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February 28, 2019

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Annual Winter Family Festival once again a huge success
Thousands braved the cold to make it to the Winter Family Festival. The annual tradition sees Garrison Petawawa’s Dundonald Hall Grounds transformed into a winter wonderland filled with fun in honour of Family Day, this year held on Feb. 18.

Candidates wanted for the Clearance Diver Occupation
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members interested in becoming Clearance Divers will be able to learn more during information sessions being held at bases and wings across Canada near the end of February and during the month of March 2019.

Specialized Occupation Fair
Additional recruiters have been added to the speaking roster for the first annual Specialized Occupation Fair, which will be on March 6 and 7 at Dundonald Hall.

Green Meetings
The Department of National Defence (DND), as part of “Greening Government Operations” has committed to a Federal target to “adopt a guide to green meetings”. A green meeting or event is a gathering in which actions have been taken to reduce the environmental impact of the event.

2019 Garrison Petawawa Cultural and Diversity Festival
The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) is growing and enthusiastically planning for the next Garrison Petawawa Cultural and Diversity Festival, which will be held on March 7, 2019.

Fleurish: the new flower shop in townl
Dozens upon dozens of people crowded into Fleurish, eager to visit the new flower store in town.

Funny in a Good Way event assists local food banks, soup kitchen
Funny in a Good Way managed to raise $4,000 as well as eight large boxes of food which will be donated to local food banks and a soup kitchen.

Hockey fundraiser helps fight childhood cancer by raising $3,300
Hockey Fights Cancer in Pembroke raised $3,300 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

2nd annual Daddy Daughter Ball fundraiser for Deep River Hospital Foundation
Young girls and their fathers shared a special evening and made precious memories at the 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Ball.

$3K boost for self-defence program
The Chalk River Women of Steel Committee Locals 4096 and 1568 made a $3,000 donation to the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre (WSAC) of Renfrew County’s WEN-DO women and girls self-defence course.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa CWL  General Meeting opened with president Julie Mallory and members. The opening prayer was led by Eva Brushett with the League prayer and a special prayer for families.

Petawawa Legion News
Coming up on March 3 will be another breakfast from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Full breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, beans, toast, juice, tea/coffee. Pancakes and cheese omelettes also available.

The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club has been holding some special raffles to help raise money for the Ontario Special Olympics bus as the cost for this bus has gone up quite a bit from last year. Civitan Marie Arnold will be holding raffles to help raise funds.

February 21, 2019

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Pembroke Lumber Kings host CAF Appreciation Night
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and members of the Defence Team at Garrison Petawawa and their families were celebrated at the annual Pembroke Lumber Kings (PLK) CAF Appreciation Night.

Emergency Services Hockey Tournament honours fallen firefighter, raises $650 for bursary
The memory of Glenn “Tabby” Tabbert is alive and well nearly nine years after his death through the 8th annual Emergency Services Tournament which bears his name.

Busy Place that Subnivean Space!
Many folks in the Renfrew County area are talking about snow these days. “Will it ever Stop?” “Not more snow!” “Can’t wait for Spring!” And on we grumble. But believe it, or not, that dreaded (for some) winter white stuff is creating a whole habitat underneath it. The space that develops between the snow pack and the ground on our lawns and in our woodlots is called the subnivean space. Subnivean by definition means ‘under the snow’. If you are a small mammal, it means a travel corridor that is a whole lot warmer and safer than running around on top of the snow.

February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Petawawa Midget Patriots earn top spot in regular season play
The Petawawa Midget Patriots took first place in regular season play. They gained a bye in the first round of playoffs which are now underway.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, February 24 we are holding a full roast beef dinner from 4:30-6 p.m. Join us for Yorkshire pudding, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad and dessert to go with your beef. We will also have a limited amount of Chicken Swiss available. Our hall is fully accessible and we welcome everyone to join us.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
We had a fabulous evening for our Valentine’s Dinner and Dance.  Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the club.  We have another fun evening planned for next month when we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s with great Irish music played and sung by Bob and Bob.

