Category Archives: COMMUNITY MATTERS

A Car for Everyone

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Posted on Aug 16, 2017

Highway 11 Cruisers Cruise Night Newmarket

I had the opportunity to stop by the Highway 11 Cruisers Tuesday night  Hot One’s Cruise Night located at the Home Depot & Harvey’s (17850 Yonge Street, Newmarket).  These cruise nights run May 2nd to October 24th from 6pm to Dusk (weather permitting).

Highway 11 Cruisers Newmarket

The Highway 11 Cruisers car club (founded in 2010) are a small group of like-minded car enthusiast who have grown to be a community of great people who give back and have fun doing it.   NewRoads are proud sponsors of the Highway 11 Cruisers Car Club because bringing people together for a good cause is part of what we do.  The Highway 11 Cruisers do not charge a fee but instead ask for a little time throughout the year to volunteer to help with the many incredible events they run.

Highway 11 Cruisers Cruise Night Newmarket

Membership is made up of a wide-ranging group of individuals and families with people coming from a number of different geographical areas and backgrounds. The thing that sets them apart is a common love for cars. This event truly has “A Car for Everyone”.  The Highway 11 Cruisers is an all-inclusive organization which means they welcome all genres of vehicles from classics to modern, tuners and euro no matter if it is a car, a truck, motorcycle or even a boat you are always welcomed to participate.

Highway 11 Cruisers in Newmarket

Through our partnership with the Highway 11 Cruisers we have supported many charities including…  SickKids, Ernie’s Journey/ United By Trauma, JumpStart, Southlake Regional Health Centre, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Canadian Crime Victims Foundation to name only a few.

Highway 11 Cruisers in Newmarket

I would like to thank the Highway 11 Cruisers for their efforts in our community and look forward to enjoying our partnership for many years to come.

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Save the date Sunday September 17th 11am – 5pm for the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show presented by the Highway 11 Cruisers.   Gormley Go Station, (1650 Stouffville Rd, Richmond Hill) – rain or shine!

Newmarket Highway 11 Cruisers

For more information about the Highway 11 Cruisers visit http://www.highway11cruisers.ca/ or on Facebook.

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

Newmarket Highway 11 Cruisers

Highway 11 Cruisers

 

 

NewRoads Presents Let’s Play Ball

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Posted on Aug 12, 2017

Employee Engagement is always top of mind at the NewRoads Automotive Group.  On Sunday August 6th the NewRoads Group of dealerships got together for a friendly game of baseball.

Whether it’s the offseason, the regular season, the playoffs, or you just want to get out and enjoy the game baseball is the way to go.  While we are fully anticipating some scouts in the crowd at our next game we are always looking for more players.  Fun was had by all and we are looking to do it again soon!

A big thank you to Nunzio for organizing the game and Victoria Campbell at the Town of East Gwillimbury for arranging our Diamond.

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

Where to Listen to Live Music this Month

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Posted on Aug 10, 2017

Music in York Region

There isn’t anything much more relaxing than sitting back in a lawn chair and listening to live music on a warm August evening. Local outdoor concerts are a summer staple here in York Region. The friendly community nature of these events make them the perfect place to spend a fun night with the family, neighbours, or even just yourself. From Shania Twain tributes to country classics and soft rock songs, there is a concert to suit anyone and everyone’s musical tastes. Check out these outdoor concerts in your neighborhood this month:

Summer Concerts at Mill Pond Park

 

Upcoming concerts:

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

August 10 – Good Brothers

August 17 – British Legends

August 24 – Tom Jones/Neil Diamond Tribute

 

Any Richmond Hill resident is likely familiar with the Mill Pond Concerts. Attending the Thursday evening live performances throughout the summer months has become tradition for many locals who enjoy listening to great music while watching the sun set over the pond. Don’t miss the Tom Jones/Neil Diamond tribute, it’s an annual favourite!

Aurora Concerts in the Park

Upcoming Concerts:

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

August 16 – The Mudmen

August 23 – The Kings

August 30 – Shania Twain, The Ultimate Tribute to Shania Twain

Grab your lawn chair or picnic blanket and head over to Aurora Town Park for their summer concert series. Food vendors will be on site so you can cool off with an ice cream cone or slushie after spending the evening dancing to Shania Twain’s greatest hits. Admission is free, but don’t forget to take a non-perishable food donation!

