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M.L. Ellen Percival

M.L. ELLEN PERCIVAL – Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

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Phone: 403-241-6066
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Ellen is the Publisher and Editor-in–Chief of the award-winning parenting publication, Calgary’s Child Magazine. Since it first hit the newsstands in 1994, Calgary’s Child Magazine has been supporting, connecting and informing parents in innovative ways.  Ellen’s commitment to helping parents, children and community is evident in the hours she devotes not only to Calgary’s Child but to a variety of charities she participates in. Widely recognized for her work ethic, positive attitude and innovative strategic thinking, Ellen, a Women of Vision recipient and mother of two, brings both a fresh and informed perspective to the issues that shape the lives of Albertans. Contact Ellen regarding magazine production as well as magazine and/or web editorial, social, print and/or web promotional and marketing opportunities. 


Amanda McDonaldAMANDA SHARP – Art Director

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Phone: 403-828-1969

Amanda has 20+ years of design experience both in the UK and Canada. She credits her success to having had the opportunity to work for high-end advertising agencies, prestigious clients and alongside the finest designers. Over her career she has established a love for designing magazines and after moving to Canada in 2002 has successfully pursued that passion. She is  delighted to be Calgary's Child Magazine's Art Director.


Laura DupontLAURA DUPONT – Client Manager

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Phone: 403-547-4901

Laura has been a valued part of the Calgary’s Child team since 2003. Laura is our Sales Director/Project Manager and that means that once you have booked your display advertising with Eilidh or Nanica, you will be in her very capable hands. Turn to her for all of your display (online and print) advertising questions; Laura is here to assist you with your day-to-day needs. She’s happy to help if you need to have artwork designed or need ad or classified listing revisions or have any questions relating to your advertising, your contract, artwork, coupons, online ads or invoicing.


 EILIDH TAIT- Sales Director

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Phone: 587-888-9556

Eilidh (Aalee) Tait, has a passion for sales. She brings a strong understanding of client needs, customer service and account management skills to this position. Her background in photography gives her a keen sense of what people are visually drawn to and her work can been seen gracing the cover of many of our issues. When she's not at her desk, Eilidh spends time running her four kids to and from sports, activities and school. 


Melissa Michta Thomson MELISSA THOMSON – Copy Editor, Feature Writer

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Phone: 403-241-6066

Melissa is a word nerd. Defuse vs. Diffuse; Farther vs. Further? These details are her passion. For the past eight years, she has ensured writers’ articles are concise, consistent, and grammatically and factually correct. She also writes for the publication, mainly contributing the Annual Summer Fun & Travel Wish List and Annual Holiday Wish List, providing a wide array of the latest and greatest toys and nifty gadgets for every member of your family. In addition, Melissa brainstorms topics and books local experts for the Calgary’s Child Parenting Segment on Global Morning News, aired twice weekly on Mondays and Saturdays. If you have a unique  product of family-friendly event that you would like published, contact Melissa.


 Allie Percival WightmanALLISON PERCIVAL, BA, B.Ed. – Assistant Publisher

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Phone: 403-241-6066
Allison, our assistant publisher and website manager, has been part of the Calgary’s Child team since 2007. Allison is responsible for web content, manages our social media team, and coordinates Calgary’s Child’s email hub to make sure messages get to the right place at the right time. She works hard to keep the office running smoothly and, as part of the editorial team, checks our stories and articles for factual accuracy to make sure our readers receive information they can trust. Whatever our clients need, Allie gets it done (or finds someone who can!)


Cathy BontjeCATHY BONTJE – Distribution Manager

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Phone: 403-241-6066

Since 1998, Cathy has been keeping our magazine efficiently and effectively distributed. She manages several distribution teams that deliver our magazines to hundreds of locations. If you would like to have magazines to distribute at your company or event, or if you are trying to find the magazine at one of our distribution locations in and around Calgary, Cathy would be happy to assist.


 

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SPRING 2020
Ad Booking Deadline: March 31st, 2020
Distribution: last week of April 2020

The snow is finally melting away and summer is on its way! Our May-June issue is full of ways to make the most of the season, from fun and travel ideas to summer camps and programs and more!

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