Base Services

Base Chapels

Base Chapels

CFB Gagetown has two chapels:

St. Luke's Chapel

An ecumenical community gathers at St. Luke's Chapel (Protestant) weekly for worship and fellowship.

  • Service
    • 1030 hours Sunday (Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month).
  • Sunday School/Nursery
    • 1030 hours at the Chapel (September to June).
  • Baptism and Marriage
    • Arranged by appointment with a Chaplain. Minimum notice is three months. Instruction is required.
  • Chapel Guild
    • Call local 4200 for information.
  • Worship Group
    • Friday evenings at 1830-1930 hrs
  • Men's Breakfast
    • Meets once a month at a local restaurant.
    • Further information on these and other services may be obtained by calling local 2250.
  • St. Luke's Thrift Shop
    • St. Luke's Thrift Shop, located in the PMQ area on Iroquois Street, is operated by the St. Luke's congregation and aided by volunteers from the community. It has been in operation for over twenty years and serves a vital need in the community.
    • The Thrift Shop carries a wide variety of good quality men's, ladies' and children's clothing as well as small household items all reasonably priced. Some items are sold on consignment for customers and donations are also accepted.
    • Profits from the Thrift Shop go to the Chapel's wider and local mission projects.

St. Mary's Chapel

St. Mary's Chapel, located in Building G-1, serves the needs of Roman Catholic CFB Gagetown personnel and their dependants in both official languages.

  • Mass
    • 1000 hours Sunday - in French
    • 1115 hours Sunday - in English
  • Children's Liturgy
    • During all Sunday Masses.
  • Confession
    • Upon request.
  • Baptism
    • All parents wishing to have children baptised are requested to contact the Chapel Office for further details.
  • Marriage
    • Advance notice of six to twelve months is required. Attendance at a marriage preparation course is necessary. Call the Chapel for details.
  • Religious Education
    • Since religion is not taught in the New Brunswick school system, St. Mary's offers a catechism program for children Kindergarten to Grade 6. Parents wanting their children to receive the sacraments of initiation (First Communion, Confession and Confirmation) should also enrol their children in the parish Sunday School. Registration takes place in September. Call the Chapel for details.
  • Volunteers
    • Your services and help are always required to run our many activities. At any time of the year, the Church needs you.
    • For further information call (506)422-2000 extension 4200.
CANEX

CANEX at CFB Gagetown

CANEX takes this opportunity to extend to you and your family a warm welcome to CFB Gagetown and the beautiful Oromocto area.

The majority of CANEX facilities are in our mall complex located at the main entrance to the Base. Parking and access is available on the Base side or directly from the Broad Road. The following is a brief description of our outlets and services to fill your needs during your tour.

Retail Store

This outlet is open seven days a week and offers a large selection of merchandise including clothing, furniture, electronics and convenience groceries. You may also drop off your dry-cleaning or photo-finishing, rent a movie and pick up your lottery tickets. Also check out our "No Interest" credit plan available for those large purchases. For information call 357-2050.

Other Services

Located in the CANEX complex, Building A-42, are the following concessions:

  • York Credit Union, Oromocto Branch
    • 357-8686
  • Barber Shop
    • 357-8065
  • Beauty Salon
    • 357-3695
  • Real Estate Office
    • 357-3348
  • Griffin's Pub
    • 357-9645

For your insurance and home heating oil requirements, information brochures are available from our outlets. The following telephone numbers are provided for your convenience:

  • Home Heating Oil
    • 357-6431
  • The Personal Insurance Company
    • 1-888-277-5734
Recreation

CFB Recreation

Information regarding activity schedules can be acquired by calling (506)422-2000 Ext. 2660 or 2749.

Gagetown Fitness Centre

The Gagetown Fitness Centre is located in Building M-2. A major renovation/expansion of the facilities began in October 1999 and was completed in December 2000. Additions include a 200 metre indoor track, three squash courts and a wading pool with a water slide. Renovations were also done to the existing facilities. Those presently provided are:

  • Gymnasium
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Room
  • Sauna
  • Bowling Alley
  • Weight Room
  • Climbing Wall
  • Tennis Courts
  • Cardio Room
  • Combat Training Room
  • Fieldhouse
  • Family Change Room

Access to these facilities can be achieved by acquiring a Recreation Association pass for dependants or by paying a drop-in fee. Adjacent to the gymnasium are beautifully prepared jogging and cross-country ski trails.

