November 15, 2018

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Garrison Petawawa Business Luncheon links military and community
The annual Garrison Petawawa Business Luncheon on Nov. 8 allowed the community connections and partnerships to deepen while also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Annual NDWCC reaches 2018 goal of $75,000
This year’s National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) ended by raising $75,000 for United Way Renfrew County. Garrison Petawawa has asked that most of this money go to the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) to help Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their loved ones

118th anniversary of the Battle of Leliefontein
The heroic Battle of Leliefontein shaped the history of the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) and is forever remembered by the regiment.

Annual Trucker’s Toy Drive looking for toys and food donations for local families
Once more the members of 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) are accepting donations for Christmas.

PMFRC Special Needs Forum helps address challenges
The fourth Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) Special Needs Forum welcomed 17 panelists from local organizations, each eager to help parents with their specific challenges.

Valley Escapes: Discovering Downtown Pembroke
There is much to discover in the Ottawa Valley, and Renfrew is no exception.

PSP Petawawa receives 2018 CFMWS Team Award
The Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Community Recreation team has distinguished themselves with their incredible dedication to families in the community. This has netted them the 2018 Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) Team Award.

Library’s Butterfly Garden dedicated in memory of Lynne Sawford
The Butterfly Garden at the Petawawa Public Library was dedicated to the memory of Lynne Sawford.

$2,500 donation for Ontario SPCA
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) Owner’s Sale and fundraiser collected donations for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Many of us are making plans for Christmas parties and teas and get togethers with friends and family.  This is a good time to get all of the items we require for that nasty winter weather.  We need a blanket, mitts or gloves and hat for the car, along with our scraper.  Be sure and check the battery in the fob for your vehicle and other items that you may need for long drives with the family this winter.

November 8, 2018

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Veterans’ Week Message from the Garrison Petawawa Commander and Garrison Chief Warrant Officer
Each year during Veterans Week the soldiers and civilians from Garrison Petawawa spread out in communities across the Ottawa Valley and Pontiac, Quebec in support of services that reflect and commemorate the fallen of our countries past wars.

Reprinted with permission from the Pembroke Observer
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One, the Pembroke Observer’s November 14th, 1918 edition has been reprinted and inserted into copies of this week’s Petawawa Post.

CAF personnel arrive in Europe to support commemorations for 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War
OTTAWA - A 200-member strong Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contingent has arrived in Lille, France to join and support the Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

Remembering Canada’s Hundred Days
On August 8, 1918, Allied forces on the Western Front launched a major offensive against the German lines near the town of Amiens, France.

Honour and Remember: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Petawawa and Pembroke
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931.

National Silver Cross Mother
OTTAWA - The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion President, Thomas D. Irvine, CD, is proud and honoured to present this year’s National Silver Cross Mother to Canada. Ms. Anita Cenerini of Winnipeg, Manitoba will represent the nation with this title until the end of October, 2019.

Winter Survival Series: Frogs and Toads
Ever wonder how a tiny frog is able to survive the harsh winters they must endure year after year in this part of the world? There are different ways that frogs survive sub-zero temperatures and the method they use is usually related to the habitat the frog uses.

Second World War Veteran Reflects on War Amps 100 Years of “Amputees Helping Amputees”
On November 11, Second World War veteran Charlie Jefferson will not only be thinking of all those who have served and continue to serve on behalf of Canada, he will also be reflecting on the 100th anniversary of The War Amps, an organization which has supported him and generations of amputees.

2 RCHA Association attends live fire demonstration
2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) conducted a Dynamic Display on 20 Oct at 1300hrs and all members of the 2 RCHA Association and their families were invited to attend.

Project 44 mapping out D-Day for website
Project 44 is mapping out Canadian Combat Operations in World War II from Juno Beach to the closing of Falaise Gap.

Purvis Gallery hosts Veterans’ Voices: The Art of Healing exhibit
The Veterans Voices: The Art of Healing exhibit asked military members to dig deep within themselves and turn their pain, sorrow, anxiety and exhaustion into art.

Local resident’s generosity feeds families in need
Thanksgiving may not be on the generosity radar as much as some of the other holidays, but Cheyenne Astle wanted to change that.

New members for Petawawa Scouts
This fall’s investiture ceremony was a very meaningful one for the 4th Petawawa Cub Scout Group.

$500 for Petawawa Heritage Village
When possible, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) collects money at their cashiers for a local organization.

Petawawa Legion News
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information.

THERE WILL BE NO BINGO on NOVEMBER the 11th as this is Remembrance Day. This is a day we want to remember all of those who gave so much so that we could live. They were young and old but they served their country in the utmost way.

November 1, 2018

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Willis College awards A Soldier’s Hero Scholarship
The coveted A Soldier’s Hero Scholarship was awarded to Jessica Logan, allowing her to attend Willis College in Arnprior.

PMFRC time capsule opened, another sealed to mark 25th anniversary
After 25 years, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) has opened its time capsule and another was created which will be opened in the future.

FVAT presentation takes a stand against family violence
The Garrison Petawawa Family Violence Advisory Team (FVAT) is drawing a line in the sand, making it clear that family violence will not be tolerated.

Ribbon Cutting for new CFHA apartment building
Lisa Yull, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Senior Policy Analyst with the Vulnerable Persons Unit, was the event’s keynote speaker.

What’s the big deal? ...if I don’t use the standardized signature block?
• The recipient could very likely delete it, thinking it is spam or report it as a phishing attack.

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.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute Patient Safety Week
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a non-profit organization funded by Health Canada that is dedicated to improving the safety of the Canadian healthcare system.

New councillor, Deputy Mayor for Town of Petawawa
After an eventful election, the municipal landscape in Petawawa is mostly unchanged.

2018 Horticultural Society award recipients
Every year, the Petawawa Horticultural Society recognizes residents whose gardens are voted the most beautiful. The 2018 Trillium Awards were handed out on Aug. 17.

Pembroke Symphony Orchestra’s 2018/2019 concert lineup starts Nov. 3 at Festival Hall
The Pembroke Symphony Orchestra (PSO) has released it upcoming concert line-up.

Petawawa Legion News
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Congratulations to the newly elected Town Council and a big thank you to everyone who came forward to run.  It takes a lot of guts to put yourself forward and to knock on doors and make speeches in front of complete strangers.

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