August, 2017

August 31, 2017

Petawawa-based Task Force headed to Ukraine
About 200 Canadian Armed Forces members, most of them from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), will be heading to Ukraine in September to take part in the seven-month long mission, Operation UNIFIER. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa families and the public invited to celebrate Garrison Family Day Saturday, September 9
GARRISON PETAWAWA – Garrison Petawawa will once again celebrate Family Day with Department of National Defence (DND) employees and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel by hosting a free admission event for all members of the community on Saturday September 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for more.

Royal Canadian Dragoons assist with Op ELEMENT
The Canadian Armed Forces launched Operation ELEMENT on August 9, 2017, supporting federal and civilian authorities in managing asylum seekers at the Canadian border. Click here for more.

2 Svc Bn Admin Company promotion
On August 22, 2 Service Battalion Admin Company celebrated the promotion from MCpl to the rank of Sgt of Sgt A Daigle. Click here for more.

Operation Clean Sweep: Bulk Item Pickup
Residents, please do not put out bulk items until 10 September 2017. Click here for more

We are Safety Services: Ticks and Lyme Disease
Blacklegged or Deer Ticks are known to inhabit much of the 4 Cdn Div AOR and are spreading. They are active from at least May 1st to October 31st, inhabit forests, transitional and border areas between forests and grassland, animal pathways in, or connecting to such areas and may carry the Lyme disease bacteria. Click here for more.

Security Awareness: Dealing with the Unknown
Social engineers are the con artists of the electronic age-known for exploiting people’s natural desire to help in order to access systems and information. Exercise caution with unfamiliar persons. Click here for more.

Celebrating of the Dominion of Canada Through Trades and Skills
Celebrating the Dominion of Canada in 1867 was a time like no other. In the wake of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Petawawa Heritage Village transformed its annual Settler Festival into something much grander: “Celebrating of the Dominion of Canada Through Trades and Skills.” Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley 8-Ball League getting ready for new season - registration night Sept. 7
The Ottawa Valley 8-Ball League in Petawawa is inviting people of any skill level to join - from complete beginner to the most seasoned player. Click here for more.

“Unleashing” a love for animals
Kids’ enthusiasm for animals was “Unleashed” during the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s Day Camp. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Hello once again, I have to say I had a great time with my sister while down in Cape Breton NS. We also got to go to Louisbourg to see the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. I have to say it has gotten a lot bigger than the last time we were down there and it is getting bigger every year. You would need all day to see everything. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Catch the Ace has arrived!! Starting Friday, September 1 you can purchase your tickets at the bar during regular hours for your chance to pick the ace of spades. The first draw will be Friday, September 8 at 6 p.m. in the upstairs hall. You can come for fish and chips then stay for the draw and see if your ticket is lucky!! Everyone is welcome to play, not just Legion members. Click here for more.

August 24, 2017

40Twenty at 2 Combat Engineer Regiment
From 7-9 July, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) held a celebration named 40Twenty honouring 40 years since the Regiment has been stood up, and 20 years spent at the Neder Rijn Engineer Park (NREP) within Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

Support Our Troops tournament raises $6,000
The annual ‘Support Our Troops’ Golf Tournament raised $6,000 for the Support Our Troops Fund, which provides financial support and assistance to Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families. Click here for more.

Introducing FORCE COMBAT: The new operational fitness objective for the Canadian Army
Physical fitness is an integral component of military service and Canadian Army (CA) soldiers must be physically fit. Click here for more.

Why buy locally?
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Peer 2 Peer
What are Peer to Peer applications? In a general sense, Peer to Peers allow two or more users to share information over a network in real time by connecting servers. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Batteries
Modern batteries have been providing us with seemingly low-risk energy for decades. Click here for more.

Canada 150 Quilt Project
The Champlain Trail Museum is looking for quilters in the community to design 12.5” quilt blocks for a Canada 150 community quilt that will be quilted and displayed in the Museum. Click here for more.

Sovereign's Medal presented to local volunteer
Carol Sollows has been volunteering in the community for more than 16 years. Click here for more.

Petawawa Falcons U11 girls soccer team wraps up inaugural season
The Petawawa Falcons girls under 11 developmental team finished their inaugural season with an exciting soccer weekend in Ottawa. Click here for more.

Roanoke annual Club Championship held Aug 19-20
Roanoke Golf Club held their annual Club Championship Aug 19 and 20. Click here for more.

New cart technology allows local golcer to return to links
Jeff Brunette suffers from a rare degenerative muscle disease called Myofibrillar Myopathy, a hereditary disease caused by a mutated gene. Click here for more.

