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Community Band buildings in our community

Driftpile First Nation Band Buildings

Here is a listing of several Band buildings in our community.

Fire Hall

The Driftpile First Nations Fire Hall was built in the year 1991. It stores our communities’ fire prevention program-from our fire truck to fire prevention equipment.

Land Description (N.E. _ - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)1/4

Medical Service Building - M.S.B

The building was built in the year 1991. The Driftpile First Nation – Medical Service building is housing accommodations (3 units) for personnel affiliated with the Health Services Department.

Land Description (Lot 8 – N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Teacherage

The Teacherage is a building that was built in the year 1982 and consists of 6 housing units which is accommodation for some of our local community members. The building got its name as it was originally built to house the teaching staff from our First Nation Community School.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Four-Plex

This building was built in the year 1998 and it is residential housing for our local teachers and community members.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Trailer Courts

Driftpile First Nation first received its’ first 5 trailers in the year 1980. It received its’ second 5 trailers in the year 1985. These trailers were inteded to be used for temporary units until additional housing units became available in the community. All units were replaced with new units in 1999.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Additional Trailers Behind The Old Pow-Wow Grounds

These trailers were placed as temporary units to replace damaged units after our 1996 flood. Now they are homes to some of our community members.

Land Description (Lot 5 - N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Sub-Division

The sub-division was constructed in the year 1997 after the 1996 flood to help save on the damage to homes caused by local flooding in the area.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 20 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M) - (S.E. 1/4 - Sec. 29 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Storage Warehouse

This building was built in the year 1984. This storage facility is used for storage of the First Nations’ construction and other First Nation Band supplies. It has a fence around the building and it also has a holding tank for fuel for our heavy equipment machinery.

Land Description (Lot 5 – N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Fitness Centre

The Driftpile First Nation Fitness Centre located in the old Community School building is intended to supply community members with a place where they can go to work out and get physical exercise. Comparable to any big city facility, the centers ’equipment consists of: free weights, exercise bikes, treadmill, and a stationary exercise gym, etc. The Fitness Centre was opened in the fall of 1996 and has recently added a boxing ring to the facility.

Church

Driftpile Church was built in the year 1965 and it is host to several of our community events, like Easter mass, Christmas mass, weddings, and funerals. It is the second oldest building in our community.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 28 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Driftpile General Community Store

The Driftpile General Community Store is one of the oldest buildings in our community and it has been servicing the community for over 80 years. The old General Community Store had a fire in the year 1961 and they soon started construction of the new store in the fall of that same year. It was completed and re-opened for business in the spring of 1962 and been servicing the community ever since. Just recently this General Community Store had to close down due to the lack of business.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 22 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Just on the outside boundaries of Driftpile First Nation Reserve.

Driftpile First Nation New Log Houses

Driftpile First Nation has received through a special proposal, a one time funding opportunity from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for construction of new log houses. Completed in 2001, eight homes in total have been built on the reserve.

Plans are in the process with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for future funding of dollars for building a local sawmill in the community. This is to provide for possible future construction of log homes for the community and/or other surrounding communities as well.

Land Description (N.W. 1/4 - Sec. 20 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Elders' Cabins

The elders’ cabins were built in the year 2001. The elders’ cabins were built to provide elders with close medical service and a secure living environment. After completion of these units a fence and night security will be implemented for safety purposes. Most of the labour to build these units was completed by volunteers.

Land Description (N.E. 1/4 - Sec. 21 – TWP 73 – RGE 12 – W5M)

Lakeshore Regional Police Services

With it's detachment presently located in Faust, Alberta, plans are currently underway to build a new structure on the Driftpile First Nation.