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DEANS hosting annual awards gala April 12


A local tourism association is inviting everyone to unleash their greatness in 2018.

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores is hosting its annual Gala Awards Dinner on April 12 at Glasgow Square Theatre to kick off the 2018 season and it believes there is no better way to celebration than focusing on the future.

“We are pleased to have guest speaker Buhle Dlamini, a sought-after international speaker. His presentationUnleashing Your Greatness will inspire you to think bigger, aim higher and unleash your own greatness,” said Cindy MacKinnon, general manager of DEANS.

Tickets are now on sale, $70+ tax each or a table of 8 for $500+tax. They can be reserved by emailing or by calling 1-877-81-OCEAN.


Rising Star Award

This award is presented in memory of Mike Broomfield.

This award will be presented to a new tourism sector business or attraction established within the last five years that demonstrates strong potential for tourism development within the DEANS region.

Norse Cove Café & Supply

Seaside Treasure Trove

Sober Island Brewing Company

Marketing Award

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.

Nova Scotia Spirit Company

Gabrieau’s Bistro

Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

CEO Award – Chief Experience Opportunity

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.

A for Adventure

Lost Shores Gran Fondo

Media Ladder Digital Marketing

Steinhart Distillery

Festivals and Events Award

This award will be presented in memory of Carlton Munroe.

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.

Tall Ships-Pictou

Pictou Lobster Carnival

Antigonish Art Fair

New Glasgow Art at Night

Cold Water Seafood Festival

The 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.

Nancy O’Regan

Mary MacLellan

Alain Bosse

The Flavour Award

This award will be presented to a food and beverage establishment that has made an impact on creating an experience for the visitor.

Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery

The Dock Food, Spirits & Ales

Mr. Donair/Tony’s Meats

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