WILL YOU HELP SAVE A LIFE??

Newmarket Community Centre 200 Doug Duncan Drive  Newmarket | L3Y 3X1 Friday, June 19, 2015 4:00 pm. – 7:00 pm.
Newmarket Community Centre
200 Doug Duncan Drive
Newmarket | L3Y 3X1
Friday, June 19, 2015
4:00 pm. – 7:00 pm.

Will you help save a life by donating blood?

I absolutely hate admitting that this will be my first time ever donating! However it is and I’m about to change that! Does anyone else out there have an extreme fear of needles like I do? I guess that has been the road block for me! I have been fortunate enough to have never needed a donation. However I have had numerous family members who have and apparently half of all Canadians will either need blood or know someone who will need blood at some point in their lives. This number is staggering considering only about 4% of Canadians donate!

I recently learned a little about the need for giving blood. Did you know that Canadians are some of the most loyal blood donors in the world? I didn’t… this thrills me though and I can’t wait to be a part of that statistic and help it grow!

Five reasons you should give blood tomorrow (or anytime!)

  1. Statistics say 100,000 new donors are needed each year to meet the demand.
  2. It can take up to 50 units of blood to save one car crash victim.
  3. It can take up to 8 units per week to help someone battling leukemia.
  4. It only takes one donation to help save a life!
  5. You might need it yourself one day… that’s a good enough reason for me!

Check this video out

Come on down…

So please come out to donate blood with me in Newmarket and cheer me on as I battle through the fear of the needle and give my first donation! If you see me there come and say hi!! Or if you have any advice for how to deal with some of that fear PLEASE SHARE!! Any help appreciated!

For more information on this clinic or others you can check out www.blood.ca

Talk soon,

Heather

Town of Newmarket Ontario: What makes Newmarket a great place to live?

Hey all,

Do you ever have a song in your head that won’t go away? Or every time you think of a certain place or thing you’ve done a specific song comes to mind? Or in my case to my lips.. I seem to always be singing. I am so sorry if you ever happen to be near me while that is taking place!

town of newmarket york region blue population sign

“This city is my city

And I love it, yeah I love it

I was born and raised here

I got it made here

And if I have my way, I’m gonna stay here”

Those lyrics always ring in my head when I’m thinking of all of the reasons I LOVE living in the town of Newmarket… Although I really have no idea what the song is about that chorus always starts pouring out of my mouth! Again I apologize to all the unsuspecting bystanders.

The lyrics are not entirely true for me though.. I was not born or raised here. I was born in a small town of about 3000 people and when I turned 18 headed to the freedom of Toronto as most people my age did. I spent years going back and forth between my hometown of Haliburton, ON and Toronto. It wasn’t until I was looking to invest in real estate (and after mass amounts of research) that I landed in Newmarket. Here I found a place that I could set some real roots.

This is the most awesome place to live! I feel like I have found the perfect blend of country and city life here. I can jump on a bus or the GO Train and get downtown in an hour, I can hop on the 404 or the 400 and easily drive into the city or head for the country in no time. I love the convenience of having everything I need in a place where you can still park in front of whatever store you are going to. I completely adore Main st. I love that it is small enough to run into my neighbours while I’m out and about but big enough that there is never a shortage of events and activities taking place to keep me busy! Another thing I LOVE about Newmarket is that I run into dog lovers everywhere! If you know me you know I am a huge animal lover but in particular a dog lover. I have a 6 year old Australian Shepherd, Dexter, and he also loves this town! Everywhere we go there are other dogs and their humans for us to meet. We have met some of the best pups and people here!

MEET DEXTER!
MEET DEXTER!

As Dexter and I tour the town of Newmarket and enjoy the local stores, restaurants and activities we will keep you posted on the amazing places, events, people and pets we run into! If you see us out and about please come and say hi! If there are any great events coming up that you know of make sure to let me know so I can write it here and come check it out for myself!

I’m looking forward to sharing with all of you why I love living in Newmarket so much! I’d love to hear why you guys love it too!

Talk soon,

Heather