November 8, 2018

The Continuing Education of Carl Bedal

Second World War veteran and retired teacher educates students on importance of Remembrance Day.

One-hundred bells will peal Aurora to mark Armistice anniversary

The peal of over 100 bells will be in the air over Aurora on Sunday as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, the formal end of the First World War.

Remembrance Week begins with Armistice celebration at Legion

It was a walk through time at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday night as the local veterans association kicked ...

Overtime hero Ball lifts Tigers over rival Royals

A rollercoaster of a weekend for the Junior A Aurora Tigers ended on a positive note Saturday, picking up a crucial extra point in the ongoing saga of the Aurora-Markham rivalry.

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STANDING VIGIL — Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Colour Guard and the Queen’s York Rangers Army Cadets stand vigil at the start of Saturday night’s annual Remembrance Day dinner. Auroran photo by Brock Weir

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Organizers promise exciting surprises at Wednesday’s Youth Innovation Fair

Whether they have been working in the classroom or on their own time, local youth have been working on innovations they hope will have a positive impact on the world around them – and this Wednesday will be their time to shine as the Town of Aurora hosts the second annual Youth Innovation Fair.

New Deputy Mayor “humbled” by community’s support

Harold Kim would have been just as happy placing sixth in the 16-way Council race, but residents of Aurora thought otherwise, giving him the edge to crown him Aurora’s Deputy Mayor for the next four years.

Crowds flock to Bayview & St. John’s for T&T Supermarket grand opening

Over 100 people eager to be among the first to walk through the doors of Aurora’s newest supermarket were on the outside looking in as a colourful Lion Dance and the firing of miniature confetti cannons marked the opening of T&T.

Nature gets artist through Thick and Thin

Nature stirs emotion in everyone, whether it is the calm and quiet of a red leaf fluttering to the ground in a light fall breeze, or the thunder of an ocean wave crashing against the rocks.

Conversation Circle helps newcomer kids – with boost from Trillium Foundation

If you’ve ever been the new kid in class, you know how difficult it can be to find your feet in a new environment. But, put yourself in the shoes of a child in the same situation who is new to Canada, new to English, and struggling to find the words to forge ahead.

Let them know you care: Cards and letters to Canadian soldiers collected through November 16

A few kind words can pack a punch, especially if you’re away from home over the holidays. If you are serving your country, this can have an even more powerful impact.

Business Excellence Awards set to recognize 21 entrepreneurs, innovators and more

Twenty-one large and small businesses, new and established, entrepreneurs and innovators will have their moment in the spotlight next Thursday as the Aurora Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2018 Business Excellence Awards Gala Dinner.

Student vote supported Mrakas

Eligible voters put their weight behind Tom Mrakas as Aurora’s next mayor – as did the voters of tomorrow.

The Continuing Education of Carl Bedal

Second World War veteran and retired teacher educates students on importance of Remembrance Day.

One-hundred bells will peal Aurora to mark Armistice anniversary

The peal of over 100 bells will be in the air over Aurora on Sunday as the world marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, the formal end of the First World War.

Sports

Ormond makes history with fourth OFSAA Cross-Country title

Make it a clean sweep, and a new Ontario record, for Aurora’s Cameron (Cami) Ormond. Ormond made history in Dundas on Saturday in capturing her fourth straight OFSAA cross country gold medal, the first woman to ever do so while becoming the second to win four throughout her high school career.

Sports Hall welcomes coach, linesman into Class of 2018

For the first time in two years, the Aurora Sports Hall of Fame is welcoming new members for their contributions on the other side of the whiteboards and whistles.

Overtime hero Ball lifts Tigers over rival Royals

A rollercoaster of a weekend for the Junior A Aurora Tigers ended on a positive note Saturday, picking up a crucial extra point in the ongoing saga of the Aurora-Markham rivalry.

Aurora reclaims title in Battle of Yonge Street

The Newmarket Minor Hockey offices are about to get a hint of black and yellow. The thirteenth edition of the Battle of Yonge Street saw all teams across the Aurora and Newmarket Minor Hockey landscape meet on the ice over the weekend, split between the Aurora Community Centre and Newmarket’s Magna Centre.

