The Georgina Island Storytelling Project

Our stories celebrate our heritage and identity as Chippewa people. They preserve and teach our Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledge for the future generations of Georgina Island. In the tradition of oral history over generations, our youth - in their turn - will carry on this legacy to protect and share our proud history and who we are as the Chippewas of Georgina Island.

Our theme this year is

Enaad ~ Home

September 28-29th, 2019
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Summer Lacrosse Clinics

Fun for all ages!

Starting Thursday July 11 at the Rink!

Coach Chet Koneczny is returning for another fun summer of lacrosse on Georgina Island.  Coach Chet is certified NCCP Coach, 8-year National Lacrosse League Po and 5x World Championship for the Czech Republic, 3x Junior/Senior National Champion. As well, he has his Bachelor of Education with specialized honours in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

Dawson Searle, Ethan Duguay, Glenn Stevens and Thomas Big Canoe will be assisting Coach Chet as they work to complete their hours for their accredited NCCP Box Lacrosse Community Development certification!

A sports camp that kids will love!

Are you looking for a fun sports camp that kids will love? At our lacrosse camps we pride ourselves on teaching every participant specific skills tailored to their potential. All of our camps:

Most importantly, lacrosse camp stresses learning how to win and lose, how to respect teammates and coaches, and the importance of having fun.

Professional Lacrosse Coaches

Coach Chet Koneczny is returning for another fun summer of lacrosse on Georgina Island.  Coach Chet is certified NCCP Coach, 8-year National Lacrosse League Po and 5x World Championship for the Czech Republic, 3x Junior/Senior National Champion. As well, he has his Bachelor of Education with specialized honours in Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

Dawson Searle, Ethan Duguay, Glenn Stevens and Thomas Big Canoe will be assisting Coach Chet as they work to complete their hours for their accredited NCCP Box Lacrosse Community Development certification!

 

Camp Details

If you have any questions please contact Dawson Searle, Recreation Assistant at dawson.searle@outlook.com.
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NOTICE of Emerald Ash Borer Confirmation GIFN 2019

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For more information:
Contact Heather Charles
Forest Management/Species at Risk Coordinator
Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation
(705)437-1337 extension 2242
heather.charles@georginaisland.com

 

Call or Text Chris Gynan Licensed Pesticide Injection Services

Phone : 905-960-1890

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What Needs to be Done, Who is Going to Do It?

Saturday May 25, 2019
9:30am-2:15pm
Georgina Island Community Centre

You will have the opportunity to provide direct input to leadership on what technical team will help us through 2019-2020

Please see link below for more information and Meeting Agenda. For more information contact Marlene Stiles at (705)437-1337.

Event Flyer – May 25, 2019

 

 

A big thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation!

 

The Chippewas of Georgina Island would like to recognize and thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the Capital Grant we received in 2018 for the Buzzy Big Canoe Memorial Arena to add washrooms and change rooms to this facility.

Since 1999, this volunteer-run facility has been a hub for all kinds of community recreation events including ice hockey and ball hockey, summer day camp, family fun skates, basketball games and garage sales. The construction of accessible washrooms and changerooms greatly enhances this multi-purpose community facility. Public services such as washrooms encourage people to engage in activities at the arena, knowing that there is a place “to go”. The new washrooms and changerooms make the facility more family friendly. There is now a warm place for athletes to change into their equipment and children no longer have to take off snowsuits in a portable out house in the winter!

Well-maintained public washrooms and change rooms make the Buzzy Big Canoe Memorial Arena more inclusive for people of all ages.  We’d like to say another big miigwech to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support!

For membership forms please visit the Band Office
9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday

For alternate times to fill membership form please use the Contact Us Link and we can try to accomodate you!

 

For more information look under Fitness Centre in the Community Services menu of the website!

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Chief Donna Big Canoe wants Georgina Council to take an official position on the region’s Upper York Sewage Solution.

If approved, the $685-million project that would provide additional servicing for the more than 150,000 new people and jobs projected for Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury by 2031, would dump more than 40 million litres of treated wastewater per day into the Lake Simcoe Watershed.

Big Canoe referred to the “glaring issue” in a Jan. 28 letter to Mayor Margaret Quirk, which was included on the agenda for the March 6 meeting of town council….

Link to Story in Georgina Advocate

 

 

Information regarding the 2019 FNIYES National Science Camp that is being hosted by Indigenous Services Canada Ontario Region in partnership with KTEI, and area First Nations. The camp will be held July 21-28, 2019 in Peterborough, Ontario at Trent University.

10 students will be selected from the Ontario Region for the 2019 FNIYES National Science Camp.

As per the information within the application package, we are looking for students, aged 12-15, who are interested in science and technology.

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 519-751-2762 and email at maria.rabbani@canada.ca, or Bernadette Wabie at 519-751-2443 and email at bernadette.wabie@canada.ca.

Maria (May) Rabbani
Education Program Intern
Indigenous Services Canada
Ontario Region

 

Bernadette Wabie
Senior Education Officer
Indigenous Services Canada
Ontario Region

 

Posted by Rachel Big Canoe
CGIFN Economic Development

Scoot Schedule Mon-Fri

Scoot Schedule Sat-Sun

Collectiva will hold Information Sessions on the Sixties Scoop Settlement Claim Process.

The Sixties Scoop Class Action concern any registered Indian or person eligible to be registered or Inuit person who was adopted or made a permanent ward and was placed in the care of non-Indigenous foster or adoptive parents in Canada between January 1, 1951 and December 31, 1991, which resulted in the loss of cultural identity.  Eligible class members could receive compensation between $25,000 and $50,000 depending on the overall number of eligible members.