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ACTIVITY GUIDE 2018 D E CE M BER 2 017 - APRIL 2 0 1 8

A Program Resource for the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt

Sign up your children for PSP Recreation dance programs! See page 18 for details.


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Contents

This program guide is brought to you by:

WHO WE ARE: The Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is an independent nonprofit, charitable organization that supports the military community. The MFRC is here to support the unique parts of the military lifestyle. This includes work-related separations, joining a new community, and providing social and mental wellness services so that families can stay well and military members can focus on their mission. WHO WE ARE: Personnel Support Programs (PSP) in CFB Esquimalt is a dynamic organization encompassing a wide spectrum of responsibilities: Fitness, Sports, Recreation, Health Promotion, Sponsorship and Donation and Lookout Newspaper and Publishing House. It’s primary responsibilities are to “Serve those who Serve” by defining, assessing and providing fitness and sport’s needs, recreational needs, internal communication, health, well-being and overall quality of life for the military community. ACTIVITY GUIDE 2018 D E C E M B E R 2 0 17 - A P R I L 20 1 8

A Program Resource for the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt

Sign up your children for PSP Recreation dance programs!

On the Cover

Sign up your children for PSP Recreation's dance programs. See page 18 for full details. Register for any PSP class at www.cafconnection.ca/ esquimalt. Don't forget about the Mt. Washington Ski Trips... details on page 10.

See page 18 for details.

ACTIVITY GUIDE MAILING LIST

Be the first to know about upcoming MFRC and PSP workshops, events and services. The MFRC mails out Activity Guides to military families each December, April and August. Subscribe by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) or by emailing mfrc@shawcable.com

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ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

Registration/Contacts........................................................................ 1 Facilities................................................................................................... 2 Special Events....................................................................................... 9 Volunteering.......................................................................................... 11 PSP Birthday Parties......................................................................... 13 Early Years............................................................................................. 15 PSP Camps........................................................................................... 21 School Age .......................................................................................... 23 Youth ..................................................................................................... 29 PSP Karate ........................................................................................... 31 Adult........................................................................................................ 33 PSP Adult Programs..................................................................33 MFRC Deployment .................................................................. 37 MFRC Deployment Resources and Services...................39 MFRC Relocation....................................................................... 41 MFRC Social and Mental Wellness.................................... 42 MFRC Francophone................................................................. 43 PSP Health Promotion Courses.......................................... 44 PSP Aquatics....................................................................................... 51 PSP Sports............................................................................................ 53 PSP Fitness........................................................................................... 61 PSP Clubs.............................................................................................. 65

EDITORIAL

Artist's work inspires to educate.................................................... 7 Ringing the changes in: Museum Square................................ 19 Deployment - there's an App for that .................................... 40 Farewell to the Sea King..................................................................49 Ask the Expert: Do all ACL tears need surgery?....................50 How to create a love of reading ..................................................59 Get organized - the new MFRC Deployment App................60 Top tips to stay active as you age .............................................. 68

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Registration Information

Registration for programs and/or services is important as we strive to provide quality programming. Registration helps us determine the number of participants to prepare for. Registration is on a firstcome first-served basis and, at times programs fill up, so register early. Programs/Events that have a fee attached to them require payment at the time of registration. Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card (during normal business hours and/or online at www. cafconnection.ca/esquimalt).

Cancellation Policy If we cancel

Full refunds are issued when the MFRC/ PSP cancels a program. Every effort is made to cancel courses in a timely manner (3-7 days prior to start date).

If you cancel

Registration & Cancellation

MFRC programs: Full refunds will be processed by contacting the MFRC at 250363-2640 a minimum of 3 days prior to the program start date. PSP programs: Full refunds will be processed by contacting PSP at 250363-1009 a minimum of two weeks prior to the program start date. Please note cancellations after the required dates will be subject to approval and subject to an administrative fee. Once a program has started refunds will not be provided. In the event of a medical/emergency circumstance prorated refunds may be granted for programs with multiple sessions (ie; workshop series).

CONTACTS

Refund Process

MFRC programs: If paid by credit card, the money is refunded back to your card. If paid with a debit card at the Signal Hill location, the amount can be refunded back to your debit card. If paid by cash or debit card at the CPAC location, a cheque will be issued. Please allow 2 weeks for processing. PSP programs: All refunds will be given back to the individual by the method they paid. If the payment was completed by cash we are able to refund directly to a debit card or can request a cheque.

Personnel Support Programs

Recreation

Fitness & Sports

Health Promotion Programs

Senior Manager PSP.......................................................250-363-8487 Deputy Manager PSP.................................................... 250-363-8485 Special Events Coordinator......................................... 250-363-2648 PSP Manager Administrative Assistant .................... 250-363-8338 Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk........................... 250-363-5677 Manager Fitness & Sports.............................................250-363-4067 Facilities Coordinator / Bookings................................250-363-4213 Sports Coordinator.........................................................250-363-4068 Sports & Athletics Assistant ........................................250-363-4069 Sports Stores...................................................................250-363-4072 Fitness Coordinator....................................................... 250-363-4495 FORCE Booking...............................................................250-363-4412 Dockyard Fitness & Wellness Centre......................... 250-363-2074 Naden Athletic Centre Fitness Cell .......................... 250-363-4485 Wurtele Arena..................................................................250-363-4297

Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ........... 250-363-1009 Manager / RV Storage / Clubs......................................250-363-1008 Coordinator / Programs.................................................250-363-2989 Manager............................................................................250-363-5680 Specialists............................................................. 250-363-5532/5567 Administrative Assistant................................................250-363-5621

Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services & Sponsorship

CFN Manager / Sponsorship & Donations.................250-363-3372 Advertising / Classifieds................................................ 250-363-3127

Military Family Resource Centre

MFRC 24-Hour Information Line............................... 250-363-2640 Toll free......................................................................... 1-800-353-3329

Websites and Social Media Lookout ..........................................................www.lookoutnewspaper.com

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Facilities Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) Colwood Pacific Activity Centre MFRC (CPAC) 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood

Hours of Operation Mon to Thur: 7:30am-5:45pm & 6:45-9pm Fri: 7:30am-6pm Sat: 8:30am-12:30pm Limited access to building on Saturdays, call for appointment Closed Sundays and statutory holidays Phone: 250-363-2640 Fax: 250-363-2677 Email: mfrc@shawcable.com

MFRC Out of School Care 720 Galiano Crescent, Belmont Park, Colwood

Signal Hill MFRC (SH)

1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt Hours of Operation Mon to Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm Closed on statutory holidays Phone: 250-363-2640 Fax: 250-363-3108 Email: mfrc@shawcable.com

Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Fleet Fitness and Wellness Centre (Dockyard) Building 22, Dockyard

Hours of Operation Mon to Fri: 5:30am-6pm Facility includes • Weight Room & Cardio Equipment • Change Rooms • Showers • Day Lockers & Rental Lockers (Ladies only) • Flex/Stretch/Quiet Room The Fitness and Wellness Centre has a well-equipped facility and fitness programs for military and DND employees. See PSP Staff for updated schedules or call 250-363-2074. Schedules may change without notice.

Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC)

2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood (off Ocean Blvd) CPAC is a community driven multi-purpose facility designed to accommodate our military and civilian communities. Our centralized location allows us to offer a large range of rental opportunities, from structured birthday parties to large conferences and weddings. Hours of Operation Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-9:00pm Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm Saturday/Sunday by request Facility Includes: • A large (dividable) auditorium with stage & 12 ft viewing screen (seating up to 300) • Varied size multi-purpose rooms, designed to accommodate groups from 10-60 people • Conference Room (up to 12 people) • Fully Equipped Kitchen To inquire about a facility booking for your group, please contact 250-363-4213. *Note: prices are subject to change without notice.

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Naden Athletic Centre (NAC)

Wurtele Arena

Building 88, Naden

The Naden Athletic Centre has numerous facilities and programs for military personnel, their families and DND employees.

See Facilities staff or phone 250363-5677 for updated schedules. Schedule may change without notice.

Hours of Operation Mon to Thurs: 5:30am-9:30pm Fri: 5:30am-7:00pm Sat, Sun & Stats: 8am-6pm

Sports Equipment Military personnel may sign out equipment for most sports from the sports store, please call 250-3634072 or 250-363-5677.

Facility includes • One large gym floor • One smaller gym floor • Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) • Leisure wading pool • One steam room • Large hot tub • Two weight-training rooms • Cardio theatre • Three squash courts • Three softball diamonds GRAVING DOCK • One soccer pitch • Two outdoor volleyball courts • One CAF FORCE evaluation centre

Building 100, Naden Across the street from the Naden Athletic Centre is the Wurtele Arena available to both military and civilian members for skating, hockey, and other activities. Hours of Operation Mon to Sun: 7am-11:30pm (Subject to change) The Arena staff have an up-to-date schedule. • Shinny: Mon, Wed & Fri: 1-2:20pm •C  asual Skate: Tues & Thur: 11:30am-12:50pm and Sun: 2:30-3:45pm

Swimming Pool For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule, see Aquatics section.

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Sat: 2:30-3:45pm Administration: 250-363-4297 To reserve the ice or for more information, call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363-4213. ADM RALany Base Facility (i.e. To make a booking Ifor SR sports fields, pool, gym) a written request is reD quired. Please contact the Facilities Coordinator by e-mail (Tom.Campbell@forces.gc.ca) or fax 250-363-4315 a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event. Note: military training takes priority on all bookings. No skate rentals. No skate sharpening available. NELLES

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Full Capacity: 350 People theatre layout (Full Capacity) Half Capacity: 100 People theatre layout Wedding / Banquet: 280 People layout

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WINNIPEG Multi-Purpose

Seminar Layout: 40 People (Full Capacity) Classroom Layout: 30 People

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HURON Conference Room

12 Person Boardroom Table

REGINA / PROTECTEUR Multi-Purpose Rooms

Seminar Layout: 30 People Classroom Layout: 20 People

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KITCHEN

Some kitchen supplies available upon request

$26/hr

**3 HOUR MINIMUM**

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Free During Regular Business Hours (some exceptions apply)

*** FULL PAYMENT AND REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT REQUIRED AT TIME OF BOOKING *** $ 2 Million Liability Insurance required for all contracts $50 Contract fee applied to ALL Provision of Service contracts Damage/Cleaning Deposits: Deposit: $600

Equipment Rental Rates: Projector with DVD Player: $50/event Portable Stereo System with Speakers and Microphone: $100/event LCD Projector (Laptop not included): $100/event

*Note: when renting CPAC facility space, it is the user group’s responsibility to clean-up after the event and ensure the building is left the way it was found.

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NADEN ATHLETIC CENTRE MEMBERSHIP FEES

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*If Full Time students children can be under the age of 26 and still qualify regardless of where they live. Kiosk Administration Hours: Mon to Thurs: 5am-9pm, Fri: 6am-7pm, and Sat & Sun: 8am-6pm for the purchase of NAC/club memberships, special registrations such as ski trips, swimming lessons, and special interest classes etc. Prices are subject to change. Contact 250-363-5677 for updated schedules and additional information. **Taxes not included**

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Artist's work

inspires to educate

Peter Mallett Staff Writer

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hen Lieutenant Commander (Retired) Paul Seguna sits in front of his easel, blank canvas before him, he draws on his 42-year military career as inspiration for his next piece of art. Four decades of service has brought him postings in 14 warships on both coasts, and deployments on Canadian Armed Forces operations in Rwanda, Bosnia and Kosovo. This is why much of his work pays homage to bygone eras of military activity, in peace and in war time, at sea and on land. “If you have an artistic bent and are creative, you apply your life experiences in the art you create,” he says. His artistry comes naturally, with no formal training, just a desire to release that burning idea onto the canvas. A set of pencils and sketchbook have never been far from him, even as a child growing up in Sydney, Australia. “I was continuously drawing everything and anything in my school note books,” he recalls. “It was a form of selfexpression for me back then, and also today. People who have any kind of interest in art or music just seem to gravitate to expressing their creativity; it’s a natural process for me.” His paintings have been showcased in high-profile public art displays includ-

ing the National Aviation Museum and National Archives of Canada. His preferred paints are acrylic and oil-based; his preferred canvas size 24” x 36”. Like other artists Seguna uses photographs as reference, but the end result is his vision. “Art can fill a role in visu- Seguna works inside his Oak Bay solarium on ally telling the story; a role it one of his latest projects, while enjoying the shares with photography,” he company of his two dogs, Emrys and Magic. says. “But art can also create of the vessels he’s painted, and can draw those scenes that you might not get with a photograph. The power of the from first-hand experience of his career visual medium and the artist’s composi- for many others, he says historical accuracy is often his biggest challenge, and tion is key.” That process came together in his doing proper research on everything he Cold-War era painting Grey Ghost Fly- paints is crucial. “This is important to me because the past that features a formation of four McDonnel F2H-3 Banshee fighter jets audience who looks at my art work are flying over HMCS Bonaventure. He says normally former military or have a big both the ship and the fighter jets were interest in military history,” he says. “The important for him to paint because they challenge is trying to include your artishighlight a bygone era of Canadian naval tic licence, but being limited to some degree by technical accuracy.” power. Seguna recently retired from the mili“At the end of the Second World War Canada had the third or fourth most tary this past September at age 60. With powerful navy in the world, and in sub- his days in the military now at an end, sequent years maintained a significant and a house move completed, he is now naval capability. It’s a rich history, but busy setting up a new art studio. As he organizes his paints, brushes, ealargely only folks interested in military and naval history are aware. This is my sel and canvas, his next project is churnmotivation, to help bring our history to ing in the background – painting all 14 life, and being able to do it hopefully warships he has served on. To find out more about Seguna’s work with some technical confidence.” Even though he has worked on many visit his website www.segunart.com.

