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Canada Wide Media is your proven one-stop solution for finding your audience, segmenting them based on their needs and interests, then engaging them with content that builds trust, loyalty and advocacy for your brand.The Canada Wide Media Commitment
CANADA WIDE MEDIA | OWN YOUR MEDIA
Canada Wide Media Limited offers a wide range of media services and products, from high-end print publications to the latest in digital media.
For almost 40 years, Canada Wide has been a leader in the field of publishing services, delivering custom content solutions to clients and consumers across an expanding spectrum of traditional and new media.
From your doorstep and newsstand, to your inbox and mobile device, Canada Wide connects audiences with compelling content in every space.
Our expansive product line and our growing numbers speak for themselves. And did we mention that we have over 6 million annual readers and 1 million monthly page views?
Consistency and Continuity Part of Our Winning Formula
Canada Wide employs 75 media professionals offering, together, hundreds of years of varied experience in the media industry. We've only been able to achieve the results that we have for almost 40 years because of the people we work with.
Our people help us to grow and evolve, ensuring we remain an industry leader. Our core staff includes many media professionals who have been with the company for decades, bringing a consistency of quality, a continuity of management and a deep knowledge pool to every project we undertake.
When you visit our offices in Metro Vancouver you’ll meet everyone from writers, editors and art directors versed in print and digital media, to web developers, SEO experts, advertising sales professionals and circulation managers. And we’ll bet that when you do meet someone from Canada Wide, they’ll engage you in a chat about their particular passion in media.Management TeamPeter Legge
Publisher BCBusinessPeter Legge - O.B.C., LL.D. (HON.), D.Tech., CSP, CPAE, HoF
Peter Legge is our Chairman and CEO.
He is an internationally renowned keynote speaker, bestselling author of 18 books and a living legacy of one of Canada’s true entrepreneurial success stories. He is the recipient of two honorary doctorate degrees—presented to him by Simon Fraser University and Royal Roads University. He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and more recently was presented with an Honorary Fellows from Douglas College.
Along with receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of his significant contributions and achievement to British Columbia, in June 2008, Peter received the province’s highest award, The Order of British Columbia.
Peter believes in providing exceptional value to one’s clients and being known as a servant of the community.Samantha Legge
PresidentSamantha Legge — President
Samantha is President of Canada Wide Media Limited and a member of Canada Wide’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for the overall management, strategy, fiscal responsibilities and leadership of the company.
With 20 years of industry experience, she has been involved in every facet of Canada Wide’s publishing business including leading the circulation, marketing and digital divisions. She has also been a publisher for numerous titles including TV Week magazine, BCHome + Garden magazine, Granville magazine and BCLiving.
Samantha is a graduate of BCIT, Magna Cum Laude, with a diploma in Marketing Management. She received her MBA from Royal Roads University in 2001, and is a former board member of Magazines Canada and past chair of the Public Affairs committee.
She is an active volunteer for the YWCA Vancouver and Hope International, and a past Board of Director of Theatre Under the Stars and the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre.Brad Liski
Senior Vice President of Integration
As a serial entrepreneur and now Senior Vice President of Integration, Brad is a 25 year veteran of publishing and consumer marketing and has a long and successful record of leading start-up, high growth, acquisition, merger and receivership operations. As a leader in positioning companies and brands for dynamic growth and profitable expansion Brad is passionate about our publications, our exceptional team of disciplined experts and the future of Canada Wide Media.Charlene Rooke
Chief Creative Officer
Charlene Rooke has built a 20+-year publishing career in both consumer and custom content business. Most recently she was Editorial Director of the Custom Content Group at The Globe and Mail, where she oversaw creation of client-directed content and publications across all platforms.
She has been an editor and content strategist behind custom publishing programs for leading brands including Air Canada, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, Bombardier and Mercedes-Benz. She has also edited consumer magazines including Avenue Calgary and Western Living.She’s been an active supporter of the Western and National Magazine Award Foundations, the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and the B.C. Association of Magazine Publishers.
She has received more than 25 national or international awards for her work, which has included several redesigns and brand-launch strategies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English, a graduate degree in Journalism and a certificate in Magazine Publishing.Kevin Hinton
Vice President of Digital
Kevin has over 15 years of experience developing leading edge web platforms and tools. From content management to online sales systems, Kevin strives to take costly, antiquated and/or labour intensive workflows and turns them into simple, automated applications that drastically decrease work-time and increases the bottom-line.Ryan McKenzie
Vice President of Content Marketing
With more than 15 years of inbound marketing experience, Ryan builds scalable systems designed to acquire new customers by increasing web, email, community and social media presences. The content he has written and produced has been read by over one hundred million people.Rebecca Legge
Vice President SalesRebecca Legge — VP Specialty Sales
Recently appointed Vice President, Specialty Sales, Rebecca's new role is to manage Canada Wide’s custom publishing clients' advertising needs. She works to connect the CWM sales representatives with the publication's targeted audience in addition to working with CWM's clients to find new and exciting ways to help move their traditional publishing models into the digital world.
