under 19yrs • Cardio theatre • Spin studio Drop In Signed in Guests Adults 19yrs and up $4.50 N/A Youth 6-18yrs $2.50 N/A • Three squash courts Family 2 Adults, 3 Children N/A Family $9 • Five softball diamonds Additional children N/A $2.50 • One soccer pitch No charge 5 yrs & under • Two outdoor volleyball courts Lockers Available at NAC and Dockyard Gym $60 per year • One CF EXPRES evaluation centre Kiosk Administration Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 10am-7pm for the purchase of NAC/Golf See Facilities staff or phone 250-363-5677 memberships, special registrations such as ski trips, swimming lessons, and special interest classes etc. Golf for updated schedules. Schedule may passes are available 7 days a week during hours of operation. Prices are subject to change. Contact 363-5677 change without notice. for updated schedules and additional information. Golf Memberships/Passes Swimming Pool Facility includes: For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule • Weight Room Regular: $50& Ordinary; $75 (summer see Aquatics section. • Aerobics Studio rate) $10 (winter pro-rate) To rent pool space call the Facilities Coor- • Cardio Theatre See Facilities Staff for bookings and course dinator at 250-363-4213. • Change Rooms pass prices or call 250-363-5677. For all other aquatic inquiries call the • Showers Aquatics Supervisor at 250-363-4070 • Day Lockers & Rental Lockers Sports Equipment Military personnel may sign-out equip- Wurtele Arena ment for most sports from the sports store, Fleet Fitness and Wellness Centre (Dockyard) Across the street from the Naden Athletic please call 250-363-4072. Centre is the Wurtele Arena available to Hours of Operation: both military and civilian members for Mon to Fri 6am-6pm skating, hockey, and other activities. Invest in Yourself Highly trained and experienced stylists and estheticians provide exceptional service including precision cuts, color, waxing, Jacuzzi 10% MILITARY DISCOUNT spa pedicures, and facial skin care treatments. Open until 8pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Men’s & Phone: 250-383-5598 ’s Women s Service 890E Esquimalt Rd (at Head Street) 2 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  7. 7. Facilities Administration: 250-363-4297. Rental Rates: Lampson MFRC Hours of Operation: • Military community: Hours of Operation: Mon to Sun 6am-11:30pm (Subject to Free during regular work hours Mon to Fri: 8:30am-noon & 1-4:30pm schedule). The Arena Staff has an up-to- Outside regular hours $30/hour Closed on statutory holidays date schedule. • Civilian community: 670 Lampson Street, Esquimalt Shinny: Mon,Wed & Fri 11:30am- $20 to $40 /hour (depending on room) Phone: 250-363-2640 12:50pm The facility includes: Fax: 250-363-0178 Casual Skate: Tue & Thu 11:30am- • A large (dividable) auditorium with stage Email: mfrc@shawcable.com 12:50pm and Sat & Sun 1-2:30pm & 12 ft viewing screen (seating up to 300) (Bus access: #26 Dockyard/UVic, #24 Parents & Kids Sticks & Pucks: Sat & Sun • Varied sized classrooms, designed to ac- Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk and #25 2:30-4pm commodate groups from 10-60 people Maplewood/Admirals Walk/Western To reserve the ice or for more information • Fully equipped kitchen Exchange go right down Lampson Street. call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363- • Conference room (up to 12 people) #6 Esquimalt/Royal Oak Exchange goes 4213. To inquire about a facility booking for your down Esquimalt Road and it’s a short walk To make a booking for any Base Facility group contact 250-363-2648. Note: prices up to Lampson School.) (i.e. sports fields, pool, gym) a written are subject to change without notice. request is required. Contact the Facilities Signal Hill MFRC (SH) Coordinator by e-mail (tom.campbell@ Colwood Pacific Activity Centre forces.gc.ca) or fax 250-363-4315 four to Hours of Operation: MFRC (CPAC) Mon to Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm five days prior to the event. Note: military (located next to the PSP counter) Closed on statutory holidays training takes priority on all bookings. Hours of Operation: 1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt Mon to Thurs: 7:30-11am, noon-6:30pm Phone: 250-363-2640 Colwood Pacific Activity Centre & 7:15-9pm. Fri: 7:30-11am & noon- Fax: 250-363-3108 (CPAC) 6pm. Sat: 9am-noon & 1-5pm Email: mfrc@shawcable.com CPAC located at 2610 Rosebank Road Closed Sundays and statutory holidays (Bus access: #6 Esquimalt/Royal Oak (off Ocean Blvd) is a community driven 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood Exchange and #26 Dockyard/UVic) multi-purpose facility designed to accom- Phone: 250-363-2640 modate our military and civilian commu- “ Fax: 250-363-2677 nities. Email: mfrc@shawcable.com To get back my youth I Our centralized location allows us to offer (Bus access: #25 Admirals Walk/Western would do anything in the a large range of rental opportunities, from Exchange/Maplewood, #39 Royal Roads/ structured birthday parties to large confer- UVic, #50 CanWest/Downtown, #51 world, except take ences and weddings. CanWest/UVic, #52 Wishart/CanWest/ exercise, get up early, or Hours of Operation: Western Exchange, #61 Sooke/Down- Mon to Thurs 8:30am-9pm town. These bus routes use Western Ex- be respectable. Fri 8:30 am-6 pm change as the drop off location. It’s a short -Oscar Wilde Sat and Sun by request walk over to MFRC-CPAC.) NO PRESSURE. NO OBLIGATION. JUST GOOD ADVICE. • Bad Credit • Bankrupt 2009 We Support the Canadian • Divorced Better Business Bureau Forces • Slow Credit Torch Award Winner Rates from 5.24% O.A.C. The Workin’ Folks Car and Truck Store • 1658 ISLAND HWY • PHONE: 250-478-1128 D#10234 Apply Online: WWW.CAR - CORRAL .COM CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 3
