Author archive for: Jen Arbo
Arts & Culture, Headline, New Westminster, Uptown »
Have you checked out Uptown Unplugged yet? The free entertainment continues on weekends for the rest of summer.Read the full story »
Downtown, Events, Featured, New Westminster »
The good news is the first ever Food Truck Festival is coming to New West, and it is already shaping up to be amazing. The bad news, for me, anyway, is I can’t make it. But you should be putting August 10 on your calendar and head to Columbia Street and make sure you go hungry.Read the full story »
Environment, Events, Featured, New Westminster, Parks »
Looking for a way to contribute to the city’s environment while gaining valuable knowledge? The City of New Westminster, in partnership with Evergreen, is launches an awesome new program in lovely Lower Hume Park – kicking off this Sunday June 16.Read the full story »
Events, Featured, Growing up in NW, Queen's Park »
The summer movie series returns – and this year it has expanded to 8 weeks! Clear your Fridays now, and enjoy this free entertainment.Read the full story »
File this under “who knew?”: Western Canada’s only accredited naturopathic school is right here in New Westminster.Read the full story »
Arts & Culture, Children, Featured »
ONE prize winner ArtStarts is kicking things off at River Market May 26. Check out the details.Read the full story »
Think you know New West? Want to learn more about the city? Register now for Quest New West!Read the full story »
Downtown, New Westminster, Restaurants »
You don’t know how bad French fries can be until you have amazing French fries. When a number of locals were all atwitter and agog to learn that the Spud Shack Fry Co. was opening up at the Shops at New West Station, I kind of shrugged my shoulders. I mean, I didn’t get why this was a big deal. They’re just fries, right? Wrong.Read the full story »
New Westminster, Sapperton, Shopping »
Sapperton now boasts a much needed supplier to the increasingly popular home brewing world – Barley’s Homebrewing.Read the full story »
Hyack the Holidays, New Westminster »
Want to help others this season but not sure where to start? Here’s some ideas to get you going.Read the full story »
I was at the Dublin the other day, having a snack with a friend (okay, and maybe a beverage). We got our bill, and it was 20% off. Later in the week, I was checking out a new chair at Red Brick and realized I would get an extra 10% off if I went for it. I decided to stop by the British Store for some sweets and a tea on my way home, and got 10% off my sweets.
How was I getting all these discounts? I have a Key …
New Westminster »
This holiday season, the Santa Claus Parade of Lights in Downtown New Westminster needs a facelift. And not just some new colours – a major makeover.Read the full story »
Downtown, Events, Queensborough »
This weekend is a hugely busy weekend in the Royal City – there is so much to do! And we’ve had such great weather that it is a perfect time to get out and about. Here are our top three picks for Saturday family activities.Read the full story »
Contest, Events, New Westminster, Quayside »
The Network Hub at River Market is hosting the 3rd Annual Freelancer Unconference this Saturday September 15. And we have two tickets to giveaway!Read the full story »
Environment, Events, Health, Parks, Quayside, Queensborough »
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is taking place in New Westminster Sunday, September 23rd. Take part!Read the full story »
Events, Massey Victory Heights, Parks »
Join the Massey Victory Heights Residents’ Association on Sunday September 9 at the Westburnco Reservoir Park on Churchill Avenue from 1-4 for a Annual Family Picnic. BYO-Blanket and picnic, or enjoy free hot dogs. Watch a show: The New Westminster Police Department’s K9 Unit will be putting on a demonstration, and there will be a martial arts demonstration too! For the kids, check out Bell E Buttons balloon clown, the bouncy castle, and races! Check out info from New Westminster Fire Deparment, the Arts COuncil, and the Hyack Festival Association.
13th Annual Doggy Fun Days coming up August 26 12-3pmRead the full story »
We have written about Residents’ Associations before on Tenth, but I was recently asked if I knew the contact info for the local RA in a particular neighbourhood. We decided to create this list of contact info (including social media). Please feel free to let us know if we missed anything – we’d be really happy to keep it updated!Read the full story »
NW in the news, Parks, Quayside »
The Westminster Pier Park is now open! We’re in love with it.Read the full story »
Photo by Dennis Sylvester Hurd.
The long awaited Westminster Pier Park opens Saturday June 16 with festivities from 11-3.
Northern Voice is an annual blogging un-conference held in Vancouver. The conference is next Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. Tenth to the Fraser has a ticket to giveaway! The ticket is the full meal deal – two days worth of conferencing, entrance to the party, and a t shirt! For the schedule and to see speaker bios, check out their website.
To win the ticket, just leave a comment on this blog post, and we’ll pick a random number on Monday afternoon at 3PM.
Lifestyle, Neighbourhoods »
Small grants now available to residents through the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program of the Vancouver Foundation.Read the full story »
The McBride Elementary School PAC is putting on a fun night on May 11th called Mom’s Night Out. The event will celebrate Mother’s Day, but they’re also focused on raising funds to replace the aging and outdated computers in the lab at McBride.
The event will allow McBride mothers to enjoy a relaxing evening, enjoying other Mothers’ company. It is from 7-9:30pm at Richard McBride Elementary on Richmond Street in New Westminster. During the event, they hope to offer a wide selection of products from some of their own parents’ home based …
Development, Downtown, New Westminster, Real Estate »
City Councillor Jonathan Cote has been busy this past little while up at SFU learning about Urban Studies. He’s recently completed a report on rental housing, and it’s an interesting read. Although I have owned a home for about a decade now, I was a tenant for a long time, and the availability and pricing of rental housing in the 90s is what drew me to New West when I left Vancouver Island in the first place.
I asked Cote how he chose to write a term paper about saving purpose …
Arts & Culture, Events »
The Naramata area is on my to-do list of getaway weekends. I’ve not been there as an adult, but the reviews my fellow wine-loving friends bring back tell me I’m totally missing out.
From Discover Naramata: “founded in 1907 as a prime agricultural area, Naramata was also known in its early years as a cultural centre. People from across the Okanagan would arrive by boat for concerts, plays, operas and regattas. Paddlewheelers regularly stopped at the local wharf carrying freight and passengers up and down Okanagan Lake. In 1914, Naramata received …