Recreation Association

Recreation Association passes may be purchased at the Building M-2 Monday through Friday 0800-1630 hours.

CFB Gagetown Recreation Clubs/Activities

CFB Gagetown offers a number of recreation clubs and associations for the enjoyment of its military community. A listing is as follows:

  • Archery
  • Auto Hobby
  • Base Shooting
  • Aerobics
  • Garden
  • Golf
  • Martial Arts
  • Running
  • Bowling Alley
  • Aquasize
  • Scuba
  • Squash
  • Climbing
  • Youth Swim Club
  • Curling
  • Wood Hobby

In addition to the clubs listed above, the Recreation Association offers reduced entrance fees to various venues such as Provincial Parks, ski hills, Crystal Palace, hockey games and Kings Landing Historical Settlement. For a complete and up to date listing, call the Recreation Association at local 2749.

Gymnasium Activities

The gymnasium floor is restricted to military training during normal duty hours, Monday through Friday 0600-1800 hours. Evenings and weekends are open to casual use for Recreation Association members; non-members will be charged a drop-in fee. Activities include badminton, volleyball or basketball. Equipment for these activities may be signed out from the Duty Custodian. Schedules are available through the gymnasium.

Weight Training and Fitness Room

The weight room is open to Recreation Association members who are 18 years or older from 0900-1100, 1300-1600, and 1800-2200 hours Monday through Friday and 1000-2200 hours on the weekend. The following equipment is available:

  • Various free weights (including Olympic bars)
  • multi station weight machines
  • single station weight machines
  • life-cycle, stationary bikes
  • rowing machines
  • tread mills
  • step climbers

Indoor Pool

Red Cross learn to swim classes are held Saturdays, Sundays, and some weekdays during the fall, winter and spring. Lifesaving Society courses are offered periodically throughout the year depending on membership interest. Aquasize classes operate within the facility for association members. Information pertaining to pool activities can be obtained through the Aquatic Co-Ordinator located in Building M-2 at local 2438.

NOTE: Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times when utilizing the facility.

Sport Stores

Location: Gagetown Fitness Centre, Building M-2.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 0730-1500 hours. Closed weekends and holidays.

Open To: All service personnel.

PLC Card: Personnel drawing equipment from Sport Stores for use outside the gymnasium for after duty hours require their Public Liability Card to be opened and stamped.

Equipment Available: A wide variety of sports equipment is available for individual or unit issue. Please discuss your requirements with the Sports Storesman at local 2927 or 3692.

Outdoor Pool

Location: CANEX Complex.

Period of Operation: Early July to end of August.

Cost: Recreation Association membership or drop-in fee.

Squash and Racquetball Courts

Location: Gagetown Fitness Centre, Building M-2.

Hours of Operation: 0615-2200 hours daily (0615-2100 hours during the summer).

Reservations: Up to 24 hours in advance by calling local 3380.

Equipment: Equipment provided upon request. Court shoes required.

Tennis Courts

Location: Outdoors adjacent Physical Education Centre, Building M-2.

Period/Hours of Operation: 0800-2200 hours daily.

Equipment: Can be obtained from duty staff in the Gagetown Fitness Centre.

Soldiers' Arena

Location: CANEX Complex.

The Soldier's Arena operates from early September to April. Normal working hours Monday through Friday are allocated to various units at CFB Gagetown. Allocations are listed on the Arena schedule. Public skating is generally included in the Arena schedule. Public skating is free to Recreation Association members. Remaining ice time is assigned to CFB Gagetown leagues and minor hockey.

Operating schedules and timings are available from the Arena.

Gage Golf and Curling Association

Location: Fraser Avenue - Town of Oromocto.

Golf Club: 18-hole course operates May to October. Memberships and green fees are available at very affordable rates.

Curling Club: Four sheets operate approximately October to April. Various leagues are available throughout the season.

The GAGE Golf and Curling Association is a new multi-purpose building that provides clubhouse facilities for golfers and curlers. The main floor features a licensed bar and snack counter. The lower level is used as an assembly room with its own licensed bar. These facilities may be booked for special events.

Additional information is available from the Club Manager at (506)357-3002.

Bowling Lanes

The Bowling Lanes are located in the Gagetown Fitness Centre, Building M-2, and consist of 6 lanes for 5-pin bowling. Various leagues run all winter long for all ages and groups. As well, there is time available for casual bowling. For more information call 422-7673.

