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Car Seat Clinic Newmarket

NewRoads Toyota Newmarket holds their Car Seat Safety Clinic at Upper Canada Mall

NewRoads is dedicated to caring for our community through sponsorship and participation, making us proud to host our NewRoads Car Seat Safety Clinic at Upper Canada this past Saturday March 9th.  Hundreds came out to learn about car seat safety from our experts at St. Johns Ambulance and York Regional Police.

Car Seat Training

Our NewRoads Community Crew were onsite filling out ballots for participates  to have a chance to win a GRACO 4EVER 4-IN-1 CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT generously donated by Upper Canada Toys R Us and showcasing our 2019 Toyota Sienna, 2019 Toyota Corolla and our ALL-NEW 2019 Toyota RAV4.

We had an extra special visit from Toys R US Geoffrey the Giraffe for our draw and would like to congratulate our winner Jennifer Snell!

We were very proud to partner with Chelsea & Chantel founders of the Mama Market and congratulations on an incredible day sharing in the spirit of helping to provide products and services to promote safe and healthy families.

The Mama Market

CHELSEA and CHANTEL founders of the MAMA MARKET

Our safety friends at St. Johns Ambulance and York Regional Police remind our community to ensure your children are safely and properly secured while travelling in a motor vehicle. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation advises the correct use of a child restraint on every trip can prevent 75 per cent of crash-related deaths and serious injuries to passengers who are children. Visit the Ministry of Transportation for information on choosing the right car seat for your child.

  • Always follow the instructions according to the child seat manufacturer's manual and the vehicle owner's manual
  • Make sure the restraint system has CMVSS (Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) on the label and comes with up-to-date and complete manufacturer's instructions
  • Check the weight and height limits of the seat to be sure it is correct for your child
  • Before you buy a seat, try it in your vehicle to be sure it can be installed properly and can be tightened so there is little movement
  • Children 12 and under should be properly restrained in the back seat, especially if there is a front passenger seat air bag

Newmarket Toyota

Our next Child Seat Safety Clinic will take place at NewRoads Toyota Newmarket 1171 Davis Drive on Saturday, May 11th, 2019.  To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community


Upcoming NewRoads Car Seat Clinics:

May 11, 2019 - NewRoads Toyota Newmarket
1171 Davis Dr, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8R1

June 8, 2019 - NewRoads Subaru Newmarket​
17415 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8L9​​

July 13 - 2019 NewRoads Mazda
349 Mulock Dr, Newmarket, ON

August 10, 2019 - NewRoads GM
18100 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON

September 14, 2019 - NewRoads Toyota Aurora
669 Wellington St E, Aurora, ON

October 19, 2019 - NewRoads Chrysler
17615 Yonge St, Newmarket, ON


Car Seat Clinic Upper Canada Mall

Sharing New Year’s Eve with friends at the EG Sports Complex

When one neighbour helps another we strengthen our communities!  This quote describes the feeling I get when we partner with our friends at the Town of East Gwillimbury.

Our incredible community of East Gwillimbury gathered to celebrate and ring in the New Year at the EG Sports Complex while enjoying festivities from skating, to kids crafts, face painting and more.

Family members of all ages had an incredible time kicking off 2019 together!

Thanks to the Stacey Renee Band for their live performance – “even the rainy weather couldn’t stop them from having a rockin’ New Year’s Eve!” said Mayor Hackson.

To wrap up the evening and welcome 2019 in style, a beautiful fireworks display lit the night sky as friends and families rang in the New Year together.

NewRoads is a proud sponsor of the East Gwillimbury Community and we were honour to share this New Year’s Celebration with you.  Cheers to 2019 & Happy New Year from our family to yours!

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

East Gwillimbury Arena NewRoads Free Skating NY Eve Sponsors New Years Eve

 

Holiday Heroes York Region

Hercules once said… “A true hero is not measured by the size of our strength, but the strength of our hearts.” 

Our NewRoads Community Crew gives back with Holiday Heroes!