  8. 8. Services Children and Youth Outreach The MFRC recognizes that the needs of Military Family ID Card children and youth in the military family It takes just 15 minutes to get this valuable ID card. The card is available to all community are diverse. We are pleased regular and reserve military family members age 13 years and up. The ID is rec- to offer one-on-one support - as well as ognized nationally so you can use it here and at your next posting. Use it to access resources for individuals and agencies that Base services and to participate in the Military Discount Program (at participating support children and youth. Please call local businesses). The CF member must be present to sign the card at the time of 250-363-2640 for more information. issue. If your military spouse/partner is deployed or on course, contact the MFRC to make special arrangements. The MFID is available at the SH MFRC and Emergency Child Care Plan MFRC-CPAC. If you suddenly become ill while your partner is deployed or on duty, who will Squadron every 2nd Friday from 11am- who is a military member, partner or fam- care for your child? Pick up an Emergency 1:30pm. We’ll answer questions and pro- ily member of a serving regular or reserve Child Care Plan kit at the MFRC to create vide program information. Call 250-363- member at CFB Esquimalt. Retired mem- a plan for your family. Don’t delay - pre- 2640 for information or visit the MFRC bers (who were honourably released) and pare today! website at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. his/her spouse/partner may be accepted for Connecting with Military Families North membership. For more information, call Emergency Services of the Malahat 250-363-2640. The MFRC Emergency Services Program The MFRC is always ready to assist you on offers support and resources to individu- our toll free line: 1-800-353-3329. Let us MFRC Resource Library als and families during emergencies and help you find resources in your community. Before you buy it, borrow it from the urgent family situations. Let us help you Check out the fun places to visit in your MFRC! We have a wide range of terrific make an action plan. Call the MFRC at community at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. books for all ages. Topics include parenting, 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) relationships, communication, deployment if you have an urgent family situation. Get the Guide! and relocation. Visit your MFRC Resource Be the first to know about upcoming Library located at CPAC. We welcome your Employment and Education MFRC workshops and services. The feedback on resources that you have found For employment and education support, MFRC mails out more than 1500 Activity valuable and your recommendations for the MFRC refers families to community Guides to military families. Get on the new resources for the library. resources. Our website (www.esquimaltm- list! Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 frc.com) has information about local em- (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) or email a Military Lifestyle 101 Information ployment agencies and education services. request to mfrc@shawcable.com. Package If you or your family member recently Families living in Sooke, Sidney MFRC 24-Hour Information Line joined the military and you are new to the and North of the Malahat Information and Referral staff are ready military lifestyle, our Military Lifestyle Connecting with Military Families in to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a 101 Information Package is for you. This Sooke week. We can answer your questions or do package helps newcomers become familiar Join us in Sooke! Military members and research to find the information you need. with the military lifestyle. Call the MFRC their families are invited to the Sooke Let us know how we can best support you. for your package. Ask about Military Life- Child, Youth and Family Centre (2145 Call us at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- style 101 workshops too! Townsend Road South) on the 2nd 353-3329). Tuesday of every month from 1-3pm. Navigator for Military Families Come meet other military families, pick MFRC Membership with Special Needs and Respon- up information and enjoy a fun family af- Are you a member of your MFRC? If not, sibilities ternoon. A MFRC representative answers join today! The MFRC is a non-profit so- your questions about MFRC services. Our military community includes families ciety registered