January 11, 2018

2018-01-11-01

Wave of “silence breakers” inspire new life for century-old project

Public auditions for landmark theatrical revival set to begin Saturday at Cultural Centre

2018-01-11-03

Neighbourhood Network marks first decade of connecting community

It started off as a simple vision – just connecting potential volunteers in Aurora and Newmarket with opportunities available to them.

Aurora will see benefits of Armoury lease, say Councillors

Aurora will see many offshoot investments following a $4 million municipal investment in the historic building.

Aurora’s Thomas wins junior gold, traded by Knights

What a whirlwind week for Robert Thomas. Just two days after helping Canada defeat Sweden 3 – 1 in the WJHC...

2018-01-11-02
TURNING A PAGE – Demolition work on the old home of the Aurora Public Library began Thursday morning and continues this week. Memories of the soon-to-vanish local landmark are shared in this week's Auroran. To share yours, contact letters@auroran.com. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2018-01-11-04

The Faith Project to spark discussion on religion and spirituality in “pluralistic” society

It’s not every day that film makers are given money and almost carte blanche to do what they want, but that is exactly what happened when Shiraz Janjua and his team of filmmakers were tasked by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation to explore the wide-ranging world of tolerance.

York Region Transit enhances on-demand, GO shuttle service in Aurora

Effective this week, York Region Transit (YRT) has expanded local dial-a-ride service in Aurora and Oak Ridges. The changes, implemented Monday, impact the Route 31 – Aurora North service.

2018-01-11-05

“Magical” evening in store for fathers and daughters at Snowflake Ball

It’s winter and there’s magic in the air – but not necessarily in the great outdoors. This Saturday, for local girls, and their fathers, uncles, and brothers, the magic will be found indoors in the showroom of Highland Automotive.

2018-01-11-06

Strangers with the Same Dream explores important ideas of identity

“Reading.” It was Alison Pick’s answer to this writer’s question, “Where do you find your inspiration?” and an answer she freely admits “might sound like a boring response” but that is often the case for the Man Booker Prize nominated author.

2018-01-11-09

Memories of the Old Library: 56 Victoria Street comes down

Starting Thursday, Demolition crews made fast work of the former home of the Aurora Public Library at 56 Victoria Street.

King artist debuts on The Launch

Julia Tomlinson thought she could, so she did. And boy what an impact this singer-songwriter has made. Tomlinson makes her national debut along with CTV’s original music show, The Launch, January 10.

2018-01-11-01

Wave of “silence breakers” inspire new life for century-old project

Public auditions for landmark theatrical revival set to begin Saturday at Cultural Centre

2018-01-11-03

Neighbourhood Network marks first decade of connecting community

It started off as a simple vision – just connecting potential volunteers in Aurora and Newmarket with opportunities available to them.

Aurora will see benefits of Armoury lease, say Councillors

Aurora will see many offshoot investments following a $4 million municipal investment in the historic building.

2018-01-04-01

Canada 150 medals honour community’s unsung heroes

They are fuelled by a passion for community, but they often put this passion in action quietly and with little fanfare. That all changed this fall, however, when Newmarket-Aurora MP Kyle Peterson honoured 150 residents of the riding with a special medal to mark a very special occasion.

Sports

2018-01-11-08

Tigers host international clubs in friendly competition

While the eyes of the hockey world watched the best in junior North America and Europe battle it out in Buffalo, the future stars were representing their country at home in Aurora.

2018-01-11-07

Saints varsity hockey showcase tops in America

Some of the best of the best in American scholastic hockey made their way north of the border over the weekend to compete in the Interscholastic Hockey Alliance Showcase, hosted by the St. Andrew’s Saints varsity squad for the second year.

Tigers’ point streak reaches twelve games

The Aurora Tigers are heating up at just the right time: though the same can be said about the Newmarket Hurricanes, who will not give up first place in the OJHL’s North division.

Aurora’s Thomas wins junior gold, traded by Knights

What a whirlwind week for Robert Thomas. Just two days after helping Canada defeat Sweden 3 – 1 in the WJHC...

