News Archives

July 27, 2017

New Command Team for 4th Canadian Division Support Group
July 21 saw a new Command Team take the helm of 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG). Click here for more.

Corporal receives Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers
A former Petawawa resident was recognized with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for his service to national and international search and rescue efforts, as well as mentoring cadets and helping veterans lead enriching lives. Click here for more.

A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa's Environmental Technician Part 2: Field Work
Last week began with a description of the preparation and planning prior to commencing environmental field sampling. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - It sticks like crazy!
Believe it or not I remember when Crazy Glue became popular back in the mid-seventies. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Spam
What is SPAM? For the most part, spam is unsolicited commercial e-mail. Click here for more.

Ontario150 Grant for Heritage Village
Ontario150 Community Capital Program provided the Petawawa Heritage Village with a grant worth $15,000. Click here for more.

Petawawa Predators Swim Club Awards
Ontario150 Community Capital Program provided the Petawawa Heritage Village with a grant worth $15,000. Click here for more.

Voyageurs stop at Petawawa Point
Members of the Canadian Voyageur Brigade Society made their way from British Columbia to Ottawa in time for the Canada Day celebrations. Click here for more.

HGS donates $1,000 for paddle festival lunch
Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) Pembroke made a $1,000 donation to the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival Click here for more.

Renfrew County United Way contributes $5,000 to PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) received $5,000 in funding from the Renfrew County United Way. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its hard to believe that another week has gone by and what a sunny week it has been for everyone. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
For those who have been unable to attend our BBQs because they are in the lounge, then this week is for you. Click here for more.

July 20, 2017

August 1 Cape Breton Ceidligh in Rankin presents world-class East Coast talent
On August 1, in Rankin, Stone Fence Theatre is staging a ceidligh - a concert of East Coast and traditional music - that will be remembered as one of the top traditional music events of the year in the Ottawa Valley. Click here for more.

Canadian Army soldiers parachute into Australia
On July 13, approximately 130 Canadian Army soldiers parachuted from C-17 Globemasters into Williamson Airfield, Queensland in Northeastern Australia alongside American and Australian allies after a 14-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean as part of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE. Click here for more.

WO Sandall wins another shooting title, has sights set on Olympics
Warrant Officer Jim Sandall is an extremely good shot. Click here for more.

Commendations, awards presented at PMFRC AGM
At the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) Annual General Meeting on June 14, Carrie Lapierre received a Commander’s Commendation. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Know Your Rights
The following paragraphs provide an overview of three key areas regarding the use of DND/CF resources. Employees are strongly encouraged to further educate themselves by reading Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD) 6001-1 Acceptable Use of the Internet, Defence Intranet and Other Electronic Networks and Computers and reviewing the relevant FAQs. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Exercise, Exercise, Exercise
In most cases, when the Army hears the word exercise, the first thing that comes to their mind; we’re going to the field! Click here for more.

CPAN Tools for School Canada 150 Challenge
PEMBROKE - The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) is issuing a Canada 150 challenge to raise funds for Tools for School. Click here for more.

2642-3 RCR Army Cadet Corps Review and Change of Appointment
The 2642 - 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps said farewell to Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Rheault, who handed over the RSM Pace stick to Warrant Officer Luc Lessard June 4. Click here for more.

Annual camp encourages girls to explore skilled trades
Girls In Skilled Trades: “Wow,” that’s what I have to say about this camp. Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley Minor Football League wraps up successful season
PSP Youth Sports wrapped up its 2017 Ottawa Valley Minor Football League at the end of the year Banquet on Saturday, July 8 at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Valour JK-12 School athletes shine
The athletes at Valour JK-12 School have proven themselves once again, enjoying its most outstanding year to date. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - July 17
Results from Roanoke Ladies Night with Joes Pizza, Roanoke and Finnegan’s sponsoring - thank you to all sponsors. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Night - July 13
Thank you to our sponsor for the night - Smitty’s Home Hardware. Click here for more.

New discus circle unveiled
A newly installed discus circle will now allow track and field athletes to enhance their training. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
I’m back from Birmingham, Alabama along with Civitans Cathy McCabe and Darlene Lambert. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Well the heat has finally made an appearance, so if you are in need of cooling down, why not drop by the branch and enjoy some beverages and shoot the breeze with friends. Click here for more.

July 13, 2017

Graduation marks "significant milestone" for Valour Class of 2017
With a toss of their graduation caps, 99 Valour Voyageurs closed another scholastic chapter in their lives, leaving high school with the “ability, skill, knowledge and dedication to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of,” said Valour JK-12 School Principal Bryan Baird. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Passwords
Many people think that a password is simply a string of characters you type to gain access to a computer system. Click here for more.

Awards, promotions, Commendations for 4 CDTC Det Petawawa
On June 13, 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa (4 CDTC Det Petawawa) held a very special parade, showcasing some of their most dedicated leaders and instructors in A and D Company (Coy). Click here for more.

Dust Control in the Garrison Petawawa Training Area
For everyone who has driven the gravel roads in the Garrison Petawawa Range & Training Area (RTA) knows just how dusty that drive can be, sometimes barely being able to see the vehicle in front of you. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Lesson Learned
The Sergeant Major was doing the rounds of the Administration Company (Admin Coy) of an Infantry Battalion one night during a recent exercise. Click here for more.

