April 28, 2016

2016-04-28-01

Halton to cherish people, memories of local regiment

Youth Soccer, Minor Hockey join Sport Aurora

As Aurora took its next steps to develop the Sports Plan, lawmakers saw challenges ahead in getting the Town’s three biggest sports groups – the Aurora Youth Soccer Club, Aurora Minor Hockey Association, and Sport Aurora – all on the same page.

Southlake wants YOU: Hospital, Town gear up for Sunday’s run

The Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation is hoping the public will reach deep into their pockets to support an event that raises six-figures annually for important hospital missions.

Aurora Music Festival will host the sounds of summer

Music festivals during the warmer Aurora months have come and gone, but a new Aurora Summer Music Festival, headlined by...

2016-04-28-02
EARTH DAY ADVENTURES – The Aurora Armoury was the place to be last Wednesday as the Town, community groups, and volunteers came together to share knowledge on environmental issues and have fun while learning at the inaugural Community Earth Week Fair. Here, Hazel and Samuel come away with “green” goodie bags from Wild Birds Unlimited Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2016-04-28-06

Our Lady of Grace C.E.S. marks 60th anniversary this Sunday

Aurora resident Mary Jo Naburrs and her brother might have 19 years separating them, but beyond blood and a hometown, they have something else in common: Marg McDonald.

Theatre Aurora hopeful new lease can be hammered out

Theatre Aurora is hopeful a new lease on their Henderson Drive building can be hammered out with the support of Council. The local theatre company raised concerns with...

Community garden option for Mavrinac Park mulched by Council

Aurorans with green thumbs have been looking for wider, more open spaces for community gardens for over a year now, but when it comes to putting a community garden at the newly approved Mavrinac Park, Councillors appeared to give the idea the thumbs-down last week.

2016-04-28-03

Pine Tree Potters get ready for Spring sale

Artists always put their work on a pedestal, but Aurora’s Pine Tree Potters Guild is upping the ante for their annual Spring Sale, which gets underway this Thursday at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

“Think big and think local,” say Councillors on Precinct plan

Uncertainty has swirled around the revitalization of Downtown Aurora for over two decades but there is one thing Council now agrees on: it’s time to think big and think local.

2016-04-28-12

Aurora debaters come home world champions

Natalie Ganzhorn and Olivia Railton had been down this road before. Friends for most of their lives, the Aurora students have grown up together, gone to school together, and debated together. They have also sat...

2016-04-28-05

Don’t overlook milk bags, say Lester B’s Eco students

Chances are over the course of the last week, you probably threw out a milk bag or two. But, students at Lester B. Pearson Public School urge you to give the humble milk bag a second look and consider the possibilities before tossing the next one in the trash.

Mavrinac Park plan promises something for everyone

A tentative vision for six acres of parkland on Mavrinac Boulevard promises to have something for Aurorans of every age, ability and mobility.

2016-04-28-01

Halton to cherish people, memories of local regiment

Youth Soccer, Minor Hockey join Sport Aurora

As Aurora took its next steps to develop the Sports Plan, lawmakers saw challenges ahead in getting the Town’s three biggest sports groups – the Aurora Youth Soccer Club, Aurora Minor Hockey Association, and Sport Aurora – all on the same page.

Sports

2016-04-28-08

York Region schools press pause to get active

For one day last week, York Region students were asked to pause their iPhones, laptops, and other devices to get moving instead.

2016-04-28-09

Saints fall short in rugby season opener

The St. Andrew’s College Saints dropped a close one to Appleby College in the season opener of the CISAA’s highest level of rugby competition.

2016-04-28-10

Barbarians urging youth to try rugby

By Jake Courtepatte The Aurora Barbarians are hoping to get more kids involved in the sport they love through a free “try rugby” night, this ...

North Dufferin Baseball League releases 2016 schedule

The boys of summer are back on ball diamonds around the York and Dufferin regions in early May, with the North Dufferin Baseball League (NDBL) announcing its schedule.

2016-04-21-08

Aurora’s Morrison named to Canada U18 team

Cameron Morrison’s rise from Aurora Tiger to elite NHL draft prospect has been a swift and smooth one. The 17-year old Morrison’s latest accolade is a selection to the 2016 under-18 World Championship tournament, donning the Canadian jersey this week in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

2016-04-21-10

Aurora Sports Hall of Fame Photo Essay Winners Announcement

The winners of the Aurora Sport Hal of Fame’s (ASHoF) 2015-2016 Photo Essay Contest have been chosen. This year’s contest was organized by ASHoF’s Education Committee, whose goal is to inspire students of all ages to be physically literate through educational activities connected to Aurora’s rich sports heritage and to the inductees of the ASHoF.

Aurora teens looking to Jumpstart local sports through charity sale

With dozens upon dozens of sports programs offered in York Region, sports are a way of life for a lot of kids in the Aurora community. It’s where they meet their friends, and it’s where Alexandria Connolly met her friends, too.

2016-04-21-12

Third straight provincial title for Atom Panthers

Chalk up another milestone win for the Atom AA Aurora Panthers. The minor hockey team concluded...

2016-04-14-09

Saints lacrosse opens spring campaign with split in Ohio

Spring has sprung, and for Saint Andrew’s College that means a return to the field for the varsity lacrosse team. While Aurora may be feeling some of the effects of winter, the team travelled to Columbus, Ohio last week to get in some early practice against American squads.

Barbarians set to get back on the rugby pitch

With the rugby season just around the corner, one of Aurora’s premier clubs will be looking to regain their championship form while the other will be looking to defend it.

Arts & Culture

2016-04-28-04

Aurora Music Festival will host the sounds of summer

Music festivals during the warmer Aurora months have come and gone, but a new Aurora Summer Music Festival, headlined by...

Studio Tour King promises to be biggest ever

By Grazyna Tonkiel Studio Tour King Committee Chair The excitement is building. King Township’s celebration of visual art is going to be a true extravaganza ...

2016-03-03-02

Fall under the spell of “Under the Visible Life”

New novel by Canadian author Kim Echlin is Aurora Public Library's selection for the 2016 One Book One Aurora campaign.

2016-01-28-02

Coffee House musicians look to provide Aurorans their moment of Zen

Do you ever have those weekend moments of standing by the window, coffee in hand, watching the snow fall, or watching the sunrise, completely at peace with the world? For musician Jared Stafford, that ...