The Friends of McNabs Island Society awarded Waterfront Development with their ‘Special Friend of the Island’ award at their Annual General Meeting at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Waterfront Development staff accepted the award – a framed print of Rochelle Owen’s photograph of the McNabs Island Osprey that calls the island home.
Over the past several years, the Friends have raised $500,000 to rebuild some trails, install a composting toilet and a visitor information kiosk. Then two years ago, Waterfront Development approached the Friends to see how the provincial crown corporation could help.
Through a partnership with the Friends of McNabs Island and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Waterfront Development invested in the development of several new park amenities.
Meetings Professionals International (MPI) Atlantichapter also recognized Waterfront Development. They presented their Influence Award, designed to recognize people or organizations outside the direct industry which have supported the development of meetings and conventions or the development of policy and programs impacting the industry. Each Canadian chapter recognizes one person or organization in their community who has made a difference to the meetings industry but may not be actively involved in it.