Support the Port- Port Credit’s Gift Card Initiative

22 July 2020
Larose Team

The Port Credit BIA has put together a great initiative to help support our local Port Credit businesses. A homegrown initiative, launched bythe Port Credit BIA in partnershipwith Brightwater, Edenshaw and thePort Credit Community Foundation,asks people to purchase a gift cardfor use at a participating business.For every purchase made, amatching donation will be madeto The Compass Food Bank.

With a goal of $20,000, the initiative has reached a milestone of just over $15,000! If you haven't yet contributed to the cause, visit:   http://supporttheport.ca/


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT VIDEO SERIES

03 October 2019
Larose Team

The Dog Stop

Looking for a dog training and daycare spot for your furry friend? Natasha Jelinek visits The Dog Stop, a daycare Natasha takes her dog during the week.

The Dog Stop offers
▪️Structured daycare
▪️Daytime training
▪️Grooming


For more details visit thedogstop.ca
Up next, Katrina visits ‘The School’


COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT VIDEO SERIES

26 September 2019
Larose Team

Country Fish & Chips

This week, our newest member of the team, Patricia Kelso, visits her family’s favourite fish & chip restaurant - Country Fish & Chips.

https://www.countryfishandchips.com/


Community Spotlight Video Series

19 September 2019
Larose Team

Orange Theory Fitness

As crucial as it is to do good business, just as important are our connections to our community. The Larose Team will be featuring a few of our favourite local businesses.
We kick off the series with Kelly Attrell visiting Orange Theory Fitness - just in time to share a September promotion!

https://mississaugalakeshore.orangetheoryfitness.com


RED Day 2018

11 May 2018
Larose Team

Yesterday was Keller Williams annual day of service – Each year on the second Thursday of May we celebrate RED Day as part of our legacy worth leaving. Making a difference in the lives of others and bettering the communities we serve. And today, we make a couple parks in Mississauga a little greener by planting trees as part of the '1 Million Trees' initiative

One Million Trees Mississauga was launched to help conserve and enhance the City’s open spaces and forested areas for future generations to enjoy! Trees will be planted by City staff, partners and volunteers on public and private property. Residents who plant a tree on their private residential property can add it to our tree planting total and have it count towards our One Million Trees goal.

Looking to register a planted tree? visit: https://www.onemilliontrees.ca/


Top March Break Activities

13 March 2018
Larose Team

Looking for March Break activities to do with the family around Mississauga? Our favourite is ‘Maple Magic’ located at the Bradely Museum. There’s no better way to soak up Canadian heritage than feasting on and learning about our traditional maple syrup.

Below are a few of 'Insauga's' top march break activities in Mississauga.

--

Maple Magic at the Bradley Museum

Who doesn't love maple syrup? There's no better way to soak up some Canadian heritage than by feasting on and learning about our traditional maple syrup, and the Bradley Museum has March Break activites every day from March 10-18! Some activities that families can indulge in?

  • Learn the Story of Maple with hands on interactive learning stations
  • Explore the Maple Trivia Trail
  • Oversize family games
  • Camp Lumperjack
  • Sample maple treats in the Bradley House
  • Pancake lunch at the Sugar Shack
  • Maple gift shop
  • Tours of the Historic Bradley House

This year, there’s also a petting zoo. Click here to learn more.

Indoor Skating Event at Erin Mills Town Centre

If you or your kids like to skate but don’t like to freeze in the great outdoors, you can head on over to Erin Mills Town Centre for an indoor skating event. EMTC says the event, which offers “prizes and fun,” will run from March 12-16. The week-long event boasts free skating for families and an evening skate with music and lights, free $5 food court gift cards for the first 50 families, free inflatable hockey shoot out, free giveaways and more.

Skates can be borrowed, but quantities are limited.
For more info, click here.

Skate on the Square

Although we’ve been experiencing some milder than normal temperatures, winter lovers should take comfort in the fact that it’s not going to be too warm next week. Weather permitting, the Celebration Square ice rink will be open to March Breakers for some of the final skate times this winter. For more information about skate times, you can visit this link.

Note that the Square skating hours are 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., so you'll have all day to enjoy the great outdoors.

Free Family Programs this March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy

If you love nature, you might want to check out some free family programs this March Break at The Riverwood Conservancy. Some activities on tap include the Party Safari Animal Meet & Greets (with exotic animals such as snakes, birds and lizards that kids can interact with), guided nature hikes and an informative look at Canadian animal skulls.

All children must be accompanied by an adult and registration is required.
Click here to register for an event.



