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August 30, 2018

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Celebration of Life held for Trooper Samuel Christiansen
The community was shaken to learn of the passing of 20-year-old Royal Canadian Dragoon (RCD) Trooper (Tpr) Samuel Patrick Eli Christiansen. Click here for more.

Members of Jocko family honoured at Aboriginal Veteran medals ceremony
At the 31st annual Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Pow Wow, seven members of the Jocko family of Madawaska were honoured for their service and sacrifice during the national war effort from 1939-1945. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa celebrates Garrison Family Day
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa will celebrate Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and Department of National Defence (DND) employees by hosting a free admission event for all members of the community on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more. Click here for more.

Helping out 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.

2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTION: ARE YOU ON THE VOTERS’ LIST?
For this election the Town of Petawawa will be using the alternative voting methods of Internet and Telephone to elect our Mayor and Councillors. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Things You Should Never Post On Social Media: Your Full Birth Date
We all love getting ‘Happy Birthdays’ from our friends on our Facebook wall. It makes us feel warm inside knowing people remembered and cared enough to write us a short note on our special day. The problem is, when you list your birthday, you are providing identify thieves with one of the three or four pieces of personal information that is needed to steal your identity. It’s best not to list the date at all, but if you must, leave out the year. Your real friends should know this anyway. Click here for more.

Operation Clean Sweep: Heading into the Fall Season
BULK Item Pickup: Residents should not put out bulk items until 09 September 2018. Please refer to your Town of Petawawa Collection Schedule to ensure the items that are put out curbside are acceptable. Click here for more.

Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer fun day for SPCA
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) held its annual Owner’s Sale and fundraiser on Aug. 3, with all proceeds from the event going to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SCPA) Renfrew County Animal Centre. It raised about $2,500 and the special event was filled with fun including sales and product demos, live music, facepainting, a BBQ, bike inspections by GearHeads, a climbing wall and mega slide, K&M Hobby Farm petting zoo, a dog wash and more. Click here for more.

VBS: Learning about Daniel in Captivity
Participants at the St. George’s Protestant Chapel Vacation Bible School (VBS) traveled to Babylon and learned about Daniel and his friends who were held captive in a strange land. Four local churches worked together to offer this year’s VBS. Click here for more.

Make the night brighter for children with cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County Community office is going back to the 90s with its Neon Night for Childhood Cancer. Click here for more.

Petawawa Rotary Club Golf tournament raises $10,700 for local charities
The 20th annual Rotary Club Golf Tournament was held at the Roanoke Golf Club on Sunday July 29. Proceeds from the Rotary club tournament are used to support charitable work in the community. This year the group is concentrating their support on Pembroke Regional Hospital, Deep River and District Hospital, Carefor Hospice Program, Renfrew Hospice, and the Petawawa Pantry. Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE GREATER PETAWAWA CIVITAN CLUB
The big event that took place in August was our Fishing Derby that was held on August 18 at the Pembroke Marina. A special thanks to Civitans John VandenBaar and Allen Stewart for coming up with this great idea. This event was a fundraiser for both Civitan Clubs in Petawawa and Pembroke. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Road to Recovery 5 - from Sept. 13 - 16 Ruck 2 Remember will be returning to the Ottawa Valley. It is a four day trek from the Petawawa Legion to Kanata with stops along the way. Join us at the Petawawa Legion on Sept. 13th before 0900 to help send those participating on their way. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Road to Recovery 5 - from Sept. 13 - 16 Ruck 2 Remember will be returning to the Ottawa Valley. It is a four day trek from the Petawawa Legion to Kanata with stops along the way. Join us at the Petawawa Legion on Sept. 13th before 0900 to help send those participating on their way. Click here for more.

Custom Draperies and Blinds celebrates 35 years with gift to local health care
Custom Draperies and Blinds’, Eileen Malette and Noella Stevens, recently hosted a Red Carpet Event to mark their 35th year in business. With community members and loyal patrons in attendance, the party raised over $3,000, which the duo donated to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation. Click here for more.


August 23, 2018

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CAF invests in cutting-edge technology to improve communication in remote regions
GARRISON PETAWAWA - On behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, met with members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment to highlight new equipment being delivered as part of the Integrated Soldier System (ISS) Project. Click here for more.

