Monthly Programs for Adults

Monthly Programs for Adults


Monthly Adult Programs @ the MFRC

The Shilo MFRC offers monthly programs specifically for adults. Check them out below!
*if you have an ideas or a suggestion on a program you'd be interested in facilitating or participating in, please let us know! 
Contact Info: 
Shilo MFRC
204-765-3000 ext. 3352

Upcoming programs:
Crafting the Day Away
Let’s get together for a day full of crafting. Bring whatever you are working on; scrapbooking, crochet, drawing and/or knitting. A full 6 foot table for everyone. Great way to get ideas and get your projects done. Everyone welcome-beginners or pros. Bring your favourite dish for a potluck lunch and for supper we’ll provide pizza.
Saturday, March 9
9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. 
Adults only
$5.00 per participant
Meet at the MFRC
Register & pay by noon on Wednesday, March 6

Recycling Baby/Child Clothing 
Help us to recycle children’s clothing. Drop off your child’s clean, lightly used clothing and replace it with someone else’s hand-me-downs. If you donate, you will have the opportunity to pick some items from all other donations. Then we will have a $5 bag sale for anyone wanting a good deal.
Sunday, March 10
1:30-2:30 p.m. (Swap-exclusive for people who donated)
2:30-3:30 p.m. (Bag Sale-open to everyone)
No cost to participant
Meet at the MFRC
If interested in the Swap please register by noon on Friday, March 1

The FRIENDS programs are cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) based programs, endorsed by the World Health Organization, as best practice for the prevention and treatment of anxiety and depression and promoting resilience in families, schools and communities. The FRIENDS programs assist in developing life skills to effectively cope with challenging situations, normalize the states of emotional distress, build life-long emotional resilience, practice mindfulness and develop body awareness, supportive social networks and positive role models.
FRIENDS RESILIENCE offers 4 programs:
•    Fun Friends for ages 4-7 years (Positive Social Development)
•    Friends for Life for ages 8-11 (Inspiring Confidence & Emotional Strength)
•    My Friends Youth for ages 12-15 (Building Positive Peer & Family Relationships)
•    Adults Resilience for ages 16-18+ (Resilience programs for adults and parents)
Join the ADULT RESILIENCE Program!
The ADULT RESILIENCE is a prevention program for anxiety and depression during adulthood which provides positive coping and resilience skills for those aged 16+. The Adult Resilience program is also taught to parents to increase their resilience and coping skills and ensure that the FRIENDS “language” is being spoken at home. If the whole family participates, then everyone will flourish.  Program runs over 5 sessions, approximately 2.5 hours each session. 
Tuesdays (March 12, 19, April 2, 9 & 16)
6:00-8:30 p.m.
Ages: 16-18+
Meet at the MFRC
Register by Friday, March 1
*for more information about any of the FRIENDS programs visit or contact Alexa at (204) 765-3000 ext. 4555.

Call of Duty: New Dad’s Edition 
Call of Duty: New Dad Edition is the perfect class for you! It’s Basic Training for your new bundle of joy - everything you hope you’ll just kind of figure out. Instead of winging it, why not take a class that covers it all! Everything from those precious early days when sleep becomes a distant memory and you are fascinated by every little thing this tiny human does, through some of the more challenging aspects of new parenthood, such as what to expect for your partners postpartum recovery (6 weeks is kind of the minimum!), to ‘how do we feed this thing anyway?’ A thorough covering off of “How To” do all the baby things - diapering, feeding, swaddling, and bathing, culminating in the Partner Olympics to cap off the course, ensuring you are going to be as prepared as you can be for life with your Mini-Me. This is your Call of Duty: Baby Edition, and you want to know it all!
Thursday, March 14
6:00-8:00 p.m. 
New dads to be & new partners 
$25 per participant
Instructor: Bethany Geisel, LCCE, Birth Doula 
Meet at the MFRC preschool program room 
Register & pay by noon on Wednesday, March 6
Min: 6-Max: 12

Connection française – “French Connections”
Nous allons bricoler chez « Fun Time Pottery » et après nous allons souper (restaurant décider parmi les participants). 
vendredi le 15 mars 
18h00-20h00 «Fun Time Pottery »
Restaurant après 
Inscrivez-vous avant mercredi midi le 13 mars
Contactez Linda au 204-765-3000 poste 4553 pour plus amples informations.

FSL Level II
Intermediate spoken French. Prerequisite: FSL I or equivalent 
Starting the week of April 15 (running Tuesday/Thursday evenings or Monday/Thursday)
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Adults only
Meet at the Shilo Community Centre (MFRC)
$50 per participant
*refundable upon successful completion of the course (85% attendance) for military spouses/dependents
Register & pay by noon on Friday, April 5    

Priority placement in course
    1st: Military spouses/dependents (currently serving members, veterans or reservists)
    2nd: Military personnel (currently serving members, veterans or reservists)
    3rd: other (Civilian DND employees, RM of Cornwallis residents)
Courses fill quickly! Register early to avoid disappointment!

Cyber Safety 101
The MFRC is pleased to offer this information session on maintaining your personal well-being on-line. Current social media and technology trends will be discussed as well as specific ways to protect yourself. 
Thursday, March 21
6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Adults only
No cost to participant
Facilitator: Val Caldwell
Meet at the Shilo MFRC
Regsiter by noon on Friday, March 15
Min: 6

Home is Where the Army (or Navy/Air Force) Sends Us 
Join us for an evening out creating a memorable wooden décor sign. Basic cost includes the top (Home is …….) 8”X16” piece and one 4”X8” piece (Shilo). Each additional 4”X8” pieces (different postings) will be at a cost of $5 per piece/Base.
Friday, March 22
6:00 p.m. 
Adults only
$35 for participants dealing with a deployment (basic sign) or 
$40 for participants not dealing with a deployment
*additional BASE: $5 each 
Register & pay by noon on Friday, March 8 
*offsite childcare vouchers will be available for families dealing with deployment.

Hold Me Tight Workshop
A couples’ workshop to strengthen relationships and communication. This spring, why not try taking a new look at your relationship? The Shilo MFRC is once again offering a Hold Me Tight Couples workshop in April in Russell Manitoba. The workshop is based off of the work of renown couples therapist, Sue Johnson and is designed to help couples initiated difficult conversations and improve communication.
The workshop will be held at the Russell Inn from April 5-7 and interested participants will have to submit a registration form and a $100 refundable deposit. Couples will be required to cover their own transportation and childcare costs. Rooms, meals, and the workshop will be covered by the MFRC.
Friday-Sunday (April 5-7)
6:00 p.m. on Friday to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday
Adults only
$100 refundable deposit per couple
*transportation & childcare are at participants’ expense
Instructors: Ryan Blackman & Bonnie Hildebrand
Location: Russell Inn, Russell Manitoba
If you would like to register, or would like to learn more, please contact Ryan Blackman or Bonnie Hildebrand by noon on Friday, March 22. 
Ryan Blackman: or 204-765-300 ext. 3329
Bonnie Hildebrand: or 765-3000 ext. 4106
Max: 12 couples

You can register for any of the above programs by visiting the MFRC monthly newsletter.