News Archives

July 27, 2017

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New Command Team for 4th Canadian Division Support Group
July 21 saw a new Command Team take the helm of 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG). Click here for more.

Corporal receives Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers
A former Petawawa resident was recognized with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his service to national and international search and rescue efforts, as well as mentoring cadets and helping veterans lead enriching lives. Click here for more.

A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa’s Environmental Technician Part 2: Field Work
Last week began with a description of the preparation and planning prior to commencing environmental field sampling. This article will describe a typical day in the field while conducting groundwater sampling. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: It sticks like crazy!
Believe it or not I remember when Crazy Glue became popular back in the mid-seventies. I was a Combat Engineer and serving with the CAR at the time and back then there were three things a Sapper loved; loud explosions, large equipment and the latest innovation. One night in the barracks we were introduced to the latter when someone brought in a tube of Crazy Glue for our personal entertainment. Click here for more.

Security Awareness: SPAM
What is SPAM? For the most part, spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail. It’s an extremely cheap way of advertising because spammers can send out an infinite number of messages for the cost of their Internet connection. Basically, spammers use the blanket rather than the targeted approach: if they send out a huge number of messages, they’re bound to get at least one reply. Click here for more.

Ontario150 Grant for Heritage Village
Ontario150 Community Capital Program provided the Petawawa Heritage Village with a grant worth $15,000. Click here for more.

Petawawa Predators Swim Club Awards
The Petawawa Predators Swim Club finished their season with an awards banquet on June 19. Click here for more.

Voyageurs stop at Petawawa Point
Members of the Canadian Voyageur Brigade Society made their way from British Columbia to Ottawa in time for the Canada Day celebrations. Click here for more.

HGS donates $1,000 for paddle festival lunch
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) Pembroke made a $1,000 donation to the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. The money will be used to feed the participants on Aug. 12, and staff at HGS will be helping serve the meal. Click here for more.

Renfrew County United Way contributes $5,000 to PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) received $5,000 in funding from the Renfrew County United Way. Click here for more.

Sprinklers Save Lives
Fact: Sprinklers save lives and reduce damage to valuable infrastructure. The photo on the right was taken after a recent fire in a residential housing unit that was protected by an automatic sprinkler system. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its hard to believe that another week has gone by and what a sunny week it has been for everyone. Lots of people are enjoying the nice weather and listened to music and had a walk at the waterfront in Pembroke. This is a fantastic venue for everyone and it is such a pretty place. Music starts at 7 p.m. every evening. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
For those who have been unable to attend our BBQs because they are in the lounge, then this week is for you. This Friday the 28th, the BBQ will be in the upstairs hall, allowing easy access for all. On the menu is beef or chicken kebobs, hamburgers and foot long hot dogs with salads. Open to all so bring the family. You can still take your meal downstairs to the lounge if you wish. Click here for more.


July 20, 2017

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Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia
On July 13, approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers parachuted from C-17 Globemasters into Williamson Airfield, Queensland in Northeastern Australia alongside American and Australian allies after a 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Click here for more.

WO Sandall wins another shooting title, has sights set on Olympics
Warrant Officer Jim Sandall is an extremely good shot. Click here for more.

Commendations, awards presented at PMFRC AGM
At the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) Annual General Meeting on June 14, Carrie Lapierre received a Commander’s Commendation. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Know Your Rights
The following paragraphs provide an overview of three key areas regarding the use of DND/CF resources. Click here for more.

A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa’s Environmental Technician Part 1: Planning and Preparation
When it comes to field work of any type, it is of the uttermost importance to be prepared. Click here for more.

We Are Safety Services - Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
In most cases, when the Army hears the word exercise, the first thing that comes to their mind; we’re going to the field! Click here for more.

CPAN Tools for School Canada 150 Challenge
PEMBROKE - The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is issuing a Canada 150 challenge to raise funds for Tools for School. Click here for more.

2642-3 RCR Army Cadet Corps Review and Change of Appointment
The 2642 - 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps said farewell to Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault, who handed over the RSM Pace stick to Warrant Officer Luc Lessard June 4. Click here for more.

Annual camp encourages girls to explore skilled trades
Girls In Skilled Trades: “Wow,” that’s what I have to say about this camp. Click here for more
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Ottawa Valley Minor Football League wraps up successful season
PSP Youth Sports wrapped up its 2017 Ottawa Valley Minor Football League at the end of the year Banquet on Saturday, July 8 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Valour JK-12 School athletes shine
The athletes at Valour JK-12 School have proven themselves once again, enjoying its most outstanding year to date. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - July 17
Results from Roanoke Ladies Night with Joes Pizza, Roanoke and Finnegan’s sponsoring - thank you to all sponsors. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Night - July 13
Thank you to our sponsor for the night - Smitty’s Home Hardware. Click here for more.

