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Photo: Veteran Albert Arcand at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park during Remembrance Day, November 08, 2015, Sunday. Video: Veteran Albert Arcand at the Aurora War Memorial Peace Park during Remembrance Day, November 11, 2015, Wednesday Veteran Albert Arcand died peacefully in Aurora on Thursday, January 5, 2017; two years after this video was filmed …

I had been eyeing to visit St. Andrew’s College (SAC) (Town of Aurora, Ontario, Canada) for a long time now. I was just curious to see this hidden facility that I had driven by so many times on Yonge Street in Aurora. The opportunity came during the Doors Open Aurora event last Saturday (August 15th, 2015). …

This is our first year attending Doors Open Aurora with our seven year old. Perhaps that has something to do with his better attention span. However, this is my third year visiting various heritage locations in Aurora. I am glad that some of the locations repeat from year to year since I am never able to …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …

Today thought. My thought. It is a simple fact, everything eventually deteriorates. Everything has a life span; and wear and tear. Even perpetual machine cannot exist. Therefore, we will be fooling ourselves if the requirement for heritage preservation was to keep everything original. Change is part of the history. Through change we can definitely connect with the past; …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …

At the Hillary House National Historic Site, I call them scribbles on the wall; dated signatures, messages or notes left behind. I like scribbles on the wall. I like them a lot. Maybe just because they are black and white proof of one’s visit. “I was here,” the most common I have seen. It makes …

Last Saturday I arrived at Hillary House (July 18th, 2015). At the entrance gate, I told him, “you should wear a hat, you are right in the heat.” The man with a colourful collection bucket replied, “I didn’t know they would put me here.” I offered him an umbrella but he declined. He said he …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …

52 Pick Me Up is a community-based sports heritage project celebrating the year of Sport in Aurora. Through the collaborative effort between The Aurora Heritage Authority, the Aurora Museum & Archives, Boulevard Design, Sport Aurora and the Aurora Sport Hall of Fame a set of collectable cards will be released weekly at a variety of …