News Archives

June 29, 2017

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New commander for 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) said goodbye to its commander, welcoming a new leader to its fold. Click here for more.

Family, friends celebrate life of Sgt Dynerowicz
Sergeant Robert James Dynerowicz of The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) was remembered as a kind man with a large heart. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 3 RCR
The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) welcomed a new command team on June 17. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 2 Svc Bn
2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) welcomed Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Kieran Kennedy as their new Commanding Officer (CO) while outgoing CO LCol Corinna Heilman bid goodbye to her troops on June 19. Click here for more.

Change of Command - CMED
Central Medical Equipment Depot Petawawa (CMED) has a new leader in Lieutenant Commander (LCdr) Jody McArel. Outgoing Commanding Officer Major Rachel Comeau handed over the reins on June 22 at a formal Change of Command ceremony. Click here for more.

Change of Command - CSOR
The Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) held a Change of Command parade June 22, welcoming Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Andrew Vivian as their new Commanding Officer (CO). Click here for more.

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. Click here for more.

Are you camping at Garrison Petawawa this summer?
GARRISON PETAWAWA- Summer is finally upon us and some of you may be connecting with nature at our local campground. If we’re not careful however, we can actually get a little too close to nature by attracting black bears to our campsites. Click here for more
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Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Petawawa this July 1
Canada is turning 150-years-old and Petawawa is celebrating in style. Click here for more.

Messages from Nathan Lane & Kelly Williams
Happy 150th Birthday Canada! Click here for more.

Mapping our Past and Present
OTTAWA - In honour of the Canada 150 celebrations, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces have launched a commemorative Canada 150 Defence Interactive Map.   Click here for more.

Pembroke celebrating Canada 150 in style
PEMBROKE - Pembroke will be a flurry of activity this Canada Day as the City of Pembroke and Pembroke Business Improvement Area team up to co-host activities for Canada 150. Click here for more.

Annual Kids of Steel Triathlon scheduled for July 9
Garrison Petawawa will be hosting the 8th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 9, where kids aged six to 17 can put on their sneakers and swimsuits and race. Click here for more.

Healthier choices with BeneFit
Making better food and drink choices at CANEX is now a whole lot easier with the BeneFit program. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Silver Threads Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street in Petawawa.  The Club age of the members is 50 years and up, and we have activities for all of these age groups.  We have Zumba classes for the younger set, and also for those of us that are always up for a challenge and any help that enables us to keep moving. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
It is time to celebrate our country’s 150th birthday this Saturday. Wave the flag and be proud to say you live in the greatest country in the world. Take some time to partake in the activities around town including at the Catwalk for the flag raising ceremony and other family-friendly events. Click here for more.


June 22, 2017

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Parliamentary Secretary Romanado speaks with local military families about new defence policy
Canada’s newly launched defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, addresses many of the needs of military families. Click here for more.

2017 Federal Student Work Experience Program
Garrison Petawawa has been supporting the employment of students for over 10 years. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips
Remember these golden rules to help you beat the scammers. Click here for more.

New Grn fire tower enhances training
Personnel with the National Defence Fire Service at Garrison Petawawa will be able to further their training through the use of a newly installed fire tower. Click here for more.

2 Svc Bn Admin Coy promotions
2 Service Battalion Admin Company recently celebrated two promotions. Click here for more.

4 CDSG Environment Services in Wainwright
It is the last days of EX Maple Resolve 2017, End EX has been called, the smoker has been held and now the packing and loading can begin. Click here for more.

Looking for a way out…of your rental agreement within a violent relationship
Ontario’s “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” was introduced by Ontario’s Minister for Women’s Issues has recently come into effect. Click here for more.

Winners of Health Promotion Canada 150 initiative “Spring into Shape”
In support of Canada’s 150th Birthday, PSP Health Promotion, Fitness and Sports has opted to help our military communities embrace a healthy challenge every month of 2017. Click here for more.

2017 Relay raises over $61,000
The 18th Annual Relay for Life in Petawawa June 9 raised $61,238, and attracted hundreds of walkers and runners, including over 60 cancer survivors. Click here for more.

Torch Run supports Special Olympics
Through their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, local police agencies have joined forces to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. Click here for more.

