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ACTIVITY PROGRAMS
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The Naden Athletic Centre (NAC)
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skating, hockey, and other activities.         The facility includes                          Signal Hill MFRC ...
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MFRC 24-Hour Information Line                  Get Your Military Family ID Card                Get the Guide!
Inf...
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Military 101 Information Package               Video Teleconferencing (VTC)                  your community. See ...
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that may expose them to high levels of stress    Navigator Family-to-Family Connection            Youth Resources...
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action plan. Call the MFRC at 250-363-        of $100 (prices includes room for 20 chil-       Birthday!” Come ou...
Special Events
Skate with Santa
Join Santa and his merry elves for an after-
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Volunteering
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Deployment
Deployment Programs support military
families who have a loved one away on de-                    Family Networ...
Resource for the self-employed spouse
  Military spouses are working together to        he is away, we all know that being...
Deployment
Drop In Christmas Craft Night                   General Suggestions                            the MFRC – CPAC ...
Deployment
help validate your child’s feelings about     Location: CPAC                                age and an easy to ...
Deployment
briefings will be conducted in Feb 2010,       Making sure you have all the checks in        network during a de...
Deployment
prevent you from achieving it and provide
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  1. 1. Contents ACTIVITY PROGRAMS Registration/Contacts .........................................................................................1 LEGEND Facilities ...............................................................................................................2 CPAC - Colwood Pacific Activity Centre M - Military Family Resource Centre Services ................................................................................................................4 NAC - Naden Athletic Centre Special Events ......................................................................................................8 P - Personnel Support Programs Volunteering ........................................................................................................9 SH - Signal Hill MFRC Deployment.......................................................................................................10 Lampson - Lampson Street School Preschool ...........................................................................................................17 YAC - Youth Activity Centre School Age .........................................................................................................18 This program guide is brought to you by Youth .................................................................................................................20 ESQUIMALT Military Family Resource Centre Your community. Your resource centre. Get connected. Adult ..................................................................................................................22 M A R I T I M E F O R C E S PA C I F I C SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2009 Francophone .....................................................................................................27 Serving the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt GUIDE Aquatic Services and Pool ................................................................................30 Health Promotion .............................................................................................34 Fitness ................................................................................................................38 Sports.................................................................................................................43 Clubs ..................................................................................................................47 Museum.............................................................................................................52 BE PREPARED Is your family ready Sponsorship and Donations.............................................................................54 for a disaster? Computer security: How to build EDITORIAL Keep your laptop safe resilient children Is your computer secure?....................................................................................8 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 ESQUIMALT Military Family Resource Centre Your community. Your resource centre. Get connected. MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE / PERSONNEL SUPPORT PROGRAMS Business group for the military community ...................................................11 On the Cover The facts about head lice ..................................................................................21 And they’re off! Cmdre Ron Lloyd, Prepare your family for a disaster ....................................................................37 Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, leads the pack in the first 3 kilometre Raise resilient children .....................................................................................46 Fleet Run of the year. Reduce your cancer risk with Vitamin D ........................................................51 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. Kawasaki wasaki asaki Motorcycles Parts and Accessories • New & used parts • Great selection of tires enco Motorcycle & ATV Tues- Sat 9am - 5pm www.kencomotorcycle.com 2575 Sooke River Rd. 250-642-3924 Your Partner in Relocation Whether you are moving across the country or just across the street you can always count on Melinda to assist you every step of the way. 250-642-6361 info@melindabrake.com www.melindabrake.com
  3. 3. 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 Donations & Sponsorship Coordinator ..... 250-363-5648 Advertising ................................................ 250-363-3014 Classifieds.................................................. 250-363-3014 Fitness & Sports Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk..................... 250-363-5677 Websites Director .................................................... 250-363-4067 Lookout ...............................www.lookoutnewspaper.com Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-4427 Personnel Support Programs............www.pspesquimalt.ca Facilities Coordinator ................................ 250-363-4213 Museum ................... www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org Sports Coordinator.................................... 250-363-4068 Donations and Sponsorship Asst. Sports Coordinator ........................... 250-363-4069 .......http://esquimalt.mil.ca/badm/sponsorship/index.htm Asst. Sports Coordinator ........................... 250-363-5575 Sports Stores.............................................. 250-363-4072 Swim Team.................................... www.navymasters.com Fitness Coordinator ................................... 