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May 31, 2018

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Indigenous Awareness Week celebrated at Garrison Petawawa
The multifaceted nature of Garrison Petawawa was celebrated once again during Indigenous Awareness Week, held from May 22 to May 25 Click here for more.

Launch of June is Recreation Month - Free Community BBQ Event!
Garrison Petawawa, ON – A FREE Community BBQ Event for the launch of June is Recreation Month will be held on Sunday, 3 June 2018 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Recreation Complex located at 30 Festubert Boulevard. Click here for more.

CSOR bids farewell to one of its warriors
A funeral was held on May 23, 2018, for Master Corporal Mélissa Paquet. Click here for more.

Community invited to attend Canadian Military Wives Choir Season Finale
PETAWAWA - The church will be alive with the sound of music, and the Canadian Military Wives Choirs Petawawa is encouraging everyone to attend.Click here for more.

Inter-Unit Grappling League wraps up
The finals in the Inter-Unit Grappling League were held on May 24. Click here for more.

Citizen Science: Project FrogWatch
Frogs are amazing creatures with the ability to breathe through their skin, imagine that! Click here for more.

Travel Tips that could save your life: WALLET
Only bring what you really need in your wallet (e.g. credit cards to cover most of your travel expenses - don’t bring more than you need - and small amounts of cash - keep some of it in different pockets). Click here for more.

Planned Power Outage - June 5
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 5 Jun 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  The shut-down will be 0600 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
Cadets from 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps had a blast during their weekend spring FTX in Garrison Petawawa this past May. Activities included camping outdoors, jumping from the mock tower, running the obstacle course, rappelling, and firing C7s. Click here for more.

Town joins Carefor to provide transportation
Forty communities across Ontario, including Petawawa, received a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) grant to establish a transportation program for seniors and people with disabilities. The town’s share is $499,800. Click here for more.

Rotary Club of Petawawa donates thousands to local charitiesn
The Rotary Club of Petawawa donated several thousand dollars to local organizations during its May 15 meeting. The money was collected from their fundraising efforts, including the club’s participation at the Boardwalk Gaming Centre. Each chosen charity has very specific needs that link up with the Rotary’s four-way test, which evaluates whether a charity is true, fair, beneficial and will build good-will in the community. Click here for more.

'Kids Want to Play' junior golf program launched at the Petawawa Golf Club
On Sunday April 22 at 11:30 a.m., Paul Cotey formally received registration from 25 youth who are keen to start playing golf at the Petawawa Golf Club. Click here for more.

Petawawa Golf Course Ladies Division - May 17
A huge thank you to Country Home Gardens for sponsoring our first ladies night of the season.  The winners were thrilled with their prizes. Click here for more.

Hyska’s YIG gives away free groceries
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer created a special “Market Moment” with their customers by giving away free groceries. At 5 p.m. sharp on May 8, everybody behind the yellow caution tape received their groceries for free, regardless of how little or how much their baskets contained. Click here for more.

10th annual Hell or High Water a wet, wild success
Hell or High Water (HOHW) may have been created to protect the Petawawa River from damming, but after a decade, it has grown into one of the largest whitewater races in North America. Click here for more.

Local teen walking for a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Ruby Pilatzke was nine years old and going into Grade 5 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes Click here for more.

Integrated Health Centre returns as sponsor of Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival
Get to know your neighbourhood this summer.The town has created a new concept to encourage residents to get outside and enjoy local outdoor spaces. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The opening prayer at our CWL May Meeting was: A prayer to Walk with Mary. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario, and this year marks the 34th annual Seniors’ Month. Our theme, “Now’s the time to start something new,” highlights how aging does not prevent any of us from leading fulfilling lives. Seniors continue to contribute to our community and we can all benefit from their wisdom, friendship, and experience. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Branch elections were held on this past Sunday. The executive for the next two years is President Pat Oland, 1st Vice Ralph Kendrick, 2nd Vice John MacQueen Jr, Secretary TBD, Treasurer Lianne Remus, and Sergeant-At-Arms Jay Jones. Members of the executive committee include Paul Paris, Glenn Mohns, Joanne Stallberg, Jim Blackmore, Cathy McCabe, Tom Hummel, and Scotty Collins. What positions they will hold will be announced at the June meeting. Click here for more.

May 24, 2018

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Canadian Forces Health Services Group Commander, CWO visit CMED
Surgeon General/Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp) Brigadier-General A.M.T. Downes, CD and the CF Health Services Group Chief Warrant Officer CWO D. Geoffroy, CD took time out of their busy schedules to visit Central Medical Equipment Depot on May 14. Click here for more.

Algonquin Awareness Exhibit
In the spirit of Indigenous Awareness week the Algonquin Awareness Exhibit is on display at the Normandy Court Kitchen from May 22-25. Click here for more.

Birthday wishes for CWO Mercer
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Shawn Mercer turned 51 on May 15, and celebrated his Birthday with help from members of the Brigade Headquarters staff. Click here for more.

Spring Cleaning Safety at Work
Spring is not just a great time to clear your office of dust bunnies and clean up around your desk; it is also a good time to eliminate safety hazards in your work area. When you clean with safety in mind, you make your work area look neater and may reduce your risk of sustaining an injury on the job. Click here for more.

Return of the Winter Migrators
The mysteries of exactly how migrating birds find their way is yet to be completely solved. It is suspected that land formations, star constellations, and the earth’s magnetic field may all play a role in navigation to the warmer southern locations and back again. Click here for more.

Key to the City for college’s 50th
While celebrating its 50th year, the Algonquin College Waterfront Campus in Pembroke was honoured with the Key to the City. Click here for more.

Thousands raised at Kibble and Bids Auction and comedy show
The Ontario SCPA Renfrew County Animal Centre Raised the Woof and had a howling good time at the Kibble and Bids Auction and comedy show. Click here for more.

Battle of Atlantic commemorative service held at St. George’s Chapel
Naval Chaplain Commander Carol Bateman, centre in Navy white, was the guest preacher at the Battle of the Atlantic service on May 6 at St. George’s Chapel. Padre Bateman was posted to Petawawa about six years ago so is well known to many of the chaplains and long time members of the congregation. Click here for more.

Women Walking for Hope raise $4,611 for Cancer Society’s transportation program
Walking from Petawawa to Pembroke on May 12, Women Walking for Hope once again made their annual trek to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Wheels of Hope. Click here for more.

Learning safe cycling at annual bike rodeo
For 30 years, the annual Petawawa Community Policing Committee’s Bicycle Rodeo has taught children how to stay safe on the road. This year’s event attracted the largest number of youngsters, with hundreds descending on the Petawawa Civic Centre, eager to not only reinforce their cycling skills, but also get their bicycles and helmets inspected by professionals. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
What is Civitan Marie Arnold up to now? Well first of all she held a raffle at the Bingo on May 13 for three lovely paintings donated by Liza Bowman of Petawawa, along with two $50 food vouchers donated by Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer and a $15 gas card donated by the Ultramar gas station in Petawawa. She also handed out 20 vouchers for ice cream cones donated by Becker’s Dairy Bar in Petawawa. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
On Saturday, May 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight, Lock, Stock and Barrel will be playing in the upstairs hall for your fun filled evening. There will be a late snack and spot dances. Everyone is welcome to attend so gather your friends and make it a great night out Click here for more.

May 17, 2018

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Wegner Point’s seven fallen honoured at annual memorial service
On a cold, windy day fifty years ago, 26 paratroopers exited their aircraft with the intent of landing on the Mattawa Plains. Instead, 22 of them plunged into the Ottawa River near Wegner Point. Click here for more.

Increased support to military families
Entering the military is not just a job, it is a way of life. When Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members medically-release from the military, they and their families both have to adjust to a new way of life. Click here for more.

Dressing for success with PMFRC
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) held a special session on April 24 at the Employment Service, which aimed at teaching participants how to dress for success. A free clothing swap helped people build up their professional wardrobe while three different workshops taught them how to network and wear appropriate clothing and hair in order to make the best first impression when meeting a potential employer. Click here for more.

Petawawa safe place to live: Petawawa Police Services Board
The Petawawa Police Services Board (PPSB) works together with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to ensure that the town’s residents receive the best protective services they can get. Click here for more.

Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 22, 23 and 24 May 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

Valour JK-12 team excels at Math Horizons 2018 Competition
Congratulations to four Valour High School students that competed on Friday at the University of Ottawa, coached during lunch by Lily Gen and Marc Goulet: Tobias Gallas, Zac Barvestal, Maddie Richards and Matthew Unrau. Click here for more.

McHappy Day smiles on Phoenix Centre
On May 2, in Petawawa, Pembroke, Renfrew and Arnprior as well as around the nation, McDonald’s brought smiles to children. On McHappy Day, for every purchase of a Big Mac, a Happy Meal, a hot beverage and cut outs, $1 was donated to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. Click here for more.

Movie premiere announced for Blue Skies on Mars
Remember when Pembroke Street in front of Anthony’s Italian Grill was shut down to local traffic and a procession of vintage cars from the 1960s and 1970s drove by? Click here for more.

Quilt Show next weekend, May 26-27
Don’t Miss the Quilt Show at the Petawawa Civic Centre organized by the Pembroke Log Cabin Quilters on Saturday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. After a hiatus of three years, the guild is once again showing its quilts to the community. Click here for more.

Spring Showcase 2018 attracts thousands
The Petawawa Spring Showcase 2018, the Ottawa Valley’s largest home and leisure show, attracted about 10,000 visitors during its three-day run. With about 190 vendors, it wasn’t surprising to see so many people come to the Petawawa Civic Centre on April 27, 28 and 29. Click here for more.

2018 Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collection
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Residents of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley will soon be able to place separated leaf and yard waste out for curbside pick-up during the upcoming Spring Leaf & Yard Waste Collections. Click here for more.

The winners of the Friday evening Euchre were: John Collier, Gabe Tosello, Gary Huff, Carol Myers, Ed Yanke. Regular Euchre is played every Friday evening at 7 p.m., and for those new members, this is a fun evening to come out and meet other members of our Community. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Have you heard that we are fundraising for a new glass washer for the bar? On May 30 at Boardwalk Gaming, a special bingo is being held for this. We are selling a coupon for $15 that gets you a $27 all-in three strip cards, a double action card and a dabber. Click here for more.

May 10, 2018

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50th annual Fallen Paratrooper Memorial May 13
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Master Warrant Officer Reginald Riddell, Warrant Officer Michael McDonnell, Corporal (Cpl) Bruce Chiswell, Cpl Hugh Fields, Cpl Bob Knight, Cpl Dennis Clements, and Cpl Jim Misener will once again be remembered at a special service at Garrison Petawawa on Sunday, May 13, a half-century after the Ottawa River claimed the lives of the seven paratroopers. Click here for more.

Searching for SAR TECHS
If you’re looking for a new challenge in your military career, you might want to consider becoming a Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech). This proud and prestigious CAF occucpation accepts Regular and Reserve Force NCMs who undergo an occupational transfer from within the CAF. Click here for more.

Rapid Reduction in Bat Populations
Like many other wildlife species that used to be abundant, bats are facing some serious problems lately. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages: May 11, 15 & 17
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 11, 15 and 17 May 18 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  The shut-downs will be 0600 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.

Young academics shine at Valour Science Fair
Young academics from Valour JK-12 School showed their creativity and knowledge at the Valour Science Fair. Click here for more.

Donations for The Grind Refuge
Office workers at The Grind Emergency Refuge in Pembroke pose with some of the donated items from the congregation of Christ Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Petawawa. Click here for more.

Mental Health for Life
This year, Mental Health Awareness Week is May 7-13. This is an opportunity to remind ourselves that our paths to mental well-being will be unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports. But good mental health is in everyone’s reach. Below, find tips to help you take a look at your own well-being, discover your strengths, and take action. Click here for more.

First Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees announced
The first six people whose names will grace the walls of the Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (PSEHOF) have been announced. Click here for more.

Annual Git’er Done Mud Run
Get ready for a dirty race with the 3rd Annual Git’er Done Mud Run. Happening on May 26 at Wilderness Tours, the obstacle race raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Renfrew County Community Office. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Have you heard what the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is up to now? First of all they are selling hot dogs at the Bingo as of May 6 and Civitan Marie said she would still have a few sandwiches, too. They also have nice hot popcorn. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legionb
Bring your mom, your grandma or just yourself this Sunday, May 13 for our Mother’s Day Roast beef or Chicken Cordon Bleu dinner served from 4:30-6 p.m. Full dinner with salad, veggies, potatoes, yorkies, gravy and dessert, all for a great low price and reduced for children. Our hall is fully accessible so bring the whole family. Click here for more.

May 8, 2018

Hell Or High Water 10 promises ‘bigger and better’ than ever before
Though late to the party, the return of the sunny weather means the rivers of the Ottawa Valley are starting to fill with water, and with rafters and kayakers eager to test their skills against some of the country’s biggest and best whitewater. Now an annual tradition, this coming Saturday, the Petawawa River will once again play host to hundreds of these thrill-seeking paddlers in Hell or High Water 10. Click here for more.

May 3, 2018

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May 13 memorial service will mark 50th anniversary of Wegner Point tragedy
May 8 is the 50th anniversary of the worst peacetime training accident in Canadian military history. Click here for more.

Grn Dental Officer volunteering for humanitarian mission in Haiti
My name is Dr Withny Dagrain, CD, DMD, and I practice dentistry in the Garrison Petawawa Ontario Dental Clinic. Click here for more.

Celebrating first year in business
Petawawa CANEX Supermart turned one year old on April 28. To celebrate their first anniversary, the store had incredible sales throughout the week as well as cake and hot dogs for shoppers. Click here for more.

Helping Hands Thrift Shop holds food bank drive
For the month of March 2018, the Helping Hands Thrift Shop (formerly the Base Thrift Shop) held a food bank drive. Click here for more.

Promotion to Master Warrant Officer
2 Service Battalion Administration Company (2 Svc Bn Admin Coy) recently celebrated the promotion of Warrant Officer SJY Levert to Master Warrant Officer (MWO) on 20 April 2018. Click here for more.

Black Bears Appear at Garrison Petawawa - Put Attractants Away
GARRISON PETAWAWA- Black Bears will be active this month at Garrison Petawawa as they have now emerged from their dens and are undoubtedly looking for food. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Travel Tips that could save your life: LUGGAGE
Never identify your bags using business cards. A business card contains your occupation, nationality and contact information - all the details that could make you a target of criminals or terrorists.Click here for more.

Operation clean Sweep: In Great Anticipation of spring
It is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa that, in anticipation of spring, we get an early start on maintaining our residences. Click here for more.

PRH partners with Kids Health Alliance to enhance care for children and youth
PEMBROKE, ON - As part of its commitment to deliver safe and high quality care to every person, every encounter, every day, Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) is proud to announce it has joined Kids Health Alliance (KHA), a partnership aimed at enhancing the paediatric health system with providers who share a common goal of improving the health of children and youth in Ontario. Click here for more.

Town remains committed to reducing unnecessary police calls
The Town of Petawawa is continuing its mission to reduce unnecessary policing fees. Policing is billed to every municipality in two parts, said Petawawa Police Services Board (PPSB) Chairwoman and Councillor Treena Lemay. Click here for more.

The Brick re-opens in new location
The Brick Pembroke has reopened its doors in a new, larger location. Still located in the West End Mall, the furniture store now boasts an additional 6,000 square feet to better serve its customers. Click here for more.

Ontario SPCA’s Volunteer Appreciation Night
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre celebrated the year-long achievements of their volunteers. Click here for more.

Young gardeners at Herman Street
Ms. Frances grade 3/4 class at Herman Street Public School and the Petawawa Horticultural Society planted dish gardens as part of a six week program they are participating in. The Horticultural Society is having its annual plant sale May 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Womens’ League May 2018 Meeting began with the opening prayer “Something Jesus Said.” Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors club
The Silver Threads Seniors Cub will be having Zumba classes again this summer with Ed Nicholson as the instructor. This class is geared to seniors and is a fun activity for everyone who likes to dance and enjoys music. We will be offering these classes beginning in July. We will inform you of the day and time as soon as we get all of the information. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Do you like to play bingo?? Do you like a bargain? Well we are combining the two and holding a fundraiser to raise money to buy a glass washer for the downstairs bar at Board Walk Gaming on May 30. You get a $30 value that includes a three strip all-in bingo package, one double action card, and one dabber all for a steal of $15. Click here for more.


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