In his spare time, he practices fishing and devotes to outdoor activities. And so he came there to be interested in cedar strip/canvas canoes. In 2004, he decided to study the building and the restoration of cedar canoes. He studied and worked for a year, full time, with Bill Wilson of Paugan Falls Canoes. In 2005 he founded Canots Lost-River, north of Montréal, in the Laurentians.