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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

See additional photos here!

Top 5 Places to See Christmas Lights in Ontario

The top 5 places to see Christmas lights in Ontario this year

It’s getting dark a little earlier now that Daylight Savings has ended, and that means Christmas light displays are just around the corner!

Here are some of the top events in southern Ontario:

Cavalcade of Lights

The Cavalcade of Lights is one of the top winter spectacles in Ontario year after year, taking place at Nathan Phillips Square in downtown Toronto. Visit the downtown core on Saturday, November 25th to see the lighting of the six-story tree, which serves as the city’s official holiday tree.

Feel free to stick around if you want to make a night of it, as there will be plenty of live music and entertainment.

Lakeside Festival of Lights

If you live west of Toronto, you may be more interested in checking out the 22nd annual Lakeside Festival of Lights in Burlington. Over 60 holiday-themed exhibits will be on display in Spencer Smith Park, making it a sight to behold for the entire family.

Many of the displays use LED lights, making the event much more environmentally-friendly than some of the other nearby events. The Festival of Lights starts at the beginning of December and ends shortly into the New Year.

Tree lighting in Pickering

If you’re in the Durham area, check out the tree lighting and fireworks taking place in Esplanade Park on Friday, December 1st. This event is perfect for parents with younger children, as they’ll be sure to love the merry-go-round and elf rides that will be available to the public.

If your children are little older, there’s still plenty for them to do, as the event is also offering basketball, soccer, and hockey-themed games. Be sure to bring your appetite, as there will be a number of Canadian-themed food trucks at the event.

While the event is free, organizers are collecting unwrapped gifts and non-perishable food items for those in need, so lend a hand if you can.

Aurora

In York Region, the Christmas tree lighting in Aurora is just a few weeks away. Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Santa’s reindeer will all be making their way from the North Pole to Aurora Town Hall on December 6th bringing with them loads of Christmas spirit.

The Salvation Army will also be there to collect food and toy donations.

The event runs from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, so be sure to get there early.

Winter Wonderland in Newmarket

Another local option is Winter Wonderland in Newmarket, which features a top-notch light display. Spend the night skating or hop aboard the Tim Horton’s Express Train on weekends and take in the dazzling holiday-themed exhibit.

The event starts at the beginning of December, so plan accordingly!

 

Sandra Katanic

The book launch of Everyday Cooking by Sandra Katanic

#1 BEST SELLING AUTHOR Sandra Katanic launched her first cook book Everyday Cooking in Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario on Thursday November 9thReal Food | Real People | Real Life is Sandra motto that brought inspiration in writing her first cookbook.

Everyday Cooking by Sandra Katanic

“Everyday cooking is for everyone, especially busy people and families. Everyone can eat healthy and fresh meals learn how to cook multiple meals at once, cook economically, and save time and money.”  Sandra Katanic

Sandra is famous for her Pumpkin Pasta…

Ingredients:

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 large can pure pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetta (or salt)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated finely

Directions:

  • Sautee onions in oil until lightly golden
  • Add pumpkin puree.
  • Next, add milk and cream.
  • Add Vegetta/salt and pepper.
  • Add chopped parsley.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Cook on a slow simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add sauce to cooked pasta and top with cheese.

I strongly recommend Sandra’s book and hope you will follow these simple steps to get your very own. The book is available in hard copy and ebook ONLINE with a $2.99 LIMITED TIME ONLY special on the Ebook!

Pumpkin- Paster Everyday Cooking by Sandra Katanic

HOW TO PURCHASE:

1) Visit www.sandrakatanic.com/store
2) Select your country
3) Order either: The physical copy  or The Ebook copy
4) AFTER purchase, please consider leaving a review.

NewRoads is proud to be a Gold sponsor and support Sandra bringing people together is a big part of what we do.  I cannot think of a better way to bring people together then by sharing recipes, and enjoying great food with family and friends.

Thank you Sandra for sharing your dream with NewRoads and we look forward to seeing what you and your incredible team will do next!

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

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2017 East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

Behind the Scenes at the 2017 East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

Santa came to East Gwillimbury on Sunday, November 12th and the NewRoads Community Crew were there to enjoy the FUN!!

2017 East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

“It is truly amazing what happens when your community comes together for a great cause.” said Anita Donato President of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce.

It all began at the Civic Centre, traveled along Mount Albert Road finishing at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex.

