Loft Pop Up Shop

Welcome teens to our Loft Pop Up Shop! Drop by and try some of our free pop up activities. Open to teens ages 12 to 17 years.

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Fall 2019 Season Loft Pop Up Shop Dates

Art Smash
Thursday, September 26 at 6 p.m.

Button It Up
Thursday, October 24 at 6 p.m.

No Cook Snack
Thursday, November 28 at 6 p.m.

Loft Pop Up Shop - Flyer

Aurora's Youth Innovation Fair
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Town of Aurora is proud to support youth innovation and community engagement through Aurora’s Youth Innovation Fair. Proudly sponsored by Desjardins Insurance and the Rotary Club of Aurora, the fair is open to students in grades 4 to 12 and features a wide variety of innovative ideas and inventions created by youth. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to engage in innovation and share their ideas to tackle real-world issues.

Image of Youth Innovation Fair overhead viewTo participate, youth can submit their idea or invention and present to the community at Aurora's Youth Innovation Fair in November. Community and industry judges will visit and review each participant’s booth to select category winners for each age group. Categories include “Most Innovative”, “Community Leadership”, and “Eco-Friendly”. Students can participate in the following age groups:

  • Junior: Grades 4 to 6
  • Intermediate: Grades 7 to 9
  • Senior: Grades 10 to 12

This year's fair, taking place on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., offers the community a chance to experience ideas from youth all over Aurora and the surrounding area. Themes or topics of entries can include but are not limited to: technology, science, performance, conservation, or building projects. Judges will be examining the following criteria:

  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Community Leadership
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Functionality

Participants can enter as an individual or as part of a group. Please note that each youth can only submit one entry into the fair each year (e.g. as an individual OR as part of a group). Applications are due by November 8, 2019 and can be submitted to or dropped off at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex (135 Industrial Parkway North).

Youth Innovation Fair - Flyer

Youth Innovation Fair - Application and FAQ

Thank you to our Event Sponsors

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National Youth Week
May 1 to 7, 2020

The Town of Aurora is proud to celebrate National Youth Week from May 1 to May 7 annually. Youth are a vital part of each community and contribute meaningful experiences through their participation in a wide variety of programs. Whether it is recreation, arts, civic engagement, drama, dance, sport, volunteerism, or leadership, their contributions help shape our communities.

Image from previous national youth week eventThroughout May 1 to May 7, we celebrate teens aged 12 to 17 by offering a schedule full of free programs, events, and opportunities.

Past event and programs have included YNBA Basketball Tournament, Aurora Art Show & Sale, C.M.H.A.& Y.E.C. Trivia Night, Community Book Sale, and free drop-ins!

For more information or to get involved, please email

Aurora’s Teen Idol - Summer

Are you between the ages of 12 and 17 and a resident of Aurora? Then you could be Aurora’s next Teen Idol. The deadline to register is Friday, June 7. The form is available at This annual competition is a great opportunity for budding artists.

Image from previous teen idol eventFor the audition round, each participant will prepare one song which they will perform in front of three judges. They can choose any song of their choice. The auditions will be taking place in June of each year. When you register to participate, more details, including the audition location will be sent to you.

The judges will be choosing eight semi-finalists which will perform one more time on Canada Day in Lambert Willson Park. Not only will these eight semi-finalists get to perform on the Canada Day stage, but each semi-finalist will also be invited to perform the national anthem at the beginning of one of the Concerts in the Park during the summer.

Youth Volunteer Fair
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Do you need volunteer hours for high school? Are you interested in getting involved in your community?

Image from previous youth volunteer fair eventThe Town of Aurora hosts a Fall Youth Volunteer Fair each year to provide an opportunity for youth to speak with community organizations about current or potential volunteer opportunities. We hope to inform youth ages 12 to 17 not only about opportunities to complete their high school community service hours requirement, but also about how they can get involved in their communities at large.

Our next fair is taking place on Thursday, September 17, 2020. Representatives from community organizations in Aurora and York Region will be onsite from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on that date at the Aurora Family Leisure Complex. Youth will have a chance to learn about opportunities directly from community organizations or sign up for opportunities on the spot. For more information or to sign-up as a community organization, please contact

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