April 27, 2017
National Day of Mourning April 28
The National Day of Mourning, held annually in Canada on April 28, was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, or suffered injury or illness on the job or due to a work-related tragedy. Click here for more.
Security Awareness Tips
“Personnel and physical security, security of information and IT security are the four components of our security program, and no matter who you are - military member or public servant - you have a part to play in all four areas. Click here for more.
Garrison hosts students from Quebec and Alberta
On April 5, 2017 Garrison Petawawa had the pleasure of hosting the students from Pontiac High School, Shawville Quebec and Glendale Sciences and Technology School, Red Deer, Alberta. Click here for more.
Fallen Paratrooper Memorial service May 7
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Master Warrant Officer Reginald Riddell, Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell, Cpl Hugh Fields, Cpl Bob Knight, Cpl Dennis Clements, Cpl Jim Misener and Cpl Bruce Chiswell will once again be remembered at a special service at Garrison Petawawa on Sunday, May 7, 49 years after the Ottawa River claimed the lives of the seven paratroopers. Click here for more.
De Troyes Cinema takes part in nation-wide film festival
De Troyes Cinema participated in the world’s largest film festival April 19 alongside more than 1,700 other venues across the country. Click here for more.
The Eastern Wolf (now referred to as Algonquin Wolf by the Province of Ontario) is a mid-sized wolf species that is larger than a Coyote but smaller than a Timber Wolf. Click here for more.
Planned Power Outage 8 May
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 8 May 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.
CO Detectors and Smoke Alarms Save Lives Program
From April 21 to June 14, the Town of Petawawa Fire Department will be going door-to-door conducting free residential CO detector and smoke alarm checks in the Petawawa Point subdivision. Click here for more.
Garrison Petawawa Community Gardens open for sign-up
Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are invited to reserve a plot or two in one of the community gardens offered by Garrison Petawawa Environmental Services. Click here for more.
Registration open for Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival
The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival will be bigger and better this year due in part to a $5,000 donation from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). Click here for more.
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well I hope that everyone had a Happy Easter. Some of us volunteered to help run the Bingo Sunday night and we had a good turnout for this event. Click here for more.
Petawawa Legion News
This Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the upstairs lounge, the celebration of life is being held for Sam Best. Long time bartender at the branch and friend to many. Friends are invited to come out share stories and celebrate Sam’s life. Click here for more.
April 20, 2017
Petawawa’s Military Wives Choir to sing at 2017 INVICTUS Games
The Canadian Military Wives Choirs Petawawa has been invited to sing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 INVICTUS Games on Sept. 23. Click here for more.
On the job with 42 Field Artillery Regiment
Inside building H-124 at Garrison Petawawa on April 5, students from across Renfrew County underwent C9A2 light machine gun drills as part of the 42nd Field Artillery Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish), RCA Military Co-operative Education program. Click here for more.
Petawawa Posties on exercise
Sgt Darren Burgess, the Postmaster, on loan from 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Technical Services and MCpl Pat Kelly the 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) postal clerk are kept quietly busy on Exercise RUGGED BEAR in Wainwright Alberta. Click here for more.
Planned Power Outage - Apr 27
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 27 Apr 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0700 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.
Fire Services hone aircraft firefighting skills
To ensure their skills remain consistently sharp, the National Defence Fire Services at Garrison Petawawa underwent a downed aircraft firefighting simulation. Click here for more.
Ghosts Have Warm Hands -
The Story of Will R. Bird
Will R. Bird joined the Canadian Army in 1916 and served with the 42nd (Black Watch of Canada) Battalion in France and Belgium. Hailing from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Will had joined up after his younger brother Stephen had been declared missing in action in October of 1915. Click here for more.
It is the responsibility of all Residential Housing Unit (RHU) residents of Garrison Petawawa that in anticipation of spring we get an early start in maintaining our residences. As the snow slowly melts, the garbage left behind by old man winter rears its ugly head. In addition, our furry friends have undeniably left their mark over the winter. Click here for more.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Seniors Club is looking forward to its annual Western Night Dinner and Dance on Thursday, April 20. We will have a delicious dinner prepared by Schmidt’s Catering and some great music played and sung by Bob Landry and Bob Madill. There will be a door prize, a raffle basket, and a 50/50 draw. Tickets are available at the office. We ask that you pay for your tickets in advance as we require the correct number for the caterer. Click here for more.
April is Daffodil Month
April is Daffodil Month. At several different locations throughout Renfrew County, volunteers have been collecting money through the sale of daffodil pins. Click here for more.
6th annual Women Walking for Hope on May 6
A group of ‘Women Walking for Hope’ will once again travel 40 kms from Petawawa to Pembroke on foot to raise money for the Renfrew County Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope program. Click here for more.
2017 Sacrament of
Bishop Scott McCaig is the new Bishop for the military Ordinariate. As the RC Chapel Life Coordinator at St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, It’s my pleasure to let you know that he is willing to perform the Sacrament of Confirmation this Year. We must be prepared to welcome him and prepare our Youth for this precious Holy Spirit Event. Those who are eligible for the sacrament are around 11 years old. They must be Catholic, from a military family or a DND employee, in Grade 6 or 7 who has done their First Reconciliation and their First Communion. Click here for more.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Jam sessions are returning to the branch starting on Sunday, April 30 at 1 p.m. and again on May 28. Hosted by Jay Martin and Co. Bring your instruments and join in. Open to all 19 plus; held in the lounge. Click here for more.
