Five Islands man recipient of Nova Scotia tourism award

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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FIVE ISLANDS - A Five Islands resident has been awarded the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia's 2009 Innovator of the Year Award.
Dick Lemon was presented the award for his development of a retreat on Long Island, for his creation of the Not Since Moses run and his recent opening of Mo's, a cafÉ, book and art store and hostel in Five Islands.
"The greatest asset tourism in Nova Scotia has is its people," said Lemon upon recently receiving the award.
"Tourists perhaps don't first come here because of that but for sure they return here because of our people. Hospitality comes natural to Nova Scotians because they learn it in the home."
Lemon's retreat has been used by groups such as the Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Kings College, Nova Scotia Symphony and Mt. Allison University.
The Not Since Moses run has doubled in size each of its three years and expects to enroll 1,500 runners for its Aug. 14, 2010 event.
Mo's hosts local musicians, linedancing, storytelling and special events in its cafÉ.

Organizations: Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Kings College, Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia Allison University

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Long Island, Nova Scotians

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