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Aurora's Arctic Adventure

This year's Arctic Adventure features amazing talents, spectacular shows and great games!

Virtual Activities

Crafts
DIY
Games
Taste of Winter Cooking Adventures 

Get cooking this long weekend by trying a new recipe!

Visit the "Taste of Winter" Cooking adventures page, download the ingredients list and follow along with these quick and simple video tutorials.

Ice Sculptures

Have you ever wondered how ice sculptures are made? What tools artists use to create their pieces? Look no further as you can watch these quick videos detailing how they make their masterpieces from start to finish. Visit these exact ice sculptures in person during the Family Day weekend at Aurora's Town Park located at 49 Wells St.

Swan Ice Sculpture
Swan Ice Sculpture
Distance is Forever, Kindness is Forever Ice Sculpture
Kind words ice sculpture
Canadian Beaver Ice Sculpture
Beaver Ice Sculpture

Community Zone Activities

Enjoy an array of engaging family-friendly cultural activities to experience from home. These activities are provided by local community organizations.

Association des francophones de la région de York

Listen to a story in French about an antelope, crocodile and elephant told by Axelle from the Association des francophones de la région de York.

Aurora Chess Club 

Challenge your problem solving skills by trying these Chess Puzzles from the Aurora Chess Club. See if you can beat all 8 puzzles

Aurora Cultural Centre 

What does your family look like? Follow along with Nicole from the Aurora Cultural Centre to create your self-portrait and learn the skills to create portraits of your whole family. Use photos, a mirror or invite the family to sit and draw their portrait - live! Paper, pencil, eraser, and your choice of colouring tools is all you need to get started.

Aurora Public Library 

Polar Bear

See how much you know about the animals that live in the Arctic by playing this Kahoot! Trivia game. Can you guess all 15?

Brainy Games 

Play some fun virtual games from home! Choose between a play from home winter-themed scavenger hunt or an uplifting online word puzzle all about Aurora.

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority 
Enjoy an array of nature-related resources created by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority Education (LSCRA) team for children and their families. These can all be found in the Online Learning section of their website.
Neighbourhood Network 
Download the Neighbourhood Network Activity Sheet to #spreadjoynotgerms and participate in some fun, self-guided activities. If you would like a chance for your Activity Sheet to be featured on their social media @neighbourhoodnetwork, parents/guardians can email a photo, along with consent, to info@neighbourhoodnetwork.org

Note: Not all images will be posted

York Dance Academy 
Get ready to have some fun and dance with York Dance Academy as they guide you through various dance routines. Clear some space, warm up and get moving with these energetic dance tutorials! Select from a variety of genres.

Community Challenges

Cabin Fever Reliever Photo Contest 
Members of the community submitted photos for the Cabin Fever Reliever contest. Please enjoy this beautiful assortment of photos taken around town. The submission deadline was on Monday, January 25. The winners will be announced on the Town of Aurora’s social media and will have their photo featured in the Noticeboard in The Auroran.  
Snow Sculpture Challenge
Do you love the snow as much as penguins and polar bears do? ‘Tis the season for turning snowflakes into snow shapes. 

Members of the community got creative in building their outdoor snow sculptures. The winners will be posted on the Town of Aurora’s social media. 

 

Photo Gallery: 2021 Snow Sculpture will appear here on the public site.

Virtual Adventures

A look at some of the various fun adventures!

Magic, Juggling and more shows!
 FireGuy Show 

The amazing FireGuy who showed how to juggle and put on a spectacular fire show!

 

Fire Guy

 

Bex in Motion Show
Bex in Motion is a professional hula hoop entertainer with an acrobatic flair. Also, be sure to clear out the living room and have your down yoga party. This show was entertaining and a lot of fun!

 

Bex in Motion

Additional Funding has been Provided by

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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.