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Special Events ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP

PSP Special Events and Programs REGISTER for any of the following PSP Special Events or Programs by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-3631009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

Lil’ Sweetheart Dance

The most anticipated and popular party of the year! A super fun event geared for families of the Defence Community who want to have fun and spend some quality time together. Dancing, great music, prizes, a photo booth and light refreshments…what more could you ask for? Create memories that will last a lifetime! Get your tickets online at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. Location: Chiefs' and Petty Officers’ Mess MFRC Sat Mar 3 6-9pm $30 per adult, kids attend for free

You can also SAVE TIME and MONEY by registering ONLINE at

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SPECIAL EVENTS

■ = MFRC ■ = PSP

Ski Mt Washington

The “Definitive” Craft Brewery Tour!

Enjoy a relaxing trip up island and a day on the mountain and leave all the driving to us! Bus leaves from the Canteen Road General Parking Lot at 6:00am (please meet bus at 5:45am). Day parking is available in Canteen Road Parking Lot with appropriate parking pass. Bus returns at approximately 6:00pm. Return bus transportation from the base to Mt Washington costs $30. Bus must have a minimum of 15 travelers in order to run. Dates: Thursday’s

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Youth (13-18)

$28

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Child (7-12)

$21

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$19.00

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Lift

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Ski Rental

Snowboard Rental

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$60

$88.00

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Youth (13-18)

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Prices - 2 Hours

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$86

*Save $5 by registering online!

Join your friends, family and our Recreation Leaders with a favorite game and a yummy food dish to share! This free event is open to everybody! Get ready for a night filled with friendly competition and rivalry. We will have small prizes for all participants! Everyone will walk away feeling like a winner.

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Lunch and Learn – Bike Workshops

Bring your lunch and refresh or learn new skills about Active Commuting and Biking in the community. These sessions are a small sample of the full courses that will be hosted by the CRD and PSP in late April. Cyclist Rights and Responsibilities Location: Naden Athletic Conference Room Thursday March 8 12:00-1:00pm W18REC404 $5 (minimum 10 people required to run)

Best Practices of Safe Cycling

Board Game and Community Potluck Night

Age: Family Event Location: CPAC Saturday April 21 

Location: Pick up and drop off at CPAC Saturday March 3 2:00-5:00pm W18REC403  $104 Regular/ $110 Ordinary/ $115 Associate  *Save $5 by registering online!

Sessions

Tubing January 18, February 22 & March 22 Individual

Experience craft beer at its very best on this unique behind the scenes look into Victoria’s finest craft breweries! This is West Coast Brewery flagship tour where you will tour three exceptional craft breweries in three hours. Tour includes full transportation to/from Colwood and of course to all Victoria breweries aboard the brew bus, multiple styles of fresh local craft beer served at each brewery, fully guided private back of the house access & hands on introduction to the brewing process. You might even learn a thing or two about Victoria’s beer history in the 1800’s. This is the perfect tour for first time craft beer imbibers & seasoned aficionados a like. Have kids? Drop them off for a special Saturday camp that will run from 1:30-5:30 this day so you can attend this event stress free. See pg. 22 for details.

W18REC419 Free

Location: Naden Athletic Conference Room Thursday April 12 12:00-1:00pm W18REC405  $5 (minimum 10 people required to run)


Learn new skills, meet new people and give back to the community!

Volunteering

Here are some examples of recent volunteer roles at the MFRC: RELOCATION • Administrative Assistant • Events Assistant • MFRC Board Member • Photographer • Special Events Planner • Writer

CHILDREN’S SERVICES • Books for Breakfast Support • Deployment Child Care Assistant • Facilitator for Playing Together group

DEPLOYMENT • Children’s Deployment Workshop Assistant • Deployment Dinner Support • Events Support • Family Network Representative

JOIN THE MFRC’S VOLUNTEER TEAM TODAY! Volunteer Orientation

Come receive an overview of the MFRC, learn more about the volunteer application process, and learn the requirements for volunteering in the military family community. Participants will find out about existing opportunities and have the opportunity to ask questions. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. Location: CPAC MFRC Mon Feb 7, Mar 7 & Apr 4 6-7pm

Volunteer Training

If you are interested in learning some new skills and want to meet other like-minded volunteers, join us at one of the monthly training opportunities. If you have some ideas for training you do not see offered, let us know and we will see about providing it. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Childcare available if requested a week in advance. Location: CPAC MFRC Dates TBD 7-8pm

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Birthday Parties BOOK your party with PSP Recreation Book your child/youth’s next Birthday Party with PSP Recreation. We offer a number of theme parties to choose from. Most of our Parties take place on Saturday or Sunday however there are a few themed parties with flexibility (like our ‘Dodge in the Dark’ Party). Check out the variety of themed parties available! PLEASE NOTE: The majority of our Birthday Parties take place at CPAC on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30-2:30 or 3:00-5:00pm (unless otherwise indicated with the description or by the specific theme party. Contact us at 250-363-1009 if you wish to organize your party outside of the listed days/times as we may be able to accommodate the request, subject to availability. All party bookings require payment at the time of booking and we require your booking be a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the party date. PSP PROVIDES: Rec Leaders as party hosts who will assist you with your set up, provide activities, games and equipment for the party participants and the space. PARENTS, YOU PROVIDE: The set-up and clean up, cutlery, napkins, tableware, decorations, the party food, drinks and cake. Don’t forget a lighter or matches for the candles.

For details on our various party options and available dates CALL TODAY! 250-363-1009

PARTIES requiring additional time (over the 2 hour party time frame) or requesting additional participants to attend (over the 10 maximum) are subject to additional fees, (unless stated as included in the description). CANCELLATIONS: Please provide two weeks’ notice in the event of a cancellation to receive a full refund. 1 week notice 50% refund. 48hrs or less no refund.

Bouncy Castle Birthday

Definitely our MOST popular, this party provides two hours of bouncy fun, two Rec Leaders and can accommodate up to 20 participants! Party also includes use of our kitchen and our multipurpose room for cake and presents. Location: CPAC only  $140

Dodge in the Dark (8-14 yrs)

New!

Run, duck, dive and dodge the Glow in the Dark balls as they fling by! This exciting fast paced game will have the party go’ers running up an appetite! Follow up the fun with the snack food, drinks and cake you provide and you have a winning party! This is a fast paced party can accommodate up to 20 youth and includes two Rec Leaders, use of our gymnasium, kitchen and party room. Location: CPAC only Friday’s 5:30-7:30pm $140

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES Movie Theatre Party

You bring the DVD (child and parent approved), the popcorn, the food, drinks and decorations and we’ll set up our big screen projector and mats on the floor for your own private movie theatre! Partiers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and pillows too! This party is 2.5 hours to support watching the movie (averaged at a 1.5 hr movie) AND have time to open presents and eat cake! This party can accommodate up to 20 kids and includes one Rec Leader, use of our gymnasium, kitchen and party room. Location: CPAC only Saturday or Sunday 2:30-5:00pm time frame $150

Sports Spectacular at the NAC or CPAC

This party is for the sports enthusiast with a passion for indoor soccer, floor hockey, and/or basketball. We aim to have the kids tired out, no matter how much cake they’ve had! Your Sports Spectacular party package includes a Rec Leader, full use of our kitchen (CPAC only), a large gymnasium with equipment and a room to eat and open presents. Eye wear required when playing floor hockey so we recommend you bring your own pair if you have them or use the ones we have if you need. Please note the fee based on number of participants and party leaders needed for safety. Location: CPAC or Naden Athletic Centre (no kitchen available)  $120 (10 kids max) / $150 (11-20 kids)

Party Theme by You

Have a great theme idea for your child’s party? Are you the type that likes to organize it all? This is a parent facilitated birthday party in which you provide the theme, organize the games, and bring the food, the decorations and the cake. We provide the space and staff person to help with the equipment you might need (ie; tables, chairs, basic toys and/or sports equipment). Included is full use of our large gymnasium, kitchen and multi-purpose room to eat, play and open presents. Remember, this is a parent facilitated birthday party. Location: CPAC $100

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Early Years Books for Breakfast Program

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Children’s Programs 123 Music & Me

Have fun with music! This is one of our most popular programs, very lively and will be very enjoyable for you and your child. Through a partnership with Victoria Conservatory of Music, you and your child will listen to an Early Childhood Music Educator and have a chance to make your own music with a variety of instruments. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Please note: maximum 2 children per adult participating in program. For parents and their babies up to 24 months Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Jan 9-Mar 20 9-9:30am

Free

For parents and their child 2 to 5 years Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Jan 9-Mar 20 9:30-10am

Free

The MFRC is inviting parents or caregivers and their children (up to the age of 6) to join us for an hour of healthy breakfast snacks, great stories and interactive songs. Each family group will receive a book to take home with them. Each session is free but you must pre-register for each of the eight events between September and June. For more information, visit www.sookewestshoreliteracy.com/westshore, email booksforbreakfast@shaw.ca, or call 250-474-6678. This program is an initiative of the Belmont Park Preschool.

Comfort, Play & Teach

(Activity Program for Parents and Toddlers) This six week program, created by Invest in Kids, offers great hands-on experiences for parents and their toddlers (18 months to 3 years). You will learn new songs, activities and crafts you can do with your toddler. Parent participation is required along with your child. Program is facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator. Call the MFRC at 250363-2640 to register. Please note: maximum 2 children per adult participating in program. Location: CPAC MFRC Thur Jan 25-Mar 1 10-11am Free

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EARLY YEARS CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS AT MFRC CPAC TIME am

MONDAY

TUESDAY

Preschool 1

Casual Child Care

(age 4 and 5yrs) 9-11:30am

9am-noon

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Casual Child Care

Casual Child Care

(under 18 months only) 9am-noon

9am-noon

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

Casual Child Care

Saturday Casual Child Care**

(under 18 months only) 9am-noon Preschool 1

Preschool 1

(age 4 and 5yrs) 9-11:30am

(age 4 and 5yrs) 9-11:30am pm

Preschool 2

(age 3 and 4yrs) 1-3:30pm

Casual Child Care

1-4pm

Preschool 2

(age 3 and 4yrs) 1-3:30pm

9am-noon

Casual Child Care

1-4pm

Casual Child Care

1-4pm

**Note: Saturday care is available to those that is experiencing a deployment or work-related separation

Children’s Resources and Services Casual Child Care

Parents need a break! Try Casual Child Care for a few hours of respite or to get things done without your “little helper.” Take the time to destress yourself! Book up to 1 week in advance, maximum 2 times per week. Punch cards are available! Please pay the front desk at the CPAC MFRC prior to entering program. Ages 6-18 months Location: CPAC MFRC Tues-Fri 9am-noon Gradual entry required for new children $15 per 3-hour session Call 250-363-2674 to book

Family FUNdamentals Healthy Living Through Fun Unique Nurturing Family Activities

This is an interactive program for parents and the child ages 3 or 4 years. Join us for games, songs, stories, snacks and activities. Through this program, you and your child will learn about self-image, healthy relationships, eating well, the importance of play and physical activity, and social and emotional well-being. Program is facilitated by an Early Childhood Educator. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Please note: maximum 2 children per adult participating in program. Location: CPAC MFRC Mon Mar 12-Apr 9 9:30-11am Free

Playing Together

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A drop-in program for parents and their children age 5 and under. Come socialize and network with other military families! The children move freely between three to four activities in this fun, open-ended play experience. No registration required, just drop-in. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 for more information. Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Jan 10-June 20 9-10am Free CFB ESQUIMALT / MARPAC ACTIVITY GUIDE

Ages 18 months-5 years Location: CPAC MFRC Tues & Thur 9am-noon or 1-4pm Fri 1-4pm $12 per 3-hour session Call 250-363-2674 to book *If you are experiencing a deployment or work-related separation, be sure to check out the Saturday Casual Child Care sessions.

Casual Child Care Punch Cards

Casual Child Care Punch Cards are available! Save a few dollars when you buy a $65 card good for 6 sessions of child care. Cards are available at the MFRC and are available for children over 18 months of age.

Imagination Library

Funded by donations, this program enhances literacy and develops resilience in children as they experience the challenges of the military lifestyle. Families with babies born within the last 12 months to serving regular force members and class B/C reservists at CFB Esquimalt are eligible to register. Children will receive one book per month by mail until their fifth birthday. Please contact the MFRC for more information.


EARLY YEARS MFRC Daycare

Every day is an adventure in learning at the MFRC Daycare – where imagination, fun and experiencing are always at the top of the agenda! Join us at our Colwood (CPAC) Daycare. Our bright facility offers both an infant/toddler and a 3 to 5 year old program. Sign up on our waitlist at www.esquimaltmfrc.com/mfrc-daycare. We offer quality care with an understanding of the military family lifestyle.

Parenting from Afar

Stay connected with your child during deployment. Look for activities and tips in Raising Your Military Child on the MFRC website (www.esquimaltmfrc.com). You can also pick up Children’s Deployment Workbooks and a Parent Guide at any MFRC location, and the Parenting from Afar booklet.

Children’s Deployment Workshops

Help your young child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Age 3-5 years Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Jan 9-Feb 27 9:30-10:45am Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Apr 3-May 22 9:30-10:45am

Deployment Services Deployment Respite Child Care

Preschool

The MFRC’s ECE certified Educators provide fun and creative opportunities for your child! Parent participation is required for field trips. Classes are available at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre. Some spaces may still be available. Please call to inquire about our 2 or 3 day a week classes that can help your child to learn through play. All classes have a maximum of 10 students. The following fees are in effect: 2 times per week classes:  $1250 for the academic year,  payable $125 per month. 3 times per week classes:  $1500 for the academic year,  payable $150 per month.

“Welcoming Your Baby” Box

Deployment

Expectant military parents can receive a free “Welcoming Your Baby” box from the Military Family Resource Centre. Each box comes with a mattress and the box can be used as a bed for use by newborns. You will also receive samples of diapers, wipes, and other freebies. The MFRC has included a developmental toy, tips on parenting in the military lifestyle, an emergency child care plan, and information on programs, activities, breastfeeding and safe sleeping. Visit www.esquimaltmfrc.com/welcoming-baby-box for registration process.

