Grn Petawawa Family Day and 3rd Annual Colour Run

(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

Garrison Petawawa Family Day was held once more on Sept. 8 on the fields of Dundonald Hall. Different activities have been added over the years, most recently the Colour Run, which saw 600 people run or walk two or five kms around the Garrison while being pelted by clouds of paint. Other family-friendly activities included static and interactive military displays, games, live entertainment, free refreshments, a kiddie commando course, the MasoniChIP Child Identification Program, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, face painting as well as information booths. Throwing such a massive event required an army of volunteers and staff including the Department of National Defence employees, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) representatives as well as other local organizations and groups to make it a success.