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November Edition 2019
Matcom News
Christmas Float Prep
A special thank you to Richard Miller, Pina Mucci and Leon Salmon for helping out this year. This is the 16th year that Matcom has supported the Vaughan Santa Fest and it seems like every year is more fun than the last!
Matcom Gives Back
A reminder! This years bar at the Christmas party is CASH ONLY ! Please plan ahead for the evening. Please remember to drink responsibly.
Christmas Card Competition Deadline!
November 1st the annual Christmas card competition began! Please encourage your children or grandchildren to participate in this years Christmas card competition! The winner will have their Christmas card promptly displayed and will win 40 dollars in toonies!

Deadline is December 2nd!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pina or Alex.
Toy Drive!
This December Matcom will be supporting the Jordan Foundation Toy Drive. A big box will be placed by reception for Brand New Toy donations. The deadline for toys is December 13th.
Matcom Fun and Games
Field Staff Draw
The winner for Novembers draw is Justin Pankratz Please come and collect your gift from Alexander McCleave upstairs!

Don't worry, next month there will be another random winner. Stay tuned for more opportunities to win! If you haven't collected your prize yet ( Dylan Keizerwaard ), please go and see Alexander McCleave.
If you have been selected as a winner, please come see Alex McCleave to schedule your appointment with Auto Salon.

This months winner is....... Gerald Searles
Car Detailing Draw!
Matcom is introducing a new contest! Every month one Matcom employee will be randomly selected for a free complimentary car/truck detailing!
Stay in the Know: Health and Safety
Police asking drivers to 'Aim for Zero' this holiday season
Police have one request as many us will soon be making the rounds celebrating the holiday season - "Aim for Zero".

That is the theme of the provincial Holiday RIDE campaign, which was launched at Regional Police headquarters on Wednesday morning.

"'Aim for Zero' includes zero alcohol. Zero cannabis. Zero other drugs. Zero crashes and zero charges." explained Waterloo Regional Police Chief, Bryan Larkin.

Industry News
Celebrating apprenticeship recognition month
“The skills, dedication and heart of B.C.’s nearly 39,000 apprentices are critically important to keeping our communities vibrant, and economic engines running,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. “In the next decade, we expect about 71,000 job openings in the trades. 
Apple Co-Founder Gives Up On Self Driving Cars
For those betting on 2030 being the tipping point year for autonomous, electric vehicles taking over global new vehicle sales — you might want to take a second look.

While 2030 has been named the magic year in a few market reports and conference keynote speeches, the timeline for automated EVs to become the industry norm in global vehicle manufacturing and sales likely will be taking much longer.
Local News
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) continues to evolve as a leading destination to live, work and play. It remains a hub for businesses and a top place for residential development supported by an integrated transit system used by residents, commuters and visitors. As the VMC continues to take shape with new transformational growth, including the historic arrivals of Niagara University, the VMC Subway Station and vivaNext rapidway, the City is making it easier for people to access and move through the emerging downtown with the opening of three new roads.
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