August 16, 2018

2018-08-16-01

Grassroots campaign aims for a Straw-Free Aurora

Straw Free Aurora hopes to make their pitch to Council next month on why Aurora should do away with plastic drinking straws.

School Board, teachers union push back on sex-ed reforms

Back to School season is upon us, a time when parents and students are busily stocking up on books and school supplies so they’re ready to face the year ahead, but there is also some uncertainty on just what might lie before them...

Public library funding should keep pace with population, Council agrees

Aurora has grown rapidly in many ways over the last 20 years, but one thing that hasn’t grown in step with the population is Provincial funding to public libraries to meet community needs.

ANB Futbol unveil plans for new facility

One of York Region’s top soccer academies is getting its own digs. ANB Futbol has announced...

2018-08-16-02
DOORS OPEN THIS SATURDAY – Joseph Felice, Senior Student Planner with the Town of Aurora and Planner Adam Robb were out at the Aurora Farmers’ Market last weekend spreading the word on Doors Open, which takes place this Saturday, August 18, with an array of sites and activities. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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2018-08-16-04

2018’s Student Athletes of the Year honoured at Council

They’re now in the final weeks of a well-earned summer of rest and relaxation after pushing themselves to be the best on the baseball diamond, on the soccer pitch, on ice, and in the pool, but Aurora’s 2018 Student Athletes put on their best and headed to Town Hall where they were celebrated for their achievements.

Unplug and come out to the Power Off & Play Festival

There is so much world to see when you take your eyes off the screens on your phone or tablet – and you will get an appetizer of the smorgasbord the world has to offer next Sunday, August 19, at the Power Off & Play Festival.

2018-08-16-05

Shifted Ground explores our nature’s present and distance past

You might not feel the earth move under your feet, and, let’s face it, neither did Carole King, but whether you feel it or not, the earth is shifting – and it will continue to do so even after we’re gone. We’re stewards of the world around us, says Rebecca Last, and one only needs to look as far as our own actions to see the impact we have on the environment.

2018-08-16-06

Aurora Votes 2018: Hammett wants to bring business eye to downtown core

As a parent, Derrick Hammett has seen kids grow up in Aurora and then leave the community to live elsewhere, whether it is the quest for more affordable housing or opportunities in other areas.

2018-08-16-09

Top 20 aspiring country stars selected for 2018 Hoedown Showdown

Singers from Aurora, King, Simcoe and Dufferin counties, and from towns and cities across Ontario, will be vying for a place in the Top 10 next week in the 2018 Hoedown Showdown competition.

Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty keep the music alive at Concerts in the Park

The homegrown Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty have been bringing the sounds of Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac to audiences across Canada for nearly 15 years, paying tribute to the timeless artists that transcend generations.

2018-08-16-07

Serve & Savour will benefit PTSD programs for local first responders

Nobody wants to over-promise and under-deliver and, in the case of Scott Maxwell, that was never even an option. Mr. Maxwell, the CEO of Wounded Warriors Canada, was presented with this challenge in 2015. Wounded Warriors Canada was born in 2006 following a bicycle bombing in Afghanistan and was dedicated to supporting injured and wounded service personnel and their families.

Doors Open Aurora arrives this Saturday, August 18

Planning Department Town of Aurora The 13th annual Doors Open Aurora event takes place this Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This ...

2018-08-16-01

Grassroots campaign aims for a Straw-Free Aurora

Straw Free Aurora hopes to make their pitch to Council next month on why Aurora should do away with plastic drinking straws.

School Board, teachers union push back on sex-ed reforms

Back to School season is upon us, a time when parents and students are busily stocking up on books and school supplies so they’re ready to face the year ahead, but there is also some uncertainty on just what might lie before them...

Sports

2018-08-16-04

2018’s Student Athletes of the Year honoured at Council

They’re now in the final weeks of a well-earned summer of rest and relaxation after pushing themselves to be the best on the baseball diamond, on the soccer pitch, on ice, and in the pool, but Aurora’s 2018 Student Athletes put on their best and headed to Town Hall where they were celebrated for their achievements.

Aurora in the elite number of 2017-18 OMHA registrations

The Aurora minor hockey scene continued to roar in the 2017-18 season. The community is one of just a dozen across Ontario to have reached the 1,000 registered minor hockey player mark last season, according to a release from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association on Sunday.