250-363-4495 MFRC........................................www.esquimaltmfrc.com EXPRES Testing Supervisor ...................... 250-363-4412 MFRC Navigator ........................ www.familynavigator.ca Dockyard Fitness & Wellness Centre........ 250-363-2074 (en francais)............. www.familynavigator.ca/bienvenue Naden Athletic Centre Fitness Cell ........... 250-363-4485 Wurtele Arena ........................................... 250-363-4297 Military Family Resource Centre Fleet Fitness, Sport, Facility Coordinator ... 250-363-7813 MFRC 24 Hour Information Line ............ 250-363-2640 Toll free .................................................. 1-800-353-3329 Recreation Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ..... 250-363-1009 Director .................................................... 250-363-1008 Recreation Coordinator: Clubs .................. 250-363-2989 FALL 2009 ACTIVITY PROGRAM GUIDE Recreation Coordinator: Programs ............ 250-363-1522 Views and opinions in this guide are not necessarily those of the 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 Health Promotion Programs Ph: 250-363-3014 Email: frontoffice@lookoutnewspaper.com Director .................................................... 250-363-5680 Publisher: Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt Manager .................................................... 250-363-5532 Project Coordinator: Melissa Atkinson 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
  4. 4. 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 Ordinary DND Employees: Memberships re- Single $134 $75 quired from 6pm Mon-Fri & all day Sat, Family $204 $113 Facility includes Sun and Stat holidays. (DND employee • One large gym floor membership not required during 6am- • One smaller gym floor 6pm Mon-Fri) • Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) Commissionaires, Retired w/ • Leisure wading pool full Military Pension, Federal Em- ployee, RCMP, Prison Guards • One steam room • Large hot tub Associate Must be sponsored by a Regular Single $321 N/A Member Force Member Family Max 5 pers living at $589 N/A • Two weight-training rooms home and under 19yrs • Aerobic studio • Cardio theatre Drop In Signed in Guests Adults 19yrs and up $4.50 N/A Youth 6-18yrs $2.50 N/A • Spin studio Family 2 Adults, 3 Children N/A Family $9 • Three squash courts Additional children N/A $2.50 • Five softball diamonds No charge 5 yrs & under • One soccer pitch Lockers Available at NAC and Dockyard Gym $60 per year • Two outdoor volleyball courts Kiosk Administration Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 10am-7pm for the purchase of NAC/Golf • One CF EXPRES evaluation centre 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 See Facilities staff or phone 250-363-5677 for updated schedules and additional information. for updated schedules. Schedule may change without notice. Swimming Pool Facility includes For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule • Weight Room Golf Memberships/Passes see Aquatics section • Aerobics Studio To rent pool space call the Facilities Coor- • Cardio Theatre Regular: $50& Ordinary $75 (summer dinator at 363-4213 • Change Rooms rate) $10 (winter pro-rate) For all other aquatic inquiries call the • Showers See Facilities Staff for bookings and course Aquatics Supervisor at 363-4070 • Day Lockers & Rental Lockers pass prices or call 363-5677 Sports Equipment Fleet Fitness and Wellness Wurtele Arena Centre (Dockyard) Across the street from the Naden Athletic Military personnel may sign-out equip- Centre is the Wurtele Arena available to ment for most sports from the sports store, Hours of Operation both military and civilian members for please call 250-363-4072. Mon to Fri 6am-6pm • Alkaline VICTORIA DISCOUNT TIRES • Cellular www.discount tires-autorepairs.com • Custom Packs • Deep Cycle NEW AND USED TIRES • Gel Cells AUTO REPAIRS • Industrial Alkaline GUARANTEED TIRES FROM $10. • LED Tactical Lights Locally owned and operated Military If one of our used tires should fail • Lithium Discount within 90 days, including Road Hazards, • Maglite Products we will repair or replace it for FREE! Next to Bosley’ s • Ni-Cad • Ni-MH ( No Appointment Necessary ) • Sealed Lead Acid MILITARY DISCOUNT - $20 OFF PER HR. • Two-Way Radio... and more 250-474-5022 110-1790 Island Hwy • Colwood, BC • V9 B 1H8 • E-mail: allbattery@telus.net 110 - 2920 Jacklin Rd. Tel: 250-412-7300 2 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  5. 5. Facilities skating, hockey, and other activities. The facility includes Signal Hill MFRC (SH) Administration: 250-363-4297. • A large (dividable) auditorium with Hours of operation stage & 12 ft viewing screen (seating up to Mon to Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm Hours of Operation 300) Closed on statutory holidays. Mon to Sun: 6am-11:30pm (Subject to • Varied sized classrooms, designed to ac- schedule). The Arena Staff has an up-to- commodate groups from 10-60 people 1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt date schedule. • Fully equipped kitchen Phone: (250) 363-2640 Shinny: Mon,Wed & Fri 11:30am- • Conference room (up to 12 people) Fax: (250) 363-3108 12:50pm To inquire about a facility booking for Email: mfrc@shawcable.com Casual Skate: Tue & Thu 11:30am- your group contact 250-363-2648. (Bus access: #6 Esquimalt/Quadra and 12:50pm and Sat & Sun 1-2:30pm *Note: prices are subject to change without #26 Dockyard/UVic) Parents & Kids Sticks & Pucks: Sat & notice. Sun 2:30-4pm Lampson MFRC To reserve the ice or for more information Colwood Pacific Activity Centre call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363- Hours of operation MFRC (CPAC) Mon to Fri: 8:30 am-noon and 1-4:30 pm 4213. (located next to the PSP counter) Closed on statutory holidays. Hours of operation Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Drop in from Mon to Thurs: 7:30 am- 316 Anson Street, Esquimalt (CPAC) 11:00 am, noon-6:30 pm and 7:15-9 pm. Phone: (250) 363-2640 CPAC located at 2610 Rosebank Road Fri: 7:30-11:00 am, noon-6 pm Fax: (250) 363-3453 (off Ocean Blvd) is a community driven Sat: 9:00 am-noon and 1-5 pm Email: mfrc@shawcable.com multi-purpose facility designed to accom- Closed Sundays and statutory holidays Routes # 26 Dockyard/UVic, modate our military and civilian commu- 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood (off #24 Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk and nities. Ocean Blvd). #25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk/Western Our centralized location allows us to offer Phone: (250) 363-2640 Exchange go right down Lampson. a large range of rental opportunities, from Fax: (250) 363-2677 # 6 Royal Oak Exchange/Esquimalt goes structured Birthday Parties to large confer- Email: mfrc@shawcable.com down Esquimalt Road and it’s a short walk ences and weddings. (Bus Access: #25 Admirals Walk/Western up to Lampson School. Hours of operation Exchange/Maplewood; #39 Royal Roads/ Mon to Thurs 8:30am-9pm UVic; To make a booking for any Base Facility Fri 8:30 am-6 pm #50 West Shore Exchange/Downtown; (i.e. sports fields, pool, gym) a written Sat and Sun by request #51 West Shore Exchange/UVic; #52 request is required. Contact the Facilities Rental Rates Wishart/ West Shore Exchange/Western Coordinator by e-mail (tom.campbell@ • Military community: Exchange; #61 Sooke/Downtown). These forces.gc.ca) or fax 363-4315 four to five Free during regular work hours bus routes use Western Exchange as the days prior to the event. Note: military Outside regular hours $30/hour drop off location. It’s a short walk down to training takes priority on all bookings. • Civilian community: MFRC-CPAC. $20 to $40 /hour (depending on room) PICK-UP AND Delivery Services 5 DAYS Per Week WE HANDLE ALL YOUR LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING NEEDS Over 30 Years In The Business 388-6211 4 hour dry-cleaning AND Shirt Service until 12 Daily SATURDAYS INCLUDED OPEN MON-FRI 6:30AM TO 6:00PM SATURDAY 7:00AM TO 5:30PM 2922 Tillicum Rd., Victoria (across from Fairways Market) CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 3