It was an incredible day of giving back and having fun at the NewRoads Automotive Group.  All five of our dealerships joined forces with York Regional Police for the 6th year supporting the Holiday Heroes Food and Toy Drive.

Holiday Heroes Toy Drive

This year, marks the 22nd time the Holiday Heroes Campaign has been able to change the lives of families who have come into hard times.  Each year York Regional Police ask individuals, businesses, community groups and schools to partner with them to help support these families in need. This year’s campaign ran from November 15 to December 14, 2018 and 100% of the donations go directly to support families from our community who are in need.

Holiday Heroes York Region

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.

Noel Croxon Deryck Gilpin

It was an extra special day where we could honour and celebrate Noel Croxon and Deryck Gilpins 50th Anniversary in the Automotive Business, surrounded by family, staff, and Newmarket Mayor John Taylor.

Chevrolet Dealer 50 years cake

“I love to see the people who started here many years ago and who are still with us,” said Noel Croxon, who turned 90 on Christmas Day.

From a two-car showroom in 1968 to a seven-dealership strong automotive group today headquartered in Newmarket, Croxon and his long time business partner, Deryck Gilpin, have plenty to celebrate.

Noel Croxon

Deputy Police Chief Thomas Carrique, honoured Noel by sharing a memory of the two of them working together with the Rotary Club thirty years ago.

The celebration ended with a wonderful pot luck lunch.

Noel and Michael Croxon Congratulations Noel Croxon

 

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 Deputy Police Chief Thomas Carrique, Superintendent Michael Slack and the incredible York Regional Police Team for their time and support.

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

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

 

6 New Year’s Resolution ideas to get you started

The new year is always a good time take a step back and look at making healthy changes to improve one’s self. However, actually coming up with tasks you’d like to accomplish or habits you’d like to instill can sometimes be difficult.

Here are six simple ideas for your 2019 New Year’s Resolution:

Read more books

Many people have the desire to read more books, but struggle to actually find the time to read. Make a habit of reading for just 30 minutes in the morning or before bed each day. Even if you don’t consider yourself a fast reader, you should have no issue reading a book a month under this approach.

Note: If you’re not enjoying a book, there’s no harm in moving on. You wouldn’t finish a movie or TV series you couldn’t stand. A book is no different.

Take a trip

There are numerous people who’d love to travel and see the world, but never seem to make the time to go on vacation. Make it a point in 2019 to go to a place you’ve never been to, as many people find it rewarding to take in a completely new culture.

Stop procrastinating and book a trip early in the new year. This way, you’ll have something to look forward to in the ensuing months and will be less likely to back out.

Get more sleep

The less sleep you get, the more tired and exhausting your days will feel. If it seems like you’re constantly lacking energy and motivation, ask yourself if you’re getting the recommended eight hours of sleep each night. If not, it’s time to make a habit of going to bed a little earlier.

Cut down on TV

With services like Netflix becoming more and more popular each year, the number of people who constantly binge-watch television has also increased. Try to do your best not to overindulge this year. You’ll find your days a lot more productive and discover you’ll have free time you never knew existed.

Save more money

Saving money is an extremely important and useful habit no matter how old you are.

Make an appointment with your bank or financial advisor this January to automatically contribute a portion of your pay cheque to a TSFA or RRSP. This way, you can save money without even realizing. This will take little effort on your part, and will ensure you’re putting away funds for more important stuff such as your children’s schooling or your own retirement.

Stop being late

Constantly rushing around because you’re running late is an easy way to add unnecessary stress to your day-to-day life. Plan ahead and get ready earlier in 2019. This could mean waking up earlier or doing some of your morning tasks the night before to give yourself more time.

 

Holiday Events in Newmarket

4 events to enjoy in Newmarket this holiday season

If you’re looking for something fun to do this holiday season, you’ll be happy to hear that you won’t have to look too far.  Newmarket is the place to be this Christmas, offering a number of top-tier events throughout the month of December.

Here are four events you should check out:

Newmarket Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is undeniably the top Christmas event in Newmarket year after year. Located at Riverwalk Commons on Doug Duncan Drive, Winter Wonderland is a free and accessible event for the entire family.

