News Archives

March 29, 2018

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Commander of Latvian Land Force visits Ottawa, Garrison Petawawa
OTTAWA - The Canadian Army hosted the Commander of Latvian Land Force, Colonel (Col) Ilmārs A. Lejiņš, last week in Ottawa and Petawawa. Click here fore more.

2 CMBG Pipes & Drums march on the Toronto Maple Leafs
A hand-picked contingent of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Pipes and Drums had the honour of representing 2 CMBG and the nation on Saturday March 3, 2018. Click here fore more.

Promoting healthy eating during ‘March is Nutrition Month’
When Garrison Petawawa Health Promotion approached 1 Canadian Field Hospital (1 Cdn Fd Hosp) with plans for ‘March is Nutrition Month’, they were enthusiastic at the opportunity to learn more about healthy eating. Click here fore more.

Culinary team wins silver at international competition
We all know how challenging it can be to put together a family meal in our own kitchens, stocked by our own hands. Imagine putting together a three-course meal in a limited time period based solely on the unknown contents of a basket handed to you in an unfamiliar kitchen. Click here fore more.

Full-time summer employment program for Reservists launched
OTTAWA - Earlier this month, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan officially announced the launch of the Full-Time Summer Employment program.  Click here fore more.

Support Our Troops Scholarship Program accepting applications until June 30
The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) 2018 Support Our Troops Scholarship program is available to families of currently serving members as well as veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. Click here fore more.

Going Nowhere: What’s your excuse for idling?
Think about the last time your vehicle sat parked for more than 60 seconds with the engine running. Perhaps you were warming up your car on a cold morning, waiting to order your lunch at the drive-thru, or picking up your kids at school. Maybe you did all three on the same day. Click here fore more.

Planned Power Outages: April 4-6, 2018
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-downs on April 3, 4, 5 and 6 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  Click here fore more.

Local family awed by outpouring of kindness for daughter’s 10th birthday
Piper Kells never had a birthday party in her life. So when her parents agreed to let her have a ski-themed party when she turned 10, she was ecstatic to spend time with her friends and classmates on the slope. But that soon turned to disappointment when notice came back that no one could come. Click here fore more.

Valour student attends Model Parliament
Valour JK-12 School student Tobias Gallas has always taken some interest in politics, but it didn’t turn into a passion until 2016. Click here fore more.

Cadets raise $6,000 with 12-hour fitness fundraiser
When the 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps was told to fundraise for their year-end trip, they decided to get physical. Click here fore more.

General Panet High School 60th Anniversary Reunion Celebration
Attention all former students and staff of General Panet High School! Click here fore more.

Rexall Foundation donates $3,000 to Darlene Aikens Memorial Camp Fund
Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County is grateful to the Rexall Foundation for the generous donation of $3,000 to the Darlene Aikens Memorial Camp Fund. Click here fore more.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for the monthly meeting on March 5 with President Julie Mallory and members. Click here fore more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
President Bob Howell and all the Executive wish the membership and the community a Happy Easter and with the holiday we will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 1. Click here fore more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
If it happened that you were not at the Greater Petawawa Civitan Bingo on Sunday night, March 18, you missed some excitement. While playing the 52 Special game, the bingo caller said this is the 52nd number when a very lucky lady yelled Bingo and went home happy. As I have said many times, you never know when the 52 Special will go. We had a winner in 48 numbers. Click here fore more.


March 22, 2018

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Warm welcome home for Operation UNIFIER Roto 4 personnel
There were tears of joy as the main body of Roto 4 of Operation UNIFER returned home after more than six months away. Click here for more.

The Royal Canadian Dragoons take the reins of Operation UNIFIER
On March 17, 2018, the incoming and outgoing members of Joint Task Force-Ukraine (JTF-U) took an important pause to mark the official transition of command authority of Operation UNIFIER. Click here for more.

International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22)
International Day of Forests and World Water Day are both observed annually by all UN member states.Click here for more.

WE ARE SAFETY SERVICES Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves; such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, tension neck syndrome, etc. that can also be known as repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, or soft tissue disorders. Click here for more.

2018 Relay for Life to be held at Pembroke Memorial Centre
The Petawawa and Beachburg Canadian Cancer Society Relays For Life are joining forces this year. Click here for more.

Lessons to be learned with ‘Respect in the CAF’
First, it is important I state where I am coming from as I report on the March roll out of the new “Respect in the Canadian Armed Forces (RITCAF)” course. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its been a beautiful weekend and for those of us who love to watch golf, finally Tiger has his mojo back and is playing great golf.  The Para Olympians have done an excellent job and the men’s hockey team won the silver medal. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Our Catch the Ace has grown to over $13,000 for this week. Even the consolation prize has been over $600 which is not a bad sum for not picking the ace of spades. Click here for more.


March 15, 2018

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International Women’s Day event celebrates progress in CAF
In honour of International Women’s Day, Garrison Petawawa highlighted some of its female members’ achievements and historical milestones. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Community Gardens Open for Sign Up
Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are invited to reserve a plot or two in one of the community gardens offered by Garrison Petawawa Environmental Services. This year as a way of encouraging gardeners we are offering a free package of seeds upon signing up for a plot. Plots must be maintained and weeded by the individual signing up for the plot. Click here for more.

Another year, another victory for 450 Squadron
The Middlemiss Cup was won by 450 Squadron in a spectacular 6-2 win over 427 Squadron in the annual Middlemiss Cup hockey game on March 2, 2018. Click here for more.

