September 22, 2016

2016-09-22-01

Brandt, Doyle and newcomer Sheppard blow roof off Hoedown

Country star Paul Brandt, Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, and Hoedown Showdown winner Mac Sheppard pooled their talents last week to blow the roof off York Region’s biggest party.

2016-09-22-04

Three day celebration marks opening of new Salvation Army

This weekend will mark a homecoming for the Salvation Army of Central York Region as they officially throw open their doors to their new multimillion dollar Northridge Community Church and community.

Yonge and Welling turn restrictions delayed pending fall reports

Aurorans will have to wait until the second half of October – at the earliest – to learn the future of a pilot project which would see left-hand turns restricted at Yonge and Wellington Street during peak times in an effort to improve traffic flow.

Lachance shuts out Pickering for first Aurora Tigers win

There is almost an audible sigh of relief resonating throughout the Tiger den. Five games into the 2016-17 OJHL...

2016-09-22-09
Dozens of residents descended on the Aurora Seniors’ Centre and Town Hall on Sunday morning for the 36th annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, which took place in more than 200 locations throughout Ontario, large and small. To date, the Run, which takes place across the country, has raised tens of millions for cancer research, all in the name of the iconic Canadian who started it all with his inspiring Marathon of Hope. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2016-09-22-07

Activate Aurora campaign looks to make Aurora Canada’s most active community

Sport Aurora Past President Ron Weese wants the Aurora community to know that children born today will have a shorter projected lifespan than their parents, for the first time since the 1960s. The sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition habits of today’s youth are just two of the factors that the Activate Aurora campaign is looking to combat, having officially launched Sunday at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex.

Kennedy Street could be prioritized as speed cushion pilot faces delay

Problem areas on Kennedy Street West could be prioritized after a speed cushion pilot program on three area streets hit a roadblock at Council last week.

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Culture Days at Aurora Public Library

Experience your passion through music and art as Aurora Public Library unleashes creativity in this year’s celebration of Culture Days. Culture Days is a national initiative committed to the goal of encouraging all Canadians to make culture a daily part of life.

2016-09-22-02

One Book One Aurora sparks human rights discussion next week

The face of Aurora is changing with exceptional growth in the northeast, but how can Aurora keep from becoming a “splintered town”? That is the question that has been on the minds of a number of community leaders this month as they prepare to tackle that issue, and many others, head-on in “The Changing Face of Canada,” an open forum on the richness of and challenges facing our community.

Seniors in the spotlight for Active Aging Week

Aurorans of all ages got into gear this past Sunday for the launch of Activate Aurora, the effort to get Aurora on the map as Canada’s most Active Community, but seniors come into the spotlight this Sunday with the start of Active Aging Week.

Bilingual signs would promote “inclusivity” say Councillors and residents

Aurora signs should include at least 50 per cent of its text in either English or French in a bid to promote “inclusivity,” according to Councillor Harold Kim.

2016-09-22-01

Brandt, Doyle and newcomer Sheppard blow roof off Hoedown

Country star Paul Brandt, Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle, and Hoedown Showdown winner Mac Sheppard pooled their talents last week to blow the roof off York Region’s biggest party.

2016-09-22-04

Three day celebration marks opening of new Salvation Army

This weekend will mark a homecoming for the Salvation Army of Central York Region as they officially throw open their doors to their new multimillion dollar Northridge Community Church and community.

Yonge and Welling turn restrictions delayed pending fall reports

Aurorans will have to wait until the second half of October – at the earliest – to learn the future of a pilot project which would see left-hand turns restricted at Yonge and Wellington Street during peak times in an effort to improve traffic flow.

2016-09-15-03

Sheppard’s Bush goes to the dogs with the Lions this Saturday

Dog lovers – and even just those looking to have a good stroll – are invited to come out to Sheppard’s Bush this Saturday for the Lions Foundation of Canada’s Purina Walk for Dog Guides, which aims to raise money to train guide dogs for people with a variety of challenges, ranging from blindness to autism.