Grant for Cananda 150 Settler Festival
The Canada 150 Fund provides grants to allow community organizations to celebrate the nation’s history and heritage. Click here for more.

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

Tree planted in memory of Brenda TerMarsch
The Petawawa Horticultural Society planted a red oak in memory of long-time member Brenda TerMarsch! Click here for more.

5th Annual National Aboriginal Day in Pembroke
The 5th Annual National Aboriginal Day celebrations were held at the Pembroke Marina on June 21. Click here for more.

Canada Army Run: less than three months to go
OTTAWA - There are less than three months left before the 10th edition of the Canada Army Run, taking place on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Click here for more.

Golf for the Cure on July 20
The Petawawa Golf Club Ladies’ Division invites women of all skill levels to join them on July 20 for Golf for the Cure. Click here for more.

PMFRC 2017 Summer Kick-off Block Party attracts hundreds
Close to 500 people in the community came out on June 17 to attend the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) Summer Kick-off Block Party. Click here for more.

Petawawa Home Fires
Corporal Véronique Gagnon’s partner is a corporal with 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) and it isn’t uncommon for one to be deployed, in training or off in the field while the other has to remain at home. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its been such a beautiful and happy week for me and I would like to thank everyone for a great birthday week. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Barbecue this Friday is chicken, hamburgers and foot long hot dogs. Click here for more.

July 7, 2017

Petawawa Chapter of Candadian Forces Logistics Association opening in Petawawa
We are pleased to announce that a branch of the Canadian Forces Logistics Association (CFLA) is opening in Petawawa. The CFLA is an association for Canadian Forces Logisticians by Logisticians of all trades, classes and elements. Click here for more.

2017 Petawawa Civic Centre Days
The 2017 Civic Centre Days rolled into Petawawa from June 14-18, bringing loads of entertainment and fun for the whole family. This exciting event has been a mainstay in the community, this year featuring a variety of activities including a craft beer festival, slo-pitch competition, Run for R.E.D., live music, a midway, antique car show, tough trucker event, and kids challenge. Click here for more.

Seven Petawawa students receive Outstanding Citizenship Award
The youth of Petawawa continue to be a shining example of community involvement, with seven teens receiving an Outstanding Citizenship Award. Click here for more.

Ed Chow receives Senior of the Year Award
Edwin “Ed” Chow is involved in countless facets of the community. Click here for more.

Task Force Tomachomp – Feeding the Hungry Bear
It all started on a cold day on 5 March, when the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CMBG) Torch Party stepped off their plane in Cold Lake, Alberta. They were there for Exercise (Ex) MAPLE RESOLVE (MR) 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event.  Click here for more.

Kids learns how to garden
At Herman Street Public School, the students developed their gardening skills with the help of the Petawawa Horticultural Society.  Click here for more.

ONTour Concert making stop in Petawawa
Petawawa, ON – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed, “the soundtrack of Summer ’17”.  An initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the ONtour concert series will showcase some of Ontario’s diverse musical talent. Click here for more.

Arbour Week fun with Hydro One
Celebrating Arbour Week, representatives from Hydro One taught Grades 3 and 4 Herman Street Public School students about the importance of trees. Click here for more.

OneWater plaque for Valour Grade 8 kids
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) recognized the efforts of Grade 8 Students at Valour JK-12 School who successfully completed the OneWater Program. Click here for more.

July 6, 2017

Petawawa celebrates Canada's 150th birthday
A patriotic extravaganza was organized in Petawawa to mark Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1. Click here for more.

Garrison marks National Public Service Week
Garrison Petawawa wouldn’t run nearly as smoothly without the work of about 900 civilian employees. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Corporate Services
On June 15, 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) Petawawa Corporate Services changed its branch head from Major Ryan McClement to Major Alicia Saucier. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Personnel Services
The 4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Services (4 CDSB Pers Srvs) held its Change of Command ceremony on June 16 at the Garrison Petawawa Military Museums. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSG Signal Squadron
The 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron (4 CDSG Sig Sqn) welcomed new leadership with outgoing Commanding Officer Major Howard Yu passing the torch to Major Christian Beaulieu. Click here for more.

Change of Command - 4 CDSB Operations Services
4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) held a Change of Command ceremony June 26 at the All Ranks Service Club. Click here for more.

Summer Water Safety Tips
Summer is the time when Canadians take advantage of the open water. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Mobile Devices
Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and so must our defences against them. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Celebrating Canada Day at the branch, our redneck horseshoes ended when one of the toilet seats busted. Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night - July 3
Roanoke Ladies night results from Monday, July 3 with Christine Rowan sponsoring in Garry’s memory, 29 ladies in attendance. Click here for more.

Celebrating Canada 150 Golfing on the Green
The Petawawa Heritage Society/Village held its 17th annual Charity Golf Tournament at Roanoke Golf Club on June 4. Click here for more.

Padre to Pastor at First Baptist
Retired Padre Reverend Wayne Sollows was officially inducted into the ministry of First Baptist Church. Click here for more.

July 3, 2017

15 years of Options for Renfrew County students
Options 2017 is in its 15th year of showcasing skilled trades to Renfrew County high school students. Click here for more.

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