Melbourne travel writer, Jocelyn Pride has been awarded Destination Canada’s top prize for media promotion at the Melbourne media event – part of the 2017 edition of the Canadian Corroboree road show.
The much coveted award – a stunning crystal polar bear, handcrafted in Canada, was presented to the excited winner by Managing Director for Destination Canada in Australia, Donna Campbell. The award recognizes the outstanding contribution in the promotion of Canada, through written word and imagery in both print and digital mediums.
Pride’s feature story focused on the beautiful Atlantic Coast provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland – as experienced on board the 10 night ‘East Coast – Fins and Fiddles’ voyage, operated by One Ocean Expeditions.
The outstanding six-page feature article appeared in the esteemed International Traveller magazine and associated website. Strong visuals, all taken by the author, support a unique story angle on a visit to this beautiful region of Canada.
Manager for One Ocean Expeditions in Australia, Richard Cunningham was overjoyed with the news of Pride’s award. “Jocelyn did a fabulous job bringing the Maritime provinces of Canada to life for the readers of International Traveller. The region is full of diversity in culture, history, language, cuisine and wildlife. Every year, more Australian’s are venturing beyond Canada’s well known sites in British Columbia and Alberta, and visiting the Atlantic coastal provinces. This region of Canada is literally ‘our back yard’. Owner and Managing Director of One Ocean Expeditions, Andrew Prossin – grew up in Cape Breton Island, in northern Nova Scotia. We are very passionate about it”.
One Ocean Expeditions operate three unique expedition-style voyages around the Gulf of St Laurence – visiting all of the classic locations as well as some hidden gems – only accessible by boat. Two 10-night voyages focus on Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. A third 10-night departure also includes the spectacular Labrador coastline, before finishing in the Canadian Arctic at Iqaluit. In 2018, a new special interest voyage will be added to the programme.