July 11, 2019

Cultural Centre on hunt for new temporary home

22-year-old, brother charged following sexual assault on teen

By Brock Weir A 22-year-old Newmarket man is facing multiple charges following a sexual assault on a teen in Aurora last month. Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez ...

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle headlines Friday Hoedown

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle will return to the Magna Hoedown stage, headlining the first night of York Region’s biggest two-day party.

Aurora Soccer Club kicks off for charity

The tradition of friendly international competition lives on at the Aurora Soccer Club clubhouse, raising money on Saturday to support local charity for the thirtieth straight year.

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COUNTDOWN TO THE WOMEN’S OPEN – Canadian golfing star Brooke Henderson visited Aurora’s Golf Town last week ahead of next month’s 2019 CP Women’s Open, the first LPGA Tour event to be held in Aurora, to meet young fans and sign autographs. With the Open set to take place at the Magna Golf Club from August 19 – 25, Ms. Henderson is looking to defend her national titles. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Aurora’s bid for Community Better Challenge falls short – but earns high marks

Aurora’s bid to be named Canada’s Most Active Community – and win $150,000 for local recreation projects -- may have fallen short to Enderby, BC, but Aurora still has some bragging rights, according to Activate Aurora.

“Intro to Adulting” offers important life skills for future

By Brock Weir Jennifer Quirke was 20 years old when she first tackled a particularly daunting-looking washing machine. Living on her own for the first ...

Metrolinx outlines plans for Hydro Corridor

Metrolinx, the provincial body that operates GO Transit, has expanded upon the work they are carrying out in the Hydro Corridor near the northwest corner of Bayview Avenue and St. John’s Sideroad.

Rental apartments proposed for John West Way and Wellington

By Brock Weir A rental apartment building of more than 130 units has been proposed for the northeast corner of John West Way and Wellington ...

Apartment proposal leaves residents worried over backyard damage

Neighbours on Aurora’s Amberhill Way are concerned about property and environmental damage if a six-storey apartment development just south of their property lines comes to fruition.

Portraits of Giving recipients receive hometown welcome

By Brock Weir Anyone can write a cheque, but giving your time and talent is something else again – and it can make a lasting ...

Cultural Centre on hunt for new temporary home

22-year-old, brother charged following sexual assault on teen

By Brock Weir A 22-year-old Newmarket man is facing multiple charges following a sexual assault on a teen in Aurora last month. Emilio Gonzalez Ramirez ...

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle headlines Friday Hoedown

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle will return to the Magna Hoedown stage, headlining the first night of York Region’s biggest two-day party.

Countdown is on for 2019 Magna Hoedown

Great Big Sea's Alan Doyle is first headliner announced for York Region's biggest annual party.

Sports

Canoeing Olympian recognized in ASHoF’s Moments in Sport

In an effort to uncover Aurora’s rich sporting history, John Wood is the latest to be enshrined in the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame’s “Moments in Sport” initiative.

York9 FC preps for historic first meeting with MLS squad

The milestones just keep coming in the short history of the York9 FC: yet none have been greater than the challenge that awaits the club on Wednesday night at York Lions Stadium.

Aurora Soccer Club kicks off for charity

The tradition of friendly international competition lives on at the Aurora Soccer Club clubhouse, raising money on Saturday to support local charity for the thirtieth straight year.

Stronach’s Holy Helena dances to Queen’s Plate tier two win

Two years removed from her famous 2017 Queen’s Plate victory, Holy Helena was back on the track and in the winner’s circle at the famous race at Woodbine Racetrack – though in a slightly different capacity.

