(As published in the November 2017 edition of snapd Aurora)

As we welcome the colder weather and move towards winter, please take the time to enjoy walking outdoors and exploring the beautiful scenery. Walk around and discover the natural land and mixed forests of the Tim Jones Trail (formerly the Nokiidaa Trail), which connects the municipal facilities and links to the Klaus Wehrenberg Trail. Aurora also has more than 46 parks, numerous bicycle paths and a community arboretum. We recently celebrated the grand opening of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Park, Aurora’s first accessible park featuring a sensory garden, rubberized surface, sandbox, meditation area and more.

Thank you to the many residents and visitors who came out to attend the Colours of Fall Concert and Aurora’s Haunted Forest. The success of these events would not be possible without the support from our community.

Honour the veterans from the armed forces who have died in the line of duty and attend the annual Remembrance Day services in Aurora presented by Aurora’s Royal Canadian Legion. The parade starts at 10 a.m. from Dunning Avenue to Yonge Street. A service will be held at the Cenotaph at 11 a.m. Support our veterans and purchase a poppy to memorialize the soldiers who gave their lives for our country.

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season at the Santa Under The Stars Parade on Saturday, November 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy the beauty of the decorated floats, marching bands and a chance to see Santa Claus! Stay tuned for more exciting holiday events in December. For more information, please visit aurora.ca/specialevents.

Stay connected with the Town. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and get involved in our community.

My monthly radio spot is on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:45 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.  Tune into 105.9 The Region and listen to Mayors in the Morning. This is one of the great ways that helps me stay connected to residents. Please email, tweet or call in questions about our Town. For more information, visit 1059theregion.com/mayors.

Until next time Aurora, see you around Town!