CHARLOTTETOWN – Prince County residents took home their fair share of hardware Wednesday evening at the Island’s annual tourism awards.
Three organizations from this county were honoured for their work.
They included: Louise Arsenault, with Rodd Hotels & Resorts, who received the Hospitality Award for Prince County, the North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre, which was awarded the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award and Stanley MacDonald was given the Dr. Kent Ellis Quality of Excellence Award for his work with the Canadian Potato Museum.
Award winners from the other counties included: Mayumi Mukaemachi, Prince Edward Tours – hospitality award for Queens County, Marsha and Robert Leftwhich, Maplehurst Properties, hospitality award for Kings County, Tourism Cavendish Beach Inc., Walt Wheeler Media Award and The Dunes Studio Gallery & Café, operator of the year award.
This was the 33rd year of the awards gala. This year it was held at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown.
Other highlights from the night include a tradeshow with 15 exhibitors open throughout the day, semi annual business meeting and a presentation from Tourism P.E.I. and P.E.I. 2014 Inc.
Guest speakers for the conference were David Goldstein, president and CEO of the tourism industry association of Canada and Carol Sheedy, vice president, operations for Parks Canada-Eastern Canada.