under the British Colum- Bring your partner, children or just your- with special needs and responsibilities. bia Society Act. As a registered society, we self. Visit the MFRC website for details at Some families care for children with are required to keep a list of our members. www.esquimaltmfrc.com. special needs, some include partners with Membership supports the MFRC in our health concerns and some help support Connecting with Military Families in goal to promote and facilitate the provi- their aging parents. If your family has Sidney sion of services that address the unique special needs and responsibilities, the Join us in the 443 Hangar in Sidney! lifestyle experiences of military families. MFRC can help you navigate your way to A MFRC representative visits 443 Membership is open to any person community resources during relocation, 4 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  9. 9. Services help you put a support plan in place for to look for community information and check the Adult section of this activity upcoming deployments, and give support resources for every MFRC across the coun- guide. and direction when you’re not sure whom try. They can also find information on to call. Let us help you find the services specific topics and web links to resources Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) you need! For information, call 250-363- from different provinces. Operational Stress Injuries are very real 2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). and have been a part of military history Look for a revised, interactive Family Navigator Family Support Group throughout the ages. Today, the increased Navigator website coming in 2010! Starting January 2010, the Navigator tempo and high risk nature of military www.familynavigator.ca Program will be offering a Navigator Fam- operations means that service men and Military families with special needs and re- ily Support Group for parents of children women are doing jobs that may expose sponsibilities can use this bilingual website with extra needs. For more information, them to high levels of stress that may cause VIC WEST AUTOMOTIVE & DETAILING Automotive Detailing Drop your vehicle off on the way to the base and pick it up on the Military and Seniors Discounts Available way home - detailed and looking good! Wheels • Tires • Oil Changes • Automotive Repair 608 Esquimalt Rd • Phone: 250-472-RIDE (7433) • After Hours: 250-891-RIDE (7433) 250-385-5999 NEAKERS COMPUTERS 880C Esquimalt Road victoria@sneakerscomputers.com Mon to Thurs 9:30-5:30 Fri 9:30-8 • Sat 10-5 Sneakers Computers. More power. Better service. Custom computers and Expert repairs. CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 5
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  11. 11. Services an OSI. If you or someone you care about available at the MFRC and on ships. You childbirth, and after you’ve welcomed your is suffering or may be suffering from an can share the experience of learning about baby home. Find out more about how the Operational Stress Injury, the MFRC can your growing baby. Package includes hand- MFRC supports expecting parents by call- link you to services that can provide you outs about pregnancy, breastfeeding and ing 250-363-2640. with the information and support you caring for your newborn. Call the MFRC need. Call 250-363-2640 for details. for information at 250-363-2640. Prevention, Support and Intervention Parenting From Afar Pregnancy and Labour Our professional, caring staff offer support Stay connected with each other during Companion Program with relationship issues, parenting chal- deployment through the Parenting From Will your partner be deployed during lenges, the military lifestyle, coping with Afar Program. Ask for the Parenting from your pregnancy? Skilled, caring volun- short-term crisis situations and various Afar Pregnancy and Newborn Package, teers will support you during pregnancy, emergencies. We’re also your one-stop Safe kids, Safe dogs. Encounters with dogs can be difficult to negotiate. Children must be mindful when interacting with dogs because their small size, willingness to play and unpredictability can sometimes confuse animals. A few guidelines can help make your child’s interactions with dogs safe and enjoyable. Visit our website to download a free Safe Kids, Safe Dogs colouring sheet and our Petiquette brochure. To learn more, visit www.crd.bc.ca/animal. New Balance Victoria *Show your military ID to receive discount EVERYONE FITS HERE. 1205 Government St Victoria, BC V8W 1Y5 PHONE (250) 382–9327 newbalancevictoria.com SHOE SIZES 0-18 AND WIDTHS 2A-6E | MEASURING AND ANALYZING GAIT BY OUR FIT SPECIALISTS CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 7
