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Celebrating 30 Years of the BFRC

Décor surrounding the Borden Golf Club to celebrate 30 years since the launch of the BFRC(Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)

The BFRC held a family brunch to celebrate their dedication to serving military families across the CAF

The Borden Family Resource Centre (BFRC) hosted a Family Brunch event on 24 March 2024 between 0800 and 1100 hrs at the Borden Golf Club, celebrating 30 years of serving military families and the Borden community.

Families from across Borden and the surrounding communities trickled in and out of the beautifully decorated clubhouse to enjoy a delicious meal and were entered to win a family prize package.

Draw boxes and gift baskets labelled according to the associated prize packages (Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)

A kitchen garden basket, road trip survival kit, Lego kit, family craft basket and family game night box were available for families to win by entering their name into the associated drop boxes.

Brunch menu items included a wide selection of baked goods, scrambled eggs, roasted potatoes, sausages, bacon, ham and baked beans.

Brunch menu items being served at the Borden Golf Club for the BFRC Brunch (Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)
Brunch menu items being served at the Borden Golf Club for the BFRC Brunch (Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)

Tons of toys and paraphernalia were also given away by generous BFRC staff who kept kids busy throughout the morning as their families enjoyed quality time with one another.

Members of the BFRC Board of Directors were also present to celebrate the many initiatives and programs that have sustained and supported thousands of families within the last three decades.

Dating back to April 1993, the BFRC was first introduced to Borden in part by Executive Director of the BFRC Line Sorel whose dedication to enhancing the quality of life of military families through community-based family services has developed into the Centre that members know and trust today.

It has been a whirlwind and seems like just yesterday that I launched the Centre in Borden…” Sorel said.

The 2024 BFRC team inside the Borden Golf Club posing for a group photo in celebration of 30 years of the BFRC (Caleb Hooper/Borden Citizen)

With its vision set on being a community centre that fosters confident, capable and resilient families, the BFRC focuses on seven main guiding principles:

1. Accessibility
2. Integrity and Accountability
3. Community Development and Involvement
4. Confidentiality
5. Partnerships
6. Quality

7. Volunteerism

Are you newly posted to CFB Borden or looking to learn more about what the BFRC can share with your family? Click here to learn more about the Centre’s initiatives and programs that promote a strong and healthy community across the CAF.

By: Caleb Hooper