December 6, 2018

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Garrison Petawawa wraps up National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign with $75,000 donation
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa wrapped up its National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) with a cheque presentation to the Renfrew County United Way on Thursday November 29th at the Commanders Christmas Cocktail party.

$2,275 donation from R.E.D events
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) received a $2,275 cheque from Cheyenne Astle (second from right) who, in the past few months, has organized several events including Run to R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed), Ride to R.E.D. and a tattoo fundraiser and donated the collected money to the PMFRC and the Padre’s Christmas Hamper Fund.

Museum guns restored by 2 Svc Bn Weapons Techs
Garrison Petawawa Military Museums’ collection of forgotten guns was refurbished by a carefully selected group of 2 Service Battalion Weapons Technicians.

Students tour Garrison Petawawa for Take Our Kids to Work Days
Pinpointing exactly what you want to do when you grow up is difficult, but the Take Our Kids to Work Day program may have helped narrow down a few options.

Residents of the Residential Housing Units: winter is here and it is here to stay. It may be early this year but it should not deter us from doing the things we all must do

Holiday Shutdown of DND Buildings
The holiday season is soon upon us and the Garrison Fire Department has some points for units to help prepare to leave buildings closed up for an extended period:

Another way of looking at “Buy Local”
Many of us have been realizing that the Holiday Gift Giving season is very quickly approaching.

Lions Club Santa Claus Parade launches festive season in Petawawa
Santa Claus arrived in Petawawa on Nov. 18. Hosted by the Pembroke/Petawawa Lions Club, the annual Petawawa Santa Claus Parade delighted the hundreds of people who lined the town’s streets to watch.

Armistice Dinner honours military service and sacrifice, lost loved ones
Deep symbolism marked the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa Armistice Dinner.

Slaughter family strong supporters of Columbus House, once again sponsor Gala
The Slaughter family has strong ties to the Columbus House for youth in Pembroke.

4 CDSG Personnel Selections Office wins United Way 50/50 draw
Colonel (Col) Louis Lapointe, 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander, presents members OF 4 CDSG Personnel Selections Office with a cheque for $3172.36 for winning the United Way 50/50 draw at Garrison Petawawa.

Petawawa Legion News
Trucker’s Toy Drive: this year marks the 31st edition of the 2 Service Battalion Annual Toy Drive. The toy drive is part of a larger fundraising campaign organized by the Petawawa Legion to help families in need during the holiday season. A drop box can be found in the downstairs lounge until December 15. Your toys and non-perishable food item donations will help brighten the holiday season for less fortunate families.

I want to thank all those who took part in our Santa Claus Parade in Petawawa on Nov. 18 and a special thank you to Arthur, Sheena and Darlene for helping get the float decorated. Arthur also used his truck to pull the float. Thanks to Civitans Donna Forget, Darlene Lambert, Brian Miner and Millie Hall for giving out the candy to the children. Others who took part were Aaryana, Xavia, Verity, Marie and Bill Arnold. Glad it was not too cold or windy this year.

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