Another successful year for Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival
Hundreds of participants made a splash at the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. Click here for more.

Roanoke Golf Club Ladies Night
Roanoke Golf Club had 29 ladies on Monday, Aug 21 sponsored by Lavallee Health Centre. Click here for more.

Performing miracles at Dairy Queen
Every child deserves the best medical care possible. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Bingo will commence again at the Club on Tuesdays at 1 pm. with lots of regular games and the Jackpot game. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
This is the last chance for you to come out and enjoy our BBQ for this summer. Click here for more.

August 17, 2017

1 RCR Corporal earns three medals at Pan-Am Taekwon-Do Championships
Corporal Konstantinos “Gus” Athanasopoulos has taken his sparring skills to the next level by going to the 2017 International Taekwon-Do Federation (ITF) Pan-American Championships. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips: Copyright
Under Canada’s Copyright Act, all original expression of ideas in the form of literary, dramatic, musical, or artistic works are protected. Click here for more.

Enter the CAF Imagery Contest
OTTAWA - Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready for the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest! Click here for more.

2 Service Battalion Admin Coy promotion
2 Service Battalion Admin Company celebrated a promotion on August 11 from Pte to the rank of Cpl. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Heat Stress
High temperatures and humidity stress the body’s ability to cool itself, and heat illness becomes a special concern during hot weather. Click here for more.

Support for the CHAMP Program
The Petawawa Presbyterian Church Women’s Group made a donation of $200 to The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program, which helps children under 18 who were either born missing a limb or lost a limb due to an accident or medical causes. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
Michelle Palmer has been a military wife for seven years. Click here for more.

638 Algonquin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron 61st Annual Review
Inside the hanger of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS), members of 638 Algonquin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron stood on parade waiting for their 61st Annual Ceremonial Review. Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley Minor Football Coaches to be presented Big Award
On August 8, Coach Mykal Travis and Coach Justin Shattraw of the Ottawa Valley Minor Football program with PSP Community Recreation were selected to win the CAO Trailblazer 2017 Ontario Coaching Excellence Award. Click here for more.

OFSAA cross-country races coming to Petawawa
The upcoming Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) cross-country championships will be held in Petawawa.Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - Aug 14
There were 33 ladies on Monday, Aug 14 at Roanoke Ladies night with Shelly Philpott of Steeped Tea sponsoring. Click here for more.

2017 Canada Army Run features new volunteer registration platform
OTTAWA - With less than a month to go until race weekend on September 15 to 17, 2017, Canada Army Run needs volunteers to help make this year’s event the best one yet. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Night - August 10
Thank you to our sponsor for the night - Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer/Petawawa. Click here for more.

Trip raises funds for K.i.D.S ‘n Canoes
At 66, North Renfrew Family Services (NRFS) Board of Directors member Philip Chester is sharing his passion for the canoe with local youth. Click here for more.

Coureurs de Bois annual Beach Day
Les Coureurs des Bois Running Club athletes enjoyed a morning filled with team-building fun during its annual beach day on Aug. 3. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated $3,000 during a recent Sunday night Bingo towards their sponsorship of Molly, one of the horses in service for Hope Reins - Equine Assisted Learning and Psychotherapy programs, which include The War Horse Project. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Did you know that you do not need to be a Legion member to talk to our Veteran’s Service Officer? Click here for more.

August 10, 2017

Canadians win 55th annual AMSTTE
Military Medical Technicians are used to working in high stakes, stressful situations. This was the case once again for the eight-person 2 Field Ambulance team that represented Canada in the 55th annual Army Medical Services Tactical Training Exercise (AMSTTE), from 30 June to 2 July, held at the Strensall Training Area in the United Kingdom. Click here for more.

Security Awareness: Know the signs
It’s often difficult to determine if you have an (Information Technology (IT) security incident on your hands. Unusual or suspicious events on your system could indicate a technical problem with the system configuration, an untested application program, hardware failure, or simply user error. Click here for more.

$2,000 donation by Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin has upped their involvement with the Support Our Troops Golf Tournament. Click here for more.

Looking for a way out... of your rental agreement within a violent relationship
Ontario’s “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” was introduced by Ontario’s Minister for Women’s Issues and came into effect earlier this year. This bill amends six provincial statutes to bring Ontario’s laws in line with a zero-tolerance policy towards domestic violence. Click here for more.

Military Police riding across Canada to support blind children
OTTAWA - They began with back tires in the Pacific and end with front tires in the Atlantic. Click here for more.

