Welcome to the Community Events across Canada


Welcome to Borden Day


Saturday 14 September

1000 hrs – 1400 hrs

Ramillies Road, across from the Buell Fitness & Aquatic Centre

Regular/Ordinary members and families – FREE!

Associates – $2 per person

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Family Lunch at the Calgary Zoo

A Strengthening Families Event from the Calgary MFRC ALL AGES

Sat, October 5, 2019

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM MDT

This event is being held alongside our annual Welcome Event for military families who are new to Calgary, the military, or both. We would like to invite you to join us in welcoming these families to our military community.

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At Rexspo you can update your family’s Child Ident kit at the MP booth. Enjoy face painting, laser tag and an obstacle for the kids! Plus stop by more than 60 local exhibitors including businesses, clubs, attractions, and more! Live music and exhibitor demonstrations will happen throughout the event and don’t forget about the free swim!

Cash BBQ will start at 1100 hrs.

This event is open to the 19 Wing Defence Community, serving and retired and their families of course!

REXSPO – 19 Wing Comox Community Day

Saturday, 07 September 2019

1000 hrs – 1400 hrs

19 Wing Fitness & Community Centre (FCC)

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2019 Formation Family Fun Day


Formation Fun Day

This morale boosting day of fun and support is a popular annual event. We look forward to the warm sunshine and a day filled with live music, interactive activities, displays and a market place.  This ALL AGES event is sure to impress and have something for everyone in the family! Mark it in your calendars!

Location: Naden

Saturday, September 7    12:00pm-4:00pm    FREE

A free, all ages welcome event at Naden Base.

Open to all military members, civilians, retired military members, retired civilians and their families.

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Gagetown 2019 Annual Fall Expo

September 7th 10-4

This annual event highlights Recreational Clubs, Health and Educational Organizations that are available to our community.

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Gander- 9 wing Family Day

Saturday September 21st

Come out for Games, Cormorant Rides, Food and More!

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Fall Franco Fun

Saturday, September 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:  Noggins Corner Farm Market, Greenwich.

Cost: $5 per person. Free for children ages 12 and under.

Partake in some Valley family fun with outdoor activities, delicious crunchy corn and all of the fixings, and a wagon ride to the orchard for some apple picking with other Francophone and French-speaking families! Join the GMFRC and the Association francophone de la Vallée for this fun activity.

Register by Wednesday, September 18.

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Garrison Kingston fun Fest

Join us as we Celebrate Kingston’s Military Community and their Families at our 6th Annual Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest, CFB Kingston.

Saturday, September 7th

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On behalf of LCol Fearon, please join us for our Annual Family Bus Trip to SANTA’S VILLAGE on Saturday September 14th. Take a ride on the Candy Lane Express, try Santa’s Quest Scavenger Hunt or enjoy playing in the water at Santa’s Spray & Play Beach Zone. Bus pickups start at 8:00am at the Parade Square and 8:30am at the Metro Collingwood. Tickets are $10.00 per person which includes a day pass, lunch and transportation. A $50.00 refundable deposit per family group is required and will be refunded at Santa’s Village. Registration deadline is September 6, 2019. For more information or to register contact the MFRC Meaford at 519-538-1371 Ext 6509 or email: [email protected].

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15 Wing Family Day

Saturday, September 7th 10-2 Red Knight Arena

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National Capital Region

The Big Welcome

October 6, 2109

This special event has progressed and evolved throughout the years. This year expect more community partners, booths and activities for families to enjoy; this includes, your MFRC, PSP, Cadets, Military Wives Choir, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, St-John’s Ambulance, kids’ scavenger hunts, games, meet & greets, access to the museum and so much more!

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North Bay Wing Welcome 2019

Friday September 6th * 5pm-11:30pm * AYR Mess

TGIF-Dinner, DJ and a Band!

Saturday September 7th * 9am-6pm

Open House and Carnival Fun

Locations: The DLP Parking Lot, Shooting Range, Canex,

Fitness & Wellness Centre (indoor & outdoor),

MFRC & Little Wings Childcare Centre

Join us for a fun filled day; Car Show, BBQ, Scavenger Hunt, Bake Sale, Slushy & Popcorn Fundraisers, Static Displays,

Inflatables, Axe Throwing, Carnival Games, Open Swim,

Movie, Prizes and much more…

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Garrison Petawawa Family Day


Join us for Garrison Petawawa’s Family Day which is open to our military families and the greater community at large!  There is something for every age to enjoy!

