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Registration/Contacts .........................................................................................1
Facilities ...............................................................................................................2 CPAC - Colwood Pacific Activity Centre
M - Military Family Resource Centre
Services ................................................................................................................4
NAC - Naden Athletic Centre
Special Events ......................................................................................................8 P - Personnel Support Programs
Volunteering ........................................................................................................9 SH - Signal Hill MFRC
Deployment.......................................................................................................10 Lampson - Lampson Street School
Preschool ...........................................................................................................17 YAC - Youth Activity Centre

School Age .........................................................................................................18 This program guide is brought to you by
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Adult ..................................................................................................................22

Francophone .....................................................................................................27
Serving the Defence Community of CFB Esquimalt

Aquatic Services and Pool ................................................................................30
Health Promotion .............................................................................................34
Fitness ................................................................................................................38
Clubs ..................................................................................................................47
Is your family ready
Sponsorship and Donations.............................................................................54 for a disaster?

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When a fee is required, payment must be paid at time of
registration. Separate payments for PSP programs/services
and MFRC programs/services are required. Why do programs sometimes
get cancelled?
Please note that a fee will be charged for all NSF cheques.
Registration is on a first come/first served basis. Because people wait too long to
register! Please register early.
If paying for MFRC programs/services: cash, cheque, debit
or credit card accepted (during normal business hours).

Personnel Support Programs Naval & Military Museum....................... 250-363-4312
PSP Manager............................................. 250-363-7061
Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-4256 Lookout Newspaper & Creative Services
Deputy PSP Manager ................................ 250-363-4242 Managing Editor ....................................... 250-363-3372
Donations & Sponsorship Coordinator ..... 250-363-5648 Advertising ................................................ 250-363-3014
Classifieds.................................................. 250-363-3014
Fitness & Sports
Naden Athletic Centre Kiosk..................... 250-363-5677 Websites
Director .................................................... 250-363-4067 Lookout
Admin. Assistant ....................................... 250-363-4427 Personnel Support
Facilities Coordinator ................................ 250-363-4213 Museum ...................
Sports Coordinator.................................... 250-363-4068 Donations and Sponsorship
Asst. Sports Coordinator ........................... 250-363-4069
Asst. Sports Coordinator ........................... 250-363-5575
Sports Stores.............................................. 250-363-4072 Swim Team....................................
Fitness Coordinator ................................... 250-363-4495
EXPRES Testing Supervisor ...................... 250-363-4412 MFRC Navigator ........................
Dockyard Fitness & Wellness Centre........ 250-363-2074 (en francais).............
Naden Athletic Centre Fitness Cell ........... 250-363-4485
Wurtele Arena ........................................... 250-363-4297 Military Family Resource Centre
Fleet Fitness, Sport, Facility Coordinator ... 250-363-7813 MFRC 24 Hour Information Line ............ 250-363-2640
Toll free .................................................. 1-800-353-3329
Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Kiosk ..... 250-363-1009
Director .................................................... 250-363-1008
Recreation Coordinator: Clubs .................. 250-363-2989 FALL 2009 ACTIVITY PROGRAM GUIDE
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CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 1
The Naden Athletic Centre (NAC)
Hours of Operation
Mon to Fri 6am-10pm 1 Year 6 Months
Sat, Sun & Stats 9am-8pm Regular Military - Regular Force Individual Free Free
The Naden Athletic Centre has numerous - Class A, B & C Reservists Spouse $64 $38
facilities and programs for military person- DND Firefighters Family $106 $64
nel, their families and DND employees. PSP Employees
Ordinary DND Employees: Memberships re- Single $134 $75
quired from 6pm Mon-Fri & all day Sat, Family $204 $113
Facility includes Sun and Stat holidays. (DND employee
• One large gym floor membership not required during 6am-
• One smaller gym floor 6pm Mon-Fri)
• Five-lane swimming pool (25 meter) Commissionaires, Retired w/
• Leisure wading pool full Military Pension, Federal Em-
ployee, RCMP, Prison Guards
• One steam room
• Large hot tub Associate Must be sponsored by a Regular Single $321 N/A
Member Force Member Family Max 5 pers living at $589 N/A
• Two weight-training rooms home and under 19yrs
• Aerobic studio
• Cardio theatre Drop In Signed in Guests Adults 19yrs and up $4.50 N/A
Youth 6-18yrs $2.50 N/A
• Spin studio Family 2 Adults, 3 Children N/A
Family $9
• Three squash courts Additional children N/A
• Five softball diamonds No charge 5 yrs & under
• One soccer pitch Lockers Available at NAC and Dockyard Gym $60 per year
• Two outdoor volleyball courts Kiosk Administration Hours 7am-9pm Mon-Fri and Sat & Sun 10am-7pm for the purchase of NAC/Golf
• One CF EXPRES evaluation centre memberships, special registrations such as ski trips, swimming lessons, and special interest classes etc. Golf
passes are available 7 days a week during hours of operation. Prices are subject to change. Contact 363-5677
See Facilities staff or phone 250-363-5677 for updated schedules and additional information.
for updated schedules. Schedule may
change without notice. Swimming Pool Facility includes
For Pool and Swimming Lesson Schedule • Weight Room
Golf Memberships/Passes see Aquatics section • Aerobics Studio
To rent pool space call the Facilities Coor- • Cardio Theatre
Regular: $50& Ordinary $75 (summer
dinator at 363-4213 • Change Rooms
rate) $10 (winter pro-rate)
For all other aquatic inquiries call the • Showers
See Facilities Staff for bookings and course
Aquatics Supervisor at 363-4070 • Day Lockers & Rental Lockers
pass prices or call 363-5677

Sports Equipment Fleet Fitness and Wellness Wurtele Arena
Centre (Dockyard) Across the street from the Naden Athletic
Military personnel may sign-out equip-
Centre is the Wurtele Arena available to
ment for most sports from the sports store, Hours of Operation both military and civilian members for
please call 250-363-4072. Mon to Fri 6am-6pm

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skating, hockey, and other activities. The facility includes Signal Hill MFRC (SH)
Administration: 250-363-4297. • A large (dividable) auditorium with Hours of operation
stage & 12 ft viewing screen (seating up to Mon to Fri: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Hours of Operation 300) Closed on statutory holidays.
Mon to Sun: 6am-11:30pm (Subject to • Varied sized classrooms, designed to ac-
schedule). The Arena Staff has an up-to- commodate groups from 10-60 people 1505 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt
date schedule. • Fully equipped kitchen Phone: (250) 363-2640
Shinny: Mon,Wed & Fri 11:30am- • Conference room (up to 12 people) Fax: (250) 363-3108
12:50pm To inquire about a facility booking for Email:
Casual Skate: Tue & Thu 11:30am- your group contact 250-363-2648. (Bus access: #6 Esquimalt/Quadra and
12:50pm and Sat & Sun 1-2:30pm *Note: prices are subject to change without #26 Dockyard/UVic)
Parents & Kids Sticks & Pucks: Sat & notice.
Sun 2:30-4pm
Lampson MFRC
To reserve the ice or for more information Colwood Pacific Activity Centre
call the Facilities Coordinator at 250-363- Hours of operation
MFRC (CPAC) Mon to Fri: 8:30 am-noon and 1-4:30 pm
4213. (located next to the PSP counter) Closed on statutory holidays.
Hours of operation
Colwood Pacific Activity Centre Drop in from Mon to Thurs: 7:30 am- 316 Anson Street, Esquimalt
(CPAC) 11:00 am, noon-6:30 pm and 7:15-9 pm. Phone: (250) 363-2640
CPAC located at 2610 Rosebank Road Fri: 7:30-11:00 am, noon-6 pm Fax: (250) 363-3453
(off Ocean Blvd) is a community driven Sat: 9:00 am-noon and 1-5 pm Email:
multi-purpose facility designed to accom- Closed Sundays and statutory holidays Routes # 26 Dockyard/UVic,
modate our military and civilian commu- 2610 Rosebank Road, Colwood (off #24 Cedar Hill/Admirals Walk and
nities. Ocean Blvd). #25 Maplewood/Admirals Walk/Western
Our centralized location allows us to offer Phone: (250) 363-2640 Exchange go right down Lampson.
a large range of rental opportunities, from Fax: (250) 363-2677 # 6 Royal Oak Exchange/Esquimalt goes
structured Birthday Parties to large confer- Email: down Esquimalt Road and it’s a short walk
ences and weddings. (Bus Access: #25 Admirals Walk/Western up to Lampson School.
Hours of operation Exchange/Maplewood; #39 Royal Roads/
Mon to Thurs 8:30am-9pm UVic; To make a booking for any Base Facility
Fri 8:30 am-6 pm #50 West Shore Exchange/Downtown; (i.e. sports fields, pool, gym) a written
Sat and Sun by request #51 West Shore Exchange/UVic; #52 request is required. Contact the Facilities
Rental Rates Wishart/ West Shore Exchange/Western Coordinator by e-mail (tom.campbell@
• Military community: Exchange; #61 Sooke/Downtown). These or fax 363-4315 four to five
Free during regular work hours bus routes use Western Exchange as the days prior to the event. Note: military
Outside regular hours $30/hour drop off location. It’s a short walk down to training takes priority on all bookings.
• Civilian community: MFRC-CPAC.
$20 to $40 /hour (depending on room)

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MFRC 24-Hour Information Line Get Your Military Family ID Card Get the Guide!
Information and Referral staff are ready It takes just 15 minutes to get this valuable Be the first to know about upcoming
to take your call - 24 hours a day, 7 days a ID card. The card is available to all regular MFRC workshops and services. The
week. We can answer your questions or do and reserve military family members age MFRC mails out more than 1500 Activity
research to find the information you need. 13 years and up. The ID is recognized na- Guides to military families. Get on the
Let us know how we can best support tionally so you can use it here and at your list! Call the MFRC: 250-363-2640 (Toll
you. Call us: 250-363-2640 (Toll free: next posting. Use it to access Base services free: 1-800-353-3329) or email a request
1-800-353-3329). Your community. Your and to participate in the Military Discount to:
resource centre. Get connected. Program (at participating local businesses).
The CF member must be present to sign Service Model of the Military
Services for Single CF Members the card at the time of issue. If your
Family Services Program
Are you a single CF member? If you’re military spouse/partner is deployed or on
looking for community information about course, contact the MFRC to make special
where to go hiking, cycling, where to arrangements. The MFID is available at
find dog-friendly parks or Victoria’s best the SH MFRC and MFRC-CPAC.
restaurants, the MFRC is your resource
centre. If you’re deploying, contact us MFRC Membership
about services so we can support you, your Are you a member of your MFRC? If not,
parents, or other loved ones. Relocating? join today! The MFRC is a non-profit so-
Contact us to borrow a Welcome Package ciety registered under the British Colum-
from your next posting. Regular life stress bia Society Act. As a registered society, we
getting you down? MFRC counselling ser- are required to keep a list of our members.
vices can help. Call for information: 250- Membership supports the MFRC in our
363-2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329). goal to promote and facilitate the provi-
sion of services that address the unique
Discover Your MFRC Resource lifestyle experiences of military families.
Membership is open to any person who
is a military member, partner or family
Before you buy it, borrow it from the Welcome Events for Singles and
member of a serving regular or reserve
MFRC! We have a wide range of terrific
member at CFB Esquimalt. Retired mem- Couples
books for all ages. Topics include parent- If you’re new to CFB Esquimalt the
bers (who were honourably released) and
ing, relationships, communication, deploy- MFRC, along with PSP, invite you to
his/her spouse/partner may be accepted for
ment and relocation. Visit your MFRC participate in a fun-filled event, such as an
membership. For more information call:
Resource Library located at MFRC-CPAC. evening of volleyball and pizza! You will
We welcome your feedback on resources meet others new to the military commu-
you have found valuable – and your rec- nity in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
ommendations for new resources for the For more information call 250-363-2640.

