News Archives

October 31, 2019

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Hundreds participate in 2nd annual Monster March & Walk
Shrieks of surprise could be heard throughout Garrison Petawawa as monsters marched along the streets and down the fitness path.

Win a complete LED Christmas lights set valued at $500!
Who said energy efficiency and fun can’t go together? To celebrate the arrival of the Holidays, we are offering you the chance to win this set of Energy Star certified LED Christmas Lights with a value of $500!

Hunting Fire Safety Tips
The Ontario Fire Code requires every ‘dwelling unit’ in Ontario to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. The term ‘dwelling unit’ includes seasonal homes such as park model trailers, cabins and cottages and also includes trailer homes, motor homes and other recreational vehicles.

Beware phantom electrical load
Phantom load, also known as vampire power, is the electricity drawn from your outlets when electronics are turned off but remain plugged in. For example:    

Petawawa’s family health centre welcomes three businesses to expanded facility
Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre (PCFHC) has undergone a facility expansion to better serve its patients.

Petawawa Hall of Fame ready to select Class of 2020
PETAWAWA – The Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (PSEHOF) has begun the search for the Class of 2020.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The League prayer and the Kindness prayer were led by Eva Bruchett which began our October monthly meeting.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Our Poppy campaign is well underway and we really appreciate the donations we get from the community when our volunteer canvassers drop in to the local businesses. The Poppies being worn showing their support for all our Veterans. Money raised helps Veterans both directly with emergency financial support and indirectly with support programs in the community and nationally.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Remembrance Day is Nov. 11 and there is always a parade and a service at the Legion on the Boulevard at 11 a.m. This is a very solemn ceremony and it is a time that we can all spend an hour of our day remembering those who fought in wars and gave their lives for our great country. Check out the Legion website for all activities during this week.


October 24, 2019

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Annual Legion Poppy Campaign starts Oct. 25, funds support Veterans
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poppy Campaign will officially start on Friday with poppies available at numerous locations in the area.

Aaron Pritchett fundraising concert for PMFRC, 42 Field Regiment raises $9,000
Aaron Pritchett’s “Out on the Town” Tour stopped at Festival Hall in Pembroke on Sept. 18. Featuring the popular country singer as well as Kira Isabella and David James, the show not only entertained the crowd, it also acted as a fundraiser for the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and the 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA.

Learning your second official language? GCcampus can help
As Canada celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act, it’s a great time for Defence Team members to make improving your second language skills a priority.

Urban Lounge Salon & Spa to host annual Remembrance Day event for military
Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans wanting to look their best for Remembrance Day can go to the Urban Lounge Salon & Spa for a trim.

Latin American Heritage Month – October 2019
On June 21, 2018, Parliament passed a law designating October as Latin American Heritage Month, in recognition of the significant contribution that the Latin American community has made to the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of Canada.

Colour therapy available - no appointment needed!
The days are getting shorter, and the morning hours are chillier. Yes, it seems that FALL has started once again. With school back in session, it seems like the re-establishment of weekly routine just makes the time fly by faster. Then before you know it the weekends are over.

Scare away hunger with food donations
The Petawawa Pantry Food Bank is doing its best to make hunger an urban legend by turning trick or treating into its Treat or Eat campaign. Now in its fourth year, the campaign encourages people to ask for donations of non-perishable food while collecting their Halloween bounty. Alternatively, residents are asked to create “official drop-off homes” to collect food donations right at their front door.

Petawawa Legion News
The Poppy Campaign starts this Friday, Oct. 25. Please when you see a Poppy box consider making a donation and wear a Poppy to show your support for those who have, or are defending our great nation. All money raised during the campaign goes toward supporting Veterans and programs that are geared to Veterans.

Petawawa Civitan News
We are still trying to raise money for a wheelchair swing for Civitan Park in Petawawa, right by the Civic Centre. We still need to raise about $10,000 so I, along with the help from other members of Civitan, will be holding bake sales and raffles. We are also asking for donations so we can get this swing set up so those who are in a wheelchair can enjoy some time at the park with the rest of the family. Please help so Civitan can get this swing. We still have a bottle at Rona in Petawawa, and we want to thank the people at Rona for their support.


October 17, 2019

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Luncheon at 450 THS will celebrate aviation history
This year’s Garrison Petawawa Commanders Business Luncheon will celebrate the area’s aviation history.

