Photo: Discover magazine’s team and supporters
By Rosana Dias Lancsarics | Photos Armando Chin
DISCOVER Magazine receives award from the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada in the magazine category for “best editorial and visual concept and services provided to the Portuguese-speaking community in Canada.”
The founder and CEO of DISCOVER Magazine Leila Monteiro Lins, received the prize awarded by NEPMCC, from President Thomas Saras (photo), in a ceremony at Toronto City Hall last year.According to Lins,”nine years of total dedication to constant improvement of the magazine is being recognized.”
The NEPMCC is a non-governmental organization representing 750 publications, as well as 150 TV and radio stations, working in 101 different languages and cultures.
According to Maria Saras-Voutsinas (photo), Executive director of NEPMCC, “the award identifies and recognizes individuals, journalists and publishers who deserve recognition within the ethnic media landscape in Canada.” Saras-Voutsinas points out that “DISCOVER Magazine is a renovated part of the ethnic media family. The visual presentation, editorial content with reports highlighting the Canadian, Brazilian and Portuguese origin is the magazine that makes a prodigious impact. This is the essence of ethnic media and Discover magazine. Our inheritance will always define us, but we shall also build upon the multicultural mosaic in Canada.”
Photo – Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, left, and Leila Monteiro Lins.
Established in 2010, DISCOVER Magazine aims to promote Portuguese, Brazilian and Canadian destinations, and strengthen the bonds between the three countries and connect them to the world. The magazine’s main target is the multicultural Canadian society with appeal to the Portuguese and Brazilian communities. With the magazine published twice a year and also a very active website (DISCOVER Portal), the publication has established itself as one of the references of the Portuguese-speaking community in Canada. According to the CEO Leila Monteiro Lins, “today we are a solid team who also works with the online publication of news about the community and the world. Our purpose is to keep our readers informed about the day-to-day journalistic events through the Portal.”
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