News Archives

January 31, 2019

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Government of Canada invests in the modernization of the CH-146 Griffon
OTTAWA - As outlined in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is making investments to re-capitalize and extend the life of equipment to ensure our women and men of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) have the equipment they need to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) core missions.

Dress to Impress free clothing and style event
First impressions are important, especially when looking for a job, so the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) and Sugar Society helped to ensure people put their best foot forward by hosting their second Dress to Impress event.

Support Our Troops Scholarship Program accepting applications until May 1
The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) 2019 Support Our Troops Scholarship program is available to families of currently serving members as well as veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces as of February 1, 2019.

Think Fire Safety at Home: A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch
1. Have fuel-burning heating equipment (fireplaces, furnaces, water heaters, wood stoves, pellet stoves, coal stoves, space heaters, and portable heaters) and chimneys inspected by a professional every year.

RCAF Airwomen planning June reunion
Thousands of Canadian women served in the Second World War: there were 4,480 Nursing Sisters and, in 1941, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s women’s division was created. There were 50,000 women in the Canadian Armed Forces, of which approximately 17,000 served in the RCAF, working in both traditional and non-traditional trades.

Unit Environment Officer Course
Beginning on February 7, 4 CDSG Env Svcs will conduct its annual two day Unit Environment Officer (UEnvO) course to the personnel that are slated to take on that role at their respective Units.

Legion presents 50 year medal and pin
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa Honours and Awards Chairman Curly Andrews (left) presents Russ Murphy with his 50 year medal and pin.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA – Over thirty Cadets from 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) undertook the 12-Hour Fitness Challenge to raise $8,000 for their March Break Trip to New York City at Dundonald Hall on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Thankfully January is at its end. I, for one, am hoping for warmer weather. On Sunday, Feb. 10 there is a breakfast from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Full meal for $7. Open to all so bring the family. There will be a Valentine’s dance on Friday, Feb. 15 from 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. with a DJ playing a variety of music you want to dance to.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club members are busy getting ready for their upcoming events. With Christmas and New Years behind us we now have Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and our Spring Convention all coming in the next few months.

January 24, 2019

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$80.6 million project will bring new green infrastructure to The RCD
The Government of Canada has announced an $80.6 million project to upgrade infrastructure used by The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) at Garrison Petawawa.

Looking back on Op PRESENCE Roto 0
Operation PRESENCE in Mali is halfway completed with members of Roto 1 now on the ground.

1 RCR welcomes new Commanding Officer
A Change of Command parade for 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR) was held at Garrison Petawawa on 17 January. Outgoing Commanding Officer (CO) Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Steven MacBeth handed over command to incoming CO LCol Aaron Williams, with 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Commander (2 CMBG) Colonel Jason Adair as the Reviewing Officer

Commissionaire Sergeant Eric Simms newest member of the Housing Enforcement Officer team for Garrison Petawawa
Commissionaire Sergeant Eric Simms, a retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Warrant Officer who loyally served with The Royal Canadian Regiment and The Canadian Airborne Regiment and is now living in Killaloe, recently joined the Housing Enforcement Officer team at Garrison Petawawa.

Dear CCMS: Bell Let’s Talk Campaign 2019
One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

Winter Survivors - Part 2
As we humans continue to deal with slippery roads, winter field conditions for training, and ever growing piles of snow at the ends of our driveways, our local wildlife proceed with their daily winter struggles as well – often completely unnoticed by their human neighbours.

Help End the Stigma Around Mental Health: It’s Easier Than You Think!
One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illlness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma.

Ready Aye Ready!
Six business leaders from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Recruiting Centre’s Northern and Eastern regions of Ontario, accompanied by CAF recruiters, travelled to Halifax in order to take part in a unique Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) experience on 20-21 November 2018.

Check out Chamber of Secrets - Our Area’s Only Escape Rooms
Chamber of Secrets Escape Rooms has been locking people up for a little more than a year now, and the reception and reviews seem to indicate that it’s been a welcome addition to the area.

$1,000 for Petawawa Pantry Food Bank
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club made a $1,000 donation to the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank on Jan. 3.

Renfrew County residents taking to streets to fight homelessness
PEMBROKE - Weather forecasters are calling for a long, cold winter in Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley, but that won‘t stop hundreds of Renfrew County residents from walking to fight homelessness on February 23, 2019, in the Coldest Night of the Year Pembroke fundraising walk.

Petawawa Legion News
Have you been putting off filing a claim for a disability or not sure if you qualify? Our Veterans Service Office Paul Paris can help you. A Legion advocate can help you navigate the system and answer those questions that may be confusing you. He also can help widows or widowers of veterans that are in need of assistance. Call Paul at 613-639-3236.

