July 12, 2018

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Mali for Operation PRESENCE
The year-long Operation PRESENCE - Mali will complement ongoing Canadian efforts to support the development and implementation of the country’s Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation.

PSP and PMFRC host volunteer appreciation night
On May 25, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) hosted their annual volunteer appreciation event at the Petawawa Legion.  Funded through a generous donation from CANEX, the event was an opportunity to thank the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to support military families at Garrison Petawawa.

Former 2 RCR soldier riding across Canada collecting veterans’ stories
Veteran Mike Terry is looking to keep the Canadian Armed Forces community connected, supported and engaged by collecting veterans’ stories.

Working safely when transferring fuel
Generators, boats, lawn mowers, snow blowers… whether it’s from one container to another or from container to vehicle, at work or at home, there are some serious hazards involved in transferring fuel.

DRDH Foundation begins $1.75 million campaign for new equipment
The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation has turned to area municipalities for support in the purchase of much-needed equipment.

Relay for Life raises $97,715
After almost 20 years in Petawawa, the Renfrew County Relay for Life was held at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, attracting about 300 people and raising $97,715.

Chicks for Charity Night
The Petawawa Golf Club’s Ladies Night on Thursday, July 5 was 'Chicks For Charity' Night - all 36 women brought donations for Bernadette McCann House to aid in their mission “to work for change that will end abuse by providing safety, support and education to all those who experience abuse.” 

Grn Petawawa joins World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
Garrison Petawawa was part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, joining over 600 facilities worldwid.

Petawawa Canada Day celebrations
The sweltering hot weather on Canada Day may have kept some people away, but those who attended the Petawawa celebration were not disappointed. The area’s patriotic spirit was showcased through a series of family-friendly activities at Centennial Park.

A true melding of the Canadian Armed Forces and community
Many in the Pembroke, Petawawa and Laurentian Valley area believe that clubs at Garrison Petawawa are for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel only. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Service pins presented to CWL members
Joanne Jeffries received her 20 year Catholic Women’s League (CWL) pin, and Maureen McCarty received her 60 year CWL pin, both presented by Bev Druion an Julie Mallory.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
I forgot to include the winners of the Friday evening Euchre players in my last two columns, therefore I am going to give you the names at the beginning of the seniors news for this week. Phyllis Slater, Helen Baker, Jay Jones, Williard Schwanz, Bonnie Felhaber. Richard Bourque, Gilda Mckay, Helen Sack, Bill Stevens, Jeanette McKay, Mary Jukes.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Legion would like to give a big thank you to the Veterans Society Motorcycle Club for their $500 donation on June 30.

July 5, 2018

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New Commander for 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
After one year as the leader of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), Brigadier-General (BGen) Michael Wright was promoted to his current rank, said farewell to his troops and welcomed Colonel (Col) Jason Adair to lead in his stead.

Garrison mourning loss of Trooper Christiansen
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Last Wednesday afternoon, a combined search effort with members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Aviation Unit (OPP helicopter), Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) located the body of Samuel Patrick Eli Christiansen, 20, of Petawawa.

David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada named as next Colonel of The Regiment of The RCR
PETAWAWA - The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) is pleased to announce, His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor-General of Canada, will become the next Colonel of The Regiment of The RCR.

Promotion to Master Corporal
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) celebrated Corporal E.M. Sylvestre’s (centre) promotion to Master Corporal on June 26.

What is a Groundwater Monitoring Well?
Groundwater monitoring wells are installed by Garrison Environmental Services throughout Garrison Petawawa in order to ensure DND’s compliance with federal water quality guidelines and enables a better understanding of the groundwater flow directions.

2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - June 21
After two years, Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Geoffrey Hampton is leaving his post as Commanding Officer (CO) of 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA). LCol Daniel Matheson filled the position on June 21 during the Change of Command ceremony at Artillery Park.

2 Combat Engineer Regiment - June 26
2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) has a new leader. On June 26, outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Jim Smith handed over command to LCol Chantal Tetreault.

2 CMBG Headquarters and Signal Squadron - June 27
Before the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron (2 CMBG HQ and Sigs Sqn) troops, former Commanding Officer (CO) Major (Maj) Michael Janelle welcomed his replacement Maj Patrick Perron.

The Royal Canadian Dragoons - June 28
The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) put on a massive display for the Change of Command and Change of Appointment ceremony held on Worthington Parade Square on June 28.

Hot topic: Summer Safety
Summer is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather. Here are some simple reminders to prepare for a safe and enjoyable summer:

It was a great day to golf with 34 wonderful ladies. Thank you to our Sponsor this week, Finnigan’s Restaurant.

Petawawa Heritage Society Golf Tournament winners
The Petawawa Heritage Society held its 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the last tournament the organization will be hosting. The money raised will be used to complete the church and for the construction of a new General Store at the Petawawa Heritage Village.

Oh my here we are in the first week of July. Where has the time gone?

Petawawa Legion News
The Legion would like to thank all that came out on a very hot Canada Day. It was a great turnout and another delicious dinner put on by the Ladies Auxiliary.

Enter your best photos and videos into the CAF Imagery Contest
OTTAWA - Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready! The 51st annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest will be open for submissions from 15 June – 1 September, and we want you to send us your best shots and videos.

We will continue to build and strengthen your Air Force
Let me start by underscoring how honoured I am to have assumed the duties and responsibilities of the 20th commander of your Royal Canadian Air Force. As the son of an RCAF Chief Warrant Officer, I have spent my entire life impressed by what the RCAF has done, and continues to do, for Canada and Canadians. As your Commander, I have been grateful to have Chief Warrant Officer Gérard Poitras and now Chief Warrant Officer Denis Gaudreault as my Command Team partner.

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