Volunteers honoured for years of service
In Renfrew County, volunteers have spent a cumulative 2,632 years dedicated to improving their communities. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League recently held their annual June Dinner at Our Lady of Sorrows in the Parish hall. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - June 19
Last week’s (June 12) Roanoke Ladies night, I forgot to mention the sponsors, they were Roanoke (Ed Chow), Joes Pizza and B’s Café. I would like to apologize for that. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Here we are in the third week of June and we finally got some warm weather and I hear people complaining that it is so hot. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Sunday, June 25 is our Yard Sale from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Click here for more.


June 15, 2017

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Canada unveils new Defence Policy
OTTAWA - On June 7, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan released Strong, Secure, Engaged, a long-term defence policy that commits to a range of new investments for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), its members, and their families. Click here for more.

Cancer Society’s Relay for Life raises $61,238
Hundreds of people, including over 60 cancer survivors, were at Garrison Petawawa on June 9 to help raise $61,238 towards the fight against cancer. Click here for more.

National Public Service Week June 11-17
Every year, for one week in June, the people of Canada take the time to recognize their public service employees, and to celebrate their efforts. This year beginning on the 11th of June, Canada will be celebrating its 25th annual National Public Service Week. Started in 1992 under the National Public Service Week: Serving Canadians Better Act, its purpose is “to recognize the value of the public services rendered by federal public service employees, and to acknowledge the contribution of federal public service employees to the federal administration.” Click here for more.

Police dog and handler leaving Petawawa
Not only does Vimy love his tummy rubs, but he also protects and serves in his role as the only military police dog in the Canadian Armed Forces. Click here for more.

PSP volunteers honoured for service
The annual Ontario Volunteer Service Awards were held in Petawawa on June 1 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Garbage Attracts Black Bears!
GARRISON PETAWAWA- 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. Military and civilian personnel, residents, and users of Garrison Petawawa are reminded to take the necessary steps to avoid attracting bears both at home and at work. Click here for more.

Agnes Macphail - Champion of Equality and Human Rights
On 1 June, the Bank of Canada marked the 150th anniversary of Confederation by issuing a commemorative $10 bank note. Click here for more.

Town officially welcomes Petawawa Pantry food bank
The Petawawa Pantry food bank is here to serve families in need. Click here for more.

Vipers Wrestling Club earns 22nd team title in Moncton
The local Renfrew/Pembroke Vipers Wrestling Club captured their 22nd Consecutive team title in Moncton NB. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - June 18
Finally no rain, we had a beautiful evening on Monday, June 12 at Roanoke Ladies Night, 31 ladies were there. Click here for more.

Civitan donates $687 to PSP
A child with developmental or physical needs will now be able to attend the Personnel Support Programs (PSP) summer camp program. Click here for more.

National Aboriginal Day in Pembroke
The 5th Annual National Aboriginal Day celebrations will be held at the Pembroke Marina on June 21. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
When a military spouse is away from home, there are unique challenges for their family. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
We finally got that nice hot weather that we have all been praying for in the last two months. So be sure and buy your sun screen and get the air conditioner checked out, as we are going to need it. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Bring dad, the whole family or just yourself this Sunday, June 18 for a great breakfast to start off the day. Sausage and eggs with home fries, beans and toast with juice, coffee and tea served from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. You can upgrade your breakfast to steak and eggs for a few dollars more. We also do pancakes!! Something for everyone and all are welcome. Click here for more.


June 8, 2017

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Celebrating June is Recreation Month
Personnel Support Programs (PSP) across Canada are celebrating June is Recreation Month (JRM). Click here for more.

Notice: Menin Road Closure June 7-8 and 12-13
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be closing Menin Road near H-35 at 1000h 7 June until approximately 1000h 8 Jun to excavate. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips
Personnel Support Programs (PSP) across Canada are celebrating June is Recreation Month (JRM). Click here for more.

Learning to fight forest fires at Grn Petawawa
As part of her Forestry Technician program, Algonquin College student Nicole Ross worked alongside members of the National Defence Fire Services at Garrison Petawawa, learning the unique circumstances and dangers of wilderness fires on a military base. Click here for more.

Canadian Environment Week June 4 - 10: You Hold the Keys to Reducing Air Pollution
Personal transportation is responsible for one-third of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Ontario and is the largest and fastest-growing source of climate-change. Click here for more.

Outdoor Fire Prevention Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department
With the onset of summer, the Garrison Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the importance of fire prevention outdoors. Click here for more.