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Military 101 Information Package Video Teleconferencing (VTC) your community. See the MFRC website
If you or family member recently joined See details in the Deployment Section of for details:
the military and you are to the military this Guide.
lifestyle, our Military 101 Information Employment and Education
Package is for you. This package helps Families living in Sooke, Sidney The MFRC is now referring families to
newcomers become familiar with the community resources for Employment and
and North of the Malahat
military lifestyle. Call the MFRC for your Education support. Please visit our website
Military Lifestyle 101 Package. Ask about Connecting with Military Families in at for informa-
Military Lifestyle 101 Workshops too! Sooke tion about local employment agencies and
Join us in Sooke! Military members and education services.
their families are invited to the Sooke
Welcome to CFB Esquimalt!
Child, Youth and Family Centre (2145
Check out the Adult Section of this guide Townsend Road South) on the second
Prevention, Support and
for details on activities for newcomers. Tuesday of every month from 1-3 pm. Intervention
Come meet other military families, pick Our professional, caring staff offers
Welcome Packages from other up information and enjoy a fun family af- support with relationship issues, parent-
MFRCs ternoon. An MFRC representative answers ing challenges, the military lifestyle, and
Relocating elsewhere? We can lend you a your questions about MFRC services. coping with short-term crisis situations
Welcome Package from your next MFRC. Bring your partner, children or just your- and emergencies. We’re also your source
Find out what is available in your new self. Visit the MFRC website for details: for quality referrals to outside counselling
community. Call the MFRC for details. resources and specialized support services.
Connecting with Military Families in The MFRC respects your privacy. We do
Sidney not provide any information of a confiden-
Relocation Resources - “Smooth-
Join us in the 443 Hangar in Sidney! An tial nature to any other person or organi-
ing the Way” zation without your explicit permission
MFRC representative visits 443 Squadron
If you’re new to Victoria - or if you’re – except as required by law. Our Confi-
every 2nd Friday from 11 am to 1:30 pm.
leaving to go to your next adventure - your dentiality Policy is on our website www.
We’ll answer questions and provide pro-
MFRC can help make your transition If you need assistance,
gram information. Call 250-363-2640 for
“smooth.” Come see us while you tackle don’t hesitate to call your MFRC: 250-
information or visit the MFRC website:
your “to do” list. We can help! Check out 363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329).
the Relocation Resource Binder full of tips
and tricks for you! Connecting with Military Families North
of the Malahat Operational Stress Injuries (OSI)
The MFRC is always ready to assist you Operational Stress Injuries are very real and
Stay In Touch While Your Loved on our toll free line: 1-800-353-3329. Let have been a part of military history through-
One Is Away us help you find resources in your commu- out the ages. Today, the increased tempo and
See the Deployment Section of this guide nity. Check out the fun places to visit in high risk nature of military operations means
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that may expose them to high levels of stress Navigator Family-to-Family Connection Youth Resources
that may cause an OSI. If you or someone Ask about our Family-to-Family service for Our information is practically limitless!
you care about is suffering or may be suffer- families with special needs and responsi- Our master list of resources for youth in
ing from an Operational Stress Injury, the bilities. This service matches families with the Greater Victoria area is full of informa-
MFRC can link you to services to provide similar circumstances as a way of guiding tion about services and programs just for
you with the information and support you one another through challenging times. youth. Questions or concerns? No prob-
need. Call 363-2640 for details. Whether you are new to the community, lem! Call your resource centre, the MFRC,
dealing with a new diagnosis, or willing to help you find the answers you’re looking
Navigator for Military Families to share your experiences, this program for!
with Special Needs and is for you. Contact the Navigator to talk Children & Youth Outreach
about the type of support that you can The MFRC recognizes that the needs of
Responsibilities contribute or that you would like for your
Our military community includes families children & youth in the military family
family. Send an email to mfrc.navigator@ community are diverse. We are pleased
with special needs and responsibilities. or call 250-363-2640 (Toll
Some families care for children with special to offer one-on-one support - as well as
free 1-800-353-3329) resources for individuals and agencies that
needs, some have a CF member or spouse/
partner with health concerns and some help support children & youth. Please call 250-
Triple P – Positive Parenting 363-2640 for more information.
support their aging family member. If your
family has special needs and responsibilities, Program Youth Mapping Workshops
the MFRC can help you navigate your way Triple P is a parenting program which pro- Community Mapping workshops are de-
to community resources during relocation, motes positive, caring relationships between signed to bring diverse people together in
help you put a support plan in place for parents and their children (Toddlers – 15 the interest of making change. This work-
upcoming deployments, and give support years). Parents learn effective strategies for shop will aim to empower youth in the
and direction when you’re not sure who dealing with a variety of childhood develop- West Shore and Sooke to invest a sense of
to call. Let us help you find the services mental and behavioral issues. ownership in their communities. The time
you need! For information call the MFRC Triple P helps Parents: will represent an intentional opportunity
24 Hour line at 250 363-2640 or toll-free • manage their child’s behavior in a con- to reflect on the existing needs of youth
1-800-353-3329. structive and caring way in the area; take a collective inventory of
Navigator website: • develop good communication and strong the community assets that already exist relationships with their children to meet those needs, and collaboratively
Military families with special needs and • learn positive parenting skills that may create a vision to meet needs that remain
responsibilities can use this bilingual be applied to a broad range of parenting outstanding. We’ll schedule a workshop in
website to look for community informa- situations the late fall. For information call 250-363-
tion and resources for Military Family Children who grow up with positive parent- 2640.
Resource Centres across the country. They ing are more likely to feel good about them-
can also find information on specific topics selves and develop their potential! Triple P Emergency Services
and web links to resources from different offers information, support, and practical The MFRC Emergency Services Program
provinces. answers for you and your family. For more offers support and resources to individuals
information please call your MFRC at 250- and families during emergencies and urgent
363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329). family situations. Let us help you make an

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6 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
action plan. Call the MFRC at 250-363- of $100 (prices includes room for 20 chil- Birthday!” Come out and get treated like
2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329) if you dren) Please note that all birthday parties Royalty. Show up for the festivities and
have an urgent family situation. require a minimum of 2 weeks notice. enjoy the gala event. Make crowns and
Sports Spectacular at the NAC tiaras. Enjoy music, dancing and games
Who will take care of your child? Join us for a fun-filled active sports party to complete your party. Your 2-hour party
If you suddenly become ill while your with gym games, sports and time for pres- includes a facilitator, crafts, full use of our
partner is deployed or on duty, who will ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports kitchen, a large gymnasium with equip-
care for your child? Pick up an Emer- Spectacular package includes a facilitator, ment if needed and a room to eat and open
gency Child Care Plan at the MFRC or a large gymnasium with equipment and presents. Please bring your own food, cake
download one from our website at www. a room to eat and open presents. Please and decorations if you desire. to create a plan for bring your own food, cake and decorations Bouncy Castle Party
your family. Don’t delay - prepare today! if you desire. Two hours of bouncy fun! This party
Sports Spectacular at the CPAC includes the use of the bouncy castle, 2
Parenting From Afar Join us for a fun-filled active sports party facilitators, use of a large kitchen and break-
with gym games, sports and time for pres- out room for cake and presents. This party
Stay connected with each other during
ent opening and eating etc. Your Sports can accommodate 20 partiers
deployment through the Parenting From
Afar program. Ask for the Parenting from Spectacular package includes a facilitator, Teen Party (ages 12-15 years)
Afar Pregnancy and Newborn Package, full use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium Come and play Nintendo Wii, pool and
available at the MFRC and on ships. You with equipment and a room to eat and much much more at the Youth Activity
can share the experience of learning about open presents. Please bring your own food, Centre. This tree hour party includes one
your growing baby. Package includes cake and decorations if you desire. facilitator, use of the YAC and the kitchen.
handouts about pregnancy, breastfeeding Hawaiian Hula This party can accommodate 20 partiers.
and caring for your newborn. Contact the “Hang Ten” at this great party for both boys
MFRC for information. and girls. Dress up in grass skirts or surfer

shorts and join in the luau festivities. How Gardens and flowers have
Pregnancy and Labour about a hula and limbo contest as well as a way of bringing people
making your own unique leis. This 2 hour
Companion Program Hawaiian party includes a facilitator, crafts, together, drawing them
Will your partner be deployed during full use of our kitchen, a large gymnasium from their homes.
your pregnancy? Skilled, caring volun- with equipment if needed and a room to eat -Clare Ansberry
teers will support you during pregnancy, and open presents. Please bring your own
childbirth, and after you’ve welcomed your food, cake and decorations if you desire.
baby home. Find out more about how the Work Point Community Gardens
Dinosaur Day
MFRC supports parents-to-be. Call the Have you thought about planting that veg-
Dress up in your dinosaur digs for a fun-
MFRC for details. etable garden or keeping the house supplied
filled birthday party. Enjoy music, dinosaur
with beautiful flowers but you’re not sure
games and dinosaur crafts and have a
Welcome to Parenting Box about having one in your own backyard?
dino-mite time. The Dinosaur Party runs
Are you a new parent? Make sure you drop Well the Work Point Community Garden
for 2 hours including time for food, cake
by the MFRC for your free “Invest In Kids plots, located on the corner of Anson and
and present opening. Please bring your own
Welcome to Parenting Box.” The box in- Munro Streets, are available to test out your
food, cake and decorations if you desire.
cludes a guidebook to help you understand green thumb. All military families no mat-
Party Playtime by You! ter where you live and some community
your baby’s development, a developmental You supervise this 2-hour party for children
toy with activity cards that explain how to requests will be accepted. Contact Michelle
ages 2-5 years old. You have full use of a Neaansen at 250-380-7044 for more in-
use the Comfort, Play and Teach approach large gymnasium, a full kitchen and a room
with your baby, and information about formation. Plots range in size from 15 x 15
to eat and open presents. We’ll help you feet or 30 x 30 feet.
MFRC parenting programs and activities. set up climbing toys, get out ride toys and
Contact the MFRC to find out more. set-up children’s music for you. You lead
this party and for safety purposes you must Bicycle Rentals
Birthday Parties ensure there is at least one adult per 10 Special military discount $20/day at Mar-
For details on how to book your themed children. Please bring your own food, cake ty’s Mountain Cycle, 1-1258 Esquimalt
party call 363-1009 today! All for only and decorations if you desire. Road. Book by calling 250-383-3337. A
$60 (prices increase for parties of 11 or PSP approved outlet.
Party for a Prince or Princess
more children). New special parties include “The King and Queen request your pres-
Bouncy Castle and Teen Parties at a rate ence at the Royal Celebration of your
CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 7
Special Events
Skate with Santa
Join Santa and his merry elves for an after-
noon of skating fun and treats! Santa will
also lead the skaters in some fun games
and activities on the ice.
Location: Wurtele Arena
PSP Sun Dec 20 2-4pm Free
All children must wear helmets.

Ski Mt Washington
Stay tuned for the Winter Activity Guide
for dates and prices for the 2009/10 ski
First trip (depending on snow conditions)
is December 17. Mark your calendars!

New to the community?
Come and meet your neighbours!
Pancake breakfast, information booths,
fabulous prizes and plenty of fun.
This event is open to all CF members
and their families.
Location: Colwood Pacific Activity Centre
Sept 12 9:30-11:30am Free

Encrypt your data. That
way, even if the laptop is
stolen, nobody else will be
able to read the data on it.

motely erase your hard drive if you report
an unrecoverable theft.
• Another option is investing in an alarm
system. Some sound a 110dB (that’s loud!)
alarm if a stainless-steel cable is cut or acti-

IS YOUR vated by a motion detector.
• Encrypt your data. That way, even if the

LAPTOP SECURE? laptop is stolen, nobody else will be able to
read the data on it – and that data is, in most
cases, far more valuable than the hardware.
• In public places such as airports and con-
A ccording to the FBI, a laptop is stolen
every 53 seconds, and 97 per cent are
never recovered.
scare thieves away from your machine.
There are companies that sell security plates
that attach to your laptop, complete with
vention centres, if you are forced to put your
laptop on the floor, loop the strap of the bag
Here are some tips to help you lock down barcodes and printed warnings stating that around one ankle. This will prevent grab-
your laptop and keep your data secure. the laptop is constantly monitored. and-dash thievery.
• When traveling, don’t use a laptop car- • Get laptop insurance. Popular policies • Check with your employer’s IT or se-
rying case or bag; it’s a dead giveaway as start at $200 per year. curity group to make sure you’re following
to what’s inside. Instead, use a briefcase or • Install tracking software. These services company rules on laptops. In the wake of
regular piece of luggage and retrofit it as cost about $45 a year. Once the software is huge losses of sensitive information, many
needed. installed, your computer can be remotely organizations have enacted guidelines on
• The use of visual deterrents may help tracked. Some tracking services even re- what data should reside on a laptop.

8 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Stay Connected with Military able, non-judgmental environment. Adult

Families In Sooke, Sidney or support and assistance with the MFRC It’s always helpful to learn
Rainbows on Monday afternoon is es- from your mistakes because
North of the Malahat sential. Find out how you can get involved
Do you reside in one of these communi- as a Volunteer with this program at www.
then your mistakes seem
ties? Other military families who live or call 250-363-2640 worthwhile.
nearby would benefit from your knowl- -Garry Marshall
edge of the local area – and your skills in
organizing events. If you can spare 3 to 5
Family Network Childcare
hours per month helping families con- Assistants Francophone Programs
nect with one another through events and Volunteers are needed as support in the Volunteering with the MFRC is an ideal
helpful workshops, we’d like to hear from childcare area during Sunday Sessions way for Francophones to meet new people
you. Please call 250-363-2640 (Toll free: held monthly for the families of deployed and to practice speaking English. There
1-800-353-3329). members at Colwood Pacific Activity are many Volunteer opportunities available
Centre. If you love children we would love – including working with children and
to have you join us. youth, helping with special events, assist-
Grow the community – grow ing with translation and more! Contact
from the experience the MFRC at or
• Do you enjoy meeting new people and
Casual Child Care Program
call 250-363-2640.
working as part of a team? Needed: Helpful Hands and Eager Ears!
• Are you Web savvy? Volunteers are needed in the MFRC’s Ca-
sual Child Care Program. We’re looking Volunteer Orientation Sessions
• Does the laughter and tireless energy of
for help with the tiny ones and support Find out about the Military Family Re-
children and youth inspire you?
and encouragement for the toddlers, onsite source Centre, our programs and the com-
• Do you like being in the spotlight at
during regular daytime hours, Monday munity in which you will be volunteering.
special events?
to Friday. Volunteers assist with play- We will help you discover a volunteer posi-
• Are you most comfortable working
time and snacks, and find rewards in the tion where you can experience personal
“behind the scenes” doing research, assist-
smiles, laughter and animated playtime and professional development opportuni-
ing with administration, information and
of the children. Morning and afternoon ties and give back to the community at the
event planning?
positions available. Go to www.esquimalt- same time. Come to an orientation where
We need you! Call the MFRC for details: you will be able to sample the diverse
At the Esquimalt Military Family Re-
250-363-2640. programs and services we offer, or book a
source Centre we work with the com-
personal consultation. Please contact the
munity, which means we depend on and
MFRC Board of Directors volunteer coordinator and find out more
benefit from active volunteer leadership
about volunteering and the Military Fam-
and community involvement. Thanks Family and career demands make it hard
ily Resource Centre. Find out how you can
to the remarkable contributions made by for everyone to find the time to give back
grow the community and grow from the
volunteers our military community grows to their community. For the Esquimalt
experience at or
stronger and the good news is that our vol- MFRC Board of Directors (BOD), finding
call 250-363-2640.
unteers say they grow from the experience a way to volunteer in a leadership capac-
Location: CPAC MFRC
at the same time! ity is all in a day’s work. The Volunteer
Sept 24 5-6 p.m.
If you would like to share your skills and BOD oversees the planning and opera-
Location: MFRC Lampson
knowledge with us we have the perfect tion of the MFRC and is responsible for
Oct 22 5-6 p.m.
volunteer role for you. Our programs are the governance of the organization in the
Additional Volunteer Orientation Sessions
designed to provide support and informa- following areas: Policy and Procedures; Fi-
as requested.
tion to the Canadian forces community. nance and Fundraising; Human Resources;
To find out more visit the MFRC website Community Relations; Planning; and
at or Call 250- Organizational Operations. Within these Volunteer Events and Training
363-2640. areas of governance, there are committees Opportunities
for Professional Development; Commu- Volunteer Appreciation
Rainbows nications; Evaluation and Long Term Plan- Watch for the Christmas Volunteer Ap-
Rainbows is a peer support program ning; Fundraising; Finance; and Policy and preciation event Nov. 29.
that enables children and youth to work Procedure. Learn more about the BOD at First Aid Training
through their issues of grief and loss. Car- the upcoming Board of Directors Informa- First Aid training will be available this fall.
ing, committed, compassionate volunteers tion Sessions. Call the MFRC for details: Please contact the volunteer coordinator if
facilitate weekly sessions in a safe, comfort- 250-363-2640. you are interested.
CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 9
Deployment Programs support military
families who have a loved one away on de- Family Network Email Addresses
ployment – or away for any work-related
reason. If you’re a military member who HMCS ALGONQUIN
is deploying – please inform your family HMCS CALGARY
about the range of services available before,
during and after deployment. HMCS OTTAWA
Family Networks HMCS REGINA
Family Networks are a great way to keep
connected with other families. Participate HMCS VANCOUVER
in social activities, get the latest informa- HMCS VICTORIA
tion about your loved one’s deployment HMCS WINNIPEG
and get mutual support from others
who are “in the same boat.” Check out MCDVs
the Family Network Web Pages: www. Terra Firma - shore units (click into ‘Deploy- and land-based deployments
ment’). Each ship has a Family Network
and the “Terra Firma” Network is for all
those not posted to a ship. Fill out the website or call 250-363-2640 (Toll free: TGEX Coffee Night
Family Network Contact Sheet, then email 1-800-353-3329). Representatives are HMCS Algonquin, HMCS
or drop it off at the MFRC. Information needed for HMCS Calgary, Terra Firma
Calgary HMCS Brandon, HMCS
you provide is kept strictly confidential. and the MCDV Family Networks. Extra
Edmonton and HMCS Protecteur
Volunteers are needed for all Unit Family
Meet others from your ship over some
Networks to assist with activities, commu-
Staying in Touch Program warm Java (or Tea). Let the MFRC watch
nications and planning.
Stay informed and get connected through the kids while you kick back, share some
the MFRC Staying In Touch Service. laughs and connect with others like
MFRC staff will answer your questions Deployment Drop In Coffee yourself. Register by Oct 28 by calling
and keep you updated with important Nights the MFRC 24 Hour Information Line at
information. Let us know how often you Would you like to meet others dealing 250-363-2640.
want us to contact you - and we’ll do it. If with a Deployment? These evenings are Location: CPAC
you are deploying, register your loved ones provided as a social opportunity for people Nov 4 6:30-8:30pm Free
for this service - this includes your spouse/ to connect and share over a cup of Java!
partner, parents, siblings or grandparents. MFRC Staff will be on hand to provide TGEX Welcome Home Banner
We call anywhere in Canada. Call 250- any requested information. Free Childcare Making
363-2640 (Toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to provided if registered in advance. Registra-
register. tion for this program is required for all HMCS Algonquin, HMCS Calgary
participants at least 5 days in advance of HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton and
session dates. HMCS Protecteur
Family Network Volunteer
Location: CPAC MFRC Wouldn’t you like to make a sign for the
Opportunities jetty to show your member how much you
Aug 12, Sept 9, Oct 14, Nov 18 and
Become a vital part of a successful de- have missed them? Let us provide you with
Dec 9 6:30-8:30pm
ployment by getting involved as a Fam- the space and supplies – you provide the
ily Network Volunteer. Have fun while creativity. Register by calling the MFRC at
making connections with your com- HMCS Calgary Meet and Greet
250-363-2640 before Nov 12.
munity. Enhance your group facilitation Meet others from your ship over some Location: CPAC
skills, provide information and support warm Java (or Tea). Let the MFRC watch Nov 16 6:30-8:30pm Free
to your fellow military families as well the kids while you kick back, share some
as gain experience with communica- laughs and connect with others like
tions and organizing special events. Share yourself. Register by August 22 by calling
your skills and knowledge. Interested? the MFRC 24 Hour Information Line at
You will need approximately 6-hours per 250-363-2640.
month. Check out the Family Network Location: CPAC MFRC
Volunteer job description on the MFRC Aug 26 6:30pm-8:30pm Free
Deployment continued on page 12
10 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Resource for the self-employed spouse
Military spouses are working together to he is away, we all know that being married to The group plans to meet every two weeks
launch the Military Family Business Support the military requires a flexible schedule and to help grow their business through learning
Group. This group is open to anyone who is understanding friends, so I’d like to set up a and networking and there are plans to create a
connected to the military and is running a group that brings likeminded people together quarterly newsletter encouraging the support
business on their own. and it’s great that the Military Family Re- of the military family. The group also hopes
Nicola Greeley, a personal Travel Counsellor, source Centre (MFRC) is willing to support to pool resources in order to have booths at
launched her travel business in 2008 and as me in this role.” local events including Formation Fun Day
a personal goal wanted to become more in- Greely recently learned Shelly Wright of and next year’s Women’s Conference.
volved in the community. Creative Memories had set up a similar busi- If you are interested in joining the
“As a military wife and being a small busi- ness support group a few years ago, both here group please contact Nicola Greeley at
ness owner, I have the flexibility to work less and on the East Coast. Wright has agreed to 250-590-0124 or email Nicola.greeley@trav-
when my husband is home and more when bring her wealth of experience to the table.