Annual Support Our Troops tournament raises $6,600 for Soldier On
For the past six years, the Annual Support Our Troops Golf tournament at the Petawawa Golf Club has been collecting funds for soldiers and their families. Click here for more.

Major changes to the military justice system: mandatory training for presiding officers must be completed before September 1, 2018
On September 1, 2018, sections of the Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act will come into force, introducing a number of substantial changes to the military justice system. Click here for more.

Be On The Lookout For Invaders!
Working in the field of Natural Resources is a rewarding experience. There is always new technology, new science, and constant changes in ecology to learn. Click here for more.

OPP plan will involve community in policing
The implementation of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Safety and Well-being Plan will involve the community in local policing and should improve policing overall. Click here for more.

$10K Gift of Humanity for PRH Foundation’s Black and White Gala
Butler GM has renewed its commitment to regional families with a $10,000 Gift of Humanity to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s (PRHF) Black and White Gala – taking place October 13th at the Normandy Officer’s Mess. Click here for more.

Commended for 16 years with OPP Auxiliary
For the past 16 years, Ernie Lafrance has been a member of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Auxiliary, continuously striving to make the community a safer place to live. Click here for more.

Valour JK-12 student breaks running records
At just 16 years old, Austin Ingram has already set the T13 visually impaired race record by completing 200 m in 22.81 seconds. Click here for more.

Pembroke/Petawawa Minor Pirates bring home silver
Pembroke/Petawawa Minor Pirates recently completed in the 23rd Annual Scott Tokessy Memorial Golden Glove Tournament in Kanata. Click here for more.

Softball games and BBQ for July PSP Health and Wellness Day
For Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs staff, keeping fit and active is an important part of work. A special wellness day was held on July 19 where management and staff were invited to take part in a game of softball as well as a BBQ. Click here for more.

Wild ride at St. John’s Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School (VBS) at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pembroke was the perfect opportunity for about 96 kids to do crafts, sing, play games, tell stories and learn about the bible. Children from three to 12 were invited to take part during the week of July 23 to 27. Click here for more.

ROANOKE GOLF Club LADIES LEAGUE - JULY 23, 30 & AUGUST 6
July 23, 2018 - Our Annual Honeypot took place on July 23, 2018. There was an amazing 72 ladies out that evening. We split the ladies up and used the full 18 holes. Click here for more.

PETAWAWA GOLF Club LADIES NIGHT - AUG. 2
We would like to thank our sponsor for the night, Perkins Gas Station and Convenience Store in Pembroke. We had 38 women taking part.  Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE SILVER THREADS SENIORS CLUB
We have some free monthly nutrition classes coming to the club in the next year.  Jenna Walsh will be conducting  the following classes for everyone in the Community who may be interested.  Here are the dates, so be sure and place them on your calendar for future reference.  Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
We would like to give a big thank you to CANEX for donating a brand new lawn tractor. We appreciate it very much. Click here for more.


August 16, 2018

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‘Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes’ returns to annual paddle festival
As part of the yearly Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival, the 2nd annual Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes once again introduced ill and injured military members and veterans to the sport of kayak fishing. Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE GREATER PETAWAWA CIVITAN CLUB
The big event taking place in August is our Fishing Tournament on August 18. It will be held at the Pembroke Marina. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Catch the Ace has been won. The winner Chris Pleau won $28,000! We want to thank everyone who came out to support this initiative each week. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner - Pipes and Drum Band Program at 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
PETAWAWA – Cadets from 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) and 2677 Pembroke Army Cadet Corps were exposed to the Pipes and Drum Band program this past year thanks to the efforts of members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Pipes and Drums. Click here for more.

Celebrating 100 years of growth at Petawawa Research Forest
One hundred years have passed since the Petawawa Research Forest (PRF) was established, and in that century it has seen countless scientific achievements. Click here for more.

Crazy Beautiful Dresses moves downtown
After 35 years as a fixture in Downtown Pembroke, the owners of Custom Draperies have sold their building. Click here for more.

Get to the Point for a unique festival
The Get To The Point Beach Festival will showcase the great outdoors. Click here for more.

Ontario Strong Ladies Fastball team headed to Pan Pacific Master Games
Fastball players from Renfrew County will be joining their teammates in Australia at the Pan Pacific Master Games. Click here for more.