Aerobic Classes

Aerobic classes are available to all Recreation Association members who are 14 years or older. Classes are conducted both weekdays and weekends at various times. Please contact the Gagetown Fitness Centre for timings.

Fitness Trails

CFB Gagetown has created an intricate series of beautiful wooded trails which depart from behind the fitness complex and allow for you to get a little closer to nature as you exercise. One trail, approximately 1.75 kilometres in distance with six stations located throughout the trail offers both cardiopulmonary and muscular endurance training and is now lighted allowing for later evening activity. Seasonally there are trails available for runners, walkers, bikers and skiers to enjoy.

Lindsay Valley

Also located at CFB Gagetown is our ski lodge, Lindsay Valley. This facility has eight different groomed Nordic ski trails and allows for easy access as equipment may be loaned from Sport Stores for a small rental fee. You may contact the lodge for ski conditions at local 2178 or information on bookings for Lindsay Valley may be arranged through the the Recreation Centre at local 2660.

Dental

Dental Services

The Dental Clinic is located in Building A-47. Dental treatment is provided by 1 Dental Unit Detachment Gagetown, which is a lodger unit under the control of 1 Dental Unit Ottawa.

Clinic operating hours are: Monday to Friday from 0730 to 1200 hours and 1300 to 1600 hours. Sick parade is held Monday to Friday at 0730 hours.

Emergency treatment for relief of pain is available anytime. After hours, emergency treatment is available by contacting the duty dental officer at pager # 451-7372. If there is no response within 15 minutes, the duty dental assistant can be contacted at pager 451-7371. If there is no answer, contact the CFB Gagetown Duty Officer at local 1491 or pager # 457-5207.

Comprehensive dental treatment is provided by dental officers and auxiliaries whose purpose is to deliver the best possible service to our patients. Some specialist services are available at the Dental Clinic while other appointments may be referred to 1 Dental Unit Detachment Halifax.

The detachment also has two MLVW Mobile Dental Clinics available for treatment of units deployed to the field as required.

Dependants of military members are not treated at the military Dental Clinic; however, ample civilian services are available both in Oromocto and Fredericton. Most local Dentists are familiar with the CF Dependants Dental Care Program. Claim forms are available from unit Orderly Rooms.

Emergency Services

Base Emergency Services

Base Fire Service - Emergency 911

Oromocto Fire Department - Emergency 911

Any person discovering a fire in CFB Gagetown or in the PMQ area shall:

  • take action to evacuate the danger area;
  • activate the nearest fire alarm or telephone the Fire Department (on Base 911 or PMQs 911) and describe the exact location of the fire;
  • use any available equipment to control the fire to minimize its spreading. Do not endanger lives or risk injury unnecessarily; and
  • remain at the scene to direct fire-fighters to the location of the fire.

When an evacuation is sounded, all personnel will secure classified material and make an immediate and orderly exit and report to an assembly point clear of the building where they will provide their full co-operation with the fire department.

All personnel are responsible for reading Fire Orders.

POL and Hazmat Response - Local 2106

All POL and Hazmat spill responses at CFB Gagetown are co-ordinated through Base Fire Services.

To report a POL/Hazmat incident, call the 24-hour number, local 2106. Be prepared to provide as much of the following information as possible:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Building or grid location of spill
  • Product spilled (if known)
  • Amount of product (if known)
  • Safety and environmental concerns (if known)

Ensure the safety of all persons and remain at the site to direct fire or first responder personnel to the location.

Notification of spills occurring in the training area will be forwarded to the Fire Hall through Range Control.

Health Services

Health Services at CFB Gagetown

Healthcare

42 CF Health Services Centre is located in Building A-47. Healthcare services that are provided include: diagnostic imaging, laboratory, pharmacy, physiotherapy, preventive medicine and mental health. The clinic is open for business from 0730-1530 hours during regular duty hours. After these hours, weekends and statutory holidays, the clinic is closed, however, personnel requiring medical attention should report to the nearest civilian medical facilities.

While medical emergencies will be seen at any time during regular duty hours, routine medical appointments hours can be booked by calling your Care Delivery Unit (CDU) clerk or reception at 4257. Those with acute medical conditions requiring medical attention should report to Sick Parade between 0730-1000 hours.

Ambulance services for CFB Gagetown are coordinated through civilian 911 on a 24-hour basis. This system includes ambulance services for CFB Gagetown and off Base, such as the PMQ’s, etc.

