A new podcast produced by the CFB Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre is launching on Oct. 9 (File contributed/MFRC)

CFB Esquimalt launches new podcast directed at military families

‘The Military Lifestyle’ will launch on Oct. 9

A new podcast coming from CFB Esquimalt’s Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) is hoping to reach more people about lifestyles issues.

The Military Lifestyle will explore a variety of relevant topics for people living and working in the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as questions many families have.

“People are also busy and military families are increasingly living everywhere,” said Jon Chabun, communications and marketing coordinator at the Esquimalt MFRC and host of The Military Lifestyle. “You don’t have to worry about registering and getting to a workshop at the MFRC. You can download it and listen to it offline, on your schedule.”

ALSO READ: Navy vessel departs CFB Esquimalt for five-month mission

Chabun will host the interview-format podcast and speak with experts and specialists about niche aspects of living the military life.

Topics in the first season of the show, which is comprised of 14, 30-minute episodes will include financial planning from a military perspective, steps to take when transitioning from a military to a civilian job and tips for military spouses and partners who are trying to establish their own careers.

“The genesis of a lot of the topics came from staff at our centre who are working on the front lines and having contact with people,” Chabun said. “In some ways, these are remixed versions of some of our workshops we might have, but doing so in a much more relaxed environment, in a much more conversational style.”

PHOTOS: Thousands participate at CFB Esquimalt’s Defence On The Dock (with video)

At the CFB Esquimalt alone there are more than 6,000 regular force reserve members, suggesting a minimum of 12,000 family members, many of whom access the MFRC and many who do not.

The show is being locally produced at Organized Sound Productions, with funding from the True Patriot Love Foundation.

The first episode is set to launch on Oct. 9 and can be accessed for free on all podcast hosts such as iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and Google Podcasts.

For more information, you can visit esquimaltmfrc.com.

nicole.crescenzi@vicnews.com

Like us on Facebook Send a Tweet to @NicoleCrescenzi
and follow us on Instagram

CFB EsquimaltMilitary

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rare white orca spotted hunting off shores of Alaska for first time

Tl’uk seems healthy and strong, says researcher

Mental health challenges add to youth stress load

Part 2 in a Black Press series on Youth Homelessness

Langford bike park rolling along to completion

New park a tribute to Jordie Lunn’s legacy

Oak Bay council places 60-day protection order on Island Road house

Developer pulled heritage agreement over ‘exorbitant’ $417,000 fees

Saanich council to dig into long-awaited garden suite study

Detached suites keep families close, provide financial flexibility, mayor says

VIDEO: Greater Victoria police officers try bhangra dancing with social media star

Gurdeep Pandher leads bhangra lesson on front lawn of the BC Legislature building

Captain Horvat’s OT marker lifts Canucks to 4-3 win over Blues

Vancouver takes 2-0 lead in best-of-7 NHL playoff series with St. Louis

Widow of slain Red Deer doctor thanks community for support ahead of vigil

Fellow doctors, members of the public will gather for a physically-distanced vigil in central Alberta

Taking dog feces and a jackhammer to neighbourhood dispute costs B.C. man $16,000

‘Pellegrin’s actions were motivated by malice …a vindictive, pointless, dangerous and unlawful act’

Racist stickers at Keremeos pub leaves group uneasy and angry

The ‘OK’ hand gesture is a known hate-symbol

VIDEO: World responds to B.C. girl after pandemic cancels birthday party

Dozens of cards and numerous packages were delivered to six-year-old Charlie Manning

Expected fall peak of COVID-19 in Canada could overwhelm health systems: Tam

National modelling projections released Friday show an expected peak in cases this fall

Hundreds of sea lions to be killed on Columbia River in effort to save endangered fish

Nearly 22,000 comments received during public review were opposed, fewer than 200 were for

Most Read