October 22, 2020
CAF newspapers seeking youth from military families for annual Youth Reporter scholarship competition
Being a military family member carries unique challenges, and that is particularly true regarding the children of military members. Military youth have an important perspective that is often overlooked in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Community.
Military training at the Petawawa Civic Centre October 22-23
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Residents of Petawawa are advised that members from the 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) will be conducting training from the 22 to 23 October, 2020 at the Petawawa Civic Centre.
Your Independent Grocer’s “Give a Little” campaign benefits hospital foundations
At the end of every summer, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) asks its customers to donate to its “Give a Little” campaign.
Pembroke & Area Toastmasters celebrated 35 years in May
This year the Pembroke and Area Toastmasters club celebrates 35 years of helping Pembroke and Area people become better public speakers and leaders.
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society unveils new Animals in War pin
Stouffville, ON – The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has released a new commemorative Animals in War collectible pin featuring a pigeon as this year’s symbol to honour the wartime contributions of animals. The new pin is now on sale leading up to Remembrance Day.
Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation takes part in second round of Emergency Community Support Fund
PEMBROKE - Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation announced it will be provide $30,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort is a second round of funding that aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19 Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (PPDCF) is among community foundations across Canada that are taking part.
October 15, 2020
PSP Monster March will be held during last week of October
GARRISON PETAWAWA - This year’s Monster March Trail is open to Garrison Petawawa Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, their families and the general public. This event is meant to encourage everyone in the community to get outdoors and actively participate in a festive annual event.
Update from the Base Surgeon: 2 Field Ambulance drive-through COVID testing
Hey all, it’s your Base Surgeon. As I’m sure some of you have already heard, 2 Fd Amb has stood up a drive-through testing capability here on Base. We’ve been working the process out over the last week, and it’s been going great. I’m going to tell you a bit about it.
A Message from the Fire Prevention Branch Protecting Homes and Wildfires
Wildfires can spread to homes from blowing embers and flames. Maintain your home and landscape to reduce the chance of embers and flames igniting material on or near the home.
Operation CleanSweep: RHU Residents - Fall Season
All residents of the residential Housing Units Take Note: If you have bulk items you need to dispose of, it is your responsibility to take these items to the dump. Please do not put them on the road side, they will not be picked up.
Library open for business, safety measures in place to protect patrons
The Petawawa Public Library has been back to regular hours since August, but staff have noticed a distinct lack of patrons even though they’ve taken numerous measures to ensure both clients and staff are safe.
Renfrew County food banks launch website
Renfrew County’s 11 food banks have set up a website to encourage those who need help to seek it out and to tell those who want to support their community’s food banks how to do it.
Marianhill Building Care Campaign benefits from completion of virtual Boston Marathon
Hector Clouthier, former MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and former Parliamentary-Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, successfully completed the 2020 virtual Boston Marathon at the age of 70.
Supporting access to virtual care for children, youth and adults who have mental health and addiction challenges
PEMBROKE - Between now and March 31, 2021, The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, Renfrew County’s accredited children’s mental health centre, in partnership with the Champlain Mental Health & Addictions COVID-19 Task Group, are making a call for donations of any unused or surplus electronic devices that county residents may have at home or in the office.
Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League currently has CWL convenor positions to be filled in Organization and Community Life. Thank you to Patricia who recently took over the Card Ministry and is doing an excellent job.
October 9, 2020
Petawawa Ramble and Pumpkin People Festival coming Oct. 15-18
A flood of Pumpkin People is about to descend on Petawawa. This Petawawa Ramble and Pumpkin People Festival is in its second inauguration and will be held from Oct. 15 to 18. Though the activities look different compared to last year due to physical distancing regulations, it remains an great opportunity to take in the autumnal beauty of the community as well as enjoy local flavours and activities.
October 1, 2020
4 CDSG Commander, FSM visit Algonquin Veterans Warrior Memorials
4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel John Vass (left) and 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Jack Durnford (right) visited the Algonquin Veterans Warrior Memorials site at the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation on Monday, September 21, 2020 with Chief Wendy Jocko (centre).
DND making sure military spouses and partners have more job opportunities
OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence (DND) is making it easier for military spouses and common-law partners to find secure and meaningful jobs. The Military Spouse Employment Initiative will open up opportunities for them across the entire federal public service.
“Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™” Fire Prevention Week 2020: October 4-10
National Defence Fire Department - With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department is urging everyone in Petawawa to take some simple steps to prevent kitchen fires in their home. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 4-10, is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!™”
The Amazing Avian Migration
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that spring had arrived and we had the whole summer to look forward to? But here we are, with shorter days, leaves changing colour, and the thermometer dipping once again. These are all cues for us to start dressing with more layers, but these are cues for most birds in this area to start preparing for their migration to the sunny south.
2 RCHA Association Update
Hello to the Greater Gunner Community. The 2 RCHA Association (2 RCHA A) continues to grow and we have just surpassed our 300th member. Although the Regiment’s and the Association’s activities, including our planned reunion were cancelled this year due to COVID, we were still able to have a luncheon on 29 Aug as the province of Ontario entered Stage Three of recovery.
County seeking support to establish permanent virtual health care centre
The county is looking for support from Petawawa to ensure that the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) becomes a permanent feature.
Residents urged to remain vigilant as second wave of COVID-19 hits County of Renfrew
The second wave of COVID-19 is officially occurring in Renfrew County, and people exhibiting any symptoms are being urged to stay home and get tested.
16-year-old supporting local Ontario SPCA with ongoing bottle drive
They may look like ordinary boxes and bags of beer cans and bottles, but Cyarah Dawe sees them as hope and help for both the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) and the environment.
CHEO fundraiser Papa Walks 4 Kids
raises nearly five times $25K goal
The inspiring achievements of Russell “Papa” Mackay are sure to dispel any preconceived notions of what an 82-year-old can and cannot do.
Petawawa Dairy Queen store invites residents to help make miracles happen through fundraising for local children’s hospital
From Monday, October 5th until Sunday, October 11th, Dairy Queen fans in Petawawa are invited to support sick kids by ordering from their local participating Dairy Queen stores. Promotions will raise much needed funds for The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario to support the children and families in need.