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Celebrate Canada’s birthday with vivaNext!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

On July 1, vivaNext teams will be out in the community at two different locations taking part in Canada Day celebrations and talking to local residents about our projects.

One of our teams will be at Fairy Lake in Newmarket for the Kanata Day festivities, where you can start the day with a pancake breakfast until noon for just $3 a serving. There will also be all sorts of other fun activities for the entire family to enjoy including inflatable bouncers, a bike competition, a baseball tournament, and live entertainment including our very own vivaNext mime. Then to top it all off, there will be the annual fireworks display presented by the Town of Newmarket.

Our second vivaNext team will be celebrating the day at the Canada Day Home Show in Richmond Hill. If you decide to spend the day there, be sure to drop by our booth to learn more about vivaNext. The Show’s taking place at the Sports Complex at 1300 Elgin Mills Road East from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At vivaNext, we can’t think of a better way to spend Canada Day than with all of the great people who reside in York Region. We look forward to seeing you!

What a day for the Aurora Street Fair

Monday, June 8th, 2009

VivaNext representatives Devon (left) and Kyle getting ready to talk to people at our tent at the Aurora Street Festival.

We spent this past Sunday at the Aurora Street Festival and what a fun day it was. Even though the weather was calling for cool temperatures and rain, the light showers stopped just as the festival began and the sun even came out for a little while in the afternoon.

This all made for the perfect day to take a stroll down Yonge St. checking out all the vendors, interacting with the mimes and stilt walkers, scaling the rock climbing wall and eating all the terrific food. We had our blue vivaNext tent set up at the north end of the festival to hand out magnetic whiteboards, candy and, of course, talk to people about our projects, which include two subway extensions, two light rail lines and rapidways.

While the magnetic whiteboard give-a-ways were a huge hit, I’ve got to say that people seemed most excited when we told them about the future of rapid transit in York Region. The majority of their comments included “it’s about time” and “wow, that’s going to be great.”

It was so exciting to see the look on people’s faces, especially teenagers, when we told them that subways, light rails and rapidways are planned for York Region.

We also had a mime on stilts at our booth, who was very entertaining and great with the people who were out for the festival. With his painted white face and a ton of energy, he joked around with people and created quite a stir around our tent.

At the end of the day when we were beginning to pack up, we talked about how we enjoy doing events like this because we get to talk to residents about projects that are going to transform their communities. VivaNext is so exciting because it is going to improve people’s quality of life and help manage future growth.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to say hi and learn about vivaNext. I hope you enjoyed the festival.