Curious about who’s behind Tenth to the Fraser?
We strive to be a made in New West publication and work hard to find New Westers* to contribute where ever we can.
Editor Jen Arbo is a Sapperton resident and business owner, active in the community and passionate about helping people connect in New West. She is the president of the Royal City Farmers Market. She drinks way too much black tea and you will always win her heart with snug socks.
Art Director Johanna Bartels is an experienced graphic designer, and has worked for many local organizations including the Downtown BIA, Tourism New West, the City of New Westminster, PechaKucha New West and Quest New West. She also volunteers for the Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op and the NewWest FilmFest. She sees herself as a dedicated mother who enjoys living, working and playing in this city.
Catriona Campbell handles web development. Catriona (cat-ree-na) is an Irish-born honorary New Wester. Catriona’s education and background in law made web development a natural career choice. She cites MacGyver as a role model, believing that complex problems can almost always be solved with ordinary objects. Catriona enjoys hanging with her children, camping, craft beer, and cross-stitch.
Erin Jeffery has helped out with Tenth since the relaunch in late 2015 and currently contributes on social media, writes, and generally promotes the beejeezus out of it. She works as the partnerships initiatives specialist for the Massey Theatre, is the Communications Manager for the Uptown Business Association, the VP of the Arts Council of New West, and is a professional committee member. In her spare time she tells jokes and jumps on elasticized fabric.
In 2007, locals Briana and Will Tomkinson launched a Blogspot blog to help the community connect online. Briana felt there really wasn’t much representation of our wonderful city, and wanted to contribute to changing that. Over nearly 8 years, Tenth has reported on numerous issues in the city with over 700 posts and more than 70 volunteer contributors. In late 2015, longtime contributor Jen Arbo purchased Tenth to the Fraser and from April 2016-2017, together with partner Johanna Bartels and an amazing team, launched a bi-monthly, free, print magazine. While the print magazine is no longer publishing, our website is still alive. You can request back issues from us if you’re interested. Just shoot us a note.