the When it comes to your big day why not let your guests give you the

perfect most memorable gift of all - your dream honeymoon!

wedding gift If you’ve got all the bed linen and towels you need but would love to have
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Drop In Christmas Craft Night General Suggestions the MFRC – CPAC so children can follow
Get into the holiday spirit and get a head • Attend Unit’s Pre-Deployment Briefing along with their parent’s recording. This
start on your Christmas decorating. Join • Join your unit’s Family Network – meet program is free.
the helpful MFRC staff for an evening other families with similar experiences.
of adult and children’s crafts. Register by • Pick up your Deployment Package – It Deployment Workshops
calling the MFRC at 250-363-2640 by is full of helpful information. The MFRC has a variety of programs
December 9. • Participate in the Adult Deployment designed to help military members and
Location: CPAC Workshops. their families cope with the significant
Dec 9 6:30-8:30pm Free • Include children in planning activities challenges of deployment. Workshops are
while their parent is away. scheduled in accordance with expressed
• Volunteer – check out our many Volun-
Tips for Preparing for a demand. Deployment workshops are
teer Opportunities online! free, and in most cases, child care may
Deployment • Pick up a copy of the Preparing for be arranged. Check out the Deployment
The Emotional Cycle of Deployment Deployment Stress Handbook from the Section of our website at www.esquimalt-
(taken from the Preparing for Deployment MFRC. for information and workshop
Stress Handbook) descriptions.
• Pre Deployment Stories from Sea
• Anticipation of Loss Our “Read me a Bedtime Story” has taken
• Detachment and Withdrawal MFRC Children’s Deployment
to the high seas! Members onboard ships Workshops
• During Deployment sailing for 4 months or more have a library
• Emotional Disorganization Children’s Deployment Workshops help
of child friendly books onboard to choose
• Recovery and Stabilization children adjust to a parent being away on
from and are able to record themselves
• Anticipation of Homecoming deployment. Workshops offer an op-
reading from sea. Members then send the
• Post Deployment portunity for children to interact with
recording home and families can access
• Renegotiation of Relationships other children who are going through the
the same books at our library located at
• Reintegration and Stabilization same experience. These workshops will

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12 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
help validate your child’s feelings about Location: CPAC age and an easy to use Parent Guide for
deployment. Programs are designed for • Series 1: every Monday beginning the parent at home which includes tips
Preschool (age 3-5yrs), School Age (age September 14 until November 2. and activities for the deployed parent.
6-8yrs) and Preteen (age 9-12yrs). If you • Return and Reunion Series: Monday Stop by any MFRC location to pick up
are interested in registering your child up November 9. your copy today! Copies of these manu-
for one of the following workshops, call You must register your child in advance. als are available to deployed members on
363-2640 for information. Space is limited. Please register early. We their ships and electronically upon request.
Age 3 - 5 years will run additional workshops if there is Deployment Staff are available to assist
1:15-2:30pm sufficient demand. Call the MFRC 24 you throughout the deployment with
Location: CPAC Hour Information Line: 250-363-2640 for email support.
• Series 1: Every Tuesday and Thursday information (toll free: 1-800-353-3329)
beginning September 8 until October 1 Terra Firma ROTO 8 and 9

• Follow on Series: Every Tuesday begin- NEW Pre-Deployment Information
ning October 13 until November 10 Children’s Deployment Are you preparing to deploy to Afghani-
• Return and Reunion Series: Tuesday stan in 2009 or 2010? Having all of the
November 17. Workbooks and Parent Guide
Having trouble finding a workshop date information for yourself and your loved
Age 6 - 8 years ones before you leave can assist in mak-
or time that works for you? Do you live
Time: 3:30-4:45pm ing your transition to theatre smoother
too far away from the MFRC to partici-
Location: CPAC not only for you but also for those that
pate in the onsite Children’s Workshops?
• Series 1: Every Wednesday beginning care for you. Has your military member
Would you like better support for your
September 9 until November 4. already deployed? This information is for
child throughout the parent’s deployment?
• Return and Reunion Series: Wednesday you as well. Contact the MFRC for your
What about doing your own Children’s
November 18. deployment package, family care plan and
Deployment Workshops at home? We
Age 9 - 12 years have developed Children’s Deployment other important information by calling the
Time: 3:15-4:30pm Workbooks for children 3 to 12 years of MFRC at 250-363-2640. Pre-deployment

CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 13
briefings will be conducted in Feb 2010, Making sure you have all the checks in network during a deployment.
but feel free to book a unit or personal the box and understanding the emotional Location: CPAC
session through the MFRC. cycle of deployment will help you and Oct 26 6:30–8:30pm Free
your family prepare for your loved one’s 3. Transitions
Terra Firma Deployment upcoming absence. A flexible attitude will Every time something changes in your
benefit you while dealing with your cur- life you undergo a period of transition, a
Discussion Groups
rent deployment. We all cope differently period when you react and adjust emo-
Do you have a loved one serving in
when separated from our loved ones. tionally to the new situation. Everyone
Afghanistan? Or is your member on IR
Come on out and share what works for manages transitions in their own way. By
or away on a course? Are you interested
you and learn from others as we all share understanding the process of transition
in meeting others whose military mem-
our best deployment coping strategies. it will help you understand the emotions
bers are also away in similar situations?
Location: CPAC that you may experience and will provide
If so, you may be interested in this series
Sep 28 6:30-8:30pm Free meaning to you in order to find ways to
of deployment discussion groups. Learn
more about deployment and meet others 2. Making Connections adjust to this change.
who can understand your experience. If you’ve moved around a bit, you’ve Location: CPAC
Child care provided if booked in advance. probably made new friends along the way, Nov 23 6:30–8:30pm Free
Register at least 3 days in advance of each and lost touch with other friends. Were 4. Re-establishing Intimacy
workshop. there other parents that you got together Do you have concerns about what things
with through your children’s school; or will be like once your partner has re-
1. Preparing for Deployment & Dealing
couples that you got to know through turned from their deployment? You may
with Deployment your partner’s work; or friends that you find that re-establishing intimacy after a
Before your partner/spouse deploys, make made at your work? This workshop is long separation can be challenging. This
sure you are prepared. No matter how about the challenges of making and workshop will provide you with informa-
many deployments your family has expe- keeping friends while living the military tion to understand the different forms of
rienced, this workshop can benefit you. lifestyle and the importance of a strong intimacy, identify roadblocks that may


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prevent you from achieving it and provide
you with tools that will help you re-estab-
lish intimacy.
Location: CPAC
Jan 25 6:30–8:30pm Free
5. Return and Reintegration
Military families have identified reunion
as their most challenging time to man-
age. The MFRC invites you to an evening
information session designed to address
your needs and concerns about family
reunion. Operational stress and the “battle
ground” mind set can impact your reunion
process. Having an understanding of the
impact of transitioning from a theatre of
war to every day life is essential for your
entire family – including your returning
loved one. This will include a showing of
the Battlemind DVD, a highly acclaimed
U.S. Army program used to help soldiers
and families understand about adjustment
post-tour. Discover useful techniques and
tips to have a successful homecoming.
Location: CPAC
Upon Request.

Deployment Respite Child Care
Program Casual Childcare at CPAC Video-Teleconferencing Service
Free Deployment Respite Child Care (for Tuesday 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm
children age 0 to school age) is available (Afghanistan)
Thursday 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm
through the MFRC for one continuous 3 Stay connected with your loved one serv-
Friday 1 to 4 pm
hour period per week up to a maximum ing in Afghanistan through our VTC.
Call 250-363-2674 to reserve. If you have
of 4 sessions per month when a military Enjoy a conversation with your loved one
unique childcare needs, call the MFRC.
parent is deployed (or away for work in a comfortable, private office at MFRC-
related reasons) for 28 consecutive days CPAC. The VTC is scheduled through the
Read Me a Bedtime Story deployed CF member. For information,
or more (21 days for MCDV members).
Punch Cards (available at the MFRC) are You can be part of your child’s bedtime call 250-363-2640.
used to keep track for the period during routine even while you are away. Before
which each family can access the program. you depart, make a videotape of yourself Parenting From Afar
Parents must complete registration forms reading a story or doing another activity.
Stay connected with each other during
and follow established Casual Child Care Your child can enjoy it when you’re away.
deployment through the Parenting From
guidelines. This program is provided Age appropriate books and toys provided.
Afar program. Ask for the Parenting from
through MFRC fundraising dollars. If Bring your own blank DVD. This pro-
Afar Pregnancy and Newborn Package,
you have unique child care needs, call the gram is free. Call 250-363-2640 to book
available at the MFRC and on ships.
MFRC at 250-363-2640. an appointment.
Both parents can share the experience of
Casual Childcare at Lampson learning about your growing baby. Pack-
Wednesday 9a.m. to noon Deployment Resources age includes handouts about pregnancy,
Friday 9a.m. to noon and 1 to 4p.m. Deployment booklets are available to make breastfeeding and caring for your new-
Call 250-363-0101 to reserve. deployment easier for military families. born. Call the MFRC for information:
Pick up your booklet, or request that it be 250-363-2640.
mailed to you!

CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 15
Deployment Resources Binder Staying in Touch Program
The MFRC has a binder full of deploy- The MFRC wants to stay in touch with
ment related articles and information. you while your military partner is deployed.
Check out the Services Section of this
Children’s Survival Kit guide.
This package includes activities and dis-
cussion topics for parents to use with their MFRC Library Deployment
children. Resources Sending mail to
We have wonderful resources about deploy- deployed members
Children’s Deployment ment-related topics in our MFRC Resource
Workbooks Library located at CPAC. See the Service Did you know you could send
These books are designed for children section of this guide for more information. mail and parcels to your de-
who are unable to attend our Children’s ployed member for free? The
Deployment Workshop but are dealing
with a Deployment. There is also a helpful MFRC will accept parcels and
Parent’s Workbook to assist the at home letters for deployed members
parent with teaching their children how
to better communicate their feelings and at any of their locations. Call
thoughts around deployment. 250-363-2640 for information
and guidelines.