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  13. 13. Services source for quality referrals to outside Triple P – Positive Parenting Youth Resources counselling resources and specialized sup- Program Our information is practically limitless! port services. The MFRC respects your Our master list of resources for youth Triple P is a parenting program which pro- privacy. We do not provide any informa- in the Greater Victoria area is full of motes positive, caring relationships tion of a confidential nature to any other information about services and programs between parents and their children (Tod- person or organization without your just for youth. Questions or concerns? dlers – 15 years). Parents learn effective explicit permission – except as required by No problem! Call the MFRC at 250- strategies for dealing with a variety of child- law. Our Confidentiality Policy is on our 363-2640 to help find the answers you’re hood developmental and behavioural issues. website (www.esquimaltmfrc.com). If you looking for! need assistance, don’t hesitate to call your Triple P helps parents: MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- • manage their child’s behaviour in a con- structive and caring way. Birthday Parties 353-3329). • develop good communication and strong For details on how to book your themed relationships with their children. party call 250-363-1009 today! Please Relocation Resources: • learn positive parenting skills that may note that all birthday parties require a “Smoothing the Way” be applied to a broad range of parenting minimum of 2 weeks notice. (Prices in- If you’re new to Victoria - or if you’re situations. crease for parties of 11 or more children, leaving to go to your next adventure - Children who grow up exposed to positive maximum of 20 children.) your MFRC can help make your transi- parenting are more likely to feel good about Sports Spectacular at the NAC $60 tion a “smooth” one. Come see us while themselves and develop their potential! Join us for a fun-filled active sports party you tackle your “to do” list. We can help! Triple P offers information, support, and with gym games, sports and time for pres- Check out the Relocation Resource binder practical answers for you and your fam- ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports full of tips and tricks for you! ily. For more information, please call your Spectacular package includes a facilitator, MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800- a large gymnasium with equipment and Services for Single CF Members 353-3329) a room to eat and open presents. Please Are you a single CF member? If you’re bring your own food, cake and decora- looking for community information about Video Teleconferencing (VTC) tions if you desire. where to go hiking, cycling, where to find See details in the Deployment section of Sports Spectacular at the CPAC $60 dog-friendly parks or Victoria’s best res- this guide. Join us for a fun-filled active sports party taurants, the MFRC is your resource cen- with gym games, sports and time for pres- tre. If you’re deploying, contact us about Welcome Packages from other ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports services so we can support you, your Spectacular package includes a facilitator, parents, or other loved ones. Relocating? MFRCs full use of our kitchen, a large gymna- Contact us to borrow a Welcome Package Relocating elsewhere? We can lend you a sium with equipment and a room to eat from your next posting. Regular life stress Welcome Package from your next MFRC. and open presents. Please bring your own getting you down? MFRC counselling Find out what is available in your new com- food, cake and decorations if you desire. services can help. Call 250-363-2640 for munity. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 Hawaiian Hula $60 information (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). for details. “Hang Ten” at this great party for both boys and girls. Dress up in grass skirts or Staying in Touch Welcome to CFB Esquimalt! surfer shorts and join in the luau festivi- Stay informed and get connect through Check out the Adult section of this guide ties. Have a hula and limbo contest as the MFRC Staying in Touch Service. for details on activities for newcomers. well as making your own unique leis. MFRC staff will answer your questions This 2 hour Hawaiian party includes a and keep you updated with important “Welcome to Parenting” Box facilitator, crafts, full use of our kitchen, information. Let us know how often you Are you a new parent? Make sure you a large gymnasium with equipment if want us to contact you – and we’ll do it. drop by the MFRC for your free “Invest In needed and a room to eat and open pres- If you are deploying, register your loved Kids, Welcome to Parenting” Box. The box ents. Please bring your own food, cake ones for this service – this includes your includes a guidebook to help you under- and decorations if you desire. spouse/partner, parents, siblings or grand- stand your baby’s development, a develop- Dinosaur Day $60 parents. We call anywhere in Canada. mental toy with activity cards that explain Dress up in your dinosaur digs for a Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353- how to use the “Comfort, Play and Teach” fun-filled birthday party. Enjoy music, 3329). approach with your baby, and informa- dinosaur games and dinosaur crafts and tion about MFRC parenting programs and have a dino-mite time. The Dinosaur activities. Contact the MFRC to find out Party runs for 2 hours including time for more. food, cake and present opening. Please CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 9
