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    Cabaret de l'Avenir

    Provincial prizewinner

    OSEntreprendre Challenge

    The students behind Cabaret de l'Avenir identified a need: to make a profit from the school's multipurpose room. This is what led them to undertake their turnkey room rental and event management project.

    Cabaret de l'Avenir offers everything from basic room rental to the organization of an entire event. The student entrepreneurs handle concept development, room set-up and decorations, as well as manage catering services (meal, buffet or cocktail buffet). This project is a first for the school. The personalized approach of this student-run enterprise makes it stand out from the competition.

    Level of education

    Secondary Cycle Two (Secondary III, IV and V)

    Students involved

    7 Students

    Nature of the project


    Results observed

    In one year, Cabaret de l'Avenir had over 30 rentals and was called upon to manage a few productions. The students claimed a share of the Laval room rental market, working with Tourisme Laval to develop an original offer for business clientele. They even met municipal, provincial and federal elected officials to present their enterprise. This project has been an opportunity for them to showcase their communication, organizational and leadership skills; resourcefulness; ability to co-operate; and sense of responsibility.

    Involvement and support

    Paul François Asselin, youth entrepreneurial development officer, supported the students as they worked to attain their objectives. Marc Jalbert, general manager of Espace loisir, managed the room rentals and prepared the financial agreement with Collège Letendre. Geneviève Roy, president and general manager of Tourisme Laval, also served as development advisor.

    Major steps

    • Business plan prepared and submitted to the college administration
    • Market study conducted
    • Difference functions identified and organized 
    • Service offer marketed and advertised

    Project materials needed

    • Computer
    • Various supplies

    Connection with the Québec Education Program

    Education Through Entrepreneurial Spirit is excellent for integrating skills from the Preschool and elementary education program and the Secondary education program.

    Broad Areas of Learning

    Subject Areas

    Intellectual competencies

    Methodological competencies

    Communication-Related competency

    Personal and social competencies

    Positive influences on student retention

    Project suggestion

    Déjeuner Panthère

    École secondaire Cavelier-De LaSalle


    Level of education

    Secondary Cycle Two (Secondary III, IV and V)

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