  6. 6. Services MFRC 24-Hour Information Line Get Your Military Family ID Card Get the Guide! Information and Referral staff are ready It takes just 15 minutes to get this valuable Be the first to know about upcoming to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a ID card. The card is available to all regular MFRC workshops and services. The week. We can answer your questions or do and reserve military family members age MFRC mails out more than 1500 Activity research to find the information you need. 13 years and up. The ID is recognized na- Guides to military families. Get on the Let us know how we can best support tionally so you can use it here and at your list! Call the MFRC: 250-363-2640 (Toll you. Call us: 250-363-2640 (Toll free: next posting. Use it to access Base services free: 1-800-353-3329) or email a request 1-800-353-3329). Your community. Your and to participate in the Military Discount to: mfrc@shawcable.com resource centre. Get connected. Program (at participating local businesses). The CF member must be present to sign Service Model of the Military Services for Single CF Members the card at the time of issue. If your Family Services Program Are you a single CF member? If you’re military spouse/partner is deployed or on looking for community information about course, contact the MFRC to make special where to go hiking, cycling, where to arrangements. The MFID is available at find dog-friendly parks or Victoria’s best the SH MFRC and MFRC-CPAC. restaurants, the MFRC is your resource centre. If you’re deploying, contact us MFRC Membership about services so we can support you, your Are you a member of your MFRC? If not, parents, or other loved ones. Relocating? join today! The MFRC is a non-profit so- Contact us to borrow a Welcome Package ciety registered under the British Colum- from your next posting. Regular life stress bia Society Act. As a registered society, we getting you down? MFRC counselling ser- are required to keep a list of our members. vices can help. Call for information: 250- Membership supports the MFRC in our 363-2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329). goal to promote and facilitate the provi- sion of services that address the unique Discover Your MFRC Resource lifestyle experiences of military families. Membership is open to any person who Library is a military member, partner or family Before you buy it, borrow it from the Welcome Events for Singles and member of a serving regular or reserve MFRC! We have a wide range of terrific member at CFB Esquimalt. Retired mem- Couples books for all ages. Topics include parent- If you’re new to CFB Esquimalt the bers (who were honourably released) and ing, relationships, communication, deploy- MFRC, along with PSP, invite you to his/her spouse/partner may be accepted for ment and relocation. Visit your MFRC participate in a fun-filled event, such as an membership. For more information call: Resource Library located at MFRC-CPAC. evening of volleyball and pizza! You will 250-363-2640. We welcome your feedback on resources meet others new to the military commu- you have found valuable – and your rec- nity in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. ommendations for new resources for the For more information call 250-363-2640. library. See us for all your Car Care Needs! Now servicing commercial trucks Mu ff ler Tune-UP Brakes Lube & Oil 10% Military Discount CANEX FINANCING AVAILABLE HOME OF THE TIRE EXPERTS 610 Herald St • 250-382- 6184 | 105-2924 Jacklin Rd • 250-478-2217 4 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  7. 7. Services Military 101 Information Package Video Teleconferencing (VTC) your community. See the MFRC website If you or family member recently joined See details in the Deployment Section of for details: www.esquimaltmfrc.com. the military and you are to the military this Guide. lifestyle, our Military 101 Information Employment and Education Package is for you. This package helps Families living in Sooke, Sidney The MFRC is now referring families to newcomers become familiar with the community resources for Employment and and North of the Malahat military lifestyle. Call the MFRC for your Education support. Please visit our website Military Lifestyle 101 Package. Ask about Connecting with Military Families in at www.esquimaltmfrc.com for informa- Military Lifestyle 101 Workshops too! Sooke tion about local employment agencies and Join us in Sooke! Military members and education services. their families are invited to the Sooke Welcome to CFB Esquimalt! Child, Youth and Family Centre (2145 Check out the Adult Section of this guide Townsend Road South) on the second Prevention, Support and for details on activities for newcomers. Tuesday of every month from 1-3 pm. Intervention Come meet other military families, pick Our professional, caring staff offers Welcome Packages from other up information and enjoy a fun family af- support with relationship issues, parent- MFRCs ternoon. An MFRC representative answers ing challenges, the military lifestyle, and Relocating elsewhere? We can lend you a your questions about MFRC services. coping with short-term crisis situations Welcome Package from your next MFRC. Bring your partner, children or just your- and emergencies. We’re also your source Find out what is available in your new self. Visit the MFRC website for details: for quality referrals to outside counselling community. Call the MFRC for details. www.esquimaltmfrc.com. resources and specialized support services. Connecting with Military Families in The MFRC respects your privacy. We do Sidney not provide any information of a confiden- Relocation Resources - “Smooth- Join us in the 443 Hangar in Sidney! An tial nature to any other person or organi- ing the Way” zation without your explicit permission MFRC representative visits 443 Squadron If you’re new to Victoria - or if you’re – except as required by law. Our Confi- every 2nd Friday from 11 am to 1:30 pm. leaving to go to your next adventure - your dentiality Policy is on our website www. We’ll answer questions and provide pro- MFRC can help make your transition esquimaltmfrc.com If you need assistance, gram information. Call 250-363-2640 for “smooth.” Come see us while you tackle don’t hesitate to call your MFRC: 250- information or visit the MFRC website: your “to do” list. We can help! Check out 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). www.esquimaltmfrc.com. the Relocation Resource Binder full of tips and tricks for you! Connecting with Military Families North of the Malahat Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) The MFRC is always ready to assist you Operational Stress Injuries are very real and Stay In Touch While Your Loved on our toll free line: 1-800-353-3329. Let have been a part of military history through- One Is Away us help you find resources in your commu- out the ages. Today, the increased tempo and See the Deployment Section of this guide nity. Check out the fun places to visit in high risk nature of military operations means for information on this valuable service. that service men and women are doing jobs GAL AX Y M O T O R S Vancouver Island’s Largest Independent Dealer Low Bi-Monthly Payments Good Credit Bad Credit EASY✓ No Problem APPROVAL A l Apply Today Drive Today T d If we can’t get you a loan no one can. 250-818-4YES (4937) or apply Online: www.galaxymotors.net 1764 Island Hwy • 250-391-5738 888 Attree • 250-478-7603 2555 Government • 250-381-1144 CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 5
