Time to shake off the winter blues and take in some of our favourite events:
Feb 13, Super Bowl #56- Cheer for your Team
Feb 14, Valentine’s Day- Give from the heart today!
Feb 14-18, BC Chamber of Commerce Week- support your favourite local business
Feb 20, Classical Concert- St. Michael’s Church, Chemainus
Feb 21, BC Family Day- Family fun activities at the waterfront
Feb 21- 27, BC Heritage Week- “Altogether Inclusive” theme
Feb 26, LRCA Coldest Night of the Year- Register for this virtual event
Feb 27, Ladysmith Heritage Awards
TIP- How to get free exposure in TAKE 5 -or any publication for that matter!
There is an age-old technique that always works when you want to share your information, your opinion, publicize an event or just say thank you. It’s your trusty Letters to the Editor – and whether you are dealing with your local paper or an international magazine, print and digital, there will always be a Readers Forum available to you. (and if there is not, stop reading it!) So now that you are sold on why you should write a letter, but how can you make ensure your letter will get published?
While there are no guarantees – here are some tips from TAKE 5.
-Make it brief.
-Make it about something you personally feel strong about.
-Speak to the reader. One effective way to draw in readers is by asking a question, then fill in the answer.
-If you’re responding to a piece in the publication, make that clear by referencing the article and date.
-Express your opinion and back it up with facts so you are convincing.
-Conclude with a call to action if appropriate.
-Length should be under 300 words, include a photo if you have one.
-Include your first and last name and your phone number in case the editor needs to verify it.
-Never submit the same letter to multiple publications. If it’s on the same theme then it should be rewritten for each publication.
It’s Valentine’s Day and we love our readers. So here is a treat for you.
The first 5 people who email us and tell us what year TAKE 5 was started correctly, will win a free copy of the Ladysmith Centennial Book.
We have an exciting editorial line up you don’t want to miss in the March issue.
Learn how to make your Home & Garden your refuge of comfort and joy. This feature runs for 3 months and highlights the housing market, design trends for 2022 and gardening tips. Also, guess what’s turning 100? – One of Ladysmith’s beloved institutions and we get a little nostalgic with some rock and roll teens.
Deadline for submission to TAKE 5 is Feb. 15, but why wait until the last minute?
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