2 Service Battalion Admin Coy promotion
2 Service Battalion Admin Company celebrated a promotion on August 1. Click here for more.

Bear Attractants Must Be Eliminated!
GARRISON PETAWAWA – Black bears prefer to forage in forested areas away from people but they may be attracted to populated areas if they have accessible food sources that are simply too good to pass up. The best way to avoid having black bears within our neighbourhoods is to ELIMINATE ATTRACTANTS. If bears cannot access food from our neighbourhoods, they won’t be spending time in them! Click here for more.

We Are Safety Services: Hot Tub and Pool Safety
Here’s a safety hazard that all pool and hot tub owners should be aware of. I was caught up in a real-time scenario a couple years back. I was attending safety training in Toronto when a friend urgently called looking for help as to what she should do after being exposed to hot tub chemicals. Click here for more.

Heritage Village will celebrate the Dominion of Canada from August 10-12
No need for a time machine with the Petawawa Heritage Village’s upcoming three-day festival. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night
Roanoke had 30 ladies on Monday, Aug 7 with Jennifer Layman of Forwarding Thinking sponsoring. Click here for more.

Pembroke-Petawawa Little League (PPLL) celebrates year-end success!
Pembroke Little League hosted the Major division and Renfrew hosted the Minor division Year-End tournaments. Teams from Renfrew, Madawaska Valley, Eganville, Pembroke and Petawawa participated in play-down tournaments to claim the District 8 House League Championships. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Silver Threads Seniors Club is located at 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa and the phone number is: 613 687-6574 and the e-mail is: We are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 1 pm. The building has an elevator and air conditioning. During the month of August, we have the following activities available to the members. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Catch the Ace is coming soon to Petawawa!! We are in the set-up phase of organizing this game and hope to have it on the go soon. Keep an eye on this article and on our Facebook page for more details. We just need to make sure all the “I”s are dotted and “T”s crossed before it starts. Click here for more.

August 3, 2017

New Machine Guns for Canadian Armed Forces
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada is committed to providing the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces with the equipment and training they need to do their jobs. To support this commitment, the government will purchase 1148 new C6A1 FLEX (flexible) General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced July 26. Click here for more.

Black Bear Campground hosts Halloween in July
Garrison Petawawa’s Black Bear Campground hosted a special Halloween in July event on July 22. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips: Laptop Security
Laptop computers give employees more freedom and flexibility. Click here for more.

2677 - 42nd Field Regiment Cadets 56th Annual Review, awards and Change of Appointment
A Change of Appointment marked the 56th Annual Ceremonial Review of the 2677 - 42nd Field Regiment (Lanark and Renfrew Scottish) Royal Canadian Artillery Army Cadet Corps. Click here for more.

Former Biathlon Range: A Demonstration of Sustainable Remediation
Contamination of soil by heavy metals is a worldwide environmental problem. Click here for more.

Planned Electrical Power Outage - 8 August 2017
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 8 August 2017 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Lightening Safety and Preparedness
This year, Garrison Petawawa and area have had enough rain to cause high water levels and flooding. Click here for more.

Four church congregations work together to host VBS
Ready to travel back in time? Join us in Rome! The Vacation Bible School program will explore the caves of the underground church, meet the Apostle Paul, create cool Bible-times projects, experience thrilling real-life dramas, play high energy games, sample tasty Mediterranean snacks and hear unforgettable music. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Division hosts annual Intersectional tourney
On Sunday, July 16, Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Division hosted three other clubs in the annual ‘Intersectional’ match play tournament. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night Honeypot
Roanoke Golf Course finally got their Ladies Honeypot in on Monday, July 31 after postponing it from the 24th due to the weather. Click here for more.

First tournament of year for U16 girls Valley Venom team
The weekend of July 15-16 saw the return of U16 girls Rep Soccer to the Petawawa area with the first tournament of the year for the U16G Valley Venom soccer team. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Night - July 24
July 24 brought women together for Ladies Night. Click here for more.

2017 Kids of Steel Triathlon and Duathlon
About 120 kids tested their physical and mental limits, running, swimming and cycling at the 8th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 9 at Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
At our bingo Sunday, July 16, Civitan President Darlene Lambert and Civitan Vice President Brian Miner presented Monique Yashinskie, board member with Hope Reins War Horse Project, with a cheque of $3,000 to look after our adopted horse, Maggie. Click here for more

Petawawa Legion News
It is really hard to believe that we are starting August already. Click here for more.

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