Mental Health

The Gagetown Mental Health clinic is located at 75 Restigouche Road North, in Oromocto. CF Mental Health Services delivery is made through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to ensure that Regular and Reserve Force members receive the services that they need. To ensure quality mental health care for all soldiers, family members can at times be included in their treatment.

All Mental Health Services are confidential and include brief interventions; couple therapy; addictions awareness; administrative requests; pre/post deployment screenings, as well as assessment, diagnosis and treatment of CF members through a multidisciplinary approach to manage psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of our clients. Other Services include client education, medication management, and advocacy.

Access to Mental Health Services can be done through self-referrals, which include walk-ins at 42 Health Services Centre (Building A-47) or by calling our office; referrals from unit CO’s/supervisors; Medical Staff; Addiction Counsellors; Chaplains; MFRC; and the Base Financial Counsellor.

For further information, you can reach Mental Health Services by calling 506-357-6482. The Mental Health Clinic is open for business Mon-Fri from 0730-1530 hours.

Married Quarters

Residential Housing Units

CFB Gagetown's 1496 Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are located within the boundaries of the Town of Oromocto. In addition to the By-Laws of the Town of Oromocto, occupants of RHUs must comply with the provisions of DAOD 5024-0, DND Living Accommodation and the Canadian Forces Housing Agency License Agreement.

The Canadian Forces Housing Agency (CFHA) manages military housing on behalf of the Department of National Defence and locally works very closely with the Administration Branch. The CFHA offices are located in the Oromocto Professional Building, 66 Broad Road, Suite 204, Oromocto.

Inquiries can be directed to (506) 446-3930, faxed to 446-3928 or sent via email to cfha-alfc.gagetown@forces.gc.ca.

MFRC

Military Family Resource Centre

www.familyforce.ca

A45 St Lawrence Ave
Oromocto, NB  E2V 4J5

Phone: (506) 422-2000 ext. 3352
Toll Free:1-877-280-3636
Fax: (506) 422-1444
E-mail: mfrcgage@rogers.com

We’re working with families...

Welcome to the Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre! We recognize that families come in all shapes and sizes. The Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre (GMFRC) is here to work with you and your family. If you are in the Canadian military or Reserve or if you are the spouse, partner, parent, or child of a Canadian Forces Member, the GMFRC is for you. Whether you just heard that you are coming to Gagetown or are new to the area, or have lived here for a long time, you will enjoy the many programs, activities and special events available to you and your family.

Who We Are

The Gagetown Military Family Resource Centre is a not-for-profit, organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for military families. A volunteer Board of Directors comprised of a minimum of 51% military spouses, CF Members and Ex-Officio members govern our organization. The Centre's main source of funding is provided through a partnership with the Director of Military Family Services (DMFS), and CFB Gagetown. Additional funding is realized through user fees, donations, fundraisers, federal and provincial grants and contributions from our community.

Vision Statement

« Resourceful, resilient military families in a supportive community. »

Mission Statement

« Promote and facilitate community-based services and resources that strengthen military families and communities. »

Personal Development & Community Integration

  • Welcome and Community Integration
    • GMFRC Welcome Program
    • Posting Education
  • Information & Referral
    • Community Guide and Calendars
    • Resource Library
    • Data Bank
    • Working with Reserve Units
  • Employment and Education Assistance
    • Career exploration assistance
    • Job Search support
    • Resume writing & translation
    • Interview practice
    • Networking information and support
    • Employment insurance information
    • Self-employment information and referral
    • Education and training information
    • Job Search Newsletter
  • Personal Growth and Development Programs
    • Educational
    • Self Care & Self Improvement Workshops
    • Leisure
  • Second Language Services
    • For Military Spouses

Deployment & Family Support

  • Outreach, Information, Support and Assistance to Families of Deployed CF Members
    • Children' & Adult Deployment Program
    • Pre-Deployment & Reunion Packages
    • Pre-Deployment & Reunion Briefings
    • Coffee Evenings
    • Free Deployment Childcare
    • Free Overseas Mail Drop-Off Location\
    • Special Events

Prevention, Support and Intervention

  • Education and Prevention
  • Self-Help Groups
  • Assessment and Referral
  • Short-Term Intervention and Crisis Support