Santa Claus Parade

Donations of non-perishable food items, toiletries and new unwrapped toys were being accepted on behalf Holland Landing Food Pantry.

Santa stayed at the East Gwillimbury Sports Complex along with children’s activities, where children could write letters to Santa and enjoy a free family skate on the NewRoads Arena Ice pad!

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We would like to thank our host East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce tourism committee for partnering with NewRoads and entering their float promoting the From Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour!  For more information about Farm to Fork thanksgiving tour visit www.experienceeg.ca/farm-to-fork/

NewRoads GM at the 2017 East Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade

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

See more photos from the parade here!

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East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

On Saturday, September 30th the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce tourism committee hosted their second annual Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour.  This tour encompasses a 50 km drive through the picturesque countryside, to learn about our history, the historical significance of Thanksgiving, and to purchase all the items needed to make a traditional farm-fresh Thanksgiving dinner.

East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork

Sharon Temple

Stop 1: Start at Sharon Temple National Historic Site & Museum where you will receive free admission to the site. Learn how to make sage butter with herbs harvested from a heritage herb garden, pick up pre-ordered picnic lunches and pick up any ordered sage butter.

East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Thompson Potato Farm

Stop 2: Head over to Thompson Potato Farm to pick up your pre-ordered potatoes and purchase carrots and onions.

AE Breeding Farm & Natural Meats

Stop 3: Pick up anti-biotic and hormone free, free-range and grass-fed chicken, lamb and beef products at this new addition to the tour! Try the lamb sausages, they’re a best seller!

Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Pumpkins

Rose Family Farm

Stop 4: Next stop is Rose Family Farm to pick your pumpkin. Lead better Meats, Empire Cheese, home-made preserves & pies and a chip wagon are also available.

Brooks Farms

Stop 5: Continue on to Brooks Farms where in addition to the Farm Market which sells farm fresh goodies, the kids can enjoy the Barnyard Playland.

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Sharon Mushroom Farm

Stop 6: Sharon Mushroom Farm will feature tours of the mushroom rooms to learn how mushrooms are grown, and to pick up your pre-ordered mushrooms.

King Cole Duck Farm

Stop 7: End your tour at Queensville Farm Supply and Country Store to pick up your pre-ordered King Cole Duck and see a display of ducklings.

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Vince’s Market

Stop 8: Vince’s Market is the final stop on the tour where you can pick up your reserved Hayter’s Farm Fresh Turkey. Show your receipt at Vince’s Market in Sharon to select your Hayter’s Farm Fresh Turkey and pay upon pick-up for a reduced price with proof of reservation.

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An amazing talk from Frankie Flowers all about gardens truly brought a very unique and great value to a fantastic event!!

NewRoads are proud sponsors of the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce because bringing people together for a good cause is part of what we do.  We would like to thank the East Gwillimbury Chamber of Commerce their efforts in our community and look forward to enjoying our partnership for many years to come.

East Gwillimbury Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

For more information about Farm to Fork thanksgiving tour visit www.experienceeg.ca/farm-to-fork/

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

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2017 Friends for Life Walk

Every Animal Matters

I had the opportunity to stop by the 2017 Ontario OSPCA Friends for Life Walk with our NewRoads Community Crew On Sunday, September 24.  This fantastic event gives our community the opportunity to help the thousands of animals at the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, who are waiting to find their own friend for life!

The Friends for Life! Walk is a major fundraiser for the Ontario SPCA and has been around since 1993.  Walk for the cause you love, by lacing up and collecting pledges for animals in your community, you’re supporting the protection and care of animals in need.

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Every animal matters at the Friends for Life! Walk,  a fun-filled day that offers something for everyone.  From barbecues and live music, to pet vendors and activities for the kids, it is the perfect way to spend a day with friends and family who share a love of animals.

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The Friends for Life! Walk™ challenges everyone to participate. You don’t need to bring a dog to your community walk to get involved. In fact, you don’t even need to own a pet! The Friends for Life! Walk™ is a way for you to give back to your community by helping animals in need.

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The Ontario SPCA

Through its province-wide network of 50 plus Communities, the Ontario SPCA is one of the largest, most responsive animal welfare organizations in the country, providing care and shelter for tens of thousands of animals every year.

