The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation

Welcome and thank you for checking in on us. Now we really hope you can take some time out of your busy day to browse through our new website. We recently changed our website so we could reach out to all age groups within our community. We chose to make it more exciting, more informative and more interactive user friendly.

You will notice we added various new tabs for you to browse and/or read if you are at all interested in Algonquin Ancestry, Language, Culture, The Algonquin Provincial Park and New Recipes.

If you have any questions or require any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can find our contact information on the “Contact Us” tab.

Or you can stop by for a visit and grab a quick bite to eat at Norki’s Snack Shack located in the parking lot. Our Community Office is located on the 2nd Floor, 2 International Drive, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5.


We have changed our hours of operation as of April 01, 2022.

Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wednesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Friday – Closed – Working from home, you can reach us at 613-633-7441

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

Statutory Holidays – Closed


“Moose Draw Information Update”

Applications are available under our Harvesting Tab

Maps & Supporting Documents are still to follow

Applications must be Received by 5:00 pm July 22, 2022.

Applications can be mailed in, dropped off, faxed or emailed.

Address: 2 International Drive – 2nd Floor, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5

Fax # 1-613-732-9146

Email: paulthewall@nrtco.net


Next Community / Elders Meeting Will Be:

1.5 Color page Community Outdoor Gathering-July 17, 2022


We would like to invite our Community Members to join us for this celebration.


Starts at 11:00 am

We will have some tents set up, but we do have one request.

Can you please bring your own lawn chair and some type of sun/rain cover?

– Catered Lunch by Norki’s Snack Shack at 12:00 pm –

– Cultural Teaching by Aimee Bailey at 1:00 pm –

– Women Drummers – 

– Meeting/Socializing Will Be From 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm –

– Location –

The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation Office

2 International Drive, Pembroke, On. K8A 6W5

Look for the tent area set-up!

Come and see our new office!

If you are a member and you would like to attend any of our Community / Elders Meetings, please contact us so we can add your contact information to our email list or our call list.

You can find our contact information on the “Contact Us”  Tab

Just give anyone of us a call and we would be glad to add your information to which ever list you prefer to be contacted by for Upcoming Meeting Reminders.



Saturday July 9, 2022 – Double Celebration

The 55th Anniversary of Bonnechere Park

The 30th Anniversary of the Friends of Bonnechere Parks Organization

Bonnechere Park-1


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Niigan Mosewak is a free summer leadership camp hosted by the O.P.P. Eastern Region Provincial Liaison Team (PLT) for Indigenous youth.

It is centered around First Nation teachings with an equal amount of time spent on team-building, healthy relationships, sports and other camp activities.

AGES 12-17

AUGUST 8-12, 2022




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Upcoming Event Announcement



Thursday, June 30/2022 – Sunday July 3/2022

Director of Community Services for the Town of Petawawa, Kelly Williams, says the Township of Petawawa and Town of Petawawa were brought together and amalgamated back on July 1st of 1997.

The Town of Petawawa is looking to put on a jam packed, fun filled 4-days, with something for everyone in the family.

A legacy project is also in the works for the 25th Anniversary Celebration that would see a 4-season Comfort Station set up along the Algonquin Trail in the Town of Petawawa.

Plans are also in the works possibly for a time capsule that can be dug up. Mayor Bob Sweet says a time capsule was buried 25-years-ago in 1997 at a local ball diamond.

Some of the proposed events for the 25th Anniversary Celebration includes a drive-in movie at the Civic Centre back 40, a petting zoo, rock climbing wall, slip and slide, picnic in the park, a craft show, busker fest, antique car show, charity run, live music and fireworks.

The Town of Petawawa 25th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled to start on Thursday, June 30th, 2022 and wraps up Sunday, July 3rd, 2022.

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Canada’s 154th Anniversary Waterfront Celebration

The City of Pembroke and Downtown Pembroke are gearing up for another year of Canada Day festivities on July 1st presented by The Brick with help from Tim Hortons.

From 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park (Pembroke Marina), families can enjoy a variety of exciting activities including bouncy castles, a small animal petting zoo, inflatables and water activities from Ry-J’s, interactive games, displays, trail ride and more!

The festivities will begin with the Opening Ceremony taking place at the Amphitheatre at 12:00 p.m., followed by Aimee Bailey leading the Circle Turtle Lodge at 1:00 p.m.

Live entertainment will continue at the Amphitheatre through the afternoon with performances by Junkyard Symphony, Gillan Rutz, Adam Fieldhouse, All Canadian Surf Band and headliner Andrew Hyatt!

Our day of celebration will then conclude with the annual fireworks show at Riverside Park beginning at 10:00 p.m.


Pembroke Riverside Park & Waterfront Park/Marina


Fri Jul 1, 2022 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

We hope to see everyone come out to take part in free family fun as we celebrate Canada’s 154th Anniversary.

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Upcoming Event Announcement


The City of Pembroke is partnering up with @caninewatersportscanada to host PemBARK, a dock jumping competition and dog party at Riverside Park on Saturday, July 2nd and Sunday, July 3rd. 2022

PemBARK will be two days of fun for humans and furry friends, featuring dog dock jumping events, a variety of dog and animal vendors, and a variety of activities for all dogs to come out and enjoy.

The Canine Watersports Canada Dock Jumping events will begin on Saturday, July 2nd at Riverside Park (961 Pembroke St. West) at 8:00 a.m., and will continue throughout the day until 5:00 p.m.

On Sunday, July 3rd the Dock Jumping events will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Riverside Park and will conclude with the finals taking place at 3:00 p.m.

