November 28, 2019
Algonquin College to screen award
winning film The Fruit Machine Dec. 5
During the Cold War years and up to the mid-90s, thousands of LGBTQ Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and members of the civil services had their careers and personal lives affected by unfair federal policies due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression during the LGBTQ Purge.
2 Service Battalion Exercise Skilled Sustainer
Over two weeks (28 Oct – 5 Oct 19), 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) deployed forces within Garrison Petawawa’s range training area and the municipality of Renfrew as part of Exercise SKILLED SUSTAINER. The intent of this training was to validate 2 Svc Bn’s operational readiness as it moves to a period of high readiness next year. 2 Svc Bn deploys with the capability of sustaining a much larger force of thousands of soldiers contained within a Brigade. A fully equipped Service Battalion repairs vehicles, transports food, fuel, ammo and supplies needed by a frontline fighting force.
Fire Safety Tips from 4 CDSB Garrison Fire Department for the Christmas Season
To ensure a Merry Christmas and a fire safe Holiday Season the staff of the Garrison Fire Department are suggesting the following fire safety guidelines:
A day in the life of Garrison Petawawa’s Environmental Technician Part 1
When it comes to field work of any type it is of the uttermost importance to be prepared. Throughout the winter months the past seasons groundwater and surface water data is organized and analyzed by the Environmental Team for exceedances of applicable guidelines and multi-year trends. The previous year’s training activities are also considered and together this information is the foundation that is used to determine what sampling is required, and what changes to the program should be implemented, to best capture any areas of real or potential concern.
Out of the Silence: veteran art show at Studio Dreamshare until Nov. 30
Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have come “Out of the Silence” to share their journey through art.
Get home safe this season with Operation Red Nose
The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is endorsing Operation Red Nose to help ensure everyone gets home safe this holiday season. As always, the OPP are encouraging people not to drive intoxicated and ask that people who do imbibe to either use a taxi, call a friend, walk home or call Operation Red Nose.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
‘Tis the season for joy and good will toward everyone. There are tons of activities going on in the community and of course the seniors are very involved in all of them. Be sure and take in all of the Christmas teas and craft shows in the area.
News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, Dec. 1 is a roast beef or chicken Swiss dinner put on by the Ladies Auxiliary. Join them in the main hall from 4:30-6 p.m. for a full meal that includes salad and dessert which is going to be the much asked about bread pudding or pie. Open to everyone so bring your friends and family. Check out the Facebook page for pricing.
November 21, 2019
RCD Parade for 119th Anniversary of the Battle of Leliefontein
The Battle of Leliefontein forever marked the history of The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD), and the unit’s 119th anniversary celebration continued to serve as a homecoming for members.
Grade 9 students spend Take Our Kids to Work Day at Garrison Petawawa
Showing off their trade to the younger generation was a perk for those working at Garrison Petawawa during the annual Take Our Kids to Work Day.
Energy Performance Contract highlighted at
Annual Commander’s Business Luncheon
During his overview of the many infrastructure projects underway at Garrison Petawawa, Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe overviewed the $24.8M Energy Performance Contract project currently being implemented by Johnson Controls.
Meet the Team - Michael Bradbury
As an officer of the court and court order administrator, we provide clients with tools and resources, which we hope will assist the client in the successful completion of various court ordered tasks. Resources may include internal programming or external referrals for counselling on a variety of topics re; mental health, addictions, and domestic violence. When conditions of the court order are not being adhered to, it is my responsibility to report back to the court, which may come in the form of a breach charge.
Boot drive for Muscular Dystrophy
Muscular Dystrophy affects more than 50,000 Canadians. Colby Audette is a 17-year-old with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy, which is incurable and will continue to progress.
Petawawa Catholic Women’s League news
Petawawa CWL held a Memorial Service for their CWL deceased members at the November general meeting. Names of all the deceased League Members from 1938 to present were honoured and special prayers followed.
Petawawa Legion News
Looking to have some fun this Friday night, November 22? Come on out to the branch and play in our Pong tournament. It is individual play so no partner needed this time. Just come to the downstairs lounge for 7 p.m. to register and things will start shortly after. It is free to sign up and everyone is welcome.
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
This year I could not attend a Remembrance Day service as it was just too cold and I was not feeling up to it. I did take time to stop and pay my respects to our fallen service women and men, to say thank you for all you gave up for me and my family so we can live in peace. They are not forgotten.
