News Archives

July 26, 2018

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Hit the Ice participants visit Garrison for team building ex
The youth hockey series Hit the Ice brings together some of the best young Indigenous hockey players from across Canada for a two-week NHL-like training camp.Click here for more.

Your path to becoming an Officer
If you are a current Non-Commissioned Member and have a desire to take on more leadership responsibilities, while also utilizing your current skills and enhancing your education, then you might be interested in becoming a commissioned member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Click here for more.

MWO competes at Shooting Championship in Switzerland
Master Warrant Officer Jim Sandall’s pistol shooting skills have allowed him to compete on the world stage. Click here for more.

4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa Promotions and Awards Ceremony
4th Canadian Division Training Centre Detachment Petawawa held a Promotions and Awards Ceremony on 28 June 2018 at the Thompson Parade Square. Click here for more.

Are You Camping at Garrison Petawawa This Summer?
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Summer is finally upon us and some of you may be connecting with nature at our local campground. If we’re not careful however, we can actually get a little too close to nature by attracting black bears to our campsites. Click here for more.

Town creating beautification committee
The Town of Petawawa will appoint a Keeping Petawawa Beautiful Committee to administer the Community Cleanup Program. Click here for more.

More than 100 compete in Kids of Steel Triathlon
About 115 kids, ranging from six to 17, took part in the 9th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 8. Starting their race at Dundonald Hall, participants swam, cycled and ran in categories according to their age range and appropriate length for their ability. A duathlon was also held at the start of the event. Click here for more.

Top finish for 4 CDSG WO at CAF National Triathlon Championship
Warrant Officer Antony Beswick of 4 CDSG competed in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) National Triathlon Championship on July 7, 2018 held in Gatineau, Quebec. Click here for more.

Phoenix Centre moving on with mental health
The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families wants to offer a more client-centred and efficient plan to help those experiencing mental health challenges. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Catch the Ace is down to only six cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $26,000! We want to thank everyone who comes out each and every week to support us. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Summer Dinner/Dance will be held on Thursday, July 26 and the doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner of roast beef, salads, rolls, dessert, tea and coffee.  The meal is catered by Schmidt’s and the music is by Bob Landry and Bob Madill.  We will have a door prize, a 50/50 draw and a raffle draw.  Dress in very light weight clothing and have fun dancing and socializing with friends. Click here for more.

LOL: “Love Out Loud”
LOL – when we see that, it’s usually in a tweet or an email and we understand it as denoting: “laugh out loud.” However, on Saturday June 2, it took on a different meaning: Love out Loud.Click here for more.


July 19, 2018

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New Commander for the Canadian Army
OTTAWA - On July 16, Lieutenant-General (LGen) Jean-Marc Lanthier assumed his new position as Commander Canadian Army from LGen Paul Wynnyk. Click here for more.

Biggest CAF combatives tournament held at Garrison Petawawa
For the sixth year, Garrison Petawawa welcomed hundreds of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel from across Canada for the 2018 Military Combatives Grappling Championship. Click here for more.

New CO for 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron - Squadron also welcomes incoming Honourary Colonel Lianne Ing.
PETAWAWA - Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Jeremy Fountain assumed command of 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (SOAS) July 13 from LCol Clay Rook before unit members and distinguished guests of the Squadron and Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM). Click here for more.

Species at Risk: Send Us Your Sightings!
The Department of National Defence, like all other federal agencies, has an obligation to abide by federal laws pertaining to the protection of species at risk and other wildlife. Click here for more.

Travel Tips that could save your life: DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENT
If you are going on Duty or non-Duty travel outside Canada or the USA, both CAF and DND are required to notify the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit (CFNCIU) as far in advance as possible, by submitting the Notification of Intent to Travel. Click here for more.

Women Walking for Hope launch the Amazing Community Challenge
The Amazing Community Challenge is a massive scavenger hunt to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheel of Hope Transportation Program in Renfrew County. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa athletes shine at 2018 Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend
A number of Petawawa soldiers recently distinguished themselves at the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend. Click here for more.

It was a great day to golf with 23 wonderful ladies. Thank you to our Sponsor this week, Steve Carson of Exit Reality. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The ACE of Spades still eludes everyone. We are down to only seven cards and this Friday’s jackpot is an estimated $25,800. Click here for more.

Support for the PRH Foundation’s Cutting Edge Campaign
The Petawawa Presbyterian Church Women’s Group donated $150 to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Cutting Edge Campaign, to support the regional Orthopaedic Program and the modernization of the PRH circa-1950’s Surgical Floor In-Patient area. Click here for more.


July 12, 2018

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Canadian Armed Forces personnel in Mali for Operation PRESENCE
The year-long Operation PRESENCE - Mali will complement ongoing Canadian efforts to support the development and implementation of the country’s Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation. Click here for more.

PSP and PMFRC host volunteer appreciation night
On May 25, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) hosted their annual volunteer appreciation event at the Petawawa Legion.  Funded through a generous donation from CANEX, the event was an opportunity to thank the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to support military families at Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

Former 2 RCR soldier riding across Canada collecting veterans’ stories
Veteran Mike Terry is looking to keep the Canadian Armed Forces community connected, supported and engaged by collecting veterans’ stories.Click here for more.

Working safely when transferring fuel
Generators, boats, lawn mowers, snow blowers… whether it’s from one container to another or from container to vehicle, at work or at home, there are some serious hazards involved in transferring fuel. Click here for more.

