June 21, 2018

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1 RCR Corporal’s Battalion Colours Mural unveiled at Y-101
Corporal Ed Turner’s mural masterpiece was unveiled at the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment’s (1 RCR) Victoria Barracks (Y-101).

Firefighters promoted, recognized for significant contributions
Several National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa firefighters were recently recognized for their achievements.

Information session details education options for CAF members
An information session was held at Garrison Petawawa on June 12 for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, both regular and reserve, to answer questions about the wide range of educational opportunities available to them.

Species at Risk Profile: Blanding’s Turtle
The Blanding’s Turtle is a medium-sized turtle that is easily identified by both its bright yellow throat and chin, and its dome-shaped shell that resembles a soldier’s helmet. Its shell is black to brown with yellow flecks and it can reach up to 27 cm long.

Security Awareness Tips - Travel Tips that could save your life: WALKING
Avoid walking alone and don’t venture through side streets or shortcuts. Criminals are generally more present there. If it is dark outside, walk along well-lit streets.

WE ARE SAFETY SERVICES Metal Storage Racks – the connecting pieces to a good program
Pallet racks are commonly found in warehouses, distribution centres, retail operations, and manufacturing plants. Usually made of steel, pallet racks often support heavy loads which may collapse if improperly installed or used. This can lead to serious injuries or death for workers.

Town of Petawawa Council Briefs
All fine with town’s audit - An audit of Petawawa’s consolidated financial statement deemed everything acceptable and ethical.

Military Wives Choir performs last concert of the season
The Petawawa Military Wives Choir ended their musical season with a concert at the St. George’s Chapel on June 10. The room was filled to bursting as people came out to support these musical entertainers. As well as the concert itself, there were raffles, a bake sale and a piano solo by Ivan Barney.

Showcasing trades at Options 2018
More than 1,500 students from high schools across Renfrew County attended Options 2018, what is known as the largest skilled trades career fair for students in Eastern Ontario. As well as the opportunity to learn about a host of different career paths, about 250 students participated in 15 skills competitions

Town presents annual Outstanding Student Awards
Petawawa is filled with exceptional teenagers, proving themselves to be future community leaders and worthy of current distinction.

New location for Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office has a new home. The Society moved from its old location on Pembroke Street to 169 William St. in order to better accommodate staff, volunteers and clientele while still offering the same much-needed programs, resources, and services to continue in their fight against cancer.

Carillion Canada helps the War Horse Project
During Carillion Canada’s first year of operation at Garrison Petawawa, we stumbled across the War Horse Project while attending the Garrison Family Day held in the fall.

Try sailing this summer!
DEEP RIVER - The Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club offers a summer sailing program of instruction and fun racing for youth and adults.

Annual Special Olympics Torch Run held in Petawawa
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics ended with loud cheers as participants made their way through a tunnel of Our Lady of Sorrows School students in Petawawa.

Heritage Society hosts its 18th and final Annual Charity Golf Tournament
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics ended with loud cheers as participants made their way through a tunnel of Our Lady of Sorrows School students in Petawawa.

Oh my, here we are in the third week of June! Where did May go? Just seemed that it was the first of May and I was planning on getting so much house work done and here we are and I am still trying to get all I want to do done. Ha! I may get it finished by Fall, but it will get done.

Petawawa Legion News
Our President Pat Oland and 1st Vice President Ralph Kendricks attended their first Zone meeting since elections were held. It was a great opportunity to speak with senior members and gain some knowledge. Both were very impressed and knowledge is power.

June 14, 2018

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Grn Petawawa Conflict and Complaint Management Services open
Garrison Petawawa’s newly opened Conflict and Complaint Management Services (CCMS) Office will be a one-stop shop for military members to assist them with their concerns. Click here for more.

4th Canadian Division Support Group Honours and Awards Ceremony
During the 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Honours and Awards Ceremony on June 5, 4 CDSG Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe and 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner. Click here for more.

4 CDSG, 2 CMBG Command Teams serve at Tim Hortons Camp Day
People coming in for a morning pick-me-up at the Tim Hortons were in for a surprise. As part of the Tim Hortons Camp Day promotion on June 6, Garrison Petawawa Command Teams took over the serving responsibilities. Click here for more.

Mural celebrates 110 years of CMED
Central Medical Equipment Depot (CMED), the oldest regular force medical unit in the Canadian Armed Forces, celebrated 110 years in 2017. Click here for more.

Emergency Lock-Down Exercise at PMFRC
On May 31, Military Police conducted a no-notice LOCK DOWN exercise with the PMFRC. Specific details of the exercise were kept between the organizing Military Police, Garrison Imagery and the PMFRC Contact. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Launches Campaign ‘Energy Efficiency at Home and at Work’
Garrison Petawawa is proud to launch its Energy Awareness Campaign called ‘Energy Efficiency at Home and at Work’ in support of the Federal Government GHG Reduction initiative being applied to Canada’s military bases. Click here for more.

