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September 29, 2016

Changes to Veterans income support benefits
The ongoing care, support and well-being of ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Veterans and their families, is a high priority for the CAF, Department of National Defence (DND), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the Government of Canada. Click here for more information

CANEX, SISIP Financial contribute $270,754 to Garrison Fund
Garrison Petawawa NPP Fund receives funding from CFMWS based on profits through CANEX and SISIP. Garrison Petawawa’s share for fiscal year 2015/2016 was $270,754. Click here for more information

Petawawa hosts Ontario Provincial Command Ladies’ Auxiliary convention
Hundreds of members of the Royal Canadian Legion’s Ontario Provincial Command Ladies’ Auxiliary were in Petawawa for their biennial convention. Click here for more information

Canadian Cancer Society’s OktoberFEAST Oct. 7
Eat, drink and be merry for a good cause at the Canadian Cancer Society OktoberFEAST. Showcasing some of the best food and beverages in the Ottawa Valley, the Oct. 7 event is sure to please even the most discerning palate. Click here for more information

One year later: remembering Anastasia, Nathalie and Carol
Three lives were cut short by an act of senseless violence one year ago, leaving a community shaken and distraught. Click here for more information

Shoeless first responders campaign for youth homelessness
Upper Ottawa Valley first responders stood barefoot in solidarity for the Push for Change campaign, created by “Skid row CEO” Joe Roberts. Click here for more information

30 mentors in 30 days for BBBS
Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) of Renfrew County set a September goal of attracting 30 mentors in as many days. Click here for more information

St. George’s chapel commemorates the Battle of Britain on September 18
Padre In Seob Won, one of Garrison Petawawa’s Royal Canadian Air Force padres, celebrated the service of commemoration. Click here for more information

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League news
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League resumed their monthly general meetings this Fall. Our recent Meeting took place on Monday, Sept. 13 at Our Lady of Sorrows parish centre with CWL President Julie Mallory and members. Click here for more information

Petawawa Civitan Club gift will help visually impaired teen read
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club charitable goodwill has been turned upon Austin Ingram (centre). The 14-year-old suffers from visual impairment, and is legally blind. Click here for more information

Council to support Riverview Seniors Residence expansion project
The Petawawa Housing Corporation (PHC) has asked council for $100,000 to allow the organization to continue with the addition of 14 affordable senior’s apartments at the Riverview Seniors Residence. Click here for more information

‘A Taste of Syria’ raises $3,500
The Petawawa Welcome Project is working to bring a Syrian family with local connections to the area. Click here for more information

Petawawa Legion Community Band School kicks off Oct. 5
Ever wanted to learn to play a trumpet? Or sax? Clarinet? Drums? Click here for more information

Valour students begin their trek around the world
Valour JK-12 School students are preparing to walk around the world, if only figuratively. The 1,500 elementary and high school students were brought out to walk around a 1-km loop on Sept. 20 in order to launch their Run/Walk around the World initiative. Click here for more information

Apples and HIV/AIDS
Ten years ago when the Stephen Lewis Foundation began its fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa their publicity included the phrase “Easing the Pain of HIV/AIDS.” Click here for more information

Steve Paikin of TVO headlines Algonquin College Speaker Series
PEMBROKE - The host of TVO’s most popular political program, “The Agenda,” will headline the Algonquin College Speaker series as the college puts together a line-up to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017. Click here for more information

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am once again with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Four of our Civitan members attended the Civitan Region 5 Convention in Valleyfield QC from September 16-18 and I have to say we had a very good time once again. Click here for more information

Petawawa Legion News
What’s happened in Branch 517 this week from September 22 up until September 29th:. Click here for more information


September 22, 2016

Crowds gather for annual Garrison Family Day
Garrison Family Day was the place to be on Saturday despite the rain that threatened to put a damper on the annual event. Click here for more.

CFMWS celebrates its 20th Anniversary
OTTAWA - This year, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is celebrating 20 years of unrelenting dedication to helping Canadian Armed Forces members and their families with services that are tailored to handle many unique aspects of the military lifestyle. Click here for more.

"Share to Win" 20th Anniversary Facebook Contest
This year, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is celebrating 20 years of unrelenting dedication to helping Canadian Armed Forces members and their families. Click here for more.

Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT - A demonstration of 'Strong, Proud, and Ready'
PETAWAWA - Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2016, which is taking place at Garrison Petawawa from September 20 to 23, will provide an enhanced understanding of the Canadian Army and its capabilities to stakeholders and civilian leaders. Click here for more
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Presentation of Expedition Medal
MCpl Rodrigue (centre) of 2 Service Battalion Supply Company recently received the Expedition Medal Afghanistan. Click here for more.

