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Jerseys for Humboldt Broncos

NewRoads Automotive Group joins the movement #JerseysforHumboldt Day

It was not too long ago that our NewRoads Community Crew dawned sturdy denim supporting a great cause. I am proud to say we also united with thousands of communities for #JerseysforHumboldt Day sporting team jerseys or a green ribbon.

Jerseys for Humboldt Day

On Thursday, April 12 it was suggested by hockey parents to have #JerseysforHumboldt Day that started in British Columbia and quickly spread across Canada and beyond. We at NewRoads decided to do the same and encouraged everyone to wear a jersey on Thursday. We also asked for a $5 donation from everyone and the NewRoads Automotive Group would match the total donations.

Humboldt Broncos Day

“It is impossible for any of us not to have heard of the tragic events in Saskatchewan this past week involving a junior hockey team called the Humboldt Broncos. Sixteen young people lost their lives in this tragic accident. As a hockey-loving nation, the tragedy is, quite understandably, reverberating across the nation.” NewRoads President Michael Croxon said
It is amazing what can happen when a community comes together and can inspire a movement.

Humboldt Broncos Day

We are very grateful to everybody in the community whose continuous support allows us to continue our mission of giving back to the community and helping people find NewRoads.
To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit. newroads.ca/community.

Humboldt Broncos Day

Sticks Out For Humboldt

 

World Down Syndrome Day

NewRoads gets their Denim on for World Down Syndrome Day

On Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 join the NewRoads Community Crew while we get our Denim on for World Down Syndrome Day. Dozens of NewRoads Employees, Friends, Family, Neighbours and Customers are invited to join us by choosing to ditch the suits and heels and create a “fashion statement” by wearing clothes made from the sturdy cotton fabric known as Denim.

Why denim, and what’s the fashion statement?

Denim is not something many of us have the opportunity to wear to work. Giving a chance to employees to wear jeans to work for a great cause promotes an excellent work environment. One of the many things I love about working at NewRoads. We encourage fun in our work while supporting our community and its many causes.

World Down Syndrome Day

All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. People with Down syndrome can and do bring so much to the community, wherever they live around the world when given the opportunity.

#Jeans4genes

#Jeans4Jeans World Down Syndrome Day

100% of our proceeds raised will go to Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network (DSDN). DSDN supports families with current information and real-life accounts of life with Down syndrome during the prenatal, newborn, and early childhood phases. The DSDN is committed to creating unbiased, family-centered discussion of Down syndrome within the medical community in order to cultivate a culture of acceptance and inclusion for those with Down syndrome at all stages of life. http://www.dsdiagnosisnetwork.org

Down Syndrome Day

It is indeed amazing when a sturdy cotton fabric known as Denim can inspire change. We are very grateful to everybody in the community whose continuous support allows us to continue our mission of giving back to the community and helping people find NewRoads.

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

 

NewRoads free skating East Gwillimbury

Family fun day skating at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex

It was a fantastic day at the Family Fun Day at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex!  Families came out to learn about and book summer camps at the Health and Active Living Fair. There were presentations from dozens of community groups, sports teams and clubs, plus great information from the Emergency and Community Safety Services.

Family Day Fun Skate

The NewRoads Ice Rink hosted try it programs and demonstrations for hockey skills ages 3 to 5, ages 6 to 10, ringette along with sledge hockey and speed skating demonstrations.

There was also an excellent BBQ provided by the Mount Albert Lions Club, pick up ball hockey, maple syrup, face painting and free family skating sponsored by NewRoads and Atlas Landscape.

Hockey in our DNA

From all of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group, we would like to thank all the volunteers, the Town of East Gwillimbury staff, and our incredible community who came out to enjoy all the fun on Family Day!

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

Short Track Speed Skating

Family Day Fun Skate

 

2018 Women in Business Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Women in Business Award Winners!

An incredible time was had by all at the “Love Your Business” event powered by the East Gwillimbury and Georgina Chamber of Commerce. It was another sold-out crowd at Silver Lakes Golf & Conference Centre 6th Annual Women In Business Luncheon. The event was an inspiring opportunity to celebrate the success of businesswomen in our region and included some fantastic local vendor booths, a delicious lunch courtesy of Silver Lakes and a great keynote speech by Patti Thompson of King Cole Ducks.

If you have ever considered Duck farming could be fun, watch this video for some serious laughs and learn about a local company who has “their Ducks in Row”.


King Cole is genuinely a From Farm to Fork type of business and supporting our local farming community is top of mind for all of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group.

