Mayor Dawe's Sesquicentennial Levee
Under a collection of candles and warm memories, the Town of Aurora celebrates its anniversary with 150 years on the map! Mayor Geoff Dawe and the Town of Aurora staff decided the best way to let everyone in on the festivities was to invite the whole community out for a winter carnival at the Aurora Town Park on Wells and Mosley. The Mayor's Sesquicentennial Levee has been in motion for some time now (they've only had a hundred years to plan, after all) and with something as historical as this, the only way to do it is as make it as big as possible!
The whole park was a playground for any kids anxious for some broomball, skating or wagon rides in the horse drawn sleigh. And parents got to meet and greet their neighbours and town dignitaries huddled over the bonfire with cups of hot coffee. Former Mayor Tim Jones played the role of emcee for the celebration, with a guest list of Aurora's A list to share some pride for their home town. Newmarket-Aurora MP Lois Brown spoke about her roots and the Aurora Town Crier welcomed in the lords and ladies from all over the community. Various faith leaders were also invited and spoke words of prayer and blessing for Aurora and her citizens. But no anniversary is complete without a gift from the family. In a competition to give the town flag a makeover, Victoria Harris was chosen the winner and the day was capped off by hoisting the new flag for to commemorate the occasion. Here's to another 150 years, Aurora!
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