DRDH Foundation begins $1.75 million campaign for new equipment
The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation has turned to area municipalities for support in the purchase of much-needed equipment. Click here for more.

Relay for Life raises $97,715
After almost 20 years in Petawawa, the Renfrew County Relay for Life was held at the Pembroke Memorial Centre, attracting about 300 people and raising $97,715. Click here for more.

Chicks for Charity Night
The Petawawa Golf Club’s Ladies Night on Thursday, July 5 was 'Chicks For Charity' Night - all 36 women brought donations for Bernadette McCann House to aid in their mission “to work for change that will end abuse by providing safety, support and education to all those who experience abuse.” Click here for more.

Grn Petawawa joins World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
Garrison Petawawa was part of the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, joining over 600 facilities worldwid. Click here for more.

Petawawa Canada Day celebrations
The sweltering hot weather on Canada Day may have kept some people away, but those who attended the Petawawa celebration were not disappointed. The area’s patriotic spirit was showcased through a series of family-friendly activities at Centennial Park. Click here for more.

A true melding of the Canadian Armed Forces and community
Many in the Pembroke, Petawawa and Laurentian Valley area believe that clubs at Garrison Petawawa are for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel only. Nothing could be further from the truth. Click here for more.

Service pins presented to CWL members
Joanne Jeffries received her 20 year Catholic Women’s League (CWL) pin, and Maureen McCarty received her 60 year CWL pin, both presented by Bev Druion an Julie Mallory. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
I forgot to include the winners of the Friday evening Euchre players in my last two columns, therefore I am going to give you the names at the beginning of the seniors news for this week. Phyllis Slater, Helen Baker, Jay Jones, Williard Schwanz, Bonnie Felhaber. Richard Bourque, Gilda Mckay, Helen Sack, Bill Stevens, Jeanette McKay, Mary Jukes. click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Legion would like to give a big thank you to the Veterans Society Motorcycle Club for their $500 donation on June 30. click here for more.

July 5, 2018

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New Commander for 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
After one year as the leader of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), Brigadier-General (BGen) Michael Wright was promoted to his current rank, said farewell to his troops and welcomed Colonel (Col) Jason Adair to lead in his stead. Click here for more.

Garrison mourning loss of Trooper Christiansen
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Last Wednesday afternoon, a combined search effort with members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Aviation Unit (OPP helicopter), Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) located the body of Samuel Patrick Eli Christiansen, 20, of Petawawa. Click here for more.

David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada named as next Colonel of The Regiment of The RCR
PETAWAWA - The Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) is pleased to announce, His Excellency, The Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor-General of Canada, will become the next Colonel of The Regiment of The RCR. Click here for more.

Promotion to Master Corporal
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) celebrated Corporal E.M. Sylvestre’s (centre) promotion to Master Corporal on June 26. Click here for more.

What is a Groundwater Monitoring Well?
Groundwater monitoring wells are installed by Garrison Environmental Services throughout Garrison Petawawa in order to ensure DND’s compliance with federal water quality guidelines and enables a better understanding of the groundwater flow directions. Click here for more.

2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - June 21
After two years, Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Geoffrey Hampton is leaving his post as Commanding Officer (CO) of 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA). LCol Daniel Matheson filled the position on June 21 during the Change of Command ceremony at Artillery Park. Click here for more.

2 Combat Engineer Regiment - June 26
2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) has a new leader. On June 26, outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant Colonel (LCol) Jim Smith handed over command to LCol Chantal Tetreault. Click here for more.

2 CMBG Headquarters and Signal Squadron - June 27
Before the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron (2 CMBG HQ and Sigs Sqn) troops, former Commanding Officer (CO) Major (Maj) Michael Janelle welcomed his replacement Maj Patrick Perron. Click here for more.

The Royal Canadian Dragoons - June 28
The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) put on a massive display for the Change of Command and Change of Appointment ceremony held on Worthington Parade Square on June 28. Click here for more.

Hot topic: Summer Safety
Summer is a time for family road trips, outdoor fun in the sun and hopefully lots of great weather. Here are some simple reminders to prepare for a safe and enjoyable summer: Click here for more.

It was a great day to golf with 34 wonderful ladies. Thank you to our Sponsor this week, Finnigan’s Restaurant. Click here for more.

Petawawa Heritage Society Golf Tournament winners
The Petawawa Heritage Society held its 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, the last tournament the organization will be hosting. The money raised will be used to complete the church and for the construction of a new General Store at the Petawawa Heritage Village. Click here for more.

Oh my here we are in the first week of July. Where has the time gone? Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Legion would like to thank all that came out on a very hot Canada Day. It was a great turnout and another delicious dinner put on by the Ladies Auxiliary. Click here for more.

Enter your best photos and videos into the CAF Imagery Contest
OTTAWA - Ladies and gentlemen, get your cameras ready! The 51st annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Imagery Contest will be open for submissions from 15 June – 1 September, and we want you to send us your best shots and videos. Click here for more.

We will continue to build and strengthen your Air Force
Let me start by underscoring how honoured I am to have assumed the duties and responsibilities of the 20th commander of your Royal Canadian Air Force. As the son of an RCAF Chief Warrant Officer, I have spent my entire life impressed by what the RCAF has done, and continues to do, for Canada and Canadians. As your Commander, I have been grateful to have Chief Warrant Officer Gérard Poitras and now Chief Warrant Officer Denis Gaudreault as my Command Team partner. Click here for more.


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