Flu vaccine now available at N-109
Military members who wish to get the influenza - commonly known as the flu - vaccine can now get it at the Immunization Clinic at N-109. The vaccine will be available until March, and is free to CAF members.

Champion’s Message for Women’s History Month 2019
October is Women’s History Month, and the DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are pleased to be joining the international community in recognizing the achievements of women and celebrating their significant contributions throughout history.

CAF members released prior to Feb. 2016 can now request a Veteran’s Service Card
OTTAWA - The Veteran’s Service Card is now available upon request to all eligible former and releasing Canadian Armed Forces members. Veterans who have completed basic training and have been honourably released can now apply for the new Veteran’s Service Card.

3 RCR: EXCELLENCE IN EXECUTION
The deafening silence is shattered as speaker boxes squawk out contact reports, the entire Tactical Operations Centre (TOC) comes alive, duty staff scramble to their stations; 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment, callsign ROOSTER, TF ATROPIA is in the fight! As the day wears on the affectionately named MEAT series objectives fall in succession as 3 RCR gains momentum routing South Atropian People’s Army (SAPA) forces as they re-established a firm foothold on the international border between Ariana and Atropia. That was the fictional training scene just three short weeks ago.

Home Stretch for Bears
It’s getting noticeably colder outside and black bears in this area are in a last ditch effort to ensure they have gained enough weight to survive the impending winter. They may begin their hibernation any time now, but they will continue their search for food as long as food is still available, foraging for up to 20 hours per day at this point.

Grn holds advance poll for personnel
Garrison Petawawa made voting in the federal election easier for its members by hosting an advance polling station at Y-101.

Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer at Hugli’s
A group of pink-clad people descended on Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch for the Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office’s first annual Taking Steps Against Breast Cancer.

Petawawa Library hosts Ontario Falconry Centre display
As part of their summer line-up, the Petawawa Public Library hosted the Ontario Falconry Centre for an impressive display of flight and feathers.

PSO launches upcoming season Oct. 19
PEMBROKE - The PSO and Mehdi Javenfar, Conductor and Music Director invite you to their super-exciting, scintillating season commencing Saturday, October 19.

Petawawa Legion News
On Saturday, Oct. 19 there is a dinner and dance at the Petawawa Legion. Meal of roast beef or chicken is served from 5:30-7 p.m. with a dance starting at 8 p.m. with band Lock Stock and Barrel playing. Everyone is invited to come out to the meal but dance is age of majority.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Town of Petawawa is ablaze with the colours of Autunm, so be sure and go for a walk in the neighbourhood and indulge yourself in this beautiful time of the month. The scenery at the Catwalk is spectacular.


October 10, 2019

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DND/CAF Ombudsman visits Petawawa, meets with constituents
The Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) visited Garrison Petawawa last week to talk with CAF members and DND civilian employees as well as their families to help address issues and explain his role.

Annual NDWCC for United Way East Ontario goal set at $70,000
Garrison Petawawa kicked off its 2019 National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) with a pancake breakfast, with proceeds going towards United Way East Ontario.

Get the flu shot, not the flu!
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The influenza virus, commonly referred to as “the flu”, is an easily transmitted respiratory illness.

All 450 THS personnel home from Op PRESENCE deployment in Mali
Every year, September signals the end of summer. This year, however, it also signalled the end of the first international deployment of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS).

Youth Reporter Competition : On Your Keyboards!
Concours de jeunes journalistes : à vos claviers!

The Canadian Forces Newspapers (CFN), like your Petawawa Post Newspaper, are looking for youth from military families between 13 and 18 who want to report on a story or issue which is important to their life or the community around them.

Black bears are on a constant search for food
Fall 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.

Dear CCMS: International Conflict Resolution Day
Dear CCMS: I heard it was the International Conflict Resolution Day on October 17th 2019. What does this day signify?

PMFRC presents Community Partner Award and honours staff members, volunteer at AGM
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC)’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the South Side Community Centre on Sept. 18 showcased some of the organization’s yearly highlights.

Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County office opens free wig salon
The Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office has created a free wig salon to help those feeling self-conscious about their appearance after cancer treatment-related hair loss.

