News Archives

February 22, 2018

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Petawawa soldiers deploying to Ukraine for Op UNIFIER Roto 5
Another 200 members of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) will soon deploy to Ukraine as part of Operation Unifier Roto 5.. Click here for more.

DRDH Fdn Daddy Daughter Ball raises thousands
Cinderella made way for a crowd of young princesses at the Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation inaugural “Ties and Tiaras” Daddy Daughter Ball... Click here for more.

Army Reserve offers new Full-time Summer Employment program
OTTAWA - The Canadian Army Reserve (ARes) is already well-known for giving youth valuable work experience and steady employment, but is going a step further still.... Click here for more.

February is Black History Month - Kathleen “Kay” Livingstone
Kathleen “Kay” Livingstone (1918-1975) was born in London, Ontario, in 1918. Her parents, James and Christina Jenkins founded the Dawn of Tomorrow... Click here for more.

Canada rejoins NATO Airborne Warning and Control System program
BRUSSELLS, BELGIUM - Canada is playing a strong and constructive role in the world by making concrete contributions to international peace and security – including at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)... Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA - This winter season, Cadets in 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps experienced a variety of active and dynamic physical activities, including cross country skiing, sledding, sitting volleyball, and downhill skiing or snowboarding ... Click here for more.

Pembroke proclaims Feb. 26 as National Cupcake Day in the city
PEMBROKE - Mayor Mike LeMay officially proclaimed Feb. 26 as National Cupcake Day in the City of Pembroke at the Feb. 6 council meeting... Click here for more.

Petawawa Hall of Fame will be ready for June 2018
The Town of Petawawa will soon have a dedicated space to celebrate the achievements of its most prestigious movers and shakers... Click here for more.


February 15, 2018

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Winter Family Fest returns on Family Day
Exorcise those February blahs with the sixth annual Winter Family Festival coming up on Monday. Click here for more.

Canadian Army Deploys to the Arctic to Conduct Northern Exercise 2018 (NOREX 18)
OTTAWA - Approximately 235 members from 4th Canadian Division, the Canadian Army in Ontario, are conducting Northern Exercise 2018 (NOREX 18) in and around Resolute, Nunavut from February 4 to 17, 2018. Click here for more.

450 Squadron Promotions and Awards
Members of 450 Squadron recieved promotions. Click here for more.

February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today. Click here for more.

Proper disposal of wood ashes
LAURENTIAN VALLEY - Even though the ashes you’ve cleaned out of your wood stove may look like they’ve cooled off, there is a good chance there may still be some burning embers. Hot ashes will melt green carts, set garbage collection trucks on fire and even cause significant property damage. Click here for more.

Getting frosty with some 2018 Petawawa Cabin Fever fun
Every year, the Town of Petawawa puts together a festival to get people outside and enjoying the winter. Click here for more.

PSO’s Winter Night to feature author Roch Carrier narrating The Hockey Sweater
When Kirsten Waymann, violinist and vice president of the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra, first saw Roch Carrier narrate his famous children’s book The Hockey Sweater, she knew that she had to have him visit Pembroke. Click here for more.

Pembroke Petawawa Lions Club donates $5,000 to community health care
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke-Petawawa Lions Club recently donated $5,000 to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cutting Edge Campaign. Click here for more.

Kingston wins Old Timers’ Hockey 6-4
On Feb. 7, the 2018 Ontario Regionals Old Timers’ Hockey Tournament came to a close with Kingston winning 6-4 against Trenton. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
It’s Family Day weekend and we have food and entertainment for you. Saturday, Feb. 17, entertainment is the John Priebe Band playing in the upstairs hall from 8 p.m. to midnight. We have spot dances and a late snack included in your small cover charge. Everyone is welcome and we are fully accessible so all can enjoy. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Hi everyone, I hope that you all had a great two weeks! We had a bit of snow and some freezing rain but not as bad as some places. So we should not complain. Well here is just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Click here for more.


February 8, 2018

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Black in Halifax: A police inspector and his badge of honour
Growing up in North Preston, Dean Simmonds dreamed of becoming a social worker. He wanted a job that would allow him to help people, but becoming a police officer had never crossed his mind. Click here for more.

Ontario Regional Old Timers' Hockey hits the ice at Silver Dart
Teams from Trenton, Borden, Kingston and Petawawa took to the ice to see whose players would take home the win at the 2018 Ontario Regional Old Timers’ Hockey Championship. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa joins the conversation on Bell Let's Talk Day
Bell Let’s Talk Day was again observed at Garrison Petawawa on Jan. 31 with staff from Health Promotion, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and other Garrison health professionals on hand at CANEX to bag groceries and answer questions relating to mental health services. Click here for more.

