Ice Cream Social
Date: Aug 14
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Beat the summer heat and make your own sundae during the MFRC’s ice cream social! Delicious toppings will be available; every effort will be made to ensure all products are peanut free. This event is free; please call 6300 by August 12 to register.
Aug 12 | 1:00-3:00 pm | MFRC
Registration Deadline: Aug 10
Aug 24 | 6:00-8:00 pm | MFRC
Registration Deadline: Aug 20
Sept 21 | 6:00-8:00 pm | MFRC
Registration Deadline: Sept 17
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 bases, 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 welcome to call to register.
Farm to Table: Dinner Dance & Movie
Date: Aug 27
Time: event opens: 4:00 p.m. | dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Locations: Bldg 161, Mons Ave, CFB Edmonton
In celebration of the MFRC's 25th Anniversary
Register: call (780) 973-4011 ext. 6300
This free event is open to the Defence Team and their families
Drive in Movie Night
Date: Aug. 27
Location: Fitness Centre Parking Lot (in between the arena and Fitness Centre)
Brought to you in partnership with PSP & MFRC
Free popcorn included! The MFRC Youth Centre will have canteen items available for purchase.
Don’t drive? Bring a blanket or camping chair!
Bound by a shared destiny, a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor jaded by disillusionment embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory as "Tomorrowland."
Rating : PG
Starring: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie
Open-House Deployment Pizza/Movie Nights
Dates: Sept 17
Time: 6:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per family
**All families of the Edmonton Garrison are invited to the Deployment Pizza/Movie Night scheduled for Sept 17. This open-house will showcase the programs and services offered by the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre’s Deployment Support Program**
Families who have, who are currently, or who are about to experience a deployment are welcome to join us and enjoy a family movie, pizza, refreshments and, of course, popcorn! Call 6300 at least two days before the event to register.
Comfort Box Workshop
Date: Sept 26
Time: 1:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per person (includes box, decorating supplies and light refreshments)
A comfort box is a wonderful resource when you are having a not-so-good day. The workshop will include a presentation on the benefits of having a Comfort Box and ideas for things you can keep in the box. Participants will also decorate their very own Comfort Box to take home. All members of the Defence Team and their families, with priority given to families who are about to, who are currently, or who have recently experienced a deployment can call by Sept 23 to register.
Coffee in your Community
Date: Oct 14
Time: 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Gibbons Cultural Centre Lounge (5115 51st Street)
The Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre would like to invite you to join us for coffee in your community! Stop by and find out about the support and resources available to military families and get to know other families in your area while enjoying coffee and refreshments. Crafts and toys will be available for children.
Scholastic Book Fair
Ages: All ages
Dates: Oct 17 to 22
Times: Check familyforce.ca for timings
Love to read? Looking for new books for your family at affordable prices? The MFRC is hosting its second 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.
Bus Trip to Prairie Gardens
Date: Oct 17
Time: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: Prairie Gardens, Bon Accord
Cost: $4.00 per person (no charge for children ages 2 and under)
Join us for our annual trip to enjoy Fall Festival Fun at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm. The fee of $4.00 per person includes transportation to and from the base, admission, and light snacks. Families may purchase their lunch from the onsite concession stands. This event is open to members of the Defence Team and their families, with priority given to families who have recently, who are currently, or who are about to experience a deployment. Call 6300 by Oct 9 to register.
New! French Movie Night for Adults
Date: Nov 26
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Cost: $7.00 per person
Enjoy a movie in FRENCH, pizza and refreshments with other adults and couples with no children! Defence team members, employees and families register by Nov 23.
Christmas Lights Tour
Date: Dec 13
Time: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
Start location: Departing from the MFRC parking lot
Cost: $5.00 per family
Families of the Edmonton Garrison are invited on a bus tour of the Edmonton Christmas Lights, including Candy Cane Lane and the Alberta Legislature Grounds. This event will be open to all members of the Defence Team, with priority given to families of deployed personnel. Call to register by Dec 8.
Winter Warm up
Date: Jan 24
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Take a break from the January cold and visit the MFRC for hot beverages and yummy treats. Are you working on a crochet, knitting or craft project? Bring it with you – we will have cozy corners and ample space for you to work on your creation! Bring the kids…we will have toys and crafts for our little friends as well. Call by Jan 22 to register.
St. Valentine’s Day Countdown Kit
Date: Feb. 6
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 per person (includes materials and light refreshments)
(no fee for children’s crafts)
Families are invited to put together a collection of gifts and goodies they can give to their “special someone” each day during the week before St. Valentine’s Day. Children are welcome and may either assist their parent or make their very own St. Valentine’s Day craft for mom and/or dad. This event is open to members of the Defence Team and their families, with priority given to families who have recently, who are currently, or who are about to experience a deployment. Call by Feb 1 to register.