Media Sponsors

As British Columbia’s leading television station, with its flagship broadcast Global News Hour at 6 with Chris Gailus and Sophie Lui and the only provincial 24 hour news channel, Global News: BC1; Global BC is the place more British Columbians turn to for local news than any other newscast.

With a team of experienced and trusted journalists, Global BC provides viewers with award-winning journalism, digging deeper to find the truths behind major issues that matter most to residents, and unique stories that they won’t find anywhere else.

Global BC is proud to be in the community and the media sponsor of Italian Day on The Drive!

No other city publication knows more about Vancouver than the Georgia Straight. Established as the lifestyle and entertainment weekly in Vancouver over 50 years ago, the Georgia Straight is an integral part of the active urban West Coast lifestyle with over 816,000 unduplicated readers/visitors print and website per week (Independent survey conducted July 2016 by Vancouver Focus).

Every Thursday, the Georgia Straight delivers an award-winning editorial package of features, articles, and reviews. Regular weekly coverage includes Arts, Music, Fashion, Travel, Health, Food, and Restaurants, plus Vancouver’s most comprehensive listings of entertainment activities and special events. Pick up our print issue every Thursday and check us out online at and watch for our special Italian Day issue on June 6!

Rogers Media Inc. is excited to continue our partnership as the exclusive radio sponsors of Italian Day. “Playing What We Want” is what JACK 96.9 is all about.

Listeners wake up to the antics of JACK Mornings with Jeff, Charis and Paul weekdays from 5:30am – 9am. JACK is also the home of JACK Up The 80s with Larry Hennessey heard Monday to Friday from Noon to 1pm. Get your fill of the finest 80s music played solely off of Larry’s personal collection of vinyl and cassette. For Real!!

And with a newsroom staffed by a team of award-winning journalists, NEWS 1130 delivers news, traffic, weather, sports and business information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are Vancouver’s only All News Radio with John Ackermann and Amanda Wawryk in the Morning starting at 5am. Plus traffic reports and weather every 10 minutes — 24 hours day, 7 days a week.

KiSS RADiO is the first fully interactive radio station in the country, where listeners ‘Make the Music Pop’ by voting which songs will play next thru the KiSS RADiO App. KiSS listeners ‘Wake The Fun Up’ each morning with Kevin and Sonia starting at 6am.

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, IL MARCO POLO has been serving B.C.’s Italian Canadian community since 1974.

IL MARCO POLO has been a winner of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada for best editorial and design for 2003 and 2008. In the past years the paper has expanded to include an English section. Currently the paper is 70% Italian and 30% English. Articles include coverage of local social cultural events as well as Canadian politics, Italian culture, politics, history, world news, sports and special holidays or stories.

TLN Media Group is Canada’s most influential multicultural media company, connecting cultures on television, online and in communities through storytelling and shared experiences. The company reaches millions of Canadians from a state-of-the-art digital production and broadcast facility in Toronto, Canada. In addition to TLN, its flagship English-language channel, the company also offers Canada’s most widely-distributed foreign language television channels lead by Univision Canada and Mediaset Italia. Additional Italian channels include TeleBimbi and TGCOM24. The family of Spanish channels is made up of TeleNiños and a group of 4 leading foreign services; Cinelatino, Wapa TV, Television Dominicana and CentroAmerica TV. TLN also operates English language specialty channel EuroWorld Sport. A leader in supporting and developing Canadian multiculturalism, TLN Media Group produces and commissions hundreds of unique and culturally significant Canadian-made programs each year.

TLN is the English-language specialty TV channel that delights mainstream appetites for rich multicultural lifestyle and entertainment programming. The TLN lineup includes international sports and music specials, exclusive original food and travel series and blockbuster films. TLN is part of the TLN Media Group family of channels and can be seen from coast to coast in 6 million homes.