Collège Boréal Unveils Students’ Very First Rustic Cabin at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Collège Boréal Unveils Students’ Very First Rustic Cabin at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Hearst – Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal President, Mr. Pierre Riopel, and the Vice-President of Entreprises Boréal, Ms. Danielle Talbot-Lariviere, were both in attendance today to participate in the launch of an innovative, practical and exciting project at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park. Announced on April 28, 2014, the partnership between Collège Boréal and Ontario Parks saw the construction of a first cabin at the Hearst campus by students of the School of Trades and Applied Technology Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship program. The construction of such a structure of enviable quality to be located on the shores of Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is generating much interest amongst the students and community. An innovative initiative, this project is one of many ways Collège Boréal works for the sustainability of its programs and Francophone communities.

What a pleasure it is to celebrate our students’ accomplishments with this community! Once again, Collège Boréal has developed new and innovative ways for these students to receive instruction and work experience in an interesting and rewarding way.”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal
This partnership between Collège Boréal and Ontario Parks allows us to support this community’s efforts as it works to provide potential clients at Fushimi Lake Provincial Park diversified touristic options. Collège Boréal is proud of this achievement and hopes that this will be the first of many such projects.”

Danielle Talbot-Larivière, Les Entreprises Boréal


Quick facts

Through a 3-year agreement, students studying in a variety of carpentry programs at Collège Boréal will build rustic cabins using building plans and materials provided by Ontario Parks.

This is a project of community and regional significance; indeed, the rustic cabins built by the College’s students will be available for campers in the Northeastern region parks.

A unique training opportunity, this partnership offers students a remarkable opportunity to gain technical experience as well as competitive knowledge and practical skills to work in the industry.

Collège Boréal is an integral part of Ontario’s Francophone community, contributing to the vitality of these communities through innovative partnerships and projects.


Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.  

For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates!
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