After 10 years in New Westminster and seven years of blogging about life in this great city, it is time for our family to say au revoir.
My husband Will has been offered a job transfer to the Montreal area, and we have decided to take the opportunity for his career advancement, as well as for our family to experience French-Canadian culture and language, explore new places out East, and take advantage of Quebec’s profound cost-of-living advantages over British Columbia.
It is hard to say goodbye to the city we love so well, and the many wonderful people we have met here, but this is an opportunity for a family adventure that we just can’t pass up.
Those who follow me on Facebook and Twitter knew this was coming, and a big question for blog readers has been what will happen with Tenth to the Fraser.
@breebop so…10th to the St. Lawrence?
— Mark (@lifeinnewwest) October 21, 2015
It has been very quiet around here while our family worked through the question of whether to stay or go, and then moved into a whirlwind of logistical planning to sell our New Westminster home, pack and move our family of five, purchase a new home in Quebec, etc, etc. The good news is, it won’t be quiet much longer.
I have sold Tenth to the Fraser to my very good friend and frequent collaborator Jen Arbo. Jen’s now working to transform the blog into a powerhouse local community resource. In 2016, she plans to relaunch Tenth to the Fraser with a new look & feel, more regular and frequent updates, and some awesome new features. If you’ve got ideas for improvement, a story idea, or want to put your hand up to be part of the new Tenth to the Fraser, leave a comment here or drop her a line on Twitter @jenarbo. Watch for her inaugural post as the new publisher for more details on her big vision!
As for me, well, you probably haven’t heard the last word. Once I get settled, I look forward to the occasional guest post as a ‘foreign’ correspondent! I feel so glad that I am able to pass the torch to someone who is as skilled and connected with the community as Jen, and I know she’ll grow Tenth to the Fraser into a fantastic resource for New Westminster.