Rebecca also helps grow the custom business side of Canada Wide and enjoys working with new clients to help determine their multi-platform publishing needs whether they are online, in print or both. Rebecca also sits on the Board of Directors for Canada Wide Media and is involved in the strategic planning and vision for the company.Rick Thibert
Executive Creative DirectorRick Thibert — Executive Creative Director
Rick has worked in the industry for over 30 years. A graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design, he packed his bags and started his career as a freelance designer and illustrator in Los Angeles, California. He moved back to Canada and worked in Alberta for 10 years, freelancing with local studios and printers before co-owning a design studio in Edmonton.
Drawn to the West Coast, Rick soon found his way to Vancouver, where he worked for studios in the city doing agency work and freelancing. Rick has been a member of the Canada Wide Media for the past 23 years. During that time he has worked on almost every title in some capacity. He guided the art direction of the award winning CAA Westworld/Going Places Network and special projects for the past 10 years and is most recently involved with the Masters of Publishing program at Simon Fraser University as a visiting design advisor and critic.Kim McLane
Director ProductionKim McLane — Director Production
Kim McLane leads Canada Wide's production team, ensuring delivery of cross-platform media products to our audiences and the audiences of our clients.
She has more than 20 years of experience in the print, publishing and multi-media industries, the last 14 of which have been with Canada Wide.
She is a current board member of the Western Magazine Awards Foundation.Joy Ginete
Director Human ResourcesJoy Ginete — Director of Human Resources
Joy Ginete-Cockle joined Canada Wide Media in 2006 and is currently the HR Manager and senior accountant. Joy earned her license as a certified public accountant—and her MBA—in the Philippines. Prior to joining Canada Wide Media, Joy was the controller of Qualica Financial and Vision Critical.
With over 20 years experience in the field of finance and accounting, along with more recent experience learning and working on the human resources side of the publishing business, Joy finds her current role both rewarding and challenging.Tracy McRitchie
Director CirculationTracy McRitchie - Director of Circulation
Tracy has spent her entire 23-year career with CWM in our circulation department, and has managed the department for the last 15 years.
She has extensive experience with paid and controlled circulation models and oversees adherence to Circulation Audit rules and regulations.
Tracy works directly with our clients to ensure their magazines reach their target audience on time and within budget.Sonia Roxburgh
Director AccountingSonia Roxburgh - Director of Accounting
Sonia joined Canada Wide Media in 2001. She has close to 20 years experience in full-cycle and management accounting, in both public and private industries.
After graduating from SFU with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Sonia obtained a diploma in Financial Management from BCIT followed by her CGA designation in 2001.
Sonia was born and raised on the North Shore of Vancouver and still calls it home, where she lives with her husband and two active boys.
2016 Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, Editors' Choice Awards. Best Magazine (small circulation), Best Front of Book | BCBusiness2015
2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Gold - Best Editorial Packaging (with Alberta Venture) | BCBusiness
2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. Silver - Best Cover | BCBusiness2014
2014 Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Gold - Digital Prescence | Westworld Alberta
2014 Kenneth R. Wilson Award. Magazine of the Year | BCBusiness2013
2013 Western Magazine Awards. Business | BCBusiness2012
2012 Northern Lights Travel Journalism Awards (International). First Place: Online Video | Westworld BC
2012 North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards. Bronze, Cruises – Print | Westworld Saskatchewan2011
2011 Canadian Society of Magazine Editors. Best Web Editorial | BCBusiness.ca
2011 Western Magazine Awards. Gold Award Best Article Manitoba | Going Places2010
2010 National Magazine Awards. Best Multimedia Feature | BCBusiness.ca
2010 Northern Lights Travel Journalism Awards (International). First Place: Magazine Category (Editor) | Westworld BC
2010 Western Magazine Awards | Westworld Saskatchewan2009
2009 Western Magazine Awards. Gold Award Best Article | Westworld Saskatchewan
2009 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. Finalist Overall Best Magazine Website | BCBusiness.ca2008
2008 Northern Lights Travel Journalism Awards. Independent Journalist Category, Magazine (2nd place) | Westworld BC
2008 Northern Lights Travel Journalism Awards. Magazine Category (1st place) | Westworld BC
2008 Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. Tourism Media Award for Travel Journalism | Westworld Saskatchewan
2008 Western Magazine Awards. Best Business Article | BCBusiness
2008 Western Magazine Awards. Best Article - Saskatchewan | Westworld Saskatchewan
2008 Western Magazine Awards. Finalist for Magazine of the Year | BCBusiness
2008 Western Magazine Awards. Finalist for Best New Magazine | Granville
2008 Apex Awards. Custom-Published Magazines & Journals Category. Regular Departments & Columns | Westworld BC
2008 Tourism Media Award for Travel Journalism ALTO Awards | Westworld Alberta
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