Music in the Park – Town of Newmarket

Upcoming Concerts:

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

August 10 – The Flailing Shilaleighs

August 13 – The Newmarket Citizen’s Band

August 17 – Whisky River

 

The Town of Newmarket hosts concerts every Sunday night at the Riverwalk Commons and Thursday evenings at Fairy Lake Park throughout the summer. These concerts exclusively feature local talent so this is a great opportunity to hear and support some bands that were formed in your town.

 

Newmarket Music Festival

 

August 25 – 27

 

There is a weekend-long music festival coming to Riverwalk Commons at the end of the month. Every genre of music will be featured throughout the three days as dozens of performances will be spread over two main stages. There will also be entertainment and activities for children as well as a wide variety of food and drink vendors. Tickets are required for admission and you can purchase them online in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Cool Off this Summer

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Posted on Aug 1, 2017

Summer swimming Newmarket

Where to Cool Off this Summer in York Region

The sun has come out in full force and this upcoming month of August looks to be a hot one here in the GTA. When the temperatures are at their highest there is no better way to cool off than going for a swim – not only is it super refreshing, but swimming is also great exercise for children and adults alike! For those not fortunate enough to have a pool of their own to take a quick dip in during the dog days of summer, have no worry! Grab your swimsuit and check out some of these local public pools this month:

Gorman Outdoor Pool 

This popular Newmarket swim spot is the perfect place for the entire family to spend an afternoon in the water. Not only is the pool heated and lifeguard supervised, but there are also picnic tables so you can have a bite to eat after working up an appetite in the water. Divers beware, however; the deepest part of the pool is only five feet, so this isn’t the place to go if you are hoping to work on your forward somersault.

Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

Located right outside of the Newmarket Community Centre, this splash pad is a great alternative to actual swimming pools. Young children will enjoy running through the fountains and playing in the inches-deep water. There are large change rooms on site and having the community centre right next door means you and your kids can always go inside if you want to get out of the sun for a little while.

Ray Twinney Recreation Complex

Beat the heat by heading indoors to swim at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex in Newmarket. These facilities offer something for everyone of all ages and swimming abilities; there is a six-lane pool with diving boards for the serious swimmer, a tot pool for the young ones and a waterslide and swirl pool for those who just want to have fun. Before you pack up your goggles and towel, check out the daily public swim times on their schedule.

 

Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers Market

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Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market

NewRoads is a proud sponsor of the Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers Market

Join the NewRoads Community Crew every Thursday from 2pm to 7pm.  Enjoy local fruits, vegetables, perennials, eggs, meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, sauces, preserves, soaps, artisans and much more while supporting our local businesses. The market is located at Market Square  in the Fieldgate Plaza, Yonge St. and Green Lane.

Farmers' Market Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market

On July 26th, 2010 the East Gwillimbury Farmers’ Market opened with 5 vendors in the back parking lot of the Civic Centre in Sharon. Today the market has grown to over 30 vendors with a wide range of produce, baked goods, and products from local artisans.  “I am very proud of our market and truly love to see the impact it has on our community. It is truly a team effort with the incredible vendors, the committee and all the volunteers”, says Liz Gorzo, Market Manager.

Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market

Town of East Gwillimbury

With friendly vendors and an incredible group of volunteers, NewRoads was more the happy to sponsor the market.  NewRoads is always looking for great opportunities to support events that bring people together.

Farmers' Market

I would recommend the East Gwillimbury Farmers Market to everyone looking for something a little different to share with family and friends.

Town of East Gwillimbury Farmers' Market

For information on the market, please…
Visit their website: www.eastgwillimbury.ca/farmersmarket
Like them on Facebook page: https://facebook.com/eastgwillimburyfarmersmarket
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheEGFM

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

Farmers' Market

 

East Gwillimbury Music at Civic Square

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Music at the Park East Gwillimbury

NewRoads is a proud sponsor of the Town of East Gwillimbury Music at Civic Square

Join the NewRoads Community Crew on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in August for our Music at Civic Square and Music on the Move Concert series.

Tuesday, August 1

Connie Scriver (The Eh Team)

Covering today’s pop, dance and top 40 as well as classic rock.

