News Archives

October 26, 2018

Canadian Patient Safety Institute Patient Safety Week
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a non-profit organization funded by Health Canada that is dedicated to improving the safety of the Canadian healthcare system.

October 25, 2018

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Canada Post honours Emergency Responders with commemorative stamps
Emergency First Responders are being honoured with a series of Canada Post stamps.

Eight compete in Chili Cook-Off for Garrison 2018-2019 NDWCC
As part of the annual National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC), 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) and 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services turned the S-111 canteen into a chili lovers paradise.

CANEX, SISIP Financial contribute $271,116 to Garrison Fund
Garrison Petawawa Non-Public Property (NPP) Fund receives funding from the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) based on profits through CANEX and SISIP Financial.

The Royal Canadian Regiment and The Royal Canadian Artillery Band assume public duties as the Queen’s Guard 
London, United Kingdom - On Sunday, October 21, a contingent of 80 personnel from The Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and 35 members of The Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA) Band assumed public duties as the Queen’s Guard in London, United Kingdom (UK). The mounting of The Queen’s Guard will continue until Monday, November 12.

Storage tanks….what are they?
Everyone has seen them, just a piece of infrastructure that fades into the background of our day-to-day life. They are found at gas stations, factories, city buildings, even peoples homes.

Top 10 tips for completing and submitting your security screening request successfully:
Work with your USS and review the forms and associated instructions carefully, target completeness and accuracy!

PMFRC awards staff members, key community partner
The Petawawa Military Family Resouce Centre (PMFRC) has run some incredible programs and activities since its inception. It has helped countless families integrate into the community, helping them find their footing in difficult times and keeping the home fires burning while military members are away.

New Petawawa store offers handmade bath products
The Bath Boutique is one of Petawawa’s newest gems.

Petawawa wins first ever PSP Grappling Championship
Otario Region Grappling Championship, the first of its kind to be sanctioned by Personnel Support Programs (PSP) as an official Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) sport.

Independent Grocer donates to Cancer Society
Through a variety of fundraisers, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer raised $1,400 for the Renfrew County Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society.

What’s new: Petawawa council briefs
- Boston Pizza coming to Petawawa in November - Reconstruction of Edith Street and Norman Street tender awarded - Pet reclaiming fees climbing

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for their monthly meeting in Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Centre. Lorraine Tremblay led us in a special prayer, "Everlasting God.”

News from the Petawawa Legion
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am once again with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.Seven of our members attended the Civitan Region 5 Convention that was held in Ottawa from October 12-14. Our host for this event was the Kanata-Stittsville Westenders Civitan Club. This Civitan Club was chartered on July 31, 2017 and they did a fantastic job.

5th PMFRC Open House attracts new families
For the past five years years, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) has held an Open House, welcoming families to the area. Sponsored by the PMFRC and CANEX, this year’s event was held on Oct. 3.

October 18, 2018

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Garrison Petawawa sets $75,000 goal for annual NDWCC
Garrison Petawawa has set a goal of $75,000 for its annual National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC).

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should!
Military members may legally be allowed to partake in cannabis consumption but the commanders at Garrison Petawawa wish to remind members that they are expected to make responsible choices.

Fair brings employers, schools to potential employees
A Career Fair brought together hundreds of military members, veterans and civilians interested in available career opportunities.

Garrison Language School visits 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron cenotaph
The Garrison Language School celebrated the completion of their first modules in Cobden ON, on Friday 14 September 2018. Lieutenant Colonel Clay Rook and Master Warrant Officer Timothy Williams took the opportunity to make a presentation at the 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron cenotaph.

Halocarbons….What are They and How do They Impact the Environment?
Halocarbons are ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that are commonly used as refrigerants in infrastructure, as fire extinguishing agents in military pattern vehicles, and as solvents for equipment cleaning and maintenance.

Security Awareness Tips: Biometric bonanza - The worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Captain Kirk become reality
Do the technological marvels of Star Trek blow your Vulcan mind? Do the wondrous crime-solving conclusions of Holmes stroke your elementary sense for crime fiction? As unlikely as Holmes and Kirk will ever join forces, their fantastical worlds are coming together to produce a technological sensation rolling out of DGDS’s Director Personnel Security and Identity Management (DPSIM).

Paramobile lets golfers of all abilities play sport
The Paramobile, a specialized powered golf cart, is now available at the Petawawa Golf Club to allow golfers with mobility problems to continue to play the sport they love.

Petawawa Legion News
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information.

