Bearskin Lake First Nation

Site: Band Office

Service: Recreation Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Windigo First Nations  
Political Territorial Organization: Nishnawbe-Aski Nation (NAN)  
Treaty #9
Description (Service)
  • Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for members of the community from school aged to elders 
  • Provides recreational services at the community arena dedicated as the Roger McKay Jr Memorial Arena
Operates a community youth centre and offers the following: 
  • Pool tables, ping pong tables and a foosball table 
  • Gymnasium for sports such as volleyball 
  • Computer room with 3 computers with Internet access 
  • Media equipment room for movies and games 
  • Workshops for children, youth and families (ie baking classes for girls) 
  • Use of centre for birthday parties
Coordinates and supervises a variety of programs including: 
  • Competitive sports events for hockey, soccer and broomball 
  • Floor hockey nights twice a week, coordinated by Tikinagan Prevention Program 
  • Dances 
  • Movie nights
Youth Camps 
  • Offers a youth summer camp at the log cabins on Severn Lake 
  • Provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities
Hours Arena: Mon-Sun 4 pm-10 pm 
Youth Centre: Mon-Fri 9 am-9:30 pm 
Band Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-5 pm
Areas Served Bearskin Lake First Nation
  • Members of Bearskin Lake First Nation
Youth Camp 
  • Youth from 8-12 years of age
Application Youth Camp 
  • Requires prior arrangements and registration
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Oji-Cree, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone Main 807-363-2518 
Fax 807-363-1066
Primary Contact Alexandra Beardy, Receptionist
Alternate Contact Leon Beardy, Recreation Coordinator
Site Location Community is located 400 km N of Sioux Lookout on W shores of Michikan Lake
Located In Community Bearskin Lake First Nation
Address Bearskin Lake First Nation
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Mailing Address c/o Recreation Department 
PO Box 25 
Bearskin Lake, ON P0V 1E0
Physical Access Not Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government ; (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)