May 25, 2017

2017-05-25-01

Relay for Life has personal meaning for Renaissance community

A “baby step” forward for Library Square

Demolition and designs inch forward after Council rejects two proposals for redeveloping the Victoria Street lands.

Palmateer, Wall, Thompson named to Sports Hall of Fame

Homegrown heroes on the ice, in the pool, and even on the cricket pitch are set to be inducted into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017.

Aurora Jays riding three game winning streak

After a loss in their season opener in early May, the Aurora Jays are looking like the Aurora Jays.

2017-05-25-08
TAKING IT TO THE STREETS – Members of Aurora Council joined Activate Aurora, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, and local athletes at Town Park last week for the formal launch of Open Streets, which will see thoroughfares in the downtown core closed for sports, music and play in conjunction with the Chamber's annual Aurora Street Sale on June 4. For full details, see this week's edition of The Auroran. Auroran photo by Jake Courtepatte

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2017-05-25-02

Mental health activist gets to keep sign – for now

She vowed to fight on in her quest to raise awareness of mental health after hitting a speed bump from Aurora’s Bylaw Department; but now local activist and fundraiser Judy Brunton is once again firing on all cylinders in her quest to erase stigma surrounding mental illness.

2017-05-25-03

Light of Christ celebrates quarter-century with public open house

There was little more than a shell in place when Greg Clancy and his staff first set foot in what was to become Light of Christ Catholic Elementary School. Since that day in July 1991, that shell has become nothing but a distant memory as the school has become a busy, active and important fixture in the lives of southwest Aurora residents.

Stakeholders, neighbours raise concerns over Library Square proposals

Proposed plans to replace the soon-to-be-demolished former homes of the Aurora Public Library and Seniors’ Centre on Victoria Street with Library Square left neighbours with more questions than answers at Town Hall last week.

2017-05-25-07

Chamber Street Festival promises music, fun – and a few secrets

Whether you’re looking for a good buy, a day of family fun, or an opportunity to tap into your inner Sherlock Holmes, there’s something for everyone planned at next week’s Aurora Chamber Street Festival.

2017-05-25-04

ClimateWise spurred forward by Climate Change Action Plan

Over the past year, Aurora’s Windfall Ecology Centre has reached nearly 6,500 businesses in helping them become more energy efficient through their ClimateWise business network.

2017-05-25-13

STEM Minds helps today’s kids tap into their digital and tech futures

Aside from the music, and vying for Top Artist at this past Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, there are other ties that bind The Weeknd, Shawn Mendes and Justin Bieber – all got their start as YouTube stars. As YouTube and...

Open Streets inviting “people, not cars” into Aurora neighbourhoods

By Jake Courtepatte Mark June 4 on the calendar as a day to put away the car keys. Aurora residents and visitors are invited to ...

2017-05-25-05

Incoming Grade 9 students will be prepared for a global future

If you’re in a canoe with 19 other people, it is probably best to make sure you’re all rowing in the same direction. That’s exactly the experience Josie Hadden was faced with just starting Grade 9 at Pickering College.

2017-05-25-01

Relay for Life has personal meaning for Renaissance community

A “baby step” forward for Library Square

Demolition and designs inch forward after Council rejects two proposals for redeveloping the Victoria Street lands.

Sports

2017-05-25-09

Aurora native looking to qualify for US Open

Shyamal “Sam” Nagindas is one step closer to realizing his golf dream. A score of 71 at Beechmont Golf Club in..

2017-05-25-10

Baseball tournament honours slain York officer

Police and fire departments are well known to band together in the name of one of their own, and in the case of Garrett Styles, it has been baseball that brings them together since his passing in 2011.

2017-05-25-11

Aurora United sides still searching for first win

The Aurora United men came within one minute of picking up their second point of the season against Toronto’s Masters Futbol at St. Maximilian Kolbe field on Sunday.

Palmateer, Wall, Thompson named to Sports Hall of Fame

Homegrown heroes on the ice, in the pool, and even on the cricket pitch are set to be inducted into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame as the Class of 2017.

Aurora Jays riding three game winning streak

After a loss in their season opener in early May, the Aurora Jays are looking like the Aurora Jays.

2017-05-18-08

SAC baseball clinches second in CISAA playoffs

A battle for top seed in the Canadian Independent School Athletic Association’s varsity baseball league came down to a tiebreaker Monday afternoon.

2017-05-18-07

Aurora United women fall after early lead

Both sides of the semi-pro Aurora United FC remain winless after two weeks of League 1 Ontario soccer action.

2017-05-18-09

Barbarian men fall short, women win in season opener

A fresh-faced Aurora Barbarians men’s Premier squad went down fast and early in their rugby season opener on Saturday, and could never recover.

2017-05-11-07

Perfect start to season for Saints rugby

This year’s crop of St. Andrew’s Saints varsity rugby players has proven to be a scoring machine.

2017-05-04-08

Jays to open NDBL season Sunday

The boys of summer are back, and the Aurora Jays will be looking to make the 2017 season their first championship one yet.

Arts & Culture

2017-05-18-06

Youth Music Night under the stars set for June 1 at Hillary House

In the last couple of years, a select group of co-op students have been welcomed with open arms by the Aurora Historical Society to work at Hillary House National Historic Site.

Powwow will signal “New Beginnings”

A “life changing” moment is just around the corner for residents of Aurora, one which ...

2017-05-11-03

Aurora Community Band to debut original song for Canada 150

O Canada and The Maple Leaf Forever are just two patriotic songs that have reached “anthem” status – officially and unofficially – in our collective consciousness since Confederation a century-and-a-half ago. But, will a specially commissioned song by the Aurora Community Band to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year have the potential to reach those heights? Well, there is no better way to tell...

2017-05-11-08

Being “different” pays off at 55th Aurora Art Show

Despite an artistic life devoted to capturing the wonders of nature through his camera lens, now and then Aurora photographer Ralph Brunner decides to let loose.

A country comes of age and a life comes full circle in new exhibition

Many historians cite the Battle of Vimy Ridge as the time Canada came of age as a nation. For the thousands of young men who took up arms to fight for King and Country it was the time they too came of age.

2017-03-30-06

Spring into art with revamped Studio Tour

Spring has sprung, and so have the creative juices of local artists as they prepare to welcome aficionados and everyday art lovers into their studios this month.

2017-03-30-02

Cardinal Carter student inspires through Canada Reads

If you happened to turn on CBC Radio for Canada Reads this week and thought you heard a few familiar voices – you were right, thanks to Sheetal Kapadia.

2017-03-23-10

Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...

2017-03-16-05

Art Heals challenges viewer to see the world through new eyes

People spend so much time thinking, ‘If only I had more time, I would…” and, according to Shannon Leigh Phair, they invariably have a list of things to fill in that blank. But, what if the real question was what you would do if you had less time? That is the question Ms. Phair started weighing when, in February of 2014, she was diagnosed with colon cancer aged just 32.

2017-02-02-04

Library wants LGBTQ+ views on how to better serve community

LGBTQ+ youth often feel they don’t have the safe spaces to speak out on the issues that matter to them, and how the community can best address those needs. But, the Aurora Public Library wants you to know they are one of those safe spaces and they want to hear from you.

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