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February 27, 2020

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Garrison Petawawa Officers Hockey Tournament raises funds for food bank
The St. Joseph’s Food Bank was the recipient of Garrison Petawawa’s generosity, receiving a $1,065 donation.

Family fun heats up at annual cool winter festival
Hundreds of families attended the 2020 Winter Family Festival on Feb. 17. The beloved family festival is free to attend, and it is always an anticipated day. The Dundonald Hall grounds were transformed into a winter wonderland with snowshoeing, snow hills, winter games, a kiddie commando course, live entertainment, free meal and a bonfire complete with marshmallows to toast. All of which ended with a fireworks display at dusk.

Fire Team K-9’s service dogs put to the test at Grn Petawawa fire hall
Service dogs must be ready for anything life may throw their way in order to keep their human safe.

February is Black History Month - The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was a secret network of abolitionists (people who wanted to abolish slavery). They helped African Americans escape from enslavement in the American South to free Northern states or to Canada. The Underground Railroad was the largest anti-slavery freedom movement in North America. It brought between 30,000 and 40,000 fugitives to British North America (now Canada).

The Petawawa Post welcomes Valour Co-op student Nick McKay
Hi there! I am Nick McKay, and I am currently a part of the Petawawa Post through my co-op partnership at Valour JK-12 School.

Petawawa Predators compete at Eastern Ontario Regional Swimming Championships
The Petawawa Predators recently sent five athletes to the 2020 Eastern Ontario Regional Swimming Championships, held in Nepean between January 31 – February 2. Over twenty clubs from as far away as Kingston, Belleville and Hawkesbury participated in this championship-level meet.

New book part of veteran’s healing journey
As a Physician Assistant, retired Petty Officer (PO) Derrick Nearing has seen the brutality of war and its devastating aftermath.

St. Patrick’s Day Dance will raise funds for Petawawa Pantry
Put on your greenest outfit and join the fun at the Petawawa St. Patrick’s Day Dance.

News from the Petawawa Legion
If you have not picked up your tickets for Eddy and the Stingrays playing in the hall on Saturday, February 29, you still can. Tickets can be picked up at the bar during regular hours. This is open to all age of majority.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Oh where, oh where did February go? Spring will soon be here. The next big event will be St. Patrick’s Day. For all you snowmobilers, enjoy what we have left of winter and please, drive carefully.


February 20, 2020

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Ex UNIFIED RESOLVE hones warfighting skills on the Road to High Readiness
Canadian Armed Forces members from Petawawa, Kingston and Valcartier refined their skills through Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2020 (Ex UR 20).

Grn Petawawa Men’s Hockey Team takes top spot in Ontario Region
Congratulations to the Garrison Petawawa Men’s Hockey Team for their first place finish at the annual Canadian Armed Forces Ontario Region Men’s Hockey Championships held from January 20-24 at 8 WING/CFB Trenton.

February is Black History Month - Viola Desmond
In mid-20th century Canada, Viola Desmond brought nationwide attention to the African Nova Scotian community’s struggle for equal rights.

$50,000 RBC donation for Phoenix Centre E-Walk-in clinic
The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families understands there are many barriers for families struggling with mental illness, with distance and lack of transportation being the most daunting challenges.

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. To ensure that health care organizations meet the needs of their stakeholders, they need guidance and direction from the communities they serve. The guidance and direction provided by volunteer boards is an integral part of a properly functioning healthcare system. Boards provide oversight to support management in discharging their accountabilities as well as assist in establishing strategic goals which help the organization uphold its mission, vision and values.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, February 23 will be a roast beef or chicken Swiss dinner at the branch from 4:30-6 p.m. Dinner will include salad, full meal and dessert. Price is reduced for children under 10. We are pleased to have the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre joining us with delicious cupcakes as part of National Cupcake Day happening on the 24th. Come out and enjoy a great meal and maybe pick up some cupcakes to support our local SPCA. Everyone is welcome and our hall is fully accessible.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Come out to the Seniors Fair on Thursday, March 5. This will be a good time to meet some valuable people that provide health care to seniors and that can answer your questions about services in our area. Here is a list of some of the health care providers that will be attending the fair for your information: Pembroke Regional Hospital, Renfrew County Diabetes Education Program, Older Adults Centres Association, Mobile Geriatric Day Hospital, Ontario Energy Board, The Dementia Society, Bayshore Health Care, Riverview Heights Retirement Residence, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Philips Life Line, Petawawa Centennial Community Family Health Care Centre and many more.

The ‘Battle Buddy’ challenge is on
A military veteran has created a collectable coin for the ill and injured to let them know they are not alone.

Foundation Annual Grant Application Process Now Open
February 10, 2020 – The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (“Foundation”) is now launching their regular granting process. Eligible registered charitable applicants are invited to submit letters of intent by February 29, 2020, with full applications due by March 14, 2020.

The baking timer is set and counting down to National Cupcake Day
Pembroke, ON (February 21, 2020) – Cupcakes! Puppies! Kittens! Monday, Feb. 24 is National Cupcake Day™ – the sweetest day of the year and the most delicious way to help animals in need across Canada.


