Friends and families attend a Sunday Information Session
Esquimalt MFRC

Deployment Activities & Workshops

Away Cafes and Deployment Dinners

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. 

Away Cafes
Location: CPAC 
MFRC         
Wed May 9, June 13, July 11 & August 8      
6:30-8:30pm        
Free

Deployment Dinners
Location: The Parish of St Peter and St Paul (1379 Esquimalt Road)
MFRC            
Wed April 25, May 23, June 27, July 25 & August 22
6-8pm
$5 per person or $7.50 per family

Children’s Deployment Workbooks and Parent Guide: Info Session

If your child can’t make it into a deployment workshop, there are workbooks for kids age 3-12 available for you to use at home. There is also an easy-to-use parent guide for the at-home parent that includes tips and activities for the deployed parent. Come learn more about the workbooks, the parent guide and how to use them in this valuable information session. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). 

 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                 
TBD

Dealing with Deployment Workshop (R2MR)

Do you feel 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.” The second hour will help your children handle the challenges of having a parent away. Register at least 5 days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Free onsite childcare also available by request.

Part 1: For Adults
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Mon June 4                                        
6:30-8:30pm                                                       
Free
 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Wed July 4                                    
6:30-8:30pm                                                       
Free
 
Part 2: With Children
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Wed June 6                                        
6:30-8:30pm                                                       
Free
 
Location: CPAC
MFRC                  
Mon July 9                                    
6:30-8:30pm                                                       
Free

Return and Reintegration Workshop (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 hour focuses on adults and the second on helping children. Free on-site childcare available. Please register one week in advance by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640.
 
Part 1: For Adults
Location: CPAC                
MFRC                                     
Sat July 28                                           
10am-noon                      
Free

Part 2: WIth Children
Location: CPAC                
MFRC                                     
Wed August 1                                         
6:30-8:30pm                     
Free

Submarine Community Connections 

Is your military member posted to a submarine? Would you like to meet others like yourself? Learn what life is like in the submarine community or share what has worked well for you in the past. Bring your dinner and “brown bag” it! Free on-site child care will be available beginning at 6pm for each session. Register by calling 250-363-2640 at least one week in advance.

Next sessions TBA