Posts by Geoffrey Dawe

snapd, June 2015

snapd, June 2015
(As published in the June issue of snapd Aurora) Mayor Geoffrey Dawe snapd Aurora – June 2015 I am extremely pleased that the annual Run or Walk for Southlake Regional Health Centre far exceeded its goal of $175,000. Congratulations to everyone who participated and pledged to help fund this world-class health facility. Spring is always a busy [...]

Just the facts, ma’am!

Just the facts, ma’am!
(As printed in the May 28th edition of the Auroran) Followers of the 1950s crime drama Dragnet will doubtlessly note the inspiration of this month’s In Good Company article as the famous catch phrase from actor Jack Webb, in his persona of title character Detective Joe Friday. Friday had an unswerving knack for simplifying situations with a d [...]

Volunteering, and the Facts!

Volunteering, and the Facts!
(As presented in the May 28th edition of the Banner) I would like to start this month’s Aurora Matters column with words of thanks to the many volunteers who give so selflessly of their time to help their neighbours and their community. On Monday, May 25, approximately 200 people attended the Aurora Seniors’ Centre to pay tribute to the volun [...]

Citizen of the Year – 2015

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Monday, May 26, 2015 I am delighted to present our final award of the evening  the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award. This individual is selected by the Office of the Mayor, in consultation with a small group of dedicated community volunteers, for his or her commitment to all-round community involvement. This year’s recipient can be described as [...]

Community Recognition Awards – ...

Community Recognition Awards – 2015
Monday, May 26, 2015 Good evening and welcome to the Town of Aurora’s 2015 Community Recognition and Citizen of the Year Awards. Volunteers enrich our community and play a critical role in mentoring others, supporting charitable causes, running sporting programs and organizing important initiatives that support our Town and its residents. The [...]

Things on the move….

Things on the move….
(As published in the April 30, 2015 edition of the Aurora Banner) It is great to have my Aurora Matters column back in the pages of The Banner after a hiatus last year due to the October municipal election. This is an excellent forum for me to reach out to residents on happenings at Town Hall, and I would like to thank York Region Media Group [...]

53st Annual Aurora Art Show and Sale ...

53st Annual Aurora Art Show and Sale Opening Gala
Good evening. Thank you for attending the 53rd Annual Aurora Art Show and Sale Opening Gala Reception. This is a special occasion not only because this event is in its sixth decade but because it so abundantly demonstrates the long-standing commitment the Town of Aurora has made to the arts and cultural community. There aren’t too many shows [...]

snapd, May 2015

snapd, May 2015
(As published in the May 2015 edition of snapd Aurora) I would like to thank the hundreds of people who came to support the Aurora Chamber Home Show at the Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex from April 10 to 12. This is a great annual event that showcases the many businesses in our community, and the Chamber volunteers deserve a round of appl [...]

Looking forward, Looking back

Looking forward, Looking back
(As published in the April 23rd edition of the Auroran) I think the true sign that “spring has sprung” is the appearance of many events across communities in Ontario. Aurora is certainly not exempt from this, as our always popular Easter Egg Hunt took place on Saturday, April 4 at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre. We had beautiful weather for this [...]

Aurora Council Highlights, April 14, ...

Aurora Council Highlights, April 14, 2015
Highlights of Aurora Town Council and Special Council Meetings Tuesday, April 14 Town to form AFLC Working Group to oversee upgrades During a Special Council Meeting convened by Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Council members voted to form a Working Group to oversee ongoing upgrades to the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (AFLC). The decision follows an Op [...]

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