Dave Harris: Garrison Petawawa Safety Officer
Every morning when Dave Harris goes to work, he has safety on his mind. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages - Mar 19-22, 2018
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on March 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2018 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

Developing a Warrior Culture through Military Combatives Grappling
In 2006 I met Sergeant First Class Matt Larsen (Ret’d) who was known in the United States as the “Father of Modern Combatives”. Click here for more.

Timbits teams take to the ice
Renfrew County’s littlest hockey players laced up their skates at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) for the 18th Annual Timbits Jamboree. Click here for more.

Demolition of CANEX mall expected to wrap up by end of month
A commercial staple at Garrison Petawawa for the last several decades, the old CANEX Grocery and Retail mall is coming down. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Everyone is Irish on St Patrick’s Day. Join us at the branch this Saturday, March 17 starting at 3 p.m. with Michel Smithers playing for your listening pleasure. Irish stew will also be on when you get hungry. From 8 p.m.-midnight, the Fifth Street Band will be playing to keep the party going and there will be a late snack and spot dances as well. Open to everyone age of majority. Click here for more
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News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
At this time I want to thank everyone for their support and comfort to me and my family at the loss of my sister Isabella Demers. Click here for more.


March 8, 2018

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Pembroke Lumber Kings hold appreciation game for military
The Pembroke Lumber Kings warmly welcomed members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Defence Team to an appreciation night game held in their honour. Click here for more.

Gain valuable skills with 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish)
Gain valuable skills that apply to your every day life while working with the Army Reserve. Click here for more.

March is Nutrition Month! - Unlock the Potential of Food
The 2018 Nutrition Month campaign is dedicated to help Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. The goal of the campaign is to provide information and guidance to assist Canadians in discovering the potential of food to improve health and wellbeing. To learn more visit www.nutritionmonth2018.ca. Click here for more.

Candidates wanted for Clearance Diver occupation
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions being held at bases and wings across Canada during the month of March. Click here for more.

Bear Hibernation
On some of these cold, dark winter days, I bet that many of you have thought about how great it would be to just hunker down and hibernate to get through it all. To lay down for a nap in November and wake up to a warm sunny day in April; wouldn’t that be nice? Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - You Need to Defend Your Ears
A soldier learned the hard way that ear plugs are no substitute for ear defenders. He suffered hearing loss after one of the ear plugs came loose while he was firing a .50 cal. machine-gun on the range. Click here for more.

Coldest Night of the Year, warmest hearts
Most people don’t associate Pembroke with homelessness, assuming that it is a problem that occurs elsewhere in the country. But those working directly with the homeless adults and teens, as well as those at risk, know better. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, Feb. 25 was once again an exceptional day when it came to the regionally best known Chili Cook-Off competition held at the Petawawa Legion. This year was the third annual competition for the coveted chili trophy. Click here for more.

Ethan Allard Hockey Tournament honours generous soul, raises funds for Jumpstart
Ethan Allard lived by his favourite quote, “You never get poor by giving.” Click here for more.

Petawawa Bassmasters make donation to Petawawa Pantry
Petawawa Bassmasters graciously supported the Petawawa Pantry by donating $150 to the local cause. The funds were surplus, earned through the Bassmasters’ many club and tournament initiatives. ” Click here for more.

Family Day Skating Party!
Family & Children’s Services of Renfrew County and The Phoenix Centre for Children & Families invited everyone to enjoy free skating, food and activities on Family Day, February 19. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Sunday, March 11, our Men’s Auxiliary are doing a spaghetti dinner with homemade meat sauce, garlic bread, caesar salad and pie for dessert from 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner is being held in the upstairs hall that is fully accessible so bring the whole family. Everyone welcome. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Club
It’s been a busy weekend, so it’s nice to be able to finally put my feet up and relax and watch the Oscars. It’s amazing how many activities go on in our community and the many people who volunteer to participate in all of these events. Click here for more.


March 1, 2018

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Grn Petawawa celebrates winter at Family Festival
The rain didn’t put a damper on the 2018 Winter Family Festival. Hundreds of families descended on Garrison Petawawa on Family Day, Feb. 19 to take part in the fun. Click here for more.

International Women’s Day 8 March 2018: Join us!
The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group is pleased to invite you to our International Women’s Day Event. Click here for more.

The Year of the Logistician
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Forces Logistics Branch. A series of activities and events will take place throughout the coming months to highlight the contribution by Logisticians to the success of Canadian military operations at home and around the world. Click here for more.

Unit Environment Officers Course
Beginning on March 6, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Environment Services (4 CDSG Env Svcs) will conduct its annual two day Unit Environment Officer (UEnvO) course to the personnel that are slated to take on that role at their respective Units. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Do you know who your Unit Safety Officer is?
Your Commanding Officer (CO) is responsible for your safety and well-being while at work at Garrison Petawawa. He/she has appointed a Unit General Safety Officer (UGSO) and a Safety Committee to assist in identifying and reducing risk in the workplace in order to prevent injuries from accidents. Click here for more.

“Kids Want to Play” program to launch this spring
The Petawawa Golf Club has a unique opportunity for youngsters interested in the sport. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for their monthly general meeting recently.  The Opening Prayer (Hail Mary) was lead by Eva, and  dedicated to cancer patients. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Friday night from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Denis the Menace will be playing in the downstairs lounge for your listening pleasure. Drop in from 5-6:30 p.m. and enjoy your dinner of fish, wings, chicken strips, fries and/or onion rings then head downstairs to finish your week relaxing. Events are open to the public so round up your friends and drop by. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civtan Club
For all the newcomers to Petawawa and the area, we invite you to come to our Bingo that is held every Sunday night at the Civic Centre in Petawawa. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird games start at 6:30 and regular games start at 7 p.m. Click here for more.

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