News Archives

September 28, 2017

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“She impacted and inspired others”: Memorial Service held for Officer Cadet Betiana Mubili
The life of Officer Cadet (OCdt) Betiana “Betty” Mubili will leave a lasting impact. Click here for more.

Celebrating the spirit of the 2017 Invictus Games
An Improvised Explosive Device may have taken both of Master Corporal (Ret’d) Mike Trauner’s legs, but it definitely didn’t claim his warrior spirit. Click here for more.

Canadian led eFP BG brings the “joy” of military endurance racing to Latvia
Soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group participated in the grueling 2017 iteration of the Ironman endurance race in Petawawa but, for the first time, a similar race was also held in a heavily wooded forest along the Gauja river in Sigulda, Latvia. Click here for more.

Helping the Pollinators
It is well known that populations of bees and butterflies have been in a state of decline. Most people do not realize that these two species are responsible for pollinating many of the crops that feed us. It is important that everyone does their part to help the struggling pollinator populations. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Bicycle Safety
Five Steps to Riding Better. Click here for more.

Security Awareness: Staying on the Safe Side
How can average employees improve physical security at DND? Employees can do three simple things to significantly reduce the risk of a physical security breach. These are: lock, look, and listen. Also be aware of your work environment and assess security vulnerabilities with your supervisor. Click here for more.

Ruck march raises funds for Operation: Leave the Streets Behind
Early on Sept. 14, a small band of men prepared to walk from Petawawa to Ottawa to help homeless veterans. Click here for more.

Vying for Miss Universe under military banner
Vote for increased military awareness while spurring on a local beauty in next week’s Miss Universe Canada pageant. Click here for more.

Grn Petawawa clubs and activities
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa offers many clubs and activities for the service members and their families. In fact, PSP offers Archery, Auto, Badminton, Fencing, Evolution Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Gun, Gaming & Modeling, Karate, Predators Swimming, Thrift Shop, Triathlon, and Wood Hobby Clubs. Click here for more.

OktoberFEAST on Sept. 29 at Civic Centre
Eat, drink and be caring at the 3rd Annual OktoberFEAST. Scheduled for Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Petawawa Civic Centre and hosted by the Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County Community Office, this fundraising event is like no other. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This weekend there is lots for you to do at the branch. On Saturday, September 30 it is our first annual ball hockey tournament taking place in the branch parking lot starting at 10 a.m. If you would like to put a team in call John at 613-401-8158. Later in the afternoon the band Old Man Corbett will be playing and Rivervibe in the evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. Sunday, October 1 is our Schnitzel night from 5-7 p.m. Includes home made spaetzle and Bavarian styled potato croquettes. Open to all so bring the family.. Click here for more.


September 21, 2017

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Garrison launches annual campaign for United Way
Garrison Petawawa‘s United Way Pancake Breakfast signifies the start of the Garrison’s National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) in support of the Renfrew County United Way (RCUW). Click here for more.

Invictus Games National Flag Tour stops at DDH
The Invictus Games National Flag Tour visited Garrison Petawawa on Monday, Sept. 18, and to start the official ceremonies, Garrison Petawawa Flagbearers and Invictus Games athletes Sergeant Brenda McPeak and Sergeant (Ret’d) Daniel Graham were piped in carrying the official flag, which will continue its cross-Canada journey ending Sept. 22. Click here for more
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Garrison Family Day brings community together
On Sept. 9, Garrison Petawawa Family Day celebrated the strength behind the uniform: military families. Click here for more.

Canadian Army honours the memory of Private Thomas Welch at memorial service
OTTAWA - The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), honoured the memory of Private Thomas Welch on Sept. 18. Click here for more.

Forget plastic bottled water - think reusable
There are many benefits to choosing a reusable bottle over plastic bottled water. Many people do not realize that bottled water is not any healthier or cleaner than tap water. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Asbestos in DND buildings
As in the public sector, asbestos is present in many DND buildings that were built before 1985. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Classification
What are the correct information classifications? The Government of Canada has established three classifications, each with its own handling and storage requirements. Click here for more
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CFMWS donates $2,500 transportation fund for military spouses at Algonquin
Military spouses attending Algonquin College in Pembroke now have access to a transportation allowance to help cover carpooling or taxi costs. Click here for more.

