Cuteness abound at the Children’s Festival!

It was a fun-filled day for all who attended the Children’s Festival at Spencer Smith Park on Burlington’s waterfront this past Sunday.
It was especially fun for all of the little ones, including Cathy Rocca’s adorable children, Gianluca, 3, and Vienna, 15 months old.
They very much delighted in the festivities, like watching the gymnastics program, playing soccer, running and they even did some singing!
Both Gianluca and Vienna indulged in the ‘oh-so yummy’ ice cream and admired the ambulance and fire truck presentations.
Gianluca summed up his thoughts of the festival by remarking that he felt like he was at Disney! Too cute and well done, Gianluca!
Gianluca Picture
Vienna Picture

More than 20,000 community members help celebrate Children’s Festival’s 25th Anniversary!

It was an amazing turnout as The Rocca Sisters teamed up with The City of Burlington as  the Presenting Sponsor of their 25th  Annual Children’s Festival this past Sunday, August 21.

Beautiful weather coupled with Burlington’s waterfront was the backdrop in which more than 20,000 attendees came out to take part in the birthday party-themed festivities at Spencer Smith Park. With free admission to the event, compliments of the Rocca Sisters & Associates, we were delighted to offer a fantastic children’s magic show and hand out  temporary tattoos and stickers to families who stopped by to see us at one of our tents.

“This is our way to say a big thanks to the community for all the support you have shown us and for once again making us the #3 Team in all of Canada for Royal LePage,”  said Cathy Rocca.

Other fun-filled activities included main stage shows with interactive DJ, Isabel la Hoops, Mega Magic and Mystic  Drumz, face painting and balloon animals, crafts, kids  marketplace and play zones.

Named one of the Top 100 festivals and events in Ontario, The Children’s Festival is a wonderful opportunity for families to be active and enjoy some time together at Burlington’s beautiful waterfront.

We are already looking forward to taking part in next year’s Children’s  Festival!

Mothers Day Reflections

As we ponder Mother’s Day, we remember with fondness our own mother, Joan, the matriarch and strength of our family. An inspiration in all that we do.

Joan Rocca

We also realize, sometimes with trepidation, that we are now the light for our generation of little ones. We have the profound role of being “mom” to those tiny people that we have brought into the world.

Cathy is proud mother to son Gianluca and daughter Vienna; and Tanya is mother to Quinlan and mother-to-be to her second child expected in June.

Real Estate is a demanding profession, there is no 9-5, no weekends off. Likewise, motherhood is, as it should be, all encompassing. So we are constantly working on perfecting work-life balance. While there is no way to be a perfect mom, there are a million ways to be a good one. Here are a few tips for our fellow moms in time for Mother’s Day:

  • You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.

  • Remember to take time to live life, it will inspire your work

  • Schedule your priorities – this will keep you on track

  • Make time for serendipity – when the unexpected pops up, go with the flow

  • Build your community – friends & family will help you if you just say “please”

  • Enjoy the great outdoors – crucial with little ones

  • Exercise – make this a priority!

  • Bend the rules – that’s right, you’re in charge!

  • Say “no” and move on

So to all of the mothers in the world who are juggling the needs of many, you need to feel confident in the choices you make, measure yourself against your goals and feel proud of your achievements. Your children look up to you to provide them with a road map in life, so throw your best self out there, and the universe will reward you.

Speaking of scheduling priorities, grab your calendar and set a reminder for The Kite Festival on Sunday, June 5th from 11am – 4pm at Brant Hills Park. Join us as we “Let Fun Take Flight” with free kite building and decorating, face painting, balloon animals, magic and more! This annual event runs rain or shine and is a fabulous community event. For more information, visit RoccaSisters.ca. Hope to see you there.

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