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16 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Rainbows is a peer support program for
children who have suffered a significant September to December 2009
loss in their life by death, divorce, separa- Location Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
tion or any other painful transitions such MFRC- AM Preschool 1 Casual Child Preschool 1 Casual Child Preschool 1
as moving or long deployments. We’ll CPAC (age 4 and 5yrs) Care (age 4 and 5 yrs) Care (age 4 and 5 yrs)
celebrate your child’s participation with a 9-11:30am 9am-noon 9-11:30am 9am-noon 9-11:30am
“Celebrate Me” event on November 30.
Please note that parents must attend an PM Preschool 2 Casual Child Preschool 2 Casual Child Casual Child
(all ages) Care (all ages) Care Care
orientation session. No session October
1-3:30pm 1-4pm 1-3:30pm 1-4pm 1-4pm
12. Cost of $10 covers nutritional breaks.
Please register for orientation and regular WP AM Sharing Time for Preschool 3 Casual Child Preschool 3 Casual Child
sessions by Sept 1st. MFRC Parents, Babies (all ages) Care (all ages) Care
& Toddlers 9-11:30am 9am-noon 9-11:30am 9am-noon
Orientation Session
Location: CPAC
Monday Sept 21 6-7pm PM Preschool 4 Preschool 4 Preschool 4 Casual Child
(age 4 and 5 yrs) (age 4 and 5 yrs) (age 4 and 5 yrs) Care
Regular Sessions 1-3:30pm
1-3:30pm 1-3:30pm 1-4pm
Location: CPAC
Mon Sept 28-Nov 30 4:30-5:30pm $10 PSP AM Parent & Tot Parent & Tot Parent & Tot
9-11am CPAC 9-11am CPAC 9-11am CPAC
Parent Education and Support
Committee Casual Child Care Punch Cards may be available at both locations. Call
Are you a community minded parent who Casual Child Care Punch Cards are now to ask about our 2 or 3 day a week classes
wants to see more resources for parents available! Buy a $15 card good for 5 hours which can help your child to learn through
in the military community? Your ideas of care. Benefit? You get an extra half hour play.
are important to the MFRC! This is your for free! Cards available at the MFRC. All classes require a minimum of 7
chance to make a difference in your com- students/maximum 10 students.
munity. Call the MFRC at 250-363-2640 Casual Child Care • 2X/week classes are $1000 for the
to find out more about this committee or academic year (or $100/month)
(age 18 months to 5yrs) • 3X/week classes are $1250 for the
to give input into important issues. Another busy time of year approaches and academic year (or $125/month)
parents need a break! Try our Casual Child
123 Music & Me Care Program for a few hours of respite
or to get things done without your “little MFRC Daycare
(for parents and their babies/toddlers)
helper.” Make the time to de-stress your- Every day is an adventure at the MFRC
Have fun with music! This is one of our
self! A few hours of respite can be a reality. Daycare – where imagination, fun and
most popular programs, very lively and
Book up to 1 week in advance, maximum learning through play are always at the top
will be enjoyed by you and your toddler.
2 times per week. Casual Child Care is of the agenda! Join us at either our Col-
You and your child will listen to a Certi-
available for $3 per hour per child at: wood (CPAC) or Esquimalt (Lampson)
fied Music Therapist and have a chance
• Work Point MFRC (250-363-0101) Daycare. Our bright facility offers both
to make your own music with a variety of
Wed 9am– noon, Fri 9am–noon or 1-4pm an Infant/Toddler and a 3 to 5 Year Old
instruments. Register by September 11.
• MFRC-CPAC (250-363-2674) Tues program. We offer quality care with an
Location: CPAC
9am-noon or 1-4pm, Thurs 9-noon or understanding of the military family life-
M201 Ev Thur Sept 17-Nov 26 9:15-10am
1-4pm, Fri 1-4pm style. Call the MFRC 363-2640 for more
Babies (up to 18 months) can be registered information about waitlists or registration.
Parent-Child Mother Goose Program for CPAC Tues and Thurs morning only;
Mother Goose is an opportunity for and Lampson Wed morning only. Is your Emergency Child Care
Moms, Dads and babies (up to 18 plan ready?
months) to sing songs, learn rhymes and Preschool 2009-2010 The MFRC can help you create your
share a snack in this popular, established Our ECE certified Educators provide fun personalized plan. Call 363-2640 (Toll
national program. Register by Oct 13. and creative opportunities for your child! free: 1-800-353-3329)
Location: Lampson Parent participation is required for field
M202 Ev Mon Oct 19-Dec 7 10-11am trips. Classes are offered at both CPAC
Free and Work Point MFRC locations. Spaces
CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 17
School Age
Pizza, Pop & Movie Night of events at the YAC that include Spa loss in their life by death, divorce, separa-
Nights, Wii Tournaments, Sports Nights, tion or any other painful transitions such
(all ages)
and much more! as moving or long deployments. We’ll
Experience the newest DVD’s on our big Location: YAC celebrate your child’s participation with a
screen. We’ve got a great sound system, a PSP Fri & Sat 5:30-7:30pm “Celebrate Me” event on November 30.
high tech video projector and tasty pizza. Free/military; $5/non military Please note that parents must attend an
A great way to spend a Friday evening!! orientation session. No session October
Location: CPAC 12. Cost of $10 covers nutritional Breaks.
PSP Fri Oct 23 5-7pm Movie Free, $1 Preteen Halloween Dance!
Please register for orientation and regular
per pizza slice, $1 per pop (9-12 yrs)
sessions by Sept 1st.
PSP Fri Nov 27 5-7pm Movie Free, $1 Come out and dance the night away with
per pizza slice, $1 per pop good music, good company, food and lots Orientation Session
of fun! Costumes welcome! Location: CPAC
Location: CPAC Mon Sept 21 6-7pm
Iron Chef Junior (9-12yrs)
PSP Fri Oct 30 5:30-8pm Regular Sessions
This program will have children reading Location: CPAC
recipes, creating menus, preparing meals $5/military; $7/non military
Mon Sept 28-Nov 30 4:30-5:30pm $10
and snacks, and of course, cleaning up.
As well, the children will learn about YAC Open House - any age
nutrition, healthy eating habits and ex- drop-in Is your Emergency Child Care
ercise. All new recipes will be sent home Haven’t been to the YAC in a while and plan ready?
to create again and again. NEW recipes want to come see what it’s all about? The MFRC can help you create your per-
every session! Or do you hang out at the YAC all the sonalized plan. Call 363-2640 (Toll free:
Location: CPAC time and want to hang out some more? 1-800-353-3329).
PSP Wed Oct 7-Oct 28 5-6:30pm 4/$40 The cool YAC staff will have free treats,
games, and prizes to be won! Come check Air Cadets (12-18yrs)
Home Alone (10+yrs) us out. Oh, and tell your friends too! If you want to meet new friends, try
In this course, children are educated on Location: YAC something new and earn high school
what to do while they are home alone. It PSP Fri Sept 25 7-10 pm credits towards graduation, Air Cadets
will focus on building the child’s confi- Free/military; $5/non military might be for you. Air Cadets encourages
dence level, while teaching them home personal development, leadership and

and fire safety, emergency procedures, New self-discipline through various aviation
first aid and dealing with strangers. activities, which include:
Pre-Teen Lock In (11-14 yrs)
Location CPAC • Drill
Come and hang out with us for 12 hours
PSP Sun Nov 1 1-4pm $30 • Team Sports
at our Teen Lock in. Included in the lock- • Marksmanship
in are games, contests, movies, music,
Babysitters’ Training Course • First Aid
video games, pizza, and breakfast! • Survival
(12-17 yrs) Location: YAC • Music
This course is loaded with everything you PSP Fri Nov 6 8pm-8am $25 • Effective Speaking
need to become a competent babysitter: • Aircraft Identification
responsibilities; child development and Out of School Care • Navigation
behavioural problems; nutrition; safety & Located in Belmont Park, we provide • Aerospace
basic first aid; handling emergencies; the before and after school care, and Kinder- • Gliding
sick child; games and play activities; and care, with both drop-off and pick-up at • Summer Camps
children with special needs. Reference Ecole John Stubbs Elementary School. • Meteorology
book and certificate included. The program runs 6:30am-5:30pm. Our • Airport Operations
Location: CPAC Kindercare program picks up children Location: Bay Street Armoury, 715 Bay
PSP Sun Oct 4 9am-3pm $50 registered in the school’s morning Kin- Street
dergarten. Contact the MFRC for more Parade Night: Monday 6:30-9 pm
YAC Drop In Preteens (9-12 yrs) information or to register. Telephone: 250-363-8150
Are you looking for a funky space to Website:
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or learn a craft? The YAC is the place Rainbows is a peer support program for
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School Age
Sea Cadets (12-18yrs)
If you want to meet new friends, try
something new and earn high school
credits towards graduation, Sea Cadets
might be for you. Sea Cadets encourages
personal development, leadership and self
discipline through various nautical activi-
ties, which include:
• Drill
• Team Sports
• Marksmanship
• First Aid
• Survival
• Music
• Effective Speaking
• Sailing
• Seamanship
• Rope Work
• Ship’s Operations
• Summer Camps
• Communication
• Small Craft Operations
Location: 948 Dunford Avenue
263 Beacon Hill Sea Cadets
Parade Night: Thur 6:30-9pm

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Food Safe Youth Leadership Program NEW
Food safe is a requirement for individuals (13-17 yrs) Wednesday Movie Nights at the
working in the food and beverage industry. If you are interested in working with YAC (13-17 yrs)
Successful participants will receive a certifi- children, this is the program for you! This Join us at the YAC for Pizza, Pop, and
cate upon completion. Great to put on a program will teach you leadership, com- Movies! Pick up our monthly activity
resume or just to know the ins and outs of munication, risk management, program schedules at the YAC for more informa-
preparing food in a food-safe environment! planning, age group characteristics and tion.
Location: CPAC behavior management - all the skills neces-
PSP Sept 19 9:30-5pm $60 sary to work with children, especially in
a summer camp setting. This fun-filled
Pizza, Pop & Movie Night
First Aid for Teens program will also include a minimum 35- (all ages)
This is a first-on-the-scene emergency with hour practicum. Once completed you will Experience the newest DVD’s on our big
CPR(C) level course that meets first aid receive a Youth Leadership Certificate… screen. We’ve got a great sound system, a
requirements for Canada Labor Code Ba- something else great for your resume! high tech video projector and tasty pizza.
sic First Aid. Lessons include emergency Location: CPAC A great way to spend Friday evening!
scene management, shock/unconscious- PSP Oct 17 9am-4pm Location: CPAC
ness and fainting, choking-adult, CPR, $30 military; $50 non military PSP Oct 23 5-7pm Movie Free
severe bleeding, medical conditions, child $1 per pizza slice, $1 per pop
resuscitation, infant resuscitation, 2-res- Youth Advisory Committee PSP Nov 27 5-7pm Movie Free
cuer CPR, head/spinal/pelvic injuries and $1 per pizza slice, $1 per pop
Be a leader in your own community! This
poisons/bites and stings. opportunity allows you to speak your views
Location: Workpoint Barracks Bldg 1075 and help develop local youth programs. Children & Youth Outreach
PSP Sun Sept 27 8am-4:30pm Busy? No problem. The Council meets The MFRC recognizes that the needs of
Free (for military families only) when it is convenient for them! This is your children and youth in the military family
chance to be heard and make things hap- community are diverse. We are pleased
YAC Drop In (13 – 18 yrs) pen! A great opportunity for volunteer and to offer one-on-one support, as well as
Are you looking for a funky space to hang work experience, leadership, and planning! resources for individuals and agencies that
out, watch movies, listen to music or learn Call CPAC for details 250-363-1522. support children and youth. Please call
a craft? The YAC is the place to come! 250-363-2640 for more information.

Pick up our monthly calendar of events NEW
at the YAC that include spa nights, Wii Pre Teen Lock In (11-14 yrs) Is your Emergency Child Care
Tournaments, Sports Nights, and much plan ready?
Come and hang out with us for 12 hours
more! The MFRC can help you create your per-
at our Teen Lock in. Included in the
Location: YAC sonalized plan. Call 250-363-2640 (Toll
lock-in are games, contests, movies, music,
PSP Fri & Sat 7:30-10pm free: 1-800-353-3329).
video games, pizza, and breakfast!
Free/military; $5/non military
Location: YAC
PSP Fri Nov 6 8pm-8am $25

YAC Open House – any age
Haven’t been to the YAC in a while and
want to come see what it’s all about? Or
do you hang out at the YAC all the time
and want to hang out some more? The
cool YAC staff will have treats, games, and
prizes to be won! Come check us out. Oh,
and tell your friends too!
PSP Sept 25 7pm-10pm
Free/military $5/non military

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HEAD LICE - what you need to know
Dr. Mickey Lester is a consulting pedia- application takes just 10 minutes. A second
trician for the Hospital for Sick Children application is recommended one week
and assistant professor of pediatrics at the later. Follow the usage guidelines exactly as
University of Toronto. He also has a thriv- directed. Side effects are extremely uncom-
ing private pediatric practice in Mississauga. mon and usually consist of a mild itchy
Dr. Lester offers his insights for parents on rash on the scalp, which usually disappears
“everything you wish you didn’t have to within a day or so.
know about head lice.” Should all family members be treated?
How do head lice spread? Can they jump but unlike these materials, they stick firmly Treat all family members who have live lice.
from one person to another? Head lice are to the hair shaft and are difficult to remove. Family members with nits only need not be
wingless. They cannot fly or jump, but only To check for lice, divide the hair into sec- treated. Each member of the family should
crawl. They are spread through close head- tions and look carefully, one section at a be checked on a daily basis for 10 to 14
to-head contact or by coming in contact time. Magnifying glasses may help. The days, and they should be treated only if a
with objects where lice have been deposited, “head hunt” should be done in a well-lit live louse is found.
such as scarves, head bands, hats, brushes room. Pay close attention to the areas be- Are there any home remedies for head lice?
and combs. hind the ears and the nape of the neck. Home remedies, such as “natural” and al-
How can I tell if my child has head lice? How are head lice treated? There are ternative products, include mineral oil,
The diagnosis of an “active” lice infestation commercial products available that have coconut oil shampoo, tea tree oil, and pet-
can only be made by identifying a living been designed to kill lice. They can be pur- roleum jelly, to name a few. These products
louse in the hair. Lice are reddish brown chased over the counter. A product called have been tried but have never proven to
in colour and are about the size of a sesa- Resultz™ (isopropyl myristate 50 per cent) be as effective as the over-the-counter treat-
me seed. They lay eggs called nits. Nits are has been shown to be effective in treating ments specifically designed to kill lice.
“glued” to a hair shaft. The presence of nits head lice at any stage in their development Article courtesy of MediResource Inc. Always
alone does not indicate an active infestation. once hatched. It is free of traditional insecti- discuss treatments with your physician or other
Nits are often mistaken for dandruff or sand, cides, odourless, and colourless, and each qualified health care professional first.