Formenton, Thomas help Canada to top of World Junior group

It took Robert Thomas just over five minutes in the red and white to notch his first ever World Junior Championship point.

Aurora’s Dylan Sikura golden at Spengler Cup in Davos

In a tournament steeped in tradition, Dylan Sikura is among the best.

2018-01-04-08

How One Man Inspired a Generation of Female Hockey Players The Simple yet Powerful Gesture They Made to Honour his Memory

After more than 20 years as a volunteer with the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, there’s one phrase that will continue to resonate with the players Mike Shields came into contact with; “Mike was a Rockstar.”

2017-12-21-12

Tigers beat up on Royals, Chargers to bring win streak to four

Christmas seems to have come early for the Aurora Tigers.

2017-12-21-11

Beam shines in Panthers shutout of Bluewater

Strong goaltending was the key to landing the Aurora Panther their second shutout of the year, also their second with in a row Saturday against the Bluewater Hawks

Tigers team up with OHL’s Barrie Colts

If the OHL’s Barrie Colts are the show ponies, the Aurora Tigers organization has become the stable.

Arts & Culture

2018-01-11-05

“Magical” evening in store for fathers and daughters at Snowflake Ball

It’s winter and there’s magic in the air – but not necessarily in the great outdoors. This Saturday, for local girls, and their fathers, uncles, and brothers, the magic will be found indoors in the showroom of Highland Automotive.

2018-01-11-06

Strangers with the Same Dream explores important ideas of identity

“Reading.” It was Alison Pick’s answer to this writer’s question, “Where do you find your inspiration?” and an answer she freely admits “might sound like a boring response” but that is often the case for the Man Booker Prize nominated author.

2018-01-11-09

Memories of the Old Library: 56 Victoria Street comes down

Starting Thursday, Demolition crews made fast work of the former home of the Aurora Public Library at 56 Victoria Street.

2018-01-11-01

Wave of “silence breakers” inspire new life for century-old project

Public auditions for landmark theatrical revival set to begin Saturday at Cultural Centre

2018-01-04-06

Upcoming grads putting finishing touches on Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts

Whether they are in the dark room, furiously wielding their paint brush, or limbering up their fingers for a few finishing touches on a sculpture, local Grade 12 students are gearing up to showcase their creativity for the community at large in the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts.

2018-01-04-04

“Strangers with the Same Dream” selected for One Book One Aurora 2018

Acclaimed novel by Allison Pick looks at early foundations of modern Israel

2017-12-21-07

Temple of Fame will once again harness the power of local women – 100 years on

A century ago, Aurora women were looking to their heroines. It was a dark time in our history. World War One was still raging, thousands of Canadians had died, and suffrage was still something being fought for. But where there is darkness, there is also light. By breathing life to their heroines – women who led empires, changed the world through the written word, or exercised everyday heroism in the raising of their children at home – they too were determined to shine a light onto the world around them.

2017-12-21-09

Get out of your holiday turkey rut with Aurora’s Culinary Travellers

If you’re getting tired of the same old turkey or ham for Christmas dinner, why not join Aurora’s Culinary Travellers on their adventure. Participants in the Aurora Public Library’s inaugural Culinary Traveller program have compiled their very best home-tested recipes from all around the world for your eating pleasure.

2017-11-30-05

“Sherlock Holmes” faces identity crisis at Theatre Aurora

How do you introduce yourself? You start with your name, of course, but what’s your next angle? Chances are, you follow up with what you do. Aurora resident Joey Ferguson, for instance, might come up, shake your hand and say, “Hi, I’m Joey, and I’m a teacher,” but, he says, there’s so much more to him than that.

2017-10-26-08

Elvis has Marquee “All Shook Up” for next show

Elvis Presley’s music – okay, probably his hips more than anything – left audiences all shook up when he burst onto the music scene in the 1950s, and now his music is leaving a whole new generation “All Shook Up.” Aurora’s Marquee...

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