April 2021


Just a friendly reminder as we are now working on the May issue, deadline to book space is April 15. Be part of this issue and call our office today to reserve your spot, for more advertising sizes, prices & deadlines - call 250-245-7015 or email .

Message from the Editor

For years now, TAKE 5 has been celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with a "green” issue. We are delighted to be able to bring our readers useful information about our planet and its critters great and small thanks to the Yellow Point Ecological Society (Y.E.S.) and Wildwood Ecoforest. We’d love to hear from you on what you do to take a lighter step on the planet email .

Here’s some highlights coming up this month: April 15th ~ Who Was Lady Smith? a Historically Speaking talk by Rob Johnson presented via ZOOM by the Ladysmith & District Historical Society. Register at 250-245-0423.  ~ Marina Sacht  Editor/publisher

One Tree Planted

And here is a little bonus that we are very excited about -- when you book a regular display ad in TAKE 5, we will plant a tree in B.C. in partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit group.

Money-Back Guarantee

TAKE 5 has been busy figuring out how best to support our customers. Along with low ad rates, including design, online edition ad, web links and social media sharing, one initiative that we are proud of is our COVID-19 Guarantee. If your business has to temporarily close due to COVID-19 we will refund your advertising money (pro-rated). Because together we are better and we will get through this.

Publishing & Production Services

If you have a book or a video project, give us a call. We offer services for print, e-book and video formats from business promos, documentaries, to training guides. We have produced over 170 videos and a dozen books with happy authors. Contact us for a quote- call 250-245-7015 or email


  • FREE web link to your website or Social media page.
  • We bridge the advertising gap between Nanaimo and Duncan.
  • 100% local and independent.
  • FREE ad in the online magazine.
  • Ad design included in price.

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April Issue

Available NOW for pick up until the end of April.

Need a copy? You can pick up your printed copy at local Ladysmith, Cedar and Chemainus Grocery Stores and businesses! Did you know…TAKE 5 is online where you can read it anywhere, anytime!


Explore Guide

The Explore Guide walks you through historic and rural communities highlighting events, the arts, waterfront activities, trails, dining, history and shopping.

Available widely at Vancouver Island Info Centres, Nanaimo Airport, local marinas, and local businesses.

You can also read it online!

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