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    Tyhall provided live music, playing on the ice. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    No New Years event would be complete without some glamour. Facepainter Margaret Phillips transforms Dexter Dungey, 4, into a crocodile. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    It was a true family affair. Shayne McCarthy enjoys an evening out with five-year-old daughter Zoe. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Ry-J’s Climbing Adventures brought out a few hockey themed games including the inflatable mini-stick arena. Robbie Henderson, 10, tests out his goalie skills. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    To celebrate the year’s change, many of the kids dressed up to the nine. Macy Greene, 3, looks powerful in pink. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Sisters Sadie and Jordyn Wallwork wear matching outfits to dance the night away at the kids’ dance. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Everybody loves a good skating session. The arena was filled with skaters of all skill levels. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Four-year-old Marc Deschenes is all geared up to safely skate on the ice. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


Ringing in the New Year in Petawawa

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday January 18, 2018


The Town of Petawawa and its residents welcomed 2018 with open arms. Hundreds of people gathered at the Civic Centre to take part in family-friendly activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event included skating, face painting, mini sticks arena, slapshot, live music on the ice and a family dance. Due to the extreme cold, the sleigh rides and fireworks were cancelled to ensure that everyone had a safe and fun evening.