  8. 8. Services that may expose them to high levels of stress Navigator Family-to-Family Connection Youth Resources that may cause an OSI. If you or someone Ask about our Family-to-Family service for Our information is practically limitless! you care about is suffering or may be suffer- families with special needs and responsi- Our master list of resources for youth in ing from an Operational Stress Injury, the bilities. This service matches families with the Greater Victoria area is full of informa- MFRC can link you to services to provide similar circumstances as a way of guiding tion about services and programs just for you with the information and support you one another through challenging times. youth. Questions or concerns? No prob- need. Call 363-2640 for details. Whether you are new to the community, lem! Call your resource centre, the MFRC, dealing with a new diagnosis, or willing to help you find the answers you’re looking Navigator for Military Families to share your experiences, this program for! with Special Needs and is for you. Contact the Navigator to talk Children & Youth Outreach about the type of support that you can The MFRC recognizes that the needs of Responsibilities contribute or that you would like for your Our military community includes families children & youth in the military family family. Send an email to mfrc.navigator@ community are diverse. We are pleased with special needs and responsibilities. shawcable.com or call 250-363-2640 (Toll Some families care for children with special to offer one-on-one support - as well as free 1-800-353-3329) resources for individuals and agencies that needs, some have a CF member or spouse/ partner with health concerns and some help support children & youth. Please call 250- Triple P – Positive Parenting 363-2640 for more information. support their aging family member. If your family has special needs and responsibilities, Program Youth Mapping Workshops the MFRC can help you navigate your way Triple P is a parenting program which pro- Community Mapping workshops are de- to community resources during relocation, motes positive, caring relationships between signed to bring diverse people together in help you put a support plan in place for parents and their children (Toddlers – 15 the interest of making change. This work- upcoming deployments, and give support years). Parents learn effective strategies for shop will aim to empower youth in the and direction when you’re not sure who dealing with a variety of childhood develop- West Shore and Sooke to invest a sense of to call. Let us help you find the services mental and behavioral issues. ownership in their communities. The time you need! For information call the MFRC Triple P helps Parents: will represent an intentional opportunity 24 Hour line at 250 363-2640 or toll-free • manage their child’s behavior in a con- to reflect on the existing needs of youth 1-800-353-3329. structive and caring way in the area; take a collective inventory of Navigator website: • develop good communication and strong the community assets that already exist www.familynavigator.ca relationships with their children to meet those needs, and collaboratively Military families with special needs and • learn positive parenting skills that may create a vision to meet needs that remain responsibilities can use this bilingual be applied to a broad range of parenting outstanding. We’ll schedule a workshop in website to look for community informa- situations the late fall. For information call 250-363- tion and resources for Military Family Children who grow up with positive parent- 2640. Resource Centres across the country. They ing are more likely to feel good about them- can also find information on specific topics selves and develop their potential! Triple P Emergency Services and web links to resources from different offers information, support, and practical The MFRC Emergency Services Program provinces. answers for you and your family. For more offers support and resources to individuals information please call your MFRC at 250- and families during emergencies and urgent 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). family situations. Let us help you make an Try our Low Carb Bowls WILSON Chicken Beef DIVING Pork “Better Training Safer Diving” includes Greek Salad & Diet Pepsi Beginner to Instructor Courses Ongoing The only Alternative EAT IN • TAKE OUT • Equipment Sales To Another Humdrum Call ahead. • Air Fills CANEX Late-Nite Snack We’ll have your order ready to go. • SCUBA & Snorkel Centre Credit Plan • www.wilsondiving.com Available “East Coast Sauce” 1243 Esquimalt Rd • 250-385-2432 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK • 250-478-4488 Tues-Sat: 11am -9pm 1790 Island Highway (one light up from Casino, beside Subway) 6 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  9. 9. Services action plan. Call the MFRC at 250-363- of $100 (prices includes room for 20 chil- Birthday!” Come out and get treated like 2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329) if you dren) Please note that all birthday parties Royalty. Show up for the festivities and have an urgent family situation. require a minimum of 2 weeks notice. enjoy the gala event. Make crowns and Sports Spectacular at the NAC tiaras. Enjoy music, dancing and games Who will take care of your child? Join us for a fun-filled active sports party to complete your party. Your 2-hour party If you suddenly become ill while your with gym games, sports and time for pres- includes a facilitator, crafts, full use of our partner is deployed or on duty, who will ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports kitchen, a large gymnasium with equip- care for your child? Pick up an Emer- Spectacular package includes a facilitator, ment if needed and a room to eat and open gency Child Care Plan at the MFRC or a large gymnasium with equipment and presents. Please bring your own food, cake download one from our website at www. a room to eat and open presents. Please and decorations if you desire. esquimaltmfrc.com to create a plan for bring your own food, cake and decorations Bouncy Castle Party your family. Don’t delay - prepare today! if you desire. Two hours of bouncy fun! This party Sports Spectacular at the CPAC includes the use of the bouncy castle, 2 Parenting From Afar Join us for a fun-filled active sports party facilitators, use of a large kitchen and break- with gym games, sports and time for pres- out room for cake and presents. This party Stay connected with each other during ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports can accommodate 20 partiers deployment through the Parenting From Afar program. Ask for the Parenting from Spectacular package includes a facilitator, Teen Party (ages 12-15 years) Afar Pregnancy and Newborn Package, full use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium Come and play Nintendo Wii, pool and available at the MFRC and on ships. You with equipment and a room to eat and much much more at the Youth Activity can share the experience of learning about open presents. Please bring your own food, Centre. This tree hour party includes one your growing baby. Package includes cake and decorations if you desire. facilitator, use of the YAC and the kitchen. handouts about pregnancy, breastfeeding Hawaiian Hula This party can accommodate 20 partiers. and caring for your newborn. Contact the “Hang Ten” at this great party for both boys MFRC for information. and girls. Dress up in grass skirts or surfer “ shorts and join in the luau festivities. How Gardens and flowers have Pregnancy and Labour about a hula and limbo contest as well as a way of bringing people making your own unique leis. This 2 hour Companion Program Hawaiian party includes a facilitator, crafts, together, drawing them Will your partner be deployed during full use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium from their homes. your pregnancy? Skilled, caring volun- with equipment if needed and a room to eat -Clare Ansberry teers will support you during pregnancy, and open presents. Please bring your own childbirth, and after you’ve welcomed your food, cake and decorations if you desire. baby home. Find out more about how the Work Point Community Gardens Dinosaur Day MFRC supports parents-to-be. Call the Have you thought about planting that veg- Dress up in your dinosaur digs for a fun- MFRC for details. etable garden or keeping the house supplied filled birthday party. Enjoy music, dinosaur with beautiful flowers but you’re not sure games and dinosaur crafts and have a Welcome to Parenting Box about having one in your own backyard? dino-mite time. The Dinosaur Party runs Are you a new parent? Make sure you drop Well the Work Point Community Garden for 2 hours including time for food, cake by the MFRC for your free “Invest In Kids plots, located on the corner of Anson and and present opening. Please bring your own Welcome to Parenting Box.” The box in- Munro Streets, are available to test out your food, cake and decorations if you desire. cludes a guidebook to help you understand green thumb. All military families no mat- Party Playtime by You! ter where you live and some community your baby’s development, a developmental You supervise this 2-hour party for children toy with activity cards that explain how to requests will be accepted. Contact Michelle ages 2-5 years old. You have full use of a Neaansen at 250-380-7044 for more in- use the Comfort, Play and Teach approach large gymnasium, a full kitchen and a room with your baby, and information about formation. Plots range in size from 15 x 15 to eat and open presents. We’ll help you feet or 30 x 30 feet. MFRC parenting programs and activities. set up climbing toys, get out ride toys and Contact the MFRC to find out more. set-up children’s music for you. You lead this party and for safety purposes you must Bicycle Rentals Birthday Parties ensure there is at least one adult per 10 Special military discount $20/day at Mar- For details on how to book your themed children. Please bring your own food, cake ty’s Mountain Cycle, 1-1258 Esquimalt party call 363-1009 today! All for only and decorations if you desire. Road. Book by calling 250-383-3337. A $60 (prices increase for parties of 11 or PSP approved outlet. Party for a Prince or Princess more children). New special parties include “The King and Queen request your pres- Bouncy Castle and Teen Parties at a rate ence at the Royal Celebration of your CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 7
  10. 10. Special Events Skate with Santa Join Santa and his merry elves for an after- noon of skating fun and treats! Santa will also lead the skaters in some fun games and activities on the ice. Location: Wurtele Arena PSP Sun Dec 20 2-4pm Free All children must wear helmets. Ski Mt Washington Stay tuned for the Winter Activity Guide for dates and prices for the 2009/10 ski season. First trip (depending on snow conditions) is December 17. Mark your calendars! New to the community? Come and meet your neighbours! Pancake breakfast, information booths, fabulous prizes and plenty of fun. This event is open to all CF members and their families. Location: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Sept 12 9:30-11:30am Free “ Encrypt your data. That way, even if the laptop is stolen, nobody else will be able to read the data on it. motely erase your hard drive if you report an unrecoverable theft. • Another option is investing in an alarm system. Some sound a 110dB (that’s loud!) alarm if a stainless-steel cable is cut or acti- IS YOUR vated by a motion detector. • Encrypt your data. That way, even if the LAPTOP SECURE? laptop is stolen, nobody else will be able to read the data on it – and that data is, in most cases, far more valuable than the hardware. • In public places such as airports and con- A ccording to the FBI, a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds, and 97 per cent are never recovered. scare thieves away from your machine. There are companies that sell security plates that attach to your laptop, complete with vention centres, if you are forced to put your laptop on the floor, loop the strap of the bag Here are some tips to help you lock down barcodes and printed warnings stating that around one ankle. This will prevent grab- your laptop and keep your data secure. the laptop is constantly monitored. and-dash thievery. • When traveling, don’t use a laptop car- • Get laptop insurance. Popular policies • Check with your employer’s IT or se- rying case or bag; it’s a dead giveaway as start at $200 per year. curity group to make sure you’re following to what’s inside. Instead, use a briefcase or • Install tracking software. These services company rules on laptops. In the wake of regular piece of luggage and retrofit it as cost about $45 a year. Once the software is huge losses of sensitive information, many needed. installed, your computer can be remotely organizations have enacted guidelines on • The use of visual deterrents may help tracked. Some tracking services even re- what data should reside on a laptop. 8 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  11. 11. Volunteering Stay Connected with Military able, non-judgmental environment. Adult “ Families In Sooke, Sidney or support and assistance with the MFRC It’s always helpful to learn Rainbows on Monday afternoon is es- from your mistakes because North of the Malahat sential. Find out how you can get involved Do you reside in one of these communi- as a Volunteer with this program at www. then your mistakes seem ties? Other military families who live esquimaltmfrc.com or call 250-363-2640 worthwhile. nearby would benefit from your knowl- -Garry Marshall edge of the local area – and your skills in organizing events. If you can spare 3 to 5 Family Network Childcare hours per month helping families con- Assistants Francophone Programs nect with one another through events and Volunteers are needed as support in the Volunteering with the MFRC is an ideal helpful workshops, we’d like to hear from childcare area during Sunday Sessions way for Francophones to meet new people you. Please call 250-363-2640 (Toll free: held monthly for the families of deployed and to practice speaking English. There 1-800-353-3329). members at Colwood Pacific Activity are many Volunteer opportunities available Centre. If you love children we