2018-08-16-08

Special Ducks swim to gold at National Summer Games

The Ducks owned the pool at the 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games earlier this month. The prestigious annual event in Antigonish, Nova Scotia hosted a pair of Aurora Special Ducks, the swimming branch of Special Olympics Aurora. Between the two, they brought home medals in five different categories, reaching the top of the podium three times.

ANB Futbol unveil plans for new facility

One of York Region’s top soccer academies is getting its own digs. ANB Futbol has announced...

Aurora FC director says 2026 World Cup will have “huge impact” on Canadian soccer

Though still eight years in the future, the 2026 FIFA World Cup is arguably already changing the landscape of Canadian soccer.

2018-08-09-07

York 9 FC names Brennan as inaugural head coach

A student of the game for over thirty years, Canadian soccer legend Jim Brennan now steps into the role of teacher. The former TFC captain, and founding organizer of York 9 FC of the newly-formed Canadian Premier League, was announced as the team’s first head coach at a news conference on Friday.

2018-08-09-06

Junior A Tigers beef up blue line with offseason deals

The junior hockey roster carousel keeps spinning, and with it comes a new set of faces to defend the Aurora Tigers’ blue line.

2018-08-02-05

Aurora FC ride hot streak to win over North Mississauga

Halfway through the League1 Ontario season, the Aurora FC men’s side is hitting its stride. The club picked up its second win of the 2018 season on Sunday evening, a 3 – 2 victory over North Mississauga SC, as part of a 2-1-1 streak dating back to mid-June.

2018-08-02-06

Varsity Lions fall to Oshawa in OFC first round

The Varsity York Legion Lions roared through the Ontario Football Conference in 2018, only to be muffled in week one of the post-season. The league’s second-best defense clashed with the league’s top offense in a battle between the Lions and Oshawa Hawkeyes at St. Max Kolbe field on Saturday, with the Hawkeyes’ high-flying passing game coming out on top 28 – 9.

Jays eliminated from North Dufferin playoff contention

A perennial contender in the North Dufferin Baseball League will be sitting out of this year’s postseason.

Arts & Culture

2018-08-16-05

Shifted Ground explores our nature’s present and distance past

You might not feel the earth move under your feet, and, let’s face it, neither did Carole King, but whether you feel it or not, the earth is shifting – and it will continue to do so even after we’re gone. We’re stewards of the world around us, says Rebecca Last, and one only needs to look as far as our own actions to see the impact we have on the environment.

2018-08-16-09

Top 20 aspiring country stars selected for 2018 Hoedown Showdown

Singers from Aurora, King, Simcoe and Dufferin counties, and from towns and cities across Ontario, will be vying for a place in the Top 10 next week in the 2018 Hoedown Showdown competition.

Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty keep the music alive at Concerts in the Park

The homegrown Fleetwood Nicks and Practically Petty have been bringing the sounds of Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac to audiences across Canada for nearly 15 years, paying tribute to the timeless artists that transcend generations.

Doors Open Aurora arrives this Saturday, August 18

Planning Department Town of Aurora The 13th annual Doors Open Aurora event takes place this Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This ...

2018-08-09-04

Mark your calendar: Doors Open at Merlin’s Hollow

Don’t miss your chance to visit Merlin’s Hollow on Saturday, August 18 as part of the thirtieth annual Doors Open Aurora Event. Be sure to drop by between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 181 Centre Crescent (a tiny road off of Centre Street between the railway track and Industrial Parkway with the garden the only house on the left).

2018-08-09-02

To Serve & Savour could be biggest-ever fundraiser for Wounded Warriors

2018-08-09-03

Wonder Woman brings “Girl Super-Power” to Movies in the Park

Last year, Gal Gadot’s new take on the classic character Wonder Woman introduced this kickass superhero to...

Save the date for Doors Open Aurora 2018

The Town of Aurora and the Heritage Advisory Committee are once again preparing to celebrate our popular Doors Open Aurora Event. This year, Doors Open Aurora features fifteen sites. Many sites feature historical buildings built in Aurora, or provide unique experiences tied to nature, art or culture.

Gorman named new Library CEO

Bruce A. Gorman has been named the incoming CEO of the Aurora Public Library. Mr. Gorman, who comes to Aurora as CEO of the Woodstock Public Library, will take the helm...

Platinum Blonde returns to Ribfest stage next month on 30th anniversary tour

Platinum Blonde, along with Rik Emmett & Resolution 9, were announced as the Ribfest headliners on Wednesday night

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