Nipissing First Nation

Site: Garden Village - 56 Semo Rd

Service: Recreation Department

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Description & Services
Public Comments Tribal Council: Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations (WBAFN) 
Political Territorial Organization: Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) 
Robinson Huron Treaty
Description (Service) Responsible for planning, developing and implementing all social, recreational and special events for members of the community 
  • Facilities include a gymnasium, fitness centre, 2 outdoor rinks with heated change rooms, 3 playgrounds and 2 baseball fields 
  • Works to reduce barriers for community members to lead a more active healthy lifestyle 
  • Works to secure alternative funding sources to provide recreation programs 
  • Offers activities for children during Professional Activity days at school 
  • Provides planned activities for Halloween and Easter for children 
  • Oversees the Nipissing First Nation Fitness Centre and coordinates memberships
Offers the following activities: 
  • Bowling, baseball, volleyball and lacrosse 
  • Basketball challenges 
  • Volleyball camps 
  • Hockey skills workshops 
  • Fitness programs such as family swims, swimming lessons and gym nights
Offers and supervises programs such as: 
  • Zumba 
  • Tai Chi Program 
  • Eat Smart Nutrition Program 
  • Youth Cardio nights
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Nipissing First Nation
Eligibility Members of Nipissing First Nation
  • Call for information 
  • Fitness Centre membership application available at the Finance Desk in the Band Office
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibway, available upon request
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone Recreation Office 705-753-6971 
Band Office 705-753-2050
Fax 705-753-1109
Primary Contact Brandie Fong, Recreation Program Coordinator; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 3001; Email:
Alternate Contact Ashley Couchie, Recreation Activator; Phone: 705-753-2050 ext 6971; Email:
Site Location Community is approx 37 km W of North Bay off Hwy 17 at Dutrisac Rd, Sturgeon Falls
Located In Community Garden Village
Address 56 Semo Rd
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
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Mailing Address c/o Recreation 
36 Semo Rd 
Garden Village, ON P2B 3K2
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (10) Local Government
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)