July, 2016

July 28, 2016

Canadian Armed Forces teams complete the 2016 Nijmegen Marches
OTTAWA - July 22 marked the end of the 100th annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Click to read more.

Bubble Ball Sumo Match supports Colby’s Crusade
Nestled inside a Skyza bubble ball, people forcefully threw themselves against one another, hoping to knock the other down - all in good fun as part of a fundraiser for Colby’s Crusade. Click to read more.

Enter the 2016 Canadian Armed Forces Photo Contest
Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready! The 2016 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Photography Contest opened 2 July and will run until 15 Sept, and we want you to send us your best shots. Click to read more.

Petawawa Pantry food bank to open this Fall
The Petawawa Pantry food bank is slated to be up and running by late October. Click to read more.

Recognition for volunteer contributions
Mr. Hazen Lewis was an award recipient at the annual CANEX Volunteer Appreciation night honouring Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) volunteers. Click to read more.

No Hot Pets this summer
PETAWAWA – “I left the window down for him”; “I wasn’t going to be gone long”; we’ve heard it all. Click to read more.

Algonquin partners with Sixth Floor Museum to explore JFK Assassination
PEMBROKE - More than 50 years after American President, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated, people continue to be fascinated by the circumstances surrounding North America’s most investigated murder. Now, Algonquin College has partnered with the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas, to deliver a series of live webinars at the Waterfront Campus that will delve into the events of November 22, 1963. Click to read more.

Our Lady of Sorrows Vacation Bible School
Our Lady of Sorrows Parish’s Vacation Bible School completed its inaugural week on July 8. Held in the church’s basement, the Parade Around the Our Father camp allowed junior kindergartners to Grade 3 students to learn more about the quintessential Our Father prayer in a fun, interactive manner. Click to read more.

Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival Aug 5-7
PEMBROKE - Petawawa and Pembroke’s Recreation Departments have been continuing to make waves as a result of the second annual Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival. Click to read more.

Golf Fore the Cure raises $3,515
Golf Fore the Cure attracted 99 female golfers and raised $3,515 for the Canadian Cancer Society in the battle against breast cancer. Click to read more.

HOHW donation to hospital foundation
On July 20, 2016 the Hell or High Water organizing committee made a generous $2,750 gift to the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation. Click to read more.

Lumber Kings Start 2016-2017 Season with Labour Day Weekend Home-Opener on Sept 18 at PMC
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Lumber Kings will begin their first season with Sean Crozier at the helm on Labour Day weekend when the Kings play three games as part of the Central Canada Hockey League Showcase weekend in Ottawa. Click to read more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Silver Threads Seniors Club has a group of seniors who meet every Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. The entire upstairs is open to quilters, and sewing. We have ironing boards and other items for your use. With the use of the entire room, everyone can spread out and have lots of room. Click to read more.

Bernadette McCann House: It’s Time to Talk
At Bernadette McCann House, staying in the residence is one of many options for accessing resources and services. Click to read more.


July 21, 2016

RCD team participating in 100th annual Nijmegen Marches
A team of Royal Canadian Dragoons have joined about 250 Canadian Armed Forces members in the 100th International Four Days Marches Nijmegen. Click here to read more.

New Commander for 1 Canadian Field Hospital
According to 1 Canadian Field Hospital (1 Cdn Fd Hosp) outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel Doug Kromrey, his time as leader of this unit has been his crowning achievement. Click here to read more.

Ethics, integrity the focus for the new Commander of the Canadian Army
OTTAWA - On July 14, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk officially stepped into the role of Commander of the Canadian Army (CCA). Click here to read more.

FCS finding success in keeping more county children in their homes
PEMBROKE - The best place for a child is at home. That is a key goal for Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County. Click here to read more.

Local recycling program changes to increase cost-effectiveness
LAURENTIAN VALLEY - The Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board (OVWMB) approved, by resolution, the removal of Polystyrene (commonly referred to as Styrofoam™) and Film Plastic (i.e. grocery bags) from container recycling. Effective October 1, for Municipalities serviced by the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, this material must be placed in regular garbage, not recycling bins. Click here to read more.

New play structure at Sorrows
After much anticipation, the Kindergarteners at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School have a safe, fun and size-appropriate place to frolic now that their own brand-new play structure has been installed. Click here to read more.

