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International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity

International Women’s Day celebrates women around the world and calls for gender parity. Our role as leaders in business in our community is both to lead by example and foster growth. As I became the 59,222nd person to #PledgeForParity at InternationalWomensDay.com, I realized how important that number was, it was one more person taking on the role of advocate for diversity and inclusion.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates is unique in that it is run by women: two sisters, best friends.  We see women who work in our office, women as clients and women in our community that we are fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with on a daily basis. We are in the business of building relationships, and that is our guiding principle. When people succeed, we all succeed.

“We are first and foremost…sisters, best friends and partners,” Cathy concludes. It’s the relationship Cathy & Tanya have with each other, their love for real estate & their unending dedication to their clients that has them reaching the top.

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We all need an equal opportunity to succeed, and to define success individually. For sales production and volume, our team is ranked #1 in Burlington (for 2010-2015) and #3 in all of Canada (for 2010-2015) for Royal Le Page. Our success is driven by a deep passion for helping clients achieve maximum results for their home, building relationships and giving back to the community. The greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in the world.

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.

Join us at A Taste of Oakville

The holidays are over and winter has finally kicked in.  For some, spending the days and nights indoors sounds so much more appealing than venturing out into the cold.   However, for two weeks starting January 26th, why not try something new – go out on the town and experience the incredible restaurants in Oakville!  Enjoy an evening with friends or loved ones in the warmth while appreciating some great cuisine.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates are proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 2016 A Taste of Oakville Event, which will run from Jan 26th – Feb 11th.  Come and celebrate the culinary scene in Oakville!

Tickle your taste buds and discover the many great restaurants that Downtown Oakville and Bronte Village have to offer.  This delicious culinary event will feature 26 sensational restaurants offering signature prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus. Meals will usually include an appetizer, main course and dessert.

We know funds can be a little tight following the holidays, so with substantially lowered prices, these prix-fixed menus are the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night out and try a restaurant you’ve never been to before.  Let your taste buds travel the world without leaving Oakville!

For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit www.atasteofoakville.com/restaurants/.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates hope you enjoy this event! We invite you to share your pictures with us on social media! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to stay connected. For information on our upcoming community events, please visit our website at RoccaSisters.ca.

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