News Archives

December 19, 2019

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2 RCHA conducts memorial parade to commemorate Canoe River Rail Disaster
On 21 November 2019, the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) conducted a memorial parade in commemoration of the Canoe River Rail Disaster.

BMO announces renewed partnership with the Canadian Defence Community
TORONTO - BMO Bank of Montreal announced last week a ten-year extension of its partnership with Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS).

Generous donations for Chaplain’s Christmas Hamper Fund
Two generous donations were made at 1 Canadian Field Hospital to be put towards the Chaplain’s Christmas Hamper Fund. The Royal Canadian Legion of Lindsay, Ont., made a $5,000 donation on Dec. 16. Concurrently, a $1,500 donation was made on behalf of the Veterans Society Motorcycle Club (VSMC).

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

Free Christmas meal at Petawawa Civic Centre Dec. 25
The Christmas Angels are back, serving a free full turkey dinner and all the fixings to the community.

2019 Festival of Trees a huge success, raises $48,677 for CPAN
The 8th annual Festival of Trees and Snowflake Gala for Renfrew County’s Child Poverty Action Network raised $48,677, funds that will be used to assist approximately 2,590 children living in poverty in the local community.

SPCA Kitten Yoga brings stress relief to students
Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley partnered with the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre to offer students Kitten Yoga.

Christmas arrives early at the Petawawa Heritage Village
It is Christmas time in the Petawawa Heritage Village, and on Dec. 8, the holiday spirit descended upon this living museum. Visitors were invited to stop by during the afternoon and early evening to take part in the festivities; every building within the Village was decked to the rafters.

Christmas celebrations at the Petawawa Public Library
The Petawawa Public Library spread Christmas Cheer early on Nov. 30. Many visitors enjoyed festive activities promoting holiday spirit.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE GREATER PETAWAWA CIVITAN CLUB BINGO! It is held every Sunday night at the Petawawa Civic Centre. We have been here for over 30 years.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Executive wish all members of the branch and the community a very Merry Christmas and if you’re traveling, return safe.


December 12, 2019

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Garrison Petawawa’s NDWCC for United Way concludes
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The Garrison Petawawa National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC) wrapped up recently but donations are still coming in as the Garrison looks to reaching its campaign goal of $70,000. 

Seasonal Greetings and a Happy New Year message from the 4 CDSG Commander and Formation Sergeant Major
It is that time of the year again when the Formation Sergeant Major and I have an opportunity to wish everyone in our Defence Team, their families and our community a joyful and safe holiday and a prosperous new year. We would also like to thank everyone for their hard work in making 2019 a very productive year and recognize everyone’s efforts. As the year comes to an end, we remind everyone to enjoy their well-deserved holiday season and to use it as an opportunity to relax and reflect on the opportunities that each of us have been given.

Celebrating Excellence Awards: Nominate your colleagues!
As is customary, The Defence Team is once again celebrating the achievements of its members through the Awards and Recognition program. The Celebrating Excellence Awards represents the highest expression of recognition under the departmental policy guidelines.

December 6 vigil calls for action on violence against women
On the 30th anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre, people gathered at the foot of the Women’s Monument in Petawawa for a vigil in commemoration of all women who have lost their lives through violence.

$50,000 for Petawawa health clinic
On Oct. 7, the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre (PCFHC) received a $50,000 contribution from the town. A second matching donation will be made next year. This money will go a long way to help the clinic continue its mission of providing a broad range of primary health care and health promotion services to protect, preserve and promote the health and wellbeing of its patients.

BGen (Ret’d) David Kettle new Reverend Doctor at First Presbyterian Church
Retired Brigadier-General David Kettle is the new Reverend Doctor at the First Presbyterian Church in Pembroke.

10 Tips for a Delicious and Healthy Holiday Season
A lot of us work hard at making healthy eating a priority. Behaviour change takes time and a few weeks during the holiday season can derail months of hard work. UnlockFood.ca, an online resource by Dietitians of Canada, has put together some tips to help us stay on track and enjoy all the season has to offer.

Petawawa Nightmares win Trappers Challenge Cup
The Petawawa Nightmares Peewee HL team were perfect this past weekend as they went 6-0 to come out on top of the field of nine teams and win the 2019 North Bay Trappers Challenge Cup from November 29 through December 1.

Slaughter family makes $5,115 donation to Columbus House
The Slaughter family, owners of Hyundai Pembroke and Pembroke Mitsubishi, has been a major sponsor of Columbus House for many years.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Christmas Dinner/Dance will take place this Thursday and it is a time to have a wee drink and some delicious food with friends and family before everyone heads out to be with their loved ones. Last week we held our Annual Christmas Luncheon and many thanks to all of the gals who decorated the hall.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The Truckers Toy Drive and Legion food hampers go out starting next Monday. As a last push, we welcome any food items or toys to help a child and their family have a happier Christmas. Items can be dropped off at the Legion. Thank you for helping us make their season a bit brighter.


December 5, 2019

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SISIP Financial hosts Open House to mark Financial Literacy Month
SISIP Financial has been encouraging people to take charge of their future during Financial Literacy Month.

Together We Stand expands military gift box offering
This holiday season the non-profit Together We Stand Foundation is continuing their support for deployed Canadian Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Cookie campaign benefits PMFRC
The 2019 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign raised a total of $6,481.90 for the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC).

450 THS FTTF Graduates AVS 1902
On Thursday, Oct 17th 2019, 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) welcomed five newly qualified avionics technicians to its maintenance family.

Dear CCMS: Importance of Early, Locally, Informal
The reason we stress ELI is to enable members to hopefully achieve the most appropriate resolution, as simply and stress-free as possible. How does ELI help to achieve this?

WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAINTAIN A CLEAN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT DURING THE WINTER MONTHS
Residents of the Residential Housing Units, winter is here, and it is here to stay.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa Honours and Awards
On Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the General Meeting, several members were presented awards.

Northern Credit Union support Child Poverty Action Network
The Northern Credit Union in Petawawa has chosen to support the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) with their annual Operation Snowsuit campaign.

Tim Hortons support Child Poverty Action Network
The 2019 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign locally raised $18,481 at the Pembroke locations as well one in Petawawa located on Town Centre Boulevard.

Petawawa Predators hold 2019 Poppy Swim Meet
About 75 young swimmers gathered at Dundonald Hall for the Petawawa Poppy Meet and Greet.

Garrison Petawawa to host Petawawa Junior Open Badminton Tournament Dec.14
Junior athletes from Casselman to North Bay will be competing at Dundonald Hall (DDH) to see who will win the Petawawa Junior Open Badminton Tournament.

GearHeads e-bike raffle winner
GearHeads and the Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) teamed up for a $5-a-ticket raffle on a Specialized Turbo X e-bike worth more than $5,000.

Thank you from the Petawawa Pantry
The Petawawa Pantry (Food Bank) would like to give a big “Thank-you” to the Petawawa community once again for their amazing generosity for the 4th Annual “Treat and Eat” food drive on Halloween evening.

News from the Petawawa Legion
The last soup and sandwich Wednesday will be Dec. 11. Soup is chicken vegetable with egg salad sandwich and a meat one. Served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and open to all so bring your friends.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Now here is a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Our Bingo is going well and we are happy to say we have some new people coming. I, along with all our members, would also like to thank everyone for supporting our bingo and the 50/50 that is held to help raise money for our wheelchair swing. We will also have a few other draws that will take place in the upcoming weeks.


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