would love – including working with children and to have you join us. youth, helping with special events, assist- Grow the community – grow ing with translation and more! Contact from the experience the MFRC at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or • Do you enjoy meeting new people and Casual Child Care Program call 250-363-2640. working as part of a team? Needed: Helpful Hands and Eager Ears! • Are you Web savvy? Volunteers are needed in the MFRC’s Ca- sual Child Care Program. We’re looking Volunteer Orientation Sessions • Does the laughter and tireless energy of for help with the tiny ones and support Find out about the Military Family Re- children and youth inspire you? and encouragement for the toddlers, onsite source Centre, our programs and the com- • Do you like being in the spotlight at during regular daytime hours, Monday munity in which you will be volunteering. special events? to Friday. Volunteers assist with play- We will help you discover a volunteer posi- • Are you most comfortable working time and snacks, and find rewards in the tion where you can experience personal “behind the scenes” doing research, assist- smiles, laughter and animated playtime and professional development opportuni- ing with administration, information and of the children. Morning and afternoon ties and give back to the community at the event planning? positions available. Go to www.esquimalt- same time. Come to an orientation where We need you! mfrc.com. Call the MFRC for details: you will be able to sample the diverse At the Esquimalt Military Family Re- 250-363-2640. programs and services we offer, or book a source Centre we work with the com- personal consultation. Please contact the munity, which means we depend on and MFRC Board of Directors volunteer coordinator and find out more benefit from active volunteer leadership about volunteering and the Military Fam- and community involvement. Thanks Family and career demands make it hard ily Resource Centre. Find out how you can to the remarkable contributions made by for everyone to find the time to give back grow the community and grow from the volunteers our military community grows to their community. For the Esquimalt experience at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or stronger and the good news is that our vol- MFRC Board of Directors (BOD), finding call 250-363-2640. unteers say they grow from the experience a way to volunteer in a leadership capac- Location: CPAC MFRC at the same time! ity is all in a day’s work. The Volunteer Sept 24 5-6 p.m. If you would like to share your skills and BOD oversees the planning and opera- Location: MFRC Lampson knowledge with us we have the perfect tion of the MFRC and is responsible for Oct 22 5-6 p.m. volunteer role for you. Our programs are the governance of the organization in the Additional Volunteer Orientation Sessions designed to provide support and informa- following areas: Policy and Procedures; Fi- as requested. tion to the Canadian forces community. nance and Fundraising; Human Resources; To find out more visit the MFRC website Community Relations; Planning; and at www.esquimaltmfrc.com or Call 250- Organizational Operations. Within these Volunteer Events and Training 363-2640. areas of governance, there are committees Opportunities for Professional Development; Commu- Volunteer Appreciation Rainbows nications; Evaluation and Long Term Plan- Watch for the Christmas Volunteer Ap- Rainbows is a peer support program ning; Fundraising; Finance; and Policy and preciation event Nov. 29. that enables children and youth to work Procedure. Learn more about the BOD at First Aid Training through their issues of grief and loss. Car- the upcoming Board of Directors Informa- First Aid training will be available this fall. ing, committed, compassionate volunteers tion Sessions. Call the MFRC for details: Please contact the volunteer coordinator if facilitate weekly sessions in a safe, comfort- 250-363-2640. you are interested. CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 9
  12. 12. Deployment Deployment Programs support military families who have a loved one away on de- Family Network Email Addresses ployment – or away for any work-related reason. If you’re a military member who HMCS ALGONQUIN algonquin.family@shawcable.com is deploying – please inform your family HMCS CALGARY calgary.family@shawcable.com about the range of services available before, during and after deployment. HMCS OTTAWA ottawa.family@shawcable.com HMCS PROTECTEUR protecteur.family@shawcable.com Family Networks HMCS REGINA regina.family@shawcable.com Family Networks are a great way to keep connected with other families. Participate HMCS VANCOUVER vancouver.family@shawcable.com in social activities, get the latest informa- HMCS VICTORIA victoria.family@shawcable.com tion about your loved one’s deployment HMCS WINNIPEG winnipeg.family@shawcable.com and get mutual support from others who are “in the same boat.” Check out MCDVs mcdv.family@shawcable.com the Family Network Web Pages: www. Terra Firma - shore units terrafirma.family@shawcable.com esquimaltmfrc.com (click into ‘Deploy- and land-based deployments ment’). Each ship has a Family Network and the “Terra Firma” Network is for all those not posted to a ship. Fill out the website or call 250-363-2640 (Toll free: TGEX Coffee Night Family Network Contact Sheet, then email 1-800-353-3329). Representatives are HMCS Algonquin, HMCS or drop it off at the MFRC. Information needed for HMCS Calgary, Terra Firma Calgary HMCS Brandon, HMCS you provide is kept strictly confidential. and the MCDV Family Networks. Extra Edmonton and HMCS Protecteur Volunteers are needed for all Unit Family Meet others from your ship over some Networks to assist with activities, commu- Staying in Touch Program warm Java (or Tea). Let the MFRC watch nications and planning. Stay informed and get connected through the kids while you kick back, share some the MFRC Staying In Touch Service. laughs and connect with others like MFRC staff will answer your questions Deployment Drop In Coffee yourself. Register by Oct 28 by calling and keep you updated with important Nights the MFRC 24 Hour Information Line at information. Let us know how often you Would you like to meet others dealing 250-363-2640. want us to contact you - and we’ll do it. If with a Deployment? These evenings are Location: CPAC you are deploying, register your loved ones provided as a social opportunity for people Nov 4 6:30-8:30pm Free for this service - this includes your spouse/ to connect and share over a cup of Java! partner, parents, siblings or grandparents. MFRC Staff will be on hand to provide TGEX Welcome Home Banner We call anywhere in Canada. Call 250- any requested information. Free Childcare Making 363-2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to provided if registered in advance. Registra- register. tion for this program is required for all HMCS Algonquin, HMCS Calgary participants at least 5 days in advance of HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton and session dates. HMCS Protecteur Family Network Volunteer Location: CPAC MFRC Wouldn’t you like to make a sign for the Opportunities jetty to show your member how much you Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18 and Become a vital part of a successful de- have missed them? Let us provide you with Dec 9 6:30-8:30pm ployment by getting involved as a Fam- the space and supplies – you provide the ily Network Volunteer. Have fun while creativity. Register by calling the MFRC at making connections with your com- HMCS Calgary Meet and Greet 250-363-2640 before Nov 12. munity. Enhance your group facilitation Meet others from your ship over some Location: CPAC skills, provide information and support warm Java (or Tea). Let the MFRC watch Nov 16 6:30-8:30pm Free to your fellow military families as well the kids while you kick back, share some as gain experience with communica- laughs and connect with others like tions and organizing special events. Share yourself. Register by August 22 by calling your skills and knowledge. Interested? the MFRC 24 Hour Information Line at You will need approximately 6-hours per 250-363-2640. month. Check out the Family Network Location: CPAC MFRC Volunteer job description on the MFRC Aug 26 6:30pm-8:30pm Free Deployment continued on page 12 10 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  13. 