News Archives

March 15, 2018

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International Women’s Day event celebrates progress in CAF
In honour of International Women’s Day, Garrison Petawawa highlighted some of its female members’ achievements and historical milestones. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Community Gardens Open for Sign Up
Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are invited to reserve a plot or two in one of the community gardens offered by Garrison Petawawa Environmental Services. This year as a way of encouraging gardeners we are offering a free package of seeds upon signing up for a plot. Plots must be maintained and weeded by the individual signing up for the plot. Click here for more.

Another year, another victory for 450 Squadron
The Middlemiss Cup was won by 450 Squadron in a spectacular 6-2 win over 427 Squadron in the annual Middlemiss Cup hockey game on March 2, 2018. Click here for more.

Dave Harris: Garrison Petawawa Safety Officer
Every morning when Dave Harris goes to work, he has safety on his mind. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages - Mar 19-22, 2018
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on March 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2018 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

Developing a Warrior Culture through Military Combatives Grappling
In 2006 I met Sergeant First Class Matt Larsen (Ret’d) who was known in the United States as the “Father of Modern Combatives”. Click here for more.

Timbits teams take to the ice
Renfrew County’s littlest hockey players laced up their skates at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) for the 18th Annual Timbits Jamboree. Click here for more.

Demolition of CANEX mall expected to wrap up by end of month
A commercial staple at Garrison Petawawa for the last several decades, the old CANEX Grocery and Retail mall is coming down. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day. Join us at the branch this Saturday, March 17 starting at 3 p.m. with Michel Smithers playing for your listening pleasure. Irish stew will also be on when you get hungry. From 8 p.m.-midnight, the Fifth Street Band will be playing to keep the party going and there will be a late snack and spot dances as well. Open to everyone age of majority. Click here for more

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
At this time I want to thank everyone for their support and comfort to me and my family at the loss of my sister Isabella Demers. Click here for more.

March 8, 2018

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Pembroke Lumber Kings hold appreciation game for military
The Pembroke Lumber Kings warmly welcomed members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Defence Team to an appreciation night game held in their honour. Click here for more.

Gain valuable skills with 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish)
Gain valuable skills that apply to your every day life while working with the Army Reserve. Click here for more.

March is Nutrition Month! - Unlock the Potential of Food
The 2018 Nutrition Month campaign is dedicated to help Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. The goal of the campaign is to provide information and guidance to assist Canadians in discovering the potential of food to improve health and wellbeing. To learn more visit Click here for more.

Candidates wanted for Clearance Diver occupation
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions being held at bases and wings across Canada during the month of March. Click here for more.

Bear Hibernation
On some of these cold, dark winter days, I bet that many of you have thought about how great it would be to just hunker down and hibernate to get through it all. To lay down for a nap in November and wake up to a warm sunny day in April; wouldn’t that be nice? Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - You Need to Defend Your Ears
A soldier learned the hard way that ear plugs are no substitute for ear defenders. He suffered hearing loss after one of the ear plugs came loose while he was firing a .50 cal. machine-gun on the range. Click here for more.

Coldest Night of the Year, warmest hearts
Most people don’t associate Pembroke with homelessness, assuming that it is a problem that occurs elsewhere in the country. But those working directly with the homeless adults and teens, as well as those at risk, know better. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, Feb. 25 was once again an exceptional day when it came to the regionally best known Chili Cook-Off competition held at the Petawawa Legion. This year was the third annual competition for the coveted chili trophy. Click here for more.

Ethan Allard Hockey Tournament honours generous soul, raises funds for Jumpstart
Ethan Allard lived by his favourite quote, “You never get poor by giving.” Click here for more.

Petawawa Bassmasters make donation to Petawawa Pantry
Petawawa Bassmasters graciously supported the Petawawa Pantry by donating $150 to the local cause. The funds were surplus, earned through the Bassmasters’ many club and tournament initiatives. ” Click here for more.

Family Day Skating Party!
Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County and The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families invited everyone to enjoy free skating, food and activities on Family Day, February 19. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Sunday, March 11, our Men’s Auxiliary are doing a spaghetti dinner with homemade meat sauce, garlic bread, caesar salad and pie for dessert from 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner is being held in the upstairs hall that is fully accessible so bring the whole family. Everyone welcome. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Club
It’s been a busy weekend, so it’s nice to be able to finally put my feet up and relax and watch the Oscars. It’s amazing how many activities go on in our community and the many people who volunteer to participate in all of these events. Click here for more.

March 1, 2018

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Grn Petawawa celebrates winter at Family Festival
The rain didn’t put a damper on the 2018 Winter Family Festival. Hundreds of families descended on Garrison Petawawa on Family Day, Feb. 19 to take part in the fun. Click here for more.

International Women’s Day 8 March 2018: Join us!
The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group is pleased to invite you to our International Women’s Day Event. Click here for more.

The Year of the Logistician
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Logistics Branch. A series of activities and events will take place throughout the coming months to highlight the contribution by Logisticians to the success of Canadian military operations at home and around the world. Click here for more.

Unit Environment Officers Course
Beginning on March 6, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Environment Services (4 CDSG Env Svcs) will conduct its annual two day Unit Environment Officer (UEnvO) course to the personnel that are slated to take on that role at their respective Units. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Do you know who your Unit Safety Officer is?
Your Commanding Officer (CO) is responsible for your safety and well-being while at work at Garrison Petawawa. He/she has appointed a Unit General Safety Officer (UGSO) and a Safety Committee to assist in identifying and reducing risk in the workplace in order to prevent injuries from accidents. Click here for more.

“Kids Want to Play” program to launch this spring
The Petawawa Golf Club has a unique opportunity for youngsters interested in the sport. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for their monthly general meeting recently.  The Opening Prayer (Hail Mary) was lead by Eva, and  dedicated to cancer patients. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Friday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Denis the Menace will be playing in the downstairs lounge for your listening pleasure. Drop in from 5-6:30 p.m. and enjoy your dinner of fish, wings, chicken strips, fries and/or onion rings then head downstairs to finish your week relaxing. Events are open to the public so round up your friends and drop by. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civtan Club
For all the newcomers to Petawawa and the area, we invite you to come to our Bingo that is held every Sunday night at the Civic Centre in Petawawa. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird games start at 6:30 and regular games start at 7 p.m. Click here for more.

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