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Military Families--The Strength Behind the Uniform
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Here's how June is looking at the PEI MFRC . . .
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   The latest happenings at the PEI MFRC . . .

Summer's just around the corner!

Summer is especially busy for military families. Here on PEI, many of our military members will be taking summer postings in various  bases across the country. We want you, our military families, to know we're here for you during this hectic time.



We're gearing up for a busy June, too.
Check out everything that is happening below...

 

Virtual Programming: Endless Possibilities

A note from our Virtual Program Coordinator, Margaret MacKenzie:

The PEI MFRC offers programs and services for everyone—live coffee mornings, deployment information sessions, volunteer opportunities, the Tip to Tip tour, and more…. and now we can include virtual programs in our list of programs & services offered to you!  

Virtual programs bring quality services and programs to all CAF families, regardless of our posted location.   
Did you know that we are discussing, in partnership with PSP, to bring you a virtual running club in the near future? This will be for new runners across the country who wish to move from the couch to a 5 km in a safe, motivational, and planned environment.

Virtual Running Club . . . really!?! Yup! Anything is possible in a virtual classroom.   

Contact Margaret with any questions or ideas on virtual programming: Virtual.MFRCPEI@gmail.com

 
Free Demonstrations of Virtual Platform

Do you want to learn more about virtual programs at PEI MFRC?  Come to any one of our 50-minute virtual demonstrations, where you will see first-hand just how fun and interactive a virtual classroom can be.  

Please email Margaret a request at Virtual.MFRCPEI@gmail.com, and she will set up a personal demonstration for you (and your friends, too, if you are interested!) at your convenience. 

Also, we invite you to share your ideas, thoughts, and comments for programs that you might like to see in a virtual classroom. PEI MFRC is your centre—we want to design programs that are important to you. Your Voice Matters.   


 
Welcome Sue Pollard

We’re thrilled to have Susan (Sue) Pollard helping us out for the next little while, while one of our program coordinators, Bernadine Mullin-Splude, is out on leave.

Sue is a recent graduate of the University of Prince Edward Island, having completed her degree in Child and Family Studies. She has substantial education in children and families as she completed a two-year Early Childhood Education diploma program.

While attending UPEI, she gained experience working with military families completing two field placements with us over the past academic year.

Sue will be occupying Bernie’s position temporarily while Bernie is out on leave and has plans of leaving her mark on the organization while she is here.

Read more about Sue here: http://www.peimfrc.ca/2015/05/welcome-sue-pollard/
June Coffee Time

Coffee hour will be held on Tuesday, June 9, from 10:00am to 11:00am. This month’s coffee break will be held at the PEI Regiment, Water Street, Charlottetown.

Everyone is welcome… hope to see you there!

 
AGM: A Kitchen Party (with a little bit of biz on the side)

Join us for an evening of food, fun and giveaways (and just little bit of business).

When: June 8
Time: See below
Location: HMCS Queen Charlotte

Free for military members and their families. Please RSVP by June 1. 902.892.8999

Registration: 6:00 pm
AGM: 6:30 pm
Reception: 7:00 pm


 
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Volunteer Meeting

Hello PEI MFRC volunteers! Our volunteer meeting will be held on Wednesday June 3 at 6:30pm. Location: PEI MFRC, 88 Watts Ave.  We will be preparing morale packages for deployed soldiers.

Please send Lynn a quick email if you are able to attend (Lynn.Milligan@forces.gc.ca)

 
New Volunteers Welcome!
  • Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share?
  • Do you like working with others?
  • Do you want to give back to the military community?
The PEI MFRC is the place for you!

We are looking for volunteer team members to assist with various upcoming projects and activities. For more information, please contact Lynn (Lynn.Milligan@forces.gc.ca) or call 902.892.8999.
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Families Cheer for WR3 Fun Runners

The WR3 run was held April 18 and included a special event just for kids. Read an excerpt from this blog post written by Program Coordinator, Lynn Milligan.

Every spring, the WR3 race is held, and the PEI MFRC staff and volunteer team help with this event. I am responsible for over-seeing the Fun Run, which gives young children a chance to participate. Personally, this is always my favourite part of the WR3, but this year was particularly special. Let me tell you why…

Read more here: http://www.peimfrc.ca/2015/05/families-cheer-for-wr3-fun-runners/
Sea Glass Wrap & Cream Tea

When: Saturday June 27, 2015
Time: 1:00pm
Where: Grandma’s Tea Room, 545 Malpeque Rd, Winsloe
 
Choose a piece of sea glass from the treasure chest, and Cindy will teach you to wire wrap a pendant that can be worn as a necklace or put onto a key chain. All tools will be provided.


Then, you'll be served a “Cream Tea” in the tea room. This includes your choice of a pot of tea or bottomless coffee, hot homemade tea scone, sweetened cream, strawberry preserves, and butter.

This event is open to military families. Spaces are limited and you must pre-register. Deadline to register is Wednesday June 24. To register, call 902.892.8999


 
Call for Testimonials

Have you used one of our services or had a positive experience with one of our staff members? We'd love to hear from you! The PEI MFRC is collecting testimonials from our clients—you can send them to us either via Facebook or email (peimfrc@gmail.com). Help us spread the word about the PEI MFRC!

You can also leave a review on our Facebook Page!
Craft for Father's Day

"Dad, I Love You to Pieces" Father's Day Card

What you will need:


* Card Stock (Heavy Paper)
* Large puzzle pieces from a child's puzzle. (You can also buy blank puzzle pieces at craft stores)
* Acrylic paint in different colors Permanent Markers

Directions: 
1. Turn your puzzle pieces over and paint at least two coats of acrylic paint on each piece.
2. Write "Dad, I Love You to Pieces" on a piece of card stock.
3. Glue the puzzle pieces on the paper with the saying and then write things on the puzzle pieces that make your Dad special such as "You are patient, kind, gentle, listen to me, etc."

http://www.daniellesplace.com/html/mengifts.html


 
Virtual Workshop: SISIP Budgeting 101

When: May 25
Time: 7:00PM AST
Location: Online

Learn how to manage your budget in a one-hour session for all ages. Budgeting is not always taught in school; yet, it is a necessary life skill for anyone aged 16 to 106!  Come join Corey Hargreaves from SISIP as he brings strategies to enhance our budgeting procedures. Bring your young adults or older teens—budgeting is for everyone!  Click here to register for this session: http://www.peimfrc.ca/2015/05/virtual-workshops-may/

Military Family Resource Centre                                                                                     

88 Watts Avenue
Charlottetown, PE  C1A 2C1
(902) 892-8999
www.familyforce.ca


Staff

Donna Earl                                                                  Nancy Mollison                            
Executive Director                                                       Office Administrator                     
donna.earl@forces.gc.ca                                           
nancy.mollison@forces.gc.ca         

Bernie Mullin-Splude                                                   Lynn Milligan
Program Coordinator                                                  Program Coordinator         
bernadine.mullin-splude@forces.gc.ca                      
lynn.milligan@forces.gc.ca                                                                                                    
Edward MacAulay                                                       Margaret MacKenzie
Family Liaison Officer, RSW                                       Virtual Program Coordinator
edward.macaulay@forces.gc.ca                                 virtual.mfrcpei@gmail.com






                             

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