The Fab 4

Tuesday, August 8          

The Mudmen (Celtic Rock)

High energy and a lot of fun, The Mudmen are a Celtic Rock Band who inspire a party as soon as they hit the stage. Their accomplishments include reaching #19 on the Edge Radio, 6 Music Video’s on Much Music and signing with EMI Records from 2000-2004. More recently, their accomplishments include, the new CBC “Hockey Night in Canada” theme song.

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Thursday, August 10      

Music on the Move

Ross Family Complex, 19300 Centre, Mount Albert, ON

Bordeen (Indie/Alternative)

Having grown up as siblings, Bordeen’s understanding of harmonies and playing to each other’s best musical abilities has propelled them through their career as a band. This past year, Bordeen released their new single ‘Broken Bones’ across radio in Canada and set out on a cross Canada tour.

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Tuesday, August 15

Marshall Dane (Country Rock)

Marshall Dane’s live show is second to none. He is an artist that always connects with his audience.  His energy and passion for performing make his shows impossible to forget.

NewRoads Kelly Broome and Town of EG Victoria Caampbell kicking off the SHOW

At NewRoads we believe strongly that in order for business to be strong communities need to be strong. To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

EG Mayor Virginia Hackson EG Parks Staff and NewRoads Kelly Broome

The Briars Golf Club Ladies Woodstock Golf Tournament

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017

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Love Peace Joy and Golf…

The Briars Golf Club in Jackson’s Point, on the shores of Lake Simcoe hosted their Ladies Member Guest Golf Tournament Woodstock style on Friday July 21st. You couldn’t have asked for a nicer day, not a cloud in the sky. “We must have a in with Mother Nature, It’s always a beautiful day at The Briars.” Steve Grass, Head Golf Professional said.

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They day started by bringing us back to 1969 Woodstock with golfers, carts and the course dressed Woodstock style. Rumer has it there was a “STREAKER” at shot gun. But what happens at The Briars “STAYS AT THE BRIARS” Frank Campanelli, General Manager said.

Briar's Golf Tournament

The Briars Golf Club is a scenic, rustic and calming course located on the south shore of Lake Simcoe, less than 1 hour from Toronto. Established in 1922, this Stanley Thompson/Robbie Robinson collaboration is a mature, classic layout offering 4 sets of tees to provide members and guests of any skill level with an exceptional golfing experience.

The Briars Woodstock Golf Tournament The Briars Ladies Golf Tournament The Briars Ladies Golf Tournament

I would recommend the Briars to every level of golfer and anyone looking for friendly people to golf with. The course may be old but its character makes it a true destination and one of a kind.

The Briars Golf Tournament

With friendly staff and an incredible group, NewRoads was more the happy to sponsor this tournament. NewRoads is always looking for great opportunities to support events that bring people together. What better way to do that then to experience Woodstock!

NewRoads Jeep

The Briars Golf Tournament

I would like to thank Caird Urquhart for inviting NewRoads to be a part of this groovy and far out day and look forward to seeing what these creative ladies are planning next!

NewRoads Automotive Group

I would also like to thank our NewRoads Crew Michael, Ian, Jordan, Linda, Michelle, Aaron, Robby, Sean, David, Kevin, Paul and Mike for helping to make this day an incredible success. To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

 

Upper Canada Mall Redevelopment – What to Look Forward to

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Posted on Jul 24, 2017

Earlier this year, it was announced that Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket would undergo some pretty extensive renovations. Well, if you’ve passed by the popular shopping destination anytime recently, you’ve probably noticed that construction for this project is fully underway – and you may be wondering what exactly is going to change. Here is the 411 on everything you can look forward to at Upper Canada Mall once the $60 million transformation is complete in 2018:

Upper Canada Mall Redevelopment

New Stores:

Some new retailers have already begun to pop up around the mall, with more scheduled to open over the next year or so. Just a few weeks ago, a Sunrise Records location opened in the space vacated by HMV on the second floor of the shopping centre. At a time when many music stores are closing as more and more people are getting their tunes digitally, this will likely turn into a can’t-miss destination for old school music lovers who prefer to purchase hard copies of their favourite albums.

