Chief Peguis Construction Limited Partnership is created and owned by Peguis First Nations and utilizes the expertise and skill sets already in place within Peguis. Carpenters, electricians, bricklayers and heavy equipment operators are only a few of the professional trades that will encompass Chief Peguis Construction.
PEGUIS ARENA & MULTI-PLEX OPEN HOUSE, FEAST & HONOURING
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd
ARENA MULTI-PLEX TOURS 10 am – 10 pm
Lloyd Sinclair, Arena Coordinator
WELCOMING REMARKS 2:30 pm
Main Floor – Arena
MC – Lloyd Sinclair, Arena Coordinator
Opening Prayer – Reverend Canon Barry Bear
O CANADA – Montana Asham (Jason Asham)
Councillor Darlene Bird, Peguis First Nation
Katina Cochrane, Peguis Surrender Trust
Mr. Harold Barg, NDL Construction
Mr. Glen Cochrane, CP Construction
Gerald McCorrister, Peguis Arena Committee
Barry Mann, Peguis Recreation Committee
Youth Square Dance Troupe – Vivian Chaske
FEAST 5:00 pm
Blessing of Food – Reverend Canon Barry Bear
Caterers: Colleen Meade & Della Spence
Turkey Dinner w/Stuffing & Cranberry Sauce
Meatballs w/Sweet & Sour Sauce or Gravy
Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables
Garden Salad, Lazy Cabbage Rolls
Bannock & Rolls
Pies, Cakes & Desserts
Beverages: Tea, Coffee, Juice & Water
TRADITIONAL HONOURING 7:00 pm
Pow-Wow Grand Entry – Cheryl Bear
Drums: Loud Eagle & Invited Drum
Honour Songs (4)
Chief Peguis Construction L.P. is proud to announce it is now COR™ certified. Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) indicated to C.P, upon receiving the plaque, that C.P is the first aboriginal construction company to be awarded with COR™.
"C.P has a desire to change the "status quo" within First Nation Communities when it comes to construction, safety and health. C.P has achieved the set goal by receiving the C O R status and we look forward to continually raising the standard so all will benefit by working in a healthy environment. Upon obtaining C O R, windows of opportunity will be opened for us to branch out beyond our borders and be competitive in the secular world." said Glen Cochrane, General Manager of C.P Construction L.P.
On March 28, 2014, Chief Peguis Construction Ltd. was presented with it’s COR™ Certification from The Construction Safety Association of Manitoba.
What is COR™?
The Certificate of Recognition Program (COR™) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets national standards.
The objectives of COR™ are to provide industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs.
More information: www.constructionsafety.ca/cor
The community of Peguis First Nation was devastated when the previous arena was destroyed by fire in 2007 as it was well utilized by both young & old alike. Hockey rinks had to be rented in other communities with many hours of travel involved.
The new complex will seat 2,200 people and be available for conferences and concerts. It will be the largest facility in the Interlake outside of the city of Winnipeg.
“This has been years in the planning, and it’s finally coming to fruition now,” said Glen Cochrane, General Manager of CP Construction.
The new Peguis Community Multiplex and Recreation Facility will be state of the art and host exercise, sports and entertainment and includes a steam room and sauna in stage one development. There are two other phases, one that will include a pool. NDL Construction (general contractor for the complex) are the contractors secured for the work.
C.P Construction L.P. is proud to begin the process of training 15 local band members to participate in the Geothermal Trades Training Program. The 5-week training program, which begins today, will consist of installation and maintenance of geothermal for 50 units within Peguis First Nation. Successful completion of this training program may lead to a long-term employment opportunity for individuals.
“This project brings several benefits to our housing plans which the Housing Board has been working on,” said Chief Glenn Hudson. “The project dovetails with our housing policy which is based on sustainability in terms of the environment and fiscal responsibility. Not only is geothermal energy environmentally friendly, but it will result in heat cost savings that will amount to millions of dollars over the longer term.”
The Selected Candidates are:
The PAYS Geothermal Pilot Program is being recognized internationally as a first of it’s kind. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs housing department has been working with industry partners including Manitoba Hydro to test alternative energy sources for First Nations housing. Peguis First Nation was selected as the community for the feasibility study that will see up to 50 homes being heated by geothermal energy. The project is being made possible by the Government of Manitoba's New Energy Savings Act, which allows Manitoba Hydro to finance energy efficiency and ground source heat pump projects that have acceptable paybacks.
Peguis First Nation annually spends approximately $2 million in hydro subsidies and payments for social and subsidized housing.
Geothermal heat pump systems are energy efficient and environmentally friendly. They use the earth's renewable energy to heat or cool your home.
Geothermal technology provides the following benefits:
“Geothemal equipment and installations are an expensive up-front cost that normally aren't within the scope of housing projects for that reason,” said Lloyd Sinclair, chair of the Peguis Housing Board. “But if you can get this absorbed by a pilot like we have here, it's a tremendous boost to our efforts to solve our housing crisis.”
Upon completion, C.P. Construction L.P. will be fully certified to install and maintain geothermal homes.