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“Exceptional Magazine, fabulous Editor. Always new and exciting content that is relevant to our community of Nanaimo/Vancouver Island.”
-Deborah Short – Merry Puppinns Dog Walking/Cat Visits/Petsitting Services (Apr 24)


“We truly enjoy this lovely little publication from beginning to the end page.”

-Jen & Ken Easton (Jan 24)


“Thank you so much for all of your help and support in 2023! I hope your holidays were lovely.
I have just e-transferred my balance for December’s amazing cover. That was my best advertising decision of 2023 by far.”

-Virginia Coverdale – My Undies (Dec 23)


“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your magazine. I’m visiting from Nova Scotia and picked up a copy at a local Tim’s. It really did a great job of making me aware of all that Nanaimo has to offer. I especially liked that it wasn’t just all full of advertising. I really enjoyed the articles and appreciated that they were short and to the point – just perfect for over coffee. So thank you. Well done. Now I only wish my trip was longer as there so many concerts, plays, and farmers markets I want to check out. Guess I’ll just have to come back again.”

-Cheryl Hue-Murray – Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia (Oct 23)


“Thank you so much for putting my new ad right on page 3. It looks great! Thanks for the magazine delivery at my office door. What a nice way to start my week.
I have a new client who saw my ad in the Voyager. She’s seeing me for the full postural alignment program, which is what I really want to build up. Big thanks to your designer.”

-Julia Sage – Sage Postural Alignment – Chemainus (Aug 23)


“Gotta compliment you on your  magazine! Always well layed out with lots of great information 👍. Nanaimo is lucky to have such dedication!👍”

Arla Vander Voet – Island Farm & Garden (Apr 23)


“Thank you Judy and staff – Nanaimo Magazine – always a joy to work with!”

Shawn Kilner – Imagine Cruise & Travel (Mar 23)


“Judy knows her community and engages with the businesses in her community. She promotes businesses tirelessly for the good of the businesses.”

Permelia Parham – Vibrational Healing (Feb 23)


“Judy is an exceptional person with a positive spirit for excellence. Her passion shines throughout the pages of Nanaimo Magazine, and creates an elegant spotlight to showcase and support local business owners.”

Deborah Short – Merry Puppinns Dog Walking/Cat Visits/Petsitting Services (Feb 23)


“Thank you so much for featuring our company on the cover of the Magazine! We are truly honored and grateful for the opportunity. The article was beautifully written and we are thrilled with the end result.”

Erin Crawford – Body Tempo Health & Fitness (Jan 23)


“Judy Stephan is extremely knowledgeable about businesses on Vancouver Island. I highly recommend advertising with Nanaimo Magazine to expand the marketing reach for your business,”

Permelia Parham – Vibrational Healing (Dec 22)


“I am so grateful for Deborah Short’s article on Give Dogs a Chance. It is a reminder to us all that we need to step up & take action. This snap, unsubstantiated decision by the CFIA has been made to appease some lobbyists somewhere, but it does nothing to meet the concerns of the general public/voters.

Thank you for your magazine – I enjoy every issue cover-to-cover, and especially Deborah’s article about animals.”

Shirley Lee – Nanaimo (Aug 22)


“Hi Judy. Just wanted to thank you again for your kindness in running the info about our Nanaimo Newcomers Alumni in the Dec issue. I found a lot of interesting info in the magazine, especially about the fairiegoddessmothers.com Calendar.

Donna Haye – Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“Fabulous magazine! Professional, informative, delightful articles and advertisement. Judy is a wonderful person who places herself at the heart of our community to support local business.

Deborah Short – Merry Puppinns Petsitting Services, Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“Judy Stephan continues to serve local businesses and community with her iconic magazine. There are always interesting features and stories in this quality publication, and it’s an effective and affordable place to advertise.

Bonnie Chomica – Marketing Mentor, Nanoose Bay (Jan 22)


“Best in city for a reason. Spectacular!!!
Cathy Holmes – Nanaimo Senior Services Network (Jan 22)


“Outstanding support to the Island communities!

