News Archives

December 20, 2018

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Pembroke and Area Airport celebrates 50th anniversary with fly-in
The Pembroke and Area Airport (PAA) has been an integral part of the community for half a century and celebrated that fact with a 50th Anniversary Fly-In.

Fostering a love for animals at ‘Unleashed Summer Camp”
Kids had the opportunity to let their inner animal out at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s Unleashed Summer Camp.

Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board Sets 2019 Tipping Fees
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – At their November meeting, the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board set the Waste Recovery Centre disposal fees for 2019. The new rates come into effect January 1, 2019 and customers will notice changes to those rates when they visit the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) in the New Year. Sue McCrae, OVWRC General Manager explained some of those changes.

PMFRC Halloween Party - spooky fun for kids
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is usually a warm, safe welcoming place for children to visit, except for one night a year. On Halloween, the South Side Community Centre transforms into a terrifying place where ghosts, goblins and evil mermaids rule.

Hyska’s YIG hosts Halloween Hoopla
On Oct. 27, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer embraced the spirit of Halloween by throwing a Halloween Hoopla. Staff members set up several games and activities around their pumpkin patch. The spook-tacular event included free pumpkin painting and treats as well as several contests.

Together We Stand Foundation pays tribute to families of deployed personnel
It was a happy event when local families of deployed Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members accepted Family Gift Boxes courtesy of the Together We Stand Foundation at a ceremony Dec. 11 at the South Side Community Centre.

450 THS welcomes graduating class: AVN 1802
On Nov 30, 2018, the Chinook Fleet Technical Training Flight (FTTF) at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) graduated yet another CH147F Aviation Systems Technician (AVN Tech) Course.

CSOTC Christmas food drive for the Petawawa Pantry
Soldiers from the Canadian Special Operations Training Centre have once again come through with a large donation to the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank.

Tips for a “Green” Christmas
While Christmas is sometimes white, it generally isn’t green. All that one-time-use wrapping paper and packaging, fuel spent traveling and shipping presents, energy used to light up trees and houses means the holiday season takes a toll on the environment.

31st Trucker’s Toy Drive doubles amount of toys and cash collected for families
The 31st Annual 2 Service Battalion Trucker’s Toy Drive surpassed any expectations, collecting at least twice as many toys and non-perishable food items as last year; about $6,500 in cash donations and $14,000 worth of toys, games and food items.

4 CDTC Leadership Training Company gives to community at Christmas
A detachment of 4 CDTC Meaford, 4 CDTC Leadership Training Company (LTC) headquartered in Bldg M-104, with classrooms in Bldg N-107, is a lodger unit of Garrison Petawawa.

4Annual $5,000 contribution for PMFRC from Doyle Salewskis
Doyle Salewski Inc once again made a $5,000 contribution to the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) on Dec. 6 at Lil’ Troopers North.

Donations for CPAN’s Tools for School, Operation Snowsuit
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer in Petawawa donated approximately $400 worth of Joe Fresh winter clothing to the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network’s (CPAN) Operation Snowsuit.

11th annual OPP Auxiliary “Stuff a Cruiser”
On Dec. 1, the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Auxiliary Unit held its 11th annual “Stuff a Cruiser” event to collect funds, food and toys for those in need.

32 turkeys and $336.50 donated by GPMHA to Petawawa Pantry food bank
For every team in the Greater Petawawa Minor Hockey Association (GPMHA), a turkey was donated for local families in need.

Celebrating Christmas at the Petawawa Heritage Village
The Petawawa Heritage Village welcomed Christmas early with their annual Christmas in the Village event on December 9

Thank you from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League wish to thank all the people who attended our Tea and Bazaar December 1.

Petawawa Legion News
We would like to wish everyone Happy Holiday’s and a Happy New Year!

You can still get the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club’s famous Christmas cakes at our Bingo or see one of our members.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone of our members and volunteers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are having so much fun doing all the things that make us happy to be a part of Christmas.

December 13, 2018

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Vigil held in Petawawa to mark National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
On December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, several dozen people encircled the Renfrew County Women’s Monument in Petawawa to mourn and celebrate the lives of 14 female students lost to a senseless act of violence at L’École Polytechnique 29 years ago.

450 Squadron members graduate AVS 1802 Course
On Nov. 6, six Avionics Systems Technicians (AVS Tech), all members from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), graduated from the second CH147F Avionics Systems On-Aircraft Maintenance Course of the year.  Students were on the AVS 1802 course from Sept. 4 to Nov. 6.

A Christmas and New Year Message from the 4 CDSG Commander and Formation Sergeant Major
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Formation Sergeant Major and I would like to take this time to extend our best wishes to the Defence Team, their families and to our great neighbours in the Upper Ottawa Valley and Pontiac, Quebec. 2018 has been an incredibly busy year and it is essential for all of us to take the time to breathe deep and enjoy this well-deserved holiday season.

Choosing the Correct Christmas Tree
When choosing a tree this holiday season one must look into the advantages and disadvantages to both the ‘real’ versus ‘fake’ Christmas tree. There are pros and cons for each that can be considered to assist your family in making the best decision.

A Christmas Message from Garrison Petawawa Fire Chief Barry Nagora
As the holiday season is fast approaching, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department would like to urge one and all to be mindful in this festive season.

