Welcome to 21 Tours + Events Co. where we are set out to give you unforgettable experiences, moments and memories close to the shores of Lake Huron. 21 Tours + Events Co. offers bespoke wine, beer and cider tours, culinary experiences and curated events. With unique and exclusive offerings, our tours are a step above!
21 Tours + Events Co.'s story started with two individuals looking for change. Covid had such an impact on us all and we did what we needed to do, we both left our previous roles and after much thought and many cocktails, we have started this journey together and we are so excited to have you join us!!
Your hosts Christina + Teri promise to make your trip one to remember for all the right reasons!
In case you didn't know, we named 21 Tours + Events Co. after the area we primarily tour - Highway 21 aka the Bluewater Highway. With that said, we don't only visit places that are located right along Lake Huron's highway. From Elora to Seaforth, to the GTA (Greater Thedford Area), to Stratford and Blyth... we have wheels and intend to roam. With locations for pick up and drop off all across South Western Ontario, we offer unique experiences in one of Ontario's emerging wine and craft brewery regions! Currently tours are focused in the Huron County, Lambton Shores and Perth County areas but as we expand we will be venturing north and south along 21. If you would like us to take you somewhere outside of the region we currently cover, we'd love to speak with you more about your vision for a fun day out. We are certain we can come up with a customized plan that has you travelling down a new road!
The colourful character known as Christina has always said that her most acclaimed skill is people. Hailing from a small town in rural Ontario, community and connection to people have always played a major role in Christina's life. Whether it be communication with people, negotiation with people, understanding of people, the connecting with people, the promotion of people, or all around getting people jazzed about what they are involved in, Christina has always made it her mission to ensure the human experience is one filled with excitement, enthusiasm,
gratitude and overall joy.
As a former television (CTV + CBC) , radio (CBC) and print journalist (Sixth Sense British Forces Newspaper) her past career efforts were focused on creating memorable and impacting stories for audiences in Newfoundland, Germany, the Netherlands, UK and Ontario.
Not only does this former TV personality have a background in multimedia arts, journalism and marketing, she also has a knack for the art of negotiation and numbers and has worked at the Senior Management and Director levels in sales, marketing and media for
a variety of industries.
Christina has been described as down to earth yet the life of the party ( if you ask her nicely she may just do the worm for you) and very easy-going. She has a passion for life that inspires others to seize the day. A natural problem solver and quick on her feet she is known for her kindness, calm yet strong leadership skills, empathy, ability to adapt and overall warm personality, Christina is keen to ensure guests and clients of 21 Tours + Events Co. have an incredible experience on a tour or at one of
Growing up surrounded by nature, water and plenty of forests, this outdoorsy and fierce femme was influenced by a love for the land and all things outside. She adores hiking and sharing quirky facts about nature with anyone who is interested. A lakeside campfire, under the stars, with the smell of pine and the wind playing nature's song is her idea of heaven on earth! Pair that with an awesome meal, delicious drink and good company and it becomes her utopia!
On top of her love for the great outdoors, Christina is an avid photographer, painter and traveler. She lived in Europe and on the East Coast of Canada for almost a decade before returning back to her roots. Her creativity is her soul fuel, and her art is often inspired by the world-famous sunsets of Lake Huron, the rolling waves of the big lake and or the trees along the shoreline, all of which she can't wait to share with the guests of 21 Tours + Events Co.
Teri is described by her friends and family as outgoing, driven, a natural hostess, known to make the people around her laugh, ensuring everyone is having a good time. She has a passion for people, all the food, all the drinks and making the most out of every moment!
She has a positive attitude everywhere she goes and brings an extensive planning background with over two decades of events curation, management and planning experience. She has toured people internationally, organized a vast array of events and hosted guests from all over the world including many celebrities and has some great stories to share!
Teri's journey started in a brewery close to home, The Brick Brewing Company. She hosted numerous groups for tours at the original brewing facility in Uptown Waterloo. This is where her love for craft beer grew and apparently also her love for the brewers who created the suds - that's where she met her husband! After a while of coordinating beer festivals and hosting various events in the Red Baron Lounge, she entered the non-profit world of event planning with the Greater KW Chamber of Commerce for the next decade until she took her skills globally, planning a conference in Austria for a local tech firm.
Teri focuses on the details, is quick on her feet and is a natural problem solver when it comes to issues that can and do pop up at an event. She’s also known to be the one to get the dance party started once the room is set and the atmosphere is just right! She will ensure that all of the guests of 21 Tours + Events Co. have the best time and create memories to
last a lifetime!
She grew up spending her summers along the shores of Lake Huron and continues to spend many days with her family in the Grand Bend area. If she can be out on the water – she is!! Paddleboard in tow, wind-blown hair and sandy toes is what feeds her soul. Add in friends + family and delicious food + drinks and she is in her glory. She can often be quoted saying “It’s not WHERE you are going but WHO you are with, but you can make both awesome!”
Between the beach and showcasing her talents on the dance floor, Teri’s mad planning skills will ensure you have a fabulous experience with
21 Tours + Events Co.