eNews for November 16, 2017

H&R MFRC PRESENTS: Holiday Breakfast

Halifax & Shearwater locations

Join your MFRC team for a special Holiday Breakfast on December 9, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:30am. You are invited to visit our Halifax and Shearwater sites for waffles, music, activities and lots of fun! The best part is that it is all FREE for military families! Tickets are available at both sites for both events.

They had me at Waffles!

DND Civilian Firefighter Family Progam

The H&R MFRC is one of four MFRCs piloting the DND Civilian Firefighter Family Program. This is a support program that extends the services of the Military Family Services Program to DND civilian firefighters and their families. This pilot will run until March 2018. The extended services can be accessed:

  • In person from any of the participating MFRCs: Esquimalt, Edmonton, Kingston, and Halifax;
  • By phone through the 24/7 Family Information Line 1-800-866-4546; and
  • Online through CAFconnection.ca.

Holiday Cookie Making

Halifax site

Want to get a head start on your holiday baking, test your decorating skills on gingerbread people and get in to holiday spirit? Join us as we whip up 4 different kinds of cookies ready to be popped in the freezer to save until baking time. There will be gingerbread decorating on site, hot chocolate for children and a tea and coffee bar for adults.

Date: Sunday, November 26, 2017

Time: 10am – 1pm

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Cost: $15 per family includes 4 ready to bake cookie dough, 4 gingerbread people to decorate and a light snack and beverage. Participants can purchase additional packages

Celebrating the Holidays during a Deployment-

VIRTUAL Workshop

Having a loved one deployed over the holidays can be a challenging reality for everyone. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we discuss your expectations and plans around the holidays and share some tips for managing this time of year. Leave this interactive session with some strategies for the upcoming holiday season.

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Time: 7:45 – 9pm

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Child, Youth & Parenting Programs

New Baby

Halifax & Shearwater

Becoming a new parent is filled with joys and challenges and what better way to embrace this exciting time by sharing information and offering support to each other. For Expecting moms and parents for babies up to 12 months old.

Halifax: Wednesday mornings

Shearwater: Thursday mornings

Time: 9:30 – 11:30am

Cost: No cost

Casual Care: $3 per child, $6 per family (Register Child Care by Friday prior to event)

Registration Deadline: Drop-in

Casual Care to the Rescue

Halifax & Shearwater Sites

Brace yourselves! The Holiday Season will be here before you know it so why not take advantage of our Casual Care Program. You can drop off the kids and do some shopping, errands or just grab a coffee with friends. For more information contact 902.427.7788 and ask for our Casual Care Coordinator.

Youth cooking in the kitchen

Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre

Do you want to find out have to make those yummy chocolate chip cookies your mom makes, or what about dad’s famous tacos? Put your apron on and we’ll fire up the oven to get you started on how to get cooking in the kitchen!

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 6 – 9pm

Cost: $4 per person

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017

Francophone Programs

Café Français

Henderson Sweetman Youth Centre

Avis à toutes les familles militaires, arrêtez-vous au CRFM les jeudis matins et participez à notre activité Café Français. L’ambiance y est détendue et les participantes peuvent se réunir, créer des liens et parler de leurs expériences liées au mode de vie militaire. Venez faire de nouvelles connaissances en savourant un café et faites une petite pause loin des enfants. Service de garde disponible.

Date: Les jeudis de 9h30 à 11h30

Cout: 1$ par personne. Service de garde : 3$ par enfant / 6$ par famille

le réveillon


Venez célébrer le temps des Fêtes avec nous lors du traditionnel réveillon du CRFM! C’est un souper-partage, donc chaque famille est invitée a apporter un plat à partager! Il y aura de la musique traditionnelle, des jeux, des bricolages et la visite du Père Noël!

Date: samedi, le 2 décembre de 16h à 20h

Date limite d’inscription : mercredi, le 29 novembre

Cout: 3$ par personne et souper-partage ; gratuit pour les enfants de 24 mois et moins

Deployment Programs

Children’s Deployment Workshop (5 years +)

Shearwater site

This workshop will help children express their feelings, relieve stress and learn strategies and techniques to cope with the challenges associated with deployment. The workshop also provides an opportunity for children to interact with others who are going through similar experiences.

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 10am – 12pm

Cost: No cost

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

HMCS Charlottetown: Hop, Skip, Jump Playdate!

Hop, Skip, Jump - Bayers Lake at 100 Susie Lake Crescent

Join us for a fun morning of fun and active self-directed play at Hop, Skip, Jump! They are Nova Scotia’s largest indoor play space, offering fun and play that engages children 12 years of age and under. Come play on their 3,500 square ft, three level play structure with a ball blaster arena, spider climbing tower, wave slides, soft climbing wall, zero gravity ball table, and a ball pool. There is also a dedicated area for toddlers and little explorers! Please don’t forget your socks as they are required at all times.

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

Cost: $5 per person

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

All Deployed: Evening at Yuk Yuk’s!

The Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis St

Deployments are tough and laughter is said to be the best medicine, so join us for an evening full of comedy and great company at Yuk Yuks Halifax. The comedy show starts at 8:00 pm featuring Stand Up comedians Hunter Collins, Scott MacLean and Ian Black. Please note the show is uncensored and 19+.

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time: 6 – 9pm

Cost: $5 per person

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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