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    Mental Health services are a large part of the PMFRC. Chris Quigley, Family Support and Crisis Intervention Coordinator, uses Bella the Puppet to demonstrate how to help younger children when they are having issues. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Toys and games were set out for the youngsters while their parents browsed the different information booths. One of the PMFRC’s programs includes the Hoopnhulagirl Hula Hoop Fitness and Aliah Wyatt, 7 had a blast trying it out. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Children with special needs can have a space to relax and call their own - PMFRC’s new Special Needs Inclusion Programmer Amy MacKenzie demonstrated how to create a sensory room with limited funds and space. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Anh Ha and his family came to the PMFRC Open House to learn more about what the organization offers, but stayed for all the fun activities. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The PMFRC encouraged families to take part in the Teal Pumpkin Project, which raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion. Mason and Hudson Tudor show off the painted pumpkins, which are placed outside of homes where non-food treats for children are offered. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)



Hundreds visit PMFRC’s Open House

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017

The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) had an Open House on Oct. 4 at the South Side Community Centre from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event allowed members of the public to learn more about what the PMFRC offers. As well as the information booths, there were games, activities, a photo booth and an opportunity to leave your literal fingerprint on the PMFRC’s 25th anniversary collage, which will be opened at their 50th anniversary celebrations. A free pizza dinner was also available to the first 200 guests, compliments of Joes Family Pizzeria and Poutinerie.