VI Weekly — short for Vancouver Island Weekly — is the first and only Mandarin publication distributed on the Island. Launched in February, 2017, VI Weekly serves local Chinese communities in both Victoria, Nanaimo and other areas. Readers also include those who live within China or outside Canada.
THE ONLY AND MOST INFLUENTIAL LOCAL MANDARIN PUBLICATION ON THE ISLAND,
ESTABLISHED POWERFUL SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM ON WECHAT,
TARGETING CHINESE CONSUMERS LIVING OR PLANNING TO LIVE ON THE ISLAND
Beginning from Nov. 1st, 2018, VI Weekly has launched its monthly magazine, Herland & VI Weekly. It is now displayed in far more locations, including the ferries. The publication will also run a mobile/online version through its official WeChat account, the Chinese version of Facebook.
Our online platform is now able to reach an audience of more than eighty percent of the Chinese residents on the island. This is through our WeChat social media platform, which includes news-feed notifications, Moment postings and chat groups. Simply look at WeChat as the Chinese version of Facebook.