Dawn Wiggers -Lumisenz Face & Body Clinic, Victoria, (Jan 22)


“Judy produces a great local magazine with interesting articles for everyone.

Tessa Bell -Sew Naturale, Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“Recommend it from all my heart! All monthly happenings and more at your fingertips. And Judy is one of the rare people you can ‘talk to…’

Giselle Roeder – writer/author, Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“A great magazine to advertise in, especially, if your target customers are young families.
Murray McNab – McNab’s Cornmaze, Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“Judy is so easy to work with and extremely supportive of Nanaimo and area businesses.

Wanda Losch – Blissful Days Spa and Esthetics, Lantzville (Jan 22)


“Judy and Nanaimo &Voyager Magazine promote our wonderful island Vancouver Island. Read about local business, community and cultural activities on our island. The magazine offers fair affordable advertising cost while featuring articles written by local business owners.

Jefferie Scouler – Cabi Clothing and Personal Fashion Styling for Women, Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“This magazine is an important link for Nanaimoites to see what is going on around our city and a resource for businesses.

Irene Morrison – Epicure , Nanaimo (Jan 22)


“Congratulations on producing Nanaimo Mag!  Always good to read and very informative.

Carolyn Ricker – November 2021


“Judy Stephan continues to serve local businesses and community with her iconic magazine. There are always interesting features and stories in this quality publication, and it’s an effective and affordable place to advertise.

Bonnie Chomica via Alignable – November 2021


“Judy is generous and so easy to work with. She shows great care and compassion in her business relationships especially through Covid.

Holly Bright (Crimson Coast Dance) – July 2021


“I LOVE working with Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine, Judith Isabel Stephan and Racheal T! Hay ch’q’a siem for the ways you show us off!

Holly Bright (Crimson Coast Dance) – July 2021


“Thank you Judith Isabel Stephan and Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine for your support over the past years, it’s truly sweet of you and the magazine to be so supportive. Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine is the best local magazine around and is my absolute favourite Vancouver Island magazine!! Thank you for serving the Nanaimo community so beautifully! ❤️”
-Kerilie McDowall  (June, 2021)


“Love the insightful business articles your magazine shares,” 

-A. Bava  (June, 2021)


Wow, you are amazing! So glad you were able to capture my story so succinctly after having to sift through my lengthy narrative! Lovely article, would not change anything, thank you for your wonderful support of the arts.”

-Joelle Rabu (April, 2020)


“I wanted to personally thank you for allowing us to do an article with our ad, and to say how great it looks! Also noticed there’s an ad at the back in upcoming events. Thank you so much for including that there as well.”
-Sharon Davidson – Nanaimo Family History Society (March, 2020)


“Just a quick note of sincere thanks for the article in the Nanaimo Magazine ~ we looked it up online today and are ever so pleased and thankful! Cheers to you & all that you do!”
-Dane & Mandy – Dane Warren Entertainment (February, 2020)


“Thank you! Thank you for all your work on the December cover. I just sat down tonight and saw it in print. FABULOUS! The pictures all worked and so did your layout. Very happy. Appreciate you taking the photos. :)”
-Casey Humphries – Flying Fish (December, 2019)


“I picked up a copy of this month’s Nanaimo Magazine, and want to thank you for not only doing an excellent job with the submission by St Philip’s, but also for generously donating the magazine space at KC’s hospice fundraiser in the first place. Kudos to you and your excellent magazine. Thank you.”
-Barbara Pettey (November, 2019)


“Judy did an amazing job on my article in the Nanaimo Magazine this month. I’ve had a number of people say they saw the article proving the magazine has a high success rate.”
-Maryanna Sinclair (August, 2019)


“A huge shout out to Judy. Advertising in your magazine has given a great kickstart to my business. I have met with three different contractors already who are curious and now impressed, after meeting, with my business focus and through new customers I see that this work is endless…..I love it. Thank you Judy.”
-Carol Breitenbach – Above Average Consulting (September, 2019)