  14. 14. Services bring your own food, cake and decora- includes a facilitator, crafts, full use of our supplied with beautiful flowers but you’re tions if you desire. kitchen, a large gymnasium with equip- not sure about having one in your own Party Playtime by You! $60 ment if needed and a room to eat and backyard? Well the Work Point Com- You supervise this 2-hour party for chil- open presents. Please bring your own food, munity Garden plots, located on the dren ages 2-5 years old. You have full use cake and decorations if you desire. corner of Anson and Munro Streets, are of a large gymnasium, a full kitchen and a Bouncy Castle Party $100 available to test out your green thumb. room to eat and open presents. We’ll help Two hours of bouncy fun! This party All military families no matter where you you set up climbing toys, get out ride toys includes the use of the bouncy castle, 2 live and some community requests will be and set-up children’s music for you. You facilitators, use of a large kitchen and accepted. Contact Michelle Neraasen at lead this party and for safety purposes you breakout room for cake and presents. This 250-380-7044 for more information. Plots must ensure there is at least one adult per party can accommodate 20 partiers. range in size from 15 x 15 or 30 x 30 feet. 10 children. Please bring your own food, Teen Party (ages 10-15 years) $100 cake and decorations if you desire. Come and play Nintendo Wii, pool and Bicycle Rentals Party for a Prince or Princess $60 much much more at the Youth Activity Special military discount $20/day at Mar- “The King and Queen request your pres- Centre. This three hour party includes one ty’s Mountain Cycle, 1-1258 Esquimalt ence at the Royal Celebration of your facilitator, use of the YAC and the kitchen. Road. Book by calling 250-383-3337. A Birthday!” Come out and get treated like This party can accommodate 20 partiers. PSP approved outlet. Royalty. Show up for the festivities and enjoy the gala event. Make crowns and Work Point Community Gardens tiaras. Enjoy music, dancing and games Have you thought about planting that to complete your party. Your 2-hour party vegetable garden or keeping the house Dr. Keith Martin Member of Parliament Your Voice in Ottawa New Part Time New Media Studies 666 Granderson Road, V9B 2R8 250-474-6505: Fax: 250-474-5322; Classes now forming martikl@parl.gc.ca Dr. Keith Martin, MP www.KeithMartin.org GALAXY MO TO R S DOWNTOWN COLWOOD Vancouver Island’s Finance Experts 2555 Government 1764 Island Hwy Good Credit 250-381-1144 250-391-5738 DL#28842 DL#30897 Bad Credit LANGFORD NANAIMO No Problem 888 Attree Ave 4777 Island Hwy N Apply Today Drive Today 250-478-7603 250-729-7991 Apply Online DL#30516 DL#30917 WWW.GALAXYMOTORS.NET 10 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  15. 15. 7 Steps Is the economic downturn making you re-examine your to Easy Money Management transportation, Will I have enough etc.)? financial situation? Are you money to pay debts and un- worried about how much debt expected expenses while earn- you have or possibly losing your ing savings and having fun? job? It is important to put to- Asking yourself these questions gether a budget that you can and planning how you will stick to in order to avoid a fi- spend your paycheques will nancial crisis. Here are sev- protect you from going fur- en steps that you can take ther into debt because you to manage your money: won’t be relying on credit to pay for your living expenses. 1. Set Realistic Goals When you have realistic 6. Seasonal Expenses goals for your money, you There are expenses like will make smart spending school supplies, new shoes or choices. Think about how memberships that come up an- you would like your financial nually. Put some money aside to situation to be one year from pay for these expenses so that you now. Decide what your priorities can afford them without going into are and start setting goals based on debt. what is most important to you. 7. Look Ahead 2. Identify your Income and It can take a few months Expenses to get on track with Although you are probably aware of how a new budget. Give much you earn each month, you may not you earn. Balance your yourself time to know where your money goes. It’s im- budget so that it lets adjust to your new portant to figure out how you are spend- you accommodate any- spending plan. ing your money by tracking it. Spend as thing that you need to pay you normally would, but write down ev- for. A downloadable budget worksheet is There are resources you can turn to if you erything you spend. You will probably be available on the SISIP website at www.si- require help: amazed at where your money goes. sip.com/en/Downloads_e/budget_e.asp. The Credit Counselling Society is a non- profit community agency that offers no- 3. Separate Needs and Wants 5. Put your Plans into Action cost confidential credit counselling, per- When you are thinking about purchas- It is important to decide ahead of time sonal budgeting counselling, educational ing something, ask yourself whether it is what