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We’re thrilled to be at the with our friends from the Aurora Music Festival at Aurora Town Park on Saturday, August 5 to support live music in our great town!

Drop by to our colourful new booth to say hi while you’re over taking in the live music today, and discover the great things we have in store for the upcoming 2017/18 season at the Aurora Cultural Centre.

Registration opens today for a range of programs for children, youth and adults.

Courses descriptions and pricing will be available to view on website as of today.

Registration is open as of 9 am in-person at the Centre, or on the phone at 905 713-1818. Please note that we are unable to accept registrations either by phone or in person before this time.

TAKE PART in the Milestone Mural creation process

DISCOVER the exhibits: Call to Action #83: Quest for Truth and Reconciliation & Liz Menard’s Watershed

Join us to collaborate, discuss and enjoy the process for the Canada150 Milestone Murals.

Two days to choose from!

THURSDAY JULY 13, 2017  |  3 – 6PM

THURSDAY AUGUST 3, 2017  |  3 – 6PM

We’ll have short introduction to the project and the production ​process. Templates will be available as a method to record your contributions.
What makes Canada great? What visuals, words or feelings come to mind? You are encouraged to share stories, have discussions or create visuals in these arts experiences.

​Your​ visual, written and verbal contributions ​will directly influence the finished look of the mural.

ALL WELCOME ​& LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED ​- No Age Limit to Creativity

​Won’t be able to join, but still want to contribute a story, memory or visual? Send us your ideas:
canada150murals@auroraculturalcentre.ca

Join us to collaborate, discuss and enjoy the process for the Canada150 Milestone Murals.

Two days to choose from!

THURSDAY JULY 13, 2017  |  3 – 6PM

THURSDAY AUGUST 3, 2017  |  3 – 6PM

We’ll have short introduction to the project and the production ​process. Templates will be available as a method to record your contributions.
What makes Canada great? What visuals, words or feelings come to mind? You are encouraged to share stories, have discussions or create visuals in these arts experiences.

​Your​ visual, written and verbal contributions ​will directly influence the finished look of the mural.

ALL WELCOME ​& LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED ​- No Age Limit to Creativity

​Won’t be able to join, but still want to contribute a story, memory or visual? Send us your ideas:
canada150murals@auroraculturalcentre.ca
It’s a tale as old as time – and this summer, it’s coming to the Aurora Cultural Centre. 

Presented by the nearly-world-famous DuffleBag Theatre

When a handsome but arrogant prince insults a mysterious old woman who appears at his door one rainy night, he finds himself magically transformed into a “horrible, nasty Beast”! The spell can only be broken when he learns to love another more than he loves himself. Fortunately, fate sends a bright and beautiful village girl, searching for her missing father in the forest, towards the hidden castle. Can the Beast learn his lesson and redeem himself before it’s too late? DuffleBag’s adaptation of this timeless classic is guaranteed to ring a Belle!

Suitable for young children.

Tickets required for children ages 1 and up

General Admission seating: 1:30 pm

Performance: 2 pm

TICKETS

$10 each + HST
Family Pack of 4 for $35 + HST

WHERE TO PURCHASE

IN – PERSON: 22 Church Street, Aurora ON

OVER-THE-PHONE: 905 713 1818

DuffleBag Theatre is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the performing arts to young people.

Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.

Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate in the Call to Action #83, REVEAL.

Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from August 12 – November 11, 2017.

Take a glimpse into the fascinating history of Central York Fire Services (CYFS) in this local heritage display. CYFS was created fifteen years ago on January 1, 2002 from an amalgamation of the former Town of Aurora Fire Department and Town of Newmarket Fire Department. These organizations separately have been serving Aurora and Newmarket since c. 1859. This display showcases the amazing technological advancements in fire protection services through interesting photographs, artifacts, and old uniforms from days gone by. Curated by Rod Bruton, CYFS Historian.

A multi-artist, two city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917: 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible.  It was a coming of age story.

Curated by brothers Dave and Ross Rheaume, artists from Ottawa and Toronto will tell the story of milestones in history, medicine, art/science and sports, arts and entertainment.

It was to be one of the most difficult and challenging years in Canada’s then young history. On the battlefields of Europe Canadians perished by the thousands while at home unrest and riots over conscription broke out.  In Halifax one of the greatest maritime disasters destroyed most of the city. Women fought for the vote.  The legendary Tom Thomson passed away under mysterious circumstances and the NHL was born. 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible.  It was a coming of age story.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017  6 – 8pm

Participating Ottawa Artists:

  • Ross Rheaume
  • Andrew King
  • Lydia Pepin
  • Stan Harwood

Participating Toronto/West artists:

  • Dave Rheaume
  • Ken Kirsch
  • Brian Harvey
  • Linda Finn
  • JoEllen Brydon
  • Michael MacLean
  • Erin Whitten Crysdale
  • Ian Bodnaryk
  • Sue Miller
  • Catherine Mills

This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by 8 indigenous and 8 non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” .  The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’

Participating Artists:

  • Peter Adams,
  • Nathalie Bertin,
  • Jennie Clark,
  • Xavier Fernandes,
  •  Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
  • Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
  • Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
  • Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
  • Jeanette Luchese
  • Christina Luck
  • Joanna McEwen,
  • Mary Louise Meiers
  • Jon Oelrichs
  • Mercedes Sandy
  • Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
  • Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Saturday August 19, 2017  | 1 – 4 pm (same day as Doors Open Aurora!)

Reveal – Wednedsay September 27, 2017 – 6 to 8:30 pm

How these artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 – the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.

PLUS!  Participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.

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