“Brava Judy on 10 years of creating an interesting magazine each month of what is happening on our Island! You are a true community champion!”
-Margot C. Holmes – Executive Director, VI Symphony (June, 2019)


“When most print media is in decline, its refreshing to find one terrific local publication bucking the trend. Nanaimo Magazine is celebrating its 10th anniversary and its no surprise. The articles are timely, interesting and well researched. As one very satisfied advertiser, we wish Judy Stephan (Editor & Publisher) our congratulations and continued success for the future.”
-Brian McFadden – VI Military Museum (June, 2019)


“Huge congratulations to Judy and Nanaimo Magazine. That’s a fantastic accomplishment and a great publication that the citizens of Nanaimo benefit from. Congrats!”
-Dan Morris – Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty (June, 2019)


“First of all, we’re absolutely thrilled with the design! No need for any changes there. Amazing job! Seeing this proof absolutely lit up the office today. Can’t wait to see it in print and share it with everyone!”
-Brandon Ashcraft – Marketing Administrator Crimson Coast Dance Society (May, 2019)


“Thank you so much for all that you do to help connect and elevate this community. Your efforts are appreciated!”
-Laurie Ottenbreit (May, 2019)


“We have received such great feedback on the Cover Story page I would like to get some copies made to hand out at the Sidney Boat show this weekend, along with the rest of our on-hand copies of the Voyager.”
-Jay – Parksville Boathouse (April, 2019)


“Just a heads up we are expecting about 300 people at our conference on the weekend. Could not have done it without Nanaimo Magazine. Thanks Judy.”
-Jane Vinet – Seniors Connect (March, 2019)


“Judy, I’ve just read your beautiful profile of me. Thank you so much…. That’s a really generous amount of space and really lovely storytelling. You are a gem, thank you.”
-Sheila Malcolmson – MLA (March, 2019)


“Fabulous magazine you and your team circulate on Vancouver Island every month Judith. We received a great review when we completed a customer’s move in February. In the review the customer mentioned she saw our ad in your magazine! Thank you!”
-Shaunna Morgan – All Canada Moving (March, 2019)


“Judy, I really liked the Grant Leier Article and our ad in the magazine.
Marg told me you have a new printer? Seems to have worked wonders.
Thank you so much. … you are our first pick for advertising …as your Magazine is well read. We have people coming in specifically because they saw it in the Nanaimo Magazine.”
-Sandy Johnman – Art 10 (February, 2019)


“I saw the article yesterday, we’re thrilled with it, and I was about to write you a huge thank you when your email came in. I shall send the link out to the Team, I know they would be extremely pleased….thank you again. Also, we’ve already had 2 enquiries from people wanting to join Senior paddling, I hope that’s just the beginning.”
-Camela Tang (January, 2019)


“Hi Judy, Received the magazines today – thank you so much. I am very impressed with how they look, your customer service and the communications we have had back and forth. Working with you is something I hope to continue to do on 4children.ca’s journey. Thank you again.”
-CC Duncan – Behaviour Management Consultant, 4children.ca (January, 2019)


“My husband and I really enjoy this magazine. We always leave a copy for our vacation rental guests to see the inside of Nanaimo.”
-Taaja Kuyler – Randle house Bed & Breakfast (November, 2018)


“Great looking article, you did us proud.”
-Brian McFadden – VI Military Museum (October, 2018)


“Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine tells you about the activities happening in the mid island region, showcases people, businesses and organizations and is enjoyable to read! I always learn something new!”
-Margot Holmes – VI Symphony (August, 2018)


“I have been advertising in this Magazine for a couple of years now and I am very pleased with my advertisements and the efficiency. I have given up on newspapers ( paper and online) ,visual ads and radio; this is my main choice now. I know it works for me because people tell me they see my ad here . Thank you Judy for keeping things easy and simple for us.”
-Colleen – Yours and Mine Consignment (July, 2018)


