2018 Christmas Parade of Lights!

The Christmas Parade of Lights was held on Saturday November 24th. The parade left Algonquin Nursing Home at approximately 6:00 pm and ended up at Mike Rodden Arena.

First responders including the police, EMS, and firefighters participated in the parade. Businesses, organizations, and residents from Mattawa and the surrounding townships joined the parade on floats and foot. Mattawa Fire Department would like to sincerely thank all participants for their efforts. Each year, prizes are awarded for best float, $100.00 for 1st place, $75.00 for 2nd place, and $50.00 for 3rd place.

The Papineau Cameron Fire Department took 1st place with their Star Wars re-enactment.

2nd place was awarded to Gincor.

The Mattawa Rockets tied for 3rd place. Thanks to the coaching staff and parents for making the kids part of this! Thanks to Anderson Trucking that supported the Mattawa Rockets with the float!

Anderson Trucking was the other recipient of 3rd place prize.

Fun was had by all parade attendees at the arena! Many thanks to all families that came out to support the event! Free skating was enjoyed until 9:00 pm!

Refreshments were served.

Santa chatted with the kids and handed out!

We invite Mattawa and surrounding townships to make this bigger and better next year!


Many thanks to Josie Dinsmore Photography for sharing her 2018 Christmas Parade of Lights album ! Click on the Facebook icon to see all the photos!

Here are some photos from Mattawa's 2018 Christmas Parade Of Lights that was held on Saturday, November, 24, 2018, in…

Posted by Josie Dinsmore Photography on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Mattawa Fire Department visits full time RV families at Sid Turcotte Park Camping and Cottage Resort

A mid-September 2017 weekend brought a number of full time RV families from the US to Sid Turcotte Park Camping and Cottage Resort for a Canadian rally (EH!). A number of organized activities were included in the weekend for the participating families. The Mattawa Fire Department was invited to speak to the attendees at a fire safety seminar. Sparky happened to be in town and was able to visit with the kids while they inspected a few fire vehicles.

Local family supports purchase of ice rescue sled

On Friday, August 3, 2017 Glenn and Leslie Clarke, residents of Mattawa, had to say goodbye to their family member Flick. They thought their dog Flick was a little crazy, but he was a good boy, and will be missed. Several years ago Flick had suffered an ordeal in the frozen Mattawa River. Four (4) people risked their lives that night while rescuing Flick.

To show their gratitude Glenn and Leslie made a donation towards the purchase of an ice rescue sled. With the help of the family, the Mattawa Town Council, and the Mattawa Fire Department, Mattawa purchased an ice rescue sled and named it Flick.