About

Tenth to the Fraser is written by Briana Tomkinson, her husband Will, her friend & business partner Jen Arbo and over 80 contributing writers from the community. If you’d like to write a guest post on a New Westminster issue, business, place or event, drop me a line at briana@tenthtothefraser.ca.

This website is funded and managed by the Tomkinsons, with volunteer contributions from many individuals in the community. Although we have run ads in the past to partially cover the costs of running the site, we do not currently receive funding for the blog from sponsors, grants or other sources. We are currently exploring a sponsorship model in order to increase the resources available to write and maintain the site.

Full disclosure: Jen and Briana work as consultants in New Westminster via their marketing company, Hyack Interactive, which has provided strategic planning, marketing and social media management services to a variety of organizations in the city, including local government, nonprofits and businesses. While we have never been paid to post information about a particular organization on the blog, we are embedded in the city community as professionals and volunteers. Our point of view on the city is naturally coloured by our personal experience of life here. In our writing, we always try to be fair-minded, but we have no pretence of being impartial! We love living, working and socializing in New West, and this comes through in what and how we write.

Blog authors:


Briana Tomkinson
Briana Tomkinson moved to New Westminster in 2006, living first on Quayside Dr. before settling in New Westminster’s West End. After many fruitless searches for local information online, she thought it was time to do something about it. The result is this site, Tenth to the Fraser, which she co-founded with her husband Will. You can find Briana on Twitter @10thtothefraser and @breebop.



Will Tomkinson
Will Tomkinson grew up roaming Queen’s Park, which he claimed as a natural extension of his family’s front yard. A fourth-generation son of New Westminster, Will can point out not only the houses where his father and grandfather were born, but also the past and current homes of his dad’s prom date. Will is the brains behind the name of this blog, which outlines the approximate borders of New Westminster: from 10th Avenue to the Fraser River.



Jen Arbo
Jen Arbo was the first non-Tomkinson guest contributor to Tenth To the Fraser and has grown to become a core member of our editorial team. Jen is also the Operations Manager of the Royal City Farmers’ Market and blogs about family life at The Arbolog. Although she grew up on Vancouver Island, she graduated from Douglas College in ’97 and has been calling New Westminster home ever since. She lives in Massey Victory Heights with her husband Ross and son Kale and likes gardening, punctuation, and socks that fit snugly.


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