“The ad looks great. Thanks for your great service.”
-Marianne Erb – Sound Wave (May, 2018)


“I wish to say thanks, with the utmost sincerity, for enabling me to reach the community through your broad readership. With your assistance, the community is evolving into a more connected whole. Thank you for playing a significant role in facilitating the health and happiness of the people here, especially in the cancer and lymphedema population.”
-Laurie Ottenbreit (May, 2018)


“Sending my sincerest ‘Thank You!’ for giving me this opportunity to share information with the community. Thank you also for the beautiful layout and presentation. It’s perfect.”
-Laurie Ottenbreit – Certified Lymphedema Therapist (March, 2018)


“I’m not one to usually contact a magazine, however I was impacted by your January 2018 column… and appreciate your transparency ….Please allow me to comment on two things from the magazine! 1) ‘A Letter from Iraq’ by Leann Crook. I was really impressed by what she wrote and how she wrote it… this explored attitudes and perceptions. Job well done! Please let this writer know. 2) Adam, the naturopathic doctor. Hope he keeps his articles coming. A good thing for the magazine, AND to expose the public to gentle alternatives for their health.”
-Kathleen Carnegie (March, 2018)


“I haven’t had much opportunity to check out Nanaimo Magazine. Wow have I been missing out. I perused a copy at my local Chinese takeout tonight and was I ever pleased. Great articles, beautiful local business ads and I especially appreciated Judith‘s Editor’s note this month! Great work Judy! Keep it up.”
-Jaycille Neville (Monat) – (February, 2018)


“Such wonderful customer service and creativity on the part of this magazine – Nanaimo is lucky to have this professional publication.”
-Darlene King – SKinTEGRITY Cosmedical Laser Skin Solutions (January, 2018)


“Your magazine is an important addition to keeping Nanaimo a community.”
-Carolyn Hancox-Barr – Northridge Health Performance Centre (December, 2017)


“My husband and I moved to Nanaimo at the start of November and in getting acquainted with the community, I discovered your wonderful magazine. I love the diversity of the articles and the layout.”
-Laurie Ottenbreit – Nanaimo (November, 2017)


“Keep up the good work with the articles and coverage of our community!”
-Pam & Mike Donnelly – Nanaimo (November, 2017)


“Our Resort advertised and we booked up until January! This is such a well-read magazine! I had a fellow book for Christmas, and he was waiting for his flight in Victoria to go back to Calgary! Also we got the attention of big Corporate business on the Island to do several team building retreats! Thank you Judy Stephan! Your product and services are amazing!”
-Megan Fleming – Two Coves, Ladysmith (November, 2017)


“Thank you, Judy, for a great announcement of CFUW’s November meeting, we really appreciate the opportunity to have our event publicized, so well.”
-Nuria Courtin – CFUW (November, 17)


“I just need to give a huge shout out to Judith Isabel Stephan! Our resort, Two Coves, has advertised in Nanaimo Magazine and the Voyager for July, August and September! We have had so many calls, bookings and interest in the off season retreats and more! I had a gentleman call me from the Victoria airport! In August Judy came out and interviewed me for the September issue. This is so exciting for us as we really need to keep bookings all year and the cost was so reasonable and the service amazing! I have friends who have advertised their “Farm Table Inn” and they have been extremely pleased with the results! These are well read magazines!”
-Megan Fleming – Two Coves Resort (August, 2017)


“We are very happy with our ad—our B and B guests that are here now saw the ad on the ferry and booked us so yes very happy!”
-Evelyn Koop – Farm Table Inn, Cowichan Valley (August, 2017)


“My spies have alerted me that you are helping to spread the word: Thanks for including Berlin Waltz in your August issue of Voyager Magazine.”
-Devon More – Artist, Nanaimo (August, 2017)


