News Archives

May 20, 2021

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Pride Flag raised at Garrison Petawawa
Garrison Petawawa is moving forward with its mandate of inclusivity, promoting the fact that there is strength in the diversity of its personnel.

Task Force PRESIDIO celebrates National Nursing Week
TORONTO -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight nurses and their crucial function in Canada. The military task force deployed to assist the province of Ontario in the fight against COVID-19 joins Canadians to celebrate National Nursing Week.

Champion’s Message for Asian Heritage Month
As we celebrate Asian Heritage Month, I’m particularly struck by this year’s theme: Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve. Each year in May, we highlight the extraordinary contributions that Canadians of Asian descent make throughout our communities. But this year in particular, it’s important for us to recognize the lived experiences of our Defence Team colleagues of Asian descent which are often marred by racism and discrimination and which require much resilience, and resolve.

Legion distributes Poppy Campaign funds
Money collected from the Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Poppy Campaign has been poured right back into the community.

Operation Cleansweep: Spring is in the air
It is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa that, in anticipation of spring, we get an early start on maintaining our residences. Our furry friends have undeniably left their mark over the winter. It is to our advantage to get an early start to mitigate unpleasant sights and smells that appear after months of sitting under the snow. It is not just a case of environmental issues, it is a courtesy to your neighbours.

Deep River Hospital Foundation launches Healthcare Heroes donation program
DEEP RIVER - The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation launched “Healthcare Heroes”, a fundraising program that allows patients an opportunity to recognize a member of the healthcare team for the care they received, or for the care of a loved one.

A Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch
RVs, Trailers and Campers: Propane and Barbecue Safety Tips
Ensure propane cylinders are upright and secure during transport.

City of Pembroke launches diversity, equity and inclusion community survey
PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke has launched a survey to better understand the experiences of BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ members of the community.

Petawawa Council updated on Accessibility Work Plan progress,
committee making strides in eliminating barriers
Councillor Theresa Sabourin outlined the Petawawa Accessibility Work Plan during the May 3 council meeting, highlighting the importance of promoting the dignity and independence of all through ease of movement.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am once again with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. We are still on lockdown as I write this newsletter so I still have to get all my information from our President.

May 11, 2021

On May 17, let's all be allies for diversity and inclusion.
Ottawa - The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHTB) is a global commemoration celebrated on May 17. "One of the highlights of this important day is the formalization of the Defence Team Pride Network (DTPN) in Canada and abroad," said Rear Admiral Luc Cassivi, DTPN National Champion.

May 6, 2021

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Understand Your Emotions, Understand Yourself
Emotions play a huge role in our lives, our actions and our relationships. Yet, most of us know surprisingly little about what they are, how we experience them and why we have them in the first place. Some psychologists might say we’re low on “emotional literacy.”

4 CDSG Command Message
GARRISON PETAWAWA - 4th Canadian Division Support Group Petawawa can confirm that a small number of positive COVID-19 cases have been identified at Garrison Petawawa.

Vote for your favourite youth reporter story
Support the next generation of writers. Vote for your favourite youth reporter story between now and May 31st and you can set one young person up with a grand prize package, including a $2,500 scholarship.

Town of Petawawa launches Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Survey
PETAWAWA – The Town of Petawawa has started the process of developing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The Town has retained WSP, a consulting firm, to assist on this exciting project.

The Winged Wheel Patch - Dispatch Rider Training
Seven Signallers of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron (2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn) received their Dispatch Rider (DR) Qualification on 12 March 2021, at Garrison Petawawa.

National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa Fire Safety Bulletin: Outdoor Fires
GARRISON PETAWAWA - There is a Garrison Policy for “No Outdoor Fires” within the Residential Housing areas of the North and South townsites. This includes all fire pits (homemade or store bought), wood, propane or natural gas fuelled, and accent (Tiki) torches.

3 RCR Warriors Supporting Operations in the Caribbean
From February to March 2021 the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) deployed an eight person section to the Operational Support Hub – Latin America and the Caribbean (OSH–LAC) in Jamaica with the task of providing camp security for essential personnel and equipment.

Connection at the heart (and name) of former Family Sponsor Program
Supporting RCAF families has never been more important than it is now, especially in light of the latest retention survey results that showed the impact of the military lifestyle on spouses and partners as a leading factor in many members’ decision to release early.

PMC COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic seeks more team members for specialized roles
PEMBROKE – The Pembroke Regional Hospital is hoping to expand its COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Team with the recruitment of additional regulated health care professionals to vaccinate, pre-load syringes and fill the onsite role of Pharmacy lead, a minimum of one eight-hour shift every two weeks.

Catholic Women’s League News
On behalf of the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League, may I wish our members and their families a very Happy Mother’s Day 2021.

Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s new SPRING LOTTO launched
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s SPRING LOTTO for Local Cancer Care launched Tuesday and tickets will be available online only at

Renfrew County’s 2022 Ontario Winter Games committee selected
PEMBROKE - When a call for volunteers was made in February, the County of Renfrew was overwhelmed by the positive response.

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