I learned on the Pet through the Petawawa River Rats. I happen to be military as well. That being said, I would say the majority of the club members are non-military. The club is going to start back up probably next Wednesday (the water’s warm enough for the non-dry top paddlers to get wet). We meet at 6pm at the Catwalk.
The sad part about being in the military and in such a great paddling area as the Ottawa Valley and specifically Petawawa is that we’re away a lot. I just got back from over a month in Wainwright, Alberta and missed all of the Spring Melt paddling!
A friend and I are heading out tomorrow to the Catwalk around 5:30ish if anyone’s interested.