“Bria Skonberg’s Jazz Affair is SOLD OUT!Thanks for making that happen by allowing our release to be published in Nanaimo Magazine. Our students will have the funding they need, I am so relieved that this is all in place now for them to have what they need. It was the type of things that HAD to be a success and I thank you so much for helping us succeed. Friends of Nanaimo Jazz Society is thrilled as well, so thank you…and another thank you!!”
-Kerilie MCDowall (June, 2017)


“We LOVE your magazine and we were just wondering if we could get a small supply of them when they come out each month!”
-Angela West-Roots – Haven Society (April, 2017)


“I wanted to share with you that I get calls all the time from seniors who are interested in the program and they always tell me they read about it in Nanaimo Magazine.”
-Jane Vinet – Project Manager, Seniors Connect (April, 2017)


“Thanks for the write up in Nanaimo Magazine. Looks good!”
-Katy Bowen-Roberts – Producer & Director (April, 2017)


“Wonderful job, Judy. You are #1 in our book.
A pleasure working with a competent person like you.
Thank you.”
-Doug Long – VP Marketing, The Nanaimo Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus (April, 2017)


“We had our first guest come in wanting to buy a ticket for the April 20 event today. She had your Stylistically Speaking letter from Nanaimo Magazine in hand (thank you again for the great coverage)!”
-Nola Dunn – Marketing Manager, Woodgrove (March, 2017)


“Is simply superb. Well done… Print and run, love the photo of my Clinic, amazing wide angle!”
-Dr. Julian Hancock (February, 2017)


Mission Accomplished Nanaimo Magazine.

Being a transplant from another region of our great country has always been an exciting part of my journey , however it has its challenges, especially when you decide to do business in a new town where literally nobody knows who you are and what you stand for or anything about you for that matter.

When I met Judy some two years ago at a chamber meeting in the Coast Bastion, little did she know that she and her magazine would change the direction of our new venture into a positive long lasting fun experience for us. BRAVO … we committed to working with Judy for the very reason of getting our branding OUT THERE … To make Nanaimo AWARE that we are here , we are fun, we are professional and we are open for business…Thank you Judy, you were absolutely right … Everywhere we go now people ask…Where do I know you from ? Aaah…oh the back of the magazine…MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Thanks to Judy and Nanaimo Magazine.”
-Dean Philpott aka “The Bald Guy” (January, 2017)


“Took January copy to the pub tonight, to read over a beer, very impressed! As you know, I work between Nanaimo and Victoria, and play between BC and UK. Keeping up with Nanaimo News is a challenge, not now. The ads/editorial mix work very well, informative, amusing…. And Bill Jones, Letter from around the World, excellent.”
-Dr. Julian Hancock (January, 2017)


“We are happy with the ad, and the magazine looks great. I was happy to see an article about Bill Robinson and my Rotary club, highlighting our involvement at Brechin Elementary School.”
-Paul Geneau – Eyecare Nanaimo (December, 2016)


“I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful article about the Be Active Every Day Program success in the December Nanaimo Magazine. Thank you very much for doing such an amazing job.”
-Bobbi Marcy – Operations Coordinator, Nanaimo Division of Family Practice (December, 2016)


“Judy…the magazine ad looks amazing!!! Kate and I simply love it – it’s our favourite one YET! Thanks so much.”
-Heidi Evans – The Bald Guy Real Estate Team (December, 2016)


“Nanaimo Community Kitchens celebrated the 25th Anniversary of community programs during the Oktoberfest fund raiser. Your help was especially important in getting the word out in the issues of Nanaimo Magazine. As well, the donation of an advertisement was keenly bid on during the silent auction. As a small non- profit, we are thankful that your support contributed to the success of our Oct. 6 fund raiser!
With thanks,”
-Jeri Manley – Nanaimo Community Kitchens (October, 2016)


“Thanks Judy for the great review!”
-Franz – Penny’s Palapa (August, 2016)


“Dear Judy,

Just read this July’s issue and was as always impressed but even more than usual by your column Just Judy. It was a lovely piece of writing and clearly thoughtful and effective. Do keep up the good work and I wish you and your staff continued success.”
-Leonard Krog – MLA (July, 2016)


“It looks good. I also like your design revisions a lot, I think it makes the cover pop very well.

