News Archives

July 23, 2020

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A Letter from the new 4 CDSG Command Team to the
4 CDSG/Garrison Petawawa Defence Team and their Families
Dear Families and Members of the Defence Team,
As the new Command Team for the 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG), let us begin by saying we are happy to be here and are looking forward to the years ahead.

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Honours and Awards
450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) wishes to recognize the following members for their sacrifices, dedication and achievements within 450 THS and the Canadian Armed Forces. Several honours and awards ceremonies were held at the Squadron in June in order to recognize deserving members while respecting COVID-19 restrictions.

Canadian Armed Forces releases policy that
defines and addresses hateful conduct
OTTAWA - The Canadian Armed Forces has released a new policy framework in the form of a Defence Administrative Order and Directive (DAOD) that addresses harassment, violence and discrimination, including hateful conduct, within the institution.

A message from the Fire Prevention Branch:
Storm/Natural Disaster Safety Tips     
Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. Use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a summer storm.

‘Walk for the Wounded’ Aug. 8 will raise funds for Wounded Warriors    
A team of Canadian Armed Forces members and veterans will walk from the gates of Garrison Petawawa to Parliament Hill to raise money for Wounded Warriors Canada.

Tattoo stand raising funds for Ontario SPCA  
Kane Dempsey is thinking beyond the sidewalk lemonade stand to raise money to assist animals in need.

Parkwood Place Executive Apartments in Petawawa now available for rent  
The Parkwood Place Executive Apartments are officially available for rent. 

Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County building a caring community 
It has been a busy year for Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County (FCSRC) as they continue their work for the welfare of families.

CPAN’s ‘Growing at Home’ offers gardening kits to families 
The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network’s (CPAN) new Growing at Home initiative aims to teach kids the benefits of gardening while providing them with healthy, wholesome foods at home.

July 9, 2020

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New Command Team for 4th Canadian Division Support Group
Colonel (Col) John Vass stepped into his role as 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander, taking over from newly-promoted Brigadier-General (BGen) Louis Lapointe during a virtual Change of Command and Change of Appointment ceremony held at the Normandy Officers’ Mess.

Directive issued for mandatory mask use
Wearing a mask or face covering is now mandatory for members of the public when they enter buildings in Renfrew County.

Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre welcoming new arrivals virtually
To address the challenges that come with moving to a new community during a global pandemic, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) continues to offer its resources remotely.

Citizen Science: Project FrogWatch
Frogs are amazing creatures with the ability to breathe through their skin, imagine that!

Local online ceremonies, demonstrations mark
National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21
Things were done differently for Canada’s National Indigenous Peoples Day locally this year.

Petawawa’s Valour JK-12 School celebrates Class of 2020
High School graduations mark the end of an era for students and a global pandemic wasn’t going to stop the Valour JK-12 School’s class from having their moment - though considerably different than the normal pomp and ceremony.

Local author Luke Murphy set to release fifth novel ‘Red Zone’ this month
Shawville author Luke Murphy is getting ready to release his fifth novel. He discovered a new purpose in writing, becoming an International Bestseller after a career in hockey.

Re/Max Broker heads volunteer team providing free grocery delivery to local seniors
During the early days of COVID-19 as primal behaviours and fears rose to the surface, Fred Rogers famous quote,  “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” still rang true.

Athletes’ achievements celebrated at annual Petawawa
Predators Swim Club Awards and Recognition Ceremony
On June 24, 2020, the Petawawa Predators Swim Club held their annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony by virtual ‘Zoom’ conference.

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