Sturgeon Lake First Nation
A MULTI-PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTRE went under construction at Sturgeon Lake First Nation this year. The building contractor for the Multi-purpose Centre is a Prince Albert firm that hired many of their employees from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation. In three weeks, the EconoLumber work crew cleared the field, poured the foundation and floor, framed, completed the exterior walls, wired the building and started on its interior. Windows have been hung, the deep red siding and grey brick trim is in its final stages.
The Centre will provide more than ten thousand square feet of space and will be the gathering place for many types of events. The facility will have a kitchen equipped for catering to large or small events. By mid-November, the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Multi-Purpose Centre is to be completed and ready for use. This will be the first building, other than the school, built for large gatherings. It will make a big difference to have a place to host events away from their school. In the past there was no community hall available for wakes and funerals on-reserve, so the school would close, which meant many days of classes and work were lost.
Sturgeon Lake First Nation Multi-purpose Community Centre is located near the Band Office and down the hill from the school overlooking the Lake. It is centrally located, just off the pavement. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the opening of the $1.1 million dollar venture, especially a large group of artisans who will be able to share in the use of the facility. First Nations Trust is pleased to have been able to contribute to this addition to the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.