January 10, 2019

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2 CMBG soldiers home from Latvia on New Year’s Day
GARRISON PETAWAWA – One hundred and fifty Canadian Armed Forces personnel from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) were welcomed home Jan. 1, returning from Latvia and their work on Operation (Op) REASSURANCE and the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), Canada’s ongoing contribution to the NATO mission of deterrence in the Baltics.

Seamless Canada initiative progresses with provinces and territories during the Ottawa symposium
Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are now one step closer to experiencing a “Seamless Canada”, when they relocate across the country during the course of their careers.

Military Family Opens Local Business
PETAWAWA - Mike and Trish Burke have very exciting news to share - the military family has opened “With This Ring...” Decor, DJ and Photo Booth. This one stop shop is a way to make it easier for a bride and groom to plan their upcoming wedding.

Civitan Club donates $3,000 to local food banks
Through their Bingo earnings, the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated several thousand dollars to community food banks, helping families in need during Christmas and in the following weeks.

Petawawa’s Glenergy solar powered lights and cookers changing lives
In the developing world, solar power is seeing a surge in everyday usage thanks in part to Petawawa’s own Glenergy Canada.

$2,000 from Catch the Ace for food bank
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 donated $2,000 to the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank, which will go a long way to help feed the approximately 90 families in the area that require the Pantry’s services.

Ringing in the New Year family-style at the Petawawa Civic Centre
It has become a tradition for many Petawawa families to partake in annual First Night activities. On Dec. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Petawawa Civic Centre opened its doors to those looking to ring in the new year.

What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?
Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting. What are the benefits and is this something I should try? Thomas

Riverview Seniors Residence 36th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 for the traditional 36th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party.

It’s a new year and the Seniors are ready to start their activities on Monday, January 7 with Swedish Weaving at 9:30 in the morning. If you don’t know what this activity involves, come in to the club and check out the group. Bridge will take place on Monday at 1 p.m.

Petawawa Legion News
The 2642 3 RCR Cadet Corps invited the President of the Legion to participate in their Christmas Dinner; I found it to be a joyous occasion rooted in strong traditions. The Legion made a donation to the Cadet Corps for $3,000.

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