August 16, 2018

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‘Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes’ returns to annual paddle festival
As part of the yearly Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival, the 2nd annual Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes once again introduced ill and injured military members and veterans to the sport of kayak fishing.

Celebration of Life for Trooper Samuel Christiansen
It is with great sadness that The Royal Canadian Dragoons lost Trooper Samuel Christiansen on 22 June 2018.

Cadet Corner: Pipes and Drum Band Program at 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
PETAWAWA – Cadets from 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) and 2677 Pembroke Army Cadet Corps were exposed to the Pipes and Drum Band program this past year thanks to the efforts of members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Pipes and Drums.

Celebrating 100 years of growth at Petawawa Research Forest
One hundred years have passed since the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) was established, and in that century it has seen countless scientific achievements.

Crazy Beautiful Dresses moves downtown
After 35 years as a fixture in Downtown Pembroke, the owners of Custom Draperies have sold their building.

Get to the Point for a unique festival
The Get To The Point Beach Festival will showcase the great outdoors.

Ontario Strong Ladies Fastball team headed to Pan Pacific Master Games
Fastball players from Renfrew County will be joining their teammates in Australia at the Pan Pacific Master Games.

The big event taking place in August is our Fishing Tournament on August 18. It will be held at the Pembroke Marina. Contact people are Civitan John VandenBaar at 613-717-5674 and Civitan Allen Stewart or Civitan Brian Miner at 613-687- 4503. You can also go to the Carefor website.

Security Awareness: Things You Should Never Do On Social Media - YOUR RELATIONSHIP STATUS
Whether you are in a relationship or not, it may be best not to make it public knowledge. If you change your status to “single” it gives individuals the green light to resume stalking now that you’re back on the market. It also lets them know you might be home alone since your significant other is no longer around. Your best bet is to leave your relationship status blank on your profile.

Petawawa Legion News
Catch the Ace has been won. The winner Chris Pleau won $28,000! We want to thank everyone who came out to support this initiative each week. We look forward to seeing everyone in September for the next Catch the Ace! We are going provincial which means unlimited tickets.

August 9, 2018

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Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation annual Pow Wow August 18-19
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Each year, Pikwakanagan welcomes dancers, drum groups and thousands of spectators to celebrate Algonquin culture at its traditional Pow Wow. It will be held this year on August 18 and 19 and the theme is “Caring and Sharing”.

CAF reaches initial operational capability in Mali
CAF members stand at attention during a parade to mark Canada’s initial operating capability in Mali. The year-long Operation PRESENCE - Mali will complement ongoing Canadian efforts to support the development and implementation of the country’s Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation. Up to 250 personnel will be part of the ATF.

Garrison Petawawa Golf team earns a first place at Ontario Region Golf Tournament
The Garrison Petawawa Golf team was the successful team at the Ontario Region Golf Tournament held at CFB Kingston 03 to 06 July 2018. Nationals will be held 11 to 16 August 2018 at CFB Borden.

Pacem in Terris
PEACE ON EARTH - this is the theme for the 60th annual International Military Pilgrimage 2018.

Town of Petawawa’s Fire Ban remains in place until further notice
Petawawa – The current Fire Ban for the Town of Petawawa will remain in effect until further notice.

Stay Hydrated with Water
Water is essential to life. Getting enough water every day is important for your health and is the best way to quench your thirst.

Drowning prevention a focus at 2nd annual PSP Water Safety Event
Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) staff made sure that kids would be safe in the water this summer through its 2nd annual Water Safety Event.

Cards dwindle to single digits: who will catch the ace?
Mania over the Royal Canadian Legion in Petawawa’s Catch the Ace game is growing every week. The pot has now climbed higher than $26,800 and the weekly Friday draw continues to attract hundreds of people eager for their chance to win big.

U12 Falcons soccer team hosts summer festival
On 7 July the Petawawa under 12 girls competitive soccer team (the Falcons) hosted a summer festival for rival clubs in Soccer North East District. Represented were teams from Petawawa, North Bay, Pembroke and Deep River.

Golf Fore The Cure Event raises $5,130
A GREAT day on the course, and all for such an important cause! 

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
We have several things happening during the coming months for anyone who may be interested.  The first event is August 25 and it is the Amazing Community Challenge.  You can register online at  You may register as an individual or a team.  You can pick up a paper copy at  the office and submit it to Women Walking for Hope at 613-633-1465.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Catch the Ace is down to only four cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $28,000! We want to thank everyone who comes out to support this initiative each week.

August 2, 2018

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Active Transportation and Commander’s Fitness Challenge winners
The Active Transportation and Commander’s Fitness Challenge in June ended with a giveaway for the top participants.

Garrison Petawawa Men’s Slo-Pitch team earns top spot at Regionals
The Petawawa Men’s Slo-Pitch team was the top team at the Ontario Region Men’s Slo-Pitch Tournament held at CFB Kingston 12 to 15 July 2018. Nationals will be held 26 to 30 August 2018 in CFB Borden.

Residents encouraged to have a say in the 2018 Municipal election
Just 30 people from the Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units voted in the 2014 municipal election and the town is hoping to drastically increase this number by allowing votes to be cast online and by phone.

2018 International Military Pilgrimage
Since WWII, military members from all around the world have gathered together one weekend per year to pray for peace. The International Military Pilgrimage offers a unique opportunity for members and veterans to take part in a spiritual experience that can give some direction, purpose and meaning to life. In essence, the goal of the pilgrimage is to assist in building resilience and a sense of spirituality, which is a pillar of the Canadian Army (CA). On 18-20 May 2018, 100 Canadian Armed Forces members from across Canada and stationed in Europe, along with Veterans, attended the International Military Pilgrimage in Lourdes, France.

Why Buy Locally?
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Most importantly, it allows for that money to stay in the area and help local producers.

Unexploded Explosive Ordnance: Beaches are open but vigilance is advised
Garrison Petawawa – Ottawa River boaters and beach-goers are reminded to be mindful of the possibilities of encounters with Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) along the Ottawa River beaches.

Security Awareness Tips: Things you should never do on social media
UNIFORM: Pictures of you in uniform linked to your children’s Facebook page, or their comments about your work could expose your family to certain risks. Explain to them the importance of keeping certain details private to ensure their own protection and the safety of their parents.

Cadet Corner
2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) celebrating their 59th Annual Ceremonial Review at Building Y-101 in Garrison Petawawa on June 3, 2018. 

Petawawa Grannies host “An afternoon with Ida”
The Petawawa Grannies were pleased to host Ida Mukuka Nambeya, Senior Advisor for the Stephen Lewis foundation for a tea and information presentation at the Petawawa Silver Threads Seniors Club.

Valour/Rona collaborate on Art Project
Over the course of six weeks, eight students from Mrs. Neville’s senior visual arts class from Valour have been helping to create paintings to add some art to the Town of Petawawa.

Well here I am with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. At our Bingo on Sunday, July 22, we held four draws and one of our Bingo players Karen Smith was very lucky - she took three of the prizes and Majorie Orzel won the other prize.

Petawawa Legion News
The Catch the Ace is down to only five cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $27,400! We want to thank everyone who comes out to support this initiative each week.

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