Sports & Culture
With a youthful and energetic population – that continues to grow larger and larger – Onion Lake Sports, Culture and Recreation continues to provide residents a chance to get out and live a healthy lifestyle.
The department envisions youth, families and elders in reaching their highest potential in a community environment that nurtures their spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being. The community will be supported to take responsibility for all of its members.
Sports, Culture and Recreation manages the various sports grounds – including the Onion Lake arena – and also manages minor hockey for Onion Lake. The community also has the Junior B Border Chiefs which competes in the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League.
The department also oversees the Mewasin Youth Centre (MYC) – which provides a positive place for the younger generation to get involved with the community through programs and other planned activities.
The department also supervises the local bingos – which provide residents a chance to fundraise – and also the charter bus lines, so that the various sports teams can travel to games and events across the country.
Follow the MYC Facebook account for continued up-to-date information on Onion Lake’s various sports teams and events at MYC.
Onion Lake Sports, Culture and Recreation supports families by collaborating with our community and our elders so that children, youth and families will thrive in a nurturing and safe environment. The department strives to reach the following fundamental goals:
- Children and youth have the right to a nurturing and safe environment so that they may reach their highest potential
- We are all committed to become leaders in the community through participation and responsibility to support our families
- Elders have a role in supporting our children, youth and families
- Children are gifts from the Creator and deserve dignity and respect
- We value the family’s voice in healing and the primary role they have in the life of the children
- Children and families have a right and responsibility to be involved in the decisions and the actions that affect them
- We value the uniqueness and cultural diversity of all community members and will treat them with respect and dignity
- We are committed to excellence and integrity in our professional practices
- Aboriginal culture, history and traditions have – and should continue to have – a role in the development of children, youth and families
For the Onion Lake Minor Hockey Association and the Border Chiefs: