November 15, 2018

“Our duty was to serve. Your duty is to Remember.”

They came by candlelight. They came bundled up against the daytime chill. They came to remember. Over one-thousand people descended on the Aurora Cenotaph on Sunday morning to mark...

Community connections, a mother’s story highlighted in Armistice anniversary

Dressed from head to toe in black bombazine, Jane Campbell struck a lonely figure as she stood over her son’s grave. Master Corporal Ken Campbell was one of...

Family, charity the focus in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame induction

Add four more names to the growing list of Aurora sporting icons. Paolina Allan, David Morland IV, Loring Doolittle, and Robert Bain were welcomed into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday as...

Late firefighter’s legacy lives on with award for new recruits

Firefighter Chris Lowe’s sudden death last year sent shockwaves through the Central York Fire Services a year ago this Saturday, but his legacy will live on in an award for new recruits who follow his example.

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HONOURED MEMBERS: The family of the late Loring Doolittle, left, join other members of the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 – Robert Bain, Paolina Allan, and David Morland IV. All were inducted into the Hall of Fame last Thursday night at St. Andrew’s College. Auroran photo by Glen Rodger

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Support for York Region LGBTQ2 community set to double with Aurora coffee nights

They come to tell their stories. They come to have a good cry. They come to lend a hand, ear, or a shoulder. There is no one reason that LGBTQ2 residents of all ages come together to create safe spaces, but opportunities to do so in York Region are set to double next month thanks to Pflag and the Aurora Public Library.

Abel ready to step back after eight years on Council

After a heated municipal election, which followed a contentious second term around the Council table, John Abel is ready to step back and “let others do what they were elected to do.” The two-term Councillor, who was first elected Aurora’s Deputy Mayor in 2010, is preparing to say farewell later this month at the final meeting of the 2014-2018 Council term on November 27.

How do you measure a year? Margaret Bahen Hospice, it’s in the number of families touched

Heather R.’s family was emotionally drained when their mother was admitted to hospice care. Her cancer had spread quicker than any of her doctors anticipated and it was a stressful time for all concerned. But their spirits were lifted as soon as they walked through the doors of Margaret Bahen Hospice, York Region’s newest 10-bed residential hospice, which opened one year ago in Newmarket.

Support Your Local Artist: 2018 Aurora Studio Tour gearing up for weekend show

We know the importance of buying local when it comes to fruits, veggies, meat, and anything else that might need to go on your shopping list – but, what about art? If you’re looking to check a few names off your gift-buying list this holiday season, local artists encourage you to come out next weekend for the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

Christmas Market returns for three-day holiday extravaganza

Get ready for the start of a new local tradition as the Town of Aurora gets ready to launch a new three-day outdoor Christmas Market on November 30. Outdoor Christmas markets, particularly in Toronto’s Distillery District, have been traditional destinations for local families for many years.

“Our duty was to serve. Your duty is to Remember.”

They came by candlelight. They came bundled up against the daytime chill. They came to remember. Over one-thousand people descended on the Aurora Cenotaph on Sunday morning to mark...

Community connections, a mother’s story highlighted in Armistice anniversary

Dressed from head to toe in black bombazine, Jane Campbell struck a lonely figure as she stood over her son’s grave. Master Corporal Ken Campbell was one of...

Family, charity the focus in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame induction

Add four more names to the growing list of Aurora sporting icons. Paolina Allan, David Morland IV, Loring Doolittle, and Robert Bain were welcomed into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday as...

Late firefighter’s legacy lives on with award for new recruits

Firefighter Chris Lowe’s sudden death last year sent shockwaves through the Central York Fire Services a year ago this Saturday, but his legacy will live on in an award for new recruits who follow his example.

Organizers promise exciting surprises at Wednesday’s Youth Innovation Fair

Whether they have been working in the classroom or on their own time, local youth have been working on innovations they hope will have a positive impact on the world around them – and this Wednesday will be their time to shine as the Town of Aurora hosts the second annual Youth Innovation Fair.

Sports

Tigers fall to Cougars in powerhouse battle

Give round one of the cat fight to the Cougars. In the only regular season meeting of the Junior A Aurora Tigers and Cobourg Cougars, the Cougars came out on top in a 4 – 1 final Friday night at the Aurora Community Centre.

Ex-Saint Newhook shortlisted for NHL draft

At just seventeen years of age, Alex Newhook is well-travelled playing the game he loves. Going coast-to-coast from his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Aurora, and now landing in Victoria, British Columbia, the speedy centreman may soon find himself on an NHL roster.