Free respite child care is available for one continuous 3 hour session per week up to a maximum of 4 free sessions per month when a military parent is deployed (or away for work-related reasons) for 21 consecutive days or more. Punch cards keep track of family usage. Parents must complete registration forms and follow established guidelines. Donations to the MFRC make this program possible. If you have unique child care needs, call the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Ages 6-18 months Location: CPAC MFRC Tues-Fri 9am-noon Ages 18 months-5 years Location: CPAC MFRC

Tues & Thur 9am-noon & 1-4pm Fri 1-4pm Sat 9am-noon (note: maximum of 8 children for Saturday sessions) Call 250-363-2674 to reserve. Book up to 8 days in advance if deployed. *Additional sessions are available at a rate of $15 per 3 hour session per child for those between 6-18 months in age and $12 per 3 hour session for those 18 months to 5 years old (does not include Saturday spots).

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EARLY YEARS

Register for any of the following PSP Early Years Programs

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by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

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Pre-School Dance (4-5 yrs)

Dance for Little Ones (2-3 yrs)

An introduction to dance and movement skills for your little one. Classes will include basic warm-up exercises, exploration of introductory jazz dance skills, and choreography of a short routine. Music, games and fun all included! Please wear clothing that allows easy movement, socks or bare feet (ballet/jazz shoes are not required). *Parent participation is required. Instructor: The Beat Dance Studio Location: CPAC W18REC101 Saturday’s January 20-March 10 (8 sessions) 10:00-10:30am $35 Regular/ $40 Ordinary/ $60 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

An introduction to dance and movement skills for your preschooler. Classes will include basic warm-up exercises, exploration of introductory jazz dance skills, and choreography of a short routine. Music, games and fun all included! Please wear clothing that allows easy movement, socks or bare feet (ballet/jazz shoes are not required). Instructor: The Beat Dance Studio Location: CPAC W18REC102 Saturday’s January 20-March 10 (8 sessions)~10:30-11:15am  $35 Regular/ $40 Ordinary/ $60 Associate  *Save $5 by registering online!

Kindergym (0-12 years)

Tired of being at home in the rainy season? Get your friends and family together to play in the gym and on the bouncy castle! Kindergym is designed for children and their caregivers to play together in a safe, structured and multi-sensory environment. Location: CPAC Gym W18REC103 Saturday’s January 13-April 28 9:00-11:00am Advance registration required $3 per child

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RINGING THE CHANGES IN

Museum Square Clare Sharpe Museum Exhibit Designer

T

his year we began a project to add kisbee rings from the museum’s collection to the exterior of our workshop building in Naden 29. Kisbee rings – which the museum has an extensive collection of – are already a very recognizable feature outside our main exhibit and display buildings in Buildings 37 and 39 at Naden. So it seemed to make sense to extend the rings to show them off in an additional area, and at the same time add to the seamanlike Navy environment in and around the Museum Square. The kisbee ring project meshes very well with a goal of mine to use more open storage at the museum. By open storage, I mean that, instead of storing artifacts in the museum warehouse in the Dockyard, some of these artifacts can, where suitable, become active exhibits as part of our public displays. Open storage is not a new concept, in museum terms. Many museums throughout the world showcase publicly accessible displays of stored collections. In this type of presentation, large numbers of objects are made available in dense, non-thematic displays either out in the open, behind glass, or with the aid of staff. An essential difference between open storage and traditional public exhibits is that public exhibits includes themes and stories and inter-

pretation aids like text panels to tell the visitor about the object and offer ideas about its context. But some objects don’t rely on this kind of interpretation to be meaningful. They may even gain additional meaning by being brought together in one grouping for display. Take ships’ kisbee rings, of which the museum has many fine examples. These rings, like ships’ bells, evoke the vessels they once served. In seeking out kisbee rings from the museum’s warehouse collection, I tried to choose examples which represented ships recently serving in the RCN or which had special significance for members still in the Navy – HMCS PROTECTEUR being a case in point. Another factor was the overall condition of the kisbee rings selected. Not all of the rings in the collection are robust enough to withstand display in an outdoor location. There are substantial overhangs along the verandah of Naden Bldg 29 to provide protection from the elements, and kisbee rings are, by their nature and purpose, built to be sturdy and tolerant of all kinds of weather, fair and foul. But it only made sense to pick the ones in the best overall condition. Here I received strong guidance and assistance from Tatiana Robinson, the museum’s Archival Assistant, who helps to look after, preserve and document the collection. The leadership and personnel at the Sea Training Centre at Naden were

another great source of help with this project. When I asked PO Kevin Hall at the STC for their help to add decorative nautical knotwork to the kisbee rings, he gave a very positive response. The museum supplied the materials for this project but the craftsmanship and hands-on work done by LS Ashely Wirth and LS Preston Pajot made all the difference in improving the appearance of these artifacts and reflecting the pride of the RCN in its customs and long traditions. I understand from both Leading Seamen involved that the ropework for each kisbee ring represents a minimum of 2 weeks’ laborious and detailed work. I would like to thank them and everyone involved for the considerable time and effort expended on this project. We also want to thank LS Francois Bouchard, who is currently working in the museum workshop. It was his idea to make curved brass brackets for mounting the kisbee rings, to replace the previous square metal brackets, which were not attractive. He designed the brackets himself, and hand and machine-made them at the Fleet School, with the kind use of their machinery. The finished product made by LS Bouchard is an impressive way to display the rings in style, and complements their look and proud commemoration of the ships and shore establishments they represent.

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Camps PSP strives to provide inclusive programs to our community. If a program participant has additional support needs that impact their ability to participate in the program please discuss these needs with us. This will help us ensure that the participant has a successful experience in the program. In the case that a participant requires additional support, other than what PSP can provide, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss options. This process can take over 6 months to plan. Cancellation policy for Camps: Notification of cancellation must be received seven days prior to the start of camp or a refund will not be processed.

Register for any of the following PSP Camps by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

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Days off of school are for days filled with fun! Each camp day explores a new theme with activities, games and crafts to match! These days include various things some of which may include surprise Out-Trips, swimming, outdoor play, or guests appearances. Location: CPAC Monday January 15 Super Fun Safari W18REC225 Friday February 23 Futuristic Fun  W18REC226 Friday April 20 Adventureland  W18REC227 *Save $5 by registering online! TIME

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Before care - 7:00-9:00am

$7 Regular / $8 Ordinary / $9 Associate

Regular - 9:00-4:00pm

$37 Regular / $42 Ordinary / $47 Associate

After care - 4:00-5:30pm

$5 Regular / $6 Ordinary / $7 Associate

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CAMPS

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Adventure Seekers Spring Break Camp! (10-14 years)

■ = MFRC ■ = PSP

Spring Break Camps Fun Seekers Spring Break Camp! (5-10 years) Week 1 Join Spiderman, The Avengers, Iron Man and the Guardians of the Galaxy in the World of Marvel during this fun filled week. Flex your superhero powers with our week of sky-high challenges, swimming, out trips and take home activities. When registering your child will have a choice between a dance class or a geocaching block! These will run in the afternoon for 1.5hours each day excluding Wednesdays. Location: CPAC  W18REC228 March 19-23 (5 day camp) Theme: World of Marvel MARCH 19-23 - 5 DAY CAMP Before care - 7:00-9:00am

$35 Reg. / $37 Ordinary / $39 Assoc.

Regular - 9:00-4:00pm

$165 Reg. / $170 Ordinary / $175 Assoc.

After care - 4:00-5:30pm

$25 Reg. / $27 Ordinary / $29 Assoc. *Save $5 by registering online

Week 2 Shoot out in to space with this atmospheric week of aliens, rocket ships, and space food. There will be surprise out trips, outdoor games and swimming! Bring your friends and have a blast! When registering your child will have a choice between a dance class or Art Attack block. These will run in the afternoon for 1.5hours each day excluding Wednesdays. Location: CPAC  W18REC230 Dates: March 26-29 Theme: Space is the Place MARCH 26-29 - 4 DAY CAMP Before care - 7:00-9:00am $28 Reg. / $30 Ordinary / $32 Assoc. Regular - 9:00-4:00pm

$128 Reg. / $133 Ordinary / $138 Assoc.

After care - 4-5:30pm

$20 Reg. / $22 Ordinary / $24 Assoc. *Save $5 by registering online

This camp is jammed packed with awesome out trips and cool escapades! Each day campers will get to experience new and exciting activities especially picked for some of our older adventurers. Whether climbing, jumping, diving, balancing, target practice or splashing in the swimming pool your child will be bound to have a fantastic time. Week 1 Location: CPAC

March 19-23

W18REC231

MARCH 19-23 - 5 DAY CAMP Before care - 7:00-9:00am $35 Reg. / $37 Ordinary / $39 Assoc. Regular - 9:00-4:00pm

$185 Reg. / $190 Ordinary / $195 Assoc.

After care - 4:00-5:30pm

$25 Reg. / $27 Ordinary/ $29 Assoc.

Week 2 Location: CPAC March 26-29

*Save $5 by registering online

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MARCH 26-29 - 4 DAY CAMP Before care - 7:00-9:00am $28 Reg. / $30 Ordinary / $32 Assoc. Regular - 9:00-4:00pm

$148 Reg. / $154 Ordinary / $159 Assoc.

After care - 4:00-5:30pm

$20 Reg. / $22 Ordinary / $24 Assoc. *Save $5 by registering online

The “Definitive” Day Camp Experience! (5-14 years)

This 4 hour fun day camp allows caregivers who will attend the “Definitive” Craft Brewery Tour (see pg. 10 for registering details) the ability to drop their kids off while they get to revel in the event stress free. Kids will enjoy activities with our Recreation Leaders such as arts and crafts, free play in the gym and much more, allowing them to have a wonderful experience too! This ultimate day camp is also open to those not involved with the coinciding Craft Brewery Tour! Location: CPAC  W18REC233 SATURDAY MARCH 3 1:30-5:30pm

$18 Regular / $19 Ordinary / $20 Associate

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School Age ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP

Children’s Services Out of School Care

Located in Belmont Park in Colwood, the MFRC provides Before and After School Care for children from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Dropoff and pick-up is available at École John Stubbs Elementary School. Children attending Crystal View Elementary or Victor Brodeur can also attend, if bus arrangements have been made. The program runs 6:30am to 5:30pm during school days. Space may still available for the 2017-18 school year. Register online at www.esquimaltmfrc.com/ out-of-school-care.

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SCHOOL AGE

Register for any of the following PSP School Age Programs

■ = MFRC ■ = PSP

by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

You can also SAVE TIME and MONEY by registering ONLINE at

www.cafconnection.ca/esquimalt

Deployment Children’s Deployment Workshops

Help your child adjust to a parent being away on deployment. Kids interact with other children who are going through the same experience. These workshops will help validate your child’s feelings about deployment. There are two afternoon sessions for school age children ages 5-8 and 9-12, and an evening session for school age children age 5-12. Register your child by calling the Military Family Resource Centre at 250-363-2640. Space is limited, please register your child in advance. Kindergarten-8 years Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Jan 9-Feb 27 Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Apr 3-May 22

3:30-4:45pm

Age 9-12 years Location: CPAC MFRC Location: CPAC MFRC

Mon Jan 8-Feb 26

3:30-4:45pm

Mon Apr 9-June 4

3:30-4:45pm

Kindergarten-12 years Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Jan 10-Feb 21  Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Apr 4-June 6

3:30-4:45pm

6:30-7:45pm 6:30-7:45pm

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Indoor Movie Nights (5 years +)

Back by popular demand! Parents want an hour or two to yourself? Drop off your children at the CPAC for a movie, pizza, popcorn and juice! Each night runs from 6:30-8pm, drop off is at 6:15pm. Bring pillows and blankets for each child to ensure they are super comfy during the movie. Location: CPAC Gym 6:15-8:00pm $10 Friday January 12 Friday January 26 Friday February 9 Friday February 23 Friday March 9 Friday March 23 Friday April 13 Friday April 27

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SCHOOL AGE ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP Fight Back for KIDS

Fantastic Fridays (5-12 years)

New!

Let those kiddos loose, burn off some energy, get their bodies and minds moving with this new Friday program. Drop your kids off for an hour and a half of fun while you relax, grab a bite to eat, or catch up with some friends. Each night has something new and exciting which will for sure keep your kids occupied! Kids will also receive frozen juice boxes in this program. Location: CPAC Gym 6:30-8:00pm $7.50 Friday January 5 Friday February 2 Friday March 2 Friday April 6

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Splash and Swim! (5-9 years)

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New!

Want a date night? Want some time to yourself? Want some time to run some errands? Drop your children off for 3 hours of jammed packed fun. Starting out at our CPAC location kids will enjoy some dinner with friends (please bring dinner with you) games, and then will walk to the Juan de Fuca pool for some sliding, splashing and diving fun! Pick your child up showered and ready for bed at 8:00pm from the Juan de Fuca Pool. Cost of the program includes swimming cost. Location: drop off at CPAC - 5:00-8:00pm Pick up at Juan De Fuca Pool (Westshore Recreation) at 8pm $10 Friday January 19  W18REC212 Friday February 16  W18REC213 Friday April 20  W18REC214

This class will teach your child the basic skills to keep them safe from someone who wants to cause them harm. The goal of this program is not to turn children into playground brutes or bullies but instead give them the knowledge and skills to help protect themselves in real life situations to which someone wants to cause them harm. The physical skills are designed to be simple, realistic, usable, retainable, and most of all… Fun! Topics covered: • Develop Assertiveness Skills • A child’s 6 special powers • Where to look for safety • Physical self-defence skills Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended. Session 1 – Ages 5-7 Location: CPAC Tuesday March 6 6:30-7:30pm W18REC215 $25 Regular/ $30 Ordinary/ $35 Associate *Save $5 by registering online! Session 2 – Ages 8-10 Location: CPAC Tuesday March 6 7:30-8:30pm W18REC216 $25 Regular/ $30 Ordinary/ $35 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Kids Bike Skills Course (7-9 years)

This course is designed to give your kids the knowledge, skills and confidence to ride safely on a bicycle. Led by Greater Victoria Bike Skills Staff, this fun filled 3 hour course will involve games and skill related activities, essential handling and safety skills and will develop safe cycling behavior, attitudes and knowledge for your child. Location: 2975 Jutland Road Saturday April 14 9:00-12:00pm W18REC225 $40 Regular/ $45 Ordinary/ $50 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

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SCHOOL AGE ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP Kindergym (0-12 years)

New!

Tired of being at home in the rainy season? Get your friends and family together to play in the gym and on the bouncy castle! Kindergym is designed for children and their caregivers to play together in a safe, structured and multisensory environment. Location: CPAC Gym W18REC103 Saturday’s January 13-April 28 9:00-11:00am $3 per child Advanced registration required.

Dance Kids Hip Hop Dance (5-7 years)

This class is an introduction to the basic skills & swagger of Hip Hop Dance. Classes will include basic warm-up exercises, exploration of introductory hip hop skills, and choreography of a short routine. Music, games and fun all included! Please wear clothing that allows easy movement & runners. Instructor: The Beat Dance Studio Location: CPAC W18REC217 Saturdays January 20-March 10 (8 sessions) 11:15-12:00pm Cost: $35 Regular/ $40 Ordinary/ $60 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Hip Hop Dance (8-11 years)

Join this high energy, Co-ed class, where you will learn the basics of Hip Hop Dance and find your swagger! Classes include warm-up activities, movement across the floor, hip hop technique and choreography of a short routine. Please wear athletic clothing you can move and sweat in & runners. No experience necessary! Instructor: The Beat Dance Studio Location: CPAC W18REC218 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 (8 sessions) 6:00-6:45pm Cost: $40 Regular/ $45 Ordinary/ $50 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

All Boys Hip Hop Dance (7-10 years)

Come bust a move in an all boys’ class. Learn the basics of Hip Hop Dance and find your swagger! Classes include warm-up activities, movement across the floor, hip hop technique and choreography of a short routine. Please wear athletic clothing you can move and sweat in & runners. No experience necessary! Instructor: The Beat Dance Studio Location: CPAC W18REC219 Wednesdays January 17-March 7 (8 sessions) Time: 6:45-7:30pm Cost: $35 Regular/ $40 Ordinary/ $60 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Cooking Mini Master Chef (5-7 years)

This program offers our young future chefs a chance to gain age appropriate experience working with some super yummy foods while exploring meal prep, simple cooking recipes and baking. Location: CPAC W18REC220 Tuesday’s January 16-Febuary 20 (6 sessions) 4:30-5:30pm Cost: $80 Regular/ $85 Ordinary/ $90 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Master Chef (8-12 yrs)

Expand on your Jr Master Chef skills or become a Junior Foodie for the first time! Your child will learn what is involved with Meal Prep, portions, cooking and serving. A recipe book is created to take home and families are invited to enjoy an end of session grand finale meal. Location: CPAC W18REC221 Tuesdays Jan 16-Feb 20 (6 sessions) 6:00-7:30pm Cost: $90 Regular/ $95 Ordinary/ $100 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

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Arts and Science 2D Tablet Animation (9-12 years)

New!

Turn your drawing skills into awesome animation skills on tablets! Byte Camp Staff will show you how to make beautiful animation skills as wild as your imagination. Participants will learn to storyboard and use some advance animation skills to make their characters come alive on the screen. Principles like Squash and Stretch, Anticipation and Exaggeration will be introduced in fun lessons and students will produce their own animated short films by the end of the program. Location: CPAC W18REC222 Thursday’s January 18 -March 8 (8 sessions) 4:30-6:30pm Cost: $180 Regular / $190 Ordinary/ $200 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Petite Palette (6-10 years)

New!

Petite Palette teaches children how to express their creativity. Child classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These funfilled classes develop skills in various media sparking creativity and imagination. What do we do? In each week’s new exciting lesson we use a step by step method that assures every student is a creative success. As we learn and use technical painting, sculpting and drawing skills, children engage their innovation and imagination to create an eye-popping masterpiece! Location: CPAC W18REC224 Thursday’s April 19-May 24 (6 sessions) 5:00-6:00pm $120 *Save $5 by registering online!

SCHOOL AGE ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP MAD SCIENCE Artificial Intelligence (AI): Robots and Nature (5-10 years)

New!

In 6 classes students will learn about the natural environment and how that knowledge influences the development of AI robots. From underground to the atmosphere, we will find out and experiment with the forces that shape our world and explore ways we can use that knowledge to create robots that can help our environment. The science, technology, engineering and math section of the program explores variety of Robots and Artificial intelligence concepts and its possible use to support the natural environment. This After-school program is based on set of 6 classes related to Earth Environment. Classes include: • Atmosphere • Wacky Water • Walloping Weather • Bugs • Earthworks • Earthquakes Location: CPAC W18REC223 Tuesday’s April 10-May 15 (6 sessions) 5:00-6:00pm $125 Regular/ $130 Ordinary/ $135 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

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Youth Principles of Healthy Child Development (16 years +)

This 8 hour HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development program will certify our future front-line leaders to build skills and knowledge required to work with youth ages 6-12 years old. Whether it is a coach or counsellor role you’re wanting to become, these skills will help you build your confidence in developing healthy relationships by meeting a child’s social, emotional, and cognitive needs. Instructor: Gillian Larsen Location: CPAC Saturday February 17, 2018 8:30-4:30pm W18REC312 Cost: $50 Regular/$55 Ordinary/ $60 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Register for any of the following PSP Youth Programs by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

■ = MFRC ■ = PSP What is HIGH FIVE®

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Stay Safe! Course (9-13 years)

New!

Stay Safe! This course trains children ages 9-13 ageappropriate skills, while increasing and reinforcing a youth’s capacity to improve his or her own safety. Whether in their community or on their own, this group will be given better tools to Stay Safe in a variety of different situations. Location: CPAC Saturday April 28 9:30-4:30pm W18REC301 Cost: $45 Regular/$50 Ordinary/ $55 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

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YOUTH

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Youth Weight Room Orientation (13-17 years)

Successful completion of this course will allow Youth 1317 to use all Gym facilities at CFB Esquimalt unaccompanied by an adult. All youth will need to do is show proof that they attended and completed the PSP Introduction course before they use the facilities! Register for one of our group sessions below led by a certified PSP Recreation Personal Trainer. If the dates do not work in your schedule, contact the PSP Community Recreation Coordinator at 250-363-2989 to set up a one on one individual session (see prices below). Location: NAC Gym  4:30-5:30pm Monday January 22 W18REC302 Monday February 12 W18REC313 Monday April 16 W18REC314 Group Session (min. 4 people) $25 Regular/$30 Ordinary/ $35 Associate Individual session: $45 Regular/$50 Ordinary/ $55 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

New!

Youth Bike Skills Course (10-15 years)

This fun 6.5 hour full day course is designed to empower and increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of youth to ride safely on a bicycle. Led by Greater Victoria Bike Skills Staff, this course will involve alternating 45 min in class and on bike sessions, teach essential traffic safety, cyclist responsibility and bike handling skills. This course will also develop safe cycling habits and behaviours. Location: 2975 Jutland Road Sunday April 15 10:00-4:30pm W18REC303 Cost: $85 Regular / $90 Ordinary/ $95 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Teen Indoor Movie Nights (12-15 years)

New!

Parents want an hour or two to yourself? Drop off your teens at the CPAC for a movie, pizza, popcorn and pop! Each night runs from 7:30-9:30pm, drop off is at 7:15pm. Bring your pillows and blankets to ensure maximum comfort. Location: CPAC  7:15-9:30pm Friday January 12 Horrible Bosses 2 – W18REC304 Friday February 9 The Wedding Ringer – W18REC304 Friday March 9 Pitch Perfect 2 – W18REC304 Friday March 23 Neighbors – W18REC307 Friday April 13 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – W18REC308 Provided: Pizza, Popcorn, Pop  $10.00

Splash and Swim (10-14 years)

Want a date night? Want some time to yourself? Want some time to run some errands? Drop your children off for 3 hours of jammed packed fun. Starting out at our CPAC location youth will enjoy some games, and then will walk to the Juan de Fuca pool for some sliding, splashing and diving fun! Pick your child up showered and ready for bed at 8:00pm from the Juan de Fuca Pool. Cost of the program includes swimming cost. Location: drop off at CPAC 5:00-8:00pm  Pick up at Juan De Fuca Pool (Westshore Recreation) at 8:00pm Friday January 19 W18REC315 Friday February 16 W18REC316 Friday April 20 W18REC317 $10

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Teen Petite Palette (11-16 years)

Petite Palette teaches children how to express their creativity. Teen classes are structured to accommodate the abilities of different age levels. These funfilled classes develop skills in various media, sparking creativity and imagination. What do we do? In each week’s new exciting lesson, we use a step by step method that assures every student is a creative success. As we learn and use technical painting, sculpting and drawing skills, children engage their innovation and imagination to create an eye-popping masterpiece! Location: CPAC W18REC310 Thursday’s April 19-May 24 (6 sessions) 6:00-7:00pm $120 *Save $5 by registering online!

New!

West Coast Performance Hockey Skill Development Series (9-16 years)

New!

PSP, in collaboration with Instructor, Marc Lavoie of West Coast Performance Hockey, will be offering a hockey skill development series at Wurtele Arena! The first six week series is offered to youth ages 9-16. The second series is for adults 16+ (please see Adult section for registration details). This series will offer a weekly Skills Hockey Clinic. This will include a mix of Power Skating, stick handling, shooting, battle/compete drills, individual offensives and defensives tactics. Location: Wurtele Arena W18REC311 Friday January 12 – February 22 No session on Jan. 19 (6 sessions) 4:00-5:20pm Player Cost: Player $150 Regular/$180 Ordinary/ $240 Associate Goalie Cost: $60 Regular/ $90 Ordinary / $120 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!


KARATE

Register for any of the PSP'S NEW Shotokan Karate by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks.

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New! ■ = MFRC ■ = PSP Shotokan Karate

Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. The aim of the Karate program is to teach traditional Shotokan Karate, and to foster the development of karate through seminars, tournaments, and exposure to world-class karate and other martial arts instructors. Such benefits of this karate program include: • Many different training times and two different locations; • Affordable way to learn or practice your karate skills; • A fun way to work on your cardio, flexibility, coordination, stress relief, and quicken your reflexes while training in a safe and supervised environment. Beginners are accepted throughout the year. All karate members are required to register through Karate BC at https://www.trackie.com/ online-registration/register/2017-18-karate-bc-individual-membership/18360/ and ShotoCanada (Adult $35 and Child $25) directly.

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Adult Adult Programs Arts and Crafts Paint it!

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New!

Are you interested in having fun and learning a new skill at the same time? We have a strong belief that anyone can learn how to paint. Join us and enjoy the satisfaction of creating an art piece with step by step instruction. This is an adult learning experience and suitable for all skill levels. Paint it! Nights will coincide with our Movie nights so you can drop your child off and paint knowing your child is only a room away! Location: CPAC 6:30-7:30pm Friday January 26 W18REC415 Friday February 23 W18REC419 Friday April 13 W18REC420 Friday April 20 W18REC421 Cost: $30 Regular/ $35 Ordinary/ $40 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Safety

New!

Adult Quick Bike Skills Course (16 years +)

This quick 4.5 hour course is designed to improve comfort and confidence, and will help adults rediscover the joy of safe, fun cycling. Led by Greater Victoria Bike Skills staff, this course will involve bike safety, traffic theory, skills development, road positioning, cyclist rights and responsibilities and more. Please note that anyone between 16-18 years must register with an adult. Location: 2975 Jutland Road Saturday April 21 9:00-1:30pm W18REC407 Cost: $65 Regular/ $70 Ordinary/ $75 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Register for any of the following PSP Adult Programs by contacting PSP Recreation at 250-363-1009 or by stopping into the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre (CPAC) or Naden Athletic Centre Kiosks. You can also SAVE TIME and MONEY by registering ONLINE at www.cafconnection.ca/esquimalt

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ADULT

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New! Educational Workshops Safe Kids for Parents – Abduction Prevention

Safe Kids for Parents Sexual Exploitation Prevention

New!

This seminar is designed to give you, the parent or guardian, the ability to “Keep your child Informed, Defensible, and Safer”, by providing you with the information that you need to know to keep your child safer. Our motto is “Enlighten not Frighten”. This seminar provides parents with the most “up to date” information available specific to child sexual exploitation prevention. Topics Covered: • Current Stats and facts specific to sexual exploitation • What is sexual abuse? • Who are the offenders? • Pedophile warning signs • The grooming process • Signs of sexual abuse • Disclosure • The Protection Process Location: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Tuesday February 27 7:00-8:30pm W18REC408 Cost per household: $20 Regular/ $25 Ordinary/ $30 Associate

This seminar is designed to give you, the parent or guardian, the ability to “Keep your child Informed, Defensible, and Safer,” by providing you with the information that you need to know to keep your child safer. Our motto is “Enlighten not Frighten.” This seminar is designed to provide parents with the most “up to date” information available specific to abduction prevention. Topics covered in this seminar include: • Current Stats and facts specific to abduction  • Who is the abductor • How can we protect our children from stranger abduction • Why teaching “stranger danger” does not work • The “Lures” used to trick our children • What about hands on self-protection • Walking to and from school • What if my child does go missing • Safety rules for the new millennium • Parental responsibilities for child safety Location: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Tuesday April 24 7:00-8:30pm W18REC409 Cost per household: $20 Regular/ $25 Ordinary/ $30 Associate

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Health and Fitness Restorative Yoga for Military Spouses

Ease tension, release stress and calm the mind with long-held, gentle postures. Each session will include yoga breathing techniques and guided meditations. The goal is to have participants leave class feeling refreshed and balanced. Suitable for new and experienced students of yoga. Location: CPAC Tuesday's January 9 - March 13 7:30-8:30pm W18REC413 Cost: $75 Regular /$80 Ordinary / $85 Associate Drop in Cost: $8 per person *Save $5 by registering for the full session online!