Child & Youth Development & Parenting Support

  • Activities and Initiatives for Children & Youth
    • Early Childhood Programs @ GMFRC
    • Children’s Programs @ GMFRC
    • Preteen & Teen Programs @ Youth Centre located at 135 St Lawrence Ave. Tel: 446-5157 First Aid, Babysitting Course, Stay@Home Safety, CFB Gagetown Jr. Idol
  • Parent/Caregiver Education and Support
  • Emergency Child Care
  • Emergency Respite Child Care
  • Casual Child Care
    • Tues & Thurs @ GMFRC 8 - 11:30 am / 1 - 4 pm
    • Mon - Fri @ Base Gym 8 - 11:30 am
  • Child Care; Summer Day Camp; After School Program

Volunteer Leadership & Community Development

  • Various Volunteer Placements
  • Orientation, Training & Skill Development
  • Recognition Activities
  • Opportunities to Share Skills
  • Board of Directors
  • Youth Core
  • Fun & Friendship
Military History Museum

New Brunswick Military History Museum

Mission

The mission of the New Brunswick Military History Museum is to collect, preserve, research and exhibit artifacts which illustrate the history and heritage of the military forces in New Brunswick, and New Brunswickers at war, during peacetime, and on United Nations or North Atlantic Treaty Organization duty.

Donations

New Brunswick is rich in military history. In order to tell our story, we rely on donations of uniforms, weapons, medals, books, photographs and other artifacts. Items from the 1700s to present day are required from all elements; Army, Navy and Airforce. Provenance – known history of the item such as owner or use – helps us fit the item into the story line and greatly increases its value both to the museum and to Canadian military history.

Although we receive partial funding as a military museum, funds required for routine operations must be generated from local resources. This includes grants and donations from interested organizations and individuals. Donations may be used for a variety of purposes including hiring staff and helping to pay for a new facility. Tax receipts will be issued for any amount over $10.00.

Your support is greatly appreciated.

Post Office

Post Office at CFB Gagetown

Mail service at CFB Gagetown is provided by Military Post Office (MPO) l02. MPO 102 provides most of the services offered by Canada Post and is open to provide service to military personnel, dependants, and civilians employed at CFB Gagetown. The Post Office is located in the Canex building and hours of operation are 0800-l600 hours Monday through Friday. Mail is delivered to addressees through units by using the following address format:

SN, Rank, Initials and Surname
Unit
Canadian Forces Base/Area Support Unit Gagetown
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Oromocto NB E2V 4J5

Further information may be obtained by contacting the Post Office at local 3182.

SISIP

SISIP

Since 1969, SISIP Financial Services (SISIP FS) has been providing financial products and services exclusively to the military community. SISIP FS strives to provide serving and former Canadian Forces (CF) members and their families with the best financial solutions, by planning products and services tailored to the unique lifestyle of the CF community.

SISIP FS has a vast network of financial professionals in 18 offices located on most of the major bases/wings across Canada. You may wish to contact our local office (just past the entrance in the parking lot across from the CANEX mall ), where we will be pleased to provide further information on our comprehensive services and assist you with any of your financial needs.

Services available:

  • Term Life and Disability Insurance
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Counselling
  • Financial Education Program
  • Loans and grants through the Canadian Forces Personnel Assistance Fund (CFPAF)

www.sisip.com

1-800-267-6681/ 506-357-3666

York Credit Union

York Credit Union

York Credit Union Ltd., Oromocto Branch is located at the CANEX Mall just inside the Main Gate. Automatic teller machine services are available. We offer a complete line of Credit Union services.

Hours of operation are as follows:

  • Monday - 0930-1600 hours
  • Tuesday - 0930-1600 hours
  • Wednesday - 0930-1600 hours
  • Thursday - 0930-1800 hours
  • Friday - 0930-1800 hours

Services

York Credit Union Ltd., Oromocto Branch offers the widest selection of services including Savings and Chequing Accounts, Safety Deposit Boxes, Overdraft Protection, RRSPs, Banking Machine, Loans, Mortgages, Lines of Credit and our own Credit Union MasterCard. York Credit Union offers all the services to qualify us as a full service Credit Union.

Membership

Every member owns one (1) share in York Credit Union. You are an owner and therefore have say in the overall direction of the Credit Union.

Democratic Ownership

  • unlike most banking institutions, York Credit Union is based on democratic ownership;
  • one member - one vote;
  • the right to serve on the Board of Directors and Credit Union Committees; and
  • participation and suggestions are encouraged, as our goal is how to best serve you.

Competitive Services

York Credit Union offers a highly competitive financial package to all its members. For further information call 357-8686, fax 357-9948.

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