you will use each of your paycheques workshops and low-cost debt repayment a need or a want. If you spend this money, for. Ask yourself: have I allocated money programs. Contact 1-888-527-8999 or will you be closer to meeting your finan- for necessities (housing, food, utilities, visit www.nomoredebts.org for more infor- cial goals or will you be taking two steps mation. backward? Is the item something that you Service Income Security Insurance Plan can live without? Decisions will be easier It is important to put (SISIP) provides financial planning and to make if you can set clear priorities for counselling services to CF members. Con- yourself. together a budget that you tact SISIP at 250-360-0006 or visit www. can stick to in order to sisip.com. 4. Design your Budget Information in this article was adapted Make sure that when you design your bud- avoid a financial crisis. with the permission of the Credit Coun- get that you are not spending more than selling Society of BC. CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 11
  16. 16. Special Events Ski Mt Washington Due to the Olympics, base transporta- MOUNT WASHINGTON DEC. 17 SKI PRICES tion cannot be guaranteed. Watch the Lift Lift & Lesson Ski Rental Snowboard Rental X-Country Pass Lookout Newspaper and MARPAC MAN Adult $42.25 $60.25 $29.25 $29.25 $14.50 Notice Board for further military discount opportunities to ski Mount Washington. Youth (13-18) $34.25 $52.25 $29.25 $29.25 $10.50 Contact Kelly Binette at 250-363-1008 or email kelly.binette@forces.gc.ca for more Child (7-12) $21.75 $39.75 $21.75 $21.75 $7.50 details. Transportation fee of $15 per person. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 Register by phone at 250-363-1009 or in person at the CPAC or the NAC. Father Daughter Sweetheart MARPAC Expo 2010 to answer questions, give presentations Dance Due to the Olympics, Expo has been on programs, scholarships and options This dance is the most anticipated party rescheduled to May 2010. available to you, your partner and your of the year! A super fun event geared to Tuesday May 5, 2010 children of high school age. As well, PSP fathers, father figures and daughters who Naden Athletic Centre, lower gym Recreation, Fitness, Health Promotion and want to have fun and spend some quality 11 to 4pm Base Clubs; EAP and Health Services will time together. Dancing, great music, priz- The Base Personnel Selection Office display and promote their individual areas. es, a photo booth and light refreshments… (BPSO), Personnel Support Programs More information can be obtained by call- what more could you ask for? Invite your (PSP) will be hosting an Education and ing PSP @ 250-363-1008. special little lady today and create memo- Information Open House for members ries that will last a lifetime! Call 250-363- of the Defence Team, their families and 2640 for ticket information. individuals interested in educational and Location: CPAC information opportunities. Representatives Feb 27 6-9pm $25 per father from various institutions and organizations (daughters attend for free) in the Victoria area will be available onsite DON LINGE • POWERS OF ATTORNEY • WILLS • • NOTARY PUBLIC • REAL ESTATE • Attorney at Law Financial Markets Puzzling You? Don has been practicing law for 32 years. His expertise lies in Let us help you put the pieces together. Real Estate Conveyancing, Wills, Estates, and Powers of Attorney. For those who are housebound, or cannot make it to our office, • RRSPs home visits can be arranged by • RRIFs appointment. • Mutual Funds Assante Financial Management Ltd. Registered with the Relocation Services • RESPs Bernie Dahl Call Don at 250 382-6601 • GICs 1011 Johnson St., Victoria • 250-383-9266 1244 Esquimalt Rd. CORPORATE AND GENERAL LAW • ESTATES 12 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  17. 17. Volunteering Grow the community – grow ing with administration, information and made by volunteers our military com- from the experience event planning? munity grows stronger and the good news We have something for everyone! is that our volunteers say that they grow • Do you enjoy meeting new people and It’s a new year, why not begin something from the experience at the same time! working as part of a team? new and get connected with your com- If you would like to share your skills and • Are you web savvy? munity at the same time. At the Military knowledge with us we have the perfect • Does the laughter and tireless energy of Family Resource Centre, our motto is For volunteer role for you. Our programs are children and youth inspire you? the community and with the community. designed to provide support and informa- • Do you like being in the spotlight at We cannot exist without you! We depend tion to the Canadian Forces community. special events? on and benefit from active volunteer To find out more, visit the MFRC website • Are you most comfortable working leadership and community involvement. at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or phone 250- “behind the scenes” doing research, assist- Thanks to the remarkable contributions 363-2640. Professionalism • Personality • Performance Put my 19 years