News Archives

July 25, 2019

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CAF contingent participates in 2019 Nijmegen Marches
A Canadian military contingent deployed to the Netherlands from July 11 to 22 to participate in the 103rd International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps Change of Command Parade
After four years, Captain (Capt) Destiny Genoe is stepping down from her position as the 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps’ Commanding Officer (CO).

PSP Active Transportation Challenge 2019 winner
During the month of June, people at Garrison Petawawa were challenged to move more by participating in the PSP Active Transportation Challenge.

Certification and Settlement Hearing announced regarding the CAF/DND Sexual Misconduct Class Action
OTTAWA - While not admitting liability, the Government of Canada has agreed to a settlement regarding class action lawsuits initiated by seven former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)  on behalf of current and former members of the CAF and current and former employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) and/or Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, who experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation (“Sexual Misconduct”) in connection with their military service, and/or employment.

Message from the DM, CDS regarding the CAF/DND Sexual Misconduct Class Actions
The Government of Canada has agreed to a settlement relating to several class action lawsuits regarding sexual misconduct that were brought on behalf of current and former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members.

Why buy locally?
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Most importantly, it allows for that money to stay in the area and help local producers.

A Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch - Protecting Homes from Wildfires
There are many reasons why someone should try and purchase locally grown products. Most importantly, it allows for that money to stay in the area and help local producers.

Security Awareness Tips: Government of Canada Increased Vigilance
It is important that all employees of the Government of Canada do their part in helping to prevent and/or deter security incidents. Report the following to your departmental security team:

Petawawa Algonquin Trail event promotes active transportation
The  Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is encouraging people to use the outdoor trails in Petawawa.

Dinner en Blanc proceeds to benefit CPAN - Raffle tickets available to win a 2019 Toyota C-HR Limited Edition.
The internationally renowned Dinner en Blanc is shaping up to be the dining event of the year with proceeds from this chic event benefiting the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN).

PEMBROKE - Ottawa Valley Models is the main event sponsor for The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families’ second annual “Run for Mental Health,” a competitive cross-country race that will be held at Ma-te-way Park on August 24.

TD Summer Reading Club launch at the Petawawa Public Library
The Petawawa Public Library is encouraging youngsters in the community to keep on reading throughout the summer months with the TD Summer Reading Club.

Petawawa Legion News
This Friday our BBQs continue. Why cook in this heat when you can pop into the Legion upstairs hall that is fully accessible for some pork chops or sausage? Served from 4:30-6 p.m., it also includes salads. Open to all so bring the family. Every week is something different.

Are you having lots of summer fun yet? It sure is nice to be able to go swimming and kayaking in the river, feel that beautiful sun on your face and enjoy the great outdoors. Be sure to wear your sun screen and hat and protect yourself from sunburn.

July 18, 2019

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Prime Minister reaffirms strong ties with NATO
The ties that bind Canada and its allies were reaffirmed during a visit to Garrison Petawawa by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg.

Canadian Armed Forces contingent departs for the 103rd annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen
OTTAWA - A contingent of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members participated in the Nijmegen Marches Departure Parade July 9 at the Canadian War Museum. Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Commander of the Canadian Army and reviewing officer for the departure parade, wished them safe travels as they prepare to depart for the Netherlands, where they will take part in the 103rd annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

Dear CCMS: Talk Before You Grieve
Dear CCMS, I’m really upset with my PER because of one bubble placement. Sure, I made one small mistake earlier in the year, but I’ve produced consistent work for the remainder of the year. I don’t think this PER truly reflects my performance and want to grieve my PER. I know the grievance will make waves, but I see it as the only way. Can you help me write my grievance?

Are you camping at Grn Petawawa this Summer?
GARRISON PETAWAWA- Summer is finally upon us and some of you may be connecting with nature at our local campground. If we’re not careful however, we can actually get a little too close to nature by attracting black bears to our campsites.

Unit Change of Command parades
4th Canadian Division Support Group and 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa

Garrison Petawawa takes part in World’s Largest Swimming Lesson
To keep kids safe while having fun at the beach and at the pool, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) participated in the 10th annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.

Civic Centre Days a summer success!
Civic Centre Days returned for another year from June 13 to 16, offering a great roster of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

2019 Military Combative Grappling Championships in Petawawa
A total of 111 grapplers from across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) competed at the 2019 Military Combative Grappling Championships.

Caution is advised along Garrison Petawawa beaches
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Ottawa River boaters are reminded of the possibility of encountering an Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) along the Ottawa River beaches.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am with just bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.

July 11, 2019

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New Command Team for 2 Service Battalion
There is a new Command Team at 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) after this year’s Change of Command Ceremony.

Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa promotions to Warrant Officer
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa recently celebrated two promotions to Warrant Officer (WO).

PMFRC honours Heart and Home Heroes
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC)  Heart and Home Heroes (HHH) event recognized the very special person it takes to be a military spouse or family member.

Species at Risk: Send Us Your Sightings!
The Department of National Defence, like all other federal agencies, has an obligation to abide by federal laws pertaining to the protection of species at risk and other wildlife.

O’Kenny Craft Spirits owner raising funds for local flood victims
Having grown up in the Ottawa Valley, Andrew Kenny felt deeply moved when he saw the devastation left by the spring floods.

Security Awareness Tips: Travel Tips that could save your life
1. Unsolicited car service: Never accept transportation from a person who first approaches you at the airport, grabs your bags and says they have a car waiting.