Petawawa's Unlimited Dollar & Convenience Store doubles in size
The Unlimited Dollar & Convenience Store in Petawawa has nearly doubled in size. Click here for more.

Conway's Pharmacy & Healthcare opens new location in Petawawa
Conway’s Pharmacy and Healthcare continues its 30-year family legacy in the Ottawa Valley by expanding to a new Petawawa location. Click here for more.

Petawawa business Glenergy helping to light up Africa
An invested alliance was created between Petawawa’s Glenergy and NewLight Africa, which trades in Africa as Heya! Together, they are providing solar lights as well as clean energy alternatives to Kenyans using a microcredit model to help them finance this purchase. Click here for more.

United Against Violence
The Stand Up Against Violence Campaign is a new Bernadette McCann House For Women initiative launched in late August. Click here for more.

United in the goal to raise $400,001
If a single dollar can change a life, then $400,001 will have an enormous impact on the community. Click here for more.

Over 23,000 take part in 9th Annual Canada Army Run
OTTAWA - On September 18, over 23,000 participants ran, walked and rolled through the National Capital Region in the 9th annual Canada Army Run. During the race, Canadian Armed Forces personnel and ill and injured soldiers were accompanied by participants of all ages and abilities. Click here for more.

Blacksmiths Gathering at the Petawawa Heritage Village
During the Settler Festival in August 2016 we were very lucky to have all of the men and students who have worked in the shop over the years get together and share laughs and memories. Click here for more
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Friends for Life! Walk™ this weekend
PETAWAWA – The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is asking animal lovers of all ages to lace up for this year’s Friends for Life! Walk. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The club is open for business and we have Bridge on Monday afternoons at 1 p.m. If you would like to learn to play bridge or if you would like to get back into playing, we have a great group of people you can meet and have fun socializing with. The Swedish Weavers meet at 9:30 a.m. to have coffee and weave. ....Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
On Sept. 15 our regular Friday fish & chips was a success thanks to Glenn, Bill, Zita, Lorna, Darius and Kim. ...Click here for more.


September 15, 2016

Cadet Corner
Petawawa, Ontario, September 2016 – 2642 3RCR Army Cadet Corps has resumed its weekly training activities and is in pursuit of some new recruits. Click here for more.

33rd Annual 2 CMBG Ironman Competition
Every year, the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Ironman pits soldiers against one another and the clock in a contest of will, strength and endurance. Click here for more.

Garrison kicks off $85,000 United Way campaign with a splash
Still full from the breakfast marking the launch of Garrison Petawawa’s National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign in support of the Renfrew County United Way, several dozen soldiers gathered behind Normandy Court to watch the garrison’s Command Team take the plunge. Click here for more.

Town water ban still in place
The Town of Petawawa’s ban on non-essential water use will be maintained to safeguard adequate supply and prevent undue stress on its water treatment plant. Click here for more
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Garrison Petawawa families and the public invited to celebrate Garrison Family Day September 17
GARRISON PETAWAWA– Garrison Petawawa will once again celebrate Family Day with Department of National Defence employees and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Personnel by throwing one massive free event on Saturday September 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more.

Participants wanted for Community Needs Survey
The Community Needs Assessment Survey was launched Sept. 12 to identify some of the most pressing challenges that military members and their families face. Click here for more.

Petawawa named one of 24 stops on Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour
PETAWAWA - In a September 7 press release, Rogers revealed the locations of the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour. The Town of Petawawa is delighted to announce that Petawawa has been selected to host one of 24 tour stops during the upcoming NHL season. Click here for more.

Ms. Paulette Cotter's Retirement Luncheon
On 12 August 2016, Transportation Company (Tn Coy), 2 Service Battalion, family, and friends said farewell to beloved civilian employee Ms. Paulette Cotter, who retired after 37 years of loyal and dedicated employment in the Public Service. The luncheon was held at the Great Canadian Warehouse in Petawawa. Click here for more
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From Infantry to AD to Fd: 42nd Field to celebrate its 150th anniversary in September
42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA will celebrate its 150th Regimental Anniversary this September, 2016. It can be said that our history is a complicated one. Re-named, re-designated, re-organized, re-roled, and re-badged numerous times since its formation in 1866, it has remained firmly rooted in the Lanark and Renfrew counties of Eastern Ontario since its creation. Click here for more.

Fall Showcase returns
The Petawawa Fall Showcase has returned once more after a brief hiatus, and it is expected to be a weekend to remember. Click here for more.