of sincere, dedicated service to work for your desired results, whether buying or selling. Let Me be the Key to Your New Home. Velma Sproul • Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty Direct: 250-213-2858 • Pager: 250-384-7663 Email: velma@shaw.ca Your Real Estate connection for Victoria and the surrounding area. Graduation and Post-Secondary Pre-requisites Days or Evenings Your opportunity to Take the courses you need graduate starts in 2010! Online or in class Day and Evening classes Complete grad requirements start February Fulfill college pre-requisites Grades 10 to 12 Online courses start each month Math, English, Sciences Tuition free! Talk to our academic advisor today. www.westshorecentre.com www.jdfdl.sd62.bc.ca 250-391-9002 Westshore Centre & JDFDL are schools of School District #62 (Sooke) CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 13
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  19. 19. Volunteering Community Outreach children. Morning and afternoon positions Do you reside in Sooke, Sidney or north are available. Visit www.esquimaltmfrc. of the Malahat? Other military families com or call 250-363-2640 for details. who live nearby would benefit from your knowledge of the local area – and your Rainbows skills in organizing events. If you can spare Rainbows is a peer support program 3 to 5 hours per month helping families that enables children and youth to work connect with one another through events through their issues of grief and loss. Car- and helpful workshops, we’d like to hear ing, committed, compassionate volunteers from you. Please call 250-363-2640 (toll facilitate weekly sessions in a safe, comfort- free: 1-800-353-3329). able, non-judgmental environment. Adult support and assistance with the MFRC Deployment Programs Rainbows on Monday afternoon is es- If you are experiencing a deployment, or sential. Find out how you can get involved can relate and empathize with those who as a volunteer with this program at www. are, please consider becoming a volun- esquimaltmfrc.com or phone 250-363- teer and lending your support to the 2640. Deployment Services Program. We have an increased need for volunteers to assist Special Events with a variety of special events, activities Special events are ongoing throughout and programs for military families during ing with translation and more! Visit www. the year and always in need of support deployments. Contact the MFRC at www. esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-363-2640 from volunteers. Jobs vary from planning esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-363-2640 to learn more. committees to set-up crews. If you want to (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). know more, visit www.esquimaltmfrc.com MFRC Board of Directors or call the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Family Networks Family and career demands make it hard Become a vital part of a successful de- for everyone to find the time to give back Volunteer Orientation Sessions ployment by getting involved as a Fam- to their community. For the Esquimalt Find out about the Military Family Resource ily Network Volunteer. Have fun while MFRC Board of Directors (BOD), finding Centre, our programs and the community making connections with your com- a way to volunteer in a leadership capacity in which you will be volunteering. We will munity. Enhance your group facilitation is all in a day’s work. The Volunteer BOD help you discover a volunteer position where skills, provide information and support oversees the planning and operation of the you can experience personal and professional to your fellow military families while MFRC and is responsible for the gover- development opportunities and give back gaining experience with communications nance of the organization in the following to the community at the same time. Come and organizing special events. Share your areas: Policy and Procedures; Finance and to an orientation where you will be able to skills and knowledge. Interested? You will Fundraising; Human Resources; Com- sample the diverse programs and services we need approximately six hours per month. munity Relations; Planning; and Organi- offer, or book a personal consultation. Please Check out the Family Network Volunteer zational Operations. Within these areas contact the volunteer coordinator and find job description on the MFRC website or of governance, there are committees for out more about the opportunities and the call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353- Professional Development; Communica- MFRC. Learn more at www.esquimaltmfrc. 3329). Representatives are needed for tions; Evaluation and Long Term Plan- com or call 250-363-2640. HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Regina, HMCS ning; Fundraising; Finance; and Policy and Location: CPAC Vancouver and the MCDV Family Net- Procedure. Jan 28 7–8pm works. Extra volunteers are needed for all Location: Lampson Unit Family Networks to assist with activi- Preschool March 25 5:30–6:30pm ties, communications and planning. Needed: Helpful Hands and Eager Ears! Additional Volunteer Orientation Sessions Volunteers are needed in the MFRC’s as requested. Francophone Programs Casual Child Care Program. We’re looking Volunteering with the MFRC is an ideal for help with the tiny ones and support way for Francophones to meet new people and encouragement for the toddlers, onsite and to practice speaking English. There during regular daytime hours, Tuesday are many volunteer opportunities avail- to Friday. Volunteers assist with playtime able including working with children and and snacks, and find rewards in the smiles, youth, helping with special events, assist- laughter and animated storytelling of the CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 15