Silverlakes Golf

The theme of this year’s luncheon was “Love your Business: Keeping the Passion for your Business Alive”. Congratulations to all the Award nominees and the two winners of the Women of the Year Awards, Kim Mortson of ‘Body Design‘ with the EG Chamber and Amanda Stewart from ‘I Do! Weddings’ with the Georgina Chamber. Thank you to everyone who came out to share, celebrate and inspire one another! For more details, please visit www.egcoc.org & www.georginachamber.com #WIB2018

2018 Women in Business Award Winners

NewRoads is dedicated caring for our community through sponsorship and participation. To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit newroads.ca/community

View full event photo’s her via Snapd Newmarket

2018 Women in Business Awards Women in Business Awards Women in Business Awards

 

5 things to do in the GTA this New Year's Eve

5 things to do in the GTA this New Year’s Eve

With Christmas in the rear view, our focus shifts to New Years! For those who have yet to make plans for December 31st, here are a list of fun things to do in the Greater Toronto Area this New Years Eve.

Nathan Phillips Square

First up is the party of all parties in the GTA – the celebration taking place at Nathan Phillips Square, which serves as one of the top New Year’s Eve events in the Canada year after year. With live music, fireworks, and skating opportunities, the party at Nathan Phillips Square is a great way to bring in 2018.

Just make sure to get a spot well before midnight, as The Square tends to get packed around 9-10 p.m.

Newmarket First Night

Newmarket First Night

For those who prefer to do something a little closer to home, the Town of Newmarket is putting together a fun event for the whole family.

Located at the Magna Centre on Mulock Drive, “Newmarket First Night” offers plenty of fun activities throughout the evening, including skating, face painting, and balloon twisting. The best part is, it’s all free!

Both Aurora and Richmond Hill are putting on similar events, so there are plenty of options in the York Region Area.

Ripley's Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium

If you’re looking for a fun night out with your significant other, Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting a New Year’s event this Sunday that will be sure to be memorable. In addition to the normal aquatic displays, Ripley’s is spicing things up by offering hors d’oeuvres, alcohol, and a live DJ.

General admission is a little steep at $90, but you do get coat check and a free drink ticket.

The Infinity Ball

If you’re someone who likes dancing and loud music, The Infinity Ball is right up your alley. Hosted by Toronto-based super group Dwayne Gretzky, the Enercare Centre is sure to be bumping with some of the best tunes of the last several decades being played throughout the evening.

For those who aren’t aware, Dwayne Gretzky (not to be confused with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky) is a cover band that has captivated audiences with its ability to mix both classic and modern pop.

Tickets are currently on sale, so make sure to secure yours before it’s too late.

A Night in Thailand

If you’re single and ready to mingle, Bangkok Garden is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Get a taste of what it’s like to live in Southeast Asia by checking out A Night in Thailand on Dec. 31st. With a complimentary cocktail, free champagne, and a selfie station, Bangkok Garden is the perfect way to say farewell to 2017.

Tickets are only $50 now, but are expected to go up in price as New Year’s approaches, so don’t wait to buy yours.

 

Christmas Shopping Tips

Quick tips for saving money this Christmas

It may be tougher to find things to complain about during Christmas time, but if there’s one common criticism of the Holiday season, it’s the large sum of money the majority of people are feel forced to spend during the month of December.

While Christmas is typically an expensive time of year, there are ways to save money if you’re disciplined enough.  Read ahead for some helpful tips:

Take advantage of free shipping

Shopping online is a great alternative to maneuvering through a crowded mall, but the added shipping costs can also make it quite expensive. If you want to ensure you’re not paying an extra $10-15 every time you purchase a gift, take advantage of some of the free-shipping promotions that are taking place across the Internet.

It may not appear to make much of a difference, but it will quickly add up if you’re planning to buy several gifts online.

Avoid Boxing Day shopping

It may be tough to do with all the great deals just a click away, but it will be in your best interest in the long-run if you refrain from Boxing Day shopping.

Sure, a new laptop or TV may be nice, but neither are a necessity, and can potentially wait another year or two. Chances are that you’ve already received plenty of cool and exciting gifts for Christmas, making it unnecessary to load up on more material goods. Spend the time instead with your loved ones. That’s something you can be sure you won’t regret.

Buy discounted gift cards

If you’re someone who prefers to give gift cards for Christmas, you may be surprised to hear that there are a number of websites that offer discounted gift cards from some of the most popular stores on the planet.

Sites such as www.Raise.com offer discounted gift cards from a number of companies, including Sephora, Amazon, and Home Depot.

Have a plan and stick to it

If you prefer to do your shopping in person, make sure to bring a list with you and stick with it. It’s easy to become consumed by the vast number of gifts on display whenever you go to the mall during the Holidays.

Write down everything you plan to buy beforehand. There’s no need to spend an extra $20-30 per person on gifts that they’ll likely never use.