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Military 101 Information welcoming atmosphere. For more infor- Food Safe
Sessions mation call 250-363-2640. Food safe is a requirement for individuals
Are you interested in attending a Mili- working in the food and beverage indus-
tary 101 Information Session where you An Introduction to the Art of try. Successful participants will receive
will meet other new military commu- Belly Dancing a certificate upon completion. Great to
nity members and learn about military The art of Oriental Dance, aka “belly put on a resume or just to know the ins
lifestyle? A co-facilitator will share his/ dance” has been a celebration of femi- and outs of preparing food in a food-safe
her stories and answer your questions ninity for thousands of years. Spreading environment!
about deployment, relocation, parenting across North Africa, throughout the Location: CPAC
and communication. Call the MFRC for Mediterranean and now worldwide, the PSP Sat Sept 19 9:30-5pm $60
information and to find out about the dance has become a blend of customs,
Military 101 Information Package too. costumes and styles. This course cov- First Aid for Adults
ers body conditioning exercises, proper This is a first-on-the-scene emergency
Military 101 posture, isolation technique for ribcage with CPR(C) level course that meets first
The Military 101 program grew out of and lower body, simple undulations, basic aid requirements for Canada Labor Code
the needs of families who were either new traveling steps including a variety of hip Basic First Aid. Lessons include emer-
to the community or new to the military pivots, snake arms and hip circles. A great gency scene management, shock/uncon-
lifestyle. For example, if your previous way to combine fun, fantasy and fitness! sciousness and fainting, choking-adult,
posting was an Army or Air Force Base, No class on 11 November. CPR, severe bleeding, medical condi-
and you are now posted to a Naval Base, Location: CPAC tions, child resuscitation, infant resuscita-
what do all of the new acronyms mean? PSP Wed Sep 30-Nov 25 7-8pm 8/$75 tion, 2-rescuer CPR, head/spinal/pelvic
What MFRC services are available? injuries and poisons/bites and stings.
How can you connect with others from Social Ballroom Dance Level 1 Location: Workpoint Barracks Bldg 1075
the military community? Military 101 This 4-week course is an introduction to PSP Sun Sept 27 8am-4:30pm Free
Information will be of help to you in an- the most popular ballroom dances. Each
swering these questions and many more! night will be a different dancing such as Adult Hockey Development
Call the MFRC 24-Hour Information waltz, tango, foxtrot, jive, cha cha and Continue on with your hockey devel-
Line at 250-363-2640 if you would like rhumba. Social Ballroom is a great way opment during the season. All levels
a Military 101 Information package or if to combine fun and fitness. We can help welcome.
you are interested in attending a Military you gain the skills you need to step onto Location: Wurtele Arena
101 workshop. any dance floor with confidence and Fri Sept 25-Dec 11 4:30-5:30pm 12/$60
poise. Designed for beginners or those
Welcome Events for Singles and wishing to review their basics. Couples Intro to Bicycle Repair
Couples and singles welcome (although even Learn how to properly maintain your
numbers, and therefore a partner, cannot bicycle and perform some basic repairs.
If you’re new to CFB Esquimalt, the
be guaranteed). This class will cover bicycle theory and
MFRC invites you to call us about fun-
Location: CPAC design then move in to torque and lubri-
filled events, such as our annual West
PSP Fri Oct 2-23 7:30-9pm 4/$45 cation, and tire and tube changing. Each
Coast Welcome! You will meet others new
PSP Fri Nov 13-Dec 4 7:30-9pm 4/$45 student will experience wheel truing on
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the stand and on the bike as well as brake experience. You will be challenged yet It will teach you punching and kicking
pad installation and adjustments. These focused to work at the best pace for you. technique, thai pad work and flexibility
processes will be a good foundation for No class November 11. training in a fitness class format. No class
your bicycle repair knowledge. Location: CPAC October 12.
Topics covered include Bike theory and PSP Wed Sept 23-Nov 18 5-6:30pm Location: NAC Upper Gym
design; torque and lubrication; tire and 8/$60 PSP Mon Sept 21-Nov 2 5:45-6:45pm
tube change; front derailleur adjustment; 6/$27
rear derailleur adjustment; brake pad Fitness 101
replacement and adjustment; and wheel Get back to basics with this fitness class. Pilates
truing. This class is designed for participants of Pilates is an exercise method, which aims
Location: CPAC all levels and will teach the basics of fitness to create a balance in the body. This class
Sat Oct 3 10am-2pm $50 while giving alternatives for participants is done on the mat and is designed to cater
at a higher fitness level. Each week will be to the individual needs of each person.
Hatha Yoga Level 1 & 2 different with new exercises and tech- Pilates offers a trimmer waist, flatter
Hatha Yoga emphasizes health & well niques to learn. There will be a combi- stomach, better posture based on a bal-
being through breathing, postures & nation of cardio, strength training, and anced muscle tone, less fatigue and lower
concentration. Calm your mind and focus stretching. No class October 12. incidence of back pain and injury. The
your awareness with a blend of exercise Location: NAC Upper Gym aim with Pilates is to incorporate the body,
and relaxation techniques. Whether you’re PSP Mon Sept 21-Nov 2 4:30-5:30 pm breath and mind through physical exercise
in the market for a healthy new exercise 6/$27 to improve strength, flexibility, balance
regimen or a temporary fused infinite and suppleness. This is a popular class so
consciousness, Hatha Yoga may be worth Kickboxing register early.
investigating. This is a combined level one Develop strength and stamina while Location: NAC
and two class, taking into consideration learning the techniques of kickboxing. PSP Tues/Thur Sept 15-Oct 22
each participant’s knowledge base and 4:30-5:30 pm 12/$54

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Stability Ball Class at CPAC Group Teen Triple P – Positive Cost covers entire series for the mother
This class will include cardio, muscle ton- Parenting Program and her partner. If your partner is de-
ing (including using a stability ball) and ployed, the MFRC Pregnancy and Labour
It is up to you as a parent to decide which
stretching. Come and get fit! Must have Companion volunteers can assist you.
values, skills & behaviors you want to en-
your own ball. Weights will be provided. courage in your child and to develop your Register by Sept 16.
Location: CPAC own approach to dealing with your child’s Location: CPAC
PSP Thur Sep17-Oct22 6-7pm 6/$45 behavior. The Positive Parenting Program M411 Wed Sept 23, 30, Oct 7, 14
provides simple solutions to make parent- 6:30-8:30pm $40
Public Speaking ing easier. Triple P Teen is a 6-week course
Are you terrified or nervous when you designed for parents dealing with the ups Infant and Toddler CPR and
have to speak in front of an audience? Is and downs of raising children ages 11 to Safety
you lack of public speaking ability holding 15. Please register by October 1. What will you do in an emergency? Learn
you back in your career or your life in Regular Sessions about safety, first response and CPR from
general? Gain confidence and learn how to Location: Edward Milne Community a qualified CPR instructor and a registered
speak in front of audiences large and small School, Sooke nurse. This workshop will be of interest
with this class. Thur Oct 15-Nov 19 6:30-8pm Free to new and expectant parents and anyone
Location: CPAC who cares for infants and toddlers. Regis-
PSP Sat Oct 24 $99 Triple P – One on One Positive ter by October 14.
Parenting Consultation Location: CPAC
PADI Open Water Beginners The MFRC offers one-on-one Triple M412 Wed Oct 21 6:30-8:30 pm $10
Dive Courses P Consultations which will assist you
Interested in learning to scuba dive and with strategies and techniques to use in French Second Language
gain the freedom to dive with a buddy your home for toddlers to 15 year olds Training
independent of a professional? Then the to promote positive parenting. For more Are you posted to a bilingual base or
PADI Open Water Dive course is for you. information please call your MFRC at francophone community? Do you need
Hosted by the Aquarius Dive Club, this 250-363-2640 (toll free: 1-800-353-3329) to improve your French so you can take
course is open to anyone 14+ who is in full advantage of opportunities at your
good health, reasonably fit, and comfort- Get Ready for Baby Prenatal next posting? The MFRC offers French
able in the water. It includes 5 classroom Workshops instruction to individuals who meet the
sessions, 6 pool sessions and 5 open water criteria established by the Military Family
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Location: NAC pool from September 14 to December 2. They
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PSP Mon/Wed Sept 14-30 6-9pm $400
• Childbirth preparation are free. For information call French
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Cours de langue seconde – Bénévolat registre d’emplois. Comment trouver un
Anglais et Français Aimeriez-vous faire de nouvelles connais- médecin, dentiste francophone ou d’autres
sances, avoir du plaisir tout en pratiquant services francophones à Victoria, n’hésitez
Session de printemps du 14 septembre au
votre anglais dans un environnement anglo- pas à contacter l’Assistante francophone en
2 décembre. Le CRFM (MFRC) offre les
phone. Le CRFM vous offre l’opportunité information et références au 250-363-8398
cours à l’intention des membres des familles
de travailler comme bénévole dans un tra- ou par courriel :
des militaires. Les cours et service de garde
gratuits. vail ou une activité qui vous intéresse. Venez
Pour information et inscription : contacter nous rencontrer! Pour plus d’information, Forum de discussion
le service des Programmes en français vous pouvez contacter le service franco- Ce forum de discussion s’adresse aux fran-
250-363-2640 ou vous pouvez envoyer un phone au 250-363-8398 ou par courriel: cophones dont le partenaire est militaire.
courriel au : Venez jaser de n’importe quoi avec nous.
Dans les moments difficiles, nous sommes
French Second Language Mini–Franco – Fun présentes pour s’entraider et se comprendre.
Les mini-francophones (-5 ans) se rencon- Joignez-vous à nous! www.conjointede
trent avec au moins un parent entre 9h00 et
Are you posted to a bilingual base or
11h00 tous les mardis à l’école Victor-Bro-
francophone community? Do you need to
improve your French so you can take full deur, pour jouer, bricoler et parler français. Club de bébés et Café causerie
Si le projet vous intéresse, contacter le Vous désirez faire connaissance avec d’autres
advantage of opportunities at your next
CRFM et demander le Service en français mamans francophones et socialiser tout
posting? The MFRC offers French instruc-
au 250-363-8398. en étant avec vos enfants, n’hésitez pas à
tion to individuals who meet the criteria
established by the Military Family Services contacter le Service en français au 250-363-
Program. Courses run weekly from Septem- Service d’accueil, d’information et 8398 ou par courriel : mfrc@shawcable.
ber 14 to December 2. They are free. For d’orientation com pour en savoir davantage sur cette
information call French Services 250-363- activité.
Accueil des nouveaux arrivants, Biblio-
2640 or e-mail: thèque bilingue, Cours d’anglais et français, Continué sur page 29

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Échange de livres francophones déménagement, d’un plan d’aide durant genre de soutien que vous rechercher pour
Vous avez des livres dont vous aimeriez un déploiement ou encore de vous diriger votre bien-être et celui de votre famille.
vous débarrasser et vous en procurer dans la bonne direction lorsque vous ne Pour information, envoyez-nous un cour-
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d’information, n’hésitez pas à contacter le aider à trouver les services que vous avez appelez-nous au 250-363-2640
CRFM au 250-363-8398 et demander le besoin! Pour information, vous pouvez (Ligne sans frais 1-800-353-3329)
Service en français. Vous pouvez également appeler le 250-363-2640 (Ligne sans frais :
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Le Navigateur-Entrez en
Nous sommes à votre écoute Le site Internet Navigateur : contact avec le service “de
Vous avez des suggestions ou encore vous famille à famille”
désirez socialiser avec d’autres franco- Les familles des militaires avec des respon- N`hésitez pas à nous demander des
phones, contacter le programme de ser- sabilités et des besoins spéciaux peuvent renseignements à propos de notre service
vices en français au 250-363-8398 ou par consulter ce site bilingue pour s’informer “de famille à famille”. Ce service est à
courriel : sur les différentes ressources offertes dans l’intention des familles ayant des respons-
les Centres de ressources des familles mili- abilités et des besoins spéciaux. Il permet
Le Navigateur pour les familles taires à travers le pays. Ils peuvent égale- de mettre en contact des familles aux
ment vous aider à trouver de l’information prises avec des défis semblables afin quelles
des militaires avec des respons-
sur des sujets spécifiques et des liens en puissent s’apporter un soutien mutuel.
abilités et des besoins spéciaux ligne vous conduisant vers d’autres res- Que vous soyez nouveau dans la commu-
Dans notre communauté militaire il y a sources dispensées dans d’autres provinces. nauté, aie nouvellement reçu un diag-
des familles avec des responsabilités et des Navigateur – Réseau familial nostique, ou encore aimerait faire part de
besoins spéciaux: certaines d’entre elles N’hésitez pas à demander de l’information votre experience, ce programme est pour
prennent soin d’un enfant avec des besoins au sujet de notre Réseau de soutien par vous. Contactez la Coordonnnatrice du
spéciaux, vivent avec un conjoint ayant les pairs désigné pour les familles avec des programme Navigateur afin de discuter du
un problème de santé ou encore elles responsabilités et des besoins spéciaux. type de soutien que vous pourriez donner
doivent venir en aide à leurs parents âgés. Une variété d’ateliers, des discussions en à d’autre ou recevoir. Par courriel : mfrc.
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POOL SCHEDULE August to December 2009
Time Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
AM MARPAC Lengths MARPAC Lengths MARPAC Lengths Lengths
Masters Swim Masters Swim Masters 9-noon 9-noon
6-7:30 6-7:30 6-7:30 6-7:30 6-7:30

Military Training Open Swim Open Swim
7:30 - 11:30 noon-8pm noon-8pm
Scheduled training only. Hot tub, steam room and leisure pool are closed.

Noon Swim
Aquafit Aquajog Aquafit Aquajog
PM 12:05-12:50 12:05-12:50 12:05-12:50 12:05-12:50

Military Training
Scheduled training only. Hot tub, steam room and leisure pool are closed.

Lengths Kayak Lengths Swim Kayak Lengths Swim
Swim Club 4-6:30 Club 4-6:30
4-6:30 4-6:30 Cardio Blast 4-6:30 Cardio Blast
4:30-5:30 4:30-5:30

Open Swim Open Swim Open Swim Open Swim Open Swim
6:30-10 6:30-10 6:30-10 6:30-10 6:30-10 Closed Closed

MARPAC Masters is limited to two lanes.
Contact John McManus by email by Open Swim
phone 250-655-6460. For more information visit: Everyone welcome, all toys available for use - please ask lifeguard on duty. One lane is reserved for lap swimming.
Hot tub, leisure pool and steam room are open. Kayak Club
Lengths Swim Contact the Chief Instructor, Ron McClintock at 363-7049 for
Only in main pool. Hot tub, leisure pool and steam room are information. Leisure pool, hot tub and steam room are open.
open. Lengths & Lessons
Noon Swim Lessons are Red Cross Swim Preschool and Kids. Child/Adult
Lap swimming only in main pool. Hot tub, leisure pool and private lessons when scheduled. At least one lane available for
steam room are open. Please note: during aquafit lap swimming length swimming

The hot tub, steam room, and leisure pool are available outside of military times. Space may be limited in the leisure pool during swim lessons.

