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OUR DOORS ARE OPEN!

Need to make a payment for an MFRC program? Have a parcel you'd like to drop off for a loved one that is deployed? Need a signature on release, arrival, deployment or annual paperwork?

The MFRC doors are open for those who have MFRC related business!


Hours of operation: Monday-Friday; 8am-4pm
*please respect social distancing*
**certain restrictions may apply**


We are all in this together! Take care & stay healthy!
The Shilo MFRC team





1950’s Drive-In Dinner
Join the MFRC for a 50’s themed drive-in community BBQ! Make your dinner reservation now to reserve your parking spot!
Wednesday, August 19
4:00-5:00 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Everyone welcome!
Reserve your time slot
HERE by Wednesday, August 12, as spaces are limited!

Shilo MFRC Presents…A Community Chronicle
Submit your story today

Based on the beloved series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul”, A Community Chronicle will be a collection of heart-warming, inspirational stories that demonstrate the resilience within our community. From our “regular” challenges such as postings and deployments, to all the unfamiliar obstacles that have come with 2020, we know there are some incredible stories of resilience, love, overcoming adversity and strength that you all have to share. We would love to create a collection of uplifting stories to commemorate such an eventful year. We will compile the submissions and print a book as a tribute to the strength of our community.

Some suggestions to spark your creativity include:
  • A time that you have overcome adversity
  • A time that you were supported by a friend or community member
  • A time that you supported a friend of community member
  • A funny story about yourself, friends or family/children
  • How you met a new friend or your spouse
  • Children may submit drawings that encompass “What does community look like to you”
Please feel free to be creative and write about any experience you like, however all stories should be positive and appropriate. Stories may be signed or anonymous – email shilovfp@gmail.com to submit yours today. Alternatively, you may drop them off at the reception desk, attention to Ashley Constable, with your contact information in case editing is necessary.
Disclaimer:
The Shilo MFRC reserves the right to publish/not publish the stories submitted. Content must be positive and appropriate. If sharing a story that involves another community member, a release of information form will be required to ensure that all parties agree to share the story whether signed or anonymous.





Counselling Services
The MFRC counselling team is here for support and guidance. The counsellors are available via virtual counselling, as well as email and phone. 

Contact any of our counsellors by email or phone to see how they can help meet your needs.


Ryan:

shilomfrc.rb@outlook.com
ryan.blackman@forces.gc.ca 

or call local 3329

Carolyn:

shilomfrc.csl@outlook.com
carolyn.senchuk-lavergne@forces.gc.ca 

or call local 3627

Nicole:

shilomfrc.no@outlook.com
nicole.oliver@forces.gc.ca

or call local 4106

And don't forget the Family Information Line is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week if you need to speak to someone right away. 1-800-866-4546.


Meet Nicole!
Hello! My name is Nicole Oliver and I'm the new Prevention, Support & Intervention Coordinator at the MFRC. I'm very excited to be joining the team & to begin meeting the families & people that serve this base.  
I'm located at the Counselling Center at the MFRC.
This has been a strange time for all of us, but we have adjusted! While we're not conducting in-person visits at this time, please know that supports are available to you virtually!
My contact information is (204)765-3000 ext. 4106 and my email address is
shilomfrc.no@outlook.com 
I look forward to connecting with you!



The Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Ashley Constable, is available for virtual services & support during this time.
Ashley can be reached by phone at 204-765-3000 ext. 4557 or by email 
shilovfp@gmail.com
You can also visit our website for more information on the VFP program.
 



Release Support
Are you releasing or thinking about releasing from the Military? Book a virtual appointment with the VFPC to review the steps involved in the process, start planning, and obtain important information to support you in your transition. There are many benefits and programs available to you and your family, even after you release. 
Email Ashley at
shilovfp@gmail.com to book your one-on-one session.


One-on-One Self Care Workshops
Available to ALL community members - Available upon request 
If you are struggling to work self care into your new schedule, or would just like some tips and tricks, you can book an appointment for one-on-one support and planning with the VFPC. After reviewing some self care strategies and exploring what self care looks like for you, you will be able to complete your very own self care plan. Self care is so important for fostering resilience and managing stress.
Email Ashley at
shilovfp@gmail.com to book your one-on-one session.


Party Hearty in your Backyardy!

Borrow the MFRC’s new Backyard BBQ Bundle to enjoy with friends and family.
Bundles include hotdogs, condiments, plates and napkins. As well as your choice of outdoor entertainment such as ladder golf, bubble machine, spike ball & battle ball.
Refundable deposit required.

