Magazines Canada has named Chris Purcell, vice-president of marketing and circulation and general manager, Toronto for TVA Publications, as its volunteer of the year for 2015. The award is given annually to one individual whose outstanding volunteer contributions have had a national impact on the Canadian magazine industry. It will be presented on Thursday, June 9 during the MagNet industry conference in Toronto.
"His dedication to the industry, his team and this association is emblematic of the leaders I've had the pleasure of getting to know at Magazines Canada. The number of hours that Chris has voluntarily put in on the Blue Box Advisory is nothing short of heroic," said Matthew Holmes, CEO of Magazines Canada. "It's a file that is highly technical, time-consuming, and requires great diplomacy. The material impact that Chris has had in building bridges to other industries and getting buy-in on the need for change to Blue Box fees for magazines speaks for itself. And this is in addition to his many other contributions over the years, at MagNet and beyond."