Garbage Attracts Black Bears!
GARRISON PETAWAWA, ON- Black bears are actively searching for food during this time of year, and although they normally feed on berries in June, garbage makes for an easy and convenient meal whenever available. Click here for more.

CFWMS employees take part in Wellness Day
A work/fun balance was evident May 30 as dozens of CFMWS employees took part in an Employee Wellness Day. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Division- May 31 & June 7
May 31 - Thank you to our sponsor for the evening, Kevin’s Flowers.  There were 30 women in attendance.  The 50/50 draw was won by Leah Decker.  Closest-to-the-pin on #4 was made by Mavis Tetlock, and the longest putt on hole #9 was made by Paula Paquette.  Winners for the evening were:  Janice Bunn, Gwen Foran, Linda Brazeau, Nancy Paquin, Aurore Webb, Mary Seaman, Rose VanHoof, and Rose Laidlaw. Click here for more.

Planting poppies at Petawawa Legion
The Petawawa Horticultural Society planted Poppies at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 cenotaph on June 5. Much like the daffodils the group has planted in the past, this crop of flowers will add colour to the monument. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
June is Seniors Month and the Elder Abuse Ontario will be holding sessions on Educating Seniors on this subject, so that we can recognize the signs.  INR is a provincial elder abuse initiative developed to change social norms, by teaching bystanders what to do.  Bystanders are those neighbours, friends and family members who are most likely to see warning signs in someone they know but are unsure of how to respond.  Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Note from our new President Pat Oland: “I’d like to thank the past executive members that have volunteered for another term. We look forward to working with all the new committee members and doing some great things together to better our Legion. Click here for more.

June 7, 2018

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Participate in the Active Transportation and Commander’s Fitness Challenge June 4 - 29
GARRISON PETAWAWA - 4th Canadian Division Support Group Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe has issued a challenge for the month of June to encourage cycling to work as well as promoting and using the Garrison Fitness Trail. Click here for more.

June is Recreation Month
A free Community event was held June 3 at Garrison Petawawa’s Recreation Complex for the launch of June is Recreation Month. Presented by PSP Community Recreation, the festivities included a free barbecue, family-friendly entertainment, face painting, Garrison club demonstrations, a Hobby Farm, mechanical bull for adults, and an art tunnel for children. Click here for more.

450 THS participates in pre-deployment preparation for Mali mission
Wainwright, Alta - On May 22, helicopters and personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) 450 and 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadrons completed an exercise to validate their capabilities in anticipation of an eventual deployment of a Task Force to Mali. Click here for more.

Citizen Science: Turtles
You may have recently noticed a lot more turtle activity along our roadways and this is because it is now turtle nesting season in our area. Click here for more.

Improved mental health support services for military families
OTTAWA - Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, announced June 4 that improved access to mental health services for military families are now in place, as part of the Defence Policy’s Strong, Secure, Engaged recommendation. Click here for more.

Security Awareness: Travel Tips that could save your life: HOTEL ROOM
Try to get a room on floors three to six. A room on the ground floor may be more accessible to criminals from the outside. A room on the 20th floor may be quieter and offer a nice view, but it can delay your building evacuation in case of emergency. Also, locate the nearest emergency exit to your room to know the quickest way out. Click here for more.

6th Annual Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 at Pembroke Waterfront
Indigenous Peoples Day is coming to the Pembroke Waterfront, welcoming the entire community to this celebration of First Nations culture. Click here for more.

Reunion marks Panet’s 60th anniversary
Though General Panet High School is no more, its memory lives on in the hearts and minds of the former students and staff who attended the school’s 60th Anniversary Reunion Celebration. Click here for more.

June is Bike Safety Month
The Canadian Armed Forces spends a lot of money on camouflage and stealth technologies to ensure their personnel and equipment are harder to see in operational theatres. Click here for more.

Hitting the junior links with help from others
If junior golf is a good enough start for Olympians like Brooke Henderson, it’s certainly a big boon for local child duffers. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Division- May 24
We would like to thank our generous sponsor for the evening - Boston Pizza. We had 30 ladies out to golf. Click here for more.

Roanoke Club Ladies League- May 21
On Monday, May 21, the ladies had their first Ladies Night starting at 4 p.m. We had the pleasure of hosting 22 ladies that evening. Our Sponsor for the Front Nine was Country Home Gardens. Click here for more.

Funny in a Good Way to organize Ultimate Family Church Picnic
PEMBROKE - Local non-profit organization, Funny in a Good Way is set to partner with a number of local churches to create the Ottawa Valley’s Ultimate Family Church Picnic. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am with just a bit of news from The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. On Sunday, May 27 at our Bingo we once again came to the need of those who seek our help. Click here for more.

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