February 14, 2019

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MILPERSCOM award for 1 Canadian Field Hospital
On 30 January 2019, accompanied by the Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner, the 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe, presented 1 Canadian Field Hospital (1 Cdn Fd Hosp) with a unit Military Personnel Command (MILPERSCOM) Commander’s Commendation.

Annual Winter Family Festival returns on Family Day Feb. 18
Get out and enjoy the best of winter fun at the annual Winter Family Festival on Feb. 18.

February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Specialized Occupation Fair at Dundonald Hall March 6-7
Recruiters from several speciality occupations will be in Petawawa at Dundonald Hall on March 6 and 7 to participate in the first annual Specialized Occupation Fair.

Physician recruiter hired to bring more doctors to Upper Ottawa Valley
The Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Medical Group, a physician recruitment group composed principally of doctors as well as the Pembroke Regional Hospital, has hired Debbie Robinson, former chair of the Upper Ottawa Valley Medical Recruitment Committee and Reeve of Laurentian Valley, to help bring new doctors to the area.

Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day
When people prepare for Valentine’s Day they often purchase unnecessary items. This year consider the following options instead of a traditional gift.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch - Portable Generators
1. Use portable generators outdoors in well-ventilated areas at least 5 feet (1.5 metres) away from all doors, windows, and vent openings. Measure the 5-foot (1.5 metres) distance from the generator exhaust system to the building.

Annual Cabin Fever returns to Petawawa for two weeks of frosty fun
From Jan 19 to 27, residents embraced the coldest season and came out in droves to Cabin Fever 2019 held at the Petawawa Civic Centre and surrounding areas.

Operation Snowsuit well underway, 570 youth in need of warm gear
With about 570 children and youth registered for support from Operation Snowsuit, the Renfrew County Children Poverty Action Network (CPAN) has been working tirelessly soliciting donations of winter clothing.

Heart health and financial stress – invest in your well-being
February is well known as Heart Health month. It’s an opportunity to draw attention to strategies to reduce risk, such as weight loss, physical activity and nutrition.

Dr. Jason Sack honoured by Queen’s University medical students with teaching award
Congratulations to Dr. Jason Sack, recipient of the 2018 Aesculapian Society Lectureship Award.

Join the board - you can change the future of health care
DEEP RIVER - For people looking to contribute to their community, serving as a member of a health care board can be an incredibly rich, rewarding, and meaningful experience.

Oh boy, we had one every happy bingo player at our bingo Sunday night, February 3 - she won the 52 Special all by herself and it was worth $2,000.

Petawawa Legion News
On Friday, February 15 is a Valentine’s dance from 7-11 p.m. with DJ VSM Entertainment. There will be video to go with the music and is will be a fun evening to enjoy with your sweetheart or your friends.

February 7, 2019

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Pembroke Lumber Kings CAF Appreciation Night Feb.15
The Pembroke Lumber Kings (PLK) are having a special game in honour of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), inviting members of the CAF and the Defence Team at Garrison Petawawa and their families to watch them play next week.

Breaking the silence around mental illness
Garrison Petawawa took part in Bell Let’s Talk to foster a safe and healthy place for all members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Defence Team, as well as their families.

Chinook retrieves damaged Griffon from remote training area
A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-147F Chinook helicopter and crew recently undertook a most unusual mission – slinging and transporting an RCAF CH-146 Griffon helicopter.

Contaminant Monitoring Program
The sustainable range program was developed to ensure the health of the natural environment with the purpose of ensuring the continued availability of DND lands for military training now and into the future.

Cancer Society gives out yearly awards to volunteers who make a difference
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Renfrew County Community Office’s success is due to its army of dedicated volunteers doing everything in their power to help in the fight against cancer.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Hello Everyone!  I hope you’re finding ways to stay warm and yet enjoy the winter.  If you can’t get outside and exercise, then you are more than welcome to come to the Seniors Club and try out the fitness room or join the fitness classes.  We will be having yoga classes twice a week, with one class being held on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m.  and the other class will be held on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, February 10 drop into the branch between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. for your breakfast put on by the branch. Come out and enjoy a full breakfast to start your day. Open to all so bring the family.


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