Friends for Life! Walk raises $20K
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s 2019 Friends for Life! Walk raised about $20,000 to help the animals in care.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Have you been in for our fish and chip Fridays yet? We do chicken strips and wings as well and you can do fries, onion rings or both. Half portions available and we do take out if you want to grab a meal on the way home. Food served from 4:30-6 p.m. Open to all so bring the family.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well as I promised, I would have bit more news from The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club, here I am! These past two weeks have been busy for all of us. On Saturday, September 21 we held our Honours and Awards dinner at the Silver Threads Seniors Club. The installation of the Executive for 2019-2020 was held at this time also. The Executive and Director for the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club 2019-2020 are: President John VandenBaar, Past President Brian Miner, Vice President Darlene Lambert, Secretary Donna Hammel, Treasurer Charles (Chuck) Arnold, and Directors Donna Forget, Cathy McCabe and Allen Stewart. We wish them all the best in the upcoming year. I really want to thank Civitan Donna Hammel for taking over the Secretary position for me. I have not quit, I have just stepped back at bit. I still have this newsletter and a few other things to do.


October 3, 2019

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Task Force TOMAHAWK: 2 CMBG on the Road to High Readiness
GARRISON PETAWAWA - On the morning of September 30, the Task Force Tomahawk stand up parade occurred at 0800 at Simmonds parade square on Garrison Petawawa. It included all 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) units alongside representatives of Pikwakanagan First Nation and members of Task Force Tomahawk, both military and civilian.

Members of Grn Petawawa soccer teams invited to ‘All For One Cup’
Five members each from the Garrison Petawawa Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams were invited to Toronto to participate in the second annual All For One Cup presented by BMO.

First Veteran Expo to be held in Pembroke Oct. 8
The First Veteran Expo will be held on Oct. 8 and bring together veteran-specific organizations in one location, creating a network of support and information about navigating post-military life.

Second annual Petawawa Employment Career Fair a success
People looking for a new job found inspiration at the 2nd Annual Petawawa Employment Career Fair.

2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery Association (2 RCHA Association)
I am pleased to announce that the 2 RCHA Association has been established for just over a year and now has approximately 240 members.

Energy Awareness Team at Family Day
The Energy Awareness Team participated in Family Day at Garrison Petawawa on September 7 to promote the importance of managing energy consumption at home and at work. The Kiosk team included representatives from DCC and the engineering firm performing the energy management work.

Citizen Science: Turtles
You may have recently noticed a lot more turtle activity along our roadways and this is because it is now the turtle nesting season in our area. This brings turtles out of the water and onto land in search of the perfect nesting spot, also making it more likely that someone will encounter them on any given day.

Inaugural United Way East Ontario Community Builder Award
United Way Renfrew County amalgamated with United Ways of Ottawa, Prescott-Russell and Lanark counties in 2017, and now they are officially operating under the new name of United Way East Ontario.

Petawawa Point greened by TD grant
Petawawa is one of only 20 communities in Canada and the United States to receive the TD Green Space grant worth $25,000.

Turtles at the library
The Petawawa Public Library held a kids’ program on Aug. 14 in honour of Canadian Wildlife. The participants had the chance to learn all about the turtles of Ontario through a special presentation by Bonnechere Provincial Park.

Retired Bombardier receives Alumni of Distinction from Algonquin College
Retired Bombardier Naomi Fong has been noted by Algonquin College as their Alumni of Distinction.

Second annual Neon Night raises $25,000
As the sun set on the Petawawa skyline Sept. 14, a sea of neon-clad runners took off from the Civic Centre parking lot. They made for an exciting sight as they ran or walked two or five kms as part of the Canadian Cancer Society, Renfrew County Community Office’s 2nd annual Neon Night.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Elvis has left the building but wow, did he leave a fantastic impression. If you missed the show you missed a great performance that had everyone rocking in their seats or up dancing. We hope to do another soon so keep checking up on us.

News from the Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League held their monthly meeting in the Parish Centre with President Julie Mallory and her executives present. There were a large number of members in attendance. The guest speaker for the evening was Rebecca Paulsen speaking on the subject of Mental Health at the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board.  Thanks to Rebecca for an interesting and informative subject.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
It’s hard to beleive that Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we will be celebrating once again with family and friends.  Enjoy all of the good food and the fun of a long weekend.


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