Planting trees for Canada's 150th
Fifteen trees were planted in Petawawa to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation. Click here for more.

Roanoke Gold Club Meet and Greet
Roanoke held their annual Meet and Greet on Saturday, May 27 with an 18 hole scramble. Click here for more.

Cycling safely this summer
Cycling is a fun and healthy activity, it’s a low-cost way to get around, and it’s good for the environment. After a long cold winter, any activity that can get us outside and moving more is worth looking into! Click here for more.

2017 Petawawa Bike Rodeo puts young cyclists through their paces
In preparation for the upcoming summer months, nearly 100 participants received a refresher on the rules of the road at the annual Petawawa Bicycle Rodeo. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Night
In preparation for the upcoming summer months, nearly 100 participants received a refresher on the rules of the road at the annual Petawawa Bicycle Rodeo. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Our Bingo is getting better every week now that all the snow birds are back and we have some new people moving to Petawawa. We hope to see you come out and enjoy a night of Bingo and have a few laughs too. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Our Bingo is getting better every week now that all the snow birds are back and we have some new people moving to Petawawa. We hope to see you come out and enjoy a night of Bingo and have a few laughs too. Click here for more.


June 1, 2017

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June is Recreation Month
OTTAWA - This June, PSP will celebrate June is Recreation Month (JRM). The theme this year is “Why PLAY Anywhere Else?” It was chosen to promote the value of PSP in providing recreation services to the military community. As per previous years, each CAF Base/Wing will organize a number of activities at their respective location. Click here for more.

New exercise pad officially opened
Canadian Armed Forces personnel at Garrison Petawawa now have access to additional outdoor exercise stations to augment their fitness routine. Click here for more.

New Squadron Chief Warrant Officer for 427 SOAS
427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS) said goodbye to Squadron Chief Warrant Officer (SCWO) CWO Ronald MacGillivary and welcomed incoming SCWO CWO Grant Kelly during a Change of Appointment Ceremony May 23. Click here for more.

Military aircraft taking part in training exercise over local airspace
GARRISON PETAWAWA. – The Public is advised that military aircraft from Garrison Petawawa will be training in the Township of Bonnechere Valley, from Wednesday June 1, 2017 to Thursday Jun 8, 2017. Click here for more.

Return of the Winter Migrators
The mysteries of exactly how migrating birds find their way is yet to be completely solved. It is suspected that land formations, star constellations, and the earth’s magnetic field may all play a role in navigation both to the warmer southern locations and back again. Click here for more.

Petawawa Heritage Village/Society to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary
PETAWAWA - Ann McIntyre is pleased to be representing the Petawawa Heritage Village/Society as President for its celebrations for Canada’s 150th in 2017. Click here for more.

Mother’s Day flowers courtesy of the PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) marked Mother’s Day by distributing about 230 flowers. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA - 2642 3RCR Army Cadet Corps had an eventful month of April with their Cadets taking part in joint activities with other Cadet Corps from the Central Region. Click here for more.

Paddle Festival receives $2,000 donation from Johnston and Mackie
Johnston and Mackie Limited has once more donated $2,000 to the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival which will be put towards the event’s fishing derby prizes, which include a kayak. Click here for more.

Military Wives Choir concert fundraiser
The Canadian Military Wives Choirs Petawawa has been invited to perform at the 2017 INVICTUS Games in Toronto. Click here for more.

Near record water levels for Hell or High Water 9
Due to extremely high water levels, Hell or High Water 9 (HOHW) saw some changes this year. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The last three sessions of Fitness are coming to end for another year. Thanks to Debra for keeping us fit and being so happy to attend her classes every week. Zumba will be starting on Monday, June 5 at 10 am and I would like everyone to come out and give it a try. We will have a half hour class to begin with, so everyone can get used to the pace and the exercises. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
A reminder to all that we will be taking a break this Friday before we start up our BBQs on June 9. We will be prepping for the Lobsterfest on Saturday. The first BBQ will be pork chops, sausage or foot long hot dogs. Open to all so bring the family. Click here for more.

Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest winners announced
Jacquie Gooderham of Gooderfit Personal Training and Home Gym and John Butler of John A Butler Photography invited local women to enter the Feeling Fabulous Makeover Contest, which promotes positive self-esteem, health and well-being. Click here for more.

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