Innovating Information Technology for Garrison Petawawa
Currently in the fast paced world of ever advancing information and technology, 4th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron is leading the charge for over 9,000 Department of Defence and Canadian Armed Forces users across Ontario.

Petawawa Cultural and Diversity Festival 2019
The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) is growing and enthusiastically planning for the next Garrison Petawawa Cultural and Diversity Festival, which will be held on March 7, 2019.

Annual Christmas Angels Luncheon in Petawawa December 25
The Christmas Angels Luncheon will once again be held in Petawawa on December 25. Now in its 13th year, the luncheon will feature a full turkey dinner with all the fixings catered by Schmidt’s at the Petawawa Civic Centre on Christmas Day from noon to 2 p.m.

Festive Ride Campaign as much about driving under the influence of drugs as alcohol
ORILLIA, ON - Heading into the first Festive RIDE campaign since the legalization of non-medical cannabis, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding drivers that they are as prepared to deal with drug-impaired drivers over the holidays as those who are alcohol-impaired.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign contributes $5,057 to the PMFRC
Fortune smiled down on the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC); through the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign, $5,057 was raised for local military families. From Sept. 17 to 23, 100 per cent of proceeds from the $1 smile cookies sold at the Garrison Petawawa and Petawawa Boulevard Tim Hortons locations were earmarked for the PMFRC.

Are You the Host with the Most? Responsible Party Hosting Tips
The Holiday Season is here and the spirit of celebration is everywhere. Whether you are a guest at a party or hosting one, consider the following recommendations for celebrating responsibly and ensuring you head into the New Year healthy and happy!

Petawawa Public Library hosts PSO, Military Wives Choir
The Petawawa Public Library hosted members of the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra and the Canadian Military Wives Choirs Petawawa on Dec. 1 during Family Story Time; music included excerpts from the Opera Hansel and Gretel, a Schubert Symphony and some carols in both French and English.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Trucker’s Toy Drive: this year marks the 31st edition of the 2 Service Battalion Annual Toy Drive. The toy drive is part of a larger fundraising campaign organized by the Petawawa Legion to help families in need during the holiday season. A drop box can be found in the downstairs lounge until Dec. 15. Your toys and non-perishable food item donations will help brighten the holiday season for less fortunate families.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Merry Christmas to all of our membership and a big thank you for your support over the past year. It has been a busy year for the Club and we have many new members that have moved here from other areas of Ontario.

December 6, 2018

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

$2,275 donation from R.E.D events
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) received a $2,275 cheque from Cheyenne Astle (second from right) who, in the past few months, has organized several events including Run to R.E.D. (Remember Everyone Deployed), Ride to R.E.D. and a tattoo fundraiser and donated the collected money to the PMFRC and the Padre’s Christmas Hamper Fund.

Museum guns restored by 2 Svc Bn Weapons Techs
Garrison Petawawa Military Museums’ collection of forgotten guns was refurbished by a carefully selected group of 2 Service Battalion Weapons Technicians.

Students tour Garrison Petawawa for Take Our Kids to Work Days
Pinpointing exactly what you want to do when you grow up is difficult, but the Take Our Kids to Work Day program may have helped narrow down a few options.

Residents of the Residential Housing Units: winter is here and it is here to stay. It may be early this year but it should not deter us from doing the things we all must do.

Holiday Shutdown of DND Buildings
The holiday season is soon upon us and the Garrison Fire Department has some points for units to help prepare to leave buildings closed up for an extended period:

Another way of looking at “Buy Local”
Many of us have been realizing that the Holiday Gift Giving season is very quickly approaching.

Lions Club Santa Claus Parade launches festive season in Petawawa
Santa Claus arrived in Petawawa on Nov. 18. Hosted by the Pembroke/Petawawa Lions Club, the annual Petawawa Santa Claus Parade delighted the hundreds of people who lined the town’s streets to watch.

Armistice Dinner honours military service and sacrifice, lost loved ones
Deep symbolism marked the annual Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa Armistice Dinner.

Slaughter family strong supporters of Columbus House, once again sponsor Gala
The Slaughter family has strong ties to the Columbus House for youth in Pembroke

4 CDSG Personnel Selections Office wins United Way 50/50 draw
Colonel (Col) Louis Lapointe, 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander, presents members OF 4 CDSG Personnel Selections Office with a cheque for $3172.36 for winning the United Way 50/50 draw at Garrison Petawawa.

Petawawa Legion News
Trucker’s Toy Drive: this year marks the 31st edition of the 2 Service Battalion Annual Toy Drive. The toy drive is part of a larger fundraising campaign organized by the Petawawa Legion to help families in need during the holiday season. A drop box can be found in the downstairs lounge until December 15. Your toys and non-perishable food item donations will help brighten the holiday season for less fortunate families.

I want to thank all those who took part in our Santa Claus Parade in Petawawa on Nov. 18 and a special thank you to Arthur, Sheena and Darlene for helping get the float decorated. Arthur also used his truck to pull the float. Thanks to Civitans Donna Forget, Darlene Lambert, Brian Miner and Millie Hall for giving out the candy to the children. Others who took part were Aaryana, Xavia, Verity, Marie and Bill Arnold. Glad it was not too cold or windy this year.

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