  • Military Interactive and Static Displays
  • Information booths from PSP, PMFRC, CANEX, SISIP, Garrison Museum and Support Our Troops
  • Garrison Petawawa Club Information and Interactive Booths
  • Bounce Structures
  • Family Stage Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo
  • Facepainting
  • Annual Colour Run
  • And so much more!

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Shilo MFRC Fall Fest

Welcome our new community members and celebrate the upcoming year together at the Shilo MFRC Fall Fest. Enjoy a free taco-in-a-bag meal, check out the Wellness Expo and maybe pick something up at the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Trade Show! Also get the kids finger printed and entre to win a sweet BBQ package donated by the Brandon Legion!

Thursday, September 19

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Military Family Resource Centre


Are you a military spouse who operates their own business? (e-business, store front or home based)

Would you be interested in an opportunity to strut your stuff at the Shilo MFRC Fall Fest Trade Show?!!

If so, contact Christine Helgason to register by noon on Friday, September 13!

[email protected] or by calling 204-765-3000 ext. 3227

Suffield MFRC Wellness Expo

The MFRC will host our second annual ‘Wellness Expo’ on Thursday 5 September, 2019; we will be set up in the Ralston Arena (10:00-14:00) and have arranged for numerous wellness related service providers (local and Medicine Hat/Area based) to join us. In addition to the information and resources available at each booth, the infamous food trucks from Medicine Hat will be set up in the Community Centre parking lot (east of the Arena) between 11:00 and 14:00 AND we have a great door prize for one lucky winner!  Mark this date in your calendar…we hope to have a full house and have you leave with a wealth of information and a full belly!

No registration needed; this is a free event for you and your family (excludes food purchased from the food trucks).

Trenton Block Party

Block Party!

The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, in partnership with 8 Wing PSP,  is hosting a Block Party as its annual family day on Sunday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Block Party will bring together members of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, community partners and clubs, and organizations to share what the Quinte region has to offer.

There will be:

  • Face painting & balloon art
  • A petting zoo
  • A free lunch*
  • Inflatables for all ages
  • Outdoor swimming at the RecPlex
  • And more!

It is a day to welcome new and returning military families, showcase what our community has to offer and to spend a fun day with friends and family.

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Winnipeg MFRC Family Week October 7-11

Tuesday, October 8 • 5:30 to 7:30 pm 


$10 Adult • $5 Child 

Wednesday, October 9 • 5:30 pm le mercredi 9 octobre • à 17 h 30 


Fort Whyte Alive – 1961 McCreary Rd. 

$ 5 per person, children under 3 FREE 

Thursday, October 10 • 5:30 to 7:30 pm 


$5 per family 

Friday, October 11 • 5:30 to 8:30 pm 


South Side Youth Centre – 347 Doncaster St. 

$5 per family 

For all programs, please register by 


For more information or to register, call 204-833-2500 ext. 4500 

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Wainwright Welcome Block Party

Welcome Block Party 

5 September

4:30 – 6:30 PM

WMFRC Parking Lot

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Michelle Levesque

Fate brought Michelle Levesque to the CMFMAG family and she considers herself lucky be part of the journey of watching the Magazine bloom into greatness. Her motivation comes from working with a strong group of military spouses who are dedicated to providing information about those who support the Canadian military family community. Michelle believes in Cyndi’s mission first and for most and prides herself on being Cyndi’s and the magazine’s champion. “No” is not an option in Michelle’s world. When Cyndi describes the magazine as her “5th child”, Michelle describes herself as “Cyndi’s 5th child’s Nanny”. Michelle is married to Bob, a Combat Engineer Veteran and has 3 grown children, 2 boxers, and 5 cats. With only 1 year in Lahr Germany and 4 years in Oromocto NB, the Levesque’s called Petawawa home. (19 years out of 25 years together.) Now settled in Embrun ON, Michelle works where there is an internet connection. With her infectious enthusiasm, sense of humour and sheer determination to succeed, Michelle excitedly awaits where the CMFMAG goes next!

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