101 Experiences is taking off!

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO, May 20, 2021 — More than 25 passionate locals host online workshops as part of the “Ride the Third Wave” campaign.

After months of planning, the first 101 Experiences tourism experiences are now available online.

There are currently over 30 experiences available on 101experiences.ca: 27 in English and 8 in French (some are in both languages), hosted by passionate locals from Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores, Timmins, North Bay, Haileybury, Englehart, Black River-Matheson, Kapuskasing and Hearst.

To offer these activities while complying with the stay-at-home order, 101 Experiences has created a virtual campaign, “Ride the Third Wave.” It is possible to take part in the workshops from the comfort of your home, and for free!

On its Facebook page, 101 Experiences shares live chats with the passionate locals who are becoming Northern Ontario’s own tour guides, cultural guides and microentrepreneurs.

Looking for passionate locals and scouts

A few dozen experiences are now ready, and many others are currently in the works. However, it is not too late: 101 Experiences is reaching out to locals who have a passion, and also to those who see and value the tourism and human potential of their community.

For instance, Dee Dillabough, a globetrotter from Mattawa, knows that Northeastern Ontario has as much to offer as any international destination. Together, we can shine a light on the natural beauty and diversity of Northeastern Ontario.

A reminder: what is 101 Experiences

Northern Ontario is a magnificent region with much to offer.

101 Experiences is an innovative project with two overarching goals: promote tourism and help create more welcoming communities in Northern Ontario. The key is to connect passionate people with tourists to provide personalized and authentic experiences. The grassroots approach to tourism development makes 101 Experiences unique: our team recruits passionate locals to help them create memorable tourism experiences.

We are committed to supporting and uplifting historically underrepresented and marginalized people. Ultimately, sharing lived experiences allows us to break down barriers and make our communities more welcoming.