Thank you very, very much. On behalf of the Board, I want to thank you and Nanaimo Magazine for your support of the festival.”
-Lex Dunn – Summertime Blues Festival (July, 2016)


“Dear Editor, The May 2016 issue of Nanaimo and Voyager Magazine includes an excellent article about our local ‘powerhouse’ – Ms. Tracy Samra, newly appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Nanaimo. The article highlights Ms. Samra’s background including her extensive educational qualifications, impressive work experience, as well as her wise and compassionate manner of relating to the many people around her. It describes her as being “passionate about envisioning change, then leading, supporting and fostering it”. She has already deeply impressed and delighted many here in the Nanaimo during her initial few months as interim Chief Administrative Officer.

I am grateful to our Nanaimo City Council for having the wisdom and foresight to hire Ms. Samra on a permanent basis. Not only is she highly qualified for this position (we are so fortunate to have someone of her caliber in this position), but she is the first woman to fill this position AND the first First Nations person to be appointed as “Nanaimo’s top civil servant”!

In conclusion, thank you to the Nanaimo and Voyager Magazine for their story highlighting this remarkable woman, to Nanaimo City Council for making this significant choice and to Tracy Samra for taking on this position. I wish her the very best in all her endeavours.”
-Lynn Burrows – Nanaimo (May, 2016)


“Thank you for the lovely article and help with publishing my last ad. You guys have been more than helpful and I appreciate the hard work everyone does at the magazine.”
-Ivanna Law – Yellowpoint Blooms (April, 2016)


“Thank you for all your efforts, what a beautiful combination; your magazine brand and LAG! Super Excited for its release. We were at the Aquatic Centre and there is Nanaimo Magazine, you are everywhere! Well Done!!!”
-Danica Reyes – Lantzville Art Gallery (June, 2016)


“Judy!!! We love it!! You guys did an excellent job – please pass on how pleased we are to whoever did the layout.

Everything looks great :)”
-Andrea Dershin – Good Life Juice (April, 2016)


“About 6 years ago, Judy Stephan, owner of Nanaimo Magazine/Voyager was looking to acquire a business. Coming from South Africa, she needed to educate herself on how to ‘locate’ a business to acquire and ‘who’ to engage to assist her. She learned about BC Business Brokers thorough one of its many advertising channels. Judy transitioned from being a school teacher to the Editor of one of the more successful publications on Vancouver Island.

BC Business Brokers continues to advertise with Nanaimo/Voyager Magazine, as Judy has shown that she is a very effective manager of the regional publication that help hundreds of small regional businesses on Vancouver Island succeed by supporting regional businesses.”
-Michael Naprawa – Sunbelt Business Brokers (November, 2015)


“Thanks very much, Judy, I think the ad looks very professional. You’re the best!”
-Tim Wait PREC – Remax of Nanaimo (October, 2015)


“I got three new inquiries from last month’s article. I am inspired.”
-Michael Naprawa – Sunbelt Business Brokers (September, 2015)


“The article you created was perfect – it’s the exact message that I wanted to get across to people that it’s a great career choice for “ALL”…I look forward to doing more with you in the future.”
-Phil Dutton – Parkway Driving Academy (October, 2015)


“Our visitor count at the Vancouver Island Military Museum this November has exceeded all of our expectations; the attendance on Remembrance Day was a record setter. There is no doubt in our mind that the article that you published and the advertisement that we submitted and appeared in the November edition informing your readers that we would be open on Remembrance Day was partially responsible for our record attendance both on November 11 and throughout the month.

We would like to take this time to thank you for your ongoing support of our museum and honouring the service of Canadians that have served in the Canadian Military. Without the support of your excellent magazine and the support of your readers the, the Vancouver Island Military Museum might not exist.