August 9, 2018

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Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation annual Pow Wow August 18-19
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Each year, Pikwakanagan welcomes dancers, drum groups and thousands of spectators to celebrate Algonquin culture at its traditional Pow Wow. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Golf team earns a first place at Ontario Region Golf Tournament
The Garrison Petawawa Golf team was the successful team at the Ontario Region Golf Tournament held at CFB Kingston 03 to 06 July 2018. Click here for more.

PACEM IN TERRIS
PEACE ON EARTH - this is the theme for the 60th annual International Military Pilgrimage 2018. Click here for more.

Town of Petawawa’s Fire Ban remains in place until further notice - Zero Tolerance policy in effect: those found incontravention of ban will be fined.
Petawawa – The current Fire Ban for the Town of Petawawa will remain in effect until further notice. Click here for more.

Stay Hydrated with Water
Water is essential to life. Getting enough water every day is important for your health and is the best way to quench your thirst. Click here for more.

Drowning prevention a focus at 2nd annual PSP Water Safety Event
Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) staff made sure that kids would be safe in the water this summer through its 2nd annual Water Safety Event. Click here for more.

Cards dwindle to single digits: who will catch the ace?
Mania over the Royal Canadian Legion in Petawawa’s Catch the Ace game is growing every week. The pot has now climbed higher than $26,800 and the weekly Friday draw continues to attract hundreds of people eager for their chance to win big. Click here for more.

U12 Falcons soccer team hosts summer festival
On 7 July the Petawawa under 12 girls competitive soccer team (the Falcons) hosted a summer festival for rival clubs in Soccer North East District. Represented were teams from Petawawa, North Bay, Pembroke and Deep River. Click here for more.

Golf Fore The Cure Event raises $5,130
A GREAT day on the course, and all for such an important cause! Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE SILVER THREADS SENIORS CLUB
We have several things happening during the coming months for anyone who may be interested.  The first event is August 25 and it is the Amazing Community Challenge.  You can register online at www.cancer.ca/amazingcommunitychallenge. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Catch the Ace is down to only four cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $28,000! We want to thank everyone who comes out to support this initiative each week. Click here for more.


August 2, 2018

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Active Transportation and Commander’s Fitness Challenge winners
The Active Transportation and Commander’s Fitness Challenge in June ended with a giveaway for the top participants. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Men’s Slo-Pitch team earns top spot at Regionals
The Petawawa Men’s Slo-Pitch team was the top team at the Ontario Region Men’s Slo-Pitch Tournament held at CFB Kingston 12 to 15 July 2018. Click here for more.

Residents encouraged to have a say in the 2018 Municipal election
Just 30 people from the Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units voted in the 2014 municipal election and the town is hoping to drastically increase this number by allowing votes to be cast online and by phone. Click here for more.

2018 International Military Pilgrimage
Since WWII, military members from all around the world have gathered together one weekend per year to pray for peace. Click here for more.

Why buy locally?
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Most importantly, it allows for that money to stay in the area and help local producers. Click here for more.

Unexploded Explosive Ordnance: Beaches are open but vigilance is advised
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Most importantly, it allows for that money to stay in the area and help local producers. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) celebrating their 59th Annual Ceremonial Review at Building Y-101 in Garrison Petawawa on June 3, 2018. Click here for more.

Petawawa Grannies host “An afternoon with Ida”
The Petawawa Grannies were pleased to host Ida Mukuka Nambeya, Senior Advisor for the Stephen Lewis foundation for a tea and information presentation at the Petawawa Silver Threads Seniors Club. Click here for more.

Valour/Rona collaborate on Art Project
Over the course of six weeks, eight students from Mrs. Neville’s senior visual arts class from Valour have been helping to create paintings to add some art to the Town of Petawawa. Click here for more.

NEWS FROM THE GREATER PETAWAWA CIVITAN CLUB
Well here I am with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. At our Bingo on Sunday, July 22, we held four draws and one of our Bingo players Karen Smith was very lucky - she took three of the prizes and Majorie Orzel won the other prize. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Catch the Ace is down to only five cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $27,400! We want to thank everyone who comes out to support this initiative each week. Click here for more.


 

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