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    Bryce McKee, 7, may have gotten to the finish line with in good time, but actually crossing it was a challenge. As part of the Colour Run, a pile of sparkly bubbles was added near the end. It acted as a distraction for most of the younger runners, who preferred to spend their time inside playing then they did running. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Colour Run is in its third year and participants could chose between a 2 km and a 5 km course. This year a surprise was added in the form of bubbles right before the finish line. Skye Crouzat and Rachel Williams apprehensively traverse the wall of foam.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Saxton Tucker, 8, enjoys a piece of cake. As the first one in line, he was given the biggest one. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    An official cake cutting was held for Family Day. From left, are CANEX General Manager Gerald Doner, 4th Canadian Division Support Base Petawawa Operations Services (4 CDSB Ops Svcs) Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Lindsay Parsons, Cook Master Corporal Julian Dafonseca, 4 CDSB Ops Svcs Commander Lieutenant Colonel Joe Hartson and Senior Manager PSP Nathan Lane. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    With so many military vehicles and equipment on display, Andrew Nichols, 7, quickly made his way to the roof of an armoured humvee and experimented with the mounted .50 cal. gun. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Malec and Maverick Parent-Tremblay dine on hot dogs and cupcakes. PSP staff and CANEX provided some yummy treats for festival-goers. (Below) Saxton Tucker, 8, enjoys a piece of cake. As the first one in line, he was given the biggest one. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Brayden Marshall, 11, wears a gilly suit as he peers through the C-14 MRSW 338 timberwolf. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Under the watchful gaze of her mother and 1 Canadian Field Hospital personnel, Lyra Hughes, 2, performs very careful surgery. As well as teaching visitors how to heal any boo-boos, members gave out bears to the children who came to visit their surgical tent. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    When a soldier is training out on uneven terrain and gets injured, a Light Support Vehicle Wheeled (LSVW) Field Ambulance comes to the rescue. Brooklyn Beaudry, 5, got to explore the insides. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    CAF members were happy to show off some of the tools of their trade. Bombadier Peter Connelly explains the inner workings of the Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar.(Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Lochlan MacNeil, 6, looks through a spotting scope, trying to spot his brother. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Vera Patriquin, 1 ½, hides in the PMFRC’s sensory tent. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Luckily the power was turned off to the firetruck’s aerial ladder or Spencer Clemens, 6, might have accidently found himself 100 feet above the ground. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The Colour Run is in its third year and participants could chose between a 2 km and a 5 km course. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Rockabilly Joe brought his circus act to the stage, amusing the small crowd that gathered by trying to catch his hat with his head. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Megann, Kevin, Hudson and Mason Tudor may not have the fastest racing speed, but they nonetheless had a blast at the Colour Run, and spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the various booths and activities. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Sam Ha, 6, enjoys a tasty orange flavoured snowcone. All the refreshments were provided free of charge, so he could enjoy it to his heart’s content. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 






Grn Petawawa Family Day and 3rd Annual Colour Run

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Thursday September 20, 2018


Garrison Petawawa Family Day was held once more on Sept. 8 on the fields of Dundonald Hall. Different activities have been added over the years, most recently the Colour Run, which saw 600 people run or walk two or five kms around the Garrison while being pelted by clouds of paint. Other family-friendly activities included static and interactive military displays, games, live entertainment, free refreshments, a kiddie commando course, the MasoniChIP Child Identification Program, a petting zoo, bouncy castles, face painting as well as information booths. Throwing such a massive event required an army of volunteers and staff including the Department of National Defence employees, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) representatives as well as other local organizations and groups to make it a success.