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Gala celebrating tourism and culture set for April 12

Nominations will soon be accepted for the Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores 2018 Gala.

Cindy MacKinnon, managing director of DEANS, said the annual gala, which will be held April 12 at Glasgow Square, is a celebration of local tourism and culture.

This year, the guest speaker will be sought-after international speaker Buhle Dlamini.

Buhle is from South Africa, but is currently living in the Northumberland Shore region. He speaks annually in over four continents to business audiences, he has met and worked with leaders such as former South African president Nelson Mandela, he has received an award from Archbishop Desmond Tutu for Nation Building and he is an author of six books.

He holds a certificate in Fundamentals of Strategy from Harvard University and is a fellow with the Cultural Intelligence Centre in Michigan.

Buhle’s strategic input on business and personal development has been employed by clients such as Deloitte, JP Morgan, Coca-Cola, Oprah Magazine, Unilever, Samsung and many more.

His presentation Unleashing Your Greatness will inspire guests to think bigger, aim higher and unleash their greatness. More details on the 2018 Gala will be released in the near future.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 1-877-81-OCEAN or email

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