Nominees announced for DEANS Gala April 6

PICTOU, NS – The best and the brightest working and volunteering in the local tourism industry will be honoured April 6 during a Gala Event at Glasgow Square Theatre.  

ken reid2Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores will be hosting its annual dinner and awards ceremony which will feature guest speaker Ken Reid who is a co-anchor of the weeknight edition of Sportsnet Central. With over 20 years in the media, Reid has covered everything from the Stanley Cup Final, The Grey Cup, the Super Bowl and the Olympics. He is also an author of the national best-seller "Hockey Card Stories" and a second book "One Night Only".  Reid now lives in Toronto but grew up on the Northumberland Shore.

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores supports and promotes tourism initiatives on the Northumberland, Fundy and Eastern Shores.

Tickets are available now for $70 per ticket or a table of 8 for $500 (plus tax). Includes three course meal catered by Kitchen Door Catering.  They can be purchased by contacting Cindy call/text 902-396-8408 or email deansvic@gmail.com.

Awards and Nominees are:

The Mike Broomfield Rising Star Award.
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.
*KEPPOCH MOUNTAIN
*CHEDABUCTO LIFESTYLE COMPLEX
*THE POSH PEPPERMINT HOME AND GIFTS

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, brining high profile to the DEANS region.
*EAST COAST SURF SCHOOL
*LISCOMBE LODGE RESORT AND CONFERNCE CENTRE
*deCOSTE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

CEO – 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.
*OUT OF THE FOG LIGHTHOUS MUSEUM
*GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA CHARTERS
*COASTAL ADVENTURES

The Carleton Munro Festivals and Events Award
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.
* NEW GLASOGW’S ART AT NIGHT
*BONVIE MACDONALD RINKS TO LINKS GOLF TOURNAMENT
*TRUNK 7 MUSIC FESTIVAL
*MUSIC MOUNTAIN

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.
*GORDAN HAMMOND
*PAUL van de WIEL

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

*CHEF ROB LISCOMBE LODGE
*PANTRY KITCHEN CATERING
*THE HENLEY HOUSE PUB AND RESTARUANT.

The Sports Impact Award
This award will be presented to a sports related event or organization that demonstrates a significant impact on tourism to our region.
*2018 NATIONAL SPECIAL OLYMPICS, ANTIGONISH

Craft Beverage Award
This award will be presented to a craft beverage establishment which has made an impact on the local tourism community bringing attention to the region.
*HALF COCKED BREWING COMPANY
*STEINHART DISTILLERY
*BACKSTAGE BREWING COMPANY