Fisher River High School officially open

Community members and visitors saw the official ribbon cutting and opening of the Fisher River High School on Sept. 5. Submitted photo by Jeremy Neault

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Community members and visitors saw the official ribbon cutting and opening of the Fisher River High School on Sept. 5.

As there is no actual Cree term for “School”, the Cree Name attached to the High School, ochékwi sípí ka-ihspak kiskinohamakéwikamik, translates to Fisher River “House of Learning”, according to the community’s official website.

Many of the new amenities featured in the new school came from direct ideas from student input, said Davin Dumas, Director of Education for Fisher River Board of Education.

PENN-CO who was the general contractor for the project announced that many of the local contractors that were hired are being retained and will travel with the company to their next project to be apprenticed to reach their Red Seal; as well, they announced that Fisher River High School was the first modular build and  only took 18 months to complete, making it the fastest school built in their company’s history.

For more information, visit fisherriver.ca.

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