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Edmonton is known as Festival City and boasts some truly amazing events including; Folk Music Festival, K-Days, Shakespeare Festival, Airshow, Pridefest, Sonic Boom, Beerfest, Taste of Edmonton, Works Art & Design and so much more, too many to list actually! New to Edmonton? Visit to find some fun for your family!

The Edmonton Garrison hosts a large number of events that your family can enjoy as well. Mark your calendars!

Community Picnic and Fall Expo

Date: September 8
Location: Field behind the MFRC
Fall Expo: 3:00 – 7:00 pm
MFRC Open House: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Picnic: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

In conjunction with the PSP Fall Expo, this event will offer families a chance to visit with MFRC staff, have a tour of the Centre and enjoy a delicious catered picnic in the field behind the Youth Centre. Families will also enjoy bouncy castles and activities & crafts for kids. The picnic is open to Veteran and Defence Team families. Register for the picnic by calling (780) 973-4011 ext.6300.



September 9 - 11 $40.00 per weekend

January 13-15 $40.00 per weekend
March 10-12 $40.00 per weekend

Come enjoy a weekend of scrapbooking, socializing, and sustenance (lunch and snacks are included). Supplies are available for sale, and prizes to be won throughout the weekend. Begins Friday at 6:00 pm and ends Sunday at 3:00 pm. Registration opens six weeks prior to event, call to register.


Military 101

September 17 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Register by September 14

March 11 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Register by March 8

We are pleased to offer this fun and interactive 2-hour introduction to the military and the military lifestyle. Topics will include: overview of the Canadian Armed Forces, rank structure, acronyms and abbreviations, life on a military base, local resources and much more! Spouses and family members of new CAF members, families new to the Edmonton Garrison and all Defence Team members and their families are invited to attend.


Community Coffee

Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Nov. 25 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 31 9:00AM - 11:30AM

Whether you are new to the Garrison or have been here forever, we invite you to join us on the last Friday of the month for complimentary coffee and timbits from our local Tim Hortons. Get to know MFRC staff and make some new friendships.


Military 101 & Gibbons Community Coffee

October 12 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Gibbons Cultural Centre Lounge (5115 51st Street)

Join the MFRC at the Gibbons Cultural Centre for a morning of family, community and coffee. Stop by and get to know the Edmonton MFRC and other military families in your area while enjoying Tim Hortons coffee, timbits as well as refreshments, crafts and toys for children. Military 101 will be presented from 10 am - 11 am. This program offers an introduction to the military and the military lifestyle. Topics may include: overview of the Canadian Armed Forces, rank structure, acronyms and abbreviations, and more! Everyone welcome.


Scholastic Book Fair

Dates: Oct. 15 to Oct. 20
Time: TBD

Love to read? Looking for new books for your family at affordable
prices? The MFRC is hosting its third Scholastic Book Fair. There
will be a large selection of books (both French and English) as
well as gift ideas, posters and other creative items for all ages.



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