Giving back this Christmas

17 November 2017
Larose Team

Each year our annual holiday card is one of a variety of festive cards with original art lovingly-designed by employees from Options, a not-for-profit charity in Port Credit. Their mission is to hire individuals with intellectual disabilities in order to help build their skills and provide meaningful employment in the community. The Holiday Cards are available for purchase and one hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to their cause.

Options is located at 113 Lakeshore Rd. W, Mississauga
www.optionsmississauga.com


Red Relief - Helping in Times of Need

13 September 2017
Larose Team

In hurricane’s wake, Keller Williams turns Mega Camp into Mega Relief

As Hurricane Harvey grew increasingly ruthless, displaced Houstonians sought shelter at Keller Williams’ Austin Convention Center, where the real estate franchisor holds its annual four-day training event, Mega Camp, scheduled to start this week.

The company swiftly changed plans: Mega Camp became Mega Relief, a week long disaster relief campaign, as KW opened up the convention center to a number of charity groups.

“As we were talking to the Convention Center representatives about the possibility evacuees would be housed there, it became clear to us that doing what we could to help those affected by the storm was more important, and we made the decision to pivot to focus on the relief effort in our backyard,” said Darrell King, Keller Williams’ COO.

The Austin-based company with 170,000 associates has turned the revenue-generating international conference into a nonprofit disaster response campaign, with the intention of raising $20 million for hurricane recovery. Through Sept. 15, attendees will be cleaning flooded homes, volunteering with nonprofits, and working with the city of Austin and local businesses to gather supplies and raise money.

More than 3,300 Keller Williams’ associates and family members have arrived this week from all over the country and overseas to join forces with the Austin Disaster Relief Network, Central Texas Food Bank and the Salvation Army and work on relief projects in stricken areas of central Texas.

Agents are being bused to volunteer sites during the day and returning to Austin for events that raise awareness and funds in the evening.

“We had the hotel rooms, we had the buses, and we had the hardest-working, most compassionate real estate agents in the world,” Keller Williams CEO John Davis said. “We decided to do the right thing and leverage the energy and generosity of our associates to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Today the company is helping high school booster clubs in Rockport, Ingleside and Aransas Pass, towns that were devastated by the storm. Tomorrow, two concerts will be held in big Austin music venues with local musicians to help raise funds for Port Arthur/Beaumont and general Harvey and Irma relief.

Attendees go to Mega Camp annually for agent and business leader-led panel sessions and mastermind discussions focused on the latest best practices in real estate.

“We are still focusing on that, having events each evening, learning as much as we can,” King said. “We have got coaches on the buses on the road to relief places. There is going to be a lot of camaraderie coming out of this event. We are not losing sight of the fact that we are a training organization; we are putting it into every space we can.”

Some of the agent training will cover how to handle a disaster in your region, he said.

“We are using the opportunity to train our regions in how to respond to these (disasters),” King added. “At a training event the other day, we told them about the systems and processes for them to be effective in these situations.”

The company said that its charitable 501(c)(3) organization, KW Cares, has already sent more than 3,000 volunteers into the Houston and Beaumont areas to rip out drywall and clean more than 200 homes.

Additionally, KW Cares has sent more than a dozen 18-wheelers filled with supplies to areas affected by Harvey along with a fleet of trucks loaded with essentials to various parts of Florida to support with the Irma recovery.

Please help support the cause by donating to support emergency grants, equipment and supplies to rebuild those affected by the storm. To donate go to kwrelief.org

--
SOURCE: https://www.inman.com


Canada Day Parade

04 July 2017
Larose Team

The Canada Day Parade in Port Credit had a huge turn out! We were thrilled to be a part of it and to celebrate Canada's 150th with the Mississauga community. The energy among the crowd was nothing short of amazing - a collective patriotic pride, proud to call Canada our home! Here are some of the highlights from the day.


Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

29 June 2017
Larose Team

Canada's 150th Birthday is just days away, and this year the Larose Team is taking part in the celebration by walking in the parade! The Team will be handing out mini flags along the route to those empty handed! We're thrilled to be a part of the big day and to be celebrating with the community. Beginning promptly at 11am this Saturday, the parade will begin at Stavebank and down Lakeshore to Seneca Ave (See map route below). The festivities continue all weekend in Port Credit at various locations, including the always amazing fireworks in Memorial Park. 

We look forward to the day and sharing with you some images & videos of the highlights!

--

For a full list of all the Canada Day festivities, visit: http://paintthetownred.ca/