June 22, 2017

2017-06-22-02

Community rallies to help Ben take on the world

Hate crime investigation launched following graffiti incident

"“There is no room for hate and discrimination in Aurora," says Mayor after racial slur, swastika found spray painted in southwest neighbourhood.

Golf course developers, Council move to “minimize disruption”

Municipal staff will have until July 4 to present an outline to Council on how the concerns of neighbours surrounding the former Highland Gate golf course will be addressed before redevelopment goes into full swing.

Aurora FC women on a hot streak

The return of Aurora’s most gifted talent on the pitch has sparked a fire under the Aurora United FC women.

2017-06-22-01
TRUE COLOURS – Hundreds of people from across York Region -- including Aurora -- descended on Main Street Newmarket on Saturday morning for the York Pride Parade. Here, Newmarket-Aurora MP Kyle Peterson, MPP Chris Ballard, Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill MP Leona Alleslev, Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott (MP, Markham-Stouffville) take part. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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Hit the trails for inaugural Bike Aurora Day

Whether you’re looking for a little peace and solitude to clear your mind, an opportunity to get a bit closer to nature, or a chance to hit the road less travelled, Aurora’s trails system offers something for everyone. But this Saturday, however, is your chance to put on your helmet, hop on your bike and explore everything Aurora’s trails have to offer, all alongside like-minded individuals, at the inaugural Bike Aurora Day.

Twinning with Indigenous community explored

Aurora has been “twinned” with the Swedish community of Leksand for decades and now that Canada’s 150th anniversary is approaching, the Town is exploring opportunities to twin with First Nations.

Aurora to welcome Swedish “twins”

Aurorans are invited to come out to Town Hall next Thursday, June 29, to welcome our Swedish “twins.” A delegation from Leksand, Sweden, the Scandinavian town...

2017-06-22-04

Bidding for space, Bridge Club feels the squeeze

After a good run working with the Town, the Aurora Bridge Club is playing dummy laying their cards bare trying to find a new space. As Aurora tiptoes closer to the next steps...

2017-06-22-05

Concerts in the Park series to launch with distinct Canadian flair

Concerts in the Park have become a popular Aurora tradition showcasing the sounds of the world under the open skies of Town Park throughout the summer. Next month, however, Concerts in the Park is kicking off the 2017 concert series with a distinctly Canadian offering to coincide with the Canada 150 celebrations.

2017-06-22-08

Community celebration set for next Friday to mark 150th of Town Park

Canada might be the recipient of most of the 150 love these days, but Aurora will extend this love to Town Park next Friday, June 30, as it marks its 150th anniversary in the heart of the community.

2017-06-22-06

Aurora martial arts centre earns Shaolin moniker

When it comes to the martial arts, the Shaolin Temple of China is synonymous with expertise, discipline, and a rich history. Now, Canada’s Black Belt Martial Arts in Aurora has the opportunity to share in that history, officially changing its name to Shaolin Martial Arts Canada after an acceptance as an official affiliate of the Shaolin Temple.

2017-06-22-03

Think you’ve seen it all on the Aurora Garden Tour? Think again!

There are few things Diane Jenner finds more therapeutic than grabbing her sheers and diving into her flower beds for an hour or two of deadheading. But does what was once a gardener’s tried and true method of relaxation take on the tinge of “work” when you’re preparing to make your own oasis ready the curious eyes of hundreds of gardeners? Maybe for some, but not for Ms. Jenner and John Thomson.

“Dangerous dog” and on-leash crackdown will better protect the public: Council

New provisions spelling out just what constitutes a “dangerous” dog, and a crackdown on leashes, will allow animal control officers to better protect the public, according to Council.

2017-06-22-02

Community rallies to help Ben take on the world

Sports

Late charge leads Aurora Jays past Creemore

By Jake Courtepatte There is just no dampening the spirits of the Aurora Sr. Jays. With home games washed out on Tuesday and Thursday evening, ...

2017-06-22-06

Aurora martial arts centre earns Shaolin moniker

When it comes to the martial arts, the Shaolin Temple of China is synonymous with expertise, discipline, and a rich history. Now, Canada’s Black Belt Martial Arts in Aurora has the opportunity to share in that history, officially changing its name to Shaolin Martial Arts Canada after an acceptance as an official affiliate of the Shaolin Temple.

2017-06-22-07

Aurora basketball team trains like the Raptors

An Aurora basketball team won the chance of a lifetime last weekend after being chosen as leaders in their community.

Aurora FC women on a hot streak

The return of Aurora’s most gifted talent on the pitch has sparked a fire under the Aurora United FC women.

2017-06-15-09

Aurora FC seals first victory in Toronto

Put it on the board for the Aurora United FC. Just over six weeks into the semi-pro League 1 Ontario season, the men’s side has put up their first win, striking a 2 – 1 score over Toronto Skillz FC at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough on Sunday.

2017-06-15-08

Ormond continues to win at OFSAA

In the final months of her Grade 10 year, Cami Ormond has already made a lasting impression in high school provincial sports.

2017-06-08-09

Basketball takes over Aurora’s cultural district for Open Streets

Rather than the sound of car engines on Victoria Street on Sunday, all that could be heard was swished nets and lots of laughter.

2017-06-01-08

Aurora United women earn first win of the season

All it took was one. A late goal from Ellie Hayes made her the heroine in the Aurora United FC women’s first win ...

2017-06-01-07

Barbarians winless through two games

The Aurora Barbarian men are still looking to put their mark on the 2017 Marshall Premiership season.

Bukovec throws two-hit shutout for Aurora Jays

Andrew Bukovec hurled one of his best games as a Jay in a week that saw Aurora climb to second place in the...

Arts & Culture

2017-06-08-06

Ontario artists celebrate significant milestone close to home

As the daughter of an artist – and an artist herself – King-based photographer Claire Ross has grown up with the Ontario Society of Artists and, in turn, the Ontario Society of Artists has grown up with Canada.

2017-06-08-05

Aurora Cultural Centre names new Executive Director

Suzanne Haines will lead the Aurora Cultural Centre into the future.

2017-06-08-11

Artists hope Canada150 Mosaic will leave lasting legacy

Festivals and events come and go, and memories linger for only so long. Art, however, has the potential to stand the test of time and local artists hope a new project will be a lasting legacy of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

2017-06-01-06

Pianist Jarvis returns to share his passion with a hometown crowd

By Brock Weir Music is the passion that fuels the fire in Harrison Jarvis and growing up in Aurora he had plenty of people to ...

2017-06-01-03

Teen Idol is a great opportunity for young performers, says 2016 winner

The past 11 months have been a time of growth for Melissa Suma. Come Canada Day, it will be exactly one year since the Aurora teen wowed the judges with the power of her voice and her presence on stage, ultimately taking the crown in the 2016 Aurora Teen Idol competition.

Local author offers “fifty shades of green” with sci-fi adventures

Inspiration can strike people in the strangest places, and at the strangest times. For Aurora resident Brian Horeck, the commonplace sighting of a few water bugs doing the backstroke in a minnow trap started turning the gears on an unlikely career path.

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.

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