News Archives

May 17, 2018

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Wegner Point’s seven fallen honoured at annual memorial service
On a cold, windy day fifty years ago, 26 paratroopers exited their aircraft with the intent of landing on the Mattawa Plains. Instead, 22 of them plunged into the Ottawa River near Wegner Point. Click here for more.

Increased support to military families
Entering the military is not just a job, it is a way of life. When Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members medically-release from the military, they and their families both have to adjust to a new way of life. Click here for more.

Dressing for success with PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) held a special session on April 24 at the Employment Service, which aimed at teaching participants how to dress for success. A free clothing swap helped people build up their professional wardrobe while three different workshops taught them how to network and wear appropriate clothing and hair in order to make the best first impression when meeting a potential employer. Click here for more.

Petawawa safe place to live: Petawawa Police Services Board
The Petawawa Police Services Board (PPSB) works together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to ensure that the town’s residents receive the best protective services they can get. Click here for more.

Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 22, 23 and 24 May 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

Valour JK-12 team excels at Math Horizons 2018 Competition
Congratulations to four Valour High School students that competed on Friday at the University of Ottawa, coached during lunch by Lily Gen and Marc Goulet: Tobias Gallas, Zac Barvestal, Maddie Richards and Matthew Unrau. Click here for more.

McHappy Day smiles on Phoenix Centre
On May 2, in Petawawa, Pembroke, Renfrew and Arnprior as well as around the nation, McDonald’s brought smiles to children. On McHappy Day, for every purchase of a Big Mac, a Happy Meal, a hot beverage and cut outs, $1 was donated to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Click here for more.

Movie premiere announced for Blue Skies on Mars
 Remember when Pembroke Street in front of Anthony’s Italian Grill was shut down to local traffic and a procession of vintage cars from the 1960s and 1970s drove by? Click here for more.

Quilt Show next weekend, May 26-27
 Don’t Miss the Quilt Show at the Petawawa Civic Centre organized by the Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. After a hiatus of three years, the guild is once again showing its quilts to the community. Click here for more.

Spring Showcase 2018 attracts thousands
 The Petawawa Spring Showcase 2018, the Ottawa Valley’s largest home and leisure show, attracted about 10,000 visitors during its three-day run. With about 190 vendors, it wasn’t surprising to see so many people come to the Petawawa Civic Centre on April 27, 28 and 29. Click here for more.

2018 Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Residents of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley will soon be able to place separated leaf and yard waste out for curbside pick-up during the upcoming Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collections. Click here for more.

The winners of the Friday evening Euchre were: John Collier, Gabe Tosello, Gary Huff, Carol Myers, Ed Yanke. Regular Euchre is played every Friday evening at 7 p.m., and for those new members, this is a fun evening to come out and meet other members of our Community. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Have you heard that we are fundraising for a new glass washer for the bar? On May 30 at Boardwalk Gaming, a special bingo is being held for this. We are selling a coupon for $15 that gets you a $27 all-in three strip cards, a double action card and a dabber. Click here for more.

May 10, 2018

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Exercise RUCKING BEAR 2018
So far as I could tell, surveying the over 1,300 soldiers from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) arranged on the parade square of Y-101 in the brisk morning air on April 20, 2018, I was the only one wearing just a t-shirt. Click here for more.

50th annual Fallen Paratrooper Memorial May 13
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Master Warrant Officer Reginald Riddell, Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell, Corporal (Cpl) Bruce Chiswell, Cpl Hugh Fields, Cpl Bob Knight, Cpl Dennis Clements, and Cpl Jim Misener will once again be remembered at a special service at Garrison Petawawa on Sunday, May 13, a half-century after the Ottawa River claimed the lives of the seven paratroopers. Click here for more.

Searching for SAR TECHS
If you’re looking for a new challenge in your military career, you might want to consider becoming a Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech). This proud and prestigious CAF occucpation accepts Regular and Reserve Force NCMs who undergo an occupational transfer from within the CAF. Click here for more.

Rapid Reduction in Bat Populations
Like many other wildlife species that used to be abundant, bats are facing some serious problems lately. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages: May 11, 15 & 17
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 11, 15 and 17 May 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  The shut-downs will be 0600 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.

Young academics shine at Valour Science Fair
Young academics from Valour JK-12 School showed their creativity and knowledge at the Valour Science Fair. Click here for more.

Donations for The Grind Refuge
Office workers at The Grind Emergency Refuge in Pembroke pose with some of the donated items from the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Petawawa. Click here for more.