Every night until January 4, Newmarket residents can take advantage of the light display and free outdoor skating on the Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature. Hot chocolate will also be provided, so you won’t have to worry about staying warm.

There are also fire/LED performances every Friday from 6-9 pm that are hosted by some of the top entertainers in the area.

You can check out the Mitten Tree, which gives residents the opportunity to either donate gifts or take what is needed. Any remaining items will be donated to charity.

Finally, you should also consider spending a Saturday at the Newmarket Ice Lounge, which offers a great place to relax while the rest of your friends and family enjoy the free skating.

Be sure to check it out Newmarket!

Gallery of Festive Trees

Visit the Gallery of Festive Trees at 134 Main Street, South at the Elman W. Campbell Museum.

The museum offers an interesting display depicting several Christmas trees across various time periods. And… it’s completely free!  This event ends on Friday, December 21st, so make sure to check it out before Christmas.

Nativity Pageant_2018-Newmarket

Live Nativity Pageant

Check out a live nativity pageant at Fairy Lake Park on 520 Water St. this holiday season. Presented by the Town of Newmarket and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, this pageant features real animals, giving the show a more authentic feel.

Showtimes are December 22 and 23 at 7 and 8 pm and December 24 at 7 pm. Make sure to arrive on time, as shows are approx. 15 minutes long.

First-Night_2018-Newmarket

First Night

If you’re looking for a fun family event on New Year’s Eve, head over to the Magna Centre at 800 Mulock Drive.  Take advantage of the free public skating available, which runs from 5 – 8 pm.

If you’d rather escape the cold, there are several indoor activities taking place at the Tim Horton’s Gym, including live music and a glow-up dance floor along with free swimming at Metro Aquatic Pool.

The countdown and fireworks will take place at 9pm, so there’s no need to keep your little ones entertained until midnight.

Free Tim Horton’s coffee and hot chocolate will be provided. There will also be food trucks with gooddies like ooey-gooey tasty poutine!

 

Holiday Shopping Tips

Here are 8 tips to help you save a little money this holiday season York Region

The holiday season is often described as “the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for many, it’s also the most expensive. While it’s virtually impossible to avoid spending entirely, there are ways to curb your lavish habits this Christmas.

Read ahead for eight easy tips for saving money this December:

Avoid extended warranties on electronics

Chances are, if you buy any type of electronic device in-store, you’ll be asked to buy extended warranty from one of the store’s sales reps. While extended warranties can come in handy, they can also greatly increase the cost of the item.

Unless you’re willing to increase your budget, you should say no to the extended warranties this Christmas.

Use LED lights

Unless you want to spend a small fortune on your electric bill this December, you should make the switch to LED lights if you haven’t already.

Yes, LED lights may have a higher cost up front, but you’ll easily make that money back from the amount of energy you’ll save.

Make sure you can pay off your credit card

Nothing is a bigger waste of money than paying interest on your credit card. Before making a purchase on credit this December, make sure you have the funds to pay it off by month’s end.

It’s also not a bad idea to pay for your gifts in cash, as it’s easier to overspend your budget when all you have to do is tap your credit card and forget about it.

Make your own ornaments

If you’re low on ornaments, there’s nothing wrong with making some yourself. If you have children, you can ask them to help out. You can even make it an annual tradition.

Don’t buy for yourself

Too many people make the mistake of spending on themselves when they go to the mall to do Christmas shopping. You’ll get enough from others this holiday season. There’s really no need to buy more for yourself – especially before December 25th.

Pay for gifts with rewards

If it’s been a while since you’ve gone travelling, you’ve probably saved up a decent amount of rewards points on your credit card. Now is a great time to cash them out for actual cash or to use them towards gifts.

Look for coupons

Before making any purchase, it’s good practice to look online to see if there are any coupons available. While you may just end up finding a bunch of expired codes, there’s always the chance of saving money just be taking the two minutes to do a quick search.

