September 20, 2018

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Decision to cross the floor came at “a tipping point,” says MP

Leona Alleslev tells The Auroran she asked if she "could look her constituents in the face."

2018-09-20-03

30th Hoedown raises $538k for 20 community groups

Twenty community groups, serving thousands of people across York Region and beyond will have a share of over half a million dollars raised over the course of the milestone 30th Magna Hoedown.

Tigers drop the puck on perfect start to season

Same rivalry, new combatants. The first leg of the 2018-19 Battle of Yonge Street has decidedly gone to the Aurora Tigers, who...

BIA clears first Council hurdle

A new Business Improvement Area, dedicated to preserving and attracting people back to Aurora’s historic downtown core cleared one of its last Council hurdles last week.

2018-09-20-04
A MILESTONE HOEDOWN – Blue Rodeo takes the stage at the annual Magna Hoedown on Saturday night. This year's Hoedown, the 30th in its history, raised over $538,000, which will be divided between 20 community organizations. Auroran photo by Diane Buchanan

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Thursday’s Volunteer Fair kicks off busy season for Aurora’s youth

The 2018-2019 school year is now in full swing, and if you’re trying to figure out how to get a head start on the 40 hours of community service you need to put in to get your diploma, head over to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex this Thursday afternoon to learn all you need to know.

2018-09-20-11

Drumhead service marks start of milestone Legion Week

The Aurora Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion held a solemn drumhead service at the Aurora Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The annual Drumhead Service, which was attended by dozens of Legion and community members, Council members and candidates, bands, and cadets, is intended to be the start of Legion Week, but this year’s ceremony had added poignancy as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of The Armistice, the official end of the First World War.

Consultant could provide “objective” solution to Stable Neighbourhoods fight

It’s a fight that has galvanized residents living in long-established neighbourhoods on both sides of the argument, and has spurred hours of debate from local lawmakers, but a consultant could provide an unbiased solution in the fight to preserve Aurora’s so-called Stable Neighbourhoods.

2018-09-20-10

Sports Hall of Fame recalls Aurora Hearts historic win

For those in the Aurora soccer community, the year 2001 stands out as a moment the town was put on the provincial soccer map. After many years of being the bridesmaid, never the bride, the Aurora Hearts men’s soccer club finally tamed the beast and took home the coveted Ontario Cup.

2018-09-20-09

Aurora Votes 2018: Aurora “deserves better,” says Ballard at Mayoral campaign kickoff

It’s time for change in Aurora, according to Chris Ballard. The former MPP and municipal councillor formally kicked off his mayoral campaign Thursday night before a group of supporters at the Aurora branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.

2018-09-20-08

Aurora Votes 2018: Lajeunesse wants to bring “Smart” principles to Council table

As he worked towards his first Ironman triathlon this month, Daniel Lajeunesse set a challenge for himself: using only municipal facilities to train. It was an “eye-opening experience,” he says, in that...

Play #OnBeat at Aurora Public Library!

Immerse yourself in a symphony of artistic expression as APL plays #OnBeat this Culture Days with immersive experiences through music, writing, art and dance. On Saturday, September 29 from 1.30 – 4.15 p.m., enjoy performances, workshops and interactive activities that invite you to create, participate and share.

2018-09-20-07

Terry Fox Run takes off in Aurora

In what would have been his 61st year, Aurora residents are working hard to keep the legacy of Terry Fox alive.

To See, or Not to See: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised]”

A Review By Scott Johnston To see, or not to see? That is the question. If the subject of that question is Theatre Aurora’s season ...

Tree planting planned to mark Arboretum funding win

It was recently announced the Aurora Community Arboretum is one of 36 national winners of funding to purchase trees for the Arboretum. The funding, made ...

Sports

2018-09-20-10

Sports Hall of Fame recalls Aurora Hearts historic win

For those in the Aurora soccer community, the year 2001 stands out as a moment the town was put on the provincial soccer map. After many years of being the bridesmaid, never the bride, the Aurora Hearts men’s soccer club finally tamed the beast and took home the coveted Ontario Cup.

Aurora FC thumped by London in penultimate League1 match

A crucial match for only one half of the participants led to a blowout for the Aurora FC men in their second-to-last game of the season.

2018-09-20-07

Terry Fox Run takes off in Aurora

In what would have been his 61st year, Aurora residents are working hard to keep the legacy of Terry Fox alive.