Yoga for Strength and Flexibility

Classes are sequenced to include postures that help build balance, strength, flexibility and range of motion. Yoga breathing exercises and meditations are practiced to rejuvenate your mind and body - a great way to relieve stress from a busy day. Suitable for new and experienced students of yoga. Location: Naden Athletic Centre – PSP Conference Room Thursday’s January 11 - March 15 4:30-5:30pm W18REC414 Cost: $80 Regular / $85 Ordinary / $90 Associate Drop in Cost: $8 per person *Save $5 by registering for the full session online!

New!

Operation Powerfit!

Looking to fulfill your New Year resolution to get fit? Amp up your routine with this high energy, functional, total body conditioning lunch hour class! Every weekly session is designed in a progressive format, allowing all fitness levels to participate. Instructor, Matt Carlson will guide you through movements using bodyweight resistance, TRX and kettlebell to name a few. Keep your body guessing and watch your overall fitness increase and reach new heights! Location: CPAC W18REC412 Thursday January 18 - March 1 No session on Feb. 22 (6 sessions) 12:15-1:15pm Cost: $35 Regular / $40 Ordinary / $45 Associate Drop in Cost: $8 per person *Save $5 by registering for full session online!

New!

■ = MFRC ■ = PSP Beginner’s Barbell Strength Program Led by Strength & Conditioning Coach Troy Grinder, this program will be an introduction to the most effective barbell exercises (Squat, Deadlift, Overhead Press, and more) to strengthen your whole body. The main focus will be on proper technique, followed by getting YOU stronger. Baseline strength measurements will be done in the beginning of the program, and follow-up measurements throughout the program to show how much stronger you’ve become. This program is beginner friendly and open to all fitness levels and abilities. Learn the proper techniques essential to feeling comfortable in a gym setting and having the confidence in your body to maintain your healthy, active lifestyle. Registration caps out at 8, so register soon before space runs out! Location: Naden Athletic Centre 5:00-6:00pm Tuesday and Thursday’s January 16-March 8 (16 sessions) W18REC417 $230 Regular / $235 Ordinary / $240 Associate Register by December 18 and save $15.00 *Save $5 by registering online!

New!

Adult Weight Room Orientation (18 years +)

New!

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence to use the Naden Gym with competence and confidence! Register for one of our group sessions below led by a certified PSP Recreation Personal Trainer. If the dates do not work in your schedule, contact the PSP Community Recreation Coordinator at 250-363-2989 to set up a one on one individual session (see prices below). Location: Naden Athletic Centre 5:30-6:30pm Monday January 22 W18REC418 Monday February 12 W18REC422 Monday April 16 W18REC423 Group Session (min. 4 people) $25 Regular / $30 Ordinary/ $35 Associate Individual session: $45 Regular / $50 Ordinary/ $55 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

TC 10K Walk and Run Clinic

Join us for a 14 week training program and improve your skills and fitness! Train to walk or run the 29th annual TC10k race on Sunday April 29, 2018. Your clinic registration fee includes all the pieces to get you set for the start line at this great event: race entry, technical training shirt, and discounts from their retail partner - The Running Room and lots of support and camaraderie provided by an enthusiastic team of leaders! Walkers and Runners of all levels are welcome. Use this clinic as a way to train for the Navy Run taking place June 18 2018! https://raceroster.com/events/2018/14768/runsport-trainingclinics-for-the-tc10k 10% savings for military members and DND civilians (*ID cards required at first class) Location: Naden Athletic Centre 4:30pm-6:00pm Tuesdays January 23 - April 24 Cost: $134 + GST CFB ESQUIMALT / MARPAC ACTIVITY GUIDE

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ADULT PROGRAMS

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Personal Training

West Coast Performance Hockey Skill Development Series (16 + years)

Personal Training Packages

New!

PSP, in collaboration with Instructor, Marc Lavoie of West Coast Performance Hockey, will be offering a hockey skill development series at Wurtele Arena! The first six week series is offered to youth ages 12-16 (please see registration details in the Youth section). This series is for adults 16+. Class format will include splitting the group in 2, according to skills level and will include a mix of Power Skating, stick handling, shooting, battle/compete drills, individual offensives and defensives tactics. Location: Wurtele Arena  W18REC416 March 2 - April 13 (No session March 30) (six sessions) 4:00-5:20pm Player Cost: Player $155 Regular/$185 Ordinary/ $245 Associate Goalie Cost: $65 Regular/ $95 Ordinary / $125 Associate *Save $5 by registering online!

Register for our personal training packages and jump start your fitness program. Personal Training is designed using a ‘results based’ approach to help you achieve your fitness goals. Our qualified fitness trainers can customize a program to meet your needs whether you are a beginner, have specific training goals or a seasoned athlete. Choose from private sessions or book semi-private sessions for you and a friend or family member. One on One Private Training Sessions (1 hour)  W18REC411 $50 for 1 session $150 for 3 sessions $225 for 5 sessions $399 for 10 sessions Have a small group that want to workout together? You pick the time, date, and style of workout you’re looking for and we will connect you with a trainer. Semi-Private Training Sessions (1hrs) 2 - 6 people W18REC411 $36 p/person for 1 session $108 p/person for 3 sessions $170 p/person for 5 sessions $299 p/person for 10 sessions

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DEPLOYMENT ADULT

Deployment Away Cafes and Deployment Dinners

Would you like to meet others dealing with a deployment? Come relax, take a break, 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 Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11 6:30-8:30pm

Free

Deployment Dinners Location: The Parish of St Peter and St Paul (1379 Esquimalt Road) MFRC Wed Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25 6-8pm $5 per person or $7.50 per family

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 Mar 12 6:30-8:30pm Free

Child Care during Deployment Programming

Finding child care while a military member is away can be a challenge. Free on-site child care is available to deployment program participants if the military member is deployed or if they are dealing with frequent interval separations. It is also available if the military member is attending a deployment workshop with their partner. Requests must be made at least seven days in advance by calling the MFRC at 250363-2640. Parents should provide a healthy snack and drink for their child.

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 Wed Feb 21 6:30-8:30pm Free

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FAMILY NETWORK EMAIL ADDRESSES

Dealing with 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 5 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 Jan 31 6:30-8:30pm Free Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Mar 5 6:30-8:30pm Free Part 2: With Children Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Feb 7 6:30-8:30pm Free Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Mar 7 6:30-8:30pm Free

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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. Location: CPAC MFRC Wed Dec 6 6:30-8:30pm Free CFB ESQUIMALT / MARPAC ACTIVITY GUIDE

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HMCS CALGARY

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HMCS OTTAWA

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HMCS REGINA

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HMCS VANCOUVER

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HMCS WINNIPEG

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MCDVs

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Submarines

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Family Networks

Get the latest information and updates about your loved one’s deployment, participate in social activities, and get mutual support from others who are going through the same experience. Check out the Family Network webpage at www.esquimaltmfrc.com. Fill out the Family Information Form/Card and drop it off at the MFRC. Information you provide is kept strictly confidential.

Volunteer Opportunities

Become a vital part of a successful deployment by getting involved as a Family Network Volunteer. Check out the current opportunities on the MFRC website or call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800353-3329) to learn more.

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. We ask that parents provide a snack for their child. Register by calling 250-363-2640 at least one week in advance. Location: CPAC MFRC Mon Dec 18, Jan 15, Feb 19 & Mar 19 5:30-8pm Free


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Deployment Resources and Services Children’s Deployment Workbooks and Parent Guide

The MFRC has workbooks for children 3 to 12 years of age and an easy-to-use parent guide for the at-home parent that includes tips and activities for the deployed parent. Stop by any MFRC location to pick up your copy today! Copies of these manuals are available to deployed members on their ships and electronically upon request. Deployment staff can assist you throughout the deployment via email support.

Deployment App

Deploying soon? There is now an app for that. With the MFRC Deployment App, you can receive tips to guide you through all stages of your work-related separation, use checklists to keep track of your to-do lists, and see how far you’ve come with a customizable countdown clock. Downloads available for iOS and Android devices via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Learn more at www. esquimaltmfrc.com/deployment/app.

Deployment Support Books

These booklets contain information to make deployment easier for military families. There are versions specifically for sea, land and submarine deployments. Pick up your booklet at any MFRC location, view it online or request that one be mailed to your loved one!

Mail Drop Off Location

Send mail and parcels to your deployed member for free! The MFRC will accept parcels and letters for deployed members at either CPAC MFRC or Signal Hill MFRC. Visit www.esquimaltmfrc.com for addresses, mail dates and guidelines.

Parenting from Afar

Stay connected with your child during deployment. Look for activities and tips in Raising Your Military Child on the MFRC website (www.esquimaltmfrc.com). You can also pick up Children’s Deployment Workbooks and a Parent Guide at any MFRC location, and the Parenting from Afar book.

Staying in Touch Service

Sign up yourself or a loved one for a “Staying in Touch” phone call or email to take place through a deployment or work-related separation three months or longer. You will receive updates on the activities and services available to you through the Base and Community as well as updates on your member’s mission. We call anywhere in Canada. To subscribe, phone us at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) or update your MFRC Family Information Form.

Video Teleconferencing (VTC)

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DEPLOYMENT Christina Van Starkenburg MFRC Volunteer

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et’s be honest for a moment; deployments suck. You or someone you love is gone for days, weeks, or months. Contact between you is spotty at best. Everyone’s emotions are running high. And, no matter how many times it happens, you always feel unprepared when the next one comes around. To help you navigate your next deployment, the Esquimalt MFRC has created an app that will give you tips and checklists to follow whether you are the member who is leaving, or the parent or partner on the home front. The app has everything you need, and, because nobody knows what it’s like to prepare for and live through a deployment like someone going through one, it even has the option for you to share your knowledge and advice with others. Some of the treasures it has are the Countdown Clock (which also tracks sleeps left, garbage days left, and recycling days left—although it doesn’t remind you when they come to pass, so don’t expect your phone to ding and tell you to take out the trash), tons of tips, checklists to make sure you don’t forget to do something leading up to the deployment, and links to other resources that the MFRC has to offer (such as the Deployment Support Book or YouTube videos). Because the creators of the app are aware that deployments are overwhelming enough as it is, they even added in a few features to en-

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sure you’re not overwhelmed by the tips. The tips are divided into four categories: Pre-deployment, During Deployment, Anticipation of Homecoming, and Post Deployment. You can only access the different tips when you’re in different stages of the deployment. For instance, you can only read the tips that will help you during the deployment, once the deployment has already started. However, if you are one of those people who wants to know everything ahead of time, fear not; there is also a sneak-peek button that will show you the tips ahead of time. The checklists are also great. There are a lot of items on them that I personally would not have thought of until it was too late (like getting your member to sign some medical claim forms before they leave so you have them when you need them). The pre-set lists are also customizable, so you can hide items that don’t apply to you, or add new items that are not there. Each checklist changes colour the more filled out it is, and it shows you what the percentage of completion is, so you know at a glance which

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ones you still have to work on. While this app is fantastic in so many ways (it’s colourful, it’s easy to use, it’s filled with helpful information, you can tailor it to whether or not you have children, you get awesome badges), it’s not perfect. One of the downsides of it is that you can only track one deployment at a time. On one hand, this makes sense; your member is only going to be going on one deployment at a time, and they cannot be in two places. But, if you are a parent, you might have multiple children in the military who can be gone at the same time. It also isn’t able to cope with back to back deployments, or work-up and trials before the actual deployment. So you can’t program that your partner is going to be gone for two days next week, four days the week after, three days the following week, and then for six weeks straight after that. This means it doesn’t

have advice for coping with those short spans of time when your partner is home, but about to leave again. It also means you can’t schedule your vacation to visit your partner into it. One other thing that’s a little annoying is the app doesn’t send you reminders for anything: the items on your checklist, recycling days, or sleeps left until he or she returns home. So it’s up to you to be on top of the items and actively checking the app for the information you need. All in all, I think that this is a great and super-useful aid for anyone who has a deployment coming up. As with most new things, I believe there is room for it to grow. But if you or your loved one is heading out soon, I’d consider downloading this app onto your phone. That way, all of your checklists are in one place and you don’t have to worry about trying to come up with everything you need to do all on your own.


RELOCATION ADULT Relocation

Relocation Services

English as a Second Language

Employment and Education Support

Do you want to learn English or improve your English? Do you feel the need to improve your English to better communicate with your partner? The MFRC offers courses to CAF adult family members. The classes, taught by a professional, incorporate conversation, culture, grammar and writing to facilitate your integration into your community. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to register.

MFRC 24-Hour Information Line

Beginner Location: St. Peters Church, Belmont Park MFRC Mon, Tues & Thur Jan 8-Mar 29 9-11:30am  

Free

Location: St. Peters Church, Belmont Park MFRC Mon, Tues & Thur Apr 9-June 21 9-11:30am 

Free

MFRC staff members are ready to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can answer your questions, provide assistance in an emergency or do the research to find the information you need. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).

Military Family ID Card

Intermediate/Advanced Location: St. Peters Church, Belmont Park MFRC Mon, Tues & Thur Jan 8-Mar 29 1-3:30pm

Free

Location: St. Peters Church, Belmont Park MFRC Mon, Tues & Thur Apr 9-June 21 1-3:30pm

Free

French as a Second Language

Are you posted to a bilingual base or Francophone community? Do you feel the need to develop your second language to better communicate with your partner? The MFRC offers the opportunity to access online Rosetta Stone language training to CAF adult family members. Rosetta Stone uses a method that combines listening, reading, speaking and writing. Call 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to enquire about the current availability of licenses.

Military Lifestyle 101

If you need employment assistance related to being a military family member new to the area, the MFRC has trained staff to provide guidance on gaining meaningful employment. There are also employment workshops and employer information sessions hosted at the Colwood Pacific Activity Centre. Call 250-363-2640 for more information.

