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Organizers of the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival (from left): City of Pembroke recreation programmer Elijah McKeown, Town of Petawawa parks and recreation manager Kelly Williams, City of Pembroke economic development officer Heather McConnell, Town of Petawawa recreation coordinator Colin Coyle, Town of Petawawa recreation programmer Shallan Dament, and Town of Petawawa economic development officer Cyndy Phillips.

River Race and Paddle Festival kicks off

PETAWAWA & PEMBROKE – The Ottawa River will heavy with traffic this weekend as over 150 paddlers will racing between Pembroke and Petawawa for the third Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival.

On August 8, Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet (left) presented local resident Carol Sollows with the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, in recognition of her 20-plus years of voluntary work in a treasurer capacity for various organizations.

Carol Sollows receives Sovereign's Medal

A local resident has received the prestigious Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers for her 20-plus years of voluntary treasurer work with organizations across Ontario and Quebec.