News Archives

January 30, 2020

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Major General (Ret’d) Mungo Melvin mentors 2 CMBG staff during Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE II
The former Chief Army Instructor at the Royal College of Defence Studies in the United Kingdom, and author of “Manstein: Hitler’s Greatest General” was at Garrison Petawawa recently to mentor 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) staff during Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE II.

EPC lighting upgrades receive over $200K in Hydro One incentives
Garrison Petawawa has received $202,094.47 in incentives from Hydro One for lighting retrofits, with another $150,000 coming at a later time.

February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Petawawa Hall of Fame announces Class of 2020
PETAWAWA – The Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (PSEHOF) is proud to announce the five members who will be inducted into the Class of 2020 on Saturday, June 20.

Poutine Feast: World’s Largest Touring Poutine Festival is coming to Petawawa 
Poutine Feast, the world’s largest food festival celebrating the greatest food ever invented in Canada, is coming to Petawawa along with entertainment, a midway, games for the kids and a hospitality tent at the Petawawa Civic Centre from April 30 - May 3.

News from the Petawawa Legion 
If you have not come out this year for either our Friday fish and chips from 4:30-6 p.m. or our Wednesday soup and sandwich from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. you really should check us out. Everyone is welcome so bring the family. Don’t like fish? Well we do wings and chicken strips, too.

Parents Anonymous® is celebrating National Parent Leadership Month
Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County’s Parents Anonymous program is proud to celebrate National Parent Leadership Month in February.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Now here is a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Our Bingo is going well and we are happy to say we have some new people coming out.

Petawawa’s Operation Red Nose raises $5,410 for Library, keeps 55 drivers safe
Operation Red Nose has contributed $5,410 to the Petawawa Public Library in its inaugural year.

Winter Survivors – Ruffed Grouse
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.


January 23, 2020

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Be a part of Bell Let’s Talk Day: Making every action count in the Defence Team
One in five Canadians will be affected by mental illness at some point in their lives. Yet in the workplace, people with a known mental health issue hesitate to seek help due to barriers such as self- stigma, social stigma (negative stereotypes), and discrimination. As such, Defence Team members, military and civilians alike, should be able to talk openly and seek help with openness and understanding from others.

SISIP presents Customer Excellence Awards
The Petawawa Branch of SISIP Financial saw two of its staff members receive a Customer Excellence Award. Clients who received a “WOW” moment - a moment of exceptional quality of service from an employee - were encouraged to submit their experience online.

Garrison Petawawa Women’s Hockey Team competes at 2020 Ontario Regionals
Last week the Garrison Petawawa Women’s Hockey Team went to the Ontario Region Ice Hockey Championship at CFB Borden.

FTTF CH147F Flight Engineer Maintenance course serial FE 1903
The Fleet Technical Training Flight (FTTF) of 450 Tactial Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) presented the five graduates of 2019’s third serial of the CH147F Flight Engineer Maintenance course to their Commandant and Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Coakwell, on Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Winter Survivors - Part 1
As the days of winter continue on, we humans sip our favourite hot beverages, turn up thermostats or add another log on the fire, and huddle down wishing for an early spring.

More Petawawa pets will get home safely thanks to new animal services initiative
Petawawa – Licensing dogs and cats in Petawawa just became easier, modernized, and more valuable for everyone.

Petawawa Council Briefs
Community Safety plan to be created for town and county / OPP remains on Petawawa Boulevard

County Canadian Cancer Society presents 2019 volunteer awards
Without the effort of dedicated volunteers, the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Renfrew County Community Office would be unable to provide as many programs and services as they do.

Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser for The Grind scheduled for February 22
To raise money and awareness of the realities of homelessness, the community is invited to take part in the annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fundraising walk through downtown Pembroke.

Open Junior Badminton Tournament held at Garrison Petawawa
Dec. 14 was highlighted in Petawawa by the Garrison Petawawa Open Junior Badminton Tournament held at Dundonald Hall.

Reaching fitness and nutrition goals with Phoenix Rising Fitness Center
Phoenix Rising 24/7 Access Fitness Center offers continuous access to a fully equipped cardio and weight room, as well as a separate 1,500 sq ft space for powerlifting, strongman and cross-training, and fitness classes like morning Bootcamp, lunchtime HIIT, TRX, Obstacle Course Training, yoga and spin.

