July 27, 2017
Corporal receives Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers
A former Petawawa resident was recognized with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his service to national and international search and rescue efforts, as well as mentoring cadets and helping veterans lead enriching lives. Click here for more.
A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa's Environmental Technician Part 2: Field Work
Last week began with a description of the preparation and planning prior to commencing environmental field sampling. Click here for more.
July 20, 2017
August 1 Cape Breton Ceidligh in Rankin presents world-class East Coast talent
On August 1, in Rankin, Stone Fence Theatre is staging a ceidligh - a concert of East Coast and traditional music - that will be remembered as one of the top traditional music events of the year in the Ottawa Valley. Click here for more.
Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia
On July 13, approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers parachuted from C-17 Globemasters into Williamson Airfield, Queensland in Northeastern Australia alongside American and Australian allies after a 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Click here for more.
Commendations, awards presented at PMFRC AGM
At the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) Annual General Meeting on June 14, Carrie Lapierre received a Commander’s Commendation. Click here for more.
Security Awareness Tips - Know Your Rights
The following paragraphs provide an overview of three key areas regarding the use of DND/CF resources. Employees are strongly encouraged to further educate themselves by reading Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) 6001-1 Acceptable Use of the Internet, Defence Intranet and Other Electronic Networks and Computers and reviewing the relevant FAQs. Click here for more.
CPAN Tools for School Canada 150 Challenge
PEMBROKE - The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is issuing a Canada 150 challenge to raise funds for Tools for School. Click here for more.
2642-3 RCR Army Cadet Corps Review and Change of Appointment
The 2642 - 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps said farewell to Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault, who handed over the RSM Pace stick to Warrant Officer Luc Lessard June 4. Click here for more.
Ottawa Valley Minor Football League wraps up successful season
PSP Youth Sports wrapped up its 2017 Ottawa Valley Minor Football League at the end of the year Banquet on Saturday, July 8 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.
Petawawa Legion News
Well the heat has finally made an appearance, so if you are in need of cooling down, why not drop by the branch and enjoy some beverages and shoot the breeze with friends. Click here for more.
July 13, 2017
Graduation marks "significant milestone" for Valour Class of 2017
With a toss of their graduation caps, 99 Valour Voyageurs closed another scholastic chapter in their lives, leaving high school with the “ability, skill, knowledge and dedication to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of,” said Valour JK-12 School Principal Bryan Baird. Click here for more.
Awards, promotions, Commendations for 4 CDTC Det Petawawa
On June 13, 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa (4 CDTC Det Petawawa) held a very special parade, showcasing some of their most dedicated leaders and instructors in A and D Company (Coy). Click here for more.
Dust Control in the Garrison Petawawa Training Area
For everyone who has driven the gravel roads in the Garrison Petawawa Range & Training Area (RTA) knows just how dusty that drive can be, sometimes barely being able to see the vehicle in front of you. Click here for more.
We are Safety Services: Lesson Learned
The Sergeant Major was doing the rounds of the Administration Company (Admin Coy) of an Infantry Battalion one night during a recent exercise. Click here for more.
Canada Army Run: less than three months to go
OTTAWA - There are less than three months left before the 10th edition of the Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Click here for more.
PMFRC 2017 Summer Kick-off Block Party attracts hundreds
Close to 500 people in the community came out on June 17 to attend the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) Summer Kick-off Block Party. Click here for more.
Petawawa Home Fires
Corporal Véronique Gagnon’s partner is a corporal with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and it isn’t uncommon for one to be deployed, in training or off in the field while the other has to remain at home. Click here for more.
July 7, 2017
Petawawa Chapter of Candadian Forces Logistics Association opening in Petawawa
We are pleased to announce that a branch of the Canadian Forces Logistics Association (CFLA) is opening in Petawawa. The CFLA is an association for Canadian Forces Logisticians by Logisticians of all trades, classes and elements. Click here for more.
2017 Petawawa Civic Centre Days
The 2017 Civic Centre Days rolled into Petawawa from June 14-18, bringing loads of entertainment and fun for the whole family. This exciting event has been a mainstay in the community, this year featuring a variety of activities including a craft beer festival, slo-pitch competition, Run for R.E.D., live music, a midway, antique car show, tough trucker event, and kids challenge. Click here for more.
Seven Petawawa students receive Outstanding Citizenship Award
The youth of Petawawa continue to be a shining example of community involvement, with seven teens receiving an Outstanding Citizenship Award. Click here for more.
Task Force Tomachomp – Feeding the Hungry Bear
It all started on a cold day on 5 March, when the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CMBG) Torch Party stepped off their plane in Cold Lake, Alberta. They were there for Exercise (Ex) MAPLE RESOLVE (MR) 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event. Click here for more.
ONTour Concert making stop in Petawawa
Petawawa, ON – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed, “the soundtrack of Summer ’17”. An initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the ONtour concert series will showcase some of Ontario’s diverse musical talent. Click here for more.
OneWater plaque for Valour Grade 8 kids
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) recognized the efforts of Grade 8 Students at Valour JK-12 School who successfully completed the OneWater Program. Click here for more.
July 6, 2017
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Corporate Services
On June 15, 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa Corporate Services changed its branch head from Major Ryan McClement to Major Alicia Saucier. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Personnel Services
The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Services (4 CDSB Pers Srvs) held its Change of Command ceremony on June 16 at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSG Signal Squadron
The 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron (4 CDSG Sig Sqn) welcomed new leadership with outgoing Commanding Officer Major Howard Yu passing the torch to Major Christian Beaulieu. Click here for more.
Change of Command - 4 CDSB Operations Services
4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) held a Change of Command ceremony June 26 at the All Ranks Service Club. Click here for more.