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.

Throughout May 1 to May 7, we celebrate teens aged 12 to 17 by offering a schedule full of free programs, events, and opportunities.

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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

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Aurora’s Teen Idol - Summer

Aurora Teen IdolAre 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 5. The form is available at This annual competition is a great opportunity for budding artists.

For 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

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

The 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