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When it comes to advertising, we mean business. That’s more business for you. Yeah, yeah, you’ve heard all this before. Well, we got proof.

Submit Your Ad! Would an an independent locally-owned business still be around since 1996 with many of the original advertisers today? We think not. We work for you because we are the most cost-effective, targeted advertising opportunity for the region.

TAKE 5 is a monthly magazine with over 38,000 readers in the following Central Vancouver Island communities: south Nanaimo, Chase River, Cinnabar Valley, South Wellington, Extension, Timberlands, Cassidy, Cedar, Yellow Point, North Oyster, Diamond, Ladysmith, Saltair, Chemainus. We offer complete coverage and are delivered to every household in the area.

Submit Your Ad

We try to make life easier for you. If you are a current advertiser, use this simple form to submit your ad for placement in any of our magazines.

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Having trouble uploading your ad? Call our office on (250) 245-7015.

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TAKE 5 Reasons to Advertise

    TAKE 5 has an estimated readership of over 38,000 readers from Nanaimo south to Chemainus – the largest in the area…that means 418,000 annual readers!
    TAKE 5 is the only publication in this area directly mailed to your potential customers (that’s 92%). Additional copies are distributed throughout the market area for non-residents.
    TAKE 5 is a monthly magazine and is not discarded quickly such as newspapers. Many people use it over and over again as a reference.
  4. VALUE
    TAKE 5 is one of the most economical forms of advertising with rates as low as $49 an issue
    TAKE 5’s friendly, knowledgeable and creative staff will help you achieve your advertising goals.


  1. Display advertisers enjoy many benefits, online advertising on the take 5 website, free ad enlargements, and other value added extras.
  2. We bridge the advertising gap between the Nanaimo and Duncan markets!
  3. Complimentary listing in the Advertisers Index and Includes online link for free.

Ad Specs

•Please submit high resolution PDF files of advertisements when possible.
•Font size min. 7 pt, 9 pt if reversed or non-solid text.
•Camera ready ads should be to proper size. Check rate card for dimensions or call us.
•Send photos as CMYK or grayscale 300 dpi JPEG /TIFF.
•Send text as doc, docx, txt or rtf.

Upcoming TAKE 5 Features

  • HEALTH & WELLNESS February
    Heritage Week, Valentine’s Day, Dining, Community Awards, Health trends, Fitness and Health News.

    • HOME & GARDEN March, April, May

    Renovations, RRSP, St Patrick’s Day, April (Green issue), Spring Clean Up, Earth Day, Cancer Awareness,
    Easter/ Worship, Maritime Festival, Garden Tour,
    Farmer’s Markets, Move for Health Day, Mother’s Day


    HomeTown Tourist, Grad, Outdoor Entertaining, Weddings, Father’s Day, Outdoor Recreation, Music Concerts & Festivals, Canada Day, Arts Festivals, Ladysmith Celebration Days, Summer Fun Supplement

  • FACE of BUSINESS September, October

Salute to Service Clubs, Back to School, Cedar Fun Day, Travel, Wine & Food Festivals, Harvest Time, Business Profiles, Money Lenders (Mortgage Brokers), Halloween

  • CHRISTMAS GIFTS & EVENTS November, December/January

Starts with Holiday Events and Festivals, Our double issue includes Christmas & New Year’s Events, Seasonal Stories, Christmas Worship.

  • THROUGHOUT THE YEAR Home Challenge, Special features, Events, Local News, Arts & Entertainment, Wine, People