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Annual DEANS gala set to honour people, businesses at Glasgow Square


Drum roll please. Nominations for the DEANS Annual Gala Award Dinner have been named with a wide range of people and businesses being recognized for their work on the Northumberland Shore.

DEANS annual Gala Awards Dinner will take place April 6 at Glasgow Square showcasing the hard work, talent and dedication of people involved in the local tourism industry, said Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shore marketing director Cindy MacKinnon.

DEANS annual Gala Awards Dinner will take place April 6 at Glasgow Square showcasing the hard work, talent and dedication of people involved in the local tourism industry, said Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shore marketing director Cindy MacKinnon.

Tickets are on sale, and people can contact the DEANS office to secure your seat deansvic@gmail.com. Tickets are selling for $65 each or a table of 8 is $480.

 

The nominees are:

Rising Star

This award will be presented to a new tourism sector business or attraction established within the last 5 years that demonstrates strong potential for tourism development within the DEANS region. Judges will be looking at innovation, creativity, dedication, community contribution and business achievement.

Caldera Distilling

Sober Island Brewing

Peace by Chocolate

 

Chief Experience Opportunity (CEO)

This award will be presented to a tourism sector individual, business or attraction, which has been stalwart on the regional tourism and cultural scene, leading the way as an example of excellence. Judges will be looking at commitment and inspiration, business achievement, community involvement, length of service and leadership.

Market to Main Event at New Glasgow Farmers Market

Northumberland Fisheries Museum

Murphy’s Camping on the Ocean

 

Festival and Events

Presented to a festival or event, which has served as an attraction, drawing significant visitors to the area and promotes the growth of the local tourism industry. Judges will be looking at quality of event, innovation and creativity, consistency, community impact and pride and economic spinoffs.

Lost Shores Gran Fondo

Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre

Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas

Northumbeerfest

 

Flavour

This award will be presented to a food and beverage establishment which has made an impact on creating an experience for the visitor. Judges will be looking at innovation, creativity, dedication, vision, originality and lasting impression.

 

Acropole Pizza

Main Street Café – Maritime Inn Antigonish

The Thistle Bar & Grill

Uprooted Market Café

 

Marketing

This award will be presented to a tourism sector accommodation or attraction, which has made a marketing impact on the local tourism scene, bringing high profile to the DEANS region. Judges will be looking at innovation, creativity, dedication, marketing impact and leadership.

deCoste Performing Arts Centre

Sober Island Brewing Company

Treelings

Nova Scotia Spirit Company

 

Fleur Mainville Ambassador Award

Representing all things Fleur stood for, this award will be presented to an individual who has demonstrated community pride, presents themselves as an Ambassador to our region and is involved with community development. Judges will be looking at innovation and creativity, personal commitment, dedication and community contribution.

Kimberly Dickson

Anne Emmett

Gordon Hammond

Sandy Moser

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