April 13, 2017
Petawawa marks 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge
The sacrifices made at the Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago were commemorated in Petawawa as Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Veterans, cadets and members of the public gathered to pay tribute April 9. Click for more.
BSHS students pay homage to Vimy Ridge 100th
In honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Grade 10 Bishop Smith Catholic High School students decorated the Petawawa River Bridge with yellow ribbons on Friday, just in time for Garrison Petawawa’s commemorative parade April 9. Click for more.
2 RCHA soldiers participate in Battle of Vimy Ridge ceremonies in France
Members of the Canadian contingent participate in a Sunset Ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France on April 8, 2017. Click for more.
Exercise RUGGED BEAR now underway
A Heavy Logistics Vehicle Wheeled (HLVW) engine replacement was the first job completed by 2 Service Battalion Second Line maintenance personnel during Exercise Rugged Bear 2017 in Wainwright AB. Click for more.
Winter Survivors - Part 2
As we humans continue to deal with slippery roads, winter field conditions for training, and ever growing piles of snow at the ends of our driveways, our local wildlife proceed with their daily winter struggles as well – often completely unnoticed by their human neighbours. Click for more.
Planned Power Outage: Apr 20
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 20 Apr 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0700 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click for more.
Garrison Petawawa celebrating National Canadian Film Day April 19
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Garrison Petawawa is opening the doors of the Troyes Cinema (Cinema De Troyes) at Garrison Petawawa to offer free movies all day long. Click for more.
Federal funds for accessibility project
With the help of a $9,030 Enabling Accessibility Fund federal grant, the bathroom at the Petawawa Centennial Park will soon be barrier free and accessible to all residents. Click for more.
Veterans Voice of Canada looking for local veterans' stories for collection
Allan Cameron grew up hearing the stories of his World War II and Korean War veteran relatives, but did not have the chance to document them before they passed away. Click for more.
2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps recognize longtime supporter Dr. Alex Jelev
2642 3 RCR Army Corps welcomed Dr. Alex Jelev from Petawawa Dental Centre as a guest Reviewing Officer during their CO’s Parade held on Tuesday, April 4. Click for more.
RBC donates $510 to Ontario SPCA
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre was given a $510.40 donation from the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Pembroke branch. Click for more.
Spring into Shape
Winter is over and gone, with it should be the excuses for not being physically active. The warm weather is upon us and it should be beckoning us to get outside and moving. There are a variety of activities for the entire family that you can do to meet your daily needs. Click for more.
ATV Club seeking town partnership, possible access to roads
Members of the Renfrew County All Terrain Vehicle Club (RCATVC) approached Town of Petawawa council to plant the seeds of a partnership. Click for more.
Annual GranAfrican Dinner April 23
Pancake Tuesday has come and gone and with it the many lunches and dinners associated with Shrove Tuesday and pancakes and sausages. Many Christian denominations look at the 40 days following as a time of fasting. Click for more.
April 6, 2017
Free e-book edition of ‘Canada and the Battle of Vimy Ridge’ now available from the Department of National Defence
OTTAWA - The Directorate of History and Heritage at the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have released a free e-book edition of Canada and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 9-12 April 1917, a 149-page resource about the historic battle and those who fought in it. Click for more.
Amputees find modern-day inspiration from Vimy Battle survivors
TORONTO - The Battle of Vimy Ridge may have been 100 years ago, but it continues to have modern-day lessons for amputees like Rob Larman and Tiffany Ross of Toronto. Click for more.
Planned Power Power Outage April 11
A reminder that Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 11 Apr 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0700 hrs until approximately 1900 hrs. Click for more.
Coming Soon - Commemorative Bank Note for Canada’s 150th
On 1 July 2017, Canada will mark 150 years of Confederation, and this milestone will be commemorated in many ways. For its part, the Bank of Canada will mark this anniversary by issuing a new commemorative $10 bank note that will be broadly available by Canada Day 2017. Click for more.
Indoor archery tournament returns to Dundonald Hall
Despite the freezing rain, 73 Archers came from as far away as Mississauga to participate in the Petawawa Archery Club 3D indoor archery tournament. Click for more.
Civitan Club donates $1,000 to Legion Community Band
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated $1,000 to the Petawawa Legion Community Band. Civitan raised the funds through their weekly Bingo, and it will be used to help purchase new uniforms for the community-based concert and marching band. Click for more.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Band
Finally, some nice sunny days and hopefully some Spring weather, so we can finally get outside and walk and throw off those layers of clothes. Welcome back to all of our snowbirds, we have missed you at our many activities during the winter. Click for more.
News from the Silver Petawawa Legion
We are looking for as many people as possible to come out and participate in the Vimy Memorial Parade being held on Sunday, April 9. Legion members and Ladies Auxiliary from any branches who wish to join us can meet at 1:15 p.m. behind Kelsey’s in Petawawa. The members of Garrison Petawawa will be marching from the front gates and will pick us up at the turn on Volunteer Way for a short parade to the Civic Centre. A short ceremony will take place. If you can not march, there is a section set aside by the stage for you to be able to sit and still participate.Click for more.