To rent pool space please call the Facilities Coordinator: 250-363-4213.
For all other aquatic inquiries, please call the Aquatics Supervisor: 250-363-4070.

30 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Swimming Lessons
Schedule on page 32. Applicable to all Aquatics programs: prices and times are subject to
Red Cross Preschool change. If registration is insufficient, classes will be combined or cancelled.
Red Cross Swim Kids All participants will be notified of cancellations and time changes via phone.
Adult Private Lessons Please notify the NAC Kiosk of any contact number changes. Early registra-
Our instructors are ready to jump in and tion is encouraged to avoid disappointment.
get wet with your kids as they learn to
swim or to help them polish up on their
strokes. Did you know that on average
a swimmer can burn as many calories in AQUAFIT SCHEDULE
an hour as a runner who runs six miles in MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY FRIDAY
one hour? So get ready to try our lessons,
adults or children, and have some fun in Noon Hour Aquafit
the pool with the entire family! Join our instructor for
a moderate to intense 12:05 - 12:05 -
cardiovascular workout 12:50pm 12:50pm
Swimming Lessons New dates that uses water resistance
and times! to stretch and tone.
Mondays, September 14-November 9
Note: No classes on October 12 due to AquaJog NEW
Thanksgiving. Low impact, high cardio
class! Great for people 12:05 - 12:05 -
with leg or knee injuries. 12:50pm 12:50pm
Private Lessons Also a great alternative for
(age 16 yrs and up) any workout!
No swimming experience necessary! Build Cardio Blast
your skills to become comfortable in the Get your heart rate up
water by learning proper technique for with this intense cardio 4:30- 4:30-
breathing, kicking and surface support. water class. This workout 5:30pm 5:30pm
Learn the basics of front crawl, back crawl, will challenge you while
and breaststroke. increasing your cardiovas-
Intermediate cular and muscular fitness.
You have mastered the basics and want to
continue reaching towards your personal
or professional goals. Our instructors will PRIVATE & SEMI-PRIVATE ADULT or YOUTH LESSONS
customize your lessons for your spe- OPTION PRIVATE LESSONS SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
cific needs, using drills and equipment to Cost includes both participants
improve your technique. Must be able to
A) 1 x 30 minutes Regular/Gym member: Regular/Gym member:
swim 100 metres (4 lengths) continuously. $12 $15
Swimming is part of your fitness routine B) 5 x 30 minutes Regular/Gym member: Regular/Gym member:
but you want to improve your skill and ef- $50 $65
ficiency. Our instructors can fine tune your C) 10 x 30 minutes Regular/Gym member: Regular/Gym member:
stroke; give you new workouts that will $90 $120
teach you new drills that will help make
long distance swims easier and faster. Please book through the Aquatics Supervisor, 250-363-4070.
Must be able to swim 200m (8 lengths) Cancellation Policy: all private lessons must be cancelled the night before your
continuously lesson by 6pm. Please call 363-4070 to cancel lessons with the Aquatic Supervisor.
Only lessons cancelled within this time frame and through the Aquatic Supervisor
will be given a make-up lesson.

CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 31
Preschool Levels and Levels 1-5 are 30 minute lessons 8 lessons Regular/Gym member $34 • Non-DND $42

Starfish - 4 to 18 months of age
Children must be able to hold their head up and participate with a parent or caregiver. The goals of this class are 6-6:30 pm
buoyancy, movement, proper support and enjoyment of the water.
Duck - 18 to 24 months of age
Participation is with a parent or caregiver. Proper supports and positions, buoyancy, floats and glides will be 6-6:30 pm
Sea Turtle - 24 months of age or older
This is an introduction to your little swimmer swimming ‘solo.’ Emphasis is on building a relationship with the
instructor. You participate in the first half of the lesson set working towards your little one swimming indepen- 6-6:30 pm
dently. You may need to participate in more classes depending on their comfort level.
Swim Kids Levels 1 & 2
In this level your child will develop a comfort in the water by learning skills such as jumping into chest deep
water, front and back floats with and without an instructor, gliding with flutter kick and swim a distance of 2-5 6:30-7 pm
meters continuously.
Swim Kids Level 3
Flutter kick is built upon to increase endurance while front crawl is introduced working on recovering the arms 6:30-7 pm
above water and swimming 15 meters continuously.
Swim Kids Level 4
Front craw is further developed, back glides have shoulder rolls and breathing comfortably to the side are all 7-7:30 pm
worked on to help the child swim 25 meters. A better understanding of self-safety is developed.
Swim Kids Level 5
Back crawl is introduced, sculling, and whip kick on the back. Your child will try stride dives and receive an 7-7:30 pm
introduction to safe boating skills. Endurance is increased to a 50 metre continuous swim.

Levels 6-10 are 45 minute lessons 8 lessons Regular/Gym member $40 • Non-DND $51

Swim Kids Level 6
Front crawl and back crawl are refined, as the elementary backstroke is newly introduced. Your child is also 6-6:45 pm
introduced to basis lifesaving rescues with throwing assists and treading water. Endurance is built through a 75
metre swim.
Swim Kids Level 7
Endurance and technique for front crawl, back crawl, and elementary backstroke are further developed.
Whip kick on the front is introduced. Airway obstructions and breathing problems are taught and your child’s
6-6:45 pm
endurance will be challenged with a 150 meter swim.
Swim Kids Level 8
Breaststroke and foot first surface dives are introduced along with the dangers of open water. The endurance 6:45-7:30 pm
swim is 300 metres.
Swim Kids Level 9
Strokes are refined, butterfly is introduced and an endurance swim of 400 meters. In this level your child is en- 6:45-7:30 pm
couraged to try a combination of strokes and kicks for fitness. Participants also work on head-first shallow dives
and wise choices around open water.
Swim Kids Level 10
Strokes are further refined, butterfly is improved upon, scissor kick and side stroke are introduced as a warm up/ 6:45-7:30 pm
cool down for fitness. An endurance swim of 500 meters will help prepare them for advanced lifesaving courses
such as Bronze Medallion. *Times are subject to change

32 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Advanced Aquatics Cardio Blast
Working as a lifeguard/swim instructor is a Work on core stability while getting an ex- NEW
great job for youth to earn a very desirable cellent cardio and strength workout. This Please identify what level you are
wage by working in a great team environ- class uses a variety of aqua fit equipment at when you register for
ment. Learn valuable leadership and life including aqua-jogger belts, foam dumb- swim programs at the Kiosk.
skills and most of all have FUN working bells and noodles for a low-impact, high-
with kids! energy workout. This class is a moderate
Bronze Medallion to intense level. Comfort in deep water is FREE Theme Swims
Location: NAC Pool required. A lifeguard will be leading games and fun
PSP Sat/Sun Oct 17,18 & 24,25 Wed, Fri Sep 23-Oct 23 4:30-5:30pm in the pool. Come out and enjoy some
1-6:30pm $110/4 10 classes/$40 leisure time in the pool. All ages welcome
Canadian Lifesaving Manual included to participate!

Bronze Cross NEW Back to School
Location: NAC pool Aqua Jog Sun Sept 13 1-3pm
PSP Sat/Sun Nov 14, 15 & 21, 22 Low impact, high cardio workout! If you’ve Halloween Howl
1-6:30pm $80/4 suffered certain kinds of knee or leg injuries Sat Oct 31 1-3pm
Note: If manual required additional $30 that keep you from running on land while
you recover, aqua jogging can actually be an
Aquafit excellent alternative to help you stay fit.
Aquatic Exercise classes focus on utilizing Wed, Fri 12:05-12:50pm
the properties of water to create an envi-
ronment that minimizes stress and strain
on joints while meeting personal fitness
needs. This is an excellent exercise option
for those in various stages of pregnancy.

Noon Hour Aqua Fit
Get moving with a 45 minute, moder-
ate level aquatic workout. Noodles, foam
dumbbells and other equipment may be
used to improve strength, flexibility and
Tue, Thu 12:05-12:50pm

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Health Promotion
Strengthening the Forces offers Health *Nutrition 101 *Managing Angry Moments
Promotion Programs designed to assist What you eat makes a difference to how (MAM)
Canadian Forces members, their spouses, you feel on a day-to-day basis. Nutrition MAM teaches participants how to use an-
and civilian employees to take control of 101 is a one-day informative workshop ger constructively. It is a course intended
their health and well-being. Maintaining a to help you learn good nutrition basics, for everyone as we all feel anger at various
high level of health improves ones ability including Food Basics, Metabolism and times. Participants gain a better under-
to perform effectively and safely on CF Energy, Portion Control, Reading Food standing of their relationship with anger.
operations, and contributes to a higher Labels and Myths and Fallacies. This course is not anger management
quality of life for everyone. Thurs Sept 10 8:30am-4pm counselling and is not appropriate for
All Health Promotion Programs are free of Fri Oct 16 8:30am-4pm individuals with severe anger management
charge and open to CF members (regular Fri Nov 20 8:30am-4pm problems.
and reserve), their spouses, and civilian
Thurs Oct 1,8,15,22 8:30am-noon
employees (Public and Non-Public).
*Stress Take Charge (course includes all four sessions)
For more information on these courses or
Stress is the #1 workplace disability is- Thurs Nov 5,12,19,26 8:30am-noon
for spousal registration, contact the Health
sue today and appears to be a growing (course includes all four sessions)
Promotion Office: 250-363-5621.
problem. Stress Take Charge is a course
for people who want to gain a better Basic Relationship Training (BRT)
Programs available in Fall 2009 understanding of their stress reaction, BRT is a course for couples and singles
how to increase their resiliency in stressful who want to learn skills necessary to miti-
*Everyday Eating situations, and how to learn proven coping gate proven risk factors in long-term, com-
Learn the basics about what you need to skills for managing their stress response mitted relationships. Participants learn
put in your body every day for you to more effectively. which factors are important to change and
function optimally. Sept 29 & Oct 6,13,20 8:30am-noon which skills are important to learn in order
Mon Sept 28 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (course includes all four sessions) to maximize the likelihood of remaining in
Nov 3,10,17,24 8:30am-noon relationship for the long haul. Please note
*Nutrition for Physical Activity (course includes all four sessions) BRT is not couples counselling.
Learn what you need to fuel your body Oct 3 & 4 9am-3pm
for maximum performance whether you’re *Applied Suicide Intervention Dec 5 & 6 9am-3pm
training for your first 10 k or completing Skills Training (ASIST)
an Ironman. ASIST is a 2-day intensive and interactive *Injury Prevention and Active
Mon Oct 5 11:30am-1pm course designed to help caregivers learn Living (IPPA)
the basics of suicide first-aid. Participants Learn how the body works, understand
*Dietary Issues and learn how to conduct suicide risk as- and cope with barriers and challenges to
sessments and develop plans of care for
Supplements engaging in regular physical activity, and
persons at risk. how to “move” your body in a safe, enjoy-
A ‘must see’ if you are currently taking Sept 21 & 22 8:30am-4pm
supplements or are considering their use. able and effective way.
Oct 26 & 27 8:30am-4pm Wed Sept 23,30 & Oct 7, 14 8:30am-noon
Come and learn the FACTS. Dec 7 & 8 8:30am-4pm
Mon Nov 2 11:30am-1pm

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Health Promotion
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.

*Creating an Addictions Free Butt Out Self Help
Workplace Increase your success in quitting smok-
This is a full day course for Supervisors ing and sign up for Butt Out Self Help.
as required in CANFORGEN 043/09. Drop-ins welcome Wednesdays from 9
Participants gain a better understanding of – 11 am. Appointments can be made for
the continuum of alcohol and other drug other times. Please call 250-363-5532 to
use, signs to look for in the workplace and book your appointment today!
how to address problem use both with
individuals and within the organization as
a whole.
Fri Sept 25 8:30 am-4pm
Fri Oct 30 8:30 am-4pm

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PREPARE your family for an

By POESB CFB Esquimalt
EMERGENCY Every community is exposed to different
All family members should discuss what hazards and risks. Knowing what to do be-
actions would be taken before, during and Be Proactive fore, during and after an incident will de-
following any disaster, regardless of where In the event of a major crease an individuals/families vulnerability
their own
they may be when it occurs. people may have to rely on to the hazard and improve their sustainabil-
re days. Be-
Emergencies and disasters can occur any- resources for three or mo ity, making for a more resilient community.
erg enc ies and
time, anywhere. British Columbia is a large ing prepared for all em In case of a major event you will need some
diverse province subject to a variety of emer- dea r, anx iet y and emergency supplies ready and available.
disasters can reduce fami-
gencies and disasters, natural, manmade and ind ivid ual s, This will ensure your family will always be
associated losses for plan-
technological. Global threats such as climate nit ies . Ca ref ul prepared to be self-sufficient for at least 72
lies and commu
w can make
change often manifest as very different lo- ning and preparation no hours. Remember in a disaster, emergency
cal risks. The frequency of changing weather a big difference later. responders will be focused on people in ur-
patterns is the direct cause of land erosion, gent need.
flooding, drought and severe storms.
It’s easy and essential. Every Canadian
household needs an emergency plan. It willl
help you and your family know what to do Basic Emergency Supplie
if disaster strikes. Make your own plan and d • Water: two litres of wa
ter per per-
print it out today. son per day
Regardless of the disaster there may be a re- • Food: choose items tha
t won’t spoil,
quirement to have several kits. Many peoplee such as canned food ene
rgy bars
spend one-third of their time at work and/ and dried foods
or in their car. Work and vehicle kits aree • Speciality Items: prescr
iption, med-
normally smaller and should aid in the earlyy ications, infant formula and
hours of a disaster until it is safe to get home. ment for people with dis
Home emergency supplies are more substan- pet supplies, insurance
tial and should be sufficient to last for up to and an out-of-province con
a week. • Flashlight and batteries
: check them
Many emergencies are predictable and/or once every six months
to ensure
seasonal and allow some preparation while they are still working
many others are without warning and may • Battery-powered or cra
nk radio
include mass evacuation requirements. Ac- • First aid kit
tively supporting emergency preparedness • Cash: include small bil
ls such as
programs will increase the overall capacity $10s
of ones family and community to efficient-
ly recover.