Thank you again and best wishes to you and your staff.”
-Brian MacFarlane – Vice President-Vancouver Island Military Museum (November, 2014)


“Picked up a copy of your magazine today. Wonderful article. Thank you.”
-Gillian Walters – Author (August, 2015)


“Thank you so much for your support of Festival Nanaimo – the brochure looks lovely! Thank you.”
-Margot Holmes, Executive Director – Festival Nanaimo (March, 2015)


“After perusing the latest Voyager today I wanted to pass along my appreciation for your “Lest We Forget” article. Well done!”
-Darren Richards, Immediate Images,YYJ (November, 2014)


Dig This Nanaimo wants to thank Judy and her associates, for the great job they did on our Ad and write up in the November magazine, announcing our 5th Annual Christmas Open house on November 9th. We have been advertising in the magazine for the last 5 years, and monthly for the last 3 years, with great results. We would highly recommend advertising in the Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine
-Jenny – Dig This (November, 2014)


“If only everyone who interviewed me wrote as well (and as accurately) as you have done. That is such an attractive layout. I really am delighted with meeting you and what you have written about me.”
-Naomi Wakan, Nanaimo’s Poet Laureate (September, 2014)


“This month’s Nanaimo Magazine looks great.
I think it is the best one ever.”
-Gerda Hoffman – Nanaimo (September, 2014)


“Thank you for the fun interview. Your magazine is so reader friendly that I don’t mind the ads since they are all at a human level of approach. I felt as though the advertisers were part of my community and that I wanted them to prosper. This is such a rare thing to find myself feeling in magazines these days.”
-Naomi Beth Wakan, Inaugural Poet Laureate – Nanaimo


“I recently picked up and read the Nanaimo Magazine and was amazed the Magazine celebrated its 10th Anniversary Edition. I picked it up looking for what’s happening in Nanaimo and was pleasantly surprised.”
-Kareen Holyer (July, 2014)


“I am still getting feed-back on that article you wrote and wonder if you have any more copies of the Magazine that I can pick up?”
-Mary Prade (July, 2014)


“I’m presently going through all the material from last year for the VIS, putting it all into binders – and getting ready to write their history book… and my gosh, you do an amazing job with Nanaimo Magazine… full of awesome material, great articles and informative ads… and you do that every month! My goodness… you are good!”
-Rosemary Phillips – Vancouver Island Symphony (July, 2014)


“Hope you got me in for the April edition? I hope so, as I am getting a good response from the Nanaimo Magazine indeed. I would like to do a front cover again if it’s available? What do I need to do to get a write up again? It seems like your magazine has good readership and people read my content. Nanaimo Magazine is now my number one source of business, next to referrals!”
–Shane Ballance – Ballance Consulting (April, 2014)


“Loved the article that you did! We have gotten lots of compliments on it. I would like to extend our add for April, May and June!”
-Darlene McDonagh – U-Lock Mini Storage (March, 2014)


“We got a copy of your circulation and really liked the PSF advertisement. We have already gotten calls for dinner tickets because of the ad.”
-M.Sheng: Pacific Salmon Foundation (October, 2013)


“I think the Nanaimo Bar Trail page looks great!”
-Chelsea Barr, NEDC


“Great write up in the October Magazine on Jim O’Toole, he will be delighted. Looks great with the Ad.”
–B. McFadden, Vancouver Island Military Museum


“Holy cow! in the first two weeks of July, I had 1345 new users to my website. Usually I get 350 in a month. Great job with the magazine.”
-Kerri Isham – Power Up Workshops (Voyager Cover – July, 2013)


“I highly recommend Judy! She did an ad for me and it turned out absolutely lovely. So many people and businesses read her magazine that I have already received business from the ad.”
–Kathy Tang Miller – Blossoms Fruit Arrangements (July, 2013)


“Thank you again, you were a pleasure to deal with.”
-Greg Nowik – The Nowik Team (July, 2013)


