Eighteen-year-old college marketing student Mylène Coulombe-Gratton has her career mapped out and underway, all in Northern Ontario.
“It’s basically me sharing my passion for the outdoors,” she says of her very ambitious plan.
While growing up in Hearst, Coulombe-Gratton’s parents took her snowmobiling, canoeing, camping, fishing and hunting.
She started her business last summer, and wants to make it fulltime, year-round… giving people easy access to those activities.
“I want to have the gear for them, organize all the adventures so that it’s more easy for them to come and enjoy the outdoors,” she states.
Programs range from kids’ day camp to evening paddling to trips of several days’ duration into the wilderness.
While devising more opportunities for her clientele, Coulombe-Gratton wants to learn things like snowshoe making, and the history of the region from her aunt, a retired Université de Hearst professor who taught it.
“And I want to go towards those kind of people that have that knowledge that they can share with me so that I can share it with the younger generation.” Once that knowledge dies, says Coulombe-Gratton, it’s gone.
Details on everything she offers is at followhernorth.com. Her summer programs are filling up fast.