For more information about the MFRC’s Backyard BBQ Bundle,
contact theSpecial Events Coordinator at alexa.kullberg@forces.gc.ca



Crafting the Day Away
Join us via Zoom for a Craft Day from you own home. Enjoy an afternoon and/or evening of working on your project while sharing ideas and socializing with others in our community.
Saturday, August 15
1:00-4:00 p.m.
and/or 
6:00-9:00 p.m.
$2 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14


Bricoler toute la journée 
Rejoignez-nous via Zoom pour une journée artisanale en directe de votre maison. Profitez d'un après-midi et/ou une soirée pour travailler sur votre projet tout en partageant des idées et en socialisant avec d'autres membres de notre communauté.
samedi le 15 aout
13h à 16h 
et/ou 
18h à 21h
$2

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS ICI avant vendredi midi le 14 aout

If you have any questions or would like to make a suggestion for an adult program, please contact the Adult Program Coordinator, Linda, by email linda.beauchemin@forces.gc.ca

Contactez Linda au 204-765-3000 poste 4553 pour plus amples informations.



CHECK YOUR E-MAIL
When you register for a program through the MFRC, we will send program instructions, supply lists, etc to the email you provide in the registration form!
Check your e-mail so you don't miss out!



Resume Consultations (one-on-one, virtual)
Are you interested in having your resume reviewed? Do you want feedback on how to tailor your resume for a specific job/industry? Are you marketing yourself in the best way possible? Book a resume consult to ensure your resume is working for you!
To book a virtual appointment with our Employment Coordinator Christine, email
shilomfrc.ch@outlook.com or christine.helgason@forces.gc.ca
Resume consult appointments will range from 30 minutes to one hour.


Career Development Coaching (one-on-one, virtual)
Are you looking for assistance with self-assessment, resume development, job search and interview practice? Career Development Coaching might be the perfect fit. 
To book an appointment with our Employment Coordinator Christine, email
shilomfrc.ch@outlook.com or christine.helgason@forces.gc.ca
Career Development typically consists of 6 – 8 one hour appointments


Self-directed Career Development Resources:

Federal
You will find several valuable resources on this site: finding a job, choosing a career and exploring the market.
Specifically under Choosing a Career you can:
- take career quizzes
- review job profiles; and
- match your current skills.
You can also
browse jobs currently available in essential services!
Consider downloading the mobile app!


Provincial 
Create a comprehensive career plan: get to know yourself, explore education and training and explore the world of work; job search resources; resume and cover letter builder and so much more!



Other Resources:


Facebook
The Employment Program Facebook page is being updated regularly; it will be populated with links to information, resources and other valuable content, as well as the Friday Funny post. Check it out!





Are you interested in studying a second language virtually? Please contact Christine, our SLT Coordinator by email at shilomfrc.ch@outlook.com or christine.helgason@forces.gc.ca for more information.

Download the FREE
Duolingo app and challenge your friends & family to learn a new language with you!

Debit/Credit
Payments for OCC and MFRC programs can be made
over the phone by credit card or at the MFRC reception desk
by debit or credit card. 
Please remember that in order for your registration to be complete, payment must be made by the program registration deadline - if not, the registrant will be removed from the program.


 
The Shilo MFRC's definition of deployment:
Any occasion where your military partner is away for 30 days or more on; course: IR,
training or operational duty, regardless of location.
Contact the Deployment Coordinator or the Deployment Assistant for all deployment inquiries.


Alexa Kullberg
Deployment Coordinator

alexa.kullberg@forces.gc.ca
204-765-3000 ext. 4555

Jennifer Pinard
Deployment Assistant

jennifer.pinard@forces.gc.ca
204-765-3000 ext. 3632



Communication is Key
Effective communication is key for military families transitioning from operations. The Road to Mental Readiness – Reunion & Reintegration Workshop provides you with tools to prepare for life after deployment while celebrating your successes and validating your challenges. Whether your family member is still deployed or returned home, join us virtually to share your experiences with other incredible military families. 
Thursday, July 30
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, July 28
*private sessions also available – contact Alexa at
alexa.kullberg@forces.gc.ca for more information


Deployment Date Night
Burgers, buns and banana splits! You’re invited to a Backyard BBQ at the MFRC!
Thursday, August 6          
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Adults only
Meet at the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by Tuesday, August 4
*offsite childcare vouchers available



Deployment Family Park Play Date
Round up the children (and yourself) for a fun afternoon outdoors at the MFRC. We will enjoy backyard games, bubbles, splash pad, park play, music and some frozen treats!
Tuesday, August 11
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Families experiencing a deployment
Meet at the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by Friday, August 7


Morale Mail
Sending your loved one a parcel? You can send it for free through the Shilo MFRC!
All parcels must be addressed to Bellville, Ontario where they are collected and shipped overseas.
The MFRC has a packing station set up in the community lounge, which includes boxes, wrapping supplies and Customs Declaration Forms for your convenience. Parcels can be dropped off at the MFRC during regular business hours
(Mon-Fri; 8am-4pm)
*the packing station is available by appointment only, for the time being - please contact Alexa or Jenn if you'd like to book a time or if you require assistance with your parcel,  and they will be happy to help you!

Alexa Kullberg: alexa.kullberg@forces.gc.ca or 204-765-3000 ext. 4555
Jennifer Pinard: 
jennifer.pinard@forces.gc.ca or 204-765-3000 ext. 3632


Or visit our website for addresses, prohibited items lists, tips and more!



 
We will be taking extra precautions and adding new procedures to keep everyone safe while participating in our youth day & mini camps! Please review these new procedures HERE.

Whenever possible, camps will be outside. Please send your children with spray sunscreen, hat and lots of water to every camp. 

I would again, like to thank everyone for your patience and cooperation during this adjustment period. Any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Take care!
Shannon Chapman

shannon.chapman@forces.gc.ca


 
YOUTH DAY CAMPS

Please register your child using the LAST GRADE they have completed - they must have completed kindergarten in order to participate in youth programs. 
*Reminder: only one child per registration - failure to do so may result in a child getting missed from the program

Don’t Stop the Music
Join us for a day filled with lots of music! From dancing to signing, just don’t turn off the music!
Tuesday, August 4
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, July 27

Nature Kids Day Camp
Nature Kids will run once a week for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 during July and August. It will promote building confidence, creativity, imagination as well as exercise and new experiences outdoors. Once a month the drop off and pick up will be in Brandon so that we can explore what the Brandon trails have to offer. Please do not forget to pack a lunch, hat, sunscreen (preferably spray), bug spray and lots of water as this is based mostly outside!

Thursday, August 6
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, July 27

Thursday, August 13
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 3

Thursday, August 20 ~ Brandon Drop-off
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 10

Thursday, August 27
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE Monday, August 17

Giant Board Game Day
Do you enjoy playing board games? What about life size board games?
Tuesday, August 11
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 3

Let’s Get Mindful
Relax and refocus join us for a day of mindfulness activities. 
Tuesday, August 18
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 10

Let’s Build
Join us for a fun day full of imagination and creation! 
Tuesday, August 25
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 6
$20 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 17

 
YOUTH MINI CAMPS

Please register your child using the LAST GRADE they have completed - they must have completed kindergarten in order to participate in youth programs. 
*Reminder: only one child per registration - failure to do so may result in a child getting missed from the program


Paint the Day Away
Calling all artists!!! Come on out to our painting day filled with lots of bright colours! 
Wednesday, August 5
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 2
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, July 27
-OR-
Wednesday, August 5
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth in grades 3-6
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, July 27

Paint Night
Pick a board, pick a stain and pick a stencil! Get creative and come hang out with your friends!
Wednesday, August 5
7:30-9:30 p.m. 
Youth in grades 7-12
$10.00 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, July 27

Minute To Win It
Have you been practicing your Minute To Win It skills this summer? Come put your skills to the test! 
Monday, August 10
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 2
No cost to participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 3
-OR-
Monday, August 10
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth in grades 3-6
No cost to participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 3

Fear Factor
Get excited for a fun day of challenges which will put your nerves to the test! 
Wednesday, August 19
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 2
$3 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 10
-OR-
Wednesday, August 19
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth in grades 3-6
$3 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 10

How to Solve a Mystery
Interested in following clues and solving mysteries? Join us for an action-packed day! 
Monday, August 24
12:30-2:30 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten-grade 2
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 17
-OR-
Monday, August 24
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Youth in grades 3-6
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by Monday, August 17
 
**To make it fair to all, please attend a program if you have registered. There will be a fee for repeated no shows**



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Preschool Programs now being offered virtually and face-to-face!

The Shilo MFRC Preschool Programs will now be offering a combination of virtual and face-to-face programming. All face-to-face programming will take place outside for the time being, so have your children ready to be outdoors for the whole program.
Programs being offered virtually will be done through a combination of ZOOM meet-ups and videos on our Facebook page! You must have access to internet and a computer/tablet/phone that supports the app. Once you are registered, you will be emailed a meeting code to access the program, a list of items to have ready for our session & any special instructions you might need for the program!

We hope to see you all there!


*If you have any questions about the programs being offered or any other preschool program related questions, please contact the Children Services Director at smfrc.daycare@outlook.com.



Storytimes
Don't forget to tune-in to Story Time on Facebook every Saturday morning! We will be having some guest readers this summer! Listen in as MFRC staff, as well as community members & local business owners, read some fun and exciting stories! Families can listen to the story whenever they have time! Watch our Facebook page & don't miss your favorite story reader!


Preschool Summer Programs (virtual)
*these programs will be delivered in part by video on Facebook (Monday & Tuesday) and a Zoom meet-up (Thursday)! - these programs are separate from Circle Times.