Civitan Club donates $9,000 to local food banks
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club made a donation totalling $9,000 to area food banks.

New Algonquin Dean introduced at council
Doctor Keltie Jones (right) is the new Dean at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. She was officially introduced to the Town of Petawawa during council on Dec. 2.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
It’s that time once again when we need some fun in our lives to get us through the cold, snowy days of winter. Next week the club will be having a Bridge Tournament on January 20 at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available to the card players.


January 16, 2020

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Petawawa rings in 2020 with family party
Those wanting family fun before the official midnight countdown on New Year’s Eve could go to the Petawawa Civic Centre to ring in 2020.

Recruiters Wanted! Help grow and diversify our Canadian Armed Forces
Are you a passionate Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member looking for a rewarding challenge? Here’s your chance to make a real difference this year and help others through this exciting opportunity!

Christmas Service of Remembrance
Christmas is a time for joy and coming together with family and friends.

Changes to service medals announced
As part of Strong, Secure, Engaged, (SSE 7), the Government of Canada is modernizing the Canadian Armed Forces Honours and Awards system to ensure military members’ service to Canada is recognized in a more timely and appropriate manner.

Unit Environment Officer Course
On January 8, 4 CDSG Env Svcs conducted its annual two day Unit Environment Officer (UEnvO) course to the personnel that are slated to take on that role at their respective Units.

News from the Petawawa Legion
With the beginning of January, so starts our regular Wednesday soup and sandwich. Stop in between 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and enjoy a different soup and two sandwiches weekly. Also underway is the Friday Fish and Chips. Chicken strips, wings and onion rings are also on the menu. Join us from 4:30-6 p.m. and meet up with your friends again. We also do takeout. Both are open to all.

Valour Voyageurs host 15th annual Single “A” High School Hockey Tournament
On Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Silver Dart Arena, Valour JK-12 School hosted eight girl’s high school hockey teams in the 15th Annual Valour Voyageurs Single “A” High School Hockey Tournament.

Fat-tire bikes offer four season fitness
Q: For most of my military career, I have relied on cycling to stay fit. Mountain biking is my favourite activity and to do this well you need good quality trails. I have recently been posted to a location where the trails are very sandy and for half the year they are covered with snow. Do you think buying a fat-tire bike would be a wise investment?

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Now here is a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Our Bingo is going well and we are happy to say we have some new people coming.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The CWL Christmas Tea and Bazaar on Dec. 7 was very successful and we thank all those who donated, attended, volunteered and organized this special event.

Riverview Seniors Residence 37th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 for the traditional 37th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party.


January 9, 2020

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Toy and food drive provides Christmas cheer for families in need
They put out the call, and once again the community answered with an outpouring of generosity.

Giving back during the holidays: group effort raises $2,000 for Chaplain’s Hamper Fund
Brian Godin knows what it’s like to depend on the kindness of strangers.

Dear CCMS: Challenge Us!
The Conflict and Complaint Management Services (CCMS) offices continue to support the Defence community through numerous awareness briefings, education and interventions. We have experienced and knowledgeable staff ready to assist.

$5,000 for PMFRC from Doyle Salewski
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) received a $5,000 cheque from Doyle Salewski. For the past nine years, the PMFRC has been a recipient of this holiday generosity, and the money will be used to help with childcare services.

As the Snow Piles Up…..
As we all enjoy the Holiday Season, many of us have been thankful for the lack of snow (those of us in our adult years that is). The lack of the white stuff has probably not gone un-noticed by the wild critters around us either.

6th annual Free Shawarma Day at Madameek
Madameek Restaurant in Petawawa has been hosting its annual Free Shawarma Day for six consecutive years.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Happy New Year to all our members and the community who supports us in helping our Veterans.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Happy New Year to Everyone! We are into another wonderful year and it will be a busy one for the seniors who are members of the club. We have had a good holiday with lots of family and friends. It’s time to get back to fitness and wear off all of the delicious food that we ate during the fun times over Christmas.


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