Mental Health for Life
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week is May 7-13. This is an opportunity to remind ourselves that our paths to mental well-being will be unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports. But good mental health is in everyone’s reach. Below, find tips to help you take a look at your own well-being, discover your strengths, and take action. Click here for more

First Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees announced
The first six people whose names will grace the walls of the Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (PSEHOF) have been announced. Click here for more.

Annual Git’er Done Mud Run
Get ready for a dirty race with the 3rd Annual Git’er Done Mud Run. Happening on May 26 at Wilderness Tours, the obstacle race raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County Community Office. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Have you heard what the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is up to now? First of all they are selling hot dogs at the Bingo as of May 6 and Civitan Marie said she would still have a few sandwiches, too. They also have nice hot popcorn. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Bring your mom, your grandma or just yourself this Sunday, May 13 for our Mother’s Day Roast beef or Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner served from 4:30-6 p.m. Full dinner with salad, veggies, potatoes, yorkies, gravy and dessert, all for a great low price and reduced for children. Our hall is fully accessible so bring the whole family. Click here for more.

May 3, 2018

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May 13 memorial service will mark 50th anniversary of Wegner Point tragedy
May 8 is the 50th anniversary of the worst peacetime training accident in Canadian military history. Click here for more.

Grn Dental Officer volunteering for humanitarian mission in Haiti
My name is Dr Withny Dagrain, CD, DMD, and I practice dentistry in the Garrison Petawawa Ontario Dental Clinic. Click here for more.

Celebrating first year in business
Petawawa CANEX Supermart turned one year old on April 28. To celebrate their first anniversary, the store had incredible sales throughout the week as well as cake and hot dogs for shoppers. Click here for more.

Helping Hands Thrift Shop holds food bank drive
For the month of March 2018, the Helping Hands Thrift Shop (formerly the Base Thrift Shop) held a food bank drive. Click here for more.

Promotion to Master Warrant Officer
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) recently celebrated the promotion of Warrant Officer SJY Levert to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) on 20 April 2018. Click here for more.

Black Bears Appear at Garrison Petawawa - Put Attractants Away
GARRISON PETAWAWA- Black Bears will be active this month at Garrison Petawawa as they have now emerged from their dens and are undoubtedly looking for food. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Travel Tips that could save your life: LUGGAGE
Never identify your bags using business cards. A business card contains your occupation, nationality and contact information - all the details that could make you a target of criminals or terrorists. Click here for more.

Operation clean Sweep: In Great Anticipation of spring
It is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa that, in anticipation of spring, we get an early start on maintaining our residences. Click here for more.

PRH partners with Kids Health Alliance to enhance care for children and youth
PEMBROKE, ON - As part of its commitment to deliver safe and high quality care to every person, every encounter, every day, Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) is proud to announce it has joined Kids Health Alliance (KHA), a partnership aimed at enhancing the paediatric health system with providers who share a common goal of improving the health of children and youth in Ontario. Click here for more.

Town remains committed to reducing unnecessary police calls
The Town of Petawawa is continuing its mission to reduce unnecessary policing fees. Policing is billed to every municipality in two parts, said Petawawa Police Services Board (PPSB) Chairwoman and Councillor Treena Lemay. Click here for more.

The Brick re-opens in new location
The Brick Pembroke has reopened its doors in a new, larger location. Still located in the West End Mall, the furniture store now boasts an additional 6,000 square feet to better serve its customers. Click here for more.

Ontario SPCA’s Volunteer Appreciation Night
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre celebrated the year-long achievements of their volunteers. Click here for more.

Young gardeners at Herman Street
Ms. Frances grade 3/4 class at Herman Street Public School and the Petawawa Horticultural Society planted dish gardens as part of a six week program they are participating in. The Horticultural Society is having its annual plant sale May 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Womens’ League May 2018 Meeting began with the opening prayer “Something Jesus Said.” Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors club
The Silver Threads Seniors Cub will be having Zumba classes again this summer with Ed Nicholson as the instructor. This class is geared to seniors and is a fun activity for everyone who likes to dance and enjoys music. We will be offering these classes beginning in July. We will inform you of the day and time as soon as we get all of the information. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Do you like to play bingo?? Do you like a bargain? Well we are combining the two and holding a fundraiser to raise money to buy a glass washer for the downstairs bar at Board Walk Gaming on May 30. You get a $30 value that includes a three strip all-in bingo package, one double action card, and one dabber all for a steal of $15. Click here for more.

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