June 23, 2016

2016-06-23-01

Bumper crop of locks raise thousands for Canadian Cancer Society

Cheers went up from her classmates when hairstylists presented Georgia Barrington with a Ziploc bag full of her long tresses on Monday, but things didn’t stop there.

Yonge and Wellington left turn ban eyed for Fall

If you’re in the habit of trying to turn left at Yonge and Wellington during the morning and afternoon rush, you might have to come up with a few alternative routes this fall.

Study to lay groundwork for “heritage landscapes”

Wide vistas and approaches to well-known historic landmarks can evoke powerful memories and feelings for people who hold them dear – and these landscapes could become protected in Aurora following a Council decision last week.

Barbarians bring experience and skill to Ontario Women’s rugby

Not much has changed in the Aurora Barbarians women’s rugby program from the 2015 season to the present: in terms of success, at least. After hoisting the Ontario Women’s League Cup in 2015 for...

2016-06-23-05
SPRING INTO SUMMER – Students at Rick Hansen Public School, like Shaoyang, bounced their way closer to summer holidays last Friday at the school’s annual “Hansenpalooza.” The annual year-end fair which incorporated bouncy castles, road hockey, and other family-friendly activities, has become an annual favourite with members of the community and lasted until dusk. AURORAN PHOTO BY GLENN RODGER

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Canada Day parade shortened due to “accessibility” concerns

Aurora’s Canada Day Parade will be shorter this year, following concerns raised over “accessibility.” Participants in this year’s Canada Day Parade will gather at Wellington Street to prepare for the parade, which formally begins just south of the intersection on Mosley Street.

Townhouse complex approved amid concerns for downtown retail

A development of 126 stacked back-to-back townhouses spread between six four-storey blocks has been approved for Aurora’s Downtown Core, despite some worries of the impacts it might have on local traffic and retail.

2016-06-23-06

Healthy Kids Challenge plants summer seeds at St. Joseph

Students are now in the home stretch before packing up their books for a well-earned summer vacation but, as the school year winds to a close, local leaders are hoping they’ve put down the solid foundation of a healthy and active summer.

2016-06-23-02

Vikings, Pioneer Days, Passports and “CCR” help ring in Canada’s Birthday

Take a trip around Canada without leaving Aurora, catch up with Vikings, and chill out before fireworks to a tribute to Credence Clearwater Revival as Lambert Willson Park becomes Birthday Party Central this Canada Day.

New Sports Hall of Fame will transform the SARC – but at a cost

With four new members in the class of 2016, the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame is on the move to bigger digs and, if all goes according to plan, it will dramatically transform what you see when you walk into the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex.

2016-06-23-03

Polo for Heart brings fashion and equestrian to York Region

The Gormley Polo Club in Richmond Hill was the site for polo enthusiasts from across North America over the weekend to get a taste of the rich equestrian culture of York Region.

See what’s on “The Bookshelf” Saturday with York Region authors

Detective Albert Hodgins is a man on a mission. The Toronto police officer’s adventures have taken him to Stouffville and Woodbridge so far and his next case, given to him by his creator, author Nanci Pattenden, is set to take him to Aurora, solving a murder unfolding during the holiday season in 1874.

2016-06-23-01

Bumper crop of locks raise thousands for Canadian Cancer Society

Cheers went up from her classmates when hairstylists presented Georgia Barrington with a Ziploc bag full of her long tresses on Monday, but things didn’t stop there.

Yonge and Wellington left turn ban eyed for Fall

If you’re in the habit of trying to turn left at Yonge and Wellington during the morning and afternoon rush, you might have to come up with a few alternative routes this fall.

Study to lay groundwork for “heritage landscapes”

Wide vistas and approaches to well-known historic landmarks can evoke powerful memories and feelings for people who hold them dear – and these landscapes could become protected in Aurora following a Council decision last week.

Sports

Senior Jays win two of three over weekend

The Aurora Jays bounced back from two-straight losses with a pair of wins Sunday in North Dufferin Baseball League action. In Creemore to take on the Braves in an afternoon doubleheader, the AA squad spread 19 hits over the two games to sweep the miniseries.

2016-06-23-03

Polo for Heart brings fashion and equestrian to York Region

The Gormley Polo Club in Richmond Hill was the site for polo enthusiasts from across North America over the weekend to get a taste of the rich equestrian culture of York Region.

2016-06-23-04

Barbarians bring experience and skill to Ontario Women’s rugby

Not much has changed in the Aurora Barbarians women’s rugby program from the 2015 season to the present: in terms of success, at least. After hoisting the Ontario Women’s League Cup in 2015 for...

2016-06-16-12

Aurora Youth Soccer hits the pitch for house league tourney

The Aurora Youth Soccer Club held its annual June Festival last weekend, a chance for house league players of all ages to meet in a two-day tournament across Aurora’s fields.

Senior Jays back in the win column

The AA Aurora Jays bounced back from their first two losses of the North Dufferin Baseball League season last week with back-to-back wins.

2016-06-16-09

AUFC’s Adjei scores twice in tie with Toronto Skillz

A late penalty kick allowed Toronto Skillz to earn their first point of the men’s Ontario League 1 season on Saturday at Sheppard’s Bush, playing to a 3 – 3 tie with Aurora United FC.

2016-06-16-13

Murphy, Stemmle, Kitchen & Galbraith enter Sports Hall of Fame

The Class of 2016, which honours heroes on the ice and snow, will be inducted this November in a special ceremony at St. Andrew's College.

2016-06-16-10

Saints tackle commits to play top-level NCAA football

Gregor MacKellar can already add a number of career highlights to his football resume: the offensive tackle was...

Aurora Jays drop two on the road

A hot start for the North Dufferin Baseball League’s Aurora Jays has cooled down after back-to-back losses over the weekend. The fourth week of the AA season got off on the right foot with an 8 – 5 win over the Bolton Dodgers Tuesday at Lambert Willson Park, riding the wave of a four-run sixth inning and staving off a comeback in the seventh.

2016-06-09-08

Mustangs rugby falls short in OFSAA Championships

The St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs saw their rugby season end on the province’s biggest stage last weekend, competing in the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations AAA championship at Fletcher’s Field in Markham.

Arts & Culture

2016-06-16-03

St. Max art students pay it forward for kids in need

As passionate art students, the power of art on young minds is not lost on the Art Council at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic High School and now, as the school year draws to a close, they could just be paving the way for the artists of tomorrow.

2016-05-26-05

Collaboration is key for working moms with Dreams, Yo!

There must be something organic in Aurora that nurtures artists, opine photographer Angela Durante Dukat and painter Meredith Blunt. When each woman moved to Aurora with their families, neither of them had any idea there were “dozens and dozens” of artists each working out of their homes, waiting for the occasional yearly group art show to make connections and get beneath the surface of what makes each other tick.

Multicultural Festival moving to September 10 – and a different park

Aurora’s first multicultural festival will now take place September 10 at Ada Johnson Park. The celebration of the many cultures that make up Aurora is...

2016-04-28-04

Aurora Music Festival will host the sounds of summer

Music festivals during the warmer Aurora months have come and gone, but a new Aurora Summer Music Festival, headlined by...

2016-03-03-02

Fall under the spell of “Under the Visible Life”

New novel by Canadian author Kim Echlin is Aurora Public Library's selection for the 2016 One Book One Aurora campaign.

2016-01-28-02

Coffee House musicians look to provide Aurorans their moment of Zen

Do you ever have those weekend moments of standing by the window, coffee in hand, watching the snow fall, or watching the sunrise, completely at peace with the world? For musician Jared Stafford, that ...