About The Show

Conversations in Aurora with Neighbur is a weekly show that engages with local people representing a wide range of community involvement. Each episode will bring diversity in occupation, community experience, positive ideas and conversation. This podcast is meant to emote a casual feel, similar to neighbours chatting with each other over a coffee or beer in the backyard!

Sean Riddell

Host

Sean Riddell, Podcast Host Sean is the community engagement strategist at snapd where he works to benefit snapd’s partners and the surrounding community by supporting local businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs with their marketing needs. Sean has been a part of the team at snapd since 2016, focusing on marketing, social media and community engagement ... When not working hard at snapd, you can find Sean up north at the cottage or enjoying an ice cold beer on the patio. More
EP 8: Host Sean Riddell talks to local fundraising guru Brent Morning and Greg Mandziuk from the We Care charity. They talk about Brent’s experience at Easter Seal’s Camp as a child and how it has impacted his life and inspired him to focus his fundraising efforts to provide other children a similar life changing experience. Greg talks about how COVID has affected fundraising initiatives and how supporting event’s like Brent’s Charity Golf Challenge makes a difference for the We Care charity.

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EP 7: Conversations with Neighbur in Newmarket and Aurora co hosts Paul and Sean bring you a special episode in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day 2021. They are joined by Karen Hall from The ABLE Network and Gemma Kidd, long time snapd employee and participant of ABLE Network programming. Learn more about The ABLE Network at www.theablenetwork.ca

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EP 6: In this episode of Conversations in Newmarket & Aurora with Neighbur, Christine Elliott, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, joins Paul Dutton and Sean Riddell for a chat about the resilience of our community members with the support provided to the Newmarket Food Pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are joined by special guest Adrian Bain, Executive Director for the Newmarket Food Pantry. Hear about the new program the Pantry is launching…

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EP 5: Neighbur Newmarket/Aurora Podcast hosts Paul and Sean chat with Special Guest, MPP Christine Elliott. Featuring a local small business, Rob Clark, President of RC Design, recipient of the Newmarket Chamber Small Business of the Year Award, they discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and how the provincial government is providing financial relief to ensure the economic recovery of our local community.

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EP 4: Catherine Matzig and Lisa Wood joined the conversation for Episode 4. In this episode we learned about Catherine and Lisa’s background and how they found themselves working with the Canadian Mental Health Association York and South Simcoe. We discussed the many ways CMHA YSS supports those in need in our community utilizing various programs. We learned how people can support CMHA YSS, the impact of donations, ways to support friends and family through this time, and much more!

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EP 3: Chelsea Brewster and Glenn Rodgers joined the conversation for episode 3. We had a great discussion in studio about each of their backgrounds and how they ended up working in Aurora. We also discussed how important the revitalization of Town Park has been for the community, including addition of The Armoury. We also learned what Chelsea and Glenn are focusing their efforts on to help our community thrive, and how we as a community can help support them!

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EP 2: Joining the conversation in episode 2 were local residents Jesse Karwat, Tina Finelli and Ron Weese. We had a great discussion about each of their backgrounds and how they ended up in our beautiful community. We also discussed the current landscape of local sport and music in our community and how we can help support these groups and organizations. We also learn what Jesse, Tina and Ron are focusing their efforts on to help our community thrive.

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EP 1: Conversations in Aurora with Neighbur is a weekly show that engages with local people representing a wide range of community involvement. Each episode will bring diversity in occupation, community experience, positive ideas and conversation. This podcast is meant to emote a casual feel, similar to neighbours chatting with each other over a coffee or beer in the backyard!

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