Day of fun for families at Garrison Petawawa’s annual family day

From inflatables to face painting to stage entertainment, families of Garrison Petawawa are in for another year of fun and entertainment at the annual Garrison Family Day.

“I am delighted to invite everyone to the annual Garrison Family Day. Our families are the backbone of our organization. They provide the behind the scenes support which allows our military and civilian personnel to focus on the mission. This is also a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with the community of Petawawa with whom we share an incredibly close and supportive relationship” said Garrison Petawawa Commander, Colonel Louis Lapointe.

Garrison Family Day provides an opportunity for new families to the area to meet with other military families and familiarize themselves with what the base has to offer.

“Garrison Family Day has become, over the years, a must-attend summer event for our military families and our community. It is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with other members of the community, learn more about the various roles and capabilities of each unit, and celebrate our achievements. The event is open to all and is a great opportunity for our newly posted members and their families as well as those who have lived here a long time to get together and get to know one another”, said Garrison Petawawa Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner.

Other activities planned for this year include a large selection of static military displays, entertainment by the 2 CMBG Pipes and Drums, a kiddie commando course, colour run, live entertainment, and so much more.

Additionally, the Masonic Child Identification Program will be on site for anyone wanting to register their children.

Garrison Family Day will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dundonald Hall Grounds.

The event is free to attend.


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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