Friday, February 16, 2024

Aurora Arctic Adventure 2017 – Warm for a Change

It was a beautiful day! The Aurora Arctic Adventure 2017 Family Day event at the historic Town Park on February 20th endured record high temperatures, perhaps even historic temperatures. The banks of snow from last week’s snow fall were big enough failing to melt completely. The ice ring was semi-functional and was not restricted to skates only.

If you missed coming out, means you missed lots of FUN activities, but remember there is always the next year since the Aurora Arctic Adventure is the annual Family Day event in our Town.

In the last few years super cold temperatures didn’t stop people from coming out and enjoying family time at the Aurora Town Park; and now we know that the warm temperatures didn’t prevent people from coming out on such a beautiful sunny day either [smiling]. The snow and mud is somehow a good combination. People kept coming in and leaving, and kept park full throughout the day.

“… talk local history because it is Canada’s history.”

What’s there to tell about activities? They were all fun, some educational and intriguing; and for everyone.

Now here is something would have been good to do this year. 2013 was a special year for our Town. Town of Aurora celebrated its 150th birthday. 2017 is also a special year where Canada marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Many reasons to celebrate our Canadian history; and Canada’s history is not limited to our local community history.

2017 year would have been a good year to step up and perhaps talk local history because it is Canada’s history.

Our Town Park is special. It’s a historic site. If you were to stand in the middle of the park, any direction you face there is a story to tell. Canada 150 is about celebrations of communities in Canada and we are one of those communities with a rich history to tell.

” … it is safe to call our Town Park Aurora’s community a special gathering place.”

The Town Park is an historic place surrounded by many known buildings. On the west side of the park resides former Wells Street Public School, now lofts. The Lennox House on the left side of the school and the Aurora Masonic Hall on the right, the home of The Rising Sun Lodge #129. On the east side of the park, same side as the playground more to the north we have the Aurora Armoury, now open for inside activities. Believe or not, there is more.

The Town Park in Aurora is a place in the Aurora community where residents gather on a regular basis – and I think it is safe to call our Town Park Aurora’s community a special gathering place.

Thumbs up for another great Arctic Adventure Aurora! See you next year.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

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