Sports

2016-09-22-06

United FC women cap off inaugural season

A handful of injuries and limited substitution options left the Aurora United women shorthanded in a loss to Darby FC on Friday.

2016-09-22-12

Barbs to meet London in first round of McCormick Cup

A sixth place finish in Rugby Ontario’s top division has set up an interesting post-season matchup for the senior Aurora Barbarians.

2016-09-22-03

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – U13 Girls Storm Monsoon

With eight players returning from the previous year and some brand new additions, we were both excited and uncertain to see how the new season ...

2016-09-22-11

Lachance shuts out Pickering for first Aurora Tigers win

There is almost an audible sigh of relief resonating throughout the Tiger den. Five games into the 2016-17 OJHL...

2016-09-15-05

Saints defender O’Connell signs to play D1 hockey

The St. Andrew’s College Saints are sending yet another graduate to a top NCAA hockey program. Ryan O’Connell joins a long list of Saints Old Boys to play D1 hockey, signing last month to suit up for the Boston University Terriers in the 2018-19 season.

2016-09-15-06

Aurora United sunk by Skillz FC as season draws to close

Another multi-goal effort from All-Star Simon Adjei was not enough for Aurora United FC to best their division rival Toronto Skillz FC on Sunday.

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Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight – Global Gymnastics

Erika Spagnuole -Erika is 14 years old and she trains 25 hours per week. Her goal is to earn a scholarship. After an injury in ...

2016-09-08-10

Mosquito Jays are provincial champs

The AA Mosquito Aurora King Jays capped off their successful season last weekend with the biggest prize of them all.

2016-09-08-08

Raimondo leads Aurora United to blowout win

Aurora United FC’s stars were shAurora United FC’s stars were shining brightly last week in a 6 – 1 victory over Darby FC. Canada Under-17 player Lauren Raimondo scored...

2016-09-08-11

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Ducks Swimming Club

Carter McWilliams won gold in the 100m Backstroke for Boys 15-16 at Division I Provincial Team Championships. Carter also captured bronze in the 200 m ...

Arts & Culture

Culture Days at the Aurora Cultural Centre

By Jane Taylor Aurora Cultural Centre The Aurora Cultural Centre welcomes you for an afternoon of discovery and delight in celebration of Culture Days on ...

2016-09-15-02

Multicultural pride showcased at rebooted festival

Organizers promise yearly festival will grow.

2016-09-08-04

Explore the next phase of Love this season at Theatre Aurora

As a York Region paramedic, Sergio Calderon has experienced humanity in a way that is different from many people. He has been present where a person takes their first breath of life, holding them when they breathe their last, and, he says, everything in between. He has seen more than his fair share of grief, loss and tragedy, but there is...

2016-09-08-06

Local talent takes on Rising Stars competition

Local dancers let their talent shine at the Canadian National Exhibition’s Rising Star Talent Competition this past weekend.

“Love Letters” performance will help revitalize Theatre Aurora

A.R. Gurney's popular two-person show opens Theatre Aurora's 2016 - 2017 season on September 18.

2016-09-01-06

Aurora Historical Society branches out for Culture Days

This year, be ready for a double header from the Aurora Historical Society (AHS) for Culture Days on Saturday October 1.

2016-09-01-07

Top 10 raise “goosebumps” in Hoedown Showdown

The judges have spoken, and the Top 10 contestants in the 2016 Hoedown Showdown preparing to work with mentors to bring out the country star inside them.

2016-08-25-05

Thousands celebrate Tragically Hip in Aurora

Town Park was jam-packed with revellers on Saturday night to pay tribute to the iconic Tragically Hip and lead singer Gord Downie.

2016-08-11-04

Theatre Aurora gets seriously fun with new theatre school

Getting up on stage and singing your heart out is one thing, but putting on an entire production is something else entirely. But, behind the scenes work is...

2016-08-04-06

Cullen is on the search for Aurora’s “Untold Stories”

Lauren Cullen recently sat down with a man who knows her workplace all too well. Pointing out a corner, he recalled there used to be a water fountain installed on the spot where, once upon a time, he was dragged over and had his mouth washed out with soap for swearing in school.