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Family Appreciation Days

Welcome to the 8th edition of the Defence Community Family Appreciation Days!

CFSU(O)’s signature event will celebrate military families with a weekend of superheroes this year! The weekend will feature a slew of activities and attractions for all ages, including superhero training, military displays, amusement park rides, sports activities, a Saturday night movie, and so much more. Military families are heroes, contributing to the Defence Community’s operations by supporting our members and building a welcoming community. This event is a way for us to celebrate their support and show them our heartfelt gratitude for truly representing the strength behind the uniform.

Visit the event website for details on camping and volunteer registration forms, FAQ, and an overview of previous years. To find out what this year’s family fun weekend has in store for you, click on the features below or the tabbed sections.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Uplands on June 1 & 2!

Mortgage Forces Campground Reservations

Sold
73%

Planes, trains and Light Armoured Vehicles

 

Record number of sponsors supporting our heroes this year

 

Join the fun and volunteer at FAD 2018

We’re bringing back the popular Saturday night movie feature and adding what is sure to become another crowd favourite: karaoke night on Friday night for all!

  1. Spikeball: A funky combo of four square and volleyball. Its Batman’s favourite game! Come play with us!
  2. Soccer: Join the PSP fitness superheroes for soccer drills, scrimmage games and practicing your super star kicks! Fun for all ages!
  3. Archery Target Shooting: Superheros never miss a shot! Practise your skills at the range. Our coaches will be there to help you be your best!
  4. Zorb Racing: Every super hero needs to be the best. Get your speed on in your own Zorb, otherwise known as a hamster wheel. Zorb Racing is guaranteed to be exhilarating and fun for all!
  5. Superhero Training: Batman, Spider-Man and Superman are going to teach you all the tricks of the trade. Get ready…you are about to save the world!
  6. Games to Go: Be your own superhero and save the day in your favourite video game! The mobile game theatre is outfitted with the most up to date in  gaming technology. Play on your own or with a friend!

Schedule of activities

Friday 1 June, 1500 to 2300 hrs

When and What
Ongoing entertainment

1500-2000 hrs
Clubs, Sponsor Expo, Ottawa Fire Services

1500-2300 hrs
Amusement Park, BMO Kids’ Zone, Games to Go Mobile Video Game Theater

1500-1600 hrs on the PSP Sports Field
Spikeball

1600-2000 hrs on the PSP Sports Field
Archery target practice and Zorb Racing

1700-1800 hrs in the Main Tent
Superhero in Training: Superman

1800-1900 hrs in the Main Tent
Hylands Golf Club golf clinic: A golf instruction seminar all abilities and ages, including a Q & A session on the game of golf with one of their Golf Professionals.

1900-2100 hrs in the Main Tent
Karaoke party, fun for the whole family

Saturday 2 June, 1000 to 2300 hrs

When and What
Ongoing entertainment

1000-2030 hrs
Clubs, Sponsor Expo, Uplands Aikido, Games To Go Mobile Video Game Theater

1000-2300 hrs
Amusement Park, BMO Kids’ Zone

1000-1200 hrs on the PSP Sports Field
Family field sports

1100-1200 hrs in the Main Tent
Superhero in Training: Spider-Man

1200-1300 hrs on the PSP Sports Field
Spikeball

1200-1245 hrs in the Main tent
Rotorhead performance

1300- 1400 hrs in Main Tent
Command Team speeches and prize draw for great prizes from West Jet, VIA Rail, Hunt Club Honda, Yvan Rhéaume – Royal LePage Performance Realty and many more.

1300-1700 hrs in the PSP Sports Field
Archery target practice and Zorb Racing

1400-1500 hrs in the Main Tent
Hylands Golf Club golf clinic: A golf instruction seminar all abilities and ages, including a Q & A session on the game of golf with one of their Golf Professionals.

1600-1700 hrs in the Main Tent
Superhero in Training: Batman

1700-1800 hrs in the PSP Sports Field
Family Ultimate Frisbee

1800-1900 hrs in main tent
Prize draw from West Jet, the Canada Army Run, Canadian Military Family Magazine, and many more. Go to p. 15 of your program to fill out your ballot!

1900-2100 in main tent
Saturday night movie – The Incredibles. Free popcorn will be available.

2300 hrs
Bar and main tent close


A ton of clubs and organisations set up residence at Uplands for Family Appreciation Days. Here’s a list of the kiosks and displays you’ll be able to enjoy.

Military Displays

2 CMBG

  • 1 x LAV with crew for vehicle rides;
  • 3 x LAV with crew for static displays; (OPV,E-LAV, ISC)
  • 1 x Coyote with crew for static display;
  • 1 x TAPV with crew for static display;
  • 1 x M777 static display with gun det;
  • 1 x C3 Howitzer static display with gun det;
  • 1 x 81mm mortar with crew for static display;
  • 1 x field kitchen with cooks.

CF H SVC

  • 1 Cdn Fd Hosp/2 Fd Amb/1 Dent Unit Ottawa – MCS Dental SEV with Crew;
  • CF H SVCS/28 Fd Amb – Medical Display.

MARLANT/Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic

  • Underwater EOD Team

RCSU Eastern

  • Air Rifle Range;
  • Glider;
  • Sail Boat;
  • Laser Rifle Range;
  • Info Tent.

ADM(Mat)

  • Soldiers Systems

Clubs and organizations

  • PSP Ottawa Recreation
  • PSP Ottawa Health Promotion
  • Aikido Club
  • Scuba Club
  • The Personal
  • Camp Maple Leaf
  • Canada Aviation and Space Museum (Friday only)
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
  • CANEX
  • Uplands Military Wives Choir
  • Chaplain Services
  • Manulife
  • CF Ombudsman
  • SISIP Financial (face painter)
  • Fire Safety House (Ottawa Fire Prevention Services)
  • St John’s Ambulance

We have two prize draws held on the Saturday for participants attending the event in the main tent. Check back regularly for an up-to-date list of prizes to be won!

Please note that you must be present during the draw to claim a prize once your number is called. If you are not present, the prize will be awarded to the second ticket holder called.

  • WestJet flights for two
  • Calabogie Peaks ski package
  • Ottawa Sports and Social Club team registration – Fall season
  • Wilderness Tours whitewater rafting passes
  • Canada Army Run registration bags
  • VIA Rail Canada vouchers
  • Dymon Storage gift card
  • Giant Tiger gift cards
  • Blue Jays tickets
  • Gabriel Pizza gift cards
  • MacEwen gift cards
  • Imagine Cinema movie passes
  • FunHaven mystery cards

Our event would not be the large celebration that it is without our sponsors and partners. We are proud to count them among our Defence Community Family Appreciation Days family.

Presenting Sponsor – BMO Bank of Montreal

Entertainment Sponsor – Cummins Eastern Canada

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors
       

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors
           

Event Supporters
           

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