June 18, 2024

Hope House offers warm “HUUG” for bereaved kids and families

Open house set for this Thursday, June 20.

Taylor Swift and classic rock tributes, local bands form Concerts in the Park season

If you’re a Swiftie and weren’t able to snag a coveted ticket to her Eras tour, come out to Town Park this summer for the ...

Cultural Centre’s upcoming season invites Aurora to get “Up Close & Musical”

Aurorans are invited to get “Up Close and Musical” with acclaimed Canadian and international performers as the Aurora Cultural Centre prepares to launch its 2024-2025 ...

Three-day Aurora party set for Canada’s 157th birthday

Aurora is known as “Canada’s Birthday Town” and will once again live up to its name with three days of festivities beginning June 29. Kick ...

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Charlotte Clementine Kolas is Aurora’s 2024 Teen Idol

Charlotte Clementine Kolas dreams of being on Broadway, and on Saturday she was named Aurora’s 2024 Teen Idol after wowing judges with a selection from ...

Home Depot’s Orange Door campaign supports homeless 2SLGBTQIA+ youth

2SLGBTQ+ youth are “significantly over-represented” amongst younger Canadians experiencing homelessness, and Home Depot is stepping up this month to help make a difference. Now through ...

More than 300 get moving to support youth mental health

Youth mental health in York Region and South Simcoe got a significant boost this month as hundreds laced up and took part in the Canadian ...

SARC is Town’s biggest energy consumer as Aurora looks towards Net Zero emissions

The SARC in Aurora’s northeast is the biggest consumer of energy when it comes to municipal facilities, according to a report before Council. The statistic ...

Property owners, Town could be at odds over heritage designation

Property owners and the Town of Aurora could be at odds over efforts to designate heritage properties. The Town of Aurora is currently working to ...

Three-day Aurora party set for Canada’s 157th birthday

Aurora is known as “Canada’s Birthday Town” and will once again live up to its name with three days of festivities beginning June 29. Kick ...

Cultural Centre’s upcoming season invites Aurora to get “Up Close & Musical”

Aurorans are invited to get “Up Close and Musical” with acclaimed Canadian and international performers as the Aurora Cultural Centre prepares to launch its 2024-2025 ...

Hope House offers warm “HUUG” for bereaved kids and families

Open house set for this Thursday, June 20.

Taylor Swift and classic rock tributes, local bands form Concerts in the Park season

If you’re a Swiftie and weren’t able to snag a coveted ticket to her Eras tour, come out to Town Park this summer for the ...

Upcoming short film, doc puts local seniors into the spotlight

Local seniors picked up new skills last week while coming away with a little bit of “Hollywood North” stardust on their shoulders. Hillary House National ...

Sports

Top NHL prospect Letourneau bids adieu to SAC, sets sights on Boston College

Dean Letourneau took time from a wonderfully busy schedule to discuss both his stellar 2023-24 season with the SAC Saints and an impressive timeline of ...

Sport Aurora’s 5th annual “All-Sport—One Day” showcases seven sports at McMahon Park

Sport Aurora’s 5th annual “All-Sport—One Day” event was held in pleasant Spring conditions at McMahon Park on Saturday.  Three sports were featured in the morning ...

Tyler Pridham commits to the Division 1 State College of Florida Manatees

Aurora resident and veteran Titans outfielder Tyler Pridham signed his letter of intent last week to attend the State College of Florida and compete for ...

SAC Head Coach David Manning Reflects on a Special 44-win Hockey Season for the Saints

St. Andrew’s College Hockey Head Coach David Manning looked relieved as we chatted in the La Brier Family Arena lounge on Friday afternoon. Firstly, the ...

Swimmer, rugby coach, member of Jamaican bobsled team among Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024

Athletes and coaches in the areas of swimming, rugby, table tennis and track and field – one who was also a member of the iconic ...

St. Max Mustangs capture their first YRAA Varsity Girls’ Rugby 15’s Championship

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs capped their best Varsity Girls Rugby season in school history by winning the York Region 15’s championship last week. The ...

Aurora resident and TSN legendary broadcaster Darren Dutchyshen dies at 57

Multiple generations of sports fans mourned the passing of one of Canada’s most engaging television sports broadcasters. Aurora resident and TSN legend Darren Dutchyshen, 57, ...

2024 Southlake Run raised more than $450,000 for local healthcare

The 2024 Nature’s Emporium Run for Southlake has raised $450,000, an impressive figure for the 100th anniversary of Southlake Regional Health Centre. Fundraising closed Friday, ...

Lawn Bowling Club rolls into 110th anniversary celebrations

Radiant sunlight and the aroma of coffee filled the cozy confines of the Aurora Lawn Bowling Club on Friday morning when I met with three ...

Aurora swimmer Madison Russell commits to Nova Southeastern University Sharks

Aurora resident and Newmarket Stingray Madison Russell has signed her letter of intent to attend Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Matt Morris, Athletic ...

Arts & Culture

First Drag King Story Hour a hit for Aurora Public Library

The Magna Room at the Aurora Public Library was the scene of joy and inclusion on June 1 as the APL hosted its first Drag ...

Peacekeeping Past & Present in focus at Hillary House National Historic Site

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers will be marked by the Aurora Historical Site with a presentation from a decorated peacekeeper. Next Wednesday, May ...

WeeFestival set to wow youngsters with Paper Playground

Youngsters will be able to flex their creative muscles in brand new ways this month as the Aurora Cultural Centre partners with WeeFestival to bring ...

Shadowpath makes sure love is in the air this Valentine’s at local gallery

Everybody has a story that can inspire. This is a philosophy that drives York Region’s Shadowpath Theatre Productions and has served to inspire a new ...

Renowned painter Helen Lucas, best known for paintings of flowers, passes away

Painting is all Helen Lucas ever wanted to do. The renowned painter passed away November 27. She was 92. Helen was a huge presence in ...

Marquee Theatrical Productions marks 20 years of fostering young talent

Joseph of Technicolor Dream Coat fame had more than his fair share of patches on the garment so well-known theatre-goers – but the sum total ...

Juno Award-winning Sealy bringing Jazz to Trinity next week

Toronto-based Canadian Jazz icon Joe Sealy and collaborator Paul Novotny will help open the Aurora Cultural Centre’s fall performing arts season next week with a ...

Comic creation to woodcarving, Cultural Centre’s fall education programs offer something for everyone

Whether it’s comics for the kids or woodcarvings simple or elaborate, if you’re learning to pick up a new artistic skill this fall, the Aurora ...

Theatre Aurora explores human connections in season of favourites

Canada’s most prominent literary heroine and Agatha Christie’s most prominent sleuth might not have much in common, but the stories surrounding them tell important tales ...

“Oowatanite” it was with April Wine in Machell Park at Ribfest 2023

A Review by Jim Stewart Thousands of classic rock fans filled Machell Park on Saturday night to enjoy the latest incarnation of April Wine. Marc ...

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