“Thanks to Judy and team at Nanaimo & Voyager for getting our ad in the July 2013 issue with less than 48 hours turn around. You rock! Check it out on p. 43! Extraordinary Organics Restaurant”
-Gwen Harmon (June, 2013)


“Thank you Judy and everyone @ Nanaimo Magazine for the wonderful article you produced for us in the April edition, our expectations were exceeded! Your professionalism, sense of humor and work ethic made you a delight to work with! ♥”
-Dawne Negrin, White Bridal Boutique (April, 2013)


“Thank you so much for publishing the article ‘Moringa Mission’ in your May edition. You did an incredible job! I have had a few friends on the weekend tell me that they had read it too. We really appreciate your kindness.”
-Keith Davies (May, 2013)


“I have been working with Judy and Nanaimo magazine for approximately a year now. During that time, she has portrayed professionalism and respect for my marketing and advertising ideas. Beyond that, the magazine has a great coverage and exclusive distribution on BC Ferries, extending my marking to a captive audience. In addition, she has rallied a team of professionals to assist with my graphic design required for the magazine. I recommend the use of Voyager and Nanaimo Magazine to those that inquire.
Wishing you success,”
-James MacIntyre, CA – Owner, Studio Kitchens & Design, PI Granite Fabricators (March, 2013)


“I have to tell you that we had got a call from someone who read our article on ‘on demand hot water’, in your magazine, (call us and have a on demand hot water system installed.) The power of your magazine!!”
-L. Sutton – Marshall Plumbing (February, 2013)


“You did a fabulous job of the story and the cover…Beautiful.”
-Shelley Simms – Herbal Magic (February, 2013)


“Greetings from the Tidesmen Barbershop Chorus. Thanks for agreeing to help us promote our April 13 Show of Champions. Congratulations on your latest edition of Nanaimo Magazine/Vancouver Island Voyager. We are reading the February Wedding Special edition currently. My wife enjoyed the Ken Lavigne feature and I liked the profile on Mayor John Ruttan.”
-M. Patterson (February, 2013)


“Thank you so much for dropping off some copies of the Voyager. Is there any chance we could get some more please? So far I’ve has about a dozen calls/e-mails about the magazine and I’m thrilled about the response so far. Is there any chance we can book the cover of the Voyager for March 2013? Thank you again for everything.”
-Susan Urban – Community Relations – Mid Island Co-op (January, 2012)


“There was a great response to our ad in your magazine. It is very much supported and contributed to the successful conclusion to the 2012 Black History Month celebrations.”
-Shalema Gantt – Founder & President of NAHS (March, 2012)


“We would like to thank you for your support towards the Save-On-Foods Longest Street Hockey Game presented by Youth Sticking Together. Without your support this event could not have gone on.”
-Tali Campbell – Youth Sticking Together (June, 2012)


“I just wanted to say thanks for your time and words in the profile article for this month’s magazine! I think it is amazing and appreciate your words and blessing of including me in the way you so graciously have!! You rock and I am spreading the word about the great things you are doing.”
-Tim Kerfoot (September, 2012)


“Thanks so much for the great article!!”
-Moreen Reid – Rewind Medspa (September, 2012)


“I got my hands on the latest issue of NM this week, and had a read of the Jar review. It was fantastic! You really covered all the bases I know he was hoping to see there. I actually read it while at Jar for lunch and got to see David’s expression while opening it for the first time and reading it himself (I know he got to see the draft, but first time in print is always exciting too!). He was showing it to my friends around the table and just seemed so pleased. I’m really glad you were able to work everything out and produce such a great review for him.”
-Devon McDonald (September, 2012)


“We wanted to mention to you all the positive feedback we have received from the review, even people taking the ferry from Vancouver!”
-Pam Leuenberger – The Sand Dollar Cafe (November, 2012)


“We are so happy with our cover & story thank you so much Nanaimo & Voyager Magazine.”
-Crystal Hughes – West Coast Daily Deals (December, 2012)

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