O’Noir du Nord: Experience in the Dark

Kirkland Lake

Experience Hosted by Jacob Way-White

1-2 hours • Hosted in English

O'Noir du Nord - Experience in the Dark Kirkland Lake Ontario

What We’ll Do

Join Jacob for an experience that will stimulate all your senses – dining in complete darkness. Jacob has been blind since birth and is passionate about bringing awareness to living with blindness. Inspired by Canadian restaurants O’Noir, Jacob offers an informative mini-dining experience with interactive non-visual activities to bring awareness to those living with blindness. While you experience dining in darkness, Jacob will entertain you with stories from his life and from the world of the blind. All questions are welcome, you can ask Jacob anything!

You will leave Jacob’s event with firsthand experience of living with blindness and with heightened awareness of how people with blindness navigate the world. Jacob loves meeting people and chatting. He is looking forward to hosting you in the safe and darkened space at the Stope, the seat of the Kirkland Lake Multicultural Group.

Experience Setting

The Stope (Kirkland Lake Multicultural Group), 17 Government Rd. West, Kirkland Lake, P2N 2E3

What to Bring

Willingness to experience the world of the blind, open mind, curiosity (questions are welcome)

What’s Included

Food, beverage, talk, activities

Environmental Features

Mainly flat or levelled ground, No stairs or steps

Other Details


1-2 hours


Age 12+

Maximum Number of Guests


Meet your host, Jacob Way-White

My name is Jacob. I am blind and have been since birth. I was born prematurely. Bringing awareness to living with blindness is my life’s mission. As a blind person, I strive to make not only the community but also the world a better place for everyone. Over the years, I have actively spoken about blindness to groups of children, youth, and adults. I encouraged the town of Kirkland Lake to bring accessible pedestrian signals to the main intersection. I also enjoy working with local businesses to ensure that they are accessible. My other passion is music. In good weather, you can find me playing my accordion at Scooters Chip Stand. For several years in a row, I played the piano outdoors in a beautiful parkette in the heart of Kirkland Lake. In cold weather, you can find me sometimes at the Stope, the location of Kirkland Lake Multicultural Group.