News Archives

March 28, 2019

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CAF Transition Group improving career transition experience
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Transition Group was established last year to provide engaged, personalized and guided support to transitioning members, with special care and attention to those who are ill or injured, as well as veterans and family members.

Herman Street School students receive special visit from Garrison firefighter
National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa firefighter FR-1 Jordan Regier recently visited students at Herman Street Public School to discuss fire safety in the home, offering tips and advice such as: never re-enter the home for any reason, get out and stay out; find your parents and stay with them, dial 911; go to firefighters for help; and smoke and fire is very dangerous and can hurt you.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch: Portable Cooking Equipment Safety
1. A slow cooker is designed to be left on while you do other things, even things outside of the home. That said, there are conditions:

Garrison Petawawa Community Gardens Open for Sign Up
Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are invited to reserve a plot or two in one of the community gardens offered by Garrison Petawawa Environmental Services.

New Escape Room in Petawawa
With the clock running out, will you be able to solve the Mystery of the Philosophers Stone at Petawawa’s Tick Tock Escape Rooms?

The McEachen family Catch the Ace
On Thursday, February 21, on week 50 of the Deep River and District Hospital Foundation’s Catch the Ace lottery, the elusive Ace of Spades was finally caught by Mark McEachen—who has taken home $574,584.

Petawawa Minor Soccer ready for the 2019 season
On the heels of a successful indoor winter soccer program, the Petawawa Minor Soccer Club is gearing up for the 2019 outdoor soccer season.

Hyska’s YIG donates $500 to SPCA
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocers (YIG) joined the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) annual National Cupcake Day fundraising campaign, selling packages of cupcakes with part of the proceeds donated to the Renfrew County Animal Centre. Held Feb 9 and 10, customers purchased 250 packets for a total of $500.

Petawawa Archery Club hosts 3D Indoor Archery Tournament
On March 17, the Petawawa Archery Club held its third 3D Indoor Archery Tournament of the year in Dundonald Hall at Garrison Petawawa. Nearly 70 boys, girls, men and women from the young age of 9 to over 70 years old spent a great day of exciting competition in various Ontario Archery Association divisions.

Petawawa Legion News
Coming up on Sunday, March 31 the Ladies Auxiliary is holding a full roast beef or chicken dinner which includes your salad, dessert and tea/coffee. Dinner is served from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for under 10. Everyone is welcome so bring the family.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Womens League held their March Meeting which began with the League Prayer led by Eva Brushett.

March 21, 2019

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Exploring career options at Specialized Occupation Fair
A two-day Specialized Occupation Fair was recently held at Garrison Petawawa to increase awareness and streamline the process for members interested in learning about specialty occupations in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Pop Up Art Renfrew County venues include Grn Petawawa’s Dundonald Hall
Pop Up Art will pop up at six venues this summer, including private businesses and public facilities. The venues were selected based on specific criteria which included geographical location, high foot traffic, space allowance and accessibility. Prefence was given to locations where people tend to linger or wait and which serve a broad cross-section of the community. Organizers also considered the element of surprise—many locations are not your typical art gallery location.

On Friday, March 8th, 2019, four members from 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) graduated from the Fleet Technical Training Flight’s (FTTF) first Chinook CH147F Avionics Systems Type Course of the year. 

Canada extends its military training mission in Ukraine
OTTAWA - Canada is a leader in the international community’s support for the people of Ukraine.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch
There are several parts of the country that are currently rolling up their sleeves and shoveling their driveways. When snow falls in such large quantities we begin to worry about the safety and comfort of our homes. We rely on them to protect us from harsh weather conditions, and the furnace plays a key role in this protection. However, the snow can interfere with the furnace and create a hazard or at least some discomfort if you do not take the proper steps to prevent this from happening.

International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22)
International Day of Forests is held annually on the 21st of March. It highlights the importance of forests to people everywhere. Locally and globally people depend on forests for their livelihoods, medicine, fuel and food.

Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centre draw winner
André L’Ecuyer, Mortgage Agent with Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centres, was proud to present one of his clients with a $5,000 prize.

Nutrition changes are on the horizon!
Did you know that March is Nutrition Month? The Nutrition Month 2019 campaign is dedicated to helping Canadians realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together.

Ethan Allard hockey tournament proceeds hit $30,000 mark
Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart Charities received $24,000 of a whopping $30,000 raised at the 2nd Annual Ethan Allard Memorial Hockey Tournament.

2019 Polar Bear Dip more than doubles goal for local SPCA
“Heather made me do it,” admitted most people as they got ready to jump into the frigid waters for the 2019 Polar Bear Dip.