Petawawa Civic Centre to host Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Provincial Convention 17-21 September
The Town of Petawawa and City of Pembroke will see an influx of 700 ladies from around the province for the Biennial Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Provincial Convention being held at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Petawawa Heritage Village holds successful Summer Youth Program
The Petawawa Heritage Village closes the end of the Senior/Youth Horizon Summer program. Students came out to the village on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. during July and August and enjoyed learning Trades and Skills from Seniors in our community. Click here for more.

Warrant Officer riding to combat cancer
Risking bears, mud holes and breakdowns in the middle of the woods, Warrant Officer Dave MacIntosh is riding his ATV from Petawawa to Picton in memory of his late former wife Tammy. Click here for more.

2016 Trillium Award winners
The winners of the Petawawa Horticultural Society’s 2016 Trillium Contest received their prizes on Aug. 27. Four talented residents distinguished themselves with front lawns that beautified and enhanced their neighbourhoods. For their dedication and hard work, they received the coveted Trillium Award to be displayed in their yards. Click here for more.

Last Ontario SPCA Dog Wash and BBQ of the season
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Branch held its last Dog Wash and BBQ of the season on Aug. 27 at the Petawawa Legion. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion Band welcomes new director for 39th season
PETAWAWA - The Petawawa Legion Community Band is kicking off its 39th season with a free concert at the Legion on Thursday, September 22nd starting at 7 p.m. Click here for more.

Shape Up this Fall
Fall can be a treat for the senses: the crisp air, the crunch of leaves underfoot and a gorgeous canopy of fall foliage. These months are a great time to exercise outdoors and enjoy cooler temperatures. So, take advantage of the weather, and follow these seven tips to make the most of the fall season. Click here for more.

Riverside Park comes alive for Fiddling and Stepdancing Championships
Once more Riverside Park was turned into Fiddle Park as hundreds of RVs and tents moved in, just in time for the Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships. Since 1975, thousands of fiddlers, dancers and their fans make the pilgrimage to bring the sounds of bluegrass, country and classical music to the area in the hopes of winning over $20,000 in prize money and trophies. Click here for more.

Council supports push to tax family-run campgrounds as small businesses
Petawawa Council is joining other municipalities in urging the federal government to recognize small, mostly-family run campgrounds as small businesses, and as such, they should pay the same tax rate as other small businesses. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The members of the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club are getting ready for the upcoming months. It will not be long before we will be getting ready for Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Some of our members will be going away for a few days to Valleyfield for our Region 5 Convention September 16-18, and I am one of them. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
We’ve had our first Fish & Chips of the season and it went quite well, thanks to our volunteers: Helene, Zita, Mavis, Bill, Jodi, Cindy, Frank, Kim, and Darius - all are known as team 1... Click here for more.


September 8, 2016

2016 Terry Fox Run and Task Force Tomahawk Sports Day
The 2016 Terry Fox Run and Task Force Tomahawk Sports Day was a two-fold event, raising $4,661.94 to combat cancer and kicking off Garrison Petawawa’s training year with a bit of friendly competition. Click here for more.

Canadian Armed Forces Reconnaissance Team in Latvia
OTTAWA - A team of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members is currently in Latvia to conduct initial assessments of the requirements necessary to establish and sustain a multinational NATO battlegroup in Latvia. The visit includes a series of briefings and activities with Latvian and other Allied officials. Click here for more.

Retiring after 38 years of dedicated service
Mr. Eugene Felhaber worked for DND at Garrison Petawawa as a Carpenter Supervisor for 38 years. Click here for more.

Don’t delay! The CAF Photo Contest closes 15 September
Selfies. Food portraits. And oh so many pictures of cute cats. Click here for more.

Inclusion Project, Phoenix Centre host Valley Bands and Talents
To help prevent bullying, young people from across the region were invited to show off their various talents and skills at Valley Bands and Talents. Click here for more.

Town of Petawawa Fire Department to conduct CO & Smoke Alarm inspections
PETAWAWA - From Saturday, Sept. 10 to Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Town of Petawawa Fire Department will be out conducting FREE residential CO and Smoke alarm checks in the Pinehurst Estates (trailer park) and the Pine Meadows subdivision (Silke Drive, Michael Crescent, Charles, William and Peter Streets). Click here for more.

Feet give out on foot soldier leading to Petawawa Post placement
My name is Tim Butcher. I’m from a small Ontario town that goes by the name of Simcoe. I was born on May 8, 1987 at 10:49 a.m. The luckiest Friday the world has ever seen, no? Click here for more.

Military Wives Choir welcomes new members
PETAWAWA - The life of a military family is nomadic with frequent moves often far away from hometowns and extended family. After the moving truck has left, spouses set out to find a place in their new community; somewhere they belong and feel welcome. Click here for more.