Those with a sweet tooth are sure to be excited for the pending arrival of Squish Candies, the Montreal-based boutique chain that specializes in gourmet gummies. Along with the 100-plus flavours of gummies they offer, you will also be able to purchase chocolate, licorice and marshmallows at this new shop.

Perhaps the most noteworthy new opening will be the completely redesigned, one-level, 64,000 square foot Sport Chek store that will replace the existing two-floor location. The new store, which will be among the last to open as part of the plan that has been set out, will use state-of-the-art technology to provide the best possible customer experience for athletes and sports fans.

New Food:

It looks like Upper Canada will soon become a destination for foodies living north of the city. Arthurs Landing Bar Grill Hub, part of The Landing Group restaurant chain, has already opened in time for the summer months. From weekend brunch to late night drinks while watching the game, this new restaurant looks like it will appear to a wide range of eaters. But this is just the start to the food additions Upper Canada will be making.

The cornerstone piece of the redevelopment project is yet-to-be-officially-named Food Market, a first-to-market grocery market featuring more than 25 food vendors – think a more modern, easier-to-get-to Kensington Market. According to the Oxford Properties press release, shoppers can look forward to, “an assortment of fresh foods and prepared take-away options, including; produce, a butcher shop, fish monger, cheese shop, bakery, a juice bar, and a gourmet gift shop.” This market looks like it could really be a game-changer for the grocery shopping experience in Newmarket.

The Market is also expected to include a number of full-service restaurants, although it is not clear yet which ones.

Mall-goers can also look forward to a having a brand new, two-level court space to relax during a busy day of shopping.

 

Summer Movie Fun in York Region

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Posted on Jul 19, 2017

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Do you need help thinking of kid-friendly activities for summer?  Smurfs and Boss Baby are just two of them many great summer outdoor movies free provided by the Town of Newmarket.

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Maple Leaf Public School Gymnasium (155 Longford Drive) (indoor movie only)

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: St John Chrysostom School (800 Joe Persechini Drive)
Inclement weather location is inside the gym.

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Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: Glen Cedar Public School (915 Wayne Drive)
Inclement weather location is inside at the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex – Rink 1 (100 Eagle Street West)

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: St Nicholas School (480 Keith Avenue)
Inclement weather location is inside the gym.

Date: Monday, August 28, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: College Manor Park (College Manor Drive)
Inclement weather location is inside the Magna Centre Tim Horton’s Gym (800 Mulock Drive)

Date: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: Ken Sturgeon Park (1035 Lockwood Circle)
Inclement weather location is inside the Magna Centre Tim Horton’s Gym (800 Mulock Drive) ​​

Date: Sunday, Septe​mber 3, 2017
Time: approximately 8:15 p.m. (dusk)
Location: Lion’s Park (424 D’Arcy Street)Inclement weather location is inside the Community Centre & Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive)​

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East Gwillimbury Music at Civic Square

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Posted on Jul 18, 2017

Music at Civic Square

NewRoads is a proud sponsor of the Town of East Gwillimbury Music at Civic Square

Join the NewRoads Community Crew on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July for our Music at Civic Square and Music on the Move Concert series.

Tuesday, July 11 Green River Revival (CCR Tribute)

Green River Revival is North America’s most authentic sounding CCR tribute band.  You’ll recognize all of the greatest hits all evening long.  Enjoy a night full of nostalgia, sing-alongs and good ol’ family fun!

Music at Civic Square

Thursday, July 13 Music on the Move

Holland Landing Community Centre 19513 Yonge St, Holland Landing, ON

The Rob Watts Band (Country)

The Rob Watts Band pride themselves on a high energy, crowd-involved, live performance and put their own spin on what’s now considered modern country music by highlighting some of the key elemental instruments used in classic country, while keeping the tempo up, and the songs catchy and fun.

Music at Civic Square

Tuesday, July 18 The FabFour (Beatles Cover)

The FabFour are an entertaining, musical and historical re-enactment of the life of pop-rock music’s most revered and influential bands – The Beatles! The FabFour take pride in accurately re-creating love performances of The Beatles’ vast repertoire in full costume.  A splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Tuesday, July 25 Hotel California (Eagles Tribute) 

Hotel California is the premier tribute band to the Eagles; one of the world’s best selling bands of all time.

At NewRoads we believe strongly that in order for business to be strong communities need to be strong. To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

 

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