January 25, 2018
Winter Complex Terrain training in Calabogie
For two weeks, about 300 members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) set up camp in Calabogie and trained for different scenarios, preparing themselves to survive in winter conditions. Click here for more.
Air Cadet Squadron welcomes new Commander
The 638 Algonquin Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron has a new commander after Captain Dan Duchene stepped down after five years in charge. Click here for more.
Meet Commissionaire Warrant Officer Gary Harrington, Housing Enforcement Officer at Garrison Petawawa
As the Housing Enforcement Officer for the past three years, Commissionaire Warrant Officer Gary Harrington is in charge of monitoring the approximately 1,600 Residential Housing Units (RHUs) occupied by military and Department of National Defence contracted personnel and their families. Click here for more.
Security Awareness Tips: Expect speedier security screenings as a CAF member
Serving CAF personnel had services sped up at major Canadian airports with the expansion of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority’s (CATSA’s) Trusted Traveller programme. Click here for more.
Nick D’s collecting $25 Loblaw gift cards for Petawawa Pantry
After hearing about the Loblaw bread price-fixing scandal, Nick DiGiacinto knew that he could turn it into something positive. Click here for more.
St. John’s Lutheran Sunday School raises $660 for The Grind
The St. John’s Lutheran Sunday School students are learning the meaning of charity by adopting The Grind Pembroke as this year’s mission recipient. Click here for more.
News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
This week is the start of Cabin Fever, so get your fun on and come out to the Seniors Club for lots of games of cards. We will have cash prizes, and refreshments. Click here for more.
January 23, 2018
A Message from the 4 CDSG Commander and Formation Sergeant Major
on Bell Let’s Talk Day
The eighth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and Formation Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner and I wanted to take this opportunity to invite all members of the Defence Team at Garrison Petawawa to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and support mental health initiatives both at home and across Canada. Click here for more.
January 18, 2018
1st SFG (A) Celebrates Annual Menton Week
The 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) celebrated its annual Menton Week Dec. 4-8 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The First Special Service Force, the predecessor to modern day Special Forces, disbanded in Menton, France Dec. 5, 1944. Click here for more.
CAF members deploy to continue mission in Latvia
OTTAWA - Following months of training and preparation, approximately 450 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members are now on their way to Latvia to provide relief for Canadian soldiers taking part in Operation REASSURANCE. Click here for more.
Military exercises on Calabogie Ski Hill
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that access to certain areas of Calabogie Ski Hill will be restricted during the live weapons firing portion of the two-week Winter Complex Terrain School course held from 14-26 January, 2018. The areas include the southwest faces of Dickson Mountain (16-17 January) and the southwest face of Mount Saint Patrick (18-19 January). Click here for more.
4 CDSG Command Team visits 42nd Field Regiment and Pembroke Armoury
The 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe, and 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner were met by Lieutenant-Colonel Gary Hardwick and Warrant Officer Dolan during their recent visit to the 42nd Field Regiment and Pembroke Armoury. Click here for more.
Fire Chief urges residents to
install smoke alarms, practice home fire escape plans
Garrison Petawawa – In the wake of a fatal fire in Oshawa, ON on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department wants to remind the public to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every storey of their home and outside all sleeping areas, and have practiced a home fire escape plan with everyone in their home. Click here for more.
There’s an airport in my back yard!
Feeding the winter birds in your back yard is a pasttime that many of us enjoy. The colourful visitors add an abundance of entertainment to the winter months for those that brave the weather to fill feeders with seed and suet, some even provide heated bird baths to a feathered group of wildlife that over-winter in an environment were all water is virtually inaccessible due to the fact, of course, that it is frozen. Click here for more.
Ringing in the New Year in Petawawa
The Town of Petawawa and its residents welcomed 2018 with open arms. Hundreds of people gathered at the Civic Centre to take part in family-friendly activities from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The free event included skating, face painting, mini sticks arena, slapshot, live music on the ice and a family dance. Click here for more.