  20. 20. Deployment Deployment Programs support military members). Punch Cards (available at the the deployed parent. Stop by any MFRC families who have a loved one away on de- MFRC) are used to keep track for the location to pick up your copy today! ployment – or away for any work-related period during which each family can ac- Copies of these manuals are available to reason. If you’re a military member who cess the program. Parents must complete deployed members on their ships and is deploying – please inform your family registration forms and follow established electronically upon request. Deployment about the range of services available before, guidelines. This program is provided staff are available to assist you throughout during and after deployment. through MFRC fundraising dollars. If the deployment with email support. you have unique child care needs, call the Adult Deployment Workshops MFRC at 250-363-2640. Children’s Deployment Location: Lampson MFRC (for children The MFRC has a variety of programs de- Workshops signed to help military members and their ages 18 months to 5 years old) Children’s Deployment Workshops help family cope with the significant challenges Wed 9am–noon children adjust to a parent being away on of deployment. Workshops are scheduled Fri 9am-noon & 1-4pm deployment. Workshops offer an op- in accordance with expressed demand. De- Call 250-363-0155 to reserve. portunity for children to interact with ployment workshops are free, and in most Location: CPAC (for children ages 0 to other children who are going through the cases, child care may be arranged. Check 5 years old. Child care for children 0 to same experience. These workshops will out the Deployment section of our website 18 months is only available Tuesday and help validate your child’s feelings about at www.esquimaltmfrc.com for detailed Thursday mornings) deployment. Programs are designed for workshop descriptions. Tues 9am-noon & 1-4pm Preschool (age 3-5yrs), School Age (age Thurs 9am-noon & 1-4pm 6-8yrs) and Preteen (age 9-12yrs). If you Fri 1-4pm Casual Child Care Call 250-363-2674 to reserve. are interested in registering your child for Casual Child Care is available for infants one of the following workshops, call 250- If you have unique childcare needs, call the to school age Monday to Friday giving 363-2640. MFRC. the “at home” parent a break from the Age 3 - 5 years challenges of parenting when a military Location: CPAC ▲ ▲ member is deployed. Families must fol- NEW Ev Tue & Thur Jan 12-Feb 4 1:15-2:30pm low established child care regulations and Children’s Deployment Follow on Series: Ev Tues starting Feb 16 guidelines. Punch Cards (available at the Workbooks and Parent Guide Age 6 - 8 years MFRC) are used to keep track of the pe- Having trouble finding a workshop date or Location: CPAC riod during which each family can access time that works for you? Do you live too Ev Wed Jan 13 - Mar 3 3:30-4:45pm the program. Casual child care sessions are far away from the MFRC to participate in Follow on Series: Ev 2nd Wed starting available at a rate of $3 per hour per child. the Children’s Workshops? Would you like Mar 24 Free Deployment Respite Child Care to better support your child throughout Age 9 - 12 years (for children age 0 to school age) is avail- their parent’s deployment? What about Location: YAC able through the MFRC for one con- doing your own Children’s Deployment Ev Mon Jan 11-Mar 1 3:30-4:45pm tinuous 3 hour period per week up to a Workshops at home? We have developed Follow on Series: Ev 2nd Mon starting maximum of 4 sessions per month when Children’s Deployment Workbooks for Mar 22 a military parent is deployed (or away children 3 to 12 years of age and an You must register your child in advance. for work related reasons) for 28 consecu- easy-to-use Parent Guide for the parent at Space is limited. Please register early. tive days or more (21 days for MCDV home which includes tips and activities for Try our A I R P O RT - F E R R I E S - 2 4 H O U R S E R V I C E Low Carb Bowls Chicken 250 Beef Pork includes Greek Salad & Diet Pepsi The only Alternative EAT IN • TAKE OUT To Another Humdrum Call ahead. Late-Nite Snack We’ll have your order ready to go. “East Coast Sauce” PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ESQUIMALT 1243 Esquimalt Rd • 250-385-2432 Tues - Sat 11am - til late AND THE MILITARY FOR 72 YEARS 16 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide

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