Self-Help ADR: not just new-age psycho-babble!
“Self-help” means using your own abilities to manage conflicts informally and collaboratively. Click here for more.

CNL Open House attracts 2,000
For the first time in five years, the doors of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) were opened to the general public, allowing over 2,000 people into their facility. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - Sept 4 & 11
Roanoke had 28 ladies on Tues Sept 4 with Boston Pizza sponsoring. Click here for more.

Fiddle Week jam at Riverside Park
Once more, thousands descended on Pembroke to take part in the 42nd annual Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Championships during the Labour Day weekend. Click here for more.

Team Ontario selected at OBN 2017 Hank Gibson Qualifier
The Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation 2017 Hank Gibson Qualifier saw 22 anglers rise to the top to form Team Ontario. Click here for more.

Airport to host Canada 150 Fly-In
PETAWAWA - The Pembroke & Area Airport seized the opportunity of Canada’s 150th anniversary to host a unique event that could be the only one taking place in all of Canada. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women's League
Petawawa Catholic Women’s League held their monthly General Meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 with good attendance by member. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Saturday, September 23 is the Branch Golf Tournament at the Petawawa Golf Course. Click here for more.

Petawawa Horticultural Society presents annual Trillium Awards
The Petawawa Horticultral Society recently presented Trillium Awards at its annual Wine and Cheese Party. Click here for more.


September 14, 2017

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Hundreds test their mettle at 2017 Ironman
A round from an M777 155mm Howitzer gun echoed in the early morning stillness, announcing the start of the 34th annual 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Ironman Competition. Click here for more.

A Message from the Garrison Petawawa Command Team
With summer block leave and posting season now behind us and a busy year ahead we thought now to be the ideal time for us to address all of you as the new 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander (Comd) and Formation Sergeant Major (FSM). Click here for more.

Black bears are on a constant search for food
GARRISON PETAWAWA, ON- September 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. Click here for more.

WE ARE SAFETY SERVICES: Sports enthusiasts, protect your assets!
Safety is routinely emphasized on firing ranges, field exercises, deployed operations, etc. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Web Surfing
How does surfing the Internet pose a security risk? Active content - any interactive piece of code - can open the door to your system for viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other malicious software. Click here for more.

Heritage Village receives $500 from Canadian Heritage River 150th Fund
Diane McKinnon, Executive Director of the Renfrew County Economic Development Corporation (left) and chairman Paul Curtis attended the Petawawa Heritage Village Canada 150 event “Celebrating the Dominion of Canada through Trades & Skills” held from August 11-13, where they presented Petawawa Heritage Society/Village President Ann McIntyre with $500 to assist in hosting the event. Click here for more.

Miracle Treat Day raises over $14K
Dairy Queen locations across Canada and the US hold Miracle Treat Day each year, donating net proceeds from every Blizzard sold to Children’s Miracle Network® member hospitals. Click here for more.

Join Army Cadets today!
PETAWAWA – In honour of the 2017 Army Cadet season, 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps and 2677 – 42nd Field Artillery Regiment Army Cadet Corps have teamed up on several cadet-related activities for the year. Click here for more.

Petawawa will host Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer walk
Petawawa – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed the soundtrack of Summer 2017. Click here for more.

Injury Reduction Strategies
Sports and physical training related injuries are a major concern when living in such an active community. Click here for more.

2 CMBG Terry Fox Run and Sports Day Results
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Terry Fox Run and Sports Day was held on August 31, raising $5,166.80 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Click here for more.

ONtour Concert Series at Centennial Park Sept. 17
Petawawa – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed the soundtrack of Summer 2017. Click here for more.

