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Aurora's Arctic Adventure

Celebrate Family Day with your loved ones. Enjoy a variety of activities such as ice carvings, outdoor skating, live entertainment including the Speaking of Wildlife Show, and so much more. All activities are free!


Aurora's Snow Sculpture Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated in Aurora’s Snow Sculpture contest! We are so impressed with the creativity and hard work you put into making these masterpieces! 

The results are in! Congratulations to our winner and honourable mention! 

Winner – The Walker Family 

The Walker Family

Honourable Mention – Team Niko 

Team Niko - Niko and his Snowman


Cabin Fever Reliever Photo Contest

Take a look at the beautiful assortment of photos from this year’s Cabin Fever Reliever Photo Contest. Over 120 photos were submitted! Winners will be announced on social media Family Day weekend. 

Craft Corner

Enjoy these fun DIY crafts.

Activities

Check out these exciting activities.

Friday, February 18, 2022

Virtual Program: Family Trivia Night

Aurora’s Arctic Adventure Virtual Trivia night a virtual experience using zoom.  Enjoy games such as Family Jeopardy, Card Bingo and more! All you need is a standard deck of cards. This game night is appropriate for all ages.

(Registration is required)

Painting & Writing Night

This evening is hosted by the Aurora Black Community in collaboration with the Town of Aurora and Neila Pacheco from the Aurora Film Circuit. If you're ready for an innovative, creative, inspirational night of Painting & Writing, then this is for you! This interactive and creative Black History Month Paint & Write Night is intended for people 16+. A movie or documentary will be selected for participants to watch at the night of the event in order to elicit their inspiration to produce a painting or a poem. Participants will be joined by artist Judy Sherman, and a poet Greg Frankson to assist with their creative expressions through written poem, spoken word, or a painting to demonstrate personal interpretations of Black Excellence / Black History.

(Registration is required)

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Virtual Program: Family Zumba

FREE! Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to-follow dance moves to create a dynamic work out that will blow you away!

(Registration is required)

Live Entertainment, Bonfires, Skating and more!

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Aurora Town Park

6 p.m. - Speaking of Wildlife Show

An educational show providing an amazing opportunity to see a baby fox, winter owl and other winter animals.

Wildlife Show image of cat  Wildlife Show image of bird

7 p.m. - NorthFIRE Circus and Dr. Draw

An amazing 45-minute show with NorthFIRE Circus and the wonderfully talented Dr. Draw on electric violin. You will not want to miss this beautiful show with choreographed fire dance and led show, with special guest Acotesounds on the drums. This will be a Family Day you won’t forget!

Northfire Circus and Dr Draw show with lights

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Virtual Program: Family Zumba

FREE! Zumba Fitness fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to-follow dance moves to create a dynamic work out that will blow you away!

(Registration is required)

Virtual Program: Family Trivia Night
Aurora’s Arctic Adventure Virtual Trivia night a virtual experience using zoom.  Enjoy games such as Family Jeopardy, Card Bingo and more! All you need is a standard deck of cards. This game night is appropriate for all ages.

(Registration is required)

Virtual Program: Family Paint Trivia Night

Aurora’s Arctic Adventure Virtual Family Paint Trivia Night is a virtual experience using Zoom. You will get to paint your own masterpiece while being led by an art instructor while in the comfort of your home. This class will be led through Zoom. You will need to supply a canvas, some brushes and paint. The supplies can all be purchased from a local dollar store.

(Registration is required)

Monday, February 21, 2022

Live Entertainment, Fire Jugglers, Buskers, Speaking of Wildlife and more!

Outdoor Games with Snowtubing, Mini Curling, Igloo Building, Barrel Races, Nerf Axe Throwing and more!

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Aurora Town Park

10 a.m. – Traditional Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley
As we walk the Road of Reconciliation together, moments of listening and sharing become even more important. Join us for a session of storytelling with Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley. Gather your thoughts and open your hearts to hear the traditional stories of the Anishinaabe peoples.
10:45 a.m. – Bex in Motion

Take a spin with Bex in Motion! Bex is a one of a kind performer who incorporates fire, comedy, acrobatics, juggling and mesmerizing hula hoop tricks into her show. After many years of practice she can now spin up to 50 hula hoops at once! 

With her quirky, light-hearted attitude and ability to involve audience members, Bex puts on a show that is sure to move you!

Bex in Motion performer with hula hoops

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11:30 a.m. – Speaking of Wildlife

An educational show providing an amazing opportunity to see a baby fox, winter owl and other winter animals.

Speaking of Wildlife show woman with owl

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12:15 p.m. – Traditional Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley
As we walk the Road of Reconciliation together, moments of listening and sharing become even more important. Join us for a session of storytelling with Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley. Gather your thoughts and open your hearts to hear the traditional stories of the Anishinaabe peoples.
1 p.m. – Dawn Dreams

Dawn Dreams has a juggling show that makes you say "Yay!". Dawn is a master of a form of manipulation called contact juggling. A crystal ball rolls all over her hands and body with hypnotic precision and control. It looks like her skin is magnetic.

Dawn Dream performer with magic ball

1:45 p.m. – Spencer Scurr

Spencer Scurr believes that a good performance tells a story, but a great performance gives you a story to tell. Over the past 10 years, Spencer has brought his magic and stories to thousands of audiences at parties, company events, and festivals, as well as regular performances at Toronto's Harbourfront Center & Detroit's Motor City Casino. 

Always striving to perfect his craft, he has studied and trained regularly in Las Vegas with some of the greatest minds in magic.

Spencer Scurr performer with playing cards

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2:15 p.m. – Bex in Motion

Take a spin with Bex in Motion! Bex is a one of a kind performer who incorporates fire, comedy, acrobatics, juggling and mesmerizing hula hoop tricks into her show. After many years of practice she can now spin up to 50 hula hoops at once! 

With her quirky, light-hearted attitude and ability to involve audience members, Bex puts on a show that is sure to move you!

Bex in Motion performer with hula hoops

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Community Participation

Get busy this winter by participating in some fun activities at home!


Photo Gallery 2020

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More Information and Contact

For more information, please call the Special Events line at 905-726-4762 or email Shelley Ware.