Corporate and Community

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Sponsorship opportunities are available through our corporate programs at various sponsorship levels.  These programs are annual events that provide branding exposure, program association and opportunity to connect with the community.

The Vancouver Sun Run

An annual event attracting more than 50,000 runners descending upon the downtown core of Vancouver in April of every year. The Vancouver Sun Run route stretches over 10k with a mini run of 2.5k for lighter runners.

The program has become a year round campaign with opportunities for brand exposure online, in print and at the various events including training series leading up to event day.

For more information, visit the Sun Run website:

The Province Golf Classic

Now in its 20th year, The Province Golf Classic is a unique seven month long golf program open to both men and women offering members superb benefits including two for one golfing at over 30 golf courses. The program attracts over 3,000 golfers at various levels throughout the lower mainland.

Sponsorship is offered at various levels including the presenting or 
co-presenting level that offers exposure throughout an extended period or event specific tournament sponsorship level.

For more information, visit the Province Golf Classic website:

The Province 
Empty Stocking Fund

The Province Empty Stocking Fund is a charitable initiative whose mission is to raise funds and distribute to organizations that benefit families in need during the Christmas season.

Partners interested in raising funds for the Empty Stocking Fund in exchange for exposure throughout the print and online campaign.

For more information, visit the Province Empty Stocking Fund website:

Postmedia Canspell 
National Spelling Bee

The Postmedia Canspell 
National Spelling Bee national spelling bee is a challenge involving school aged students who compete locally, regionally and nationally to win top marks as the best speller in the country. This program is targeted primarily to elementary students and has a strong Newspaper in Education component to reach a large number of schools throughout B.C.

For more information, visit the Canspell National Spelling Bee website:

Postmedia Raise-a-Reader

Conceived by The Vancouver Sun in 1997, Raise-a-Reader is a charitable program designed to increase awareness and raise funds for family and children’s literacy programs in British Columbia.

It has since donated more than 
$4.7 million to family literacy programs, public school libraries and public libraries throughout the province. The program targets a large cross section of population including ethnic communities from young to old with primary focus on families.

For more information, visit the Raise-A-Reader website:

In Education

The Vancouver Sun and The Province Newspaper In Education program is dedicated to supporting literacy in B.C. communities by providing educators with access to our print and digital editions to assist in teaching reading, writing and thinking skills through the use of our newspaper coverage.

Programs available for sponsorship include:

  • Vacation Donation Incentive Program
  • Newspaper In Education Community Sponsorship
  • Curriculum Guide Sponsorship

For more information, visit the Newspaper in Education websites: |

Contact: Amanda Holland – 
Newspaper in Education Coordinator
Direct: (604) 605-2726 | Email:

Media Sponsorship Programs

The Vancouver Sun and The Province are an integral part of our community and as such, sponsor many events throughout the year. We support professional and amateur sports organizations, entertainment programs, trade show, lifestyle events and charities.

Organizations interested in sponsorship can apply online at or under “Corporate Community Programs”.

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