Gull Bay First Nation

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek

KZA - GBFN

Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek – Gull Bay First Nation is an Ojibway Nation located on the western shores of Lake Nipigon and the surrounding territory. It is roughly a 200 km drive north from the closest urban city of Thunder Bay, Ontario and has a registered population of approximately 1,375 Citizens residing on and off reserve.

GBFN POWWOW 2022 REGISTRATION FORMS

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KZA - GBFN News & Announcements

Please check back here regularly to stay up to date with all important updates regarding KZA – GBFN 

GBFN Powwow Shuttle Service

08/08/2022

A free Shuttle Service will be available for everyone who would like to attend the Powwow. The shuttle will pick up at 9:30am at The Landmark every day, and depart from Gull Bay at 7pm From the Recreation Centre. Please follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G

Drum Making Workshop has been cancelled

08/08/2022

Unfortunately our Hand Drumming workshop that was supposed to be held today at 1pm has been cancelled. We are working on rescheduling as soon as possible.

Youth Workshop with Ron Kanutski

08/05/2022

Youth workshop with Ron Kanutski! Tuesday, August 23rd from 1 pm – 4 pm at the Recreation Centre! Register with Jennifer by calling the Health Centre at 982-2104 or by emailing goodpath@gbfn.ca

GBFN Street Naming Project

08/05/2022

As increased development in the community happens, Gull Bay First Nation is looking for members to offer suggestions for the new and exciting street name project! Why is it important to officially name our streets?

  1. Canada Post will be setting up community mailboxes for all residents living in the First Nation, and businesses operating in the First Nation. This means you will no longer have to indicate ‘general delivery’ and will be able to receive registered documents, online purchases, and parcels directly to your mailbox.
  2. Your mailbox will be locked, and keys provided for each household.
  3. You will have access to your mailbox 24/7 and do not have to be home to receive mail and parcels. You will not have to wait for the Government Office to be open to retrieve your mail.
  4. Hydro, propane, telephone, and emergency service providers such as police and ambulance will be able to locate you quickly and efficiently.
  5. Gull Bay is growing!

Please click the links below for more information!

GBFN Powwow 2022 - Casual Paid Labour

08/04/2022

We have casual paid labour for individuals who are willing to work the Powwow!
Register Today: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G
Or Email: events@gbfn.ca

We're looking for Drums for the GBFN Powwow 2022!

08/04/2022

We’re looking for Drums for the GBFN Powwow 2022! The first 8 interested Drums with a minimum of 3 members have until August 17th to register! Don’t miss out!
Register Today: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G
Or Email: events@gbfn.ca

Hand Drum Making!

08/03/2022

Join us in our Traditional Hand Drum Making Workshop! The Workshop is for 3 days: August 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1pm – 5pm at the Rec Centre!
Group sizes are limited to:
10 youth – 12 – 18 years old
10 Women – 19+ years old
Please contact Jennifer or Francine at the Health Centre for more information or to register!

Summer Digi Camp!

08/03/2022

Get amped up because Science North is coming back to KZA! Explore the endless world of coding at the one-of-a-kind workshop! Held at the Recreation Centre on August 9th, and 11th. Ages 4 – 8 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Ages 9 – 12 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Participants MUST register at the Administration Office

Community Kitchen - August 4th

08/03/2022

Community Kitchen – Recipe of the day: Sheperd’s Pie
Thursday, August 4th from 1 pm – 3pm at the Recreation Centre.
Have any questions or want to register? Contact Jennifer @
982-2104 or goodpath@gbfn.ca

Community Food Market - August 3rd

08/03/2022

The Community Food Market will be held Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022! Come on down from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm to purchase some fresh produce!

GBFN Powwow 2022 - Live Entertainment

08/03/2022

The GBFN-KZA Powwow is gearing up to be a lot of fun with great entertainment. Musical guest Don Amero and Lockyer Boys will be performing Saturday, August 27th! Don’t miss out on the music, fun, and great company!

Pre-Trades Welder Program

08/03/2022

Confederation College’s Pre-Trades training program prepares individuals for an apprenticeship opportunity. This training program is 12 weeks in duration and consists of two components:

Trades Readiness (2 weeks) which includes Academic Preparation in mathematics, communications, safety training, and employability skills.