Bundle up and be sure and take in some of the inside activities that Cabin Fever offers to the community.  You will require a Cabin Fever Bracelet for various activities and they can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation Office at the Civic Centre.  Of course the Seniors will have bracelets available for the card games that take place at the Club.

January 17, 2019

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Home from Mali
The first wave of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) members has safely returned to the loving arms of their families. Twenty-five soldiers arrived at the hanger to a loud round of applause on the evening of Jan. 14 after spending the past six months in Mali on Operation Presence. There, they supported the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as part of Canada’s efforts to set conditions up for durable peace, development, and prosperity in the African country.

Giving back to our Heroes
The Ontario government is recognizing those who committed themselves to defend our land, waters and way of life with a token of appreciation – they can fish in Ontario at no charge.

Winter Survivors – Part 1
As the days of winter slowly make their way to spring, we humans sip our favourite hot beverages, turn up thermostats or put another log on the fire, and huddle down wishing for an early spring. Hopefully, you have ventured out to enjoy the season, and taken in the marvels of the winter survival at its best! Some of the most intriguing winter survival tactics are right here in the back yards, and woodlands of the Ottawa Valley.

Christmas Angels bring Christmas spirit to Petawawa with community lunch
On Dec. 25, about 30 Christmas Angels set out to make Christmas a magical day by providing a turkey dinner to all those looking for a warm community meal.

New addition to Petawawa Heritage Village
The Petawawa Heritage Village officially opened its General Store just in time for Christmas.

Ontario Strong takes silver medal at Pan Pacific Games
The Ontario Strong Ladies Fastball Team brought home some pre-Christmas bling from Australia - a Silver Medal from the 11th Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Petawawa Library adds film streaming service Kanopy
PETAWAWA – The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free from the Petawawa Public Library.

Hyska’s YIG supports Moon Time Sisters
For women and girls living in poverty, the choice can be between purchasing food and purchasing menstrual products.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club invites you to come to our Bingo every Sunday night and find out just what Civitan is doing. We hold a meeting the second Wednesday of each month at the Civic Centre in Petawawa and if you would like to find out more about Civitan, we welcome you to come.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Coming up this Sunday, Jan. 20 as part of Cabin Fever is a breakfast at the branch from 9:30-1 p.m. Join us for a full breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, homefries, beans, juice and tea/coffee. Open to all so bring the family. $7 for adults and $4 for under 10.

January 10, 2019

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2 CMBG soldiers home from Latvia on New Year’s Day
GARRISON PETAWAWA – One hundred and fifty Canadian Armed Forces personnel from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) were welcomed home Jan. 1, returning from Latvia and their work on Operation (Op) REASSURANCE and the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), Canada’s ongoing contribution to the NATO mission of deterrence in the Baltics.

Seamless Canada initiative progresses with provinces and territories during the Ottawa symposium
Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are now one step closer to experiencing a “Seamless Canada”, when they relocate across the country during the course of their careers.

Military Family Opens Local Business
PETAWAWA - Mike and Trish Burke have very exciting news to share - the military family has opened “With This Ring...” Decor, DJ and Photo Booth. This one stop shop is a way to make it easier for a bride and groom to plan their upcoming wedding.

Civitan Club donates $3,000 to local food banks
Through their Bingo earnings, the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated several thousand dollars to community food banks, helping families in need during Christmas and in the following weeks.

Petawawa’s Glenergy solar powered lights and cookers changing lives
In the developing world, solar power is seeing a surge in everyday usage thanks in part to Petawawa’s own Glenergy Canada.

$2,000 from Catch the Ace for food bank
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 donated $2,000 to the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank, which will go a long way to help feed the approximately 90 families in the area that require the Pantry’s services.

Ringing in the New Year family-style at the Petawawa Civic Centre
It has become a tradition for many Petawawa families to partake in annual First Night activities. On Dec. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Petawawa Civic Centre opened its doors to those looking to ring in the new year.

What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?
Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting. What are the benefits and is this something I should try? Thomas

Riverview Seniors Residence 36th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 for the traditional 36th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party.

It’s a new year and the Seniors are ready to start their activities on Monday, January 7 with Swedish Weaving at 9:30 in the morning. If you don’t know what this activity involves, come in to the club and check out the group. Bridge will take place on Monday at 1 p.m.

Petawawa Legion News
The 2642 3 RCR Cadet Corps invited the President of the Legion to participate in their Christmas Dinner; I found it to be a joyous occasion rooted in strong traditions. The Legion made a donation to the Cadet Corps for $3,000.


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