Hospital radiothon accepts donations for PRHF Cutting Edge Campaign
Receiving a barrage of phone calls in a few short hours is rarely a positive thing, unless it’s calls to the 2nd annual Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation (PRHF) Care to Connect Radiothon.

Petawawa Legion News
Coming up on Sunday, March 31 it is the monthly dinner put on by the Ladies Auxiliary. Dinner is a full roast beef or chicken breast feast. Includes salad, dessert and tea/coffee. Everyone is welcome so bring the family.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Hello Everyone! Well, we are going to see Spring sometime in the future, but who knows when that may be, as we are still getting snow. Be careful out there, as there is ice under the water and if you fall, you may injure yourself.

March 14, 2019

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CAF Transition Group briefings open to military and family members
Leaving the military can be fraught with anxiety, but the new Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Transition Group will help CAF personnel and their families navigate this new chapter in their lives.

Festival celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion
Diversity in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) brings with it a strength that allows members to distinguish themselves both on and off the battlefield.

Going nowhere: what’s your excuse for idling?
Think about the last time your vehicle sat parked for more than 60 seconds with the engine running. Perhaps you were warming up your car on a cold morning, waiting to order your lunch at the drive-thru, or picking up your kids at school. Maybe you did all three on the same day.

Anticipating a Soggy Spring
After a snowier winter, it is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa to get an early start to safeguard your residences from potential spring flooding.

Therapy dog Beaumont meets with kids at the library
Some may be put off by Beaumont’s size, but one look into his calm dark eyes lays to rest any misgivings.

Inter Unit C Division Ice Hockey Champs
The 2018-2019 Inter Unit C Division Ice Hockey Champions are the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Senior Non-Commissioned Officers (3 RCR Snr NCO) team, followed by finalists 2 Military Police.

Petawawa Skating Club’s Battle of the Blades show March 21
The Petawawa Skating Club is hosting its 2nd annual Battle of the Blades show on 21 March 2019 at the Petawawa Civic Centre from 6-8 p.m.

Petawawa Legion News
On St Paddy’s Day we hope you are making plans to spend the day with us. Starting at 1 p.m. in the main hall we have Lonesome Dreamers who will be playing for your entertainment until 6 p.m. There are drink specials on for you to enjoy as well. Everyone is welcome to attend. Age of majority.

Here we are into the month of March and it won’t be long before spring will be here and we’ll have to get all the yards cleaned up. So enjoy the snow while you can, ha, ha!

March 7, 2019

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Stags win gold at Ontario Region Basketball Championships
The Garrison Petawawa Stags took home the gold at the 2019 Ontario Region Basketball Championships held from February 22 to 25 at 8 Wing Trenton.

Dear CCMS: Raising the issue
Q: I’m constantly being interrupted by the same person at our meetings. I’m not sure what my colleague has against me, but it’s causing me to feel like I’m not contributing anything of value. What can I do?

Cadet Corner
Cadets from 2642 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps actively brave the cold winter elements to experience outdoor training and develop their winter survival skills during their Winter FTX in Garrison Petawawa this February. From snow trekking to fire building, these are essential components Cadets must accomplish to achieve their star levels at the end of the Army Cadet season.

2019 Coldest Night of the Year raises $35K to help combat homelessness in Renfrew County
Homelessness in Renfrew County isn’t as obvious or visible as it often is in larger urban centres - it’s not necessarily people living and sleeping on the streets.

Forget Plastic Bottled Water - Think Reusable
There are many benefits to choosing a reusable bottle over plastic bottled water. Many people do not realize that bottled water is not any healthier or cleaner than tap water.

Anticipating a Soggy Spring
After a snowier winter, it is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa to get an early start to safeguard your residences from potential spring flooding.

Hockey teams supported by Sunsign Graphics
Renfrew County is a very giving community and some of its residents are exceedingly generous. Sunsign Graphics owner Robin Sjaarda has sponsored a men’s and a women’s hockey team, allowing them to have as much time as possible on the ice.

2nd Ethan Allard Memorial Tourney raises $24,000
Generosity and kindness are what marked Ethan Allard’s life - that and hockey.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The club is active these days with everyone trying to beat the winter blues and keeping a stiff upper lip with all of the snow that we got last week. The Friendship Dinner on Thursday evening was well attended by both young and old, the next dinner will take place on March 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This is a free meal and it is home cooked by the seniors in the community.

News from the Petawawa Legion
With St Paddy’s Day coming up soon we hope you are making plans to spend the day with us. Starting at 1 p.m. in the main hall, Lonesome Dreamers will be playing for your entertainment until 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Age of majority.


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