In-School Level 1 Apprenticeship (10 weeks) Provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Construction Craft Workers are multi-skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site.

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Pre-Trades Electrical Program

08/03/2022

Confederation College’s Pre-Trades training program prepares individuals for an apprenticeship opportunity. This training program is 12 weeks in duration and consists of two components:

Trades Readiness (4 weeks) which includes Academic Preparation in mathematics, communications, safety training, and employability skills.

In-School Level 1 Apprenticeship (8 weeks) Provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Construction Craft Workers are multi-skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site.

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Pre-Trades Construction Craft Worker

08/03/2022

Confederation College’s Pre-Trades training program prepares individuals for an apprenticeship opportunity. This training program is 8 weeks in duration and consists of two components:

Trades Readiness (1 week) which includes Academic Preparation in mathematics, communications, safety training and employability skills.

In-School Level 1 (7 weeks) Provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Construction Craft Workers are multi-skilled trades people who prepare, excavate, backfill, and clean up a work site.

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Millwright Program (Level 1)

08/03/2022

Confederation College’s Pre-Trade training program prepares individuals for an apprenticeship opportunity. This training program is 12 weeks in duration and consists of two components:

(1) Trades Readiness (4 weeks) which includes Academic Preparation in mathematics, communications and employability skills, and Trades Preparation

(2) In-School Level 1 Apprenticeship (8 weeks) provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Pre-Trades Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Program

08/03/2022

This 12-week Pre-Trade program prepares individuals for an apprenticeship opportunity and consists of two components:

(1) Trades Readiness (4 weeks) which includes Academic Preparation in mathematics, communications and employability skills, and Trades Preparation

(2) In-School Level 1 Apprenticeship (8 weeks) provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. 

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Surface Diamond Driller

08/03/2022

Confederation College’s Surface Diamond Driller training program prepares individuals for a workplace opportunity. This training program is 5 weeks in duration and prepares the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development.

Please see the attached poster for more information!

Underground Diamond Driller

08/03/2022

This 4-week program prepares individuals for a workplace opportunity. It provides the learners with the foundational skills and knowledge to begin their career in the skilled trades which adheres to performance standards for training competencies and guidelines of the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

Please see the attached poster for more information!

KZA-GBFN Powwow - Be a Vendor

08/02/2022

Get ready for the Powwow 2022 Celebrations this August 26th-28th! Interested in showcasing your Art or Crafts? Want to sell food? Sign up to be a Vendor today! To register, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G

KZA-GBFN Powwow - Volunteers Needed

08/02/2022

Do you want to get involved and give back to the Community? Sign up to volunteer today! Every volunteer will receive a gift card for every 3 hours volunteered! Follow this link and register today: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G

KZA-GBFN Powwow Shuttle Service

07/29/2022

A free Shuttle Service will be available for everyone who would like to attend the Powwow. The shuttle will pick-up and drop-off at The Landmark every day. The pick-up and drop-off times are to be determined. Please follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G

KZA-GBFN Powwow 2022

07/29/2022

KZA-GBFN Powwow 2022 – Every Child Matters: Reflect, Honour & Celebrate will be held August 26th – 28th. Please note that some changes have been made to the poster. To get complete details, please see the attached poster. For more information call 807-623-7807 or email events@gbfn.ca. To register for Shuttle Services, Volunteering, or to become a Vendor please follow this link: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G

Summer Digi Camp!

07/29/2022

Get amped up because Science North is coming back to KZA! Explore the endless world of coding at the one-of-a-kind workshop! Held at the Recreation Centre on August 9th, and 11th. Ages 4 – 8 10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Ages 9 – 12 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Participants MUST register at the Administration Office

GBFN-KZA Street Fair!

07/29/2022

Our KZA Street Fair was a huge success.
We would like to thank everyone who attended. Special thanks to Chief Wilfred King, police officer Roland King, OPP, the maintenance crew, volunteers, vendors, & all KZA staff for all their hard work.

Hand Drum Making!

07/27/2022

Join us in our Traditional Hand Drum Making Workshop with Rheal Twance! The Workshop is for 3 days: August 8th, 15th, and 22nd from 1pm – 5pm at the Rec Centre!
Group sizes are limited to:
10 youth – 12 – 18 years old
10 Women – 19+ years old
Please contact Jennifer or Francine at the Health Centre for more information or to register!

