News Archives

January 27, 2022

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Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre launches Military Life podcast
Military family life doesn’t come with a handbook, and challenges abound, but hearing about the experience of others can help things go smoother.

Preparing for NOREX 22 at Garrison Petawawa
The 4th Canadian Division Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG), led by the Grey and Simcoe Foresters, conducted Light Over Snow Vehicle (LOSV) training in preparation for NOREX 22 at Garrison Petawawa from January 12-16, 2022.

February is Black History Month
Black people and their communities have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator and interpreter, whose presence in Canada dates back to the early 1600s.

CNL donates $180K to 29 charities, organizations
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), through its parent company Canadian National Energy Alliance (CNEA), donated $180,000 to 29 organizations and charities throughout Ontario.

Municipalities join forces for Festival Hall seat replacement campaign
As the largest theatre in the Ottawa Valley, Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts is a beloved facility for those looking to enjoy culture, entertainment and the arts. It is well used and has seen some world-class performers on its stage.

Festival of Trees raises $57,007 for CPAN
The 2021 Festival of Trees’ Sip and Savour Soirée, in support of the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN), was a tremendous success and brought in $57,007.

“One Good Reason” Feb. 4 at Festival Hall in support of the Robbie Dean Centre
Great Big Sea co-founder Séan McCann spent 20 years hiding a deep secret: alcoholism stemming from sexual abuse during his teenage years.

Community support needed to bring Syrian refugee family to Petawawa
Qusai Jokhadar was only 15-years-old when he went to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan in 2012, fleeing the horror his home country of Syria had become.

Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s Auto Lotto for Healthcare winner
The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s 2021 Auto Lotto for Healthcare ended with Irene Coulombe as the grand prize winner.

Ontario Winter Games postponed until 2023
The 2022 Ontario Winter Games to be hosted by the County of Renfrew has been postponed.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Our Bingo has been on hold, but we are hoping that we will be open once again soon. I hope that I will have more information for you soon, too. When our Bingo starts up again, Covid protocols will be in place and you must show proof you had your vaccinations. Our Bingo is held at the Petawawa Civic Centre, doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird games start at 6:30 and regular games start at 7 p.m. Please call 613-687-8464 or 613-687-4503 for more bingo information. We will also have information about the Petawawa Civitan Bingo on Facebook.

County of Renfrew’s Economic Development Division wants input from local businesses
COUNTY OF RENFREW: The County of Renfrew Economic Development Division is conducting a short survey of the local business community within Renfrew County.


January 13, 2022

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Community donates hundreds of toys, $4,630 to annual Truckers Toy Drive
On Dec. 13, a large truck pulled up at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa filled with donated toys.

Meet CCMS Petawawa’s newest member Kelly Rico, Conflict Management Practitioner
The CCMS Petawawa would like to introduce Ms. Kelly Rico, our new Conflict Management Practitioner (CMP) and a Restorative Practitioner (RP) for Central Region (Ontario). She joined our team in January 2021 and has found working with the CAF/DND invigorating.

PSP will offer online activities, awareness and support for Bell Let’s Talk Day Jan. 26
Bell Let’s Talk Day encourages Canadians to open up about their mental health to build a more supportive community.

Exercise UBIQUITOUS GUNNER 21
The 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) conducted Exercise UBIQUITOUS GUNNER 21 (Ex UG 21) which took place between 8 and 12 August 2021.

2022 CNOY participants will walk together for The Grind on Feb. 6
The Grind Pembroke’s mission is to help those in need, feeding and connecting people to resources that will get them off the streets and into warm, safe homes. Just last year, The Grind volunteers provided over 16,000 hot meals to the members of the community.

Draws for Paws raising funds virtually for local animal welfare organizations
The Draws for Paws Facebook Giveaways has raised over $166,028 for Ottawa Valley animal centres, rescues, and organizations in less than a year.

280 meals donated to Petawawa Pantry Food Bank by Cooking It Forward
Cooking It Forward teaches kids important skills in the kitchen.

Petawawa Civitan raffle winners selected
On Dec. 19, the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club raffled off two holiday dinner baskets during the weekly Bingo game. One basket contained a ham and the other a turkey, and each contained dessert and $100 to purchase the rest of a festive meal.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Hi everyone! Well here we are starting a new year and I am once again here with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.


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