Family, charity the focus in Aurora Sports Hall of Fame induction

Add four more names to the growing list of Aurora sporting icons. Paolina Allan, David Morland IV, Loring Doolittle, and Robert Bain were welcomed into the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday as...

Ormond makes history with fourth OFSAA Cross-Country title

Make it a clean sweep, and a new Ontario record, for Aurora’s Cameron (Cami) Ormond. Ormond made history in Dundas on Saturday in capturing her fourth straight OFSAA cross country gold medal, the first woman to ever do so while becoming the second to win four throughout her high school career.

Sports Hall welcomes coach, linesman into Class of 2018

For the first time in two years, the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame is welcoming new members for their contributions on the other side of the whiteboards and whistles.

Aurora reclaims title in Battle of Yonge Street

The Newmarket Minor Hockey offices are about to get a hint of black and yellow. The thirteenth edition of the Battle of Yonge Street saw all teams across the Aurora and Newmarket Minor Hockey landscape meet on the ice over the weekend, split between the Aurora Community Centre and Newmarket’s Magna Centre.

Junior A Tigers stretch winning streak to four

Just hitting the one-third mark of the Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season schedule, the Aurora Tigers remain the kings of the jungle.

Thomas crowned Sport Aurora Athlete of the Year

While still forging his path in the hockey world’s landscape, Robert Thomas’ legacy will forever be immortalized in Aurora sports culture. The 19-year old St. Louis Blues prospect was honoured Saturday at the Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions as the 2018 Athlete of the Year, sponsored by Sport Aurora.

Aurora trail system a haven for ASHoF inductee Allan

Competing in Ironman competitions across North America – from Wisconsin, to Lake Placid, to the athlete haven known as Kona, Hawaii, Paolina Allan now finds herself training on the extensive trails system that winds through Aurora.

Foegele carving out role with NHL’s Hurricanes

Four years after hearing his name called in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Warren Foegele is finally living his childhood dream.

Arts & Culture

Support Your Local Artist: 2018 Aurora Studio Tour gearing up for weekend show

We know the importance of buying local when it comes to fruits, veggies, meat, and anything else that might need to go on your shopping list – but, what about art? If you’re looking to check a few names off your gift-buying list this holiday season, local artists encourage you to come out next weekend for the 2018 Aurora Artists Studio Tour.

Christmas Market returns for three-day holiday extravaganza

Get ready for the start of a new local tradition as the Town of Aurora gets ready to launch a new three-day outdoor Christmas Market on November 30. Outdoor Christmas markets, particularly in Toronto’s Distillery District, have been traditional destinations for local families for many years.

Community connections, a mother’s story highlighted in Armistice anniversary

Dressed from head to toe in black bombazine, Jane Campbell struck a lonely figure as she stood over her son’s grave. Master Corporal Ken Campbell was one of...

Nature gets artist through Thick and Thin

Nature stirs emotion in everyone, whether it is the calm and quiet of a red leaf fluttering to the ground in a light fall breeze, or the thunder of an ocean wave crashing against the rocks.

Soldiers past and present underscore ties between the military and sport at exhibition opening

At the end of the day, when it comes to sport, there are winners and losers – but what you learn from your losses can be more valuable than anything else. This was the message brought to the Aurora Museum & Archives on Thursday night as they celebrated the opening of Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military, a travelling exhibition now on

Armistice through a local lens: Cultural groups to mark 100th anniversary with poignant evening

The signing of the Armistice nearly 100 years ago was a time of celebration across the country, including here in Aurora. But, while it was a day to celebrate the fact that...

Creativity comes together for Ontario Public Libraries week

Student Eric Shoesmith's beautiful photo of a national park in Nova Scotia was the winner of this year's One Book One Aurora photography contest hosted by the Aurora Public Library and The Auroran Newspaper, the theme of which was "Shoot the Land

Victory all around as Hillary House Ball is seventh annual sell-out

Victory was in the air on Saturday night as the Aurora Historical Society hosted their seventh annual Hillary House Ball, a sell-out event at King Valley Golf Club.

Dancing with the Stars crosses $250k fundraising mark to Easter Seals kids to camp

Local celebrities burned up the dance floor to make dreams come true for Easter Seals Kids this month, in the fourth annual Dancing with the Stars Newmarket-Aurora.

Educational programs abound in Cultural Centre’s 2018-2019 season

Whether you’re a teen looking to play the ukulele for the first time, or an adult looking to flex some long-resting creative muscles, the Aurora Cultural Centre’s Educational Programs offer something for everyone.

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