Join us for an engaging workshop where you will meet other new military community members and learn more about the military lifestyle. A facilitator will be your tour guide through this unique culture, answering any questions you may have around deployment, relocation and communication. You will hear from a panel of experienced military partners who will share their stories. Walk away with confidence in your new military environment, knowing that others are walking the same path with you and that there are supports available along the way.  We run this workshop based on expressed demand. Please call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to add your name to an interest list for the next offering.

It takes just 10 minutes to get this valuable ID card. The card is available to all regular and reserve military family members age 13 years and up. Use it to access base services such as the Naden Athletic Centre and to receive discounts from local businesses. The CAF member must be present to sign the card at the time of issue. If your partner is deployed or on course, contact the MFRC to make special arrangements. The MFID is available at Signal Hill MFRC and CPAC MFRC.

Welcome Resources

When you arrive in Victoria, be sure to pick up your Welcome Bag from either MFRC location. In it, you will receive: • The MFRC’s Welcome Book – a comprehensive guide to CFB Esquimalt and Greater Victoria • Area maps including bike and trail maps • Visitor guides for the Greater Victoria area • MFRC swag and more! • Many resources, including the Welcome Book, are also available for download at www.esquimaltmfrc.com/relocation.

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ADULT SOCIAL AND MENTAL WELLNESS Social and Mental Wellness Important Financial Decisions Upon Medical Release

The MFRC Emergency Services Program offers support and resources to individuals and families during emergencies related to child care, and other urgent family situations. Call 250-363-2640 for details.

Are you connected to someone who is medically releasing from the CAF? Do you have a financial plan for transition? In this workshop, a SISIP financial advisor will shed light on the release process and address your concerns regarding tax planning, CAF pension options, investments, insurance coverage, RDSP and VAC disability awards. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Location: CPAC MFRC Tues Mar 6 6-7:15pm Free

Short-term Counselling

Mental Health First Aid

Triple P – One on One Consultation

The Veteran Family Program is offering a Mental Health First Aid certification for the Veteran community including Veterans, military members in transition, family members and service providers. Mental health first aid is the assistance provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or until a crisis has been resolved. Please call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to register. Location: CPO Mess, 1579 Lyall St. MFRC Sat Apr 7 & Sun Apr 8 8:30am-4:30pm Free

Navigator Parenting Group

Are you a parent of a child with diverse needs? Are you looking for guidance to help you navigate the systems and services? We want to hear from you! Come join us to connect with other parents experiencing similar issues and collaborate with the MFRC to plan future programs for parents who have children with diverse needs such as learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Register by calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640. Location: CPAC MFRC Mon Feb 26 6:30-8pm

Social and Mental Wellness Resources and Services Complex Needs

The Family Navigator Coordinator at the Esquimalt MFRC offers oneto-one support for Canadian Armed Forces families with a family member with extra needs. This person can work with you to: • develop a support plan for persons with complex needs • create a plan for upcoming deployments • find services for caregivers caring for an elderly family member • prepare when a family is posting in or out of Greater Victoria • navigate the education, mental health, or health care system and local resources during a relocation or new diagnosis Need assistance? Give the MFRC a call at 250-363-2640.

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Individuals, couples and families can access short-term counselling sessions at the MFRC in a confidential atmosphere of support. Registered social workers provide support with stress, relationship issues, parenting challenges, the military lifestyle plus much more. The MFRC also provides quality referrals to outside counselling resources and specialized support services. Call 250-363-2640 for details.

Triple P offers one-on-one consultations to support you with implementing strategies and techniques that promote positive parenting. We have the ability to support children from toddler age up to the age of 15. For more information, please call your MFRC at 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).

Veteran Family Program

The MFRC’s mandate now includes medically-released veterans and their families after they release from the Canadian Armed Forces. The MFRC can provide: • One-on-one support navigating the civilian health care, employment, and mental health systems • Help finding appropriate community resources for a family member • Short-term counselling or social work services • Transition programs and workshops If you need assistance, call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 to speak to the Veteran Family Coordinator.

Parenting Workshops Kids Have Stress Too

This interactive workshop focuses on the important role of parents and caregivers in helping young children learn to manage stress. The child’s ability to cope with stress in the early years has consequences for physical and emotional health throughout life. This workshop offers practical tools for recognizing stress and supporting children to build resilience. Please register by calling the MFRC at 250-3632640. Location: CPAC MFRC Thur Feb 22 6:30-8:30pm Free


FRANCOPHONE

e u n e v n Bie

Centre d’accueil et de services à l’emploi  

Cours de langue seconde

Cafés francophones

Le Centre de ressources pour les familles militaires souhaite vous inviter à ses cafés francophones. Nous souhaitons vous offrir la possibilité de rencontrer d’autres francophones de la communauté militaire et en apprendre davantage sur les services offerts en français dans le Grand Victoria. Ces rencontres seront tenus bimensuellement, au CRFM Colwood (2610 Rosebank Road - CPAC). Pour connaître les dates et vous inscrire, composez le 250-363-2640 (sans frais : 1-800-353-3329).

ADULT

Aimerez-vous apprendre l’anglais? Sentezvous le besoin d’améliorer votre anglais pour mieux communiquer avec votre partenaire? Le CRFM offre des cours aux membres adultes de la famille des FAC. Les classes, dispensées par un professionnel, intègrent la conversation, la culture, la grammaire et l’écriture pour faciliter votre intégration dans votre communauté. Pour vous inscrire, composez le 250-363-2640 (sans frais : 1-800-353-3329). Anglais débutant Lieu : Église St. Peters, Belmont Park CRFM lundi, mardi et jeudi 8 janvier au 29 mars 9h00 à 11h30 Sans frais Lieu : Église St. Peters, Belmont Park CRFM lundi, mardi et jeudi 9 avril au 21 juin 9h00 à 11h30 Sans frais Anglais intermédiaire/avancé Lieu : Église St. Peters, Belmont Park CRFM lundi, mardi et jeudi 8 janvier au 29 mars 13h00 à 15h30 Sans frais Lieu : CRFM

Église St. Peters, Belmont Park lundi, mardi et jeudi 9 avril au 21 juin 13h00 à 15h30 Sans frais

Service d’accueil et d’orientation

Procurez-vous la trousse d’accueil des nouveaux arrivants. Venez nous rendre visite ou visitez notre site web et découvrez tous les services qui sont offerts en français : cours d’anglais, répertoire de services bilingues, « restez en contact » pour les conjoint(e)s et les familles des militaires déployés qui habitent à travers le Canada. Vous êtes à la recherche d’un médecin, un coiffeur, une gardienne ou tout autre service offert en français dans le Grand Victoria? Vous pouvez nous joindre au 250-363-2640 ou par notre ligne sans frais au 1-800-353-3329, ou par courriel au mfrc@shawcable.com. N’oubliez pas de visiter notre site web au www.esquimaltmfrc.com!

Financés par le ministère provincial Social Development, les services du centre d’emploi de la Société francophone de Victoria vous sont offerts sans frais. Une équipe de conseillers bilingues et une agente de développement à l’emploi sont sur place pour vous assister et vous soutenir tout au long de votre processus de recherche d’emploi. Pour information, contactez le 250-388-7350 ou visitez le www.francocentre.com.

Programme « Restez en contact »

Restez informés et connectés! Le personnel du CRFM vous appellera, répondra à vos questions et vous tiendra au courant des informations importantes. Faites-nous savoir combien de fois vous aimeriez êtes contacté - et nous le ferons. Si vous êtes déployé, enregistrez votre conjoint / partenaire, parents, frères et sœurs ou grands-parents. Nous pouvons appeler n’importe où au Canada. Pour vous abonner, contactez le 250-363-2640 (sans frais : 1-800-353-3329).

Répertoire des ressources francophones

L’intégration à une nouvelle communauté dont la langue principale est différente de notre langue maternelle peut s’avérer être tout un défi! C’est pourquoi le Centre de ressources pour les familles des miliaires souhaite mettre à la disposition des francophones une ressource supplémentaire afin de vous permettre d’obtenir des services divers dans votre langue maternelle. Le CRFM vous propose un outil de référence pour les francophones et les francophiles à la recherche de produits et services en français dans la région de Victoria. Certains organismes dont le nom figure sur la liste offre l’ensemble de leurs services en français, tandis que d’autres n’offrent qu’une partie des services par l’entremise d’un membre du personnel ou d’un interprète. Pour obtenir une copie de ce répertoire, visitez notre site Web ou présentez-vous à l’un de nos emplacements. CFB ESQUIMALT / MARPAC ACTIVITY GUIDE

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ADULT

HEALTH PROMOTION

Strengthening the Forces offers Health Promotion Programs designed to assist Canadian Forces members, their spouses, and civilian employees to take control of their health and well-being. Maintaining a high level of health improves ones ability to perform effectively and safely on CF operations, and contributes to a higher quality of life for everyone. All Health Promotion Programs are free of charge and open to CF members (regular and reserve), their spouses, and civilian employees (Public and Non-Public).

For more information on these courses or for spousal registration, contact the Health Promotion Office:

250-363-5621

To register for Health Promotion Programs that are marked * you must register through your Unit Training Coordinator. To register for all other programs, or if you are a military spouse and not a DND employee, please contact 250-363-5621 directly.

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Programs *Tobacco Free - Butt Out Clinic

This smoking cessation clinic is designed as a one-stop-shop for members looking to quit smoking. Members are able to consult with a doctor about their treatment options, receive and fill a prescription, as well as meet with a Butt Out Coordinator all in one visit.  The new Tobacco Free Butt-Out Clinic runs out of the Base Clinic, room 131 the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month between 1300-1500 hrs.  To make an appointment, call CDU 1 @ 250- 363-4120.  We are here to support you in your journey to be tobacco free.  Please call the Health Promotion Butt-Out Coordinator if you have any questions about the new clinic 250-363-5532.

*Creating an Addictions Free Workplace: Supervisor’s Training (Mite 117733)

This program is designed specifically for the Canadian Forces and for personnel in leadership positions (MS and above). The course is designed to assist leaders to promote an addiction free culture in their workplace. Participants learn about substance misuse, warning signs, effective interviewing skills, active listening skills, enabling, and how to challenge and change unhealthy workplace cultures. February 7 (8:30 am – 4:00 pm) February 9 (8:30 am – 12 noon) (course includes both sessions) OR: April 16 (half day) April 17 (full day) (course includes both sessions)

*INTER-COMM: Dealing with Conflict and Improving Communication in Personal Relationships

New!

Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and their family members who are interested in learning how to deal with conflict and improve communication in their personal relationships will be able to participate in a new course called INTER-COMM. Director General Alternative Dispute Resolution (DGADR), Military Family Services (MFS) and Health Promotion (HP) program, Strengthening the Forces (STF), have partnered in the development of this course to give individuals in the CAF community the opportunity to increase their ability to communicate more effectively. Please call 250-363-5621 for more information. February 16, 23; March 2, 9 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at CPAC


HEALTH PROMOTION *Lifestyle Education through Activity, Resilience and Nutrition (LEARN)

ADULT

*Stress Take Charge

New!

LEARN is a 12 week program that combines physical activity, nutrition, mental fitness/resilience training, stress management and conscious relaxation to help participants reduce their waist circumference and improve their overall fitness through both education and physical training modules. The program is delivered by the Regional Adaptive Fitness Specialist and Health Promotion Specialists and is endorsed by the MARPAC Health and Wellness Strategy. The target population for this program is members who have an unhealthy waist circumference as defined by the World Health Organization (women over 88 cm and men over 102 cm), poor nutrition habits, and/or an unsuccessful FORCE test. January 29 – April 20, Monday, Wednesday & Fridays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm Course includes ALL sessions.

*Managing Angry Moments (MAM)

MAM helps participants learn how to use anger constructively. It is a course intended for everyone as we all feel anger at various times. Participants gain a better understanding of their relationship with anger. This course is not anger management counselling and is not appropriate for individuals with severe anger management problems. March 1, 8, 15 & 22, 8:30 am – 12noon (course includes all four sessions)

*Mental Fitness & Suicide Awareness for Supervisors (Mite 119531)

MF&SA has replaced the ASIST course and has been designed specifically for the Canadian Forces. The purpose of the program is to prepare personnel in leadership positions to promote mental fitness and to mitigate the incidence of mental health injuries including deliberate self-harm and suicide within the military community. January 22, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm OR April 9, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Stress is the #1 workplace disability issue today and appears to be a growing problem. Stress Take Charge is a course for people who want to gain a better understanding of their stress reaction, how to increase their resiliency in stressful situations, and how to learn proven coping skills for managing their stress response more effectively. January 30 and February 1, 6 & 8, 8:30am – 12 pm (course includes all four sessions); OR April 3, 5, 10 & 12, 8:30 am – 12 pm (course includes all four sessions)

*Top Fuel for Top Performance

The foods you eat everyday have a great effect on your mental and physical performance and on your training. The morning session looks at everyday eating and the afternoon looks at fine tuning eating, fuel for training and recovery, and body composition and sport supplements. Participation in the full day is required. January 10 & 11, 8:30 am – 12noon (course includes both sessions) OR March 5 & 6, 8:30 am – 12 noon (course includes both sessions).

*Unit Health Promotion Representative Training

Are you interested in becoming a Unit Health Promotion Representative (UHPR)? UHPRs are required to have the permission of their CO and to take this half day training program to introduce them to the work of Health Promotion in the Formation. Join this vibrant group of Health Promoters and help create a healthy culture in the Canadian Armed Forces. January 29, 8:30 am – 12 pm

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King Retirement Parade at 443 MH Squadron and Sea King Ceremonial Fly Past on the 443 MH Squadron Flightline in Pat Bay, and; • ending on a high note with a Formal Sea King Retirement Mess Dinner on Saturday December 1, 2018, in the 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron’s new hangar Arundel Castle.