Embrace the potluck

Cooking food for 15-20 people can end up being quite expensive if you’re forced to foot the entire bill yourself. Instead of spending hundreds on Christmas dinner, ask friends and family to bring their own dishes to reduce the cost.

 

Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Our Christmas shopping tips for those on a budget

While almost everyone enjoys the Holiday season, many people also agree that Christmas shopping can make December a stressful month – particularly if you’re strapped for cash.

Fortunately, there are still ways to find great presents for your friends and family without having to spend a fortune.  Read ahead for some tips on shopping for Christmas presents on a budget:

Look for deals

Shopping online makes it much easier to compare prices across different stores. Instead of immediately buying an item off the first website you see, check a few others to see if you can find it cheaper somewhere else.

Certain websites will even offer discounts for first-time shoppers, so consider looking at stores you’ve never bought from before. You may also qualify for a discount if you spend a certain amount, so you could also save money by purchasing multiple gifts from the same site.

Use a cashback card

Using a cashback card can ensure you recuperate at least some of the funds you spend this holiday season. 1 or 2 percent back may not seem like much, but it can add up if you’re buying presents for a number of friends and family members.

Wait until the last minute

This may sound counter-intuitive, but many websites offer free shipping on the final week before Christmas. If you want to ensure you’re not buried by shipping costs, check to see if the store offers any deals closer to December 25th.

Skip the cards

Instead of wasting your money on a bundle of cards that will be immediately thrown out, make your own cards or skip them altogether. Many feel they’re a waste of money and will only add to your shopping bill.

Pick-up in-store

If you don’t want to spend extra on shipping, you can see if the site has the option to pick-up in-store. This will not only save you time when you’re at the mall, but it will also ensure that you’re not spending an extra $10-15 on shipping for every gift you purchase.

Buy small items first

If you start by purchasing your most expensive gifts first, you may feel obligated to spend more on others. Start with the cheapest gifts first and wait before buying the high-priced items. Chances are, you’ll end up spending a little less under this method.

Create a list

If you prefer to do your shopping in-store, make sure to create a list ahead of time. If you’re not prepared, you could end up doing a lot of impulse purchasing without even realizing.  Only go in stores you’ve planned to visit ahead of time. Otherwise, you could get distracted and get sucked into buying more.

Stay within your budget

Write down how much you’d like to spend on each person ahead of time. If the item is considerably over your planned budget, don’t buy it.  It’s really that simple.

Happy Holidays York Region!

 

Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Week 2 Back-to-School Tips for Parents

September is not only a good opportunity for your children to get back on track after a long summer of relaxed bedtimes and long sleep-ins, but it also gives parents the chance to get into a good routine.

Now that back-to-school season is officially underway, here are some helpful tips that will make your life easier as a parent over the upcoming 10 months:

Catch-up daily

At the end of each school day, you should ask your children about any new assignments, forms, or field trips to avoid any last-minute surprises.

Asking your children what they learned each day also helps ensure that your kids are engaged in the classroom and don’t waste their time daydreaming.

Wake up earlier than your kids

If you want to ensure you’re not rushed in the morning, you should get ready for your day before your children are awake. Once your kids are up and about, you likely won’t have any time to get ready yourself and will just feel overwhelmed if you try to do both simultaneously.

Ask for a supply list

While some teachers will provide them, you should ask each teacher for a supply list early into the school year. This way, you can be assured that your children have everything they need when they walk into the classroom.

Create a homework schedule

To avoid procrastination, you should set up a time slot every day for homework. Even 30 minutes every day can ensure your children are on top of their schoolwork.

Even if their teacher hasn’t assigned any homework, they can still use this time to work on a future project or read a chapter of their textbook.

Stay on track on the weekends

Just because the school week ends on Friday doesn’t mean your children should be staying up well past midnight and sleeping in until noon once the weekend rolls around.

In order to ensure that everything runs smoothly on Monday morning, you should try your best to stick to your weekly routine during the weekend. This means making sure your children go to bed at a reasonable hour and get up early in the morning.