Second phase of Federal Infrastructure Investments Program underway
Members of the Canadian Armed Forces and families who call 4 CDSB Petawawa’s military housing home are seeing the benefits of recent targeted infrastructure investments that the Department of National Defence (DND) is making to improve the condition of Base and Wing housing. Click here to read more.

Ontario SPCA Dog Wash and Barbecue
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Branch held a Dog Wash and Barbecue on June 18. Click here to read more.

Petawawa council briefs
INFORMATION CENTRE ON THE MOVE? - Moving the Visitor Information Centre from inside the Civic Centre to the Petawawa Heritage Village could substantially increase the number of people using the service, said councillor Treena Lemay. Click here to read more.

Taste of Syria Cooking Class raises
Thirty ladies from Douglas to Deep River came to Petawawa on June 22 to learn some Syrian cooking and helped the Petawawa Welcome Project to fundraise. Click here to read more.

Keep Kids in the Safety Zone This Summer
A needle stick injury happens when the needle from a syringe used for injection accidentally pricks or cuts the skin. Click here to read more.

Garrison Petawawa hosts annual Kids of Steel Triathlon/Duathlon
On July 10, 140 children descended upon Dundonald Hall to test their mettle at the Kids of Steel Triathlon. Click here to read more.

Certificates of appreciation for National Aboriginal Day event sponsors
National Aboriginal Day celebrations were held in Pembroke on June 21. While a number of event sponsors were presented with certificates of appreciation on June 3 including the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club, Petawawa River Inn and Suites, Joe’s Family Pizzeria, Bombshells Hair Studio, National Grocers Pembroke, Fresco Cafe Grill, and Giant Tiger Pembroke, some businesses that were unable to attend the presentation were given certificates by Dennis Duchene and Linda Spagnolo from the Anishaanabe Cultural Circle. Click here to read more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well I have to say I got a wonderful surprise on Sunday July 10th; I and my hubby became great-grandparents of a set of twins, a girl and a boy. Click here to read more.

Petawawa Legion News
Well I have to say I got a wonderful surprise on Sunday July 10th; I and my hubby became great-grandparents of a set of twins, a girl and a boy. Click here to read more.


July 14, 2016

New Commander for 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central)
TORONTO - The command of 4th Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (Central) officially changed hands on Wednesday, July 6 during a ceremony held at Queen’s Park in Toronto. Click here to read more.

D Squadron RCD participates in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE
D Sqn’s MAPLE RESOLVE adventure began at the Ortona drill hall at Garrison Petawawa at 0200 hrs on 9 May 2016 ready to catch our flight to CMTC Wainwright AB . Click here to read more.

Third-line support, Second to none
Beginning in May, elements of 2 Service Battalion descended on Garrison Wainwright ahead of Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2016, the largest Canadian Army training exercise of the year. Among them were Supply Technicians, Mobile Support Equipment Operators and Traffic Technicians who provided third-line base-side support for the duration of the exercise in Alberta . Click here to read more.

Headquarters Squadron - Ex MAPLE RESOLVE 1601
Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 1601 proved to be a successful, yet challenging endeavor for Headquarters Squadron. Click here to read more.

M109 Howitzer officially unveiled at Petawawa Legion
Local and federal politicians, Royal Canadian Legion members and Canadian Armed Forces personnel from Garrison Petawawa all joined together June 21 to mark the M109 155 mm self-propelled Howitzer unveiling at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa. Click here to read more.

4 Line Squadron Change of Command
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The Royal Canadian Dragoons Change of Command
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450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Change of Command
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2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Change of Command
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1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Change of Command
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2 Combat Engineer Regiment Change of Command
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2 Field Ambulance Change of Command
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Valour JK-12 school celebrates graduating class of 2016
The second graduating class has passed through Valour JK-12 School’s doors, marking the end of these students’ secondary school years. Click here to read more.

Grappling Championships raise $2,500 for Soldier On
More than 100 individuals from across Canada faced off at the 2016 Garrison Petawawa Combatives Grappling Championships, helping raise nearly $2,500 in total proceeds for Soldier On. Click here to read more.

