January 12, 2017

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

United Church hopes to break ground on new home this Spring

They have been without a true spiritual home to call their own since a devastating pre-Easter fire in April 2014 burned Aurora United Church to the ground; now, the Aurora United Church congregation is...

Next steps in Cultural Precinct plan due January 24

As the late afternoon sun beat down on Friday, a familiar ritual played out. Families laced up...

Powerhouse Raiders too much for Aurora Tigers

The Aurora Tigers are down to their bare bones for the remainder of the season, and it showed through in their return to hockey after the holiday break.

2017-01-12-06
THESE KIDS CARE – Young ambassadors for 100 Youth Who Care Central York Region visited Welcoming Arms on Wednesday morning to present the local charity with a cheque for $380, the fundraising results from their very first meeting at the end of November. The group meets again in February. Pictured here, presenting the cheque to Welcoming Arms Executive Director Julie Cruickshank, right, and founding volunteer Beverley Wood, are Alez, Hannah, Sydney, Alexandra, Kaelyn, Daniel and Christian. Auroran photo by Glenn Rodger

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2017-01-12-10

Worlds – and anniversaries – collide in SOYRA’s milestone show

As SOYRA – the Society of York Region Artists – marks its 30th anniversary this year, they wanted to do something big and, as luck would have it, they didn’t have to go too far to find a big inspiration.

2017-01-12-04

Healing journeys are shared through Hospice art program

People who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness often can’t find the words to express just what they are feeling, but with a canvas in front of them and a brush – or even a crayon – in hand, a new and vital conversation can open up.

2017-01-12-02

Aurora’s graduates to jointly show their artistic flair

Students were back at their desks this week after a nice, relaxing holiday break, but many of the teens eager to graduate this year, might have headed straight for the art studio.

2017-01-12-03

Go the extra mile for your neighbours in need this winter with Neighbourhood Network

After York Region had a relatively easy winter last year, this one is making up for lost time, giving residents no shortage of opportunities to get outside and clear away significant snowfalls, one shovel-full at a time. But, across York Region, there are many seniors and those with mobility challenges for whom a winter snow event can mean several days – or longer – housebound with no alternative.

Budget talks included battle over training

Hammering out last year’s Budget, Aurora Council put the amount of money they allocate for the ongoing training of staff members under the microscope – and they once again dusted off their arguments for this year’s budget, putting off a proposed $70,000 boost to the program to offset next year’s tax increase.

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

United Church hopes to break ground on new home this Spring

They have been without a true spiritual home to call their own since a devastating pre-Easter fire in April 2014 burned Aurora United Church to the ground; now, the Aurora United Church congregation is...

2017-01-12-05

Next steps in Cultural Precinct plan due January 24

As the late afternoon sun beat down on Friday, a familiar ritual played out. Families laced up...

Random Acts of Kindness raised smiles during holiday season

A rogue elf hijacked a busload of seniors from the Oak Ridges Retirement Community, joyriding through Aurora, King and Richmond Hill in the lead-up to the holiday season.

2017-01-05-02

100 Youth Who Care make a huge difference in just one hour

By Brock Weir In 2016, men and women from across Aurora and Newmarket learned what a difference they could make in just one hour. Ladies ...

Sports

2017-01-12-07

Panthers hold off Mississauga in late game thriller

A late game scare led to some late game heroics at Iceland Arena in Mississauga on Saturday, where the Aurora Jr. Panthers defeated the high-flying Mississauga Chiefs.

Ex-Panther named NCAA goaltender of the month

A transfer to one of the top hockey schools in the United States has paid off in spades for Melissa Black.

2017-01-12-08

Bantam AA Tigers victorious in home tournament

The Aurora Tigers found success in the organization’s 48th annual Bantam tournament, held over the weekend in rinks across town.

2017-01-12-09

Powerhouse Raiders too much for Aurora Tigers

The Aurora Tigers are down to their bare bones for the remainder of the season, and it showed through in their return to hockey after the holiday break.

2017-01-05-08

Volunteers lauded for contributions to sport in Aurora

Volunteering can sometimes be a thankless passion, but not in Aurora.

2017-01-05-09

Former Saints goalie suits up for Canada West

The MVP of the 2014-15 St. Andrew’s Saints hockey season donned the red and white in December’s World Junior A Hockey Challenge.

2016-12-22-14

Sarazin shines as Midget Tigers qualify for Silver Stick

By Jake Courtepatte The Midget AA Tigers proved Saturday that a low-scoring game can be as exciting as any other. Aurora’s top-tier minor hockey team ...

2016-12-22-13

Tigers fall in first meeting of Yonge Street rivals

By Jake Courtepatte Both the Aurora Tigers and their stuffed friends hit the ice at the Aurora Community Centre when the Newmarket Hurricanes came to ...

2016-12-15-07

Aurora Panthers searching for PWHL playoff spot

The Aurora Panthers are on the outside looking in at the midway point of the Provincial Women’s Hockey League season.

LONDON, ON - OCTOBER 16:  Victor Mete #98 of the London Knights skates with the puck against the Saginaw Spirit during an OHL game at Budweiser Gardens on October 16, 2015 in London, Ontario, Canada. The Knights defeated the Spirit 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Victor Mete

Mete eyeing spot on World Junior hockey roster

2016 has been quite a year for Victor Mete. After winning the Memorial Cup with the London Knights, and subsequently being drafted into the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens, the former Country Day Schooler is looking to earn a spot on the coveted Canada under-20 roster for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.

Arts & Culture

2017-01-12-01

One Book One Aurora tackles LGBTQ themes with “Natural Order”

Local theatre charts path forward ahead of 60th anniversary

As a child, Sergio Calderon spent nearly the first decade of his life in densely-populated Mexico City before his family moved to Aurora. Once here, he was surprised to find his new home backed onto a forest, which provided a borderless horizon to fuel his creative imagination. As...

2017-01-05-07

Historian pitches bold vision for historic armoury

The Aurora Armoury on the northeast corner of Town Park has a storied place in the Town’s history, but has the potential to be a community hub long into the future, according to local historian Christopher Watts.

2017-01-05-04

Hola offers voice for York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities

Obstacles – it is the common thread that binds the immigrant experience whether you are just planting your own roots in Canada or researching the experiences of your pioneer ancestors. But, out of every obstacle comes amazing stories of perseverance and success, and it is those stories within York Region’s Hispanic and Latino communities that Aurora entrepreneurs are seeking to share.

2017-01-05-01

A new “Call to Action” for a New Year

Collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous artists to foster reconciliation continues into this milestone year for Canada.

2016-12-15-02

Comedy classic “A Christmas Story” spans generations at Theatre Aurora

Making her way through the first season of Theatre Aurora’s theatre school 13-year-old Maria Necola has learned you should “never be shy to give it your all when you are performing” – even if you’re standing on stage surrounded by actresses playing “sassy” girls and you’re bringing to life the iconic role of Ralphie from the equally iconic A Christmas Story.

2016-11-03-02

Get ready for a full month of Blues as Aurora Winter Blues Fest grows

In February, where the days are short, the nights are long, and the flying snow gets everyone a little bit down, Aurora will have more reasons than ever before to sing the blues as the Aurora Winter Blues Festival ramps up the volume.

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