February 2022

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.

The deadline for TAKE 5 Letters to the Editor is the 15th of the month prior. Email: editor@take5ca.


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?


TAKE 5 was started in 1997 and services mid-Island communities with print and online publications and video production. We are 100% independent with local content. LEARN MORE


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