News Archives

April 26, 2018

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PSP, PMFRC recognize youth volunteers for community betterment
The young people volunteering at the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) had their efforts recognized on April 17. Click here for more.

Inter Unit Winter Sports wrap up
Sending our Congratulations to the 2017/18 Winter Inter Unit Champs. Click here for more.

Vegetable Gardening 101
The sounds and signs of spring are everywhere and it is a perfect time to start planning your vegetable garden. Gardens can range from large plots of land to small containers you can have on your deck. Click here for more.

Top 10 tips for completing and submitting your security screening request successfully:
Work with your USS and review the forms and associated instructions carefully, target completeness and accuracy! Click here for more.

Campaign 911 - Report Impaired Drivers
The message is clear: if you believe a driver is intoxicated, call 911. Click here for more.

Controlled burning at Grn Petawawa training areas during April, May
GARRISON PETAWAWA – The public should be advised that controlled burning operations will be occurring in select areas east and west of Highway 17 at the Garrison Petawawa Range and Training area for the remainder of of April and the month of May. Click here for more
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The Honeybadgers Biathlon Team Prospers!
PETAWAWA – The Honeybadgers - 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps’ Biathlon team, prospered at the Ottawa St. Lawrence Area (OSLA) Biathlon Competition to end with an exceptional biathlon season this past winter. Click here for more.

More than $21,000 raised locally for National Cupcake Day!
Although the official National Cupcake Day™ was held on Feb. 26, the efforts of the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre’s staff and volunteers, and all the businesses, organizations, schools and inviduals who supported their efforts continued for a of number weeks after, raising more than $21,000, the most money ever raised for the Renfrew County event. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Saturday, April 28 we have some unique entertainment taking place in the upstairs hall. Michael Curtis and the Slags will be performing for a fun and entertaining evening. Come enjoy the show and dance the night away from 8 p.m. to midnight, with spot dances and a late snack included. Everyone welcome so bring your friends. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Sorry to say that we had to cancel the Bingo on Sunday April 15, due to Bad weather but I hope to see you all again at our next Sunday night Bingo. Click here for more.


April 19, 2018

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Garrison PDEEAG hosts a Taste of Diversity lunch series
With 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in high readiness, the Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) put the Diversity Festival on hold for the year.

Garrison Petawawa personnel honour Humboldt Broncos on “Jersey Day”
Canadians across the country were encouraged to wear sports jerseys on Thursday, April 12 to show support for the victims of the deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash on April 6. The initiative #JerseysforHumboldt was proposed on Facebook by a group of hockey parents in British Columbia as a way to honour the junior hockey team from Saskatchewan.

April is the Month of the Military Child”
With April being the Month of the Military Child, I would like to take the time to recognize and honour the children of our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, across our bases, units and brigades, for their resilience and sacrifice. Many children of our women and men in uniform face unique challenges such as frequent moves and leaving behind schools, friends and teams. As our soldiers prepare for upcoming deployments and postings, whether at home or abroad, we need to ensure support and understanding for our children during these stressful times.

Promotion to Master Warrant Officer”
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) recently congratulated Warrant Officer J.E.D. Gauthier on his promotion to Master Warrant Officer (MWO).

CANEX sponsors PSP & PMFRC volunteer appreciation event”
Volunteers are the backbone of a community and have allowed Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) to thrive. Thanks to volunteers, communities grow strong and resilient. CANEX understands this fact and has once again made a donation to both organizations so they can host a volunteer appreciation event.

Earth Day 22 April 2018: End Plastic Pollution
Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated globally every April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth day originated in 1970 in the United States of America in order to honour the Earth and the concept of peace. Originally it was first celebrated on March 21st, the first day of spring. The day was proposed by peace activist John McConnell at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) event. It became an international event in 1990 and involved over 141 nations. The first Canadian Earth Day was held on September 11th in 1980.

Security Awareness Tips
What’s the big deal? ...if I don’t use the standardized signature block? The recipient could very likely delete it, thinking it is spam or report it as a phishing attack. TBS requires that you use a standardized signature block for identification and to reduce questions about credibility of the email. Your signature block will be the only way for someone to identify what department you work for.

Planned Poweer Outages April 24 and 25
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 24 and 25 April 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  The shut-down will be 0600 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs.

Hockey meets figure skating in PSC first Battle of the Blades
Fourteen local hockey players discovered whether their skills on the ice could be translated into figure skating.As part of the Petawawa Skating Club’s (PSC) inaugural Battle of the Blades, these athletes were paired with 14 veteran figure skaters and put to the test on March 28.

Valour JK-12 School’s 18th Annual Thomas Sterling Memorial Student Teacher Hockey Game
Every year for the past eighteen years, on a beautiful spring day, staff and students of Valour JK-12 School (formerly General Panet High School) have been gathering at the Petawawa Civic Centre for a hockey game that features the graduating class versus the teachers.

Ottawa Valley Thunder Midgets Win Provincial Championship
The Ottawa Valley Midget Thunder girls hockey team capped off a memorable 2017-18 season by winning Gold at the Midget A Provincial Championships this past weekend in Toronto.