13. Resource for the self-employed spouse Military spouses are working together to he is away, we all know that being married to The group plans to meet every two weeks launch the Military Family Business Support the military requires a flexible schedule and to help grow their business through learning Group. This group is open to anyone who is understanding friends, so I’d like to set up a and networking and there are plans to create a connected to the military and is running a group that brings likeminded people together quarterly newsletter encouraging the support business on their own. and it’s great that the Military Family Re- of the military family. The group also hopes Nicola Greeley, a personal Travel Counsellor, source Centre (MFRC) is willing to support to pool resources in order to have booths at launched her travel business in 2008 and as me in this role.” local events including Formation Fun Day a personal goal wanted to become more in- Greely recently learned Shelly Wright of and next year’s Women’s Conference. volved in the community. Creative Memories had set up a similar busi- If you are interested in joining the “As a military wife and being a small busi- ness support group a few years ago, both here group please contact Nicola Greeley at ness owner, I have the flexibility to work less and on the East Coast. Wright has agreed to 250-590-0124 or email Nicola.greeley@trav- when my husband is home and more when bring her wealth of experience to the table. elcounsellors.ca. the When it comes to your big day why not let your guests give you the perfect most memorable gift of all - your dream honeymoon! wedding gift If you’ve got all the bed linen and towels you need but would love to have a dream honeymoon - why not put your honeymoon on the wedding list! Ask me about our fantastic Honeymoon Gift Registry service. Nicola Greeley BPCPA #46074 250-590-0124 nicola.greeley@travelcounsellors.com www.travelcounsellors.ca/nicola.greeley Prairie Child Photography Celebrating the growing family The Largest Event On Vancouver Island Dedicated To pregnancy • birth • babies • toddlers preschoolers • parents • grandparents victoria September 26 & 27, 2009 Pearkes Rec Centre - 3100 Tillicum Rd. $6/person | Add $1 for weekend pass Sat: 10am - 5pm Sun: 10am - 4pm kids 12 & under free www.vancouverislandbabyfair.com FUNDRAISING SUPPORTING: fpsss foster parent support services society CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 11
  14. 14. Deployment Drop In Christmas Craft Night General Suggestions the MFRC – CPAC so children can follow Get into the holiday spirit and get a head • Attend Unit’s Pre-Deployment Briefing along with their parent’s recording. This start on your Christmas decorating. Join • Join your unit’s Family Network – meet program is free. the helpful MFRC staff for an evening other families with similar experiences. of adult and children’s crafts. Register by • Pick up your Deployment Package – It Deployment Workshops calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640 by is full of helpful information. The MFRC has a variety of programs December 9. • Participate in the Adult Deployment designed to help military members and Location: CPAC Workshops. their families cope with the significant Dec 9 6:30-8:30pm Free • Include children in planning activities challenges of deployment. Workshops are while their parent is away. scheduled in accordance with expressed • Volunteer – check out our many Volun- Tips for Preparing for a demand. Deployment workshops are teer Opportunities online! free, and in most cases, child care may Deployment • Pick up a copy of the Preparing for be arranged. Check out the Deployment The Emotional Cycle of Deployment Deployment Stress Handbook from the Section of our website at www.esquimalt- (taken from the Preparing for Deployment MFRC. mfrc.com for information and workshop Stress Handbook) descriptions. • Pre Deployment Stories from Sea • Anticipation of Loss Our “Read me a Bedtime Story” has taken • Detachment and Withdrawal MFRC Children’s Deployment to the high seas! Members onboard ships Workshops • During Deployment sailing for 4 months or more have a library • Emotional Disorganization Children’s Deployment Workshops help of child friendly books onboard to choose • Recovery and Stabilization children adjust to a parent being away on from and are able to record themselves • Anticipation of Homecoming deployment. Workshops offer an op- reading from sea. Members then send the • Post Deployment portunity for children to interact with recording home and families can access • Renegotiation of Relationships other children who are going through the the same books at our library located at • Reintegration and Stabilization same experience. These workshops will Jenner Chevrolet Corvette thanks you for 2010 Chevrolet Volt your service business with reward points. Each time you have your vehicle serviced a portion of your service bill is returned to you via our exclusive rewards program. These reward points can be redeemed towards your next service bill or up to $1000.00 towards the purchase of a new or used car. The Jenner Loyalty Program...ask us for details! See us at 1730 Island Hwy or online at www.jennerchev.com Sales Hotline 1.888.831.3016 JENNER MILITARY PROGRAM 4% over dealer invoice CHEVROLET • CORVETTE Plus an additional $500 Military discount 12 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  15. 15. Deployment help validate your child’s feelings about Location: CPAC age and an easy to use Parent Guide for deployment. Programs are designed for • Series 1: every Monday beginning the parent at home which includes tips Preschool (age 3-5yrs), School Age (age September 14 until November 2. and activities for the deployed parent. 