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NewRoads is a proud sponsor of the Friends for Life Walk because bringing people together for a good cause is what we love to do. To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next visit www.newroads.ca/community.

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Highway 11 Cruisers hosted the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show

Highway 11 Cruisers hosted the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show

The Fall season’s most anticipated car show continues bringing some of the most incredible cars in York Region.  On September 17th the Highway 11 Cruisers hosted by the NewRoads Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Classic Car Show.

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With over 500 cars in attendance the Gormley Go Station was transformed to become the perfect NEW location for the show.  All of us at the NewRoads Automotive Group would like to thank the volunteers, sponsors, participants and our incredible #NewRoadsCommunityCrew for a truly fantastic day.

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Well-respected in the collector car community, the Highway 11 Cruisers  enjoyed its 7th successful year raising $50,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of York Region.  “These much needed and appreciated funds go a long way to support our programs and services” Executive Director Sarah Damn of Big Brothers Big Sisters of York said.  “Organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters provide programs and services that are critical to the fabric of our community”  says Michael Croxon, President of the NewRoads Automotive Group.

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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 is a 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.

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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.

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Everyone is welcome !!!! 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.

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Last but certainly not least we would like to thank Mother Nature for giving us once again a beautiful day at NewRoads.

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

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EG Farm to Fork 2017

From Farm to Fork

Join the NewRoads Community Crew this fall for a incredible community event close to home.  From Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour, on Saturday, September 30th.   Enjoy a self-guided tour through the scenic countryside, and visit 7 East Gwillimbury Farms to pick-up all the fixings to experience a farm-fresh Thanksgiving close to home.

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

 

Holland Marsh Soupfest

Are you a soup lover? The NewRoads community crew joined in the fun at the Holland Marsh SoupFest, on September 30th. We had the opportunity to sip and savour over 30 delicious soups, prepared with local ingredients by chefs around the province!

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NewRoads is a proud to support our local community and bringing people together for a good cause is part of what we do.  For more information about the Holland Marsh Soupfest  visit http://www.hollandmarshsoupfest.ca/

To learn more about the NewRoads Community Crew and where you might find them next, visit www.newroads.ca/community… and remember Community matters at NewRoads! ​

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Magna Hoedown

Dust off those boots and get ready for a big Ye-Ha at this years Magna Hoedown

It started out in 1987 as a backyard BBQ for friends and neighbours at a family farm in Aurora.  Today celebrating 29 years the Magna Hoedown is the largest fundraiser in York Region, supporting 20 charities and community groups.

Magna Hoedown 2017

Magna Hoedown 2017

Sporting a Wild Wild West theme the Magna Hoedown will take place on two nights – Friday, Sept 15th and Saturday, Sept 16th rocking out in a giant tent on the Magna grounds in Aurora.  20 York Region charities and community groups have been selected as recipients of the Hoedown proceeds:

  • ALS Society of Canada
  • Aurora Minor Hockey Association
  • Autism of Ontario York Region Chapter and Epilepsy York Region
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of York
  • DeafBlind Ontario Services
  • Georgina Skating Club
  • Lake Simcoe Soccer Club Inc.
  • LifeCorps Food Share
  • Marquee Theatrical Productions
  • Newmarket Food Pantry
  • Newmarket Stingrays Swim Club
  • Optimist Clubs of York Region
  • Pulsars Gymnastics Club
  • Sport Aurora and Aurora Sports Hall of Fame
  • Peer Project, Youth Assisting Youth and Learning Disabilities Association of York Region
  • Victim Services of York Region Inc.
  • Walk It Off Spinal Cord Wellness Centre Inc.
  • Welcoming Arms
  • Women’s Centre of York Region

Magna Hoedown 2017

Dust off those boots and get ready for a big Yee-Haa!  Tickets for the country music event of the year — the Magna Hoedown — are officially on sale ONLINE HERE.

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE… WIN $100,000 CASH!  RAFFEL TICKETS 3 FOR $20

Visit NewRoads Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC at 18100 Yonge Street or NewRoads Mazda 349 Mulock Dr to purchase raffle tickets.   The draw is to be held at 9pm on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at 337 Magna Drive, Aurora, ON.

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NewRoads is dedicated to caring for our community through sponsorship and participation.  We are proud supporters of this community event because bringing people together for a good cause is a big part of what we do.  Get the full picture and event  schedule at  https://hoedown.ca/

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