Cool for School Bento Lunch BoxesChildren of Soldiers – Growing up Under the FlagThree UBQ Kids Participate in CBC ProjectChildren of Soldiers: The Kruse FamilyChildren of Soldiers: An Update – The Mills Family

Cool for School Bento Lunch Boxes

Getting children to eat lunch at home is one thing, getting them to eat in a classroom full of distractions is another. Bento style lunch boxes are sustainable food containers that open up to house several smaller containers. These Japanese-style lunch boxes are often colourful, reusable, recyclable, and dishwasher safe. The goal of Bento style...
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Children of Soldiers – Growing up Under the Flag

By Joan Dixon Bridging the sometimes very wide gap between civilian and military worlds is filmmaker Claire Corriveau’s goal. Her first film was Nomad’s Land (2007) which documented the life she came to know as a military wife. In her new film, Children of Soldiers, she brings us into the lives of military families on the eve...
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Three UBQ Kids Participate in CBC Project

Julie Simmonds What does Remembrance Day mean to our military children today as our soldiers continue to embark on Canada’s mission in Afghanistan? Three Ubiquitous teens took part in the popular web-based project called “We Remember,” a production of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC), where they share their stories about life in a military family. Read more

Children of Soldiers: The Kruse Family

Joan Dixon Reviewed by Ubiquitous last fall, the 2010 NFB documentary film, Children of Soldiers: Life Under the Flag, followed families affected by recent deployments. One family lost their soldier father. One family is dealing with physical and mental (PTSD) repercussions. One family lives apart from their soldier, five years running. And at least one family is watching the next...
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Children of Soldiers: An Update – The Mills Family

By Joan Dixon In many important ways, life hasn’t changed much for the Mills children since their brief stint participating in military spouse, Claire Corriveau’s documentary Children of Soldiers. They continue to live apart from their soldier dad, Warrant Officer Scott Mills and Madeline Mills, their eldest daughter, has left the nest to pursue her dreams, which...
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