Week 5: Deep, Deep Sea Kit
This week we will be experiencing the wonders of the ocean. We will explore through sea animal art, ocean inspired sensory bottles, and singing a classic preschool song about slippery fish!
August 3-7
9:30 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$10 per kit

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, July 29
Kit Pickup @ the MFRC: Friday, July 31
Max: 8

Week 6: Pajama Party Kit
Let’s get ready to celebrate this week in our favorite PJs. We’ll be creating our own relaxing rice bags, mixing up monster spray, and getting active with the sleeping bunnies song! 
August 10-14
9:30 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$10 per kit

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, August 5
Kit Pickup @ the MFRC: Friday, August 7
Max: 8

Week 7: Superheroes Kit
Join us this week as we learn how to be superheroes! We will create disguises, do some superpower exploration, and sing songs to enhance our knowledge of what it really takes to save the day!
August 17-21
9:30 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$10 per kit

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, August 12
Kit Pickup @ the MFRC: Friday, August 14
Max: 8

Week 8: Life’s A Zoo Kit
We will be spending this week doing wild animal themed art, science, and music activities that let us explore all the amazing things we’d see on a trip to the Zoo!
August 24-28
9:30 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
$10 per kit

REGISTER HERE by noon on Wednesday, August 19
Kit Pickup @ the MFRC: Friday, August 21
Max: 8

 
*in order for your registration to be complete, payment must be made by the program deadline - payment can be made over the phone (credit card only) or at the MFRC front desk during regular business hours (debit/credit only).


Circle Times (virtual)
Join us at Circle Time! During our time together, we will have a sing-a-long, movement activity,  science activity & end with a favorite story!
*these sessions are FREE & will be offered virtually via ZOOM & are FREE but do require pre-registration in order for you to get the access code & supply list for each session. There will be a max of 8 families per session - multiple children in the same home can join together. 

Deep, Deep Sea
Tuesday, August 4
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Parent(s) along with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, July 31

Pajama Party
Tuesday, August 11
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Parent(s) along with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 7

Superheroes
Tuesday, August 18
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Parent(s) along with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14

Life’s A Zoo
Tuesday, August 25
10:30-11:00 a.m.
Parent(s) along with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 21

Get Up & Get Moving (in person)
Join us, in-person, as we learn all about how to play our favorite sports! We will learn some new skills, discuss what our favorite activities are & get all of the sillies out while enjoying the last month of summer! *children must be toilet trained – we will not have access to bathrooms.*

Week 1 - Balls
Wednesday & Thursday (August 5 & 6)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-3 years old
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, July 31
-OR-
Wednesday & Thursday (August 5 & 6)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, July 31
Max: 8 each session

Week 2 - Parachute
Wednesday & Thursday (August 12 & 13)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-3 years old
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 7
-OR-
Wednesday & Thursday (August 12 & 13)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 7
Max: 8 each session

 
Week 3 - Hoops
Wednesday & Thursday (August 19 & 20)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-3 years old
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14
-OR-
Wednesday & Thursday (August 19 & 20)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14
Max: 8 each session

Week 4 – Obstacle Course
Wednesday & Thursday (August 26 & 27)
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Children ages 2-3 years old
$5 per participant

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 21
-OR-
Wednesday & Thursday (August 26 & 27)
1:00-2:30 p.m.
Children ages 4-5 years old (not in kindergarten)
$5 per participant
Meet outside the MFRC

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 21
Max: 8 each session

 
*in order for your registration to be complete, payment must be made by the program deadline - payment can be made over the phone (credit card only) or at the MFRC front desk during regular business hours (debit/credit only).


DIY Friday Zoom Sessions (virtual)
Together, with our parents, we will be following along and creating a DIY recipe to explore at home! A list of required supplies and the zoom link will be emailed to you at the beginning of the week.

Oobleck
Friday, August 7 
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, July 31

Kinetic Sand 
Friday, August 14 
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 7

Salt Dough Pendants
Friday, August 21 
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14 

Finger Paints
Friday, August 28
9:30-10:00 a.m.
Parent(s) with children ages 2-5 (not in kindergarten)
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 21 
Max: 8 in each session


Baby Club Zoom Get Together
Join us for a parent & baby zoom session! We will take time to talk about how we are all holding up, discuss different activities to do with our babies and even take a look at some infant friend recipes to try! Register for one or all!

Monday, August 10
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Parent(s) with infants
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 7

Monday, August 17
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Parents(s) with infants
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24
10:00-10:30 p.m.
Parents(s) with infants
No cost to participant
Platform: Zoom

REGISTER HERE by noon on Friday, August 21


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Shilo Military Family Resource Centre
Box 5000 Stn Main Building T-114
ShiloMB  R0K 2A0
Canada

Ph: 204-765-3000 ext 3352
Fax: 204-765-3859


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