November 14, 2019
Grn Petawawa hosts local businesses for annual luncheon
With Garrison Petawawa’s ongoing growth and busy operational tempo, Garrison Commander Colonel (Col) Louis Lapointe has made it a point to meet with the business community to share upcoming changes.
Legion pays tribute to Veterans, the fallen at annual Dinner of Remembrance
The sacrifices of those who gave everything in the pursuit of freedom were honoured during the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Dinner of Remembrance Nov. 9.
FVAT offers resources to build healthy families
The Garrison Petawawa Family Violence Advisory Team (FVAT) is broadening their focus to include building healthy relationships in addition to intervening when violence occurs.
CAF training in Davidson, Cobden and Beachburg
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be conducting routine training in the vicinity of Davidson, Que., Cobden and Beachburg, Ont., Nov. 13-20. The training will involve CH-146 Griffon helicopters.
Storage tanks….what are they?
Everyone has seen them, a piece of infrastructure that fades into the background of our day-to-day lives. They are found at gas stations, office buildings, workplaces and even people’s homes.
Discovering Downtown Pembroke
Downtown Pembroke is undergoing a revitalization like never before. New shops, restaurants and services are now calling it home, bringing in big city selection but with small-town customer service. Yet Downtown Pembroke isn’t just a shopping destination but a shopping experience, allowing you to discover something new and unique that cannot be found by shopping online.
2019 Ontario Region Combative Grappling Championship - 16 Nov. at Grn Petawawa
Spectators are encouraged to head to Dundonald Hall to take in the action at the 2nd Annual Ontario Region Combative Grappling Championship.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
We have a shopping trip planned for Wednesday and the bus will be leaving the Club at 9 a.m.; this is a full bus and we should have a fun day in the big City of Ottawa.
November 7, 2019
Algonquin Trail project links to Garrison
Petawawa Fitness Trail
A stretch of the Algonquin Trail in Petawawa has been twinned, allowing two distinct parallel paths for separate motorized and non-motorized users.
$273,256 contribution to Garrison Fund
Garrison Petawawa Non-Public Property (NPP) Fund receives funding from the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) based on profits through CANEX and SISIP Financial. As a retail and grocery store, CANEX focuses on serving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their families while SISIP Financial provides programs and services to help with financial wellness. Garrison Petawawa’s share for fiscal year 2019/2020 was $273,256. The cheque presentation was held on Oct. 30 at the CANEX SuperMart.
Veterans’ Week Message from the Garrison Petawawa Commander and Garrison Chief Warrant Officer
During Veterans’ Week, from November 5-11, the soldiers and civilians at Garrison Petawawa will honour those who have served Canada, past and present, in times of war, military conflict and peace.
Sacrifice and Legacy: Two Amputees Share a Special Bond
Sean Borle, 24, recalls meeting Second World War veteran Lloyd Brown, 96, for the first time six years ago at a Remembrance Day ceremony. “We had this magical moment where I reached out my right hand and he put out his left, to shake hands,” he says.
Veteran Family Program helps military members,
veterans and their families transition to post-service life
Medically releasing from the military into the civilian world can be complex and fraught with challenges.
Winter Survival Series: Frogs and Toads
Ever wonder how a tiny frog is able to survive the harsh winters they must endure year after year in this part of the world? There are different ways that frogs survive sub-zero temperatures and the method they use is usually related to the habitat the frog uses.
2019 National Silver Cross Mother – Mrs. Reine Samson Dawe
The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first authorized on December 1, 1919 as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, aviators and soldiers who died for their country during the war.
Honour and Remember: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Petawawa and Pembroke
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Our Remembrance Day service will start with the parade leaving from Mulvihill’s across from the Post Office, stepping off at approx 10:35 a.m. and proceeding to the Legion Cenotaph. We invite all the community to join us in honouring all our Veterans who have served, especially those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
If you have been at the Bingo the past two weeks you know that we now have a 50/50 draw. This is to help raise the rest of the money for the wheelchair swing that will be placed at Civitan Park. We still need to raise about $10,000, so I, along with the help from other members of Civitan, will be holding bake sales and raffles and we are asking for donations so we can get this swing set up so those who are in a wheelchair can enjoy some time at the park with the rest of the family.