Children’s Festival Draws Large Crowds!

It was a day filled with fun and enjoyment as The Rocca Sisters teamed up with The City of Burlington as the Presenting Sponsor of their 26th Annual Children’s Festival this past Sunday.

Beautiful weather was on hand at the picturesque Spencer Smith Park on Burlington’s waterfront in which more than 20,000 attendees came out to take part in the countless festivities which included a meet and greet with Queen Elsa, Peppa Pig, Spidey and Batgirl.

With FREE admission to the event, compliments of the Rocca Sisters & Associates, the festival featured a lively children’s magic show and special giveaways including temporary tattoos and stick­ers – handed out to families who stopped by to see the Rocca Sisters & Associates at one of their three event tents.

“This is our way to say a big thank you to the community for all of the support you have shown us and for once again making us the number one team locally,” said Cathy Rocca.

Other activities included main stage shows with Isabella Hoops, and children enjoyed face painting, balloon animals, a colouring contest, bouncy castles and children’s 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.

The Rocca Sisters invite you to view the photos from this event and for infor­mation on future community giveback events, www.RoccaSisters.ca or find them on our Facebook page.

 

The Rocca Sisters & Associates are award-winning Sales Representatives with Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage and are ranked number three in Canada for Royal LePage in 2015 for sales production and volume. They can be reached at 905-335-3042 or email info@roccasisters.ca. To learn more about our team, our featured listings or our community giveback events, visit us at RoccaSisters.ca.

 

Benefits of Downsizing

Have you noticed the shift towards smaller living spaces? More and more home buyers are looking to downsize in an effort to simplify their lives – for them, it’s not always that bigger is better. Whether you and your partner are empty nesters or if there’s been a change in your career, here are the benefits of making the leap and buying a smaller home.

You’ll save money on additional furniture. Bigger spaces require more furniture to make them look full. Once you move to a small home you’ll only need to bring the furniture that is necessary.

In a smaller home, residents often find that they have more time to spend with their families. There is less upkeep required including cleaning, maintenance and gardening.

Your energy costs will dip. Heating, cooling as well as water can make running a large home costly. Your decision to downsize will not only be eco-friendly, but you’ll be enjoying lower electricity bills, most significantly during summer and winter months.

What’s more, is that we’re here to help you make this transition to a smaller home run smoothly. Over the years we enjoyed helping thousands of clients including seniors look for homes that are more suitable to their needs.

We are nationally recognized Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) and are specially trained to lead senior clients who are 55 years plus in meeting their growing demands and special needs in selling or buying a home. We share our extensive knowledge with our clients and let them know how to best invest in real estate. This is just one of the many life events and topics we assist clients through.

For more information about downsizing to a smaller home, email info@roccasisters.ca or call us directly at 905-335-4102 to talk to one of our Senior Real Estate Specialists. We look forward to providing you with an experience that is not just the best, but remarkable!

Mothers Day reflections from working moms

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. 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 daughters Quinlan and Alissa. 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:

  1. You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
  2. Remember to take time to live life, it will inspire your work
  3. Schedule your priorities – this will keep you on track
  4. Make time for serendipity – when the unexpected pops up, go with the flow
  5. Build your community – friends & family will help you if you just say “please”
  6. Enjoy the great outdoors – crucial with little ones
  7. Exercise – make this a priority!
  8. Bend the rules – that’s right, you’re in charge!
  9. 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 Kite Festival on Sunday, June 4th 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. Hope to see you there.

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