Volunteer

If you want to see how your kids interact with both their teacher and other students, you should sign-up to volunteer in the class room or on field trips. This can also give you the opportunity to bond with other parents and bounce ideas and concerns off one another.

Get to know the teacher

If you want to ensure your child is getting the most out of school, it’s important that you develop a relationship with their teacher.

In addition to attending parent-teacher interviews, you should try to have discussions with the teacher on a bi-weekly or monthly basis to hash out any issues and see if your children are reaching their full potential.

 

 

 

5 safety tips for back-to-school driving

School is officially back in session and students will be excited, which means the roads and sidewalks will be crowded with children. Stay alert!  Since there will be an increase in pedestrians and vehicles on the road compared to the last two months, you should try to be extra cautious on your morning commute.

Here are some tips for staying safe during back-to-school season:

Watch out for new drivers

If you live near a high school, you’ll likely be sharing the road with a number of drivers who recently got their license. Since new drivers aren’t as experienced, they’re likely to make more mistakes behind the wheel. As a result, it’s important that you practice defensive driving techniques so you’re ready for anything that lies ahead. Make sure you’re wide awake before stepping into your vehicle in the morning.

Take it slow in school zones

It may be frustrating to drive just 40 km/h in a school zone, but you have to remember that the decreased speed limit is there for a reason. You’re probably used to dealing with taller pedestrians and could therefore have difficulty noticing a small child crossing the street if you’re travelling at a normal speed.

It should be noted that you could face a serious fine if you speed in a school zone, so it’s not in your best interest to speed through no matter which way you slice it.

Watch for crossing guards

Always be on the lookout for crossing guards whenever you’re driving near a school. Most crossing guards fortunately wear bright-coloured vests, so they shouldn’t be particularly hard to spot.  If you see one crossing the road, you must come to a complete stop and only proceed once everyone is safely across and the crossing guard has lowered their stop sign.

Always stop for school buses

If you see a school bus with its lights flashing, stop behind it and don’t try to pass it. Children can be very unpredictable crossing the street, and may not walk in front of the bus like they’re supposed to.

Be patient and wait until the bus driver has turned their lights off before proceeding. Too many children are victims of car accidents because other drivers aren’t careful around school buses.

Leave a little earlier

Since the roads and sidewalks are likely to be a lot more crowded in your neighbourhood, it’s not a bad idea to leave your house 10 minutes earlier to avoid feeling rushed.

Many drivers get into trouble when they begin to stress about being late and don’t exercise the proper caution behind the wheel. Leaving earlier can help to eliminate the fear of being late. Instead of stressing, you can concentrate all your thoughts and energy on the road ahead.

Final word of note… remember that children are unpredictable.  That unpredictability is only heightened by the excitement of their first days at school.  Be safe and alert.

 

NewRoads Automotive Group joins the York 9 Football Club as their official Automobile Sponsor!

The NewRoads Automotive Group is the Official Vehicle sponsor of the York 9 Football Club.  York 9 shares a similar philosophy as ours where a “unified group will always be more successful than a team of individuals”.

York 9 fans

York 9 Chevrolet Camaro

York 9 fans

 

This group of 9 separate municipalities including Aurora, Georgina, King, Markham, Vaughan, East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Whitchurch/Stouffville create a domain that houses 1.3 million people and growing rapidly.  York Region is forward thinking, as are its 9 distinct municipalities.

York 9 Camaro

York 9 FC

NewRoads recently attended the Under 17 International Soccer Cup hosted by Toronti Azzurri at York Universities York Lions Stadium.  Teams included Uventus F.C., Peel Halton S.A., York Region Select  (sponsored by York 9 F.C.), and defending champions Toronto F.C.

York 9 football club

York 9 FC York 9 FC

All teams made an incredible effort and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and respect for the game.  Toronto F.C. maintained the championship title with York Region F.C. coming in second and Juventus receiving the consolation.

York 9 football game

Congratulations to all the participants, organizers, volunteers and the The Canadian Premier League  community for a terrific event and a special thank you to Krysti Clarke from York 9 providing our NewRoads Community Crew with great seats and York 9 Swag!

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

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