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Esquimalt MFRC

Deployment Activities & Workshops

Build Your Own Everything Binder

Prepare for everything deployment with this 90-minute 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 online at esquimaltmfrc.com/byob.  
 
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Children’s Deployment Workshop: Parent Info Session

The MFRC has deployment workshops for children 3 to 12 years of age offered in-person and virtually.  If you want more information or will be signing your children up for this series, please attend this session to meet the program facilitator. Connect with others parents experiencing a deployment this year, and learn ways to keep that child connected to the deployed parent.  Both the at-home caregiver and deploying parent are welcome at this session. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/cdw. 
 
                          
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Delicious Deployment Dinners

Who wouldn’t like some new dinner ideas? Is cooking for one a challenge? Or are you trying to cook a meal that you and children will enjoy? Trying to find time to shop, prep and cook healthy meals while dealing with having your military member away? Have ideas to share? This monthly series will explore these questions and more.  Specific topics will be announced at least one week in advance.  Watch your Family Network Facebook Group for each month’s topic. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/dinners.   
 
Location: Online
MFRC                            
Mon  Aug 16, Sept 20, & Oct 18                    
7:30-9pm
 

Music Bingo

Sit back in the comfort of your own home and enjoy an evening of laughs, connection building and fun with Virtual Music Bingo! Get ready to get your groove on and win some fun prizes! All you will need is an internet connection. Sponsored by Regroove. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/music-bingo.   
 
Location: Online
MFRC                            
Mon Sep 23, Oct 4, Nov 8, & Dec 13                       
7:30-9pm
 

Mystery Mondays

Scattergories, trivia, guest speakers and much, much more. Join us for a monthly activity full of fun and surprises. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/mystery.   
 
Location: Online
MFRC                            
Mon July 26, Aug 8, Sep 27, Oct 25, & Nov 22                        
7:30-9pm
 

Podcast Listening Party

Sort of like a book club but for podcast episodes related to the military lifestyle. At the January 20th session, we will decide which podcast episodes to select for the upcoming monthly discussions. You can listen to each episode on your own time or as a group before the discussion. Watch the event page for each month’s selection. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/podcast-party.   
 
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Preparing for Deployment (R2MR)
Is your member already away on a deployment? 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 online at esquimaltmfrc.com/r2mr. 
 
Adult Session
Location: Online
MFRC                            
Thur July 29                        
7-9 pm
 

Parenting Session
Location: Online
MFRC                            
Thurs Aug 5                        
7-9pm
 
 

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. All participants are asked to register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/r2mr.
 
Adult Session

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Parenting Session
               
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Wellness Wednesdays
Join us for an informal discussion around various mindful topics with the challenges of the military lifestyle in mind. Each session will include an informal learning opportunity around health and wellness, and a short guided meditation. Topics include an Introduction to Mindfulness, Making Time for Self-Care, Mindful Eating and Mindful Movement. Register online at esquimaltmfrc.com/wellness-wednesdays. 
 
Location: Online
MFRC                                           
Wed Aug 11                        
7:30-9pm