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Ask the Expert: Do all ACL tears need surgery? Q: I have played soccer since high school and never had a major injury. Three months ago, I was tackled from behind and badly twisted my right knee. My unit medical officer felt my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was torn and an MRI confirmed this diagnosis. My knee currently feels quite stable and I can run and cycle without pain. I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and want to know if all ACL tears require surgery. —Sidelined A: Dear Sidelined: Sorry to hear about your knee injury. While the ACL is a major stabilizer of the knee, not everyone who tears this ligament needs a surgical repair. The decision on whether or not to operate is based on a number of considerations which include: 1. If there is damage to other structures in the knee such as the menisci, artic-

ular cartilage or other knee ligaments, then surgery is often recommended. 2. Is the person experiencing knee instability? We don’t understand why, but some people with partial or complete ACL tears have little or no instability, while other people’s knees are so loose they don’t feel safe walking down stairs. People with instability usually require surgery. 3. What are the person’s performance expectations in terms of work and sports? An office worker who cycles for fitness is more likely to tolerate an unrepaired ACL than an infantry soldier who plays on the unit basketball team. 4. Does the person feel stable wearing a custom-made knee brace? Some people find they only experience instability when they do activities requiring cutting, pivoting, twisting or rapidly moving from side to side.

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5. Has the person had physiotherapy focused on increasing their quadriceps’ strength, improving their balance and enhancing their control over their knee movements? Many people find they experience little or no instability after going through a program like this. The bottom line: Every ACL tear is unique and some people can function at high levels without surgical repair or the support of a custom-made knee brace. It sounds like you are coping very well, but the only way to know if you require surgery will be to carefully test your knee to see how stable it is when you return to soccer and your full military duties. Exercise is medicine!

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Sports Formation Sports

Esquimalt Formation Sports organizes sports teams, leagues, and tournaments from the Formation/Base level to international competition. The programs offered are: • Cock of the Walk/Formation (Unit Competition) • Formation Teams (Pacific Regional and CAF National Championships) • CISM (International Sports)

Cock of the Walk (COTW)

The Formation Cock of the Walk program is a program that has grown to include both fleet and base units. The base units and fleet units will compete in a variety of sports to obtain points throughout the year. Your unit Sports Rep will be provided a schedule of events. If you do not know who your unit Sports Rep is or to register yourself as the Sports Rep for your unit please contact the PSP Sports Coordinator, Heather Catte at 250-363-4068

Formation Teams (CFB Esquimalt Tritons)

Esquimalt Formation Sports teams are comprised of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members that are Regular Force or Class A, B or C Reserve Force and belong to CFB Esquimalt in full capacity or are Attached Posted here. The Tritons represent CFB Esquimalt at Pacific Regional Championships for various sports, and if they win at the Regional Championship move on to represent the Pacific Region at the National Championships. Full time DND or NPF civilian personnel may coach, manage, or officiate a sport with appropriate documentation. For more information contact the Formation Sports Office at 250363-4068/4069.

CISM (Conseil International du Sport Militaire/International Military Sports Council)

CISM is an international sports association composed of, and open to, the armed forces of participating nations. The fundamental aim of CISM is to promote sport activity and physical education between armed forces across the globe as a means to foster world peace. This ideal is encapsulated in the CISM motto “FRIENDSHIP THROUGH SPORT.” For more information about CISM events check out the official CISM website at www.cism-milsport.org or contact the Sports Office – 250-363-4068 / 4069.

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SPORTS

YEARLY SPORTS OVERVIEW SPORT

Badminton/Squash

The Men’s Tritons Basketball team began practicing in October at the Naden Athletic Centre to prepare for the Pacific Regional Championships in early February. In the past we have not had enough interest to organize a Women’s team; however, female athletes should submit a notice of interest to the Sports Coordinator and are welcome and encouraged to come outClinic to practice and potentially compete as Mayfair Optometric teammates alongside the men. 3.5” x 2.25” Contact: Cpl Ryan MacLean – ryan.maclean@forces.gc.ca CFB Esquimalt Activity Guide Fall 2017 Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

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Badminton

Ball Hockey

Basketball

Ice Hockey

Running

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Basketball

PACIFIC REGIONAL

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The Formation Badminton and Squash teams offer drop-in sessions at noon hour at the Naden Athletic Centre to prepare for the Base Play-Downs, which were conducted in October, for selection to represent CFB Esquimalt at the Regional Championships in December. Contact Badminton:  PO1 Andy Buczynski – Andrzej.buczynski@forces.gc.ca PO1 Will Crocker – William.crocker@forces.gc.ca Contact Squash: CPO2 Tim King – timothy.king2@forces.gc.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

The Tritons Ball Hockey Team is always looking for interested players to join the team. The team begins participation in a civilian ballhockey league in May to prepare for the Regional Ball Hockey Championships in June. CFB Esquimalt represented the Pacific Region at Nationals in July 2017. Contact: PO2 Adam Parsons – adam.parsons@forces.gc.ca MS John Helpard – john.helpard@forces.gc.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

COTW

Slo-Pitch

Soccer

Squash

Swimming

Triathlon

Volleyball

Ice Hockey

The Esquimalt Tritons Men’s, Women’s, and Old-timer’s teams began practicing in August in preparation for the Regional Championships. Men’s and OT’s Regionals will be conducted at CFB Esquimalt in December and the Women will be joining the Prairies for Regionals in Cold Lake in February. The winners of the Regional Championships will represent the Region at the National Championships in February/ March. Contacts (Women): A/SLt Sarah Halfkenny – sarah.halfkenny@forces.gc.ca (Men): MS Pat McKernan – pat.mckernan@forces.gc.ca (Old Timers): Maj Mark Kierstead – mark.kierstead@forces.g.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

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MALE

FEMALE

MALE

FEMALE

MALE

FEMALE

MALE

FEMALE

Under 19

3:15:00

3:30:00

1:25:00

1:35:00

36:00

42:00

17:30

21:00

20-24

3:15:00

3:30:00

1:25:00

1:35:00

36:30

43:00

18:00

22:00

25-29

3:15:00

3:30:00

1:30:00

1:40:00

37:00

43:30

18:00

23:00

30-34

3:15:00

3:30:00

1:30:00

1:40:00

38:00

44:30

18:30

23:30

35-39

3:30:00

3:45:00

1:35:00

1:45:00

39:00

48:00

20:00

25:00

40-44

3:30:00

3:45:00

1:40:00

1:50:00

41:00

50:00

21:30

25:00

45-49

3:45:00

4:00:00

1:42:00

1:52:00

43:00

52:30

23:00

28:00

50-54

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4:00:00

1:45:00

1:55:00

45:00

56:00

25:00

31:00

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4:45:00

1:55:00

2:10:00

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60:00

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Running

Military runners are required to provide qualifying race times from sanctioned races (5km, 10km, half and/or full marathon) in order to qualify for the CAF Running Nationals. Runners must meet their respective qualifying times within 14 months of the Canadian Forces National Running Championship, held in Ottawa in late May. Deadline for submissions is in January of the competition year. For more information contact the Sports Office 3-4068/4069 Contact: CPO2 Chris Fraser – Christopher.fraser2@forces.gc.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

Slo-Pitch - Men’s and Women’s

The Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch teams participate in civilian league play and practice April through August in preparation for the Regional Championship held in early July. Both teams are always looking for interested players, so please contact the respective coaches. Contacts (Men): PO1 Christopher Joyce – Christopher.joyce2@forces.gc.ca (Women): PO2 Corey O’Neil – corey.o’neil@forces.gc.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

Soccer - Men’s and Women’s

The soccer teams participate in civilian league play and practice beginning in February. The teams compete at the Regional Championships held in August and the winners will represent the Pacific Region at the National Championship early September. The Men’s and Women’s teams are always looking for interested players, so please contact the respective coaches. The CFB Esquimalt Men’s and Women’s team represented the Pacific Region at the 2017 Nationals. Contacts (Men): Lt(N) Demetris Mousouliotis – demetris.mousuoliotis@forces.gc.ca (Women): Lt(N) Kristy Jinnouchi – kristy.jinnouchi@forces.gc.ca Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

Swimming

Swimmers practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 0600-0730hrs at the Naden Athletic Centre Pool. The team participates in the Masters’ Swim Program, in both local and regional meets. Formation swimmers may submit qualifying times in sanctioned swim meets in order to represent the Pacific Region at CAF Swimming Nationals in March, submissions are due in January of the competition year. Contacts: coach@navymasters.com or visit www.navymasters.com Esq.sports@forces.gc.ca CFB ESQUIMALT / MARPAC ACTIVITY GUIDE

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SPORTS Triathlon

Triathletes are required to provide qualifying race times from sanctioned races (Sprint and Olympic distances) in order to qualify for the CAF Triathlon Nationals. Triathletes must meet their respective qualifying times within 14 months of the CAF National Triathlon Championship held in Gatineau/Ottawa in July. Submissions are due in March of the competition year. Contact: esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

TRIATHLON TIMES Race ­Distance Age ­Categories

Olympic

Sprint

Male

Female

Male

Female

Under 19

2.50:00

2.59:00

1.25:00

1.30:00

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2.59:00

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1.30:00

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2.59:00

1.25:00

1.30:00

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2.59:00

1.25:00

1.30:00

35-39

2.50:00

2.59:00

1.25:00

1.30:00

40-44

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3.10:00

1.25:00

1.30:00

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3.00:00

3.10:00

1.30:00

1.35:00

50-54

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3.20:00

1.40:00

1.45:00

55 & Over

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3.40:00

1.50:00

1.55:00

Volleyball

The Men’s and Women’s volleyball teams begin civilian league play and practice beginning September in preparation for the CAF Regional Championship in March and National Championship in April. Contacts (Men): LS James Poirier – james.poirier@forces.gc.ca Lt(N) Mike St-Pierre – Michael.st-pierre@forces.gc.ca (Women): Lt(N) Krista Seguin – krista.seguin@forces.gc.ca esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

Golf

Base Play-Downs are conducted 2-3 weeks prior to the Regional Golf Championship at a local course in order to determine the golf team, which is comprised of the top 5 scoring males and top 2 scoring females; these athletes will represent CFB Esquimalt at the CAF Regional Championship in June. Contact: esq.sports@forces.gc.ca

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PAC REGION AND CF NATIONAL SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE 2018 SPORT

REGIONAL DATE

LOCATION

NATIONAL DATE

LOCATION

OT Hockey

3-6 Dec 2017

Esquimalt

17-22 Mar 2018

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Men’s Hockey

3-6 Dec 2017

Esquimalt

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Badminton/Squash

4- 8 Dec 2017

Comox

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Edmonton

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Esquimalt

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Ottawa

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TBD

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N/A

Ball Hockey

TBD June 2018

TBD

28 Jul -02 Aug 2018

Borden

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N/A

N/A

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TBD July 2018

TBD

N/A

N/A

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TBD August 2018

TBD

TBD Sept 2018

Borden

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N/A

CAF National Sports Day

19 Oct 2018

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N/A

CAF Sports Awards Ceremony

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N/A

19 Oct 2018

Ottawa

SPORTS

Ottawa

**Please note dates and locations are subject to change** For information regarding any sporting events, please contact: PSP Sports Coordinator - Heather Catte: 250-363-4068 PSP Sports and Athletics Assistant – MaK Klepsch: 250-363-4069 Visit our website: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Esquimalt/Adults/For-Military-Personnel/Sports.aspx Check the MARPAC Notice Board and the Sports Bulletin Board at the Naden Athletic Centre regularly for current and upcoming sports information.

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’m an A-type personality. I’m a planner, down to every last week, day, and minute of my life. In some ways, this is a blessing—I’m always on top of my schedule and know what’s going on each day. However, with constant changes during posting season, friends and jobs coming and going, it can be hard to feel organized, especially when our significant others are away. Luckily, the MFRC has released a new deployment app to help both members and families get in control both before and during deployment. The free MRFC Deployment app is an organizational tool with tips and tricks about how to get through a member’s deployment. Upon the first click, you are asked to “Customize your deployment experience,” which is a relieving thought after having life tossed up in the

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air due to an unexpected deployment or move. You can choose to experience the app as a spouse or parent of the member, or if children are in the mix or not. Select whether the member’s next adventure is a land, sea, in or out of the country deployment or training course, and what date and time the member is to return. Entering this information customizes the tips available to you, as well as prioritizes which aspects of deployment you may want to focus on. Once you hit the home screen, you’re greeted with a countdown clock to the exact date and time the member comes homes. Windows-esque live tiles tab the screen with “Tips,” “Resources,” “Badges,” “Stars,” and most importantly the green “Planning” tile. Planning is key in the military and therefore the meat of the App is under that tile. Here, you’ll find categories of “To Do Lists” regarding all aspects of deployment life you may not have considered. You can add your own tasks to do under each category, and with each task completed, you get a badge—making that check of the box even more satisfying. Really, it’s like a grown-up gold star system that keeps you on track. I was apprehensive about this app at first, but it did have a lot of

positive aspects. I was happy to see it encouraged taking personal responsibility. The suggested to-dos like “consider a joint bank account,” were things I hadn’t even considered (being relatively new to the lifestyle). Currently, the app is in its early days so some screen formatting issues are being worked out, and the tips only appear depending on how far along you are in the countdown. For an “in advance” kind of person like me, this was a little frustrating, though it’s a reminder to not get ahead of myself. I see potential for this app to integrate with online networks and Facebook pages, but for now, it’s a good self-contained tool to plan on your own. Really, it’s like having the MRFC handbook and website all in one place, which is great for this digital age! You can keep organized and connected with the MFRC Deployment app for your iOS or Android device by downloading it from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.


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A combination of cardiovascular, muscular strength and core work mixed for a high intensity class. The classes change every day of the week with emphasis on different components of fitness. All levels welcome. Come prepared to work indoors or outdoors.

Formation Unit PT:

This class is designed as a drop in class for all interested members and units in the Formation. Check out the current schedule posted under Unit PT on the PSP website.

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This drop-in test will run you through an unofficial FORCE test where you are able to track your progress by having each test component evaluated by a PSP Fitness Staff. All participants welcome.

