September 27, 2018
Operation UNIFIER Transfer of Command Authority
LCol Pierre Leroux, Reviewing Officer and Deputy Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command, Major General William Seymour, and LCol Fraser Auld sign the official certificates marking the Op UNIFIER Transfer of Command Authority on 24 September 2018.
Collecting Aquatic Insects to Determine Water Quality
Many people may not realize it, but aquatic insects are present in all waterbodies and many flying insects actually spend most of their lives living underwater in streams, rivers and lakes before emerging as adults.
Full-time, Post Graduate Training Opportunities: Autumn deadline
The Sponsored Post Graduate Training (PGT) program offers selected Regular Force officers the opportunity to complete post graduate studies, at universities in Canada or abroad, in specialized areas of knowledge. The graduates of these programs are needed to be employed in positions leading areas that leverage the skills and knowledge acquired from these studies.
Teams take on Amazing Community Challenge
Women Walking for Hope are known for their yearly 42-km trek from Petawawa to Pembroke and back to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office Wheels of Hope Transportation program.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Did you know that the Royal Canadian Legion has bursaries to assist you in post secondary education? Visit http://www.on.legion.ca/remembrance/youth-programs/bursaries for more information.
September 20, 2018
National Defence and Veterans Affairs Canada introduce new Veteran’s Service Card
OTTAWA - On Sept. 11, the Government of Canada responded to a call for action by Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, and the Veterans Ombudsman, through his report in 2012, with the introduction of the Veteran’s Service Card.
Grn Petawawa Family Day and 3rd Annual Colour Run
Garrison Petawawa Family Day was held once more on Sept. 8 on the fields of Dundonald Hall. Different activities have been added over the years, most recently the Colour Run, which saw 600 people run or walk two or five kms around the Garrison while being pelted by clouds of paint. Other family-friendly activities included static and interactive military displays, games, live entertainment, free refreshments, a kiddie commando course, the MasoniChIP Child Identification Program, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, face painting as well as information booths.
The Amazing Avian Migration
Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday that spring had arrived and we had the whole summer to look forward to? But here we are, with shorter days, leaves changing colour, and the thermometer dipping once again. These are all cues for us to start dressing with more layers, but these are cues for most birds in this area to start preparing for their migration to the sunny south.
What to do when you want to apply for an Occupation Transfer
The Annual Voluntary Occupational Transfer Program (AVOTP) and Officer Voluntary Occupational Transfer Program (OVOTP) are designed to offer serving members an opportunity to change career fields, while continuing to serve in uniform. Members who take advantage of these programs can transfer to a more suitable occupation, potentially extending their careers in the CAF, while acquiring new skills and working in a new operational environment.
Strengthening the Forces: Slow down to go faster!
One of the most common mistakes runners make is running too hard on their easy days. Many runners think their easy days are “junk mileage” and a waste of time. Nothing could be further from the truth. Making time for recovery is an extremely important part of every training program and without it training is just stress.
Paddle Festival draws hundreds to Petawawa, raises $6,600 for CHEO
The Upper Ottawa Valley River Race and Paddle Festival continues to attract hundreds of people from far and wide, celebrating the majesty of local waterways.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Seniors Club is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most of the activities have started up again as per usual. The fitness program with Debbie will commence on the first week of October. There is a fitness session on Tuesday mornings from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Jenna Walsh. The fitness room is open for your convenience during the hours of operation. Come in and see us or check out the full list of activities on line. The Swedish Weavers are back doing their beautiful work, and they are looking for some people to join them on Monday mornings at 9 a.m., don’t be shy, come out and join in this activity.
Timmies’ cookies smiling on PMFRC
It’s time to celebrate because Smile Cookies are back at Tim Hortons. From Sept. 17 to Sept. 23, the restaurants offered these delightful treats as a way to fundraise for local causes. Locally, the Tim Hortons on the Garrison as well as the one located on Petawawa Boulevard decided to contribute its smile cookie earnings to the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC).
September 13, 2018
CDS joins 50th anniversary celebrations at CANEX Supermart
Top-ranking members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) helped mark the 50th aniversary of CANEX at a special celebration hosted by the Garrison Petawawa CANEX Supermart.
2018 Terry Fox Run and Grn Sports Day raises $3,350 for the Terry Fox Foundation
The spirit of Terry Fox lived on in the personnel of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) and 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) at the annual Terry Fox Run and Garrison Sports Day, which raised funds for the Terry Fox Foundation.
Bear Attractants Must Be Eliminated!
GARRISON PETAWAWA – Black bears prefer to forage in forested areas away from people but they may be attracted to populated areas if they have accessible food sources that are simply too good to pass up. The best way to avoid having black bears within our neighbourhoods is to ELIMINATE ATTRACTANTS. If bears cannot access food from our neighbourhoods, they won’t be spending time in them!
How the Personnel
Selection Office can help prepare you
The Personnel Selection Office hosts three distinct activities that can assist you with preparing for your transition out of the CAF: Second Career Assistance Network (SCAN), Career Transition Workshops (CTW) and Education Information Sessions.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Road to Recovery 5 - Sept. 13 to 16, Ruck 2 Remember will be returning to the Ottawa Valley. It is a four day trek from the Petawawa Legion to Kanata with stops along the way. Join us at the Petawawa Legion for breakfast on Sept. 13 from 0630-0800, cost is $7 to help send those participating on their way. To donate go to https://www.crowdrise.com/RoadtoRecovery5.
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan
Well now here is a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. The summer is soon over and we are getting ready for busy winter months with a new executive taking over in October - if you want to call it that because most of us are staying on for another year. Our Bingo is still going on it is still held every Sunday night.
September 6, 2018
New Family Services for CANSOFCOM
Beginning September 1st, new family services are available to the personnel and family members of the three units in Petawawa belonging to the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM).
Annual 2 CMBG Terry Fox Run and Sports Day
The annual 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Terry Fox Run and Sports Day was held on August 30, raising $3,350 in donations for the Terry Fox Foundation.
2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Marks Its 60th Year in Operation
PETAWAWA – 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) resumes its first weekly training session at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, marking its sixtieth year in operation.
Camp Maple Leaf: summer camp experience for children of military families
Camp Maple Leaf gives children of Canadian military families and those living with unique life challenges a safe, fun-filled and life changing summer camp experience.
Fall large item collection
LAURENTIAN VALLEY- Fall collection of large household goods will be happening soon for residents in the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley. Acceptable items must not be placed curbside earlier than Sunday, September 9th.
Two top Awards for Dave Findlay Memorial Golf Tournament
Now in its 9th year, the Dave Findlay Memorial Golf Tournament continues its fight against cancer and assisting youth to get into the sport of golf.
Petawawa Legion News
Road to Recovery 5 - from Sept. 13 - 16 Ruck 2 Remember will be returning to the Ottawa Valley. It is a four day trek from the Petawawa Legion to Kanata with stops along the way. Join us at the Petawawa Legion on Sept. 13 before 0900 to help send those participating on their way.