Isn’t it GRAND?


Welcome to GRAND, the premier lifestyle publication for active adults aged 50 and over living on beautiful Vancouver Island.

We aim to provide insightful and engaging content that you want to read with a focus on your community—your neighbours and friends who are passionate about volunteerism, travel, dining, their families, pets and gardening.

What’s not to love? We want to bring you stories and features that celebrate the unique lifestyle of the Island.

Travel destination guides, tips for seniors on the move and local hot spots will fill these pages. Are you interested in articles on pet care, adoption stories and tips for pet owners? We have what you are looking for.

Got a foodie in your house? Restaurant reviews, culinary trends and profiles of local chefs and eateries are what we live for.

We know that volunteer work is at the heart of community on the Island. We will feature profiles of local volunteers and organizations, highlighting opportunities for you to get involved.

We will help you sort through the overwhelming mound of information out there, so you can take care of your physical and mental health. Whether it’s tips on getting active safely, healthy eating, skin care or connecting with your family, we’ve got you covered.

Do you have a story idea for us? Share it with us by emailing [email protected].

Now, turn the page and let’s celebrate who you are!

– Stacie Gaetz

Stacie Gaetz
Stacie Gaetz
Stacie is the managing editor of GRAND. She runs on exploring new and exciting places and getting to the heart of people's stories. If you have a story she should know about, reach her at [email protected]