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FORCE EVAL *does not run daily, depends on the week

FORCE EVAL *does not run daily, depends on the week

FORCE EVAL *does not run daily, depends on the week

FORCE EVAL *does not run daily, depends on the week

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Fleet School Fitness Classes 1415-1600

Fleet School Fitness Classes 1300-1345

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Fleet School Fitness Class

*If you are interested in booking in your Unit for PSP led PT at DKYD gym, please contact and book with the Fitness Coordinator at 250-363-4495.

Battle-Fit:

It’s back to basics with full body functional movements, body weight exercises and hard work! Come prepared to be pushed in a high intensity & demanding workout!

Bootcamp:

Kettlebell Conditioning:

Strength, flexibility and core stability combine in a functional exercise routine designed to help mimic the way you move in real life. Get it all with a traditional Russian cast iron weight looking like a cannonball with a handle.

A combination of cardiovascular, muscular strength and core work mixed for a high intensity class. The classes change every day of the week with emphasis on different components of fitness. All levels welcome. Come prepared to work indoors or outdoors.

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Fleet Fitness Hour:

Workout of the day (WOD):

This is your units chance to get fit and have fun while building morale. Choose from a variety of class structures from group runs, bootcamp, to flexibility, we have it all! Please call to book your spot with the Fitness Coordinator today at 250-363-4495. Two units are welcome to come together, but there is a maximum of 25 members per class.

Cycle your way to better health with motivating instruction and music. You control the intensity of the class through tension adjustments. Please bring a small towel, a water bottle and a ready-to-go attitude.

Can’t attend classes? Check out the board for creative and challenging self-directed workouts. New workouts posted daily.

Flexibility Fusion:

Come and explore varied stretching techniques, focusing on increasing full body strength and flexibility. A great complement to any fitness training routine. This class is taught by experienced PSP staff members.

FORCE PT:

Are you looking to increase your fitness levels or prepare for an upcoming FORCE test? FORCE PT will prepare you through a variety of training techniques focusing on cardiovascular, core and muscular strength/endurance. Emphasis will be place on functional movements. ALL FITNESS LEVELS are welcome.

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CLUBS Aquarius Dive Club No pagers, no phones, no boss! Below the sea, it’s a different kind of pressure. After 25 years, Aquarius has grown to become the largest active dive club in the Canadian Forces. With the Aquarius Dive Club divers can take advantage of all the premiere dive sites Vancouver Island has to offer. Our instructors offer Entry level “Basic Open Water" courses as well as "Advanced Open Water" specialties including: Dry Suit, Deep, Night, Wreck, Enriched Air / Nitrox, Photography, Rescue and Dive Master.  All courses are affordably priced and include classroom time, equipment, pool dives, ocean dives and boat dives as required.

Unrestricted by geography, you can regularly find Aquarius Dive Club on the Boeing 737 sunk in Chemainus, HMCS Cape Breton and HMCS Saskatchewan in Nanaimo, HMCS Columbia in Campbell River. You will find us on our annual May long weekend trek for a fantastic weekend of diving and good times. You can join us for our overnight camping & dive trips to China Creek, diving the waterfilled missile silo in Washington and diving in other waters further afield. In the Aquarius Dive Club, you may find yourself travelling with us on one of our annual tropical trips such as the beautiful warm waters of Cozumel, Mexico, or the shark filled reefs of Roatan, Honduras. You can also simply enjoy

one of our many wonderful local dive sites in the pristine BC waters. As a club, we’re able to take advantage of special pricing on dive charters gear and dive travel adventure. As a club, we're able to take advantage of special pricing on dive charters, gear and dive travel adventure. We have valuable assets such as a portable compressor and trailer as well as a great group of divers always on the lookout of the next adventure; we make diving affordable and fun no matter what your skill levels are. Find out more: www.aquariusdiveclub.com info@aquariusdiveclub.com

Auto Hobby Club ARE YOU AN AUTO ENTHUSIAST? Want to maintain or make improvements to your vehicle? Whether you are a car / truck enthusiast or just want to maintain the family vehicle, the Auto Hobby Club can provide you with: • 3 hoists, tire machine and balancer, brake lathe, diagnostic and specialty tools • Welding equipment, parts cleaner, air and hand tools • On duty Custodian • Nearly 16 years of Club operational experience to help you with your project • Hours of operation: Mon, Thu, and Fri 1800-2200, Sat/Sun 0800-1500 Consider joining the club or take a facility tour by contacting President, Sean Barrett at sean.barrett@forces.gc.ca. For questions associated with the Auto Hobby Club facility please contact the Club at 250-480-0191 during our normal hours of operation.

Physiotherapy Physiotherapy • Injury Injury Rehabilitation Rehabilitation • Manual •• Manual Therapy Therapy • Hand ••Hand Therapy Therapy • Concussion ••Concussion Physiotherapy •• Injury Rehabilitation Manual Therapy Hand Therapy Concussion Vestibular Vestibular Rehabilitation Rehabilitation • IMS • IMS • Acupuncture • Acupuncture • Aquatic • Aquatic Therapy Therapy • Massage • Massage Therapy Vestibular Rehabilitation Acupuncture • Aquatic Therapy • MassageTherapy Therapy NoNo referrals referrals necessary. necessary. Same Same dayday assessments assessments available. available.

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CLUBS Golf Association Looking to play a game in which you yell “fore,” shoot six, and write down five? Then the CFB Esquimalt Golf Association is the club for you! This club boasts one of CFB Esquimalt’s largest memberships with over 550 people! This club purchases corporate memberships at local golf courses and provides reduced green fees to its members. In addition, thanks to other local golf courses, CFBEGA members enjoy reduced green fee rates. Such benefits of this club include: • Members and temporary personnel receive the benefits of club membership at a vari-

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ety of courses, while the participating golf clubs receive our patronage and spin off business year round; Participation in club tournaments and events; Golf Canada membership and the ability to enter and track handicap online at reduced rate; Completely member funded and nonprofit; and  For the 2017/2018 year, we hold up to 16 memberships at Olympic View, 10 at Arbu-

tus Ridge and 4 at Glen Meadows. We also have special CFBEGA rates at the following golf course: Bear Mountain, Highland Pacific, Cedar Hill, Cowichan, Metchosin, and March Meadows. This club provides the opportunity for members of the defence community to play golf at a number of local courses at reduced rates. Check out our web site at www.cfbega.ca for all the details or contact the Club President, Mohamed Ali Gudal, at 250-363-5417 or via email at Mohamed.Gudal@forces.gc.ca.

Kayak Club Do you like hanging out with seals and whales? Enjoy the benefit of living on the west coast with the CFB Esquimalt’s Pacific Fleet Kayak Club! Some of the benefits include: • Instruction in Ocean kayaking with an emphasis on safety and rescue techniques. • New members are given the club’s basic kayaking course, which is included as part of the first year membership fee. This course is conducted in two parts: the basics and rescues in the Naden Pool followed by an ocean phase in Esquimalt Harbour. • Signing out a kayak from our fleet of 20+ at any time. • The use of the scheduled NAC pool times to practice and work on their skills. Membership is IAW with the PSP policies on recreational clubs.  The fees excluding tax are: Please visit our website www.pfkc.ca or contact us at infopfkc@gmail.com.

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CLUBS CFMETR Boat Club at Ranch Point Power & Sail The CFMETR Boat Club is set in quiet Nanoose Bay, home to the Canadian Forces Maritime Experimental and Test Ranges. The Club is open to Canadian Forces members, DND or DOD civilians, or the RCMP Dive team. Club members enjoy: • Safe and enjoyable boating; • Beautiful scenery; • Great fishing and Affordable (limited) moorage All dock space is currently spoken for. Perspective Members wishing to moor a vessel need to make an application to the executive to be added to a wait list. For more information contact the club President Lt(N) Morgan Francis at 250468-5002 or Morgan.Francis@forces.gc.ca

Canadian Forces Sailing Association Come enjoy sailing in one of the world’s premiere locations and at an internationally renowned sailing club. We offer: • Adult and junior Sail Canada approved sailing programs • Moorage for Regular Force members • Full service and licensed Club House • Club reciprocals with other yacht clubs around the world. • A full calendar of social activities • Club and inter-club racing

• Maintenance yard with bi-weekly haul outs The Canadian Forces sailing Association has been established in Esquimalt for 70 years. We are located at Munroe Head on the north side of Esquimalt Harbour. Our racing calendar includes near weekly racing, and skippers that are always willing to take new crew or perspective members out for a day on the water. We have a fleet of sailing dinghies and a club keelboat available for qualified member’s use. Membership is easy and open to serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed

Forces as well as RCMP, DND and NPF employees. CFSA is a great place to get involved with sailing, a sport that will last a lifetime. Our members have and are currently cruising throughout the world and are a great source of inspiration. Please visit the CFSA website for a complete list of activities being offered. If you would like a tour or more information contact the Club Commodore, at commodore@cfsaesq.ca or send membership requests to membership@cfsaesq.ca or visit our website at www.cfsaesq.ca

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cians, dietitians and physiotherapists can help you age powerfully, not just comfortably. Every step counts. No matter your age, health or physical ability, staying active is one of the best things we can do to maintain a great quality of life. Physical activity is proven to help prevent chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes and many cancers. It may not seem important in the moment, but even small changes to our routines can go a long way toward maintaining our independence and wellbeing in the years to come.

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If you're having trouble getting motivated, just remember every step counts. Two and a half hours of physical activity each week is a great target. If you're having difficulty reaching it, start with 10-minute sessions and add on a few minutes every time. Try exercises you enjoy, like swimming or bicycling. Group activities such as Nordic walking, jogging and spin class are great ways to hold a commitment with friends or instructors. Get a helping hand. To help you get started, there are lots of great resources online that can provide in-

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CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club Are you interested in power boats, fishing or just something social to be involved with family and friends? If so consider the CFB Power Boat Club. Sign up to experience the thrill of catching some delicious Salmon or try something a bit larger with Pacific Halibut. If cruising is more your style, no problem, the Gulf and San Juan Islands, scenery is second to none, which people pay thousands of dollars to visit. All just minutes from our first rate 100 berth facilities located at Work Point. If you are new to boating, no problem, we have centuries of experience within our club members. The benefits of being a member include: • The use of the club house;

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Mooring slips; Docking ramp; Storage compound; and Fully equipped service bays with engine hoist, power tools and a paint booth. The Club sponsors five familyoriented fishing derbies and BBQs per year, with cash prizes and other awards. There is no entry fee for the derbies and no charge for the BBQs. Serving CF members have priority for berthing and other members are placed by seniority in the club. For further information, visit our ­ website at www.boatclub.ca, call the clubhouse at

250-360-0905 (Thursday forenoons are the best time to call) or the club president at ­president@boatclub.ca "Tight Lines and Happy Cruising to All".

Work Point Garden Club

3. Fenced against deer and pets 4. On-site water 5. Available at any time of the day that suits you best Considering joining the club but want more information? Contact Jennifer Moison at workpointgardenclub@gmail.com

HAVE YOU A GREEN THUMB? Want to grow your own organic food year round? Whether you are an enthusiast or wish to learn the basics, the Garden Club can provide you with: 1. Your own plot to work 2. Tools and equipment for working your plot

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CLUBS the West Coast Welcome. All Active or retired military members, DND and other Government employees are welcome and invited to join the CFB Esquimalt Model Railway Club. We also are allowed limited numbers of others who do not meet the previously noted requirements as well as junior members providing the parent is an active member. The Club currently meets every Wednesday from 1300-2130 hours and Saturday mornings from 0830-1200 hours in the basement of Building 1031 Work Point Barracks.

Model Railroad Club

The model Railway Club started as an N Scale (1/160) NTRAK modular layout in December 1997. Currently the NTRAK layout is 30 plus feet by 40 plus feet. These modules are continuously updated as new techniques and experiences are gained including Digital Command Control (DCC) systems. The N Scale layout is currently completing conversion to DCC but this does not preclude DC locomotives from being run on the layout. The HO Scale (1/87) modular layout is also 30 plus by 40 plus feet and has completed conversion to DCC. Again this does not preclude DC locomotives from enjoying the wonders of the layout. Some of these modules depict

logging operations, mining operations and a locomotive servicing facility. Both of these layouts have been on public display and have won multiple awards as “Best Operating Layout”, “Favourite Operating Layout”; and “Best Module” at train shows in Victoria and Nanaimo. Our layout at “Christmas in the Village” is the perennial favourite display at the Saanich Historical Artefacts Society Christmas presentation.

Like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com?EsquimaltMRRC. For further information please contact Stu Irvine at (250) 413-8948 or Harry Stinson at (250) 665-7113, cell (250) 213-1373

The Club actively participates each year in the Victoria Train Show, Westshore Town Centre Hobby Show, Nanaimo Regional Train Show, Esquimalt Buccaneer Days, MARPAC Expo and

MARPAC RIDERS / CFB Esquimalt Motorcycle Club The focus of the Club is three-fold: • To promote the social aspect of group riding we provide avenues for socializing and participating in group-ride activities, including charity ride events; • To assist in you “self-help” repairs we provide limited repair shop facilities and equipment (bike hoist, and fully kitted tool kit), including instructional classes; and, • To develop rider skills we provide rider Mentorship training “ride-alongs” with experienced riders that: help members develop group riding skills; help members hone their riding skills in preparation for their motorcycle skills or Class 6 road tests; or, simply enhance their everyday riding skills.

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And for those wanting to learn to ride from scratch: We are now affiliated with “Learn to Ride” (a motorcycle training company that teaches new riders), who provide Club members with a discount on training courses. They provide the bikes; you simply provide the enthusiasm to learn. Club members are proud of the CAF, enthusiastic members of the community, and staunchly promote SAFE driving habits. We are motorcycle enthusiasts with a zest for group riding! CAF, DND, Spouse, or Dependant: Regardlessof bike type - try us out! To find out more, contact Club President David Wong at wongdh@shaw.ca


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