Education, Recreation, and Cultural

Education

Eagle Lake has an on-reserve elementary school and Seven Generations satellite office. Students are bussed into urban schools in grade 6. This has prepared students for their transition to high school in Dryden and increase their success rate.

Recreational

Eagle Lake is a very sports -oriented community. The Arena is utilized by the surrounding area on a regular basis, such as Dryden Minor Hockey, Triple A Hockey Teams, Local Men and Women’s Hockey and figure skating. There is summer Hockey School in August and public skating throughout the winter. Eagle Lake has been a co-host and participant in Ontario High School championships.

The community also has two baseball diamonds with bleachers, and hosts baseball tournaments from the entire surrounding area.

Cultural

Eagle Lake hosts two annual powwows: a Youth Powwow in May Long weekend and the Lake of the Eagles Powwow in August Long weekend. Our Powwow remains one of the largest Traditional Powwow’s in Ontario attracting more aboriginal, non-aboriginal and tourists each year. Our visitors contribute to the Dryden Region economy through accommodations, meals and shopping.

Eagle Lake shuts the office doors on Family Day, March Break and Wellness Week to host family events such as Mini-Olympics, Amazing Race, dog-sledding, ice-fishing, dances, snowshoe hikes, canoe races, chili cooking challenges, tea boiling contests, karaoke, and sleigh rides.

Cultural activities are important to Eagle Lake society. In addition to the two annual Powwows, Eagle Lake residents participate enthusiastically in Community Sweats, Sharing Circles, Arts & Crafts teachings, Traditional Healing and Elders’ Activities. Other activities include: School and community feasts, Graduation ceremony, Family New Year’s Eve Dance, Winter Carnival during March break, Science Fair, Fish Derbies, Treaty Day, National Aboriginal Day, Earth Day, Hockey tournaments, Baseball tournaments and a Family Wellness Week held in July.