Take it easy at Holiday parties

One of the easiest ways to blow a significant chunk of change is to rack up a large bill at a Holiday party. If you’re going to a Holiday party with your work crew, or just going out with your friends for dinner, try your best to stick to a budget before the night gets away from you.

Nights out can be expensive, so try to limit the numbers of social events you partake in over the next couple of weeks.

 

NewRoads GM Food and Toy Drive

NewRoads kicks in to help the YRP Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive

It was an incredible day of giving back and having fun at the NewRoads Automotive Group.  All five of our dealerships joined forces with the York Regional Police for the 5th year supporting the Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive.

subaru-food-and-toy-drive

NewRoads Mazda Food and Toy Drive

From all of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group we would like to thank you for participating in the Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive.  I BIG Thank you to Constable McEachern and the incredible York Regional Police Team for their time and support.

York Regional Holiday Heroes Toy and Food Drive

Once again all the proceeds will go to the families and individuals registered with the Salvation Army and Victim Services of York Region.  To date the program has raised more than $1 million in monetary donations, new toys, new children’s clothing and food.

NewRoads Subaru Newmarket Final

It is truly amazing what a can happen when police, businesses and communities work together.

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

NewRoads Chrysler Food and Toy Drive

 

Holiday Heroes Toy and Food Drive Holiday Heroes Toy and Food Drive Christmas Tree

Mount Albert Lions Club Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus came to Mount Albert on Dec. 2, 2017 as part of the annual Lion’s Club Santa Claus Parade.

The parade was about an hour and travelled through the beautiful Mount Albert Neighbourhoods including King Street, Shannon Road, Victoria Street and Mill Street.

Lots of fun was to be had at the end of the Parade with a visit with Santa, hot dogs, hot chocolate, candy and non-perishable food items were collected.

Mount Albert Lions Club Santa Claus Parade

We would like to thank the East Gwillimbury Tourism committee for partnering with us celebrating our awarding winning “From Farm to Fork” float. To learn more about the From Farm to Fork Thanks Giving Tour visit https://www.newroads.ca/blog/east-gwillimbury-farm-fork-thanksgiving-tour/

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

From all of us at NewRoads have a safe and happy holiday season and remember community matters at NewRoads!

Mount Albert Lions Club Santa Claus Parade

We're proud to brag about our float winning an award as well!  Yay team!

We’re proud to brag about our float winning an award as well! Yay team!

things to do in the GTA at Christmas

5 things to do in the GTA this Holiday Season

Don’t look now but Christmas is upon us, let’s get out and make the most of this holiday season before it passes us by!

If you’re looking for something to do with either your family or significant other during the upcoming weeks, you’ll be happy to hear that you won’t have to look far to find some top-shelf entertainment.

Here are five things to do in the GTA this Christmas season:

Skating at Nathan Phillips Square

If you’re interested in having a romantic evening in the city, skating at Nathan Phillips Square is a great complement to a fancy dinner downtown. And the best part is, it’s completely free!  Don’t own skates? R ent them at the rink. Skate sharpening is also available on location.

See a live performance

Those who prefer to spend their time indoors as opposed to outside should consider checking out one of the numerous live performances that are set to take place across the city this Holiday season.

If you’re into ballet, it’s tough to top The Nutcracker, which ranks as one of the top Christmas shows in the city year after year.

Disney on Ice and A Christmas Carol are also both excellent choices. Be sure to look for tickets sooner rather than later, as a number of shows across the GTA are already sold out.

Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

The Toronto Christmas Market has quickly built a name for itself over the past several years, developing into a must-see event during the Holiday season.

Located in the heart of the city in the Distillery District, the Christmas Market is accessible for those who live in the suburbs, making it a top choice for out-of-town residents.

Spend your time trying out some tasty food and warm beverages, or just take in the beautiful lights and scenery. It’s also a good place to go shopping if you’re looking for last-minute gift ideas.

skiing in the GTA

Go skiing

It may come as a surprise to many, but there are actually ski hills in the city of Toronto. Earl Bales Park and Centennial Park are both nearby resorts to take the family for a day. Even better, both come at an incredibly affordable price.

Sure, there are definitely bigger and better hills if you venture outside of the GTA, but it’s tough to complain when an all-day pass is just $34.

Festival of Carols

If you consider yourself to be a Christmas Carol enthusiast, you’ll be happy to hear that a performance exists in the city that will be right up your alley.

Located at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, the Festival of Carols is the perfect way to bring in the Holiday cheer.  The event runs from December 5-6th, so don’t wait to buy your tickets.

 

Bradford Santa Claus Parade

It was so nice to see so many out braving the rainy weather for the Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade this year. Our NewRoads Community Crew would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and the community for a great 2017 Santa Claus Parade!

Bradford Santa Claus Parade

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

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