(As published in the September 2014 edition of snapd Aurora)
I hope everyone had a relaxing summer break and had the chance to participate in some of the great music, movie and theatre events offered by the Town throughout July and August.
It was a busy summer at Town Hall, one that saw us welcome a new member of Council – Don Constable. I wo [...]
Last week, I attended the Association of Municipalities Conference – AMO – in London. One of the sessions I attended was a retrospective with Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.
She covered a wide range of topics in a most engaging manner. But, the one that stuck with me is the one I sent out a tweet on. “Solid political adv [...]
(As published in the August 2014 edition of snapd Aurora)
Brief downpours couldn’t keep our revelry at bay during our fantastic Canada Day festivities on June 30 and July 1. We had some phenomenal entertainment, a great parade, brilliant fireworks, and crowned a new Aurora Teen Idol – Sydney Nicholson.
The Town of Aurora features great events [...]
I have been asked by a number of people for a copy of my homily (sermon) from the joint Trinity Anglican & Aurora United Church service held at Town Park, Sunday June 15, 2014. I have taken the liberty of reproducing it here.
Good morning and thank you for the invitation to address your joint service.
Back at the end of January, I receive [...]
(As published in the July edition of snapd Aurora)
June was a fantastic month for Aurora, with a number of interesting and exciting events occurring. I feel incredibly fortunate and honoured to have greeted His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, on his commemoration visit to the Queen’s York Rangers regiment. It was a wonderful oppor [...]
(As published in the June 25, 2014 Edition of the Auroran)
It is hard to believe this is my last In Good Company column before the municipal election on October 27. I would like to thank Brock Weir and The Auroran for generously extending the opportunity to write a monthly feature to keep residents informed and updated on Town matters.
It has [...]
Highlights of Aurora Town Council – Tuesday, June 10
Aurora Community Arboretum Plan Approved.
The Town of Aurora approved a $50,000 budget request for the 2014 Capital budget to support the Aurora Community Arboretum 2014 plan. The funds were conditionally approved in December 2013, pending a presentation outlining proposed uses for the fund [...]
(as published in the June 2014 issue of snapd Aurora)
Having gone through such a long winter, it’s hard to believe we are already in June! We had a wonderful celebration of civic pride and volunteerism on May 26 at our annual Community Recognition Awards at the Aurora Seniors’ Centre, and I would like to thank this year’s recipients for the f [...]
(As published in the Auroran, May 29, 2014)
Spring brings a whirlwind of activity to communities, and Aurora is no exception. After a protracted winter, it’s nice to get out and participate in the many events taking place around Town.
I had the privilege of acting as Master of Ceremonies at our annual Community Recognition and Citizen of the [...]
It is my pleasure to present the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award.
This individual, selected by the Office of the Mayor in consultation with a small group of dedicated community volunteers, demonstrates an all-around community involvement.
This year’s recipient can be described no better than a woman who “gets stuff done” no matter the time, th [...]