Who *is* that girl?

-Carly in

Hello! Welcome (back) to Tenth to the Fraser! Here’s a little introduction about me, Carly Fryer, your new resident collaborator, cultivator, curator and keeper.

Jen recently asked me if I would be interested in continuing the tradition that is Tenth to the Fraser. About two years ago I introduced myself to Jen at the New West Farmers Market. We’d interacted over social media and I recognized her from photos so I went up and introduced myself – “I’m Carly, you may know me as @theregoescarly.” (Seriously, that’s how I introduce myself to people that have only known me on social media.) Jen saw some potential and later recruited me as a board member for the New West Farmers Market where I am the Board President (as many of you know Jen was also a previous board member and President). Now I have been gifted a huge responsibility of steering Tenth to the Fraser. ┬áThank you Jen! (I also promise I will not join the McBride Elementary PAC and three-peat filling the impressive shoes of Jen.)

Who is Carly Fryer you may ask?

  • I am a resident of New West and have been for just over 10 years.
  • I enjoy walking, running and hiking as well as exploring our city as much as possible.
  • In 2011 I moved to London to work for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and prior to that I worked for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • My cat, Lucy, is a constant source of amusement.
  • Hawaii (Maui) is one of my favourite travel destinations. You may see a few photos pop up here and then.

As is tradition with Tenth to the Fraser, outside contributions and content is welcomed as well as ideas for collaboration. I preface this with the fact that I work full-time and commute at least two hours a day. So my time and energy might be limited but I find with a new challenge I am often re-energized. If you see me around please feel free to say hi, drop me a line or give me a high five.

Bring it on!

Five Tips To Help Take The Pain Out of Tax Time

I tell all my friends that January is the perfect time to start thinking about taxes. I usually get a very unimpressed look and hear the common reply “Oh, I have until April to get those done!”

While that may be true, I often find the first part of the year flies by, especially when we all get back into our own routines after the December holidays. If there’s anything that preparing tax returns has taught me, people will wait and wait, and the next thing they notice — it’s April and there are stories in the paper, on the radio, and online reminding them it’s time to get that tax return done. At that point, I get a lot of questions from friends, especially those with business activity to report on their personal taxes. I always wish my friends had started with their preparation sooner. If they asked me earlier in the year, this is what I would tell them.

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