6-8yrs) and Preteen (age 9-12yrs). If you • Return and Reunion Series: Monday Stop by any MFRC location to pick up are interested in registering your child up November 9. your copy today! Copies of these manu- for one of the following workshops, call You must register your child in advance. als are available to deployed members on 363-2640 for information. Space is limited. Please register early. We their ships and electronically upon request. Age 3 - 5 years will run additional workshops if there is Deployment Staff are available to assist 1:15-2:30pm sufficient demand. Call the MFRC 24 you throughout the deployment with Location: CPAC Hour Information Line: 250-363-2640 for email support. • Series 1: Every Tuesday and Thursday information (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) beginning September 8 until October 1 Terra Firma ROTO 8 and 9 ▲ ▲ • Follow on Series: Every Tuesday begin- NEW Pre-Deployment Information ning October 13 until November 10 Children’s Deployment Are you preparing to deploy to Afghani- • Return and Reunion Series: Tuesday stan in 2009 or 2010? Having all of the November 17. Workbooks and Parent Guide Having trouble finding a workshop date information for yourself and your loved Age 6 - 8 years ones before you leave can assist in mak- or time that works for you? Do you live Time: 3:30-4:45pm ing your transition to theatre smoother too far away from the MFRC to partici- Location: CPAC not only for you but also for those that pate in the onsite Children’s Workshops? • Series 1: Every Wednesday beginning care for you. Has your military member Would you like better support for your September 9 until November 4. already deployed? This information is for child throughout the parent’s deployment? • Return and Reunion Series: Wednesday you as well. Contact the MFRC for your What about doing your own Children’s November 18. deployment package, family care plan and Deployment Workshops at home? We Age 9 - 12 years have developed Children’s Deployment other important information by calling the Time: 3:15-4:30pm Workbooks for children 3 to 12 years of MFRC at 250-363-2640. Pre-deployment CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 13
  16. 16. Deployment briefings will be conducted in Feb 2010, Making sure you have all the checks in network during a deployment. but feel free to book a unit or personal the box and understanding the emotional Location: CPAC session through the MFRC. cycle of deployment will help you and Oct 26 6:30–8:30pm Free your family prepare for your loved one’s 3. Transitions Terra Firma Deployment upcoming absence. A flexible attitude will Every time something changes in your benefit you while dealing with your cur- life you undergo a period of transition, a Discussion Groups rent deployment. We all cope differently period when you react and adjust emo- Do you have a loved one serving in when separated from our loved ones. tionally to the new situation. Everyone Afghanistan? Or is your member on IR Come on out and share what works for manages transitions in their own way. By or away on a course? Are you interested you and learn from others as we all share understanding the process of transition in meeting others whose military mem- our best deployment coping strategies. it will help you understand the emotions bers are also away in similar situations? Location: CPAC that you may experience and will provide If so, you may be interested in this series Sep 28 6:30-8:30pm Free meaning to you in order to find ways to of deployment discussion groups. Learn more about deployment and meet others 2. Making Connections adjust to this change. who can understand your experience. If you’ve moved around a bit, you’ve Location: CPAC Child care provided if booked in advance. probably made new friends along the way, Nov 23 6:30–8:30pm Free Register at least 3 days in advance of each and lost touch with other friends. Were 4. Re-establishing Intimacy workshop. there other parents that you got together Do you have concerns about what things with through your children’s school; or will be like once your partner has re- 1. Preparing for Deployment & Dealing couples that you got to know through turned from their deployment? You may with Deployment your partner’s work; or friends that you find that re-establishing intimacy after a Before your partner/spouse deploys, make made at your work? This workshop is long separation can be challenging. This sure you are prepared. No matter how about the challenges of making and workshop will provide you with informa- many deployments your family has expe- keeping friends while living the military tion to understand the different forms of rienced, this workshop can benefit you. lifestyle and the importance of a strong intimacy, identify roadblocks that may DIY GONE WRONG? Explore Victoria Tel: 250-388-6539 Call the experts and save yourself the hassle. PLUMB PERFECT 10% military Toll-free: 1-800-663-8390 P L U M B I N G S E RV I C E S discount www.graylinewest.com 250-883-7270 14 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
  17. 17. Deployment prevent you from achieving it and provide you with tools that will help you re-estab- lish intimacy. Location: CPAC Jan 25 6:30–8:30pm Free 5. Return and Reintegration Military families have identified reunion as their most challenging time to man- age. The MFRC invites you to an evening information session designed to address your needs and concerns about family reunion. Operational stress and the “battle ground” mind set can impact your reunion process. Having an understanding of the impact of transitioning from a theatre of war to every day life is essential for your entire family – including your returning loved one. This will include a showing of the Battlemind DVD, a highly acclaimed U.S. Army program used to help soldiers and families understand about adjustment post-tour. Discover useful techniques and tips to have a successful homecoming. Location: CPAC Upon Request. Deployment Respite Child Care Program Casual Childcare at CPAC Video-Teleconferencing Service Free Deployment Respite Child Care (for Tuesday 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm children age 0 to school age) is available (Afghanistan) Thursday 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm through the MFRC for one continuous 3 Stay connected with your loved one serv- Friday 1 to 4 pm hour period per week up to a maximum ing in Afghanistan through our VTC. Call 250-363-2674 to reserve. If you have of 4 sessions per month when a military Enjoy a conversation with your loved one unique childcare needs, call the MFRC. parent is deployed (or away for work in a comfortable, private office at MFRC- related reasons) for 28 consecutive days CPAC. The VTC is scheduled through the Read Me a Bedtime Story deployed CF member. For information, or more (21 days for MCDV members). Punch Cards (available at the MFRC) are You can be part of your child’s bedtime call 250-363-2640. used to keep track for the period during routine even while you are away. Before which each family can access the program. you depart, make a videotape of yourself Parenting From Afar Parents must complete registration forms reading a story or doing another activity. Stay connected with each other during and follow established Casual Child Care Your child can enjoy it when you’re away. deployment through the Parenting From guidelines. This program is provided Age appropriate books and toys provided. Afar program. Ask for the Parenting from through MFRC fundraising dollars. If Bring your own blank DVD. This pro- Afar Pregnancy and Newborn Package, you have unique child care needs, call the gram is free. Call 250-363-2640 to book available at the MFRC and on ships. MFRC at 250-363-2640. an appointment. Both parents can share the experience of Casual Childcare at Lampson learning about your growing baby. Pack- Wednesday 9a.m. to noon Deployment Resources age includes handouts about pregnancy, Friday 9a.m. to noon and 1 to 4p.m. Deployment booklets are available to make breastfeeding and caring for your new- Call 250-363-0101 to reserve. deployment easier for military families. born. Call the MFRC for information: Pick up your booklet, or request that it be 250-363-2640. mailed to you! CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 15

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