About The Islands Marketplace

The Islands Marketplace Free Classified Ad Magazine was created in 2006, by graphic designer Sandi Poystila. The first issue was printed on Saltspring Island on Friday, October 13, 2006.
In an effort to offer affordable advertising to local businesses while promoting an environmental initiative to reduce, reuse and recycle, the publication offers free classified advertising to those wanting to buy or sell their second hand goods.

Wanting to serve the community, Sandi also offers a free events calendar and free featured ad for non profit groups, in every issue.

Teresa Forbes joined the Marketplace Team as our senior sales representative in March 2008. Teresa has helped in the advertising sales department as well as in magazine delivery and brainstorming some great ideas. As the business' most loyal and dedicated team player Teresa has represented the magazine very well with her sense of being and kind spirit

The Islands Marketplace also offers more than just advertising, namely a calendar of events, horoscope, photos, contests, stories, crossword puzzle and/or word search. Delivered and distributed free every second Friday, the magazine manages its expenses with paid commercial advertisers. Every issue supports a non-profit organization with a free display ad listing. Contact us for details.

Now in it’s ninth year of print, The Islands Marketplace continues to offer exciting stories. new columns, contests and much more.

The complete online version of the magazine as pdf link is available via email subscription.
Send an email to: info at islandsmarketplace dot com with subject line: Email subscription.
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