BBBSRC looking for 30 Mentors in 30 Days
As Canada’s leading child and youth mentoring charity, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their full potential. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The other day I was asked why I keep on doing things for other people. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
For those who are reading this before Thursday morning, come on out to the branch for 9 a.m. and see the Ruck to Remember crew step off in their quest to raise funds for the Leave the Streets Behind fund for homeless Veterans. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
Military wife Sara Lehnen has opened her own small business, capitalizing on her sewing skills. Click here for more.


September 7, 2017

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Annual 2 CMBG Terry Fox Run and Sports Day
An incredible $5,166.80 was raised for cancer research during the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Terry Fox Run and Sports Day. Click here for more.

Garrison Family Day September 9
Garrison Petawawa will once again celebrate Family Day with Department of National Defence (DND) employees and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel by hosting a free admission event for all members of the community on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more.

Promotion to Lieutenant at annual VBS
Lieutenant Giovanna Heron received a promotion on Aug. 18, just as St. George’s Chapel Vacation Bible School was drawing to a close. Click here for more.

‘Aiming’ for Operational Readiness at Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration
OTTAWA - More than 450 shooters and supporting staff, including international shooting teams from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, will be participating in this year’s Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC). The event will take place at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre, in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 4 to 16, 2017.Click here for more.

What is a Groundwater Monitoring Well?
Groundwater monitoring wells are installed by Garrison Environmental Services throughout Garrison Petawawa in order to ensure DND’s compliance with federal water quality guidelines and enables a better understanding of the groundwater flow directions. Between the Garrison and the range and training area, there are over two hundred groundwater monitoring wells. Annual sampling is completed by the Garrison’s environmental technician and then sent to a certified lab for analysis. Typically the sampling program is divided into a summer and fall campaign. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services
It was the fourth annual 33 Brigade Military Skills Competition that’s held every fall and this time around it was conducted in Burwash. The competition unfolded under adverse weather conditions, challenging all teams demonstrating their soldiering skills. The competition was meant to develop the spirit of the fighting soldier, while testing personal determination and doggedness. It is ultimately a team building exercise that relies heavily on individual and collective training undertaken by the soldiers during their time in the Reserves. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips: It takes a community
Unfortunately, computer viruses are a fact of life. They can be both disruptive and destructive. But with quick thinking, prompt reporting, and a few simple precautions, we can all reduce their impact on our operations. Click here for more.

75 year member pin presented by CWL
Petawawa Catholic Womens League recently presented CWL Membership Pins to some of their members. Click here for more.

Limited spots still available for Canada Army Run
The 10th annual Canada Army Run is almost here! Do not miss your chance to participate in this milestone year. Click here for more.

Dave Findlay Ryder Challenge Cup winners
The Petawawa Golf Club Men’s Division team won the Dave Findlay Ryder Challenge Cup at Homestead of Wolf Ridge Golf Course on Sunday, August 13. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - Aug 29
Roanoke held their Ladies Night on Tuesday, Aug 29 with Smitty’s Home Hardware sponsoring. Click here for more.

‘Take a Soldier Fishing’ event at Cobden Lake a success
Ontario Bass Nation (OBN) held a “Take A Soldier Fishing Tournament” on Friday, 25 August at Cobden Lake. Click here for more.

Stepping back in time with the Apostle Paul at annual VBS
Children ages five to 11 travelled back in time to the late Roman Empire to learn more about the Apostle Paul and the underground church at the St. George’s Chapel special morning Vacation Bible School (VBS) from Aug. 14 to 18. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its school time this week, and we have to be vigilant as there will many school buses on the streets along with students walking and riding their bikes. Its an exciting time, as we watch the little ones off to school for the first time and the older ones starting College and University. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
We have a busy weekend and week coming up. On Friday we have our first draw of Catch the Ace at 6 p.m. following our first Fish and Chips of the season. Get your tickets for the Catch the Ace before 5:45 to get yours in the draw. Pot is progressive so it grows every week until the Ace is drawn. Come out and have fish/chicken strips/wings with fries, onion rings or both. We do small or regular portions and do take-out, so bring the family and enjoy. We serve from 5-6:30 p.m. Click here for more.


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