A I R P O RT - F E R R I E S - 2 4 H O U R S E R V I C E


CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 37
Fall 2009
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7-7:45am Push Up Cardio & Core Push Up Cardio & Core Push Up
Development Development Development Development Development/
Weight Circuit

8-8:45am Basic Circuit Sweat Cycle Basic Circuit
Training Training

11-11:45am Battle-Fit Battle-Fit Battle-Fit/
Weight Lifting

12:05-12:50pm Sweat Cycle Bootcamp Kettle Bells Bootcamp Sweat Cycle

12:15-1pm EXPRES Assessments
and Development

2-2:45pm Battlefit Battlefit

3:30-4:15pm Cardio and Core Push Up Cardio and Core Push Up
Development Development Development Development

Bootcamp: A combination of cardiovas- cises and hard work! Come prepared to ponents of the CF EXPRES test.
cular, muscular strength and core work be pushed in a high intensity & demand- Weight Room Orientation: Learn the
mixed for a high intensity class! The ing workout! Intermediate to advanced. proper set-up and features of the equip-
classes change every day of the week with Please contact fitness staff prior to class. ment available at the Dockyard gym.
different emphasis on different compo- Basic Circuit training: This workout Please check-in with PSP Fitness staff to
nents of fitness. All levels welcome! Come designed for those that are short on time receive more info.
prepared to work indoors or outdoors! but want a good workout. The circuit will KettleBells: The is a fun and innovative
Sweat Cycle: Cycle your way to health with be set up and you can drop-in during the class with kettlebells being the equipment
motivating instruction and music. You allotted time for a 30 minute quick blast. of choice. Choose from various weights
control the intensity of the class through Please register with fitness staff for an and learn safe and effective ways to get an
tension adjustments. Please bring a small orientation. All levels welcome. amazing workout. This class is for all fit-
towel and a water bottle. Development classes: Practice and receive ness levels and we challenge you to come
Battle-Fit: It’s back to basics with full body feedback on training methods, evaluation out and sweat.
functional movements, body weight exer- protocols, and technique for different com-

The Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Naden Athletic Centre. For details such as Fitness & Health Lectures
Fitness Staff are dedicated to providing pro- available testing dates and times or to book If your unit is interested in an in-service
grams and services that enable the military an EXPRES Test please contact your unit on any EXPRES related component or
community to pursue an active lifestyle EXPRES Coordinator. any Health and Fitness topics to assist
regardless of knowledge, ability or fitness your members in reaching the MPFS
level. There are two fitness centres at CFB Personalized Health and Fitness or improve their overall general health
Esquimalt: Naden Athletic Centre (NAC) and fitness PSP staff can help. To discuss
N88 and Fleet Fitness and Wellness Centre details please call 250-363-4495.
PSP Instructors are available for one-on-
at D22. Each centre has fitness staff and fit-
one guidance to help members achieve
ness programs to assist you in meeting your
their fitness and health goals. Please fill BFTA course
fitness goals. Staff are available from
out a Training Request Form at NAC or CFB Esquimalt is hosting a Basic Fitness
6am to 4pm for consultation.
Fleet Fitness and Wellness Centre and an Training Assistant (BFTA) course from the
Instructor will contact you directly to set 8-19 Feb 2010. The course will give you
EXPRES/ Fitness Evaluation up a consultation appointment. the skills needed to assist PSP with testing
All CF EXPRES Tests are conducted at the Note: available for military members only. and fitness classes. It will also allow you

38 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Fall 2009
Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
7-7:45am Push Up/Sit Up Cardio Development Push Up/Sit Up Cardio Development EXPRES Assessments
Development (see staff) Development (see staff) and Development
(lower gym) (lower gym) (lower gym)

12:05-12:50pm Bootcamp Aqua-Fit Bootcamp Aqua-Fit Sport Conditioning
(upper gym) (pool) (upper gym) (pool) (upper gym)

Cardio Development Push Up/Sit Up Cardio Development Push Up/Sit Up Cardio Development
(see staff) Development (see staff) Development (see staff)
(upper gym) (upper gym)

Sweat Cycle Sweat Cycle
(upper gym) (upper gym)


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to run training for your unit with help Schedule and classes subject to change Kickboxing
from PSP. If you are interested please call pending facility availability and class Develop strength and stamina while learn-
250-363-4495 for more info or have your numbers. Please call the NAC at 250-363- ing the techniques of kickboxing. It will
unit training coordinator nominate you 5677 or the Dockyard at 250-363-2074 to teach you punching and kicking technique,
through the MITE program. ensure class schedule is up to date. Current thai pad work and flexibility training in a
fitness schedule brochures are also available fitness class format.
Military Fitness Training at each respective location or on the intra- Location: NAC Upper Gym
Sections/Units wishing to access fitness net website: PSP Mon Sep 21-Nov 2 5:45-6:45 pm
training classes developed and supervised 6/$50
by one of our fitness instructors can call Hatha Yoga Level 1 & 2
the Fitness Coordinator to organize a Hatha Yoga emphasizes health & well being Fitness 101
schedule. To train at either the Naden through breathing, postures & concentra- Get back to basics with this fitness class.
Gym or the Dockyard FFWC please call tion. Calm your mind and focus your aware- This class is designed for participants of
250-363-4495. If your group is looking ness with a blend of exercise and relaxation all levels and will teach the basics of fitness
for gym space for sports or self supervised techniques. Whether you’re in the market for while giving alternatives for participants
training at Naden please call the Facility a healthy new exercise regimen or a tempo- at a higher fitness level. Each week will be
Coordinator at 250-363-4213. There are rary fused infinite consciousness, Hatha Yoga different with new exercises and techniques
no sport facilities inside the Fleet Fitness may be worth investigating. This is a com- to learn. There will be a combination of
and Wellness Centre. bined level one and two class, taking into cardio, strength training, and stretching.
The FFWC is used primarily for fitness consideration each participant’s knowledge Location: NAC Upper Gym
and sports programs only, no fitness base and experience. You will be challenged PSP Mon Sep 21-Nov 2 5:45-6:45pm
evaluations. All fitness evaluations will yet focused to work at the best pace for you. 6/$27
be conducted at the NAC. Location: CPAC
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Pilates is an exercise method, which aims
to create a balance in the body. This class
is done on the mat and is designed to cater
to the individual needs of each person.
Pilates offers a trimmer waist, flatter
stomach, better posture based on a bal-
anced muscle tone, less fatigue and lower
incidence of back pain and injury. The
aim with Pilates is to incorporate the body,
breath and mind through physical exercise
to improve strength, flexibility, balance
and suppleness. This is a popular class so
register early.
Location: NAC
PSP Tue/Thur Sep 15-Oct22 4:30-5:30pm

Stability Ball Class at CPAC
This class will include cardio, muscle ton-

ing (including using a stability ball) and We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we
stretching. Come and get fit! Must have
your own ball, weights will be provided.
eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what
Location: CPAC we are.
PSP Thur Sep 17-Oct 22 6-7pm 6/$45 -Adelle Davis

CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 41
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42 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Formation Sports Cock of the Walk Tournaments the PSP Sports Coordinator for consid-
Formation Esquimalt Sports organizes The Cock of the Walk (COW) is a series eration. All military, full time DND and
sports teams, leagues, and tournaments of tournaments in various sports that is NPF civilian personnel will be considered.
from the community level to international strictly for sea-going units. The tourna-
competition. The programs offered are: ments are scheduled throughout the year. CISM (Conseil International du
The dates are set in conjunction with the Sport Militaire/International
Community Leagues operations schedule. Website: http://es- Military Sports Council):
• Intersection Sports
CISM is an international sports association
• Cock of the Walk (Fleet Sports) htm
composed of the armed forces of member
• Formation Teams (Pacific Regional and nations. CISM is open to the armed forces
CF National Championships) Formation Teams (Esquimalt of all nations. The fundamental aim of
• CISM Tritons) CISM is to promote sport activity and
Formation Esquimalt sports teams are a physical education between armed forces
Community Leagues combination of Base and Fleet Athletes. as a means to foster world peace. This
These leagues are held on base and open to New athletes are welcome to participate ideal is encapsulated in the CISM motto
both the Defence team and the general each season. Those eligible represent “Friendship Through Sport.”
public. The Navy 6 A Side Co-ed Indoor Formation Esquimalt in both the Pacific
Soccer League will run again this fall/winter. Regional and, if successful, CF National Badminton/Squash
Championships. All military person- Drop-in badminton and squash is held
Intersection Sports nel (Reg. Force and all class of reservists) every noon hour at the NAC. The Forma-
are eligible to play on these teams. Full tion teams use the drop-in sessions to
A variety of sports are included in the
time DND or NPF civilian personnel prepare for regional play downs held early
intersection league: Ice Hockey and Co-
may coach, manage, or officiate. Cur- in the new year.
ed Volleyball occur between September
rently, Formation Esquimalt and 19 WG
and April. These leagues are made up of
Comox share hosting responsibilities of
various formation units or sections. Those
the Pacific Region Championships. Most
eligible to participate are military members The Formation men’s team will advertise
CF National Championships are held at
(Regular Force & All Class of Reservists), practice times beginning in September to
CFB Borden.
DND civilian employees, full and part- be held in the NAC lower gym. The team
time NPF employees of CFB Esquimalt also participates in a local league (October

and integral/lodger units. Military person- NEW to February). The winner of the Regional
nel undergoing or awaiting training must Coaches/Manager/Officials for Championship represents the Pacific
be posted to CFB Esquimalt and have Formation Teams Region at the National Championship, usu-
authorization from the unit CO to be ally held late February. CISM Basketball is
If you have a background in coaching,
eligible to participate in a league. ongoing through the summer months. In-
managing or officiating any of the sports
included in the Formation Sports program terested athletes should submit their resume
and are interested in volunteering your to the Sports Office for consideration.
time please send your sporting resume to

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CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 43
SPORTS OVERVIEW May to August 2009
Sport Community Intersection Cock of the Walk Formation CF Nationals CISM
Basketball ✓ ✓
CF Athletic
✓ ✓
Golf ✓ ✓
Ice Hockey ✓ ✓
Soccer ✓ ✓
Taekwondo ✓ ✓ ✓
Triathlon ✓
Volleyball ✓ ✓

The Intersection League runs from May to
July. The Formation team participates in CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE 2009
the Regional Championship. The winning SPORT REGIONAL LOCATION NATIONAL LOCATION
team represents the Pacific Region at the
Ball Hockey Jun 24-27 Esquimalt Aug 8-14 Borden
National Championship in CFB Borden.
Ice Hockey Challenge
The Intersection League runs September Slo-pitch TBA Comox Aug 22-26 Borden
to April. The COW Ice Hockey Tourna- Soccer TBA Comox Sep 12-18 Borden
ment is scheduled to take place in January
Golf TBA Comox Aug 29-Sep 4 Ottawa
(depending on Fleet sailing schedules).
The Formation Men’s, Women’s, and Old- CF Sports N/A N/A Oct 24 Ottawa
timer’s teams practice September to April Awards
in preparation for the Pacific Regional Taekwondo N/A N/A November Toronto
Championships, usually held in January.
The winner of the Regional Champion-
ship will represent the Pacific Region at the
National Championships.

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Running Co-Ed Soccer participate in local leagues. The Regional
Formation Esquimalt military male and The Navy 11 A Side Co-ed Soccer League Champions represent the Pacific Region
female runners are to participate in sanc- will run throughout the summer. For at the National Championship, usually
tioned 5km, 10km, half and/or full mara- more information, please contact Danielle scheduled in April. Formation Volleyball
thon runs in order to qualify for the CF Sutherland at 250-363-4068. players may submit a resume for consid-
Running Nationals. Runners must meet eration to participate in a future CISM
specific qualifying times available at the selection/training camps.
Formation Sports office within one year of Formation swimmers participate in the
Nationals. The Canadian Forces National For information regarding any of the
Master’s Swim Program, in both local sporting events that take place at Forma-
Running Championship is held in Ot- and regional meets. Formation swimmers
tawa in May. CISM Running is ongoing tion Esquimalt please contact:
may submit a resume for consideration to Danielle Sutherland - Formation Sports
through the summer months. Interested participate in a future CISM Swimming
athletes should submit their résumé to the Coordinator: 250-363-4068
selection/training camp. Assistant Sports Coordinators: 250-363-
Sports Office for consideration.
Taekwondo Or visit our website:
Men’s and Women’s Slo Pitch Training sessions are held at the NAC Current and upcoming programs are
Formation Men’s and Women’s Slo Pitch Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12-12:45 advertised on the MARPAC Notice Board
teams practice late April to September. pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on the Sports Bulletin Board at the
The season runs May-September (de- from 5-7pm. Formation athletes may NAC.
pending on civilian leagues). The teams submit a resume for consideration to par-
compete in Regional Championships. ticipate at a CISM Taekwondo selection/
The winners of the Regional Champion- training camps.
ship represent the Pacific Region at the
National Championship at CFB Borden.
Men’s and Women’s Soccer To be considered for CISM selection/
The Formation Men’s and Women’s Soccer training camps Formation Esquimalt
Teams practice April to November, and military male and female triathletes are
will continue to practice and compete required to participate in sanctioned races.
indoors over the winter. The teams will Qualifying times must be met - these are
compete in Regional Championships. available at the Formation Sports office.
The winners of the Regional Champion-
ship represent the Pacific Region at the
National Championship CFB Borden.
CISM Men’s Soccer is ongoing throughout The Intersection League runs October to
the year. Interested athletes should submit April. The Formation Men and Women
their resume to the Sports Office for con- teams will advertise practices times
sideration. beginning in September to be held in the
NAC lower gym. These teams may also

