[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4321″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I have been a guest on these islands since 1979 when my partner and I returned from living in the bush 12 miles by water up Jervis Inlet where we had been living since 1973.
I think as long as I have been here so has Island parent magazine. In racks in community centers, pools, library lobbies, and coffee shops. It remains even today the epitome of a solid niche, a social enterprise based on relevancy. Parents are looking for resources.
We began by trying to integrate with the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival and we did for several years simply hand out thousands of copies along the parade route. The idea has always been one of ‘priming the pump’ that is, creating a functional model that could attract advertisers and then in time create a livelihood for those producing it. It has always been obvious that given the size of the community it would be a niche magazine that covered the province, not just a region of it like the island. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]