SESSION 4 - Tues, Sept 15 @ 3PM:
"Virtual Reality Tours” with Shift Experts from
Indigenous Tourism Ontario and ORIGIN
The Lab and its partners Destination Northern Ontario, Tourism Excellence North, Sunset Country, Superior Country, and Tourism Thunder Bay officially launched the Northwest Ontario "Spark" Mentorships & Grants Program on September 1st.
Northwest Ontario residents, entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profit organizations are encouraged to come forward with creative ideas that will generate new tourism opportunities, experiences and partnerships in the region. The application deadline is October 9th.
This summer, Bruce County, Regional Tourism Organization 7 (BruceGreySimcoe), and the Lab partnered to launch a Special Edition Bruce County "Spark" Mentorships & Grants Program in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Tourism businesses in Bruce County submitted applications with ideas on how they could “re-imagine” or “re-tool” their tourism operations and offerings to respond, pivot and adapt to the evolving tourism industry landscape.
Congratulations to the winning applicants:
Ascent Aerial Park, Sauble Beach
Cape Croker Park, Cape Croker
Cedar Grove Cottages, Tobermory
Duffy's Fish & Chips, Southampton
Folmer Landscaping, Garden Centre & Gift Shop, Walkerton
Surf's Up EcoShop, Kincardine
Tamarac Island Inn, Stokes Bay
The Fitz Hostel, Lion's Head
Thorncrest Outfitters, Southampton
Tomboi Artisan Ice Cream, Paisley
West Shore Clothing + Surf Shoppe, Kincardine
Join our "Spark" Mentor Network and support up-and-coming and early stage tourism innovators in Ontario by providing advice and guidance to help them take their new tourism ideas to the next level of development. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the program and how you can be a mentor.