Valour teams crowned champs at annual Valour
Voyageurs Single “A” High School Hockey Tournament
On Dec. 20 at the Silver Dart Arena and Petawawa Civic Centre, Valour JK-12 School hosted 14 high school hockey teams in the 13th Annual Valour Voyageurs Single “A” High School Hockey Tournament. Click here for more.
Riverview Seniors Residence 35th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Monday December 11th 2017 for the traditional 35th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party. Click here for more.
Students receive early Christmas
gift courtesy of TD Canada Trust
St Francis of Assisi Catholic School teachers Jody Anne McDonald, Kelly MacDaniels and Sheila Laidley’s grade one classes gathered in the school library on Dec. 18 to listen to TD Canada Trust Petawawa Branch Manager Kayla Millar read Good Morning, Canada, after which she gifted each student with a copy of the book. Click here for more.
Marriott Hotel to open in Petawawa
The Towneplace Suites by Marriott is building a new hotel in Petawawa. Located on the corner of Murphy Road and Petawawa Boulevard, the new hotel will boast 80 units, each equipped with galley-style kitchens, designed to be a comfortable place for longer stays. Click here for more.
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Hello everyone, here I am once again with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. We hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It was great having a few days off and to get some badly needed rest. Click here for more.
News from the Petawawa Legion
Cabin Fever kicks off this weekend and as part of it, we are holding a breakfast to help you start your day. Join us on Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for bacon or sausage and eggs, beans, home fries, toast, juice and tea/coffee. We do pancakes and omelettes, too. As it is being held in the main hall, people with mobility problems will not have an issue. We are accessible. Click here for more.
January 17, 2018
Swinging Swallows - Thanks for the memories
On September 30, 2017, the Swinging Swallows Square Dance Club celebrated our 30th Anniversary, and what a party! The hall at Wesley United Church was beautifully decorated, the tables situated around the perimeter of the room with wonderful white birch/candle/sunflower centre pieces placed on (club colour) blue tablecloths. Click here for more.
Petawawa Public Library holds annual Haunted House
The Petawawa Public Library’s annual haunted house was held on Oct. 28 and 29, and the entire library was ghoulishly transformed into a place of terror. Click here for more.
January 11, 2018
Christmas bounty for annual toy and food drive
Through a partnership between the 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) 30th annual Truckers’ Toy Drive, the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa and the Petawawa Pantry food bank, more than 100 local families in need had a brighter Christmas in 2017. Click here for more.
PMFRC receives $6,263 from Smile Cookies
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) was given an early Christmas present of $6,263, proceeds from the purchase of Smile Cookies sold between September 11-17 at two Tim Hortons locations at Garrison Petawawa and on Petawawa Boulevard. Click here for more.
Thrift Shop volunteer retirement
Two Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) volunteers recently retired after contributing a combined total of more than 60 years volunteering at the Garrison Thrift Shop. Click here for more.
Special guests attend 42nd Field Regiment St. Barbara’s Day dinner
On December 2, 42nd Field Regiment held an all-ranks St. Barbara’s Day dinner, attended by several members of the community. Click here for more.
Contaminant Monitoring Program
The sustainable range program was developed to ensure the health of the natural environment with the purpose to ensure the long term ability of the military to train in our ranges across Canada. Click here for more.
Me to We fundraiser helps Ontario SPCA and Salvation Army
The Grade 5 and 6 students of St. Francis of Assisi participated in Me to We, a non-for-profit social enterprise that donates half of its net profits to partner WE Charity, formerly known as Free The Children. Click here for more.
Need continues to grow for CPAN’s Operation Snowsuit
Snowsuit donations gathered from schools across Renfrew County filled Pembroke Giant Tiger’s warehouse, where they waited to be sorted and distributed to young people in need. Click here for more.
Tools For Schools helps more students in 2017
With the generous support of the community, CPAN’s Tools for School helped 731 local students in need get the tools they need to succeed this school year. Click here for more.
Sacramental Preparation Classes 2018
If you have a child in Grade 2 or above who has been baptized Catholic and would like to continue his or her Catholic formation, we are offering classes to help prepare your child to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year. Click here for more.