Arts and Culture

Youth Music Night under the stars set for June 1 at Hillary House

May 17, 2017   ·   0 Comments


In the last couple of years, a select group of co-op students have been welcomed with open arms by the Aurora Historical Society to work at Hillary House National Historic Site.

Powwow will signal “New Beginnings”

A “life changing” moment is just around the corner for residents of Aurora, one which ...


Aurora Community Band to debut original song for Canada 150

O Canada and The Maple Leaf Forever are just two patriotic songs that have reached “anthem” status – officially and unofficially – in our collective consciousness since Confederation a century-and-a-half ago. But, will a specially commissioned song by the Aurora Community Band to mark Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year have the potential to reach those heights? Well, there is no better way to tell...


Being “different” pays off at 55th Aurora Art Show

Despite an artistic life devoted to capturing the wonders of nature through his camera lens, now and then Aurora photographer Ralph Brunner decides to let loose.

A country comes of age and a life comes full circle in new exhibition

Many historians cite the Battle of Vimy Ridge as the time Canada came of age as a nation. For the thousands of young men who took up arms to fight for King and Country it was the time they too came of age.


Spring into art with revamped Studio Tour

Spring has sprung, and so have the creative juices of local artists as they prepare to welcome aficionados and everyday art lovers into their studios this month.


Cardinal Carter student inspires through Canada Reads

If you happened to turn on CBC Radio for Canada Reads this week and thought you heard a few familiar voices – you were right, thanks to Sheetal Kapadia.


Cultural Centre’s founding Executive Director moves on after eight years

When Laura Schembri walked through the doors of the Church...


Art Heals challenges viewer to see the world through new eyes

People spend so much time thinking, ‘If only I had more time, I would…” and, according to Shannon Leigh Phair, they invariably have a list of things to fill in that blank. But, what if the real question was what you would do if you had less time? That is the question Ms. Phair started weighing when, in February of 2014, she was diagnosed with colon cancer aged just 32.


Library wants LGBTQ+ views on how to better serve community

LGBTQ+ youth often feel they don’t have the safe spaces to speak out on the issues that matter to them, and how the community can best address those needs. But, the Aurora Public Library wants you to know they are one of those safe spaces and they want to hear from you.

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