4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe (right) and 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner (left) presented a cheque to Jamie Bramburger, Honourary Chair Renfrew County United Way (second from right) and Doug Tennant, Chair of the Renfrew County United Way (second from left) at the Commander’s Cocktail Party held at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums on November 29. (Photo by Cpl Guy Boudreault, Garrison Imaging Petawawa)


Garrison Petawawa wraps up National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign with $75,000 donation

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Posted on Thursday December 6, 2018


GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa wrapped up its National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) with a cheque presentation to the Renfrew County United Way on Thursday November 29th at the Commanders Christmas Cocktail party.

Following six weeks of fundraising the Garrison Units were successful in reaching their goal of raising $75,000. In addition to contributions made by 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group from the annual Iron Warrior competition and Terry Fox Run the Garrison relies heavily on the individual contribution of soldiers and Units.

“The Units across the Garrison did an amazing job both creatively and monetarily this year,” said 4th Canadian Division Support Group Commander, Colonel Louis Lapointe. “We had some incredible support from some small but mighty Units who brought in some impressive numbers,” he added.

Six awards were handed out at the Commanders Christmas Cocktail party to Units that raised the most based on per capita amounts. Each Unit across the Garrison had NDWCC reps who were responsible for organizing fundraising events and canvassing people within their Unit.
Finishing in first place across the Garrison with an impressive finish of 696 percent of their Unit target goal was Sergeant Diane Dube and Megan Duhamel with 4th Canadian Division Support Base Corporate Services by raising $1,886.45 which works out to approximately $73 per person.

Second place was awarded to Master Corporal Jason Green with 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signals Squadron who raised $3,328 by reaching 426 percent of their target goal which worked out to about $44 per person approximately.

Third place was awarded to Captain VanStraaten, 1 Dental Unit which raised $2210.50 which worked out to approximately $43 per person which is 416 percent of their target goal.

In fourth place Corporal Kimberley Ashton with Central Medical Equipment Depot (CMED) was successful in raising 410 percent of her Unit’s target by raising $1,921.40 which works out to about $43 per person.

Placing fifth across the Garrison was Cpl Christine Keats with 4th Canadian Division Support Base Technical Services by raising $974 with a target percentage of 375 percent which equals about $39 per person.

In sixth place Lieutenant Stephanie Shaw with 1 Canadian Field Hospital raised $8,300 which worked out to approximately $27 per person in that Unit.