September 2017 Archive

ACTIVATING AURORA: The Cost of Convenience

By Ron Weese I introduce my freshmen students on the first day of class in the Seneca Fitness and Health Promotion Program with a challenge ...

MP’S REPORT: 2016-2017 in Review

By Leona Alleslev, MP Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill As we mark the two year anniversary of the 2015 election this fall, I can confidently say that ...

Challenges and celebrations experienced by LGBTQ+ in focus at Library

Pride Month has come and gone for another year, but there is still plenty of celebration to be had for York Region’s LGBTQ+ community. But challenges come with the territory as well, and both will be in focus this week as the Aurora Public Library opens its doors for LGBTQ+ In Conversation.


By Christina Doyle A neighbour was telling that he had been out walking with his little grandson when they met a man known to be ...

Dancers – and community leaders – lace up for Easter Seals

Since they opened their studios two years ago the dancers behind Artistica Ballroom Dance Studios set out to do something different. Backed by testimonials and international awards, their venture has gone from success to success and 2017 has been a particularly banner year for them including picking up more international awards and recently receiving a nomination as “New Business Venture of the Year” by the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

Blaze your own trail at Trailblazers music festival

Have you ever just set out to go your own way? Well, in Jared Stafford’s book, you’re a definite trailblazer. Quite simply, they’re “people who do their own thing” and the rafters of the historic Aurora Armoury will be rattling with the sounds of people doing just that with the new Trailblazers Music Festival which will take place this Saturday, September 30 as part of Culture Days.

Community leaders get out of their comfort zones in DWTS

His competitors thought he might have a bit of an edge – after all, his fancy footwork has served him well throughout his professional career. They’ve carried him to international acclaim, representing Canada and England, picking up numerous trophies along the way. But, to his dismay, Jimmy Brennan has recently discovered that there are few transferrable skills from the soccer pitch to dancing glory. Few? “None!” he contends.

Time to start thinking about 30th Hoedown

The 29th Magna Hoedown has come and gone. And what a year it was. Since its humble beginnings hosted by Frank Stronach as a backyard ...

Volunteers needed to sell pink ribbons

Chances are that someone in your life has or will be diagnosed with breast cancer. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second ...

BROCK’S BANTER: The luxury of “taking a knee”

By Brock Weir One would think there are bigger fish to fry. In the middle of large swaths of his country clamoring to clean up ...

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