October 10, 2019

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DND/CAF Ombudsman visits Petawawa, meets with constituents
The Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) visited Garrison Petawawa last week to talk with CAF members and DND civilian employees as well as their families to help address issues and explain his role.

Annual NDWCC for United Way East Ontario goal set at $70,000
Garrison Petawawa kicked off its 2019 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) with a pancake breakfast, with proceeds going towards United Way East Ontario.

Get the flu shot, not the flu!
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The influenza virus, commonly referred to as “the flu”, is an easily transmitted respiratory illness.

All 450 THS personnel home from Op PRESENCE deployment in Mali
Every year, September signals the end of summer. This year, however, it also signalled the end of the first international deployment of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS).

Youth Reporter Competition : On Your Keyboards!
Concours de jeunes journalistes : à vos claviers!

The Canadian Forces Newspapers (CFN), like your Petawawa Post Newspaper, are looking for youth from military families between 13 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the community around them.

Black bears are on a constant search for food
Fall 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.

Dear CCMS: International Conflict Resolution Day
Dear CCMS: I heard it was the International Conflict Resolution Day on October 17th 2019. What does this day signify?

PMFRC presents Community Partner Award and honours staff members, volunteer at AGM
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC)’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the South Side Community Centre on Sept. 18 showcased some of the organization’s yearly highlights.

Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County office opens free wig salon
The Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office has created a free wig salon to help those feeling self-conscious about their appearance after cancer treatment-related hair loss.

Friends for Life! Walk raises $20K
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s 2019 Friends for Life! Walk raised about $20,000 to help the animals in care.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Have you been in for our fish and chip Fridays yet? We do chicken strips and wings as well and you can do fries, onion rings or both. Half portions available and we do take out if you want to grab a meal on the way home. Food served from 4:30-6 p.m. Open to all so bring the family.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well as I promised, I would have bit more news from The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club, here I am! These past two weeks have been busy for all of us. On Saturday, September 21 we held our Honours and Awards dinner at the Silver Threads Seniors Club. The installation of the Executive for 2019-2020 was held at this time also. The Executive and Director for the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club 2019-2020 are: President John VandenBaar, Past President Brian Miner, Vice President Darlene Lambert, Secretary Donna Hammel, Treasurer Charles (Chuck) Arnold, and Directors Donna Forget, Cathy McCabe and Allen Stewart. We wish them all the best in the upcoming year. I really want to thank Civitan Donna Hammel for taking over the Secretary position for me. I have not quit, I have just stepped back at bit. I still have this newsletter and a few other things to do.

October 3, 2019

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Task Force TOMAHAWK: 2 CMBG on the Road to High Readiness
GARRISON PETAWAWA - On the morning of September 30, the Task Force Tomahawk stand up parade occurred at 0800 at Simmonds parade square on Garrison Petawawa. It included all 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) units alongside representatives of Pikwakanagan First Nation and members of Task Force Tomahawk, both military and civilian.

Members of Grn Petawawa soccer teams invited to ‘All For One Cup’
Five members each from the Garrison Petawawa Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were invited to Toronto to participate in the second annual All For One Cup presented by BMO.

First Veteran Expo to be held in Pembroke Oct. 8
The First Veteran Expo will be held on Oct. 8 and bring together veteran-specific organizations in one location, creating a network of support and information about navigating post-military life.

Second annual Petawawa Employment Career Fair a success
People looking for a new job found inspiration at the 2nd Annual Petawawa Employment Career Fair.

2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Association (2 RCHA Association)
I am pleased to announce that the 2 RCHA Association has been established for just over a year and now has approximately 240 members.

Energy Awareness Team at Family Day
The Energy Awareness Team participated in Family Day at Garrison Petawawa on September 7 to promote the importance of managing energy consumption at home and at work. The Kiosk team included representatives from DCC and the engineering firm performing the energy management work.

Citizen Science: Turtles
You may have recently noticed a lot more turtle activity along our roadways and this is because it is now the turtle nesting season in our area. This brings turtles out of the water and onto land in search of the perfect nesting spot, also making it more likely that someone will encounter them on any given day.

Inaugural United Way East Ontario Community Builder Award
United Way Renfrew County amalgamated with United Ways of Ottawa, Prescott-Russell and Lanark counties in 2017, and now they are officially operating under the new name of United Way East Ontario.

Petawawa Point greened by TD grant
Petawawa is one of only 20 communities in Canada and the United States to receive the TD Green Space grant worth $25,000.

Turtles at the library
The Petawawa Public Library held a kids’ program on Aug. 14 in honour of Canadian Wildlife. The participants had the chance to learn all about the turtles of Ontario through a special presentation by Bonnechere Provincial Park.

Retired Bombardier receives Alumni of Distinction from Algonquin College
Retired Bombardier Naomi Fong has been noted by Algonquin College as their Alumni of Distinction.

Second annual Neon Night raises $25,000
As the sun set on the Petawawa skyline Sept. 14, a sea of neon-clad runners took off from the Civic Centre parking lot. They made for an exciting sight as they ran or walked two or five kms as part of the Canadian Cancer Society, Renfrew County Community Office’s 2nd annual Neon Night.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Elvis has left the building but wow, did he leave a fantastic impression. If you missed the show you missed a great performance that had everyone rocking in their seats or up dancing. We hope to do another soon so keep checking up on us.

News from the Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League held their monthly meeting in the Parish Centre with President Julie Mallory and her executives present. There were a large number of members in attendance. The guest speaker for the evening was Rebecca Paulsen speaking on the subject of Mental Health at the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board.  Thanks to Rebecca for an interesting and informative subject.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
It’s hard to beleive that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we will be celebrating once again with family and friends.  Enjoy all of the good food and the fun of a long weekend.

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