There has also been improvements for summer activities as well. During the summer of 2016 the baseball field was levelled and benches were installed for baseball players. A paved fenced in multi-court has also been installed across from the Band Hall. The multi-court is now ready for basketball, ball hockey, tennis, badminton and much more. It is an incredible addition to our community and this will last for many years to come.
During the fall of 2016 we received funding through RBC’s Learn to Skate Grant and were able to purchase skates for all the children in Pabineau and cover the costs for each child to attend skating lessons through Ice Adventure Skating School at the KC Irving as well as cover the costs for swimming lessons at the Bathurst Aquatic Center. This has been a great initiative to keep our children and youth active!
Pabineau First Nation registered for the Indian Summer Games for the first time in 2016. Our community has not participated in the event since the 80’s. Stephanie Peter Paul managed and organized the transportation, scheduling and meals for Pabineau’s children throughout the two week event. Our community pulled together with the help of Oscar Johnson, our main coach, to train and enter into as many sporting events as possible. We entered into the following events: Archery, Athletics, Ball Hockey, Basketball, Soccer & Canoeing. Stevie Sewell coached archery and Oscar Johnson coached athletics, basketball and canoeing. The Chaleur Soccer Club came to Pabineau to teach the basics of soccer to our children and presented them with medals. Our canoers also received Canoe/Water Safety training. Click on the Indian Summer Games link on this website to see our results. We are very proud of all of our athletes who participated & I’d like to give special recognition to River Caplin who will be representing Pabineau in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, Ontario in summer 2017.
Way to go River!