The Seniors Club has some interesting free nutrition classes that are being facilitated by Jenna Walsh, the Fitness Instructor and Dietician from the Family Health Clinic on Civic Centre Road.

October 11, 2018

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RCR Guard, RCA Band to perform Public Duties for The Queen
Over 120 members of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and the Royal Canadian Artillery Band were chosen to travel to the United Kingdom (UK) to perform public duties for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

2 Service Battalion celebrates 50 years
Fifty years ago, 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) was formed, and since its inception, it has been one of the busiest units at Garrison Petawawa, continuously providing support and transportation, supply, and maintenance to others during domestic and overseas operations.

Wildlife Awareness
Living in Petawawa, we are surrounded by wildlife and it is not uncommon to see large animals such as coyotes, wolves, and black bears. Although most wild animals keep their distance from people, it is important to understand what you need to do if you have a close encounter with potentially dangerous wildlife.

A new direction in your life? Change of Circumstance Report
Life is full of changes that can lead us in a new direction. Some changes are small and we adapt quickly, while others are more significant and have a greater impact on our everyday life; therefore, it is important to report these changes to our supervisors/managers.

Neon Night raises $34,000 for childhood cancer
Dressed in neon colours and holding glow sticks, over 500 people walked through Petawawa to raise money in the fight against childhood cancer.

Friends heading to 2018 Invictus Games in Australia
Friends Corporal Mark Andrews and former Corporal Andrew Kinsley share many similarities; they are both Afghanistan veterans, have both fought against adversity and will both compete in the Invictus Games.

3rd annual PMFRC Block Party biggest yet
The 3rd Annual Summer Block Party was the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s (PMFRC) biggest event of the year, with 545 people registering and many, many more just dropping in. The free event was held at the South Side Community Centre and showcased some of the organization’s fun activities and programs as well a childcare fair to help newcomers get the help they need.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Our new executive for 2018-2019 is: President Civitan Brian Miner, Vice President Civitan John VandenBarr, Past President Civitan Darlene Lambert, Secretary Civitan Marie Arnold, Treasurer Civitan Charles (Chuck) Arnold. Directors: Civitans Donna Forget, Allen Stewart and Joan Ozon.

October 4, 2018

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Garrison Petawawa hosts Ex COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2018
From Sept. 25-28 at Garrison Petawawa, approximately 400 military and civilian participants immersed themselves into Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 2018, a military hands-on experience intended to develop a better understanding of how the Canadian Army is Strong, Proud and Ready.

Ruck 2 Remember raises funds for homeless veterans
For every veteran and front-line responder lost in the last year, Lino De Julio and his Ruck 2 Remember team will be marching two kms, for a total of 160 km.

Take a Stand Against Family Violence
Military Family Services and local Family Violence Awareness Teams are working together to raise awareness and support October 15-19 with the Take a Stand Against Family Violence: CAF Family Violence Prevention & Awareness Campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to communicate the importance of this issue and promote awareness, responsibility and prevention within the CAF.

Pembroke resident Naomi Fong heading to Invictus Games
Naomi Fong is one of three local athletes heading to Sydney, Australia to compete in the 2018 Invictus Games.

Willow Vein Clinic opening in Petawawa
The Willow Vein Clinic is the newest addition to the array of local health services offered at the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre (PCFHC).

PLEO: a lifeline for local parents
Parents of children and young adults with mental health or addiction challenges can find peer support through Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO).

Petawawa Golf Club Ladies Division annual Invitational Tournament
The Ladies Division held their annual invitational tournament on a very hot and humid Sunday.  The course was in beautiful condition, the meal was great and the prizes were plentiful.

Get to the Point Beach Festival
The inaugural Get to the Point Beach Festival helped welcome newcomers to the area by showcasing a local gem: the Petawawa Point. Held on Aug. 25, the new festival drew many attendees who enjoyed a variety of activities including live music featuring Ty Hall, Amos the Transparent and Craig Cardiff as well as vendors, drumming, a fire show, paint yoga, a ukulele class, games and crafts and much more. 

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Voting in the Municipal Election is fast approaching and many of us are unfamiliar with the candidates running for office in the Town of Petawawa.  We have an opportunity to meet the old members of council and the new persons vying for our vote.  Come out to the Petawawa Civic Centre on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Got some questions or ideas that you may want to see implemented in the town, then here is your chance to have your voice heard by the candidates.  The evening is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Petawawa. 

News from the Petawawa Legion
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit for more information. 


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