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feelings related to stress. These stresses children are
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Aquarius Scuba Club with tools and equipment to be able to
PSP Club Contact List Caution Scuba diving can be addictive! perform everything from oil changes to
Aquarius Diving This popular scuba club has been running rebuilding engines. The club has two floor
Chris Magee 250-363-5696 for over 25 years and has one of the largest hoists, a tire changer, wheel balance, brake
memberships of active divers in the CF. The lathe and welding capabilities. We also
Auto Hobby Club 250 480-0191 have a computer diagnostic machine for
club owns and operates it’s own 24 Foot
Amateur Radio custom built aluminum dive boat (Aquarius the newer computer-controlled vehicles.
Roger Kobierski 250 479-6781 II) with room for 10 divers and a tow able The Club provides the necessary tools
Golf Association mobile air compressor. The club offers a required too get the job done. The Auto
Randy Caspick 250 658-7119 wide variety of courses at a significant dis- Hobby Club is more than a self-help repair
count compared to those found elsewhere, shop. They offer a reliable repair centre for
starting with the entry level Basic Open families of Auto Club members when the
Mike Maxwell 250 363-4700
Water through to Divemaster. We also offer member is out on deployment. The club is
Kayak specialty courses such as: Enriched Air/ proud to be able to assist our members to
Keith Laverty 250 363-2147 Nitrox, Wreck Diving, Drysuit diving and enjoy a better quality of life.
Medieval Club Photography. These courses are instructed Our hours of operation are Mon,Thurs
Troy Dieke 250 363-7828 from our teaching facility/clubhouse located and Friday 6-10pm, Sat and Sunday
at Naden (beside the BOR) with pool ses- 9am-5pm. A custodian is always on duty
Model Railroad
sions taking place in the close-by Naden and will offer the members assistance if
Graham McLeod 250 363-5816
pool. The club also encourages local diving required.
Motorcycle Safety
with frequent boat and shore diving op-
Al Thomson 250-363-5088 Amateur Radio Club
portunities as well as dive buddies for both
Pacific Camping Club new and experienced divers. Boat dives on The Base Amateur Radio Service (BARS)
Dick Dubeau 250-363-5980 the Aquarius II are at a greatly reduced rate provides radiotelephone patches for
Ranch Point Boat of $12 per dive on the boat – that’s $24 for deployed HMC ships and in the event of
Jeff Manney 250-754-5002 2 Dives as opposed to $99 plus tax down- a disaster, emergency backup communica-
town. The club regularly organizes multi- tions for the Base with various civilian
CFSA Sailing Club 250-385-2646
dive, family oriented weekend getaways to agencies. The club promotes amateur radio
Squash great dive locations all over Vancouver Is- operating techniques and technical skills
Karl Hoener 250-363-4999 land and weekly local diving at such famous and assists members in preparing for the
Twakwondo dive sites as Race Rocks, 10 Mile Point and Basic and Advanced License exams ad-
Ron Higgins 250-363-6679 the wrecks of the HMCS Mackenzie and ministered by Industry Canada delegated
GB Church. For membership information, examiners. The Club meets every Mon
upcoming courses or dives, visit our website evening at bldg. 1003 Albert Head and has
Dave Dallin 250-363-7216
at been in operation for 25 years. They have
Tai Chi & Kung Fu a well-equipped station and sizeable anten-
Geno Padovese 250-363-6026
Auto Hobby Club nas for HF and VHF operations, as well as
CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club The club has been in operation for nearly a repeater station with auto patch.
250-360-0905 twelve years and has provided members

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Pacific Camping Club
Operates and manages the Nanoose
Campground located on a small inlet
off Nanoose Bay, about halfway between
Nanaimo and Parksville. It has approxi-
mately 27 various sized campsites and one
large Group Site all within a short walk of
the natural shoreline. This campground
is family orientated, quiet, and secluded
and set-up in the same manner as a
provincial campground. There is no fresh
water or electrical power available at the
campground, an ablution trailer next to
the Firehall when entering CFMETR is
fitted with toilets, showers and laundry
equipment. All water at CFMETR is non-
potable therefore you are required to bring
bottled water for consumption. The club
was formed as a recreation club for CFB
Esquimalt service personnel in accordance
with the regulatory guidelines of CFAO
50-20. It has operated successfully since
1969 under two guiding philosophies. number of local courses at reduced rates. and adults training together at 6:30-8 pm.
Firstly, that the campgrounds be left in as Check out our web site at For further information, contact our Club
natural a state as possible and secondly, for all the details. Coordinator, Stephanie Needham 250-
that the campgrounds be operated by the 727-3042 or 250-391-9521.
members following guidelines based on Shotokan Karate Club
consideration of others. The result of these Kayak Club
The aim of the Karate Club is to teach tra-
philosophies has given us a facility with
ditional Shotokan Karate, and to foster the This club offers instruction in two types of
a natural environment and wilderness
development of karate through seminars, kayaking: Ocean and Whitewater, with an
campsites. This atmosphere is the result
tournaments, and exposure to world-class emphasis on safety and rescue techniques.
of members observing common sense
karate and other martial arts instructors. All new members are given the club’s
guidelines. Check out our web site, www.
Training is conducted at the Naden Ath- basic kayaking course, which is included for details.
letic Centre, with children’s classes Mon/ as part of the membership fee. Member-
Wed 6:30-7:30pm, and adults Mon/Wed/ ship fee is currently $50 per membership
Golf Association 7:30-9 pm and Fri 7-8:30pm. Beginners for military and DND civilian employees
The CFB Esquimalt Golf Association are accepted throughout the year. Training and their family members. This course
provides the opportunity for members of is also conducted at the Colwood Pacific is conducted over two days, the first day
the defence community to play golf at a Activity Centre on Tue/Thu, with children being conducted in the Naden pool and

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48 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
the second on the ocean. Once you have Historical Society’s Christmas in the Vil- The Naden Squash Club
become a member, you may enjoy the ben- lage and the MARPAC EXPO during the Your direct line to fun and fitness! Squash
efit of signing out a kayak from our fleet of year. Regular meeting nights allow for is at the top of the list of sports that
20+ kayaks. Additionally, Club members new and experienced modellers to share provide the most aerobic benefit. Whether
enjoy the use of the pool on Tuesday and their knowledge and experiences as well as you are a seasoned player or just want to
Thursday evenings (when the club is not learn new techniques in the various facets try it out, the club is for you. Join our
running a basic course) from 4:30-6:30pm of this hobby. Our reference library allows Junior Program and learn to play properly
to hone their paddling skills or to learn the research on favourite subjects. In addi- right from the start. No experience is
ever-popular Eskimo Roll. tion, club members receive a 10 per cent necessary and equipment is available at
discount at Victoria Scale Rail hobby shop. the gym. Clinics are held every Sat from
Medieval Club All serving and retired military members, 10am-12pm. See you there.
The Base Medieval Club is a historical DND or CANEX civilian personnel are
eligible for membership as well as a small
social organization for the serving/retired Canadian Forces Sailing
members/civilian employees/dependants number of civilians with no military
background. Membership is $42/fiscal Association
based at or around CFB Esquimalt. With
year for members 15 and older. Junior A very active committed group of mili-
this club, a member can rediscover the Me-
members aged 5 to 14 years is $24 with a tary and civilian sailing enthusiasts whose
dieval Ages of 600 to 1600 AD. There are
parent’s/guardian’s membership. The CFB activities include everything from casual
feasts to prepare and attend, and camping
Esquimalt Model Railway Club meets sailing to racing and socializing. Located at
events all summer. If you wish to pursue
Wed evenings from 7-10pm in building Munro Head off Admirals Road the CFSA
a knighthood, or explore the arts of Ages
WP 1119. has a full service marina with over 100
Past, this is the club for you. There are
berths for sailboats, with priority alloca-
weekly classes in dance, armoured fighting
Motorcycle Safety Club tion for Military members. In addition,
and period fencing. A new member need
the club has a fleet of 420’s, Albacores OP-
not purchase any equipment to start out; The CFB Esquimalt Motorcycle Safety
TIs and Laser IIs for training and racing
half of the fun is developing and building Club is offering the novice motorcycle
activities. The club runs a comprehensive
your own gear. rider’s course, at the end of which the
Learn to Sail Program during the summer
student may attempt the Motorcycle
with courses for all levels of experience
Model Railway Club Skills Test (MST) examined by an ICBC
from beginner (age 7 and up) to expert
The CFB Esquimalt Model Railway club qualified examiner. All participants must
including Instructor and Cruising courses.
was formed in August 1997 and became hold a current license or learner’s permit
The club has an active year round racing
part of the PSP Organization in December to qualify for this program. The course is
and social program. Its clubhouse is avail-
of that year. The club boasts a modular offered to serving and retired members of
able for unit and individual social events.
NTRAK (1/160th) layout 18 by 32 feet. the Regular Force, Reserve Force, Employ-
CFSA is also home to the Victoria Branch
The 18 by 36 foot HO modular layout ees of DND, their spouses and dependant
of the Disabled Sailing Association of Brit-
is undergoing some redevelopment. children. The club is under going admin-
ish Columbia. With its fleet of 12 specially
The Club participates in major Model istrative changes and is not able to list
equipped sail training and racing boats the
Railroading events such as the Victoria course dates at this time. Please contact
DSABC is an integral part of the CFSA in
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all respects. The clubhouse is open Tuesday,
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CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide • 49
from 4-10pm and Saturday, Sunday and Triathlon Club that are less than 30 feet in length. Serv-
statutory holidays 12-7pm. The club can Running, cycling or swimming enthusiasts ing CF members have priority for berthing
be contacted through voice mail at 250- can develop their skills and enjoy the sport and other members are placed by seniority
385-2646 (Clubhouse) or 250-385-8873 through group rides and runs and competi- in the club. For further information, visit
(office) and via the CFSA website tions. The members actively train in various our website at, call the disciplines including running events, clubhouse at 250-360-0905 (Thursdays
triathlon and short distance events. New are the best time to call) or contact one of
Taekwondo Club members are always required. Train hard, the members of the Executive Committee.
CFB Esquimalt is pleased to offer the race hard and have fun. Check out our web- “Tight Lines and Happy Cruising to All.”
services of a new club; Taekwondo. As site for more information. www.triforces.
one of the newest recognized Canadian Experience is not necessary,
Forces Military Sports , the club offers their just come out and have fun!
services to the DND community with
practices, Mon/Wed and Fri noon hours on CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club
the lower Naden Athletic Centre gym floor, The CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club is a
and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Personnel Support Program (PSP) spon-
1930-2100 on the upper gym floor. Try sored, family oriented facility that promotes
this new program as a great complement to safe boating and conservation of the marine
your fitness regime. environment while enjoying the benefits
of living on the west coast. The clubhouse,
Tai Chi and Kung Fu Club mooring slips, storage compound, and ser-
Provide physical and mental exercises that vicing bays are located at Work Point Bar-
are integrated with Chinese Martial Arts. racks. The Club sponsors four major fishing
The Tai Chi and Kung Fu Club introduces derbies and BBQs per year, with cash prizes
and offers a variety of programs to military and other awards that are presented to
members, DND civilian employees and participants. There is no entry fee for the
their families, as well as a limited number derbies and no charge for the BBQs, how-
of memberships to the public. Members ever, you must be a member to participate.
of the club will be exposed to the theoreti- The facility has 100 berths for powerboats
cal and practical aspects of martial arts, an
opportunity for those who are interested
in health, balance, peace of mind and self- Explore the theoretical and
defense. The programs currently offered
practical aspects of martial
are: Jow Gar Kung Fu Tue and Thu 6-7pm
All practices are held in building WP 1119, arts with the Tai Chi and Kung
Workpoint Barracks, Macaulay Street (in- Fu Club and achieve health,
side the Transport Section), for information balance, peace of mind and
on ongoing Tai Chi activities, please contact self-defense.
the club.

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50 • CFB Esquimalt / MARPAC Activity Guide
Dodge cancer with Vitamin D
Recent headlines have brought forward prom- recommending that adults living in Canada of vitamin D.”
ising news for yet another way to prevent cancer. consider supplementing with 1,000 IU of vita- Vitamin D is also known to play an important
It is known by most people that 50 per cent of min D daily during the Fall and Winter months. role in the prevention of osteoporosis and mul-
cancers are preventable through various lifestyle This is more than double the previously recom- tiple sclerosis and helping to relieve joint damage
choices, and new research has found that vita- mended dosage of between 200 and 400 IU due to arthritis.
min D also plays a role in preventing the disease. daily. Although we can also get vitamin D through
The study is saying that if you live in the north- According to Heather Logan, the CCS’s di- sun exposure during the summer months, the
ern latitudes (this includes all of Canada), you rector of cancer control policy, “The current Canadian Cancer Society has not reversed its
may be able to cut your risk for cancer in half by evidence suggests the 1,000 IU daily dose will statements on avoiding unprotected sun because
increasing your intake of vitamin D. help reduce cancer risk with the least potential of the concomitant risks for skin cancer. While
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, in for harm. More research is needed to clearly the Society recommends getting our daily dose
June of 2007, found that women with lower define the amount that will have the high- of vitamin D from supplements, good food
vitamin D intake showed a greater risk forr est health benefits and if there source
sources are available which include mushrooms,
cancer. The four-year, double blind, ran- are any risks associated cod liv
liver oil, eggs, tuna, mackerel, salmon, and
domized study (highly credible), looked with a higher intake sardine
at cancer risk in nearly 1,200 healthy
post-menopausal women. Those who Salmon, mushrooms and eggs
took a combination of calcium and vi-
tamin D supplements reduced their risk are good sources of
by half compared to the placebo group
and the group that took calcium alone. Vitamin D, which has
In response to this study and others that proven to help
have correlated vitamin D to a decreased
risk for colorectal and prostate cancers, the prevent cancer.
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is now

In 2010, Canada’s Navy will mark
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Boatswains brush up museum kisby rings
Sailors are justly famous for their nial and the anticipated increase
ropework, and for their love of in visitors the 100th anniversary
keeping things shipshape. celebrations will bring, wanted
So when a series of kisby lifer- to put its best foot forward by
ings displayed along the exterior improving the look of the kisby
of the museum at Naden started rings. It found a willing part-
to look a bit shabby, the museum ner in Fleet School’s PO Andre
turned to the Fleet School for as- Leger, who was quick to adopt
sistance. the project and put it forward to
The request met with a great re- the BOSN QL5 course students.
sponse from BOSN QL5 course They in turn opted as a class to
instructors and students, who give the kisby rings the full treat-
were eager to help refurbish the ment, including blue and white
14 kisby rings that normally hang ropework rosettes for the centre
outside Buildings N37 and N39. of each ring, and 4-strand flat
Many of the kisby rings lacked braid with thumb knots for the rings project is also an oppor- tary Museum is sincerely grateful
ropework trim of any kind. Oth- circumference. tunity to reciprocate support to for the contribution of all con-
ers featured ornate ropework ro- By taking such pride in their Fleet School, since the museum’s cerned, including LS Jarvis Rum-
settes and other flourishes that handiwork, the students will help volunteer guides regularly provide bolt, who is currently assisting in
had become dilapidated over time convey to museum visitors a sense tours for Fleet School students to the museum workshop in N29,
and exposure to the elements. of sailorly traditions and skills, share with them the Navy’s his- and who was instrumental in get-
The museum, being mindful traditions and skills that are still tory on Canada’s West Coast. ting the kisby rings ready for the
of the Navy’s upcoming centen- being fostered today. The kisby CFB Esquimalt Naval and Mili- project.

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Sponsorship and Donations
The Sponsorship and Donations Section of PSP is
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gram. It offers you support and guidance to solicit
local sponsors and donors for cash and prize dona-
Naval Centennial
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The Sponsorship and Donations Section also offers
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This course is a prerequisite before a staff member/
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