Team of Royal Canadian Dragoons training for Nijmegen Marches
The Royal Canadian Dragoons Nijmegen Marching Team, based out of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group at Garrison Petawawa, set out on a training march on July 6. Click here to read more.

Pembroke hosts National Aboriginal Day celebrations
June 21 marked National Aboriginal Day, and once again celebrations were held at the Pembroke Waterfront Marina. Click here to read more.

Celebrating Canada Day in Petawawa!
As far as the eye could see, hundreds of people wearing red and white descended upon the Petawawa Centennial Park for the Town of Petawawa’s traditional Canada Day Celebrations. Click here to read more.

Petawawa Legion News
Dear members and supporters, it’s time for a membership drive. Your membership support means a great deal, providing a real boost to the important work we do on behalf of all veterans, military families and community groups. Click here to read more.

2nd annual Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival
PEMBROKE – Petawawa and Pembroke’s Recreation Departments have been continuing to make waves as a result of the second annual Upper Ottawa River Race & Paddle Festival. Click here to read more.


July 7, 2016

2 RCHA hosts Master Gunner
On the 23rd of June, 2 RCHA hosted the Master Gunner St James’s Park, Lieutenant General Sir Timothy John Granville-Chapman GBE, KCB for a full day’s activities that included a Firepower Demonstration and a Mess Dinner. Click here to read more.

1 Canadian Field Hospital dedicates Medical Simulation Room to MCpl Kristal Giesebrecht
1 Canadian Field Hospital (1 Cdn Fd Hosp) has dedicated a Medical Simulation Room to the memory of a fallen comrade. Click here to read more.

Drive Into Spring promotion winners
OK Tire and CANEX recently teamed up for a Drive Into Spring promo event and on June 30 several winners were announced. Click here to read more.

Murphy's Heroes On The Water
Murphy’s Heroes on the Water was back for another year, celebrating the military and their families. Click here to read more.

Accolades for management, staff at PSP Employee Recognition Luncheon
The 2016 PSP Employee Recognition Luncheon is Garrison Petawawa’s Personnel Support Programs’ way of acknowledging and honouring the dedication of its management and employees throughout the year. It was held on June 22 at the All Ranks Service Club. Click here to read more.

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron's Annual JIMMY CUP Competition
It was a hot and sunny day - excellent weather for the second annual Jimmy Cup competition, hosted by 2 CMBG Headquarters & Signal Squadron (2 Sigs). Click here to read more.

Youth Service and Sunday school picnic held on June 26 at St. George's Chapel
The last Sunday before the summer months focuses on families with the BBQ and games for the children. Click here to read more.

Holocaust survivor Tibor "Max" Eisen speaks at Valour
Holocaust survivor Tibor “Max” Eisen feels very fortunate to have survived through some of the worst horrors known to man. Click here to read more.

Staff members, library recognized at PMFRC AGM
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) held its Annual General Meeting on June 22, during which PMFRC Information Services Coordinator Consuela Proulx and social worker Shannon Colterman who is on the PMFRC’s mental health team, received commendations from 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Personnel Services Commanding Officer Lieutentant Colonel Steve Nolan. Click here to read more.

New business about veterans helping veterans
Just as it builds homes, Veterans Enterprises Corp is building up veterans by giving them a sense of purpose and a career they can count on once they leave the military. Click here to read more.

$671 raised for local Special Olympics
The 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run in Petawawa has provided $671 to the Special Olympics Ontario in Pembroke. Click here to read more.

Tackling mental illness through 'Healing Whitewater'
Reservist Captain Jill McLellan is learning to whitewater kayak to help her recover from her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe depression and anxiety. Click here to read more.

Top finishers at 2016 Garrison Petawawa Triathlon June 18
Garrison Petawawa’s 3rd annual Triathlon, organized by the Petawawa Triathlon Club, was held on June 18. Click here to read more.

CMED Adventure Training: Ex STAYAFLOAT
The Ottawa River is world-renowned for its big white water; adventurers from all corners of the earth come to play in its rapids. Click here to read more.

Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club holds second community TRY IT! Day July 9
DEEP RIVER - The Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club (DRYTC) is pleased and proud to announce that its second annual community TRY IT! Day will take place on Saturday, July 9, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. All activities are free. Click here to read more.



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