Cool treats for PMFRC volunteers
As a way for volunteers to deepen their bond as well as to celebrate National Banana Split Day, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) hosted a special event on Aug. 24. Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley Driving Academy opens new branch in Petawawa
The Ottawa Valley Driving Academy has opened its doors in Petawawa. Click here for more.

Yoga Among the Horses fundraiser for War Horse Project
Though raising funds and awareness for the War Horse Project was a benefit of the Yoga Among the Horses Fundraiser, unwinding was the goal of the event. Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley 8-Ball League getting ready for new season
The Ottawa Valley 8-Ball League in Petawawa is inviting people of any skill level to join - from complete beginner to the most seasoned player. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Thanks to Karen, her crew and Glenn for last week’s BBQ. Well done folks. Click here for more.

Silver Threads Seniors Club News
Our President Barbara Bailey is away for a short time and she has asked me to write this column for her. Click here for more.


September 1, 2016

Annual Garrison Family Day set for September 17
Garrison Family Day will once again celebrate those who wear the uniform and those who love them. Click here for more.

Rio bound: Petawawa athletes head to Paralympic Games
Petawawa has made its own contribution to the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio in the form of sitting volleyball champions Chantal Beauchesne and Jolan Wong. Click here for more.

2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron's participation in LARGE SCALE EXERCISE (LSE) 2016 - a Corporal Signaler perspective
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters & Signal Squadron participated in LARGE SCALE EXERCISE (LSE) in Camp Wilson, California with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) in conjunction with other allied nations. The intent of this exercise was to enable the Brigade staff to work and exercise their battle procedures in a joint coalition context. What that meant for 2 Sig Sqn was arriving in advance of the Brigade staff to establish the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) main Command Post. Click here for more.

Public input for Savvy Seniors program
Three one-hour open houses were held in the Petawawa Public Library’s Rotary Room on August 18 to give residents the opportunity to help shape ‘Savvy Seniors’ programming. Click here for more
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Town of Petawawa Fire Department to conduct residential CO & Smoke Alarm inspections September 10 to 28
PETAWAWA - From Saturday, Sept. 10 to Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Town of Petawawa Fire Department will be out conducting FREE residential CO and Smoke alarm checks in the Pinehurst Estates (trailer park) and the Pine Meadows subdivision (Silke Drive, Michael Crescent, Charles, William and Peter Streets). Click here for more.

7th annual Rotary Whisky tasting
Prepare to refine your palette with the Rotary Club of Petawawa’s 7th annual Whisky Tasting.
The event will be held on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Room at the Petawawa Library. Cost is $100 per person, and includes a tasting of five of the finest whiskies available on the market, a blind tasting as well as perfectly paired finger food to compliment and augment the liquors’ subtle flavours. Click here for more.

Petawawa logging history at Queen's Park
The Petawawa Heritage Society & Village submitted the History of Logging in the Upper Ottawa Valley- Petawawa River 1846- 1940 as part of the Ontario Governments Community Exhibit Program. Click here for more.

Guidelines for Fall large item collection
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Fall collection of large household goods will be happening in just two weeks for residents of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well we had a very happy and grateful Bingo player at our Sunday night Bingo August 21. When she won, she shared part of her winnings of $2000 with her friends. There were a lot of other lucky bingo players, for some of them it was their first time playing bingo and they are planning on coming back again. Click here for more.

Canada's CISM Lifesaving team athletes return from World Championships with personal bests
From the 10th to the 15th of August 2016, the 48th CISM World Military Lifesaving Championships were held in Halmstad, Sweden by the Swedish Armed Forces. Ten countries took part in the grueling competition which included both pool and beach events. The countries included: Canada, Sweden, Germany, Brazil, Russia, China, Spain, Ireland, Switzerland, and Netherlands. Click here for more
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Swim to Live 2016
On Monday, August 22, 2016, 12 American and Canadian service members from the air force, army, coast guard and civilians took the plunge in the annual Josh Fueston Swim-to-Live event. It was a four mile (6 km) relay swim in memory of Josh Fueston to raise awareness of PTSD. Click here for more.

30 Mentors in 30 days: are you the 1 of 30?
For nearly one hundred years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been making a positive difference in the lives of Canada’s youth by providing a range of mentoring programs for both in school and outside of school. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Some time ago our 1st Vice resigned. We have been fortunate enough that our past president has had many years experience so I have asked her to be our interim 1st Vice. She readily agreed but we are hoping to have someone to fill that position in the near future on a permanent basis, her appointed position hopefully to be confirmed on Sept. 25 at our General Meeting. Click here for more.



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