In January, the Lac du Bonnet CDC was approached by Noel Linsey, a documentary filmmaker and photographer interested in creating a motorcycle road trip series for release on YouTube.
The Lac du Bonnet CDC Economic Development Officer worked with Noel in 2021 during the Experiential Tourism Training Project through Eastman Tourism and recognized the potential a project like this could bring to the community. The plan was to start and end each road trip video in Lac du Bonnet and feature the road less travelled and the places less known. Every video promotes Lac du Bonnet by starting and ending here, encouraging travellers to eat, sleep, shop and visit while visiting the rest of the region.
The Lac du Bonnet CDC’s Role in this Project
The Lac du Bonnet CDC worked with Noel to help connect him with businesses in the community and with other Community Development Corporations and Destination Marketing Organizations in Eastern Manitoba. From time to time, the CDC will connect Noel with residents for interviews to be included in Epic Rides Episodes and provide Noel with information about the Lac du Bonnet sites he is interested in visiting.
Who is Noel Linsey
With a decade of experience in design, photography and videography for the outdoors and resource tourism industry, Noel Linsey has an intimate understanding of and passion for sharing stories that engage, inspire, and promote the Province of Manitoba. He has worked with non-profits, manufacturers, resource tourism operators, and retailers to tell their stories to thousands of potential visitors to the Province. Noel’s work can be seen in international publications and on national television.
Past and current clients include Manitoba Wildlife Federation, Manitoba Lodges and Outfitters Association, Barrier Bay Resort, Arrow Trade Magazine, Manitoba Outdoors Magazine, Canadian Outdoorsman, Guide Life Television, Wild TV, Guide Country TV, North American Deer Hunter, Manitoba Outdoors Show, Interlake Outdoors Show, Viking Motors, Westshore Marine, University College of the North, and many others.