It has been almost one year since we’ve taken up permanent residence in Charlottetown. We’ve made great strides in our mandate to provide outreach services and resources to the military families of Prince Edward Island, but we recognize that we could be doing more
My name is Margaret Mackenzie, virtual program coordinator for PEI MFRC, and this is my very first time blogging, ever. Yeah! Celebrate the Learning!
Each year, Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) invites Canadian schools, individuals, and organizations to make Valentines for Vets. VAC then distributes the valentines to veterans in long-term care facilities across the country in time for February 14.
Most people use the new year to develop a plan for a “better” self, a better me. It makes sense, I suppose. It’s like making up your business plan at work—a guide to accomplishing all that we know we can do and need to do to move forward.
Back in December, PEI MFRC staff and volunteers got together and put together Morale Packages for PEI military working overseas. (You can read all about it here.) Earlier this month, we received a letter from a serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force thanking us for the package. While this solider expresses humility at… [Read More]
Now that the holiday season has come and gone, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past year. Many people use January as a time for reflection—a look back on the year that has come to a close—, and we at the PEI MFRC can say that had an incredible year. It was our… [Read More]
Last month, PEI CBC reporter Nancy Russell did a feature story on us for Island Morning. If you missed the live version, you can catch it here!
On December 6, military families and friends gathered for an afternoon of fun and to celebrate the holidays as the PEI MFRC hosted “Festive Family Day.” It was a wonderful day, giving military families an opportunity to meet and get to know each other. We all enjoyed the entertainment provided by Daniel Scott and the… [Read More]
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!… [Read More]
We’re super excited to have recently launched a new communications strategy—one that relies heavily on Facebook and Twitter (Are you active on social media? Make sure to say hi!)—, and we’re now adding this blog to the mix.
On this site, you’ll find the basic information about the PEI MFRC (for more detailed information, please visit the familyforces website), as well as an up-to-date events calendar. You can also sign up for our monthy newsletter.
This blog will be a space for you—the PEI military community.