The full Dock Jumping schedule can be found at caninewatersportscanada.com.

Riverside Park also features a large dog park and dog friendly tent & trailer campground.

Please contact the campground directly at 613-735-6821 ext. 1504 to make any camping reservations for this weekend.

We thank our presenting sponsors YourTV and Pet Valu and partnering sponsor End of the Leash for their generous contributions to this event!

To register or for more information about PemBARK, please visit pembroke.ca or contact the Parks & Recreation office at 613-735-6821 ext. 1501.


Riverside Park Beach, Pembroke, ON, Canada


Saturday, July 2, 2022 9:00 AM – Sunday, July 3, 2022 3:00 PM

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Upcoming Event Announcement


7th Annual Multicultural Festival

The Pembroke Public Library is getting ready to host the 7th annual Multicultural Festival.

The library is excited to host the event in-person again at the Pembroke Amphitheater and Waterfront Park on August 20th, 2022.

The event will be free to attend with live performances, local musicians, food trucks and booths, a bouncy castle, henna tattoos, living statues, dance workshops, kite racing, local vendors and drummers.

Local businesses are encouraged to reach out to the Pembroke Public Library if they are interested in making a specialty dish that can be served at the Multicultural Festival or can help in any way. Businesses and restaurants can contact Anna Ritza (aritza@pembrokelibrary.ca or call 613-732-8844).


Pembroke Waterfront Park, Fred Blackstein Boulevard, Pembroke, ON, Canada


Saturday, August 20, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

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About this event

Come on out for a night of pure excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is an event the entire family will enjoy. We will have bull-riding, barrel racing, bronc-riding and much more! You will not want to miss out on this event.

Petawawa Kubota Pro Rodeo 2022

by Black creek Rodeo Company

Fri.  Aug 26, 7:30 PM

16 Civic Centre Rd • Petawawa, ON

Starts at CA$30.82

Sat, Aug 27, 7:30 PM

16 Civic Centre Rd • Petawawa, ON

Starts at CA$30.82

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Taste of the Valley Pic

Coming Soon!

2022 Renfrew County Taste of the Valley 

This is a celebration for home-grown, hand-made and/or hand-crafted items within Renfrew County!

For over a decade, Renfrew County Taste of the Valley has become increasingly popular with local residents, visitors and tourists.

The original concept for the Taste of the Valley was to promote and support local food producers in the Ottawa Valley. Over the years the events have grown to encourage an expanded focus on the notion of “taste” with the celebration of local food, products, art and culture.

Starts in August and continues through until October.

The Dates Are Set


Taste of the Valley 2022 Schedule

  • August 19th, Barry’s Bay Legion parking lot from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • August 26th, Eganville Legion Field from 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • September 24th, Low Square downtown Renfrew from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 1st, Deep River Town Hall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • October 2nd, John Street downtown Arnprior from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • October 15th, Cobden Fairgrounds from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Online registration for vendors will be available in the near future.

Hey , maybe we’ll bump into you at one of these locations!

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Hey Summer!

We are ready for your 9:00 pm sunsets again!

There ain’t nothing like them long hot summer nights!

Summer is Turning-Up the Country Music, Having Cook-Outs with Family Members and Gathering Around Bonfires at Night!

Songs of Summer

Google these songs and play the You-Tube Videos for the Songs of Summer Country Playlist


Top Ten Summer Activities









Amusement Parks

Road Trips



Save bugs


Miss me Mosquito

Mosquito Remedies


Bees are essential to a healthy environment and healthy economy. We rely on them and other insects to pollinate most of our fruit and vegetables. But bees are under threat and without them so is our food and economy. You can make your garden, street and community bee-friendly.


  1. The reason bees are so noisy is because they beat their wings 11,400 times in one minute!
  2. Only female bees can sting. Male bees don’t have stingers.
  3. Honey bees communicate through a series of dance moves.
  4. A hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to make 1lb of honey and can create 100lbs of honey in a year.
  5. Bees can sense the hormone a human gives off when they’re scared. If they feel their hive is threatened, they’ll attack.
  6. The Honey Bee is the only insect that makes food man can eat.
  7. Each Honey Bee from the same hive has their own specific color identification.
  8. The Ancient Egyptian King Peppy II came up with a clever insect repellent. He would cover a slave completely with honey so they would be attracted to the honey and not him.
  9. Eating honey makes you smarter! It has an antioxidant that improves brain functions.
  10. One bee has 5 eyes! Check them out in the photo below.

Bee Photo


All we are saying is give bees a chance-1


This is a message to our local Community Member Artisans

We would like to propose an offer to you. We have come up with a new technique to assist you in advertising and/or selling your Arts/Crafts and/or items that you make or build.
We would like to post your names with some photos of your work on our website under the new “Artisans” tab.
This is a fantastic way for people to get to know you and to display your arts/crafts work.
Just contact us and we will do the rest!
As an additional bonus, you can contact Andrew Kenny the CEO of O’ Kenny Craft Spirits (Phone: 613-281-1825) to make arrangements with him.
Andrew Kenny has offered us some of his available store space for our local Community Member Artisans to display their Artwork / Crafts and he will sell your items for you. His business is located just below us on the first floor.


To become a Community Member, please submit the Enrollment Application Form below.

Printable – Enrollment Form April 2020

Fill-able – AOO_Enrolment_Application_August2020_FILL

Please note this is the only enrollment form we will accept going forward, if you have a previous version please DO NOT use it.


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