May 19, 2016

2016-05-19-02

AHS gets ready for “party with a purpose”

Aurora High School sets $50,000 fundraising target, carrying on the legacy of Aurora's Relay for Life.

Large investment needed for Downtown revamp, Council agrees

A potential $10 million investment in the revitalization of Aurora’s Downtown Core was approved by Council last week, but the big question is just what this revitalization will look like.

Hoedown season is off to early start for community groups

Magna’s annual Wild, Wild West Hoedown is more than just York Region’s biggest party – it is a movement that brings out the best of the community – and 15 community groups are wasting no time counting the reasons why.

Aurora-King Baseball hosts season-opening PeeWee tournament

It was a chilly weekend at Lambert Willson Park for the Aurora-King Baseball Association’s first tournament of the year, hosting fifteen teams from across Ontario in the 13 and under PeeWee group.

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Bloomin’ Lovely – Mayor Geoff Dawe visited the Aurora Cenotaph on Thursday morning to see the Town’s Dutch-Canadian Friendship Garden in full bloom. The bulbs were planted at the Peace Park last fall to mark the 60th anniversary of the First Canadian Army’s liberation of The Netherlands in conjunction with the Canadian Garden Council. Liberation Day is celebrated in The Netherlands each May. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2016-05-19-06

Ryan Grants unite for $1,000 donation to Able Network

It was a meeting two weeks in the making but when Ryan Grant, a client at Aurora’s Able Network cast eyes on Ryan Grant, the area manager for Cobs Bread, it was an instant and emotional connection.

Aurora’s Aidan Slind — On Her Majesty’s Service

This Monday is Victoria Day and while many Canadians might be raising a few beers to mark the unofficial start of the summer, Aurora’s Aidan Slind is probably raising a glass to mark the Queen’s Official Canadian Birthday.

2016-05-19-11

Ontario municipalities are “fighting the same fight” on OMB reform

Representatives from across Ontario descended on Markham’s City Hall on Saturday for a wide-ranging summit on coming together with a common voice, calling for change at the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).

Nursing home approved despite environmental concerns

A four-storey 250 unit retirement home and long-term care facility has been approved for the south end of Aurora despite land concerns raised by Councillor Wendy Gaertner.

2016-05-19-03

Travel in style – and through time – with Nora’s Suitcase

Nora Hillary was a woman both of her time and ahead of her time. In some respects, she lived a relatively conventional life for a woman born in the Aurora of 1902 but, on the other hand, she took on the world, hitting international hot spots as a single, jet-setting woman.

2016-05-19-04

Youth performers cap Theatre Aurora’s season with Almost, Maine

Theatre Aurora’s 2015-2016 was all about “creating connections” and that theme continues, with a segue into the next season, with the youth theatre group’s production of Almost, Maine, which opens this week.

2016-05-19-12

Community gears up to help Fort Mac

As fires continue to ravage Alberta and residents of Fort McMurray begin to assess the damage from the fire that destroyed large swaths of their community, several members of our community are stepping up to the plate to lend a helping hand.

2016-05-19-07

Aurora cadets earn top prize in national air rifle competition

The accolades continue to pour in for York Region’s sharpest shooters. More than 120 army, navy and air force cadets from...

2016-05-19-02

AHS gets ready for “party with a purpose”

Aurora High School sets $50,000 fundraising target, carrying on the legacy of Aurora's Relay for Life.

Large investment needed for Downtown revamp, Council agrees

A potential $10 million investment in the revitalization of Aurora’s Downtown Core was approved by Council last week, but the big question is just what this revitalization will look like.

Sports

2016-05-19-08

Six-run inning highlights Aurora Jays win over Barrie

It may be just two games into the North Dufferin Baseball League season, but it seems the heavy bats of the 2015 Aurora Jays will once again be a trend in 2016.

2016-05-19-09

Aurora sides blanked in second week of League 1 play

A tough second week in the semi-pro League 1 has the Aurora United FC looking for answers, goals, and a first win. Both the men’s and women’s sides were shut out over the weekend, the men falling to the North Toronto Nitros 5 – 0 and the women spoiled in their home opener 2 – 0 by Durham United FA.

Barbarians score ten tries in season opening win

It may be early, but the senior women Aurora Barbarians are looking ready to defend their Ontario Women’s League championship.

2016-05-19-10

Aurora-King Baseball hosts season-opening PeeWee tournament

It was a chilly weekend at Lambert Willson Park for the Aurora-King Baseball Association’s first tournament of the year, hosting fifteen teams from across Ontario in the 13 and under PeeWee group.

2016-05-12-08

Aurora United draws with Vaughan in League 1 debut

An experienced Vaughan squad put the Aurora United FC women’s side to the test in the League 1 season opener Saturday at McNaughton Park, eventually drawing 1 – 1 in Aurora’s league debut.

NEWMARKET, ON - Feb 15, 2015 : Ontario Junior Hockey League game action between Aurora and Newmarket, Aurora Tigers Head Coach James Richmond speaks to Mackenzie Lemmon #81 before the start of the game.
(Photo by Brian Watts / OJHL Images)

Ex-Tigers coach Richmond lands OHL head coach job

James Richmond is continuing his march up the junior hockey ranks with a familiar position behind the bench. The Oak Ridges resident, whose tenures involve the head coaching position with both the Georgetown Raiders and Aurora Tigers of the OJHL, was named the head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads last week.

2016-05-12-09

Saints strong as baseball season opens

By Jake Courtepatte When the St. Andrew’s College Saints aren’t ruling the hockey rink in the winter, they are ruling the baseball field in the ...

2015 CONCACAF Women's Under-20 Championship
11 December 2015 - San Pedro Sula, HON
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Canada U17 standout joins Aurora United FC women

The program may be in its infancy, but the women’s side of Aurora United FC inked one of Canada’s brightest young stars to a deal last Thursday.

Local diamonds are packed for AKBA’s second season

It has been no secret that the resurgence of the Toronto Blue Jays has made a lasting impact on minor league ball. Jose Bautista’s epic bat flip and the Jays’ thrilling 2015 season has inspired a new generation of players across the country, with local organizations feeling the pressure to provide for such large numbers.

2016-05-05-07

Azeredo scores but Aurora United falls short in inaugural League 1 match

By Jake Courtepatte Lucas Azeredo notched the first Aurora goal in League 1 soccer history, but a solid effort from one of the semi-pro league’s ...

Arts & Culture

TA’s Almost, Maine: A Review

A fictitious and slightly magical community in the northeastern U.S near the Canadian border is the setting for Theatre Aurora’s latest production of “Almost, Maine”.

Youth artists, musicians take over Cultural Centre for Aurora Unplugged

Emerging musicians, spoken word artists and other performers are set to show the community what they’re made of at the inaugural Aurora Unplugged. Taking over the Aurora Cultural Centre this Friday from 7 – 9 p.m., the Aurora Unplugged Coffeehouse is the brainchild of Joey Ferguson and Jane Taylor of the Cultural Centre to give youth a venue to make their own.

Multicultural Festival moving to September 10 – and a different park

Aurora’s first multicultural festival will now take place September 10 at Ada Johnson Park. The celebration of the many cultures that make up Aurora is...

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...

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 ...