Petawawa CWL News
The CWL June Dinner at Our Lady of Sorrows church was Monday, June 3. The Turkey Dinner was served by a local caterer and was very much enjoyed by all the members and guests attending.

Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival August 9-11
The Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival is back again, attracting paddlers of all stripes to the shores of Petawawa and Pembroke.

Hundreds of students compete at RCEIAA Championships
Runners competing at the Upper Ottawa Valley Renfrew County Elementary Interscholastic Athletic Association (RCEIAA) Elementary Track and Field Championships met at the Valour School track June 4.

VIP support for annual Tim Hortons Camp Day
The Command Teams for 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) and 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER) pose with staff from the Garrison Petawawa Tim Hortons, where they participated in the annual Tim Hortons Camp Day June 5 by serving patrons.

It’s finally summer and we have the great hot sunny temperatures that we deserve to play in the sun. There are loads of activities to take part in during the summer. The beach at the Point is beautiful and the scenery is spectacular for everyone, you can rent canoes, paddle boards and kayaks.

Petawawa Legion News
This Fridays BBQ will be ribs or hamburgers. Join us from 4:30-6 p.m. No reason to cook with the heat let us do it for you. Everyone is welcome so bring the family.

RENFREW, ON: Today Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, John Yakabuski (MPP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke) was joined by Warden Jennifer Murphy and several members of County Council along with a room filled with residents, municipal elected, staff and media for the announcement of the 22.5km expansion of Highway 17 to 4 lanes from Scheel Drive near Arnprior through to 3km west of Bruce Street near Renfrew. The ten year project will begin construction in the next 2 to 3 years, and will include four new interchanges.

July 8, 2019

6th Annual Dad’s Day in the Park
The 6th Annual Dad’s Day in the Park was an opportunity for fathers to bond with their kids and have a little fun outside.

The Hopkins Scholarship for the Arts
PETAWAWA - The Hopkins Scholarship for the Arts is an annual $1,000 bursary to provide financial support for a graduating student of Valour JK-12 School, beginning with the graduating class of 2019.

SPCA Kibble and Bids brings in more than $17,000
The annual Kibble and Bids Auction brought in $17,000 and counting, ensuring the animals at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SCPA) Renfrew County Animal Centre will be well taken care of.

Fitting into the multicultural institution of the Canadian Armed Forces
The Latin American Heritage Team was launched in 2010 to raise awareness of Latin American issues, culture, and heritage within Department of National Defence (DND), and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through presentations, and cultural activities.

17th Options Skilled Trades Career Fair
There are more options than ever before for students graduating high school. The annual Options Skilled Trades Career Fair is held each year to show teens the wide variety of lucrative careers they could choose that don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.

Phoenix Centre planning new model to reduce wait times, provide more immediate service
Across Ontario the wait time for children’s mental health services has been an issue agencies have been challenged by with wait times ranging from several months to several years. Locally, the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families has had these same struggles and has made reducing wait time a priority.

Tree planted for 20th anniversary of Relay for Life
A tree was planted in front of the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) in honour of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life.

2019 Spring SHOWCASE in Petawawa
The largest home, leisure and consumer show in the Ottawa Valley returned once again with the 2019 Spring SHOWCASE in Petawawa. Hundreds of curious visitors walked through the Petawawa Civic Centre on April 24, 25 and 26.

The Nook Creperie food truck open in Petawawa
Cracking down on a craving for crepes no longer requires a trek into Pembroke now that the Nook Creperie has set up a food truck in town.

Algonquin Arboriculture students take to the trees for annual competition
Students in the Urban Forestry-Arboriculture Program students at Algonquin College took their knowledge to new heights on April 18.

July 4, 2019

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Canadian Special Operations Regiment welcomes new Command Team
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) held a Change of Command ceremony June 27 at Garrison Petawawa welcoming Lieutenant-Colonel (LCol) Michael Laplante as its new Commanding Officer (CO).

The RCD granted Freedom of the Town of Petawawa
The Freedom of the Town is rarely offered so it was a historical moment for the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) to be given this honour in Petawawa.

What is a Groundwater Monitoring Well?
Groundwater monitoring wells are installed by Garrison Environmental Services throughout Garrison Petawawa in order to ensure DND’s compliance with federal water quality guidelines and enables a better understanding of the groundwater flow directions. Between the Garrison and the range and training area there are over two hundred groundwater monitoring wells. Annual sampling is completed by the Garrison’s environmental technician and then sent to a certified lab for analysis. Typically the sampling program is divided into a summer and fall campaign.

Try sailing this summer in Deep River
DEEP RIVER - The Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club offers a summer sailing program of instruction and fun racing for youth and adults. Daily (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM) junior sailing classes for youth aged 8 - 17 start July 8 and run each week until August 16. A supervised lunch break is available, helpful for out-of-town students. Weekend adult sailing classes consist of 12 hours of instruction in a classroom and on the water. Participants have a choice of weekends: July 13 - 14 or July 20 - 21. All classes are taught to the Sail Canada curriculum under the direction of qualified instructors, with safety boats present at all times.

Petawawa Heritage Village marks 20 year anniversary
Whether the meal was historically accurate or not mattered little to the hundreds of people who came out to the Petawawa Heritage Village breakfast.

News from the Greater Petawaw Civitan Club
Once again here I am with just bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.


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