Friends and families attend a Sunday Information Session
Esquimalt MFRC

Deployment Activities & Workshops

Away Cafes

Would you like to meet others dealing with a deployment? Would you like to “take a break” with others like yourself? Come relax, meet new people, and enjoy a cup of coffee or a delicious meal! Share and learn tips about dealing with the military lifestyle. Free child care provided if your military member is away for work-related reasons. Register at least 5 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. 

Wednesday Nights
Location: CPAC
MFRC                                
Wed May 8, June 12, July 10 & Aug 14                          
6:30-8:30pm                       
Free childcare is available if requested in advance
 
Saturday Mornings
Location: CPAC
MFRC                                
Sat May 11, July 20 & Aug 10                           
9:30-11:30am                     
Free childcare is available if requested in advance
 
Thursday Mornings
Location: CPAC
MFRC                                 
Thur May 16, June 20, July 18 & Aug 22                        
9:30-11:30am                     
No free childcare available for Thursday mornings. If childcare is required book through Casual Child Care at 250-363-2674 up to 8 days in advance.


Build Your Own Everything Binder

Prepare for everything deployment with this two-hour workshop. You’ll be guided through building your binder with the information you may need at a moment’s notice. Keep track of everything – from important phone numbers to who to call if the car or washing machine breaks down to when each and every bill is due. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.
 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                                  
Mon June 10                        
6:30-8:30pm                                      


Deployment Bingo                                   

Come out and meet fellow spouses/partners dealing with a deployment in a fun-filled night of bingo and prizes. Light refreshments will be served. Free childcare is available if requested in advance. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. All participants are asked to register by at least seven days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.
 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Wed May 22, June 26, July 24 & Aug 28                                         6:30-8:30pm                                               

Preparing for Deployment (R2MR)

Is your member already away on a work-related separation? Or are they getting ready to deploy? Are you prepared? Are you informed of MFRC services? Would you like a chance to learn more about preparing for and dealing with a deployment? Have your questions answered by those “in the know.” Register at least seven days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free on-site child care is available by request.
 
Part 1: For Adults
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Wed May 15                                        
6:30-8:30pm                                                     
 
Part 2: With Children
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Wed May 29                                        
6:30-8:30pm                                                       

Return and Reintegration (R2MR)

Military families have identified reunion as their most challenging time to manage. Having an understanding of the impact of transitioning back from a deployment to everyday life is essential for your entire family - including your returning loved one. Discover useful techniques and tips to have a successful homecoming. The first session focuses on adults and the second on helping children. Free on-site childcare available.
 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Sun Aug 18                                           
2:30-4pm