Junior A Tigers stretch winning streak to four

Just hitting the one-third mark of the Ontario Junior Hockey League regular season schedule, the Aurora Tigers remain the kings of the jungle.

Thomas crowned Sport Aurora Athlete of the Year

While still forging his path in the hockey world’s landscape, Robert Thomas’ legacy will forever be immortalized in Aurora sports culture. The 19-year old St. Louis Blues prospect was honoured Saturday at the Mayor’s Breakfast of Champions as the 2018 Athlete of the Year, sponsored by Sport Aurora.

Aurora trail system a haven for ASHoF inductee Allan

Competing in Ironman competitions across North America – from Wisconsin, to Lake Placid, to the athlete haven known as Kona, Hawaii, Paolina Allan now finds herself training on the extensive trails system that winds through Aurora.

Foegele carving out role with NHL’s Hurricanes

Four years after hearing his name called in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Warren Foegele is finally living his childhood dream.

Aurora’s Nembhard ready for freshman year of college hoops

With great talent, comes great responsibility. Projected as a first round draft pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Andrew Nembhard is being thrust into a starting role on the varsity basketball squad at one of the NCAA’s most prestigious schools, all at the age of 18.

Mustangs drop close decision to St. Brother Andre in Director’s Cup

A sea of red, white, blue, and gold covered St. Brother Andre’s campus on Friday, the hosts of the annual Director’s Cup with the St. Maximilian Kolbe Mustangs.

Arts & Culture

Nature gets artist through Thick and Thin

Nature stirs emotion in everyone, whether it is the calm and quiet of a red leaf fluttering to the ground in a light fall breeze, or the thunder of an ocean wave crashing against the rocks.

Soldiers past and present underscore ties between the military and sport at exhibition opening

At the end of the day, when it comes to sport, there are winners and losers – but what you learn from your losses can be more valuable than anything else. This was the message brought to the Aurora Museum & Archives on Thursday night as they celebrated the opening of Play Hard, Fight Hard: Sport and the Canadian Military, a travelling exhibition now on

Armistice through a local lens: Cultural groups to mark 100th anniversary with poignant evening

The signing of the Armistice nearly 100 years ago was a time of celebration across the country, including here in Aurora. But, while it was a day to celebrate the fact that...

Creativity comes together for Ontario Public Libraries week

Student Eric Shoesmith's beautiful photo of a national park in Nova Scotia was the winner of this year's One Book One Aurora photography contest hosted by the Aurora Public Library and The Auroran Newspaper, the theme of which was "Shoot the Land

Victory all around as Hillary House Ball is seventh annual sell-out

Victory was in the air on Saturday night as the Aurora Historical Society hosted their seventh annual Hillary House Ball, a sell-out event at King Valley Golf Club.

Dancing with the Stars crosses $250k fundraising mark to Easter Seals kids to camp

Local celebrities burned up the dance floor to make dreams come true for Easter Seals Kids this month, in the fourth annual Dancing with the Stars Newmarket-Aurora.

Educational programs abound in Cultural Centre’s 2018-2019 season

Whether you’re a teen looking to play the ukulele for the first time, or an adult looking to flex some long-resting creative muscles, the Aurora Cultural Centre’s Educational Programs offer something for everyone.

Apparitions abound as artist Hourie and Cultural Centre dive into macabre

Award-winning artist Troy Hourie creates a world of wonder. Whether it unfolds on the stage, within a small cabinet, or in the palm of the hand, he focuses on creating awe and advancing the form of “spectatorship” into an experience that is wholly immersive – and sometimes a bit spooky.

Cultural Centre lifts curtain on “Transformative & Bold” season By Brock Weir

As they approach their tenth anniversary, the Aurora Cultural Centre has established itself as a hub for the full artistic experience, but now they are kicking things up a notch, unveiling a new season they can only describe as “Transformative and Bold.”

Small-town Girl, Big-time Dream: Winner Announced for Magna Hoedown Showdown

Schomberg musician Vicki Biersteker is the winner of the 2018 Magna Hoedown Showdown. The finals took place on September 14 at the Magna Tent in Aurora. Biersteker, 22, competed onstage against nine other up-and-coming country artists...

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