February 13, 2020

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Spend a special Family Day at Winter Family Festival Feb. 17
The annual Winter Family Festival is a great way for families to celebrate the season.

Garrison Petawawa’s Old Timers’ Hockey Team wins CAF Ontario
Region Championships

Congratulations to the Garrison Petawawa Stags Old Timers’ Hockey Team for their first place finish at the Canadian Armed Forces Ontario Region Oldtimers Hockey Championships held from 2-6 February 2020 at CFB Borden.

Annual Glenn Tabbert Hockey Tournament supports Stacey
Tabbert Bursary Fund

National Defence Fire Service (NDFS) Garrison Petawawa firefighter Glenn “Tabby” Tabbert wasn’t just an avid hockey player; he was a proud, hardworking man with a heart of gold, loved by all who met him
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February is Black History Month
The No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) — also known as the Black Battalion — was authorized on 5 July 1916, during the First World War. It was a segregated non-combatant unit, the first and only all-Black battalion in Canadian military history.

Tech savvy veterans get with ‘the program’
Information technology executive Patrick Shaw says he has a solution for his industry’s workforce shortfall: teach and then hire more Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) veterans.

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.

Town of Petawawa council passes 2020 budget
Residents of Petawawa will see a tax increase of about $17.22 per $100,000 in assessment.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Tickets are now on sale for Eddie and the Stingrays being held at the branch main hall on Saturday, February 29. This age of majority event is open to all so get your friends together and have a great night. You can pick up your tickets at the downstairs bar during regular hours.

Tournament raises thousands for local healthcare
The Black Bears Charity Hockey Tournament managed to beat previous fundraising records, collecting $50,039.20 over the three-day event.

Accessible vehicle ready for Petawawa residents
Petawawa’s new accessible vehicle means freedom for those who need help getting around town.

News from the Petawawa CWL
On Monday, February 3, the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for their monthly meeting. President Julie Mallory led us in the League Prayer. Following the Prayer a number of issues were presented and discussed.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
So here I am with a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Our Bingo is held every Sunday night and is doing well, we welcome all new players and we want to make everyone feel at home and comfortable. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the regular games start at 7 p.m. The early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. The only thing is you must be at least 18 to play. So come on out and have a good time at the Petawawa Greater Petawawa Civitan Bingo.


February 6, 2020

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Bell Let’s Talk Day at Grn Petawawa: Making every action count
Garrison Petawawa had a part in reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness during the Bell Let’s Talk campaign.

Petawawa Stags win Ontario Region Curling Championships
Congratulations to the Garrison Petawawa Stags Curling Team for their first place finish at the Canadian Armed Forces Ontario Region Curling Championships held from 26 - 29 January 2020 at CFB Kingston.

Dear CCMS: Conflict Coaching for Assertiveness
Dear CCMS Practitioner: I regularly receive feedback that I am aggressive, rude and abrupt. I am trying to get my point across, but it seems to be lost in my delivery. Can you help me?

February is Black History Month
William Neilson Edward Hall was born in Horton’s Bluff, Nova Scotia, on April 28, 1827, the son of free Black slaves, rescued from slavery by a British frigate during the War of 1812. Hall attended the local school, then worked in the shipyards of Hantsport for several years, involved in the construction of wooden ships for the merchant marine. Before he was even eighteen years old, he had already been to some of the most important ports in the world, having joined the crew of a trading vessel.

New Machine Guns for Canadian Armed Forces
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada’s commitment to equipping the members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) continues, with the purchase of 3,626 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced last week.

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.

Town considering new accommodation tax
Petawawa is looking into implementing a Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).

First Moon, First People Indigenous Culture Celebration at Algonquin College
Aimee Bailey of the Circle of the Turtle Lodge has seen the efforts of younger generations to understand and partake in aboriginal teachings.

10 Tips to Safely Travelling the New Year’s Road to Fitness
1. Make the time! Many of us live busy lives and trying to “find” the time to exercise doesn’t work. Try scheduling exercise into your day, just as you would all your other commitments. Select a time of day when you are the least likely to be interrupted - for many people this is first thing in the morning.

Taking the chill out of winter with Petawawa’s Cabin Fever 2020
Once more Petawawa held its traditional winter festival, Cabin Fever. Rom Jan. 18 - 26, the Civic Centre and various nearby areas offered activities every day to please all tastes, embracing the spirit of the season and mixing outdoor fun with indoor winter activities. The arena was open for a variety of ice-based activities such as curling, skating, bumper car soccer on ice, and storytime on ice.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Join us this Sunday, Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for a full breakfast. Bring the family, meet up with your friends or just come yourself. Everyone is welcome.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Another morning of fitness with Junko Hammond at the seniors club. This program is excellent for us folks who want to keep fit and keep those old joints working as long as possible, so we can do all the fun activities in the community. Junko will be adding an additional session beginning on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. We will have a fitness session every day from Monday to Friday. Deborah Svoboda keeps us limber on Monday and Wednesdays with low impact aerobics. Junko has her sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


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