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   The latest happenings at the PEI MFRC . . .

PEI MFRC has a new website

We're excited to announce we have a new website, complete with a regularly updated blog and events calendar. Our events calendar has all our satellite hours in Cardigan, Alberton, and Summerside, as well as any social events, coffee times, and workshops taking place.

Check it all out at the following address (and leave a comment letting us know what you think!):


http://www.peimfrc.ca/

New PEI MFRC Satellite Office Opens in Summerside

We're excited to announce new satellite office hours in Summerside. We'll have a staff member available on a regular basis throughout the month. You can check the events calendar for all hours (http://www.peimfrc.ca/events/2015-01/). We're located in the Summerside Armouries in Slemon Park (10 Parkway Lane—after you pass the Slemon Park Plaza, take the first left).

January office hours:
  • Jan 1–2: Closed
  • Jan 5–6: 8:30AM–-4:00PM
  • Jan 7: Closed
  • Jan 8–9: 8:30AM–-4:00PM
  • Jan 12: 8:30AM–4:00PM
  • Jan 13: Closed
  • Jan 14: 8:30AM–4:00PM
  • Jan 15: 12PM–4:00PM and 6:0PM–9:00PM
  • Jan 16: 8:30AM–4:00PM
Feel free to stop by for a visit during these times. Please note that the door to the building must remained locked, so visitors are asked to ring the buzzer when you arrive or call ahead to make an appointment (902.314.9461) or email our program coordinator (Lynn.Milligan@forces.gc.ca). Please note this office is not wheelchair accessible.
Free Magazines Available at PEI MFRC

Complimentary copies of Canadian Military Family magazine and  Parents Canada magazine are available. Pick up locations:
  • The PEI MFRC, 88 Watts Ave., Charlottetown (Mon – Fri; 8:00AM–4:00PM)
  • HMCS Queen Charlotte, 10 Water St., Charlottetown (Mon – Fri; 8:00AM–4:00PM)
  • Summerside Armouries, Slemon Park (Thursdays 12:00noon–4:00PM and 6:00PM–9:00PM)
MFRC Holiday Hours

A reminder that the MFRC office (Watts Ave.) will be closing for the holiday at 4PM on December 19. We'll reopen 8:00AM on January 5.

We will continue to hold office hours in Summerside until noon on December 24. Check our events calendar for specific days and times (http://www.peimfrc.ca/events/2014-12/).


 
January Coffee Time

Coffee hour will be held on Tuesday, January 13th from 10:00am to 11:00am. This month’s coffee break will be held at the DET, 88 Watts Ave., Charlottetown. Everyone is welcome… hope to see you there!
 
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Volunteer Meeting

Hello PEI MFRC volunteers! Our volunteer meeting will be held on Wednesday January 7th at 6:30pm. Location: PEI MFRC, 88 Watts Ave. 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 or call 902.892.8999.
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Blog Post: Be an Instrument of Love in the Orchestra of Life

The spirit of the season doesn’t necessarily descend upon us; sometimes it takes some orchestration. It’s a little like a symphony, with each instrument playing its own part, lovely (albeit quiet) on its own. Add to that, another instrument…and another…and another until each complimentary tone blends to create a harmonious sound that lifts your heart!

Program Coordinator Bernadine Mullin-Splude explains how Islanders should work together to create a little holiday season in her very first blog post on our new site.

To read the full blog, visit this link: http://www.peimfrc.ca/2014/12/be-an-instrument-of-love-in-the-orchestra-of-life/
Employment Resources

Are you looking for a job, wanting to update your resume, or maybe looking to change career paths? The PEI MFRC has entered into a community partnership with Career Development Services (CDS). The have 6 locations across the Island, and their services are free! For more information, check out their website: http://cdspei.ca/
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!
Activities for Dads and their Pre-Teens

Are you looking for some fun activities to do with your pre-teen daughter? Check out this article “10 Cool Father-Daughter Activities”, courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com: http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/family/parenting/for-moms-and-dads/5-father-daughter-activities.htm#page=0

Are you looking for some fun activities to do with your pre-teen son? Check out this article “10 Cool Father-Son Activities”, courtesy of HowStuffWorks.com: http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/family/parenting/for-moms-and-dads/5-father-son-activities.htm
Support the Troops Hockey Game: Jan. 30

Come on out to the Eastlink Centre to watch the Charlottetown Islanders take on the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.

Ticket prices:
  • Serving CAF members (ID required): Free
  • Additional adult family members: $10
  • Students/children family members: $5
Tickets may be reserved at the PEI MFRC.
 
Huge thanks to Nancy Russell from CBC's Island Morning for her segment on the MFRC. We hope to have her podcast on our website soon!
Military Family Resource Centre                                                                                     

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


Staff

Donna Earl, Executive Director                                   

donna.earl@forces.gc.ca           

Nancy Mollison, Office Administrator

nancy.mollison@forces.gc.ca  
        
Lynn Milligan, Program Coordinator       

lynn.milligan@forces.gc.ca                                                                        

Bernie Mullin-Splude, Program Coordinator  
bernadine.mullin-splude@forces.gc.ca


Edward MacAulay, Family Liaison Officer    
edward.macaulay@forces.gc.ca                        


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