New discus circle unveiled
A newly installed discus circle will now allow track and field athletes to enhance their training. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
I’m back from Birmingham, Alabama along with Civitans Cathy McCabe and Darlene Lambert. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Well the heat has finally made an appearance, so if you are in need of cooling down, why not drop by the branch and enjoy some beverages and shoot the breeze with friends. Click here for more.


July 13, 2017

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Graduation marks “significant milestone” for Valour Class of 2017
With a toss of their graduation caps, 99 Valour Voyageurs closed another scholastic chapter in their lives, leaving high school with the “ability, skill, knowledge and dedication to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of,” said Valour JK-12 School Principal Bryan Baird. Click here for more.

Security Tips - Passwords
Many people think that a password is simply a string of characters you type to gain access to a computer system. But it is much more than that. Click here for more.

Awards, promotions, Commendations for 4 CDTC Det Petawawa
On June 13, 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa (4 CDTC Det Petawawa) held a very special parade, showcasing some of their most dedicated leaders and instructors in A and D Company (Coy). Click here for more.

Dust Control in the Garrison Petawawa Training Area
For everyone who has driven the gravel roads in the Garrison Petawawa Range & Training Area (RTA) knows just how dusty that drive can be, sometimes barely being able to see the vehicle in front of you. Click here for more.

We are safety services: Lesson Learned
The Sergeant Major was doing the rounds of the Administration Company (Admin Coy) of an Infantry Battalion one night during a recent exercise. As the Admin Coy was behind the lines it was set up as a bivouac with modular tentage and generators running to power the radios and lights. Click here for more.

Grant for Canada 150 Settler Festival
The Canada 150 Fund provides grants to allow community organizations to celebrate the nation’s history and heritage. Click here for more.

Enter the CAF Imagery Contest
Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest! The 2017 contest will be open for submissions from 15 June – 1 September, and we want you to send us your best shots. Click here for more.

5th Annual National Aboriginal Day in Pembroke
The 5th Annual National Aboriginal Day celebrations were held at the Pembroke Marina on June 21. Click here for more.

Canada Army Run: less than three months to go
OTTAWA - There are less than three months left before the 10th edition of the Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Click here for more.

Tree planted in memory of  Brenda TerMarsch
The Petawawa Horticultural Society planted a red oak in memory of long-time member Brenda TerMarsch. Click here for more.

Golf for the Cure on July 20
The Petawawa Golf Club Ladies’ Division invites women of all skill levels to join them on July 20 for Golf for the Cure. Money raised from the event will go towards breast cancer research. Click here for more.

PMFRC 2017 Summer Kick-off Block Party attracts hundreds
Close to 500 people in the community came out on June 17 to attend the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) Summer Kick-off Block Party. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
Corporal Véronique Gagnon’s partner is a corporal with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and it isn’t uncommon for one to be deployed, in training or off in the field while the other has to remain at home. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its been such a beautiful and happy week for me and I would like to thank everyone for a great birthday week. It’s not everyday that a person turns the big 70 years and I must say, I am very blessed in my life. The trip to Niagara and the surrounding area was a fun week and I got to see all of the sights. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Barbecue this Friday is chicken, hamburgers and foot long hot dogs. We serve from 4:30-6 p.m. in the downstairs lounge. Open to everyone so bring the family. Next week is t-bone steak. Click here for more.


July 6, 2017

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Petawawa celebrates Canada's 150th birthday
A patriotic extravaganza was organized in Petawawa to mark Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. Click here for more.

Garrison marks National Public Service Week
Garrison Petawawa wouldn’t run nearly as smoothly without the work of about 900 civilian employees. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Corporate Services
On June 15, 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa Corporate Services changed its branch head from Major Ryan McClement to Major Alicia Saucier. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Personnel Services
The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Services (4 CDSB Pers Srvs) held its Change of Command ceremony on June 16 at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSG Signal Squadron
The 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron (4 CDSG Sig Sqn) welcomed new leadership with outgoing Commanding Officer Major Howard Yu passing the torch to Major Christian Beaulieu. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Operations Services
4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) held a Change of Command ceremony June 26 at the All Ranks Service Club. Click here for more.

Summer Water Safety Tips
Summer is the time when Canadians take advantage of the open water. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Mobile Devices
Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and so must our defences against them. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Celebrating Canada Day at the branch, our redneck horseshoes ended when one of the toilet seats busted. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - July 3
Roanoke Ladies night results from Monday, July 3 with Christine Rowan sponsoring in Garry’s memory, 29 ladies in attendance. Click here for more.

Celebrating Canada 150 Golfing on the Green
The Petawawa Heritage Society/Village held its 17th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Roanoke Golf Club on June 4. Click here for more.

Padre to Pastor at First Baptist
Retired Padre Reverend Wayne Sollows was officially inducted into the ministry of First Baptist Church. Click here for more.

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