May 2021

Just a friendly reminder as we are now working on the June issue, the deadline to book space is May 15th. 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 .

As you may know, we publish an online and print edition of TAKE 5 Newsmagazine. We share the online edition extensively on social media and it stays online with your ad working indefinitely. The print edition is delivered to every household, farm, and business in these central Vancouver Island areas: south Nanaimo including Chase River, Extension, Cedar, YellowPoint, Timberlands, Cassidy and Ladysmith south to Saltair, and Chemainus.

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.

Message from the Editor

You will have seen the red dresses along the highway from Ladysmith to Stz’uminus. May 5 is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous women and girls. As you drive by, remember the women and lives lost. There is still much work to be done by all of us around violence against women.

~ Marina Sacht  Editor/publisher

HomeTown Tourist Weekend

TAKE 5 heads up this popular annual campaign that brings together COVID-safe activities and events with fun in mind. With travel restrictions, and the pandemic still around us, we can’t wait for HomeTown Tourist Weekend to begin!

You can participate with your business for free, simply hold a sale, create a special or host a virtual event for the June 19-20 weekend and we will promote it under the HomeTown Tourist Weekend campaign. While you do not have to advertise in order to participate, we have excellent rates on display ads, AND all HTT display advertisers will receive a free one-minute promo video. Additional minutes available at $75 a minute (saving of 25%) Your clip will be incorporated into the official 2021 HomeTown Tourist video, produced by TAKE 5.

If you need promotional ideas, give our office a call, as we have lots of them.

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 200 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.

May Issue

Available NOW for pick up until the end of May. 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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