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September 14, 2017

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Hundreds test their mettle at 2017 Ironman
A round from an M777 155mm Howitzer gun echoed in the early morning stillness, announcing the start of the 34th annual 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Ironman Competition. Click here for more.

A Message from the Garrison Petawawa Command Team
With summer block leave and posting season now behind us and a busy year ahead we thought now to be the ideal time for us to address all of you as the new 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander (Comd) and Formation Sergeant Major (FSM). Click here for more.

Black bears are on a constant search for food
GARRISON PETAWAWA, ON- September is a time when black bears are ramping up efforts to find food and gain the weight needed to survive their fast approaching winter hibernation. Click here for more.

WE ARE SAFETY SERVICES: Sports enthusiasts, protect your assets!
Safety is routinely emphasized on firing ranges, field exercises, deployed operations, etc. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Web Surfing
How does surfing the Internet pose a security risk? Active content - any interactive piece of code - can open the door to your system for viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other malicious software. Click here for more.

Heritage Village receives $500 from Canadian Heritage River 150th Fund
Diane McKinnon, Executive Director of the Renfrew County Economic Development Corporation (left) and chairman Paul Curtis attended the Petawawa Heritage Village Canada 150 event “Celebrating the Dominion of Canada through Trades & Skills” held from August 11-13, where they presented Petawawa Heritage Society/Village President Ann McIntyre with $500 to assist in hosting the event. Click here for more.

Miracle Treat Day raises over $14K
Dairy Queen locations across Canada and the US hold Miracle Treat Day each year, donating net proceeds from every Blizzard sold to Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals. Click here for more.

Join Army Cadets today!
PETAWAWA – In honour of the 2017 Army Cadet season, 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps and 2677 – 42nd Field Artillery Regiment Army Cadet Corps have teamed up on several cadet-related activities for the year. Click here for more.

Petawawa will host Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer walk
Petawawa – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed the soundtrack of Summer 2017. Click here for more.

Injury Reduction Strategies
Sports and physical training related injuries are a major concern when living in such an active community. Click here for more.

2 CMBG Terry Fox Run and Sports Day Results
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Terry Fox Run and Sports Day was held on August 31, raising $5,166.80 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Click here for more.

ONtour Concert Series at Centennial Park Sept. 17
Petawawa – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed the soundtrack of Summer 2017. Click here for more.

BBBSRC looking for 30 Mentors in 30 Days
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their full potential. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The other day I was asked why I keep on doing things for other people. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
For those who are reading this before Thursday morning, come on out to the branch for 9 a.m. and see the Ruck to Remember crew step off in their quest to raise funds for the Leave the Streets Behind fund for homeless Veterans. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
Military wife Sara Lehnen has opened her own small business, capitalizing on her sewing skills. Click here for more.


September 7, 2017

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Annual 2 CMBG Terry Fox Run and Sports Day
An incredible $5,166.80 was raised for cancer research during the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Terry Fox Run and Sports Day. Click here for more.

Garrison Family Day September 9
Garrison Petawawa will once again celebrate Family Day with Department of National Defence (DND) employees and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel by hosting a free admission event for all members of the community on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more.

Promotion to Lieutenant at annual VBS
Lieutenant Giovanna Heron received a promotion on Aug. 18, just as St. George’s Chapel Vacation Bible School was drawing to a close. Click here for more.

‘Aiming’ for Operational Readiness at Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration
OTTAWA - More than 450 shooters and supporting staff, including international shooting teams from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, will be participating in this year’s Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC). The event will take place at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 4 to 16, 2017.Click here for more.

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. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services
It was the fourth annual 33 Brigade Military Skills Competition that’s held every fall and this time around it was conducted in Burwash. The competition unfolded under adverse weather conditions, challenging all teams demonstrating their soldiering skills. The competition was meant to develop the spirit of the fighting soldier, while testing personal determination and doggedness. It is ultimately a team building exercise that relies heavily on individual and collective training undertaken by the soldiers during their time in the Reserves. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips: It takes a community
Unfortunately, computer viruses are a fact of life. They can be both disruptive and destructive. But with quick thinking, prompt reporting, and a few simple precautions, we can all reduce their impact on our operations. Click here for more.

75 year member pin presented by CWL
Petawawa Catholic Womens League recently presented CWL Membership Pins to some of their members. Click here for more.

Limited spots still available for Canada Army Run
The 10th annual Canada Army Run is almost here! Do not miss your chance to participate in this milestone year. Click here for more.

Dave Findlay Ryder Challenge Cup winners
The Petawawa Golf Club Men’s Division team won the Dave Findlay Ryder Challenge Cup at Homestead of Wolf Ridge Golf Course on Sunday, August 13. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - Aug 29
Roanoke held their Ladies Night on Tuesday, Aug 29 with Smitty’s Home Hardware sponsoring. Click here for more.

‘Take a Soldier Fishing’ event at Cobden Lake a success
Ontario Bass Nation (OBN) held a “Take A Soldier Fishing Tournament” on Friday, 25 August at Cobden Lake. Click here for more.

Stepping back in time with the Apostle Paul at annual VBS
Children ages five to 11 travelled back in time to the late Roman Empire to learn more about the Apostle Paul and the underground church at the St. George’s Chapel special morning Vacation Bible School (VBS) from Aug. 14 to 18. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its school time this week, and we have to be vigilant as there will many school buses on the streets along with students walking and riding their bikes. Its an exciting time, as we watch the little ones off to school for the first time and the older ones starting College and University. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
We have a busy weekend and week coming up. On Friday we have our first draw of Catch the Ace at 6 p.m. following our first Fish and Chips of the season. Get your tickets for the Catch the Ace before 5:45 to get yours in the draw. Pot is progressive so it grows every week until the Ace is drawn. Come out and have fish/chicken strips/wings with fries, onion rings or both. We do small or regular portions and do take-out, so bring the family and enjoy. We serve from 5-6:30 p.m. Click here for more.


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