about us

The Anchor Network is a national lifestyle and tourism brand dedicated to celebrating niche, tourist-rich counties across Canada. Well-versed in all things local, we showcase authentic, unique experiences, people and culture, and are passionate about neighbourhood storytelling.

Our top authors

Jennifer Batler

Jennifer Batler is Events Editor and head writer for The Anchor. She has written extensively on news, culture, and the writing process. You can find her fiction most recently in The Puritan Magazine.

Lisa van de Geyn

Lisa van de Geyn is all about words. And storytelling. And cool eyewear. She’s an award-winning journalist, experienced editor and nearly 20-year veteran of Canada’s magazine scene.

Karen Hawthorne

Karen Hawthorne worked for six years as a digital editor for the National Post, contributing articles on business, food, culture and travel for affiliated newspapers across Canada.

Katie Dupuis

Katie is a veteran of the magazine industry in Canada. She began her career at Chatelaine, moving up the ranks to assistant managing editor, then transitioned to special projects at Rogers Publishing

Karine Ewart

Karine Ewart is a publishing consultant with over 20 years of experience, as well as the mom of four amazing teenagers. (She also happens to be the founder of The Anchor Network.)