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The Wild Wild West at the Magna Hoedown


Posted on Aug 31, 2017

Magna Hoedown

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.

Magna Hoedown in Aurora


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.

Aurora Magna Hoedown

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.





York Region Splash Pads and Parks


Posted on Jul 18, 2017

Kids splash pad

Splash Pad Richmond hill

Summer is in full swing and parents everywhere are in search for inexpensive ways to keep their children active, happy and cool.  The excitement of running through the cold water,  the anticipation of when they are going to be sprayed, or when the giant bucket will tip dumping water all over them is a wonderful feeling no child will ever forget.

“WE HAVE THE LIST!”  Summer fun close to home!

Summer fun for kids


Tresstown Neighbourhood Park
East of 10th line at Sunnyridge Avenue & Raxlin Street map

Byer’s Pond Way Park
Byers Pond Way & Duffin Drive, Stouffville.

Madori Neighbourhood Park
Millard Street and Winlane Drive.

Wheeler’s Neighbourhood Park
East of Niine at the corner of Hoover Park Drive & Mostar Street.

Splash Pads Aurora

Aurora & Newmarket

Town Park
Corner of Lamont Street and Metcaffe Street.

Ada Johnson Park
At the corner of Conover Avenue & Hartwell Way

Harvest Hills Park
Splash pad, playground and covered over picnic area. Located at the corner of Woodspring Avenue & Harvest Hills Blvd. (behind Costco

Rogers Spray Pad
Rogers Park, 170 London Road, Newmarket

Riverwalk Commons
Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket

Kids splash pad

Richmond Hill

Bridgeview Park
Marshall Street, south of Observatory Lane.

Crosby Park
Crosby Avenue and Newkirk Road

Dr. James Langstaff Community Park
Red Maple Road and Bantry Avenue

Grovewood Park
Large splash pad at the corner of Grovewood Street, south east of King Road and Bathurst Street.

Humber Flats EcoPark
small splash pad & playground. Located on Red Cardinal Trail at Barberry Crescent. map

Newberry Park
Bernard Avenue, west of CNR tracks

Richmond Green Sports Centre & Park
Elgin Mills Road East and Leslie Street

Russell Tilt Park
Blackforest Drive, north of Regatta Avenue.

Silver Stream Park
Wayside Avenue and Shirley Drive.

William Neal Park
Tower Hill Road southeast of Jeffereson Sideroad and Bathurst Street.

Summer Splash pad york region


The ROC (Recreational Outdoor Campus)
26479 Civic Centre Rd, Keswick

Whipper Watson Park
153 Carrick Ave, Keswick

Const. Garrett Styles Park
176 Laurendale Ave, Keswick


Where to Celebrate Canada Day this Long Weekend


Posted on Jun 26, 2017

Canada Day York Region

Canada Day York Region


The Canada Day long weekend is quickly approaching and this year, the celebrations are going to be bigger and better than ever. Canada will be celebrating a big birthday this time around – the country is turning 150! – and the magnitude of the events that will be held across the country this weekend is expected to reflect that major milestone. Wondering where you can go to party in your red and white? Look no further. Here are five local Canada day events you can attend this weekend:


Newmarket Canada Day


Begin your Saturday with a pancake breakfast at Riverwalk Commons before making your way over to Fairy Lake for an afternoon of family fun and entertainment that will include rides, inflatables, food vendors, shows and musical performances. End the day by enjoying a firework display at George Richardson Park compete with live music and, of course, more food.


Town of East Gwillimbury Canada Day


The Town of East Gwillimbury will be hosting a Canada Day event of their own this July 1st. The community celebration will be held at the Sharon Temple and will feature a BBQ, games and activities, live music and much more. At night, there will be a concert and firework show at the Mount Albert Lions Community Centre. Free Viva bus shuttles departing from local landmarks will be available to help you get to and from the event.


Main Street Canada Day Festival


Newmarket’s Main Street always knows how to throw a good party – and their Canada Day festival this Saturday should be no exception. All day long, there will be a free kid’s carnival, food, live music and tons of prizes to be won.


Richmond Hill Canada Day


The Richmond Green Park always play host to great events throughout the summer, and their Canada Day celebrations will be the best of them all. There will be a “Canadiana” pavilion complete with Canada 150 exhibits showcasing Canadian history, a marketplace, art exhibit and of course, the midway, which will be filled with rides and attractions. Entertainment will include live music by Canadian singer Karl Wolf, a SuperDogs performance, and even a lumberjack show. No Canada Day at Richmond Green would be complete without fireworks! This year, the pyrotechnics will be set to a musical soundtrack. Check out their website for a complete schedule of the day’s events.


Aurora Canada Day Parade


The Town of Aurora’s annual Canada Day parade is a can’t-miss event. This year, it will feature a new route that travels south on Yonge Street from Mosley Street to Murray drive. Dress up in your craziest Canada gear and cheer on the hundreds of floats as they pass by. After the parade, you can head over to Lambert Wilson Park for an afternoon of fun and celebration.







Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in York Simcoe


Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in York Simcoe

Where to Watch Outdoor Movies in York Simcoe


There’s nothing quite like a warm summer night north of the city. From sitting around a campfire at your cottage to barbequing in your backyard, it’s important to take advantage of the nice weather while it lasts. This summer, there is another activity you can add to your summer bucket list: attend an outdoor movie. Over the past few years, outdoor movies have become a popular summertime attraction across North America. They make for a fun (and inexpensive!) date night or family outing under the stars, and this year there are tons of places you can watch one outside of Toronto. So ditch the theatre this summer, grab your lawn chair and some blankets and catch an outdoor movie at one of these locations:


Barrie Film Festival Outdoor Films


The Barrie Film Festival is an organization that hosts year-round film programing in the Barrie area. From June to August, they will host a number of outdoor movie screenings in two different locations featuring recent box office hits.


Admission: Free


Doctor Strange – June 21 (Heritage Park)

Beauty and the Beast – July 12 (Heritage Park)

The Secret Life of Pets – July 26 (Heritage Park)

Viva Las Vegas – August 9 (Heritage Park)

SING – August 23 (Centennial Beach)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – August 30 (Heritage Park)


Bradford West Gwillimbury Outdoor Movies


Beginning in July, the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury will put on outdoor movie events on alternating Thursday evenings at 8 p.m.


Admission: Free

Location: BWG Library & Cultural Centre – West Lawn


The Secret Life of Pets – July 13

Sing – July 27

A Dog’s Purpose – August 10

Moana – August 24


Newmarket Moonlight Movies


The Town of Newmarket will be hosting weekly outdoor movie events at a variety of locations throughout the month of August and into the first week of September. Don’t worry about bringing your own snacks to these ones, because there will be free popcorn available courtesy of the Newmarket Scouts!


Admission: Free

Locations/Dates/Times (All movie titles TBA):

Maple Leaf Public School Gymnasium (Indoor movie) – August 2 – 7 p.m.

St. John Chrysostom School – August 9 – 8:15 p.m.

Glen Cedar Public School – August 16 – 8:15 p.m.

St. Nicholas School – August 23 – 8:15 p.m.

College Manor Park – August 28 – 8:15 p.m.

Ken Sturgeon Park – August 30 – 8:15 p.m.

Lion’s Park – September 3 – 8:15 p.m.


Town of Richmond Hill Moonlight Movies


You will be able to catch an outdoor movie in Richmond Hill every Wednesday night in August this summer. The movies begin when the sun goes down, but you can arrive at the location at 7 p.m. for fun pre-movies activities.


Admission: Free


Angry Birds – August 9 (Richmond Hill Public Library)

SING – August 16 (Bond Lake Arena)

Beauty and the Beast – August 23 (Richvale Athletic Field)

Guardian and the Galaxy – August 30 (Rogue Woods Community Centre)



Don’t forget to check out the outdoor movie websites for alternate dates and locations in the event of inclement weather!


FREE Bauer Youth Hockey Helmet from Chevrolet


Posted on Aug 19, 2014

FREE Bauer Youth Hockey Helmet from Chevrolet

No one’s more excited about fall than kids lacing up their skates for the first time! Hockey gives them an opportunity to have fun and learn about teamwork, a positive attitude and dedication to practice. As a parent however, you share your child’s excitement but are still a little cautious about their safety. That’s why our Chevrolet free Hockey Helmet Program is here.


In the last 3 seasons, Chevrolet handed out over 35,000 free hockey helmets to parents of 5-year-olds in Canada. This season all players born in 2009, who register to play hockey with Hockey Canada, are eligible to receive a free Bauer Hockey helmet.


Get started here by registering your player for a free Bauer Youth Hockey Helmet from Chevrolet!


FREE Bauer Youth Hockey Helmet from Chevrolet



2014 Magna Wild West Hoedown in Aurora!


Posted on Aug 15, 2014

Magna Wild West Hoedown guest Lonestar Beverley Mahood

It started out as a backyard BBQ at Frank Stronach’s family farm in Aurora, and it has since become one of Canada’s leading charitable fundraisers and country-themed events!  Each year, the event is attended by thousands of local residents who come out to enjoy the outstanding live entertainment while supporting a number of worthy community causes.


This year’s Hoedown, proudly hosted by Magna International Inc. and Neighbourhood Network, promises to be another memorable night featuring Beverley Mahood and Lonestar, as well as a Texas-style BBQ dinner and the Prospector’s Raffle, with thousands of dollars in cash prizes.


Proceeds from the evening will be donated to a wide range of local charities and community groups.


Schedule Highlights:

Saturday, September 6th, 2014: Join us at Aurora Ribfest (time TBD) for the Hoedown Showdown semi-finals, hosted by Beverley Mahood.


Friday, September 12th, 2014: Finals for the 2014 Hoedown Showdown, our Ontario-wide country music talent contest, underneath the Hoedown tent. The evening will feature our Top 10 contestants, as well as headliner Tim Hicks! Admission is $25.00 (food/beverages not included).


Saturday, September 13th, 2014: The Showdown winner will then get to play at the Hoedown the following night, Saturday, September 13th along with our headliner, Lonestar! Tickets for the Hoedown are $75.00, which includes your Texas-style BBQ dinner.


Tickets: Tickets can be purchased from one of this year’s 15 recipient charities, Jonathan’s Restaurant, or the Neighbourhood Network office. Tickets are also available online. For sales locations and online purchasing, visit www.hoedown.ca.


Magna Wild West Hoedown 2014

2014 Magna Wild West Hoedown