Celebrating Easter with the PMFRC
The Easter Bunny made an early appearance at the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC). He hopped in on March 27 at the South Side Community Centre. Once more hundreds of kids took part in the crafts, egg hunt, treats and activities. The egg-cellent activities were made possible by a legion of volunteers.

Register now for Canada Army Run
OTTAWA - Canada Army Run is less than six months away! Don’t miss your chance to take part in your favourite event and register now. As part of its 11th edition, Canada Army Run launched a new initiative for 2018: the Frontline Race Team, comprised of 25 engaged and active running ambassadors.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
It’s that time of year once again when the Renfrew County 55+ Games are accepting registrations for the many games in our area. The registration deadline is April 25. You will find applications on the table in the upstairs lounge.

Petawawa Legion News
Okay Mother Nature, the joke has gone on long enough. It is time for the grass to show and the leaves to grow. We have had all we can handle of the white stuff. On with Spring!!


April 12, 2018

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2018 NOM Hockey Tournament helps stock food banks’ shelves
Despite being fewer in numbers, this year’s Normandy Officers’ Mess (NOM) Charity Hockey Tournament, participants still managed to collect about 850 pounds of food for local food banks. Click here for more.

Mapping and Charting Establishment celebrates “The Big 200”
Thanks to the work of the Mapping and Charting Establishment (MCE) at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has the world at its fingertips. Click here for more.

April is the Month of the Military Child
“April is the Month of the Military Child. This gives us a special opportunity to recognize the children of military families, and the children of veterans, for their resilience and sacrifice. Click here for more.

Species at Risk and Migratory Birds
Human development and activity often has a direct impact on wildlife, and for the most part, these impacts are negative in nature. For instance, development projects almost always require habitat loss and human activities themselves can either directly or indirectly harm wildlife. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages: April 13, 17 & 19
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on April 13, 17 and 19 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0600 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips
We live in a cyber world. The prevalence of social media, our dependence on electronic banking, and our hunger for instant information and messaging are all indicative of the increasingly important role that cyber-based technologies play in our daily lives. Click here for more.

Provincial grants support programs for local families living in poverty
The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) unveiled its 360° Project, which has the goal of addressing poverty in single parent families in Arnprior, Pembroke, and Renfrew. Click here for more.

Registration now open for 2018 Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival
PEMBROKE - Paddlers no longer have to wait to sign up for the fourth annual Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival as 2018 registration is now open. Click here for more.

Phoenix Centre to celebrate accreditation on April 18
Pembroke - The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families has been awarded a four year accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). Click here for more.

Guild raffling off quilt, will host quilt show in Petawawa May 26-27
The Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild is raffling off one of their own masterpieces; a colourful King-Size Batik Explosion quilt was created with the help of all 60 members. It will be on display at the Petawawa Civic Centre during the May 26-27 Quilt show. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Oh my, here we are in April and it’s snowing out. I do hope everyone had a happy Easter. We had a Bingo on Easter Sunday and we had some every happy winners. By the way, we held the draws for the paintings and also a lovely Easter basket that was donated by Catherine Grant of The Bath Boutique in Petawawa. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Join us this Sunday night from 4:30-6 p.m. for a full roast beef dinner. Bring the family and enjoy a meal of beef, Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, veggies, gravy, salad and dessert. Open to all so let us cook for you. Our hall is fully accessible as well. Click here for more.


April 5, 2018

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450 Squadron celebrates 50 years of tactical aviation
450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), based at Garrison Petawawa, Ontario, proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary on March 29, 2018. Click here for more.

Veterans Affairs Canada introduces new services
Veteran’s Affairs Canada (VAC) has introduced new services! . Click here for more.

450 THS graduates of first CH-147F Chinook Avionics Systems Technician Course of 2018
On March 26, 2018 three members from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), graduated from the first CH-147F Chinook Avionics Systems Technician Course of 2018. Click here for more.

2 Service Battalion Administration Coy promotion
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) recently congratulated Corporal (Cpl) J.A.M. Blake for her promotion to Master Corporal (MCpl). Click here for more.

Willis Cyber Academy CSA Diploma Program first in Canada to be recognized by CAF
Kanata – The Willis Cyber Security Academy is pleased to introduce a new 66 week Willis Cyber Security Analyst diploma program that has been recognized by the Canadian Armed Forces as meeting their rigorous requirements for the Cyber Operator Private/Corporal Rank Qualification. Click here for more.

Kidde recalls Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms
Affected products: Kidde Dual-Sensor (Photoelectric and Ionization) Smoke Alarms – Models PI2010CA and PI9010CA. Click here for more.

Making a difference to children, one life at a time
First Baptist Church, Pembroke was excited to offer a March Break Vacation Bible School (VBS) this year. Click here for more.

Draw winner of $100 CANEX Gift Card
Jennifer Culp was the recent winner of a $100 CANEX Gift card sponsored by OK Tire Pembroke. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
There has been a change in our entertainment for this Friday, April 6. Playing will be Auld Debt Duo in the downstairs lounge from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE SILVER THREADS SENIORS CLUB
The Silver Threads Seniors Club is currently conducting its membership drive for the fiscal year 2018-19. Click here for more.

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