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  • St. Pat’s Dancers, Karate Federation Among Those Honoured at St. John’s Tourism Awards

    Some of the best of what the capital city has to offer was honoured this week by City Council.

    Tourism Awards were presented to groups which Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary described as providing “remarkable experiences and lifetime memories for vistors.”

    Among those awarded are Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey for their Honey Bee Hike, and the St. Pat’s Dancers.

    As well the 200th Annual St. John’s Regatta was named Event of the Year.

    The Discovery Award for offering new or innovative tourism-related services was presented to Paul Dinn of Adelaide’s Newfoundland Honey for their Honey Bee Hike.

    The Signal Award for significant contributions to the cruise ship industry was presented to Ann Simmons of Wildland Tours.

    The Sport Tourism Award for hosting a sporting event that made significant contributions to the tourism industry was presented to the 2018 World Traditional Karate Federation World Open Host Committee.

    The Event of the Year Award for exemplifying the spirit of St. John’s and generating tourism visitation was presented to the Royal St. John’s Regatta 200th Anniversary Committee.

    The Legend Award is the City’s pinnacle award for contribution to the enhancement of tourism in St. John’s and was presented to the St. Pat’s Dancers.

    During the ceremony St. John’s tourism partner Destination St. John’s presented its annual Award of Distinction to Betty Clarke and Gail Cullen, co-chairs of the RIMS Canada Conference which was the biggest conference held in St. John’s in 2018.


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