MCpl Sweet awarded "Viking of the Quarter" at 450 THS
MCpl Sweet was recognized as Viking of the Quarter on January 19, 2018 by the Commanding Officer of 450 THS, Lieutenant-Colonel Darryl Adams and Acting Squadron Chief Warrant Officer, Master Warrant Officer Bernier. Click here for more.

February is Black History Month
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada is committed to build a better, more inclusive country that recognizes the contributions of all, and creates better opportunities for more Canadians. Click here for more.

Social Media Security Savvy?
Are you aware of the risks when uploading the latest Joint-Ex pictures onto your Facebook page? Click here for more.

Defence Energy and Environment Strategy
In support of the Government of Canada’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces have developed an integrated strategy to transform our approach for energy and environmental management. Click here for more.

Legion presents certificates of appreciation to Bingo volunteers
Ed Yahnke, bingo chairman and Curley Andrews, Honours and Awards present certificates of appreciation on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 to bingo volunteers Jill Carnegie, Kate MacGillivray, Joe Chaput, and Dave Barnhardt. Click here for more.

Eat a cupcake, support the OSPCA
Is there anything better than eating a cupcake? Yes, there is - eating a cupcake while helping the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre. Click here for more.

Taking a Polar Plunge for the Petawawa Library
Jumping into frigid waters isn’t my idea of fun, yet I found myself on Sunday morning wearing nothing but leggings and a t-shirt standing at the edge of a freshly cut hole on the icy surface of the Catwalk. Click here for more.

Petawawa meet attracts 92 swimmers
Ninety-two swimmers came out to the Petawawa Cabin Fever Snow Squalifier and Fundamental Skill Competition on Jan. 20. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
This week we will be having lots of fun and delicious food with the greatest music from the 50’s. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This Sunday, Feb. 11 is the branch youth public speaking contest in the upstairs hall. Click here for more.


February 1, 2018

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Prime Minister announces that the Government of Canada will officially recognize the International Decade for People of African Descent
The Government of Canada is committed to build a better, more inclusive country that recognizes the contributions of all, and creates better opportunities for more Canadians. Click here for more.

Joint Task Force Pacific Commander Commendations awarded to members of 450 THS for support to Operation LENTUS 17-04
On January 19, 2018, the crew of the CH-147F Chinook helicopter from 450 THS were awarded the Joint Task Force Pacific Commander’s Commendation for demonstrating superior judgement and determination in carrying out a MEDEVAC mission in extremely challenging conditions. Click here for more.

Mental Health Services and the Canadian Armed Forces
Taking care of the health and well-being of soldiers and their families is a top priority for the Canadian Armed Forces. Given the high tempo and level of stress that is often a part of military careers, mental health services is a vital resource for members and reaching out for help is the first step towards improving overall wellness. Click here for more.

Operation WARM FEET: Winter boots for Ukrainian orphans
While the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members deployed on Operation UNIFIER have the primary task of providing military training, mentoring and capacity building for the Ukrainian Armed Forces, they have also been committed to reaching out to Ukrainian communities through humanitarian projects. Click here for more.

Town of Petawawa Fire Chief urges residents to keep hot ashes out of green bins
Putting ashes in your green bin could cost you everything.After a December fire on Hilda Street, the Petawawa Fire Department is reminding people not to put ashes or anything warm in their green bins. Click here for more.

Daddy Daughter DRDH Fdn Fundraiser Ball
There is a special bond shared between fathers and daughters, one that will be celebrated during the Ties and Tiara’s Daddy Daughter Ball. Click here for more.

Join the 42nd Field Regiment RCA
Members of the 42nd Field Regiment practicing weapon handling drills on the 9mm Browning pistol, as part of their individual battle task standard training. Click here for more.

Montreal Canadiens alumni raise funds for OVDGHA
To raise money for the Ottawa Valley District Girls Hockey Association (OVDGHA), former members of the Montreal Canadiens battled on the ice against the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) Fire Department. Click here for more.

Legion donates $8,000 to DRDH, awards 50 year membership medal
Thanks to its Poppy Fund, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa made an $8,000 donation to the Deep River & District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation. Click here for more.

Coldest Night of the Year walk Feb. 24
The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) Pembroke fundraising event is back to support initiatives that help combat homelessness in Renfrew County. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
WHO AND WHAT IS CIVITAN? Civitan is a group of people dedicated to helping others. The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is just one of many Civitan Clubs around the world; some have a large membership supporting their community and others have only a small number of members doing the same thing in their community. The Greater Petawawa Civitan is one of the smaller groups. We are looking for more people to join us in the work we are doing. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Are you feeling like an evening out after a long week? Why not join us in the downstairs lounge from 6:30-9:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 2 to listen to Romeo Krause and Wayne Barnes. You can come for your supper of fish and chips from 5-6:30 p.m. first, then head down for the entertainment. Click here for more.


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