Category Archives: Raising Awareness

Lace ’em Up for a Great Cause

As official Primary Sponsor of the Mercedes-Benz Oakville 10K presented by New Balance for the third consecutive year, The Rocca Sisters & Associates invite you to come out and join us on Sunday, April 24th! #MindOverMileage

This fantastic event raises much needed funds for The Lighthouse, a registered charity providing peer support for grieving children, youth and their families in Halton and Peel.

Registration is still underway at mercedes10k.com. Use promo code ROCCA10 and save $10 off your registration fee.

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With several categories to choose from, there is something for every age and stage. Plus the course is spectacular, taking you through beautiful downtown Oakville.

10K Run/Walk

5K Run/Walk

5k School Challenge

1K Junior Jog for those 12 and under

Toddler Trot for those 5 and under

Family Fun Zone

One lucky 5K or 10K finisher will win this year’s grand prize, a one-year lease on a 2016 GLA 250!

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Spectators are also encouraged to cheer everyone on and pledge a runner or walker or donate. Two anonymous donors will match all pledges to runners and walkers up to $50,000, with all proceeds going to The Lighthouse Foundation. But that’s not all, Expedia Cruise Ship Centres Oakville South is giving away a free cruise to one lucky fundraiser. Every $100 raised is equal to a ballot for entry.

New this year, for those looking for a green alternative, how about biking to and from the race? Take advantage of bike valet service provided by Velofix.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world.  Be sure to stop by the Rocca Sisters & Associates tent on event day to warm up with a cup of free hot apple cider or hot chocolate! We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!

Ranked number 1 in Hamilton/Burlington for Royal LePage for six consecutive years (2010-2015), and number 3 in Canada for Royal LePage for three consecutive years (2013-2015) for sales production and volume, the Rocca Sisters & Associates pride themselves on having a full-service, highly-responsive team of professionals who provide added value to your real estate experience.

The Daffodil. Small But Mighty In The Fight Against Cancer

Every spring, the bright yellow daffodil takes on a worthy opponent. Cancer. The flower has served as the symbol of cancer awareness since the 1950s. The Canadian Cancer Society incorporated the yellow flower into their logo in 2000.

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Money raised during daffodil month helps people living with cancer and their families. Donations are earmarked for life-saving research, information and support services. Fresh flowers are available at Loblaws and affiliated stores through April 14th or while supplies last. Daffodil pin sales take place through April 10th.

The Canadian Cancer Society has channeled over $1.3 billion to cancer research since the 1940s. In that time, Canadians’ 5-year survival rate has increased from 25% to more than 60%.

“My family lost its matriarch to cancer. Our mother Joan was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in May 2004. The diagnosis came through a routine checkup. With great determination and strong faith, she fought hard for five years and gave us her best, unfortunately like many, she lost her battle,” explains Cathy Rocca. “The tragedy in all of this is that we are not unique, there are so many families who have gone through, or are going through something similar. We remember bringing the sweet simple pleasures of life alive, and creating a light in our Mom that sometimes seemed dim,” continues Tanya Rocca.

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Even the simple act of purchasing a daffodil pin or a small bunch of flowers brings hope to those suffering. “The Canadian Cancer Society has so many resources available to you as a patient and as a family member or friend. Life-changing support, digestible information online and by phone and they are helping fund the research that saves lives,” Cathy says, “I truly hope that you find a moment to give to this worthy cause.” The Rocca Sisters & Associates know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world.

For comprehensive Cancer information:

The Canadian Cancer Society

1-888-939-3333 

info@cis.cancer.ca

To donate Click Here

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The Rocca Sisters & Associates Honour Family Literacy Day

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Today is Family Literacy Day, a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

It is so important to take the time each day to read with our children, even if it is just for 15 minutes a day.  Make reading an enjoyable and distraction-free experience that is part of your day-to-day life.  Bed time stories are the perfect opportunity to bond with your children while encouraging their reading skills.

In honour of Family Literacy Day, the Rocca Sisters & Associates would like to highlight some children’s authors that have resided in Burlington, Ontario.

Lana Button

Lana Button is a children’s author, freelance writer and early childhood educator.  She has worked with young children for more than twenty years. She is also a freelance writer, and has contributed child development articles to national magazines including Today’s Parent and ParentsCanada.  She is the author of Willow’s Whispers, Willow Finds a Way and Willow’s Smile.  For more information about Lana Button and the books she has written, please visit her website at www.lanabutton.com

Sylvia McNicoll

Sylvia McNicoll is an award-winning author of more than 30 novels for young people.  She was an editor for “Today’s Parent Toronto” for eight years, and is best known for her award-winning published works such as Project Disaster, The Big Race, Jump Start, Bringing Up Beauty and Caught in a Lie.  She has a passion for reading and writing and enjoys teaching young writers. For more information about Sylvia, please visit her website at http://www.sylviamcnicoll.com/.

Chris Francis

Chris Francis is a junior level teacher in Burlington, Ontario.  He has a passion for writing and illustrating and is currently working on a middle grade series. He has also created a teen-fiction story titled, Stoneway. Also known for his children’s picture books called Mr. Pancake Turkey, How Mr. Monster Biggens Changed My Life, etc. His latest children’s book is called Remembering Kaylee Cooper. More information can be found on his website at www.francisart.com.

Jennifer Maruno

Jennifer Maruno is a long-time educator.  Her debut novel, When the Cherry Blossoms Fell, was shortlisted for the Hackmatack Award and the Pacific Northwest Libarary Association Young Readers Choice Award.  She is also the author of Warbird, Cherry Blossom Winter, Kid Soldier, and Totem. She enjoys working with children and teachers to foster a love of reading. For more information, please visit www.jennifermaruno.com

There are so many resources available to help foster a great literacy environment in your home.  It is so important to encourage our children to have a love of reading and it is our responsibility to lay a good foundation for literacy in children.

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