We're looking for Drums for the GBFN Powwow 2022!

07/25/2022

We’re looking for Drums for the GBFN Powwow 2022! The first 8 interested Drums with a minimum of 3 members have until August 17th to register! Don’t miss out!
Register Today: https://bit.ly/3yOXT8G
Or Email: events@gbfn.ca

Garden Day 2022

07/20/2022

Chi-Miigwetch to all of the volunteers and Roots for helping KZA grow another year!

GBFN Street Naming Project

07/20/2022

As increased development in the community happens, Gull Bay First Nation is looking for members to offer suggestions for the new and exciting street name project! Why is it important to officially name our streets?

  1. Canada Post will be setting up community mailboxes for all residents living in the First Nation, and businesses operating in the First Nation. This means you will no longer have to indicate ‘general delivery’ and will be able to receive registered documents, online purchases, and parcels directly to your mailbox.
  2. Your mailbox will be locked, and keys provided for each household.
  3. You will have access to your mailbox 24/7 and do not have to be home to receive mail and parcels. You will not have to wait for the Government Office to be open to retrieve your mail.
  4. Hydro, propane, telephone, and emergency service providers such as police and ambulance will be able to locate you quickly and efficiently.
  5. Gull Bay is growing!

Please click the links below for more information!

Powwow 2022 Vendor Registrations Now Open!

07/20/2022

Get ready for the Powwow 2022 Celebrations this August 26th-28th with Food, Performances, Pageants and much more! Do you want to showcase your artwork, craft or become a food vendor? register today! Last day of registration is August 17 2022 

Click here to register

 

Powwow 2022 Bus Shuttle Registrations Now Open!

07/20/2022

Free bus shuttles for all the attendees from Thunder Bay! Pre-register today to book your seat.

Click here to register

 

Powwow 2022 Volunteer Registrations Now Open!

07/20/2022

Do you want to give back to the community? Let’s come together and contribute as a volunteer for this Powwow and celebrate. Register today!

Click here to register

New Patient Registration Form

07/19/2022

New patient registrations are now open! Please email completed form to DILICOFHT@DILICO.COM

Click here to register

Congratulations to all the Winners

07/14/2022

Thank you all the participants, volunteers and all the members of KZA-GBFN for joining the Fishing Derby and making it a memorable event.

Summer Digi Camp - August 9th - 11th

06/06/2022

Science North Summer Digi-Camp! Explore the endless world of coding! Held August 9th – 11th! Ages 4-8 10:30am – 12:15pm. Ages 9-12 1pm – 3:30pm. Please register at the Administration Office!

Pizza Making Party!

07/06/2022

Here is a look at our Pizza Making Activities with Roots to Harvest in July!

5 Members got to prepare ingredients & assemble their own pizzas while making homemade lemonade!

Modelling Workshop

06/30/2022

We are glad to announce KZA’s first Modelling and confidence building workshop! Learn unique skills such as photography, Runway walking, Traditional drumming and singing and much more! Every Monday & Tuesday in July. Contact Debbie Esquega for more details
 
 

National Virtual Science Camp -Update

05/25/2022

Ontario Region is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy 2022 National Virtual Science Camp. 5 campers will be selected across Ontario to attend the camp. Click here to apply Applications due: Friday, June 10, 2022 

COVID-19 Booster Shots

05/16/2022

A gentle reminder that Covid-19 booster shots have been available in KZA (in both adult and children doses) for months.

Simply CALL FIRST to arrange an appointment with the nurses (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays).

807-982-2104

Drumming Circle - Monthly Practice

04/06/2022

Are you interested in drumming at this year’s Powwow? Or would just like to learn? Join us as we gather around the drum every second Monday. Bring out the strength in your voice. For men and boys. Bring an Elder, bring a cousin, bring a friend. Masks and hand sanitization stations will be available. Max capacity of 20 people in the facility. Limited seating.

 Dates: March 14th, April 11th, May 9th, June 14th, July 12th, August 9th

Location: KZA-GBFN Health Centre Turtle Room

Day: Every Second Monday of the Month

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm