July 4, 2019

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New Command Team for 2 Service Battalion
There is a new Command Team at 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) after this year’s Change of Command Ceremony.

Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa promotions to Warrant Officer
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa recently celebrated two promotions to Warrant Officer (WO).

PMFRC honours Heart and Home Heroes
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC)  Heart and Home Heroes (HHH) event recognized the very special person it takes to be a military spouse or family member.

Species at Risk: Send Us Your Sightings!
The Department of National Defence, like all other federal agencies, has an obligation to abide by federal laws pertaining to the protection of species at risk and other wildlife.

O’Kenny Craft Spirits owner raising funds for local flood victims
Having grown up in the Ottawa Valley, Andrew Kenny felt deeply moved when he saw the devastation left by the spring floods.

Security Awareness Tips: Travel Tips that could save your life
1. Unsolicited car service: Never accept transportation from a person who first approaches you at the airport, grabs your bags and says they have a car waiting.

Petawawa CWL News
The CWL June Dinner at Our Lady of Sorrows church was Monday, June 3. The Turkey Dinner was served by a local caterer and was very much enjoyed by all the members and guests attending.

Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival August 9-11
The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival is back again, attracting paddlers of all stripes to the shores of Petawawa and Pembroke.

Hundreds of students compete at RCEIAA Championships
Runners competing at the Upper Ottawa Valley Renfrew County Elementary Interscholastic Athletic Association (RCEIAA) Elementary Track and Field Championships met at the Valour School track June 4.

VIP support for annual Tim Hortons Camp Day
The Command Teams for 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) and 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) pose with staff from the Garrison Petawawa Tim Hortons, where they participated in the annual Tim Hortons Camp Day June 5 by serving patrons.

It’s finally summer and we have the great hot sunny temperatures that we deserve to play in the sun. There are loads of activities to take part in during the summer. The beach at the Point is beautiful and the scenery is spectacular for everyone, you can rent canoes, paddle boards and kayaks.

Petawawa Legion News
This Fridays BBQ will be ribs or hamburgers. Join us from 4:30-6 p.m. No reason to cook with the heat let us do it for you. Everyone is welcome so bring the family.

RENFREW, ON: Today Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, John Yakabuski (MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) was joined by Warden Jennifer Murphy and several members of County Council along with a room filled with residents, municipal elected, staff and media for the announcement of the 22.5km expansion of Highway 17 to 4 lanes from Scheel Drive near Arnprior through to 3km west of Bruce Street near Renfrew. The ten year project will begin construction in the next 2 to 3 years, and will include four new interchanges.

July 4, 2019

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Canadian Special Operations Regiment welcomes new Command Team
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) held a Change of Command ceremony June 27 at Garrison Petawawa welcoming Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Michael Laplante as its new Commanding Officer (CO).

The RCD granted Freedom of the Town of Petawawa
The Freedom of the Town is rarely offered so it was a historical moment for the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) to be given this honour in Petawawa.

What is a Groundwater Monitoring Well?
Groundwater monitoring wells are installed by Garrison Environmental Services throughout Garrison Petawawa in order to ensure DND’s compliance with federal water quality guidelines and enables a better understanding of the groundwater flow directions. Between the Garrison and the range and training area there are over two hundred groundwater monitoring wells. Annual sampling is completed by the Garrison’s environmental technician and then sent to a certified lab for analysis. Typically the sampling program is divided into a summer and fall campaign.

Try sailing this summer in Deep River
DEEP RIVER - The Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club offers a summer sailing program of instruction and fun racing for youth and adults. Daily (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) junior sailing classes for youth aged 8 - 17 start July 8 and run each week until August 16. A supervised lunch break is available, helpful for out-of-town students. Weekend adult sailing classes consist of 12 hours of instruction in a classroom and on the water. Participants have a choice of weekends: July 13 - 14 or July 20 - 21. All classes are taught to the Sail Canada curriculum under the direction of qualified instructors, with safety boats present at all times.

Petawawa Heritage Village marks 20 year anniversary
Whether the meal was historically accurate or not mattered little to the hundreds of people who came out to the Petawawa Heritage Village breakfast.

News from the Greater Petawaw Civitan Club
Once again here I am with just bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.

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