2018-09-20-06

Tigers drop the puck on perfect start to season

Same rivalry, new combatants. The first leg of the 2018-19 Battle of Yonge Street has decidedly gone to the Aurora Tigers, who...

Canadiens camp a “surreal” moment for ex-Saint Hillis

Just one day before his eighteenth birthday, Cameron Hillis’ NHL journey began as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. Last weekend, the ex-York-Simcoe Express and St. Andrew’s College Saints forward stepped into action in the bleu, blanc, et rouge for the first time at the Canadiens’ rookie camp.

2018-09-13-07

Early strike not enough in Aurora FC loss

If you blinked, you might have missed Maximillian Ferrari’s opening goal in the Aurora FC men’s League1 Ontario match with Toronto Skillz FC on Sunday.

2018-09-13-08

Barbarians bow out of McCormick Cup championship bracket

A tough first round draw was the thorn in the side of the Aurora Barbarian men at Fletcher’s Field on Saturday, who were eliminated from McCormick Cup contention after an 83 – 12 loss to the Markham Irish.

2018-09-06-11

Junior A Tigers close preseason with consecutive wins

Some familiar faces played the heroes in a pair of Aurora wins to close out the OJHL preseason schedule over the weekend. A pair of losses to open up the year was followed by a 3 – 2 win over the Whitby Fury on Friday, a contest that took just over four periods of play before Tigers veteran Joseph Mizzi potted the winner in double overtime.

2018-09-06-09

Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions Spotlight: Storm Volleyball – Storm Riptide

Storm Riptide had an incredibly successful 17U season with an overall match record of 36-1 (57-11 in sets). The team won both OVA 17U Premier ...

2018-09-06-10

Aurora’s Sikura feels “ready” for NHL’s Blackhawks

When Dylan Sikura takes to the ice in Traverse City, Michigan this weekend for the Chicago Blackhawks annual prospects tournament, the speedy forward will be putting his skills to the test against some of the Hawks’ elite first and second round draft choices.

Arts & Culture

Play #OnBeat at Aurora Public Library!

Immerse yourself in a symphony of artistic expression as APL plays #OnBeat this Culture Days with immersive experiences through music, writing, art and dance. On Saturday, September 29 from 1.30 – 4.15 p.m., enjoy performances, workshops and interactive activities that invite you to create, participate and share.

To See, or Not to See: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [revised]”

A Review By Scott Johnston To see, or not to see? That is the question. If the subject of that question is Theatre Aurora’s season ...

2018-09-06-05

These Boots Were Made For Rockin’: Magna Hoedown Showdown names its Top 10

There’s no better way to end summer than with a community-wide festival full of ribs, sweet treats, and of course, country music. The Magna Hoedown Showdown semi-finals took place on Aug. 25 at this year’s annual Aurora Ribfest.

2018-09-06-13

Theatre Aurora kicks off 60th season tackling the complete Shakespeare – all at once

Tackling Shakespeare is a rite of passage for any high school student, not to mention any actor who ever hopes to be on stage, but how about tackling all of Shakespeare’s nearly-40 plays all in one go? It’s no sweat for Theatre Aurora, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

The AFM is “On Beat” with Soup Fest this Culture Days!

The Aurora Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair will be celebrating Culture Days with their popular “Soup Fest” which has become a much-anticipated annual tradition.

Hillary House Victory Ball presents a Century to Celebrate

It’s been 100 years since the first World War finally came to an close on what is now known as Armistice Day. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the Aurora Historical Society chose to name this year’s annual gala, the Hillary House Victory Ball.

It’s A Three Beat Count with AHS this Culture Days!

The Aurora Historical Society at Hillary House National Historic Site will be celebrating Culture Days at two venues, presenting not one, not two, but three events showcasing elements of Aurora’s fascinating history!

2018-08-23-02

Blue Rodeo to headline 2018 Hoedown

The eagerly-anticipated announcement for the Saturday, September 15 headliner was made Monday.

2018-08-16-05

Shifted Ground explores our nature’s present and distance past

You might not feel the earth move under your feet, and, let’s face it, neither did Carole King, but whether you feel it or not, the earth is shifting – and it will continue to do so even after we’re gone. We’re stewards of the world around us, says Rebecca Last, and one only needs to look as far as our own actions to see the impact we have on the environment.

2018-08-16-09

Top 20 aspiring country stars selected for 2018 Hoedown Showdown

Singers from Aurora, King, Simcoe and Dufferin counties, and from towns and cities across Ontario, will be vying for a place in the Top 10 next week in the 2018 Hoedown Showdown competition.

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