Byfield named to U-18 Team Canada selection roster

By Jake Courtepatte Quinton Byfield has earned himself the opportunity to wear the maple leaf on his chest for already the second time in his short hockey career. The former York-Simcoe Express captain was one of 44 players named to the Under-18 selection roster for Team Canada last week, for the upcoming Under-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Calgary later this month. Director of the men’s national programs Shawn Bullock called the Under-18 camp “unlike any other.” “Players are being evaluated from the moment they arrive at camp and are preparing to compete in short-term competition,” said Bullock in a press release. “Historically, Canada has been successful at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, and we know all 44 players will come to camp ready to compete for a spot on the team and the opportunity to wear the Maple Leaf in international competition.” Byfield is no stranger to international competition: he was one of two Sudbury Wolves players named to the Under-17 Canadian roster in November in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He also took to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto in early June to accept the OHL’s Rookie of the Year honours, an award he called “super humbling”. The Newmarket native, tabbed as a consensus first overall pick before even the midpoint of the 2017-18 season, was named the winner of the Jack Ferguson Trophy last April as the top choice by the Sudbury Wolves. The six-foot-four, 200 lb. centre man gained a reputation among the minor AAA circles as the right combination of speed and skill, captaining the Minor Midget Express to an OHL Cup in March of 2018 while leading the team in scoring with 92 points. The former St. Maximilian Kolbe CHS student added twelve points in the Express’ playoff run, cementing his position atop the OHL’s most wanted list. Byfield excelled immediately in his jump to the major junior ranks, posting 29 goals and 32 assists to lead Sudbury in scoring. As a sixteen-year old, he lit the lamp more than any other Wolves rookie since 1997. Though tabbed as a top prospect for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Byfield will focus on repeating Canada’s success at the prestigious Under-18 tournament in the short term. Canada captured the gold medal on home ice in the 2018 rendition, posting a 6 – 2 win over Team Sweden in Edmonton.

Polo for Heart celebrates fortieth anniversary

The scenic Toronto Polo Club was the venue for one of the Region’s swankiest events on Saturday, hosting the annual Polo for Heart.

SAC hockey alumni drafted into NHL

Just a few short weeks ago, Matthew Steinburg walked across the stage for his high school graduation at St. Andrew’s College.

York9 FC earns historic first league win over Pacific FC

After a little patience, and a lot of effort, the monkey is finally off of the back of York9 FC.

Aurora’s Nembhard returning to Florida Gators

Andrew Nembhard will not be tearing up the NBA just yet.

Aurora’s Robert Thomas celebrates Stanley Cup win

He may not have been on the ice when the final buzzer sounded in the St. Louis Blues’ Game Seven win in the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals, but that could not stop the shine in Robert Thomas’ eyes last Wednesday.

Arts & Culture

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle headlines Friday Hoedown

Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle will return to the Magna Hoedown stage, headlining the first night of York Region’s biggest two-day party.

Meet your 2019 Aurora Teen Idol: Nikita Riou

Standout performer Nikita Riou took the stage confidently and won over the hearts of the audience and the judges.

Museum’s film examines close ties between Aurora and Regiment

By Brock Weir Muskets on their backs, they marched through what is now Sheppard’s Bush Conservation Area prepared for enemy fire. Their forest green uniforms ...

Theatre kids connect with seniors through song

Selections from the Beatles and Dolly Parton songbooks rang out through the halls of Aurora’s Sunrise Senior Living on Wednesday as young kids connected with residents through the power of music.

A taste of home, a love letter to family nets prize for budding filmmaker

A kitchen is often at the heart of home and family. It’s a place where people create, share ideas, pass down time-honoured traditions and come together to share a meal.

Concerts in the Park lineup unveiled

By Brock Weir The Town of Aurora has lifted the curtain on its 2019 Concerts in the Park lineup. The popular summer concert series, which ...

Historical Society explores deep roots of mental health

A museum is a place to learn about the past, but in learning about where we’ve been, we can spark a conversation about where we’re going in the future, according to the Aurora Historical Society.

Youth actors find their voices at Theatre Aurora this week

Portraits of Giving recognizes Gonsalves for lifetime achievement

When she and her family first arrived in Aurora, Rosalyn Gonsalves quickly set to work making the place she decided to raise her family a better place to live.

Museum opens cupboards to show fabric of Aurora

Mary Beth Hess couldn’t help but lean to get a closer look at the Aurora Museum & Archives last week – after all, it’s not every day your wedding gown is displayed on a mannequin for all to see.

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